Check below for a list of our featured artists, we also have dozens of local artists and makers taking part as well. Be sure to clear some wall space for those new originals & prints!
Mike Toth (Lone Ranger, Tarzan, Shazam, Peanuts!)
Mike began his long career in the animation field in 1978 at Filmation Studios. Having been inspired by the Warner Brothers cartoons of the 1940s he always dreamed of being an animator. Starting his career at Filmation Studios he worked on He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, She-Ra Princess of Power, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, Tarzan, Lone Ranger Zorro Adventure Hour, Shazam, Blackstar, Bravestarr, Ghostbusters, New Adventures of Tom & Jerry. He also worked freelance for Bill Melendez on This is America Charlie Brown, Snoopy’s Reunion and It’s Spring Training Charlie Brown.
When Filmation closed it’s doors in 1988 he moved over to the Baer Animation Studios where he got to work on many commercials such as the Green Giant, Chevy Lumina and also worked on Roger Rabbit in Tummy Trouble as well as the Prince and the Pauper short starring Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy. In the mid 1990s he found himself working at Disney Studios Animation in Burbank where he worked on such great Disney Classics as Aladdin, Pocohontas, Mulan, Beauty and the Beast, Tarzan, Atlantis the Lost Empire, Treasure Planet, Hercules and Home on the Range.
Tyler has been a valued illustrator in the entertainment industry since the year 2000. His clients include Marvel Entertainment, Warner Bros Animation, Marvel/Lionsgate, DC Comics, Blizzard, Wizards of the Coast, Paizo’s Pathfinder, IDW, and Dynamite Entertainment, among many others.
His most widely seen work can be found almost anywhere in the form of promotional art for Marvel Studios film projects. He has illustrated iconic images for several Marvel Studios films including: Captain America: Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Civil War, Ant-Man, and Doctor Strange.
He has recently launched a creator-owned, urban fantasy art project called Blood of Dragons.
Chris is an award-winning graphic designer and freelance illustrator based out of Northeast Ohio. His professional designs and artwork are featured in graphic novels, illustration magazines, design annuals and advertising publications.
Some of the projects he has worked on include Zenescope Entertainment’s Grimm Fairy Tales, Grimm Tales of Terror, Helsing, Wonderland, Robyn Hood, and Dark Queen; Coffin Comics’ Lady Death; HBO’s Game of Thrones; Funimation’s Ghost in the Shell; UDON Entertainment’s Capcom Fighting Tribute; TOPPS Star Wars Trading Cards; John Paul Reid’s Medford Family Chronicles novel series; Double Take’s Ultimate Night of the Living Dead; Larry Blamire’s Steam Wars; and Aspen Comics’ All New Fathom, Overtaken, and Michael Turner’s Soulfire. Other licenses and professional publishers he has worked for include Lucasfilm, LEGO, Overnight Productions, No Gravity Studios, Laser Lady Publishing, Arizona Publishing, Octopus Park, and Chibi Essence.
Writer, editor, color artist, agent, and publisher Renee Witterstaetter began the comics phase of her career working on such titles as Superman at DC Comics, and Silver Surfer, Conan The Barbarian, and Conan Saga at Marvel, then went on to spearhead the reintroduction of She-Hulk at Marvel as well. She then moved over to Topps Comics, where she was the editor on X-Files, Jurassic Park, Xena, and Hercules, and the co-creator—with Jackie Chan and artist Michael Golden—of the popular series Spartan X.
During this time, Renee was also the color artist on hundreds of comics from the Avengers to Spider-Man to Captain America, among many, many more, while writing for The Impossible Man Summer Special, Marvel Age, the Silver Surfer Annuals, and numerous other titles.
Film work was a natural progression for Renee after this storytelling immersion in comics, and she has worked on dozens of music videos for Madonna, Seal, Usher, and other recording artists, as well as working on such feature movies as Police Story III, Drunken Master II, Crime Story, Rush Hour 2, Red Dragon, To Ease the Loss, and Swimming With The Virgin, among others.
She is the author of numerous books, boxing articles, and feature articles, including Dying for Action: The Life and Films of Jackie Chan, from Warner Books, and she contributed to The Fantastic Art from Vanguard Productions and The Art of the Barbarian—Conan, Tarzan and Death Dealer, Volumes One and Two, from Image. She also authored the top-selling Excess: The Art of Michael Golden, which has sold out and gone into a second printing, and the upcoming Tex: The Art of Mark Texeira–The Artist’s Great Escape.
