Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tyler Jacobson wins the Jack Gaughan Award

Hurray to Tyler Jacobson! He won the New England Science Fiction Society’s Jack Gaughan Award for Best Emerging Artist given out each year at Boskone.

I was honored to be on the jury with Todd Lockwood and Bob Eggleton. I first met Tyler last May during the Academy of the Arts University student exhibit and was immediately struck by his bold brushwork. (In fact, I believe I emailed Jon Schindehette that night from my hotel room, “Dude, you gotta check this guy out.”) Todd, Bob, and I looked over a number of really great portfolios—so much good talent coming up—but in the end thought that Tyler was an exemplary representation of the award — newly in the field but with work beyond-his-years, a deep portfolio of consistent work, and a motivated professional who has already established himself with clients.

Congrats, Tyler!

Check out his website and blog.
(And be sure to look at the sketches those bold black and whites.)


Eric Braddock said...

A big congrats to Tyler! His work is stellar.

Tyler Jacobson said...

Thank you very much for this posting Irene. I am truly honored to have received this Award. I only wish I could have been at the convention when it was announced. A huge thank you to all my friends and supporters as well.

Tyler Jacobson said...

Thank you also to the jury Irene Gallo, Todd Lockwood and Bob Eggleton.

Margaret Organ-Kean said...

Very nice work. I'm especially impressed by the Moby Dick and the Beowulf illustrations; in my opinion he achieves real emotional depth there. Those monsters scare me, even on the screen.

Anonymous said...

Yes. Yes, you did send me that email...and I'm deeply in your debt for the suggestion. It has been an absolute joy working with him since that day.