The following people are scheduled to appear at Intervention 2012 as Guests / Panelists

 

Intervention 2012 Guest List:

Shaenon Garrity - Skin Horse, Narbonic




Shaenon K. Garrity is an award-winning cartoonist and scriptwriter best known for the online comics Narbonic, Li'l Mell, Smithson and Skin Horse. She works as a manga editor for Viz Media and teaches at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. Her writing on comics appears in The Comics Journal, Otaku USA and Comixology.com. She lives in Berkeley with her husband Andrew and their cat Tesla.

Danielle Corsetto - Girls With Slingshots




Danielle Corsetto created her first comic strip when she was 8 years old, starting with a blatant rip-off of Garfield called Fat Cat.

She started writing Hazelnuts in high school, the precursor to Girls With Slingshots (unbeknownst to her at the time), and ran a comic about super-slacker college kids called Ramblers in the student paper at Shepherd College (as well as popimage.com).

In October of 2004, she began Girls With Slingshots, and a couple of years later she was doing the strip full-time. It’s now updated 5 times a week at some god-awful hour.

In addition to GWS, Danielle wrote and drew The New Adventures of Bat Boy for the Weekly World News, taking the reins from Bat Boy’s kind & talented former creator Peter Bagge.

Danielle lives in Shepherdstown, West Virginia in a 230-year-old house with her two cats, Smudge and Ellie (aka Fluffy and Sprinkles) and her 9-year-old goldfish Goldie. She loves sipping tea, going for hikes, and eating local foods, because she is a filthy filthy hippie.

Jennie Breeden - The Devil's Panties




Jennie Breeden is the creator of the autobiographical webcomic The Devil's Panties. Ms Breeden has been posting her daily webcomic since 2001, over 3,000 comic strips online and five graphic novels that are in comic shops and book stores around the world. She documents her adventures at conventions and in life. Really, who hasn't gone clubbing with pirates in Canada, hunted dinosaurs in Virginia, and stalked Zombies in an abandoned mall in Burlington? She's still keeping an eye out for those pesky ninjas who periodically steal her sharpies. She lives with her boyfriend in Atlanta Georgia where they eat a disproportionate amount of popcorn.

Michael Dougherty - Browncoats:Redemption, Z*Con




Michael C. Dougherty is President, co-founder and a board member of Big Damn Films, Inc. (BDF), a non-profit that supports meaningful causes through the development, creation, distribution and promotion of independent films. BDF's first project, Browncoats: Redemption, set the bar for successful social promotion of independent films, non-profit awareness and fundraising by raising over $117,000 for charity. Under Michael's leadership, BDF leveraged social media to secure extensive media attention for Browncoats: Redemption, including a four page inclusion in the Firefly Companion “Still Flying” by Titan books, articles in SFX magazine's Whedon Universe edition, and Wired.com, write-ups on a number of widely read blogs, interviews on a variety of podcasts, and Browncoats: Redemption was a finalist in the 4th Annual Mashable Awards for Most Creative Social Good Campaign.

Michael’s efforts in raising awareness of the film, and the causes it supports, has led to global awareness and donations for the project. Michael's next film, Z*Con, will also leverage the same business model as before, but with new charities chosen. You can learn more about Z*Con at zconmovie.com.

Fresh Dog Productions - Lloyd The Conqueror


Representing Fresh Dog Productions:



Trevor Reid

"Partner, co-owner and creative lead of a web design firm company with offices in Calgary and Toronto, Trevor is the Marketing Director for Lloyd The Conqueror" handling post production art direction and promotions. He has appeared has appeared on the BBC, CBC, and in Atlantic Business magazine."


Brendan Hunter

Due to a conflict in schedule, Brendan Hunter will not be able to attend Intervention 2012

Brendan is a Professional Actor with many high profile Movies, Television shows and commercials to his name. Collaborating with indy film makers, he worked on both sides of the camera, in Production Management and now as Producer of feature films. Assisting with concept, story and execution on a large number of projects with many of Canada’s strongest directors/production companies, he has been instrumental in solidifying the crews, cast, money and resources needed to complete projects from small to large budgets.

