Dylan Jacobson is the writer and artist of Sioux Falls' premier comic series, Champions. He's worked with artists from around the area and has comics visible throughout the midwest and west coast. Champions follows the the story of four reluctant, plainclothes superheroes as they fight through personal demons, monstrous clowns, and the sinister Piggy to save their city.
Aaron Carlo is an illustrator and writer from Des Moines, Iowa. His first ever self-published Comic Book, TRANSIENT, debuted on December 16th, 2017! TRANSIENT is the story of a man trying to make his way through a lonely and dangerous world. Nature has retaken its claim on the Earth, and mankind is scattered among tribes and small settlements. In the fight for survival, will one man's humanity rise to the occasion?
Lena brings geekdom’s favorite characters to life in imaginative ways using graphite and colored pencils. Her work has made waves at local art shows and comic book conventions around the country. Each piece of her art is drawn and colored by hand. Commissions considered!
Check out NAAN's work at her website here: jadinerhinestudios.com/
Originally from Puerto Rico, NAAN now resides in Iowa. Fluent in Spanish and English, she graduated from Iowa State University in 2011 with a Bachelor's Degree in Linguistics with Russian Studies and a Bachelor's in German. Besides making comics + finding time for more languages, she is currently in her last year of her Master's in Graphic Design at her alma mater.
Jason Longstreet is a character concept portrait artist in Duluth, MN. He is best known for his Legendary Ladies Series; featuring strong heroic women from your favorite fandoms, such as Leia, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, Senua (Hellblade) and more.
Check out his website: www.patrickwmarsh.com
Patrick W. Marsh is an author of the novels Beware the Ills and the Greenland Diaries. He's released three short story anthologies and is the Writer-in-Residence at the Robbin Gallery. His books are dark fantasy, science fiction, and horror, with variations on the apocalypse, epic fantasy, and journals.They always have amazing monsters in them. He likes common settings in uncommon styles, with moralistic characters battling against supernatural forces that are the product of their own personalities.
Check out his website at: www.magicartwerx.com
Originally from Utah, our artist now makes his home in the Nampa/Treasure Valley area. Where is that? Idaho. He has attended the College of Western Idaho, Boise State University, Art Instruction International (MN) and Francisco Marroquian University in Guatemala. He has done work for 14 years in the entertainment industry and incorporates pencils, ink, paint and watercolor into his works. His influences? Life experiences, family, friends, music, comics, vintage illustrations and art history.
Brent Peeples has been working in comics since 2010. Brent is currently working for DC. He is also a contributing artist of a Batman story in the Eisner Award nominated New York Times Best Selling book Love is Love. Brent is also a cover artist for Valiant comics. He has also worked for companies such as Aftershock, Dynamite, IDW, Archie and Boom.
Coming to us all the way from Phoenix, AZ...our next guest is an artist, writer and recently accredited inker for Rob Liefield's Deadpool comic. What's cooler than that? He also runs his own independent publishing label "American Dischord". Throughout his career he has provided album artwork and designs for such musical acts as Danzig, the Bloodhound Gang and Agent 51. He has worked in the video game development industry as well. He served as a character designer, an asset designer, a pixel arrest and a source modeller. A couple of notable titles include Warmage Online and Assassin's Creed.
Freelance illustrator, and Art-Director.
Come check out the replica Explorer from Jurassic Park!
Come meet Rufus the Impala, JP29, and the TARDIS. Brought to you by Dusty's Prop House.
When Brian and Amber Olivier first took Rufus the Impala to conventions they witnessed the excitement fans had with life size screen props that they could interact with and Dusty's Prop House was born. Expanding every year, Amber and Brian, with Dusty's Prop House, bring joy to fans and famous alike adding new and thrilling life-size props to any convention.