Hi, my name is Allen Panakal. You may know me from conventions, art shows, or my award-winning work as the artist and writer of the Ancient Ones: a space opera mixed with fantasy elements. Think “Star Wars” meets “Lord of the Rings.” People call my artwork “fracturism,” short for “fractured impressionistic realism.” Blending my background in graffiti and graphic design with my love for synthwave and outrun style, I create illustrations that build worlds in completely new ways.
Call it synthwave, call it outrun, call it what you want … I just love colors and shapes. It's the thing that keeps me creating—well that and all the stories I have for the series.