2020 ARTISTS ALLEY

(2021 ARTISTS TO BE ANNOUNCED)

Afronaut

Student

I am an aspiring artist/ animator. i have dreams of having an animated series of my own creation one day, and i strive everyday to reach that goal. i am currenty writing a comic to post online in the near future. i hope to grow more as an artist with each day

Allen

Student

I am an Art and Design student that wishes to show off her art. I’d also like to get to meet future artists that I’d be able to work with.

Andres Rodriguez

Student

Andres Rodriguez is a 16 year old aspiring animator and artist. He has been attending the High School of Art and Design polishing his abilities for the past 3 years. He has worked at Cleos Studios Animation since last summer, and is always looking for a challenge. His artwork is very stylized and personal. Playing with the use of color and contrast alongside western animation influences he merges this with a more "classical" painting style. He is always looking to improve and create the same work that inspired him as a kid.

Angel Santiago

Artist

Angel Santiago is an established indie artist. Angel is currently working on two projects, an indie title “Project Shadow Breed” and Guardian City through his imprint Amazing Action Comics.

Angel has also completed many commissions and enjoys sharing his fan art. Angel has also completed courses at the Joe Kubert for cartooning.

Angel has such a deep passion for comics you can find him at The Joker’s Child comic shop in Fair Lawn, NJ a couple times a week.

Annette Garcia Jimenez

Student

Annette is sixteen years old and currently attends the High School of Art and Design. She has been improving her technique since she has started attending high school and can always be found working on some project. Her main inspirations originally came from anime and cartoons, but they have expanded to contemporary artists such as Claire Wendling and James Jean. She has won an honorable mention for Scholastic Art and Writing Awards in 2018 and has exhibited for Arts Connection in 2019.

Artemis Motamed

Student

Cartooning senior who likes old comics and keeps chickens. Watched Spy Kids at least 5 times as a kid.

Atra Messor

Artist

Since young I've always been artistic and loved art, from the first comics my father got me as a kid to discovering the amazing world of anime I love art in all its forms. From my early teens I became more dedicated to art and it has been a major presence in my life and when I got my first computer that was my own and tried an earlier version of Photoshop I was hooked on digital art, this is my passion and my sweat from years of learning on my own how to do things and try to get better with each thing i have created Completely self taught and self motivated, please enjoy my art that has become such a focal point in my life.

https://www.artstation.com/atramessor

Beepboopbadaboop

Student

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Billii

Student

I'm a junior majoring in cartooning who wants to make comics!

Blackbirds Deculture

Graphic Designers

We are experienced graphic designers & illustrators, with a demonstrated history of working in the design and apparel industry. We are a married duo with a passion-driven secondary career as artists in the convention scene.

We sell a selection of creepy-cute products featuring anime, comic, and popculture-inspired artwork, as well as original artwork. Our range of products includes prints, keychains, pouches, and an array of adornments including patches, pins, buttons, and stickers!

Bros. Quartz

Student

Hey it's David! I'm a cartoonist and fanartist for all kinds of cute stuff. Come check out my table for apparel and whatever

Bxrk.tm

Student

im just a gal who loves fandoms and aspires to make her characters come to screens one day

Carlos Lovera Jr.

Artist

As an alumni of The high school of Art & Design, my goal is to utilize my studies into a career within the comic book industry. Animation was an initial interest of mine and after exploring more art forms, I soon discovered my passion in the art of comic books.

Charmansli Francois, Studio PR

Student

Hello everyone. I'm Charmansli Francois, an animation senior. I'm an aspiring animator and artist planning to make it big. I hope you consider coming by my table during the FanFaire weekend. You never know, you may like what you see.

Cats Can't Draw

Artist

Jess is a tiny cat who lives in NYC trying his best to draw comics and illustrations of the things he loves.

Chito

Student

Hello~ I’m a 16 year old self taught artist who likes aesthetically pleasing art :)

Colliding Eyes

Designer

Hi! My name is Skyler and I'm an LGBTQ sculptor and jewelry designer. I create relief and free-standing sculptures in addition to earrings and necklaces. I sell my work on my Etsy shop, Colliding Eyes, and also do custom work for clients!

