When I conceived the Tiny Dragon art book, it was one of my hopes that Justin Gerard would choose to participate. It is with much excitement that he as exceeded my expectations and agreed to be a part of the jury.
Justin has a special love for the Golden Age illustrators. He has made a long and detailed study of their brains in an effort to distill their collective genius into a drink, which he might sell for millions.
While Justin has always derived a great deal of inspiration from nature and human history, his favorite source of inspiration is story. The works of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis have remained constant sources of inspiration for him throughout his career.
Justin gave up a life of gambling, piracy and horse-thieving in 2013 to marry Annie Stegg.