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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Tini Howard
Tini is a rising star in the comics industry, beginning in 2014 with Magdalena: Seventh Sacrament. Now, she’s brought back the infamous character of Cassie Hack in Hack/Slash: Resurrection and is finishing off her mini-series of everyone’s favorite dynamic duo: Rick & Morty!
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Karl Moline
Karl Moline has been a professional comic book artist over the last twenty years. He is best known for his work on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Fray, but has also worked on titles such as Rogue, Loners, Avengers Academy, B.P.R.D., and many more. He is currently providing covers for titles such as TMNT. Please welcome him to his first Captain’s Comic Expo!
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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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Nic Rummel
Nic Rummel is both a tattoo artist and comic book artist, living in Charlotte, NC and Charleston, SC. His debut book, “The Hard Place”, written by Doug Wagner, kicked off late summer of 2017! Stop by his table, check out his prints, chat with him, or possibly get a sketch!
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Brunson
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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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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Leigh Will Art
An illustrator and artist stationed in Columbia, South Carolina. Leigh loves her husband, her dog, and a good cup of hot drink. Specializing in traditional illustration, she also harbors a passion for cut paper and needlecrafts.
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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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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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Midnight Society
Pop Culture Apparel, Pins, and Patches from Your Best Friends!
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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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Ashley Causey
Self published Fantasy Fiction Writer hailing from Mt Pleasant, SC. Writer that likes to read, reader that likes to write.
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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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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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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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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Falstaff Books
Falstaff Books is a digital and print publishing company based in Charlotte, NC dedicated to bringing to life the best in fantasy, science fiction, horror, mystery, and dramatic literature.
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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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William C. Tracy
William C. Tracy is a North Carolina native and a lifelong fan of science fiction and fantasy. He has two self-published novellas available: Tuning the Symphony, and Merchants and Maji, both set in his Dissolutionverse. The Kickstarter for the first novel, The Seeds of Dissolution, will run in August/September 2017.
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Andrew Heath
Andrew Heath is a graphic designer and illustrator from the bourbon fueled land of Kentucky. Growing up in the western part of the state, he developed a love for art at an early age, mainly copying the pictures out of comic books. It’s not until high school where his interest in music inadvertently led him to the discovery of graphic design – by way of concert posters.
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Caroline Cash
Caroline, or Carrie, is a Charleston artist with a fun style. Check out her table for some cool charms, luggage tags, and more!
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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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Cancelled Guests:
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Leah Rhyne
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