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Monday, March 28, 2016

SPACE Exhibitors Bios Part 7

Joyana McDiarmid:
Joyana gets her hands dirty with everything having to do with making comics. Writer, artist, letterer, editor, publisher, designer, student, teacher - she loves them comics.

Logan O'Donnell:
I am an independent comic artist and founder of a small conglomerate of students who run a small comic business by the name of Humming Bird Comics.
I focus on comics that represent the queer, people of color and disabled communities. I love writing and creating stories that focus on science fiction elements.
I am passionate about spreading the awareness of the importance of diverse representation not only in comics but in all forms of media as well.
Kyle J. Osborne:
Shquirat is a quarterly comic written by Kyle J. Osborne. Drawn by Mars Abrahamsen, Marcus Pavilonis, and Shep Dogwood.
Maryanne Rose Papke:
Maryanne Rose Papke has been self-publishing short comics since 2010. Her comics are usually weird, often silly, typically cute, sometimes sad, and occasionally epic. She has more than 8 minicomics in print, also produces the semiweekly fantasy webcomic, Xylobone Tomes.

Wolfgang Parker:
"Crime Cats" is a mystery series for kids aged five to twelve. The books follow the adventures of eight-year-old superhero Jonas Shurmann who together with his partners, cat detectives CatBob and Neil Higgins, solves mysteries around his Columbus neighborhood. "Crime Cats" have been recommended by "Columbus Parent" magazine, Columbus Metropolitan Library, and Parker made the "Columbus' Best Authors" list in the 2015 CoumbusUnderground reader's poll.
John Pirog:
 Ghastly Yarns includes two movies, a horror comic and over a dozen short horror stories.  The tone is decidedly "EC-ish" and the stories are always geared toward a simplistic, old school horror feel.

Deanna Poppe:
Deanna Poppe has been coloring comics since 2011. Deanna is the colorist the sci-fi webcomic Banished, found at www.banishedonline.com. She is also the color assistant for Wilde Life by Pascalle Lepas (wildelifecomic.com) and No Need for Bushido by Alex Kolesar and J.W. Kovell (nn4b.com). She has a soft spot for goblins, and her goblins and other work can be seen at deedylovescake.tumblr.com/tagged/goblins. Deanna currently resides in Southwest Ohio with her husband and son.
Sean Poppe:
Sean Poppe has been drawing comics since 2011. His short comic "You Don't Remember" premiered in Boo! Vol. 2 #1, and has since contributed to several issues of Boo!. His art is featured in a number of small-press table-top RPG publications including CRAWL!, Vacant Ritual Assembly, and Undercroft. Sean is also currently attempting to draw 365 Goblins in 2015, which is chronicled at 365goblins.tumblr.com. Additional work can be seen at beardedruckus.tumblr.com. Sean currently resides in Southwest Ohio with his wife and son.

John R. Phythyon, Jr.:
John R. Phythyon, Jr. wishes he were a superhero or a magician, but, since he has not yet been bitten by a radioactive spider or received his letter from Hogwarts, he writes adventure stories instead. He is the author of the Wolf Dasher series of fantasy-thriller mash-up novels, several modern fairy tales, and a series of comical memoirs about his childhood ("My True-Life Adventure" series). Prior to becoming a novelist, he was an award-winning game designer.
He lives in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife, their children, a dog, and a cat. It is rarely quiet, but it's often entertaining. His current projects include the next book in the Wolf Dasher series, world peace, and desperately wishing for the Cincinnati Bengals to win a Super Bowl in his lifetime.
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.

Chris Reed:
Chris Reed has been making mini-comics for more than 30 years. His current titles include Gary (about a 30-year-old sparrow who's unemployed, scared of worms, and still living in his mom's nest), Used Addictions (the story of a cigarette butt, an empty wine bottle, and a used condom), and The Adventures of Lil' Pube (just what it sounds like).
Carlos Rivera:
Carlos Rivera is a writer, artist and lover of many. Founder of the Youngstown Indy Comic Expo and creator of New Town PD.
Shari Ross:
She went to school in New York where she graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a BFA in Illustration, August 2012.

