The following people are scheduled to appear at Intervention 5 as Guests / Panelists

 

Intervention 5 Guest List:

David Pescovitz - BoingBoing, MAKE Magazine, and many other publications



Photo by: Ransom & Mitchell (http://ransommitchell.com)

David Pescovitz is co-editor/managing partner of Boing Boing and a research director at Institute for the Future, a not-for-profit thinktank in Silicon Valley. For more than two decades, Pescovitz has been at the forefront of tech/culture -- as a journalist, publisher, researcher, and technology futurist. Launched as a print 'zine in 1989 and a blog in 2000, Boing Boing now has more than 5 million monthly readers and publishes a daily mix of short articles, long features, and videos about technology, science, art, culture, and social issues. Fast Company has called it "one of the most popular blogs on the planet" and the New Yorker said that Boing Boing is "read by geeks the world over." As a forecaster, Pescovitz frequently presents to leaders of Fortune 500 companies about the future of technology and how tomorrow's innovations will transform the way we live.

Pescovitz co-wrote the book Reality Check, based on his long-running futurist column in Wired magazine. He has also written for Scientific American, MAKE, Popular Science, New York Times, Washington Post, IEEE Spectrum, Salon, and New Scientist, among many other publications. In 2002, he won the Foresight Prize in Communication, recognizing excellence in educating the public and research community about nanotechnology and other emerging technologies. His writings on technology and culture are featured in the books What Are You Optimistic About?, The Happy Mutant Handbook, and The 'Zine Reader. Pescovitz holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Electronic Media from the University of Cincinnati and a Master's in Journalism from UC Berkeley.

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.

Jonathan Rosenberg - Scenes From a Multiverse / Goats



Jonathan Rosenberg is the creator of the webcomic Scenes From A Multiverse, a daily comic about what it’s like to live in a multiverse. Each day, Monday through Friday, he visits another location somewhere in an ordinary, everyday multiverse and shows how folks there live and play.

Jonathan's previous comic is the long running series Goats.

Thomas Willeford - Brute Force Studios



Thomas Willeford has been creating unique and beautiful corsets and all manner of striking Steampunk gadgetry for more than 20 years. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed steampunk maker books "Steampunk Gear, Gadgets, and Gizmos” and “The Steampunk Adventurer’s Guide” (McGraw-Hill). He and his products have been widely featured on television (MTV, BBC, Castle, Oddities), online (Wired, Forbes, Popular Mechanics), and in print (The Art of Steampunk, The Steampunk Bible, Steampunk: An Illustrated History). Satisfied customers include musician Rick Springfield, director David Silverman (The Simpsons), and actresses Patricia Tallman (Babylon 5) and Virginia Hey (Farscape). Thomas also contributed to the design of Alchemy Gothic's "Empire” Collection, a line of steampunk jewelry and accessories.

His artwork has also been featured in numerous museum exhibitions worldwide, including the Ashmolean Museum of the History of Science at Oxford's "Steampunk" (UK), Penn State's "STEAMpunk!", Art Center IDA’s “Steampunk: Art of Victorian Futurism” (Seoul, South Korea), Dr. Grymm's "Steampunk Bizarre", the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation's "Steampunk: Form and Function", “20,000 Leagues” at Patriot Place, and “Mobilis in Mobili” at The Wooster Street Social Club (home of TLC’s NY Ink). His clockwork spider "Arachnae Mechanica" is currently housed in the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. He is currently a consultant and prop master of the upcoming steampunk television series Brue Boxleitner’s “Lantern City”. Check out all of his work at Brute Force Leather.

Thom and Kambrea Pratt - Shadowbinders



Created by the husband and wife team of Kambrea and Thom Pratt, Shadowbinders first set sail in 2010 and has gained worldwide popularity since. It’s full color steampunk / fantasy webcomic that updates twice a week. The site also features a character journal that updates weekly and a blog that updates several times a week.

Thomas handles the majority of art duties on the comic and he has a strong background in marketing, design, and editing. Besides Shadowbinders, Thomas has worked as a colorist for Gemstone's Disney comics as well as the current Fantagraphics Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: The Don Rosa Library books.

Kambrea writes their stories and she helps with coloring, social media and marketing. She also worked on the Gemstone Disney Comics with Thom.

Shadowbinders is the story of a hapless teenager named Mia White. She led a pretty mundane life — until the day she was given a mysterious ring that transported her to the deck of famed airship The True North. There she meets an infuriatingly arrogant (and yet bafflingly handsome) young mage named Crimson Rhen and his crew of misfits. Adventure and hilarity ensue.

