Phoenix Comicon: Artist profile – Bianca Thompson

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Bianca ThompsonBianca Thompson is an experienced professional airbrush artist who specializes in commercial sketch cards and pin-ups for comic book & trading card companies like Marvel, DC Comics, Upper Deck, Cryptozoic Entertainment and Zenescope. She uses almost 100% airbrush to create uncanny one-of-a-kind 2.5″x3.5″ paintings and larger scale pin-ups.

Bianca Thompson ExclusivesBianca owns and operates The PhoeniX Custom Airbrush Design and says, “I have been extremely lucky in life that I have been able to do what I love for 15 years.” You can find her unique work on T-Shirts, trading cards, pin-ups, Vans Shoes and skateboards. You can even see her art internationally on the TV Show, TVLoco, out of the Netherlands. Bianca also operates the largest X-men based Jean Grey fan-site on the Internet at Bianca’s Ultimate Jean Grey Site.

Bianca says her favorite artists include Dan Brereton and Julie Bell; and she admires the work of many local artists as well, including Mike Debalfo. She also counts the film Aliens as one of her influences, saying, “I am pretty darn sure Sigourney Weaver influenced the strong women I draw today!”

Bianca’s most recent projects include work on Marvel Beginnings 2 and Warlord of Mars. When asked about her ultimate ambition and goal with her art, she says, “I’m there! I create trading cards for Marvel & DC Comics.” You can find Bianca’s detailed airbrush work on official sketch card sets like the Breygent Vampirella series, Upper Deck Avengers Kree-Skrull War series, The Walking Dead trading card set and the Grimm Fairy Tales trading card set.

The Walking Dead by Bianca ThompsonBianca is looking forward to seeing her fans and artist friends this weekend at the 2012 Phonix Comicon and like many of the artists at this year’s Con, she will have several exclusives for her fans’ delight, including the Bikini Bottom Avengers, Dark Phoenix, the Spiralmind issue #5 cover and a SPECIAL exclusive that she says, “I can’t even talk about yet! It’s going to be awesome!”

You can find Bianca in the corner booth #823 at the 2012 Phoenix Comicon and she’ll be participating in the Thursday Sketch Off event, Unity Project: Women Unite on Friday and The World of Sketch Cards on Sunday. You can see more of Bianca’s incredible airbrush art on her website at thephoenixxx.com and on Deviant Art, you can also follow Bianca on FACEBOOK.

Read more Nerdvana Artist Profiles HERE!

2012 Phoenix ComiconArizona catches a lot of heat in the media and from the nation as a whole, but nevertheless our crazy ‘Hellscape’ is proudly called “home” by some of the greatest pop culture artistic talent in the country. So leading up to the 2012 Phoenix Comicon (May 24 – 27), Nerdvana will showcase a series of posts profiling some of the amazing local artists that will be appearing at this year’s convention. Read ALL the Nerdvana’s Artist Profiles!

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Bob Leeper

Bob Leeper is the co-owner and manager of "Arizona’s Pop Culture and Alternative Art Network," Evermore Nevermore. He is the co-creator of the pop culture events Steampunk Street and ENCREDICON, and is a member of the Phoenix Film Critics Society. He also curates the Facebook fan site The Arizona Cave – AZ Fans of Edgar Rice Burroughs, and is one of the few brave and bold fans of Jar Jar Binks.

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