John Howe, born August 21, 1957 in Vancouver, is a well-known Canadian illustrator most famous for his work on the Lord of the Rings universe.
We have had the honour to collaborate with him this year. And so we are proud and happy to present to you the Swiss Fantasy Show 2016 poster: a vision of the town of Morges by the incredible John Howe.
The poster may be purchased at the time of the convention as a limited edition lithographic print (170 copies). DRAGON PASS owners have the option of pre-ordering their copy.
IMPORTANT: John Howe will only be present to sign autographs on Saturday afternoon!
Corin Nemec, born Joseph Charles Nemec IV on November 5, 1971 in Little Rock, Arkansas, is an American actor, producer and screenwriter.
He is best known for the successful 1990s TV series Parker Lewis Can’t Lose. He also starred in the mini-series The Stand, as well as the fifth, sixth and seventh season of the American science fiction series Stargate SG-1.
John Noble is an Australian actor born August 20, 1948 in Port Pirie (South Australia).
Having starred in both films and series, John Noble has also directed over 80 theatre plays. He is best known for his role as Denethor in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. He has also appeared in popular TV series, such as JJ Abrams’s Fringe, where he played Walter Bishop, a scientist recently released from a psychiatric hospital, as well as Henry Parish from Sleepy Hollow.
Anthony Daniels is a British actor born on February 21, 1926 in Salisbury (UK). He pursued theatre studies, after which George Lucas cast him in the role of the protocol droid C-3PO for all seven episodes of the Star Wars saga. His slender silhouette and his miming talents insured that he was successful in the role. He speaks French.
Kerry’s first professional stage role was in Oliver! at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. She then went on to play the lead role of Matilda Wormwood in Matilda, a Musical in Stratford Upon Avon’s Courtyard Theatre. The show was a success, and it then transferred to West End and Kerry was the only original Matilda to transfer. Kerry won an Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for the role. She then went on to film a small part in the film adaptation of the musical Les Miserables, however, her role was cut from the final edit. In June 2012, she was cast for the role of Shireen Baratheon in HBO’S Game of Thrones and has since filmed the 3rd, 4th and 5th season.
Originally born in the Philippines and grew up from in Switzerland. With great interested in the visual world she’s hooked up with illustration. Her education in graphic design was another way to be creative. Both ways in her mind she would like to combine in her future work. At this time she’s working as graphic designer in Solothurn and draws or paints in her spare time. Characters and portraits are to paint for hours, either digitally or traditionally. There is no real prefered medium when it comes to deciding between oil paint, pencil, watercolour or the graphic tablet.
I’ve been a dressmaker since the age of 10, and I am currently specialising in corset-making and science-fiction costumes. I like the fact that I can move from one universe to another with a simple swish of a needle. From 18° to Star Wars, passing through the Victorian Era and the international salon of chocolate in Lyon.
Whether you have a wish or an idea, I will make a custom-made dress or costume of your dreams.
Self-taught French illustrator Patrick Biesse created the premises for his Tiny World in décembre 2012, and since then, the family is ceaselessly growing. He has started of with simple pencil sketching, rapidly developing his style for Tiny World. Patrick then quickly found his own crowd of colourists, notably his friend, an illustrator from Roanne Jhengis, as well as Ashline. The collaboration permitted them to create numerous projects inspired by different worlds. The far-away Star Wars galaxy did not escape, just as the world of superheros and other fantasy inspirations, such as Game of Thrones! And recently, Patrick Biesse’s work took on a 3-dimensional aspect with the conception of figurines (limited series), which will be on display at his stand, right next to prints and original drawings!
Ashline pursued her studies in photography and lives in France in the Vichy region. Years ago, she had “succumbed” to the Dark Side of self-taught illustration. Ashline is a jack of all trades – pencil sketching, digital illustration, oil and watercolour painting, nothing resists her, and she conquers them all. Ashline creates her proper visions of fairy worlds, but of course, being a big fan of well-known fantasy universes, she also illustrates famous epics like Game of Thrones, as well as many others. Her style, or rather her many styles, range from photorealism to “chibi”. The feminine style of her work leaves no person indifferent, as visitors can judge for themselves when they discover her original art and various prints, which will be for sale at her stand.
