Saturday, January 16, 2010

Introducing Outpost 51 Studio!

Outpost 51 is a studio comprised of a rag-tag gang of artists all navigating the wild frontier that is freelancing. We operate in a variety of creative fields, from comics to illustration, painting to design. We are located in Brooklyn, next to the scenic Gowanus canal and nestled under the rumbling F-train.

Our studio is part of a larger creative community, for down the hall reside Deep6 Studio (Their blog and facebook group)and Studio XOXO. Both of which are brimming with absurdly talented comic artists.

Allow me to introduce the members of Outpost 51....

Reilly Brown

Reilly Brown is a comic book artist and writer, best known for his work on the Marvel Comics series Cable & Deadpool, where he became known for combining expressive characters with fast-paced and dynamic action. Other series he's contributed to include New Warriors, Marvel Apes and Incredible Hercules. Here are links to Reilly's page on Deviant Art and Ten Ton Studios.

Laura Lee Gulledge

Laura Lee Gulledge is an artist who is currently working on her debut graphic novel "Page by Paige" for Abrams Books (Spring 2011).  She is also a scenic painter (most notably for Macy's famous holiday windows), street artist under the name Karat, body painter under the name 2nd Skin, self-proclaimed self-art therapist, exhibitor with various Brooklyn galleries (AdHoc and HiChristina!), event producer/hostess/set designer, and certified art teacher. Here are links to her blog, online gallery, and website:

Chris Rywalt

Chris Rywalt is a figurative painter who works in a variety of media. He has found success selling hundreds of his artworks on ebay as well as being featured in various group shows in New York and New Jersey. Besides working on his own paintings, Chris is also prolific art critic who covers various art exhibits in the New York art scene. You can keep up with his recent articles in his blog.
Chris has a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. He has worked on pages on Buckminster Fuller, edited an electronic version of the Principia Discordia and added to it, designed Web-based games like Apple Corps, and put together various smaller projects. His website:

Paloma Young

Paloma is an interminably bicoastal costume designer for theatre and film. Her work has been seen regionally at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, Mixed Blood in Minneapolis, South Coast Repertory and Miracle Theatre Group in Portland, OR. Paloma was an exhibitor at the 2007 Prague Quadrennial and likes all that interdisciplinary, crazy Eastern European naked old people yelling kind of performance. Also, she teaches design and film criticism when the universities can afford to hire her. More at

Sam Zanger

Samuel Zanger is an illustrator specializing in pre-visualizations, storyboards, characters, and comics. He was awarded for artistic achievement by the 1998 Huntington International Film Festival, and has been sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts. He worked for 15 years in film/ TV before entering illustration, and has a bachelors in theatre from Carnegie Mellon. His website: