J. Anthony Kosar, Kosart Effects Studios
Meet J. Anthony Kosar at Chicago Frights 2015. Anthony will be available for autographs and photos with fans, but will also be offering a 2 hour demonstration on:
Creating a Creature
In 2007, Anthony interned at the legendary Stan Winston Studio, creating effects for Indiana Jones 4 and James Cameron’s Avatar. Kosar designs and sculpts for Zagone Studios, one of the leading mask manufacturers in the world. He creates special effects for theater, film, commercials, and print. Kosar teaches the art of FX through his Kosart Atelier: School for Entertainment Arts in Westmont, IL, and also teaches airbrushing at the French Pastry School in Chicago, IL.Kosar was awarded by the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, American Watercolor Society, Illinois Watercolor Society, and several others. In 2009, he was named “One to Watch” by Watercolor Artist Magazine. His work has been selected to appear in Splash 13: Best of Watercolor, and volumes 19 & 20 of Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. He was recently honored by being selected as one of the judges for Spectrum 21. He designs and sculpts prototypes for toys, collectibles and medical anatomical models, illustrates for novels and comic books, and curates art gallery exhibitions at his Kosar Gallery, most notably the Annual Maleficium Dark Art Exhibitions. Kosar was Valedictorian of the class of 2008 at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, IL, earning his BFA in Illustration.