Jul 22 2019

*** Guest Announcement***


Since you have been so patient… We are happy to announce that the talented Kelly Yates will join us for 2020!! We are excited for him to be with us again…

Kelly’s Bio:::

I currently work full-time at VF Jeanswear as a Graphic Designer, and illustrate comic books part-time. I’m probably best known for my work on Doctor Who comics for IDW Publishing and my creator-owned projects, MonstHer and Amber Atoms.

My passion for art, especially comic book art, stems from a family road trip out to California when I was 12-years old. On the way back, we stopped at Yellowstone National Park for the night and to my distress I quickly discovered they had no TV’s in the entire building. Luckily, the gift shop had a few comic books. The one that caught my attention was Cyrstar #6 with Nightcrawler on the cover. I have been reading comics ever since.

Skipping ahead to my college years, I was sitting through an extremely long, extremely boring lecture class, doodling on the side of my paper, when a friend leaned over and commented, “You ought to be an artist”. After a lot of prayer and soul-searching, I decided to switch degrees and pursue a 2-year degree in Commercial Art & Computer Graphics. So here I am years later and making a living at it.

Deciding to be an artist at 21 has been an adventure to say the least. I know many incredibly talented artists that have been drawing since they can remember, but since I started drawing so much later in life, I always feel like I’m playing catchup. That probably plays into my motivation to become a better artist with each illustration I work on.

So the adventure continues…