2017 Exhibitors

Amazing Fantasy



Your one-stop Chicagoland shop for comic books, graphic novels, manga, games, t-shirts, and other pop culture stuff. Their Lockport location is at 1128 S. State Street.

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Fred Van Lente

Guest of Honor


Fred is the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning writer of comics like Archer & Armstrong, Action Philosophers!, and Cowboys & Aliens (with Andrew Foley), the basis for the feature film.

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Jewell Walton Jr



Jewell Walton Jr. is a graphic novel artist and writer from Joliet. He is the creator of the comic books Kast Iron and Victor Void.

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Justin Castenada



Justin Castaneda is a writer and illustrator from the south side of Chicago. He is the creator of When I Was Little children's picture book series and the hardcover children's book, HEART. He has worked on such titles as Aw Yeah Comics, Scratch 9, Albert The Alien, and Omega Comics Presents. He is currently working on Wonder Care Presents: The Kinder Guardians.

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Katie Ryan



Katie Ryan is back for a third year. She does illustrations, sketches, and character designs. She also is a toy (doll) collector and avid photographer. Stop by and see her gorgeous prints.

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Wesley Sun



The Sun Bros released Chinatown (2012), Apocalypse Man (2013), and Monkey Fist (2014) after a tremendously successful Kickstarter campaigns. They also speak at comic conventions, bookstores, and universities on crowdfunding and self-publishing comics throughout the Midwest.

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