EXHIBITORS

(2017)

SILVS – Silvanna Sanchez

SILVS – Silvanna Sanchez

Venezuelans artist. I started making art after being diagnosed with a brain tumor, I've had 3 brain surgeries, I started making Art as physiotherapy for my hand that got paralyzed after my 1st surgery... ever since I haven't stopped creating. some of my recurring characters in my Art is a blue ... read more

Cowboy Alex

Cowboy Alex

Cowboy Alex and his puppet pal, Baba Looey has been reading stories, doing silly magic tricks and making crafts with kids in area libraries for a long,long time. Now he's branching out and makes a TV show on CMNTV. He thinks everyone should have a library card. End of story. read more

Lizzie Robillard

Lizzie Robillard

Lizzie Robillard is a recent transplant from Oakland, CA and currently makes work in Chicago, IL. Lizzie primarily creates distorted pointillist portraits on both panel and paper. Playing with scale, her works range in size from an M&M to ten feet tall. These paintings reference her love for ... read more

Natasha Beste

Natasha Beste

Internationally recognized multi-media artist Natasha Beste is best known for her innovative audio and video experimentation, utilizing narrative and documentary styles to create complex, compelling mixed media video art and installations. As co-owner of media production company Gold House ... read more

Trumbullplex

Trumbullplex

The Trumbullplex is an anarchist collective in Detroit that functions as a community art space. We will have free anarchist materials, Trumbullplex merch, and zines by collective members read more

John E.L. Tenney

John E.L. Tenney

John E.L. Tenney is one of the most well-recognized investigators of UFO, Paranormal and Occult phenomena in America. He is the co-host, along with Chad Lindberg, of the paranormal reality show Ghost Stalkers which is currently airing on Destination America. John’s television career began in ... read more

Detroit CatVomit – Christina Lowery

Detroit CatVomit – Christina Lowery

DetroitCatVomit, a zine and art company created by ChristinaCats. With collections of sketches, doodles, random thoughts, and word vomit, there is something for all to relate to. Facing contemporary issues and ideas, CatVomit is dedicated to bringing topics not often discussed to the public eye. read more

Shining Otaku Comics L.L.C. – Cloud 9 and N

Shining Otaku Comics L.L.C. – Cloud 9 and N

Shining Otaku Comics" is where quality manga is made and where aspiring mangaka can make a start. read more

Erick Gutierrez

Erick Gutierrez

Erick is a self taught, born and raised Detroiter who's comic book creator owned comic Max the Inebriated Rabbit is a cross between Roger Rabbit, Fritz the Cat, and a dash of Charles Bukowski. He also writes screenplays with the feature film Bender still in post. He's also part of the comic ... read more

Hedwig on a Theme – Hedwig Vinson

Hedwig on a Theme – Hedwig Vinson

My name is Hedwig, and I am a firm believer in the power of storytelling. I know comics and visual sequential art have their place in that world, and aim to bridge the gap between that pure visual story and the other senses and storytelling arts. My current focus is bringing the assembly ... read more

Blind Alley Comics – Joe Haines

Blind Alley Comics – Joe Haines

Blind Alley Comics is Joe Haines (President) and Rick Schlaack (Vice President). Together, we are looking to revolutionize comics through all-original storytelling and bringing creators from disparate backgrounds into the medium. Our current titles include: The Strange Adventures of Bone Boy ... read more

Amalgamated Hoverchair – Theodore Mallison

Amalgamated Hoverchair – Theodore Mallison

I am born in 1980. I drew comics since 1986. Most have penises on them. read more

blob.life – Molly Jeffrey

blob.life – Molly Jeffrey

molly jeffrey is writer and illustrator of the blob.life series of dream-like autobiographical zines. her new book “male aries” will premiere on june 17, 2017. read more

Michael Fehskens

Michael Fehskens

Comics that a bit like a cross between Doctor Seuss & Alex Grey. read more

Bronwyn Lorelei

Bronwyn Lorelei

I am a full time artist who focuses on the vulva, tits, creepy features and unapologetic bodily functions. read more

SKNDLSS – Lindsay Cashews

SKNDLSS – Lindsay Cashews

Lindsay Cashews is a performance artist, designer, model, writer, and muse. Her work investigates the psychology of gender and class, specifically narrowed to gender roles portrayed in contemporary culture, and consumer culture’s impact on human identity. She uses embroidery, chainmaille, and ... read more

The Ludicrous Alien – Shari Ross

The Ludicrous Alien – Shari Ross

Shari is a weirdo who currently lives in Columbus, Ohio. She used to live in the concrete vortex hell (that she misses dearly) that is New York City for a while where she graduated from F.I.T. with a Bachelors in Illustration. By day, she lives with a cat and pays rent working as a barista read more

