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February 17-19, 2023 — Westin Boston Seaport District
February 3, 2014

Boskone 51: Official Artist

If you’ve been admiring this year’s Boskone art images, you can thank David Palumbo, freelance illustrator and Official Artist of Boskone 51. His wide reach spans from gallery showings to art for Magic the Gathering, book covers and beyond.


The This is Cool website describes David this way,  “With subjects that cover every area and facet of science fiction, fantasy and horror, David skillfully merges dark, macabre and disturbing subject matter with wonderfully observed figures and characters bringing a sense of realism to everything he paints.”

He will be one of the artists featured in the Atlas Film Productions‘ project, Art of the Fantastic: Journey into Creation, a documentary about the history, influences and progression of contemporary imaginative realism. The project successfully met its Kickstarter goal back in August 2013.

He recently produced two beautiful covers for Dark Horse’s relaunch of the Aliens and Prometheus comics.

And for Magic fans, take a peek at this video from the Illuxcon 2013 – Magic the Gathering Artist Panel.  David introduces himself at minute 10:22.

His schedule for Boskone 51

  • Boskone Meet the Guests & Art Show Reception Fri 21:00 – 22:00, Galleria-Art Show
  • Art Demo with Official Artist David Palumbo (Demonstration) Sat 11:00 – 11:50, Harbor I
  • The Future of Art and Artists in SF and Fantasy Sat 12:00 – 12:50, Carlton
  • Art Show Tour — Featuring the Art of David Palumbo (Docent Tour) Sat 14:00 – 14:50, Galleria-Art Show
  • Autographing with Seanan McGuire, David Palumbo & Walter Jon Williams (Reserved), Sat 15:00 – 15:50, Galleria-Autographing
  • Creating an Art Portfolio (Workshop) Sat 17:00 – 17:50, Lewis
  • Reduced William Shakespeare Star Wars Reading Sat 21:15 – 22:45, Harbor II+III
  • Interview with Guest Artist David Palumbo Sun 10:00 – 10:50, Harbor II
  • Kaffeeklatsche with David Palumbo Sun 12:00 – 12:50, Galleria-Kaffeeklatsch 2
  • Finding Your Voice as an Artist (Solo Talk) Sun 14:00 – 14:50, Harbor I

Read his blog or follow him on Twitter.

Photo used with permission from Flesk Publications.

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