2008 Hugo Awards Countdown: Best Fan Artist

There’s not much I can say here that I haven’t already said for Best Professional Artist. Except that fan artists seem a lot looser, and a more willing to gently (or less gently) prod and make fun of some of the nerdgassinness of the sci-fi genre. (Or should I say SF, to award proper respect?)

At the same time, fan artists also provide the same services that professional artists do: illustrate the strangeness of science fiction and fantasy.

Nominations for Best Fan Artist

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Sample Art
winterwolf Winter Wolf
buildbetterdragon Building a Better Dragon
parkingorbit
Parking Orbit
Website
jabberwocky-graphix-the-art-of-brad-w-foster-and-more-20080704
http://www.jabberwockygraphix.com/
Sample Art
toon102 Toon #102
toon098 Toon #98
toon086
Toon #86
Website
worlds-of-teddy-harvia-20080704
http://web2.iadfw.net/tharvia/
Sample Art
perfect-prince From The Perfect Prince
Paul Harrison and Sue Mason
time-switch From Time Switch
Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore
poison-central Fame and Misfortune – Poison Control Vol II
Website
sue-mason-20080704
http://www.suemason.net/
Sample Art
trapo
twink25 From Twink #25
troll
Website
stevestilescom-20080704
http://www.stevestiles.com/
Note
I was going to include some cool Taral Wayne art, such as the shadow of two dragons flying over a cliff at night, a moody sketch of a skeletal figure in a graveyard at night… but the website where these images were hosted blew up. I knew I should have saved the pictures earlier….

So here is an article from Taral Wayne in Challenger Zine #22.

And some other, older art of his.

Sample Art
artist_taral
itgoesontheshelf From It Goes on the Shelf #23
file-770-the-client From File 770 #153 [pdf]
Website
challenger-22-i-fanartist-by-taral-wayne-20080704
Taral Wayne in Challenger Zine #22