# 2D CLOUD :: website
2D CLOUD is a micro-press comics publisher based in NE MPLS. We publish paper-craft art books, mini comics, and graphic novels by an assortment of creatives, such as Nic Breutzman, Meghan & Raighne Hogan, John & Luke Holden, Noah Van Sciver, Justin Skarhus, Vincent Stall, Toby Jones & Maddie Queripel, among others.
A Robert James Algeo :: website
Robert James Algeo was born in Philadelphia, is living in Minneapolis and makes comics starring doctors, robots, ghosts and special agents. He’s done mini-comics, full size comics and screen prints. Most of them are funny, but sometimes they are creepy. However, the best of them are creepily funny. His comics can be found at inabsentiapress.com. Log on today!
Stacie Arellano :: website
Stacie Arellano is a graphic novelist from Madison, Wisconsin. She is the artist and author of the nautical fantasy tale Tribute Waters which is set in a world where sound can kill and magic is woven into intricate knotwork. Stacie has been making comics since 2003 and debuted her first mini-issues in zine form. She attends several animation and comic conventions each year, where she meets with fans and sells her latest work.
A.N.A. Comics :: website Javen Ackerman :: website
The Winchcombe is a humorous strip that’s set in an English pub-style restaurant in downtown Minneapolis. It follows the crew and owner, local car sales mogul Henry Decker, as they struggle to keep this local institution afloat in these fast-changing times.
AdHouse Books :: website
AdHouse Books has been a boutique publishing juggernaut since the year of 2002. Over the years, they have won and been nominated for awards within the comic profession (Ignatz, Harvey, Eisner) and the design world (AIGA, Communication Arts, Domtar Paper). Their library of publications is an eclectic mix of sequential and illustrative arts.
I try to capture the look and feel of all my past influences. From mainstream to manga to alt., I try to take what I’ve learned best from all and bring that into my work. The feeling of my comics tend to be somber and dark as of late, but I always try to put a little humor and fun that just comes with the medium into it.
Altered Esthetics :: website
Altered Esthetics is a non-profit community-based art gallery and arts advocacy organization located in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District. We believe artists represent a voice of society and our mission is to support and expand a vibrant arts community.
Rina Ayuyang :: website
Rina Ayuyang is a cartoonist based in Oakland, California. Stories from her self-published mini-comic series “”Namby Pamby”" were recently collected in the book “”Whirlwind Wonderland”", co-published by Sparkplug Comic Books and Tugboat Press. Rina’s other self-publishing efforts include minis “”Pet Project”" and “”Doodle DAZE.”" She has also contributed to various anthologies like Unicorn Mountain #3, Stripburger, and SPX 2005, and plays the “”nice”" co-host on the comics podcast, The Comix Claptrap. Here’s her website: http://www.rinaayuyang.com.
B Sarah Becan :: website Anna Bongiovanni :: website Justin Babb :: website Nic Breutzman
Nicholas Breutzman is the cartoonist behind the graphic novella Yearbooks, which came in at #24 in The Comics Journal’s top 50 comics of 2009 and was nominated for inclusion in Best American Comics 2010 by Neil Gaiman. His work has also been featured in anthologies like the Good Minnesotan series as well as Critical Citadel. This year, Nic will be debuting his latest work in Pornhounds 2 and Motherlover at the 2d Cloud tables.
The Black Hat Collective :: website
A diverse collective of local comics artists offering comics ranging from epic fantasy webcomics and graphic novels to post-apocalyptic picture books. Offering comics, prints, coloring books, buttons, t-shirts, and jewelry based on their various works, as well as a range of printed comics. They will also be selling their group anthology project “Day in the Life”
JP Beaty :: website
I am an author of mini comics and short stories. My works are 1890, Law Shark, and The Adventures of Alan Moore. In the near future am releasing several books (A spy story, a collection of snakeman comics, and the second issue of adventures of alan moore.)
Jordyn F. Bochon :: website
Jordyn Bochon currently lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Author of comics such as Gene Day Award nominated The Day After V-Day and Finnegan Strappe And The Gni’ehn Dagger, her work has been described as quirky and dark; dealing in tense relationships, the beauty of inner-city life, and scientific fictions. Her comics can also be seen in anthologies such as You Aint No Dancer (New Reliable Press), Prison For Bitches, Exploded View (Cloudscape), Arabesque, and Spera Volume 1 (Archaia).
