2022 Autoptic Festival Exhibitors

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A. T. Pratt

Table Number 25A

A. T. Pratt is a multidisciplinary cartoonist, professor and publisher born and raised in New York City. He makes comics, illustrations, and prints that take many forms. A lot of his comics and other printed work feature handmade tricks and special features such as fold-outs, pop-ups and peek-a-boos. He graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) with a BFA in Illustration in 2013. In 2017 Pratt was awarded a Silver Medal in the MoCCA Awards of Excellence in the Special Format Category for his socks & comics series MrMiSocki. He started teaching after school comics classes for kids in 2018 and now teaches college comics and self publishing classes at Montclair State University since 2019.

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Alex Mitchell

Table Number 50A

Alex Mitchell is an artist, illustrator, and educator currently living and working out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has a number of short-form comics, an anthology called “Moon of Exile”, as well as a Minnesota State Arts Board supported comic, “City of Jasmine”, written by fellow MCAD alum Essma Imady. He designs and illustrates RPG adventure zines in his free time, which there’s never enough of.

Allison Conway

Table Number 44A

Allison Conway grew up in the woods of Lake Geneva, WI and has always had a passion for animals and living organisms of all sizes. Her illustrations are inspired by swamps and delve into worlds hidden within worlds, like wildlife concealed in grass or microorganisms that are impossible to see. She graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Illustration in 2016. She has worked with clients like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, and Yale University, and for over two years has published a comic strip in Vice about a pillbug named Millie. Her first graphic novel, The Lab, was published by Top Shelf Productions in March of 2020.

Anders Nilsen

Table Number 58

Anders Nilsen is the author and artist of Big Questions, Dogs and Water, The End and several other graphic novels and books of comics. His work has appeared in Kramer’s ErgotThe New York Times, The Believer, The New Yorker, Poetry Magazine and elsewhere and has been translated around the world. He’s currently serializing a major graphic novel loosely based on the Greek myth of Prometheus, called Tongues. After growing up in South Minneapolis he spent time in Albuquerque, San Francisco, Chicago and elsewhere. He currently lives in Los Angeles.

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Andy Wieland

Table Number 42

Andy Wieland is a cartoonist currently living in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Born in 1993 in Menomonie, Wisconsin, Andy attended University of Wisconsin-Stout, where he graduated with a B.F.A in Studio Art, concentrating in comics and sequential art. His work is in the UW Stout permanent collection. He also virtually attended Frank Santoro’s Comics Correspondence Course. Since June 2021, Andy has been self-publishing WHEELS, a single page color zine/newsletter periodical, featuring his comics. In February 2022, he participated in MS Harkness’ Hocking Hills Cartoonist Retreat in Ohio. His studio is a part of the semi annual Lowertown Art Crawl. In June 2022 he will be attending Gabrielle Bell’s comics course in France.

Archie Bongiovanni

Table Number 51

Archie Bongiovanni is a cartoonist and zine-maker creating comics that are gay and good. They’re the co-creator of the bestselling comic A Quick And Easy Guide To They/Them Pronouns as well as the comic Grease Bats which was published on Autostraddle for seven years before being printed as a collection by Boom Studios in 2019 . Archie is the author of History Comics: The Stonewall Riots, illustrated by A. Andrews. Their next graphic novel, Mimosa, comes out spring 2023. Archie has appeared in The New Yorker, Vice, Electric Literature, and The Nib.

Ari S. Mulch

Table Number 65

Ari S. Mulch is a cartoonist, painter, printmaker, and connoisseur of women. Created in a horrific experiment by two small-town goths, they are the most influential person to come out of Springfield Illinois since Abraham Lincoln. Ari fled the flatlands in 2015 to study comic art and printmaking at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Their soul was soon captured by the dark forces of lesbianism and comics with lots of sex and swearing, and they have been toiling away at their tales of dark hysteria ever since.

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Ash Knight

Table Number 50B

    Athena Currier

    Table Number 84

    Athena Currier is a Minneapolis-based cartoonist, illustrator, and book designer. Over the last decade, she has published dozens of mini-comics and had her work featured in various anthologies and publications, including CITY PAGES, VOTES FOR WOMEN, HORIZON, and ROCK INK ROLL. She currently produces a comics zine called CRABAPPLE.

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        Barbara Guttman

        Table Number 53A

        Barbara is a horror focused artist obsessed with skulls and the fungibility of the body and identity. She’s been a contributing artist to many comics under Vertigo, DC, and Image comics, and her original works have appear in the anthologies “Gothic Tales of Haunted Love” and “Pros and (Comics) Cons”. When not making art, she splits her time drinking tea and consorting with the forces of her garden.

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        Beth Hetland

        Table Number 30

        Beth Hetland is a Chicago cartoonist and alumni of The Center for Cartoon Studies. She teaches comics as an Associate Professor, Adj. at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She loves making experimental mini comics and screen printing.

        Blue Delliquanti

        Table Number 43B

        Blue Delliquanti is a comic artist and writer based in Minneapolis, MN. From 2012 to 2020 Blue drew and serialized the Prism Award-winning science fiction comic O Human Star at ohumanstar.com. Blue is also the creator of Across A Field of Starlight, published in 2022 by Random House Graphic. They teach comics courses at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

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        Bubbles Fanzine

        Table Number 83A

        Bubbles Fanzine is a comics fanzine by Brian Baynes that continues the tradition of fanzines for the 70s and 80s. Interviews, reviews, and articles about comics now and then. Whatever comics perk my interest! Started in 2019, comes out 3-4 times a year. Bubbles has also published Bat Kid, a baseball from the 1948. Translated & an essay by Ryan Holmberg.

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        Bulgilhan Press

        Table Number 77A

        Bulgilhan is a small press comics publisher making new and self-indulgent comics.

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        Camilo Aguirre

        Table Number 62A

        Camilo Aguirre is a Colombian artist who has been author and co-author of graphic novels such as Ciervos de Bronze (2014),  Caminos Condenados (2016), La Palizua (2018), Our Voices Carried Us Here (2021), and What Remains (2022).  Most of them are documentary comics depicting social issues.  Camilo obtained his MFA degree from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

        Campfire Comics & Stories

        Table Number 38

        Campfire Comics & Stories is a full-color comic book anthology featuring work by artists from around the world. Each artist takes a turn telling a story around the campfire.

        Caroline Cash

        Table Number 56B

        Caroline Cash is a cartoonist from the South currently living in Chicago.

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        Cathy G. Johnson

        Table Number 70

        Cathy G. Johnson is a cartoonist, printmaker and educator residing on occupied Narragansett land in Providence, Rhode Island. Her work delves into the complicated worlds of young people, exploring the hardships and joys of adolescence. She works with bright splashing colors and atmospheric grayscales, using themes of nature and rebellion. Her graphic novels include ‘Jeremiah’ (2015), ‘Gorgeous’ (2016) and ‘The Breakaways’ (2019). Her self-published comic ‘Black Hole Heart’ (2020) won an Ignatz Award.

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        Christina Tran

        Table Number 43A

        Christina writes to dispel the spells of capitalism. Her tender, autobio comics and essays invite us into re-remembering who we are and what we know. Her artmaking practices draw from roots of design, education, and community weaving. She has been making webcomics since 2014 and self-publishing zines since 2015 at sodelightful.com. Her graphic novella “It’s Okay That It’s Not Okay” is forthcoming in 2022.

        Chuck U

        Table Number 9

        Chuck U is an Artist and Illustrator living and working in Minneapolis. He mostly prefers working in pen and ink and doing smaller scale print work, but has recently been branching out into larger paintings and murals. You can see his work on Indeed brew cans, the sides of buildings, album covers, the walls of print collectors all over the world and once even a lottery ticket.

        Craig Hurd-McKenney

        Table Number 66

        Craig Hurd-McKenney is a Xeric grant awarded and Ignatz nominated comic writer.

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        CRAM Books

        Table Number 85A

        CRAM Books is making funny, sad and honest comics.

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        Dan Murphy

        Table Number 83B

        Dan Murphy is a Twin Cities based visual artist & musician. His ongoing comic series is “Elle Cirka”, and is working on a new project titled “Necronomonaut”. He owns one cat and more books than he has space for really.

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        Dawn Wing

        Table Number 45B

        Based at the Northrup King Building (Studio 205) in Minneapolis, Dawn studied comics with Lynda Barry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 2011-2013, and has been self-publishing comics/zines since 2008. In 2021, she released her first book, “Tye Leung Schulze: Translator for Justice – a comics biography” about the first Chinese American woman who voted in a US election.

        Dawn was recently awarded the 2022 Minnesota State Art Board’s Creative Support for Individuals grant ($6,000) to publish her next book, “Tien Fu Wu: Freedom Warrior,” a comics biography based on the life of a Chinese American survivor of child trafficking, and human rights advocate in San Francisco’s Chinatown during the Chinese Exclusion Act era.

        Dennis Lo

        Table Number 57B

        I am a Manga artist. After winning the Tokyopop’s “Rising Star of Manga 8” competition in 2008, I have been publishing my manga in various free webcomics site and my own website. In 2012, I started publishing my work “Strange Symmetry” on Comixology, and now switch to Amazon Kindle direct publishing. In 2020, I received a grant from Minnesota State Arts Board grant to publish the third volume of the series. I have exhibited locally and nationally with my works at varies convention and festival, including New York Comic Con and Toronto Comics Art Festival.

        Destiny Davison

        Table Number 73

        Destiny A. Davison is a writer, cartoonist and multi-media artist from the Midwest. Her work explores the crossroads of the real, the unreal, and the in-between.

        Duachaka Her

        Table Number 37B

        Duachaka (Dua) Her is a Hmong-American cartoonist and illustrator from Wisconsin. She is the author and illustrator of mini comic, “Tradition,” published by Uncivilized Books and comic books “The Collection” and “Then and Now.” She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Entertainment Design with a concentration in Comics and Sequential Art from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Most of her work focuses on aspects of her Hmong-American identity and experiences.