A.J. Rosa - My Life with SEGA




Born and raised in San Pedro, CA, A.J. is an independent moviemaker who's risen to some notoriety thanks to his YouTube webseries, "My Life with SEGA", where he reviews retro SEGA games and consoles, using nothing more than a video game, a DVD-R recorder, an off-the-shelf consumer editing program and a raunchy sense of humor. A.J. has made several short films - The Devil's Due (2010), Flicker (2011) and Quiet Torments (2012) - and music videos since he was 19, using the very same tools he emplys today.

How does a drop-out go about doing all of this without blowing a few thousand dollars on film school and professional equipment, you may ask? That's easy; he educated himself by watching a lot of movies, listening to countless audio commentaries, reading some books, playing video games and making flicks with action figures in his bedroom. A true product of the digital age where the greatest talents who have ever lived can be your teacher, only to achieve it with cheap consumer equipment.

A.J. is now hip-deep in pre-production on his very first feature-length movie, as well as producing new episodes of "My Life with SEGA" for segabits.com, in association with mondocoolcast.com.

Daniella Pineda - Youtube.com, Collegehumor.com, "Cocaine Sleepover"




NOTE: Due to a scheduling conflict Daniella Pineda will no longer be appearing at Intervention 2012

Up and coming actress and writer Daniella Pineda has been making a splash with her satirical youtube videos. Arriving to the big apple only 3 years ago, Pineda found her hobby of writing and producing funny video shorts would lead to a serious career in the entertainment world. Now a full time comedic actress, Pineda has been featured in College Humor.com, worked with director Ed Burns on several films (Newlyweds, Doggy Bags, A Fitzgerald Christmas), and is currently working with MTV. She is also producing her first film entitled Cocaine Sleepover, a 70s gore comedy shot in 3D. Pineda currently resides in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Jeffrey Wells - Skin Horse



Jeffrey C. Wells is best known as the co-writer and co-creator of the award-winning webcomic Skin Horse. His short story "Torn Apart and Devoured by Lions" is featured in the recent Machine of Death anthology. He lives in the wilds of rural Wisconsin with a wonderful spouse, a dial-up modem, and more pets than you can shake a stick at.

Matt Blum - Wired.com GeekDad Blog



Matt Blum is the Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog on Wired.com, and has been writing for the blog since the spring of 2007. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two kids, all of whom are also geeks, and two cats, who probably aren't geeks but one of whose names is "Gandalf," so that should count for something. In his day job Matt is a software engineer, and his geeky interests include (but are not limited to) science fiction, the Muppets, LEGO, board games, video games, and bacon.

Pete Abrams - Sluggy Freelance





Pete Abrams is the creator of the highly addictive niftiness that is Sluggy Freelance, a remarkably twisted daily online comic strip that has been appearing at www.sluggy.com since August 25, 1997. Starting the comic strip as a creative outlet, his world with the switchblade-wielding rabbit quickly expanded into uncharted territory and grew into over a decade of alien vampire missile-launching fun. Since its Satan-spamming beginnings, Sluggy Freelance has attracted a devoted global following and is one of the most popular and well-known comics on the web.

Pete holds the honor of being twice-invited as a speaker at Harvard conventions as well as at a Vassar convention, making him all ivy-league-ish. Pete has gained recognition not only online, but through such high profile appearances as the original comics included in NY Times bestselling author John Ringo's Hell's Faire, and as part of the New York's Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art webcomics exhibition in Fall, 2007, as well as appearances on NPR's Weekend Edition with Liane Hansen. Pete is reputed to be the first person to ever make a living by drawing a webcomic.

Currently, Pete lives in New Jersey (and doesn't even mind it) with his wife, Rachel, and two daughters, Leah and Sarah. Click here to read his comic.

Antipode




The Enticing dance group, Antipode, has combined their love of otaku/nerd culture with their love of belly dancing to create a unique form of dance known as Theatrical Belly Dance. Antipode performs throughout the year at cons & events on the East Coast.