OcculTango is a story about Kael exploring the purgatory he has now become citizen to in order to solve the mystery of his death and bring his soul to its final resting place. An exploration on when–or if–it becomes too late to say, “I’m sorry.” It’s a fantasy, action/adventure, suspense graphic novel drawn in a style that is a fusion of American and Japanese comics.
Neil Brideau :: website Bud Burgy :: website
Bud Burgy has been publishing comics since 2005, including the Muscles & Fights anthologies (1-4), Meatfist and Gronk, and Continuity Guy. He has participated in several area art shows including Lutefisk Sushi and has had work published in City Pages and the Pioneer Press. He has also collaborated on several projects including Uptown Girl and Manly Tales of Cowardice. Bud is a proud member of the International Cartoonist Conspiracy.
Hannah Blumenreich :: website Kevin D. Bandt :: website
I write and draw The Carriers. The Carriers is a bright and colorful adventure comic. I tend to try something new on each page. I am constantly experimenting with different techniques and tools. My work can be found at- http://kevinbandtconcepts.blogspot.com/
C Joe Combs :: website
Creator of the ongoing business and technology webcomic, Business Casual, along with the offbeat single panel comic, Rusty The Wonderdog, Joe Combs has created online comics since 2003. His work has been featured in self-published material, newsletters, and at the popular website, FMyLife.
Athena Currier :: website
Athena Currier is the creator of the Action Athena, an autobio webcomic which received a 2010 Lulu Award Nomination in the category of Kim Yale Award for Best New Talent. Athena is also the creator of Burn Book, a comics magazine about labels. The Slut issue of Burn Book has been reviewed by Comic Book Resources, along with one of Athena’s minicomics, People Against Dan. Athena’s comics have appeared in City Pages, Broken Pencil Magazine, gURL.com, and Sunoikisis.org.
Kevin Cannon :: website
Kevin Cannon is the author/illustrator of Far Arden, the Eisner nominated graphic novel from Top Shelf. He also co-illustrates nonfiction comics with Zander Cannon, including the recent Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth, rated a “must-buy” by experts.
The Center for Cartoon Studies :: website
The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) offers a two-year course of study that centers on the creation and dissemination of comics, graphic novels and other manifestations of the visual narrative. Experienced and internationally recognized cartoonists, writers, and designers teach classes. CCS programs include a two-year Master of Fine Arts Degree, One- and Two-Year Certificates in Cartooning, and annual summer workshops. The school is located in historic downtown village of White River Junction, Vermont, in the old Colony Surprise Department Store.
Zander Cannon :: website
Zander has done work for most major comics publishers since 1993, notably Top Ten and Smax, Tom Strong, Star Trek, Transformers, Lucifer, and Justice Society, as well as his medieval fantasy The Replacement God, and the upcoming infernal adventure Heck.
Anthony Clark :: website Comic Book Legal Defense Fund :: website
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers. The CBLDF provides legal referrals, representation, advice, assistance, and education in furtherance of these goals.
Chromazoid :: website Andrew James :: website Lena H. Chandhok :: website
Lena H. Chandhok is a Brooklyn-based comic artist who draws yetis, cute girls, and jerks. (She especially likes to draw comics in which those categories overlap.) She also makes stickers, charms, and funny faces. Much like Rumpelstiltskin, she will grant you a wish if you can pronounce her name properly.
Kevin Czapiewski : website
Kevin Czapiewski (pronounced “chappy-ESSky”) is based in Cleveland OH, where he works as a designer. Every other waking moment is spent on comics, such as the work he does editing and contributing to the anthology PUPPYTEETH as well as a weekly column on the blog Comix Cube. Other work includes the webcomic Spoilers, as well as small appearances in the Magic Bullet newspaper.
Adrean Clark :: website
Adrean Clark is a cartoonist, and has published three books: 8 Ways to Be Deaf, The Census Taker and Other Deaf Humor, and Survival ASL: 25 Essential Signs for Kids. As a deaf comic artist, her goal is to open windows into a culture otherwise inaccessible to the hearing mainstream.
D Ryan Dow :: website
Ryan Dow is best known for his philosophical slice-of-life webcomic, Introspective Comics. He is also the creator of the always absurd, sometimes scatological series Plunger-Man and the Super Plumbers. He is the unofficial cheerleader for The International Cartoonist Conspiracy.
