Fred Gallagher – Megatokyo
Fred Gallagher is the author and artist behind the popular and successful American manga title, Megatokyo. While strongly influenced by Japanese Manga and Anime, Fred also mixes in elements of American fan culture and other inspirations that only a non-Japanese creator could bring to the medium. The first comic was posted in August 2000, making this year Megatokyo’s 10 year anniversary.
Megatokyo is released directly to the web as an online webcomic that is free to read by all visitors. Megatokyo collections are published by CMX/DC comics. The latest collection, volume 6, is now available.
Noted as being “the best-selling manga series ever by an American artist” by ICV2.com and as one of “the 30 Most Important Comics of the Decade” by Comic Book Resources, Megatokyo holds its own against many popular Japanese created titles. In 2009 a Japanese edition of Megatokyo Volume 1 was released in Japan, the first Original English Language manga title licensed by Kodansha for the Japanese market.
Fred works closely with his wife and business partner Sarah, who maintains and runs MegaGear, the official online store for Megatokyo related merchandise.
Rob Balder – Erfworld / The FuMP / Partially Clips
Rob Balder is a webcomics author and comedy musician. In 2002, his clip-art comic strip PartiallyClips (http://www.partiallyclips.com) began running in alt-weekly newspapers and magazines. Since 2010 the strip has continued under the authorship of Tim Crist. Rob co-founded the Funny Music Project (http://www.thefump.com). His songs are often heard on the Dr. Demento Show, including the #3 most requested song of 2009, “Gamer Funk.” Most of his time is currently consumed writing Erfworld (http://www.erfworld.com), an epic fantasy/comedy comic about an obsessive strategy gamer who is summoned to fight a real war. Time magazine named Erfworld one of its top ten graphic novels of 2007, and Wired.com called it “Geekiest Comic Ever.”
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.
James Harknell – Stupid and Insane Defenders Against Chaos / My Annoying Life / AWSOM.org / Erfworld
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 eight 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!
Darren Gendron and Bryan Prindiville – Hello With Cheese
Bryan Prindiville is not a well man. Stricken with many an afflicition to the psyche, he did not consult a physician of the humors. Instead, he sought out Darren J. Gendron. Together, they make the humor created at Hello With Cheese. It does not make sense.
Updating five days a week, Admiral Ackbar has been used as a punchline no fewer than three times. They have made Smurfs do awful things, and the most sane character is Business Squirrel, who will do your 401k. Gendron once wrote a week’s worth of scripts, all consisting of words that make him giggle – duy, member, poot, haberdasher, and platypus. Prindiville rejected every one of them.
A professional graphic designer and illustrator Bryan got into webcomics as a way to create something not dictated by client sensibilities. Along with his work at Hello With Cheese he keeps a less-regularly updated sketch blog at the creatively named bryanprindiville.com.
Gendron is a professional story-teller and writer by trade. His other webcomics can be seen at dernwerks.com.
Read Hello with Cheese here.
Super Art Fight
Born out of Charm City, this troupe of amazing artists paired in creative combat made their formal debut in June 2008 and haven’t let up since. Leaving audiences with their jaw agape with stunning shows up and down the east coast, the self described “Greatest Live Art Competition in the Known Universe” presents a unique show that combines graffitti style art, Iron Chef-esq judging and Pro-Wrestling style bravado – making for an artistic omelette of awesome served up fresh. If you’ve never seen their unique brand of live entertainment, sit down, strap in and get ready to be blown away. For more details, visit their website at www.SuperArtFight.com
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.
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.
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.
Ami “Auilix” Bogin:
Ami “Auilix” Bogin is the co-founder of NERD comics. Her very unique autobiographical comic, The Glass Urchin, explores the true lives of family and friends finding love and being lost. She’s done comic and illustration work for Jersey City’s NEW Magazine and Brooklyn Lyceum’s Mutt Show event, in addition to a variety of illustrations for toy production. An unapologetic lover of good times and good bourbon, her stories are more than worth telling!
DJ Subvert – Contempt NYC
DJ Subvert will be coming all the way from NYC (where he is the resident DJ for Contempt! and Labyrinth) to blast the Intervention dance floor with some industrial beats. He’s well known for his huge catalog of songs, and integrates attendee requests as much as possible. He will also be trying out something new at Intervention–making music mixes live with attendee participation. So if you want to dance, or be a part of the show itself, make sure you come down to his dance parties on Friday and Saturday nights.
