Monday, March 17, 2014

More SPACE Exhibitor Bios

Drew Brockington
Like most illustrators his age, Drew has a beard and glasses. He
is currently finishing his first graphic novel, BEACON while simultaneously
drawing the fun all ages adventure comic Cat-Stronauts. He lives and works in
Ryan Burns
RUN Comics is an artist collective from Chicago IL. The daily
exercise of drawing is the motivation behind this collective. Members of RUN
Comics each produce at least an 8 page mini comic a month.
Matt Bryan, Mike McCubbins, and Jeanie Bryan
Matt Bryan, Mike McCubbins, and Jeanie Bryan are writers,
illustrators and animators from St. Louis, MO. They're recent works include the
graphic novel "Book of Da" and the minicomic series "Moses & Bean."
Mathew CalvertMathew Calvert is a graduate of Columbus College of Art and Design(BFA, 2010) and would have been a graduate of the University of Cincinnati (MFA2013) but he was expelled from that institution due to the controversial nature ofhis intended thesis, When the Heart Betrays the Blood. It's a graphic novel aboutthe nature of social identity, sins-of-the-father guilt, personal morality, andadolescent sexuality told in scratchboard and screenplay pages!
Tyrell Cannon
Tyrell’s comics work covers a wide range of genre, including
experimental comics (Simon), action/fantasy comics (Mighty), dramatic/true-crime
comics (Gary), and science-fiction (Victus). Tyrell Cannon’s Gary is a graphic
novel in 3 parts based on the life of the Green River Killer and was recently
accepted to Comixology Submit. Tyrells newest comic, Victus, is a deus-scientia
fiction comic that explores both the purity and corruption of human relationships.
Jared Catherine
Jared Catherine is a cartoonist who self-publishes his own series,
Incrediman Comix & Stories. Jareds work has appeared in various publications since
1996, starting with a series of Incrediman strips in his high school newspaper and
includes a controversial series of editorial cartoons for Penn State Universities
Daily Collegian. He recently launched Incrediman Web Comix at Jared is also a co-host on the Pittsburgh based podcast,
Comic Book Pitt.
Colleen Clark
Colleen Clark loves dogs, Star Trek, Tina Fey, and the happy things in life. Her

works, including several comics highlighting body image issues, have been featured
in Huffington Post, The Columbus Dispatch, The Gloss, and Marie Claire.

Ryan Claytor
Ryan Claytor is a comics artist and professor living in Lansing,
Michigan. He currently teaches Comics Studio courses at Michigan State University
and the University of Michigan Flint. As a creator, Claytor is most widely known
for his self-published, autobiographical, comic book series
"And Then One Day." Last year, he was presented with the 2012 SPACE Prize award
for best Mini-Comic/Short Story for his comic, "And Then One Day #9."

Kel Crum
Kel Crum has been one of the top writers for radio personality Gary Burbank for over twenty years.
He first jumped into the small press field in 1989 with a humble little book called "Dangerous Birds", which told the story of two birds who sue a seed company and learn from the human world that lawsuits can be a wonderful way to earn a steady income. Don't hold your breath but Kel has not ruled out the chance that it could someday become a Broadway musical starring Matthew Broderick and Mandy Patinkin. Better yet, hold your breath and see if that works.
Twenty-something apartment-dweller Cornelia Dodson was introduced the following year in a story called "Captain Armand's Ship of Sin", long out of print. Corny was soon followed by Ed Thud, Ronald Muck, Helen Boomer, and Reba Moonves, probably in that order. A collection of stories from over the years are in a popular paperback called "The Cornelia Collection" now available on Amazon.
Kel lives in Fairborn, Ohio with his wife Debra and their two loyal pet rats, Maggie and Daisy.

Kevin Czapiewski
Czap Books is a one-person publisher/distro operating out of

Cleveland, OH. The goal is to expand the scope of Kevin Czaps self-publishing to
serve as a vehicle for comics work that teases the boundaries of the form. The
work itself tends toward the design and poetic side of comics. Known as the Comics
Mom to friends, Kevin sees Czap Books as a growing family of artists to be
supported and nurtured.
Matt Dembicki
Matt Dembicki is a member of the D.C. Conspiracy, a Washington
comics-making collective that publishes the semi-annual free comics
newspaper 'Magic Bullet.' He edited and contributed to the Eisner and Harvey
nominated 'Trickster' and 'District Comics' anthologies. Other works include 'Xoc:
The Journey of a Great White, 'Mr. Big: A Tale of Pond Life' and 'They Came to See
Me Die!'
Sean M Dempsey
Sean M Dempsey graduated from the Savannah College of Art and
Design with a BFA in Sequential Art. His independent comics focus on curiosity and
adventure through traveling or misfit characters. Whether in a comic,
illustration, or cartoon, his stories embrace a balance of innocent and cynical
protagonists. Sean hopes to create diverse, relatable characters that the audience
can witness their inner growth, discovery, and individuality.

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