In addition to ongoing film work, she is the president of Little Eva Ink Publishing (www.evainkpublishing.com) and Little Eva Ink Toys, printing art books, comics, portfolios, and much more under the imprint “Eva Ink.” For the last eight years, Renee has worked in artist management via Eva Ink Artist Group, representing the likes of renowned illustrators Michael Golden, Steve Scott, and Mark Texeira. In addition, she is the co-producer of the popular DVD series, Creator Chronicles, with a focus on comic greats, with shows on George Perez, Joe Jusko, Michael Golden, and Bill Sienkiewicz, and upcoming DVDs on Texeira, Joe Sinnott, Matt Wagner and many more in the works.
In her not so copious leisure time, Renee fishes, salsa dances, and arranges gallery shows in Manhattan and worldwide. She sometimes also signs at comic book conventions.
Suydam has contributed work to many publications, including Heavy Metal, House of Secrets, House of Mystery, Penthouse Comix, Epic Illustrated and National Lampoon, as well as international sci-fi and comic anthologies. His own projects include Arthur Suydam: The Art of the Barbarian, Skin Deep, The Alien Encounters Poster Book, Visions: The Art of Arthur Suydam, Mudwogs, Mudwogs II, Bedtime Stories for the Incarcerated, Libby in the Lost World and The Adventures of Cholly and Flytrap.
Arthur Suydam’s comic book work includes such titles as Batman, Conan, Tarzan, Predator, Aliens and Death Dealer. Recently, his work has primarily been on covers, including Marvel Zombies, Ghost Rider, Hellstorm, Moon Knight, Wolverine, Marvel Zombies vs. The Army of Darkness, and Raise the Dead.
Suydam also created the box art for the game Touch the Dead, and provided the cover art to the Mickey Spillane (with Max Allan Collins) novel Dead Street. He has also done cover artwork for the horror punk band the Misfits, including their 2009 single “Land of the Dead” and 2011 album The Devil’s Rain.
“I had considered how the things that never happen, are often as much realities to us, in their effects, as those that are accomplished.” ― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield
I am told, though I know nothing of the truth of it; but I was told I was born on a Tuesday at two in the afternoon to a poor woman of little schooling and a horde of children. I, being the youngest of many – eleven, I was often left to the way and sow of the family. So in turn, I was born, I grew up. As a child, my reality was pushed away, as dream and fantasy took precedence and stood strong in my endeavors. As the youngest, I was forgotten to say the least – the after thought; the pest to follow up the rear. But in that solitude, while surrounded by my massive family, I found wonderment. Far off lands to run to, battles to take up arms and follow Good King Henry once more unto the breach!
My mind was aflame with the wonders of the world, but not the world you sit in. The world of dreams, nightmares and epic tales of love, loss, and finding the courage to stand at the brink of the darkness and scream into it “I will not go quietly into that good night!!” I was born, I grew up, I became a dreamer, a knight errant, going forth to chase my windmills, and find what dream I would leave behind for the next poor boy born and forgotten.
As I have journeyed through this life, I have touched dreams, other’s dreams. I have had the honor of working on the very works that fed me as a boy. I have, for twenty-four years now, graced pages after pages of print. And I tell you this – it is an honor, no a privilege, to live off your dreams. And to that quest – the dream so many have given me the fuel for, I thank you all. But, I tell you this. Often I am asked and praised for the works I have done, but never asked what I have given to reach that goal. Everything has been sacrificed, night after night of working and struggling, fighting tooth and nail to reach the top. The entire time terrified what would happen once I reached the top of the hill. For when you become what you always have dreamt you wanted to be, you have to be able to keep it.
Like most kids at a young age, I doodled with pretty much anything you put in my hand (crayons, markers, pens, pencils, chalk, rock on pavement…). Nothing could have made me happier.
In 1993 I went to my first comic book convention “Chicago Comic-Con”. This was the turning point in my life. I met the man himself…Mr. Stan “THE MAN” Lee! He was so full of energy and talked to everyone who wanted his autograph. When I got up to him, I put down Amazing Spiderman #41 and he signed it along with a Polaroid of him and I. I’ll never forget what he said to me right before I left his table…”Keep pushing true believer, dont give up, it will happen”, all with a smirk on his face and a slight head nod. I never really knew what he meant by that until later that day when I realized I wanted to work in the comic book industry.