Cori Doerrfeld :: website Kris Dresen :: website Mike Dawson :: website
Author of TROOP 142, a new graphic novel published by Secret Acres. Past work includes Freddie & Me and Ace-Face: The Mod With The Metal Arms. Host of TCJ Talkies podcast and co-host of The Ink Panthers Show!
DWITT :: website E Mark Elton :: website Darla Ecklund :: website Eamon Espey :: website F Paul Fricke :: website Arianna Grace Fahrenkamp :: website Otis Frampton :: website Dale Flattum :: website
When not watching Law & Order re-runs, Dale Flattum spends his time creating posters, art forgeries, and other screen printed propaganda under the alias: TOOTH. He will be selling a new book of black and white graphics he’s created over the last 25 years, which includes a CD of music from his former “career” in rock. (co published with La Mano 21).
Fancy Pants Gangsters :: website Alex Fukui :: website
A recent graduate of MCAD’s comic art program and two-time winner of some awards soon, Alex Fukui draws from dark humor, dreams, funny animal comics and history to produce provocative stories in the comics medium. He runs a blog featuring his sketches and thoughts, and has had strips published in the City Pages. People reading his comics tend to either furrow their brows or laugh derisively. His work has been compared to trash, accidentally thrown out, torn apart, and scoffed at by many in the Twin Cities region, but others have enjoyed it despite impossible odds.
G Barbara Guttman Leyna Gifford Grimalkin Press :: website Amaya G :: website
Makes comics and books and sometimes books that are comics. Often times they’re about people, and sometimes they’re about animals. Mostly cats. Though sometimes she draws those animals that you think are really cute in an ugly sort of way.You know the ones…Also there’s some various types of printmaking involved.
Sarah Glidden :: website
Sarah Glidden’s first full length book, a graphic memoir titled How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less was published by Vertigo in late 2010. She is currently working on her next full-length comic book about journalists covering the legacy of the Iraq war as well as short pieces of graphic journalism.
H Britt Hammerberg :: website Molly Hayden :: website Sam Hiti :: website Luke Holden :: website
Luke Holden Maker of zines, adventures, and art. Luke and his brother John are frequent collaborators in various creative projects, from punk/jazzy-guitar/folk music to spoken word, zines, and comics. Their work has appeared together and separately in the pages of Good Minnesotan as well as their zine series, Detrimental Information. The Holden brothers’ very latest collaboration takes place within the pages of Motherlover, published by 2d Cloud and debuting at MIX 2011!
Ursula Murray Husted :: website Ashley Hay :: website Anthony Hary :: website
Artist – WE CAN HOPE”/HOPE: HERO INITIATIVE (Ronin-Studios), BRETHREN (A.N.A. Comics), ROBIN HOOD Web-comic (A.N.A. Comics), Opossum Creek Bananas Roadside Grille Web-comic (Carbon Hallway), THE VIKINGS OF MOON ISLAND(A.N.A. Comics). Editor – WE’RE INDY: Rise of the Independents Anthology (A.N.A. Comics), The Precarious Adventures of Newton Von Brisby Web-comic (A.N.A. Comics). Editor-in-Chief A.N.A. Comics 2009 to Current. Co-Founder A.N.A. Comics.
Jessica Hickman :: website
Illustration/comic work. Worked with Walt Disney Company, Lucasfilm, IDW Publishing, Topps, Penny Farthing Press, Marvel, DC, Image. Done several How-To-Draw tutorials for Starwars.com. Webcomic: SpaceQuint.com
Raighne Hogan :: website
Co-publisher of 2D Cloud and colourist behind Yearbooks and Motherlover, the latter of which is debuting at MIX 2011! Raighne’s past work has appeared in the Good Minnesotan anthology, which he also acted as lead editor for during its four-issue run.
Dustin Harbin :: website Meghan Hogan :: website
Meghan Hogan’s work is spread across numerous creative disciplines, like Amigurumi toy-design, hyperbolic crochet, painting, and comics. Working in these diverse mediums has granted Meghan a better understanding of space, color, shape, and form. Past comics work can be viewed in the Good Minnesotan series, as well as Manny plus Bigfoot. At MIX 2011 she will have her Geirdoz on display for your hands to touch and your eyes to play.
John Holden :: website
John Holden is a spoken-word artist and lapsed video blogger — at there height, his videos reached over a million hits on the Y-tubes. John’s writings have been illustrated by his brother Luke and his friend Nic Breutzman in the pages of the Detrimental Information series and the Good Minnesotan anthology respectively. John’s latest work with these two fellows will be debuting at MIX 2011 in the form of Motherlover, published by 2d Cloud.
