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.

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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H. Kristen Campbell
Illustrator, artist, professional cat mom.

H. Kristen Campbell
Illustrator
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Rafael Mayani
Rafael Mayani is a Mexican Illustrator/ Art Director based in Vancouver, Canada.

Rafael Mayani
Art Director
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Kim Smith
Kim Smith is a NYT bestselling illustrator. She has illustrated over 30 children's books including Boxitects, her author/illustrator debut.

Kim Smith
Illustrator
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Angela An
Artist working in visual development and design.

Angela An
Visual Developement
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Ilya Viryachev
Art Director by day, Illustrator/Painter/Muralist by night

Ilya Viryachev
Artist
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Rebecca Dart
Art director and artist working in the Vancouver animation industry.

Rebecca Dart
Art Director
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Kelly Smith
Kelly Smith is an Animator and Illustrator based in Toronto, Canada.

Kelly Smith
Artist
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Alexia Tryfon
Alexia works as an Art Director & visual development artist in Vancouver, applying her skills in feature animation, Episodic series, & commercials.

Alexia Tryfon
Visual Development
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Jeannie Lee
Jeannie Lee is a rad illustrator and designer based out of Vancouver.

Jeannie Lee
Illustrator
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Sara Kieley
Comic artist, illustrator, and designer working in the animation industry.

Sara Kieley
Illustrator & Comic Artist
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Fernanda Ribeiro Ferreira
Fernanda Ribeiro, is an Independent Illustrator, colour artist and a proud mom of Manu, a little girl that inspires her everyday.

Fernanda Ribeiro Ferreira
Illustrator
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Anna Bron
Freelance illustrator, designer, and animator.

Anna Bron
Illustrator
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Jen Poirier
Painter, creative writer, sculptor, and comic book maker.

Jen Poirier
Illustrator
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Shawn Pedralba
Animation industry pro and illustrator.

Shawn Pedralba
Illustrator
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Karen Shangguan
Karen is an illustrator who creates thoughtful narratives and warm drawings

Karen Shangguan
Illustrator and Comic Artist
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Ashley Mackenzie
Freelance illustrator based out of Edmonton, Alberta working in editorial, publishing and games.

Ashley Mackenzie
Illustrator
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Jess Pollard
Canadian cartoonist based in Vancouver.

Jess Pollard
Illustrator
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Simon Roy
Simon specializes in comics, with intricate, meticulous designs.

Simon Roy
Comic Artist
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Amie Farrell
Illustrator, Character Designer, and Freelancer. Creating whimsical characters and hopefully just as engaging settings.

Amie Farrell
Illustrator
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Ben Duncan Bonner
Comics, illustrations and sculpture.

Ben Duncan Bonner
Illustrator & Comic Artist
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Joy Ang
Illustrator with experience in animation, comics, and games.

Joy Ang
Illustrator
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Sitji Chou
Sitji Chou is an animator working at Giant Ant in Vancouver. He also enjoys pottery and sewing and loves his cat very much.

Sitji Chou
Animation
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Grace Kim
Grace Kim is a game artist working in Vancouver. Off work, she likes to draw things based on nature, and loves drawing fungi and mushrooms.

Grace Kim
Illustrator and Animator
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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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