Steam-Funk Studios - Heavier Mettle Tour Appearance





Professional Emcees, Authors, Game Developers. Lead by former Wizards of the Coast employee, Savan Gupta, they’ve mentored generations of gamers and aspiring contributors into the roleplaying and speculative fiction genres. Known best by their two performance brands, Slick-Brass & the Titilus Crew, Rohan & the Dogs of War in a variety of endeavors over the last five years, they’ve recently launched a third: SET- Society of the Emerald Tentacle.

Five-time veteran Emcee of Jeff Mach's "The Anachronism" amongst a plethora of other conventions, events, soirees and gala affairs, they've had a hand in a variety of projects, be it Standup Comedy and even contributing as a patron to a few products in the RPG industry. They've been working tirelessly on the LARP/Roleplay Premium Content at SaltCity SteamFest in Salt Lake City, Utah.

This year they attend Intervention 5 as a prominent stop on their “Heavier Mettle Tour" as they travel cross-country. In addition to exposing their latest stage show “Cosplay Candidate" to a larger audience, Steam-Funk offers Workshops in Roleplay Theory and Team Building, Character Development and even has a special project for limited play test that they'll be looking to vet volunteers for! Details to follow on their Social Media Presence and at www.steam-funk.com, or Steam-Funk Studios’ Facebook Page.

D.J. Coffman & Ally Monroe - God Child





The creative duo known as "Flammable Solid" are the creators of the new "GOD CHILD" comic series which debuted on Keenspot in 2014. D.J. is an indy comics legend known for his work in minicomics and web comics like Yirmumah, Bigfoot and Tiki and slightly more mainstream work such as Hero By Night. He has done illustration work for several big brands in publishing and the music industry.

Writer Ally Monroe's makes her print debut with The God Child #1. Her work on God Child has been acclaimed by readers since it's debut. Stop by and say hello and ask about the duo's unique creative process.

Joe Wos - Cartoonist / ToonSeum





For the past 30 years he has performed nationwide as a cartoonist and performer combining storytelling with live cartoon illustration. He is the resident cartoonist of the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, California, an honor he has held for the past 12 years. Joe is also a master maze maker having created the world's largest hand drawn maze.

Joe is also the founder and executive director of the ToonSeum.The ToonSeum is a non-profit museum of comic and cartoon art located in Pittsburgh, PA. In its short 7 year existence it has presented over 75 exhibitions and hundreds of programs.

The mission of the ToonSeum is to celebrate the art of cartooning. Our goal is to promote a deeper appreciation of the cartoonists and their work through hands-on workshops, community outreach, cartoon-oriented educational programming, and exhibitions of original cartoon art.

Christian Beranek - Validation Comic



Christian Beranek is a writer, producer and musician. She has written background material for David Fincher’s film Se7en, Babylon AD and Max Payne and in 2008 signed a producer deal with Walt Disney Pictures. In 2010 she helped launch The Webcomic Factory with Tony DiGerolamo. She likes coffee, dinosaurs and rock n’ roll. She has a home base in Cerrillos, New Mexico and travels often. Her comic is at Validationcomic.com

Onezumi Hartstein - Con Chair of Intervention / Onezumiverse






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 and online art scene:

- She co-wrote and drew "Stupid and Insane Defenders Against Chaos" and "My Annoying Life", both are Lovecraftian Horror Comedies.
- She founded this event :) - Intervention is a convention for online art, webcomics, bloggers, fans, and all creators who want to learn, have fun, or just geek out.
- She posts random art, reviews haunted attractions, and creates other awesomeness on her personal blog Onezumiverse.

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

James Harknell - Con Chair of Intervention / Work on: Stupid and Insane Defenders Against Chaos / My Annoying Life / AWSOM.org / Erfworld / Skin Horse



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Harknell has been working with Onezumi for over 13 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, as well as working as a webmaster for Shaenon Garrity for her comic Skin Horse. Harknell co-founded Intervention and worked with Onezumi writing for Stupid and Insane Defenders Against Chaos.

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), Otakon (http://www.Otakon.com), Intervention, and many others.

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

Jennifer Logue




Jennifer Logue is a singer/songwriter who splits her time between NYC and Philadelphia. Her music has been featured on ABC and MTV and in her career thus far, has been honored by both ASCAP and the John Lennon Songwriting Competition for her songwriting. As an artist, her career is on the move. With the release of her latest album, "The Split Sessions," Jennifer has opened up for Jon Herington of Steely Dan at the legendary Bitter End in NYC, opened for Cee- Lo, *The Black Keys, and Patti Smith at Virgin Mobile Freefest, did a string of shows at the Sundance Film Festival and CMJ music festival, and more, recently, performed at the Madeira Film Festival in Portugal alongside Kyle Eastwood and Phamie Gow. Jennifer is now in the studio working on new music and performing select shows. Her main focus at the moment is developing "Rock On Philly," a music site dedicated to the Philadelphia music scene. For all the latest on Jennifer, stay tuned to www.jenniferlogue.com

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.

