Ani-Mia | Table: 616
Hope and Mayhem Studios has the honor to
bring one of the most recognized Cosplayers and models to Portland.
Since 2008 she has been traveling the country appearing at conventions. Having
the pleasure of judging costume contests, appearing on panels, along
with being in online and print magazines. Doing what she loves most
meeting amazing industry people and incredible fans.
Periscope Studios | Table: 911 & 1013
Periscope Studios is a collective of cartoonists, illustrators, writers, concept designers, graphic novelists, and storyboard artists based in downtown Portland that have contributed, created, written, and designed some of the most amazing art and stories in the industry. We are happy to have the following list of talented Periscope members at Rose City Comic Con!
- Ron Chan
- Ben Dewey
- Terri Nelson
- Cat Farris
- Dustin Weaver
- David Hahn
- Terry Blas
- Ron Randall
- Karl Kesel
- Aaron McConnell
- Jesse Hamm
- Paul Tobin
- Collen Coover
- Steve Lieber
- Rich Ellis
- Dylan Meconis
- Grace Allison
- Erika Moen
- Jeff Parker
- Jonathan Case
Cullen Bunn | Table: M-02
His noir/horror comic (and first collaboration with Brian Hurtt), The Damned, was published in 2007 by Oni Press. The follow-up, The Damned: Prodigal Sons, was released in 2008. In addition to The Sixth Gun, his current projects include Crooked Hills, a middle reader horror prose series from Evileye Books; The Tooth, an original graphic novel from Oni Press; and various work for Marvel and DC. Somewhere along the way, Cullen founded Undaunted Press and edited the critically acclaimed small press horror magazine, Whispers from the Shattered Forum.
Kurt Busiek | Table: E-09
Eisner Award-winning writer/creator of Astro City, writer of Marvels, Superman, Conan, Trinity, JLA/Avengers, Marvels: Eye Of The Camera, Spider-Man/Mary Jane, Wednesday Comics, The Brave and the Bold, Iron Man, I Am An Avenger, Age Of Heroes, Kirby: Genesis and many more.
Brian Churilla | Table: D-07
Brian Churilla is a comic book writer, artist and colorist who lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, son and daughter. He is the creator of the critically-acclaimed comic book series, "The Secret History of D.B. Cooper" from Oni Press. Other clients include: Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Boom! Studios, Archaia and Image Comics.
Matthew Clark | Table: A-13
Artist of Ghost Rider, The Amazing Spider-Man, Superman/Batman, The Outsiders, Wonder Woman, and The Punisher.
Tom Cook | Table: D-01
Animator on shows such as He-Man and the Master of the Universe, SuperFriends, Scooby Doo, and Thundarr the Barbarian, plus films such as Prince and the Pauper, Roger Rabbit and Thumblina.
Katie Cook | Table: F-01
Katie is best known for her work on My Little Pony, Fraggle Rock, and Star Wars to name a few. She has recently done the varient cover for Helheim #1 from RCCC Sponsor, Oni Press!
Clayton Crain | Table: K-12
Clayton Crain is an American comic book artist, who primarily uses digital painting techniques in his art.
He is best known for his works on Ghost Rider: Road to Damnation, Venom vs. Carnage and Sensational Spider-Man.The second one of his Ghost Rider mini-series with writer Garth Ennis has been published by the name of Trail of Tears.
Other titles include the re-launch of X-Force where he has done the interiors and covers, as well as Carnage!
Kelly Sue DeConnick | Table: G-01
A writer whose work includes the new Captain Marvel, Ghost, Avenging
Spider-Man, Invincible Iron-Man, Osborn, Supergirl, Yo Gabba Gabba and
Rachel Deering | Table: O-16
Rachel is a writer, editor, and letterer from Columbus, OH. Her creator-owned horror series, ANATHEMA, helped launch the ComiXology Submit program in 2013. Rachel’s work can also be seen on titles such as WOMANTHOLOGY from IDW, AMELIA COLE from Monkeybrain, PUBLIC RELATIONS from First Comics, SEBASTIAN HAWKS from Gestalt, and many others.
Randy Emberlin | Table: F-03
Known for his work on title such as GI Joe, The Amazing Spiderman, Doctor Strange, and Ghost. Randy has been in the business for over 30 years and probably worked on some of the things you have in your collection.
Matt Fraction | Table: G-02
Writer for The Mighty Thor, Journey Into Mystery, Invincible Iron Man, Hawkeye, Defenders, Avengers Vs. X-Men, Fear Itself and his creator owned book Casanova.
