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.
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
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.
"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 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 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
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 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 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 is a writer, artist and lover of many. Founder of the Youngstown
Indy Comic Expo and creator of New Town PD.
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 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 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 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.
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 is a sloth who makes comics sometimes.
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 has published 60 titles by over two dozen publishers.
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 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,
RFGshowed 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’spenultimate issue, and the series has
recently received a 3rd place SPACE prize.
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
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
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 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 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 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.
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.
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).
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 is a self-taught artist who lives in southwest Ohio with his wife,
their frog, and far too many books and comics.
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 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.
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
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.
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 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 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
Marissa Luna is a self published cartoonist from the Minneapolis. She makes
comics about space adventures, queer romance, roller derby and her own
Griffin Lundeen is a illustrator and cartoonist.
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 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 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' 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!
Self published artist creator from Cincinnati Ohio.
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.
R. Hendricks is a Michigan-based visual storyteller captivated by comics about
the bizarre, eccentric and troubled lives of human beings.
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.
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.
Letterer of The Black Ansaar and Other Stories Anthology
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 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 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
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
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.
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
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
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!
Science Fiction Comics & Illustrated Poetry Comix for sale.
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 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 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 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 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 is a comic artist whose most notable work includes the ongoing
all-ages science fiction adventure Helper Bot, and Pretty Jeff, a
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
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.
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 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 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
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 "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 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
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 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.
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 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 isa 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
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 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 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.
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 Citytheaters 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
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 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, 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
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.
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 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 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.
Illustration student at CCAD
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
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.