Brian Charles Hailes is the award-winning writer/illustrator of the soon-to-be-released illustrated novel, Blink, two graphic novels, entitled Dragon’s Gait and Devil’s Triangle, and the children's picture book, Skeleton Play. Other titles he has illustrated include Heroic: Tales of the Extraordinary, Passion & Spirit: The Dance Quote Book, Continuum (Arcana Studios) which was optioned in 2012 by New Line Cinema, as well as the 2012 Girl of the Year books: McKenna, McKenna, Ready to Fly, and the 2015 GOTY Grace & Sylvie: A Recipe for Family (American Girl).
Hailes has also spent the last 15 years designing professionally for such companies as Coldwell Banker Commercial, Cottonwood Residential, JF Capital, Starboard Realty, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and many others.
Awards & Experience:
2013 - 2016 - Special Guest Panelist, Salt Lake Comic Con, Salt Lake City, UT
2013 - 2016 - Special Guest Panelist, FanX, Salt Lake City, UT
2002 - 2016 - Special Guest Panelist, Life, the Universe & Everything Symposium, Provo, UT
2011 - Artist Guest of Honor, Conduit Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention, Salt Lake City, UT
2004 - Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Utah State University, Logan, UT
2002 - Internship, Society of Illustrators, New York, NY
2002 - Winner, L. Ron Hubbard's Illustrators of the Future Contest, Hollywood, CA
1998 - Sterling Scholar Award for Visual Arts, Mountain Crest High School, Hyrum, UT
1997 - Award of Completion, Academy of Art University (summer semester), San Francisco, CA
1997 - Best of Show Award, Brigham City State-wide Art Competition, Brigham City, UT
1996 - 3rd Place Award, National Written & Illustrated By Awards Contest for Students (out of 150,000+ entries)
1995 - 4th Place Award, National Written & Illustrated By Awards Contest for Students (out of 150,000+ entries)
1994 - Winner, United States Postal Service Stamp Design Competition, Washington D.C.
(sponsored by McDonalds & the USPS, out of 500,000+ entries)