The group is primary made up of three dancers: Ayla, the head choreographer, who also runs the blog & co-runs the podcast “Geek Belly Dance” and their youtube account; Merika, the costumer, who runs their Etsy site under Antipode Antics; and Termariel, the scriptwriter, that founded the group “The LARPettes”.

Fusing the theatrics of acting with a mix of cosplay, pop-culture and off-beat humor, Antipode brings the audience not just dance, but full geek entertainment. For more information about their shows check out their facebook page and please like them.

Rob Balder - Erfworld / The FuMP / Partially Clips





Rob Balder is the author of the webcomic Erfworld, a twice-weekly fantasy story about an obsessive strategy game who is summoned into a gamelike world.

Other projects Rob has created include the comic strip PartiallyClips, the Funny Music Project (the FuMP), the Sluggy Freelance card game "Get Nifty" and the Logan Whitehurst Memorial Awards for Excellence in Comedy Music.

Onezumi Hartstein - Stupid and Insane Defenders Against Chaos






Fans say that Onezumi is what would happen if Dirty Harry and Weird Al Yankovic had a daughter that loved to draw.

Oni is one of the most active contributors to and supporter of the webcomics scene:

- She writes and draws Stupid and Insane Defenders Against Chaos: A Lovecraftian Horror Comedy.
- Her dev team made the Webcomics Central App Service. They give free custom iPhone apps to other webcomics.
- She founded an entire webcomics and New Media convention. Intervention is a convention for webcomics, fans, and creators who want to learn, have fun, or just geek out.
- She posts random art, more tutorials, and awesomeness in her personal blog Onezumiverse.

CONNECT: Oni's Twitter - Oni's Facebook - Stupid and Insane FB Fan Page

James Harknell - Stupid and Insane Defenders Against Chaos / My Annoying Life / AWSOM.org / Erfworld



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Harknell has been working with Onezumi for over 11 years. After noticing that there was very little online to help artists, he decided to do something about it.

Harknell customized his first art-centric Content Management System in 2003. Today he releases Wordpress plugins at AWSOM.org and serves as a webmaster and guide for the online comic and blogging industry. His most recent accomplishments include custom website installs for Stupid and Insane Defenders Against Chaos and Erfworld. Harknell co-founded Intervention and develops free iPhone apps for webcomics.

Harknell is best known for his easy to understand way of helping artists get their websites up and running. He has been a recurring guest speaker at places like XM Satellite Radio, Katsucon (http://www.katsucon.org), Ubercon (http://www.Ubercon.com), Balticon (http://www.balticon.org), and Otakon (http://www.Otakon.com).

Today he lives in New Jersey with Onezumi and way too many computers.

Michael "Mookie" Terracciano - Dominic Deegan





Michael "Mookie" Terracciano is the author and artist of the fantasy manga webcomic, "Dominic Deegan: Oracle for Hire." Since its humble beginnings nine years ago it has received acclaim for its unique characters, addictive storylines, painful puns, awful alliteration and (gasp!) reliable update schedule. Want to know what's so interesting about a grumpy seer, his deformed girlfriend, his angelic little brother, his talking cat, his archmage mother and rock-star father? See for yourself at www.dominic-deegan.com!

Christopher Baldwin - Spacetrawler, Little Dee




Christopher is the creator of the sci-fi epic comedy webcomic Spacetrawler, as well as the webcomic dailies Little Dee and Bruno.

He currently writes and draws for MAD Magazine. He's also drawn dozens children's educational books. He's been written up in the Washington Post, Wired Magazine, IO9, Salon Magazine, UK Daily Telegraph, Newsbytes, and even appeared on NPR.

Steve Napierski - Dueling Analogs




Steve Napierski first got into webcomics in 1999 with the ill-fated Life With Fishnets about his local Rocky Horror cast. In 2004, he began work laying out and coloring Bored and Evil, a task he performed for the first two years of that comic's run. The following year he launched the daily webcomic The Outer Circle and later that year he debuted the twice-weekly Dueling Analogs. He is also the founder of the webcomic group Gamers Pair of Dice.

