All posts by Lizzy21

Jamie Taperek

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Jamie Taperek founded Metal Moon Studios in 2013 as a creative outlet for her an her friends. The studio located in Warren, Michigan offers everything from custom drawings, paintings, and crafts to jewelry, tattoos and piercings. Jamie has been tattooing for roughly 9 years, and has drawn her whole life.

Ryan Lee

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Ryan Lee is a Northern Michigan-based Comic Artist/Illustrator. Since earning his BFA:Illustration Major from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit in 1999, he has worked in several creative disciplines. These include: story boarding, graphic design, editorial illustration, character design, advertising/art direction, comic books (Valiant, Marvel, IDW, etc.), and fine art painting. He currently resides in Traverse City with his family where he binges on podcasts while blissfully drawing the same things he scribbled on the back of computer paper when he was 10 years old.

Jamie Tyndall

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Jamie Tyndall is a Canadian Comic book artist, that is known for his depictions of sexy strong female characters. He is the penciler, inker and colorist for most of his very detailed work. Jamie graduated with an Honors Degree from the University of Toronto in Art and History as well as a Degree from Sheridan College of Art in Toronto. Jamie is fairly new to comics, but has already made an impression with his covers for Zenescope , IDW Entertainment, Valiant Entertainment, Lady Death, Contraband, and Stan Lee’s POW Entertainment. Jamie has worked on various titles such as GI JOE, Transformers, My little pony, TMNT, Archie, Grimm Fairy Tales, Alice in Wonderland and Ninjak as well as Godzilla and Danger Girl. Jamie comes from a media and publishing background. He has been an Art Director for a major Canadian Newspaper and a Creative Director for a major software company and publishing company. Jamie now brings his years of design experience to his new passion which is drawing the hottest comic book covers for some of the top publishers.

Jim Towe

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Jim Towe is a Detroit native and professional comic book artist. Jim has worked with various publishers, including Archie Comics, Boom! Studios, and Top Cow Productions. Announced in 2016, Jim is the artist behind one of this year’s most anticipated releases — the 25th anniversary relaunch of Rob Liefeld’s Youngblood at Image comics.

Jusscope Press

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Justin Orr is an illustrator, concept artist and animator from Northern California. He has worked in numerous artistic fields including animation, gaming, and commercial advertising. His work has encompassed time with companies such as Nickelodeon, MTV, Picture Plane Illustration, Wild Brain Animation and Leap Frog, just to name a few. He has created artwork for clients as far away as Australia and his concept design work has even taken him overseas to work Japan for a stint. He has contributed artwork to various popular properties such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Star Wars and Super Mario Bros as well. In addition to this he has done work for clientele, which includes TBS and Twitch TV, while running his own independent art studio in Oakland, California.

Aaron Kirby

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Aaron Kirby is a Michigan native with over 20 years experience in feature films. His love for drawing and film making brought him to UCLA after graduating from Michigan State University with a BA in advertising and graphic art. While pursuing his masters in film, Aaron was given the opportunity to pursue his dream and work at Turner Feature Animation. He spent the next two decades working as a 2D and 3D animator, character designer, and story artist for most of the feature animation studios. He was part of the first crew at DreamWorks Animation where he developed and honed his illustrative style that soon after started getting him attention from industry insiders and small gallery owners. He has also worked for Disney, Warner Brothers, Duncan Studio, Starz, Blue Sky and Reel FX. Aaron now paints both traditionally and digitally keeping up with the changing times, but his work still beckons back to the style and feeling of the atomic lifestyle of midcentury America. While he still works as a freelance artist for the studios, he has had the opportunity to illustrate for books, Christmas cards,advertisements and magazines and was recently featured in an article by People magazine. His retro pin ups have become extremely popular and they will soon be featured on a line of shaving soaps, wine bottles, dish soap, and in 2017 a clothing line featuring his winter pin ups will be released . His work has been shown in various galleries in Los Angeles and New York and is in the private collections of Hollywood celebrities.

Alex Buechel

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Alex Buechel is a professional illustrator who has been working on official licensed properties for almost a decade. While attending art school he broke into the industry creating art for the 30th anniversary of Star Wars with the Topps Company. Today, his portfolio has expanded to include a large variety of properties including Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Heroes, Lord of the Rings, Spartacus and more.

Tommy Castillo

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Tommy Castillo is a veteran of the art world, an archer and knife thrower; in short, a modern day renaissance man. Having a career spanning twenty-eight years and growing, he is at home with creating a slimy corpse reaching for you to the gentle glance of a majestic dragon. Tommy will capture you with the dynamics of his creations and the intensity of his color palette. He is famed and sought after for his dark humor, brilliant attention to detail, and his love for the pure creation of art, whether it be the written word or a painting. Tommy has put paint and pencil to such titles as Batman Detective, Legends of the Dark Knight, Tales from the Crypt, Green Arrow, Toetags, with Horror legend George Romero; Tales From the Crypt, Alice in Wonderland, King Kong, Coloring book of the Dead, The Dark Side of OZ, various storyboards & designs for films, and many more of the beloved classics in literature. He has had the honor of working with many of the fields largest companies: Strathmore Artist Papers, DC Comics, Paramount Pictures, Warhammer, Wizards of the Coast, Fangoria and publications as offbeat as Rolling Stone magazine. His diverse styling and insane line work have defined him as one of today’s greatest in the field of Illustration, Comics and Fine Art… And y’know, he renders some of the scariest books of today, and the guy will get as giddy as a schoolboy on Sunday at the sight of a muppet. You gotta love that.

Recently in 2016 due to Tommy’s decline in health, he has stopped most of his touring and can be seen painting, drawing and educating on his live streaming channel www.twitch.tv/tommycastilloatelier

Ralph Tedesco

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Co-founder of Zenescope Entertainment, Ralph Tedesco also serves as Head of Film & Television at the company. He is a writer and creator of dozens of Zenescope comic books and graphic novels.  In 2005 he and business partner, Joe Brusha, co-wrote and published Zenescope’s first series entitled Grimm Fairy Tales which has been in print for over twelve consecutive years.  Ralph has gone on to co-create Zenescope’s acclaimed Wonderland and Robyn Hood series and continues to write and create numerous titles such as InfernoGrimm Tales of Terror, Spirit Hunters, and dozens more.

Tedesco and Brusha currently serve as Consulting Producers on SyFy Channel’s Van Helsing TV series inspired by the Zenescope character and are also currently executive producing film and TV adaptations of their popular series such as Grimm Tales of Terror, Fly, The Library, and Neverland.

Buzz

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Buzz is a comic book artist known for his work on JSA, ATOMIKA, VAMPIRELLA, LUNA, X-FACTOR, IMPULSE, and Shi to name a few.  A very popular and sought after commission artist among the art collectors and the comic-book convention circuit.
Buzz is also a multi-EMMY award winning commercial artist who has worked with CBS, FOX, Los Angeles LAKERS and The United States Marine Corp.  Buzz is currently working with Comic art legend Neal Adams on several special projects for DC comics and more.