J. Anthony Kosar is an award-winning artist of multiple disciplines including painting, sculpting, and special effects through his company Kosart Effects Studios, LLC. Kosar made his debut in illustration with full painted interiors for Moonstone Books’ THE SPIDER: JUDGEMENT KNIGHT #1 which earned him the “Gold Award” in the Graphic Novel/Comic Book category in “Illustration West 48” by the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles. He painted cover art for BUCKAROO BANZAI and THE PHANTOM. In Fine Art, Kosar was internationally awarded in 2009 by the American Watercolor Society, and was one of Watercolor Artist Magazine’s 2009 Top Ten “Ones to Watch.” For Special Effects, Kosar has created make-up, effects, creature suits, and props for numerous projects. In 2007, Kosar interned at Stan Winston Studio where he worked on several projects including the films INDIANA JONES 4 and James Cameron’s AVATAR. He also designs and sculpts Halloween masks for Zagone Studios, and develops products for the collectibles industry. Kosar graduated as Valedictorian from the American Academy of Art in Chicago, IL earning his BFA in Illustration in 2008.