Wednesday, July 15, 2015

SPACE Exhibitors Part 5!


J.M. Hunter:

J.M. Hunter (°1977, Montclaire, United States) is an artist who works in a variety of media. By replaying the work for each exhibition and pushing the evocative power of the work a little further, Hunter touches various overlapping themes and strategies. Several reoccurring subject matter can be recognised, such as the relation with popular culture and media, working with repetition, provocation and the investigation of the process of expectations.

His artworks often refers to pop and mass culture. Using written and drawn symbols, a world where light-heartedness rules and where rules are undermined is created. By applying abstraction, he creates intense personal moments masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round in circles.
His works are presented with the aim not to provide an idealistic view but to identify where light and the environment are important. The energy of a place and its emotional and spiritual

Andy “Shaggy” Korty:

Andy “Shaggy” Korty learned to read because of comics; so they are VERY important to him.Andy has been drawing and writing stories most of his life.  He graduated from the University of St. Francis with a B.A. in Fine and Commercial Art – focusing in Illustration. He has worked in news print and large format signage but his passion has always been creating comics. Weather it is with a team or on his own; Andy loves to make them.Andy has studied the business techniques from everyone from big companies, to individual creators. He has also recently become the Business Manager for Empire Comics Lab. Below is a bibliography of Andy’s printed works:
Fred & Jesse – Co-creator, Writer
Don Clemmer’s For Real – Co-creator, Artist
The Manor – Creator
Lafayette: Our Cancer Year – Cover Artist, Writer, Artist, Letterer
P.I. Jane Vol. 2: The Weird Cases – Guest Artist
A Priest in the Family – Artist
Punching the Clock Vol. 3 and 4 – Guest Artist
Cemetery Plots #1 – Writer, Artist, Letterer
Tales of the Wolfman – Artist, Letterer (Due out in December)
Ned: the Monster Under the Bed – Artist (Due out in December)
Andy has also done crossovers with his comic The Manor and other comic strips such as On the Grind, Punching the Clock, P.I. Jane, Hard and Soft Taco, Platrick and Swampie. He has been a guest writer and/or artist for The Deadlys, Monsterhood, Cynical Stew, and Say What!?!. These remain only published online.
You can read more of Andy’s adventures at

Michael Neno:
Michael Neno has been writing, drawing and publishing comics for over 25 years. He also freelances writing, penciling, inking, coloring, lettering, painting and designing. Some of his many clients include: Burger King, Airship 27, Dark Horse Comics, the Tulsa Oklahoma Boy's Home, Cracked Magazine, Caliber comics, Moosepath Press, the YMCA, Paul Pope's Horse Press, Frankie's Pizza, ABCO printing, Asia's Hope, Headshrinker's Press, and SPACE! Neno won a Xeric Grant to publish ReactionaryTales, the debut of his Signifiers Universe.

Chris "Uncle Staple" Nicholas

"Chris “Uncle Staple” Nicholas is the founder and lead organizer of STAPLE! The Independent Media Expo, the premiere indie-comics show of the Southwest, held annually in Austin, Texas since 2005.

 In collaboration with artist David Lamplugh, Chris has self-published the comics That Damned Cat, (a supernatural black comedy inspired by the true story of the cat that knows when you are going to die) and You Chose Right The First Time (a 240 page crime-noir epic set in 60’s Chicago), both of which will be appearing at S.P.A.C.E. for their very first time!"



