Sunday, March 17, 2013

Exhibitor Bios Part 5

Terry Eisele:
Terry Eisele has taught English for twenty years in places as far flung as the Czech Republic, Switzerland, California, and Ohio. He is currently an assistant professor at Columbus State Community College. He received a master’s degree in comparative cultural studies from the Ohio State University. He reads comics, supports Arsenal Football Club, and writes in his spare time. He lives in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife, Michelle, and their two dogs. With Only Five Plums is his first graphic novel.

Ken Eppstein:
I began working on Nix Comics in late 2010, with issue #1 of Nix Comics Quarterly (NCQ) hitting the stands in January of 2011. Previous to that I spent most of my spare time hunting down and reselling used and collectible garage rock and punk vinyl, which was a blast for many years... But to paraphrase Tesco Vee of the Meatmen, retail work is kind of like beating an old man with a stick... fun for a while but eventually it stops movin' and shaking. I sold off a big chunk of my record business stock to fund that first issue.
Nix Comics Quarterly was (and is) meant to be a Rock 'n' Roll Horror anthology... One half inspired by trash literature Tales from the Crypt, Creepy and Punk magazine and one half inspired by the larger-than-life lives and machine gun paced records of my favorite musical artists... The Ramones, the Cramps, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Howlin' Wolf, The Kinks, the Sonics, the Fleshtones, Et. Al.

Eamon Espey:
Eamon Espey's comics have appeared in Galago, Bash Magazine, and The City Paper.  Some places he's been in art shows are Baltimore, New York and Istanbul. In 2008 Secret Acres published Eamon's first book, Wormdye. In the Fall of 2012 they published his second book, Songs of the Abyss. His dense black and white drawings tell stories of a grotesque spirituality from a distant past to a near future.

Matt Feazell:
Matt Feazell comics and spot illustrations have appeared in Disney Adventures and Nickleodeon Magazine. His regular weekly series, "The Amazing Cynicalman" appears in the Hamtramck Review and Flint Comix & Entertainment as well as at He's currently promoting his latest project, a 90-minute, live-action Cynicalman movie.

Andrew Fraser:
Andrew Fraser has been working in the field of Webcomics for thirteen years. Toc-tic (his third webcomic) launched last May. Andrew's work is a mash-up between old school and Modern anthropomorphs, with a healthy helping of Manga and Euro comics.

Fred Frances:
Fred Frances draws mostly pictures of himself and Mike Madsen for his website FRED FRANCES SUCKS. He is also a founding member of Cowboy House, and I'm pretty sure the name was his idea.

Sean Frost:
Sean, Co-founder of Hula Cat Comics, wrote the series Johnny Public: Out of the Wilderness, Furry Widdle Bunny (based on his webcomic of the same name), and the Billy and Dr. Gravely comics Dope Fiends of the Zombie Cafe! and Wild Women of the Kitty-Kat Galaxy! for Hula Cat. His work has appeared in Clipheart Press’s Photocopied Hearts and WaRP Graphics’ New Blood line.

Marnie Galloway:
Monkey-Rope Press was founded in 2009 and is run by Marnie Galloway, a print maker and alternative comic artist working out of Chicago, Illinois. She is a 10th generation Texan who grew up in small town apartment complexes across the great American south east, who spent the first two decades of her life escaping into books and drawing her way through boredom. She studied philosophy and symbolic logic at Smith College in Northampton, MA, and a year in the Book & Paper MFA program at Columbia College before leaving the program to pursue book work on her own.
She lives in a quiet building with her husband Tom, two monstrous cats and her beloved bicycle, Ed Jr.

Jeff Gibbons:
jeff Gibbons writes and draws Pretty Jeff, a comic about Jeff's alter ego Pretty Jeff. Adventures include a New Year's Eve party in Hell, getting frozen in a block of ice, and Pretty Jeff stressing out over the ghosts haunting his house. You can also find more of his stuff at Cowboy House.

Asif Gill:
Asif Gill is a software engineer and artist whose longtime passion for the Japanese language and culture was enhanced by a 48 day sojourn in Tokyo, Japan in 2009.  Armed with the luxury of free time, a sketchbook and pen, and his unique sense of humor and outlook on life, Asif spent his days and nights exploring the Harajuku, Shibuya, Shinjuku sectors of Tokyo and has documented his experiences in a forthcoming unique graphic travelogue, 48 Days in Harajuku, Tokyo.  Asif’s sketches and stories bring to life the many odd encounters, unique discoveries and unexpected hilarity that he experienced as a foreigner trying to experience life as a local.  He also publishes a weekly webcomic illustrating anecdotes of Tokyo life from a foreigner's viewpoint. 

Sami Gyekye:
Lost in Amsterdam when he was 10. Lost in the desert in Saudi Arabia when he was 15. Lost a few times embarrassingly as an adult in various places across the USA, Sami Gyekye now finds himself employed within's Fitting Department in Columbus, Ohio.
Drawing inspiration from personal experience, Sami has put together two children's books; "South: Halo's Journey" and "North: Reunion." He has visited SPACE on a couple of occasions as a customer, this will be his first time on the other side of the table. Exciting!


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