Scott Rosema’s legendary career in the comic book industry spans over 30 years. He has worked for Marvel, Archie, and DC Comics, and his pencils and inks have touched just about every character large and small during his long career. A graduate of Kendall College of Art & Design, and he currently resides in Muskegon, Michigan, where he and his lovely wife Suzie continue to pursue their love of art and creation. Scott’s website can be found at http://www.comicartistsdirect.com/rosema.html.
Gerhard is best known for his work on Cerebus with Dave Sim. A 300-issue series, it is a milestone in comic book publishing as the longest running creator-owned comic book series!
For 20 years, Gerhard worked as background artist, environmental designer and cover colorist on the Cerebus graphic novel which has been hailed as, “one of the most sprawling pieces of visual fiction ever created.” His designs and meticulously crafted drawings served to ground even the most fantastic of events, or drastic of stylistic shifts. Under the pressure of a monthly deadline, he honed his skills using the crosshatching technique which has become his particular style and has gained him acclaim throughout Canada, the U.S. and the UK.
Since completing Cerebus in 2004 he has been exploring other creative endeavours including doing commissioned work through his website, GerhardArt.com; contributing to the awesome Winsor McCay tribute book: Little Nemo, Dream Another Dream; doing a variant cover of The Walking Dead and most recently, illustrating a Grant Morrison story ‘Smile of the Absent Cat’ for Heavy Metal Magazine.
EISNER AWARD WINNER
Best Graphic Album: Reprint 1994 Cerebus: Flight by Dave Sim and Gerhard
JOE SHUSTER AWARD WINNER
Outstanding Achievement 2005 Dave Sim and Gerhard for completing Cerebus in 2004.
- 1989 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards – Nominee – Best Art Team: (Cerebus [Aardvark-Vanaheim] – with Dave Sim)
- 1991 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards – Nominee – Best Inker
- 1992 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards – Nominee – Best Writer/Artist or Writer/Artist Team: (Cerebus (Aardvark-Vanaheim) – with Dave Sim)
- 1993 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards – Nominee – Best Cover Artist: (for Cerebus [Aardvark-Vanaheim])
- 1993 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards – Nominee – Best Penciller/Inker, Black & White Publication: (Cerebus (Aardvark-Vanaheim) – with Dave Sim)
- 1993 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards – Nominee – Best Writer/Artist Team: (Cerebus (Aardvark-Vanaheim) – with Dave Sim)
- 1994 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards – Nominee – Best Cover Artist: (for Cerebus [Aardvark-Vanaheim])
- 1994 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards – Nominee – Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team: (Cerebus (Aardvark-Vanaheim) – with Dave Sim)
Ali Cantarella is the creator of all-ages graphic novel ” The Hasty Pastry”, illustrator of children’s book “Monkey and Dragon”, and creator of multiple all ages coloring books centered on affirmations, positivity, and creative exploration. When not sketching, she enjoys creating food as colorful as it is tasty, biking around Chicago, and leaving half-drank cups of tea on various surfaces around her apartment.
Mindy Wheeler is a published Penciler and Colorist with IDW (Rom: Revolution), Zenescope (Grimm Fairy Tales), and Rothic Comics (Rem: 8, DiVinica). She is also currently working on her own creator owned comic. Mindy not only draws, but inks and colors all of her own work. Well known for some of her stand-alone original pieces such as the “Female Mad Hatter”, “Glinda”, and “Vanity Angel”, Mindy’s style can be recognized as realistic, expressive, and detail oriented. She uses many mediums, some outside the scope of traditional comic book mediums, such as gouche paints, oil paints, and masterfully shaded pencils. Recognized consistently throughout her education she was youngest pupil to showcase her artwork in a Tempe gallery at 14 and won the Phoenix Film Festival Storyboard Contest a year later. At 19 years old, she became Director of Design for an online newspaper creating art and visual campaigns for small businesses and the newspaper itself. Her professional career continued in marketing where she did a bit of everything including consulting, traveling, and managing businesses as a Marketing Director. After many excursions, she turned back to pen and paper, intent on doing what she always loved to do – express herself through her own artwork. Taking the comic industry by storm through conventions and comic shops nationwide, she is now recognized as a popular visual artist throughout the country.
Sarah Wilkinson has been professionally working in the trading card/comic book industry for over 9 years. Her first job was for Topps and Lucasfilm, designing sketch cards for the Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith movie trading card set. She was one of the youngest artists to be an officially approved Lucasfilm artist. Since then, she has worked on many properties in the trading card world, including Indiana Jones, Star Trek, My Little Pony, Dr. Who, Bettie Page, Marvel and DC Comics properties including Iron Man, Spider-Man, Batman, Wonder Woman and MANY more. Her art has been used on comic book covers, as comic book pinups, story illustrations, children’s Halloween masks, children’s books, even remote control cars and toys for Disney. Recently, Sarah has been reinvigorated in her pursuits as an artist. New art has emerged during this time of creative bliss, thanks to an onslaught of love and acceptance in her personal life. She is currently developing her fine art/personal art body of work using oil paints, while also still working with properties/companies using acrylic paints. Sarah can be called a crazy cat lady and a foodie, as well as a lover of music and of movies!
Nigel’s Art is considered Symbolism. Symbolism is kind of like surrealism but without a reliance on dreams as the harbinger of the meanings. His influences range, but mostly it is a trinity of Dali, Degas, and Hieronymus Bosch … With of course Dali at the god spot. His Art is inspired by his life and Philosophies. Nigel takes the world as he sees it and finds a way to give that feeling to you, and along with a better way to understand your world. His art is meant to inspire conversation, not just match your curtains. In addition, he has a wildly popular Hero Complex: Starships series which as Art Deco influenced ships from fandoms ranging from Star Wars to Firefly to Star Trek and everything in between!
Born and raised in the cultural melting pot that is the city of New Orleans, Bowie has been a professional artist since the age of 16. He has worked in the Design and Illustration field in New Orleans for the largest fabricator to the Entertainment Industry in the Gulf South. As Art Director and Chief of Design he has helped create parades, sculpture, and elaborate settings for commercial clients and private organizations for over 18years. Throughout that time he has made a supplemental living with efforts including comic book projects as well as many Art Prints he made available for public sale. These days, Bowie has been busy as a Conceptual artist, as well doing tons of personal Commissions for clients all over the world. Among his clients are Upper Deck, Marvel and Heritage publishing.