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Lucy Bellwood

Lucy Bellwood is a nautical cartoonist working out of Periscope Studio in Portland, Oregon. When not writing and drawing her autobiographical, educational series Baggywrinkles, she contributes regularly to the all-ages fantasy series Cartozia Tales. Find more of her work at lucybellwood.com or on Twitter.

Terry Blas

Terry Blas is the illustrator and writer behind the ongoing web series Briar Hollow. His work has appeared on comic book covers for Bravest Warriors, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, Adventure Time with Boom! Studios and The Legend of Bold Riley with Northwest Press. As the host of The Gnerd Podcast, he runs a weekly pop culture examination show. Recently, his auto-bio mini-comic, You Say Latino, was featured on NPR, OPB, Vox and Cosmo.

Jason Caffoe

Jason Caffoe is the colorist and background artist for the bestselling graphic novel series Amulet, published by Scholastic. You can find more of his work at jcaffoe.com

Shannon Campbell

Shannon Campbell is a video game and comics writer from Vancouver, BC. She has written stories for Namco, Boom Studios, and many anthologies, and shares her positive opinions on video games, dogs, and feminism on her twitter @wordweasel.

Ron Chan

Ron Chan is a comic book and storyboard artist from Portland, OR. He has worked on comics for Dark Horse, Marvel, and Image comics, and is most recently known for his work on the Plants vs Zombies comic. In his free time, he likes to play video games, draw fan art, and occasionally get his butt kicked taking jiu jitsu classes. Reach him at ronchan.net

Nicole Chartrand

Nicole Chartrand is a concept artist by day and a comic artist by every other waking moment. She writes and draws the fantasy webcomic Fey Winds, drinks a lot of coffee and has a lot of feelings about books, cartoons and video games.

Sabrina Cotugno

Sabrina Cotugno writes and draws stories. She graduated from Calarts in 2012 and presently works as a storyboard artist at Disney Television Animation. In her free time, she creates the webcomic The Glass Scientists and wishes she had more time to cook.

Jonathon Dalton

Jonathon Dalton lives just outside Vancouver, Canada. His past comics include the self-published graphic novels A Mad Tea-Party and the Xeric-winning Lords of Death and Life, as well as short comics for New World, Leia Weathington’s The Legend of Bold Riley, and various anthologies from Cloudscape Comics. He has a lot of opinions about Hua Mulan. Reach him at lostcitycomics.com

Blue Delliquanti

Blue Delliquanti is a cartoonist based out of Minneapolis and the creator of the science fiction webcomic O Human Star. Her work has also appeared in multiple comic anthologies, including Beyond and Womanthology. She enjoys riding trains and eating unusual foods.

Nick Dragotta

Nick Dragotta is the co-creator and artist of both Howtoons and East of West published by Image Comics.

Cat Farris

Cat Farris is a rare Portland, OR native. She is also is the creator of the mini comic series Flaccid Badger, and the webcomic The Last Diplomat. An illustrator with an animation influence, Farris is best known for her cute and lively cartooning.

Ayano Hattori

Based out of the San Francisco Bay area, Ayano Hattori is a freelance translator with a specialty in art and architecture. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Japanese and Architecture from UC Berkeley. Her passion for manga started young with an introduction by a visiting family friend and, in hindsight, played a crucial part in learning the Japanese language and culture. This further propelled her interest in American comics and other arts.

Caitlyn Kurilich

Caitlyn Kurilich is a fantasy illustrator with a penchant for lady-knights, historical costuming, and tea-time. Sometimes she can be caught doodling unsuspecting strangers in cafes and gardens around Los Angeles, where she currently lives and works.

Stu Livingston

Stu Livingston is a cartoonist and storyboard artist living in Los Angeles. Creator of The Table and the Spam Eggs & Rice series, his comics have appeared in anthologies including Flight and Explorer. As a storyboard artist, his work has appeared on such shows as “Futurama,” Steven Universe and Clarence. He has also taught Life Drawing at Calarts and The Concept Design Academy.

Nilah Magruder

By day, Nilah Magruder is a storyboard artist in Los Angeles. By night she creates comics, children’s books, and the occasional batch of chocolate chip cookies. Her webcomic, M.F.K., won the inaugural Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in 2015, and her first picture book is forthcoming in 2016 from Feiwel & Friends. When she is not drawing or writing, Nilah is reading fantasy novels, watching movies, rollerskating, and fighting her cat for control of her desk chair.

Nina Matsumoto

Nina Matsumoto is a first generation Japanese-Canadian and Eisner-Award-winning artist who pencils for Bongo Comics (Simpson Comics, Bart Simpson Comics). Some of her favorite tales are kaidan -- ghost stories. Her original English manga, Yokaiden, features Japanese spirits and monsters. When she’s not drawing comics, she’s designing T-shirts for video game apparel companies. Her art can also be seen in Japan on merchandise for the hit TV series Game Center CX. See more of her work at spacecoyote.com.

