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Guest of Honor

Megaplex is about to Power Up the Retro Arcade with the announcement of our very special Guest of Honor for Megaplex 2011!

Chad Krueger

For those who may not have seen one of Chad's tryptics, here is an image from his FurAffinty account that he has given us permission to show. This is really three canvases that are hung to form a single image. Pretty amazing isn't it?

Chad's Tryptic Image

Chad's Kamo Duck Image
©2011 Chad Krueger
Used with Permission

Biography from WikiFur (CC-BY-SA), further updated by Chad:

Chad Krueger is an artist and cartoonist who has created dozens of 'toon' animal characters. He was a guest of honor at Conifur Northwest 2004. Chad was born in Fontana, California, and currently lives in Montana with his boyfriend, two Siamese cats, and a dog.

Chad's interest in cartooning became serious during high school. He augmented his skills by taking several figure drawing and color/design classes at Spokane Falls Community College, which were crucial in determining the kind of art he was trying to express. His media include pastels, charcoal, colored pencils, ink, markers, and both watercolor and oil paints.

Having loved animal cartoon characters as far back as he can remember, most of Chad's work is animal-related, and much of it anthropomorphized. He also enjoys landscapes and traditional Japanese art, elements of which have made their way into his work. Some of Chad's earliest exposure to anthropomorphic characters were from Animalympics, Disney's The Rescuers, and classic Looney Tunes as well as a variety of studios from the Golden Age of animation. Other influences and interests include Boris the Bear, Usagi Yojimbo, Cerebus, Space Beaver, Albedo, and Captain Jack and Critters, with a special spot reserved for the TOON role-playing game.

When drawing, Chad likes to listen to a wide variety of musical styles including Electronica, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Soul, Pop and Funk. When not drawing, Chad's spends time with hobbies like snowboarding and other board-sports, video games, nature hikes, observing wildlife, gardening, mixing vinyl records (he was a rave DJ for a few years), and fursuiting.

Chad has regularly had work published in the Pacific Northwest Inlander, a Spokane, Washington area weekly alternative newspaper, particularly for the paper's award-winning 2004 Summer Guide. In 2007 he designed the art package for the paper's "best of" issue which featured more than thirty characters representing various subjects of the area that were voted by readers. He has also had a cartoon published in the Starbucks national newsletter.

Chad has won three Anthrocon Art Show awards: Staff Choice in 2006, Popular Choice in 2008 and Staff Choice in 2010. His first award was 1st Place in a city-wide school competition in 1983, meriting $10 in arcade tokens which were quickly spent!

Recently, Chad has found a fondness for ducks, creating his surfer character "Kamo Ahiru".