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 21 Call for Entries submissions are now closed. The Spectrum 22 Call for Entries opens on October 15, 2014.

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Meet the Judges

Learn about the five member jury team who will select the Gold and Silver awards and artwork for inclusion in Spectrum #21.

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Latest News

Comic-Con 2014: The Return of Spectrum! Booth #5017

After its hiatus, Spectrum Fantastic Art is coming once again to Comic-Con International in San Diego this July 23-27!

What is Spectrum? Our informed crew will be there to answer any and all questions you have. We’ll have free postcards and handouts explaining the submission process, and the call for entries. Learn about the yearly event Spectrum Fantastic Art Live and how to get involved with “The art fair with a sense of wonder.”

Find out about the upcoming Spectrum magazine and pick up a copy of one of the Spectrum annual books; we’ll have copies of many past volumes for sale!

We will be having a Spectrum signing at our booth #5017 on Friday from 2:00 to 3:00pm. Donato Giancola, Daren Bader, Allen Williams and Matthew Levin will all be with us. Bring your Spectrum books along to get signed!

Flesk Panel - Thursday, July 24 at 11:00am, Room 28DE. With a lineup including Frank Cho, Terry Dodson and William Stout talking new projects-and publisher John Fleskes frankly discussing future Flesk titles and the latest on the renowned Spectrum Fantastic Art series-you can expect an entertaining hour! So come hang out with us!

Spectrum 22 Call for Entries poster to be created by Victo Ngai!

Victo was featured in Forbes “30 under 30” this year and has received multiple Ozzie awards and awards from the Society of Illustrators among many others.

Spectrum Director John Fleskes has given Victo no parameters for the execution of the poster, “I wanted to give Victo full freedom to express herself. I’ve left the theme, style, and subject matter entirely up to Victo, knowing that she'll do an amazing job and create a true work of beauty.” So we’re excited to see what the artist creates!

Check her out here and here

The Spectrum 21 Winners Announced

The Spectrum 21 Awards were presented May 10 at a gala ceremony held in Kansas City’s historic Midland Theater. This was the first awards presentation under the guidance of Spectrum’s new Director John Fleskes. Jurors who determined the Gold and Silver Award winners this year were Cory Godbey, J. Anthony Kosar, George Pratt, Shelly Wan, and Allen Williams. All of the work will be included in Spectrum 21: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, which will be published by Flesk Publications and distributed to the trade by Publishers Group West in October.

You can view the honorees in the eight categories and the 2014 Grand Master recipient here.

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Latest Video

Warren Chang Painting From the Live Model

Terry Dodson stopped to sketch this windmill during our visit to Schiedam, The Netherlands in October 2013. Our group consisted of Mark Schultz, Terry and Rachel Dodson, Jim Reid and myself (John Fleskes). Terry keeps a sketch pad and art supplies handy while traveling in case he sees a subject worth recording. This finished sketch can be seen in Terry’s new collection "Masquerade" available summer 2014.

Helpful Bear Productions has produced a second video highlighting the artists who appeared at the third Spectrum Fantastic Art Live event last May. Over 200 artists exhibited on the show room floor. This is a celebration that puts the artists in the forefront and provides an intimate and friendly environment for people to meet and greet the creators. Enjoy this small taste of SFAL.

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