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        E. Joy Mehr

        Table Number 22B

        E. Joy Mehr is a Minneapolis-based cartoonist making colorful, scribbly autobio comics about mental health, being broke, her 2 black cats, & other stuff.

        eerospace / popstyle

        Table Number 75

        E. Eero Johnson and Michael Lizama are designers, illustrators and cartoonists that collaborate and also individually create comics, posters, stickers. Lizama is a graphic designer and illustrator influenced by the cartoons, comics, toys and pop culture of his youth in the 60s and the 70s. He creates original pop-culture designs under the “Popstyle” pseudonym. Johnson has published graphic novels including “Kozmo-Knot” and “Tsu and the Outliers.”

        El Starcher

        Table Number 27B

          El (they/he) is an illustrator and animator studying at Minneapolis College of Art and Design. His works heavily explore gender and trans identity, philosophy, magical realism, as well as bastardized christian mythos. Their style is line work driven with an intrique crudeness that aims to evoke childishness and introspection.

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          Elam Bonebright

          Table Number 34B

          Elam Bonebright is an illustrator and graphic artist based in the Twin Cities. She makes work about anxiety, botanicals, and old movies.

          Entropy Editions

          Table Number 7

          Entropy Editions is a Minneapolis-based comics micro-publisher founded in 2018. Focusing on a mixture of narrative & experimental comics produced with a unifying design theme, our goal is to provide readers an affordable option to discover work by artists in both the domestic & international small-press comics community.

          Erik Krenz

          Table Number 39

          I’ve been a professional illustrator living in Minnesota for over ten years now. I’m kinda a jack of all trades, and have worked with the likes of hgtv, Simon and schuster, the field museum and many more. I’ve recently taken the plunge, and have become a full time freelancer after having had worked at blue rhino studio for ten years. In my free time, I absolutely love to garden and exercise

          Erika Bloomdahl

          Table Number 21B

          Erika Bloomdahl is a Multidisciplinary Artist, who works primarily as a Cartoonist, Storyteller, and Producer, in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Vermont. She has a Degree in Political Science, Urban Studies and Art from the University of Minnesota (16′) and is currently studying at the Center for Cartoon Studies pursing a Masters of Fine Arts in comics. She is very interested in creating work that merge personal experiences with political issues, and elements of fantasy and or history.

          Ezra David Mattes

          Table Number 71B

          Ezra David Mattes is a cartoonist and terrible wizard living in Minneapolis. He enthusiastically loves men and cats.

          Floating Head

          Table Number 6

          Floating Head is Matt Bryan and Mike McCubbins(Book of Da, Anasazi). We publish science fiction art, comics, illustration, and prose in beautifully designed books and prints.

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          Frannie Love

          Table Number 25B

          Frannie Love is a trans femme comic artist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her work mainly consists of comic and illustration, consisting of her comic characters Bunny and Cat(a ongoing series of short comics and zines pertaining to the characters and their friends) as well as standalone stories, comics and illustration expressing trans/queer emotions, along with some fantasy work(mainly focused on wizards as a fantasy concept.) Frannie can be often found with her face shoved into a sketchbook, filling page after page with the same couple characters over and over.

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          Gaelen Elliott

          Table Number 29

          Gaelen Elliott is a comic artist, born and raised in Northwest Arkansas, currently attending Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

          Goblin Mouth

          Table Number 33B

          Goblin Mouth is a comic artist who has been running a horror short story webcomic called Pure Venom since 2017, which often delves into experimental formats. His work is often quiet and slow-burn in it’s pacing, with each story being a self-contained narrative.

          Grace Desmarais

          Table Number 22A

          Grace Desmarais is a lover of mythology and magic. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her Husband and little black cat Lala. When she is not writing about magic and myths, Grace spends most of her time reading romance novels or re-playing Dragon Age.

          Hyena Hell

          Table Number 52

          Hyena Hell is a cartoonist, illustrator, and sometimes-printmaker. She lives in rural Kentucky (for some reason) with a pack of unruly dogs and a multitude of personal demons. Her comics have been published by Silver Sprocket, Tinto Press, Birdcage Bottom Books, and her own imprint Horror Vacui Press.

          Izzy Shinn

          Table Number 49B

          I am a Twin-Cities-based artist currently earning their BFA at the University of Minnesota. I focus on illustration, comics, and printmaking. Fascinated by variations of myth storytelling and worldbuilding, I’m interested in intersecting reality with characters and themes of fantasy. My artistic practice revolves around storytelling and creating fantastical characters and worlds to act as vehicles for reflecting my personal humanity and experiences. Ultimately, I work to establish an unreality where the happenings of the human and the non-human are heightened, and where different perspectives of morality, humanity, and philosophy, can be explored.

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          Jack Kotz

          Table Number 41

          I’m a Minneapolis based comic artist with a BFA in Comic Art from the Minneapolis College of Art And Design. I love time based drawing challenges, collaborative projects, and all things comics. As both an early childhood and community based educator, I have a strong drive to improve and empower my students through Social Emotional teaching. I strongly believe that communities collaborating through art and storytelling will better the world we live in.

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          Jacob Yeates

          Table Number 20

          Jacob Yeates is a practicing artist and educator residing and teaching in Minneapolis, where they have lived for the last six years since moving from Iowa. With a background in illustration and literature, Jacob’s work combines writing and studio production to create personal and collaborative zines, broadsheets, drawing series and other experimental, short-form visual narratives.

          Jacob’s work has been exhibited in spaces ranging from both local and nationally-based, traditional and experimental galleries, community events, panel discussions, small-scale publications and online environments, and has been a past recipient of the 2020 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant and the 2022 Creative Support for Individuals Grant.

          James and John Coats

          Table Number 72

          James and John are twin brothers making action adventure comics about dinosaurs, ninjas, barbarians and other crazy things. Dino Beasts is their graphic novel fantasy series about a dinosaur-barbarian named Kumoto. Their first action adventure 1980’s inspired ninja comic, Ninja IV, will be released in 2022.

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          Jason Walz

          Table Number 61

          Jason Walz lives in the icy tundra of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is the author and illustrator of the graphic novels Last Pick, Last Pick: Born to Run, Last Pick: Rise Up, A Story for Desmond, and Homesick (Eisner nominated). In addition to cartooning, Jason has also been teaching within special education for twenty plus years. Those experiences continue to shape the stories he tells.

          Jenna Cha

          Table Number 26

          Jenna Cha is a comic artist and illustrator. She made her debut publication in 2019 as co-creator for the acclaimed series Black Stars Above, published by Vault Comics. Her other credits include works for Oni Press, Z2 Comics, Image Comics, and the horror anthology Razorblades Magazine.

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          Jessica Zabarsky

          Table Number 62A

          Jessi Zabarsky is a cartoonist and illustrator living in Chicago. She’s best known for her queer fantasy comics, Witchlight and Coming Back. She has way too many plants and is on the brink of turning into some kind of swamp beast.

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          Jill Kittock Art & Illustration

          Table Number 23

          Jill Kittock is an illustrator who makes art about people in everyday life laced with clever symbolism and sarcasm. She is inspired by other people’s old family photographs, pop culture, history, city life, fashion, and novels. She works with a variety of mediums including digital painting, gouache, pen and ink, and enjoys illustrating for Risograph and silkscreen.

          Jim Keefe

          Table Number 40

          Jim Keefe is the current artist of the Sally Forth comic strip. From 1996-2003 he was the writer and artist of the Flash Gordon comic strip. A graduate of the Joe Kubert School, Keefe likewise teaches Comic Art. Teaching and speaking engagements include SVA in Manhattan, Hofstra’s UCCE Youth Programs, and most recently the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

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          John Bivens

          Table Number 78

          John Bivens is a comic creator located in Minneapolis. His work has been featured in over a
          dozen publications; and he has worked for publishers such as IMAGE, KODANSHA, VAULT, HEAVY METAL, and many more. John is also an adjunct professor working for Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Dakota County Tech, and (formerly) Northern Illinois University. He hangs out with the other members of World Monster HQ, and is kept sane by his wife Mallory.

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          John Vogl

          Table Number 81

          John Vogl is a freelance illustrator living in Minneapolis, MN. His work is a mix of digital and traditional illustration, with a focus on evocative detail and a graphic sensibility. He works on a variety commercial, gallery, and self-published projects.

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          Joi Yao

          Table Number 45A

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            Julia Wald

            Table Number 56A

            Julia Wald is an artist and illustrator, whose work ranges from googly-eyed things and tiny monsters drawn on index cards, to editorial illustrations and posters, to cityscape drawings and large mixed-media collages.

            Her illustration work has been published in The Baffler, Current Affairs, The New Republic and The Stranger among others, and her artwork has been shown in galleries across the US, including at Steve Gilbert Studio, Food Art Collection, CoCA Seattle, and the Seattle Emerging Arts Fair.

            Julia is a member-owner of Push/Pull and a member of the Society of Illustrators. Originally from Buffalo, NY, she holds degrees in art and chemistry from Buffalo State College. She currently lives and works in Seattle, WA.

            Kameron White

            Table Number 67

            Kameron White is an artist that specializes in fantasy, superhero, and slice-of-life comics while also illustrating stylized depictions of diverse groups and putting out bold and colorful pieces. He’s worked on horror anthologies, LGBTQ+ anthologies, and Indie comics. One of his stories was featured in the “We Are Here: All-Trans Anthology,” where he shared his story with other amazing Trans artists. The book won the Ignatz 2019 award for Outstanding Anthology. He also has illustrated a story in “Proud,” an anthology of stories and poetry by LGBTQ+ YA authors. The book won Book of The Year in the 2020 Visionary Honours awards. Besides art, he lives with his partner, their three cats, and dozens of squishmallows.

            Karl Christian Krumpholz

            Table Number 35

            Originally from a city on the East Coast, Karl Christian Krumpholz ’s artwork has appeared in many different formats, publications, and even animated in a documentary.

            Karl is currently working on the daily comic ‘The Lighthouse in The City’ since January 2020, as well as ‘Queen City’, a book of architectural illustrations from around Denver, CO from Tinto Press; and the continuing series of short stories and slice of life comics set in The City: ’30 Miles of Crazy!’

            Karl continues to live in the a City, though a different one now.

            He can always be found at: karlchristiankrumpholz.com

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            Katie Skelly

            Table Number 55

            Katie Skelly is the creator of comics such as Maids, The Agency, My Pretty Vampire, Nurse Nurse, and more. In 2021 she edited the art book Queen of the Ring: Wrestling Drawings by Jaime Hernandez, and she is the co-host of the Thick Lines podcast with fellow cartoonist Sally Madden.

