Chet Zar "Postapocalism"
"Chet Zar is known for his film concept design work (including the recent Hellboy 2) but when he had free time he paints monster-like characters who seem to inhabit a film noir type world. His characters can appear ruthless and slightly maleficent or gruesome yet sympathetic." ( http://www.roqlarue.com )
I think Zar is interesting since he explores that extreme fear that is now required to shock the majority of American society. However in this piece I think he also brings in religion and politics which truly exists in our society and perhaps is currently more shocking than the fantastical horror worlds he creates.