Adam Hansen :: website Peter Hodapp :: website
Pete Hodapp makes comics focusing on rural life. His 2nd comic The Possum and the Pepper Spray was a part of last year’s Lutefisk Sushi D bento box and went on to win the 2010 Isotope Award for Excellence in Mini-Comics.
Beth Hetland :: website
Beth Hetland makes autobiographical comics, big smiles, and loud laughs. Her newest story, Fugue: A family in three parts, is a middle daughter’s observations and explorations of her mother’s relationship with music, her children and herself.
Tyler J. Hutchison :: website Jesse Haller Andrew Herbst :: website
Future landscape comic books.
Kevin Huizenga I Infinity Wall Comics :: website
Artist Nicholas Straight and writer/designer Cory Speets present their epic comic collaboration, Infinity Wall – intergalactic tales of love, hate, cosmic schadenfreude, poop, and questionable devices of unspeakable evil. New episodes appear semi-sporadically at www.infinitywallcomix.com
Ian McDuffie :: website J Jesse and the Brians :: website K Robert Kirby :: website
THREE is an all-color, all-cool, queer comics anthology published and edited by Robert (Curbside, Boy Trouble) Kirby. The first issue, nominated for two Ignatz awards, features Kirby, Eric Orner and Joey Alison Sayers, and issue two stars Jon Macy, Jennifer Camper, David Kelly and Michael Fahy. At this year’s Alternative Press Expo (APE) Robert was awarded the 2011 Prism Queer Press Grant. He’ll be debuting his new solo mini at MIX, King for a Day.
Danno Klonowski :: website
Danno writes and/or draws several humor comics including MANLY TALES OF COWARDICE, CONTINUITY GUY, SUPERMARKET VIGILANTE, FALSE WITNESS: THE MICHELE BACHMANN STORY, and TOMMY CHICAGO. In 2010 Danno was the featured artist for LUTEFISK SUSHI ‘D’ and was also featured in Britt Aamodt’s book on MN cartoonists “Superheroes, Strip Artists & Talking Animals”.
Bart King :: website
Semi-not famous and armed with little repute; Comic Book Artist and Printmaker Bart King switches between mainstream and independent sensibilities. Flipside Superhero Books, Strange Minis, & Frameable Screenprints all in attendance!
King Mini :: website Kevin Kelly :: website Reynold Kissling :: website Koyama Press :: website
Koyama Press has published indie comics, kid’s comics, art books, zines and more since 2007. Recent winner of the Outstanding Comic Book Publisher at the Joe Shuster awards, we are excited to be exhibiting at MIX for the first time. Cartoonist Dustin Harbin will be at the Koyama Press table.
April Kasulis :: website David Kelly :: website
David Kelly is the creator of the new Northwest Press compilation Rainy Day Recess: The Complete Steven’s Comics. His work has appeared in numerous zines and anthologies such as Boy Trouble which he co-edited with founder Robert Kirby. David lives in Seattle and is happy to be visiting MIX (& Minneapolis) for the first time!
Emily Kluwin :: website
My work is primarily web comics and mini comics that are oriented towards a female market. The final product tends to take on a more angular style featuring bold and graphic shapes. Currently I am in the process of putting together two new web comics both of which feature strong lead female characters. Genre wise the work tends to be more fantasy and science fiction oriented often with a historical twist to it.
I am currently a junior at MCAD, looking to find work in comics outside of school. I like working on a range of high fantasy and sci-fi adventure comics, at the same time, a good amount of my work revolves around fables, everyday acts of heroism, and interest in the melancholic mundane. I work using a variety of black and white inking techniques to make comics as well as illustrations.
Erik Krenz :: website L Marissa Luna
I make mini comics with stories that range from autobiographical journal comics, to romance and magical realism. My drawing style is illustrative, but still quite fun and cartoony.
La Mano :: website
Placing a premium on had-made aesthetics, La Mano is an acclaimed micro-publisher of works by such artists as Zak Sally, John Porcellino, Jason t. Miles, Kim Deitch, Nate Denver, and William Schaff. La Mano owns and operates its own offset press, and prints many of its own books.
Jon Lewis :: website
Jon Lewis is the creator of the cult series TRUE SWAMP, which debuted in 1994 and continues today both online and in print from Uncivilized Books. Other works include GHOST SHIP (1994-5), SPECTACLES (1997-9), and KLAGEN: A HORROR (2010, also from Uncivilized). In 2001, DC Comics drafted him to write 21 issues of the monthly ROBIN title. A native St. Paulite, he now lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, the cartoonist Karen Sneider.