COSPLAY BURLESQUE




Cosplay Burlesque is a group of burlesque performers and cosplayers dedicated to combining the two for your entertainment. Our mission is to take the characters fans already enjoy and make them naughty! There is no fandom that we'll leave untouched in our quest for great source material. We are fan fiction come to life!

H. Caldwell Tanner - Loldwell




During the day, Caldwell works full time as the Head Illustrator for CollegeHumor.com At night he staves off both sleep and sanity by working on his personal webcomic, Loldwell.com. He was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee and then spent four years in North Carolina perfecting the art of blowing off class to draw comics. He currently lives in New York City with a bunch of other people, some of whom he knows.

Garth Graham - Finders Keepers





“Hey you sass that hoopy Garth Graham? Now there’s a frood who really knows where his towel is,” would be the words on the lips of internet trawlers the world ‘round if we didn’t happen to live in the unfashionable western spiral arm of the galaxy. Instead, Garth lurks in moderate obscurity churning out captivating comics since 2004 in an artistic style that mystically abducts the essences of both western comics and eastern manga; blending them together through patent pending methods into an addictive drug that tantalizes the optic nerves in ways science has yet to be able to explain.

His latest artistic creation is Finder’s Keepers (http://www.finderskeepers.gcgstudios.com), the dark urban fantasy of a young lady who accidentally claims the soul of a man who is not entirely human, thus entangling herself in a mystery that spans the breadth of human imagination. A mystery whose solution will most likely get her killed, but is the only thing that can return her to a normal life and break the bond between herself and her otherworldly companion.

Garth is also becoming well known for his steampunk art, though his heart will always belong to cyberpunk.

Dave Ghoul - DJ




He's baaaaaaaaack! DJ and all around convention dance-party instigator Dave Ghoul returns to Intervention to provide the soundtrack to Friday and Saturday night's festivities!

Dave Ghoul is a longtime DJ and event organizer from Philadelphia that specializes in alternative dance music. He's one of the co-organizers of the Philly Zombie Crawl and it's undead siblings the Philly Zombie Beach Party and the Philly Zombie Prom. He's also a resident DJ at both Shadowland Lancaster (spooky fun-time club night) and Dorian's Parlor (monthly Steampunk hootenanny). And, if that's not enough, he's DJ a butt-load of conventions like Wicked Faire and The Steampunk World's Fair.

Dave Ghoul will be DJing both nights at Intervention; The themes are still being worked on but expect some Zombie, Steampunk, and other action to occur starting around 10:30pm (and going until well past your bedtime).

Dave Ghoul can be contacted by email-- dave at daveghoul.com or visit his website at DaveGhoul.com.

Dave Ghoul feels awkward writing in third person.

Hello The Future




Nicole and her one-person band Hello, The Future! sings stories about the intersection of fandom and reality. This is her THIRD YEAR at Intervention! She has also performed at MAGFest, the JoCo Cruise Crazy piano bar, Dragon*Con, Philcon, Lunacon, and and a bunch of other places with "con" at the end of them. She'll sing about why dinosaurs have feelings, why Wash is the best character on Firefly, and how we didn't have to stop drawing those giant robots. Get ready to rock.

Insane Ian - The FuMP





Insane Ian is a comedy musician who specializes in songs about video games, comics, sci-fi & other staples of nerdy culture. He has appeared on the nationally syndicated Dr. Demento radio show, was a featured artist at 2012's NY Funny Songs Fest, 2011's Nerdapalooza & has shared the stage with comedy musicians & nerdcore hiphop artists alike, such as MC Frontalot, Shaffer the Darklord, the great Luke Ski, YT Cracker, Devo Spice, MC Lars & has even been introduced by "Weird Al" Yankovic. His music videos for "Bob-Omb" (his Super Mario version of the Bruno Mars hit "Grenade") and "Gotta Catch Em All" (a mashup of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" and the Pokemon theme song, sung by his wife, The Stacey) have collectively reached over 170,000 hits on YouTube, securing his fame as an internet celebrity, & his CD/DVD Collection "Grand Theft Audio" will be released later in 2012.