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            Kelly Wang

            Table Number 46A

            Kelly Wang (born 2000, Dallas, TX), is a Taiwanese American artist who currently studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She mainly focuses on sequential art and illustration. She moved to Taipei, Taiwan in 2010, experiencing part of her childhood within a new culture and context. Wang developed an interest in comics and manga (graphic novels) at this time. Wang creates using traditional art techniques that combine both Asian and American comic styles to explore personal, cultural narratives and philosophical themes within her storytelling.

            Kels Choo

            Table Number 60A

            Kelsey Choo is a Hawai‘i-raised girl self-publishing comics, zines, and other art in Colorado.
            Working in a variety of mediums, her comics & illustrative works are inspired by the nature, food, + folklore she grew up with in Hawai‘i, her mixed 5th gen East Asian heritage, as well as general monsters & magic.

            Kendall Dickinson

            Table Number 53B

            Kendall Dickinson is an interdisciplinary artist working and living in the Twin Cities. Dickinson received their BA from Macalester College in 2018, and their MFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2020. Dickinson makes paintings, collages, zines, sculptures, and installations that focus on the interconnections between queerness, trauma, mental illness, addiction, and recovery. Dickinson’s work has been shown in various galleries around the Twin Cities, including Fresh Eye Gallery, CIRCA Gallery, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Additionally, Dickinson has worked as an art instructor around the metro area at various nonprofits, including the Perpich Center for Arts Education.

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            Kristin Tipping

            Table Number 34A

            Kristin Tipping is a queer asexual graphic artist and comic creator with a MFA from Minneapolis College of Art and Design. They are known for their strangely endearing bittersweet work full of fluffy animals, queer feelings, and existential dread. Their work includes the award-winning comic Evil Witch Allie and the short picture book A Book For Sad Pets. They are a recipient of the 2019 Artist Initiative Grant.

            Lance Ward

            Table Number 69

            Overcoming disability, Lance Ward is an award-winning cartoonist from Minnesota and author of over 40 books and comics. His work has been featured in the “Best American Comics” series twice, and his work has appeared in countless magazines and anthologies. His ongoing comic series “Flop Sweat” can be found at Birdcage Bottom Books. 1978:Raw will be exclusive to the Autoptic festival and will release that day.

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            Landland

            Table Number 1

            Landland is a small illustration & screenprinting studio based in St. Paul & Milwaukee. We primarily make posters for touring bands, but also release art prints, small books, and limited edition records and cassettes.

            Lara Antal

            Table Number 44B

            Lara Antal is an artist and art director who loves black humor, black coffee, and colorful characters. Her debut graphic novel, “Ronan and the Endless Sea of Stars,” written by Rick Louis, is slated for publication by Abrams ComicArts November 15th, 2022. Her work appears in places like The Washington Post and The Skimm, and I’ve been featured in The Wall Street Journal, WNYC-NPR, Huffington Post and more. If you dine in NYC you might see one of her infamous Choking Victim posters. She currently works as an illustrator and art director at Dotdash -Meredith. She is also a creative producer on the Witch Wave Podcast, hosted by Pam Grossman. Hailing from Wisconsin, she currently lives in Brooklyn with her almost-toothless chihuahua, Chuck.

            Logan Beecher

            Table Number 28A

            Logan Beecher is a comic artist, cartoonist, and illustrator who recently graduated from Minneapolis College of Art and Design. They often make work about interpersonal relationships in a technology focused, science-fiction world. When they are not drawing complex machinery, they love to draw equally detailed scenes of cartoon animals geared mainly towards kids. Recently they have been exploring themes of mental health, and how those stories can be told through a supernatural lens.

            Lucy Comer

            Table Number 79

            Lucy Comer is an Illustrator based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her work focuses on stories of adolescence, connection, and longing. She loves creating portraits, sequential illustrations, and zines.

            Lupi McGinty

            Table Number 80

            Lupi McGinty makes weird nerd books and art in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District

            Mad Sparrow

            Table Number 74B

            Mad Sparrow is a queer cartoonist and character deisgner in the twin cities. When not drawing her webcomic, Rumpled, she can be found drawing DnD characters and feeding kale to her tortoise, Clyde.

            Madeline McGrane

            Table Number 54A

            Madeline McGrane lives in Minneapolis and draws comics. She works for various clients and regularly self-publishes mini comics. Her first graphic novel, The Accursed Vampire, was published in 2021.

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            Mark Ehling

            Table Number 33A

            Mark Ehling is a writer and artist living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His most recent project is the Minneapolis Mail Club–a mail-art delivery service that sends handmade books and art to subscribers around the world. He can be found on the web at http://newcarriage.com.

            Max Huffman

            Table Number 36A

            Max Huffman is a cartoonist in Carrboro, North Carolina. His debut comics collection Cover Not Final was published by Adhouse in 2021 and was alleged to be “very funny” by the Comics Journal. He is currently working on the bimonthly serial Hypermutt.

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            Maxwell James

            Table Number 24B

            Maxwell James is a cartoonist/illustrator from Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He has been making prints, flyers, mini’s and sketchbook collections in the Midwest since graduating from MCTC in 2012! Inspired by Underground Comix and Cartoon Programming of the 90’s, his ongoing sketchbook series ‘Po(o)rTraits’ currently holds over 160+ dysfunctional cartoon characters and counting! A 3rd Volume will begin in the Fall of 2022. Maxwell will also be debuting a nautical adventure comic about a forlorn sailor’s son, a childlike otter friend and a magic wishing well compiled in a sketchbook made out of an old basal reader set for release in 2 parts starting this Summer in 2022!

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            Mike Freiheit

            Table Number 32B

            Mike Freiheit is a cartoonist, illustrator and educator. He’s made three books, Monkey Chef: A Love Story, WOODS and Go Fuck Myself! The Fuckpendium. The first is autobio and is both silly and serious, the second is mostly serious horror, and the last is very silly. He teaches at SAIC in Chicago and is working on another big book about growing up a fatty.

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            Morgan Kendric Sawyer

            Table Number 32A

            Morgan Kendric Sawyer (b. 1987) is an illustrator and painter. Since attending VCU, He has done several freelance projects for various companies as well as designed several T-Shirts for competitions. He’s inspired by his travels, mythology and by the artists around him. He worked on several comics including Welcome to Paradise which is published by Scout Comics, Gaffe which is set to be published by Iron Circus Comics, a short story for MSCF Magazine and more. His most recent project is a wordless graphic novel painted in watercolor. The graphic novel is called Mushroom Trip it follow a mushrooms journey to save the forest, it is a story about interconnectivity.

            He is currently finishing his MFA in Visual Narrative at SVA, Class of 2022.

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            Niky Motekallem

            Table Number 71A

            Niky Motekallem is an Iranian-American illustrator who depicts flora and fauna in various states of decay. She uses intricate lines and bright colors inspired by their Persian roots to depict rot and rebirth.

            When she isn’t working in the studio, Niky is figure skating, brewing a decadent cup of tea, meandering in antique shops for inspiration, on hikes with plant identification guides, or crying over an anime episode.

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            Pat Rooks

            Table Number 24A

            Pat Rooks is a 27 year old cartoonist from Georgia who has been self publishing comics and zines since 2016. He makes mostly genre comics, but lately they are mostly humorous among other things. Pat likes to experiment by making comics inspired by different points in comics history. Every book he makes is an opportunity for him to understand more about the medium he loves.

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            Peter Faecke

            Table Number 10B

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              Peter Wartman

              Table Number 68B

              I’m Peter Wartman, a cartoonist and illustrator living in Minneapolis, MN who is definitely not a robot. I’m interested in telling all-ages stories about growing up and dealing with the messiness of the world (and in drawing cool fantasy cities and lots of sci-fi machines).

              I’ve been drawing comics since at least 2011, when I started publishing my first comic, Over the Wall, online. Since then, Over the Wall and its sequel, Stonebreaker, have been published by Uncivilized Books.

              I’ve also done some work as a writer, most recently writing the NY Times Bestselling Dragon Prince: Through the Moon with artist Xanthe Bouma.

              Currently, I’m working as the artist on the Avatar: The Last Airbender graphic novels with writer Faith Erin Hicks.

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              PM Press

              Table Number 5

              PM Press is an independent, radical publisher of books and media to educate, entertain, and inspire. Founded in 2007 by a small group of people with decades of publishing, media, and organizing experience, PM Press amplifies the voices of radical authors, artists, and activists. Our aim is to deliver bold political ideas and vital stories to all walks of life and arm the dreamers to demand the impossible. We have sold millions of copies of our books, most often one at a time, face to face. We’re old enough to know what we’re doing and young enough to know what’s at stake. Join us to create a better world.

              Quietly

              Table Number 57A

              Yumi Yamaguchi is a half-Japanese, half-Mexican cartoonist who doodles in Los Angeles. When she’s not doodling, she’s usually reading and drinking coffee with her partner.

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              Rachel Bard

              Table Number 36B

              Rachel Bard is a cartoonist and illustrator who loves monsters, sad stories, and small press publishing. She spends most of her time inventing weird new mini-comic formats, painting miniature portraits of regular-sized pets, and dreaming up strange imaginary creatures.

              Rain Taxi

              Table Number 4

                Rain Taxi is a Minneapolis-based literary nonprofit known throughout the country for its championship of aesthetically adventurous literature. It produces a quarterly book review which was among the first in the nation to include serious graphic novel coverage, limited edition chapbooks and broadsides that highlight innovative writing and design, and a robust event series, which includes the annual Twin Cities Book Festival each October. 

                Rin Ascher

                Table Number 74A

                Rin Ascher is a horror and science fiction comic artist and illustrator whose work explores trauma and mental illness.

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                RUMTUM Press

                Table Number 31B

                RUMTUM Press is a collaboration between two people who love each other, Jade Violet Juno and Sarah Evenson. Together, they create prints, broadsides, zines, and pieces of writing exploring their mutual queerness, wayfinding, and love of Halloween and big breakfasts. Most recently, the two completed the five volume zine series through a fellowship at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. This project, QUEER MASSES, has been distributed from coast to coast across the United States and Canada and is held internationally in libraries and collections across the English-speaking world.