Nicole Lorenz :: website
Nicole is behind the body-positive sci-fi coloring book Fat Ladies In Spaaaaace. Her art tends toward quirky fantasy illustration, and she can’t seem to stop drawing unicorns. You’ll find prints, coloring books, and free coloring pages at her table.
Bob Lipski :: website
Bob Lipski is the creator and artist of the independent comic book series Uptown Girl. The latest Uptown Girl graphic novel Big City Secrets was released in 2011. For more information visit www.uptowngirlcomic.com.
Lupi :: website
Lupi makes comics and paintings. Her work has been featured in False Witness: the Michele Bachmann Story, City Pages, and Duh! Her latest project is Germ Warfare, a comix anthology about germs and the people who love to hate them. She also co-hosts The Geek Report, a podcast about geek culture. http://theblatshow.wordpress.com/
BT Livermore :: website
BT Livermore is the creator of the mini-comic series “The Life and Times of Baby Otto Zeplin” and the alphabet book, “B is for Beard.” Through his self-run publishing imprint, Banner Year Press, he has also published anthologies such as “Bearfight” and “Terrible Beasts” as well as other printed goods.
Ryan V Lower :: website
I make comics that want you to laugh, and be surprised, and think about yourself, and consider what you love, and why. They are silly enough to seem ironic, and serious enough to seem pretentious– but the embarrassing thing is– they are completely sincere.
Josh Lesnick :: website
I drew Girly, an odd and romantic comic, from 2003 to 2010, which was recently collected in a swank series of books I’ll be selling at various cons including this one. Aside from that, I live primarily from the business of providing fun and unique adult-oriented comics through my Slipshine website, as well as drawing my own series called Doctor Voluptua every once in a while.
M Randal Milholland :: website Gordon McAlpin :: website Justin Madson :: website
Justin Madson is a graphic novelist from Wisconsin. His most notable work to date, Breathers, is a science fiction thriller that paints a bleak, yet realistic, view of a world where the air has become unsafe to breathe.
Mystic Sheep Studios :: website
Mystic Sheep Studios is the creatively fertile ground from which Urban Fey blossomed and the seeds of other projects are taking root. The mayhem, occasional escaped words, and ink splatters reflect our wide ranging talents as they intermingle and branch out. The books and original art work of Mystic Sheep Studios will take you on unexpected journeys into other realms and show you reality from new perspectives. Our comic work includes Urban Fey (urbanfey.net), Clip, Basilisk, and Revenge of the Nature Imps.
Chris Monroe is a cartoonist and children’s book author and illustrator who lives in Duluth, MN. Her comic Violet Days has been in print in various newspapers for over 15 years. She is also the creator of the children’s book series Monkey With A Tool Belt, and her 2010 picture book Sneaky Sheep.
Minneapolis College of Art and Design :: website
The Minneapolis College of Art and Design educates individuals to be professional artists and designers, pioneering thinkers, creative leaders, and engaged global citizens. Comic artists at MCAD master the serious art of storytelling. That means studying line, color, and composition, as well as character development, storyboarding, and plot. Today’s comics cover everything from the incredible to the mundane. And with many comic artists now using the Internet to create and display their work, the future of comics is as unknown as it is exciting.
Maxeem :: website Dan Murphy :: website
Dan Murphy is an artist/illustrator who’s current work, Elle Cirka is a semi-autobiographical story of running away from home at age 11 to join a strange circus, it’s collection of performers and the role they played in delivering souls to their next (or final) destination.
MPLS.TV :: website
Founded in 2009, MPLS.TV is a content network produced + curated by a creative, resourceful, Do-It-Together community dedicated to providing entertaining + insightful content to Minneapolis + beyond. MPLS.TV aims to foster cultural sustainability + growth while uniquely showcasing Minneapolis arts + culture like no one has before.
Corinne Mucha :: website Max Mose :: website Microcosm Publishing + Cantankerous Titles :: website
As a not-for-profit*, collectively-run publisher and distributor of zines and related work, Microcosm Publishing strives to add credibility to zine writers and their ethics, teach self empowerment, show hidden history, and nurture people’s creative side! Based in Leavenworth, KS and Portland, OR, Joe Biel started the distro and then-record-label out of his bedroom in 1996. Since then it’s grown to become one of the largest zine distributors in the world, reaching an international audience through our website and retail store.
