Brian Despain Art



May 05, 2004

First off let me introduce myself... I'm Brian's new business partner and will be taking over operations here at the studio so Brian can get back to doing what he loves doing most, art. (Not that he was spending all that much time updating this page anyway, but now we're just arguing semantics.)

Since you're going to figure it out anyway, I'll just tell you, I'm also Brian's super cool wife. I am the new compulsive type A personality driving Imp Head Studio to new heights of greatness. Well, not exactly, Brian is the greatness, I'm more like a janitor. My role as part of Imp Head Studio is to do the stuff Brian's genius does not afford him the time to do for you.

A huge part of my job is to keep up to date and of continued interest to all of you. I want to reward your support for Brian's work with a fun and fascinating experience here. Besides, if I blow it, Brian will fire me and I'll have to be a microbiologist again. In short, we want you to keep coming back and to invite others to spend time with some beautiful inspiring artwork.

If you have ideas about information or items you would like to see here send email to . I will respond to your comments and get your address on the mailing list. Then, you will be the first to know when something happens.

My pledge and promise to you: Any information you provide to Imp Head Studio will be used STRICTLY to inform you of Imp Head Studio news. People are not for sharing. If at anytime you would like to be released from the Imp Head Realm, simply drop an email to the or to me at . We are here for you and we want to remain here, so we don't intend to make you unhappy. Fair enough? Super! On with the fun.

I could fall all over myself apologizing for the delay in updates, but would you really believe it at this point? There are infinitely more important things I need to tell you right now.

Big News: Brian takes a silver in Spectrum 11!
Well, it's not for the Olympics, but we're all pretty pleased here at the studio. The annual competition honoring Science-fiction and Fantasy artists culminates in the publication of Spectrum. It functions as the Fantasy Art "Who's who", judged by distinguished creative professionals in the industry. Brian earned a Silver Medal for "Piscis Ex Machina" in the Institutional Category (oddly appropriate for Brian). Spectrum 11 will be published by Underwood Books in October 2004.
*Also of note, Brian's work is included in previous Spectrum collections numbered 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10, most of which are still available at local bookstores or from fine online establishments like Bud Plant.

Exposed as a Master as well...
Brian was honored by Ballistic Publishing as a Master of Humor for his piece "The Longest Ride". Selected works are published in a collection titled Expose. This competition is in it's second year and they are demonstrating their good taste by recognizing people doing great digital artwork. You can have one for your very own viewing pleasure from Ballistic Publishing.

Brian will be with the Snowblind Studios team at E3 in Los Angeles May 11-14, 2004. This is a trade event and not open to the public, but if you will be there in a professional capacity, check out Snowblind Studios latest endeavor, "Champions, Return to Arms" at the Sony Online Entertainment booth.

Brian will also be at Comic-Con International 2004 in San Diego July 22-25, 2004. This event is open to the public and those of you in the area should definitely stop by. Brian would love to see you! He will have plenty of prints available and it really is more fun to pick them up from the man himself. Imp Head Studio T-shirts are in production and will also be available. Who knows what else we will come up with by July?