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Justin Birch

Justin Birch
Born in the hills of West Virginia and raised on a diet of pepperoni rolls and Ecto Cooler Hi-C, Justin surprised everyone by surviving to adulthood. Now he letters comics for some pretty awesome people. Justin still lives in West Virginia, only now it’s with his loving wife and their dog. When he’s not stressing over a deadline, Justin enjoy’s burritos, minor league hockey, and beer. Justin is a mainstay as the top guy for BIC titles while working for various titles from other publishers like Action Lab, AndWorld Design, DMC Comics, IDW, Rising Sun Comics and Source Point Press.

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Rob Dumo.
Rob is the artist behind Tricon’s mascot, Larry. Besides that he’s also the penciler for Kill-Crazy Nymphos Attack!, written by Daniel Way (Deadpool, Astonishing X-men) and the Soska twins (Secret Wars Journal, Guardians of Infinity), slated for release this summer. Rob has also provided pencils for Robyn Hood (Zenescope), The Gutters (Blind Ferret), Colonial Comics (Fulcrum), and Eccentrix (Broken Icon) among others. When he’s not drawing, Rob also serves as Art Director for Broken Icon Comics.

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Kevin Grievoux
Hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Kevin Grevioux was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in various other states including Alaska, Oklahoma, Massachusetts (Boston), and New Jersey. He graduated from Howard University in Washington, D.C. with a degree in Microbiology, afterwards attending graduate school and this time working towards a Masters in Genetic Engineering. While studying, he congruently took screenwriting and cinematography classes as well, and by the time his first semester of grad school had finished, Kevin had chosen film as his preferred career and moved to Los Angeles, where he began to work as a writer in earnest. To this end he has written several scripts in various genres and has written and directed two short sci-fi films Indigo and Thanatos.

Kevin met ‘Underworld’ director Len Wiseman while working on the sci-fi hit Stargate (1994), when Len was a prop assistant and Kevin an extra. The two formed a friendship and later collaborated on a host of other ideas and concepts leading to the completion of two scripts, one of which was Underworld (2003). The idea for the concept was Kevin’s; in addition, he wrote the original screenplay and treatment for the film in 2000.

Kevin has also studied acting and has had several small roles in television, film and commercials. Most recently in Planet of the Apes (2001), Charlie’s Angels (2000), Marvel Comics’ The Hulk and in Underworld (2003), playing the formidable Lycan character Raze. He also serves as an Associate Producer on the film and is working on several other screenplays as well as his first novel, a science fiction thriller.

Check out his WEBSITE, IMBD and follow him on TWITTER.

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The McElroys
Justin McElroy is the oldest of the McElroy Brothers and is the co-host of MY BROTHER, MY BROTHER AND ME (with his brothers Travis and Griffin), THE ADVENTURE ZONE (with his brothers and Dad), and SAWBONES (with his wife Dr. Sydnee McElroy). He worked as editor-at-large for POLYGON, co-hosting the hit show MONSTER FACTORY. He has recently completed a book with Sydnee based on SAWBONES and is one of the co-writers of the first Adventure Zone graphic novel: THE ADVENTURE ZONE: HERE THERE BE GERBLINS from :01 Publishing. He has two remarkable daughters: Charlie and Cooper.

Clint McElroy a 45-year veteran of broadcasting who now works on the popular podcast THE ADVENTURE ZONE, with his sons Justin, Travis and Griffin. He is one of the co-writers of THE ADVENTURE ZONE: HERE THERE BE GERBLINS graphic novel and plays Ben Franklin on the podcast 1776: THE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN from Serial Box. He is also a comic book writer of titles like GREEN HORNET: DARK TOMORROW, BLOOD IS THE HARVEST, and the adaptation of the movie FREEJACK, which sold literally tens of copies…which means they are very rare…which should mean they are very valuable to collectors…and yet, they don’t seem to be.

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Drew Moss
Drew Moss is a comic book artist who has drawn for Image Comics (Outlaw Territory), Dark Horse Comics (Creepy), IDW(the Colonized, The Crow:Pestilence) Darby Pop (City), and Oni Press (Blood Feud, Letter 44). Drew lives in Hampton, VA with his wife, 2 sons and Shar pei Mowgli.

You can follow him on TWITTER.

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Graham Nolan
Graham Nolan is a Inkpot Award winning cartoonist best known for his long run on BATMAN in Detective Comics and as the designer and co-creator of the iconic Batman villain: BANE.

Since 1983, Nolan has worked in the comic book industry for all the major publishers as a penciller, inker, writer and publisher as well as illustrating the syndicated newspaper strips, The Phantom and Rex Morgan, M.D. for King Features Syndicate. He is also the creator of the graphic novel: MONSTER ISLAND, web-comic: SUNSHINE STATE and the co-creator of the IDW horror adventure series: JOE FRANKENSTEIN.

When he is not chained to the drawing board you will find him in his Jeep, down at the lake fishing.

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Rafer Roberts
Rafer Roberts is a writer and artist who has been making comics for over two decades. His creator-owned work includes the long running Plastic Farm, Nightmare the Rat, and the Tumblr famous Thanos and Darkseid: Carpool Buddies of Doom with Justin Jordan. Rafer was the writer on A&A: The Adventures of Archer and Armstrong and Harbinger: Renegade for Valiant Comics. His work on X-O Manowar #38 received two Harvey Award nominations (Special Award for Humor in Comics and Best Cartoonist). He currently lives in the wilds of Western Maryland, far from everything.