Oh, BTW, did I happen to mention that he is going to have the Cosplay Burlesque people as Go-Go dancers leading the dance floor?
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.
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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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 takes care of her nine-year-old son which gives her
just enough time in the day to take one or two breaths before plunging
back into the fray. At some point, she’s hoping to find the time to
use up the boxes and boxes of fabric she owns.
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
Chris Flick – Capes -N- Babes
Capes -N- Babes
Having graduated from Radford University in 1991 with a graphic design and commercial illustration degree, Chris has worked in a wide range of graphic design fields – from silk-screen illustrator to an advertising agency graphic designer. In between, he has done freelance commercial illustration and caricature work.
In 1999, he taught himself html and eventually went on to co-author two books about web design – both of which were published by New Riders Press. It was this association with New Riders Press that lead him to start a promotional webcomic strip for the website, Community MX (www.communitymx.com) which he has been doing weekly since May 2004. That webcomic is called “CMX Suite” and can be read every Wednesday at Community MX.
After a few years of working on “CMX Suite”, and after talking to a wide variety of other webcomic creators such as Brad Guigar and Danielle Corsetto at various comic book conventions he attended, Chris decided to create an entirely new comic strip comprised of his own characters and dealing with his love of comic book and super heroes. And in November of 2007, Capes & Babes was born.
Capes & Babes is a webcomic about a strip mall, a comic book shop and one crazy werewolf and can be read three times a week at www.capesnbabes.com
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 is the cartoonist behind the webcomic Sticky Comics, which mostly features humorous one-panel cartoons. Sticky Comics are packed with dirty jokes and dark humor in a cute, lighthearted package. Christiann’s background as a comics creator dates back to her high school days when she co-founded an alternative grrl zine called Bastard Children of Bob. Since then, she has dabbled in many other creative forms, such as short fiction, technology writing, web design, screenprinting and other nerdy stuff. Her favorite humor cartoonists include Dan Piraro, Nick Gurewitch and Matt Groening.
Tovias – Reality Amuck
Tovias (a.k.a. Ben McCormick) began Reality Amuck in August of 2003 and made every rookie mistake possible. After six years of attempted starts, he left his job as a systems engineer and now works full-time on the comic.
He currently lives in Southeastern Virginia with his wife, five kids, two cats, a studio full of comic books and action figures (“THEY’RE NOT DOLLS!”) where he writes and draws Reality Amuck into the wee hours of the night.
Travis Surber – Hainted Holler
Travis Surber is a writer and cartoonist from Martinsville,Va. He launched Hainted Holler on the hosting site Drunk Duck on July 7,2009. Despite art that according to one person “looks like you have a severe case of palsy” the strip attracted a small following. Switching from 3 updates a week to 5 in September of 2009 Travis continued to try and improve his art and carve out his own unique style. In recent weeks his art has been compared to “early Phil Foglio after too many beers”. Mr Surber would like to apologize to Phil Foglio for the unfair comparison.
Travis currently lives in Bassett,Va with his wife and 2 cats.
Brad Guigar – Evil Inc.
Brad Guigar is celebrating ten years of doing a daily comic strip this year. His first strip, “Greystone Inn,” ran from 2000-2005. His current daily comic, “Evil Inc” runs every day at www.evil-inc.com and appears in front of an estimated 1.5 million newspaper readers.
He has been nominated for an Eisner award for “Phables,” a year-and-a-half-long weekly series of comics about life in Philadelphia, and he does a weekly single-panel comic, “Courting Disaster,” about sex, love and relationships.
He is the author of “The Everything Cartooning Book,” and the co-author of “How To Make Webcomics.” He is the editor-in-chief of the daily tutorial-and-advice site, Webcomics.com, and one quarter of the popular Webcomics Weekly podcast.
Donnie Sturges & Danny Valentini – The Draconia Chronicles
Forming two-thirds of 2wcOnline, Donnie Sturges and Danny Valentini are the writer and artist, respectively, behind The Draconia Chronicles, a weekly webcomic that combines elements of manga, anthropomorphics, action, fantasy, and drama. Danny is an award-winning cartoonist who created the series in 1999. Donnie has handled the writing since 2002, and in his spare time, blogs for webzines like Spwug, and most recently, CHUD. Ask your doctor if Donnie and Danny are right for you.
