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.

Elaine Chen
Illustrator, painter, animator, and all sorts of other titles you may choose.

Elaine Chen
Illustrator
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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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Julia Iredale
Julia Iredale is a Vancouver based artist and illustrator.

Julia Iredale
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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Angela An
Artist working in visual development and design.

Angela An
Visual Developement
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Rebecca Dart
Art director and artist working in the Vancouver animation industry.

Rebecca Dart
Art Director
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Zoe SI
Zoe is a cartoonist and lawyer who lives and works in Vancouver, BC. She illustrates children's books and draws funny autobiographical comics.

Zoe SI
Illustrator and Comic 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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Jackie Droujko
Jackie Droujko is a character designer based in Vancouver.

Jackie Droujko
Visual Development
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Graeme McCormack
Concept artist and Illustrator living in Vancouver, British Columbia

Graeme McCormack
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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Heidi Forsyth
A Calgary based artist that makes prints, paints, and will occasionally bunbury.

Heidi Forsyth
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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Sara Kieley
Comic artist, illustrator, and designer working in the animation industry.

Sara Kieley
Illustrator & Comic Artist
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Whitney Lesiuk
Whitney is a Vancouver based illustrator, designer and Sculptor.

Whitney Lesiuk
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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Lara Carson
Illustrator / Designer working in the animation industry

Lara Carson
Illustrator
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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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Elise Hatheway
Elise Hatheway is a Visual Development Artist in the animation industry.

Elise Hatheway
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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Anna Bron
Freelance illustrator, designer, and animator.

Anna Bron
Illustrator
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Shawn Pedralba
Animation industry pro and illustrator.

Shawn Pedralba
Illustrator
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Katharine Henry
Lover of sea otters, cats, hot chocolate and rainy weather!

Katharine Henry
Illustrator anddesigner
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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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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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Laura Bifano
Laura is a cool artist who loves Squamish

Laura Bifano
Illustrator
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Kaitlynn Copithorne
Kaitlynn is a freelance illustrator based in Calgary.

Kaitlynn Copithorne
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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Ashley Mackenzie
Freelance illustrator based out of Edmonton, Alberta working in editorial, publishing and games.

Ashley Mackenzie
Illustrator
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Simon Roy
Simon specializes in comics, with intricate, meticulous designs.

Simon Roy
Comic Artist
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Bailie Rosenlund
Bailie is an award-winning Illustrator, currently working in Animation. Her work is inspired by women, nature, and gothic fantasy.

Bailie Rosenlund
Illustrator and Comic 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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Erika Matsuyama
Japanese-American animator and comic writer from rural Iowa.

Erika Matsuyama
Comic Artist
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Kyle Scott
Works in animation, dreams of painting big paintings.

Kyle Scott
Illustrator
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Karla Monterrosa
Karla Monterrosa is an animation filmmaker and illustrator.

Karla Monterrosa
Animation & Illustration
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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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Ben Duncan
Ben Duncan is a Vancouver-based printmaker and comic artist.

Ben Duncan
Illustrator & Comic Artist
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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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H. Kristen Campbell
Illustrator, artist, professional cat mom.

H. Kristen Campbell
Illustrator
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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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Julianna Michek
Thinks raccoon hands are weird

Julianna Michek
Illustrator & Concept Artist
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Katie So
Illustrator, cartoonist, designer, tattoo artist.

Katie So
Illustrator & Tattooist
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Melissa Cho
Designer from the east, living in the west.

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

Brennan Massicotte
Illustrator & Concept Artist
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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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Ilya Viryachev
Art Director by day, Illustrator/Painter/Muralist by night

Ilya Viryachev
Artist
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Kelly Smith
Kelly Smith is an Animator and Illustrator based in Toronto, Canada.

Kelly Smith
Artist
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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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Kenny Park
Kenny Park is an illustrator, art director, and storyboard artist living in Vancouver, Canada.

Kenny Park
Illustrator
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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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