PIX Archive: Exhibitors (old-2016)

Peregrine Angthius (Cuentitos, Sketchbook(s), XXX (A Book of Nude Portraits), Thank You For Nothing) - Peregrine was born near the end of the eighties to a pair of weirdos who decided to move to the woods; she is the eldest of three witches. She currently resides in Chicago with her animal friends. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts with an illustration focus from Kendall College of Art and Design in 2011. www.peregrineangthius.com

Carl Antonowicz (The Pestle, Until the Blood Runs Black, the Black Dog and the Hole at the Heart of the World) - Carl is an amateur medievalist, disease enthusiast, CCS alumnus, and cartoonist. His work largely concerns a world beset by plagues and demons in a parallel medieval era. He lives in the dark heart of Pittsburgh. Cantocomics.wordpress.com

Shawn Atkins (Gello Apocalypse, Thunder Girl, Time Log) - Maker of comics, voices of podcasts and grand poobah of the mystic dark arts. he explores the 9th dimension with his muppet friend Ortho the Otter to kill varmints and arthropods to wear them for hats and drink in their death. You can follow the true exploits on Gello Apocalypse and his portfolio site.

Jeremy Baum (Dörfler, Heathen, Memory, Extravagant Traveler, Postland) - A cartoonist of the surreal and erotic, his brother was eaten by wolves one winter on the Connecticut Turnpike.

His latest graphic novel, Dörfler, is published by Fantagraphics. madbaumer37.tumblr.com

Black Forge Coffee House (@blackforgepgh) - Black Forge Coffee House is a independent cafe located in the Allentown neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA. Black Forge hosts events from community meetings to ritualistic doom metal. This cafe carries as many locally sourced products as possible including getting all their coffee locally roasted by Zekes Coffee. blackforgecoffe.com

Caitlin Rose Boyle (JONESY, An Itty Bitty Summoning, MICE) - Caitlin Rose Boyle (An Itty Bitty Summoning, Buck n' Lou & The Night Crew) makes comics, illustrations, tiny video games, & short animations. She is the artist & co-creator of JONESY, a new comic from Boom! Studio's Boom! Box imprint. She lives & works in Pittsburgh, PA. www.caitlinroseboyle.com

Jason Bradshaw (Bore) - Jason Bradshaw is a Toronto based cartoonist best known for his comic book, Boredom Pays, for which he was nominated for the Gene Day award in 2011. He has been told his work is “emblematic of the contemporary existential anxieties of the underachiever” which both makes him feel a little proud and a little insulted at the same time. jasonrbradshaw.tumblr.com

Bugbyte & Delade (Follower, Messenger) - Bugbyte & Delade are a husband and wife team from Buffalo, New York, who create science fiction, autobiographical, and nonfiction comics. Bugbyte has been creating webcomics since 2004, and her work has been included in anthologies like Earthbound Party! and Gamera vs Zine-ra. Delade’s first strike into the comics world was writing Follower which began in 2012, though he also contributes to Messenger and other comics from time to time. www.radiochio.com

Jared Catherine (Walrus, Squatch Bros., Incrediman Comix & Stories) - Jared is a cartoonist and creator of the self-published series, Incrediman Comix & Stories. His other works include Mean Face, The Expressionless, Squatch Bros with Shawn Atkins and the critically acclaimed Walrus series with Brian John Mitchell. Jared’s work has appeared in various publications since 1996, starting with a series of Incrediman strips in his high school newspaper and includes a controversial series of editorial cartoons for Penn State Universities’ Daily Collegian. His work has also appeared in such anthologies as Memory and Love & Monsters. incredimancomix.com

Jared is also a co-host on the Pittsburgh based podcast, Comic Book Pitt with Dan Greenwald , Scott Hedlund & Shawn Atkins. comicbookpitt.com

Keith Caves (Scumball Comix) - My name is Keith Caves, I'm a 21 year old artist/illustrator from Pittsburgh, Pa. When I'm not contributing to zines, doing design work for bands or clothing companies; I work on my own zines (Scumball comix, Mutations), t shirts and patches, and personal artwork. www.scumballcomix.com

CHUTZ-POW! (CHUTZ-POW! SUPERHEROES OF THE HOLOCAUST) - CHUTZ-POW! SUPERHEROES OF THE HOLOCAUST is a comic-book series and companion art exhibit produced by the Holocaust Center of Greater Pittsburgh. The first installment in the series, VOLUME ONE: THE UPSTANDERS, debuted to national acclaim in 2014. This year, the series proudly returns with VOLUME TWO: INTERNATIONAL HEROES and premieres at PIX 2016!

