BIO

With humble beginnings in rural KY, award winning artist Billy Tackett freelanced tirelessly for 12 years to receive international recognition as an accomplished artist and illustrator.  His numerous works include fine art paintings, portraits, and various other commercial illustrations.  His work has been seen on National Geographic Channel and showcased in publications such as Horrorhound Magazine, ImagineFX and Harper-Collins' Vampire Art Now. His client list includes authors Shane Moore, Curt Siodmak, Richard Lupoff and Jonathan Maberry, pro wrestler Jerry Lynn and death-rap musician Necro.

After publishing over 200 book covers he created his signature piece, Zombie Sam, which gave birth to his Dead White & Blue series and has amassed a loyal fan base that transcends all genres and stereotypes.

In addition to creating art in his studio he also attends over 20 events per year, most by invitation as Artist Guest of Honor, and has launched a line of apparel and merchandise featuring his art. His art book, For The Love Of Monsters, is out now and his graphic novel, Dead White & Blue Comics, is scheduled for release later in 2011.

Avoid visiting www.BillyTackett.com if you suffer from heart problems, weak stomach,fear of the dark or a shortness of a sense of humor.

CLIENTS aka People Who Like My Stuff
  • Curt Siodmak
  • Shane Moore
  • ImagineFX
  • Origins Gaming Con
  • Kathy Ireland Home
  • Con Nooga
  • Fran Friel
  • Necro
  • Richard Lupoff
  • Jim O'Rear
  • Rock Cincy
  • Hellbound Books
  • ScareFest
  • Cemetery Dance
  • Dick Idol
  • Piers Anthony
  • Sinisteria
  • Fleshrot
  • Apex Books
  • Nth Degree
  • Nocturne
  • It Came From Tralfalgar
  • Ghost Walk
  • Haunted Southern Nights
  • Sick Things U.S.
  • Sick Things U.K.
  • Victor Koman
  • Next Dimension Studios
  • Black Petals
  • LBF
  • John DeChancie
  • CharCon
  • Wild Side Press
  • Brad Linaweaver
  • Sliver Lake Publishing
  • Alex Severin
  • Gina Ranalli
  • Novello Publishers
  • Challenging Destiny
  • ImagiCon
  • Cyber-Pulp Books
  • Pulpless
  • Steve Tymon
  • Kay Nolte Smith
  • Heathen Hammer
  • Tales of the Talisman
  • J. Neil Schulman
  • Horror Carousel
  • Darkling Plain
  • Eastern KY Holy Rollers
  • Dark Animus
  • Robert Schneider
  • Norman Spinrad
  • Nancy Jackson
  • Robert Silverberg
  • Challenging Destiny
  • Chippewa Publishing
  • Jerry Lynn
  • Steven Lee Climer
  • Bruce Balfour
  • Wicked Hollow
  • Juggulator
  • Angry, Young & Poor
  • Dog Faced Corpse

PAST GUEST SPOTS

2009

Feb. 20-22, '09 - Con Nooga, Chattanooga TN (Guest of Honor)
Mar. 27-29, '09 - ImagiCon, Birmingham AL (Guest of Honor)
May 2, '09 - Rockin' Rooster Comics, Cincinnati OH (Guest)
May 10, '09 - 7th St. Gifts Faerie Fest, Newport KY (Guest)
May 15-17, '09 - World Independent Film Expo, Richmond KY (Guest)
July 18, '09 - Impaler Concert @ Shimmers, Ft. Wright KY (Guest)
Aug. 1, '09 - Black Devil Doll Premiere, Cincinnati OH (Guest)
Sep. 11-13, '09 - Scarefest, Lexington KY (Guest of Honor)
Sep. 18-20, '09 - Horror Realm, Pittsburgh PA (Guest)
Oct. 3-4, '09 - Dark Carnival Film Fest, Bloomington IN (Guest)
Oct. 10-11, '09 - ZombieConX, Milwaukee WI (Guest of Honor)
Oct. 23-25, '09 - CharCon, Charleston WV (Guest of Honor)
Nov. 20-22, '09 - Horrorhound Weekend, Cincinnati, OH (Guest)
Dec. 5, '09 - Who Arted? Twisted Art Sale & Exhibit, Covington, KY (Sponsor)


2010

Feb. 19-21, '10 - Con Nooga, Chattanooga TN (Guest)
Mar. 5-7, '10 - Dark Woods Con, Pikeville KY(Guest)
Mar. 12-14, '10 - Mid-South Con, Memphis TN (Guest of Honor)
Mar. 26-28, '10 - Horrorhound Weekend, Indianapolis, IN (Guest)
Apr. 30- May 1, '10 - Con-Tamination, St. Louis, MO (Guest)
May 21-23. '10 - ImagiCon, Birmingham AL (Guest)
May 28-30, '10 - MarCon, Columbus OH (Guest of Honor)
Jun. 26-27, '10 - Knoxville Comic Show, Knoxville, TN (Guest)
Jul. 30 '10 - Zombiestock, Louisville, KY (Guest) 
Oct. 1-3, '10 - Dark Woods Con 1.5, Lebanon, KY (Guest)
Oct. 29-31, '10 - ZomBcon, Seattle, WA (Guest of Honor)
Nov. 5-6, '10 - Memphis Comic & Fantasy Convention, Memphis, TN (Guest)
Nov. 19-21, '10 - SFCOntario, Toronto, CA (Guest of Honor)
Dec. 4, '10 - Who Arted?, Newport, KY (Sponsor)

2011

Jan. 14-16, '11 - Rustycon, Seattle, WA (Guest of Honor)
Jan. 30, '11 - LexKY Comic Creators Group, Lexington KY (Guest Speaker)
May 7, '11 - Free Comic Book Day @ Heroes Realm, Lexington KY (Guest)
May 13-15, '11 - Full Moon Tattoo & Horror Fest, Nashville TN (Guest)
Jun. 10-12, '11 - Contagion: Outbreak, Omaha, NB (Guest of Honor)
Jun. 24-26, '11 - Con-tamination, St. Louis, MO (Guest)
July, 22-24, '11 - Fandom Fest, Louisville, KY (Guest)
Sep. 17, '11 - Cincinnati Comic Expo, Cincinnati OH (Guest)
Oct. 1-2, '11 - Nashville Comic & Horror Fest, Nashville, TN (Guest)
Oct. 21-23, '11 - Charcon, Charleston, WV
Oct. 30-31, '11 - Chris Dedman's Halloween Event, Georgetown, KY (Guest) Nov. 4, '11 - For The Love Of Monsters Book Signing/Raffle Benefit, Vevay, IN (Guest) Nov. 5, '11 - F.C.P.S./P.A.R.T.S. Paranormal Conference, Prestonsburg, KY (Guest) Nov. 18-20, '11 - Studio Ink Tattoo Expo, Lexington, KY (Guest)
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