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Joshua Viola
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United States
In 1993, Joshua Viola's artwork was showcased by the Denver Art Museum. That same year, a short story he wrote was unanimously hated by his classmates.

He was in the fourth grade.

And that's where it started.

Ten years later, Viola learned traditional art production during an apprenticeship with acclaimed fantasy artist Monte Michael Moore. Later that year, the Grammy Award-winning band Linkin Park featured Joshua's work in their "Linkin Park Underground" postcard set. In 2006, Viola co-hosted Linkin Park's "Projekt Revolution" tour in Colorado.

At the age of 25, Joshua became a professor of Game Art and Design for Alta Colleges. He holds a bachelor's degree in animation and a master's in marketing.

After teaching for a couple years, Viola advanced to art director of Leviathan Games. His video game credits include Leviathan Games' "Besieged 2" and "HorseLife Adventures,” Disney’s "Pirates of the Caribbean,” Capcom's "Smurfs Grabber,” Konami's "TARGET: Terror," "The Bane of Yoto" 3D comic app (featured by Nvidia Tegra) and more.

Joshua Viola is the author of "The Bane of Yoto," an eleven-time award-winning novel. In 2008, Joshua enhanced his writing and storytelling skills through a collaboration with New York Times bestselling author Steve Alten. Viola would later develop a working relationship with writer and editor Keith Ferrell (New York Times bestseller and former editor-in-chief of OMNI Magazine) to take his understanding of prose even further.

After a number of collaborations with electronic-rocker Celldweller and music label FiXT in 2012, Viola authored "Blackstar," a science-fiction novel based on Celldweller's album "Wish Upon A Blackstar." Viola also developed CD art, merchandise designs, and apps for FiXT, and directed "Unshakeable," an animated music video, for Celldweller.

In 2013, FEARnet featured Joshua's digital paintings of characters from such horror classics as "Child's Play," "Gremlins" and "Trick 'r Treat."

Based in Denver, Viola is vice president of Frontiere Natural Meats and continues to work on a number of game, book and art projects.
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Silvermist171 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thankyou for joining EVERYTHING-HALLOWEEN!! :iconeverything-halloween: 
We hope you enjoy your stay!!
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MWVanScoyk Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Dang man, thanks for all the Faves!
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MWVanScoyk Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
And, thanks for the the Llama...an important part of life
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Akuya-Kyuubi Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
I loved the blackstar novel so much that I arted...oops.


And...You totally have to sketch out what Kaine looks like.  That dude is bad-ass.
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JoshuaViola Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Very cool piece. I favorited :)
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SamTBond Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Thank you so much for the watch!
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dazza1008 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
(Apologies for lateness - real life got very busy!)

Welcome to :iconcell-mates:! Glad to have you on board. :w00t:

We're delivering major Celldweller updates, and if you have any ideas for fun competitions or games, please let us know! :) (and please check out the rules on our front page before submitting - ask us if you're not sure!)

:bulletred: Break the anonymity here. ;p We'd really love to get to know ya!
:bulletred: Check out our other fun activities
:bulletred: All Celldweller art on dA (including stuff not submitted to the club) should be in our faves.
:bulletred: If you want timely Celldweller news, please watch the official Celldweller Twitter account.
:bulletred: Please 'Like' the official Celldweller @ Facebook page to help establish Klayton as a major musical force!
:bulletred: Please follow the club's Twitter account for art features and other fun stuff :) We'd appreciate the support, as the account is fairly new.

:bulletyellow: If you're not fully familiar with Celldweller's music, please check out our guided tour page, with links to official Celldweller YouTube channel.

It would be very much appreciated if you could put the club's icon on your page somewhere ( :iconcell-mates: ) or the club's devlink in your signature ( :devcell-mates: ) to help spread the awesomeness that is Celldweller! :D

We hope you enjoy it here! :peace:

:iconklaytonplz:
:iconstickmandancingplz:
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MonochromaticShade Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
hey hey,

nice to see you around here welcome to the club man.
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MWVanScoyk Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Thanks for the Fave's!!
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MWVanScoyk Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Llama, Llama, Llama, My :la: is a square-FREE ICON
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