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Binary System Podcast – Our Favorite DeviantArtists

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Binary System Podcast – Our Favorite DeviantArtists

Binary System is on the road this week, and we’ll return with an episode next Thursday. In the meantime we did what we love to do: browse through our favorite artists over on DeviantArt. Here’s a handful of the ones we were lingering over this week (all images below are Safe For Work, though a few of the artists have some deliciously NSFW images in their galleries, just in case your boss is looking over your shoulder.)

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Featured Artist: Caleb Cleveland

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Featured Artist: Caleb Cleveland

With Comic Issues attending San Diego Comic Con for the first time this year, you could say our schedule was just a bit crazy. With plenty of things to cover, it was difficult to find time for everything.

We had one goal in mind: locate a featured artist. What was so amazing about the goal was just how easily it was accomplished. All it took was a chance meeting with one of our resident host’s Anthony Silva’s friend, Caleb Cleveland.

After just a short meeting with the guy, Anthony and I knew we had found our artist. Caleb Cleveland has a long history with the art community. Most recently, he was the artist of the Farscape comic book series. He also did the amazing Star Wars artwork for the Comic Issues banner.

We got a chance to sit down with Caleb and talk with him about his artwork and discuss what really makes him draw.

Featured Artist: Caleb Cleveland
Website: http://www.calebcleveland.com
Deviant Art: http://innerabove.deviantart.com/

 

Featured Artist: Kari Smith

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Featured Artist: Kari Smith

Like the great explorers of the past, I too went on an adventure. I journeyed through the deep jungles of Deviant Art, to discover what would turn out to be the latest addition to the already long list of webcomics that I read. I’m speaking of Plume. I had the opportunity to sit down with the creator Kari Smith to discuss the series and where she finds her inspiration as an artist.

Featured Artist Name: Kari Smith
Website / Webcomic: PlumeComic.com
Deviant Art : http://handmade-crown.deviantart.com/

Be sure to stay tuned as we continue to showcase other great artists. If you know anyone that you would like to see interviewed as a Featured Artist, please drop me a line on andrew@pixelatedgeek.com.

Featured Artist: Jeff Martinez

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Featured Artist: Jeff Martinez

The Comic Issues Podcast has been making its rounds at various conventions all over SoCal. Our goal was to locate new and upcoming artists that was when we met Jeff Martinez. During our time at Anime Conji, I came across a brilliant Green Lantern Corps poster; wanting to show my GL creds, I reached for my button. Unbeknownst  to me Larafleeze the Orange Lantern had already come through and straight out jacked it. Luckily for me, the artist I soon would be interviewing had some connections with OA. He made a quick call, and a Green Ring appeared.

That may have been our first meeting, but it certainly wasn’t our last. Between Wizard Wold Anaheim and the Green Latnern movie premiere we seem to run into Jeff all the time. I had the opportunity to interview Jeff, learning about his art process.

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Artist of the Week: Krishna Sadasivam

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Artist of the Week is back with this weeks featured artist Kirshna Sadasivam. Krishna was recently a guest on the PixelatedPodcast and has been doing his webcomic PC Weenies back before the term webcomic even existed. Our own mascot from PixelatedGeek Pleek was a guest star in PC Weenies click here for the Comic. Be sure to check out Kirshna’s Portfolio Site and Deviant Art.

Artist of the Week: Krishna Sadasivam

Portfolio Site
Deviant Art

Webcomics
www.pcweenies.com
www.uncubedthecomic.com

Tell us a bit about yourself

I work as a professor at the Art Institute of Tampa – I also work as a freelance illustrator and cartoonist. I recently self-published my first book, “PC Weenies: Rebootus Maximus”, featuring characters from my long running webcomic, “The PC Weenies”. When I’m not teaching, I spend the balance of my time between freelance work and my family.

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Artist of the Week: Ethan Nicolle

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Artist of the Week is back with this week’s featured artist: Ethan Nicolle. I first started to hear about Ethan’s work while doing my frequent search on Deviant Art. There was some talk about this WebComic called Axe Cop. I wasn’t familiar with it but was interested in checking it out, almost at that same moment Nelson started to ping me about it to :) Be sure to check out Ethan’s Website www.EthanNicolle.com along with Axe Cop. Below is a small interview with Ethan.

Artist of the Week: Ethan Nicolle
www.EthanNicolle.com
Axe Cop

Tell us a bit about yourself?

I’m just a guy who has drawn comics most of his life.  I have always been into black and white indy comics more than mainstream, though I swear I am not hell bent on being punk rock, I just like my black and white comics.  I sort of worked my way up after doing a bunch of forgettable stuff and got a book called Chumble Spuzz with SLG Publishing which was nominated for an Eisner for Best Humor Publication in 2009.  I have a pilot optioned at Cartoon Network and most recently I am known as the guy who draws the web comic Axe Cop, which is written by my 5 year old brother.

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Artist of the Week: Yaya Han

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Artist of the Week continues with this week’s featured artist Yaya Han. A recent guest on the Pixelated Podcast, Yaya has been a cosplayer/model for about 10 years. If you’ve ever attended a Convention you’ve probably seen Yaya. Be sure to check out her new website www.yayahan.com for more Cosplaying fun.

Artist of the Week: Yaya Han
Website | Deviant Art

Tell us a bit about yourself?

Hello, my name is Yaya Han and I am a cosplay idol and costume designer currently residing in Atlanta, GA. I have been making costumes and modeling for over 10 years now and am one of the only cosplayers in the world to turn this hobbyist activity into a career. I guess you can say that I’m a household name in the world of geekdom. I travel world-wide to teach workshops and panels on costume making, and to judge contests and host events, not to mention constantly working on new costume projects. I have a lot of fun playing dress up every week but also work hard and never have a day off lol.

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Artist of the Week: Xavier Ramonède

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Artist of the Week is back, with this week’s featured artist Xavier Ramonède. While doing another Deviant Art search I happen to find a couple of Xavier’s art pieces. From that point on I’ve been hooked. My personal favorite piece is Red Scarf. Be sure to hit up his website to see more artwork. Below is a small interview with Xavier.

Artist of the Week: Xavier Ramonède
Website
Deviant Art Gallery

Tell us a bit about yourself:

I’m a french animator, character designer and illustrator living in Paris. After having my high school diploma I’ve been to a public school art and then to “Gobelins, l’école de l’image”, a french animation school. Currently I’m working as a character designer for a TV show project in France and beside I’m doing freelance jobs for american clients.

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