January 15, 2016
We are pleased to welcome Dan to the A Muse N Games family of artisans with his retro gaming creations.
(formerly “Dan J. Gutwein Creations”)
It all started with wanting a piece of art to commemorate my wedding, to my most awesome wife, in 2011. While I was growing up I always remembered seeing my grandparents wedding cake topper sitting in their china cabinet. Made of plaster, painted.. it had, quite literally, lasted for decades. SO, I combined my love of geekery, in this case Star Wars, some tongue in cheek humour, and my meager skills to create the Slave Leia & Jabba wedding cake. My wife loved it. Friends and family thought it was cool/hilarious. The more people that saw it, the more I got asked, “Do you do this for a living? Because if you don’t, you really should!”.. and that got me to thinkin’, “Could I actually make a go of doing stuff like this??”. Four years later and, I’m not making my millions, or even thousands. But people dig what I do, and I’ve sold a good chunk of my creations.
As it says on my Contact page, I hail from North of The Wall… Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA. White walkers everywhere. Seriously.
November 4, 2014
A Muse N Games focuses on two things: games and sci-fi/fantasy art and we want a wide variety of artists and artisans featured in our store. The goal is to have a place where geek culture and art are celebrated all year round, not just at conventions. Please contact Scotia(at)AMuseNGames.ca for details on how to get your sci-fi/fantasy art, jewelry, crafts, etc sold at A Muse N Games.
January 23, 2015
Ian Sokoliwski is a Canadian freelance illustrator and artist. Working primarily as a comic book colourist.
He has been professionally involved in almost all aspects of comic book creation since 1997, working with studios and companies such as Digital Chameleon, Marvel, DC and Dark Horse Comics.
Ian is a frequent collaborator with comic book legend Bob Layton, colouring a multitude of commissioned artwork pieces as well as the webcomic Colony.
Ian also does a variety of comic and non-comic based work, including movie storyboards, design for posters, video games characters, toys and novel covers.
Ian has been branching more and more into the field of gothic photography and illustration, with his work being featured in Weird Tales magazine as well as on novel covers and poster designs.
Based out of Winnipeg, Manitoba, he is available for a variety of commissioned art projects.