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                Ryan Alves

                Table Number 48

                Ryan Alves is a cartoonist making comics in Providence and has been for a while. He loves the work but hates the dance of distribution and aspires to making funnybooks full time.

                Sally Madden

                Table Number 55

                Sally Madden is a cartoonist based in Philadelphia; she made Grey is not a Color, an autobiographical comic about working in the Mutter Museum of medical oddities. She also adapted Lolita and Peter Pan for the Graphic Canon series, co-edited the Always Comix zine anthology, and is the co-host of the Thick Lines podcast.

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                Sam Sharpe

                Table Number 85B

                Sam Sharpe (b. 1983) is the co-creator, with Peaches Goodrich, of the comic series viewotron. The Eisner-nominated series spans the gamut from cosmic science-fiction to autobiographical tales of woe. He lives in Madison WI, with his houseplant, Ferny.

                Sean Knickerbocker

                Table Number 8

                Sean Knickerbocker is a cartoonist, and the editor for Rust Belt Review. He graduated from the Center For Cartoon Studies in 2012. His comics have appeared in Ecotone, Irene, and The Nib among other publications. He is a native of West Valley, New York and currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

                Silver Sprocket

                Table Number 3

                Silver Sprocket is a San Francisco based publisher, gallery, and retail shop championing socially conscious and independently produced comic books, graphic novels, and related arts.

                Sonnenzimmer

                Table Number 2

                Sonnenzimmer is the collaborative practice of artists Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi. Their work investigates and challenges the preconceived notions of the graphic arts. Their experimental studio was established in 2006 in Chicago. Together, they explore the physical, and psycho-physical nature of visualization through image-making, sculpture, writing, publishing, exhibitions, design, and music. They move through an array of media to triangulate and share a lived understanding of graphic expression. By inhabiting and bending formats through our graphic agencies, we all share the stakes of the mediated worlds that we inhabit.

                sunshine gao

                Table Number 68A

                sunshine gao studied ecology and philosophy, cooked noodles, and sold produce. Now, they draw stories about home–in all its forms, with all its complications. They currently live in Minneapolis.

                Sweet Beary

                Table Number 82B

                Anna Leng is the artist behind Sweet Beary, a vibrant art brand focusing in comics, illustrations and printing art to be held.

                Teddie Bernard

                Table Number 46A

                Teddie Bernard is a multimedia artist and cartoonist. Their work tends to center on connection between people, how relationships form and how they fall apart. This theme has been pushed through different genres and styles—from science fiction to mystery to talking animals to political satire (and sometimes a combination of any of those). Originally from Minnesota, they currently reside in Chicago where they are studying art with a focus on comics.

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                Thayer N G Bray

                Table Number 82A

                Thayer Bray is a printmaker, drawer and sculptor living and working in Kansas City. His work deals with ideas of love, body dysmorphia, and the want to be wanted.

                The Jolly Jawbreaker

                Table Number 76

                Joslyn Schmitt, AKA “The Jolly Jawbreaker,” is a Character Illustrator, Ko-fi Ambassador, and Bunny Mom from Plymouth, Minnesota. Joslyn creates whimsical art inspired by anime, strong women, and cute animals. Her biggest project she is known for is The Adventures of Lil Sengi, an original series about a curious elephant shrew that lives in the forest with his friends.

                In 2013 Joslyn graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a BFA in Animation. Over the past nine years, Joslyn has worked on many diverse projects from illustrating book covers to creating user interface designs for mobile applications and e-learning software.

                To learn more about Joslyn please visit thejollyjawbreaker.com.

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                The Sun, Star, and Sea Collective

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                  Tim Sievert

                  Table Number 63A

                  Tim Sievert is a cartoonist in Minneapolis. His graphic novels, That Salty Air, and The Clandestinauts, are good and available. Tim currently works as a character designer for multiple Netflix animated series.

                  Tom K.

                  Table Number 64

                  Tom K(aczynski) is an immigrant, cartoonist, writer, teacher, and founder of Uncivilized Books. His comics include the Eisner-nominated Beta Testing the Apocalypse (Fantagraphics) and the forthcoming Trans Terra (check progress on Instagram). He writes the Event Horizon column on The Comics Journal. He also teaches comics at Minneapolis College of Art & Design and the University of Minnesota. He lives in Minneapolis with his partner Nikki, two cats, and a dog. English is his third language.

                  Toxic Metal Press

                  Table Number 65

                  Toxic Metal Press is a small press collective based in South Minneapolis. Our mission is to empower artists working at the intersection of Comics, Zines, and Printmaking by creating a platform that celebrates handmade goods and independent projects.

                  TroubledOdyssey

                  Table Number 37A

                  Ngoc Doan is a Vietnamese-American cartoonist and illustrator based in Minnesota. She is focused on creating work that captures a sense of flow and a somewhat wistful emotion. At the same time, Ngoc explores the fun of coming of age stories and soft fantasies. She loves video games, but is expertly terrible at playing them.

                  Tyler Page

                  Table Number 60B

                  Tyler Page is an Eisner-nominated cartoonist and educator. He has worked with a mix of national and international clients and publishers, in addition to publishing nine books of his own. Tyler lives in Minneapolis, MN with his wife, author/illustrator Cori Doerrfeld, and their two very blonde children. His most recent book, Raised on Ritalin, was called “essential reading for medical students and those involved in helping address the challenges of ADHD” by the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

                  ummmheather

                  Table Number 21A

                  My name is Heather, but now that we’re friends, you can call me Heath! I’m an illustrator based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. You might know me from my days on Vine, or maybe you ran into me at the IKEA in Burbank once. If you’re new here, I truly hope you enjoy your stay in my little corner of the internet. Over here we love Halloween, cartoons, playing Animal Crossing, and eating vegan mac & cheese.

                  Uncivilized

                  Table Number 64

                  Uncivilized Books has been publishing comics and graphic novels for over 12 years. We’ve published books and comics by Craig Thompson, Matt Madden, Gabrielle Bell, Peter Wartman, Joann Sfar, David B., Noah Van Sciver, Kelsey Wroten, and more. We have won and have been nominated for many industry awards including Eisner, Ignatz, Angouleme, LA Times Book Awards, and many others. Uncivilized Books is run by cartoonist Tom Kaczynski.

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                  Ursula Murray Husted

                  Table Number 27A

                  Ursula Murray Husted is the author of A Cat Story (2020 HarperCollins) and the upcoming Botticelli’s Apprentice (2023 HarperCollins). She dislikes sudden loud noises and styrofoam packing peanuts, but adores regional candy and road-side attractions.

                  Vannotes

                  Table Number 49A

                  Vannotes is a writer, cartoonist, and educator based out of the Western Treasure Valley. They have self-published many publications and worked for clients as diverse as Scholastic, Boom! Studios, King Features Syndicate, and ZEAL. They received their BFA in Comic Art from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and their MFA in Creative Writing from Eastern Oregon University.

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                  Weirdpunk Books

                  Table Number 47

                  Weirdpunk Books is a Minneapolis-based small press focusing on weird horror and splatterpunk generally with queer, antifascist, and leftist themes (though not exclusively).

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                  Will Dinski

                  Table Number 10A

                  Will Dinski lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he draws the monthly comic Eat Street Diners Club. His book Holy Hannah was released by Uncivilized Books. eatstreetdinersclub.com

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                  Words Are Objects

                  Table Number 45A

                    Xiomar Luna

                    Table Number 62B

                    Xiomar Luna is a trans masculine cartoonist and zine maker. Originally from South Bend, Indiana, they graduated from MCAD in 2012 with their BFA in Comic Art. Xiomar is an Aquarius who loves punk rock, hair dye, sparkly things, and plants. Their work primarily focuses on trans and queer identity (both fictional and their own), romance, memory, and the supernatural. They live in Minneapolis with their partner and a cat who sorta looks like a raccoon if you squint just right.

                    xreamy

                    Table Number 28B

                    I am a Minnesota based illustrator and animator who works in traditional mediums as well as digital collage. I am a rising senior at MCAD, where I am majoring in illustration while pursuing a patron funded animation series on the side. While I take inspiration from Biblical old testament/old abrahamic ethos within my illustration practice, my interests range significantly beyond this scope. This results in a thematically varied array of work, bound together tightly through gritty stylistic consistency and a strictly limited color palette.

                    Zak Sally

                    Table Number 59

                    Zak Sally is a cartoonist, printmaker, publisher, musician, and educator. He self-published his first comic zine on a photocopier at the age of thirteen.

                    Sally has been nominated for two Eisner awards for the third volume of his Recidivist series; a fourth volume was published in September 2014. He owns and operates his own award-winning micro-press concern, La Mano, for which he runs the risograph and offset presses.

                    Sally has designed and/or drawn record covers, posters, zines, illustrations, and comics on an international platform for over twenty years. He has also curated gallery exhibitions, served as the United States liaison to the PFC (an international experimental comics residency/think tank based in France), formed an experimental art school (Schoolhaus, with Dan Ibarra), and is one of the eight organizers, board members, and founders of AUTOPTIC, a bi-yearly festival of independent culture in Minneapolis. His current ongoing project is Sammy the Mouse.

                    Zander Cannon

                    Table Number 77B

                    Zander Cannon is an Eisner-winning cartoonist who has been writing and drawing comic books since 1993. His best known projects are his solo works The Replacement God, Heck, and Kaijumax, as well as his collaborations with Gene Ha and Alan Moore on Top 10 and Smax. He lives in Minnesota with his wife and son.

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                    Landland

                    Table Number 1

                    Landland is a small illustration & screenprinting studio based in St. Paul & Milwaukee. We primarily make posters for touring bands, but also release art prints, small books, and limited edition records and cassettes.

                    Sonnenzimmer

                    Table Number 2

                    Sonnenzimmer is the collaborative practice of artists Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi. Their work investigates and challenges the preconceived notions of the graphic arts. Their experimental studio was established in 2006 in Chicago. Together, they explore the physical, and psycho-physical nature of visualization through image-making, sculpture, writing, publishing, exhibitions, design, and music. They move through an array of media to triangulate and share a lived understanding of graphic expression. By inhabiting and bending formats through our graphic agencies, we all share the stakes of the mediated worlds that we inhabit.