David James

David James

Toronto based artist. read more

Eat Rice Studio – Mel McCann

Eat Rice Studio – Mel McCann

A graduate from the College for Creative Studies (CCS), Mel McCann has had a passion for art since the age of four. While earning her BFA with honors, she mainly focused on traditional animation and digital illustration. Mel’s work has an exclusive style and can bring personality into any ... read more

Stephen Cavanagh

Stephen Cavanagh

I have a BFA from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI. My work is autobiographical, and also driven by themes of grotesque/ugliness and gluttony, surrealism and automatic drawing. read more

John Vestevich

John Vestevich

John Vestevich lives in Hamtramck with his Halloween pets, a black cat and a giant spider. Constantly stretching his artistic horizons, he believes that comics are the cheapest and most novel method of filmmaking. Not one to rest on his laurels, however, he is doing his best to discredit that ... read more

Pressing Concern Books – Anne Elizabeth Moore

Pressing Concern Books – Anne Elizabeth Moore

Anne Elizabeth Moore is an award-winning journalist, best-selling comics anthologist, and internationally lauded cultural critic. She has been heralded as “one of the sharpest thinkers and cultural critics bouncing around the globe today” by Razorcake, a “general phenom” by the Chicago Reader, ... read more

ROTLAND PRESS – Ryan Standfest

ROTLAND PRESS – Ryan Standfest

Founded in 2010, ROTLAND PRESS is a small publishing house located in Detroit, Michigan, USA. It is a publisher of printed projects that promote subversive humor— be it black, dark, gallows, satirical or absurd. ROTLAND PRESS aims to occupy a place between the mainstream and the avant-garde, ... read more

Nils Skeleton Balls

Nils Skeleton Balls

Skeleton Balls has been transmitting scratches on paper to cyberspace since 2004. The comics are drawn by Nils Balls from his ramshackle home on the NorthSide of Pittsburgh. He is the featured cartoonist for The Northside Chronicle and Mellinger Beer. He has appeared in numerous ... read more

Lobo Heights – Eric Reyes & Javier Suarez

Lobo Heights – Eric Reyes & Javier Suarez

A collective of Chicago artists expressing their lives and experiences through pop culture references and subtle and not so subtle jokes. read more

Keilani Haywood

Keilani Haywood

My name is Keilani Haywood and I'm 13 and live in Detroit. I am also a artist. read more

Imaginos Workshop – Mark Dudley, Nik Emmadi, Mary Jensen & Shyla Crump

Imaginos Workshop – Mark Dudley, Nik Emmadi, Mary Jensen & Shyla Crump

We formed in 2009 as a collective of writers, artists and internet media folks working to create a platform for our ideas. read more

Urban Style Comics – Andre Batts

Urban Style Comics – Andre Batts

Ive been Self publishing my brand Urban Style Comics since 1996. I am the creator/ Writer of my flagship character Dreadlocks, BlackWatch and Mizraiim. Ive been a part of comics since ive been reading Marvel and DC back in the early 70's. As a fan of comics i decided to create my own titles in ... read more

Digital Racket – Mikel OD

Digital Racket – Mikel OD

Digital Racket is my outlet for my photography and digital art. I have been taking photos and using various programs and apps to manipulate them into how I want to see the world. read more

Jodi Lynn’s Emporium of Doodles

Jodi Lynn’s Emporium of Doodles

Jodi Lynn is an illustrator from Detroit MI who is inspired by science, pop culture, and exploring the world. read more

Shquirat – Kyle J. Osborne

Shquirat – Kyle J. Osborne

Shquirat is the internal ramblings of Kyle J. Osborne - Drawn by Shep Dogwood and Marcus Pavilonis, along with numerous guest artists. read more

DETROIT TRADECRAFT – Michael Marcus, Charles “Pat” Jackson, G. “Teon” Walker & Marco Evans

DETROIT TRADECRAFT – Michael Marcus, Charles “Pat” Jackson, G. “Teon” Walker & Marco Evans

Detroit Tradecraft is a collective of artists and authors who publish comics, games, and how-to pamphlets in the metro-Detroit area. read more

Rachelle Baker

Rachelle Baker

Capricorn. Friend of cats. printmaker/illustrator/song singer. I like drawing bad gyals with great hair and shitty attitudes. Comics are my best buds. read more

Heavenly Dogs Collective – DJ Valdez & Hyper Mutant

Heavenly Dogs Collective – DJ Valdez & Hyper Mutant

A Detroit-based art collective that finds expression in artforms ranging from graffiti and drift cars to zines and comic books. read more

Peregrine Angthius

Peregrine Angthius

Peregrine was born near the end of the eighties to a pair of weirdos who decided to move to the woods; she is the eldest of three witches. She currently resides in Chicago with her animal friends. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts with an illustration focus from Kendall College of ... read more

Lisa DuBois

Lisa DuBois

I'm an independent cartoonist living in Ypsilanti, MI. I will be debuting a new sketchbook zine and a travelogue detailing my upcoming trip to Osaka, Japan. read more

Mess Bucket Comics – Dominic Riggio

Mess Bucket Comics – Dominic Riggio

Dominic Riggio is the writer and creator of The Arcane Awakening graphic novel trilogy. He is the owner of Mess Bucket Comics a self published and Independent company. He travels to multiple comic conventions a year. The ultimate goal of The Arcane Awakening is an animated or live action ... read more

Miranda Metelski

Miranda Metelski

Miranda Metelski is a Detroit-based poet and visual artist. A founding member of Ypsilanti's Temporal Arts Collective, she has performed at Electric Ocean Strip Search, Madhouse, Riverside Arts, the Angel Orgy Temple, and more. She posts screenshots of in-progress work, automatic writing ... read more

Culdesac Press – Bobby Sims

Culdesac Press – Bobby Sims

Culdesac Press is a small studio based in Chicago, IL started by Bobby Sims to produce silk screen and risograph comics, posters and prints for friends, family and the masses of the midwest. read more

Clare Kolat & Tim Switalski

Clare Kolat & Tim Switalski

Clare Kolat and Tim Switalski are nerds and illustrators from Cleveland, Ohio. They frequently collaborate on independent comics and art exhibitions. They are also pretty bad at writing bios, but both their moms think they are really good artists. read more

Shiner Comics – John G

Shiner Comics – John G

JOHN G is an illustrator, comics creator and head of Cleveland based Shiner Comics, Inc. Since the late 90s he's been building a humble following with hundreds of ridiculous, vivid posters and illustration work for a variety of clients like Melt Bar & Grilled, Cleveland Cinemas, Scene Magazine ... read more

Mullet Turtle Comics – Steve Steiner

Mullet Turtle Comics – Steve Steiner

Mullet Turtle Comics showcases humorous comics, newspapers, and other assorted content. They have self-published almost 50 zines since 2013. All content is written and illustrated by Steve Steiner. His loving wife helps with editing and their lazy cat doesn’t help at all. read more

Megan Lynn Kott

Megan Lynn Kott

Megan Lynn Kott has been working for nearly a decade as a graphic designer and freelance illustrator. She paints cats, cute animals, sad animals, more cats, redheads, weird animals, flowers, and did I mention cats? Currently, she works with a variety of clients such as Chronicle Books, Maximum ... read more

Shoot Dope Crew – Nutty, Myles Hi, Flex Dame, Zuri McWhorter

Shoot Dope Crew – Nutty, Myles Hi, Flex Dame, Zuri McWhorter

Shoot Dope Crew is a creative firm residing in Detroit, Michigan helping push art from the streets directly into your home. read more

Scott Michael Hall

Scott Michael Hall

Best known for writing his own autobiography in 1999 called “I like Con Air, so what?”. But also known for making comics, illustrations and really strange web-comics. Has been seen eating pizza without a license and practicing white wizard spells from Final Fantasy 3. To date, none of these ... read more

CHM Comics – Casey German

CHM Comics – Casey German

I'm an Atlanta-based comics artist who writes, draws, and inks his own stuff. read more

Matt Feazell

Matt Feazell

Matt Feazell is a freelance cartoonist and graphic artist living and working in Hamtramck, Michigan. He's worked for newspapers and ad agencies turning out catalogs, magazines and weekly newspapers. His comics and spot illustrations have appeared in Disney Adventures and Nickleodeon Magazine ... read more

DEATH CAT COMICS – Tom Zarzecki

DEATH CAT COMICS – Tom Zarzecki

ToM Zarzecki aka ToM Cat started drawing as a kitten in Redford Michigan. His brain cells continue to fall out and into comics today as well as musical madness, performance and films that all tie in together. Love & madness. read more

Lindsay Mathers

Lindsay Mathers

Surreal and Strange Fantasy Illustrated Zines read more

VIBRANT GRAYS – Ryann Davis

VIBRANT GRAYS – Ryann Davis

Vibrant Grays is a zine published quarterly with an abstract theme every issue. Previous themes include Mess, Desolation, and Silence. read more