Bill Holbrook – Kevin and Kell, and other comics
Bill Holbrook grew up in the Space Age atmosphere of Huntsville, Ala. in the 1960s. Upon graduating from Auburn University in 1980 he was hired by The Atlanta Constitution as an editorial staff artist. After several attempts at syndication, his office strip “On the Fastrack” was picked up by King Features and debuted in 150 papers on March 19, 1984.
Eleven days before that he’d met Teri Peitso on a blind date. they were married on Pearl Harbor Day, 1985, and now have two daughters. They also gave birth to a second strip about kids called “Safe Havens.”
In September 1995 he began a new strip called “Kevin & Kell” and sold it exclusively to online clients, which collectively get over 3 million page views a month. It has been featured in fifteen book collections, the latest being “Kevin & Kell: On Strike” which will be published by Moonbase Press in 2010. He was named Cartoonist of the Year at the 1998 Pogofest, an annual gathering in Waycross honoring the great Walt Kelly and “Pogo.” “Kevin & Kell” was given the Ursa Major Award in 2003 for Best Anthropomorphic Comic Strip. In 2004 it entered the newspaper domain by appearing daily in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
H. Caldwell Tanner – Loldwell
During the day, Caldwell works full time for CollegeHumor.com as an editorial illustrator, at night he staves off sleep 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. During college, he began pursuing his dream to be a cartoonist by drawing for the school paper and starting his first webcomic. Above all else, Caldwell wants to make as many people smile at one time as possible.
Rob Granito – DC, Marvel, and Many Other Comics
Due to Illness Rob Will Not Be at Intervention 2010
Rob Granito, internationally known artist and illustrator, has worked for over 15 years in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, horror, comic art, and webcomics (Partially Clips). His name has been attached to major projects for companies such as Warner Brothers, DC and Marvel Comics, Disney, MTV, and VH1, where he has worked on comics, graphic novels, trading cards, animation, as well as book, CD, magazine, and novel covers.
Rob’s recent work has been on “Iron Man 2” for Marvel, “Spider-man Archives” and “X-Men” for Upper Deck, “Marvel Masterpieces” for Ritten House, and the Playbill for the Broadway musical and posters for the 25th Anniversary celebration of “A Christmas Story”.
Never being one to ride on past successes Rob is currently hard at work on projects for Noel “Lois Lane” Neill, and Olympic snowboarding sensation Ross Powers, a CD project for music innovators Midnight Syndicate, the soon to be released USPS Comic Strip stamps, and a project for the classic comic strip/cartoon “Peanuts”.
Rob is also in negotiations for a project involving comic/television icon “The Incredible Hulk”, and a truly exciting charity project for the NHL’s N.Y. Rangers: Garden of Dreams.
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 A/V Technician and an IT Support Specialist, 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 has spent the most time playing MMORPGs and is totally that Gnome Warlock who just won’t DIE ALREADY.
Krishna Sadasivam – The PC Weenies
Born in Winnipeg, Krishna M. Sadasivam is the cartoonist behind The PC Weenies, a thrice-a-week technology humor strip published online since 1998. He is also the cartoonist behind UNcubed, a weekly online auto-bio comic, focusing on life as an Indian guy in the United States. When he’s not creating comics or working as a freelance illustrator, Krishna teaches full-time in the Media Arts and Animation department of the Art Institute of Tampa in Florida.
Chris “Kilika” Malone – Blue and Blond
“Chris “Kilika” Malone is a humble surfer hailing from the east coast. He is best known for his surfing webcomic, Blue and Blond, as well as being the mediator for the truce between sharks and surfers, which didn’t end too well. He’s been surfing and cartooning ever since he was a wee little grommit, but only started to combine the two around 2002. One of the few comics about surfing, Kilika wants to share the surfing lifestyle and experience with everyone, especially those who couldn’t tell a surfboard from a kickboard. He prefers long boards to short ones and hates jellyfish.”
Ben Kahan – Ansem Retort
Ben Kahan is the writer and creator of the webcomic Ansem Retort. Originally from Connecticut, Ben spends most of the year in Philadelphia, where he is an English major at the University of Pennsylvania. He has yet to turn in an assignment with less than five F-bombs. 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. Ben could most recently be seen getting coffee and answering phones at the Howard Stern Show.