Meredith McClaren

Meredith McClaren is an illustrator and cartoonist who has no business doing either. Rumor has it she’s done work for Oni Press and BOOM! Studios in addition to her own webcomic series: Hinges. She may yet do more. Supposedly she has a postal code in Arizona, but really she could be anywhere.

Carla Speed McNeil

Carla Speed McNeil is best known for her Eisner award-winning science fiction series Finder, which she writes and draws. Originally from Louisiana, she now lives in Maryland with her husband and two kids, who love folktales.

Randy Milholland

Randy Milholland was born in Texas, briefly escaped to Massachusetts, and then was pulled back into his home state. He draws the comic Something Positive and his work has appeared in the anthology Sleep of Reason and the card game Munchkin (two cards, but that still counts). Like most people on the internet, he will tell you about his cats without provocation.

Molly "Jakface" Nemecek

Molly "Jakface" Nemecek has two ongoing webcomics, an urban fantasy called Woo Hoo! and inks another called Even Death May Die!, both of which she works on with writer J.R Boos. She has been in the anthologies Fujosports, TamaGotCheese, The Devastator: Otaku, Cry to the Moon, Mega Fauna, Purity and ECCC’s Monsters and Dames. She’s also done work for The Mary Sue. She occasionally draws pictures of cute booties and plays video games for inspiration. Her goal in life = bring laughter into the world by drawing fun things! She resides somewhere in BC, Canada secretly crushing on her new PM.

Jose Pimienta

Jose Pimienta is a comic and storyboard artist raised in Mexicali, Mexico. His love for music, animation and movies drove him to study comics in Georgia and hang out with other storytellers and other artists. In 2009, he moved to LA, where he currently lives, drawing, making music and walking daily with a mug of coffee. In 2010, he had his two mayor books published: A Friendly Game and From Scratch. In 2014 his following book The Leg was out into the world and since then, he continues to storyboard commercials and do other comic work. He also has a thing for hats.

Andrew Sides

Andrew Sides is a freelance illustrator who lives in Orlando, FL. He attended Savannah College of Art and Design to study Sequential Art, and now spends his time split between studying online at the Watts Atelier, drawing fantastical illustrations, and sculpting dinosaurs. He loves learning and creating new things, but hates puns with the passion of a thousand burning suns.

Gene Luen Yang

Gene Luen Yang’S 2006 book American Born Chinese was the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award and the first to win the American Library Association’s Michael L. Printz Award. His 2013 two-volume graphic novel Boxers & Saints was also nominated for a National Book Award and won the L.A. Times Book Prize. Gene currently writes Dark Horse Comics’ Avatar: The Last Airbender and DC Comics’ Superman.

Africa

D. Shazzbaa Bennett

D. Shazzbaa Bennett is a webcomic artist with a simultaneous love of quirky upbeat stories, cute animals, and lovecraftian horrors. She’s best known for the four-year journal comic Today Nothing Happened and currently creates the fantasy webcomic Runewriters. All her work can be found at shazzbaa.com!

Mary Cagle

Mary Cagle is a comic artist and illustrator from Texas. Her main comic is Kiwi Blitz, about a teenage girl trying to act as a superhero with her kiwi bird mech. You can check it out at kiwiblitz.com! Mary also currently teaches English in Japan, and posts journal comics and other drawings to her tumblr at cubewatermelon.tumblr.com

Nicole Chartrand

Nicole Chartrand is a concept artist and illustrator hailing from Montreal. She also writes and draws an ongoing fantasy-adventure webcomic, Fey Winds. You can find her in close proximity to coffee, and you can find her comic at feywinds.com.

Ma’at Crook

Ma’at Crook is a writer and artist who was first published in Womanthology: Heroic. She grew up wanting to be an artist and veterinarian. So getting to draw a bunch of African animals in Cautionary Fables and Fairy Tales: African Edition, totally made her inner child climb trees barefoot, out of sheer joy. You can keep up with her work by checking out her twitter.

Sloane Leong

Sloane Leong is a Portland based comic artist and illustrator. She self-publishes her own comics and has drawn and colored things for Image, Dark Horse, Vertigo and DC. You can find more of her work at sloanesloane.com.

Faith Erin Hicks

Faith Erin Hicks writes and draws too many comics. Previous works include Demonology 101, The War at Ellsmere, Friends With Boys, Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong (with Prudence Shen), The Last of Us: American Dreams (with Neil Druckmann) and The Adventures of Superhero Girl. She lives in the mysterious Canadian province of Nova Scotia, and can be found online at www.faitherinhicks.com. Her twitter and tumblr are @faitherinhicks.

Nina Matsumoto

Nina Matsumoto is an Eisner Award-winning artist who draws The Simpsons for Bongo Comics and designs video game T-shirts on the side. She created the OEL manga series Yokaiden. Most recently she illustrated a film poster for a Japanese movie. Her weird pop culture mash-up art can be seen at spacecoyote.com.

