The Lore of Meanwhile

Go forth and work!

Upon the misty isle of Sarasota, legend holds of a great sanctuary of the arts that was called Ringling College of Art and Design. It was upon the two thousand and thirteenth sun cycle, that the five ancients: Perez, Prochnow, Pratt, Barker and Thiel, from their high thrones, ordained that a selection numbering twelve or the most worthy minds of Ringling be brought before them to participate in a monumental production of epic proportion.

The twelve were commanded to inscribe pictorials of their darkest nightmares and brightest dreams upon scrolls of papyrus. Whence completed the papyrus would be bound together with the hair of a wildebeest, replicated using the machines of the holy ones, and distributed throughout the lands.

GO FORTH AND WORK! Bellowed the mighty thiel to his disciples. And so they labored, by sun and by moonlight. Much blood and sweat mingled with the pigments that poured from their tools. When the final page was done, copies were shipped throughout the land, bringing enlightenment and the word of Ringling to the masses.


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Livy Long

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Livy Long is an illustrator whose work is inspired by a dual appreciation of illustration and graphic design.  With a strong analytical side, her artwork is as much about clarity and order as it is about plays on color, movement, and pattern.

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Joshua Newton

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Joshua Newton is a second year illustration major currently studying at Ringling College of Art and Design. Its a great thing to be able to go into the far recesses of your mind, to be constantly rediscovering yourself as an artist and as a creator.

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Z Akhmetova

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Z Akhmetova is an aspiring illustrator. She was born in Russia, grew up on a sailboat in the Caribbean, and traveled through a decent portion of the U.S. before settling in Sarasota, FL to study at Ringling College of Art and Design. 

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Victor Maury

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Victor Maury is a French fantasy artist living in Austin, Texas. Working both traditionally and digitally, Victor seeks to create vivid and immersive imagery of people that don’t exist and places that never were.

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Audrey Benjaminsen

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Audrey Benjaminsen is Illustrator and Designer hailing from Rochester Michigan. Audrey enjoys working on character designs, book illustration, and really just drawing anything fancy and neat.

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Anna Craig

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Anna Craig is an illustrator and comic artist, she wishes to spend her days making comics (both long and strip form) and problem solving in the form of illustration. She also like typography and vizdev.

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Ariel Silverstein

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Ariel Silverstein is a Michigan-born illustrator. She is passionate about designing for animated films and children’s books. She often works in Adobe Photoshop, but is also familiar with oil, watercolor, and ink.

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Charlotte Mao

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Charlotte Mao is an illustrator forever inspired by dumb looking dogs. While always striving to create fun images, her artwork is about vivid colors, strong shapes, and weird characters. She loves pushing new styles.

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Danielle Otrakji

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Danielle Otrakji specializes in the horror and sci-fi genres and strive for versatility in both style and subject matter. She uses a variety of different mediums and have a wide range of skills such as drawing and sculpture.

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Emanuel Gonzalez

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Emanuel Gonzalez is an illustrator specialized in visual development for animation. He also shares a strong passion for storyboarding and storytelling. One day he will have the chance to develop an animated show.

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Evan Monteiro

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Grace Cheung

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Grace Cheung started as traditional painter working in oil but I soon became fascinated by digital art, in particular game art and design. Currently she is pursuing a career in visual development for games.

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Molly Dean

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Molly Dean is a freelance illustrator and student, currently based in Florida and attending Ringling. She has been studying art from an illustration and fine arts perspective all her life.

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Magdalena Szymaniec

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Magdalena Szymaniec was born in Poland and the first thing she consciously drew was a horse. She studied at United World Collage Red Cross Nordic in Norway.

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Rachel Thompson

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Sami Hunter

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Sami Hunter is an Illustrator from Sarasota, Florida. She uses her work to explore her love for making comics and storytelling. Her work carries a haunting yet charming tone.

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Shoulong Tian

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Shoulong Tian is a toy enthusiast and an illustrator who loves to design, paint, sculpt and collect toys. As an artist, he is specialized in fantasy illustration, sculpture and toy making.

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