Friday, August 28, 2015

Toe Tag Riot - Sean Von Gorman

2015.07.26 Garden State Comic Fest, Mennen Arena, Morristown, NJ


Sean Von Gorman is an NYC based comics illustrator & writer, known for Toe Tag Riot, Secret Adventures of Houdini, and Pawn Shop with Joey Esposito.

A hilarious and gory tongue-in-cheek story, Toe Tag Riot is about a punk rock band cursed to become zombies whenever they perform their music! The band goes on a last cross-country tour in search of the cure to their affliction, but being the ethical sometimes-zombie punks that they are, Toe Tag Riot uses their zombie superpowers to rid the world of racists, homophobes, misogynists and all kinds of other nasty people. Read the LGBT-positive book that the Westboro Baptist Church themselves accidentally endorsed and then felt really stupid about doing! Guest appearance by Andy Hurley from Fall Out Boy! - Previews World


Sean drew this image of Toe Tag Riots' lead Dickie Tagz in a retro style to compliment the Richie Valens stamp...

Picked up a copy of the first issue signed by von Gorman and writer Matt Miner...

In addition to his comics work, Sean is also a brilliant guerrilla marketer, who has been known to hand...

Friday, August 21, 2015

Allison Strejlau - Mystical Musician

2015.06.07 Special Edition, NYC

Allison Strejlau is a cartoonist and illustrator based in New York, and is the artist for the Regular Show comic published by Boom!Studios, as well as Senior Digital Editor at ComiXology.

Allison has had exhibitions at the APW Gallery: Small Works, Big Ideas (2009) and Visual Arts Gallery: Myths Transformed (2010).

Friday, August 14, 2015

Kelle Riley - Mystical Musician

2015.06.07 Special Edition, NYC

Kellee Riley attended the Ringling College of Art and Design.. Riley began working at American Greeting on properties such as Strawberry Shortcake, Carebears, Popples and Holly Hobbie. After gaining some experience she struck out to found KelleeArt Design Studios, LTD...

Since then she has gone on to work on may other properties including Barbie, My Little Pony, Spongebob Squarepants, Polly Pocket, Littlest Pet Shop, as has a client list of Mattel, Hasbro, Nickelodeon, Disney, Dreamworks, Random House, Simon and Shuster and others...

Currently she is most well known for being the original illustrator on Mattel's Monster High...


Friday, August 7, 2015

Steven Bowman - Mystical Musician

2015.06.06 NY Special Event, NYC

Steven Bowman is a comic book artist and freelance illustrator from Louisville, Ky. Bowman published his first comic "Astounding Tales Presents: Rooftops" in 2010 featuring his character the Blue Badger...

Bowman was one of those artist I was not looking for when I went to the show. Late Saturday afternoon, when I thought I was done for the day, I was wandering aimlessly and came upon Bowman's table. I stopped to look at his work and was taken by a print of a mystical musician playing an old wooden stringed instrument.  A Beautiful girl at his side and a very large dragon in the background. I enjoy fantasy art but find it difficult to find the right first day cover for this type of art. Then it hit me.. the mystical musician and Jimi Hendrix.  A perfect combination, as could envision him playing in the band...