The Market

Vancouver is home to many animation, gaming, and movie studios. As a result we have a ton of talented and amazing artists living and working in the city. While there are shows such as VanCaf, FanExpo, anime cons, and craft fairs, there are few events that focus on illustration and design.

After talking with many artist friends, we (Laura, Graeme, Tim, and Tessa) decided to bite the bullet and create our own event that would provide artists with an opportunity to promote and sell original work and meet other professional illustrators, designers, and freelancers. We want to provide and encourage artists working across the industry, both in studios and as freelancers at home, to come out and showcase their works and engage each other and the public.

Our Artists

We have worked with some amazing artists over the past few markets. Below is the complete list of our alumni. Check them out, follow their work and hopefully you’ll see some of them again at our next market.

Brennan Massicotte
Freelance artist living and working in beautiful Vancouver, Canada.

Brennan Massicotte
Illustrator & Concept Artist
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Julia Iredale
Julia Iredale is a Vancouver based artist and illustrator.

Julia Iredale
Illustrator
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Stefan Tosheff
Stefan is an illustrator and Comic artist, He loves guitar riffs, bike rides, singing peoples names to them, and hates being late for anything.

Stefan Tosheff
Illustrator
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Rosemary Travale
Rosemary Travale is an artist and maker living in Vancouver. BC, currently working as a BG painter in the animation industry! Yeah!

Rosemary Travale
Illustrator
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Graeme McCormack
Concept artist and Illustrator living in Vancouver, British Columbia

Graeme McCormack
Illustrator
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Cristian Fowlie
Cristian is an illustrator based in Richmond, BC. He works with a variety of clients in advertising, branding, publishing, music & public art.

Cristian Fowlie
Illustrator and Artist
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Justin Oaksford
Justin Oaksford is a freelance visual development\freelance artist in Seattle, WA.

Justin Oaksford
Concept Artist
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Steph Mcgowan
Steph McGowan is a Vancouver based concept and production artist working in the games industry

Steph Mcgowan
Concept Artist
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Heidi Forsyth
A Calgary based artist that makes prints, paints, and will occasionally bunbury.

Heidi Forsyth
Artist
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Tim Mack
Tim Mack is an artist working something something in cool animation company.

Tim Mack
Illustrator
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Dawn Lo
Illustrator currently based in Vancouver, BC.

Dawn Lo
Illustrator
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Elise Hatheway
Elise Hatheway is a Visual Development Artist in the animation industry.

Elise Hatheway
Illustrator
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Tara Williamson
Worldbuilder and illustrator working in animation.

Tara Williamson
Illustrator
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Chan Ghee Leow
Vancouver based illustrator, designer and animator.

Chan Ghee Leow
Illustrator and Visual Development
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Laura Bifano
Laura is a cool artist who loves Squamish

Laura Bifano
Illustrator
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Douglas Nhung
Doug Nhung is a Canadian concept artist.

Douglas Nhung
Concept Artist
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Kaitlynn Copithorne
Kaitlynn is a freelance illustrator based in Calgary.

Kaitlynn Copithorne
Illustrator
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Tony Cliff
Tony Cliff is a Vancouver based artist and illustrator, as well as a 13 year veteran of the animation industry.

Tony Cliff
Illustrator
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Paige Bowman
Paige bowman is an illustrator born in Victoria, BC and based in Vancouver. she loves animals (especially dogs), beer, family, dancing, and cooking.

Paige Bowman
Illustrator
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Kyle Scott
Works in animation, dreams of painting big paintings.

Kyle Scott
Illustrator
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Ed Kwong
Ed Kwong is an illustrator and designer who misses Vancouver Asian food.

Ed Kwong
Illustrator
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Karla Monterrosa
Karla Monterrosa is an animation filmmaker and illustrator.

Karla Monterrosa
Animation & Illustration
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Ture Ekroos
Visual Development Artist for animation and occasional illustrator originally from Finland and now living in Vancouver.