He is also an artist on The FuMP (the Funny Music Project), a community of over 30 comedy musicians who release two new comedy songs a week under a Creative Commons License to thousands of subscribers, both on the website as well as their podcast. Ian himself releases at least one song per month on the site, and has songs and videos on his own site, InsaneIan.com

Ross Nover - The System




Rosscott is kinda famous on the Internet. Between podcasting, blogging, and writing bios about himself in the third person, he finds time to write the always amazing webcomic The System, a daily comic-strip style mess starring iconography and graphics most notable from street and wayfinding signage. Having been written about in Fleen, Comic Book Resources, and onward through the blogosphere (which surprisingly does not set off my spell check), The System and its growing fans (known as Systemics) are sneaking up behind you and hoping that you join their ranks, for which you may receive a cookie*. While he often travels, he maintains his humble apartment in Washington, DC (which is in need of a fair amount of tidying).



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Jamie Noguchi - Yellow Peril



Jamie Noguchi is a DC area illustrator and cartoonist. He is the
creator of the Asian American office romance comic, Yellow Peril, and co-founder of Super Art Fight. In his spare time, he journeys through parallel worlds recruiting fellow Kamen Riders to join in the fight against the evil empire, Dai Shocker.

The Radio Cobalt



The Radio Cobalt collective is coordinated by C.W. Cobalt, a satirical, new media cartoonist/poet/musician working three dimensionally. Radio Cobalt collaborators include artists, models, photographers, actors and musicians; many of the works produced use the "rock band" as a paradigm. Art objects, text, multiples, sound compositions and performances create a rich, quirky cartoon universe in which time travel is commonplace and artists function as part-time superheroes. Often, participants adopt fictional identities within the works. Much in the same manner as "The Simpsons" or "The Flintstones" offer a collection of characters that coalesce as a satirical mirror of society, Radio Cobalt repackages the world as an "alternate reality". The Radio Cobalt world provides a backdrop on which the group can employ popular narrative strategies and mass media techniques to explore, deconstruct and decode social behavior, historical assumptions, cultural stereotypes, and gender relations.

Endlight Entertainment - Ninjas Versus Vampires, TREKOFF Podcast




The folks at Endlight Entertainment are based in the DC Metro area and have enjoyed success with their cult films NINJAS VS ZOMBIES and NINJAS VS VAMPIRES.
Started by Screenwriter/Director Justin Timpane, Endlight has grown to include a small army of talented artists and technicians all dedicated to bringing microbudget films to the next level!

Their next project, NINJAS VS MONSTERS (which we hope to screen at the event) is slated to begin production in the first quarter of 2012, and you can find out more about that at www.ninjaswin.com!

TREKOFF! The Star Trek Podcast with BALLS!
Sometimes crass, sometimes insightful, sometimes controversial, Trekoff has enjoyed thousands of downloads and is available for free
every week at www.trekoffpodcast.com. This irreverent Star Trek podcast is hosted by DC Area actress Alexia Poe and Ninjas Vs Vampires Creator Justin Timpane, with some help from local theatre director Darrell "Mr. A" Poe. TREKOFF is exploring where many have gone before,
but it trashes the hotel room before it leaves..

TREKOFF is just a part of the ENDLIGHT PODCAST NETWORK, which has a bunch of free funny shows like POPOFF - which is currently taking a
hard, slightly drunk look at the Marvel Movies and Harry Potter, as well as THE HOT MESS, THE SUCKCAST, and NINJAS VS YOU - The official
audioblog of the upcoming NINJAS VS MONSTERS. All the shows can be seen and subscribed to together at www.endlightpodcast.com

Come check out the podcast being recorded LIVE on Saturday Night, and listen every week at www.trekoffpodcast.com

Cinematic For The People




Cinematic For The People (CFTP for short) is a live-action bad movie riffing expereince, with an emphasis on the Live and a lesser one on the Action. While a “movie” (and we use that term loosely here, folks) plays on the big screen, our panel of “celebrity” (also used loosely) riffers will do their best to rip the movie a few new sprocket holes. CFTP aims to be a full-feature experience, akin to watching an episode of MST3K live (with a generous touch of Rocky Horror thrown in) – complete with host segments, silly outfits, and a cameo appearance by our own suspiciously Servo-esque “Mr. Hal Sirveaux” at some point during the event. There will also be prizes, audience participation, and may even be a singalong at some point.

