Bryce Oquaye

Bryce Oquaye is an illustrator, designer, hip hop head, and the creator of the new comic BRAWL! and the OniBoyz. He is based out of Lexington, KY. When he isn't saving the world as a part-time Avenger, he is working as a comic and concept artist with his studio name, MadHundreds.  Also, he has drawn for Herman Has Superpowers for the Webcomic Factory. Viisit him at his website is, on Instagram @bmad100s, and on Twitter @mrmad100s.

Fiona W. Dunn

Fiona W. Dunn is a comics artist studying Sequential Art and Scientific Illustration minor at the Savannah College of Art and Design. She is the writer and artist of a horror/fantasy comic, "Verdancy". Visit her at

John Hairston Jr.

John Hairston Jr. has been an artist for as long as he can remember. A North Carolina native, he created art before he could read or write. Throughout his grade school years, he spent the majority of his time drawing superheroes and listening to any old soul or Hip Hop records he could get his hands on. Little did he know that his love for all things spandex-clad and funky would play such a major role in his development as an artist. Under the guidance of his high school mentors and college professors, he learned to tap into these components...Read More

Delirious Scribbles Ink

Delirious Scribbles Ink is All the Madness a Man Might Scribble.... A best-selling cross-genre author, Michael J. Allen writes science fiction and fantasy novels. Whether it’s young men fleeing cannibalistic aerobics instructors and alien death machines in his Scion space opera series, mixing Cherry Coke addicted dragons and sniper rifles in his Bittergate modern high fantasy books, or slinging guns and spells in his recently sold western fantasy Fey West, he’s always trying to bring the kinds of new and different things to genre fiction that he’d like to read himself. Follow him online at, on Facebook at, and @TheDScribbler on...Read More

Catawampus Press

Catawampus Press is a crafty little print shop located in Durham, North Carolina, specializing in strange and wonderful handmade paper goods. Established in 2017, Catawampus Press is here to add some much-needed color and personality to the world. From hand-printed cards to screen printed tees, Catawampus Press is like the charming creature under your bed who likes to steal your socks and bake you cookies, we kind of do it all. With over a decade of experience in printmaking, illustration, and art direction are the shapeshifting ‘Wampus Kitty of the Southeast. Catawampus Press will be appearing Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Booth...Read More


TRUZART has been forum name over the years. He is a freelance artist and paints live everywhere he goes.  He is currently working on his own art book.  Which he hopes to have out sooner than later. TRUZART keep busy with shows and commissions. TRUZART will be appearing Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Booth A7.

Austin Light

Austin Light is a writer, illustrator, and designer. He lives in Charlotte, NC. Austin comes from a Navy family so he grew up all over the country. But he and his wife call Charlotte their home. It's always been his dream to create things for a living, so that's what he does. Sometimes he gets paid for it. In addition to writing and drawing, Austin also likes video games. Like in a "He listens to several game-related podcasts a week" kind of way. Oh, he loves being a dad too. That's fun. Visit to see some of his work. Austin...Read More

CSP Designs

CSP Designs are created by Pierre Johnson (ClantonStreetP). WestLand is one of his up and coming comics. It is a rich story with deep meaning, heavy action and lots of fun. The unique characters and the tone-heavy plot make WestLand the future of comics for this generation and more. CSP Designs will be appearing Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Booth D6.

Gates of O’Brillin

The Gates of O’Brillin have always existed, pathways through space and time. Very few people know of their existence. Fewer still know how to access them. Adventurers Katie and Nathaniel are two of the chosen. They have allowed Miss Brenda and Lady Jai to share some of their experiences and artifacts with the world. All time travel components have been deactivated for safety. VIsit them at Gates of O'Brillin will be appearing Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Booth 727.


MFTDE is determined to bring you the best in horror/sci-fi/comedy films. Filmes include Jaded Velvet, Midnight Macabre, and Sensei Tumbleweed "The Most Unexpected". Check out their website for more info. MFTDE will be appearing Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Booth B7.

Maria Schoen

Maria Schoen is an honorable discharged disabled veteran of the United States Coast Guard who has a professional career as an architectural designer and an international proclaimed chef.  She has been doing art for 30 years, which is her passion.  She is known for doing awesome skyline/skyscraper backgrounds with her comic art.  She is currently living in the Raleigh area and has a studio in New York. Maria Schoen will be appearing Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Booth C3.

