Posted By Carrie Robare on November 8, 2010
Jennifer “Scraps” Walker is a Louisiana native who now makes her home in North Florida. When not counting shekels as the Bookkeeper for a commercial print shop she works on various comics projects, including the newly launched Where the Geeks Are, a webcomic about geek dating and relationships, as well as Cocktail hour (nee Random Acts…) which shows life, in pictures, from the perspective of a thirty-something busy enjoying life to it’s fullest.
Jennifer’s newest project is What to Feed Your Raiding Party, the comic book cookbook that challenges gamers to cook their way out of the fast food dungeon. Along with recipes and comics, there will be illustrations throughout the book demonstrating knife skills, cooking tips and tricks so that the kitchen becomes demystified and, maybe, there will be more home cooking around the table.
In addition to her webcomics, Jennifer also writes food and drink blogs such as Nibble ‘n Bites and Sips & Shots as well as Scraps of Life, her personal blog, exploring creativity and a well-rounded life.
Posted By Carrie Robare on November 7, 2010
Oghmas are on their way!! The Oghma Ink Monsters for the Kickstarter pledges have been sewn, packaged, and are now being shipped out to those of you who pledged $35 or more to the UP! Fair Kickstarter project. If you haven’t supplied us with your address, please provide that information so we can send your Oghma to you right away. Hopefully you’ll love the little guy as much as I do!
If you didn’t pledge for an Oghma and are planning on coming to the UP! Fair next week, there will be a limited amount on sale at the UP! Fair table. A few will have the yellow and blue UP! Fair colors for the eye while others will either have a two-tone green or purple eye. Please check them out while you’re walking the floor of artist’s alley. If they are sold out, please feel free to leave your e-mail address with one of the UP! Fair organizers and I can contact you to make the arrangements to sew one for you. If you won’t be able to attend the UP! Fair this year and would like your very own Oghma ink monster, please contact Carrie Robare.
Posted By Shawn Robare on November 6, 2010
Talking about the benefits of self-publishing and the Up! Fair with some our organizers and guests in Lexington, Kentucky’s own Chevy Chaser magazine!
1-Page Up! Fair Comic by Jerzy Drozd & Sara Turner
Posted By Carrie Robare on November 5, 2010
Matt Zolman is currently 34 years of age living in southwestern Ohio with a beautiful wife and 2 youngins’ that keep him busy. He has journeyed through this life as a graphic and multimedia designer which he loves and has treated him well.
After Matt’s father died when he was 7, his mom would take him to the local grocery store which was the monumental first exposure to comic books that has so graced his life. His mother, being the ever caring lady that she is, would buy a few for him to keep him occupied and happy. The exposure to that particular art style has stuck with Matt throughout his life, pushing him to dabble in creating artwork of his own. The support of his wife and two children has inspired him to pursue his childhood dreams of making a serious effort to improve his abilities and acquiring work in the comic book industry.
Matt is the artist on the upcoming project EPIC, a new superteen comic which premiered at this year’s Baltimore City Comic Con. He is also working on a crossover between EPIC and Carey Kelley’s DynaGirl. You can read more about Matt and see some of his work on his blog, Mindless Scribblings.
Posted By Shawn Robare on November 4, 2010
Wayne C. Spencer is the writer and artist of the comic series Clock Jumpers, which centers on two characters Alan and Mandy, Chronal Officers charged with the task of bringing down Clockjumpers (those who violate the laws of the space/time continuum.)
To find out more about Wayne, you can visit his website or sketch blog.
Posted By Shawn Robare on November 3, 2010
Joe Combs is the creator of the business and technology webcomic Business Casual and the offbeat, single panel webcomic, Rusty The Wonderdog. A Kentucky native now living in Minnesota, Joe has published comics online since 2003. Recently, Joe completed his first minicomic, Infinite Loop and published his first collection of Business Casual strips. His comics have been featured in multiple newsletters and presentations, and he has also contributed guest illustrations for FMyLife.
Posted By Shawn Robare on November 2, 2010
Jenny M. Stead, is a self-taught artist from London, KY who’s been drawing since age 4. Her signature character, Ally, from her comic Ninja’d, is based on her, and has been since age 16 when Ally was created for her High School Senior Project. Jenny loves to write and draw and is currently working on her second comic, Secret of the Reibai.
She’s currently taken on freelance work of all kinds as both a sketch card artist and a character concept designer. Jenny has illustrated for Facebook and Pink Floyd, and her work has appeared in independent films. She’s an aunt of the two cutest and greatest nieces in the whole world, a sister, a daughter, and a best friend to many people both in her home life and web life. Jenny is known to be random, eccentric, blunt, and dangerous on caffeine. Oddly enough she’s rarely moody like her cartoon counterpart, but more in personality like her other character, Ted.
You can find more of her work at her DeviantArt page.
Posted By Shawn Robare on November 1, 2010
Eric Adams is best known as the creator and self-publisher of Lackluster World, a satire about a man with albinism fending off his fanatically religious siblings while using vandalism and his journalism career to change the world before it changes him. It has been nominated for the 2004 Howard E Day Prize, the 2008 S.P.A.C.E. Prize and won the 2010 Champion City award for Best Limited Series.
He is also the writer of Reflection, a 2009 S.P.A.C.E. Prize winner; the artist of Stuart, which ran in Negative Burn; and a contributor to Newsarama.com, writing Sequential Smarts, a thorough series of articles about the business and marketing comics from the self-publisher perspective.
Check out Eric and his work at ericadams.net and lacklusterworld.com
Posted By Shawn Robare on October 30, 2010
Steve Harpster is an accomplished children’s book author/artist who has illustrated over 80 books during the past decade. In addition to illustrating 10 Giggle Fits joke books for kids, he also wrote and illustrated a series of How-To-Draw books titled Pencil, Paper, Draw. Steve is currently working on some all-ages graphic novels, as well as teaching and hosting workshops for children.
You can find more of Steve’s work at his website.
Posted By Shawn Robare on October 29, 2010
James Ratcliffe is a freelance illustrator, recently emigrated from Portland, Oregon. There he worked as an assistant at Periscope Studio, the largest professional comic studio west of the Mississippi. His work has appeared in several graphic novels, one graphic textbook about the United States constitution, and a Hallmark made-for-TV movie. He currently lives in Lafayette, Indiana and drinks a lot of Tea while working on his latest project, a new webcomic called Worth Doing Badly at www.worthdoingbadly.com.
James is also a contributing member of the Indy Webcomics Group, whose origins begin with a front page article that ran in the Indianapolis Star on Wednesday March 7th, 2007 and later in USA Today. Written by the Star’s Chris Lloyd, the article talked of the creative spirit and raw energy behind webcomics today. In addition to quotes from some of Webcomic’s biggest names, Lloyd’s article featured statements from a number of cartoonists living and working in or around Indianapolis. These cartoonists later formed this community for comic artists and writers in Indiana. Together the group has published an anthology volume titled Welcome to Indiana, which includes work by Ratcliffe.