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Updated: August 18, 2014


Intervention 5 Artist Alley Participants

Team Kultzow

Chris Kultzow is an admitted maniac who needed to find a way to cross-promote the half-dozen different creative endeavors he embarks on when not doing web development, and threw together a conceptual family brand to house it all.

Laura Kultzow keeps her husband from doing anything terminally stupid.


Em2a Studios /

Emma Lysyk is the artist behind[]: A Webcomic of Art & Life and maker behind Em2a Studios [], an Arizona-based Graphic Arts & Creation Studio specializing in laser engraving and vinyl decals. She makes a variety of miscellaneous geekery items, and is available for commission and prototyping.

She lives in Phoenix, AZ with her husband and rescued menagerie of the feline, canine, and fishy varieties. When not combining analog and digital tools to make graphic design magic, she enjoys playing ancient video games and reading by firelight.


Betsy Brock

Betsy is a cartoonist, writer, and one half of the team behind Pink Pineapple Ink []. She is the creator of the webcomic FRUIT! [] It has been going since 2011, and it is about fruit… as you might expect.

She is also the creator of the new webcomic Hotel Mungo [], which is about a group of people that work in a quirky hotel and all the odd things that happen there. When she is not drawing or writing, Betsy loves playing video games and watching scary movies. She lives in Nashville, TN with her husband Johnathon and their two ridiculous dogs—Harvey and Garrus.


White Tree Chainmail

Making geeky items out of chainmail. Known for Jayne hats made of durable chainmail. Also maker of 8 & 16 bit artwork inlays in chainmail wall scrolls.


The Body Drawn

Pauline is a physical therapist, massage therapist, teacher, illustrator, and anatomy nerd. She started The Body Drawn as a way to help people learn and teach anatomy and physiology in a fun, approachable way.

She currently illustrates and sells anatomy posters and stickers that are bright and inviting, perfect for anyone (even non-scientists) to learn anatomy!


Monica "MonMon" H.

Monica or “MonMon” resides in Northern Va, she secretly wishes she was a mermaid, and works as a graphic designer and illustrator by day and a webcomic artist by night.

She is the artist and creator behind Ocean Tides, a ghostly romance drama, and Push Pin Comics, a collection of short stories between 8-10 pages.


Lucky Squid Studios

Lucky Squid Studios is a creative three member team based in central Connecticut. Since 2009, we've been makin’ cool stuff and traveling across the country to promote it.


Stuart Jaffe

Stuart Jaffe is the author of The Max Porter Paranormal-Mysteries, The Malja Chronicles, a post-apocalyptic fantasy series, The Bluesman pulp series, the Gillian Boone series, and much more. His short stories have been collected in 10 Bits of My Brain and 10 More Bits of My Brain. Numerous other short stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies. He is the co-host of The Eclectic Review -- a podcast about science, art, and well, everything.

For those who keep count, the latest animal listing is as follows: one dog, four cats, one albino corn snake, one Brazilian black tarantula, three aquatic turtles, assorted fish, four chickens, and a horse. Thankfully, the chickens and the horse do not live inside the house.


Chris Judge

I am a reader of dusty old tomes and a practitioner of strange ritual. I've been practicing yoga for 22 years under a variety of teachers and Qi-Gong and Tai-Chi for 12 years. I started drawing comics after the completion of a year long austerity, got up from a deep state and it just started coming out of me, and I don't think I can stop it.


John Bintz

John is a cartoonist, computer programmer, board game fanatic, and game designer from Baltimore, MD. When he's not writing sweet Internet codes, he's working on his long-form random word webcomic Dawn's Dictionary Drama, or on one of his other webcomic projects. He also has several board and card game ideas in the works.