James Maxey

James Maxey lives in Hillsborough, NC with his wife Cheryl and a clowder of unruly cats. As a child, his mother warned James that reading too many comic books would warp his mind. She was right! Unsuited for decent work, James ekes out a living writing about toothy reptiles in the Bitterwood and Dragon Apocalypse series.  For more information about James, visit James Maxey will be appearing Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Booth E3.

Faith & Fandom

Faith & Fandom is a book series that focuses on the intersection of God and Geek Culture. Each book is comprised of essays drawing spiritual parallels between faith and a wide assortment of pop culture and fandoms. Faith & Fandom will be appearing Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Booth A2.

Davey Beauchamp

Davey Beauchamp is an Artist, Podcaster, Writer and Librarian. Most recently Davey did official artwork for Penguin UK/BBC Children's Books for their Doctor Who the Illustrated Adventures. The two Doctor Who adventures he illustrated are Robot, the first Tom Baker adventure as the 4th Doctor, and Black Orchid featuring Peter Davison the 5th Doctor.  His art has been used by BBCA, GnomeCon and the Geek Gala. He is currently working on book covers. His first will be in a limited edition of the Cape Noire RPG based on the world of Brother Bones by Scaldcrow Press. Davey's next book in his RPG world the Amazing Pulp Adventures...Read More


Aerosoul is the creative work of Brian Balor. He is an Indianapolis-based stencil artist. All of his pieces are on found items and recycled pieces. Ranging from vinyl, wood, plexiglass, or even a car! Currently, he is working on expanding his work to galleries, more cons, and bigger more intricate pieces!   Aerosoul will be appearing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Booth I12.

Pop Culture Images

Pop Culture Images is the brainchild Gary DeStefano.  The Graphic arts world is his whole life, painting and drawing have always been passions. Growing up in the late 1950's and early 60's early art influences were the golden and silver age comic book artists. Movies played a big role too, especially the classic science fiction B-movies of that era. The mid-sixties ushered in the beginning of the super-spy genre highlighted by the James Bond movie series, one of his favorite art themes. He draws inspiration from the past, through today's current superheroes, action movie tough guys and science fiction themes. Gary...Read More

John Dixon

John Dixon is a Disabled Veteran and Traditional Comic Inker. He was born and raised in a little town called Askin, NC but moved to Wilmington, NC in 2013. He joined the US Army in 1992 and spent four years serving his country. He was severely injured in 1995 just a few months short of re-enlisting. So, he left the service and came home to start his life as a civilian. He worked for almost 16 years as an Engineering Technician and in 2011, he started inking when he saw that his military disabilities were no longer going to allow...Read More

Ryan Sheffler

Ryan Sheffler is a  full-time QC Lab Tech. Part time comic artist. "Shef" grew up in the Raleigh/ Wake Forest area, and is the creator, writer, and artist of the kid friendly comic strip, "Jeff the Yeti." It is published weekly at Currently lives in Youngsville, NC with his wife Shawna and their daughter, Hope. Ryn Sheffler will be appearing Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Booth C14.

Kaitie Hendrickson

Kaitie Hendrickson produces high-quality paintings and illustrations for private and corporate hire. Kaitie Hendrickson will be appearing Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Booth F5.

The Cathedral / TJ Morris

TJ Morris is a veteran of the US Airforce. He spent many days in the New Mexico desert during his youth. He has been married thirty-one years and is a father of three: two boys, one girl. In his life he has been a janitor, a carpenter, a diesel mechanic, an aircraft technician, a student, a teacher, and now a writer. His love of comics and science fiction/fantasy literature began when he was in sixth grade. This book marks the beginning of what he hopes to be a career in writing. He currently labors as an Algebra II and Advanced...Read More

Rob Retiano

Illustration, Art, Graphic Design, Commissions, and Freelance Twitter: @thatguydraws Rob Retiano will be appearing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Booth A12.

Dayna Tang Art

Dayna Tang is a Taiwanese-American born illustrator and designer based in Georgia. She is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in Graphic Design at The University of Georgia. Apart from school and design work, she loves to create vibrant-colored original pieces and fan art in both traditional and digital mediums. Her creative works are inspired by Asian culture, anime, and various video games. She also incorporates organic and nature-inspired forms within her works to create a unique visual experience for viewers and fans. Dayna Tang will be appearing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Booth E12.

