Main Show Artist

Jon Sideriadis

Jon is an award-winning illustrator, author, and professor. He has worked on feature films, video games, novels, comics, board games, trading cards, and album covers. During his time as a creature effects and make-up artist in Los Angeles, Jon worked on latex monster make-up, body suits, and promotional material for feature length films including Godzilla, Silent Hill, and Underworld 2. He is the Art Director of the Spartan Museum of Art, and is head of the illustration program at the University of New Haven. Jon has been a guest of honor at FaerieCon and ArtistaCon. He regularly speaks as a lecturer and panelist at IX Arts and has been participating in the main show for many years. He recently won Best in Show at GenCon 2019, and his work has been displayed in galleries all over the country. He published two books last year that he wrote and illustrated as part of an original mythology series called Astromythos. It is an extensive series of books with original myths from his invented universe. The foreward in Book One was written by Brian and Wendy Froud.

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