2nd Annual Cincinnati Library Comic Con

2015 Comic Con · Guests and Speakers

Asherah Bealer

Student at The Art Academy Of Cincinnati whose work is an anime style. Asherah makes fan art as well as works in character creation.

Christopher L. Bennett

Christopher L. Bennett is a science fiction novelist from Cincinnati, Ohio and the author of multiple critically acclaimed Star Trek novels from Pocket Books, including the Star Trek: Enterprise Rise of the Federation series, whose second installment, Tower of Babel, has just been released. His original novel Only Superhuman, perhaps the first hard science fiction superhero novel, was voted Library Journal’s SF/Fantasy Debut of the Month for October 2012.

Kenzie Caudill

I create sequential art to explore the creativity in my head. It’s a way for me to create my own worlds and creatures and make them enjoyable for all to see. I knew I wanted to go down this path since the first time someone saw my work and smiled at it. I draw anything from cutesy sweet to creepy and whimsical.

Cincinnati Iron Man

Zander K. started cosplaying as Iron Man in 2013 at the Cincinnati Comic Expo. He’s revised his suit several times since. We’re sure that if he keeps revising at this rate he’ll be the real Iron Man within the next five years.

Derrick Dankwa

Derrick Dankwa is a senior attending the Art Academy of Cincinnati. His work is highly influenced by anime and hip-hop culture. He is currently working on his comic series Antonym.

501st Legion - Ohio Garrison

The 501st is a volunteer club formed for the express purpose of bringing together costume enthusiasts and giving them a collective identity within which to operate. The Legion’s aims are to celebrate the Star Wars movies through the wearing of costumes, to promote the quality and improvement of costumes and props, and most importantly to contribute to the local community through charity and volunteer work.

Tim Fuller

Tim Fuller is a local illustrator. Some of his works include Hooha Comics, Twelve-Way with Cheese, and the Zombie Marge web comic, which was a finalist for the 2012 S.P.A.C.E. award for best webcomic.

Hamster Bomb Studios

Hamster Bomb Studios is a self-publishing comic group that has two ongoing titles, R, and Dawn, as well as the first volume of a large graphic novel infiREM.

Steve Harmon

Steve Harmon is a freelance published artist living in Cincinnati. His credits include: Maiden Hell, The Skerney Werps, Scarf, and Candelabra. Currently Steve is working on a handful of personal and freelance projects.

Ken Henson

Ken Henson’s latest book is his illustrated novel HIGH GRAVITY. He is also the creator of graphic novels Splendid-Lite and Splendid-Darke. He is an Associate Professor and the Head of Illustration at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. He received his MFA in Painting from the University of Cincinnati in 2000.

Tim Kask

Tim Kask served as editor of the earliest Dungeons and Dragons publications before becoming editor of Dragon Magazine. He developed the board games William the Conqueror, 1066 and Naval War, as well as edited numerous others. He took a hiatus from the gaming world to become a speechwriter and teacher, though he didn’t remove himself completely – he wrote scenarios for the PC game Age of Wonders – Shadow Magic. He returned to gaming in 2010, when he co-founded Eldritch Enterprises, Ltd.


My name is Linewerk and I am a visual artist and comic book maker based in Cincinnati, OH. I am part of the various art collectives such as Sugarburn and Unknown Planet, and I am all about promoting and growing the comic culture in the fast Queen City. I am a graduate of the Art Academy of Cincinnati, nestled in the cozy heart of Over the Rhine. Some of my published works are Paper Skin, Crystal Bones and an art book by Sugarburn of the same name.

Chrisstyor Mullins

Chrissy Mullins is currently the President of the Comic Makers Group at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, where she does layout design for their anthologies. She is currently working on her own comic book titled Bombabe which focuses on a grungy gal learning how to become a crime-fighting antagonist.

Ellen Schreiber

Ellen Schreiber is the NYTimes Bestselling Children’s Series and Manga series author of the Vampire Kisses novel and manga series!

Scott D. M. Simmons

Scott D.M. Simmons is known for his art for official “Star Wars” licensees and Celebration events, Arcana’s The Dead Cell horror graphic novel, and fun indie comics like the all-ages superhero comedy Our Super Mom, the heroic horror comic “Halloween Man”, and the dimension-hopping character Jenny Everywhere.

Lauren Sparks

Lauren Sparks is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design and works in illustration, comics, animation and design. Her most recent work has been for the Transitions Anthology and issue #2 of the series "Open Tree" for Assailant Comics.

Chad Taylor

Chad Taylor is a local artist and writer/illustrator of The 5ive footers.

Jim Wampler

Jim Wampler is the writer and artist of the Marvin the Mage webcomic, and is a published freelance tabletop game writer and designer.