MariNaomi : website
MariNaomi is the San Francisco-based creator of the graphic memoir Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Resume, Ages 0 to 22 (Harper Perennial) and the self-published Estrus Comics (est. 1998). Visit her website at marinaomi.com.
N Diana Nock :: website
Originally from the South, Diana is now an adopted Minnesotan who works out of her bedroom, having somehow managed to eke out a living at this comics thing. Her current main projects are Poorcraft (with Spike Trotman) and her webcomic The Intrepid Girlbot, but much more is in the works!
Tom Neely :: website
Tom Neely is a painter and cartoonist living in Los Angeles with his wife and a dog. His art has been featured in galleries in San Francisco and Los Angeles, in dozens of magazines and literary journals and on album Covers. His debut graphic novel, The Blot, earned him an Ignatz Award for “Promising New Talent,” and made it onto several of the industry’s “Best of 2007” lists. He authored the Melvins comic book, Your Disease Spread Quick, and a collection of comic strip poems called Brilliantly Ham-fisted. His most recent work is the graphic novel, The Wolf.
Duane Nichols :: website
A graduate from MCAD, I’m a full time graphic designer by day and aspiring comic artist at night. Currently I’m working on an upcoming webcomic that takes place in a fantasy world that mixes swords and sorcery and robots with a twist of Art Deco. This year I will be published in A.N.A comics upcoming anthology and will be selling prints of those featured images along with other pinup work. Also I will have available t-shirts of the crazy cartoon duo Plug & Play. (Robotic adult humor.)
Anders Nilsen :: website
Anders Nilsen is the author and artist of several comics and graphic novels including the Ignatz Award winning Don’t Go Where I Can’t Follow and Dogs and Water as well as Big Questions, Monologues for the Coming Plague and The End. His work has been anthologized in Kramer’s Ergot and Mome as well as Best American Comics and Best American Non-Required Reading. His drawing and painting have been exhibited internationally and his books translated into eight languages. Nilsen grew up in Minneapolis and currently lives in Chicago.
Pranas T. Naujokaitis :: website
Works range from online journal comics, handcrafted minicomics, and now, oddly enough, children’s books. Notable works include inkdick, Beard, and Monster Town Volumes 1 & 2. His first professionally published book, The Totally Awesome Epic Quest of the Brave Boy Knight, was just put out by Blue Apple Books.
O Daniel Olson :: website One Percent Press :: website P Jamie Penny :: website Tyler Page :: website Lemuel Pew :: website
Minneapolis-based creators Lemuel Pew and Aric McKeown present Blank It, an online comic offering made available twice weekly. Join two poor fellows as they explore an unpredictable and antagonistic universe and its bizarre inhabitants. Argue with trousers, snuggle foxes, drink hand juice and watch giant robots duke it out in this ever-evolving non-sequitur story.
John Porcellino :: website
JOHN PORCELLINO was born in Chicago, in 1968, and has been writing, drawing, and publishing minicomics, comics, and graphic novels for over twenty-five years. His celebrated self-published series King-Cat Comics, begun in 1989, has inspired a generation of cartoonists. Books collected from King-Cat include Diary of a Mosquito Abatement Man, King-Cat Classix, Perfect Example, and Map of My Heart.
Charles Pechonick :: website Evan Palmer :: website Paper Rocket :: website
Paper Rocket is a minicomics publishing house. Robyn Chapman is its publisher, editor and designer (in truth, she is its only staff member). Paper Rocket strives to publish minicomics that can be both read and treasured. Our comics are hand-crafted yet affordable. Our titles include This Isn’t Working: Comics About Ex-Boyfriends, Make: Comics About an Intimate Act, and Hey, 4-Eyes!
Aaron Poliwoda is from your girlfriend’s bedroom. He stands six foot seven, three inches from heaven. He weighs three-oh-five and can whip any man alive! Also he makes Low Blow comics about autism etc.
Paper Darts :: website
With a beer in one tentacle and a book in another, Paper Darts is taking back the lit scene, one lame pen and quill metaphor at a time. We are primarily a magazine, but we are also a publishing press, a creative agency, a community, and an idea.
Q R Chandra Reyer :: website
Greystone Studios produces web comics, fine art and mini comics. The Siamese Fighting Fish is a web comic parody of a parody with lots of pop culture references. Other works are done with traditional fine art methods, like Chinese brush painting with non-traditional subjects.
