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Horror Channel FrightFest/Poster Spy Comp Winner Announced!
By James W, Friday 15th July 2016

FrightFest Poster Comp Poster SmallLast month Horror Channel FrightFest and Poster Spy ran an amazing competiton, both amateur and professional designers and artists, had the opportunity to create a brand new alternative poster to run alongside the official FrightFest poster design by long-time associate and world-renowned fantasy artist Graham Humphreys. The winning artist will receive a $250 cash prize, a full festival FrightFest pass, a media wall photo appearance with Mr. Humphreys himself and the opportunity to sign a commercial deal with FrightFest Enterprises, FrightFest's official online merchandising store!

The winner has been chosen and its Simon Carpenter. Simon is an illustrator from Torbay in Devon, UK. Illustration has been his passion since he could first pick up a pencil and it remains so to this day. Professionally, he has created illustrations for TV and film productions, record and album covers, book covers and various advertising projects. The bulk of his portfolio consists of a wide range of characters from popular culture including characters from film, TV, Video games and comic books in the form of poster designs.

He said, "As a huge horror fan, I was so excited to start work on a poster design for the Poster Spy competition. I came up with several ideas which were more like scenes from a horror film but I felt that something wasn’t quite right with that concept. I went back to the drawing board and really thought about what i would want to see as a festival poster. I thought about what i loved about horror films and the answer was all the crazy characters that have been put on screen over the years. I wanted to create my own characters but wanted them to still have an air of familiarity that horror fans could instantly recognise. My design process consists of some very loose pencil sketches and then i go straight to the final design. I work on a Wacom Cintiq tablet in Photoshop using brushes by Kyle T. Webster to get some great textures in my work. I add a few digital lighting effects to enhance my illustration and that’s pretty much all there is to it. I’m hugely grateful to Poster Spy for the opportunity to enter this contest and extremely proud to have been selected as the winner."

We think its awesome too!

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