Constehalation

Student

Constehalation is an enthusiastic student artist that is currently working on multiple independent projects.

courage.draws

Student

Hey there! I'm Sofia, but you can call me Courage, my artist nickname. I'm an aspiring concept artist and cartoonist hoping to work in the game industry!

Dagny Bones

Student

I am an aspiring artist in 11th grade that hopes to improve and grow throughout the years. I have a lot of fun creating art and I wish to inspire others.

Danny Croland / Instagram @dannimatic

Student

Danny likes to make stuff. Were you to find her in her natural habitat, she'd probably have a pencil in hand. What are you making, artistic one? What inspired creations are you putting onto paper for the world to behold? Oh, it appears to be... two zombies, kissing. Yeah. That checks out.

DEARHUNTERS

Artist

Hi, I’m Lex! I’m a 21 year old artist in my 3rd year of illustration at FIT. I love cats, coffee, and creating, whether that be art, cosplay, etc. most of my work is very anime-inspired as well.

Delfin Barral Cartoons

Cartoonist

A native New Yorker and a graphic artist/cartoonist for over 30 years. Delfin has studied at New York City's high school of Art and Design, interned at Marvel Comics, and graduated with a B.A. in Illustration at the School of Visual Arts (SVA). His artistic versatility enabled him to develop in several facets, including commercial storyboards; comic books and graphic novels such as the Elfquest series and Stargate movie comic adaptation; as well as animations for Sesame Workshop's interactive department. He currently works as a graphic designer and freelances as a graphic artist/illustrator as well as a part time cartoon instructor for families and adults interested in drawing from their imagination.

Deanna,Dee

Student

Im just your local artist, but even if you don’t but anything please stop by and say hi! I love meeting new people <3

Deanna Vega

Student

Just your average teen, curly haired, artist that wants to make a profit with all they’ve got.

Dez

Student

Diana Teeter Art

Artist

I am an artist and illustrator that lives and works in Queens, NY. I have my MFA from Pratt and my BFA from The College For Creative Studies in Detroit. My first children's book The Patchwork Circus was published in early 2016.

www.dianateeter.etsy.com

Dillen Danger!

Artist

Creative Director, Creative Consultant, Digital Artist, Graphics Guru, Personal Trainer, Bouncer, Former Marine, Beloved Behemoth, Innovative Dynamo, Action Adventurer, Pseudo Scientist, Friend To All

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We are a group of freelance artists that are previous High School of Art and Design.

Drezen Media

Artist

Drezen Media, founded by Rich Drezen, is a Long Island based publisher and entertainment company that produces Drezen Draws, a live drawing series, and publishes the Luckyzilla comic strip and comic books. In 2020, Luckyzilla celebrates 25 years since his creation, and 5 years in comics. Lucky's adventures reach thousands of people each week and continues to delight readers with heart and humor.

Dungeon Born | Jabawock Games

Maker

The universe of DungeonBorn is a large place my friends; A reality ripe with adventure, conflict and surprise. At every turn, may be a blade at your back, or a hand holding aloft a flagon of ale while sharing a minstrel's tale.

Elva Dong @bagels.jpg

Student

A 17 year old graphic designer and artist based in Queens, NY. Creator of the McCalla™ brand.

Emily

Student

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Evvie

Student

I’m a mostly digital artist that looks drawing cartoons and realism. I am a flexible artist, with many likings.

FaerieDollss

Student

I am a 16 y/o artist who has a love for art and drawing. :)

FiolettaKK2

Artist

Karina combines fine arts with illustration to create fan art and original art works. Her main merchandise are double sided tote bags and holographic art prints.

fruitydinobites

Student

i'm veronica, a cartooning student focusing on depicting everyday personalities and characters in a very positive and very happy light.

Gabriela Batista

Student

My name is Gabriela Batista. I am a cartoonist and inspiring animator that wishes to make people happy through my artistic skill. I grew up finding that drawing let me express myself and would allow me to escape the harsh reality of my life. Growing up in a bad neighborhood it was hard to do what I loved but I found that drawing made those who were having a hard time smile and be happy for the short period of time I could. Growing up watching cartoons made my life easier and brought happiness to my childhood. Once I got to middle school I knew I wanted to get into the Art and Design high school to work towards my dream of becoming an animator of Cartoon Network creating my own show. And I wish t do this to bring happiness to as many people as I can.

Genesis

Student

Born in the Bronx, I’m an animation major at Art & Design and focus mainly in digital art! Let’s make the most of this convention and have a good time.

Gianna Tafa

Student

Gianna Tafa is an aspiring 16 year old animator and illustrator. She attends the High School of Art and Design and has interned at the Society of Illustrators. She enjoys taking inspiration from western and eastern animation and wishes to pursue a career in the animation industry in the future.

Happening Inside

Maker

Happening inside is a small Brooklyn ­based venture giving new life to well-worn comic books. Owner and creator Kita Wheeler takes beloved comics and turns them into fun wallets, unique jewelry, and more. Come see everything that’s Happening Inside!

Hazielle Suazo

Student

Just your average high school senior trying to gain experience while make lasting memories

HEARTCHARMZ

Student

Alyssa and Jeilyn are two ambitious cartooning students wanting to seek an opportunity in game design, story development, and much more. With our varied hobbies and knack for creating, we hope to collaborate with willing artists and reach our dreams with exposure and hard work. Support us at our booth to take a glance at our art!

Henry Martinez

Artist | Alumni

New York based freelance illustrator, specializing in storyboards, comic books, illustration and character design.

holidayturkeyy

Student

Hi!! I'm izabela, but you can call me izzy! I'm an animation major who really loves cartoons and drawing stuff for those cartoons! Feel free to come to my booth and say hi!!

Holly Francese

Student

My art ranges from surreal strangeness to silly animals making it quite quirky.

HOXREW

Student

My names Sage Saccio, but I go by HOXREW for my art. Some of my favorite inspirations are 19th Century Art Nouveau, HomeStuck, and @gaw.ki. I really enjoy fluid artworks and painterly styles although I'm not completely sure I can recreate them. Now, please give me money so that I can buy my friends chocolate milk. Thank you for your patronage.

INDY!

Student

Hi I am Indy! and I make comic books.
I am a senior at A&D.
This is my third Fanfaire event and I am so excited to sell my comic books and clay sculptures again.
This is the only opportunity I get to sell my stuff and it’s really fun.
Oh and I like pie!

Itantriqui Flores and Gabriel Morales

Artist

Itanriqui Flores and Gabriel Morales are young NYC based artists that work in a variety of mediums including illustration, graphic design, and photography. They are HSAD alumni, in the beginning stages of their careers.

Jandora’s box boutique

Student

A costume designer

Janet Sung

Artist

Janet Sung is a Korean-American illustrator and designer.

jellypenn

Student

An independent artist from ADHS who makes merchandise for people to enjoy! Social media : @jellypenn on Instagram and Youtube (๑˃̵ᴗ˂̵)

Joltace

Student

Hi I'm Nines and I'm a senior at A&D majoring in animation! i primarily do digital illustration basing works off of fiction and my own stories.

Jordan Thomas

Artist

I’m a digital artist, photographer, and painter from Rockland County, NY. I made my first ever convention appearance at last year’s Fanfaire, and I’m looking forward to coming back!

Justin Beltran JAB

Student

I'm seventeen years old, from the Bronx NY. I make most of my pieces digitally. I love to draw fan art of my favorite movies, TV shows and video games. My dream is to become a character designer or a concept artist for a game company.

KDoodles

Student

Making doodles to express and laugh!

Keith Williams

Artist

Keith Williams, comic book inker, enrolled in the School of Visual Arts in New York City from 1976 to 1980. Majored in Media Arts and studied under Will Eisner, the creator of the Spirit comic strip. He received a Bachelor of Fine Art. With the help of Marvel comic book artist and mentor Don Perlin, Keith started working for Marvel Comics in 1982 as a background inker. He worked for inkers including Joe Sinnott and Mike Esposito. At Marvel, he became the first John Romita Raider, an art correction group. Keith later became an assistant editor under Jim Owlsley (Christopher Priest) on the Spider-Man group of books. The two became the first all black editorial team in Marvel's history. He later became John Byrne's background artist on Alpha Flight, The Hulk, Superman and Action Comics.
Keith began inking regularly with the Web of Spider-Man, which lasted for four years. In between that time and after he worked on many other books at Marvel. Some of which were The Silver Surfer, She-Hulk with John Byrne, Warlock, Quasar with Greg Capullo, Star Trek and the X-men. At Dark Horse Comics, The Mask and Walter with artist Doug Manke and Star Wars Droids. At DC Comics, Superman, and the Lobo/ Mask graphic novel with Doug Manke. For Valiant, he worked on Quantum and Woody and the covers of X-O Man. At Moonstone Comics, The Kolchak Night Stalker Chronicles, Buckaroo Banzai and Domino Lady. For ten years he had worked on The Phantom for King Features Syndicate. And at Avatar Press he inked Lady Death and Crossed covers. A Crossed webisode comic, "Wish You Were Here" and the cover and interiors of the comic book Uber. He has also inked Avatar Press' recently published graphic novel Max Brook's Harlem Hellfighters.

