Bio: Raven Amos

Raven Amos is a digital artist and illustrator living, working, and playing in the wilds of Alaska. Born in the era of far flung fantasy films and cheesy animation, Amos developed a love of reading, art, and dinosaurs at a very young age, inspired by the illustrations of Robin James, Brian Froud, William Stout, and Peter Zallinger, and the art instruction books of Preston Blair.

After job shadowing under the late landscape painter Otis “Scotty” McDaniel in her early teens, Amos spent the remainder of her primary education expanding her artistic talents and exploring many art forms. During this time, she drew the most inspiration from Japanese art, including contemporary comics and animation, and traditional woodcut styles. Combining all these disparate sources of inspiration, Amos won several ribbon awards for her watercolor illustrations and ceramic sculptural works at the Alaska State Fair in 1997 and 1998. She immediately enrolled in the Art Institute of Seattle in the Graphic Design and Animation Arts programs after graduating high school, and upon returning to her home state, continued to pursue a career in Graphic Design.

Amos met her husband Scott Elyard on the job in 2007, where he rekindled her love of dinosaurs and encouraged her to return to her illustration roots. In the years since, Amos and Elyard have collaborated on many projects together, including museum display pieces, art shows, and murals. In addition to these more traditional artistic exhibitions, Amos has created dinosaur-themed merchandise, earning several accolades on apparel design websites and various paleontology blogs.


@alaskanime tweets:

  • Raisin Bran Crunch beats all of them. There. I said it and I’m not taking it back. 2021-03-07 12:57
  • Looking at YOU, @DanSullivan_AK, @lisamurkowski, @DonYoungAK - people need help, people are dying and none of you c… 2021-03-07 12:25
  • The State of Alaska values incarceration over education. They would rather spend the money to lock you up than to t… 2021-03-07 10:12
  • She could have brought literally any other dessert or food item. Donuts. Bear Claws. Taco Fucking Bell. But no, she… 2021-03-06 20:48
  • Last year, I lost someone I knew to COVID. This is a gut punch to me. 2021-03-06 10:33
  • The #SciArt #TweetStorm is coming! 2021-03-05 03:12
  • "Eagle River Republicans Angry That Republican Deigns to Vote for Republican Speaker Who Once Glanced in the Direct… 2021-03-04 10:58
  • "cHaNgE dA wOrLd My FiNaL mEsSaGe GoOdByE" 2021-03-02 20:56
  • I was able to get my first dose and my second one scheduled through the generosity of the kind folk at @SCFinsider 2021-03-01 13:48
  • Have a literal #shitpost @AlaskaDEC @alaskardc & @AKDNR_Official would be daft to not implement something similar… 2021-03-01 04:22
  • Watching D*sney+ a lot lately and I'm trying to figure out why watching animated movies on this service is so off-p… 2021-02-28 23:56
  • I just remembered something else about this theft incident from years back - some of the CDs that were stolen from… 2021-02-27 15:43
  • I don't want paid tweet tiers I don't want an edit tweet button I just want an animated user icon again 2021-02-27 01:21
  • Me, using Tw*tter's new "paid tweet" functions: *Posts art for free, but you have to pay to see shitposts & retweet… 2021-02-25 13:17
  • How my arm feels today #NotTodayCOVID 2021-02-25 13:07