Tuesday, March 21, 2017

SPACE 2017 Exhibitor Bios Part 6

Juan Lara:
Juan likes to draw. Sometimes he puts pictures with words. Juan makes comics about robots, super villains, and unlucky creatures of the night.

Brian E. Lau:
Brian E. Lau has worked as a cover artist for Hall of Heroes. The independent comic book company that artists Ethan Van Sciver and Trent Kaniuga also started from. Brian has also worked as a graphic artist, in the automotive industry, co-writing music, & dabbled in animation. He is now launching his 1st independent graphic novel Staunch Ambition. Prepare for the launch of ʺStaunch Ambitionʺ! What happens when human innovation enters the supernatural? A supernatural sci-fi graphic novel by Brian E. Lau, John McNichol, Tyler Thull, Neal Anderson, & Erwin J. Arroza. Cover artist Freddie Williams II and Khoi Pham of DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, & IDW. Welcome… to the new enlightenment!

Michael Laughead:
Michael Laughead Lives: Columbus, Ohio Jobs: Program Liaison, Teacher and Illustrator Hobbies: Argentina national soccer/fútbol team, reading, movie watching and cleaning up after my 3 daughters. A graduate of the MFA program at Columbus College of Art and Design, I teach and advise students in the Illustration program at CCAD. Also, I do freelance work, making comics and creating illustrations in the children's market. I received my BFA in Art with an emphasis in Illustration from Brigham Young University - Idaho. In Idaho, I met my amazing wife, Candace. (She's still the best thing I got out of school). We have 3 beautiful daughters. Before going to college, I was a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for two years in the north-western part of Argentina. While there I learned Spanish and not to be afraid to ask total strangers to change their lives.

Kandie Lowe:
Everybody loves Bacon... well... maybe... at least everyone should!

Kevin Marion:
Kevin has been documenting the adventures of Cincignat since 2013. Cincignat's drive is do-gooding, his bodacious style, and his love of coupons. Kevin puts these silly adventures into an all-ages minicomic and makes it easy for anyone to color. Each issue hits the streets quarterly, giving Cincignat time to recuperate between battles.

Jeremy Massie:
Jeremy Massie is a cartoonist from the mountains of Virginia. His second graphic novel 'All My Ghosts' was released last year by Alterna comics and he is currently working on an all ages superhero comic called Amazing Age.

Lauren McCallister:
Lauren is a degenerate human being who enjoys making comics and hanging out with her cats. Her works include Bad Sex and Teen Girl Killed.

Nancy McSwiney:
Nancy is a freelance illustrator based in Columbus, OH. She specializes in watercolor work and small sculpture, but also dabbles in stuffies and multimedia work. Her inspirations include Wendy Froud, Yoshitaka Amano, Fiona Staples, and Ray Harryhausen. She founded Rage Studios in 2013 and hopes to actually hire employees someday.

Gabby Metzler:
Gabby Metzler, a reluctant momma’s girl from the midwest who went off to art school and couldn’t avoid the thought, "You know how, basic, well behaved, straight, girls love Love stories? What if criminal, queer, girls love love stories too? And shit what if they really need them? That's how the indie comic Fat Girl Love Club was born.

John Orlando:
John Orlando has been a fixture on the independent pro wrestling scene in Ohio for 14 years. He is most known for his work as the ring announcer for Ohio Championship Wrestling. In 2012, John decided to create The PVDcast podcast to talk about his many passions – comics, hockey, movies and of course, pro wrestling. As an independent podcaster, John has prided himself on creating conversational tone with each of his episodes. Many of the creators featured here at SPACE have appeared as guests on The PVDcast. You can check out The PVDcast by visiting http://pvdcast.com or searching for it on I-Tunes, Google Play, Stitcher Radio or SoundCloud.


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