CORPUS CORPUS – Onsmith & Nudd

CORPUS CORPUS – Onsmith & Nudd

Corpus Corpus is an independently published underground comix anthology produced in editions of 100. Published artists include Lilli Carre, David Sandlin, David Shrigley, Mike Diana, Jean-Louis Costes, Andy Burkholder, Edie Fake, Anya Davidson, Otto Splotch, John Maggie, Onsmith, Krystal ... read more

HAUTE TO DEATH – Ash Nowak & Jon Dones

HAUTE TO DEATH – Ash Nowak & Jon Dones

Haute to Death is a dance party based in Detroit, MI. Co-created by artists Ash Nowak and Jon Dones, H2D collapses the space between sound and vision, for a post-studio experience that explores new frontiers in nightlife culture. In short, they take their fun very seriously. Nowak and Dones ... read more

Why? Comix – Jason Tipton & Kelly Larson

Why? Comix – Jason Tipton & Kelly Larson

Jason Tipton is an artist and musician from Dearborn MI. He self publishes his material under the Why? Comix banner which has included the miniseries Tooth, as well as a number of mini comics. Jason's other art output includes concert and movie posters, as well as album art and merch for metal ... read more

SUCRAMANTRA – Marcus Concernicus

SUCRAMANTRA – Marcus Concernicus

At 39, I've created and sold custom art from Detroit to Venice Beach CA. Anything from custom canvas pieces, for several Detroit art shows, random hand painted found objects, and clothes. I've painted a handful of murals for homes, and businesses, cars, bikes, skateboards, just about anything ... read more

The Comic Book Syndicate – GI Jolie & Mike EL

The Comic Book Syndicate – GI Jolie & Mike EL

We are a web series and television show about comic books and comic book related media. read more

THE MYSTERIOUS FILM CABAL OF DETROIT – Jon Carpus & Brendan Roney

THE MYSTERIOUS FILM CABAL OF DETROIT – Jon Carpus & Brendan Roney

THE MYSTERIOUS FILM CABAL OF DETROIT is a shadowy cult of fanatics dedicated to revealing the psychotronic truths of life through MEGA-CINEMA. They have produced a variety of religious literature, educational films and tracts of sequential art. read more

Zoptic Press – Mike Prezzato & Ulises Farinas

Zoptic Press – Mike Prezzato & Ulises Farinas

I self publish comics and do the occasional freelance work, most notably for Boom Studios, IDW, and Magnetic Press/Buno Publishing. Zoptic Press is my outlet for putting out odd book-things like collage/comic experiment ZONE B, illustration zine FAKE WRESTLERS, and standard size comics like ... read more

Anna Archie Bongiovanni

Anna Archie Bongiovanni

Anna Archie is a queer cartoonist and zine-maker living in Minneapolis. Archie's work has been published online, in mini-comics, anthologies, and various websites, such as Everyday Feminism and monthly on Autostraddle. Their work ranges from personal to educational, writing about the issues ... read more

Haley Suzanne Stone

Haley Suzanne Stone

I'm an art director with an illustration background living and working in Detroit. My zines tend to fall in the comic book/sketchbooky-themed-illustration-collection category and range in subject matter from cool babes to my cat to pop astrophysics. read more

Bloodworld

Bloodworld

bloodworld is (mostly) wordless stories that come from dreams, memories, and conflations of the two, often told thru abstract visual metaphors in comics and film. born and raised in the detroit metro area, currently residing in boston. read more

Comix Party

Comix Party

comix party has taken many forms over the years: starting as a weekly collaborative drawing night for local artists, taking a detour into aktionist-performance, doubling back to be a thoroughly nihilistic podcast, evolving into a pretty fun-loving public access talk show, and settling down to ... read more

Parisel

Parisel

I was born in Detroit, MI on June 4, 1970. My parents are Doris and Paris Watkins, Jr. I am the only child in their union. I have been drawing since the age of 4. At first, I was drawing Batman, Superman, and Spiderman, but then I developed my own characters like Midnite Crusader, Spangler, and read more

Nate McDonough

Nate McDonough

Nate McDonough lives in Pittsburgh, where he writes and draws GRIXLY comics. read more

Cowboy House

Cowboy House

COWBOY HOUSE is a Pittsburgh-based art collective made up of Fred Frances, Jeff Gibbons, and Mike Madsen. Each member of COWBOY HOUSE is both a writer and artist, and they work independently as often as they collaborate. Since 2010, COWBOY HOUSE has self-published over 50 minicomics and zines ... read more

Julia Eff

Julia Eff

12 years ago, Julia Eff crawled out of a St. Clair County wastewater runoff ditch and started making zines. Since then, they've clawed their slimy way to the top of the Midwestern zine heap with a combination of sharp teeth, honesty, trauma, Myspace-era aesthetics, and laughing at the worst ... read more

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