Sunday, April 7, 2013

More SPACE Exhibitors

Mike Madsen:
Mike Madsen makes the Internet slightly worse with his website Aceman Spaceman. He is also a founding member of Cowboy House.

Mark Mariano:
MARK MARIANO is a children's comic book artist based in northern New Jersey. He is the creator of the books Flabbergast and Happyloo, and his work has won awards like the 2011 Wowie Zowie Award for Best Webcomic: The O>MATICS Rock and Read and the 2010 Silver Moonbeam Award for Best Graphic Novel: Flabbergast: Science Friction. He shares his passion for the medium through teaching events with the Kids Comic Con, guest speaking at Rutgers University, classroom visits, working with the Ronald McDonald House, and the Christopher Barron Live Life Foundation.

Joe Mochove & Rusty Rowley:
Rusty and Joe produce the comic, Full Sanction, as well as the zine, Dirt Worse. Rusty was born in the  ghettos of Lithuania and lost both hands in tragic pigeon breeding accident. Joe was found in an abandoned refrigerator at the age of 12 and teaches privileged children how to love. They are also personal beasts who cast a warming light of magic upon the world. Come bask in their mighty glow.

Monkeys Retreat :
Darryl and Ro-Z Mendelson of Monkeys Retreat have been distributing and retailing small press independent comics since 1975. They actually started selling underground comix in 1968.
Joseph Morris:
Joseph Morris is Owner/Operator of TORC Press, a Small Press Comix Publisher based out of the middle of nowhere.  He is compulsively driven to create bizarre comix.  Lots of bizarre comix.  He is currently focusing on four books: "Clown & Penguin", "Death Moth", "SDF", and "Pulp Horrorshow".  He also loves tacos.

Sarah Morton:
Sarah began her illustrious career as an artist in Kindergarten, when she would accept candy in return for doing other kids’ art projects (a gig she would continue through high school). In college, she was an art student for exactly one semester before moving on to other endeavors like photography, journalism, photojournalism, and urban planning. She now lives in Chicago and raises money for a non-profit during the day.
In her spare time, Sarah is currently working on Volume 3 of Seasonal, a graphic novel about imploding relationships within a big box store in suburban Utah. Next, she plans to start a series of autobiographical comics based on her aforementioned career experiences. You can see more of Sarah’s work at

Dara Naraghi:
Dara Naraghi was born in Iran and educated in the United States. An Ohio State University alum, he works in the information technology field, but his passion is for the comics medium. His debut graphic novel, Lifelike, has garnered many positive reviews, from the likes of award-winning novelist Cory Doctorow, and cartoonist Sam Kieth. His other notable graphic novels include the Terminator Salvation official movie prequel, and Witch & Wizard: Battle for Shadowland (both New York Times Bestsellers), as well as works for Image Comics, IDW Publishing, Dark Horse, and DC Comics. Dara is also a founding member of the comic book writers/artists collective known as PANEL, with whom he has produced 19 volumes of their comics anthology. Dara lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife, daughter, and the world’s sweetest hound dog.

Michael R. Neno:
Publisher since 1987 of fine comics and publications. Creator of the online strips Quacky Pig and Friends, The Mesh and Freak Cave. Publisher of The Signifiers, Quacky Pig and Lovey Dovey coloring books and the Xeric Award-granted Reactionary Tales. Have freelanced for Dark Horse, Nix Comics Quarterly, Paul Pope's Horse Press, Caliber and Cracked Magazine. Have illustrated novels for Airship 27 and created posters for musicians like Dawn Landes, Moon High and Billy Cash.

Maryanne Papke:
Silly, cute, short comics, and new this year: Gay Vikings!

John Porcellino:
was born in Chicago, in 1968, and has been writing, drawing, and publishing minicomics, comics, and graphic novels for over twenty-five years. His celebrated self-published series King-Cat Comics, begun in 1989, has inspired a generation of cartoonists. Diary of a Mosquito Abatement Man, a collection of King-Cat stories about Porcellino’s experiences as a pest control worker, won an Ignatz Award in 2005, and Perfect Example, first published in 2000, chronicles his struggles with depression as a teenager. King-Cat Classix and Map of My Heart, published in 2007/2009, offer a comprehensive overview of the zine's first sixty-one issues, while Thoreau at Walden (2008) is a poetic expression of the great philosopher’s experience and ideals. According to cartoonist Chris Ware, "John Porcellino's comics distill, in just a few lines and words, the feeling of simply being alive."
Porcellino's work has been translated into French, German, Spanish, Swedish, Italian, and Korean. He currently lives in South Beloit, Illinois.