Myself and Greg HornAll throughout high school, my work has been published in magazines, businesses, banners, brochures, fliers and schools. In 1998 (just one year after I graduated Warren High School), I was invited back to Warren High School to show the students how to draw the comic book way, or at least the way I do. For 2 weeks I taught the art classes my style. It was a huge success and was invited back to be a guest speaker for the art classes from time to time.
Up to about mid 2005, all I wanted to do is illustrate comics. This was until I found myspace. I posted a few black and white illustrations I drew on my profile and received a few good comments (which was pretty cool). Then I was asked if I had any “colored” work. I didn’t at that time, but I colored one up right away in Photoshop and posted it. I got more comments on my colored work than on my b/w illustrations (that was great)!
Thats when I got my first gig on a comic called Foxwood Falcons (After Hours Press). This was the beginning of my professional career.
Graham Crackers SigningIn 2008, I’ve created something called Sketch Coloring. This is where I take a sketch cover of any comic book and color right on the actual cover with special markers. This is my way of creating a sketch. Since most colorists really don’t sketch “traditionally” (like Jim Lee, Micah Gunnell and so on…) I wanted to come up with my own way to give something to the fans so they can take home and have a “one of a kind”. Sketch Colorings do just that. No two Sketch Colorings are alike (even if I color the same cover 100 times for 100 people). Check out the Sketch Colorings page to see what I’m talking about. It may be easier if you see what I’m saying.
I did my first professional comics work at the age of thirteen, selling a Legion of Super-Heroes story to DC Comics and going on to write Superboy, The Legion of Super-Heroes, Superman and other titles. In 1978, I accepted the position of Editor in Chief of Marvel Comics under the condition that I would be allowed to improve things for Marvel’s creators. I introduced royalties and a spectrum of other incentives, rights and benefits, attracting a Who’s Who of talent. Later, I founded VALIANT, DEFIANT and Broadway Comics and was the principal creator of their characters and universes. Today, I’m the Editor in Chief of Illustrated Media, a custom comics company.
A fast-rising star in the industry, Fabok is part of a strong roster of homegrown Canadian talent in the
comic book industry. The native of Harrow, Ontario, first got his start in 2011 as a penciler on David
Finch’s highly acclaimed Batman: The Dark Knight; by the fall of 2012, he had become the lead artist of
Detective Comics. Fabok’s sweeping art fills the pages DC’s biggest titles —and now, the latest coins
from the Royal Canadian Mint.
Jason will be unveiling the new Justice League coin collection along with collaborator Brad Anderson at
C4 – Come by the Royal Canadian Mint booth at 3pm on October 27 th !
“AS A PROUD CANADIAN, IT WAS AN HONOUR TO DESIGN THESE COINS AND TO WORK WITH THE
ROYAL CANADIAN MINT. BRAD ANDERSON AND I PUT OUR HEART AND SOUL INTO THIS PROJECT AND
FEEL THAT WE’VE CREATED A SET OF COINS WORTHY OF THE JUSTICE LEAGUE.”— JASON FABOK
Here on this page, you can keep up to date with all news related to Detective Comics. Also, check out Jason’s blog, at www.jasonfabok.blogspot.com
Brad Anderson is one of the most respected and prolific colourists currently at DC Comics. Both on the
pages of DC Comics’ biggest titles and on our latest coins, this Manitoban colourist is praised for his
ability to bring art to life in outstanding colour.
Brad will be unveiling the new Justice League coin collection along with collaborator Jason Fabok at C4 –
Come by the Royal Canadian Mint booth at 3pm on October 27 th !
“THIS GREAT COUNTRY OFFERS SO MANY OPPORTUNITIES, EVEN WORKING ON A PROJECT BEYOND
YOUR WILDEST DREAMS. WHEN I WAS ASKED TO BE A PART OF THIS AMAZING PROJECT, I LITERALLY
GOT SHIVERS. I COULD NOT SAY YES FAST ENOUGH. IT IS AN AMAZING HONOUR TO BE ASSOCIATED
WITH A CANADIAN COIN—NEVER MIND HAVING YOUR NAME ON ONE. I AM FOREVER GRATEFUL TO
HAVE THIS OPPORTUNITY.”— BRAD ANDERSON
Fadi Hakim, President of Captain Canuck Incorporated, and Publisher at the Chapterhouse Comic Group.
