Loraine Sammy

Loraine Sammy’s involvement in the online creative world has taken her across the United States, attending conventions and conferences for multiple fandoms and cultural media events. As co–founder of racebending.com, she has done various presentations and panels on equal representation in modern entertainment, encouraging active participation from media consumers. However, her one true passion is rooted in the world of art and artists. As a professional and freelance illustrator, Loraine is endlessly fascinated by the wide impact that visual creativity has on our society, and vice versa. Ultimately, it is artistic diversity that keeps Loraine enthralled by the wonder of our collective human imagination. She currently lives in Vancouver, BC — but this particular Canadian is neither mild nor apologetic, eh. Her website is lorainesammy.com.

Interview with Catherine Denvir

Catherine Denvir is an artist whose career path has taken her from illustration — a vocation in which her work appears in many publications — into painting to satisfy a growing fascination for the media, while working with a multitude of painting disciplines.

Interview with Cover Artist Jeff Ward

Jeff Ward is a digital illustrator with an eye for painting fantastic worlds and characters. He’s done work for various big house comic book publishers, as well as game developers and magazines. Apex Magazine is very fortunate to have his work ‘Planet Base’ grace the cover of this issue.

Interview with Ashley Mackenzie

APEX MAGAZINE: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself as an illustrator?

ASHLEY MACKENZIE: I’m a Canadian illustrator based out of Toronto, Ontario. I graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design last year and I’ve been freelancing ever since.

Apex Interview with Anneliese Juergensen

I grew up in the suburbs of Connecticut, where I drew pictures on every sheet of paper and homework I could find. I went to Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA, and earned a B.A. in Studio Art with a minor in English, and then went to the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and finished my post–baccalaureate degree in Illustration.