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Saturday, February 2, 2008

More SpaceMen and Woman

Didn't have time to post any more bios last night as I was hanging around Kafe Kerouac for the the opening night reception of Sunday Comix' Komics @ Kerouac exhibit. As soon as I've edited the video into a manageable masterpiece I'll get it up here.
Anyway, we left off the bios with the very busy Allen Freeman, and from there its on to the letter "G".
Robert Gavila: Robert Gavila returns to Space with the third issue in his ongoing "Nisha"series.
Rickey Gonzales: VICTIMS AT THE END OF THE WORLD is the tale of the world beyond ours where forgotten dolls are reborn and reformed in a way which mirrors our own world in world-mirroring otherworldliness... Of course the series has little to do with this, and is all about Algernon, a furry in his early twenties who lives in the city, works in a used record store, frequents the local Starbucks and spends his time obsessing over his friends and their skewed relationships, trying his best to be the person everyone (who counts) thinks he should be as he struggles with the conflicts of life and death, love and friendship and heroes and victims.
Michael Grassia: Michael considers himself a storyteller and perfers that as his label rather than artist or cartoonist. The goal of his work whether working with comics,video, or puppets is to tell a story first and foremost. To Michael, a good storyi s the most important part. Without a good story, it doesnt matter how good can tell it, you wont keep an audience.
From early on in Michael's life his passion for storytelling was obvious. As early as eight years old, Michael was creating his own stories based on his own characters.
Michael always had the ability to make people laugh but he is his funniest when working on his art, which is what lead him to develop his single panel gag strip WHAT'S NEXT? His motto when working with humor is, "I dont care if you laugh with me or at me, as long as you laugh, I did my job."
Though Michael loves working with humor, he works in all genres.
Steve Hamaker: Steve works full time for Jeff Smith as the colorist for the Bone graphi cnovel series published by Scholastic Books. Other work includes coloring Jeff's Shazam: Monster Society of Evil mini-series from DC Comics, as well as the self published all-ages action/adventure comic Fish N Chips.
Jonathan Hodges: Bad Place Productions publishes the SafeWords anthology, The InvisibleWorld and Woodboy
Mark Innes: Mark Innes is a Canadian small press publisher, occasional writer and artist.Since 1988 Bind Bat Press has been publishing Wavemakers, Dreamtime, Oatmeal, GlassEye, Romantic Eye, and The Comic Eye, a new trade paperback of comics about comics and the folks who read and make them. I also work as a background performer in movies and TV including Cinderella Man, Where the Truth Lies, This Is Wonderland and in theaters August 2008, the Fernando Meirelles directed, BLINDNESS.
Kathy Peterson: Kidnapped by Gnomes follows the misadventures of Ed and Wilson and theircomplete lack of common sense as they explore the modern world from a vantage pointof 4" off the ground. The comic updates every Monday and Thursday and can be read for completely free at
Kenn Minter: the Experts: This new team of heroes combines three novices with three adventure veterans: Doctor Delta (a mystical apparition), Free Mary (a spit-fire vixen), Naked Man (a young,eager buck), the Emerald Yeti (a gentle-natured, mechanical, furry giant), NinjaWitch (a moody, youthful witch-in-training), and Mr. Elaztik (the obligatory, rubber-bodied,shape-changing comic relief).T hese six individuals have been chosen to fulfill certain demographic appeal. Though, more importantly, they have been selected for their ability and willingness to workcheap.
As a whole, the Experts is a quirky, off-kilter superhero series revolving around characters that are completely unprepared for their atypical roles and responsibilities.
J. Kevin Carrier: Kevin is a graphic designer and life-long comics fan. He's been writing, drawing, and publishing minicomics since 1991, and was voted one of the "Top 25 Small Pressers" by the readers of Small Press Feedback. He is a former chairman of the United Fanzine Organization, and a former president of the Small Press Syndicate. Kevin's professional credits include: Nuance for Magnetic Ink, Cosmic Waves for AmF Comics, and Glorianna for Press This! Studio. He can often be found lurking on various internet message boards, so be careful what you say about him. (Yeah, he's a mean bastard--rt) Kevin can be reached at or by writing to:J. Kevin Carrier 1800 Leven Lane Milford, OH 45150
