Born in 1962, I began to study Fine Arts in Angers (France) before pursuing studies in Architecture. Then, I collaborated with architects during many years. At the same time, I participated to several french collective comic books : ‘Brassens 1952-1955’ (Vents d’Ouest Publisher, 1989), ‘Le Diable’ (Vents d’ouest Publisher, 1993) and ‘Jeunes – Des nouvelles de la cité’ (La Comédie Illustrée Publisher, 2004).
Now, I work for a CAD software editor all the day long, and I draw caricatures during my spare time. This is how I met the great Maëster (Jim Maëster on Facebook) who offered me to participate in his book project ‘Wanted!’ (Les Éditions Valentine Publisher), in 2012, dedicated to the western movies
An award-winning artist (Best Portfolio, NCN Convention 2009), Paul has drawn for international publications such as the Radio Times and The Weekly Standard and has exhibited his work at the National Portrait Gallery in London as part of the BP Portrait Award Exhibition in 2012.
He paints mostly in oils and digitally.
Court Jones works as an illustrator, portrait artist and caricature entertainer in San Diego, California.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in Studio Art in 1996 from the University of California, San Diego, and continued his formal art training at the Watts Atelier of the Arts in Encinitas, California. Court has taught many workshops in illustration, caricature and painting across the USA and internationally. In 2003, he began teaching regular courses at the Watts Atelier in caricature, facial anatomy, illustration and portrait painting.
He has won several top awards for his work from the San Diego Portrait Society, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the International Society of Caricature Artists, where, in 2005 he was given the title Caricaturist of the Year. And in 2011, he was named Master Caricaturist of the Year.
Jason Seiler works as an illustrator, fine artist, character designer, and instructor for Schoolism. Jason’s illustrations and paintings have been featured as covers and interior pieces for Rolling Stone, Billboard, The Utne Reader, TIME, The New Yorker, Der Spiegel, Business Week, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, MAD magazine, GOLF Digest, AD WEEK, KING magazine, Revolver, Guitar Player, The Village Voice, Penguin Group, Disney, The New York Observer, New Line Cinema, Universal Pictures, Aardman Animation, and Sony Image, among others. Jason also worked as a character designer on Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland, helping to create such characters as the Red Queen, the Tweedles, the Bandersnatch and more. Most recently Jason painted Pope Francis for Time Magazine’s person of the year cover.
He has won several top awards for The Society of Illustrators, this year winning the Patrick Nagel Award of Excellence, a featured artists in American Illustration and 2013 and 2014 Award of Excellence for Communication Arts. In 2008 he won the Gold Nosey, master caricaturist of the year award and in 2009 won Master Caricature of the year award. In high school he was named most likely to fail at everything and couldn’t get a date to prom.
Best Studio Piece
1st Prize: Xi Ding
2nd Prize: Thierry Coquelet
3rd Prize: Ralf Ricker
1st Prize: Abel Joachim Crayon
2nd Prize: Patrick Strogulski
3rd Prize: Allan Buch
Best Traditional Art
1st Prize: Thierry Coquelet
2nd Prize: Paul Moyse
3rd Prize: Court Jones
Best Digital Art
1st Prize: Thomas Aigelsreite
2nd Prize: Xi Ding
3rd Prize: Jason Seiler