Artness! by Justin Brown

Artness! by Justin Brown, who is a self-employed artist from Virginia. He specializes mostly in digital design, scratchboards, and acrylic paintings focusing on a diverse mixture of pop art, fan art, typography, and commissions. In addition to offering original artwork, his convention appearances feature prints, stickers, keychains, and more. In the last few years, his work has traveled to the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Canada, and all over the United States. He also has one dog to whom he regularly sings show tunes. Justin Brown will be appearing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Booth D4.

Red Ink Enthusiast

Red Ink Enthusiast by Amanda Marsico. Amanda is the tea-sipping, cat-cuddling, chocolate-sneaking author of Humans In My House (middle-grade fiction), and Acephalous (YA drama); owner of Red Ink Enthusiast, a writing services company; and professor of English and Composition. When she’s not swimming in post-it notes, she’s crafting, baking, or enjoying the beach. Red Ink Enthusiast will be appearing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Booth A10.

Sarah Harrod

Sarah Harrod is an artist based in Raleigh, NC. She has a BA in English Literature from Furman University and is making her living as an artist right now. Currently, she is selling at lots of North Carolina conventions and a few in South Carolina and Virginia too. Selling her work at conventions is a very rewarding experience, and Sarah loves getting to meet people who are interested in the same things she is. Visit her on   Sarah Harrod will be appearing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Booth G14.

Brian Bear

Brian Bear specializes in comics, animation, and fan art with his own style and flair. He is the creator of “Jinx and Garadrobe,” and a lover of cartoons, video games, and other sorts of junk food for the brain. Website: Brian Bear will be appearing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Booth B4.

IV Art

IV Art is the work of Iris Vera from Miami. You can see more of her art on   IV Art will be appearing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Booth C11.


SonofaSaint is the work of Angel Manuel Lopez.He is a Brooklyn-based designer with more than eight years of experience, I currently work as Graf-X Unlimited’s Media Director and Lead Graphic Designer, specializing in digital design for use in media and print. Over the years, I have honed my skills in all aspects of the design process from planning to production. My primary creative interest is in alternative styles, but I have extensive experience across all industries and aesthetics, including corporate, fashion and branding, which has given me the ability to effectively work with a diverse roster of clients. My service...Read More

Liesel’s Hat Hutch

Liesel's Hat Hutch specializes in Victorian, steampunk, gothic, and themed miniature top hats. If you can dream it, we can make it! Check them out at   Liesel's Hat Hutch will be appearing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Booth G13.

J.R. Mounts

J.R. Mounts here, creator, writer and artist for all things Scairy Tales Noir such as the FRIED PICKLE NOIRcrime noir parody series, the comic strip series SCAIRY TALES, the "adorable" DEATH BY BABY and the not so adorable FAMILY MAL--- USE!  Check out below all the cool and wacky things that I'm doing for my Scairy Tales Noir comics! Check out the calendar at the bottom for appearances and to your right are PAGES of stuff you can click through for all my different COMICS found on their own pages, NEWS, the STN STORE, fan art in the EXTRAS page...Read More

Flurry The Bear

Flurry the Bear is a novel series for people of all ages. It’s family-friendly and written at a level suitable for ages 7 – 14. The books contain epic fantasy adventure and action to keep you on the edge of your seat. The tales follow a young bear cub named Flurry. He and his friends go toe-to-toe with the evilest villains ever known. If you like grizzly bear pirates, red panda samurai, feline assassins, Viking polar bears, Mayan cats, wolves, elves, sword fights, battles, and more, then this is the novel series for you. Flurry the Bear was first conceived...Read More

Doug Hoppes Studio

Doug Hoppes is an American fantasy and plein-air painter based out of Hillsborough, North Carolina.  Doug’s work focuses on representing the darker landscapes and strange creatures in fantasy.  This has led him towards creating a look that is both fine art and illustration or, impressionistic macabre, as he likes to call it.  In many of his paintings, we see the effect of the landscape on the creature and, many times, they seem to meld into one another such that they are, sometimes, inseparable. As a plein-air oil painter, his focus on the mood of the landscape, as opposed to details,...Read More