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Kris Lachowski: Kris Lachowski is yet another deluded person seeking his fortune in comics. Mean Goat Comics is that delusion incarnate.
Pat Lewis: PAT LEWIS is a 31-year-old artist from Pittsburgh, PA, raised on MAD Magazine, Looney Tunes, and "Peanuts" reprint books. After bouncing around from various part-time and temporary jobs, he eventually managed to make a living as a freelance illustrator while still finding time to self-publish his own minicomics ,some of which have been nominated for the Ignatz Award and the Howard E. Day Memorial Prize. Right now he could probably use a shave and a cup of coffee. THE CLAWS COMEOUT (published by IDW) is his first book.
Justin Madson: Justin Madson has slowly carved out his little place in the comics world with his genre-crossing series, Happy Town, which he has been self-publishing since 2001. He is also at work on Breathers, a mini-series set in a world where it is no longer safe to breathe the outside air.
Jim Main: Jim Main has been a publisher and writer of fanzines/Independendant and small press comics since the early 1970's and has quite a lot of publicationst o prove it! From my earliest titles like *PPFSZT!, Satyr, Gnome and Spectrum, to his newer books Comic Fan!, Make Mine Monsters, Phanatscape, Six-Guns and Saddles, The Gallery to name a few. Publishing is his life, so it would seem.
Michael Marcus: George McVey is a forty-year veteran of the comic book business, havingcreated major comic book heroes while in his teens. Having produced myriad comics in digest form through GEM Studios and Dynamite Press, he has been a regular SPACE attendee since 2003. With his partnership with Michael Marcus, forming the Hamtramck Idea Men, he comes to SPACE with his books in full-size format. Michael Marcus acts as on-site editor, producer, and occasional author himself while also workingon the game design portion of the company.
Tony Miello: Tony Miello is the creator of the comic strip GAPO the Clown and the mini comic Mr. Happy Pants. He is also to writer and artist behind the Fat Momma comic from Who Wants To Be A Superhero.
Mike Indovina: Mike Indovina attended the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art in the early 90s. His book, Chimera, was published by 5th panel comics, a publisher of ashcan sized books. Later he decided to publish it on his own under the company name Satyr Play Productions. Since then, Mike has done several books, mostly inspired by Greek Mythology, such as Satyr, The Grand Tour of Greek Mythology and Hercules: Choose Your Destiny.
Joseph Morris: Joseph Morris is the owner and operator of TORC Press, a small time publisher based out of the middle of nowhere, IL. His books include SDF, New Super Fun Comix,Gulatta!, and the comic book/CD combo Death Nuevau.
Michael Neno: Publisher of fine comics since 1985. Current publisher of The Signifiers and Reactionary Tales. Creator of the Quacky Pig and Friends online comic strip and coloring book.
Have freelanced for Silver Comics, Dark Horse, Cracked Magazine, Horse Press (PaulPope), and Caliber.
Steven Noppenberger: Hatched in the last century on the 1st of August 1960. Completed High school in Randallstown, Maryland, enlisted in the MARINE in 1980, traveled the world, volunteer as a Peace Keeper in Beirut in 1983. First published illustrated story was with Brad Foster Jabberwocky Graphix GOODIES. Gave up adult comics in search of normal comics but was rejected by all. In 1993 started an illustrated story for EROS Comix. ONCE attempted to find " normal work" was again rejected by all. Started self publishing 1999. Been addicted to self publishing every since. There are only two things that will stop you, that is yourself and death. Okay maybe children and or NAKED woman, might slow you DOWN.
Steve Peters: Steve Peters received a Xeric Grant in 1996 to publish Awakening Comics.He started doing a spiritual native american-flavored series called Everwinds forAmaze Ink at the same time as he began self-publishing. When Everwinds was cancelled, he merged both books in The Everwinds Awakening War. At the close of the century, he took a break from comics to start a band. The result was the Chemistry comic and soundtrack CD, which won the 2006 Day Prize. He's been publishing a series of comics about his half-angel, half-devil character Sparky, consisting mostly ofj am comics with many independent comic book creators. In celebration of Awakening Comics' 10th anniversary, he's created Runner's Paradox, his first full-color comic, also accompanied by a soundtrack CD.
Alright...I need a break. I'll wrap up the bios I have next time, and wait by my inbox until Bob sends me a new batch.

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