Ture Ekroos
Illustrator and Visual Development
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W. Scott Forbes
W. Scott Forbes is an art director and illustrator living and working in downtown Toronto. Selected clients include: Marvel Comics, DC Comics, etc.

W. Scott Forbes
Illustrator
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Julianna Michek
Thinks raccoon hands are weird

Julianna Michek
Illustrator & Concept Artist
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Elaine Chen
Illustrator, painter, animator, and all sorts of other titles you may choose.

Elaine Chen
Illustrator
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Katie So
Illustrator, cartoonist, designer, tattoo artist.

Katie So
Illustrator & Tattooist
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Genice Chan
Genice is a Chinese-Canadian artist from Vancouver, BC. She can draw, paint, animate, and do a lot of other things, but she still can't ride a bike.

Genice Chan
Illustrator
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Melissa Cho
Designer from the east, living in the west.

Melissa Cho
Designer
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Kim Parker
Kim parker is a professional concept artist working in the games industry

Kim Parker
Concept Artist
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Eva Vilhelmiina
Illustrator and artist working in animated projects. Studied graphic design at Aalto University, Helsinki.

Eva Vilhelmiina
Illustrator and Visual Development
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Kenny Park
Kenny Park is an illustrator, art director, and storyboard artist living in Vancouver, Canada.

Kenny Park
Illustrator
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Jackie Droujko
Jackie Droujko is a character designer based in Vancouver.

Jackie Droujko
Visual Development
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Allan Douglas Parker
Received his BFA from the University of Alberta. Started out as a gallery artist and transitioned into animation where he has worked for 4 years.

Allan Douglas Parker
Designer
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Tessa Rieken
Illustrator and concept artist in the animation industry

Tessa Rieken
Illustrator & Concept Artist
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Francesca Buchko
Francesca Buchko is an illustrator and product designer in Seattle, WA.

Francesca Buchko
Illustrator
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Luis Gadea
Luis Gadea is Character Designer and Animator who was born in Canada and grew up in Costa Rica.

Luis Gadea
Concept Artist
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Lara Carson
Illustrator / Designer working in the animation industry

Lara Carson
Illustrator
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Andrea Alcaraz
Andrea is an illustrator, visual artist and toy maker. Her work is heavily influenced by folk art, mid century design and her upbringing in Mexico.

Andrea Alcaraz
Illustrator
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Alison Woodward
Alison Woodward is a tattooer and illustrator in the Pacific Northwest with a lot of soft feelings and a big affection for dogs.

Alison Woodward
Illustrator
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Hanna Lee Joshi
Hanna Lee Joshi is a Korean Canadian artist and illustrator. Her current work flows between abstract energetic forms and figurative work.

Hanna Lee Joshi
Artist
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Michael MacRae
Is a modern day master painter.

Michael MacRae
Illustrator
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Yaimel López Zaldívar
Yaimel Lopez, Cuban Illustrator and graphic designer. Make art editorial Illustration and Graphic design for books, magazines, poster, and TV.

Yaimel López Zaldívar
Illustrator
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Karla Monterrosa
Karla Monterrosa is a woman in art, a woman in comedy, and a woman everywhere she goes - it's exhausting!

Karla Monterrosa
Illustrator
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Amory Abbott
Artist, teacher, and likes the heavy metal.

Amory Abbott
Artist
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Hunter Bonyun
Hunter is a freelance artist working in comic, video game and illustration, she lives in the woods and only re-enters society on the blood moon.

Hunter Bonyun
Concept Artist
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Pam Wishbow
Pam Wishbow is a Seattle based illustrator that stylistically heavily inspired by printmaking, often making interactive products with her work.

Pam Wishbow
Illustrator
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Erika Matsuyama
Japanese-American animator and comic writer from rural Iowa.

Erika Matsuyama
Comic Artist
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Pedro Amato
Pedro Amato is an American-born Brazillian-raised human who works as a designer in the Vancouver animation industry to pay their bills.

Pedro Amato
Illustrator and designer
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Andrew Goudreau
Hey! I'm a background designer and visdev artist for animation that loves cute and disgusting things.

Andrew Goudreau
Illustrator
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