Artist Martinez E-B, Illustrator Mike Gustovich, Cartoonist Stephan Pastis and Photographer Lisa Garness
We bring you the story of Martinez E-B, a struggling artist. You know the kind - someone who moonlights doing one job while pursuing their dream of another. In this case, the dream was to become an illustrator... while working an an exterminator.
Artist Mike Gustovich grew up reading comic books and dreaming about fighting evil and vanquishing villains. For him, that dream came true, because Mike turned his childhood love of comic books and super heroes into a lifelong career.
The comic strip "Pearls Before Swine," appears in the Plain Dealer - and 600 other newspapers worldwide. It came about not because its creator, Stephan Pastis, had a passion for art, but because he got bored while studying to become an attorney.
Artist Lisa Garness categorizes her work as etched photography. While a traditional etching would require a metal plate, Garness uses a needle to dig into the surface of her photographs.
Martinez E-B, Red Light Go Studios
Damien Forshe, Rid-All Green Partnership
Stephan Pastis, Cartoonist
Lisa Garness, Photographer