Brian C. 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).
He has also been working full-time for the last 15 years designing 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.
My awards & experience:
2013 - 2016 - Special Guest Panelist, Salt Lake Comic Con, Salt Lake City, UT
2002 - 2016 - Special Guest Panelist, Life, the Universe & Everything, Provo, UT
2011 - Artist Guest of Honor, Conduit Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention, Salt Lake City, 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 - 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)