Tangent Artists

Long ago… a team of talented professional writers and artists tried to invent a machine that would translate imagination into vivid brightly animated images on a TV screen. Having no knowledge of neurophysics, complex machinery or even simple fractions, this plan was sadly abandoned in. Instead the company endeavored to provide high-quality web comics to the world once a week, and this goal was met with far greater success. Thus was the creation of three comic series: The macabre comedy, “Skeleton Crew,” the celebration of nerd life, “Donuts for Looking,” and the Swords & Sorcery & Sarcasm series, “CRIT!”
Monica Marier : Does script pencils, ink, and color for both Donuts for Looking and Skeleton Crew. She also does script and pencils for CRIT. She’s a published Fantasy author with Hunt Press.
David Joria: Does script for Skeleton Crew, Donuts for Looking, and CRIT.
Rachael Hixon: Does story, ink, and color for CRIT. She also is in charge of in-house printing for Tangent Artists comics and books.
You can view new comics every week at the Tangent Artists site:


Bittersweet Candy Bowl

Veronica "Taeshi" Vera has been drawing comics since she was a child. Inspired by cartoons and TV drama, the idea of a comic about angsty cats in love was probably inevitable! Together with her partner Oliver she has published comics online since 2006.

Following a group of cats and dogs through high school, Bittersweet Candy Bowl is filled with a mixture of comedy and romantic drama. Packed with casual flings, happy couples, and the occasional awkward date, it may just be the most comprehensive story about teenage cats and dogs ever told!


Pixel Visions

We feature 3d Perler Bead and sculpture work to fulfill all your nerdy decorating needs. Got a game, anime or other pop culture fandom you love? Let us build a little piece of that world for you to take home!



Studio-Aegis is a developing independent comic studio that focuses on original Fantasy/Horror stories and illustrations.


Lil' UFO!


Geeks Next Door


Tico Illustrations


Metal Lynx Creations


K.S. Brenowitz

K.S Brenowitz has been drawing since she figured out which end of the crayon went on the paper - evolving into the complex pen and ink, watercolor, and digital work she does today. Constructing her own stories and comics, and illustrating the ideas of others, this artist is a bit of a perpetual motion machine. She has a horror webcomic, Delivery, currently updating on Fridays.



Dana is a Jersey girl who loves her morning coffee. She works full time in HR, but when she’s not working, she likes to doodle and draw comics. She is best known for her romantic comedy webcomic On the Bright Side.


Star Cross'd Destiny | Absinthe Junk

Star Cross'd Destiny is a Cajun-spiced elemental epic featuring explosions, witty banter, and hi-octane action. Winning awards for Outstanding Drama and Best Designed Comics of the Decade, the series released its second volume this summer.

Hailed as the antidote to the sterile world of matching loafers, pressed collared shirts and auto-tuned safety, Absinthe Junk weaves between sweeping orchestral arcs towards the beacon of gritty, face-melting rock. The progressive rock stylists released their apocalyptic dance party of a sophomore album, Death in the Afternoon, in April of 2013.


ThunderKid Manga

Reuel “ReuS” Smith is a local Gaithersburg resident who is not only a PhD student at the University of Maryland, but is also a cartoonist and comic book author. He’s the creator of the ongoing comic book ThunderKid, a series made for kids of all ages.


Cross' Critters

Hi, my name is Megan Cross and I am the brains, hands, and heart behind Cross' Critters. I started off as a painter, but never really felt like I "fit" with the materials I was using, so I began to explore and play with different mediums. It was then that I found my true love, textiles. I started to blend paint with my fabric and stitching, and by my last year of school, I was working primarily in textiles and loving every minute of it. While I still enjoy painting and drawing occasionally, the majority of my time is spent seeing what new creations I can conjure from my fabric.

I attended the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA, for Fine Arts,and studied abroad at the Glasgow School of Arts in Glasgow, Scotland, for six months, where I experimented with bookbinding and papermaking. I am now pursuing my Masters in Library and Information Science through the University of Buffalo's online degree program. In an attempt to avoid being buried alive under my hoard of buttons, fabrics, and various knick-knacks, I continually sew. Sometimes I feel like a mad scientist, bringing all sorts of dolls and creatures to life.


Aroc Gaming

My name is Liz, and I'm a geek, a gamer, and a stay-at-home mom to a tiny geek-in-training. I started making gaming accessories when I couldn't find certain items that I wanted for my own gaming.



Ryan H. Peraro is an IT professional, but would rather create. Whether it be short films with his best friends, writing spec scripts, more graphic novels, or collaborating with other like-minded individuals in any way, shape, or form.

Ryan hopes you read Bartez and that it makes you smile even just a little bit. It would make his day/week/year/decade/century/infinity.


