2021 Art Badge Winners

Art Badge Winners

We encourage you to get to know our winning artists better, check out more information about them below!

Artwork provided by AngelSVisionS - KittyWorks: Booth #1924

Website: www.angelsvisions.com
Exhibitor Booth Profile: AngelSVisionS - KittyWorks

Angel Egle Wierenga is known as a Pop Culture Cat and Fantasy Artist. Angel came to the United States from Lithuania in 1999. Here she met her husband Daniel, and now her business partner of AngelSVisionS – KittyWorks. At their booth, you will find a lot of amazing and out-of-this-world Pop Culture Cat Art! Angel And Dan sell Original Paintings, high-quality art prints, limited and open edition canvases, merchandise including mouse pads, collectible art coasters, buttons, magnets, purses, accessories, and much more!

Art by Ash: Booth #2516

Website: www.instagram.com/fineartbyash
Exhibitor Booth Profile: Art by Ash

Ash Gonzales was a graphic designer for 12 yrs and worked for Disney as an artist and cast member opening the star wars park until late 2019. Currently, Ash is a freelance artist creating celebrity covers and oil paintings. Ash is now a sketch card artist for Upperdeck and has done such sets as Marvel Masterpieces, Marvel Black Diamond, Crow, Outer Space, and a Dinosaur line. You can visit all his work at @fineartbyash on Instagram

Blue One Thirty: Booth #2324

Website: www.bombshellsnbrawlers.com
Exhibitor Booth Profile: Blue One Thirty

"Inspired by her illustrative and graffiti background, Blue One Thirty’s whimsical works present a pop explosion through images of strong female characters. Heavily referenced are her lifelong fascinations with the macabre, comics, sci-fi, mysticism, and horror. Blue uses these references to chronicle her life experiences. Her creations feature captivating textile backgrounds and charming details that come to life with wood, metals, layered cut-outs, and aerosol paint. Throughout her work, these layered elements entice and beckon the viewer for a closer look at a multidimensional style that is all her own.

Self-taught artist Blue One Thirty is a native of New Jersey and currently lives in Houston, TX. She is based out of Hardy and Nance Studios and shows work at numerous events nationwide. She currently curates gallery shows and art markets with Burtonesque Events. Blue is also the owner of “Battyjuice” a new creative collective that produces merchandise designed by herself and other featured artisans."

Dave Armour - Armour Art and Design: Booth #1816

Website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/RedVikingDave
Exhibitor Booth Profile: Dave Armour - Armour Art and Design

"Red Viking" Dave Armour is a dark fantasy and horror artist and illustrator combining a lifetime love of heavy metal, horror movies, and sci-fi/fantasy gaming and literature with an appreciation for mystical and religious motifs from art history. He has a fine art degree in studio art and new media and has worked in graphic design and production. He and his wife, fantasy illustrator and designer Valorie, have made use of these skills and been a convention staple for over a decade under the name Geekazoid! For the last 5 years, he and Valorie have returned their focus to art and illustration, appearing in gallery shows and vending at ren faires and art markets, and are now preparing to help their daughter Morrigan make her artistic debut. For Comicpalooza 2021 they are consolidating all of these efforts together into Armour Art and Design. Original art, prints, stickers and decals, pins, magnets, koozies, and other handmade accessories and décor are available for purchase.

The Art of Elletra Parnell: Booth #1801

Website: www.elletraparnell.com
Exhibitor Booth Profile: The Art of Elletra Parnell

Elletra Parnell is an independently published children's author and illustrator. She resides in Sugar Land, TX, and utilizes her small pack of misfit dogs as inspiration for her creative works. She is a certified Copic Designer and frequently exhibits original works in local Houston area art shows. When she was a child, she knew that when she grew up she wanted to be an artist, save animals in need of help and be an astronaut/paleontologist/circus-performer. To date, she has been able to maintain two of these three goals, but firmly believes that it's never too late to learn a new skill or study a new subject.

Enchanted Enigma Crafts Look for Enchanted Enigma at Future Shows!

Website: www.etsy.com/shop/enchantedenigmacraft

Bio coming soon!

Enchanted Studio Co.: Booth #1916

Website: www.etsy.com/shop/EnchantedStudioCo
Exhibitor Booth Profile: Enchanted Studio Co

Kirsten Gould is the artist and owner behind Enchanted Studio Co.

Some of her favorite things to bring to life are:

  • Fantasy Fan Art
  • Tabletop RPG/ Dungeons and Dragons art
  • Custom Character Portrait Commissions
  • Fun Nerdy Stickers
  • Reimagining places and creatures from mythology, folklore, and literature

Her vision for her company is to create artwork, crafts, and gifts that transport the viewer to another world; pieces that awaken and invigorate that corner of the mind that still believes in magic.

Mega Mouse Arts: Booth #1824

Website: www.megamousearts.com
Exhibitor Booth Profile: Mega Mouse Arts

Mega Mouse Arts is the business of Megan Staba, a self-taught sixteen-year-old artist from Texas. She has been drawing all her life, sketching her own characters and fantastical creatures as well as characters from books, movies, fandoms, and anime. She works mostly in graphite, Prismacolor pencil, and digital mediums, and her style is inspired by Japanese manga and anime. You can find her art at Renaissance faires and conventions and online at her website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and DeviantArt.

Novekai: Booth #2013

Website: www.novekai.com
Exhibitor Booth Profile: Novekai

Novekai is a digital artist that creates illustrations and character designs. Anime, video games, and comic books. Art prints large and small, stickers, and half top loaders.

Robert (Bob The Artist) Luedke: Booth #2424

Website: www.bobtheartist.com
Exhibitor Booth Profile: Bob The Artist

Robert (Bob The Artist) Luedke, has been involved with the comic industry since the mid-1990s, as a publisher, writer, inker, colorist, and illustrator. His Eye Witness graphic novel series (2004-2010) took home 5 different indy book awards. The eclectic collection of pop culture-based prints and posters, based on his illustrations, are always one of the highlights of any convention he attends!