There are 35 artists attending Celebration VI which means 35 exclusive art prints to hunt down. Today, we continue our Artist Spotlight series with William O'Niell & Ken Phipps.
Artist: William O'Neill
Size: 24" x 18"
Edition Size: 250
William O'Neill has been an "unofficial" Star Wars artist since the morning after he first saw Episode IV and started drawing X-wings and TIE fighters. Since then William has gone on to become a professional illustrator and writer. His freelance resume includes work for: Fox Television, MGM, New Line, Jim Henson Productions, Inkworks, Topps, Hanna-Barbera, Cross-Gen, Image Comics, IDW, and since 2005, Lucasfilm. William and his wife Jan co-own Hurricane Entertainment where he co-created the popular comic books VIOLENT MESSIAHS and CHASSIS. William also wrote the acclaimed comic book miniseries, JOHN CARPENTER'S SNAKE PLISSKEN CHRONICLES. William, his lovely wife and their Welsh corgi Data reside in Studio City, CA where he is busy working on several freelance projects including writing the upcoming web series, AGENT 88.
From Bill: "I recently wrote and co-created a new film project called AGENT 88, which is a lead story on Nerdist.com
. The film is a pilot for a web series. The project is currently on Kickstarter.com
. The reason I bring this up is that Peter Mayhew will be appearing in the series in a recurring role. The Kickstarter campaign ends on 8.8.12 at 8:08 pm PDT. Within the next few days we will be putting up some more information on Peter. Also Heavy Metal is publishing a Kickstarter Exclusive Art of 88 book and a number of the Star Wars
artists are involved in the project, including Cat Staggs, Randy Martinez, Denise Vasquez, Justin Chung, Tom Hodges, Dan Panosian and Lee Kohse."
Artist: Ken Phipps
Size: 18" x 24"
Paper: Three Color hand-silkscreened by the artist on Domtar Cougar 100lb Cover
Edition Size: 125
Also offering limited edition hand-printed 5" x 7" wood-cut prints.
Ken Phipps is an award-winning digital media visual designer working in the entertainment and technology industries. His love for movies, video games and interactive work has led him to designing and producing creative licensing, advertising and marketing solutions for Disney, Toys"R"Us, ABC Television, Universal Pictures, Warner Bros., Apple Computer, Hewlett Packard, Sun Microsystems, Yahoo!, IGN, Cartoon Network, and other major brands. Ken was a style-guide artist for Lucasfilm on Episodes I, II, III, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars. His design firm, hyperdigitalinteraction Inc., generates new ideas and compelling designs for clients who value quality of thought from a strategic partner and quality of execution across all types of media.