Each and every Monday, our feature on The Convention Collective – SANDBOX SPOTLIGHT – gives us a chance for us to shine a light on some of the best and brightest creative talents out there (and, with a bit of luck, help raise their income with a bit of a signal boost to the selling of their wares)!
The brainchild of the Sandbox Senior Editor, Dan Berry, SANDBOX SPOTLIGHT will be a growing and evolving collection of interviews profiling comic artists, writers and colourists, illustrators, cosplayers, fanfic writers, independent toy and collectable manufacturers, filmmakers, gamers… basically, anybody that you would usually find in the Artist Alley and on the exhibition floor of your favourite Comic Con – anybody that, right now in this current climate, cannot put their face in the frame and talk to you about themselves or their work, in person.
One aspect on online comic cons that have let the side down a bit, when it comes to what fans can experience at conventions, is the joy of discovering new talent, possibly your new favourite obsession, and taking home with you something that has been crafted and created out of passion and joy. We personally can’t wait to share with you some of our picks of the best around!
If you’re a creative and want to be profiled in SANDBOX SPOTLIGHT, we would love to get you involved – the interviews are text-based and can be completed entirely on your own schedule and terms, no pressure from us… we just want to get the word out about your work.
Reach out to us by getting in contact at email@example.com, giving us an idea of the work that you do, we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. We look forward to hearing from you!
- LUKE BALMER-KEMP, Comic Artist / Colourist
- REILLY BROWN, Comic Creator / Artist
- STEVE BRYANT, Comic Creator / Writer / Artist
- DEXTER COCKBURN, Comic Creator / Publisher/ Artist
- FELL HOUND, Comic Creator / Writer / Artist
- TONY FLEECS, Comic Creator / Artist / Writer
- SEAN FORNEY, Comic Book Artist / Colorist & Illustrator
- TRISH FORSTNER, Comic Creator / Artist
- CHRIS OZ FULTON, Comic Artist
- FRANK GOGOL, Writer / Comic Creator
- ERIC LAMBSON, Comic Creator / Writer
- ED LAROCHE, Comic Creator / Artist / Writer
- ANDY LEAVY, Writer / Comic Creator
- RUSSELL LISSAU, Writer / Comic Creator
- TROY LITTLE, Comic Artist
- SCOTT LOST, Comic Creator / Artist
- JARRED A. LUJÁN, Comic Creator / Writer
- BUTCH MAPA, Comic Book Artist
- JED MCPHERSON, Writer / Comic Creator
- BRETT MURPHY, Comic Creator / Artist
- MARISSA POPE, Comic Artist
- ROB RETIANO, Comic Artist
- ANA RIVERA, Artist
- COLLEEN RODRIGUEZ (WYNG’D CREATIONS), Costumer Designer & Cosplayer
- MATT ROWE, Comic Creator / Artist
- SCOTT SHAW!, Cartoonist
- JONATHAN STEVENSON, Editor / Writer
- SORAH SUHNG, Comic Creator, Writer, Artist