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.

Ashley Mackenzie
Artist and illustrator based in Edmonton, Alberta.

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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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 a lethargic cat trapped in a human meat body. He's also an illustrator.

Sitji Chou
Illustrator & Animation
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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
Illustrator, guitar man, and comic dude working in animation.

Stefan Tosheff
Illustrator
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Graeme McCormack
I love art. that's what I love.

Graeme McCormack
Illustrator
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Cristian Fowlie
Christian is an illustrator who splits his time between Vancouver and Toronto.

Cristian Fowlie
Illustrator
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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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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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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 Copithorne is a freelance illustrator based in Calgary, Canada.

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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Kyle Scott
Vancouver based freelance illustrator

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
Ture is a Finnish visual development artist and illustrator currently working in Vancouver, Canada.

Ture Ekroos
Illustrator & Concept Artist
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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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Kim Parker
Kim parker is a professional concept artist working in the games industry

Kim Parker
Concept Artist
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Eva Vilhelmiina
Eva Vilhelmiina is a Finnish artist living in Vancouver, Canada.

Eva Vilhelmiina
Artist
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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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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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Alison Woodward
Illustrator and tattoo artist extraordinaire.

Alison Woodward
Illustrator & Tattooist
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Hannah Lee
Hanna Lee is a Freelance storyboard artist, illustrator, and muralist.

Hannah Lee
Illustrator & Muralist
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Michael MacRae
Is a modern day master painter.

Michael MacRae
Illustrator
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Amory Abbott
Artist, teacher, and likes the heavy metal.

Amory Abbott
Artist
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Hunter Bonyun
Hunter Bonyun is invested in design and concept art that is both elegant and bad ass.

Hunter Bonyun
Concept Artist
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Pam Wishbow
Seattle based artist, printer maker, and illustrator.

Pam Wishbow
Illustrator
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Andrew Goudreau
Designer working in the animation industry.

Andrew Goudreau
Concept Artist
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H. Kristen Campbell
Illustrator, artist, professional cat mom.

H. Kristen Campbell
Illustrator
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Rafael Mayani
Art director at Giant Ant - a boutique motion graphics studio.

Rafael Mayani
Art Director
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Angela An
Artist working in visual development and design.

Angela An
Visual Developement
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Ilya Viryachev
Cartoon painter by day, traditional painter by night.

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

Rebecca Dart
Art Director
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Alexia Tryfon
Art director and a visual development artist in the animation industry.

Alexia Tryfon
Art Director
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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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Anna Bron
Freelance illustrator and designer based out of Vancouver.

Anna Bron
Illustrator
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CONTACT US

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