Chris Impink & Barb Fischer - Sledge Bunny






Studio Unseen is made up of two carbon-based creatures: Chris Impink
and Barb Fischer. They recently premiered their new project, Sledgebunny: a sports-anime-inspired comic that takes place in the fast-paced world of flat track roller derby. On December 30, 2009,
they closed the book on Fragile Gravity, a strip that featured independent comics, conventions, and (in an earlier arc) an
invasionary force of penguins. Oh, and an extra-bitter stoat.

Chris Impink does the artwork and web design; he has been featured in
Antarctic Press and did much of the graphic work for The Babylon
Project role-playing game. Additionally, his work has been featured at
various conventions such as Katsucon, Technicon, and Rising Star. He
is also mildly notorious for co-founding Katsucon, though his team of
spin doctors has kept that under wraps for many years. In his rare
moments of free time, Chris works with the crew from Super Art Fight
(http://www.superartfight.com) , running the Wheel of Death and
notching up wins on the championship belt.

Barb Fischer does the writing as well as merchandise assembly and convention spotting; when not plotting out the nuts and bolts of Sledgebunny, she supervises the geek training of her eleven-year-old son, who now enjoys listening to the themes to Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Doctor Who. She hopes one day to conquer the world with her invincible shelving robots, but has yet to find anyone who would buy her enough Legos to start construction.

Elaine Corvidae - Riven Sol



Elaine Corvidae's mom taught her how to read using Uncle Scrooge comic books, which is no doubt why she always dreamed of doing her own comic. When she read her first webcomic in 1998, Elaine fell in love with the medium. She began serializing her first science fiction novel online in 2004, and finally launched her first webcomic this year. /Riven Sol/ combines her love of digital art, H.P. Lovecraft, and science fiction. In addition to her online work, Elaine is the author of eleven fantasy novels and numerous short stories and novellas. She lives near Charlotte, NC, with her husband and their adorable cats, and enjoys brewing her own beer and eating vegetarian food. You can visit her on the web at www.rivensol.com

T. Campbell and Phil Kahn - Guilded Age




An ex-stage actor and failed Internet shut-in, T Campbell has written eighteen gazintillion pages of comics, including Guilded Age, Penny and Aggie, Fans, Cool Cat Studio, Divalicious, Search Engine Funnies, Rip and Teri and just a little Avengers. He spends his “spare time” designing crosswords, drafting health care bills and seeking the Anti-Life Equation.




A longtime Professional Neckbeard, Phil Kahn has spent a few years writing for various Webcomic, Webcomic Criticism, and Webcomic Enthusiast sites, and is now trying to take his accumulated knowledge and put it all to good use on Guilded Age. While building a daytime career as an IT Support Specialist and Pokémon Trainer, he also spends a great deal of time practicing silly voices/faces in front of a mirror for the inevitable day where the only thing that can save the whole of humanity from certain doom is his impression of Henchman #24. Out of the three creators, he is also totally that Gnome Warlock who just won’t DIE ALREADY. He has also recently risen to the challenge to become a Super Art Fighter as Phil "The Commando" Kahn, and is destined to become the Super Art Fight Champion of the Universe.

Darren Gendron - Alignments



Darren J. Gendron a writer, creator and known scallywag. As half of the partnership known as Scallywags International, he’s the writer of the webcomic Hello With Cheese and the children's book The Monster Alphabet. He’s also the writer of one of the first official Dungeons and Dragons webcomics, Alignments, and the creator of the board game Scurvy Dogs: Pirates and Privateers. He doesn’t sleep much.
If you come in contact with dern in the wild, you can calm him and draw his attention with the traditional call of “Heyo dern!” Be warned that he may still be hostile to you if you are a hobo or a clown. Oddly, hobo clowns are not threatening to him.

