Thursday, January 28, 2010

Article in the Bradenton Herald from Florida

Here is an article from the Bradenton Herald in Bradenton, FL that mentions me and my work! It's about the American Watercolor Society's 2009-2010 Travel Show that my "Dong Kingman Award-winning" painting Never Known, Never Forgotten is one of 40 slected from the 142nd AWS annual to be in. The Travel Show started in New York and will travel through 6 other states by the shows end. After Bradenton, FL, the Travel Show will make one more stop in Springfield, MA. For the complete 2009-10 Traveling Show Schedule, click HERE or for pictures from the Awards dinner in NYC click HERE


Or see it at

Article © 2010 All Rights Reserved.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Article in The Greek Star

I was interviewed for The Greek Star by Maria Karamitsos in November 2009. The article was printed last week on Thursday, January 21, 2010. It is a really nice article about my artwork and my Greek heritage.


The Greek Star Article © 2010 The Greek Star.
All Rights Reserved.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Satans Murder Machine 7.3" x 10.85" Photoshop

Here is my comic book cover for Moonstone Books for their graphic novel/novella adaptation of Norvell E. Page's epic SPIDER story. This is also my first digitally painted work. This painting is the Cover for . . .

. . . scheduled to hit comic shops and book stores April 2011. I will be doing front and back covers as well as all the interiors!! ... A total of 33 illustrations all together!

Here is the entire painting without the logo and some details of the painting
(click images to view larger):
Art and Details can also be seen on my website: HERE

Story: Norvell W. Page, Howard Hopkins
Cover and Interior Art: J. Anthony Kosar
Moonstone Books

Read the story (originally The SPIDER: Satans Murder Machines) that Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster used for the 1940 SUPERMAN Sunday comic strip adventure “Bandit Robots of Metropolis” and Stan Lee/Larry Lieber used for the 1963 story in TALES OF SUSPENSE #39!!

THE SPIDER—cloaked, fanged nightmare in black—delivers swift justice with a pair of .45 automatics. Midnight shadows cast doom over exclusive Sutton Place—under attack by new evil in terror warfare—a sinister criminal mastermind in power armor named The Iron Man!
A Wide-Vision comic book trade paper back based on the novel published in the Dec. 1939 issue of THE SPIDER magazine.

Artwork © J. Anthony Kosar.
Comic Book © Moonstone Entertainment, Inc.
Characters © its respective owners.

Thursday, January 7, 2010


This is the picture I have waited for since 2007, and now, after the successful worldwide release of the film AVATAR, I am so excited and proud to post it!! Click image to see larger (I'm wearing an olive green t-shirt, located just right of center in the 3rd row from the front, between the 2 gentlemen wearing black t-shirts). This is the crew from Stan Winston Studio (now Legacy Effects after the passing of Legendary FX Artist Stan Winston). There was a large team working on the A.M.P. Suit, and everyone had their specific jobs to do. During my summer 2007 internship, I had the honor to help build this baby, molding and casting the large pieces of the A.M.P. Suit. It was such a great time! Congratulations to the entire Stan Winston Studio crew and thank you for letting me be a part of it!! Below is a small featurette on the A.M.P. Suit...

Here are a few pics of the A.M.P. Suit in action!!!

If anyone has not seen AVATAR yet, you NEED to go! See it 3D on IMAX to get the most out of the experience. It is a beautiful film, and one of the best I have ever seen! I can't tell you enough how proud I am to have worked on it, even if what I did is so small in scale of how big the film is,... I'm just glad to have been there. This is one of those films that will forever change the film industry!


Here's the other picture (below) I'm so proud to have:
Stan Winston and me

AMP Suit Crew Picture and Full AMP Suit Photo courtesy and © 2007 Stan Winston Studio / Legacy Effects.
AVATAR Stills, Poster, Trailer, and AMP Featurette © their respective owners.
Picture of J. Anthony Kosar and Stan Winston courtesy of Joe Pepe and Stan Winston Studio / Legacy Effects.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Female Phantom Comic Released Today...

I didn't get to do my daily warm-up for today as I had to get some clay for sculpting, so I thought I'd post this instead...

My cover illustration for the Julie Walker as THE PHANTOM in "Race Against Death" by Moonstone was released to comic stores today! I do get geeked out when I see my art on the comic stands or my masks on the racks at Halloween stores,... what can I say? Anyway, I'm holding my covers, the regular priced cover and my variant going for $10. They were the only 2 left in the store! If anyone is interested in purchasing a signed copy in a protective sleeve, please contact me as my online store is not yet running.

"Race Against Death" Illustration © J. Anthony Kosar.
Comic Book © Moonstone Books.
The Phantom and other titles in background © respective owners.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Daily Warm-Up BRUTE Sketch 1-5-10

This was a quick one. I couldn't spend much time on him as I have to move on to actual projects,... but I may come back and revisit this Brute! Also, check out my Deviant Art page as I have FINALLY updated it and plan on keeping it current.... but there is still much more to post on that site.

Artwork © 2010 J. Anthony Kosar.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Daily Warm-up 1/4/10 - Dragon

My first Daily Warm-up of the New Year, a Dragon, took me about 3-4 hours... its so easy to get carried away with the details. Detail of the face is pictured below.

Artwork © 2010 J. Anthony Kosar.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

"The Hunt" Wins GOLD!!!!

The Hunt 12x5.75 Gouache on Illustration Board

On New Years Day, I received an email from the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles that my painting was selected to receive the Gold Award in the Graphic Novel / Comic Book category in Illustration West 48 for my Spider painting The Hunt!! This painting is the 3rd illustration in a series of 10 for the first issue of the first ever on-going Spider series.... The Spider: Judgement Knight #1 - Blood of the Innocent that was released in August by Moonstone Books! Not sure of the details yet, but there will be an exhibition (TBA) in LA and online. I will post more information when it is available. This is not only a great way to start the New Year, but also a great way to start my illustration career as this was my first published work!! Anyone interested in purchasing a signed copy of the comic in a protective sleeve, please contact me as my online store is not yet running.
The Hunt : Spider Illustration © 2009 J. Anthony Kosar.
SILA Logo & Illustration West 48 Poster © Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles.