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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Eddy Newell

Guest of Honor

 

Eddy Newell has created comic art for many different publishers since 1989, including DC, Marvel, and Image Comics. He is best known for his work on DC Comics BLACK LIGHTNING and various Moonstone Books comics and covers, which include art for the WEREWOLF THE APOCALYPSE series of books.

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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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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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Fuzzy Fish

 

 

A family operated toy shop based in Crown Point, Indiana whose mission is to bring you the finest in new and vintage collectables. Fuzzy Fish is home to a wealth of collectibles, fun toys, vinyl pop figures, magnets, and buttons.

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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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Joe Ryan

 

 

Joe Ryan runs Joe Rhyno’s Magical Toy Box, where he delicately hand paints custom toys. He sells collectibles, action figures and Magic cards.

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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

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Katie Ryan

 

 

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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Ryan Ruffatti

 

 

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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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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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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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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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