Francis Vallejo Wins Prestigious Spectrum Gold Award
CCS Assistant Professor of Illustration Francis Vallejo has won the Spectrum Gold Award in the book category for illustrations he created for Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys (Folio Society, 2018). The highest honor in the field for science fiction and fantasy art, “Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Arts” annually presents gold and silver awards for exemplary illustration work from the previous year. Vallejo received the award at a ceremony on March 30 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Create Like You Mean It: Sydney G. James Means Business
“I didn’t realize the power of doing murals until a woman saw me up on a scaffold painting at Murals in the Market. She had taken a wrong turn and was with her daughter, whose name was also Sydney. When Sydney saw me up on the scaffold, her jaw hit the floor! She’s thinking, ‘You’re not supposed to be up there, but you’re up there.’ I think it’s really important that girls see me doing what I’m doing — the action of painting.”