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!
John Gallagher is an entertainment illustrator based out of Vancouver BC. He creates art for film, television, games, animation and comics in various capacities, including visual development, concept design, sequential and storyboarding art, illustration, keyframes and cinematics. John began his career in video game development as a concept designer at BioWare nearly twenty years ago, and after fourteen games in nine years it was time for a change. He migrated to film in 2008 and has been in that industry full-time ever since.
John has worked on many sci-fi shows such as Defying Gravity, Eureka, Falling Skies, Fear Itself, Myths and Monsters, Once Upon A Time, The Flash and V.
As an artist, he likes to keep things simple: useing both analog and digital toolboxes to help creative teams tell their stories and solve diverse visual challenges. Whatever the story, whatever the genre, John works quickly and effectively. He is always trying out some new technique and messing around with his software toolbox. He never does the same illustration twice, always mixing it up by keeping the material challenges front and centre.
Writer, editor, and color-artist Renee Witterstaetter is the author of “Nick Cardy: The Aritst at War,” “Excess: The Art of Michael Golden,” “Tex: The Art or Mark Texeira,” the children’s book “Kerry and the Scary Things,” “Dying for Action: The Life and Films of Jackie Chan,” and “Nick Cardy: Wit-Lash” among many others.
Renee began the comic phase of her career working on such titles as “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Superman,” “Silver Surfer,” “Conan The Barbarian,” “The Punisher” special projects, and “Conan Saga,” then going on to spearhead the reintroduction of “She-Hulk,” at Marvel as well, as part of that legendary run.
She then moved to Topps Comics where she was the editor on “X-Files,” “Jurassic Park,” “Xena” and “Hercules” and is the co-creator—with Jackie Chan and artist Michael Golden– of the successful series, “Spartan X” which will be made into a trade paperback featuring new material.
She is also the colorist on hundreds of comics from “The Avengers” to “Spider-man” to “Captain America” to “Jurassic Park,” among many, many others. “I must have colored a thousand pages of comic books,” she says.
Film work was a natural progression for Renee after this storytelling immersion in comics, and she has since worked on dozens of music videos for Madonna, Seal, Ben Harper and Usher, as well as the feature movies “Rush Hour Two,” “Red Dragon ,” “To ease the lose,” and “Swimming With The Virgin,” among others.
In addition to on-going film work, she is the President of Little Eva Ink Publishing and Eva Ink Artist Group, which represents artists and writers in comics, storyboards, fine art painting and more . Renee is also one of the producers of the “Creator Chronicles” DVD series with Woodcrest Productions, featuring interviews with major industry creators such as George Perez, Bill Sienkiewicz, Michael Golden, Joe Jusko, Matt Wagner, Joe Sinnott and many more.
Current projects also include new books “Michael Golden, Dangerous Curves,” “Santa Confidential” with Hagar the Horrible artist Chris Browne, “Mark Texeira: Tempest,” “James O’Barr: Uncoffined,” and the soon to be released “James O’Barr: Tears in the Rain.”
Renee will be available to autograph the thousands of comics she has worked on in her career, film DVD’s and her newest books available at all the shows.
In her not so abundant free time, she lectures on storytelling, most recently in China and Russia, fishes, dances, travels and is also curating several major art exhibits featuring U.S. and European talent.
Scott Rosema’s legendary career in the comic book industry spans over 30 years. He has worked for the Big Two (Marvel & DC), and his pencils and inks have touched just about every character large and small during his long career. He is a graduate of Kendall College of Art & Design, and he currently resides in Muskegon, Michigan where he and his lovely wife Suzie continue to pursue their love of art and creation.
Collette Turner is a UK born artist. Following graduation she left that line of work and moved to Northern Canada, where she took up wildlife art. She soon found herself gravitating towards sequential art and storytelling.
She’s quickly building ground in comics, working on her personal project Badassical, the Rothic book Southern Nightgown, and a number of other comics as a cover/guest artist. She’s also very active in the collectable art card community, working with Upper Deck, Perna and other companies.
Currently she can be found living and working in Atlantic Canada.
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.
Dawn McTeigue is a comic book artist. You can see her work as the interior artist for JP Roth’s Southern Nightgown & REM:8 and DC Comic’s Harley Quinn & her Gang of Harleys, as well as a cover artist for Rothic Novel collections, Aspen Comics, Dark Horse/Dynamite, Valiant Comics, Zenescope & Lady Mechanika.
Dawn lives in Calgary, Canada with her husband & 3 kids.
Ashleigh is an illustrator currently living and working in Las Vegas, NV. Her work can be found in various trading card sets, including Star Wars, The Walking Dead, The Hobbit, Ghostbusters, Mars Attacks, Marvel, DC and many more.
Ashleigh appears at cons across North America, selling her one-of-a-kind pop culture illustrations and commissioned works. Come visit her in Artist Alley!
Anthony Hary is an illustrator and writer, with over 10 years experience in the comic book industry. He co-founded ANA Comics in 2009, and has worked on Fifteen Minutes, The Canadian Legion, Brethren, and Chapel. His passion is for storytelling, and helping other creators.
M. C. Joudrey, Canadian writer, artist and designer. His second novel Of Violence and Cliché was released September 2013, followed by his collection of short stories Charleswood Road: Stories (August 2014), which was nominated for a 2015 Manitoba Book Award. M.C. Joudrey has also been a member of the submission selection committee for the CBC Short Fiction Prize and a jury member for the Manitoba Book Awards. His titles reside in permanent legislative and national government collections. He is also a bookbinder and a number of his works are held in galleries internationally. His work can be seen at mattjoudrey.com