Skinner is a self-taught artist living in Oakland, California who has meticulously crafted a balance of extraordinary mural work, bizarre and antagonistic installations while maintaining a prolific commercial career. Influenced by 80’s pop culture, human struggle, myths and violence, “Dungeons and Dragons”, and the heavy metal gods, Skinner’s mind is one of psycho social mayhem fueled by a calculated chaos. His work has been shown all over the world in various museums, universities and galleries. He has been an ambassador of the alternative arts movement in countries ranging from Russia, Cuba, Japan, Europe and all across the United States. Don’t be surprised if you see one of his murals on a small side street in Scotland or some tiny village in Russia. Skinner has and continues to bring his own very specific weird art to anywhere in the world that can handle it. Skinner’s work has been celebrated in various publications including Blisss, Juxtapoz, Hi Fructose, and Beautiful/Decay as well as numerous European publications. In the fall of 2012 Skinner launched his own art and apparel company called Critical Hit. Realizing that his art is better kept in the hands of people who appreciate it on a day to day basis, he applied his strange visions and humor to an affordable media where fans of his work can find giclee and silkscreen prints, his hardback book “Every Man Is My Enemy”, t-shirts featuring his one of a kind designs, custom toys and figures, patches, buttons, zines and more!
Vance Kelly is an award-winning illustrator, fine artist, printmaker and graphic designer.
Born in 1970, he resides in New Orleans, Louisiana.
His instantly recognizable artwork can be seen in the industries of music, advertising, apparel, and publishing.
With an interest in mythology, fantasy, and the occult, Vance uses dark and light themes to express his unique imagery.
He is most notable for his album cover and poster art.
Jason Cruz began his career in the action sports industry designing snowboard graphics for Joyride Snowboards. During this time he was also taking his art to the streets of Southern California as a graffiti artist. After giving art school a shot, Jason became Art Director for Arnette Sunglasses and then later, Sanuk Sandals.
In 2006, Jason was hired by Mattel’s Hot Wheels brand as designer for their Lifestyle department. It was during this time at Hot Wheels that Jason was inspired to pursue his passion of custom cars and bikes. He began to focus his creative efforts on automotive and cycle illustrations. Jason has designed numerous die-cast cars for Hot Wheels, Jada Toys, and Johnny Lightning as well as product for Felt Bicycles, Scorpion Helmets, Spyder and numerous action sports companies.
Since 2006, Jason has focused primarily on T-Shirt design, creating graphics for Quiksilver, Harley-Davidson, Hanes, Loser Machine, and various other companies. His work has been featured in the books “Surf Graphics” and “Kustom Graphics II” published by Korero Books. His illustrations have been seen in magazines such as Spin, Arkitip, Juxtapoz, Dice, Street Chopper, Traditional Rod and Kulture, Car Kulture Deluxe, and Ignite ( from Japan).
Alexis Ziritt is an illustrator by day and up-and-coming comic book artist by night. He’s originally from Venezuela but now resides in sunny Florida. Some of his works include: designs for groups such as Mastodon, Cage, and Prefuse 73; concept art and storyboards for movies and T.V.; Complex Magazine; published short comics in BARSOWIA Magazine (part of a Galicia collective with David Rubin and Emma Rios), plus his own comic series “Rudo”, “MEKANO TURBO” and the upcoming project “The Package”; and t-shirt designs for his own company called FISTFUL APPAREL. Alexis has recently done freelance work for WWE Magazine, PaperWallet, Patagonia and The Levitation Project. He is also doing the cover art for BOOM! Studio’s comic “Loki: Ragnarok and Roll”.
Alexis’ style is a influence of old mexican comics like El Santo, Kaliman and Fantomas, and the great lucha libre movie lobby cards. He’s quickly getting the attention of artists in the indie comic world, such as Nathan Fox, who included Alexis’ art in his FLUORESCENT BLACK Book. Alexis was also part of the 2011 Harvey Award winning POPGUN Vol. 4 published by Image Comics with his MEKANO TURBO story.
Alexis is part of the super comic books art collective Out Of Step Arts.
I like to celebrate small things that are a big deal, unappreciated moments or objects, depth, warmth and atmosphere.
Tim Granda is an animator out of Michigan, and is the director of the upcoming animated film THE PLANET OF DOOM. He runs the online biker art ‘zine Doom Cycle, writes for Show Class Magazine, and is a co-owner of RIFF LODGE ANIMATION with David Paul Seymour. Tim attended the School of Visual Arts in NYC, and has worked and recorded for the infamous NYC club CBGB/OMFUG. He was one of the original Greasy Dozen, a member of the Mystical Freaks, and his chopper “Devotchka” was featured in The Horse Magazine.
After graduating as an illustrator from the St. Joost Art Academy (Breda,NL) in 2008, Maarten has crafted art, illustrations and logos for musicians, bands, record labels, artists, magazines and music venues, in an attempt to combine his art with a passion for music. Maarten occasionally exhibits his work, and since 2009 he has regularly contributed art to the Roadburn Festival in Tilburg.
Maarten’s primary focus as an illustrator is on personality and authenticity. He uses his sketchbook and personal interests as a launching point, where every idea is equally important, and anything can ignite a spark. His goal: to create powerful, expressive images that are recognizable, unique, and breathe personality. His work is known for its surreal, experimental, almost dreamlike qualities.
I am a freelance artist living in Oakland, CA. My main passion is painting but I usually pay my bills by working as a director, animator, and illustrator. Over the years, I have worked on commercials, album covers, and animations that have been seen around the world. I’ve worked with both large and small companies using a wide variety of different styles and techniques.
When I am not locked up in some office, I am painting. I usually work with gouache, colored pencil, and wood (though I am open to using whatever supplies are lying around). I like to paint gross monsters, melting creatures, and girls with goofy teeth.
Bio coming soon.