Celebrity Fan Fest
San Antonio’s premier comic con, is excited to welcome
John Picacio is one of the most acclaimed American artists in the fields of science fiction, fantasy and horror publishing over the last two decades. He illustrated the best-selling 2012 George R. R. Martin / A Song of Ice and Fire Calendar, and has created iconic art for the Star Trek and X-Men franchises. His body of work features major cover illustrations for authors such as Michael Moorcock, Harlan Ellison, Brenda Cooper, James Dashner, Frederik Pohl, Dan Simmons, Mark Chadbourn, Sheri S. Tepper, James Tiptree, Jr., Lauren Beukes, Jeffrey Ford, Joe R. Lansdale, and many, many more.
Winner of the 2012 and 2013 Hugo Award for Best Professional Artist, his accolades include eight Chesley Awards, two Locus Awards, two International Horror Guild Awards, the World Fantasy Award, and the Inkpot Award. In 2012, he founded the creative imprint, Lone Boy, where he launched his Loteria Grande card series — a bold contemporary re-imagineering of the classic Mexican game of chance.