There's a collection of concept artists in San Fran that I really want to meet. Many of them work/have worked at ILM, on things like "The Clone Wars." Matt Gaser is one of them. His website is amazingly stocked with images, but you can find more in the "Art of The Clone Wars" book, or the "Battle Milk" series.
I actually like his personal work as much or more than his professional stuff, and I'm excited to see that it looks like he's getting some traction in that area for publishing.
Seth Rutledge is a visual developer and concept artist for the animation and video game industries, a photographer and a coffee snob living in Vancouver, British Columbia. Before he discovered illustration, he received a CSCI/Math degree from UNC-Charlotte, and has lived and worked all over the United States and Canada. He has run marathons, taught English in Japan, been CTO for a pharma marketing company and done fashion photography in NYC. Seth has two albums he wrote and played keyboards on, and he plays the theramin whenever he gets the chance. Seth spends so much time in coffee shops drawing that he is mentioned in online reviews. He would love a career drawing elves and goblins for a living.