I’ve been working with S.C. Watson for six years now. And I hadn’t realized until now how little I know about him until I sat down to write this blurb. I can tell you that his name is Shane and he’s amazingly talented, but that’s about it. Oh, and he’s frequently very very busy. He did his first piece of art for Nth Degree in April 2004, a black and white illustration for Johnny Eponymous’ story “Nutria.” Since then, S.C. has done three incredible cover illustrations for us, usually on pretty short notice.
I’ll just let his art speak for him.
Alan F. Beck has been an artist, designer and illustrator for over thirty years doing work for many major corporations including book covers and magazine illustrations. His work has been exhibited in art shows and conventions all across the country. He has won numerous awards and honors including two Chesley award nominations and a Hugo award nomination, and received a “Body of Work” Award at the LA Con IV Worldcon Art Show.
Alan first came to my attention when he contacted me to ask if I’d be interested in using his art for Nth Degree. His first illustration appeared in Issue #12, December 2004. Since then, he’s contributed artwork to every issue and has been featured on the cover three times (including this issue).
I’ve also been fortunate to meet Alan on several occasions, and have had him as a Guest of Honor at RavenCon. Take a look at his work here, and you’ll see why he’s always at the top of my list for a Best Artist Hugo Award. Enjoy.
Welcome to the opening night for our brand new art gallery. Waiters with appetizer trays and cocktails will be passing amongst you shortly. Please help yourselves… For the first installment of a new feature that we’re adding to show off the works of our contributing artists we had no choice but to start with Nth Degree’s very own staff artist, J. Andrew World. Andy’s remarkable illustrations have been gracing our pages since the second issue (June 2002). In addition to working on Nth Degree, Andy has done quite a bit of illustrating in and around the world of fandom. He’s done graphic design work and illustrations for RavenCon, Capclave, and Genericon; illustrated album covers for Eyeballman Records and The Funny Music Project; developed The Seen, a soon-to-be-released webcomic; and has illustrated two children’s books. Here’s a small sampling of his work…