The Sponsorship Program identifies one or more promising artists or creative professionals who use technology in novel ways to inspire or advance the fields of popular visual arts including drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, videography and filmmaking. Selected individuals are sponsored for attendance at a major industry convention and networking event. The sponsored individual is provided with an opportunity to display, sell, or promote their work at a booth on the convention floor, along with opportunities for meetings with other creators, artists, publishers, and notable professionals in their creative field.
San Diego Comic-Con
The 2017 Sponsored Artist Program is now open for submissions. Please please click the link below to learn all the details!
Previous YEars Sponsored Artists
SDCC 2016 - Candice broersma
Candice Broersma grew up in the quaint city of Yucaipa, California. She began her studies at a local art studio under the direction of artist Sharon Rachel, learning the basics of observational drawing over the course of seven years. As an undergraduate at the University of Redlands, she pursued her love of both music and art--painting by day and performing clarinet by night. Candice's involvement in the two fields gave her the opportunity to create recital posters, which introduced her to visual communication and design. Eager to delve further into the commercial arts, Candice decided to pursue illustration and consequently enrolled in the Masters program at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Since graduating, Candice has returned to California to begin her career as a freelance illustrator.
SDCC 2015 - Sara K. Diesel
Sara K. Diesel, a young professional illustrator, attended as the recipient of 2015's highly sought-after KWF Sponsored Artist grant. She joined us at the Foundation's booth on the Exhibitor Floor, thrown into the deep end of the world's largest fandom, pop arts, sci-fi, and comic book convention. She rocked it. More...
SDCC 2014 - David Boudreau
David Boudreau, is a concept and caricature artist, as well as an accomplished animator. David was the recipient of the first SDCC Sponsored Artist program in 2014.