In tandem with honoring genre maven John Carpenter with a Career Achievement award and a 25th Anniversary Screening of Prince of Darkness, Screamfest – which kicked off October 12 in Los Angeles – is celebrating Carpenter’s iconic films through original art. And all for a greater cause! Screamfest commissioned 13 exclusive poster designs based on his classic films from artists around the world. Each poster is 24″X 36″ and part of a limited run of 50. As longtime advocates of animals, John and Sandy King Carpenter have chosen for the entire proceeds of the poster sale to benefit The Humane Society of the United States. They will be on display and for sale for $50 each at Screamfest’s October 20th event at the LA Live Regal Cinema (1000 West Olympic Blvd., LA, CA).
Those that would prefer to send in a direct donation to The Humane Society of the United States, should mail directly to: The Humane Society of the United States. Los Angeles office – Attn: Screamfest. 820 Moraga Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049. Their IRS tax identification number is 53-0225390.
Those who don’t live in LA and don’t care about puppies and kitties can simply enjoy the artwork here, several of which are being exclusively premiered on CHUD — such as Stephen Sandoval’s They Live, Matt Taylor’s Assault on Precinct 13, and John Sloboda’s piece for Prince of Darkness.
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John Sloboda is an illustrator and designer working and living out of Cleveland, OH. With a BFA in Illustration from the Cleveland Institute of Art, John is a life-long fan of just about all things sci-fi and horror related. He is also heavily influenced by music, being a musician himself – writing and playing live throughout the mid-West for more than a decade. His work often reflects many of these passions, whether through depictions of iconic characters or just his fast and loose use of line and color. Visionary director Guillermo DelToro said, “Great art!! Great style!!” For more information, please visit www.SloboArt.com
Matt Taylor is an L.A. based artist. He has worked as an animator/character designer at Titmouse for over five years. Productions he has worked on include Metalocalypse, China, IL., Randy Cunningham 9th Grade Ninja, and creates the intros for Superjail. Matt has also contributed comics to the Devastator, a quarterly comedy magazine for humans. tayliquor.tumblr.com
Marooned on this planet as an infant, the work of life-long artist Stephen Sandoval has since been shaped by three adopted human passions: Science Fiction, Comic Books, and American Pop Culture of the 1960’s and 1970’s. In order to assimilate in plain sight of Earth’s inhabitants, Stephen is currently working as a director on the Emmy award-winning television show Futurama where his extraterrestrial pedigree serves him well. To inquire about his other artworks (and to maintain the appearances of normal Terran social media protocols), Stephen can be reached via the “Contact” page on his internet website at: stephensandoval.net
Born and raised in the tough neighborhoods of Orange County, CA, Ross was forced to stay indoors as a young lad and focus on his art. While other kids practiced their social skills, Ross was honing his creative abilities to later become a poorly paid graphic designer. As a designer, Ross worked on book covers, print collateral and most recently web design. While graphic design consumes most of his art time, his true passion is illustration and sculpture. Ross can be found either sitting in a movie theater with his wife or at his desk drawing strange characters.
Adam Limbert is an art junkie/graphic designer/illustrator/creative enthusiast that’s worked with some of the biggest brands in the industry such as Airstream, Huffy, SeaWorld, Burton, Beloved Virus, Busch Gardens, Monster Cable, Grand-Am Racing. You can also see/purchase his illustration and print work at Gallery1988’s Melrose, Venice and New York locations, as well as the beloved Planet-Pulp.com.
Adam Huntley (of The Art of Adam Huntley) is a Southern California native whose early influences included John Buscema and Dave Stevens as well Brian Bolland and Coop. A self-taught artist, Huntley has been designing t-shirts, Halloween masks, Comic book covers, as well as his original series for over two decades. If he’s not chained to his desk, working away on his drawing board he can be found playing one of his many vintage electric guitars. Huntley is available for commissioned works and can be reached via
Facebook or please visit http://angryrooster.deviantart.com
Nik Holmes is a British Illustrator based smack in the centre of the vast brown surroundings of the North Yorkshire moors and the Industrial wasteland of the North East of England. A child of Generation Betamax, he likes nothing more than digging up the rotting carcass of popular culture, stitching it together in his lab and slapping the resulting abominations into an illustration! You know, for kids. http://www.nikholmes.com/
The Black Ink Warlock, a.k.a. Justin Bartlett, applies boundless visual style to depictions of the arcane. His developed portfolio representing clients of various trades exposes an illustrative language often derived from the occult, where theology and religion meet strife. Here he has mastered visual manipulation of his equally imaginative clients within several genres of extreme music. With pen and ink, Bartlett renders visions unseen by the naked eye, awakening apparitions as ambiguous as those creatures created by Edgar Allen Poe or ideas fostered by Aleister Crowley. Self-taught, the illustrator/designer has developed a style that’s equally recognizable as it is versatile. Bartlett’s work has been selected for worldwide gallery exhibitions, which lead to creating promotional artwork for Ubisoft’s “Assassin’s Creed 3” video game viral campaign and conceptual artwork for the film The Raven. Additionally, his illustrations have cloaked the pages of Vice Magazine, and has been featured in Illustration Now! and 3X3 Magazine. http://www.vberkvlt.com/pages/selected_pieces
Nathan Thomas Milliner is an artist, writer, filmmaker who is probably best known for his work as a staff/cover artist and writer for HorrorHound Magazine. You also may know him as the artist for the new Shout! Factory horror line “Scream! Factory” which just launched this September with the releases of Halloween 2 and Halloween 3: Season of the Witch on dvd and blu ray featuring original artwork by Milliner. Milliner’s most recent gig involved providing artwork for The Weinstein Co. for a benefit at the Musuem of Modern Art for the films of Quentin Tarantino this December. You can check out Milliner’s work and news on facebook at “The Art of Nathan Thomas Milliner” or his regular page under Nathan Thomas Milliner. His official website is www.rebelrouserart.com