Every year industry and artists gather together for the must-attend event of the year.
Circus acts delight as illustrators capture these mystical creatures of the big top in all their grandeur.
Each week we'll unveil some of the talent taking on the task of illustrating the action at our New York City event.
Also, every piece of artwork created will be available for purchase at the Carnival, with proceeds benefiting a charity for the arts.
Great cause and great art make for a great night!
Here are some of the talent artists joining us on October 30th:
is best known for his illustration that was the 1993 Elvis Presley Stamp, which earned record-breaking sales for the U.S. Postal Service. Since the famed stamp's release, Mark has gone on to work for countless clients around the globe. With thirty years of experience, he's logged over 1,800 assignments. He's done posters for Broadway's Annie Get Your Gun, Young Frankenstein
, Sister Act,
and all of magician David Blaine's posters. He's also illustrated for Atlantic Records,McDonald's, Microsoft, DC Comics, MAD magazine, Rolling Stone, Time, Billboard, and the New Yorker
. Art Directors appreciate Mark's intuitive drawing skills that help them explore and flesh out concepts from start to finish. His illustrations are described as both iconic and memorable.
spent two years working with Gary Kelley as a studio illustrator at Hellman Design Associates in Iowa before striking out on his own in 1979. Manchess combined his love of fine art and science fiction and began his freelance career painting for OMNI
magazine. His versatility and broad range of interests allowed him to expand his client work to include covers for Atlantic Monthly, Scientific American,
and Time magazine,
as well as spreads for Playboy, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Smithsonian,
numerous book covers. The U.S. Postal Service commissioned him to paint the Mark Twain
Forever Stamp and the March On Washington
Stamp released in 2013.
Gregory’s interest in history and his excellent figure work have made his paintings a favorite choice of the National Geographic Society on many occasions, including The Wreck of the C.S.S. Alabama,
and recently, ten paintings for the exhibition, REAL Pirates: The Untold Story of The Whydah, from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship
, still traveling to science museums around the country.
Manchess has been widely awarded within the industry, including two gold and four silver medals from the New York Society of Illustrators. His peers honored him with the coveted Hamilton King Award in 1999 and the Stephan Dohanos Award for the best illustration of the year by a member in 2000. His work has been featured in, and on the cover of, Communication Arts magazine
and included in Walt Reed’s latest edition of The Illustrator in America, 1860-2000.
Conveying emotion through rhythm and timing drives masterful, alla prima brushwork as the hallmark of his style. Manchess is consistently pushing the limits of the brush today, searching for renewed expressions.
John Jay Cabuay
is an illustrator from New York City. His illustrations have been published in book covers, magazine covers, newspapers, and advertisements worldwide. In 2013, his illustration was used as the cover of Workbook 35 Illustration Edition. His illustrations and profile are featured in the new book 100 Illustrators
by Taschen. His clients include Louis Vuitton, the New Yorker
, Simon & Schuster, Random House, the Washington Post
, the Boston Globe
, the Saturday Evening Post
, and the New York Observer
is an illustrator and member of Studio 1482. Her work has been commissioned for editorial, advertising, and corporate and web design. Her heart is in her children’s books and in teaching art to kids in the Tri-State area. As an education reform advocate, she is currently working on using her love of art to campaign for a change in public education.
is an illustrator and member of Studio 1482. His versatility in style and unique approach have led him to create work for a diverse group of clients, including NBC Sports, E&J Gallo Winery, Y&R, and the Wall Street Journal
. Greg has received numerous awards from institutions such as the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, Communication Arts
, and American Illustration
. In 2010, Greg was featured by Communication Arts Fresh Online
as an emerging illustrator.
That's it for this week. Check back next week as we reveal more of the talent we will showcase on October 30th in NYC. For more info on the Creative Carnival, click here
! If you're interested in attending, you can also contact us at (323) 769-3136 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.