Kara Dennison - Con Screw and many other comics




Kara Dennison (AKA The Heaven-Breaking Pen, etc.) is a deadly force of nature whose introduction into your universe comes in the form of broken arms and shattered spirits. It's not surprising given her feats of fancy: Aside from making the sun go supernova in the year 7689 due to a time paradox, she's drawn and written several webcomics, including the recently-wrapped ConScrew, and Fanbreeding for Nth Degree Magazine

Her acting talents can be seen in various productions (both on stage and in voice) and regular appearances with the elite Luna-C comedy troupe. Her costuming talents have been proven deadly enough to render a certain Japanese cosplay idol giddy with joy (before she broke her heart). Currently, she wanders the pop culture wasteland, searching for the truth that eludes us all. Pray that she's still out there....

Christiann - Sticky Comics




Christiann MacAuley is the creator of the humor webcomic, Sticky Comics. A former zine-ster, Christiann creates her cute but irreverent comics with actual paper and ink for bonus indie cred. Christiann's work has been seen around the internet on esteemed venues like Gizmodo, Groklaw, and Daring Fireball. This year she has shown her work at DC area art shows and is publishing a collection of her cartoons, tentatively titled The Sticky Comics Picture Book. Christiann lives in Arlington, Virginia.

Travis Surber - Hainted Holler




Travis Surber wanted to be a writer of serious comics and fantasy novels.Instead he is in his third year of producing the humor strip Hainted Holler which follows a group of Southern Geeks in a small redneck town. Along the way he has somehow managed to produce 2 print collections of strips, generate a cult like following, and keep the majority of his co-workers from discovering his webcomicking genius.(They'd be jealous.) Despite a full time job though, and an infant daughter, Travis has recently found time to revisit the novel, and comic ideas and hopes to make a big announcement soon.

Ben Kahan - Ansem Retort




Ben Kahan is the writer and creator of the webcomic Ansem Retort. Ben has been making Ansem Retort, a Kingdom Hearts sprite comic that has nothing to do with Kingdom Hearts, since 2005. Holding to the commandment that nothing’s sacred, nothing and nobody is off limits, morals are gleefully thrown out the window. If it can offend somebody, he’s made a comic about it. Originally from Connecticut, Ben spends most of the year in Philadelphia, where he is an English major at the University of Pennsylvania. Ben has worked for the Howard Stern Show and will be published in the upcoming Graphic Novels, an academic source from Salem Press.

Tony DiGerolamo - Super Frat




Tony DiGerolamo is a writer of comics, webcomics, screenplays, novels, television and movies including Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, Comedy Central's Indecision website and Space Ghost: Coast to Coast. He currently writes for the Simpsons comic books at Bongo Comics, is the creator of the Super Frat webcomic and the co-founder of The Webcomic Factory as well as writer or co-writer of everything on the site.

Chris Flick - Capes -N- Babes



Capes -N- Babes

Chris graduated from Radford University in 1991 with a graphic design and commercial illustration degree, did a bunch of graphic related odd jobs and eventually wound up in an advertising agency where he taught himself html.

Since then, he got married, had two kids, rescued a couple of stray cats and created a comic strip for www.communitymx.com called “CMX Suite” that ran for five years. Somewhere in all of this, his unpublished college graphic novel stayed in his brain and eventually he warped that idea into a humor strip, added a crazy werewolf and before he knew it, in 2007, Capes & Babes was officially born.

The stray cats have since passed away and Chris’ house is now overrun with three dogs. Chris continues to write and illustrate Capes and Babes three times a week, attends numerous conventions along the east coast and Chris has recently joined the Webcomic Comic Alliance (www.webcomicalliance.com) as a contributing member. Chris wants everyone to know he desperately tried to keep this bio down to two short paragraphs. Chris also wants everyone to know he hates everyone who refers to themselves in third person with a heated passion.