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Rusty Shackles
Rusty Shackles is a Dayton OH based illustrator who has done work for 1up, Hardcore Gaming 101, GameSpy and ComicsAlliance, as well as being published in comics from Oni Press, Monkeybrain, Action Lab and more. He is currently the cover artist for Hardcore Gaming 101’s line of books, and runs Insert-Quarter Bin, featuring new versions of famous comic book covers mixed with iconic video games.

Credits include Hardcore Gaming 101 Presents: Castlevania, Hardcore Gaming 101 Presents: The Unofficial Guide to Konami Shooters, Hardcore Gaming 101 Presents: Data East Arcade Classics, Hardcore Gaming 101 Digest Vol. 1 : Strider and Bionic Commando and Hardcore Gaming 101 Digest Vol. 2 : Taito Arcade Classics.

You can follow him on TWITTER and FACEBOOK.

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Beau Smith
Beau Smith is a native of Huntington, WV. Currently secluded in his bunker in Ceredo, WV. Attended Marshall University where he majored in Villainy. Has been making up stuff since 3 rd grade, but only in the last 30 years has he becomes cunning enough to get people to pay him for it. “Own your own likeness, and then make others it too.” –Beau Smith

Writer and creator of Wynonna Earp, the IDW Publishing comic book, the graphic novel and the hit TV series beginning it’s second season on The SyFy Channel (June 9 , 2017) as well as on Netflix. (Now) This Summer Beau will be releasing Wynonna Earp: Season Zero from IDW Publishing. Beau has also created and written Cobb (IDW Publishing) which has been optioned and is in fast track development for Television.

Beau has also created and written: Lost And Found (IDW Publishing), Parts Unknown (Image Comics), 200 People To Kill (Dark Horse Comics), Primate: The Sword Of Darwin (Image Comics), The Black Terror (Eclipse Comics), The BadLander (Dark Horse Comics).

Beau has written and worked for every major comic book publisher and written such books and characters as:Batman/Wildcat (DC Comics), Catwoman/Wildcat (DC Comics), Guy Gardner Warrior (DC Comics), Wolverine vs. Shi (Marvel Comics/Crusade Comics), Star Wars (Dark Horse Comics), The Undertaker (Chaos/WWE Comics), 24 (IDW Publishing), Mars Attacks (IDW Publishing), Spawn Image Comics), The Tenth (Image Comics), Legion Of Super Heroes (DC Comics), Young Justice (DC Comics), B’Wana Beast (DC Comics), Boof And The Bruise Crew (Image Comics), Curse Of Spawn (Image Comics), Angela (Image Comics), 9/11 (DC Comics), Buckaroo Betty (AC Comics), Dead Moon Rising (Moonstone Books)

Beau has also served as Vice President Of Marketing and Publishing for Eclipse Comics, Image Comics, Todd McFarlane Productions, McFarlane Toys, IDW Publishing, JUN Planning Toys, and currently for The Library Of American Comics and EuroComics.

Beau currently writes the monthly column Beauology 101 for Westfield Comics.

Check out his WEBSITE, TWITTER and INSTAGRAM.

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Sarah Stern
Sarah Stern is a comic artist and colorist from New York, and the creator of the webcomic Cindersong. She has colored some pretty good comics, including Goldie Vance (BOOM!), Zodiac Starforce: Cries of the Fire Prince (Dark Horse), Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: Pink (BOOM!), Jem and the Holograms: Infinite (IDW), Brave Chef Brianna (BOOM!), Star Trek: Boldly Go (IDW), and more!

You can check out her WEBSITE and follow her on TWITTER and TUMBLR.

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Justin Stewart
Justin Stewart is a graphic designer and illustrator who’s done work for Disney, Marvel, Sony, Image Comics, and Graphitti Designs. Justin’s latest book, ‘Kentucky Kaiju’, published by Apex Boom Company, is an illustrated field guide to giant monsters that roam the Bluegrass state. Justin has worked with artist Jim Mahfood for over 10 years, coloring his art most recently on ‘Grrl Scouts: Magic Socks’ from Image Comics. He also worked with Jim on IDW’s ‘Miami Vice: Remix’, Marvel’s ‘Howard the Human’, and Image Comics ‘Marijuanaman’ with musician Ziggy Marley.

You can check out his WEBSITE.

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Billy Tucci
Billy Tucci is an award-winning cartoonist best known for his modern-day samurai fable, “Shi”. Through Billy’s Crusade Fine Arts, the multi-Eisner Award-nominated Shi has been printed in five languages sold more than 3 million comic books. He is also known for DC Comics’ “Sgt. Rock”, “Harley Quinn”, “Flash Vs. Superman” and “Batman.”

His earnest retelling of the Christmas story, “A Child Is Born” has quietly turned into a international blockbuster after winning the Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award. 2018 sees the release of the all-new “Shi – Return of the Warrior” graphic novel, along with two new creator owned projects, “Zombie-Sama!” and “Appalachian Apocalypse”.

Check out his WEBSITE.

Nicholas Wentland

Nick Wentland
Nick Wentland is a comic book artist and writer from Des Moines, IA. He has a growing number of published credits with various independent companies, leading to his recent work on titles such as Spread (Image), Army of Darkness: Furious Road (Dynamite), and TMNT (IDW). As Broken Icon Comics’ go to colorist he has colored greats like Kim Jacinto (Venom, Thundersbolts), Darryl Banks (Green Lantern) and Tommy Patterson (Game of Thrones). A multi-faceted artist, his credits cover almost the entire gamut of comic creation from lines and colors to writing, editing, and publishing. In 2017 he was part of over a dozen published releases including the release of his first novel, Draeburn, co-written with fellow Iowan, Thomas Clough.

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