At age 6, Fadi bought Captain Canuck #1 at a Flea Market Comic Stall, and hasn’t looked back since. Forming Captain Canuck Incorporated with Richard Comely in 2012, Fadi spearheaded the redesign of the Captain with Kalman Andrasofszky and Paul Gardner, and produced the Animated Series- ‘Captain Canuck: Fool’s Gold’, starring Kris Holden Reid, Paul Amos, Laura Vandervoort and Tatiana Maslany.
Fadi Hakim consequently founded the Chapterhouse Comics Group in 2014. Boasting titles such as Captain Canuck, Spirit Leaves, The Pitiful Human Lizard, All New Classic Captain Canuck, True Patriot and Die Kitty Die, the fledgling publishing house is quickly becoming Canada’s leading comics company, distributing throughout North America and internationally.
@fadizhakim on Twitter
Dan Parent is an American comic book artist and writer best known for his work for Archie Comics.
A graduate of The Kubert School, Dan began working for Archie immediately after graduation. His writing of the Love Showdown series from 1994 received widespread attention. Dan has also written and/or illustrated for Felix the Cat Productions, Mattel, Disney Adventures, Valiant Comics, Harpercollins to name a few.
Dan is credited with giving Archie Comics a relevance with contemporary artwork and innovative story lines. .One example is a modern, fashion magazine-style revamp of the long-running Betty & Veronica Spectacular. Another example was a 2010 storyline in which Parent wrote the first bi-racial coupling of Archie and Valerie from Josie and the Pussycats.
Archie then introduced their first openly gay character, Kevin Keller, in Veronica #202, who was written, drawn and created by Dan. Kevin Keller has become Archie Comic’s most popular character in decades. Kevin Keller was given his own solo book in 2011.
In 2015, along with friend and collaborator, Fernando Ruiz, Dan co-created the comic book, Die Kitty Die. Die Kitty Die was such a popular hit with Chapterhouse Comics fans that she will return in May of 2017 with the first issue of a second volume titled, Die Kitty Die: Hollywood or Bust!
Other notable series Dan has worked on are Archie Meets Kiss, Archie Meets Glee and Archie vs. Sharknado! Dan won the 2013 GLAAD award for outstanding comic book (Kevin Keller) and is also a Harvey Awards nominee.
Danny Zabbal is a Toronto-based professional illustrator, game developer, trickster and rascal.
For his entire life he’s been committed to conjuring whimsical images that tell stories and stir the imagination.
His work has appeared in a full range of video games, comics and film. Selected projects include: Kim Kardashian: Hollywood (Glu Mobile, 2015 Crunchy Award Winner), The F1rst Hero: Fight for your life (Action Lab Comics) and Space Riders: Division Earth (iThentic).
Danny currently writes and illustrates his creator owned property “Life, Death & Sorcery” published by Chapterhouse Comics – that Bleeding Cool calls, “legitimately one of the best books of the year!” and also produces regular strips for his other popular feature, “Obsolete Heroes”.
Follow him at @dannyzab on Instagram
Andrew Wheeler is the co-writer of Freelance at Chapterhouse Comics with Jim Zub, and the writer of Another Castle at Oni Press. He also created the Parsec-nominated podcast serial Valentin & The Widow, and is the former editor-in-chief of ComicsAlliance.”
@wheeler on Twitter
Keith Morris is originally from St. Louis, Missouri.
Having moved to Toronto for University he immediately fell in love with the city and never left.
A life-long comic fan and historian he decided to make his career in the industry.
He has had worked in mainstream and indie comics as a retailer, writer, designer, story consultant, editor and now a publisher.
He lives above a subway station with his spouse Paola and their rescue dog Krypto.
Van Jensen is a former newspaper crime reporter and magazine editor who broke into comics as the writer of Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer, which was named one of YALSA’s Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens.
