Jake Parker is the founder of the famous Inktober challenge, which has grown into a world-wide phenomenon. Being an illustrator, writer, and teacher, he has worked on everything from animated films to comics to picture books. He has lived in six states, working at studios such as Disney, Marvel and Warner with the most amazing and talented people in the country. Jake is also the co-founder of the Society of Visual Storytelling that teaches people how to become a professional illustrator like himself.
Even Mehl Amundsen is a freelance concept artist from Norway who has worked for studios like Karakter, Ubisoft, Blizzard, Riot, Axis Animation, Blur, Guerilla Games, Wizards of the Coasts, Volta Studios and many more. Besides that he has been working on his own world shown in TEGN. He travels a lot, teaching what he has learned in workshops and giving advice to newcomers.
Peter Han hardly needs an introduction here. He is one of the best art teachers you can find, passing on his vast knowledge to students worldwide and thus building the next generation of Concept Artists. He wrote a book on the Dynamic Sketching approach and is a member of Kim Jung Gi’s infamous SUPERANI group. Peter helped Carbon Black get off to a flying start by teaching our very first workshop in May, 2019.
Hector Moran is a Mexican Freelance Character Artist based in Graz, who specialises in the creation of miniatures for AAA companies. He has worked on projects such as Fortnite, Street Fighter, Ghostbusters, Darksiders and Biomutant, for which he created the massive Atomic Edition figurine, which was also displayed at the Gamescom consumer fair in 2019.
Florian Satzinger is a Character Designer based in Graz who has worked for clients such as Walt Disney, Warner Bros and Red Bull. He has won the Nemoland Award for Character Design in 2009 and is also showcasing his work in exhibitions like “Welcome to Duckland“ and “Of Critters, Ducks And Dragons” at venues such as Gipsoteca dell’Istituto d’Arte di Firenze, Ars Electronica Center and Campus International de Cannes. Florian also took on the role of Art Director and Director for a cartoon production, starring his own characters John Starduck and Toby Skybuckle.
Fatemeh Haghnejad is an Iranian illustrator based in Oslo, who creates artwork for games, books, magazines, and advertisements. She illustrated the cover image of ImagineFX Magazine’s January edition. Fatemeh comes from an artistic family and gained much of her inspiration from her grandfather, who was a poet, painter and actor. She’s worked on books such as Ronja the Robber’s Daughter and has created illustrations for the Firestarter magazine and the first edition of Hardcover.
Amber Aki Huang is a Visual Development Artist working for Dreamworks TV. She is currently located in Burbank, CA, and has worked for Netflix, Glow in the Dark Studios, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and more. Her whimsical style evokes a feeling of nostalgia and tranquillity, which is accentuated by her soft brushstrokes and colour choice.
Pauline is a freelance Illustrator based in Berlin, who currently works for Riot and Wizards of the Coast (Magic the Gathering). Her roster also includes clients such as Marvel and Valve and her work has been displayed at the LUMI exhibition in Los Angeles in 2019. Pauline loves impossible colours and finds inspiration in moonlight, myths, music and and the occult.
People who attend the CBAF receive a 10% discount on our future 2020 workshops.
Our speakers give you individual feedback and career advice during our review sessions. Each review session takes 15 minutes and is scheduled. You will know beforehand when you have a session, so no need to chase artists and wait in lines for hours! In order to give our speakers preparation time and ensure that everyone gets a review, we ask you to apply for a slot before the event. You can apply for up to 3 reviews. The application will open soon.
Our speakers draw live on stage for 1,5 hours, explain their techniques and share their experience about the industry. You can ask them questions at the end of each session.
Our speakers discuss the topics live on stage, share their experience and answer your questions. The first discussion is about Mental Health: burnout, crunch time, art block, anxiety, imposter syndrome and more. The topic of the second panel is Finding Work as an Artist. Our speakers give advice on portfolio preparation, job interviews, how to start a freelance career, salaries and more.
Who is this Event for?
Illustrators, Concept Artists, Visual Developers, 3D Artists, students, art enthusiasts and anyone who wants to learn new skills, get career advice from industry professionals and connect with like minded people.
Fields our speakers work in:
Board & Card Games
Comics & Magazine Covers