George Ronald Spears

Chair, illustration; Chair, sequential art


  • B.A., University of Puget Sound
  • M.F.A., University of Hartford

Awards, recognitions and honors

  • Congressional recognition for Nevada’s Forever Stamp for the U.S. Postal Service, commemorating 150 years of statehood
  • Chesley Award for Best Fantasy Art Director, 1999
  • Spectrum: The Best In Contemporary Fantastic Art 7, 8, 9, 16


New York Society of Illustrators

Publications and Presentations

  • Fantasy Plus Vol. 3, Best Hand-Painted Illustrations, by Vincent Zhao
  • Illustration, Comic and Animation Magazine, China
  • Illustrated Fantasy and Sci-Fi Magazine, Vol. 40, China
  • Fantasy Art, Vol. 40, China
  • Illustration for “Dad, Are You the Tooth Fairy?” by Jason Alexander, Scholastic Books
  • Collectible game cards, including Magic: The Gathering, Harry Potter and Marvel Comics
  • World of Warcraft
  • Dungeons & Dragons Player’s Handbooks
  • Washington Mutual Bank’s Kids 2001 calendar and Kids 2002 calendar
  • “Gabriel Knight,” a graphic novel
  • Hundreds of illustrations for video and interactive gaming
  • Kids Discover Magazine
  • U.S. Postal Nevada Forever Stamp commemorating 150 years of statehood