Tuesday, April 3, 2018

SPACE Exhibitor Bios Part 4

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 collectable card game “Age of Empires”. Most recently he contributed a story to the web comic anthology “ReDistricted”. (redistricrtedcomics.com).
you can visit his web page at: https://sites.google.com/site/swaffordcreekstudios/

His graphic novel, “Persia Blues” (with New York Times best selling author, Dara Naraghi) was selected as a “Great Graphic Novels for Teens” nominee in 2014 by the Young Adults Library Service Association (YALSA) and also was a 2014 “Amanda Bloomer Project, Recommended Feminist Literature for Birth though 18” nominee, from the American Library Association. Persia Blues Volume 2 was released in late 2015, and was the winner of the “2016 SPACE Prize” for Best Graphic Novel. Brent’s current project with writer Terry Eisele, “Far Tune”, has been released in preview form and has won the 2015 and 2016 SPACE Prize for best Minicomic.
Brent lives in Columbus Ohio with his wife and two boys.

Mike Eshelman:

Mike’s love of indie comics started in the 80s, when he was an assistant manager at Wizard of Comics in Columbus OH, and spent most of his day reading everything on the shelves.  Today, he pens tales of weirdness.  His first standalone horror title, “Camping”, a story about the boundaries of friendship pushed by the ultimate test, won the inaugural “Frightee Award” for best written fiction, followed by “Euphorium”, the first a comic experiment in non-collaboration.  His most recent horror title “ProLife” was nominated for “Best One Shot” and “Best Writer” for the 2015 Ghastly Award.  He also writes and draws mini comics; including the “6th St. Saloon” series, a collection of all his dumb moves from his barfly days and the mini “Cavemen Love Breasts”.  Upcoming titles include “Lap 666”, a homage to a dead musician, starring Satan (as himself) and a short story anthology.

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 the Hamtramck Review and Flint Comix & Entertainment newspapers as well as at www.cynicalman.com. He's currently promoting his new project, "Board of Superheros™"

Michael Fehskens:

Michael Fehskens is an artist local to Columbus, Ohio. He graduated from Columbus College of Art & Design in 2012, studying Illustration. After finishing school, he started writing, illustrating, and publishing colorful comics and children’s picture books. Watercolor is his favorite medium, and his books are filled with lush detail, animals, and compelling, psychedelic themes.

Emma Feld:
Emma Feld is an illustrator from Columbus, Ohio. She loves to draw fauna, flora and fantastic beasts.

Josh Flowers:
Josh Flowers is a filmmaker from Northern Kentucky. He can't draw and found it is so much easier to point the camera at things. Luckily his friend Brian Hagan can draw and now Josh's stories can entertain and/or confuse people in a whole new medium. Success!

Joseph Freistuhler:
Joseph Freistuhler is a writer/illustrator from the Cleveland, Ohio area. He started making comics as a by-product of his mid-life crisis and has created the comics The Not So Golden Age and En Ténèbres. Joseph has also contributed to the comic anthology series, Ugli Studios Presents. When he’s not making comics, Joseph spends his days in an office chained to a cubicle.

Laura Gahris:
Laura who is better known as Fliff, has been selling their work at conventions off and on for the last 6 years. They desired to improve as an artist and learn more about comic art by returning to school as a Comics and Narrative Major at CCAD.

Jamie Gambell:
Writer and self-publisher of books The Hero Code, Black Wraith, Department O, Omnitarium.

Pierce Geary:
Kith and kin press prints zines for various projects including band merch and the art zine, Underwood.

Jack Gonzalez:
Jack Gonzalez is an Illustrator and writer. He has been making comics since 2012, creating Last Unicorn, Pins and Needles, and R/M. He is a US Air Force veteran who is passionate about The history of animation, Latin American history, and Mythologies. He lives in Chicago with his wife and dog.

Andrew Goldfarb:

Andrew Goldfarb hails from San Francisco and draws macabre funnybooks about gruesome globs, weird beards and freaky feet. He’s been producing the underground comic strip Ogner Stump’s One Thousand Sorrows since the 1990’s, and plans to do so until he finishes his thousandth cartoon at the age of one hundred years and then goes over Niagara Falls in a barrel. In the meantime, he also paints on black velvet and performs music as the one man surrealistic rock and roll band The Slow Poisoner. 

Charlie Haggard:

Charlie Haggard is an independent artist and illustrator born and raised in Huntington, West Virginia focusing on creating his own universe of original characters, comics, and stories.
He is the curator of a self-published comic zine, Bearqueft Comix: A surreal and humorous mix of original works by himself and budding artists all around the world, emulating the style of early alt-comix that have been influential to us all.


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