Morgan Gendel | Table: M-16
Gendel has written or produced over 200 episodes of primetime television. He is perhaps best known as the writer of the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Inner Light" which earned him a Hugo Award and is ranked among the top 5 best-loved of all Star Trek episodes or movies. His other credits include TekWar with William Shatner, MTVs Spider Man, The Dresden Files.
Paul Guinan | Table: H-07
Guinan started out at First Comics, where he co-created Cargonauts, a precursor to Firefly. Paul later co-created Chronos for DC Comics. With his wife, Anina Bennett, he created the groundbreaking science fiction series Heartbreakers (currently being released digitally by Monkeybrain Comics). Paul’s art for their graphic novel Heartbreakers Meet Boilerplate was nominated for an Eisner Award. Most recently, he collaborated with Anina on the unique illustrated hardcover Boilerplate: History’s Mechanical Marvel, in development as a feature film from producer J.J. Abrams, and Frank Reade: Adventures in the Age of Invention.
Brian Haberlin | Table: K-03
Haberlin is a comic book artist, writer, editor and producer. He began his career in comics working at Top Cow Productions, where he co-created the Witchblade franchise, which has since expanded to include multiple spin-offs, a live action television series, an anime, and an upcoming film. He founded Haberlin Studios in 1995, producing commercial illustrations and digital coloring for Marvel Comics, DC Comics and Image Comics. He then co-founded Avalon Studios, which published many successful fantasy and sci-fi titles, including Stone, Aria, Area 52, and M-Rex. Haberlin also served for two years as Editor in Chief of Todd McFarlane Productions and penciled and inked its flagship title, Spawn.
Responsible for the highly successful cult comic book series RAZOR, the ultra-violent saga of a disturbed female vigilante. Razor is now in film development with Jeff Most of MOST FILMS ,the producers of (The Crow and The Crow reboot). Hartsoe has returned to comics on the wave of a successful Kickstarter campaign to relaunch his most famous character RAZOR in a new graphic novel entitled RAZOR: SCARS
Jeremy Haun | Table: I-07
Haun is a creator who has worked such titles as Detective Comics, CIVIL WAR: Iron Man/Captain America,
Arkham Reborn, Berserker, Leading Man, or Battle Hymn. Also, known for his work
for Image Comics, ONI Press, IDW, Devils Due Publishing, Marvel Comics,
DC Comics, and Wildstorm. He has been working for DC for the past year
or so on various Batman related projects including Detective Comics.
Adam Hughes | Table: 630
Most commonly known for his stylized renderings of women; super heroines, damsels in distress, figures in fantasy and considered by many to be one of a new generation of Good Girl artists, his talent has allowed him to partner in the past with Marvel, DC, Lucasfilm, Playboy, and Sideshow collectibles to name just a few. He is currently the artist of Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan and cover artist on Fairest, both by DC Comics.
Sam Humphries | Table: H-03
Los Angeles-based writer of Marvel Comics such as AVENGERS A.I., UNCANNY X-FORCE, THE ULTIMATES; and writer of creator-owned comics like HIGHER EARTH, OUR LOVE IS REAL, and SACRIFICE, which is getting a deluxe hardcover edition from Dark Horse in September 2013.
Brian Hurtt | Table: L-15
Brian Hurtt burst onto the comic scene with the second arc in Greg Ruckas critically acclaimed series Queen & Country. He's not put his pencil down since, lending his illustration skills to the Queen & Country spin-off Declassified, Skinwalker, DC's critically acclaimed Gotham Central, as well as the DC series Hard Time. In 2006 he launched a new creator-owned series with writer Cullen Bunn. Titled The Damned, the series saw Brian pencil, ink, tone, and letter a book for the first time ever. He resides just outside of St. Louis in a room covered in black ink.
Brandon Jerwa | Table: O-05
Jerwa is best known for his work on comic tie-ins for several prominent licensed properties, including Battlestar Galactica, Highlander, G.I. Joe, Vampirella and Army of Darkness.
Joelle Jones | Table: E-02
Illustrator on House of Night, The Girl Who Owned a City, 12 Reasons Why I Love Her, Madame Xanadu, Dr. Horrible, and Ultimate Spider-Man.
Joe Kelly | Table: K-16
is an American comic book writer, penciler and editor who has written such titles as Deadpool, Uncanny X-Men, Action Comics, and JLA. As part of the comics creator group Man of Action, Kelly is one of the creators of the animated series Ben 10.