VOLUME TWO contains five all-new tales that depict the real super-heroism of several UpStanders – Les Banos, The Bielski Brothers, Sophie Scholl & The White Rose, Irena Sendler, and Raoul Wallenberg - who remained undaunted against the horrors of war. Their thrilling stories are told by writer Wayne Wise, and artists Leela Corman, Don Simpson, M.L.Walker, Fred Wheaton, and Mark Zingarelli. Wise, Walker, and Zingarelli will be at PIX 2016 and will be happy to meet fans and discuss their latest work on the series.

CHUTZ-POW! SUPERHEROES OF THE HOLOCAUST, VOLUME TWO: INTERNATIONAL HEROES continues the project’s mission of placing true-life survivors' stories of courage, resilience, and sacrifice at the forefront of Holocaust awareness. For every copy of the comic-book purchased, a student will receive a copy for free!

DOODLE-O-MAGIC (Drawings) - A drawing vending machine and jukebox. Found abandoned at a yard sale. It's been tuned up and works like a charm. doodle-o-magic.tumblr.com

Nate Dray (Epic Earth, Epic Earth Comics) - Nate Dray is a cartoonist, illustrator—and founder of the small press Diluvian Enterprises based in Kent, Ohio. He used to be a microbiologist. Sometimes he pretends that he is Ozzy Osbourne. He has a wife and some pets—Sarah, Timmy, Putin and Frodo. Also Nate likes things. And he is nice. natedray.tumblr.com

Mitra Farmand (Mitra Farmand) - Mitra Farmand is a cartoonist and illustrator living in Brookline, Massachusetts. In 2013 she graduated from the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, VT, so don’t worry, she’s certified to draw cartoons. She's had one cartoon published in The New Yorker, which was a lifetime dream, and now she's hoping to get another one in before she dies (not because she's ill or anything, but because it's so competitive). She's also had cartoons published in The Funny Times, The Nib, and various other places that would just be a boring list of names. She likes dogs and supply closets. Currently she is flogging to death her Etsy store www.etsy.com/shop/fuffernutter.

Frenemy Press (Adulthood by Rachel Ann Brickner, Ism by Jessica Earhart, Some Things Don't Work Out by Daniel Wyke) - Frenemy Press is a mini-micro press started in 2015 by frenemies who wanted a public means to one up one another via small zines, minicomics, and books. We are based in Pittsburgh, PA. frenemypress.com

Iona Fox (Almanac, Irene, MY PACE Anthology, Girltalk, Song Poems) - Iona Fox is a cartoonist and farmer living in Vermont. She is the author of Almanac, a comics annual, as well as co-editor at Rod & Cone Press.

Rod & Cone will be debuting GIRLTALK at PIX this year, which is a collection of short fiction stories by 5 different authors. GIRLTALK is inspired by the real-life ritual of emotional telephone commonly referred to by the same name. Each participating author shared their diary, and the resulting stories were in turn inspired by another's diary entries.