                    Silver Sprocket

                    Table Number 3

                    Silver Sprocket is a San Francisco based publisher, gallery, and retail shop championing socially conscious and independently produced comic books, graphic novels, and related arts.

                    Rain Taxi

                    Table Number 4

                      Rain Taxi is a Minneapolis-based literary nonprofit known throughout the country for its championship of aesthetically adventurous literature. It produces a quarterly book review which was among the first in the nation to include serious graphic novel coverage, limited edition chapbooks and broadsides that highlight innovative writing and design, and a robust event series, which includes the annual Twin Cities Book Festival each October. 

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                      PM Press

                      Table Number 5

                      PM Press is an independent, radical publisher of books and media to educate, entertain, and inspire. Founded in 2007 by a small group of people with decades of publishing, media, and organizing experience, PM Press amplifies the voices of radical authors, artists, and activists. Our aim is to deliver bold political ideas and vital stories to all walks of life and arm the dreamers to demand the impossible. We have sold millions of copies of our books, most often one at a time, face to face. We’re old enough to know what we’re doing and young enough to know what’s at stake. Join us to create a better world.

                      Floating Head

                      Table Number 6

                      Floating Head is Matt Bryan and Mike McCubbins(Book of Da, Anasazi). We publish science fiction art, comics, illustration, and prose in beautifully designed books and prints.

                      Entropy Editions

                      Table Number 7

                      Entropy Editions is a Minneapolis-based comics micro-publisher founded in 2018. Focusing on a mixture of narrative & experimental comics produced with a unifying design theme, our goal is to provide readers an affordable option to discover work by artists in both the domestic & international small-press comics community.

                      Sean Knickerbocker

                      Table Number 8

                      Sean Knickerbocker is a cartoonist, and the editor for Rust Belt Review. He graduated from the Center For Cartoon Studies in 2012. His comics have appeared in Ecotone, Irene, and The Nib among other publications. He is a native of West Valley, New York and currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

                      Chuck U

                      Table Number 9

                      Chuck U is an Artist and Illustrator living and working in Minneapolis. He mostly prefers working in pen and ink and doing smaller scale print work, but has recently been branching out into larger paintings and murals. You can see his work on Indeed brew cans, the sides of buildings, album covers, the walls of print collectors all over the world and once even a lottery ticket.

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                      Autoptic Merch and Info Table

                      Table Number 10

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                        Will Dinski

                        Table Number 10A

                        Will Dinski lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he draws the monthly comic Eat Street Diners Club. His book Holy Hannah was released by Uncivilized Books. eatstreetdinersclub.com

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                        Peter Faecke

                        Table Number 10B

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                          Autoptic Signing Table

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                            Jacob Yeates

                            Table Number 20

                            Jacob Yeates is a practicing artist and educator residing and teaching in Minneapolis, where they have lived for the last six years since moving from Iowa. With a background in illustration and literature, Jacob’s work combines writing and studio production to create personal and collaborative zines, broadsheets, drawing series and other experimental, short-form visual narratives.

                            Jacob’s work has been exhibited in spaces ranging from both local and nationally-based, traditional and experimental galleries, community events, panel discussions, small-scale publications and online environments, and has been a past recipient of the 2020 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant and the 2022 Creative Support for Individuals Grant.

                            ummmheather

                            Table Number 21A

                            My name is Heather, but now that we’re friends, you can call me Heath! I’m an illustrator based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. You might know me from my days on Vine, or maybe you ran into me at the IKEA in Burbank once. If you’re new here, I truly hope you enjoy your stay in my little corner of the internet. Over here we love Halloween, cartoons, playing Animal Crossing, and eating vegan mac & cheese.

                            Erika Bloomdahl

                            Table Number 21B

                            Erika Bloomdahl is a Multidisciplinary Artist, who works primarily as a Cartoonist, Storyteller, and Producer, in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Vermont. She has a Degree in Political Science, Urban Studies and Art from the University of Minnesota (16′) and is currently studying at the Center for Cartoon Studies pursing a Masters of Fine Arts in comics. She is very interested in creating work that merge personal experiences with political issues, and elements of fantasy and or history.

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                            E. Joy Mehr

                            Table Number 22B

                            E. Joy Mehr is a Minneapolis-based cartoonist making colorful, scribbly autobio comics about mental health, being broke, her 2 black cats, & other stuff.

                            Grace Desmarais

                            Table Number 22A

                            Grace Desmarais is a lover of mythology and magic. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her Husband and little black cat Lala. When she is not writing about magic and myths, Grace spends most of her time reading romance novels or re-playing Dragon Age.

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                            Jill Kittock Art & Illustration

                            Table Number 23

                            Jill Kittock is an illustrator who makes art about people in everyday life laced with clever symbolism and sarcasm. She is inspired by other people’s old family photographs, pop culture, history, city life, fashion, and novels. She works with a variety of mediums including digital painting, gouache, pen and ink, and enjoys illustrating for Risograph and silkscreen.

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                            Pat Rooks

                            Table Number 24A

                            Pat Rooks is a 27 year old cartoonist from Georgia who has been self publishing comics and zines since 2016. He makes mostly genre comics, but lately they are mostly humorous among other things. Pat likes to experiment by making comics inspired by different points in comics history. Every book he makes is an opportunity for him to understand more about the medium he loves.

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                            Maxwell James

                            Table Number 24B

                            Maxwell James is a cartoonist/illustrator from Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He has been making prints, flyers, mini’s and sketchbook collections in the Midwest since graduating from MCTC in 2012! Inspired by Underground Comix and Cartoon Programming of the 90’s, his ongoing sketchbook series ‘Po(o)rTraits’ currently holds over 160+ dysfunctional cartoon characters and counting! A 3rd Volume will begin in the Fall of 2022. Maxwell will also be debuting a nautical adventure comic about a forlorn sailor’s son, a childlike otter friend and a magic wishing well compiled in a sketchbook made out of an old basal reader set for release in 2 parts starting this Summer in 2022!

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                            A. T. Pratt

                            Table Number 25A

                            A. T. Pratt is a multidisciplinary cartoonist, professor and publisher born and raised in New York City. He makes comics, illustrations, and prints that take many forms. A lot of his comics and other printed work feature handmade tricks and special features such as fold-outs, pop-ups and peek-a-boos. He graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) with a BFA in Illustration in 2013. In 2017 Pratt was awarded a Silver Medal in the MoCCA Awards of Excellence in the Special Format Category for his socks & comics series MrMiSocki. He started teaching after school comics classes for kids in 2018 and now teaches college comics and self publishing classes at Montclair State University since 2019.

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                            Frannie Love

                            Table Number 25B

                            Frannie Love is a trans femme comic artist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her work mainly consists of comic and illustration, consisting of her comic characters Bunny and Cat(a ongoing series of short comics and zines pertaining to the characters and their friends) as well as standalone stories, comics and illustration expressing trans/queer emotions, along with some fantasy work(mainly focused on wizards as a fantasy concept.) Frannie can be often found with her face shoved into a sketchbook, filling page after page with the same couple characters over and over.

                            Jenna Cha

                            Table Number 26

                            Jenna Cha is a comic artist and illustrator. She made her debut publication in 2019 as co-creator for the acclaimed series Black Stars Above, published by Vault Comics. Her other credits include works for Oni Press, Z2 Comics, Image Comics, and the horror anthology Razorblades Magazine.

                            El Starcher

                            Table Number 27B

                              El (they/he) is an illustrator and animator studying at Minneapolis College of Art and Design. His works heavily explore gender and trans identity, philosophy, magical realism, as well as bastardized christian mythos. Their style is line work driven with an intrique crudeness that aims to evoke childishness and introspection.

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                              Ursula Murray Husted

                              Table Number 27A

                              Ursula Murray Husted is the author of A Cat Story (2020 HarperCollins) and the upcoming Botticelli’s Apprentice (2023 HarperCollins). She dislikes sudden loud noises and styrofoam packing peanuts, but adores regional candy and road-side attractions.

                              Logan Beecher

                              Table Number 28A

                              Logan Beecher is a comic artist, cartoonist, and illustrator who recently graduated from Minneapolis College of Art and Design. They often make work about interpersonal relationships in a technology focused, science-fiction world. When they are not drawing complex machinery, they love to draw equally detailed scenes of cartoon animals geared mainly towards kids. Recently they have been exploring themes of mental health, and how those stories can be told through a supernatural lens.

                              xreamy

                              Table Number 28B

                              I am a Minnesota based illustrator and animator who works in traditional mediums as well as digital collage. I am a rising senior at MCAD, where I am majoring in illustration while pursuing a patron funded animation series on the side. While I take inspiration from Biblical old testament/old abrahamic ethos within my illustration practice, my interests range significantly beyond this scope. This results in a thematically varied array of work, bound together tightly through gritty stylistic consistency and a strictly limited color palette.

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                              Gaelen Elliott

                              Table Number 29

                              Gaelen Elliott is a comic artist, born and raised in Northwest Arkansas, currently attending Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

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                              The Sun, Star, and Sea Collective

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                                Beth Hetland

                                Table Number 30

                                Beth Hetland is a Chicago cartoonist and alumni of The Center for Cartoon Studies. She teaches comics as an Associate Professor, Adj. at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She loves making experimental mini comics and screen printing.

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                                RUMTUM Press

                                Table Number 31B

                                RUMTUM Press is a collaboration between two people who love each other, Jade Violet Juno and Sarah Evenson. Together, they create prints, broadsides, zines, and pieces of writing exploring their mutual queerness, wayfinding, and love of Halloween and big breakfasts. Most recently, the two completed the five volume zine series through a fellowship at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. This project, QUEER MASSES, has been distributed from coast to coast across the United States and Canada and is held internationally in libraries and collections across the English-speaking world.

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                                Morgan Kendric Sawyer

                                Table Number 32A

                                Morgan Kendric Sawyer (b. 1987) is an illustrator and painter. Since attending VCU, He has done several freelance projects for various companies as well as designed several T-Shirts for competitions. He’s inspired by his travels, mythology and by the artists around him. He worked on several comics including Welcome to Paradise which is published by Scout Comics, Gaffe which is set to be published by Iron Circus Comics, a short story for MSCF Magazine and more. His most recent project is a wordless graphic novel painted in watercolor. The graphic novel is called Mushroom Trip it follow a mushrooms journey to save the forest, it is a story about interconnectivity.