He is the writer of the upcoming Two Dead from Simon & Schuster, Cryptocracy from Dark Horse, as well as a graphic novel adaptation of the first James Bond novel, Casino Royale. Currently, he is writing Fallen Suns, a new sci-fi series at Chapterhouse Comics, and in 2018 he will be taking a lead role in the Chapterverse, co-writing Captain Canuckwith Jay Baruchel.
Jensen also has written The Leg: The Remarkable Reappearance of Santa Anna’s Disembodied Limb, and Green Lantern Corps and The Flash for DC Comics.
In 2016, he was named a U.S. State Department Comic Book Ambassador. A native of western Nebraska, Jensen now lives in Atlanta.
Follow him at @van_jensen on Twitter
Richard worked as a sign painter, crest, embroidery and clothing designer, portrait artist and graphic designer before publishing Captain Canuck from Winnipeg in 1975 and Star Rider and The Peace Machine in 1981.
Richard has taught drawing since 1989. He has written and illustrated for magazines and newspapers in Canada and The U.S. He wrote and illustrated three newspaper strips as well as children’s books, greeting cards and storyboards. He helped create a one year post graduate course in comic book scripting and illustration for Mohawk College. His Drawing from the Pros video was a best seller in the North American educational market.
He is working with Chapterhouse on an ongoing Captain Canuck comic series that began with a 2015 Free Comic Book Day edition, Captain Canuck: “Tell The Story” workbook, the original series compendium and Captain Canuck: “Enter The Crime Stopper” comic- created in conjunction with Crime Stoppers and Mac’s Crime Busters. Richard is also involved in the Captain Canuck animated series, an animated feature film, along with a live-action being eyed for 2018.
Richard and his wife Evelyn, married since 1975, have 8 children and eight grandchildren.
@captaincanuck on Twitter
Emmanuelle Chateauneuf is a passionate old soul who cares too much, is genuinely eccentric, and is on a whole, a general weirdo.
With one foot planted firmly in her subconscious and the other kept floating sufficiently above ground, the fresh-faced comic creator lives merrily in Hamilton alongside her cat, Micchiru, in their mystical flat, Saint Albertonia’s Chapel.
Her work includes features in The Feathertale Review, Captain Canuck, and her first original novel, ‘Queen Street’.
@batmanni on Instagram
Ray Fawkes is a Toronto-based award-winning Writer/Artist known for both superhero titles such as Chapterhouse’s FANTOMAH, DC Comics’ CONSTANTINE and GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT, and Marvel’s WOLVERINES and his creator owned works UNDERWINTER, INTERSECT, ONE SOUL and THE SPECTRAL ENGINE.
Follow Ray on Twitter at: @rayfawkes
Leonard Kirk is an American-born comic book artist living in Canada. He has worked on such properties as Supergirl, JSA, Star Trek, Batman, Fantastic Four and Squadron Supreme.
Currently Kirk is working on All New Wolverine for Marvel Comics as well as Chapterhouse Publishing’s Flagship series, Captain Canuck.
Tony is a Dad of two lovely geek girls, the husband of the most patient woman he knows and a Halifax based Editor for Canada’s largest comic book publisher, Chapterhouse Comics. During his time with the publisher, he has helmed some of the company’s most popular titles, like Captain Canuck, All New Classic Captain Canuck, Northguard, the Chapterhouse 2016 Summer Special & Die Kitty Die with involvement in new, recently released titles, Freelance and Agents of PACT. His latest editorial endeavours are in the May 2017 Free Comic Book Day issue of Captain Canuck also featuring Die Kitty Die and anthology series, True Patriot Presents.
Currently, Tony has moved into the role of Managing Editor for Chapterhouse Comics with responsibilities including creator owned titles like Spirit Leaves, the Fourth Planet, the Pitiful Human-Lizard, Life Death and Sorcery, True Patriot Presents as well as Die Kitty Die. In addition to that, he is helping to launch the paperback publishing division of the company with new authors from across Canada. He is always eager to find new projects by talented creators wherever he goes.
In his spare time he complains about having too many pets and enjoys microblogging about craft beers.
Follow him on Twitter @CanuckTony
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Comic Book Database: http://comicbookdb.com/creator.php?ID=50724
Nathan is one of the best professional spray paint artists in Canada. Using only spray paint, magazine paper and a few household items, he can create a beautiful piece of artwork on demand in three minutes or less. Originally from New Brunswick, Nathan travels across the country performing and painting at over 100 shows per year.