Rod & Cone also publishes a biannual comics anthology. ionafox.tumblr.com + rodandconepress.tumblr.com + ionafoxcomics.com

John G (The Lake Erie Monster, No Gods No Monsters, Love Again) - JOHN G is an illustrator, comics creator and head of Cleveland based Shiner Comics, Inc. Since the late 90s he's been building a humble following with hundreds of ridiculous, vivid posters and illustration work for a variety of clients like Cleveland Cinemas, Scene Magazine, The Free Times and a multitude of local and national bands and music venues. Since 2009, John G has helped define the visual identity of the hugely successful restaurant Melt Bar & Grilled. With Jake Kelly, he created and published The Lake Erie Monster, an ongoing, rust-belt centered, horror anthology comic. He co-founded and continues to run Genghis Con, an award-winning annual small press and underground comics convention in Cleveland. In 2015 TurnStyle Films debuted Draw Hard, a short documentary about John G and his work, which has since been selected for the 2016 Cleveland International Film Festival. In 2016 he was one of 40 artists awarded the Creative Workforce Fellowship grants by The Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC). shinercomics.net

G. E. Gallas (The Poet and the Flea, Hello Blob, The First Reich) - G. E. Gallas is a writer and illustrator best known for her graphic novel The Poet and the Flea about William Blake (Radiant Pessimist Press) and for illustrating Scared Stiff: Everything You Need to Know About 50 Famous Phobias by Sara Latta (Zest Books). After studying Japanese language and culture for many years, she spent a year abroad in Tokyo, Japan. She graduated from New York University: Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a major involving cross-cultural storytelling. She was an intern at Zest Books, the publisher of Little Fish by Ramsey Beyer and Tomboy by Liz Prince. She has spoken upon invitation to The Blake Society (London), Yale University School of Drama, and Germanna College (Virginia); and was asked by the Inspired by Blake festival (in conjunction with Blackwell’s Bookshop and the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford) to write a guest article for their blog. Her illustrations are also featured in Age of Saints: An Illustrated Guide to the Saints of Wales and Welsh in the Old West (A Raven Above Press), Magic Bullet (Washington, D.C.’s free comics newspaper), Do More Good. Better. (High Impact Press), and FMyLife’s Illustrated FML. In 2015, she successfully Kickstarted volume one of The Poet and the Flea and is now working on volume two. www.gegallas.com

Emma Glaze and Dani Grew (Sightings) are a team of PA raised nightmare people who are collaborating on a comic and won't stop talking about Big Foot. Emma is a currently Las Vegas based comic artist and colorist. Her passions include bright colors, cryptozoology, and the letter L. Radiation levels may rise when in close contact with Glaze, but it will be worth it.

Dani lives in Pittsburgh and spends her time drawing nerdy crap and falling asleep to paranormal documentaries between illustration and cartooning work. Her biggest dream is to own a wardrobe full of skulls.

Dani and Emma will be debuting the pilot of their new comic, Sightings this PIX. You can find more of Emma's work at : http://emmaglaze. crevado.com and Dani's at: http://newretro.tumblr.com/ 

tymothi godek (!, December remembers November, Autological Comic for Jason Overby to Sing, ALLIZDOG, facsimile) - Wooster, Ohio has exactly zero comic book stores, but it has a Walmart, four McDonalds and tymothi godek. Tym makes weird comics for both web and print. He received a Xeric Foundation grant in 2009 for his over 30-foot long continuous comic strip, !. His sometimes abstract, awfully elliptical journal comic and sketchblog, mostly banal (mostlybanal.tumblr.com/), has run off and on in various forms since 2005. He's a Virgo, so you know what that means. Tym lives in Wooster with his wife and two children.

Scott Hedlund (In No Way Memorable, Chaos Punks, Weirdlings) - Scott Hedlund is an illustrator and comic book creator from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Scott has contributed pencils, inks, colors, covers, and letters to comic book projects including:

– Cover art for Puppet Master #1 NDC exclusive edition
– In No Way Memorable
– Weirdlings
– Fairhaven
– Chaos Punks
– Super Haters
– Cover art for WZWA Issues 2&4
– Pack of Lies
– World of Orenda

Scott is also the co-host of the Comic Book Pitt Podcast, Pittsburgh’s premiere comic book review podcast.

