Takoma Park, Md., artist Adam Dwight makes gouaches featuring figures that might populate gross-out comics, though they're more civilized than that. Think Mr. Smithers from "The Simpsons" as drawn by Dr. Seuss.
Finalist No. 4: Adam Griffiths a.k.a. Adam Dwight Article | Who is this guy who was born Adam Griffiths but goes by Adam Dwight? He doesn't cotton to artistic branding, so his nom d'art isn't much of a concern. He'll likely adopt a new alias soon, so don't get attached to this one.