Tuesday, March 9, 2010

More creator bios/Facebook Group

Tonight we added 10 more creator bios to our Facebook group page for the festival. If you are on Facebook join the group!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Website updated with new guest list

We have updated the festival website. The guest list is in order (yeah!). Currently we have bios for approximately 1/3 of our guests but will continue to add them to the guest page as we receive them.

Please spread the word....tweet, Facebook, blog or whatever. Thanks!

Hotel details/ room blocks:

We have reserved a block of rooms for this year's festival at the Hilton Garden Inn on Portland's waterfront. This is a very nice hotel and is conveniently located near Ocean Gateway. The rate is much lower than the open rate. Here is a link to the reservation information:

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Exhibitor e-mails

We sent an e-mail tonight to all registered exhibitors. If you are a guest or exhibitor at the festival and you did NOT receive it please e-mail us so that we can confirm that we have your correct e-mail address. Thanks!

Exhibitor biographies part 6

Maris Wicks is a maker of minicomics and stuffed animals. She is working on some big comics projects too!

Joe Quinones draws people in tights, mostly for DC Comics and Marvel Comics. He loves peanut butter.

Dirk I. Tiede
Webcomics pioneer Dirk I. Tiede is the creator of the graphic novel series, "Paradigm Shift". In addition to print collections, he continues to serialize his comics online and is a founding contributor to premiere comics portal Modern Tales. His work is also showcased in the books "ToonArt: The Art of Digital Comics" and "Webcomics", and appears in the documentary "Adventures in Digital Comics". Hs work has also appeared on NBC's "Heroes". Dirk can be found at comic and anime shows around the country promoting his books. He relocated from Chicago to Boston's North Shore in 2008 where he continues to work as a professional cartoonist and freelance illustrator.

Jason Viola is the creator of the depressing webcomic "Herman the Manatee". He lives near Boston with his wife and cat.

Team Werewolf is Nick Patten, Penina Gal, Josh Rosen and Betsey Swardlick.

Heather Bryant is a Canadian ex-pat living in Rhode Island. She writes and illustrates the comic series "American, Eh?"and the webcomic "Cake Brat". Heather is currently finishing her children's book "Juniper Key and the Very Serious Girl", plus working on mini-comics about traveling in Japan with her mother.

Ron LeBrasseur
Boston cartoonist Ron LeBrasseur, known for his comics in the "Inbound" and "Potlach" anthologies, has been featured in several comics-related news stories lately. It turns out, he'd rather be rich than famous.

Exhibitor biographies part 5

Katie Diamond has been drawing comics since she was 9 years old. Since then, her comics have taken a turn for the best, and now focus on issues such as safe sex, sexuality, gender, and diversity. She coordinated a huge Sex Education Comic Book compilation among 30+ authors and illustrators; has several educational comic pamphlets floating around health centers across the country; has been published by the likes of the Phoenix; and will be published as part of the anthology "Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation" in book-form in the fall of this year. Learn more about Katie and her passion for brush-pens at www.katiediamond.com

Hugh Tims is a native Mainer who has just recently set up shop in the country. That doesn't stop him from being a one-man self-publishing house though. Hugh Tims currently works mainly on two books Two Spirit Deal, an eclectic actioner mature comic with LGBT superheroes and Lightning Duck, the ecologically savvy kids comic with musically inclined animeople tm. When not spreading himself too thin, Hugh teaches yoga and likes to surf.