Joyce Brabner is an award-winning author who frequently collaborated with her late husband, Harvey Pekar, on his American Splendor series. Her work includes the Real War Stories series, Activists!, Brought to Light (with Alan Moore), and Our Cancer Year (with Pekar). She lives in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.
Winner of the 2015 Lambda Literary Award for Best LGBT Graphic Novel A Village Voice Best Graphic Novel of 2014
The renowned graphic-book author Joyce Brabner's Second Avenue Caper is the true story of a tight-knit group of artists and activists living in New York City in the early 1980s who found themselves on the front lines in the fight against AIDS. Struggling to understand the disease and how they could help, they made a deal with a bona fide goodfella, donned masterful disguises, piled into an "A-Team" van, and set off for the border, determined to save their bedridden friends by smuggling an experimental drug into the United States from Mexico. With their community in crisis and the world turned against them, this impassioned gang of misfits never gave up hope as they searched for ways to raise awareness and beat the plague. Fast-paced, poignant, and beautifully illustrated by the award-winning illustrator Mark Zingarelli, Second Avenue Caper is a heartfelt tribute to the generation that faced down AIDS.
Ann Uland and Emily Willis are a comic
creating duo that have been working together since 2012. Their mission is to create comics
that highlight the inherit uniqueness and diversity in everyone, as well as make the kinds of LGBT comics they would have loved
to read growing up!
Noah Van Sciver:
Noah Van Sciver
started self-publishing comics ten years ago. Since then he has put out dozens
of comics with some of the best publishers in the country, and his work is
available around the world. In 2015, he has released three new comics,
including 'My Hot Date', which is a SPACE debut.
Disposable Fiction is a one-shot anthology of 15 self contained stories ranging
from five to twenty pages each. They book is 126
pages long, including credits. All of these stories are in black and white. Each story has a different
artist, but the same writer. The material of each story is quite different. In one story, a schizophrenic homeless man
is driven to save a young boy in peril. There's a story where a gay man and a bachlorette move in
together once the government passes a law that states that all single people must be married to someone of the
opposite sex by the age of thirty. In another story, a forest nymph becomes human and takes over the
corporation that is poisoning her forest. There's also an actiontale about a race across town to get
into a secret spy organization. All this and still eleven to go.
John M. Waller Sewell:
John M. Waller Sewell is the writer and
publisher of Beautiful, Silly, & Terrible Things, an anthology series devoted to telling
differing genres of stories with a variety of new and upcoming artists. He also
has stories published by Incubator Press.
The Definition of Freestyle Komics- An
unrestricted free movement of thought expressed
through hand and received in Komic form.
Anne Knight Weber:
Anne Knight Weber loves to make
books, but she is not a bookie. While in pursuit of a Masters in Writing she
fell in love with telling stories using images. She was surprised and confused
by the strong reactions her fellow writers and readers and teachers had to her
work back in 2011. She finds it very silly to write about herself in the third
person, but since she needs to get on with registering, it is too late to
change personal pronouns now.
Her comics and maps open up
conversations on many topics, but she has been especially glad to hear from
readers who were once afraid to share their experiences with the mental health
challenges facing themselves, their families and their communities.
This is her first trip to a small press and zine
expo and she is excited to see the work of more established comic artists.
Thanks for reading.
Gnarly As I Wanna Be makes independent prints, music, zines, comics and more.
We distro a variety of zines/comics/prints from a
variety of artists from around the globe.
"Selling Art For The Forever
Werner is an author and illustrator from the lower peninsula of Michigan. After
graduating from the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Josh moved back to
the Detroit area and formed As Fall Leaves Illustration where he does freelance
illustration and design work for movies, books, comics, bands, magazines,
trading cards, and more. He’s worked on several licensed properties, including
Vampirella (Dynamite Comics), Warlord of Mars (Dynamite Comics), Transformers
(Hasbro, Paramount), Avengers Age of Ultron (Marvel Studios), and many others.
Along with writer Trico J. Lutkins, Josh co-founded the indie publishing
company Source Point Press, which he is now the Art Director for. He does
pencils, inks, and lettering on comic titles such as Jack of Spades, Source
Point Presents, and Zombie Rush: Riot. He’s also an author, having written The
Brutality of Fact, Adoration for the Dead, and his latest horror novella
Rampant. His writing can also be found in the books Alter Egos Volume 1, Feast
of the Dead, Feast of the Dead: Hors D’oeuvres, and Lycan Lore.
Jason Wilkins (JTW) has been creating mini comics since his pre-teens but
started doing comics seriously in 2004, when he
self-published his first comic zine Lunchbox. Since then, he was part of the Local DC Conspiracy comic scene in
which his work can be seen in the Magic Bullet Comic Newspaper, Suspect Device 4, Main
Enterprises Various publications, and The Afrofuturist. He has labeled his technique in coloring and effects as
Anthony Whitten has been creating
characters for comics since he was 7 years old. He creates characters that are visually
striking and unique.
Daniel Wyke hails from Pittsburgh, PA
and draws comics, and sometimes even prints them into books.
Best known (so far) for the picture book
Goodnight Keith Moon, Bruce is sticking to his classic rock guns with his ongoing comic
series Woodstalk: 3 Days of Peace, Music, and Zombies 蔓the forgotten story of the zombie outbreak
during the Woodstock music festival. He's only about 1/8 of the way through the
story so far, so he's probably happy to just be sitting at a table talking
about comics for a couple days instead of slaving over them
at his desk. So come say hi before he goes back home to Ann Arbor, MI with his wife and son.
Lee Xopher is a cartoonist
best known for his comic series "Rock of Pages," which is part semi-utobiographical-coming-of-age-story,
and part time-travel-sci-fi-adventure! He also works as an illustrator, graphic
designer, writer, and mediocre musician. His current physical location is
Cincinnati, Ohio, Earth-0, and his
online form exists at leexopher.com
Nate Xopher is an artist,
illustrator, graphic designer and a huge fan of pop culture, comics, movies and cartoons. His work focuses
on making fun, stylized versions of the characters we all know and love.