Alissa Sallah:
Alissa Sallah was raised in Massillon, Ohio.
Of mixed-race heritage, it is commonplace for stray hands to make their way into her hair. She enjoys toying with stereotypes and exposing identity in her work. In her youth, she was captivated by Japanese cartoons and is occasionally found playing dress-up as some of her favorite characters. Her first published work was a monthly high-school newspaper comic titled Orange Drink. She currently believes she’s developed a sophisticated palate due to her interest obscure artsy anime.
Rick Schlaack:
Rick Schlaack is the Vice President of Blind Alley Comics out of Lansing, MI. He's been suffering for comics since 2009, but his love of art and writing go back to the cradle (and perhaps beyond). He likes to style himself a Renaissance Man, much to the irritation of all who know him. Avoid eye contact. A reverential bow would be appreciated.
Sal Sciandra:
Sal Sciandra is an American comics writer & artist based in Buffalo, NY. He is the creator of “The Casebook of Elijah Snugs”, an ongoing mystery comic book series and his work has been reviewed by Broken Pencil and Optical Sloth.
His influences include Gabrielle Bell, Richard Scarry, John Byrne, Daniel Clowes, Edward Gorey, and Joe Mathieu.
He has a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Buffalo State College and supports the San Diego Padres.

 Louis Tyler Simmons:
Writer of The Black Ansaar and Other Stories Anthology
Sinister Undertone Comics:
Hailing from Flint, Michigan, Sinister Undertone Comics has been in development for over 8 years. Starting with the idea for a vampire in Flint (Karma) which later formed into 12 different titles and 132 different characters (not including minor supporting characters). Not pulling any punches, S.U.C. dabbles in anything from religion to conspiracy theory all while dancing in moral shades of gray. Sinister Undertone Comics has quickly began to gather a name for itself on Facebook (facebook.com/Sinisterundertone) and Twitter (@SinisterUndertn) as well in the underground comic communities of the country. With their success at Detroit Fan Fare in 2013, the momentum has built to an almost religious fervor! S.U.C. already has a fan base that is anxiously awaiting the company’s 2 launch titles: “Karma” and “the 7″. Our full list of titles are as follows: Karma, the 7, the Ballad of the Walker, Shine, Spiryt, Juiced, Sixkiller/Colder, Lifeline, Conduit, Dusk & Dawn, The Dayton Family, Deacon Board, and Hellspeak the Hangman.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

SPACE Exhibitor Bios Part 6

Mike Madsen:
Mike Madsen is an artist whose work is as known for its yearning metaphysical qualities as it is for his visceral, sometimes brutal line drawings. His recent books include Guts V and his ongoing allegory Storm Signal.
Lauren McCallister:
Lauren is a sloth who makes comics sometimes.

Nate McDonough:
Nate McDonough is the creator if all ages comics such as Experimental Explorations, Clever Renderings and Tedious Commentary Adventures.  His collaborations include Whimsical Whiteboy Stuff, Alternative Melancholy #5 and PLEASE ACKNOWLEDGE ME!  He has contributed to Wantonly Obscure Tales, Solemn Stories and Unique Expressions.  Check out his webcomic about working in Monsanto's legal department (now updated twice weekly!)
George McVey:
George has published 60 titles by over two dozen publishers.
O'Ryan McGowan-Arrowroot:
O'Ryan is a circus performer, illustrator, dad, and all around nice guy. He lives in Pittsburgh, PA with his partner, his son, a large stash of art supplies, two cats, and one stray cat who sneaks in at night that may or may not be trying to kill him.
T. Perran Mitchell
T. Perran Mitchell is a writer, letterer, and all around maker of things. He is the creator and publisher of The Chronicles of the Tal Nor, a high adventure fantasy comic that weaves together elements of criminal drama, inventive fantasy, and realistic heroes bringing justice to a lawless world. In addition to working on his own comics T. has contributed to numerous other projects as a letterer and writer.  Most notable is the upcoming Club 27 from Red Stylo Media.  He currently resides in a creepy old house on the outskirts of Phoenixville PA, spending all his time crafting things from words and yarn.
Lee Meyers:
Lee Meyers is a webcomic artist and storyteller.

James Moore and Joel Jackson:
2 Headed Monster Comics is a Columbus, OH based comics publisher formed in 2009 when artist Joel Jackson and writer James Moore first collaborated on their indie rock romantic comedy Radio Free Gahanna. Crafting accessible, involving stories while embracing the experimental possibilities of the comics medium, RFG  showed the publishers fresh approach to comics making. The pair have also released two all-ages books The Toyetic Adventures of Coco Fiasco, and It’s Candy Time!
The third member of 2HMC’s core team, Katie Valeska, has published a collection of her autobiographical, visually inventive webcomic, Next Year’s Girl. In 2012 NYG won a 1st place SPACE prize for webcomics. 2HMC has also released the cyberpunk-fantasy minicomic, Children These Days, written by James and with art by Lisa Sterle, and the Johnny Cash tribute anthology Cash Out. This spring 2HMC will be releasing Radio Free Gahanna’s  penultimate issue, and the series has recently received a 3rd place SPACE prize.

Larry Morgan:
Fairmont, WV resident, Larry Morgan is the writer of Electromagnetic Press’ two flagship titles THE OMENS and THE BELIEVER.
In addition to writing, Larry also provides the interior art and covers for THE BELIEVER.  With his partner in Electromagnetic Press, Shane Moore, he co-writes and co-Illustrates THE FAIRMONT 5, a comic book about West Virginia’s own team of hometown super heroes.

Joseph Morris:
Joseph Morris is the Owner and Operator of TORC Press, a Small Press Comic Book Publisher based out of Southern Illinois, which celebrates its 16th Anniversary this year.  Joseph's primary work is "The Hot Fudge Sundae Adventure Club", a sprawling Cosmic Epic pitting a group of heroic Space Gods against an Evil Corporation from Hell.  Although it's really just about Punching Monsters in the Face and Eating Tacos.  This year, Joseph is also experimenting with a number of short comics in a variety of genres because why not?

J.R. Mounts:
I'm an independent comics guy that lives in Atlanta, Georgia and creates, writes, draws and publishes my own parody comic titles, "Fried Pickle Noir" graphic novel series and "Scairy Tales: the not so scary fairy tales" family comic strip, among others. I spell 'scary' with an "i" to combine the words scary/fairy so that readers don't think I do horror comics.  scairytalesnoir.com
I've been appearing at conventions throughout the South and have traveled even further to promote my self-publishd comics at Heroes Con, Dragon Con, Baltimore Comic Con, NC Comicon, Indiana Comic Con etc...and many more.
 'Fried Pickle Noir' is my most popular comic series. Exactly like it sounds, this comic book series is about Fried Pickle detective Q Cumbersome's fight against the mob element in a town called The Pits. Currently, there are currently 4 collected books and a card game. It's a crime noir parody that can be thought of as 'Sin City meets Veggie Tales'. Meant for laughs but is true to crime. Puns abound in this series and can be read for ages 13 and above. It's rated 'V' for vegetable violence. It was recently reviewed favorably at Ain't It Cool News.        
'Scairy Tales: the not so scary fairy tales!' is my all-ages comic strip style series about little kids who dress up all year round as monsters and superheroes and deal with daily school life until they discover that monster children live across the bridge! Think of it as 'Calvin & Hobbes meets The Nightmare Before Christmas'. It's okay for all ages but best appreciated for those who like Peanuts or Calvin & Hobbes humor. There are currently 3 collected books, a card game, coloring book and a cd musical called "SNOMBIES! A Musical Monsterpiece" about reanimated zombie snowmen called SNOMBIES that invade both towns, hungry for...CLOTHES!
I love to laugh and support the independent movement of artists breaking out and creating their own characters, of which I am proud to be among them.

Shari Ross:
Shari is an illustrator based out of Columbus, OH.  She's a very silly lady who loves to illustrate characters and stories that come to life in her head.

Steven Myers:
Steven Myers is by trade a Special Education Teacher in northern Ohio. He applies his artistic side by making polymer clay statues of comic book and fantasy characters. He also writes and draws his own mini-comic, the F.E.D.s, the webcomic Mutant Elf and regularly contributes to several anthologies.

Dara Naraghi:
Dara Naraghi was born in Iran and educated in the United States. His latest graphic novel series, Persia Blues, has been praised by Publishers Weekly and the Midwest Book Review, and has been nominated for the “Great Graphic Novels for Teens” award by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). It also won the 2014 SPACE prize for Best Graphic Novel. 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 lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife, daughter, and the world’s coolest hound dog and craziest corgi.
John Novak:
Novak lives in Columbus, Ohio, and received his bachelors degree in Art Education from Ohio State University. Recent work has included digitally coloring the all-ages graphic novels Giants Beware! and Dragons Beware! by Rafael Rosado and Jorge Aguirre. He is currently coloring the third in the series. His earliest commissions involved sketching X-Wings and TIE Fighters for all of his friends.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

SPACE Exhibitor Bios Part 5

April Kasulis:
April Kasulis, your full-time overlord and artist, can be found in the Minneapolis area (though, be wary not to incur her righteous anger). Also, a friend to all dogs, big and small!

