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Artist and Vendor 

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Asia Dye (AVDOODLES) is a Chicago based freelance illustrator. Her heart truly belongs to comics, particularly anime/manga, and let it help define who she is as an artist. She is apart of a self-publishing duo called ADVM Creations (Ve'Amber D. Miller being the writer and co-creator) and they work on a comic prose series called project: AEGIS. This is their second time with MAPLD FanFest and are happy to be back!

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Jack Gonzalez (Mr. Calavera) is a freelance illustrator with a passion for storytelling and comic books. Jack has been creating comics since 2014. My most popular book is "Last Unicorn," along with "Pins and Needles," and his work in the anthologies "1 Frightful" Night and "Lush"

Brian K. Morris is an independent publisher of books and comics, a hybrid author, pop culture broadcaster, "award-winning" playwright, and former morticians assistant. A full-time author since 2012, Brian's writing combines fearless plotting, positive values, and an emphasis on strong female characters.He's revived several classic characters such as The Original Skyman, Nature Boy, The Purple Claw, Domino Lady, and Spencer Spook and created new heroes such as Vulcana, Santastein, and The Heroine.

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Logan Arch brings to you Modern fandom and nerdy nostalgia. We make geeky apparel, enamel pins, bags, stickers, and other accessories for every day wear! Chicago based.

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“Brian Babendererde is a graphic novelist, illustrator, and video game designer. He writes and draws the comic Soul Chaser Betty, which combines fantasy, horror, and action with a healthy dose of 1980’s nostalgia. His upcoming comic, Salvage Hounds, is a rough and tumble sci-fi story about outlaws of the future making their way on the frontier fringes of the solar system.

 

A veteran of the video game industry, Brian has also written and designed such classic games such as Beavis and Butt-head in Virtual Stupidity, PSI-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy, and SepterraCore: Legacy of the Creator.

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Lone Sage Art is the collection of art by Bryant Bell. Bryant has been drawing for just over 20 years, starting with Dragon Ball Z characters.

Mandy Madrox first published “Curse of the Dark Heart”, a short horror story included in Bleed Black Volume 1, (Jan. 2015) an anthology by Black Heart Comics to raise money for Juvenile Diabetes. Her series, Nephilim, debuted in 2016. Set in Kankakee, Illinois, the story follows the journey of a young woman named Raven. After a  car accident, she awakens to a revelation and a peculiar choice that turns her world upside down. 

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Comic Artist

Ashley is a graphic designer and illustrator.  

with a Bachelor's Degree of Fine Arts and has been working professionally as a graphic designer since 2012.

Her work is inspired by classic cartoons, pop culture, and other general silliness. She has created a comic series called "Ralphs", following a pair of lovable pups and their everyday hi-jinks. 

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Kalea Phillips is a freelance artist.  I have been drawing for many years I work in various different medias such as paint, pencil, and ink.  My most popular media is ink or digital and I take commissions from anime, comic book, D&D, and more.  

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Eric Wolfgang is a cartoonist known for his loose and expressive art style. Working mostly with pencil and brush pen, Eric enjoys creating simple and quirky characters that express his love for movies, games, and cartoons. He's also that guy will take the last mozzarella stick before people get awkward about it. Be sure to give him a follow on Instagram @wolfyboy21 to see current projects.

Julio Guerra and Ben Miller are co-founders of Guerrilla Publishing. Indiana.  Julio has created his own titles such as The Epic Misadventures of Deathbag, Tales from the Cryptic Closet, Super Deadbeat Dad, and Joo Bear. 

Ben Miller is a writer and editor at Guerrilla Publishing.  Ben started out writing the miniseries Judges. Since he has written the graphic novels Kaneesha and Gunwork.  He has written stories in Tales From the Cryptic Closet and The Epic Misadventures of Deathbag.

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Jenna McMullins is an  Illustrator /Concept Artist from South Chicago Heights. Started art at age of 11, and was self taught until she  studied Design at Olivet Nazarene University. There she discovered her love for concept work, and developed her skills to reach her lifelong dream of working for Lucasfilm.

 

Translating a variety of artistic skills through numerous traditional and digital projects, she has worked hard to progress her knowledge of design and technical skills. She is a lifelong Star Wars fanatic and a proud member of the 501st, Rebel Legion, and Mandalorian Mercs.

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Julio Guerra and Ben Miller are co-founders of Guerrilla Publishing. Indiana.  Julio has created his own titles such as The Epic Misadventures of Deathbag, Tales from the Cryptic Closet, Super Deadbeat Dad, and Joo Bear. 

Ben Miller is a writer and editor at Guerrilla Publishing.  Ben started out writing the miniseries Judges. Since he has written the graphic novels Kaneesha and Gunwork.  He has written stories in Tales From the Cryptic Closet and The Epic Misadventures of Deathbag.

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Jenna McMullins is an  Illustrator /Concept Artist from South Chicago Heights. Started art at age of 11, and was self taught until she  studied Design at Olivet Nazarene University. There she discovered her love for concept work, and developed her skills to reach her lifelong dream of working for Lucasfilm.

 

Translating a variety of artistic skills through numerous traditional and digital projects, she has worked hard to progress her knowledge of design and technical skills. She is a lifelong Star Wars fanatic and a proud member of the 501st, Rebel Legion, and Mandalorian Mercs.

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Hope Standifer is the owner and creator for Purple Panda’s Creations . She makes jewelry, fandom related items, and personalized items. She started my company in 2018, and has done conventions and craft shows around the south suburbs of Chicago and NWI. She enjoys knowing her items make people smile and want to come back to purchase more. She know she can make YOU smile if you bought one of her pieces.

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Andrea first learned how to crochet, thanks to her dad (yes! dad!), when she was just a kid. The love of texture art stayed with her over the years even as other mediums came and went. Her main love, amigurumi, came around about 10 years ago from a desire to make cute squishy things. While her day job remains a teen librarian, she decided to create a side business, Sowers Creations, about a year ago thanks to much cheering and support from friends.

Mystery Unincorporated is your one stop show for 

affordable, collectible action figures, cars, plush & Funko Pop!

Our collection spanning through Marvel, DC, Disney, Harry Potter, Star Wars & more! Plus, 

lots of 2/$5 items! 

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Contact Us

MAPLD FanFest

August 14 & 15 2020

10 am - 7 pm

Matteson Area Public Library District
801 School Ave.

Matteson, IL 60443
mapldfanfest@mapld.org
Tel: 708-748-4431

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