Stop by Scott’s artist alley table for original comics, commissions, prints, and comic talk! ( or visit about.me/scotthedlund)

Tara Helfer (Unicorn Mountain, 1001Knights, RESISTOR, The Night Crew) - Tara Helfer is a gentle orc, cartoonist, animator, and friend to all horses. She writes stories about scrappy animal kids, bad moods and ferocious monster girls. She has produced work with Unicorn Mountain, Boom!, Facebook and Nickelodeon. tarahelfer.tumblr.com

Travis Horseman (Amiculus: A Secret History) - Travis Horseman, Writer/Creator of Amiculus: A Secret History

Travis was born in Springfield, Ohio, and discovered comic books at the age of six. Since then, the course of his life has been shaped by his love of comics, theater and classical history. In addition to being a writer, he has been an actor, a director, a produced playwright, and occasionally, all three at once.

After writing the first draft of Amiculus as a ten-page play in college, he began adapting it as a comic in 2007, intending it to be a short 32-page project to test the waters for a longer series. Eight years and nearly 200 pages later, it has become an epic unto itself.

Volume I of the series, "Roma Aeterna," debuted in January 2015 and has been hailed by critics as “a yarn of intrigue, betrayal and violence that is quite gripping” (Games Fiends), and compared to Game of Thrones in its tone and execution (Project-Nerd). Volume II of the series, "Flagellum Dei," will be released in the spring of 2016. www.amiculusrome.com

Sally Ingraham (Walkabout, Dawn Chorus) - Sally Ingraham was more surprised than anyone else when the drawings, stories, photographs, and adventures she'd been making and collecting and going on all of her life reorganized themselves into comics. Then she remembered that this curse had been laid on her many years ago, one late night in the back of a dark movie theater on an island off the coast of Maine. Her fate had simply caught up with her. She resigned herself to this, and now makes comics obsessively in Pittsburgh, PA, various parts of New Mexico, and anywhere she winds up in between. Her work usually chronicles her attempts to make mischief in this funny ol' world, with the occasional foray into parallel universes and other dimensions. tuulenhaiven.tumblr.com

JCJB (Anamnesis, PhantaNoir) - I create worlds that reflect our current society through a fantastical lens. I am a storyteller that engages with different forms of escapist media such as, animations, speculative fiction, video games, and graphic novels, and deal with creating different forms of representation within them in terms of race, gender, and sexuality. My work stems from a personal need to see myself and others represented positively in a fun and engaging way.

My current project delves into the realm of black fantasy, siphoning off of the influence of Afrofuturism. I am working with a new term I developed: PhantaNoir, to explore fantasy through black protagonists in a variety of mediums. jc-jb.com

Terese Jungle (Terese Jungle / t.jungle) - Terese Jungle debuts her long-awaited "Chicken: A Comic Cat Memoir"—a hybrid graphic novel/picture book about the true mystical meeting of a cat and her person. An indie author, illustrator, artist, educator, and entrepreneur, she received her M.F.A. in Visual Communications from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; taught graphic design for a decade; has shown artwork in a range of mediums; and presently sells her art prints at tjungle.com and in boutique and museum gift shops. Her other works include "The Frizzball From Outer Space", "Logoz", "Energy", and "Janice." She proudly shares her table with her artist (and CAPA student) daughter Ana who will have her Pokemon adventures, "Ninetales" plus prints of her new original characters. Be sure to stop by their table for free home-made stickers, Bob’s mints, and a chance to win a signed copy of "Chicken"! tjungle.com and chickenthecat.com

Canada Keck will be representing the Sunday Comix Group from Columbus, Ohio.  A sociologist by training, she began creating comics in 2010.  She has self-published autobio comics as well as having short comics appear in anthologies.  She has edited five anthologies for the Sunday Comix group, including Connections, an anthology that benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  She has also curated exhibits of comic art for Wild Goose Creative, and her next curated show, Comics vs Art, will be up in October to coincide with CXC and help celebrate all things comic in Columbus.  

