SPACE & Back Porch Comics, Bob Corby
Bob Corby has been publishing his own cartoons and comic anthologies under the Back Porch Comics imprint since the 80s.
The Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo (SPACE) is an annual event that attracts self published and independent cartoonists and comic book creators from across the country. This year, SPACE will be held at a new location, the Northland Performing Arts Center at 4411 Tamarack Blvd, Columbus, Ohio on the rescheduled dates of July 18th and 19th.
The Circle is a group for female and nonbinary fans of comic books, graphic novels, and manga to share their interests in an open and friendly setting. The Circle was the primary volunteer force before Extra SPACE and without their help, none of this would be possible!
Twitter: @ thecirclecomics
Nix Comics is a Columbus, Ohio based comic book publisher that specializes in material that can sell as well in a record store or music themed boutique as they do in a conventional local comic shop. Ongoing titles include the “rock and roll horror anthology” Nix Comics Quarterly, Nix Western Comics, and Nix Comics for Kids starring Boy Howdie. Nix Comics also releases special edition reissues of out of print music themed graphic novels such as Mark Rudolph’s Closing Doors and Pure Entertainment Magazine.
Small Press Comics, Artists and Creators:
GRIXLY, Nate McDonough
Crime Cats, Wolfgang Parker
Buyer Beware Comics, Jason Young
Silver Kraken, Maryanne Rose Papke
The Womb Mates, Jason Ford, Jason Martin
Disposable Fiction Comics, Jack Wallace
Vantage:Inhouse Productions, Victor Dandridge
2 Headed Monster Comics, James Moore, Joel Jackson, Katie Valeska
Twitter:@2hmcomics, @jamesmoore1278, @katievaleska
Moon Rock Collective, Eric Blair
Illustrator Of Fantasies, Celestian Waltz
COWBOY HOUSE, Jeff Gibbons, Fred Frances, Mike Madsen
Twitter: @FancyJeff, @fredfrances, @MadMikesson
Drunken Cat Comics, Brian Canini, Derek Baxter
Freestyle Komics, Michael Watson
Calvert Comics, Mat Calvert
Ben T Steckler
Organizations and group exhibitors:
The Laughing Ogre
The Laughing Ogre is one of Central Ohio’s most recognizable comic shops!
The Sunday Comix group exists in order to provide opportunities for creative individuals of all formats and genres of sequential art (comic books, strips, graphic novels, manga, cartoons, etc.) to share their works-in-progress and receive constructive critiques from other creators in order to develop their personal styles as well as encouraging a sense of community.
University of Cincinnati DAAP Comics Studio Class
The UC DAAP Comics Studio Class is an in-depth study of Comics, Graphic Novels & Sequential Art through the various genres within comics, and includes their historical relevance and contribution to American culture taught by indie comics artist Carol Tyler. The course introduces the basic architecture, language and visual structure of comics. The course also covers the mechanics of story telling, the use of dialogue and narration, plot, character development, and dramatic tension. In addition to understanding comics, discussing current trends and learning the history of comics, students will also acquire the basic skills needed to complete a mini-comic. Technical skills like penciling, layouts, panel design, figures, lettering and inking are also part of the class experience.
Art Explorer Post 407
The Art Explorer Post is a collaboration between CCAD and the Exploring Program and Learning for Life. The art post has given high school students the opportunity to explore many types of art, such as illustration, fashion, photography, sculpting, comics and more. The many subjects offered depend on the interests of each individual student. This program also helps seniors prepare their portfolios in anticipation of attending college.
The Columbus College of Art and Design is proud to present SPITBALL. Nine students currently attending CCAD are teaming up with professional writers to create nine unique five page comics in full color. From horrific torture rooms to magical girls, SPITBALL's got it all.