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Newton Ewell

I entered this world in October 1962, in St. Louis, MO. From that point, I was a creator in search of the right knowledge and technology to bring my dreams to life. I knew it could be done; the question was HOW to do it.

I’ve always wanted to be a starship engineer. From childhood, I have been obsessed with SF hardware. My love affair with mecha began at age 3, all thanks to a man named Gerry Anderson. His shows Fireball XL-5 and Stingray cemented my obsession with all things mechanical. As I grew older, that love was only deepened by Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, UFO and Space: 1999. Meanwhile, I was also getting a taste of the Japanese side of things with shows like Prince Planet, Astroboy, and Speed Racer. Additionally, I became a tokusatsu fan through the likes of Ultraman, Jonny Sokko and his Flying Robot (Giant Robo), and The Space Giants (Magma Taishi).

This exposure to visual hard science fiction had a profound and damaging effect – a burning desire to make this kind of stuff and get paid to do it. I was determined to learn how this stuff was done, and I would teach myself if necessary. Well, that’s just what I wound up doing. Oh, as a side effect I co-founded JASFA to satisfy my lust for mecha anime…^_^

The result has been a career as an illustrator, conceptual and production designer, and mechanical design contributor to a number of RPGs. Later, this experience helped me through the transition to videogames, on through to my return to RPG publications. I do both traditional and digital artwork, from pencils to 3D animation. Right now, I just finished my latest contribution to White Wolf’s Exalted game. I look forward to working with White Wolf on many future projects, in both the fantasy and SF genres.

In the meantime, I’m also doing numerous commissioned projects, and have returned to illustrating RPGs. I’ve watched my field go from a dream for the future to full, present-day reality. I’m excited to see where my work leads me, and what opportunities lay ahead. Now more than ever, it’s a time to create, to be seen and heard, to follow and build on your passions. We live in a time where whole worlds can be created in your home computer. Master this magic, and make your dreams come true!

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, February 18

7:00pm EST

Old Anime Geezer's Panel | hosted by Newton Ewell & Steve Bennett 04. Live 3 (National Harbor 6)

Saturday, February 19

10:00am EST

Sunday, February 20

1:00pm EST