Sunday, April 6, 2014

Back to our Regularly Scheduled SPACE Exhibitor Bios

Scott & Jeffery Kraynak
'Animal Crackers' is a mix of poetry and art, a creative effort by
the brothers Kraynak. While Scott is primarily the artist, and Jeffrey is
primarily the writer, to say that one wrote while the other illustrated would be a
gross generalization. For our creativity has bridged the divide and neither half
would be as good without the input from the other side.
The goal from the start was to create something along the lines of an adult Dr.
Seuss book. And to that end it was written in anapestic tetrameter, the poetic
meter most often used by him. The illustrations were done in the same fashion
typically employed by Scott with his other artwork, a style he has come to
term 'linelism'. At first glance it might seem child-friendly with all the pretty
little animals. And what kid doesn't love animal crackers? But then you open it
and the truth is revealed. This book is not for kids. It is brutal and vulgar and
not for the faint of heart. But neither is what we're doing to the environment.
And that's the point. Though if I may take a step back and recant a prior
statement, this book IS for kids. They need to see what we're doing wrong. While
the change needs to start with us, it must continue with them. They are the
future. They are the unfortunate shoulders upon which our hopes reside. They are
not inheriting the best of worlds, nor an!
easy one to grow up in, but, as noted by Samuel Daniel, "by adversity are
wrought the greatest works of admiration." 

Emily MacMahan
I am a senior illustration/animation major at CCAD, with a
high interest sequential art. I have started working on a possible web series,
about an energetic young girl with a wild imagination. I also like to make

Andrew Meyerhoefer
The Ragged Rider: Tales of a Cowboy Mummy is an all-ages comedy
adventure about a mummified bounty hunter and his best friend, an eyepatch-wearing
horse, in the Weird Wild West. They battle tons of crazy monsters like skeletons
with mustaches, werewolves, and normal, ain't-nothin'-wrong-with-'em buzzards.
Joseph Morris
Joseph Morris is the owner and operator of TORC Press, a small
press comic publisher based out of the middle of nowhere in Illinois. A 14 year
veteran, Joseph recently published his 100th Comic Book. His currently impossible
goal is to bring three different comic to the 100 Issue Mark. His books include
the Hot Fudge Sundae Adventure Club, The Skull Mob, and SDF.
Chris Monday
Just come see us as the expo, you're gonna like it. Unless Chris
and Jed are fighting.

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. Last year his Persia Blues was published by NBM.

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
Weird and cute comics.

Jason Pauff
Hope For Normal Romance is a dark comic based on classic Romance Comics.

Brandon Peat
BLACK ROSE is a webcomic that depicts a fantasy world entering an
industrial revolution a world facing war between the magic-using nation of
Ishtakar and the steampunk country of Athelica. The series follows a brother and
sister through the tumultuous evolution of their world. To use some famous
examples, it mixes the rich worldbuilding of high fantasy such as Lord of the
Rings with modern, character-driven storytelling like that of Battlestar Galactica.
Andrew Pena
Andrew Pena is a Bronx-born illustrator and zine maker who lives with no regrets.
His endless zine barrage README feature his playful slice-of-life comics as well
as work and interviews with his artistic peers.

Nick Pendleton
Nick’s comic, Feral Boy and Gilgamesh at the End of the World, is about a mutant boy and a psychic dog, post-apocalypse. Fun, adventure,
thrills, friendship.

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