Artists' Alley 2021

PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS

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PAIGE BRADDOCK

American cartoonist Paige Braddock is best known for her Eisner-nominated comic strip, Jane’s World, the first gay-themed comic work to receive online distribution by a national media syndicate in the U.S. Braddock concluded the comic strip after completing its 20-year run in 2018.

https://peanutbutterandcrackers.com/

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JUANITA CROOKS

​Hi! I'm Juanita, a 22 year old artist living and working in Northern California. I've been drawing since I was a baby, and always knew I wanted to be some kind of an artist for a living. When I picked up digital art in 2014 and started seriously watching shows from studios like Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Frederator Studios and Adult Swim, I knew I had to work in cartoons for TV. It's been my dream ever since, and I've been working hard everyday to make it a reality.

https://linktr.ee/yakisobababy

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SEAN FAHEY

Sean Fahey is a comic book writer. He is also the editor and publisher of Black Jack Press, an independent comic book company. Sean’s writing is also featured in works published by Legendary Comics, DC Comics, Soaring Penguin Press (the Eisner-nominated WWI anthology To End All Wars), and Fulcrum Publishing (the Harvey nominated anthology District Comics: An Unconventional History of Washington, D.C.). Black Jack Press’ first mini-series, the Viking horror adventure The River of Blood, will be published in Spring 2021. Visit Black Jack Press at www.facebook.com/BlackJackPress to preview their works and stay on top the latest news!
Print versions of all Black Jack Press titles are available from IndyPlanet: https://indyplanet.com/?s=Sean+Fahey
Digital copies are available from DriveThru Comics: DriveThruComics.com - Black Jack Press - The First Download Comic Shop

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ALEXIS E. FAJARDO

Alexis E. Fajardo is an Eisner award-winning editor and cartoonist. A student of the classics, Lex has created a unique blend of comedy, literature, and high-adventure in his graphic novel series, Kid Beowulf – named one of Kirkus’s best books of 2016.

BRIAN FIES

Creator of "A Fire Story," "Mom's Cancer," and "Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow," all published by Abrams. Also created "The Last Mechanical Monster" webcomic. Won some awards, including an Eisner, Harvey, Inkpot, Emme and Emmy. I'm grateful.

http://brianfies.blogspot.com/

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MATT GASER

Matt Gaser is a Spectrum award winning Illustrator/ Visual Development Artist living in Northern California.  He began his studies learning Illustration and Entertainment Design at Art Center College of Design. After graduation, he worked in video games for six years concept designing on such titles as Eragon, Forgotten Realms Demonstone, and Lord of the Rings The Two Towers

https://www.mattgaser.com/

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THOMAS YEATES

Thomas Yeates began drawing at a young age, and has been a professional illustrator for over 40 years! One of the original graduates from the Joe Kubert School, he enjoys projects that allow him to draw natural landscapes. This passion can be seen in the world-traversing Sunday comic strip Prince Valiant, which he has worked on with his closest collaborator, Mark Schulz, for nine years!   http://thomasyeates.com/index.html

MAIA KOBABE

Maia Kobabe is a graduate of the first ever class in the MFA in Comics program at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Eir first full length book, GENDER QUEER: A MEMOIR, came out from Lion Forge Comics/Oni Press in May 2019. GENDER QUEER was a winner of an Alex Award and Stonewall Book Award in 2020, and nominated for an Ignatz Award and the Best Graphic Novels for Teens List from YALSA in 2019.

https://redgoldsparkspress.com/

YOUTH ARTISTS

Val L.

Téa A.

Forrest L.

Chloe H.

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JUNIOR ARTISTS

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