Author and public speaker, he is the creator of the all ages comic book series The Amazing Adventure of Superior Sam. He is a retired police officer, amputee, and avid comic book fan. He currently resides in Harrisonburg, VA.
By day, Todd is a web designer for a computer/electronics retail chain and by night is an acclaimed artist. Todd was the co-creator and artist of Yuri: The Awakening before joining Broken Icon Comics and illustrating the now best selling series, The Horror Show. From the Horror Show Todd has went on to work on the highly anticipated, Frank, a story about a ghost who follows his zombie self around the apocalypse.
Edward S. Brenwalt, born and raised in West Virginia, has always had a love of the fantasy and action genre. During his teenaged years, he made his first story, which eventually became his first published novel, “Path of a Hero.” Ever since then, he has published other books and has been working hard to get his next novel ready, hoping to share his brand of heroic tales with any and all.
Born and raised in Columbus, Mason Easley has been doing illustration work professionally for 9 years, and have gotten to work on many projects from comics, trading cards, and gaming. He has done work for Marvel Comics, Upper Deck, Rittenhouse, Cryptozoic, Bad Axe Entertainment, Legacy Rising Publications, Alphetar games, and many smaller companies on such projects as Marvel 75th anniversary, Marvel’s Dangerous Divas, Archer, Aegis, The Legend of Azure, Psychic Soldier Kai, and Dungeon Dolls.
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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 hopes to encourage a more creative atmosphere in Huntington and its surrounding cities and is a curator of the self-published comic zine, Bearqueft Comix: A surreal and humorous mix of original works by local artists and friends as well as budding artists all around the world, emulating the style of early alt-comix that have been influential to us all.
Russell Jackson is an independent writer and illustrator, whose primary project is the Lovecraftian horror/humor comic book Crawling Chaos. He is also known for his portrait paintings of musicians on vinyl records. His inspirations include everything from Francis Bacon to Futurama.
Camron Johnson is an award-winning author/illustrator based out of Central Illinois. Traveling from convention to convention and working in studio on various book projects and comic works, he holds a strong passion for pen and ink, fantastical nonsense, and all that other good stuff.
Tricon will hold Camron’s official release of his newest graphic novel: BONECHECK, published by none other than Broken Icon Comics! 100 pages of malevolence packed tightly into one fiery, feverous manuscript. He encourages those who check out his work to brace their visual brain balls for maximum impact straight to the cranial memory cavern. Signed copies of the book, prints and original artwork will be available at the show!
Raised on books like Calvin and Hobbs and Star Wars along with being glued to the funny pages The Peanuts, B.C., Get Fuzzy and many more. It wasn’t until years later that the two would comprehend scale and vastness of this world they both grew up in. Sam and Adam met their senior year of high school through a mutual friend in the formation of a punk rock band. Like most garage bands, it didn’t last long. Though this led to a new musical endeavor with opportunities and a decent amount of success. The idea to write comics came from stories the two would create in an attempt to pass time while their band was on tour. The two would spend long van rides spilling their imaginations across the dashboard of the van crafting characters and adventures for them to set out on. Eventually this band came to an end but with its end Adam and Sam channeled their creative energies towards making their stories come to life. They set out to explore this new creative realm in which they’ve both knowingly and unknowingly existed in since childhood.
Tony is a freelance cartoonist and illustrator. He is the creator of the comic strip GAPO the Clown which has appeared on the web since 2004 and is currently published by Caliber Comics. He has worked on comic’s based on the popular cable television shows “Who Wants To Be A Superhero” and “Wolfman Mac’s Chiller Drive-In” as well as contributed art to and illustrated other Caliber Comics properties. Tony has provided art for trading card companies Upper Deck, Breygent Marketing, Cryptozoic Entertainment and Topps on licensed proprieties from Marvel Entertainment, DC Comics and LucasFilm. Tony is one of the co-founders of Rocket Ink Studios where he has worked on Portraits Of Poe and trading cards for the licenced property Matt Busch’s Hollywood Is Dead. Rocket Ink Studios will soon be publishing Odd Tales From The Curio Shop which will star Brian O’Halloran.
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A life time fan of superheroes, Sci-fi and monsters. Jason lives in Cincinnati, OH with his wife, daughter and a small zoo of pets.
Mullet Turtle Comics
Steve Steiner is the man behind Mullet Turtle Comics – a publisher of weird humor zines and comics.
Old World Comics
Old World Comics was founded by head writer and creator, Todd Goodman. Old World Comics hosts such diverse comics as the comedic superhero title, Smells Like Pulp Comics with artist Tyler Carpenter, the supernatural thriller Empty Skull with Marcelo Briseno, and the slice-of-life graphic novel, The Book on Me with Briana Higgins and the new sequel, Buy the Book with artist Grace Bolin. In January of 2016, Old World Comics opened a subsidiary, Killer Serials, which features prose serialized stories such as the best-selling All Hallows Eve and POE: Between Reality, Imagination and Madness.
Pink Turtle Lady
I sell buttons, magnets and 8-bit style perler beads. My booth will also sell handmade totes, clutches, dice bags, zipper bags and many more designs! I have a variety of different types of designs from video games, comics, tv shows, movies and wrestling. I also do custom orders.
PopStitch is a mother/daughter team from Hurricane, WV/South Point, OH. Nikki Bird crochets a wide variety of superheroes and villains, and her daughter Hannah Justice cross stitches photo realistic portraits and buttons based on popular tv shows, movies, video games, etc.
Sam grew up in northern Virginia and Maryland where he was heavily active in the punk rock music scene for most of his adult life. His involvement in the music scene eventually brought him to meet his now long-time friend Adam Meadors, who is his co-author/co- creator. Together, the two were members of a moderately active touring band, and would often find themselves entertaining each other on long drives by creating characters and stories that would eventually take the shape of the comic they’re creating today, Among the Willows.
Lewis Stanley is the author and artist of UNDER THE PAWPAW through Imagination Creations LLC. He has also drawn self published works FANTASY SQUARED and TWILIGHT (not that Twilight). Lewis is one of those “old comic fans” starting his collection with Spiderman 13 and collecting Marvel all the way through the mid 80’s. Look for comics and t-shirts at the con.
Check out Imagination Creation’s FACEBOOK, as well as Lewis’ FACEBOOK and WEBSITE.
Zac is a West Virginia native who has been living in Huntington the last 10 years. He is a self-taught illustrator/painter/writer who finds his creative inspiration from cheesy action/horror movies, music and of course comics! Zac also is the showrunner for Huntington Culture Storm; an ever-evolving pop up art show that takes over small business’ & encourages the community to come out and support their local talent! Zac will have dozens of illustrations, paintings, zines, stickers, pins and patches this year. He will also be debuting the ashcan for his upcoming comic: CRO-Gnar, a sci-fi / fantasy story about an amorphous time traveling green blob that crash lands on a prehistoric planet much like earth!
Steven Paul Wilson
Born and raised in the hills of eastern Kentucky, Steven Paul Watson is many things: a writer, artist, amateur photographer, and avid outdoorsman as well as an all-around geek.
His love of writing includes soul-chilling science fiction, fantasy, and all things supernatural/horror. But his true passion is steampunk/alternate reality.
Attending more than a handful of conventions a year, he stays close to his geeky roots. When out in nature, Steven enjoys running multiple 5Ks a year and hiking the hills near his home.