Mike Hall and 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.
Mike Hall has been drawing since his hand could hold a pencil, but until 2004 it was always in a sketchpad and most of those sketchpads would end up in a box hidden deep within his closet. In 2004 an opportunity presented itself to allow Mike to bring his work to light in the form of a webcomic. His first attempts were, to his own admission, “very uninspired” and he quickly sought out the help of the international playboy, Brian Godwin to get the comic on track. Mike soon found himself with a writer and drawing full color comics on a weekly basis. In 2007 Mike decided to go out on his own and launched Darkstar Studios which housed his new comic “Across The Multiverse” and took over hosting of “[sic] Productions” which resumed updates in early 2010.
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
David Willis – Shortpacked!
David Willis is no stranger to the world of webcomics, having started his first series, Roomies!, in 1997. Including Roomies!, he has four webcomics series under his belt, such as the sci-fi drama It’s Walky!, its more domestic sequel Joyce and Walky!, and Shortpacked!, a look at action figures and pop culture.
In 2005, he and other leading cartoonists formed the webcomics collective Blank Label Comics.
Raised in La Porte, Indiana, David Willis graduated from the Illinois Institute of Art in Schaumburg, Illinois with a Bachelor in Fine Arts. After college, he escaped the frighteningly-empty cornfields and hicks of Indiana to the frighteningly-empty cornfields and hicks of Ohio.
David Willis currently resides with his wife Maggie in Columbus, Ohio, where he surrounds himself with more Transformers toys than he can bother to count.
Allison Sarnoff – Knit Princess
Allison Sarnoff is the writer of Knit Princess, the world’s first web comic for knitters. When the concept was first proposed to her, Allison’s reaction was, “no one is going to read that.” When the idea was presented to artist Melody Moore, she gave it three weeks before Allison ran out of ways to make knitting funny. Both are thrilled to have been proven wrong. Knit Princess updates three days a week and is inspired by Allison’s life a little more closely than she is willing to admit. Her cats were unavailable for comment on their comic counterpart. Apparently they were too busy re-arranging her yarn and hiding her knitting needles.
Eric Kimball – Exiern
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.
Ben Bova – Duel in the Somme
UPDATE: Dr. Ben Bova will not be attending Intervention due to Illness.
Dr. Ben Bova has written more than 120 futuristic novels and nonfiction books, and has been involved in science and high technology since the very beginnings of the space age. President Emeritus of the National Space Society and a past president of Science Fiction Writers of America, Dr. Bova received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation in 2005, “for fueling mankind’s imagination regarding the wonders of outer space.” His 2006 novel TITAN received the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best novel of the year. In 2008 he won the Robert A. Heinlein Award “for his outstanding body of work in the field of literature.”
Dr. Bova will be appearing at Intervention in conjunction with Rob Balder and Bill Holbrook for their new collaborative webcomic project Duel in the Somme.
Tom “Devo Spice” Rockwell – Musician
Devo Spice is a nerdcore/comedy/hip hop artist from New Jersey who has become one of the most popular artists on the nationally syndicated Dr. Demento Show. Devo Spice performs regularly across the country at music clubs, comedy clubs, and science fiction conventions. He has shared the stage with Dr. Demento, MC Lars, MC Frontalot, Jonathan Coulton, Paul and Storm, and many others. The live show features videos and animations synchronized with the music resulting in a hilarious show that goes over very well with a variety of audiences.
Molly Crabapple – Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School
Molly Crabapple is an artist, author, and the founder of Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School. A former artist’s model, Molly founded Dr. Sketchy’s when she was 22, and is as shocked as anyone at its astronomical growth. When not running Sketchy’s, Molly pays the bills as a fine artist and illustrator for places like the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Marvel Comics. She has a saucy, smart-ass Victorian style that gets her written about, but blocked by NSFW filters. In her free time, Molly enjoys books, making webcomics, and coffee. Someday, she hopes to visit all the Dr. Sketchy’s branches.
Dr. Sketchy’s is the world’s premier alternative drawing movement. Every month, over 3,500 artists gather in nearly a hundred cities (including New York, Hollywood, Sao Paolo, London, Rome, Paris, Tokyo and Melbourne) to sketch glamorous, subcultural models and compete in drawing contests in an atmosphere of artistic mayhem. Started by Molly Crabapple, an artist and former model, as an alternative to the dull drawing classes she had posed for, Dr. Sketchy’s has exploded into an international phenomenon.
