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Ditmar Eligbility: Art

26 Apr

With just over a week of Ditmar nomming left (they close 4th May), I thought it was time to get my own nominations in order and also see if I could summarise what I know to eligible in both Professional and Fan Art Categories

Professional Art

benpayne did an excellent job of summarising a heap of small spress covers here: http://benpayne.livejournal.com/428943.html
(2012 cover by Cat Sparks, Aurealis #40 cover by Adam Duncan, Aurealis #40 cover by Adam Duncan, Canterbury 2100 cover by Nick Stathopoulos, Creeping in Reptile Flesh cover by Cat Sparks, Angel Rising cover by Cat Sparks, Borderlands 10, cover by Sarah Xu, Midnight Echo #1, cover by David Schembri??)

Tin Duck Nominations in this category were:
Magic Dirt Cover by Mike Mission and Russell B Farr (http://ladnews.livejournal.com/77271.html – and it won)
Man In Space by Kathryn Linge (http://kathrynlinge.livejournal.com/80722.html)
Running the Nullarbor Cover by Manic Pixie (http://www.amazon.com/Running-Nullarbor-Laney-Cairo/dp/1603705899)
The Cage by Christopher Phillips (Christopher’s tres awesome art can be seen here: http://christopherphillips.com.au/catalogue/)
The Tockleys Cover by Manic Pixie (http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1655 – or check http://agoodliedown.livejournal.com/23614.html for bigger versions of both of Manic Pixie’s covers)
Well Obviously by Christopher Phillips (still awesome – see above)

Other nominations I’ve seen around the traps:
Andrew McKiernan for his gallery in Black Box

Fan Art
Much of the stuff in the 2008 Swancon Art Show will be eligible in the Fan Art Category (see here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kathrynlinge/sets/72157604344415407/). angriest has suggested Nancy Lorenz for nomination and she had a number of pieces in the 2008 Art show (as well as a examples on her deviantart account here)

I did a couple of things during the year, but my major activity in 2008 was art and design for Contact: Swancon 2009, particularly the logo (as already posted about here). It won the Tin Duck (hurrah!) and other nominations in this category were:

Costume – Wasteland Steam Punk by Liz Grzyb (And a picture thanks to editormum http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30422066&id=1127801707)
Costume – Zeetha by Pavla Walsh (have not seen)
Dragon Quilt by Calum Watson (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kathrynlinge/2379377665/in/set-72157604344415407/)
Fire and Ice by Lisa Rye (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kathrynlinge/2379383513/in/set-72157604344415407/)
Penguins with Balloons by Stephanie Cooke (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kathrynlinge/2379371301/in/set-72157604344415407/)
Shasta’s Picture by Melanie Tregonning (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kathrynlinge/2379383859/in/set-72157604344415407/)
Tardis In Vortex by Kathryn Linge (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kathrynlinge/2379385861/in/set-72157604344415407/)
Wasteland II: Age of Iron Flyer Set by John Parker (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kathrynlinge/2379372635/in/set-72157604344415407/)

Cat Sparks’ cover (and insides) for the Scary Food Cookbook was very cool (http://sswftapa.blogspot.com/2008/10/scary-food-anthology.html)

And there was an amazing array of art produced for the Art the Scares You Fundraiser (http://community.livejournal.com/artscaresyou/profile). My favorites include:

Anna Tambour’s Noses (http://catsparx.livejournal.com/96662.html)
Tansy Rayner Roberts’ ‘Daleks are A Girl’s Best Friend’ Bookmark (http://community.livejournal.com/artscaresyou/19243.html)
Rachel Holkner’s Gumble Soft toy (http://community.livejournal.com/artscaresyou/16034.html)

And, finally, other nominations I’ve seen around the traps:
Andrew McKiernan
Dick Jenssen (cover artist for Interstellar Ramjet Scoop, February 2008 issue)
Carol Kewley (cover artist for Ethel the Aardvark, February-March 2008 issue)
David L. Russell (for his body of work including illustrations for Steam Engine Time)
Sarah Xu (cover artist for Fannish Journeys)

I’m sure there’s much that I’ve missed, but at least it’s a start!
(Feel free to tell me more…)

Ditmar Modding

24 Mar

It was lovely to be awarded the Ditmar for Best Fan Art last night at the rather fabulous ceremony arranged by mynxii. The design of the award itself is… unusual. I can honestly say I never expected it to look like this, but I think it’s growing on me. (I think 🙂 Best of all, though, it required modification once I got it home, as they were not labeled when we got them. It had been recommended that we stick the label on with super glue, but I was a bit worried it’s make the ink run so I ended up using double sided sticky tape with great effect. Congrats to all the winners – I’m looking forward to modding the other ASif!/Twelfth Planet Press awards, as well as asimum‘s, if she’ll let me 🙂

Ditmar Modding

Finished Award