Chris will be kicking off the THIRD volume of the Capes & babes collection called "THAT'S Why You Can't Print FLICK" at Intervention!

You can read Capes & babes three times a week at www.capesnbabes.com.

Nerd Comics



Bree Rubin:



Bree Rubin is the co-founder of NERD comics. She is the creator of two regular webcomics, the autobiographical Sex, Drugs, & June Cleaver and the irreverent story about the business of God Mysterious Ways, Inc.. She is also responsible for several self-published comic titles, such as "Silly Rabbit: revenge of the Trix Rabbit". Known for drinking to excess and general roudy behavior, be wary if she offers you baked goods.

H.A. "Chezhnian" Kennedy and Eren Fitzgerald - Tamuran




H.A. "Chezhnian" Kennedy and Eren Fitzgerald are the respective creator/writer and artist/co-writer of Tamuran, a manga-style epic fantasy webcomic. Tamuran is a story about a young royal heir suddenly turned king-in-exile and his unlikely protectors, and their quest to save their kingdom from the country of powerful, grudge-bearing sorcerers that have taken it over. The story has been under the pen since 2008, and the webcomic has been ongoing since 2010.

Chezhnian has been world-building the setting in which Tamuran takes place for over 12 years, and she does the main writing for the comic and also contributes design work. Writing music is one of Chezhnian's passions, and an original score soundtrack inspired by the comic is currently in progress.

Eren has been drawing webcomics since 2005, when he started working on Shades of Veil as an homage to his college roommates' Dungeons and Dragons campaign. Now he is focusing his comicking mainly on co-writing and illustrating Tamuran. Eren recently spent a year and a half teaching English in elementary and junior high schools in Japan, where his drawing skills and love of manga ended up being just as useful as his Japanese language degree.

Ryan Thompson - Darkstar Studios


Darkstar Studios was founded in 2007 by Mike Hall, which currently features three webcomics: "Across the Multiverse", "[sic] Productions", and the most recent addition "Fajita" which was created by Ryan Thompson who joined the Darkstar ranks in 2009. Between all three comics the site updates 5 days a week.





Ryan Thompson is the latest addition to Darkstar Studios lineup. Born and raised in Germany for 10 years on a steady diet of Ninja Turtles and Pokémon, Ryan discovered webcomics at age 13. Inspired, he intensified his already passionate work in comics, hoping to someday run his own projects. He is now the artist and writer for his webcomic, Fajita. A lifelong fan of comics, and die-hard cartoon enthusiast, Ryan hopes to bring his personal eclecticism, beliefs, and experimental styling's to the world through his work.


You can see all of Darkstar Studios’ comics at http://www.darkstar-studios.com

Ben McCormick - "Reality Amuck", "Playing Doctor Podcast"





Ben McCormick (aka Tovias) is the cartoonist and writer for "Reality Amuck" a webcomic about politics, religion and sex. After publishing his book collecting the first years of the comic (It's Supposed to Be America: Reality Amuck Vol. 1) he decided he wasn't sharing enough of his personal life online and jumped into podcasting.

Now Ben co-hosts the "Playing Doctor Podcast" a weekly Doctor Who themed show and is a permanent guest host on Dork Trek" a twice-weekly Star Trek: The Next Generation podcast.

In his free time Ben likes to sit quietly in a dark room contemplating the discovery of the Higgs Bosun and the implications this has on the price of Krispy Kreme crullers and other tasty treats.

Eric Kimball - Exiern, Sarah's Missing Shadow




Eric Kimball (Drowemos) is the writer for the webcomics Exiern (exiern.com) and Blade Bunny (bladebunny.com). Exiern is a fantasy parody exploring about a barbarian warrior that gets turned into a barbarian maiden by an errant wizards spell. The comic explores gender roles and self perceptions in a humors light hearted way. Blade Bunny follows the adventures of a ninja assassin in a playboy bunny outfit . As for Eric he's just a guy who still finds the word Titmouse funny.

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