Joseph Remnant:
Joseph Remnant is a Los Angeles-based artist/cartoonist whose comics and illustrations have appeared in Arthur Magazine, Juxtapoz and The New York Times. He's the creator of the comic book series "Blindspot" and was a frequent collaborator with the late, great comics writer, Harvey Pekar. Remnant began illustrating short stories with Pekar for Smith Magazine's Pekar Project which led to him being asked to illustrate the full length graphic novel, "Harvey Pekar's Cleveland." It was released April 2012 by Zip Comics and Top Shelf Productions.  He is currently working on a new graphic novel titled, "Cartoon Clouds," which is being serialized on the comics website, 

Jonathon Riddle:
Jonathon Riddle has been writing and drawing comics since childhood, his first comics work being an adaptation of The Return of the Jedi rendered in crayon at the age of four. He is a graduate of the Columbus College of Art and Design with a major in illustration. He currently lives in Columbus, Ohio, where he is a regular contributor to the Ohio-based comic anthology “Oh, Comics!” With Only Five Plums is his first graphic novel.

Lorenzo Ross:
Lorenzo Ross is a cartoonist and painter that lives in Chicago. Complicated Hair is based on his years of working at retail art supply stores and the cast of characters he encountered. Awesome 5! is inspired by an admiration of the superhero teams of the 50's and 60's along with the sarcasm of adult swim. Alternative City is a somewhat darker disjointed tale in the vein of Twin Peaks. If you would like to read weekly installments of any of these comics they are available at

K. Sekelsky:
K. Sekelsky is an illustrator and author from Johnstown, PA. She wrote and illustrated The Time Traveler's Pocket Guide, and has produced a number of webcomics and minicomics over the years.

Chad Sell:
Chad works in a variety of styles on a lot of different comic projects, but most people know him because of his work depicting the drag queens of Rupaul's Drag Race! (yeah, he's as perplexed by that as you are.)

Sam Spina :
Sam Spina made a daily diary comic for three years and stopped but still does it sometimes. He also won a  xeric award for his comic, Fight (a comic about fighting).

Talcott Star:
Rescue Archaeology is a blend of memory, imagination, and observation, filtered through poetry and poured into a comic.
Octopus Story follows a curious octopus who is bored with the ocean on an adventure through the everyday world. It encounters new people, places, and modes of transportation. and gains the companionship of one black kitten along the way.

Ben Tiede:
Ben Tiede went to the University of Saint Francis where he studied Animation.  Inspired by his two childhood heros, Bill Waterson and Jeff Smith, Ben has thrown his hat into the cartooning ring.
J. Tungol:
J. Tungol is the writer/artist of "Death to Dinksville," a conspiracy-zombie-slasher-whodunit!
Christina Wald:
Christina Wald is an illustrator, industrial designer and most of the time works on children
’s books and toys.
Pop Smoothie: Strange tales from the Blender is a comic that is a distillation of the pop-culture invading her brain. She has the TV on too much as background noise
Yes, she did a lot of illustration for RPGs and CCGs in the 90s (some of the art is posted here:
She lives in Cincinnati with my toy engineer husband Troy (Fun Factoid: Troy used to be on the Batman team at Kenner Toys and also designed toys for Ghostbusters, Rat Fink, Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean and many other lines) and 2 cats (they dont design anything really).
Jacob Warrenfeltz:
Jacob Warrenfeltz is an illustrator in Takoma Park, Maryland. He illustrated stories in various issues of underground comics Plastic Farm, Red Chapel, Fubar, Slambang, The Alberic Heresies, Trickster: Native American Tales, Iconoplastic, The End, and District Comics (just to name a few).
Jacob is also a founding member of the D.C. Conspiracy, a Washington D.C. independent comics creators group, a co-op publishing group creating genre themed anthologies like horror anthology Shear Terror, the exquisite corpse Dr. Dremo, and the gritty The Spoils of Crime.  He is a regular contributor to the group’s current project, The Magic Bullet comic newspaper.
Debuting at SPACE is Villains Galore, the story of a semi-retired super villain's attempts at a normal life.
Eric Watkins:
Eric Watkins is the creator of the titles Chosen & Forsaken and the forthcoming series Mars and The Man in the Kitty Coat. Eric helped found Broken Icon Comics in 2009 and Tri-State Comic Con in 2012 with his business partner, James Maddox.
Watkins is constantly taking his love for the comic book genre to new heights. Watkins is not only one of the key producers on his upcoming projects with Kevin Steward, Todd Beistel and Ezequiel Pineda, but also devotes a large portion of his time to the creation, execution and publication of others in the independent comic world.
Katherine Wirick:
Everyone in my comics is dead.
Jeff Zwirek:
Jeff Zwirek, a.k.a Jeffrey Antacid, a.k.a Jeff Z is a self-publishing cartoonist. His comics work includes Jack Rabbit, Black Star, Pinstriped Bloodbath, and Burning Building Comix. He has received a nomination for an Ignatz award, and his comics have been named "Notable Comics" multiple times by the Best American Comics anthology. He's also one of the organizers of CAKE, the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo. He lives and works in Chicago, with his wife and two sons.


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