Library Comic Con Guests
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Adam Rosenlund (Boise)
Adam Rosenlund was born in Vallejo, California and moved to Boise at the age of 10 when his family relocated. Rosenlund knew he “wanted to do nothing other than draw” when he was 5 years old. He began to pursue a career in comics and illustration in earnest, showing his developing portfolio to many industry professionals. The positive response inspired him to attend the Minneapolis College for Art and Design. After graduation, he came back to Boise and took a position at Boise Weekly as a graphic designer, while pursuing illustration and comics work on the side. One of his better known projects is a series of drawings titled Guide To The Apocalypse. http://www.adamjrosenlund.com/
Allen Gladfelter (Boise)
Allen Gladfelter has been a cartoonist since he was 8 years old. He’s lived in Boise since 2003. Gladfelter has drawn comics for the Idaho Press Tribune and the Boise Weekly, and is most well-known for drawing Disney/Pixar's CARS comics and Dreamwork's The Penguins of Madagascar comics. He also self publishes comics about ghost detectives and sassy space women, and is a recent inductee of the International Tow Truck Museum and Hall of Fame. http://www.allengladfelter.com/
Brian Sendelbach (Boise)
Sendelbach is a writer, illustrator, painter and cartoonist. His most recent projects are The Underpants Zoo and My Tooth is Loose, Dr. Moose! - both by Scholastic books. http://smellofsteve.wix.com/brian-sendelbach#!
Chris Hunt (Boise)
Chris Hunt is an American cartoonist living in Boise, Idaho. He has been working primarily in comics for the past five years, but has also done a number of projects within the music and film industry. Past clients include Universal Music Group, Biz3 Mgmt, ZIP Comics, and IDW Comics. In 2010, Hunt was invited to study as a resident artist at The Atlantic Center for The Arts (ACA) under Master Artist, Paul Pope. Hunt is currently working on CARVER: A Paris Story, a full
length graphic novel which expands the story of Francis Carver, the gentleman of fortune who premiered in Hunt's self- published VOLUME ONE. A short film adaptation is in production as well, through the recently formed Idaho production company, New Century Storytelling. http://thechrishunt.com/
Dalek Klaus (Skaro)
Klaus is proud to be a Time War Era Dalek with full body armor and a functional Exterminator Gun (temporarily disabled as per treaty with Earth authorities). He is 5 feet 9 inches of lean, mean, fighting machine yet is a shining example of statesmanship as promoted by Inhabitants of The Great Planet Skaro. Klaus looks forward to visiting Boise Public Library Comic Con so that he may be admired by many inferior earthlings. (The Klaus Entourage will be happy to discuss how anyone can build their own Dalek Travel Machine!) http://dalekklaus.tumblr.com/
Dan Feldmeier (Meridian)
Dan Feldmeier has been creating art for as much of his life as he can remember. While versed in both traditional and digital mediums, his preferred method for creating art is via digital painting. (Ctrl+z (undo) has become Dan's best friend). His preferred subject matter ranges from the super-heroic to the fantastical to the plain absurd. http://halwilliams.deviantart.com/
Dennis Eichhorn (Seattle)
Dennis P. Eichhorn is an award-winning writer of cartoon stories, or stories told "with sequential illustration." Born
in 1945, Eichhorn was reared in Boise, where he graduated from Borah High School in 1963. He went on to play varsity football at the University of Idaho, graduating in 1968 with a B.A. in Sociology. While at U of I, he attained
notoriety as the organizer of the U of I's Blue Mountain Festivals in the early 1970s, and the 1971 Universal Life Church Picnic at Farragut State Park.
Eichhorn's work in comics goes back to the '60s, when he wrote, edited, and published the Moscow Duck Review and Heavystreet Comix, Idaho's first underground comic books. Later on, his stories, illustrated by various artists, were in Weirdo magazine, Village Voice, Seattle Weekly, Los Angeles Times and many other publications. More recently, he's written all the cartoon stories for Real Stuff, Real Smut, Real Schmuck, and The Amazing Adventures of Ace International. Today, his work can be found in Mineshaft magazine, and the upcoming Dennis P. Eichhorn's Real Good Stuff, slated for release in November by Seattle's Poochie Press Publishing. http://boingboing.net/author/denniseichhorn
Eric Esquivel (Los Angeles)
Eric M. Esquivel is an accomplished graphic novelist whose credits include Thor: Unkillable Thunder Christ, The Blackest Terror, The Legend of Oz: The Wicked West, Zombies vs. Cheerleaders, and Freelancers. He's currently working on Adventure Time and The Bravest Warriors for BOOM! Studios, The In Crowd for BDI, and The Spider's Web for Moonstone Books. http://emecomics.com/
Erica Crockett (Boise)
Erica Crockett was raised on the rough and tumble streets of Boise, Idaho. After a rigorous course of study at the Sorbonne of the West (BSU), she embarked on a varied and twisted career path, which included stints teaching, book schlepping, gold mining and world travel, before settling on her true calling, writing. She is currently hard at work on the fourth book of a full-length, twelve novel serial, tentatively known as The Zodiac Procession. This fall will see the release of her first web-comic, Subterra, with art by Dennis Coyle. Her debut novel, Chemicals, will also be along shortly. When not knee deep in word-muck, Erica spends her time scanning the horizon for new artistic collaborators. http://www.ericacrockett.com/
Erick Freitas (Newark)
Erick Freitas is a gut punching, nose breaking, nostalgia cracking writer, and producer from Newark, NJ. Most recently, he has co-written GAMMA with Ulises Farinas, for Dark Horse, and is writing/producing Man with a Gun, a short film scheduled to begin filming Summer 2013. In 2009 he wrote and produced a dark comedy short titled, Yellowtown Monster. In October 2013 a new series he created with Ulises Farinas - Amazing Forest - will be released under Monkeybrain Comics.