Melissa Mariko Kieselburg:
Melissa Mariko Kieselburg is a comic artist and illustrator with a focus on queer themes.

Jeremy King:
Jeremy King (Writer/Artist)  believes you're only as old as you feel...and he feels pretty old. After years of pursuing a love of music (and working a series of crappy jobs), he has returned to his childhood love of creating comics. Living in a converted barn in the wilds of Kentucky with his amazing wife and several cats, he is currently hoping to work up to a career in the arts (while working a steady crappy job).
Jordan Kirian:
We are a small press comic making unit based out of Marysville, Ohio. We formed in summer 2015 and aim to create all sorts of stories, believing we can do anything with words and pictures.

Matt Kish:
Matt Kish is a self-taught artist who lives in southwest Ohio with his wife, their frog, and far too many books and comics.
Alex Kolesar:
Alex Kolesar is the co-creator and artist behind the action-comedy webcomic No Need for Bushido, which has been online since 2001. He is also a full time animator and illustrator for the online game Flight Rising.
J.W. Kovell:
J.W. Kovell is the co-creator and writer for the long-running webcomic No Need for Bushido: a historical action-comedy set in a not-so-accurate Feudal Japan.

Karl Christian Krumpholz:
An oddly displaced East Coast native, Karl Christian Krumpholz is the writer/artist of such comics as the weekly The Denver Bootleg strip for Denver's Westword newspaper; and the daily comic adventures and True-ish Tales about the denizens, bars, and characters of the city in his weekly webcomic 30 Miles of Crazy!
Karl Christian has also done illustration work for Mother Mind (Show Devils), VICE Magazine, Birdy, Suspect Press, and Modern Drunkard Magazine; provided artwork for the documentary ‘Neal Cassady’s Denver Years’ for Colorado Public Television; illustrated Daniel Landes’ short story ‘Revolt to What?’, as well as Rich English’s booze-y book ‘Beer for the Genius.'
Karl currently lives in Denver, CO with a beautiful woman, his trusted banjo, a pair of cats who stalk him for food, and is always looking for a better place to get a drink (which he writes about on his blog: 30 Miles of Cocktails). He also hates writing about himself in the third person. It’s creepy.

Juan Lara:
The comics you will find are not about a robot stealing lunch money from little kids. Robot Bully is simply the name of the website. Most of the comics you will find involve a teenage werewolf named Mims…or you might find more autobiographical comics.
You will also find comics about robots, super villains, and luckless creatures of the night. I like to try out new things here, and experiment with new ideas.

Nola Lee:
Illustrations, comics and cartoons by Nola Lee; a sneezy, dancing, always snacking freelance illustrator based in the Queen City. When she isn't making sweet treats in her basement apartment she can be found sipping coffee nose deep in a pile of Sailor Moon mangas.

Pascalle Lepas:
Pascalle is a twelve year comics veteran. In 2014 she completed the 1,000 page sci-fi epic Zap! and currently draws the popular supernatural webcomic Wilde Life.

Aaron Lindeman:
Aaron Lindeman is an artist living in Ohio. He works on comics, illustrations, and the occasional painting. He cannot cross running water, and is particularly susceptible to weapons made of silver. He once did a backflip, and it was pretty cool.

Marissa Luna:
Marissa Luna is a self published cartoonist from the Minneapolis. She makes comics about space adventures, queer romance, roller derby and her own experiences.
Griffin Lundeen:
Griffin Lundeen is a illustrator and cartoonist.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

SPACE Exhibitor Bios Part 4

Lewis Gordon:
Lewis Gordon is a Columbus native who enjoys being part of the local comic book and film community. His influences are Norman Rockwell, Hiroaki Samura (Blade of the Immortal) and Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon). This is his first comic con.

Alex Hand:
Alex Hand is a recovering anime fanboy and a Romantic painting enthusiast. His works are heavily influenced by superhero comics and classical mythology. He works in a range of mediums including oil paint, ink, animation, and digital 3-D media.

Marina Harkness:
Marina Harkness is a cartoonist and student at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Mostly autobiographical, her work is varied in tone with post-internet humor and imagery, borrowing from both indie and mainstream alike. She is a Libra and a 'go-getter'.

Joe Haines:
Joe Haines' iron-fisted rule as President of Blind Alley Comics continues His signature work, The Strange Adventures of Bone Boy, features a corpsey secret agent who rescues children from their nightmares. Most days find him rocking out to strange music, screaming out unholy noise on his electric guitar. Approach with caution! 

Steve Harmon:
Self published artist creator from Cincinnati Ohio.

Headshrinker's Press:
Based out of Cincinnati, Ohio HeadShrinker's Press is utilizing the web to its full potential. They have writers, artist and colorist from all over the United States and around the world. Which is why they always say that they are 'a small independent label with a global footprint'. Shrinking heads and blowing minds with both their print books and their web comics including the titles 'Sons of YellowStone', 'LandSlide', 'Plague', 'The Spiritualist' and 'Glenn Reaper'. HeadShrinker's Press is a growing label with long term goals.

Robert Hendricks:
R. Hendricks is a Michigan-based visual storyteller captivated by comics about the bizarre, eccentric and troubled lives of human beings.

Luke Herr:
Luke Herr is a freelance writer and editor who also writes and edits for FreeStyle Komics. His work ranges from gothic romance to superhero to pulp adventures to just weird stuff. With a variety of collaborator's he's worked on titles such as Socialfist, Changeling, Jazan Hull Forever, Super Slasher, Luchador Senator and more. He is also one of the minds behind MultiversalQ.

Stephen Hines:
Stephen Hines
was spawned and currently lives in Ohio. When he’s not infiltrating the system by teaching high school English he’s writing. So far he’s published one young adult novel (Hocus Focus), a graphic novel (Valedictorian USA: Vol. 1), a one-shot surrealist horror comic (Icon-O-Plastic), and has several ongoing comic book series (Valedictorian USA, Crackerstacker, and Zombie Fabulous!). His memoir (Rebirth Defect: My Journey From Catholic Altar Boy to Teen Atheist to Adult Christian Metal Evangelist and Back to Atheism) that will surely alienate the few friends he still has will be released in June.

Daniel J. Hogan:
Daniel J. Hogan is a cartoonist and writer from Lansing, Michigan. In 2012, Daniel decided to put the voices in his head to good use and started making his own comic strip, Clattertron (found at clattertron.com). Combining cartoony characters and off-beat humor, Daniel creates a new all-ages comic each week.

Rebecca Hubble:
Letterer of The Black Ansaar and Other Stories Anthology

J.M. Hunter:
J.M. Hunter of Angry Artist’s Studios originally "sails", from Southern California, now residing in Washington, IL with his family and 1001 Creative Ideas That Just Need To Get Done! He's also a Sagitarius.

Joe Hunter:
Joe Hunter is a professional artist who has made classic comics such as Changeling, Radical Guardian Skater X and many more! He also does coloring, lettering and just about anything else you might need.

Matt Jorgenson:
Matt Jorgenson has been writing for over three decades. He is the author of; Coagulation - A Clot of Stories, The Hermaphroditic Shaman and the Missing Bottle of Ketchup, Possible Particles and the Bifurcated Homunculus, and Extraordinary Ostriches.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

SPACE Exhibitor Bios Part 3

Nick Dutro and Patrick Lay
Nick Dutro and Patrick Lay make their first foray onto the page with 'Multi-', an adventure about kids, robots, superheroes and different worlds.  Nick is a 2009 graduate of Ohio Northern University with a BA in journalism and works as an editor for a daily newspaper.

Terry Eisele:
Terry Eisele has taught English for over 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, coaches the Grandview Heights girls’ soccer team, and writes in his spare time. He lives in Grandview, with his wife, Michelle, and their two dogs. With Only Five Plums is his first graphic novel.

Mike Eshelman:
DuskBunnies Comics is a Columbus, Ohio based production company based on the “screw it, we’ll do it ourselves” business philosophy.  Their current lineup consists of “Prolife”, a horror title premiering at this year’s SPACE; “Camping”, a story about the boundaries of friendship pushed by the ultimate test, winner of the inaugural “Frightee Award” for best written fiction; “Euphorium”, the first issue in the [non]collaboration series, a comic experiment; and several mini comics, including one-offs and issues of the ongoing series “Sixth Street Saloon” - a collection of things said, overheard and made up during years of frequenting dive bars.

Peter Faecke:
Peter Faecke is an artist based out of Minneapolis Minnesota, best known for his work with single titles and anthologies with Hidden Fortress comics. His work is expansive, encompassing smaller, self-published zines and collaborative pieces as well as projects, inspired by everything from EC comics to professional wrestling.

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 two Michigan newspapers (the Hamtramck Review and Flint Comix & Entertainment) as well as at www.cynicalman.com. Winner of the 2010 Small Press & Alternative Comics Expo SPACE Prize for best minicomic ("Board of Superheros™") and 2005 SPACE prize for Lifetime Achievement. Currently illustrating a card game called Mudsling, the game of political dirty tricks!

Michael Fehskens:
Science Fiction Comics & Illustrated Poetry Comix for sale.

Brandon Flaig:
Brandon Flaig is a Cincinnati, Ohio-based writer/illustrator and co-founder of Elemental P Press along with writer Brent Daniels. His credits include illustrating the pulp adventure comic Twisted Tales of Two-Fisted Justice (co-created with Daniels), and writing and illustrating the mini-comic/short story Curse of the Demon’s Tooth.

Terry Flippo:
Terry Flippo has been working on Axel and Alex in one form or another for nearly 20 years.  In it's latest incarnation Axel and Alex is a humor strip in the vein of Calvin and Hobbes and Cul de Sac.  The third collection of strips will be debuting at SPACE 2016.

Sean Ford:
Sean Ford is the creator of Only Skin and Shadow Hills. He graduated from the Center for Cartoon Studies in 2008. He works as a designer for his day job and spends many hours walking his dog, Maggie.
Iona Fox:
Iona Fox is the author of Almanac, an annual collection of autobio & fiction comics.  She is also one half of Rod & Cone Press, a comics press focused on great writing // spark. ionafoxcomics.com, rodandconepress.tumblr.com

Colleen Frakes:Colleen Frakes is a Xeric and Ignatz award winning cartoonist. She lives in Seattle and works in a library. Her latest graphic novel "Prison Island" is available from Zest Books. www.tragicrelief.com

Fred Frances:
Fred Frances is an artist, illustrator, and writer whose books, which include the recent Worry World Daypass and Primary Insomnia, are noted for their humor and formal/structural ambition.

Jeff Gibbons:
Jeff Gibbons is a comic artist whose most notable work includes the ongoing all-ages science fiction adventure Helper Bot, and Pretty Jeff, a semi-autobiographical webcomic.

Sophie Goldstein:
Sophie Goldstein is a 2013 graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies.  She won two Ignatz Awards for her graphic novel, The Oven, in 2015 and one for her mini-comic, House of Women, Part I, in 2014. 
Her first book Darwin Carmichael is Going to Hell, co-written with Jenn Jordan, was self-published in 2013 with funding from Kickstarter. Her second book, The Oven, was released by AdHouse Books in April, 2015. Sophie has also illustrated a children's book, Poopy Claws, written by Gene Ambaum.
Her work has appeared in various publications including Best American Comics 2013, Fable Comics, The Pitchfork Review, Maple Key Comics, Sleep of Reason, Symbolia, Trip 8 and Irene 3.
She currently lives in Pittsburgh, PA. 

Thursday, March 10, 2016

SPACE 2016 Exhibitor Bios Part 2

Marcus Coleman:
Pie and Mischief is comic started in 2009 that is comprised of random jokes, and some long form stories here and there. Marcus Coleman is also a part of Black Bear Collective a group of friends just publishing zines and comics. http://pieandmischief.com/

Leighton Connor:
Leighton Connor is the co-creator, with his daughter Abigail, of The Electric Team. He currently writes the Electric Team comic until Abby is old enough to take over. Leighton is also one of the artists behind the Seeing Calvino tumblr, the illustrator of The Twible, the writer and artist of the web comic series Fuzzball & Scuzzball, the creator of the Laser Brigade, and a co-founder of Hex Games.

Guy D. Copes III:
Artist and writer for Angry Artist’s Studios, hailing from Harlem, NYC, by way of Los Angeles. Future King of Comics.

Brian Coté:
Brian Coté won the Ducks Unlimited art contest in fourth grade. This is the first and last art award. He has since collected more college degrees than he can use and has lived in various cities (mostly in West Michigan).
He began Catalyst Comics with friend and fellow contributor, Louis Tyler Simmons, in 2015. So far they have released two volumes of their flagship title “The Black Ansaar and Other Stories” with a third volume to debut in late 2016.

 Eric Couch:
Eric "EY" Couch Sr. is a native of Columbus, Ohio Italian Village/Short North, currently residing in Old North/University District. He is a writer, penciler and illustrator/concept artist. His influences are Frank Frazzetta, Boris Vallejo, Jim Lee, Kenneth Rocafort and Shiro Masamune. He enjoys 80's to 90's Hip HopR&B, Rock, Classic Dancehall and Reggae. His goal in life is to fulfill a lifelong dream of creating art.

Brent Daniels:
Brent Daniels is a Cincinnati, Ohio-based writer and co-founder of Elemental P Press along with illustrator Brandon Flaig. His credits include writing the pulp adventure comic Twisted Tales of Two-Fisted Justice (co-created with Flaig).

Jason Davis:
Jason Davis (Writer) was born 8/18/1982, and grew up in Manchester, Ohio.  Jason graduated high school in 2000 and then attended Morehead State University pursuing a communications degree. Over the years to fill the time between his birth and untimely death Jason has followed a passion for music. He also appreciates art in all forms, from books to movies to paintings.
Jason began his interest in comics in 2013 as another venue for his creativity, and started the company P4Y with Jeremy King. Jason currently resides in Maysville, KY.

Amalia DeGirolamo:
Amalia is a Cleveland-based illustrator, designer and comic book artist with a weakness for sweaters and fart jokes. When she's not drawing, Amalia enjoys a good cheeseburger or the occasional adventure.

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.
CNDillon creates illustrations, indie comics, paintings, drawings, graphic designs, murals, public art, wood carvings, costumes, masks, photographs, cartoons, sets, props, and found-object sculptures. Many of the images are based in science fiction, fantasy, supernatural, pyschedelia, surrealism, animals and nature.

Millad Draudt:
Dog-Eared is a single panel cartoon that I have been drawing for over 15 years now. It is published in several newspapers and brings joy, peace and enlightenment to all who read it.

Jon Drawdoer:
Jon Drawdoer is a queer cartoonist living in Chicago. He has written, drawn, and self-published many print comics, among them "Buck", "Infinite Jest Tijuana Bible", and "Mindfulness Comics". Jon has studied cartooning at the Old Town School of Folk Music and the Sequential Artists Workshop (SAW). He has contributed to anthologies about bears, school mascots, and professional wrestling. drawdoer5000.tumblr.com

Nate Dray:
Nate Dray is  a cartoonist and publisher living in Kent, Ohio. He likes to draw jungles and robots. His small press is called Diluvian Enterprises.  Also, he likes things and is nice. natedray

Monday, March 7, 2016

SPACE 2016 Exhibitor Bios Part 1

Eric Adams:
Eric Adams is a writer/artist best known for his creator-owned comic series, LACKLUSTER WORLD – a satire about a man with albinism trying to change the world using vandalism and his journalism career all the while fending off his brother and sister’s unusual attempts to religiously convert him.
In January 2015, Adams launched NARRIER, a comics publishing and distribution company. Under the Narrier name, Adams will continue showcasing Lackluster World, as well as several new titles written by Adams including GOODBYE WEATHER, PECKING ORDER, and RUMSPRINGA!

Samantha Albert:
Samantha Albert has been drawing since she could hold a crayon, and is the visual artist for The Electric Team. Her favorite things in life are coffee, practical lady armor, and books that are really just about other books. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design in 2013, and is now putting those skills towards drawing as many unicorns as she can.

