Seb McKinnon

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Seb McKinnon
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General Information
Born Montreal, Canada
Status Active: Magic 2013 to Commander Legends
Education/ Training Dawson College
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artist:"Seb McKinnon"

Seb McKinnon is a Canadian freelance illustrator, filmmaker, and musician.[1][2][3][4] He has illustrated many cards for Magic: The Gathering.

Biography[edit | edit source]

In 2012, McKinnon received his first commission from Wizards of the Coast to illustrate a card for the Magic 2013 core set He has since provided art for more than 100 Magic: The Gathering cards, having gained a reputation within the Magic community for his wistful, dreamlike compositions.

Aside from illustration work, McKinnon started a film production company, Five Knights Productions, with his brother, Ben. In 2013, they released Kin, a short film which went on to win the Best Cinematography awards at both the Montreal Fantasia Film Festival and the Cyprus International Film Festival. In 2015, the two McKinnon brothers completed Salvage and Requiem, two more short films set in the same Kin Fables universe. After Ben died in 2016, Seb and his other brother Liam started work on Kin Fables: The Stolen Child, a Kin Fables feature film in honor of his brother. Seb has run two successful Kickstarter projects to fund The Stolen Child, offering playmats featuring his Magic: The Gathering art as compensation for donations.

In addition to digital illustration and filmmaking, Seb McKinnon produces music under the name CLANN.

Some well known illustrations[edit | edit source]

Secret Lair[edit | edit source]

In November 2020, McKinnon was the first artist to be featured in the Secret Lair Artist Series.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Seb McKinnon on Wikipedia
  2. Corbin Hosler (October 23, 2018). "Magic Arts Comes Alive". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Donny Caltrider (January 10, 2019). "Behind the Brush: Seb McKinnon". Hipsters of the Coast.
  4. Christian Tobehn (May 20, 2020). "Interview with Artist Seb McKinnon". Cardmarket.com.

External Links[edit | edit source]