Jamil Keyani began painting hesitantly in secondary school under the encouragement of his Mother, and guidance of art instructor Rob Neil. At 14 years of age he realized the arts and design would be his trade, and pursued this calling with a combination of diligent passion and abject delinquency. He received a District Arts Scholarship, began selling work early, and found freelance design to be an agreeable path.
John Vassallo hails from Detroit, Michigan. He began drawing and painting from a young age and was later inspired by the fantastic images he saw on the silver screen. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Animation he moved to Los Angeles. For the past ten years he has worked for some of the top animation studios in the world creating visual effects for such movies as the Incredible Hulk and Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Recently John settled in Vancouver after stays in Sydney, Australia and Wellington, New Zealand. He is currently a Senior Animator at Sony Imageworks in Vancouver, bringing to life the characters of Hotel Transylvania and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. He has participated in live art events in the past and enjoys painting as an escape from the computer.