CharCon is creeped out to welcome Billy Tackett back as a guest!

Billy is a long time friend of CharCon, has done our cover art twice, is always fun to have around and if you follow him on Facebook, apparently an animal lover. Who knew.

Seriously, Billy is an awesome artist and truly fun guy and we are really happy to have him coming back.

Some info:

With humble beginnings in rural KY, award winning artist Billy Tackett freelanced tirelessly for 12 years to receive international recognition as an accomplished artist and illustrator. His numerous works include fine art paintings, portraits, and various other commercial illustrations. His work has been seen on National Geographic Channel and showcased in publications such as Horrorhound Magazine and ImagineFX and his client list includes authors Shane Moore, Curt Siodmak, Richard Lupoff and Jonathan Maberry, pro wrestler Jerry Lynn and death-rap musician Necro.

After publishing over 200 book covers he created his signature piece, Zombie Sam, which gave birth to his Dead White & Blue series and has amassed a loyal fan base that transcends all genres and stereotypes.

In addition to creating art in his studio he also attends over 20 events per year, most by invitation as Artist Guest of Honor, and has launched a line of apparel and merchandise featuring his art. His art book, For The Love Of Monsters, is out now and his graphic novel, Dead White & Blue Comics, is scheduled for release later in 2011.

Avoid visiting if you suffer from heart problems, weak stomach,fear of the dark or a shortness of a sense of humor.

Make sure to stop by and see Billy check out his crazy creations (including his new Dead, White & Blue graphic novel!) and have what is sure to be a memorable conversation!

Jailhouse Spock - The latest work by Billy Tackett