Badass Babe of the Week: Sarah Wilkinson

Sarah is a full time freelance artist who does both contract work for companies and original concept oil paintings. She travels frequently to vend at conventions along with Studio deSade, and has been designing trading cards for Topps for eleven years. Her art has been used on comic book covers, as comic book pinups, story illustrations, children’s Halloween masks, children’s books, even remote control cars and toys for Disney. Basically, everyone loves Sarah's art. Her favorite fandoms and characters are Doctor Who, Star Wars -especially Han Solo, Spider Jerusalem, Deadpool, X-Files, Twilight Zone (a girl after my own heart), Outer Limits, Universal Monsters -especially Creature From the Black Lagoon, Pan's Labyrinth, and Star Trek. She is a wannabee crazy cat lady and a foodie whose soul is always on the road. She has lived in seven states, is a leftie, and hates black licorice.

I fell platonically in love with Sarah the moment I met her at WonderCon 2015. She had this piece of art, Heart Strings, that completely stopped me in my tracks when I finally took a ten minute break to walk through artist alley. I probably wasted five minutes of it standing gasping going "that's me"- I probably would not have done this if a human were actually at the table because I looked real awkward. Her table happened to be in eyesight of mine and I spent the next two days torturing myself looking at it, waiting to be able to go over and ask about it. Finally, I did and before I could even open my mouth, Sarah said "how much are your dresses? I've been dying looking at them all weekend but haven't had a moment to get to your booth!" So I said- "funny story, I came here to buy all your prints, let me go get an order form." It took her months to decide which dress she wanted, which was fine with me because it meant I got to chit chat a lot with this girl who I thought was incredibly impressive who's favorite fandoms are all the same as mine and who is cooler than me (and I admittedly have a big ego so that's saying a lot). Every time she puts a new piece up, it makes my day a little better. I always interpret her art exactly opposite of how she means it, but maybe that's okay because it's art and hers is deeply important to me. Every time Sarah and the rest of Studio deSale's are at a convention, I tell everyone to check out their work because I view them as part of my "con family" who I wish I got to spend more time with.

If you are at DragonCon this weekend, they will be at Second Floor 109D-111D. To view Sarah's work and convention schedule visit: http://www.sarahwilkinson.net/ and https://www.facebook.com/art.of.Sarah.Wilkinson

Thank you Sarah for constantly putting out artwork that drives my emotions, for always being genuinely sweet, and for designing my favorite tattoo (I literally said "I can't believe I get to look at this every day for the rest of my life" after getting it).