Arley Owens:
Arley Owens, Founder of Earth Team Green and CEO/President of Earth 1 Eco-Enterprises, is passionate about environmental education and set a goal to use eco-storytelling to reach and teach the next generation about how to protect and respect the environment. To accomplish this goal, Arley created an eye catching, attention holding, bold new Eco-Thriller Comic Book Series titled “Earth Team Green.”  Arley has introduced his comic books to over 3000 students at schools to include; Hedges Elementary, Prospect Elementary and Malabar Middle School, located in Mansfield, Ohio, Hannah Ashton Middle School and Summit Road Elementary School located in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Buckeye North Elementary School, located in Brilliant, Ohio, Century Oaks Elementary School, located in Elgin, Illinois and Thurgood Marshall Academy, located in Washington DC.  Arley has made presentations on Earth Team Green’s, “Eco Thriller Comic Books for the Classroom Edutainment System,” at the Environmental Education Council of Ohio Conferences the Ohio Association of Litter Prevention and Recycling Professionals Conference and at the National Recycling Coalition Annual Conference. The Earth Team Green Eco-Thriller Comic Books Series has seven issues in print. Arley is presently writing the Screen Play for a feature length movie, “Eco-Warriors of The Rainbow – Earth Team Green,” which will be filmed in Ohio.
Arley is a graduate of The Ohio State University with BA in Communications and holds an MBA in Marketing from the University of Phoenix.  Arley serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Ohio Recyclers. Arley is a former employee of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Recycling & Litter Prevention  where during tenure his “A Team” created and implemented statewide award winning  environmental awareness and education programs to include Plant Pride Not Litter, Recycle with Ohio Zoos and Pride In Public Housing. His staff, under his supervision, created the Recycle, Ohio! Program and Lucky The Lady Bug, Ohio’s First Lady of Litter Prevention. Arley was recently recognized by the Association of Ohio Recyclers as one of the nine individuals and three businesses who have made a major impact on Ohio’s Recycling Industry. Arley is a twenty year resident of Reynoldsburg and is an active Board Member of the Slate Ridge Civic Association. He is married to Audrey Owens and has two sons Kevin and Ryan.

Maryanne Rose Papke:
Maryanne self-publishes a number of weird and cute, sometimes epic comics. Of note: the mostly silent story of Ghost Castle, and the whimsical adventures of the stick figure, Tile. 

Randall Pare:
Speakeasy Primates is an independent multinational cooperative creator studio. We are proud to present a variety of independent small press offerings for sale. Our member artists and writers have collaborated on some fine limited edition art prints, short story and novella anthologies, poetry collections, comics and graphic novels.

John  Porcellino:

JOHN PORCELLINO was born in Chicago, in 1968, and has been writing, drawing, and publishing minicomics, comics, and graphic novels for over thirty 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 Beloit, Wisconsin.

Stu Rase:
Stu Rase is a thirty-something High School teacher, freestyle rapper, and comic book writer. He's the author and artist of two books: Teacher Strips, auto-biographical humor about memorable moments in his classroom; and The Undad, an all-ages book about a zombie father trying to raise his daughter.
Before becoming a teacher, Stu performed all over the country as an improvisational comedian. After becoming a teacher, he's given up on most of his dreams, had a kid, and spends his free time huddled over an art board desperately clinging to his youth.

Ashley Ribblett:

Ashley is a full time nerd/part time illustrator currently living and practicing her craft in Cleveland, OH. She loves drawing anything and everything weird, sexy and weirdly sexy. In her free time she also co-runs the Cleveland branch of Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School and makes crazy drawings with her cool circle of art pals the Scribble Nerds!
Find her on instagram @tentaclees or her art blagh

Lorenzo Ross :
A native of Chicago, Lorenzo Ross writes and draws several titles for Alternative City Comics including Complicated Hair, a slice of life strip featuring hipsters & misfits working retail in an art supply store, Ninja Bunny Assassin, a web comic and Awesome 5!, a lighthearted satirical take on the super-hero genre. More examples of his work can be seen at and Books, prints and more are available on www.etsy/store/psychicunicorns

Bri Rudd:

Bri Rudd has a webcomic. It's called Oh No, Bri, because that's what your friends say when they find out you usually eat scrambled eggs for dinner. Or you spend a WILD weekend re-watching Leverage. Or you explain, pretty insistently, what is important in a good brownie. Find her at

Alissa Sallah, Juan Argil, Amelia Sealy & Chris Passabet:
We are a team of students from CCAD who have been studying comics and are selling an assortment of comics and prints!

Ian Shires:
Ian continues to strive to promote small press, self published, indy stuff, in new and innovative ways as he has been doing for almost 30 years now.
Christine Skelly:
Christine Skelly is an illustrator and writer of comics, currently illustrating Mt. Olyphant, written by Jake Ziemba. She is also working on several illustrated short stories, such as Felis Leon, and a zine series titled Modern Mythos.
Ted Sikora:
Ted Sikora is the creator, co-writer, colorist and letterer of Apama The Undiscovered Animal which tells the offbeat story of the Cleveland’s own resident superhero. Ted also directed, co-wrote, and co-produced the independent feature film, Hero Tomorrow. which debuted at Comic Con International and was featured on IFC, Attack of the Show and Films In Review. He calls both Cleveland and Akron his home. See more of Ted’s work at and


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