Fabrice has been submerged in fantasy world since his childhood. First, through video-clubs under the vigilant eye of his parents, and then through reading everything he could about monsters, fearless warriors and intergalactic battles. After this inspirational period, Fabrice took to writing in order to tell the stories, which roamed in his head. He pursued his studies in biology, and since they has been teaching the subject, as well as math, to teenagers in Geneva. But his computer is never far, in case his characters come out to ask for more adventures – something that actually happens every day…
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Les Space Modelers
Les Space Modelers are Cécile et Thierry Lhuissier, independant artists (outside their job) specialised in mediating science fiction through the intermediary exhibitions of objects and scale models of original space engines, miniature scenes from both cinematic and literary iconography, as well as original creations.
Sandrine studied fashion, theatre, cinema and television, as well as special effects, prosthetics and creature design in the Complections College in Toronto. Since May 2013, she has been working as a freelancer for video clips, fashion shows, award ceremonies, photo-shoots, short films and much more. She had previously worked in Toronto, Paris and Switzerland.
An unconditional fan of the Star Wars saga, DJ Sly creates scale models and kits of the universe, as well as a few others (Star Trek, Cosmos 1999, Battlestar Galactica).
As long as she can remember, Valérie Surchat has always been drawing and painting. As an imaginative child caught up in fantastic universes, her discovery of the German painter Rudolf Hossfeld was a revelation. She produced her first watercolour weapons at the age of seven.
EMAF graduate (today known as EIKON), now she specialises in graphics and e-commerce. She continues painting and is also passionate about photography.
As a pop culture fan of cartoons and cinema, she still keeps a touch of magic in her work primarily inspired by the animal world and fantasy characters.
May is an artist who loves action and science fiction.
Although most of her work is digital, she also adept in ink and watercolour. Her domain is animation and comics. She is interested in her surrounding because it inspires her to invent new stories. Her dream is bring her drawings to life.
A young illustrator who loves video games, manga and the geek culture in general.
Sunila Sen Gupta is a self-taught illustrator who is most known for her illustrations of children’s books. However another side of her work is dedicated to fantasy. When she is not busy wondering about Middle Earth or another universe, she creates parallel worlds inhabited by strange creatures.
With a background in biology, Goupil is the name which illustrated her passion for the animal world. This pseudonym is also a shorten version of her name. For over ten years, she has been exhibiting her work in many European conventions.
Born in 1989 in the canton of Fribourg (Switzerland), Tiffany had been surrounded by fairy tales and stories from a tender age. Thus stimulated, her imagination pushed her to take up the quill and write down everything that goes through her head. Tiffany finally encountered the publishing world in 2004 by winning a contest, which allowed her to publish one of her stories in an anthology. Since that day, she has been published by a number of small publishing houses, and has since taken her first steps as a scriptwriter writing for musical theatre.
Bea, aka Petit-Goupil, graduated from Geneva’s L’école d’arts appliqués in the branch of Illustration/BD. She now works as an independent illustrator in Switzerland.
Jean-Mickaël Schott Mangold
Coming from a commercial background, Jean-Mickaël Schott Mangold decided to throw himself into writing about the adventures of Brelin after having a dream. As an ardent reader of JRR Tolkien’s celebrated masterpiece, the fantasy genre has always appealed to him. Due to his Alsatian roots, he is also interested in the Medieval era, since it was an important period for the region, which is home to innumerable legend and fortresses.
The publishing house Cyplog was created in April 2012 and specialises in editing romance texts, a genre which subdivides into different sub-genres:
- Historical novel
- Young Adult and New Adult fiction
Atelier Paul Lançon
Paul Lançon designs masks, special effects make-up and accessories for films and short-films, as well as theatre. He will also exhibit his drawings and illustrations at the stand. A few characters and DVDs will be for sale.
For more information, his portfolios are available on his Facebook page.