Cynthia Lee (Love and Monsters, Pellinore and the Questing Beast, Billy and the Last Strawberry, The Green Stripe) - Cynthia Lee has been an illustrator in Pittsburgh, PA for five lovely years. She is the editor of the Love and Monsters Anthology and the founder of The Green Stripe comix publication. In addition to comics, she has also illustrated board games, t-shirt designs, and children's books. You might find her instructing a shrink plastic workshop or tending to tomatoes in her front lawn. greenonioncomix.xyz

Nick Matthews and Scott Fruauff (Chaos Friends) - What happens when the world's most uncontrollable characters are trapped and forced to live together? Chaos Friends the comic book created by Nick Matthews and Scott Fruauff is the answer of that question. With a large cast of characters, an episodic style, and a zany world to live in it's hard to tell where and issue of Chaos Friends will end.

Jeff McClelland (The Tick (New England Comics), Imaginary Drugs (IDW), FUBAR (FUBAR Press), Magic Bullet (DC Conspiracy), Strip Search (Dark Horse Comics), The Naked Man at the Edge of Time (Wagon Wheel Comics), Teddy and the Yeti (Wagon Wheel Comics)) - Jeff McClelland is the current writer of The Tick from New England Comics. He was a contributing writer and assistant editor on the Imaginary Drugs anthology from IDW. He is story editor and contributing writer on the New York Times bestselling FUBAR series and publisher of his creator owned Teddy and the Yeti books from Wagon Wheel Comics. You’ve never heard of him, and that’s okay. See more of Jeff’s work at teddyandtheyeti.com and franksandbeansonline.com.

Jonas McCluggage (Jonas Goonface) - I want to draw comics until I die. I also wear the same clothes everyday. jonasgoonface.tumblr.com

Nate McDonough (GRIXLY, I Saw Him, Skutchbook) - Nate is just a super precious, adorable little guy. He has created titles such as Experimental Explorations, Tedious Commentary Explorations and Clever Renderings. His collaborations includes Whimsical Whiteboy Stuff, Alternative Melancholy #5 and Please Acknowledge Me! He has contributed to Wantonly Obscure Tales, Solemn Stories and Unique Expressions. grixly.com

O'Ryan McGowan-Arrowroot (Herk, Saving Annie's Mountain, Max and the Tiger, Down and Out, O'Frost, 10 Reason I Sit Down to Pee) - O'Ryan is a circus performer, illustrator, dad, and all around nice guy. He has been making comics for most of his life and showing them to people for the last 6 years.
He has recently taken a vested interest in illustrating children's picture books, especially ones written by children. "Saving Annie's Mountain" was written by a group of students in West Virginia, and came out last year through Cold Run Books. "Max and the Tiger" was written by his 3 year old son, and was self published in December.
O'Ryan lives in Pittsburgh, PA with his partner, son, two cats, and one cat from down the street who sneaks into the house at night.
check him out:

Mont Tucker+Asia Bey (Bxtch Slap) - Mont.Tucker.Comic.Book. Writer.Phildelphia.Born.Pittsburgh.Based.yea


Asia is a Pittsburgh based comic artist and illustrator amongst other very fun things. This is a bit of the stuff she has had the pleasure to share with you this year. BxS is a collaboration piece she started when she was 18 with Mont. her stuff is not on the internet yet. Keep an eye out for what's in store! She's always doing something.

Alex NallAlex Nall is a cartoonist and teaching artist living in Chicago. His comics and illustrations have been featured in the Chicago Reader, Kilgore Quarterly, Narratively, Chicago Literati, among other places. His website is alexnall.tumblr.com

Maggie Lynn Negrete (Adventuring Princesses) - Maggie Lynn Negrete aka mgglnt is a multidisciplinary artist who grew up in a print shop reading comics, mythology, classic horror and sci fi. Specializing in zines, illustration and typography, mgglnt has been actively participating in the Pittsburgh comics and zine communities for the past 4 years. A non-traditional comic, Adventuring Princesses chronicles the lives of Princess Dara of Robles and Alva of the Dark Crescent as they battle against the forces of the Dark Wizard. mgglntcreates.com

Negative Energy (Dog Comics, How to Draw Comics, Analog Guide to Screen Printing) - Negative Energy is Jason Roy's bad vibes on paper. Screen prints, comix, and zines. negative--energy.tumblr.com