Ethan Ede (Boise)
Ethan Ede is a writer and cartoonist from Boise, Idaho. He is one half of Floodworks Studios, along with Adam Rosenlund. Together they create the webcomics Light Years Away and Fat Baby, and have a comic coming from Dark Horse sometime next year. Ethan also writes and draws the auto-bio comic, Falling Apart at the Speed of Light. www.ethanfallingapart.com
Jacob Bear (Boise)
Jacob Bear is a comic artist and has drawn ever since he can remember. He published his first comic, Knight, in October 1993. He continued doing odd jobs in comics, but then decided to pursue a degree in animation. After graduating college, he took a job with Dimestore Press to help relaunch the series Dungar the Barbarian. Soon after finishing Dungar, he was hired by BlueWater Productions and was able to work on such franchises as Warlock for Lionsgate and William F. Nolan’s Logan’s Run. After his run with BlueWater, Jacob was soon discovered by Rob Liefeld and was able to provide inks and take part in the new DC 52 relaunch. Jacob provided inks and finishes on titles such as Hawk and Dove, Deathstroke, Infinite and Bloodstrike with Image Comics. Today, Jacob is working fulltime, providing finishes for Marat Mychaels on titles such as Warzone Girls, Notti & Nyce and Deadpooh, as well as illustrating titles for Zenescope Entertainment (e.g., Wonderland, Grimm Universe, and Unleashed). http://www.bearclawstudios.com/
James Lloyd (Boise)
James Lloyd is a freelance illustrator/graphic designer living in Boise. He is best known for being in charge of art direction for Boise's Treefort Music Fest and for his Rock and Roll show posters. In his free time, he updates his tumblr blog, does chores with his wife, watches youtube, draws, draws comics and reads comics. If he had more time he would learn some sort of science. The first comic he ever bought was Stan Saki's Space Usagi. His favorite monthly comic is Prophet by Image Comics. http://jameslloydprojects.tumblr.com/
Jeff Bacon (Boise)
Jeff Bacon’s first Navy Times cartoon was published in March 1986. By the end of that year, the panel was titled Broadside and has appeared weekly ever since. In 2006, his Marine-oriented cartoon Greenside began its run in Marine Corps Times. He has published three books: The Best of Broadside, Book II: the Rest of Broadside, and 20 Years of Broadside.
Bacon has been active in the “Support the Troops” initiative, arranging visits by professional cartoonists to active duty and VA hospitals – and more recently trips to draw for troops on the front lines. His work with vets and troops was recognized in 2006 with the title of Distinguished Graduate by the Naval Postgraduate School; in 2008 with a Special Recognition Award by the Surface Navy Association; and in 2009 with the “Silver T-Square Award” by the National Cartoonists Society for outstanding service to the profession. He is currently the Executive Director of the Wyakin Warrior Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides education, mentoring, training, networking and job placement to severely wounded and injured veterans. http://www.broadside.net/
Jeremy Webster (Boise)
Jeremy Webster is a graphic designer, illustrator and musician working and living in Boise, Idaho. He has chosen to release his art under the alias Polyhedrix because he is a multi-medium, multi-sided, multi-dimensional artist. Hebi in Haruki is his debut graphic novel which will be released five pages a week, for free, on his website. http://polyhedrix.com/
Jim Sumii (Boise)
Jim Sumii has been self-publishing his own comix and art for the past thirteen years. He’s currently working on Sumii Comix, a collection of stuff from 2006-2013 which should be done some time this year. http://jimsumii.blogspot.com/
Julia Green (Boise)
Julia Green is a Boise born-and-raised illustrator. She often creates anthropomorphized objects and creatures that take center stage in tales of adventure, fables and fairy tales, and humorous self-reflections. Her work can be found on grocery chalk signs, in magazines and weeklies, on gig posters, t-shirts, album art, and in galleries. When she isn't making art, she is collecting squirrel antiques, visiting beard blogs, and taking photos of her two cats wearing bowties. http://juliagreenillustration.tumblr.com/
Matthew Borge (Boise)
Matthew Borge is a Fantasy and Sci-Fi Illustrator and Concept Artist currently working in Web and Mobile Gaming. In
August of 2011 he went rogue and formed CyBorge Enterprises LLC, largely as a means of defiance against the so-called "Growing Up", but, more pragmatically, as a means to obscure his addiction to detailed line work and plans for world domination. http://cyborge.com
Randall Kirby (Boise)
Randall Kirby has been published by Poison Press, Northwest Press and Nick Magazine. He has also self-published many comics, including Bop Comics, Cop Comics and Fortune Favors the Bold. He is known for both "all-ages" comics and LGBT themed comics, such as the new bisexual themed anthology, Anything That Loves. www.bopcomics.com
Scott Pentzer (Boise)
