Guests

Captain’s Comic Expo is the place to meet the next generation and rising stars in the comic book industry! Check back often for new artists to join the event! Interested in being an artist at the event? Contact Mike at info@captainscomics.com for details!

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Babs Tarr
In 2014, Babs Tarr broke into the DC Universe with her fresh take on Batgirl. Between her Eisner nomination, exciting style, and fresh attitude,Babs is one of the hottest names in comics right now. Make time to meet the Charleston native who is tearing up the sales charts!
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Rico Renzi
Rico’s the amazing colorist on Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Spider-Gwen, and much more! Check out his books, prints, T-shirts, and more on February 24-25, 2018!
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Shawn Crystal
Shawn Crystal is returning for the 10th Annual Captain’s Comic Expo! Shawn’s eccentric style has been on books such as Deadpool, Illuminati, and currently, Mother Panic! Come say hello and give him a warm welcome back on February 24-25, 2018!
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Gregbo Watson
Gregbo may be the friendliest guy in comics! He is best known for his sexy pin-ups that grace the cover of many books from Zenescope! Make time to stop by and take a look at his newest art and be ready to learn about the fun and challenges of being a professional artist!
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Kit Steele
Freelance illustrator with a wicked sweet tooth who revels in the random, Kit Steele wins the award for selling the most original pieces of art to Mike (your humble event organizer) for any show in the last 10 years!
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Bianca Roman-
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Bianca Roman-Stumpff has one of the most adorable styles around. Her paintings often takes a familiar concept like classic Disney characters, puts a unique spin on them, and makes these childhood memories feel brand new (especially her adorable monster line.)
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Proton Factories
Proton Factories is a Charleston artist whose style can be seen all over town. Proton has a minimalist style that graced the awards for the Charleston City Paper Music Awards, and much, much more.
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TM Showers
Hailing from Hawaii and South Carolina, TM Showers is a cyborg from the year 1984. He was exposed to comics, movies and japanese animation, and his art is an immediate result from this.
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Alex Smith
Alex Smith is a man of many talents. He is a member of the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Podcast, he is the artist for the upcoming issue of Princeless, and he also happens to be an all-around cool dude. Check out his impressive prints and originals while chatting about the hottest topics in comic culture!
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Viet Huynh
Viet Huynh is living the dream. He travels around the country making people laugh at his comedy events, he creates custom action figures, and he specializes in your favorite pop culture characters designed on a minion! In his spare time he chats all things Avengers (and comics) as part of the Earth’s Mightiest Podcast
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Lyle Pollard
Lyle Pollard is the number two guy at Highburn Studios as well as a talented penciller who has been drawing for longer than he is willing to admit, and would have probably had a much wealthier existence if he had played basketball or baseball or something. Fortunately for the comics community, he sucked at all sports, and he is now working on his creation TRIBULATIONS.
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Run Riot Media
Run Riot Media is a Charleston studio featuring Hart Jeffers and his team of talented artists. Their first series, Sol, has been a huge hit at Captain’s Comics and Toys.
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Max Dowdle
Max Dowdle is an artist/writer best known for the Kickstarter-funded, original graphic novel Shattered With Curve of Horn. Max can be spotted across any convention as the well-dressed man who is always standing to welcome new and old fans alike!
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Hero Squares
Hero Squares is the artistic masterpiece by Charleston native, Drew Blank. Drew is a long-time supporter of CCE, and fans line up year after year for his child-like approach to all areas of pop culture.
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Chris McJunkin
Chris McJunkin is an indy artist from Florence, SC. He has recently done work for New Haven Comics including Zero’s Heroes and Dogtown. Chris will be available for commissions and have plenty of fun stuff for sale at the show!
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Jimmy Steen
Jimmy Steen is a web cartoonist with the fantastic strip Drawn Closer. If you family-themed comedy, his stories should not be missed. Come get a custom piece from him at the Expo and check him out online at www.drawncloser.com
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Matt Brooks
Matt “Happy” Brooks has a style that can only be described as “splatter geek.” With a unique eye for pop culture characters, Matt has quickly stood out in art contests including his award-winning covers for Red Sonja.
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Barry J
White
Barry J White is from Columbia, SC and his artwork is always a hit at Captain’s Comics Expo Drink & Draw. Check out his comic character prints or commission your own custom piece!
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Vernon Washington is an African Wildlife artist, but his secret love is classic comic book art. Come check out his pencils and inks, as he returns for Captain’s Comic Expo 2018!
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Pat Quinn
Pat Quinn is the Associate Chair of Sequential Art at SCAD. He’s a comic book fan as well as creator. Welcome him back for his second appearance at Captain’s Comics Expo!
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James Baldwin
James is a Charleston, SC artist whose influences come from books like Conan the Barbarian. Please welcome Mr. Baldwin to his epic return to Captain’s Comic Expo!
Leah Rhyne
Leah is a Charleston, SC author who grew up on horror and sci-fi. Now, as a published author, she incorporates all the things she loves into her novels: a little horror, a little sci-fi, and a whole lot of adventure.
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MARCUS CRIPPS
Marcus is a traditonal artists from the great city of Charleston, SC with a love of pop and nerd culture. Check out his cool prints or commission your own custom piece
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Ashley Causey
Self published Fantasy Fiction Writer hailing from Mt Pleasant, SC. Writer that likes to read, reader that likes to write. Please welcome Ashley to her first Captain’s Comic Expo!
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Christine Brunson is a Summerville comic creator who loves to write goofy stories about zombies while drawing cute stuff. Brunson is co-creator of the zomedy “Undead Norm” and colors lineart for other indie comic creators.
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James C. Hill
James Christopher Hill is a staple of the Charleston art community and the Expo. His amazing work has a science-fiction style that captures the imagination. Back with out-of-this-world new prints and more, Hill is a can’t-miss booth
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A Pen Art

