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 113 E. 9th Street.

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Kyle Higgins

Guest of Honor

 

Kyle is developing several live action properties, including an adaptation of his upcoming Image Comics series, Hadrian's Wall. He is currently writing the #1 selling book in Boom Studios history, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

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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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Ashley Prosken

 

 

Ashley has a passion for crafting, art, sewing and cosplay. Her cosplay handle is @PocketFullofAsh, and you can find her on Instagram and Facebook. Her Etsy shop is under the shop name CindersAndGlitters.

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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 Blanchard

 

 

Katie loves exploring the anime art style. Inspired by Japanese cartoons, she primarily draws original characters and has also created some fan art.

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Katie Ryan

 

 

Katie Ryan is back for her 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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Scott Larson

 

 

Chicago native Scott has published a fascinating adventure comic, The Saint (based on the famous radio play, television series, and film, with Moonstone Books. His new series that he will be previewing, Visitations, is about Chicago, as witnessed through the eyes of characters residing in the city's oldest cemetery.

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Ed Smith/TAGOL

 

 

TAGOL is dedicated to encouraging artistic awareness and artist participation via a wealth of programs and exhibitions designed to enhance, encourage and promote the visual fine arts in Lockport.

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Bobby Delaney

 

 

An avid movie buff and a fan of technology, Delaney finds inspiration in many things. He has explored sequential art, logo creation, fan art, and more. He’ll be selling coloring books, comics, original art and decal/stickers.

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Tom Bacon

 

 

Tom Bacon is a Chicago artist with a background in video games, graphic design and comics. His most important works have been on the game cinematics for titles from Nether Realm Studios such as: Mortal Kombat (9), and Injustice: Gods Among Us.

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Doug Klauba

 

 

Award-winning illustrator, Douglas Klauba has created cover artwork for books featuring such famous characters as Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Doc Savage, The Avenger, The Spider, Zorro, and The Phantom, among others. A poster of his painting, Stella 7 can be seen hanging on Howard Wolowitz's bedroom wall on the hit television show, The Big Bang Theory.

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Patrick Williams

 

 

Patrick Williams is a Graphic Designer/Freelance Illustrator/Comic Book Artist. He is the writer and letterer of Sonic the Hedgehog, Terminator, Ghost Busters, and Twilight Zone comics.

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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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David Knight

 

 

Dave says his “art is bold with a splash of curiosity, cut from a straightjacket of creativity, and defined by the subtle designs and images I see tossed about my everyday world.” He sells prints of both fan art and original characters, as well as oracle cards

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David Gruba

 

 

Dave is a writer and editor of comic books for all ages, including superhero, horror and manga. He works with Instant Press Comics whose most popular titles include Distant, Starbomb and the Tales of the Wolfman series.

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The Controller Throwers

 

 

A videogame podcast with a lighthearted attitude, The Controller Throwers are old-school gamers who have been playing since the days of the arcade. They talk about all things video gaming. Plus, they will be recording their podcast from Comicopolis and will host a PAC-MAN high score tournament. You can catch the podcast on iTunes or by clicking the button below.

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Christa Conner

 

 

Christa will be selling Collaborative Ink art prints, banners, buttons, post cards, key chains, and mugs with artwork, as well as original artwork.

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Dave's Comic Book Vault

 

 

Hoping to find some comics and pulp novels at Comicopolis? Look no further than Dave's Comic Vault!

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Andrew Taam

 

 

Andrew is a Chicago based independent artist and graduate from the International School of Comics. He will be selling prints from pop culture and comics, art books of his inked drawings from Inktober, and a mini comic that is a modern retelling of the Little Red Riding Hood story.

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George Hagenauer

 

 

George has been collecting since the mid 1960's. His collection is awesome and you can view it on his website. He co-wrote books on popular culture including one that won a national book award for best mystery fiction. He’s currently working with two writers on a major biography on Ness and Capone. He is a supporter of the Comic Book Relief Fund and will be holding a silent auction for a couple of Shea Anton Pensa original Badger drawings.

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James Nelson

 

 

Jim has a small production company that creates comics and more. He sells family-friendly comics for less than a few dollars. Our stories involve characters trying to better themselves. You can find more about Jim’s work on his website.

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Jamie Primack

 

 

Jamie Primack is a Chicago-based comic artist and illustrator who writes and draws the sci-fi web comic series Binary Star. She's best known for her dark, cosmic illustrations, which combine various inking techniques and sci-fi imagery to create her space goth aesthetic.

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Summer Art Series

 

 

Lockport’s 4th annual Summer Art Series, a.k.a. The Great Midwestern Ballyhoo runs from June 15th through September 23rd. With an emphasis on public art, an original Collector Card Scavenger Hunt, and a Steampunk Weekend featuring Steam Powered Giraffe and more – a glorious summer is planned, Lockport-style.

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Mystery Unincorporated

 

 

These collectors sell an assortment of pop culture collectibles and toys/action figures from popular franchise including Star Wars, Star Trek. WWF/WWE, DC Comics, Marvel, Power Rangers and Hot Wheels.

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School of Comics

 

 

The International School of Comics is a digital and figurative art academy. They offer an art-only curriculum that includes general education courses in Comic Art, Illustration, Traditional and Digital Art.

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Katy Higgins

 

 

Katy Higgins is a native of Homer Glen and a Chicago-based artist working in a variety of media, with a particular focus on incorporating origami into unusual applications. You'll often find her creating one-of-a-kind flower bouquets made from old comic books, or encapsulating her tiniest paper models into jewelry pendants. With a degree in Art & Design from Columbia College Chicago, Katy is a stickler for detail and craftsmanship, while always bringing a sense of whimsy to every creation that comes out of her studio."

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Margaret Martinson

 

 

Through her Etsy shop Owl Post Greetings, Margaret creates handmade greetings cards inspired by fantasy & science fiction.

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Megan Mackie

 

 

Megan Mackie is the author of, "The Finder of the Lucky Devil." It's set in an alternate Chicago where technology and magic are in competition with each other. This fast paced cat and mouse chase makes a welcome addition to your urban fantasy/cyberpunk library.

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Samantha Lynn Baehr

 

 

Sam started this business 3 years ago to combine her love for sewing with her interest in science fiction. Nothing beats a handmade, one of a kind bag with your favorite fandom. Sam also takes custom orders.

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