Daniel Anderson:
Daniel Anderson is a software developer in Chicago with a passion for all things improv.  In college, he double majored in computer science and studio art while performing with and presiding over the campus improv and sketch comedy troupes Scared Scriptless and St. O’Laugh.
Since graduating in 2012 he has continued to pursue his passion in both improv and art.  In improv he has studied at the famed iO and Second City  theaters as well as performed in house teams at the Gorilla Tango Theater and One Group Mind.  He is also a member of independent improv duo the Flower Shop Bangers.  He has also continued his artwork which has been displayed at such art shows as The Pancakes and Booze Art Show and at RAW Artists Chi Town. You can view his resume here.
All for a Punchline is his web comic, his company, and his passion. He produces it by going to improv shows and taking pictures. He then sorts through the photos, picks one or two that he likes and then puts them into Adobe Illustrator to hand trace them with a pen and tablet adding any props and costumes that he sees fit.

Carl Antonowicz:
Carl Antonowicz is a 2011 graduate of the center for Cartoon Studies. In addition to making and publishing his own comics he MCs Dr. Sketchy's events and teaches Sequential Art classes at the Art Institute in Pittsburgh, PA.

Alex Araiza:
Alex Araiza, a self-proclaimed human, known mostly for his simple act of existing. When not busy with that, he can be found working on comics or writing.

Glenn Baskin:
80 Proof Comix has been around since the late 80's in various forms. In 2007 it began a true story-line (Days of Bewilderment) featuring past characters put in a new situation. Taking bits, pieces, fragments, and experiences from working in the DD/Mental Health group home setting, I've worked on creating a comedic realistic look at the staff that work these homes and some of the situations they face (without getting on a soap-box). Currently working on Chapter 8(Ha!), Chapters 1-7 are collected in affordable editions.

Craig Bogart:
Publisher of the Ineffables since 2001, longtime member of the Columbus-based small press collective PANEL.  Blue-eyed devil with excellent oral hygiene.

Sequoia Bostick:
Sequoia Bostick is an freelance illustrator and designer based in Cleveland Ohio. Since gaining an interest in the small press business she has created many short story comics that can be read and enjoyed by people of all ages.

Brent Bowman:
Brent Bowman is a graduate of the Columbus College of Art And Design with a degree in Illustration. A lifelong comics fan, Brent has been drawing since he was old enough to pick up a pencil. His work has appeared in publications by Image Comics and Caliber Press, as well as the collectible card game Age of Empires. He’s a contributing member of PANEL, a local comics collective that publishes two anthologies a year. Brent has been nominated for the small press SPACE prize in 2008, 2010 and 2011 for both his PANEL work and his own original self published comics.

Hannah Burns:
Illustration student at CCAD

Lauren Burke:
Lauren Burke makes her money as an Acquisitions Editor in Children's Publishing.  She is the writer of P.I. Jane and I’m Not OmniGirl, and has been published in several anthologies. Lauren enjoys traveling, theatre, and exotic donuts. Look up her work at Monkeys Plus Typewriters Press, it might make you smile.

Marcus V. Calvert:
Marcus V. Calvert is a native of Detroit who grew up with an addiction to sci-fi.  Since 2011, he’s written six books.

Michael Anthony Carroll:
I self published my first mini-comic in 1987. Current titles include: AsthmaAttack, R.A.In.B.o.W., The Right Condition, World's Beardest, Chibi Super Ninjas, RIP and F'orceMen. I've consistently produced comics since age 10, using mediums ranging from crayon to vector. My approaches to character and dialogue have brought me a growing and enthusiastic following of people who really aren't related to me. I am currently publishing in various places online; in the Oh! Comics anthology for Bob Corby, and I was a featured contributor to Jim Main's *PPFSZT! for Main Enterprises. I also contributed to the "Bowl Full of Happiness" sea monkeys anthology to raise funds for The Hero Initiative. And I created a picture font of ninjas. My current goal is to be the Leading Digital Stick Figure Cartoonist in Central Ohio. You can find me on Facebook(Michael Anthony Carroll, of course), and at www.gufpaht.com/michaelanthonycarroll, but I live in Columbus Ohio.

Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) is a private college of art and design located in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Originally founded in 1879 as the Columbus Art School, CCAD is one of the oldest private art and design colleges in the United States. Located in downtown Columbus, CCAD's campus consists of 14 buildings (including 2 residence halls) and is adjacent to the Columbus Museum of Art. Approximately 1,350 full-time students are enrolled. Spitball: A CCAD Comics Anthology is a collaboration between some of comics' top writers and specially selected students from Columbus College of Art and Design. As part of the Spring Comics Practicum course, students learned the ins-and-outs of creating a marketing a book.