The winners in the 15th annual Spectrum Awards for the best uin Fantastic art have been announced, and James Jean was once again the big winner, with a Best in Show, and #1 in the Comic’s category. John Jude Palencar won the Grand Master Award, The complete list:

ADVERTISING
Gold Award: JOHNNY YANOK (“Resurrection of the Blood-Zombies From Beyond²/
client: Headless Spectre Records / art director: Doktor Viktor Von Kreep)
Silver Award: BROM (“Hellbent” / client: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. / art
director: Brom)

BOOK
Gold Award: SAM WEBER (cover to THIRTEEN ORPHANS by Jane Linskold / client:
Tor Books / art director: Irene Gallo)
Silver Award: STEPHAN MARTINIERE (cover to CITY WITHOUT END by Kay Kenyon /
client: Pyr/Prometheus Books / art director: Lou Anders)

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COMICS
Gold Award: JAMES JEAN (cover to FABLES #66: The Good Prince/ client:
Vertigo/DC Comics / art director: Shelly Bond)
Silver Award: ADAM HUGHES (cover to CATWOMAN #75 / client: DC Comics / art
director: Mark Chiarello)

CONCEPT ART
Gold Award: DANIEL DOCIU (³Defeated Dragon² / client: ArenaNet/Guildwars /
art director: Daniel Dociu)
Silver Award: DANIEL DOCIU (³Carnival Season² / client: ArenaNet/Guildwars /
art director: Daniel Dociu)

DIMENSIONAL
Gold Award: A. BRENT ARMSTRONG (“The Mummy Revisited” / bronze)
Silver Award: AKIHITO IKEDA (“Heart of Art” / mixed media)

EDITORIAL
Gold Award: PHIL HALE (“Interpreter² / client: Playboy Magazine / art
director: Tom Staebler)
Silver Award: KURT HUGGINS & ZELDA DEVON (“Singer² / client: Polluto
Magazine / art director: Adam Lowe)

INSTITUTIONAL
Gold Award: ROBH RUPPEL (“Hot, Dry, & Deadly² / client: Broadview Graphics /
art director: Robh Ruppel)
Silver Award: LARRY MACDOUGALL (“Rainy River” / client: Underhill Studio /
art director: P.A. Lewis)

UNPUBLISHED
Gold Award: OMAR RAYYAN (“The Apple²)
Silver Award: BROM (“Black Coast² / art director: Arnie Fenner)

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BEST IN SHOW
JAMES JEAN (cover to FABLES #67: The Good Prince / client: Vertigo/DC Comics
/ art director: Shelly Bond)

GRAND MASTER AWARD (presented by the Spectrum Advisory Board)
JOHN JUDE PALENCAR


This year’s jury consisted of Daren Bader [artist/art director for Rockstar Games/San Diego], Tim Bodendistel [art director/Hallmark Cards], Frank Cho [artist], Kelley Seda [artist], and Justin Sweet [artist].

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