James Hatton – In His Likeness
James Hatton is the creative force behind the minimalist webcomic In His Likeness. Originally the writer of the long gone Nowhere Fast, Hatton struck out on his own with no appreciable art skill to create a comic that he had complete control over. What started as four black circles has turned into the mythology bending, fourth wall destroying, pop culture savvy comic that he has been working on for 7 years. It has spawned three original comics and two collective graphic novels, and will be reaching Strip 1000 next year.
James is also the co-director of the award winning documentary on the 24 Hour Comic, “24 Hours Later”, and the host of Cosplay Burlesque.
Frumph – Lead Programming Developer for ComicPress
Frumph is the lead programming developer for ComicPress for WordPress. He will be hosting workshops and panels at Intervention on ComicPress/WordPress as well as general topics in web development and design.
Mohammad Haque – Hawk Studios, AppleGeeks
Hawk leads a double life as a techie and a creative person and is on a continuous mission to discover and understand the latest technology and future trends. He is also the co-creator and artist of “Applegeeks“, a web comic that is visited by many, and a concept designer/illustrator for Quantum Mechanix.
He will be at Intervention to sell his art as well as conduct a Photoshop panel. His Photoshop panels are well known to overflow their room capacity, so make sure you get there early to get a seat.
Jean Marie Ward – Writer, FANTASY ART TEMPLATES and others
Jean Marie Ward’s first novel (written with the late Teri Smith) finaled in both the SF/Fantasy and Humor categories of the 2008 Indie Book Awards. Her short stories have been published in numerous anthologies, including HERE BE DRAGONS: TALES OF DRAGONCON (which featured Robert Asprin’s last short story). She’s also a multi-published author of nonfiction with an emphasis on genre-related interviews and fantasy art. Her latest nonfiction book, FANTASY ART TEMPLATES, published by Barron’s in March, provides scan-ready templates for one hundred fifty fantasy characters, monsters and gods. You can visit her on the web at JeanMarieWard.com
Anthony Stevens – Writer, Crazy Taylor and others
Anthony Stevens is a multi-published author of alternate history, urban fantasy and paranormal romances stories. A self-professed “technogeek olde pharte”, he is currently employed as an electronic security analyst. Previous professional incarnations include stints teaching computer history at the Florida Institute of Technology and English in a business college in Mexico City. He’s also worked as a technical writer and graphic designer for several high-technology firms.
But when the moon is full—or even when it’s not—he assumes a different identity: Free and Open Source Software Man. FOSS Man hates the idea of artists, photographers, writers, historians or any creative soul spending money to realize their web dreams when comparable free, safe and legal programs are available. You can visit his corner of the web at MasterAnthonyStevens.com.
Greg Uchrin – Intravenous Caffeine
Greg Uchrin is the creator of Intravenous Caffeine, a weekly jolt of high octane cartoon commentary on politics, culture and the new millennium American Way. Launched in 2009, Intravenous Caffeine is his second original web comic. His first, Hail Dubyus, begun at the start of the 2003 war in Iraq and running through the remainder of George W. Bush’s administration, had the “dubyus” distinction of being rated “Adults Only” in both the Google and (temporarily) Yahoo image search engines, although it contained no X-rated material.
A New Jersey transplant, Greg graduated from the Catholic University of America (CUA) with a BA in Dramatic Arts. While an undergraduate at CUA, he received a staged reading of his play “Can’t Forget About Air Bubbles” at the New Playwrights Theater in DC. He later received an MA in Medieval Studies at CUA and has completed all the course work for his doctorate. His resume includes stints as a bartender, a videographer and several years at the Student Loan Marketing Association (Sallie Mae), where he worked in internal publications as an editor and graphics artist.
David Reddick – Legend of Bill
UPDATE: Due to Personal Reasons David Reddick will not be appearing at Intervention 2010.
David Reddick is a professional cartoonist and the creator/writer/artist of the gloriously *cough* savage Legend of Bill, as well as “The Trek Life“ (previously) at CBS/STARTREK.COM, “Gene’s Journal” and “Rod & Barry” at Roddenberry.com, and he is a full-time cartoonist at Paws, Inc., where he works on the “Garfield” worldwide property.
