Entry Info

Learn about the Spectrum Call for Entries, how and when you can submit your work, request a poster and more.

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Submit Your Work

The Spectrum 24 Call for Entries opens on October 17, 2016.

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Meet the Judges

Learn about the five member jury team who selected the Gold and Silver awards and artwork for inclusion in Spectrum 23. The Spectrum 24 jury will be announced in mid-October.

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Latest News

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live 2017 Accepting Exhibitor Applications!

Exhibitor registration for Spectrum Fantastic Art Live which will be held in Kansas City, MO on April 21-23, 2017 is now being accepted. For more details, please visit the SFAL website here.

Spectrum 24 Call for Entries Poster Artwork by Justin Gerard!

Preeminent painter Justin Gerard was selected by John Fleskes to provide a new illustration for the Spectrum 24 Call for Entries poster. Gerard captured the steps when making the painting which he has shared in an informative post on Muddy Colors. You can read it here.

Spectrum at Comic-Con International in San Diego!

Join the Spectrum publisher Flesk Publications at Comic-Con International in San Diego at booth #5019. Spectrum director John Fleskes and various Spectrum artists will be making appearances throughout the weekend. Please visit us for more details at the show.

Spectrum 23 Sent to the Printer!

Spectrum 23 has been sent to the printer. The proofs have been approved and the book is currently on the press. The latest annual will be on sale in November 2016. Thank you to all of the artists who provided their artwork and details on time to keep us on schedule!

Announcing the Spectrum 23 Award Recipients!

The Spectrum Awards Ceremony was held at the Society of Illustrators in NYC on Saturday, May 7th. Congratulations to all of the gold and silver award winners and to the Rising Star and Grand Master Award recipients! View the recipient list by clicking here.

Spectrum 23 Awards Ceremony!

The Spectrum Awards Ceremony is being held at the Society of Illustrators in NYC on Saturday, May 7th. Doors open at 6:00pm and the ceremony begins at 7:00pm. Gold & Silver Awards will be presented in 8 categories; the Spectrum Rising Star Award recipient will be announced as will the 2016 Grand Master honoree. A complimentary small plates buffet will be available along with a cash bar. Seating will be limited. Tickets are FREE but seating is VERY limited and a ticket will be required to have a chair during the ceremony. Standing room and overflow in the Society's bar will be available to those without a ticket.

Click for details and to reserve your ticket here.

Spectrum Rising Star Award Nominees Announced!

J.A.W. Cooper, Yoann Lossel and Victor Maury have been selected by Colin and Kristine Poole as the Rising Star nominees for 2016. The Spectrum Rising Star Award will be presented on May 7th at the Spectrum Awards Ceremony held at the Society of Illustrators in New York City.

This award will recognize and acknowledge one of these three emerging artists. Each demonstrates exceptional abilities and a dedication in the fantastic art arena. The recipient will be presented with the award by the Poole's at the gala on May 7th.

To learn about the history behind the Rising Star Award, follow this link.

Latest Video

Terryl Whitlatch interviewed by John Fleskes during the Spectrum 23 judging event on February 27, 2016 in Santa Cruz, California.

David Palumbo interviewed by John Fleskes during the Spectrum 23 judging event on February 27, 2016 in Santa Cruz, California.

The Spectrum 23 judging event was held at the Flesk Publications offices on February 27, 2016 in Santa Cruz, California. Watch highlights as the five member jury--comprising of David Palumbo, Cynthia Sheppard, Kirk Thatcher, Charlie Wen and Terryl Whitlatch--reviewed the Spectrum entries during the daylong event.

Kirk Thatcher interviewed by John Fleskes during the Spectrum 23 judging event on February 27, 2016 in Santa Cruz, California.

Cynthia Sheppard interviewed by John Fleskes during the Spectrum 23 judging event on February 27, 2016 in Santa Cruz, California.