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  • Mark Luetke

    What first sparked your interest in comics? The sunday funny pages; Calvin and Hobbes, Bloom County, The Far Side, those were good times… You have used experimental narrative techniques before through the comic medium. I am specifically thinking about your installation of “Alligators in the Air” What started that initial interest? When I lived in MN back in 2000 I took a random trip to Minneapolis in the middle of Winter and stopped at a magazine shop to warm up. I stumbled upon one of Chris Ware’s Acme Novelty Libraries there and was absolutely blown away. His ability to use ...

  • Fred Chao

    What was your first comic book experience and did that lead to your interest in writing and illustrating comics? I’ve always loved comics. Calvin and Hobbes and Bloom County were the two that got me when I was really young. Then I picked up Groo the Wanderer and Spiderman. I do think I was good at observing the panel-to-panel storytelling, but more importantly, it’s always kept me loving a sense of humor in comics even though you may be dealing with subjects a bit heavier. In regards to Johnny Hiro, I am really fascinated by your choice of having the ...

  • Logan Faerber

    Logan Faerber is a young illustrator from Boston who has already done a little bit of everything: editorial work, t-shirt designs, advertisements, gig posters, album art, icons, murals, and children’s book material. He has also worked as a teacher with multiple Boston based schools for childhood education such as MassArt and Montserrat College of Art. Some clients over the years include New York Life, custommade.com, careshare.com, Weeklydig, Providence Monthly, Hotel Victoria Entertainment and Bikes Not Bombs. Logan has been featured in numerous gallery shows (Boston Collectives Showcase, Montserrat Gallery, Space 242) and was selected as a RAW Artist of Boston ...

  • Paul Maybury

    Paul Maybury is an Award-winning artist and writer whose work has been featured by Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Heavy Metal, Ubisoft, Metro, Image, Criterion and Fast Company. He is probably best known for his original graphic novel Aqua Leung and his work on DOGS of Mars, but he also contributed work in Marvel’s Strange Tales and Eisner-Award winning comics such as Popgun and Comic Book Tattoo. Paul is currently working on REIGN with Chris Roberson for Image Comics, SPERA, and Aces Weekly with David Lloyd. You can discover more about Paul at his website paulmaybury.com.

  • Greg Ruth

    A graduate of the Pratt Institute, Greg Ruth has been working in comics since 1993 and has published work for The New York Times, DC Comics, Paradox Press, Fantagraphics Books, Caliber Comics, Dark Horse Comics and The Matrix, Harper Collins, Hyperion, Macmillan and Simon and Schuster. He has shown his paintings in Houston, Baltimore, and New York, including a series of murals at New York’s Grand Central Terminal in 2002 and his Metropolitan Transportation Authority poster for 2010. Greg has illustrated numerous children’s books and novels including Our Enduring Spirit (with President Barack Obama), A Pirate’s Guide to First Grade ...

  • Toby Cypress

    Toby Cypress, a graduate of the Joe Kubert Art School, has been working hard making a name for himself with his distinct artistic style for years. Toby has done commercial illustration, storyboarding and graphic design for companies like Nike and Tokyo Pop, and he’s worked on projects from just about every major comic book publisher including DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Image and IDW. While he continues to do freelance work for others, he’s also started his own publishing label, PUNKROCK JAZZ, to create and publish his own stories that reflect his love of genre films, music and Saturday morning cartoons. ...

  • Alexis Ziritt

    Alexis Ziritt is an illustrator by day and up-and-coming comic book artist by night. He’s originally from Venezuela but now resides in sunny Florida. Some of his works include: music flyers for groups such as Mastodon, Cage, and Prefuse 73; concept art and storyboards for movies and T.V.; Complex magazine; published short comics in BARSOWIA magazine (part of a Galicia collective with David Rubin), plus his own comic series “Rudo”, “MEKANO TURBO” and the upcoming project “The Package”; and t-shirt designs for his own company called FISTFUL APPAREL. Alexis’ style is a influence of old mexican comics like El Santo, ...

  • Andrew MacLean

    Andrew MacLean is an emerging NYC based comic artist. He is spending his days drawing pages for his comics and creating designs for ad agencies and apparel companies (Foot Locker, Resistol, Go Indie, Happy Grasshopper). Andrew’s style emerges from a mush of artists like Mike Mignola, Gabriel Ba, Rafael Grampa, James Harren, Paul Pope, and Jack Kirby to form a life of its own. He has a very cinematic approach to storytelling, drawing on influence from filmmakers like Quentin Tarantino and Stanley Kubrick. Andrew is rapidly getting the attention of the comic industry through his various projects. His most recent ...

  • Rawn Gandy

    From “Drip Drip Drip” So why comics? I don’t really know. I may have to rethink my life. I consider you and Meg to be this badass comic creating couple. Do you influence each others’ work or give each other advice? I have no idea what she does in her tower all alone. Personally, I need gratification to a point where I show her just about everything I scribble. I need that pat on the head. A couple of times I’ve even had her rough in a panel I was having trouble with. Your style has evolved a lot over ...

  • Tom Manning

    Original inked spread from “Runoff” This is a quesiton that i am asking many of the artists in this exhibition. What is your background as an artist and person and what originally drew you to comics? Probably like a lot of people, get ready for a biopic … I always liked to draw and I always liked to tell stories, but comics themselves didn’t click into place as a medium that I could choose from until … I remember clearly … it was Xmen number 222. [Laughs] That’s really specific. [Laughs] It was probably Mark Sylvestry. Chris Claremont wrote it. ...