ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Shelton Bryant (Cover Illustration, "Future Memories", "I Remember October", and "Milder") is a graduate of East Carolina University with a BFA degree in commercial illustration. He currently freelances for a number of magazines, including The Spectator, The Independent Weekly, and In These Times. You can e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dennis Calero ("Family Business") was born the son of a barber and a woman boxer. He currently makes a living as a writer and painter, but he has worked at a meat-packing plant, a bookstore, as a dancer on a cruise ship, and was a midshipman in the US Navy before being busted for robbing the ship's ATM. He's been in several car chases, been shot at, but has never been drunk or high. He currently resides in New York with his wife, Kristin, an illustrator of children's books and former Soviet assassin. Valentine's Day is always interesting at the Calero's. Web site: http://hometown.aol.com/atomiceo/myhomepage/main.html.
Romeo Esparrago ("2001 Haiku", "A Star-Studded Sky", "DUI", "Year of the Serpent Tanka"; Graphics Consultant, Planet Magazine) will soon be departing with the traveling aliens of X-Files, Close Encounters, and the Abyss to see if they can help bring the Voyager back home from the Delta Quadrant. Be on the lookout this year for additions and announcements on his Web-site at http://www.romedome.com.
Carl Goodman ("Concentric", "Floating Lightly in the Void", "Dark Energy") is dangerously close to 40, married with one son, lives in Surrey, UK, and has been doing computer graphics for a living since the late 1980s. A lot of his work has been based around fairly technical visualistion projects, but a while back he joined a computer animation company as director of graphics research and development, which means that basically he gets to evaluate all the leading-edge technologies associated with CGI and provide due diligence for venture capitalists on various projects.
Carl has had a fair bit of material published in consumer media in the past, including animation work for Reuters on the Shoemaker-Levy 9 impact, which was shown on news channels in 22 separate countries. He also had some illustrations of this event published in New Scientist magazine.
Carl is also an avid reader of what might be thought of as "hard core" science fiction, with a strong bias towards the Clarke-Asimov-Heinlein-Niven stable, and enjoys the opportunity to visualise concepts. Web-site: www.peppersghost.com
Charles McChesney ("The Goldilocks Zone") is from New Orleans and studied art at LSU. He has been a freelance artist off and on for 20 years. For a long time he worked with charcoal, pastels, and oils. His subjects were primarily people, and he worked for a long time in New Orleans' French Quarter. Charles has gotten more and more involved with computer art and loves working with Pov-Ray and inexpensive computer programs that sculpt 3-D art on the computer. He also loves developing ideas with pencil and then finishing them up with a paint program on the computer. Charles can create both illustrations and videos. A sampling of his work
can be seen at http://www.homestead.com/charliemc/
Patrick Stacy ("Of Humans and Insects" and "Temporal Exile") hails from Germany, and like many before, started young. His main emphasis in childhood was comics and he soon became an excellent tracer. Never content, the challenge was then to illustrate freehand; now that would be talent. Early influences are still inspirational today, such as the legendary Frazetta, Vallejo, and Parrish. Classical influences were Rubens and Caravaggio. The goal of course is, with any luck, to break into the book cover and magazine markets. As mentioned earlier about never being content, currently in the process of learning to create webpages through HTML and Photoshop. In the process of updating website to include upgrades as well as new illustrations. Winner of the L.Ron Hubbard's Illustrators of the Future contest in 1996 as well as two illustrations within the volume. Web-site: http://members.nbci.com/pstacyart/ E-mail: email@example.com
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