Karl Kesel | Table: 1013
He built a reputation as an inker on
Superman, and Suicide Squad before he moved on to writing such titles as Fantastic Four, Daredevil and The Human Torch for Marvel and Batman/Superman: World’s Finest and Harley Quinn for DC. Karl is also a member of Periscope Studio!
Lukas Ketner | Table: P-05
Ketner is the artist and co-creator of Witch Doctor, the launch title for Robert Kirkmans Skybound imprint at Image Comics. He was a 2009 nominee for the Russ Manning Award for his Witch Doctor work, which has earned praise from fans and creators alike. Other work includes stories for Dark Horse Comics Creepy Comics and Supersized: Strange Tales From a Fast-Food Culture, along with covers for BOOM! Studios Hellraiser title. He has twice won entry into the Communication Arts Illustration Annual for his album artwork. He survived a successful full-body transplant from his hometown in Anchorage, AK to Portland, OR in 2000 where he currently resides.
Lark has provided pencils for DC Comics Batman, Terminal City, Gotham Central and Legend of the Hawkman. His work for Marvel Comics includes The Pulse and Captain America. He has collaborated with Rose City Comic Con guest Greg Rucka on Lazarus
Steve Lieber | Table: 1013
Eisner Award nominee for his work on Whiteout. Also know for his work on other title such as Hawkeye, Alabaster: Wolves, and Detective Comics to name just a few.
Lobdell is best know for his run on Uncanny X-Men and Generation X for Marvel. More recently, Scott has been working on DC titles Teen Titans, Red Hood, Superman, and Superboy to name just a few.
Aaron Lopresti | Table: B-02
Artist of Green Arrow, Sword of Sorcery, Justice League International, My Greatest Adventure, Weird Worlds, R.E.B.E.L.S., Green Lantern Corps and Spider-Man: The Vengeance of Venom.
Andy Mangels | Table: P-07
Over the last two decades, Andys comic-book work has been seen from DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse, Wildstorm, Image, Innovation, WaRP Graphics, Topps, MVCreations, Arcana, and others, and he was the editor of the award-winning Gay Comics anthology for eight years.
Brandi Milne | Table: 807
Milne grew up happily surrounded
by a wealth of inspiration as a child, taking pleasure in classic cartoons,
crayons and coloring books, Sid and Marty Kroft creations, toys, candies and
the kitchy fabrics and notions of the times.
Self-taught and emotionally driven, Milne’s work speaks of love, loss, pain and heartbreak in the first person. She decorates it oddly with a wink of humor and a delicious candied-coat finish – a combination that can be considered highly addictive to viewers around the world.
Brandi’s work is celebrated and supported in fine art galleries internationally and across the US, and has been featured in both written and online publications such as Hi Fructose Magazine, Babyboss Magazine, and Juxtapoz. She published her first book So Good For Little Bunnies in summer 2008 with Baby Tattoo Books and has collaborated with many companies including Disney, Harijuku Lovers, 3D Retro, 686, Hurley, Billabong and Acme Film works for CVS Pharmacy.
Ibrahim Moustafa | Table: N-02
Moustafa is a rising star in the industry and a Portland local that Rose City Comic Con calls a friend. He is best known for The Pound: Ghouls Night Out from IDW and the digital comic High Crimes.
Dustin Nguyen | Table: F-12
Dustin Nguyen is an American comic artist whose body of work, for the past 13 years, includes – Wildcats v3.o, The Authority Revolution, Batman, Superman/Batman, Detective Comics, his creator owned project- Manifest Eternity, Batgirl, and Batman: Streets of Gotham. His recent projects include co-writing and illustrating Justice League Beyond and illustrating Vertigo’s American Vampire: Lord of Nightmares. Currently, he produces the entire art for DC’s all ages series- BATMAN: Lil Gotham written by himself and Derek Fridolfs. Aside from providing cover illustrations for the majority of his own books, his cover art can also be found on titles from Batman Beyond , Batgirl, Justice League: Generation Lost, Supernatural and Friday the 13th, to numerous other DC titles.
Ethan Nicolle | Table: C-01
Co-creator and Artist of a hit web-series and comic from Dark Horse Comics, Axe Cop. Soon to be a television series on the Fox network.
Michael Oeming | Table: C-09
Eisner award winner for his work on Powers. He is also known for his work on Bullet Proof Monk, Thor, Judge Dredd, Mice Templar and his newest title from Dark Horse Comic, The Victories.
