Free Comic Book Day 2013 is fast approaching and we are set to give out more than 3000 comics this year. Here is a list of this years special guests.
Kevin Thayer is a Bywater area artist who started drawing as a result of his comics and cartoon addiction when he was a snot nosed kid. Later during his college years in upstate New York, not far from The Xavier mansion, he did an internship with legendary british artist and hard ass Barry Windsor Smith. His work has shown locally and in galleries across the U.S. He’s been published in magazines including Bizarre, I Want Your Skull , Offbeat Mag and his own zine “Modern Panic”. His work is also in books such as Art of Electric Frankenstein, Fist Full of Rock, & Carnivora- The Dark Art of the Automobile.
Aleman graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in Creative Writing, and he resides just outside of New Orleans. Before becoming a full-time writer, he taught high school english for 5 years. Currently, he is fast at work completing The Anti-Vampire Tale series, which will be followed by the first book in a realistic fantasy series, entitled A Brother, A Drunkard, and Something Odd.
Much like the city he calls home, Tedd is a mish-mash of colorful history, which has included celebrity bodyguard work, graphic designer for an advertising agency, t-shirt artist for rock bands, advice columnist, non-Katrina evacuee, and now college professor and comic book writer/artist.
Tedd continues to make his home in New Orleans, LA on Bayou St. John where he balances a career as a college professor of computer graphic design, graphic design, cartoon and traditional illustration [Delgado, City Park Campus] with his personal life, pursuit of a BFA in animation, and publishing duties for his comic book Mathilda™. It is free to read online at www.voodoomaverick.com.
Kevin P. Johnson is an independent comic book artist by night and graphic designer by day. He attended Southeastern Louisiana University and graduated with a BA in visual arts with a minor in graphic design.
In August of 2008 Kevin released his first webcomic, an all ages superhero comic called Strange City Heroes. The comic is a silly fun superhero comic with a large cast of heroes and villains that has the feel of the simpler comics of the golden and silver age. Strange City Heroes will soon be replaced by The Adventures of the Golden Cape (The main character of SCH) hopefully by the summer of 2013, The comic will continue to come out on the same website at www.strangedrawingsartgallery.com
Strange City Heroes currently has 9 issues in printed form. Kevin hopes to release additional comic books in 2013, a reworking of the mini-comic Little Ghostly Ted and new comics Killer-Monster Killer and The Mundane. The new titles are planned to be print only with a possible digital downloadable version.
Kevin also has a blog called Ahhh! Monsters featuring his art and sketches of many different monsters famous and not so famous you can find that at http://ahhhmonsters.blogspot.com
Kevin lives in Metairie, Louisiana. You can find Kevin spending entirely too much time on Facebook.
Samantha Grimm Hallenus is an award winning artist that has participated in many Louisiana art shows. Her work has been selected for awards by the Metairie Art Guild and the Louisiana Watercolor Society. Her work was selected for inclusion in the 2002 Louisiana Art & Artists’ Guild 33rd Annual River Road Show and their 2004 River Road Show. She has had works also selected for St. Tammany Art Association shows. She has been a member in several local art societies in Louisiana.
Her watercolor “Flowers To Brighten the Day” was selected by the Keyes Gallery in Missouri for one of their juried shows. She was selected to participate in the Recycle 4 the Arts – Worn Again Project 2008. She has had paintings selected LWS’s juried shows and has also participated in other art events not limited to Banned Book Day at BSI Comics, Poydras Home, and Grey Cross Studios.
Mark Rhodes has been a fan of comic books and an artist most of his life. Mark grew up and attended high school in Slidell. Wanting to persue a career in the arts, he attended Delgado Community College in New Orleans and graduated with an associates degree in commercial art. A few years later, attending Southeastern Louisiana University, majoring in art education and graphic design. Mark soon found work as a graphic designer for newspapers and advertising agencies across the Northshore. After finding many friends though Facebook, who where drawing and publishing their own comics on the internet, he felt that it was finally time to realize his dream of drawing his own comic.
Mark’s comic is about the modern city of Olympia, where the mythical gods of old return to modern day and fight to save their city from the forces of evil. The comic will feature gods such as Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Medusa, Thor, Hercules, and many more. The look of each god has been reimagined look like superheroes and villains. Mark’s work is inspired by the artists that he grew up reading, such as Jim Lee, Erik Larsen, and Manga art.
Equal parts distorted fringe science, outrageous stereotype, and over-the-top action, Mucho Man is a constant cavalcade of comic book calamity. This superhero farce packs its (virtual) pages with powerful protagonists, pulverizing punches and partially pilfered plot lines.
“If you want 1970’s masked wrestlers who will kick your door down and kill your living fish, then read this comic!!” – Jake Estrada, The Broken Infinite
The Metal Hand of God began as small Xbox gaming community in 2005. The name comes from the strong love of metal music and has nothing to do with religion. It has now evolved into many other things, including this amazing and kick ass podcast! The MHOG Podcast is about all the things you love, hate and maybe even never heard of. Comedy, movies, video games, current news, boobs, dick jokes and most of all METAL. Your three hosts Wayne, Justin and Adam bring a weekly discussion about news, events and whatever they feel like bitching about.
The 2 in 1 Showcase Podcast has run weekly at CXPulp.com since 2007. Every week, Blake Petit and a rotating stable of co-hosts discuss comic books, movies, television and all things pop culture, from the latest news to in-depth analysis and everything in between. It’s like hanging around a comic shop debating with your friends. New episodes appear every weekend at CXPulp.