Arieann is a simple cartoonist, making their way in the world! Also practicing animation and comics!

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Bedlam Originals
Bedlam Originals creates a variety of multimedia art from paintings, sculptures, drawings, etc; to anything else you can imagine. There are no limitations within the company.
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Lucent Oak
Studios
Lucent Oak Studios is creating a better Earth and society with sustainable products & quality entertainment. Come witness the greatest birth in her-story in Lucent Oak’s first online comic – “ORCHARD ORGANISS”!
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Caricatures
Carolina Caricatures are back for another fantastic year at Captain’s Comics Expo! Their artists are well-trained and not only do wonderful caricatures, but provide wonderful entertainment for guests who watch them draw!
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Haruko Art
Ashley Ware’s art consists of custom traditional anime/comic art sketches and digital paintings, prints (small and large), and buttons.
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ComiXed

ComiXed is a geek of all trades. They specialize in mash-ups of Sci-fi, comic book, and pop culture art. Check out their art prints, magnets, and original art sketches!

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Tami Boyce

“Doodles with humor and heart.” Tami Boyce is a Charleston-based illustrator and graphic designer. Her work can be found at various establishments around Charleston, South Carolina. Her style is light-hearted, fun, and whimsical.

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Arylias Nova
Arylias Nova is a young adult sci-fi writer from Charleston, SC. Nova has released Spark, book one of her Stories of Ghardar series.
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J & C Wordsmiths

They will be selling books they have written together, including their new Christmas book “I Walked In Santa’s Boots” which debuts November 19, 2016, and their new Task Force novel “The Latrodectus Murders” scheduled to debut February 24-25, 2018!

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Amy Grachow
Amy has written series of three children’s books called “A Planet Named Up-In-The-Sky’ that she wrote and her son, Keith Grachow, illustrated.
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John Hairston Jr
John Hairston Jr. has been an artist for as long as he can remember. A North Carolina native, he created art before he could read or write. He has done commissioned pieces for numerous art collectors and various non-profit organizations. Hairston’s work is currently on display in various art galleries all over the East Coast and Charlotte, NC.
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Killer Ink Comics

Killer Ink Comics like taking pop culture and playing with it. Currently, they’re working on a five part comic series about Jason Voorhees with ennui. Come and chat about Batman, tattoos, movies, books, meat, and everything else on February 24-25, 2018!

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Lance Footer
Though he’s legally blind, Lance Footer can still create amazing works of art. Check out his artwork on February 24-25, 2018!
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Rob Retiano
Originally from Smithtown, Long Island, Rob now resides in Lake Norman, NC with wife and children. He’s a freelance illustrator and graphic designer. Check out his original art and designs February 24-25, 2018!
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Phimmarath

Phuothong is an illustrator who loves to draw various things from video game characters, cartoons, anime and anything else that is considered cool. He works both in digital media and also traditional media. Come check out his original art and prints on February 24-25, 2018!

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Odd Eye
Odd Eye is the creation of Aubrey Ortiz and Tessa Frazier, two creative minds just doing what they love (which is making all kinds of art and drowning in Asian pop culture).
We dabble in a variety of medias and keep everyone updated on a variety of social medias! Medias we play with: digital art, traditional art, crafts, accessories, writing, and YouTube videos.
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Inc Street Media
THE STICKER TABLE! InC (In Charleston) returns for its third expo, featuring new work and classics from local street artist WH?T. Original, limited edition stickers, illustrations, pin badges and more will be available!
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Cabbie Art
Chris (the Cabbie) is a comic book and sketch card artist, with previously published work for London Night Studios, Upper Deck, Rittenhouse Archives and Cryptozoic Entertainment.
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Midnight Society
Pop Culture Apparel, Pins, and Patches from Your Best Friends!
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Fumi Motto
Fumi Motto is an artist with a fun, Japanese style. Her artwork consists of both anime and cartoons, but mainly in cute things.
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