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Jeff Doten

Jeff Doten - Designer

Canada

Illustrator, painter, publisher, and maker of stuffs. Specializing in science fiction and fantasy.

Overview

I am a freelance illustrator who works in both digital and traditional media. I have produced book and magazine covers, interior illustrations and promotional art for a variety of clients - Nova Gas and Oil, Spruce Meadows, Arctic Spas and Coke Canada, Canadian Pacific Railway, Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, The House at Bag End, Edge Books, ERBville Pres, On Spec Magazine, Padwolf Books, Praeger Publishers, Strange Horizons Magazine, Wesleyan Press, Science Alberta, Angelic Pictures, Storybook Theatre, Bard’s Legacy, Goodman Games.



Services
Languages
English
Fiction
Adventure Anthologies Fantasy Science Fiction Short Story Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Nature

Work experience

Illustrator/Project Leader

Reality Skimming Press
June, 2014 – Present (about 3 years)

Cover and interior illustrations for 10 book 'Okal Rel Saga' novels. Team leader on "MEGAN Survival Anthology" illustrator, world designer and story runner. - The verdant planet of Mega had just been discovered in a new reach, accessible from Earth, when a cataclysmic event cuts off humanity's Alpha Colonies from their home world. Survivors will never know whether it was a natural disaster or caused by a brewing war between natural humans and the enslaved, early Sevolites based on the barren world designated GLN. Caught in the middle of the chaos is a fleet headed to Mega to land the first colonizers. Some are lost in space. Pilots deliver the rest to Mega much more roughly than anticipated, as they succumb to madness. Crash-landed, cut off from Earth by the disappearance of the Earth-to-Paradise jump, and unable to reach Rire without reality skimming pilots, the stranded colonists face a prehistoric wonderland burgeoning with alien life. This is the Megan Survival Anthology set in the Okal Rel Universe roughly 1,000 years before the time of the Okal Rel Saga.

Illustrator

Collidor Digital Magazine
February, 2014 – Present (over 3 years)

Cover and interior illustrations

Creator/Illustrator of The Strange Worlds Anthology

Space Puppet Press
February, 2009 – February, 2012 (almost 3 years)

The STRANGE WORLDS ANTHOLOGY is the first collection of NEW Sword and Planet stories to be produced in a very long time. Nine stories, nine writers, thirty-four illustrations, and one comic book! Each story is illustrated with its own ‘beat up paperback’ cover in color, and black and white story images.

From Black Gate Magazine - "Back on October 7th I reported on a promising little artifact called Strange Worlds, an anthology of sword and planet stories from Space Puppet Press, collected and illustrated by Jeff Doten. It’s a quality package and no mistake."

Lead Artist

Poly-graphics - 3D foam design
March, 2002 – October, 2002 (8 months)

Concept illustration, prop construction, mural painting and life-sized horse sculptures.

Concept Designer

Streamline Studios
May, 2001 – April, 2002 (12 months)

3D foam and Mural design work for corporate and commercial installation work.

Staff Artist - Education Dept

Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology
June, 1985 – August, 1985 (3 months)

Illustration of posters, games, stage design, wore a dinosaur costume every friday. Produced over 100 pieces of art in 3 months

Portfolio (9 selected works)

Megan Survival Anthology

Ellen Michelle Koehler

The Wildsidhe Chronicles: Book 1: Welcome To The Wildsidhe

Patrick Thomas

This is the story of three hundred ordinary kids who went to school one day and became victims of a magic spell. Kidnaped, along with fragments of their town, the kids found themselves in a world of dragons and darkcats, of dwarves and Courtesans. It was no fairy tale land, but a dangerous realm where magic ruled, a place known as the Wildsidhe. Far from home and alone, without electricity or ... read more

This is the story of three hundred ordinary kids who went to school one day and became victims of a magic spell. Kidnaped, along with fragments of their town, the kids found themselves in a world of dragons and darkcats, of dwarves and Courtesans. It was no fairy tale land, but a dangerous realm where magic ruled, a place known as the Wildsidhe. Far from home and alone, without electricity or ... read more

Sorcery, Steam, and Steel: A SteamGoth Anthology (Volume 2)

SteamGoth encompasses the magical and paranormal side of SteamPunk. Where SteamPunk is the science fiction version of the Victorian period, SteamGoth is the fantasy/horror version. SteamGoth can be about vampires, zombies, or werewolves. It can also just as easily be about combating eldritch Gods from beyond space and time.