Phil Ortiz | Table: N-10
Phil Ortiz an American animator. He has worked for more than 30 years as a professional artist, ranging from daily newspaper comic strips to animated cartoons. Some of his credits include the Simpsons & Alvin and the Chipmunks
Jeff Parker | Table: 1013
Is the writer of titles such as Dark Avengers, Hulk, Batman 66, and Red She-Hulk just to name a few. Jeff is also a member of Periscope Studios based in Portland, Oregon.
Whilce Portacio | Table: A-11
Portacio started out as an inker at Marvel Comics in 1985. Over time, he was given assignments as a penciller as well. Portacio became noted for his work on such titles as The Punisher, X-Factor, and the Uncanny X-Men. However, in 1992, Portacio left Marvel to co-found Image Comics with six other high-profile artists and eventually publishedhis title Wetworks through Jim Lee's Wildstorm imprint in 1994. Other notable series that Portacio has worked on include Stone and Marvel's controversial Heroes Reborn storyline within Iron Man.
Andy Price | Table: F-02
Calling on all My Little Pony fans. Andy Price will be in the house. Andy is best know for his work with Katie Cook on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic series for publisher, IDW.
Brian Pulido | Table: P-01/02
Pulido has created, written or co-written numerous comic books, including Lady Death, Evil Ernie, Purgatori, Chastity, Smiley The Psychotic Button, Cremator, Bad Kitty, Jade, Lady Demon, Bedlam and The Undead. He has written or published stories for World Wrestling Entertainment, Universal’s The Mummy, Halloween, Megadeth and Insane Clown Posse. His stories have been published by Marvel Comics and Dark Horse Comics, among others.
Mark Rahner | Table: O-07
Rahner is the creator of the acclaimed zombie comic book, "ROTTEN." His other comic work includes GREEN HORNET, WARLORD OF MARS, DEJAH THORIS AND THE WHITE APES OF MARS, LORD OF THE JUNGLE, VAMPIRELLA, and CTHULHU TALES
Ron Randall | Table: 1013
An artist who has worked on notable titles such as Super Girl, Wonder Woman, The Outsiders, Justice League, and his own creation - Trekker.
Patric Reynolds | Table: D-09
Patric has worked with Patton Oswalt and Joss Whedon on Serenity: Float
Out, and Mike Mignola on Abe Sapien: the Haunted Boy. Currently he is illustrating
City of Roses (written by Phil Standford), a graphic novel based on
true crime stories in Portland during the 1970s.
Jamie S. Rich | Table: E-01
An author of both comics and prose, best known for his collaborations with Joëlle Jones on the books 12 Reasons Why I Love Her and You Have Killed Me. He is currently writing the foul-mouthed comedy Spell Checkers for Oni Press and working on a variety of Madman-related projects with Mike Allred.
Greg Rucka | Table: E-08
A multiple Eisner Award Nominee for such works as Whiteout, Detective Comics, Wonder Woman, Queen and Country are just a few. Greg has also worked on the Punisher and Action Comics.
Tim Sale | Table: O-02
Tim Sale is an Eisner Award winner artist know for his work on titles such as Superman, Batman, Hulk, and Grendel. His work was also featured as part of the art used on the hit show Heroes
Tim Seeley | Table: E-03
Known for his work on GI Joe, the Incredible Hulk, and Wildcats to name a few.
Brandon Seifert | Table: I-02
Creator/writer of Witch Doctor and Spirit of the Law, co-writer of Hellraiser: The Dark Watch with Clive Barker, writer of Doctor Who and Hellraiser: The Road Below.
Matthew Southworth | Table: E-10
Matt is known for his work on The Amazing Spider-Man, Infinity, Inc, Savage Dragon, and his work with Greg Rucka on Stumptown.
Richard Starkings | Table: J-02
Richard Starkings is a writer, editor and creator of ELEPHANTMEN. He is perhaps best known for the award-winning COMICRAFT design and lettering studio, which he founded in 1992.
Kris Straub | Table: K-01
Kris Straub is a webcartoonist and the creator of Checkerboard Nightmare, Starslip, chainsawsuit and F Chords. He is also a co-founder of webcomics collectives Blank Label Comics and Halfpixel. Straub co-created the series Blamimation with Kris and Scott (an animated series) and Kris and Scotts Scott and Kris Show (a live-action comedy webseries) with Scott Kurtz. Both series air at Penny Arcades PATV web video content imprint.
