Brandon Hovet is the Artist and Owner behind

Worped Studios.

 

He grew up on horror movies, drawing comic book characters, collecting "Star Wars" action figures and reading books such as "Savage Sword of Conan and "Lord of the Rings".

 

Brandon is a self-taught artist.  All his work begins with free-hand illustration.  He often says he can't imagine doing his art any other way, but knows at some point he will have to take it to the next level with computer aided techinology.  His influences include Bernie Wrightson, Ernie Chan, Rudy Nebres, Frank Frazetta, and Joe Jusko. 

 

Brandon has had the opportunity to illustrate for IDW's, "30 Days of Night" and Imperium Comics', "Trailer Park of Terror" graphic novel series.

 

Initially, he thought he wanted to work for exclusively in comics, but was also drawn to the special effects and haunted attraction industry. He has combined his love of design, illustration and airbrushing to develop a new approach toward creature design.

 

He has designed props for Denver special effects studios and haunted attractions. In his props, the influences of Rob Bottin, Dick Smith, Rick Baker, Stan Winston, Steve Wang, KNB and Tom Savini can be seen.

 

After many years of designing for other businesses, Brandon decided to venture out on his own. He felt it was time to invest in himself, create his own ideas and have artistic control over his work. Worped Studios made its official public debut at the 2013 Denver Comic Con. He has developed the Arachnidead product line to accompany an upcoming graphic novel titled Decay.In his spare time, he also teaches courses at the DEAD Academy in Denver, CO. 

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Brandon lives in Brighton, Colorado with his wife Bobbie and two children, Ben and Brooke. He is very proud that both of his children have picked up his love of art and are developing as artists.