Rob DenBleyker

Rob DenBleyker

Appearing Thurs-Sun

ROB DENBLEYKER

Rob DenBleyker is a cartoonist who currently writes comics at Cyanide and Happiness, with co-cartoonists Kris Wilson and Dave McElfatrick.

Rob’s comics are usually based around two people talking to each other, and the first panels set up the punchline, which is usually in the last panel.

Josh Blaylock

Josh Blaylock

JOSH BLAYLOCK

Josh Blaylock is a writer, artist, and the commander-in-chief of indie powerhouse Devil’s Due Comics. In addition to his own recent comics Mercy Sparx, Igloo Barbecue, and The Bitcoin Comic Handbook, Josh publishes several creator-owned titles from a diverse line of creators with Devil’s Due. His non-fiction book How to Self-Publish Comics: Not Just Create Them is required reading at Savannah College of Art & Design. He’s also known as the man who kickstarted the ’80s retro boom in comics with the release of G.I. Joe and Voltron comics in the early 2000s, the impact of which is still seen in the market today.

    Frank Forte

    Frank Forte

    Appearing Thurs-Sun

    FRANK FORTE

    Frank Forte is an artist, writer and storyboard artist. Frank’s film and TV credits include: Bob’s Burgers, 3 Below (Trollhunters spin-off), Truth or Dare, Insidious:The Last Key, Despicable Me 2, The Emoji Movie, LEGO Guardians of the Galaxy:The Thanos Threat, LEGO Star Wars:The Empire Strikes Out, The Super Hero Squad Show, Marvel Heroes 4D, and more. Frank is also a regular contributor and editor at Heavy Metal Magazine. A self described “Pop Surrealist”, his art and paintings have been exhibited at La Luz de Jesus Gallery, CASS Contemporary, Copro Gallery, Phone Booth Gallery, Arch Enemy Arts, Night Gallery Fine Arts, Cannibal Flower and the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery among others. He co-created The Cletus and Floyd Show with Gene McGuckin, a tribute to animation directors Tex Avery, Bob Clampett and Chuck Jones. Robert S. Rhine and Frank Forte created the pilot episode of Sickcom the Animated Series which was sold to Spike and Mike’s Sick and Twisted Festival Of Animation in 2003. Frank is also the publisher at Asylum Press (www.asylumpress.com), an indy graphic novel and comic book publisher. Since its inception in 1999, Frank has written, illustrated and published such comics as; The Vampire Verses, Warlash, Fearless Dawn, Billy Boy and more.

    Maggie Z

    Maggie Z

    Appearing Thurs-Sun

    MAGGIE Z

    Maggie-Z began her artistic journey as a freelance artist in 2011. She is a self-taught Illustrator who now specializes in Day of the Dead themed art. In 2012 is where she started working with other artists by hosting collaborative art shows, such as “Reflections”. After doing art shows for a year, Maggie-Z began working on freelance Illustrations, where she designed her first music album for “Musica Para Elevador” by Erol Kuscu Barreiro. In 2013 she joined Myth Global, where she started of as an artist for the Chibi Essence line. She is now the lead designer for Palpaca, The Nuggles, and the new Myth Global Series- Chibi Muerte. She is the Co-Creator and Designer for the upcoming comic series, Age of Steampunk(coming Fall 2018).

    Maggie lives in Houston, TX with her two hyperactive rescued dogs- Kibo and Lucky. On her spare time she enjoys working out, running in marathons (5k, 10k, 1/2 - currently training for her first full marathon), volunteering, and learning something new. She also enjoys petting ducks!

    Will be appearing at the Chibi Essence booth - 1267, 1269, 1366, 1368

    Rick Magyar

    Rick Magyar

    RICK MAGYAR

    Rick Magyar began his professional comics career in 1981 as a background inker at Marvel Comics. Since then he has been an inker for several publishers on titles that include Wonder Woman, Vigilante, The Question, Hawkman, The Maze Agency, Predator: Dark River, Star Wars: Darth Maul, The X-Files, Dracula vs. Zorro, the Zorro newspaper strip, Swamp Thing, Crux, Great Lakes Avengers, She-Hulk, Exiles, Fantastic Four, Captain America, Seekers of the Weird, Annihilation: Nova, Guardians of the Galaxy and New Avengers, among others.

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