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.

Dave Ghoul - DJ




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 (Electro, EBM, Synth, Industrial, Goth, Steampunk, Neo-Swing, Dark Cabaret). He's one of the founders and co-organizers of the Philly Zombie Crawl and its undead siblings the Philly Zombie Beach Party and the Philly Zombie Prom. He's also a resident DJ at both Shadowland Lancaster (monthly Goth and Industrial club night) and Dorian's Parlor (quarterly Steampunk hootenanny). And, if that's not enough, he's DJed a long list of conventions and events including Dracula's Ball, Diabolique Ball, The Philly Pirate Cruise, The Steampunk World's Fare, The SteamWërk Ball, The Twisted World, and Wicked Faire.

For more information about Dave Ghoul, please visit DaveGhoul.com. Also, Dave Ghoul feels awkward writing in third person.

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.

Liz Staley - Adrastus / Mastering Manga Studio 5



My name is Liz Staley and I write and draw comics, as well as the occasional novel. I When I was younger I wanted to start my own animation company, I have since discovered I have a passion for comics and changed my focus. Really, loving comics shouldn't have been much of a shock, as my favorite courses in college were scripting and storyboarding. I've been working on Adrastus "seriously" since 2010, and the comic began to post to the web in April of that year. I had the characters and story for much longer than that but was too afraid to do anything with them. Finally though the story wouldn't let me not tell it, and Adrastus began.

Last year I wrote "Mastering Manga Studio 5" for Packt Publishing. My love of the Manga Studio software is pretty widely known, and I get asked a lot of questions online and offline about the program. I was honored to write a book to help comic artists and illustrators use Manga Studio faster and more efficiently than before.

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.

Rob Balder - Erfworld / Partially Clips





Rob Balder is the author of "Erfworld," an epic fantasy/comedy comic about an obsessive strategy gamer who is magically summoned to fight in a real war. The comic was co-created with illustrator Jamie Noguchi, and continued into Books 2 and 0 with the talents of illustrator Xin Ye. Erfworld now moves into Book 3, drawn by comics pro David Hahn (backed by additional talent from Periscope Studio). Time magazine named Erfworld one of its top ten graphic novels of 2007, and Wired.com called it “Geekiest Comic Ever.” Erfworld fans have collectively contributed more than $300,000 in support of four successful Kickstarter projects related to the comic.

Rob also created the syndicated clip-art comic strip "PartiallyClips." He co-wrote the comic "A Duel in the Somme" with SF legend Ben Bova, illustrated by comic-strip great Bill Holbrook. And he co-founded the Funny Music Project.

Steven Archer and Donna Lynch - Ego Likeness




Ego Likeness was created in 1999 by artist Steven Archer, a DC native, and writer Donna Lynch in Baltimore, Maryland--taking their name from Frank Herbert’s classic science fiction novel 'Dune'.

Steven, a graduate of The Corcoran School of Art, continues to exhibit paintings, sculpture, and mixed media pieces in various galleries, stores, conventions, and venues throughout the US, and online through the band's website, Facebook, and his Etsy store. He has been a regular contributor to Weird Tales Magazine and Steampunk Magazine. He is the author and illustrator of one children's book, 'Luna Maris' (Imaginary Books, 2008), and the graphic novel 'Red King Black Rook'.

In addition to numerous poems and short stories, Donna has done various spoken word performances, and released two collections of poetry: 'In My Mouth' (2000) and 'Ladies & Other Vicious Creatures' (Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2007). Her first novel 'Isabel Burning' debuted in 2008 through Raw Dog Screaming Press and a prequel is scheduled for release in early 2013. A novella, 'Driving Through the Desert' was released on Thunderstorm Books in 2012. She is a recurring guest reader at Pseudopod.org, and is an active member in the Horror Writer's Association.

Ego Likeness has released 5 (soon to be 6) Studio albums, 4 EPs, and appeared on numerous compilations--while sharing the stage with the groups The Damned, Peter Murphy, Chris Connelly, Collide, Razed in Black, Bella Morte, Das Ich, The Cruxshadows, Voltaire, Ayria, Angelspit, The Ludovico Technique and many more.

Note: Ego Likeness will not be performing a live set at Intervention but will be appearing on panels and workshops as well as at their table within the Vendors Room.

