Allen Gladfelter draws comics to the delight of children and adults the world over. He’s a cartoonist, game artist, freelance illustrator, and storyboard artist who has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry.
Swell Blog. Stories about artists and artwork from the community. Swell Artist Collective and Art Gallery, Boise, Idaho.
Mike Dreher is a comic artist and illustrator. He lives just outside of Boise, Idaho and works in traditional and digital media. Mike brings his love for making comics to whatever he does, whether it's mentoring up-and-coming comic artists or chipping in to help fledgling creators.
Miguel Almeida is a visual artist living in Boise, Idaho who enjoys telling stories through various mediums, both digital and traditional. When he’s not arting, you can usually find him skateboarding or spending time with his three-legged cat, Robert Smith.
Steve Willhite has been a freelance cartoonist since '91 with artwork appearing in comic books, magazines, children's books and newspapers. He specializes in artwork that's a bit odd or out of the ordinary - but always fun!
John Warfel creates work that engages with his clients' stories. Photography, design, illustration and video all come into play - and he thinks it's great to create for a living. But in order to get his hands dirty after a day spent working on a computer, he pursues artistic endeavors like drawing, printmaking and t-shirt design.
Sarah Terrell's work is energetic and eclectic in style and subject matter. While embracing grunge art, pop surrealism, and pop culture, her work remains deeply influenced by nature, travel, and all things beautiful.
Tony Rios very rarely paints with an agenda, and doesn’t attempt to explain his work, he believes that art can have more than one meaning, that it is subjective and views differ from one person to the next. So he leaves it to the viewer to go away with whatever the images mean to them. Music plays an influential part in his creations, inspiring both images and concepts.
James McKain's work is focused on metaphor and darker themes of the human condition, creating loose narratives for the viewer to follow. Ultimately he likes to allow the viewers to project themselves into each illustration and find their own meaning.
Bruce Maurey's paintings draw inspiration from his time spent living near the Mexico border. Dia de los Muertos characters are typically the focal point of his work, with vibrant colors and whimsical scenes which represent a celebration of life and death, honoring both his past and those passed.
Wil Kirkman's neon glass sculptures are conduits of encased illuminated color. Inspired by the organic nature of the rare earth elements that fluoresce under ultraviolet light, his custom works fuse design, use of color and the artistic component, pushing the boundaries of neon art technology.
Patrick Kalange is an illustrator and bartender in Boise, Idaho. He works in almost every medium, including chalkboards. Kalange splits his time as a Project Director assisting other artists with their font designs and producing his own.
Shelley Jund creates art that is mysterious and dreamlike. She likes to explore dualities, and will often create works that are both ethereal and natural, ephemeral and enduring, and that combine the beautiful with unsettling aesthetics.
John Irwin is constantly seeking new styles and diversifying his portfolio. From fast paced night life promotional media to traveling across the world creating stories of individuals on their own journey, he has continued to expand the vision for JAI illustrated.
Through vision and imagination, Bobby Aden is a self taught painter and freelance artist. Oil painting, acrylic, pencil, and ink are just a few of the art forms he enjoys. He is dedicated and devoted to his craft and this radiates throughout his work.