Scott Pentzer is the artist of many Revolutionary Comics, including Rock n Roll Comics #34 (Black Crowes), #37(Ice-T), #41 (Metallica), KISS Tales from the Tours, KISS Pre-History 1, 2, and 3, Jimi Hendrix (Hard Rock Comics), Nirvana
(Hard Rock Comics), and Motley Crue (Hard Rock Comics). He also did many covers for Sports Comics, as well as a whole set of Sports and Baseball Cards which were printed inside Sports Comics. After that he worked for the band KISS
directly and drew the KISSTORY comic which was printed in their KISSTORY book. Scott also did artwork for two series for Bishop Press, Rose 'n' Gunn and Sade, as well as Razor for London Night Studios. He has also created storyboards for Idaho Lottery Commercials and his art is featured on the Idaho Ski license plate. https://www.facebook.com/SCOTTPENTZERART
Steve Moore (Boise)
Steve Moore is an internationally syndicated cartoonist and a writer of animated feature films. His comic strip, In the Bleachers, is distributed by Universal Uclick to hundreds of newspapers and websites worldwide. In 2006, Moore teamed up with Oscar-winning Rango producer John Carls to create and executive produce the hit movie Open Season, Sony Pictures Animation’s first computer-animated film. Moore also was the creator, writer and producer of the 2010 animated movie Alpha & Omega for Lions Gate Films.
In television, he wrote and produced with Carls a series of 26 animated shorts for ESPN. And in 2003, Moore was creator and writer of an animated TV series, Metalheads, that aired on BBC in Britain, ZDF in Germany and ABC in Australia.
Moore is a former Executive News Editor for the Los Angeles Times. He was raised in La Canada Flintridge, California and now lives in Boise, Idaho. http://www.gocomics.com/inthebleachers
Steve Willhite (Payette)
Steve Willhite has been drawing comics professionally since 1991. His most recent work has been in the anthology series FUBAR. FUBAR has published three large scale graphic novels; The first two take World War II and add zombies to the mix and the third volume follows American history from its beginning to the present, but (again) with zombies. The second volume reached #6 on the New York Times best seller list (1/29/2012), won IGN's People's Choice Award and was featured on NPR. FUBAR has also published several regular sized comics. Steve also has a story in FUBAR: Way of The Sword #1, which comes out this month. http://steevcomix.deviantart.com/
Storie Grubb (Boise)
Storie Grubb usually mixes lyrics, random observations, and personal tales from his life into his comic books. This began as a way to encourage folks to keep silent while he was playing solo gigs in Portland, but eventually became more of a diary for him to release his demons. The comic is completely hand-made, even down to the folding of the pages. Storie has been drawing as long as he can remember and has no plans to stop...that is, until the day his hands fall off or he ceases to exist. Storie is also in the local Boise band Storie Grubb and the Holy Wars. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Storie-Grubb-and-the-Holy-Wars/163175607041443
Todd Clark (Boise)
Todd Clark has been drawing for as long as he can remember, probably the result of carrying a copy of MAD magazine with him at all times as a child…and then later as an adult. Since he began cartooning full-time in 1990, his cartoons have appeared in magazines ranging from Saturday Evening Post to Diversion to Disney Adventures. He’s recently begun selling regularly to the aforementioned MAD, fulfilling a lifelong dream. Besides full-time duties on his own syndicated comic, LOLA, Clark also writes jokes for some heavyweight strips including Sherman’s Lagoon, Mother Goose and Grimm, Tundra, B.C., Wizard of ID and Frank and Ernest, and has in the past worked on Bizarro and Dennis the Menace. His first illustrated novel for children, The Ice Cream Kid, is due out next May.
Todd lives in Boise with his beautiful wife, Kelly, and youngest daughter, Rhiannon. Eldest daughter, Holly, has recently flown the coop. In his spare time, Todd enjoys writing in the third person about himself. http://www.gocomics.com/lola
Ulises Farinas (Portland)
Ulises Farinas is a Portland-based illustrator, cartoonist and writer who meticulously blends genres, styles, and universes. He is the artist and cowriter on GAMMA, published by Dark Horse, and the artist of Catalyst: Agents of Change with Joe
Casey for Dark Horse. He has also drawn Transformers, and now is working on Judge Dredd: City of Courts, both for
IDW Publishing. http://ulisesfarinas.com/
Valerie Finnigan (Idaho Falls)
Writer Valerie Finnigan is an admitted California transplant who came to Idaho as a child with a head full of big dreams. Some of those dreams led to a variety of adventures including firefighting and mountain climbing. Other dreams and nightmares found their way into print. She's been privileged to work on Hero by Force, Worst Case Scenario: Outbreak, and especially Untold Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan, a benefit for veterans and their families.
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