Michael Terracciano & Garth Graham - Star Power




Michael Terracciano loves comic books, superheroes, outer space, and telling stories. His friends call him "Mookie." He spent the last ten years as the author and artist of the fantasy webcomic, "Dominic Deegan: Oracle for Hire." He enjoys spending time with his wife and their three cats. His favorite planet is Jupiter because it's awesome. He wants having superpowers to be fun again, and for this to be a universe you want to escape to, not from. He hopes you enjoy reading his new comic Star Power.

Born in Known Space, raised by the likes of Lazarus Long, Dr. Susan Calvin, and Lt. Miles Vorkosigan, Garth Graham has only ever partially shared the same reality as most of us. Fascinated by what might be and what isn't, rather than weighed down by the drama of what is, he has forged a tenuous bridge made of ink and paper between our world and some strange unknowable scape where improbable dreams are born. Perhaps it has driven him a little mad. Yet such madness has born fine delectable fruit for our eye organs. His previous works include the webcomics Comedity and Finder's Keepers. In his spare time Garth likes to laugh maniacally about the abstract and fictional concept of “spare time” and does his level best to refute entropy.

Nicole Dieker - Hello, The Future! / Blogger





This is Nicole's fifth Intervention -- she's been with the con since the very beginning. When she first began attending Intervention, she was primarily a geek musician with her one-person band Hello, The Future! Now she's expanded her creative career to include full-time freelance writing, and is a regular contributor to The Billfold, Yearbook Office, The Freelancer by Contently, and The Penny Hoarder, as well as occasional contributor to The Toast and Boing Boing. She is happy to talk to you about independent musicianry, freelance writing, or anything having to do with the intersection of creativity and personal finance. Stop by her vendor table to say hey!

Matt Blum - GeekDad.com



Matt Blum is Editor-in-Chief of GeekDad.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.

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.
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....

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.

Kelsey Wailes - Doctor Kawaii





Kelsey Wailes is a Maryland based toymaker, illustrator, teacher, science enthusiast and occasional kaiju. She makes ugly things cute and cute things ugly. Her terrible things have been featured on io9, Mental Floss, Kotaku and more. She is a part of Super Art Fight, and creator of the kaiju character Stompadon and the author and illustrator for the Doctor Who based webcomic, Doctor Kawaii. She lives in a cornfield and doesn't understand how can openers work.

Cinematic For The People - Live Movie Riffing





Hey, do you like MST3K? Did you ever watch it and think "Hey, I can do that?" Well... so did we... and now we are.

Cinematic For The People riffs on movies, serials, and shorts, and random specials - FOR FREE - on YouTube. CFTP also occasionally appears at conventions to let YOU, the people, in on the horrible movie watching with a full invitation to riff the movie along with us. This year's trip to Intervention will include two brand new movies for you to hate that may or may not involve giant monsters. We apologize in advance for what we'll make you watch.

This year as our double feature, CFTP will be premiering the movie "Monster From a Prehistoric Planet" for the first time live in public. We will also be releasing our Christmas Special "Home Invasion For The Holidays" on DVD.

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 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.


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

Bree Rubin - Maker / Artist





Bree likes painting, building robots, and old sci-fi movies.

She is planning on achieving world piece through demonstrations of interpretive-dancing robots, but so far, the robots are skeptical.

You can see her list of work at her website breerubin.com

CW Cobalt - Artist / Musician





Emerging during the age of DIY zines and cassette culture in the late 80’s, CW Cobalt has been creating conceptual art for the last 25 years. As a satirical, new media cartoonist poet, Cobalt uses multiples, art objects, text, and performances to create a rich, quirky cartoon universe in which time travel is commonplace and artists function as part-time superheroes. Grassroots, self-published ephemera such as photocopied comic books, postcards, handmade music CD’s, posters, bubblegum cards and installations serve as physical manifestations of his work. His site-specific, didactic, and semi-disposable art works are constructed with offbeat materials such as shag rugs, Polaroid photos, fruit, underwear, old tape recorders, and colored cellophane.

Visual presentations are often accompanied by live musical events and/or a CD soundtrack/concept album of thematically related songs. Many of Cobalt’s fragmented works suggest larger narrative story arcs that need the imagination of the viewer to complete. Cobalt often works with a series of collaborators including artists, models, photographers, actors and musicians; as such, many of the works he produces are executed by a collective, using the "rock band" as a paradigm. His collaborators, including the legendary bands Tombstone Teeth, the Flat Astronauts and the El Maximo Quartet, adopt a variety of fictional identities within the works to help enhance the fictional worlds they create. During Intervention 3, CW Cobalt and his collaborators recorded an entire concept album on site titled “The Forbidden Mansion of Doctor Salamander”. He is currently posting over 300 songs from his archive on RadioCobalt.com

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