Mathew New (Billy Johnson and His Duck Are Explorers) - I'm a cartoonist and illustrator currently living in Pittsburgh, PA. I graduated with an MFA in putting drawings inside boxes from The Center for Cartoon Studies in 2014. My all-ages comic book series is currently in its third issue and my illustrations and comics have been published by Disqus, Seven Days, Narratively and The Nib. I've been drawing comics since I was six and will probably stop some time after I die. mathew-new.com

One Percent Press (Epilogue by Kevin Budnik, Jeremiah by Cathy G. Johnson, Hollow in the Hollows by Dakota McFadzean, Rough Age by Max de Radiguès, Present Tense by Emily Churco, Immovable Objects by James Hindle, Simple Routines by JP Coovert) - One Percent Press was started by Stephen Floyd and JP Coovert in the fall of 2004 with the idea of self-releasing their own music and comics, along with anything they could help their friends with. There have been many amazing people involved with the label, and many more who serve as an inspiration. One Percent Press is very much informed by the larger DIY community and spirit. onepercentpress.com

Kyle J. Osborne (Shquirat) - Shquirat is a quarterly comic written by Kyle J. Osborne. Drawn by Mars Abrahamsen, Marcus Pavilonis, and Shep Dogwood. Shquirat currently features Home, stories of the harsh reality of a nursing home, Lousy Louis a satiric elaboration of coffee shop & art culture, autobiographical stories, and stream of consciousness pieces. facebook.com/shquirat

Jasmine P. (Cinema, 100 Days, Lawrence's Diary) - Jasmine has spent most of her life in Virginia. She thought Biology was the one for her in college, but had an amicable break up when the Chemistry got too difficult. She finished strong returning to her lifelong love, Art and focused her attention on Comics. meisterjdraws.tumblr.com jpdsbimonthly.tumblr.com

Colin Panetta (Welcome to Typhon, Logjam, Q&A, Dead Man Holiday) - Colin Panetta is a comic book artist living in Baltimore, MD. He was born on a pillowy cloud of cotton candy, the perfect son of Phyllis Diller and The Jersey Devil. He sneezes money, and farts dreams. colinpanetta.com

Margins Publishing (Dates Anthology) - Margins Publishing was founded by Zora Gilbert and Cat Parra in order to Kickstart, publish, and distribute the work of fledgling and experienced creators in areas of media that we feel are in dire need of diverse representation! In September and October of 2015, we Kickstarted our first publication (Dates) and are excited to keep doing large, collaborative projects with awesome creators. In the meantime, Zora lives in Pittsburgh, working as a teaching assistant and linguist-in-training at Carnegie Mellon while Cat lives and works in Savannah, GA, where she graduated from SCAD in 2015. datesanthology.com, marginspublishing.com

RM Rhodes (Oceanus Procellarum) - RM Rhodes is best known as the man in the purple suit. His first comics work was the metafictional space opera graphic novel series Oceanus Procellarum, which featured the work of 49 artists over five books.

He is currently printing limited edition print runs of 16-page magazines full of abstract art comics against an 8-panel grid under the name of Louis Deux. Mostly he's strip-mining his back catalog for material, but he has plans. louis-deux.tumblr.com

Marjorie Rishel (Draconis Wicked) - Marjorie Rishel is the artist behind Lepus Studios, where she creates her webcomics, Draconis Wicked and Urban Underbrush. Marjorie is one of the co-authors of Super Smash Opera, a video game parody show. She serves as graphic artist and puppet maker for the opera as well. She also teaches art and technology in schools and workshops. lepusstudios.com

Higu Rose (SULK/STEW, WHITE BOY THIRST, BRAT, girls i loved, MOIST) - KING JUGULAR, in Royal robes and Chains. www.swamp-monster.net

Jonathan Rotsztain (Exercises) - Jonathan Rotsztain a writer, graphic designer and cartoonist based in Toronto. Since December 2013 he's produced a daily journal comic, DrearyDiary.com. www.rotsztain.com

