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2013 Stumptown Comics Fest Guest Profile - Justin Jordan

Justin_Jordan.jpgEvery Wednesday, join us as we highlight and celebrate a guest for the 2013 Stumptown Comics Festival. This week we turn our attention to Justin Jordan.

Calling the rural countrysides of Pennsylvania his home, Justin Jordan made a strong debut in the world of comics with The Strange Talent of Luther Strode. The six-issue miniseries went on to become one of the highest acclaimed books of 2011 and a top-seller for Image Comics. The series cemented Justin Jordan as a fresh voice within comics. While writing for multiple comic book anthologies, Jordan launched the series Team 7 and is slated to begin work on Deathstroke, both for DC Comics. Jordan is currently writing The Legend of Luther Strode, the follow-up to his Image hit, as well writing Shadowman from Valiant Entertainment, . You can learn more about Justin Jordan and his work at http://thestrangetalentoflutherstrode.com

Posted January 31, 2013 at 9:52 AM | Permalink
2013 Stumptown Comics Fest Guest Profile - Jen Van Meter

JenVanMeter.jpgEvery Wednesday, join us as we highlight and celebrate a guest for the 2013 Stumptown Comics Festival. This week we turn our attention to Jen Van Meter.

Earning a Bachelors degree in English, and a Masters degree in Folklore and Literature, Van Meter took her knowledge and transformed it into an Eisner nominated career that started in 1998. Writing for the Dark Horse Presents annual, Jen Van Meter wrote the very first comic book appearance for Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This led to her work at Oni Press where she created and wrote the award-winning series Hopeless Savages. Van Meter has produced work for many of the major comic book publishers, include Marvel Comics, DC Comics / Vertigo, and Dynamite Entertainment. Her most recent work having appeared in the series-ending Amazing Spider-Man #700. You can learn more about Jen Van Meter and her work at www.jenvanmeter.com

Posted January 24, 2013 at 12:11 PM | Permalink
2013 Stumptown Comics Fest Exhibitor Profile - Tranquility Base

TranquilityBase.jpgEvery Wednesday, join us as we highlight and celebrate a guest for the 2013 Stumptown Comics Festival. This week we again diverge and focus on a exhibitor: Portland's newest comics collective, Tranquility Base.

As Portland continues to grow as one of the countries biggest comic book cities, so too does the cooperative nature of creation. Formed in 2009, Tranquility Base is the home to some of comics fastest rising stars. The 10th annual Stumptown Comics Fest is proud to present so many talented members of the comics community from Tranquility Base:

Lisa Rosalie Eisenberg (I Cut My Hair, Bearfight!)
Luke Mahan (Orcaskine, Baristocracy)
Les McClaine (Jonny Crossbones, The Middleman)
Ibrahim Moustafa (High Crimes, The Pound)
Brandon Seifert (Witch Doctor, Doctor Who, Hellraiser)
Jon Siruno (The Middlemen)

For more information about Tranquility Base, please visit http://tranquilitybase.tumblr.com/

Posted January 16, 2013 at 11:04 AM | Permalink
2013 Stumptown Comics Fest Exhibitor Profile - Periscope Studio

periscopestudiologo.pngEvery Wednesday, join us as we highlight and celebrate a guest for the 2013 Stumptown Comics Festival. This week we diverge a bit and focus on a exhibitor: Periscope Studio.

Portland's wealth of creative comics potential seems nearly endless, and part of that richness comes from collective studios where professionals can work in a friendly space and be inspired be one another. Periscope Studio might be the best example of that energy, and features the following artists who will be at 10th Annual Stumptown Comics Festival:

Paul Guinan (Boilerplate: History's Mechanical Marvel, Frank Reade) [Special Guest]
Anina Bennett (Boilerplate: History's Mechanical Marvel, Frank Reade) [Special Guest]
Erika Moen (DAR!, Bucko) [Special Guest]
Dylan Meconis (Family Man, Out Foxed) [Special Guest]
Terri Nelson(Boilerplate: History's Mechanical Marvel, Amaterasu: Return of the Sun)
Steve Lieber (Underground, Whiteout)
Cat Farris (Flaccid Badger, Frog Song)
Ron Chan (Roy's Boys, The Guild, Models Inc)
Jeremy Barlow (Mass Effect: Homeworlds, Star Wars Tales)
Grace Allison (Wander)
Rich Ellis (Memorial)
Ron Randall (Supergirl, Trekker, Amaterasu: Return of the Sun)
Natalie Nourigat (A Boy and a Girl)
Karl Kesel (Fantastic Four, Harley Quinn)
Paul Tobin (Gingerbread Girl, Colder, Falling Skies)
Colleen Coover (Gingerbread Girl, X-Men: First Class)
Jonathan Case (Green River Killer, The Creep)
Aaron McConnell (The U.S. Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation)
David Hahn (Private Beach, Fables)
Jeff Parker (Bucko, Underground, Red She-Hulk)
Dustin Weaver (S.H.I.E.L.D.)
Ben Bates (Sonic)

For more about Periscope Studio, please visit: http://periscopestudio.com

Posted January 9, 2013 at 12:11 PM | Permalink
2013 Stumptown Comics Fest Guest Profile - Chynna Clugston Flores

ChynnaClugstonFlores.jpgEvery Wednesday, join us as we highlight and celebrate a guest for the 2013 Stumptown Comics Festival. This week we turn our attention to Chynna Clugston Flores.

With an art style heavily influence by late era Japanese Manga and mid-century Mod esthetics, Chynna Clugston Flores made an immediate impression upon her graduation from the Yosemite High. Submitting her early work to Fantaco, Chynna garnered the writing and penciling duties on the miniseries Bloodletting. Her work drew the attention of editor Jamie Rich at Oni Press, where she went on to create the Eisner Award nominated series, Blue Monday. Also with Oni Press, Chynna followed up Blue Monday with the critically acclaimed series Scooter Girl, named by Ain't It Cool News as one of the best comics of the 2000s. In January, 2013, Chynna returns to working with Jamie Rich as she pencils It Girl! and the Atomics #6 for Image Comics. You can learn more about Chynna Clugston Flores and her work at http://newwavezombie.blogspot.com/

Posted January 2, 2013 at 5:04 PM | Permalink
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