Joe Rheault :: website
Publisher and Artist of Tastes Like Good 1 & 2. Anthologies containing all MN artists and self-published by an MN artist. Creator and publisher of this action-packed two-story comic Asha in Thievin Ways.
Jake Rueth :: website Robots from the Future :: website Mark Rudolph :: website
Mark Rudolph’s is an illustrator, cartoonist and metalhead who’s work has been seen internationally on album and magazine covers, t-shirts, playbills, posters and comics. He’s published many of his books through his CV Comics imprint; including his graphic novel Closing Doors, which was featured on a PBS documentary and is currently working on an H.P. Lovecraft adaptation. He has done work for Relapse Records, Decibel Magazine and Marvel Entertainment among others. He lives in the Detroit area.
Jim Rugg :: website
I am the co-creator of Afrodisiac, Street Angel, the PLAIN Janes, and USApet and creator of Rambo 3.5. My comics have appeared in anthologies such as Monster, True Porn, Typewriter, Pop Gun, Diamond, Smoke Signal, Pood, and Study Group 12. My work reflects my interests in mass media, pop culture, advertising, and genre.
S Curtis Square-Briggs :: website Julie Sydor
Julie Sydor is a Minneapolis-based author of the webcomic Song of Straygo (2007-09) and a number of mini-comics. Her art is manga-influenced and the genres run from fantasy to humor. Current projects include Song of the Raven Planet, about a dog creature who wakes up in different eras in a fantasy world and tries to protect humans from the planet’s other sentient race. Super C-horse Adventure is a story illustrated in pixel art about videogame monsters learning to break from their simple platform-marching routine to rebel against the evil Baker Man.
Brittney Sabo :: website
Brittney Sabo is a Xeric-award winning artist and the co-author of Francis Sharp in the Grip of the Uncanny! as well as a drawer of mini comics and a background artist for Vertigo’s The Unwritten’ series.
Katie Sekelsky :: website
Katie is an illustrator and cartoonist from Pennsylvania. Come see her at MIX for art prints, buttons, posters and books – including the Machine of Death anthology and her new book The Time Traveler’s Pocket Guide.
Brent Schoonover :: website Sparkplug Comic Books :: website Nicole Schoonover :: website
Rebecca Cole Creative is my online Etsy shop. I love to craft anything from vintage comic cards to collaboration with my husband’s artwork to make t-shirts. Check out our wares, and always remember, if you don’t see something in the size or color you like we love to do custom orders!
Caitlin Skaalrud :: website
Comics – mini’s, floppies, and handmade things – about high kitchen dramas, low country dramas, even lower purgatory dramas, sometimes with a joke or two. Screenprints, relief and intaglio prints – ranging from rock posters, smarmy deer, and David Hasselhoff.
Justin Skarhus :: website
2d Cloud co-publisher. Known initially for the MN-centric antho The Good Minnesotan, but have been slowing expanding our mini-comic and reduced collaborative releases. I do production and design work for 2DC, work most of our shows, have done two collaborative shorts w/Raighne Hogan for GMN 1&3 and have slowly been creating solo output (contrib. to GMN4 and my own mini comic, Rdcd Fist). Redcd Fist II to descend from the fog in 2012.
Kate Shields Stenzinger :: website
Kate Shields Stenzinger is the author of Babies Love Comics parenting articles and the comic The Baby Adventures of Zoe Zeus. She has a degree in child development, a master’s degree in psychology and years of experience working with children experiencing big emotions.
Rob Stenzinger :: website
Rob Stenzinger is the creator of the comic Art Geek Zoo: The Way of Sound (artgeekzoo.com), the video game Guitar Fretter (guitarfretter.com) for iPhone and Android, and Comicaster (code.google.com/p/comicaster), an open-source content management system for comics hosted on Google App Engine. He’s also the artist half of the creative team for his new project The Baby Adventures of Zoe Zeus (babieslovecomics.com). Rob keeps out of trouble by pursuing his passions and helping others do the same via comics, games, and software.
Tim Sievert :: website
I’m working on as many comics as I can. I’ve done a graphic novel called That Salty Air. I’ve made some D&D mini comics called The Intrepideers, am currently work on a dungeoneering webcomic called The Clandestinauts, as well as taking on way too many other projects all at the same time. Look for new and exciting comics from me in the future.