Meredith McClaren

Meredith McClaren is an illustrator and cartoonist who has no business doing either. Rumor has it she’s done work for Oni Press and BOOM! Studios in addition to her own webcomic series: Hinges. She may yet do more. Supposedly she has a postal code in Arizona, but really she could be anywhere.

Carla Speed McNeil

Carla Speed McNeil is best known for her Eisner award-winning science fiction series FINDER, which she writes and draws. Originally from Louisiana, she now lives in Maryland with her husband and two kids, who love folktales. Her story in this book is loosely adapted from the story of the same title collected in Ashley Bryan’s wonderful AFRICAN TALES, UH-HUH. Highly recommended.

Cameron Morris

Cameron Morris is a part-time short story writer who has previously been published by Cloudscape Comics. He really enjoys the whole comics thing and figures he should get a website of some kind pretty soon.

Joe Pimienta

Joe Pimienta draws most of the time or is having coffee while listening to music. He still lives in the U.S. and likes to walk as often as possible to the beat of a good tune. Most of his comic work is in collaboration with other writers and artists such as Lindsay Durbin, Lauren Affe, Jason Franks, Kel McDonald, and Van Jensen.

Chris Schweizer

Chris Schweizer is the creator of The Crogan Adventures (Oni Press) and The Creeps (Abrams). He lives in Nashville, TN with his wife and daughter. Every once in a while he gets nominated for Eisner Awards but always loses, and he often has a mustache.

Katie & Steven Shanahan

Katie (Ktshy) and Steven (Shaggy) Shanahan are two comic making siblings who’ve collaborated on short stories for the Flight and Explorer anthologies, their own self published comic Silly Kingdom, and the web comic Shrub Monkeys. Katie works as a storyboard artist for animated tv shows, and Shaggy works in video post production for whatever comes his way. You can catch up with both of them on their websites, ktshy.com and uberfriendship.com

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Taneka Stotts

Taneka Stotts is a queer little tumbleweed that stopped rolling somewhere in Portland, OR. After spending quite a few years as a spoken word artist, she shifted her focus to comics which she has admired and loved since she was a little kid. Taneka writes the webcomic “Full Circle” and the minicomic “Love & Sprockets.” She has edited a few comics anthologies including most recently the "Beyond: The Queer Sci-Fi and Fantasy Comic Anthology" and currently working on "Elements" with Shing Yin Khor.

Jarrett Williams

Jarrett Williams was born in New Orleans, LA and is 29 years old. He currently lives in Savannah, GA where a majority of his time is spent in his studio pondering life and listening to music from bygone eras. When he’s not drawing comics, he’s traveling, playing video game, or hanging with friends. He’s possibly doing all three at the same time. He is currently working on the third volume in his pro-wrestling/adventure series Super Pro K.O.! at Oni Press, along with covers for Adventure Time and Regular Show at BOOM! Studios.

Europe

Mary Cagle

Mary Cagle is the creator of Kiwi Blitz, a webcomic about a girl, who fights crime with a kiwi mecha. She enjoys blending Eastern and Western styles, and is as passionate about coloring as she is drawing.

K.C. Green

K.C. Green wished one day for a big cup of soup and no one gave it to him. So he had to work real hard to get that cup of soup and make it himself. He made that soup and it was bad. He learned some kind of lesson that day and still wishes for a big cup of soup every now and then, when he isn’t really paying attention. You can read his soup at kcgreendotcom.com.

Katie & Steven Shanahan

Katie (Ktshy) and Steven (Shaggy) Shanahan are comic making siblings who’ve collaborated on short stories for the Flight anthologies, the web comic Shrub Monkeys, and their own self published comic Silly Kingdom. Katie works as a story board artist for animated tv shows, and Shaggy works in video post production for whatever comes his way. You can catch up with both of them on their websites, ktshy.com and uberfriendship.com

Lin Visel

Lin Visel also known as Ovens, works on the comics Effort Comics, Spacy Lucy, Mr. Invisible, and Delicious Confections. If you’d like to contact her, you can at Chipperwhale@gmail.com.

Kory Bing

Kory Bing was named after a Harry Chapin song that her parents spelled wrong on purpose. Born three days before Halloween, she grew up in an isolated river valley in the middle of Missouri, then moved to the Ozarks for some reason. Now she lives in Portland with all the other cool kids, making Skin Deep. You can see her other art on her personal website.

Joe Pimienta

Joe Pimienta draws most of the time or is having coffee while listening to music. He still lives in the U.S. and likes to walk as often as possible to the beat of a good tune. Most of his comic work is in collaboration with other writers and artists such as Lindsay Durbin, Lauren Affe, Jason Franks, Kel McDonald, and Van Jensen.