                                He is currently finishing his MFA in Visual Narrative at SVA, Class of 2022.

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                                Mike Freiheit

                                Table Number 32B

                                Mike Freiheit is a cartoonist, illustrator and educator. He’s made three books, Monkey Chef: A Love Story, WOODS and Go Fuck Myself! The Fuckpendium. The first is autobio and is both silly and serious, the second is mostly serious horror, and the last is very silly. He teaches at SAIC in Chicago and is working on another big book about growing up a fatty.

                                Goblin Mouth

                                Table Number 33B

                                Goblin Mouth is a comic artist who has been running a horror short story webcomic called Pure Venom since 2017, which often delves into experimental formats. His work is often quiet and slow-burn in it’s pacing, with each story being a self-contained narrative.

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                                Mark Ehling

                                Table Number 33A

                                Mark Ehling is a writer and artist living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His most recent project is the Minneapolis Mail Club–a mail-art delivery service that sends handmade books and art to subscribers around the world. He can be found on the web at http://newcarriage.com.

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                                Elam Bonebright

                                Table Number 34B

                                Elam Bonebright is an illustrator and graphic artist based in the Twin Cities. She makes work about anxiety, botanicals, and old movies.

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                                Kristin Tipping

                                Table Number 34A

                                Kristin Tipping is a queer asexual graphic artist and comic creator with a MFA from Minneapolis College of Art and Design. They are known for their strangely endearing bittersweet work full of fluffy animals, queer feelings, and existential dread. Their work includes the award-winning comic Evil Witch Allie and the short picture book A Book For Sad Pets. They are a recipient of the 2019 Artist Initiative Grant.

                                Karl Christian Krumpholz

                                Table Number 35

                                Originally from a city on the East Coast, Karl Christian Krumpholz ’s artwork has appeared in many different formats, publications, and even animated in a documentary.

                                Karl is currently working on the daily comic ‘The Lighthouse in The City’ since January 2020, as well as ‘Queen City’, a book of architectural illustrations from around Denver, CO from Tinto Press; and the continuing series of short stories and slice of life comics set in The City: ’30 Miles of Crazy!’

                                Karl continues to live in the a City, though a different one now.

                                He can always be found at: karlchristiankrumpholz.com

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                                Rachel Bard

                                Table Number 36B

                                Rachel Bard is a cartoonist and illustrator who loves monsters, sad stories, and small press publishing. She spends most of her time inventing weird new mini-comic formats, painting miniature portraits of regular-sized pets, and dreaming up strange imaginary creatures.

                                Max Huffman

                                Table Number 36A

                                Max Huffman is a cartoonist in Carrboro, North Carolina. His debut comics collection Cover Not Final was published by Adhouse in 2021 and was alleged to be “very funny” by the Comics Journal. He is currently working on the bimonthly serial Hypermutt.

                                Duachaka Her

                                Table Number 37B

                                Duachaka (Dua) Her is a Hmong-American cartoonist and illustrator from Wisconsin. She is the author and illustrator of mini comic, “Tradition,” published by Uncivilized Books and comic books “The Collection” and “Then and Now.” She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Entertainment Design with a concentration in Comics and Sequential Art from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Most of her work focuses on aspects of her Hmong-American identity and experiences.

                                TroubledOdyssey

                                Table Number 37A

                                Ngoc Doan is a Vietnamese-American cartoonist and illustrator based in Minnesota. She is focused on creating work that captures a sense of flow and a somewhat wistful emotion. At the same time, Ngoc explores the fun of coming of age stories and soft fantasies. She loves video games, but is expertly terrible at playing them.

                                Campfire Comics & Stories

                                Table Number 38

                                Campfire Comics & Stories is a full-color comic book anthology featuring work by artists from around the world. Each artist takes a turn telling a story around the campfire.

                                Erik Krenz

                                Table Number 39

                                I’ve been a professional illustrator living in Minnesota for over ten years now. I’m kinda a jack of all trades, and have worked with the likes of hgtv, Simon and schuster, the field museum and many more. I’ve recently taken the plunge, and have become a full time freelancer after having had worked at blue rhino studio for ten years. In my free time, I absolutely love to garden and exercise

                                Jim Keefe

                                Table Number 40

                                Jim Keefe is the current artist of the Sally Forth comic strip. From 1996-2003 he was the writer and artist of the Flash Gordon comic strip. A graduate of the Joe Kubert School, Keefe likewise teaches Comic Art. Teaching and speaking engagements include SVA in Manhattan, Hofstra’s UCCE Youth Programs, and most recently the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

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                                Jack Kotz

                                Table Number 41

                                I’m a Minneapolis based comic artist with a BFA in Comic Art from the Minneapolis College of Art And Design. I love time based drawing challenges, collaborative projects, and all things comics. As both an early childhood and community based educator, I have a strong drive to improve and empower my students through Social Emotional teaching. I strongly believe that communities collaborating through art and storytelling will better the world we live in.

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                                Andy Wieland

                                Table Number 42

                                Andy Wieland is a cartoonist currently living in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Born in 1993 in Menomonie, Wisconsin, Andy attended University of Wisconsin-Stout, where he graduated with a B.F.A in Studio Art, concentrating in comics and sequential art. His work is in the UW Stout permanent collection. He also virtually attended Frank Santoro’s Comics Correspondence Course. Since June 2021, Andy has been self-publishing WHEELS, a single page color zine/newsletter periodical, featuring his comics. In February 2022, he participated in MS Harkness’ Hocking Hills Cartoonist Retreat in Ohio. His studio is a part of the semi annual Lowertown Art Crawl. In June 2022 he will be attending Gabrielle Bell’s comics course in France.

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                                Christina Tran

                                Table Number 43A

                                Christina writes to dispel the spells of capitalism. Her tender, autobio comics and essays invite us into re-remembering who we are and what we know. Her artmaking practices draw from roots of design, education, and community weaving. She has been making webcomics since 2014 and self-publishing zines since 2015 at sodelightful.com. Her graphic novella “It’s Okay That It’s Not Okay” is forthcoming in 2022.

                                Blue Delliquanti

                                Table Number 43B

                                Blue Delliquanti is a comic artist and writer based in Minneapolis, MN. From 2012 to 2020 Blue drew and serialized the Prism Award-winning science fiction comic O Human Star at ohumanstar.com. Blue is also the creator of Across A Field of Starlight, published in 2022 by Random House Graphic. They teach comics courses at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

                                Allison Conway

                                Table Number 44A

                                Allison Conway grew up in the woods of Lake Geneva, WI and has always had a passion for animals and living organisms of all sizes. Her illustrations are inspired by swamps and delve into worlds hidden within worlds, like wildlife concealed in grass or microorganisms that are impossible to see. She graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Illustration in 2016. She has worked with clients like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, and Yale University, and for over two years has published a comic strip in Vice about a pillbug named Millie. Her first graphic novel, The Lab, was published by Top Shelf Productions in March of 2020.

                                Lara Antal

                                Table Number 44B

                                Lara Antal is an artist and art director who loves black humor, black coffee, and colorful characters. Her debut graphic novel, “Ronan and the Endless Sea of Stars,” written by Rick Louis, is slated for publication by Abrams ComicArts November 15th, 2022. Her work appears in places like The Washington Post and The Skimm, and I’ve been featured in The Wall Street Journal, WNYC-NPR, Huffington Post and more. If you dine in NYC you might see one of her infamous Choking Victim posters. She currently works as an illustrator and art director at Dotdash -Meredith. She is also a creative producer on the Witch Wave Podcast, hosted by Pam Grossman. Hailing from Wisconsin, she currently lives in Brooklyn with her almost-toothless chihuahua, Chuck.

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                                Words Are Objects

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                                  Joi Yao

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                                    Dawn Wing

                                    Table Number 45B

                                    Based at the Northrup King Building (Studio 205) in Minneapolis, Dawn studied comics with Lynda Barry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 2011-2013, and has been self-publishing comics/zines since 2008. In 2021, she released her first book, “Tye Leung Schulze: Translator for Justice – a comics biography” about the first Chinese American woman who voted in a US election.

                                    Dawn was recently awarded the 2022 Minnesota State Art Board’s Creative Support for Individuals grant ($6,000) to publish her next book, “Tien Fu Wu: Freedom Warrior,” a comics biography based on the life of a Chinese American survivor of child trafficking, and human rights advocate in San Francisco’s Chinatown during the Chinese Exclusion Act era.

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                                    Kelly Wang

                                    Table Number 46A

                                    Kelly Wang (born 2000, Dallas, TX), is a Taiwanese American artist who currently studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She mainly focuses on sequential art and illustration. She moved to Taipei, Taiwan in 2010, experiencing part of her childhood within a new culture and context. Wang developed an interest in comics and manga (graphic novels) at this time. Wang creates using traditional art techniques that combine both Asian and American comic styles to explore personal, cultural narratives and philosophical themes within her storytelling.

                                    Teddie Bernard

                                    Table Number 46A

                                    Teddie Bernard is a multimedia artist and cartoonist. Their work tends to center on connection between people, how relationships form and how they fall apart. This theme has been pushed through different genres and styles—from science fiction to mystery to talking animals to political satire (and sometimes a combination of any of those). Originally from Minnesota, they currently reside in Chicago where they are studying art with a focus on comics.

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                                    Weirdpunk Books

                                    Table Number 47

                                    Weirdpunk Books is a Minneapolis-based small press focusing on weird horror and splatterpunk generally with queer, antifascist, and leftist themes (though not exclusively).

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                                    Ryan Alves

                                    Table Number 48

                                    Ryan Alves is a cartoonist making comics in Providence and has been for a while. He loves the work but hates the dance of distribution and aspires to making funnybooks full time.