Kendra JK & Whimcha

Artist

Kendra enjoys large amounts of black on both her comic pages as well as her clothes, and has a passion for music that features people screaming.
BFA Cartooning, SVA 2016.

Alyssa Molina is a New York City based Illustrator who enjoys a variety of comics, cartoons and art work.
AAS Illustration, FIT 2018
BFA Illustration, FIT 2020

kgc_sway221

Student

I'm a senior cartoonist. I'm 17 years old and I love anime. Big fan of both Marvel and DC. I'm also a gamer :)

Koopa

Student

Hello! My name is Koopa and I'm an artist that draws fandoms like Danganronpa, Demon Slayer, Your turn to die, etc!

Laoluobingza

Student

You stand in the presence of Laoluobingza, rightful heir of the SAT test practice book, rightful student of the A&D, protector of chips and soda, the Mother of my OG characters, the fan of the Coco Bubble Tea, the Player, the Breaker of phone screen.

Lei.z_sketches

Student

Hi Everyone, I’m Lei!
I’m a Cartoonist. From Cartoons to Anime, I love it all! I make quality cute stuff, for you to customize and accessorize. Show who you love! Come by my booth for laugh or to see what’s on the menu and take your pick. I look forward to seeing you and obsess over characters! Make sure you check out my instagram to get a preview [lei.z_sketches]

Lesli Miranda

Student

16 year old Traditional and digital artist. Art Instagram: Limdam_09

lucikills

Student

artist and photographer

Luyidraws

Artist

Luyi Bennett is a cartoonist, writer, and self-taught illustrator. Her dream is to create comics that reduce the stigma of invisible illnesses and promote diversity of all kinds. When not drawing, she spends much of her time struggling with the daily issues of being a hermit crab.

Mal_Kaibigan

Student

I started to get serious about my art around the 5th grade, but I drew a lot before that time. I taught myself many things with the use of books and videos. With the encouragement of my friends and family, I applied to Art and Design High School and got in! Since then, I've been pushing myself to be better in art, so that hopefully one day, I can create a story I'm proud of!

Masha Potemkin

Student

My product is based around humor and anything artistic. From landscapes to art prints to stickers of cats and skeletons, it is a mix of traditional art and humorous designs.

Matteo

Student

I'm a student at High School of Art and design studying animation. I love fighting games, anime, and hip hop. I'll be selling a variety of stickers and prints based on fanart of Dragon Ball, Parappa the Rapper, Persona 5, and more.

mechacucha

Student

I am an Japanese artist who draws both cute and cool anime fanarts. Such as ONE PIECE, and idol master, and also draws cute original character drawings! I used copic markers for my drawings and people say that my drawings make them smile and I am really proud of what I draw and who I am.

melbelleroseart

Artist

NYC artist and anime enthusiast. Drawing since childhood, I’ve always been inspired by the shows I watched on tv and the games that I’ve played. Even the books that I’ve read had played a strong role on my imagination. I’ve always loved adventurous and vivid stories. I aim to one day create such stories myself.

Michael Gerlich

Artist | Alumni

A graduate of Art and Design, in 2003 Michael was awarded Illustrator of the Year award. In 2004 he graduated with a Double Gold Seal diploma for excellence in art. He then went on to earn his BFA degree. Since Michael has been a working draftsman, illustrator, and production artist.

Nova Stanley

Student

Nova Stanley is a young freelance artist studying illustration at the High School of Art and Design. Their work has been showed in children's books, Vogue italia, the W Magazine, live performances, and several online articles. They love watching TV, listening to podcasts, and drawing drawing drawing!