David also worked as an award-winning staff cartoonist at a daily newspaper for 6 years where his editorial cartoons and single-panel cartoons were distributed to newspapers nationwide through Artizans Syndicate, Scripps Howard News Service and CNHI News Service. David also produces comics and cartoons for magazines like Star Trek Magazine, Knights of the Dinner Table, Renaissance Magazine, Nickelodeon and Scholastic’s The New York Times Upfront, to name a few, and has created comic book work for IDW Publishing and Tokyopop, has created product designs for various companies like Paramount Pictures, CBS Studios, Roddenberry Productions, Canson, Inc. and the NCAA, has created mobile content for providers like CBSMobile and ROK Media in the UK, and his abstract and pop art paintings have been exhibited in galleries and museums in Indianapolis, Florida, Michigan, England and France, and he has painted wall murals in Japan. One of David’s original paintings and 3 original cartoons are also included in the permanent collection of the Muskegon Museum of Art.
Chezhnian Angelus and Erin “eren” Fitzgerald – Tamuran
Chezhnian Angelus (right) and Erin “eren” Fitzgerald (left) 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 quest to save his kingdom from the country of powerful, grudge-bearing sorcerers that have taken it over. The young king must travel far across the wilds of his dying land, accompanied only by a few unlikely and unexpected protectors – who include a wild elf whose entire clan has mysteriously disappeared, a shapeshifting girl from a magical ascended race who knows little of the mortal world, and a huge man-eating forest beast with an academic bent.
Chezhnian has been world-building the setting in which Tamuran takes place for over 12 years. The world of Tamuran has been under the pen for 5 years and counting, two of which have been spent in good company co-writing the comic script and contributing to design work. Writing music is also one of Chezhnian’s passions, and an original score soundtrack inspired by and for 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.
Shawn Handyside – HALOLZ.com
Artist, graphic designer and internet addict… Shawn Handyside is the creator and editor of “HALOLZ.com” the internet’s premiere source for humorous video game screen captions, photoshops, motivationals and other media. You may also know him from his past work in webcomics, including the comic strips “Staccato” and “Fork You”, and his online store “Ninja-Bot.”
In his free time he enjoys playing video games, designing humorous t-shirts, and writing about himself in the third person. Oh sure, he may have settled down and had a family… but you can tell he’s still cool because ninety percent of his iPod is video game remixes and MST3K episodes. Also it is well known that he is the greatest Team Fortress 2 player of all time! 
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!
Insane Ian – The FuMP
Insane Ian is a comedian/writer from Baltimore MD who has been in several bands and enjoys writing third-person bios about himself. He specializes in music about video games and nerdy culture, but also finds time to work in songs about TV shows, the Moon, and actress Christina Ricci. After various comedy “bands” throughout high school and college, Ian found success after parodying the Foreigner hit “Juke Box Hero” as “Guitar Hero” went on to become the #11 Most Requested Song on the Dr. Demento show for 2008 (to Ian, 11 is just Number 1…twice). Since then, II has been hard at work, releasing two EPs, and two full length CDs: 2009’s “n3rds0ngs” and the recently released “The Last Arcade”. When not writing songs about video games, playing games, or reviewing games, Ian is…wait, IS there anything else?
Blue – Webcomics Webconcert LIVE!
Blue creates and performs a new song every week at www.hello-the-future.net. She did a whole series about webcomics which turned into Webcomics Webconcert and then into Webcomics Webconcert LIVE! Her first album, Infinity Right Now, drops on November 4, 2010, which is also her birthday.
Webcomics Webconcert LIVE! has gone from URL to IRL and is premiering its live show at Intervention! Come rock out with a full hour’s worth of webcomic songs! Learn why T-Rex has feelings, examine the mysteries surrounding Beartato, and have your smartphone ready to pull up the lyrics for XKCD Loves The Discovery Channel. Music and webcomics go together like rockstars and models, and this show will ROCK YOUR CON!
Tony DiGerolamo – Super Frat
Tony DiGerolamo is a screenwriter, novelist, comedian and writer for the Simpsons and Bart Simpson comics. He’s written for Space Ghost: Coast to Coast and Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher. He’s the creator of the Super Frat webcomic (www.superfrat.com) and co-creator of The Webcomic Factory (www.thewebcomicfactory.com), a high quality, webcomic hub that posts a new webcomic every day.