                                    Izzy Shinn

                                    Table Number 49B

                                    I am a Twin-Cities-based artist currently earning their BFA at the University of Minnesota. I focus on illustration, comics, and printmaking. Fascinated by variations of myth storytelling and worldbuilding, I’m interested in intersecting reality with characters and themes of fantasy. My artistic practice revolves around storytelling and creating fantastical characters and worlds to act as vehicles for reflecting my personal humanity and experiences. Ultimately, I work to establish an unreality where the happenings of the human and the non-human are heightened, and where different perspectives of morality, humanity, and philosophy, can be explored.

                                    Vannotes

                                    Table Number 49A

                                    Vannotes is a writer, cartoonist, and educator based out of the Western Treasure Valley. They have self-published many publications and worked for clients as diverse as Scholastic, Boom! Studios, King Features Syndicate, and ZEAL. They received their BFA in Comic Art from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and their MFA in Creative Writing from Eastern Oregon University.

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                                    Ash Knight

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                                      Alex Mitchell

                                      Table Number 50A

                                      Alex Mitchell is an artist, illustrator, and educator currently living and working out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has a number of short-form comics, an anthology called “Moon of Exile”, as well as a Minnesota State Arts Board supported comic, “City of Jasmine”, written by fellow MCAD alum Essma Imady. He designs and illustrates RPG adventure zines in his free time, which there’s never enough of.

                                      Archie Bongiovanni

                                      Table Number 51

                                      Archie Bongiovanni is a cartoonist and zine-maker creating comics that are gay and good. They’re the co-creator of the bestselling comic A Quick And Easy Guide To They/Them Pronouns as well as the comic Grease Bats which was published on Autostraddle for seven years before being printed as a collection by Boom Studios in 2019 . Archie is the author of History Comics: The Stonewall Riots, illustrated by A. Andrews. Their next graphic novel, Mimosa, comes out spring 2023. Archie has appeared in The New Yorker, Vice, Electric Literature, and The Nib.

                                      Hyena Hell

                                      Table Number 52

                                      Hyena Hell is a cartoonist, illustrator, and sometimes-printmaker. She lives in rural Kentucky (for some reason) with a pack of unruly dogs and a multitude of personal demons. Her comics have been published by Silver Sprocket, Tinto Press, Birdcage Bottom Books, and her own imprint Horror Vacui Press.

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                                      Barbara Guttman

                                      Table Number 53A

                                      Barbara is a horror focused artist obsessed with skulls and the fungibility of the body and identity. She’s been a contributing artist to many comics under Vertigo, DC, and Image comics, and her original works have appear in the anthologies “Gothic Tales of Haunted Love” and “Pros and (Comics) Cons”. When not making art, she splits her time drinking tea and consorting with the forces of her garden.

                                      Kendall Dickinson

                                      Table Number 53B

                                      Kendall Dickinson is an interdisciplinary artist working and living in the Twin Cities. Dickinson received their BA from Macalester College in 2018, and their MFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2020. Dickinson makes paintings, collages, zines, sculptures, and installations that focus on the interconnections between queerness, trauma, mental illness, addiction, and recovery. Dickinson’s work has been shown in various galleries around the Twin Cities, including Fresh Eye Gallery, CIRCA Gallery, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Additionally, Dickinson has worked as an art instructor around the metro area at various nonprofits, including the Perpich Center for Arts Education.

                                      Madeline McGrane

                                      Table Number 54A

                                      Madeline McGrane lives in Minneapolis and draws comics. She works for various clients and regularly self-publishes mini comics. Her first graphic novel, The Accursed Vampire, was published in 2021.

                                      Sally Madden

                                      Table Number 55

                                      Sally Madden is a cartoonist based in Philadelphia; she made Grey is not a Color, an autobiographical comic about working in the Mutter Museum of medical oddities. She also adapted Lolita and Peter Pan for the Graphic Canon series, co-edited the Always Comix zine anthology, and is the co-host of the Thick Lines podcast.

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                                      Katie Skelly

                                      Table Number 55

                                      Katie Skelly is the creator of comics such as Maids, The Agency, My Pretty Vampire, Nurse Nurse, and more. In 2021 she edited the art book Queen of the Ring: Wrestling Drawings by Jaime Hernandez, and she is the co-host of the Thick Lines podcast with fellow cartoonist Sally Madden.

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                                      Julia Wald

                                      Table Number 56A

                                      Julia Wald is an artist and illustrator, whose work ranges from googly-eyed things and tiny monsters drawn on index cards, to editorial illustrations and posters, to cityscape drawings and large mixed-media collages.

                                      Her illustration work has been published in The Baffler, Current Affairs, The New Republic and The Stranger among others, and her artwork has been shown in galleries across the US, including at Steve Gilbert Studio, Food Art Collection, CoCA Seattle, and the Seattle Emerging Arts Fair.

                                      Julia is a member-owner of Push/Pull and a member of the Society of Illustrators. Originally from Buffalo, NY, she holds degrees in art and chemistry from Buffalo State College. She currently lives and works in Seattle, WA.

                                      Caroline Cash

                                      Table Number 56B

                                      Caroline Cash is a cartoonist from the South currently living in Chicago.

                                      Quietly

                                      Table Number 57A

                                      Yumi Yamaguchi is a half-Japanese, half-Mexican cartoonist who doodles in Los Angeles. When she’s not doodling, she’s usually reading and drinking coffee with her partner.

                                      Dennis Lo

                                      Table Number 57B

                                      I am a Manga artist. After winning the Tokyopop’s “Rising Star of Manga 8” competition in 2008, I have been publishing my manga in various free webcomics site and my own website. In 2012, I started publishing my work “Strange Symmetry” on Comixology, and now switch to Amazon Kindle direct publishing. In 2020, I received a grant from Minnesota State Arts Board grant to publish the third volume of the series. I have exhibited locally and nationally with my works at varies convention and festival, including New York Comic Con and Toronto Comics Art Festival.

                                      Anders Nilsen

                                      Table Number 58

                                      Anders Nilsen is the author and artist of Big Questions, Dogs and Water, The End and several other graphic novels and books of comics. His work has appeared in Kramer’s ErgotThe New York Times, The Believer, The New Yorker, Poetry Magazine and elsewhere and has been translated around the world. He’s currently serializing a major graphic novel loosely based on the Greek myth of Prometheus, called Tongues. After growing up in South Minneapolis he spent time in Albuquerque, San Francisco, Chicago and elsewhere. He currently lives in Los Angeles.

                                      Zak Sally

                                      Table Number 59

                                      Zak Sally is a cartoonist, printmaker, publisher, musician, and educator. He self-published his first comic zine on a photocopier at the age of thirteen.

                                      Sally has been nominated for two Eisner awards for the third volume of his Recidivist series; a fourth volume was published in September 2014. He owns and operates his own award-winning micro-press concern, La Mano, for which he runs the risograph and offset presses.

                                      Sally has designed and/or drawn record covers, posters, zines, illustrations, and comics on an international platform for over twenty years. He has also curated gallery exhibitions, served as the United States liaison to the PFC (an international experimental comics residency/think tank based in France), formed an experimental art school (Schoolhaus, with Dan Ibarra), and is one of the eight organizers, board members, and founders of AUTOPTIC, a bi-yearly festival of independent culture in Minneapolis. His current ongoing project is Sammy the Mouse.

                                      Kels Choo

                                      Table Number 60A

                                      Kelsey Choo is a Hawai‘i-raised girl self-publishing comics, zines, and other art in Colorado.
                                      Working in a variety of mediums, her comics & illustrative works are inspired by the nature, food, + folklore she grew up with in Hawai‘i, her mixed 5th gen East Asian heritage, as well as general monsters & magic.

                                      Tyler Page

                                      Table Number 60B

                                      Tyler Page is an Eisner-nominated cartoonist and educator. He has worked with a mix of national and international clients and publishers, in addition to publishing nine books of his own. Tyler lives in Minneapolis, MN with his wife, author/illustrator Cori Doerrfeld, and their two very blonde children. His most recent book, Raised on Ritalin, was called “essential reading for medical students and those involved in helping address the challenges of ADHD” by the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

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                                      Jason Walz

                                      Table Number 61

                                      Jason Walz lives in the icy tundra of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is the author and illustrator of the graphic novels Last Pick, Last Pick: Born to Run, Last Pick: Rise Up, A Story for Desmond, and Homesick (Eisner nominated). In addition to cartooning, Jason has also been teaching within special education for twenty plus years. Those experiences continue to shape the stories he tells.

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                                      Camilo Aguirre

                                      Table Number 62A

                                      Camilo Aguirre is a Colombian artist who has been author and co-author of graphic novels such as Ciervos de Bronze (2014),  Caminos Condenados (2016), La Palizua (2018), Our Voices Carried Us Here (2021), and What Remains (2022).  Most of them are documentary comics depicting social issues.  Camilo obtained his MFA degree from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

                                      Xiomar Luna

                                      Table Number 62B

                                      Xiomar Luna is a trans masculine cartoonist and zine maker. Originally from South Bend, Indiana, they graduated from MCAD in 2012 with their BFA in Comic Art. Xiomar is an Aquarius who loves punk rock, hair dye, sparkly things, and plants. Their work primarily focuses on trans and queer identity (both fictional and their own), romance, memory, and the supernatural. They live in Minneapolis with their partner and a cat who sorta looks like a raccoon if you squint just right.

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                                      Jessica Zabarsky

                                      Table Number 62A

                                      Jessi Zabarsky is a cartoonist and illustrator living in Chicago. She’s best known for her queer fantasy comics, Witchlight and Coming Back. She has way too many plants and is on the brink of turning into some kind of swamp beast.

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                                      Tim Sievert

                                      Table Number 63A

                                      Tim Sievert is a cartoonist in Minneapolis. His graphic novels, That Salty Air, and The Clandestinauts, are good and available. Tim currently works as a character designer for multiple Netflix animated series.

                                      Tom K.

                                      Table Number 64

                                      Tom K(aczynski) is an immigrant, cartoonist, writer, teacher, and founder of Uncivilized Books. His comics include the Eisner-nominated Beta Testing the Apocalypse (Fantagraphics) and the forthcoming Trans Terra (check progress on Instagram). He writes the Event Horizon column on The Comics Journal. He also teaches comics at Minneapolis College of Art & Design and the University of Minnesota. He lives in Minneapolis with his partner Nikki, two cats, and a dog. English is his third language.