SteamGoth encompasses the magical and paranormal side of SteamPunk. Where SteamPunk is the science fiction version of the Victorian period, SteamGoth is the fantasy/horror version. SteamGoth can be about vampires, zombies, or werewolves. It can also just as easily be about combating eldritch Gods from beyond space and time.

Shepherds of Sparrows: An Okal Rel Universe Legacy Novella (Okal Rel Legacies) (Volume 17)

Hal J Friesen

How do children deal with the breakdown of the world they live in? And will Nestor Tark's compassion for them destroy his own family's happiness? In the Sevolite Empire, your quality of life is determined by your genetic make-up, so it's tempting to twist the rules forbidding genetic engineering in your favor - even if the punishment for getting caught is death for all your descendants. On the... read more

How do children deal with the breakdown of the world they live in? And will Nestor Tark's compassion for them destroy his own family's happiness? In the Sevolite Empire, your quality of life is determined by your genetic make-up, so it's tempting to twist the rules forbidding genetic engineering in your favor - even if the punishment for getting caught is death for all your descendants. On the... read more

Strange Worlds

Jeff Doten

The world needs more sword and planet stories ! The Strange Worlds Anthology is a large format (7x10”) collection of eight stories and one full color comic book. Each Story is illustrated with a full color paperback style cover and three black and illustrations. Available at www.strangeworldsanthology.com

The world needs more sword and planet stories ! The Strange Worlds Anthology is a large format (7x10”) collection of eight stories and one full color comic book. Each Story is illustrated with a full color paperback style cover and three black and illustrations. Available at www.strangeworldsanthology.com

The Wildsidhe Chronicles: Book 2: Double Cross

Patrick Thomas

This is ongoing the story of three hundred ordinary kids who went to school one day and became victims of a magic spell. Kidnaped, along with fragments of their town, the kids found themselves in a world of dragons and darkcats, of dwarves and Courtesans. It was no fairy tale land, but a dangerous realm where magic ruled, a place known as the Wildsidhe. Far from home and alone, without electri... read more

This is ongoing the story of three hundred ordinary kids who went to school one day and became victims of a magic spell. Kidnaped, along with fragments of their town, the kids found themselves in a world of dragons and darkcats, of dwarves and Courtesans. It was no fairy tale land, but a dangerous realm where magic ruled, a place known as the Wildsidhe. Far from home and alone, without electri... read more

A Sense of Wonder: Samuel R. Delany, Race, Identity, and Difference

Jeffrey Allen Tucker

Samuel R. Delany is one of today’s most interesting writers. African-American and gay, Delany crosses boundaries—generic (science fiction, memoir, theory, pornography) and academic (literary studies, cultural studies, African-American studies, gay and lesbian studies). Critics both black and white have read Delany as a writer who downplays his racial identity in order to aspire to universal va... read more

Samuel R. Delany is one of today’s most interesting writers. African-American and gay, Delany crosses boundaries—generic (science fiction, memoir, theory, pornography) and academic (literary studies, cultural studies, African-American studies, gay and lesbian studies). Critics both black and white have read Delany as a writer who downplays his racial identity in order to aspire to universal va... read more

Keeper's Child

Leslie Davis

Collidor Stream Collection 2016

Jennifer Lott

A collection of optimistic science-fiction short stories on a variety of real-world themes.

A collection of optimistic science-fiction short stories on a variety of real-world themes.

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