Eric Trautman | Table: O-04
is an American comic book creator. In
1999 he became a content developer for Microsoft’s Franchise Development
Group, where he wrote and edited story bibles for a variety of Xbox and
PC game properties, including MechWarrior 4: Vengeance, Allegiance, Crimson Skies, and Halo. He is the author of “The Art of Halo: Creating A Digital World” (along with Frank O’Connor) and edited and contributed to the Crimson Skies fiction anthology (both published by Del Rey). His first comic book work was a six-issue comic miniseries for the Perfect Dark franchise.
At Emerald City Comicon 2013 in Seattle, WA, Trautmann and Jerwa launched their first creator-owner digital comic, Frost: Rogue State, published by Monkeybrain Comics via the ComiXology platform. Frost returns them to the genre of military fiction, this time an action-thriller.
Chris Uminga | Table: F-03
An illustrator whose work focuses on superheroes, monsters and creeps. He has worked on projects for Mezco Toys, Interscope Records as well as Marvel Comics.
Brett Weldele | Table: I-06
Best known for co-creating The Surrogates, which was adapted into the 2009 film of the same name starring Bruce Willis. He has also worked on other projects including Southland Tales and 28 Days Later.
Rich Werner | Table: B-11
Werner has been working as an Artist in the industry of Gaming for
13 years. His most noted accomplishments are, the Character Designer/
Animator for the game "Plants VS Zombies". As well as the artwork for
the trading card game "Magi-Nation". He is also an avid painter and is
part of many gallery shows coming up throughout the next year in the
Shannon Wheeler | Table: P-09
Shannon Wheeler is best known for creating Too Much Coffee Man. He has contributed to various publications including the New Yorker and The Onion. Wheeler lives on a volcano in Portland, OR with his cats, chickens, bees, girlfriend and children. He publishes rejected comics at tmcm.com and he embarrasses himself on twitter @MuchCoffee.
Shane White | Table: M-09
Shane Whites earliest comic work appeared in small-press comics in the mid-80s. His first professional penciling gig was for Silverwolf Comics' (Greater Mercury Comics) Eradicators in 1990. Several years later he did work for DC/Paradox Big Book of Urban Legends. In 1998 Caliber Comics hired him along with Martin Powell to adapt Whitley Strieber's Communion book, of which two of the four issues were ultimately finished. More recently, his first graphic novel North Country, a 96-page full-color memoir published by NBM Publishing, Hack/Slash & Fear Agent from Image
Joshua Williamson | Table: J-05
Williamson has worked on many books you know and love. Adventure Time, Detective Comics, JLA, Captain Midnight from Dark Horse and Ghosted from Image Comics just to name a few.
Robert Wilson IV | Table: G-07
Robert Wilson IV is a comic artist and illustrator who currently lives in Dallas, TX with his wife Tiffany. He co-created and self published Knuckleheads, a super powered buddy comedy, along with writer Brian Winkeler.
Pete Woods | Table: H-01
Christopher Yost | Table: F-08
Yost is a film, animation and comic book writer best known as the head writer of the Marvel animated series The Avengers: Earths Mightiest Heroes and co-writer of the comic book series New X-Men and X-Force. Yost is also one of the screenwriters for Marvels Thor: The Dark World feature film due out this fall!
- Chrissie Zullo
- Brandi Milne
- Mark Rahner
- Joshua Williamson
- Periscope Studios
- Rich Werner
- Morgan Gendel
- Cullen Bunn
- Brian Churilla
- Clayton Crain
- Rachel Deering
- Paul Guinan
- Brian Hurtt
- Andy Mangels
- Whilce Portacio
- Eric Trautman
- Shane White
- Sam Humphries
- Lukas Ketner
- Shannon Wheeler
- Brian Haberlin
- Brandon Jerwa
- Christopher Yost
- Andy Price
- Brett Weldele
- Jeremy Haun
- Brian Pulido
- Phil Ortiz
- Kris Straub
- Robert Wilson IV
- Tim Sale
- Richard Starkings
- Joe Kelly
- Ibrahim Moustafa
- Dustin Nguyen
- Katie Cook
- Tim Seeley
- Matthew Southworth
- Randy Emberlin
- Karl Kesel
- Steve Lieber
- Jeff Parker
- Ron Randall
- Greg Rucka
- Patric Reynolds
- Tom Cook
- Chris Uminga
- Pete Woods
- Kurt Busiek
- Aaron Lopresti
- Kelly Sue DeConnick
- Matt Fraction
- Matthew Clark
- Joelle Jones
- Jamie S. Rich
- Brandon Seifert
- Ethan Nicolle
- Adam Hughes
- Everette Hartsoe
- Michael Lark
- Scott Lobdell
- Michael Oeming