TG Geeks Webcast Episode 239

The Two Gay Geeks 🏳️‍🌈 have a chat with the artist known as Gilead. We were fortunate enough to get an interview at CoKoCon 2019 because Joseph Gaxiola set up the time for us. Thank you Joseph. Gilead shares how he got into art and where he came from in this fascinating interview. Have a listen and we hope you enjoy this as much as we did.

About Gilead

Growing up in the magical fairyland of Prescott, AZ—located in the Bradshaw Mountain range just west of Cimmeria, east of Barsoom and near the mines of Moria—Gilead spent his youth sketching the dragons, goblins, and fairies who always surrounded him but whom, sadly, most other people couldn’t see.

He continues to travel between worlds to draw and paint on location in such places as Narnia, Hyborea and Central Arizona, usually after convincing the most beautiful women of those realms to take their clothes off for him. It’s a tough gig.

“Fantasy and science fiction are so strongly associated with the illustration of books that it confuses people to meet a fantasy artist who isn’t an illustrator, but I got my fill of commercial art in the sign business. My style is realism with a heavy dose of whimsy. It’s all in good fun. I don’t take myself too seriously; I just like to make cool pictures.”

Now a retired sign painter and something of an environmentalist, Gilead likes to paint on recycled materials such as lumber, cabinet doors, and old signs. “What I do take seriously is the environment and ways to make it better. My current focus is mostly on the social and environmental impact of making art with recycled materials.”


Find Gilead and his art here:


Twitter: @Gileadart


Here is a piece we bought.


In our second segment, we chat about the upcoming Season of Arizona Opera. We run down the list of operas and when they are being presented. We also highlight recent articles posted to the in the past week. We also chatted about Raising Buchanan in our birthday segment and as we were recording, it was posted that the film will open at Harkins 14 Shea on September 27. More info to follow. As always we have our birthdays and we have the ever-popular feedback segment.

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