Bob Eggleton


Bob Eggleton is a successful science fiction, fantasy, horror, and landscape artist, encompassing twenty years of putting brush to canvas or board.  Winner of 9 Hugo Awards, 12 Chesley Awards, as well as various magazine awards, his art can be seen on the covers of magazines, books, posters and prints, and of late, trading cards, stationery, drink coasters, journals, and jigsaw puzzles.  He also works as a conceptual illustrator for movies and thrill rides.  The most recent movie work includes concept and character design for the animated feature 'The Antbully' for DNA Productions/Playtone Co./Warner Bros.  Previous to that, Bob did conceptual art for the Academy Award nominated animated film 'Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius'.  Between demanding deadlines for book covers and movies, Bob has managed to squeeze in time to illustrate two books of experimental artwork about dragons.  'Dragonhenge' (2002) and 'The Stardragons' (2005), allowed Bob to stretch his talents in a range of mediums and also to indulge in exercising his beloved pencil work.  Both are narrated dragon-myth original stories conceived and written by the award winning author, John Grant.  Other books of Bob's artwork include: 'Alien Horizons: The Fantastic Art of Bob Eggleton', 'Greetings From Earth: The Art of Bob Eggleton', and 'The Book of Sea Monsters'.  Currently, 'Primal Darkness: The Gothic and Horror Artwork of Bob Eggleton' is available from Cartouche Press.  And in amongst all of this, Bob still manages to sneak away sometimes and watch his beloved Japanese monster films, buy toys, fit in travel to strange and wondrous places, and do the odd bit of landscape painting.  Bob has been elected as a Fellow of The International Association of Astronomical Artists (FIAAA), and is a Fellow of The New England Science Fiction Association (NESFA).  His work has appeared on professional publications and books in the world of SF, Fantasy & Horror across the world. 

Other Interesting and Trivial Facts About Bob Eggleton: - He is married to Australian Artist, Marianne Plumridge and they live in a condo in Rhode Island largely populated by a legion of Godzilla toys; movies; books…many books; music cds; art materials; and the resultant paintings.  - "Life is a Rock But the Radio Rolled Me": An asteroid, or minor planet, has been named after Bob Eggleton: '13562 Bobeggleton', which was discovered in 1992 by Spacewatch at Kitt Peak.


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DayTimeTitleDescriptionParticipants
Fri1200Painting DemonstrationGuest of Honor Michael Whelan, Bob EGGLETON and Naoyuki KATO demonstrate painting using ideas and suggestions flown in from the audience.Michael WHELAN, Bob EGGLETON, Naoyuki KATO
Fri1300Godzilla 1954Bob Eggleton speaks about Godzilla on rare materials.Bob EGGLETON, Kazuo SUMIYA
Sat1000What Editors Want From ArtistsIs it realism? A particular color? Many editors return to the same artists again and again. What sets these paragons apart? Style? Originality? A distinctive look or varied approach? Reliable telepathy? (Oh, and must the artist read the story, or what?)Bob EGGLETON, Jennie FARIES, John PICACIO, Karen HABER, Lou ANDERS, Betsy MITCHELL
Sat1200Panel Dialogue: Amano Yoshitaka vs. Bob Eggleton Yoshitaka AMANO, Bob EGGLETON, Yutaka IZUBUCHI, Yasuo KAWAI, Hicaru TANAKA
Sun1000Small Press Publishing in the United States, Japan, Europe ...Some of the most exciting work in science fiction, fantasy and horror is produced by small presses. What makes a book good? Can small presses save us from degeneration? What challenges in design, production, and marketing do small presses face? Can labors of love make money?Daniel SPECTOR, Bob EGGLETON, Charles ARDAI, John D. BERRY, Kelly LINK
Sun1200Godzilla 2007 Bob EGGLETON, Norman ENGLAND, Hicaru TANAKA, Shinichi WAKASA, Yuji KAIDA, Takayuki TATSUMI
Sun1400Autographs Bob EGGLETON