Nichronicles

Artist | Alumni

I am a Illustrator and Toy designer just trying my best. I am an Alumni i went to Art and Design back in 2012. I paint a lot and i love working on stories for characters that will be in my webcomic.

Oso Apple!!

Artist

I love to draw yo!!!!!! I made SPIGOT, a crudely-drawn comic about growing up.

Or3nj1

Student

Just a guy here to have a good time, making sure others have a fun time!
Fan of video games and Anime, all that jazz, and an aspiring animator! Here to visit, here to view? Well have a nice time and enjoy your time!

paintbucketfool

Student

I am a 17 year old young animator born in Buffalo, New York and living in Brooklyn. I have been learning both 2D and 3D animation and hope to pursue both in my career and through college. Most of my artwork is digital and I like digitally painting on my free time.

Plantk1ng and Mahogdog

Cartoonists

Hello!! I’m Ana and I’m an aspiring cartoon artist and character designer who is working being able to attend more artist alleys in the future! I am also working on making my own comic sometime on the future!

Poorly Formed

Artist

CS Smith is a freelance illustrator based in NYC. Her art and merchandise consists of both original and fan art, with a strong emphasis on queer themes.

Rainbow Club

Student

My name is Kayla Love. I'm a 18 year old student who majors in Cartooning in High School of Art and Design. I'm in love with the 60s and 70s and anything retro.

RAMI J

Student

I was initially a self taught artist before getting accepted to Art and Design. Due to this, and that I didn't really know much about art like I thought I did, I wasn't really confident in showcasing my art. However, as a Junior, I feel like I should promote my art and make some money for college, or whenever I may need money in the future.

Rev.wav

Student

Come and give me your shmeckles and in return i will give you anime.

Rich T.

Artist

Freelance Artist/Illustrator specializing in sequential art, storyboards, illustrations, digital art and murals.

Ron_nandz.art

Artist

I am a freelance artist who has graduated from High School of Art & Design

Ryan Douglass

Artist

I am professional children's book illustrator. I have had several books published by the publishing house Pen It Publications. I have been exhibiting my artwork at conventions since 2017.

Saltycoughdrop

Student

"Just here vibin, ah ha ha what if i put my table next to yours ha ha just kidding.....unless?" - Kiara Senior animator who enjoys gaming and animation, if you want to talk about shera come talk to me please im begging

Strawberry Sanguine

Student

Serena, or Mars, (@screaming.starz on Instagram) is an 18-year-old drawing... simply whatever they feel like. They get migraines much too often, probably from being hunched over their iPad so much.

SoB

Student

This artist right here is a proud cartooning student, huge movie fanatic, and the slowest reader of books you will ever find. I've always dreamt of being in this school and the fact that I was able to have the fortune to actually go here makes this journey of me becoming a professional even more better. This is the beginning and watch out for my name at Comic Con one day.

Sunny Side Up! (Ft. Liz and Jalyn)

Students

A collaboration with Liz Almonte and Jalyn Chiclana, we are aspiring artists looking to expose our art together as a joint brand.

Takobillies

Student

I'm Billie, a cartooning student! I specialize in cartoony digital illustrations and pop-culture fanart! Follow me @takobillies on Instagram and Twitter!

Tamz_Drawingz

Student

When life gives a pencil make the most out of it otherwise you’ll just have a black piece of paper

Tess (tessdoesarts)

Student

Hi I'm a freshman at Art and Design and I want to get a chance to show off my art as well as get experience.

Thinn Win

Student

I'm an artist that loves drawing and making original characters and stories plus doing some fanart characters from cartoons such as Sailor Moon, My Little Pony and Steven Universe! I love doing both realistic illustrations and cartooning. My favorite medium is traditional watercolors and color pencils. I feel that my works looks best when it comes from the heart. :)

Trashyphobia

Student

I’m a cartoonist who is striving to be a creator themselves! I experiment with animation and game development as well, I’m a package of a whole bunch of skill!

VeRonIca

Student

I believe whatever I draw always represents a part of me I can't explain with words. My art varies from bright and colorful to sometimes horror and graphic. I want to be able to have fun whenever I create something new, since I believe my art is also a representation of me. I have truly seen myself grow and will always seek new opportunities for improvement, for I have been taught that "I will always be my toughest critic".

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