K. Sekelsky (The Time Traveler's Pocket Guide, Full Count Comics) - K. Sekelsky is an illustrator and designer living in Kent, Ohio. Her work has been published or featured by the Pittsburgh Pirates, ESPN.com, The Chris Gethard Show, the best-selling anthology Machine of Death, and many other places. At her table, you'll find a variety of minis/books and prints about time travel and baseball! thechairparade.bigcartel.com

Anna Sellheim - Anna Sellheim has been screwing around with comics practically forever but started taking it seriously 2 1/2 years ago. annasellheim.com

Lizzee Solomon (Mutual Paradise) - Mutual Paradise is a comic zine by Lizzee Solomon, first published in 2011 on a semi-regular basis. Mutual Paradise is kitschy, tacky, fetishistic, gross, vibrant, horrific and tropical. It might make you throw up, get a hard-on, write enraged Tweets, or take a huge dump. Some people who have seen Mutual Paradise have accused Lizzee of objectifying women. Her response is usually, “Uhhh, okay."

Aside from objectifying women, Lizzee enjoys true crime documentaries, Google-searching, cleaning, playing with power tools, reading tabloids, and sneaking in some scha·den·freu·de through bad reality TV. lizzeesolomon.com

Steve Stelling (Of Course Off Course, The Airwaves Goodby, ...up a Storm) - Steve Stelling has lived in Pittsburgh, PA since 2005. He used to exhibit paintings and drawings, between 1993 and 2009. His attentions have been focused on comics and poetry since 2011. He's flirted with home-recorded amateur music since 1988. There's no letting up. smstelling.blogspot.com

Nate Taylor (Nate Taylor Books) I make stories where reality is challenged, truth is explored, and monsters run free. I've been writing and drawing since I was little, but my first self-published picture book came out in 2012.

Stop by my table! It would be great to meet you.

Nathan Ward (Fun-O-Planet, PUS) - Nathan Ward (b.1992) is a cartoonist from Cleveland, OH. He has had comics and illustrations featured in a variety of publications including The Plain Dealer, Maximum Rock n’ Roll, Pork Magazine, Scene Magazine, and on countless punk show flyers and record covers. He self-published his first comic, Fun-O-Planet, in the fall of 2014. He recently received a Creative Workforce Fellowship funded by Cuyahoga County which will allow him to create and self-publish multiple comics throughout 2016. nwardcomics.com

Bill Wehmann (Abyssal Yawn, Howard, Pacific Reverb Society) - Bill Wehmann is a comic artist and illustrator from Pittsburgh, PA. His comics include the series Abyssal Yawn (with author Ed Steck), Howard, and Weird Fruit. pacificreverbsociety.com, billwehmann.com

Lale Westvind (Hot Dog Beach, Now and Here, Hyperspeed to Nowhere, Hax) - Lale Westvind is a cartoonist and animator whose work focuses on the kinetic, wild and sublime through vibrancy of motion, color and figuration. Her series Hot Dog Beach won an Ignatz Award in 2012 and Hyperspeed to Nowhere was nominated for an Ignatz in 2013. Her animated video for Lightning Bolt's The Metal East won Best Music Video at Leeds International Film Festival in 2015. She is currently working on a short animated series called Morpha! Utila!, and a new comic titled The Daughters of Pain. lalewestvind.tumblr.com

JT WIlkins (JTW) (TTRX Comix Crew) - JT Wilkins (JTW) has been creating mini comics since his pre-teens but started doing comics seriously in 2004, when he self-published his first comic zine Lunchbox. Since then, he was part of the Local DC Conspiracy comic scene in which his work can be seen in the Magic Bullet Comic Newspaper. He has labeled his technique in coloring and effects as "Hi-Octane". thinktankrx.com

Zombie Turtle Comics - I am a bar tender by day and an artist by night! I've been doing art and comics for as long as I can remember. Zombie Turtle Comics is my art alias I use it for all my events and social media. My comic book characters include me and my wife(for my autobiographical comics) Galaxyman, Bananna-Man and Toilet Man for my more gross and vulgar super heroish comics! I also do illustrations of gross things for gallery shows, which I currently have up at the Soap gallery in Youngstown. Check me out on Facebook and Instagram!