                                      Uncivilized

                                      Table Number 64

                                      Uncivilized Books has been publishing comics and graphic novels for over 12 years. We’ve published books and comics by Craig Thompson, Matt Madden, Gabrielle Bell, Peter Wartman, Joann Sfar, David B., Noah Van Sciver, Kelsey Wroten, and more. We have won and have been nominated for many industry awards including Eisner, Ignatz, Angouleme, LA Times Book Awards, and many others. Uncivilized Books is run by cartoonist Tom Kaczynski.

                                      Toxic Metal Press

                                      Table Number 65

                                      Toxic Metal Press is a small press collective based in South Minneapolis. Our mission is to empower artists working at the intersection of Comics, Zines, and Printmaking by creating a platform that celebrates handmade goods and independent projects.

                                      Ari S. Mulch

                                      Table Number 65

                                      Ari S. Mulch is a cartoonist, painter, printmaker, and connoisseur of women. Created in a horrific experiment by two small-town goths, they are the most influential person to come out of Springfield Illinois since Abraham Lincoln. Ari fled the flatlands in 2015 to study comic art and printmaking at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Their soul was soon captured by the dark forces of lesbianism and comics with lots of sex and swearing, and they have been toiling away at their tales of dark hysteria ever since.

                                      Craig Hurd-McKenney

                                      Table Number 66

                                      Craig Hurd-McKenney is a Xeric grant awarded and Ignatz nominated comic writer.

                                      Kameron White

                                      Table Number 67

                                      Kameron White is an artist that specializes in fantasy, superhero, and slice-of-life comics while also illustrating stylized depictions of diverse groups and putting out bold and colorful pieces. He’s worked on horror anthologies, LGBTQ+ anthologies, and Indie comics. One of his stories was featured in the “We Are Here: All-Trans Anthology,” where he shared his story with other amazing Trans artists. The book won the Ignatz 2019 award for Outstanding Anthology. He also has illustrated a story in “Proud,” an anthology of stories and poetry by LGBTQ+ YA authors. The book won Book of The Year in the 2020 Visionary Honours awards. Besides art, he lives with his partner, their three cats, and dozens of squishmallows.

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                                      Peter Wartman

                                      Table Number 68B

                                      I’m Peter Wartman, a cartoonist and illustrator living in Minneapolis, MN who is definitely not a robot. I’m interested in telling all-ages stories about growing up and dealing with the messiness of the world (and in drawing cool fantasy cities and lots of sci-fi machines).

                                      I’ve been drawing comics since at least 2011, when I started publishing my first comic, Over the Wall, online. Since then, Over the Wall and its sequel, Stonebreaker, have been published by Uncivilized Books.

                                      I’ve also done some work as a writer, most recently writing the NY Times Bestselling Dragon Prince: Through the Moon with artist Xanthe Bouma.

                                      Currently, I’m working as the artist on the Avatar: The Last Airbender graphic novels with writer Faith Erin Hicks.

                                      sunshine gao

                                      Table Number 68A

                                      sunshine gao studied ecology and philosophy, cooked noodles, and sold produce. Now, they draw stories about home–in all its forms, with all its complications. They currently live in Minneapolis.

                                      Lance Ward

                                      Table Number 69

                                      Overcoming disability, Lance Ward is an award-winning cartoonist from Minnesota and author of over 40 books and comics. His work has been featured in the “Best American Comics” series twice, and his work has appeared in countless magazines and anthologies. His ongoing comic series “Flop Sweat” can be found at Birdcage Bottom Books. 1978:Raw will be exclusive to the Autoptic festival and will release that day.

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                                      Cathy G. Johnson

                                      Table Number 70

                                      Cathy G. Johnson is a cartoonist, printmaker and educator residing on occupied Narragansett land in Providence, Rhode Island. Her work delves into the complicated worlds of young people, exploring the hardships and joys of adolescence. She works with bright splashing colors and atmospheric grayscales, using themes of nature and rebellion. Her graphic novels include ‘Jeremiah’ (2015), ‘Gorgeous’ (2016) and ‘The Breakaways’ (2019). Her self-published comic ‘Black Hole Heart’ (2020) won an Ignatz Award.

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                                      Niky Motekallem

                                      Table Number 71A

                                      Niky Motekallem is an Iranian-American illustrator who depicts flora and fauna in various states of decay. She uses intricate lines and bright colors inspired by their Persian roots to depict rot and rebirth.

                                      When she isn’t working in the studio, Niky is figure skating, brewing a decadent cup of tea, meandering in antique shops for inspiration, on hikes with plant identification guides, or crying over an anime episode.

                                      Ezra David Mattes

                                      Table Number 71B

                                      Ezra David Mattes is a cartoonist and terrible wizard living in Minneapolis. He enthusiastically loves men and cats.

                                      James and John Coats

                                      Table Number 72

                                      James and John are twin brothers making action adventure comics about dinosaurs, ninjas, barbarians and other crazy things. Dino Beasts is their graphic novel fantasy series about a dinosaur-barbarian named Kumoto. Their first action adventure 1980’s inspired ninja comic, Ninja IV, will be released in 2022.

                                      Destiny Davison

                                      Table Number 73

                                      Destiny A. Davison is a writer, cartoonist and multi-media artist from the Midwest. Her work explores the crossroads of the real, the unreal, and the in-between.

                                      Mad Sparrow

                                      Table Number 74B

                                      Mad Sparrow is a queer cartoonist and character deisgner in the twin cities. When not drawing her webcomic, Rumpled, she can be found drawing DnD characters and feeding kale to her tortoise, Clyde.

                                      Rin Ascher

                                      Table Number 74A

                                      Rin Ascher is a horror and science fiction comic artist and illustrator whose work explores trauma and mental illness.

                                      eerospace / popstyle

                                      Table Number 75

                                      E. Eero Johnson and Michael Lizama are designers, illustrators and cartoonists that collaborate and also individually create comics, posters, stickers. Lizama is a graphic designer and illustrator influenced by the cartoons, comics, toys and pop culture of his youth in the 60s and the 70s. He creates original pop-culture designs under the “Popstyle” pseudonym. Johnson has published graphic novels including “Kozmo-Knot” and “Tsu and the Outliers.”

                                      The Jolly Jawbreaker

                                      Table Number 76

                                      Joslyn Schmitt, AKA “The Jolly Jawbreaker,” is a Character Illustrator, Ko-fi Ambassador, and Bunny Mom from Plymouth, Minnesota. Joslyn creates whimsical art inspired by anime, strong women, and cute animals. Her biggest project she is known for is The Adventures of Lil Sengi, an original series about a curious elephant shrew that lives in the forest with his friends.

                                      In 2013 Joslyn graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a BFA in Animation. Over the past nine years, Joslyn has worked on many diverse projects from illustrating book covers to creating user interface designs for mobile applications and e-learning software.

                                      To learn more about Joslyn please visit thejollyjawbreaker.com.

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                                      Bulgilhan Press

                                      Table Number 77A

                                      Bulgilhan is a small press comics publisher making new and self-indulgent comics.

                                      Zander Cannon

                                      Table Number 77B

                                      Zander Cannon is an Eisner-winning cartoonist who has been writing and drawing comic books since 1993. His best known projects are his solo works The Replacement God, Heck, and Kaijumax, as well as his collaborations with Gene Ha and Alan Moore on Top 10 and Smax. He lives in Minnesota with his wife and son.

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                                      John Bivens

                                      Table Number 78

                                      John Bivens is a comic creator located in Minneapolis. His work has been featured in over a
                                      dozen publications; and he has worked for publishers such as IMAGE, KODANSHA, VAULT, HEAVY METAL, and many more. John is also an adjunct professor working for Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Dakota County Tech, and (formerly) Northern Illinois University. He hangs out with the other members of World Monster HQ, and is kept sane by his wife Mallory.

                                      Lucy Comer

                                      Table Number 79

                                      Lucy Comer is an Illustrator based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her work focuses on stories of adolescence, connection, and longing. She loves creating portraits, sequential illustrations, and zines.

                                      Lupi McGinty

                                      Table Number 80

                                      Lupi McGinty makes weird nerd books and art in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District

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                                      John Vogl

                                      Table Number 81

                                      John Vogl is a freelance illustrator living in Minneapolis, MN. His work is a mix of digital and traditional illustration, with a focus on evocative detail and a graphic sensibility. He works on a variety commercial, gallery, and self-published projects.

                                      Sweet Beary

                                      Table Number 82B

                                      Anna Leng is the artist behind Sweet Beary, a vibrant art brand focusing in comics, illustrations and printing art to be held.

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                                      Thayer N G Bray

                                      Table Number 82A

                                      Thayer Bray is a printmaker, drawer and sculptor living and working in Kansas City. His work deals with ideas of love, body dysmorphia, and the want to be wanted.

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                                      Bubbles Fanzine

                                      Table Number 83A

                                      Bubbles Fanzine is a comics fanzine by Brian Baynes that continues the tradition of fanzines for the 70s and 80s. Interviews, reviews, and articles about comics now and then. Whatever comics perk my interest! Started in 2019, comes out 3-4 times a year. Bubbles has also published Bat Kid, a baseball from the 1948. Translated & an essay by Ryan Holmberg.

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                                      Dan Murphy

                                      Table Number 83B

                                      Dan Murphy is a Twin Cities based visual artist & musician. His ongoing comic series is “Elle Cirka”, and is working on a new project titled “Necronomonaut”. He owns one cat and more books than he has space for really.

                                      Athena Currier

                                      Table Number 84

                                      Athena Currier is a Minneapolis-based cartoonist, illustrator, and book designer. Over the last decade, she has published dozens of mini-comics and had her work featured in various anthologies and publications, including CITY PAGES, VOTES FOR WOMEN, HORIZON, and ROCK INK ROLL. She currently produces a comics zine called CRABAPPLE.

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                                      Sam Sharpe

                                      Table Number 85B

                                      Sam Sharpe (b. 1983) is the co-creator, with Peaches Goodrich, of the comic series viewotron. The Eisner-nominated series spans the gamut from cosmic science-fiction to autobiographical tales of woe. He lives in Madison WI, with his houseplant, Ferny.

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                                      CRAM Books

                                      Table Number 85A

                                      CRAM Books is making funny, sad and honest comics.