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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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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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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.

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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