Barbara Schulz :: website
Comic Artist, Printmaker and Professor, Barbara has worked in numerous fields in the comic industry, from editor, mainstream comic inker to Mini-comic artist and publisher. Her current work Hitchhiker Vinegrettes, with writer Deborah Balzer, is a series of childhood memory sketches. These comic shorts are a play on the literal vignette and emulsified vinagrette creating poetic visual stories infused with some damn sour, often absurd and memorable moments.
Andy Singer :: website
Freelance cartoonist and Illustrator best known for my single panel cartoons. I’ve published 3 books, the most popular being a collection of cartoons and essays on transportation issues entitled “CAR-toons.”
Stone Arch Books/Capstone :: website
Capstone Fiction publishes under two imprints: Stone Arch Books and Picture Window Books. We create original comics and graphic novels for young readers, ages 5 through 15, and up; and also work with licensing partners such as DC Comics/Time Warner and Sports Illustrated Kids to create new graphic novel projects. We are always looking for new authors, illustrators, designers, and creators of GN fiction.
Steven Stwalley :: website
Steven Stwalley (stwallskull.com) draws a weekly webcomic (updated Mondays) about a deceased, mentally-challenged chicken called Soapy (soapythechicken.com). He also makes a weekly webcomic (updated Fridays) about science gone sour called Monkey’s Paw (webcomix.org/monkeyspaw) with collaborator Ben Zmith. Stwalley’s comics have been featured locally in the Lutefisk Sushi shows, BIG FUNNY, Comicopolis, Just Add Ink, and, improbably, in the Hot Ink: Comic Art show at the Minnesota Museum of American Art. He is a founding member of The International Cartoonist Conspiracy (cartoonistconspiracy.com). He still has all his own teeth.
Karen Sneider :: website
Karen Sneider’s gag cartoons have been featured in The New Yorker, Nickelodeon Magazine, National Geographic Kids, and other fine publications. Karen’s minicomic The Many Strange Desires Of Mreh introduced the world to her unique world of monsters and their feelings. Her next comic and largest work yet, Monster Mixtape, is due out in late 2011 from Paper Rocket. Karen is a founder of the comics collective AWP, and lives in Brooklyn with her husband, cartoonist Jon Lewis. For more information check out her website, www.metromonster.com.
Eric Schuster :: website
Eric Schuster and his partner in crime Joseph Gillette present Prizon Food: the low-resolution adventures of a dim-witted monster named Walter. Will Walter escape from alien prison and finally meet the girl of his dreams?
Secret Acres :: website Jeremy Sorese :: website T Paul Taylor :: website C. Spike Trotman :: website Top Shelf Productions :: website Sara Turner :: website
The Ghosts of Pineville is an all-aged comic about three kids who go in search of the truth behind the ghost stories of their small, 1950′s town. Two books in the series are now published along with a series of ghost related mini comics.
Tiny Kitten Teeth :: website U Uncivilized Books :: website Ashby Utting :: website V Noah Van Sciver :: website Hedwig Vinson :: website Brett Von Schlosser W Fes Works :: website
Fes Works is enthusiastic artist addicted to creative projects. He’s been a webcartoonist since 2006 with P.S.I. and Ardra since 2007; an adamant promoter and curator of comics and art using the open source character Jenny Everywhere with The Shifter Archive; a podcast producer since 2007 with The Webcomic Beacon. The most recent endeavor is The Webcast Beacon Network of podcasts, including a webcomic newscast, a show on tropes, and recently one on webfiction.
Meghan Wright :: website Wet Paint :: website
Wet Paint is an independent art supply store in Saint Paul, known for its amazing, comprehensive collection of art materials. It is singular for its long-standing commitment of supplies used by the comics art community, and was an early proponent & supplier of manga nibs, brush pens & quality artist tools for making comic art. It is a single bricks and mortar store, with a website. You can follow Wet Paint on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube as well.
Byron Wilkins :: website Lale Westvind :: website
Bizarre mishaps and strange characters rendered vividly in frantic lines and blobs colliding with each other in a cosmic landscape on a spaceship called Something or Other, sometimes in TECHNICOLOR! Please come check it out!
Julia Wertz :: website Dan Wieken :: website
Dan’s work falls under the influence of underground comic art. Heavy doses of metal and punk imagery, cultivated from album covers, posters, and the like, coupled with pop culture commentary, as far reaching as wildlife art, fashion photography, and 15th century apocalyptic paintings.
X Y Chris Yates :: website Z Ben Zmith :: website Jeff Zwirek :: website