CRAIG HORKY - A DAMN FINE CUP OF COFFEE
Craig Horky is an illustrator and cat whisperer who currently resides in one of the grayest cities in the Midwest with a polydactyl cat named Alice. He draws pictures for bands, magazines, companies, and things. When he’s not slumped over a table drawing 4 eyed cats and giving himself irreparable back damage he spends what little free time he has making music, motorcycling, and collecting/imbibing whiskey. He’s worked with Childish Gambino, Jimmy Eat World, Mastodon, Pabst Blue Ribbon and countless others.
Follow Craig at @craighorky on Instagram
KELLY WILLIAMS - DARK
Kelly Williams draws comic books. Lots of horror comics, some not so horror comics. He has done work for publishers like BOOM!, IDW, DYNAMITE, ACTION LAB, FULL MOON, DARK HORSE, STACHE, and more.
Follow Kelly at @treebeerdy on Instagram
EMILY PEARSON - BERRY KISS
Emily Pearson is a self-taught comic book artist from California. She is known previously for her work on The Wilds and Snap Flash Hustle from Black Mask Studios, and the upcoming graphic novel Bonding from Vault Comics, and The Vain from Oni Press.
Follow Emily at @emilypearsonart on Instagram
MATT EMMONS - OUT THERE
Matt is a comics artist and illustrator in the Greater Boston area. Raised on a healthy diet of 80s monster movies he spends a lot of time drawing monsters and robots, mostly for his self-published series Gardener. He also likes plants, but doesn't know much about them. In addition to his own independent comics work, Matt's work has been published by Heavy Metal Magazine (#294 & #298) and Comixology Originals. Clients include Netflix, Cartuna, and really cool unannounced work with some equally cool clients.
Follow Matt at @second.at.best on Instagram
JUSTIN TORDELLA - DECAF, Rootless logo, Rootless website
Justin is the most celebrated strongman competitor in the world. With more than 75 titles under his belt, Justin holds the record for heaviest lift, longest lift and most unique lift (an entire building), making him indisputably the world's strongest man. When he's not too busy training, Justin likes to spend time with (borat voice) his wife and kids, and keeps busy as a freelance apparel designer.
Follow Justin at @justinryanorg on Instagram
Mackenzie Marie - There’s No X In Espresso
Mackenzie Marie is a digital illustrator and graphic designer. She’s also a Flint, MI area bartender, music lover, and full-time cat lady. She lives in a small, cliché Michigan suburb with her partner, bonus son, and their cat, Kitty. You will likely never see her without a hat atop her head. She likes to use her personal art to convey a prominent message to her audience, usually involving social injustices and other issues. Challenging people to think deeper is her consistent goal. As an introverted extrovert, it is not often she goes out in public, unless it is for work, so make sure you say hello if you see her because it might be weeks before she emerges from her family’s dungeon once again.
Follow Mackenzie at @thatmackenziegirl on Instagram
Liana Kangas - Coast
Liana Kangas is a comic artist, writer, dog mom and drummer most known for her work on creator owned series TRVE KVLT and Vault Comics’ She Said Destroy, as well as co-writing a title for TKO, and doing art for the likes of Image, 2000AD, A Wave Blue World, and Black Mask. She’s been featured on SYFY Artists Alley, Paste Magazine, Vice, and Nerdist.
Follow Liana at @lianakangas on Instagram