Friday, March 6, 2015

Terese Jungle to Exhibit at PIX 2015

Terese Jungle (The Frizzball From Outer Space, Logoz, Energy, Janice, Ninetales, and Human Gestation)By day a professional graphic designer and arts educator, by night a doodler, print maker, dreamer, imaginer, and storyteller, Terese Jungle (aka: t.jungle) has loved graphic novels for decades. She introduced her daughter Ana (aka: aj.dub) to the art form at age 2 by taking her to the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, MD along with her three self-published books, "Logoz," "Energy," and "Janice" to share with some of her favorite authors and artists. The books were sold independently and at Giant Robot in Los Angeles.

Nine years later, mother and daughter collaborated on their first mini zine, "The Frizzball From Outer Space" with “pillow critter” character that debuted at the Fall 2014 Mattress Factory Museum Art Market and is now available in local Pittsburgh stores, Divertido and The Shop in East Liberty.

Inspired by their work on The Frizzball, Ana then created her first zine, "Ninetales" about her experience as a Pokemon gamer—with plans to continue the title as a series.

Together they’ll be selling these works at PIX—including a recently found small supply of "Logoz," "Energy," and "Janice!"—as well as T-shirts, stickers, and other surprises.

Terese also has a new top secret, full-length graphic novel in the works so please email to join her mailing list for updates: You can also see The Frizzball merchandise in advance at Or just check out all the other multimedia stuff she’s been doing over the years, from logo design to installation art at

Thursday, March 5, 2015

PIX 2015 Guest Announcement #3 in a Series: Charles Forsman

Charles Forsman is best known for his uncompromising approach to small press comics.  A 2008 graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies, he inaugurated his self-publishing career with his handmade series, Snake Oil, for which he twice received the Ignatz Award.  His hard-hitting, self-published series TEOTFW, followed, which was collected by Fantagraphics Books in 2013, who also published his graphic novel, Celebrated Summer.  He created the lo-fi, low budget, “micropress” imprint Oily Comics to publish TEOTFW, and then broadened its focus to pioneer an entire line of $1 mini-comics that were offered through a variety of channels, including online retail, subscription packages, and through stores via wholesaling.  Oily Comics has published dozens of titles by a broad range of comics creators, from relatively high profile artists such as Michael DeForge and Dan Zettwoch to a host of lesser known but equally deserving talents, who were then able to reach a wider audience through the Oily Comics platform.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Jeff McClelland to Exhibit at PIX 2015

Jeff McClelland (The Tick; FUBAR; Imaginary Drugs; Magic Bullet; The Amazing Transforming Superhero; Journal of Venture Studies; Teddy and the Yeti; The Naked Man at the Edge of Time; Black Terror: Wednesday at the Diner) - If Jeff McClelland was frozen for thousands of years, perhaps in a horrible Freon accident, only to be thawed and later reintroduced into society (probably by then known as "space society"), here are some of the questions he might ask his new space overlords:

1) How many Super Bowls have the Steelers won since I was frozen?
2) Does Frankenberry still exist?
3) There's a pill to regrow hair, right?
4) Did anyone ever get around to reading the comics I wrote?

The answers to these questions would probably determine whether society had become a Star Trek-like utopia or a big space dump.

Jeff has written for such titles as "The Tick", the New York Times bestselling "FUBAR" series, IDW's "Imaginary Drugs", DC Conspiracy's "Magic Bullet" comic newspaper, "The Amazing Transforming Superhero" from McFarland Books, Adult Swim's "Journal of Venture Studies", and his self-published co-creations such as "Teddy and the Yeti", "The Naked Man at the Edge of Time" and "Black Terror: Wednesday at the Diner".

Jeff lives in Pittsburgh until the frozen thing happens.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Barry Linck to Exhibit at PIX 2015

Barry Linck (Phineus: Magician for Hire, Creephunter, Bastard Who: The Gentleman's Chronicle, Weirdlings, Gaslight Tales)Barry Linck has been producing and publishing comic books for well over 2 decades. As writer, artist and creator, he has continued to produce his fan favorite ‘Phineus: Magician for Hire’ and ‘Gil: The Walking Dead (or Vampires Suck)’, a monthly comic strip. Barry served as artist on ‘Khozyain Protocol’, and contributed artwork for ‘The Creators’ and ‘Reverie’. Barry collaborated with Brian Babyok on such titles as ‘Pan’, ‘Phineus: The Glamour’, and ‘Dark Time’ An avid fan of role playing games, Barry co-created ‘Backwaters of Mysticism’ with John Burris. Barry did the art chores on the webcomic ‘Weirdlings’ .

Barry continues working on his 24th year of ‘Phineus: Magician for Hire’ , Bastard Who: The Gentleman's Chronicles and Phineus: Teen Wizard as well as ‘Creephunter’ with Mike Wood all while raising a family in Pittsburgh. I hope to some day sell out and have really bad Saturday morning cartoons of my stuff (they still do have Saturday Morning cartoons, yes?).

Saturday, February 28, 2015

PIX 2015 Guest Announcement #2 in a Series: Rachel Masilamani

Rachel Masilamani is a Pittsburgh based comics creator who has been quietly amassing a unique and significant body of work since the dawn of the century.  She started off strong, being awarded a Xeric Grant for the first issue her series, RPM way back in 2000, and has continued to craft her finely nuanced, personal comics in small run self-published comics, anthologies like MeatHaus, Graphic Classics and Dog City.  She is currently working on a new graphic novel, Non Partum, which is being published in installments on Mutha Magazine.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Marlee Gallagher & Greg Sciulli to Exhibit at PIX 2015

Marlee Gallagher & Greg Sciulli (Hamnett House Histories: a series of sketches; Gregburgh prints)Marlee Gallagher is a writer and community advocate living in Wilkinsburg, PA, a small town just east of the City of Pittsburgh. She has four loves: her dogs, Oto and Woo, her cat, Leroy, and her neighborhood.

Greg Sciulli is a photographer and visual artist based in Pittsburgh, PA. His work consists of creating funny cartoon characters and taking funny photos of real characters. He has one love: '90s pop music.

Marlee and Greg's current project, Hamnett House Histories, combines sketches of historic homes and characters in their community.

In their words: "When we look at the historic houses in our community, we’re inspired by their intricacies. It’s hard not to create stories about the antebellum house with the widow’s peak that sits far back from the road or the weathered little shack where, though windowless, tattered drapes still hang.

Through Hamnett House Histories, we pair some of our favorite houses with fictional sketches of the characters that reside within them, whether in the past or present. Some houses have been long-abandoned, awaiting demolition; others are passed down through generations. Still others are part of our own personal narratives or simply places we wonder about as we pass them each day. All of them have histories."

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Nix Comics to Exhibit at PIX 2015

Nix Comics (Nix Comics Quarterly, Nix Western comics, Do You Remember Rock n ROll Record Stores, Nix Comics for Kids, Closing Doors, Pure Entertainment, Belligerent Kitties)Nix Comics is a Columbus, Ohio based comic book publisher that specializes in material that is garage rock and punk themed material. Nix Comics are equally inspired by punk rock compilation albums and zines as they are pre-code genres and styles like horror and western.

Ken Eppstein is the lead writer, editor and high sultan of sales for Nix Comics.