Artist Spotlight - Naomi VanDoren

I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Naomi VanDoren at New York Comic Con in early October. While I passed by many talented artists on the show floor, I was instantly to drawn to Naomi's colorful illustrations, whimsical characters, and immersive worlds. In the back of my mind, I was thinking the makers of Guild Wars, my favorite MMO of all time, needs to hire Naomi for their next project. Throw in some Jeremy Soule music, and you got yourself a video game I can't wait to explore.

Me flipping through Naomi's book. I wish I had more time to read the entire thing!

Naomi and her friend EJ were so much fun and energetic. While it was four days into the show, they welcomed everyone who passed by their booth with a greeting and a smile. I don't know where they get their energy, but I appreciate it. It made my first Comic Con experience a positive one.

In closing, I hope to see Naomi and EJ again in the future, and I can't wait to see her next body of work called FOXDRAGON. "A story of adventure about Naiya, a young teen, and her foxdragon friend named Aru. Together they brave many obstacles on a race to save a city from the magic that corrupts their world."

Portrait of Naomi and EJ at NYCC2018

You can learn more about Naomi by visiting https://www.naomivandoren.com/. She currently resides in San Francisco Bay Area with her husband Anson, and their siamese cat, Zara.


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