08 August 2014

SDCC — See Ya Next Year

Always sad to leave San Diego, with all the great food and friends...
 ...but the oddfae and I will be back at SDCC next year!
And teaching in SD in the meanwhile. Masks and Trolls, anyone?

 The "Let's Get Small" classes were big fun, and
everyone made some great oddfae.

I sat on my first panel this year, "Artist as Brand", presented by Greg
Spalenka. It's VERY different seeing a panel from the other side... 0_o

Straight from my panel to the always-enjoyable
"Superhero Kung-Fu Extravaganza!" hosted by
Ric "Santa Claus" Meyers. It's become our Thursday
nite Comic Con tradition...
...then to Dick's Last Resort for late-nite/early-morning "dinner"...

The Booth Bunch, Janna, Des, Dee and Greg!
We should have taken the same pic Sunday at 5p...LOL

Dinner at BICE, a fab Italian restaurant, with the Booth Bunch plus Two — Ric and Karen! Go there for the DESSERT. >Homer Simpson drool<

...and here's the talented Gabe Garcia,
sculptor extraordinaire for Gentle Giant

And Moni surprised me from out of nowhere!
(Ginny photobombing)
One of the best things about Con is seeing friends!

Now back to the Real World and to work on commissions from Comic Con (and others), finish a magazine article, and sculpt a couple of dragons!

Stay tuned!

17 July 2014

Here Comes Comic Con!

It's that time of year again! I'm heading for San Diego to teach "Let's Get Small" this weekend, and next week is Comic Con. I'll be participating in my first panel this year, moderated by Greg Spalenka.

Click HERE for more info!


 I'll have new dolls, new masks, and some other awesome stuff, including the debut of my new sculpting tool! Hope to see ya there, booth 4716, under the Fantasy Illustrators banner.

30 May 2014

Teaching in San Diego...

This will be the second time — I hope it becomes an annual event!

12 May 2014

Hellboy 20th Anniversary Art Show

Over 100 artists pay tribute to Mike Mignola's Hellboy universe...and I'm honored to be among them!

The show, held at Hero Complex gallery in Los Angeles and curated by Chogrin Munoz, started off with a reception May 02 attended by Mike Mignola and wall-to-wall fans and artists. A good time was had by all, with everyone enjoying a slice of "pamcakes"...

The show is open 'til May 23. Definitely stop by Hero Complex if you have a chance, and if not, enjoy the artwork online:

Hellboy 20th Anniversary Art Show


01 May 2014


Hermit Shellfae Class starts May 1, 2014

Hermits are sculpted into real shells, and come in all shapes, sizes and temperaments...

The first Hermit turned up here in The Lair (my studio) one fine Autumn day in 2005, and he's inviting more and more of his friends and relatives to move in! I don't mind as they are usually pretty quiet...but if you'd like a Hermit to live with you, this class will teach you to sculpt your own shellfae in one incredibly detailed lesson!

This online class is self-paced, so you can work on it anytime you like. Written in PDF format, you can view it on your electronic devices, or print a copy. I'm available for "tech support" through a Yahoo group, where you can chat with fellow students, share pix of your work in progress and of your completed characters.

Use this link to Dawn Schiller's Hermit Class to sign up today at Doll Street Dreamers!

Other news...

WonderCon was good to the oddfae this year, and we'll be back next year. Saw lots of old friends (waving to Judi Wellnitz!), made some new ones, and just enjoyed the show! The cosplay rocked.

That's Rosenstern up there in the pic, and he seemed to be the most popular of the characters on the table, alongside Urisk, one of my older dolls...

...shown in my messy studio, with Kallen and Sehnedda in the background...

Next stop...

San Diego Comic Con
July 24-27, 2014

28 February 2014


I loved Bullwinkle when I was growing up! Actually, I still do. If you're in Sherman Oaks Saturday nite, stop by Van Eaton Galleries for "Moosylvania: the Jay Ward Tribute Show" opening and reception...Bullwinkle and I will be there!

11 February 2014

Snacktime for Peaches

Peaches is done and will soon be on his way to his new home! He was quite a learning experience, and I'm getting ready to start another dragon to put the new knowledge to use.

The wings in particular were quite the challenge...stay tuned in the next few days, and I'll have a quick photo tutorial how I made them...