LostGamers Studio

LostGamers Studio was birthed when some crazy folks decided to stalk these other crazy people. Then some magic happened, and awesome things were born! Our webcomic 'LostGamers' takes a humorous look at the post-college demographic of otaku and gamers with a slice of in-game shenanigans that comes with all multiplayer games. Y'know, the ones where the guys are girls, and the girls are insane.

Oh yeah, we also make some cool, geeky things like costumes, buttons, and jewelry (including ones made from upcycled PC parts - overclock your keychains!).


Kayla Davis

Kayla Davis is a 2004 graduate from the Atlanta College of Art, now SCAD in Atlanta. She has a BFA in computer animation with a concentration in 2D animation. She has been running an autobiographical web comic, Casually Kayla, about her life, being married, and being awkward, since 2009 ( She is now currently writing and illustrating her long form comic, Carbon; a story about a princess who wants to be anything but a princess (


Grunge Muffin Designs

Grunge Muffin Designs is a business based out of Perryville, Maryland. The company led by Meredith Keating, a graphic designer that has a plethora of work ranging in marketing advertisement as well as her own commission work. She has participated and completed many galleries around the DelMarVa area in the past couple of years, showcasing her style of work through several mediums.

With Grunge Muffin Designs, Meredith has now presented the opportunity to take what fans love about their favorite shows and morph them into great pieces of graphic design work. She will be bringing her style of graphics along with a mix of pop culture to spice up the vending spotlight.


Dead Bat Designs


D'Vyne Wrytes


Megami Studios

Virginia-based multimedia studios.


Big Bear

Purveyors of Wonderful things! Maker friendly components, and many curiosities!
Come see our handmade jewelry and soaps!


Magical Tea Time

Art and Accessories for the Cute n' Creepy.
Kawaii, lolita, gothic, and geek inspired. Basically, I'm a weirdo who make pretty things.


Checkred Ink


Castwave Studios

In 2011, a bunch of nerds came together and had the idea to combine efforts and bring shows together and create something. A studio where local podcasters could pool their resources and create more than just audio content. They made Audio, video, photography, music, comedy and art. These were all things that are now being created by a collective of like-minded individuals. It's Castwave Studios: Entertainment for nerds, by nerds.


Chain and Fancy

Chain and Fancy provides unique, attractive, and durable jewelry and sculpture. We strive for excellence and beauty in all that we make, and all of our pieces can be used or worn in a variety of ways.


The Gneech


A Fox And Wolf

We create Fandom themed candles, tarts (wax melts), and soaps made just for you form all natural, biodegradable products. All of our waxes, soaps, wicks, and packaging are produced through safe and sustainable forestry practices here in the US.


Model Citizen Press

Founded in 2013 by craftsman and graphic designer James Quigley, Model Citizen Press produces handmade greeting cards, printed on a vintage 1940s letterpress with love and painstaking attention to detail. Cool and quirky, often geeky, sometimes poignant, and even occasionally subversive, Model Citizen Press cards offer something for just about everyone and every occasion—and they feel as good as they look.

Come by, meet James and the Zombie Sock Monkey, and see why a handcrafted card is a fantastic way to show someone how much you care. Or how much you want to eat their brain.


Sophia Kelly Shultz

1960s suburbia. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. The ridiculous ideals of the 1950s would soon be but a fuzzy white picket fenced memory; on the horizon were missions to the moon, analog computers, and cars that ran on unleaded fuel. Into this panacea was born a girl with the unlikely name of Sophia Kelly (because nice Irish girls should have Greek names), the daughter of a man who could paint gilded letters on the insides of shop windows, backwards and without a ruler, and a woman who taught her a love of books and letters.

Sophia started her business, Fantasy Portraits, while a junior at the University of Pennsylvania. Over the years she has been published a number of times, including in the nationally distributed We'Moon on the Wall calendar. She lives with her husband, daughter, two Springer Spaniels (one with a fannish name) and two cats (one with a fannish name), but spends much of her summers at Four Quarters Interfaith Sanctuary ( )where she is anb active Board member. She is currently working on the proposal and artwork for her next book.


Cavegirl Productions

Cavegirl Productions is a DC-area independent film, tv and internet media production company. They co-produced the award-winning fantasy web series THE BROKEN CONTINENT (, and have produced several award-winning short films. They are now screening their first feature, OF DICE AND MEN (, at cons and festivals around the country.


Madeline Lime (Love Comet)


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