Artist & Creator Area


MARC VON AHNEN

Marc creator owned project was: Ahab Van Helsing VS Nosferatu Carcharodon


AMANDA ARTHUR-STRUSS rainbowlizarddesign.space/

Amanda is an artist with more than 1 medium….from painted canvas to hand sewn sock creations to making costumes and props.

Amanda is also part of the Des Moines Science Fiction Society….creators of DEMICON!


STEVE BAIER facebook.com/stevebaier

Steve is an airbrush/color pencil/pin-up artist known in the Des Moines area at the art shows for his Marilyn Monroe and Super Heroine art.


BICTORI STUDIOS knockingontheskycomic.com/

Taylor Carlson and fujiyosky make up Bictori Studios!

Their creator owned project is: Knocking On The Sky, which can be found at some DSM area comic book shops and they have been seen at local shows and cons over the last 2 years.


RJ BOEHMER facebook.com/UnApStudios/

He has worked on such games as: DBZ CCG, Buffy CCG, Yu Yu Hakusho CCG, Inuyasha CCG,

His writing includes: “Small Town Secrets”, “Robot Dash”, “Fandong”, “Diversity”, “Cults Attempt Hokypoky” & “One Hit Wonders.”

Comic Book writings include: “The Resistance” & “Cathartic Jam.”


ALEX CAMPBELL alexfactory.blogspot.com/

Alex is a freelance artist who is the creator of “Kid Knight.”

He has also been a colorist on: “Mighty Jack & the Goblin KIng,” “Mighty Jack,” “Pigs Might Fly,” “Templar,” and “Resistance.”


AARON CARLO facebook.com/CarloArtworks/

Writer/Artist Aaron Carlo will be making his first appearance at a con at the I-CON. He will be debuting his self-published comic “TRANSIENT.”


HAROLD CLONINGER 

Harold is the creator/writer of the Terranum Series.


COMMITTED COMICS committedcomics.com

Thomas Eic Doherty of Committed Comics is coming all the way from Seattle to do our con. One of our Iowa creators…. Gregg Paulsen ….is getting a book published thru them and Tom was nice enough to make the trip to introduce his line of comics to us.

Committed Comics was started in 1999 by two friends who wanted to make the comic book industry better and give aspiring creators a way into the business. They wanted to make Committed Comics the place for new creators to come to and work alongside seasoned veterans while encouraging them to bring their own creations to the public. They searched high and low and found creators from all over the country and tested to see who was really COMMITTED! They helped start the careers of ultra-talented creators like Camilla D’Errico, Dustin Weaver, Filip Sablik, A. David Lewis and worked with industry craftsmen like Randy Emberlin, Jason Metcalf, Dick Ayers, Althia Martinez and Sean Dietrich.

Since ’99 the company motto has been: COMICS FOR FANS BY FANS!

Now with over 8 titles and a dozen individual issues; Committed Comics is still committed to delivering the highest quality from the hottest “new blood” in the business!


LENA D ARTISTRY facebook.com/lenadegregoryart/

A colored pencil artist and stuff around Des Moines in the shops….look for her.


DES MOINES SCIENCE FICTION SOCIETY dmsfs.org/

They have also put on DemiCon: Des Moines Science Fiction, Fantasy & Gaming Convention for 29 year…..way to go.

Please join me in thanking them for setting up at the I-CON to introduce more people to their genre and message.


ECHO JEWELRY + GIFTS echogifts.com

Caroline Francis of Echo Jewelry and Gifts works more with jewelry, wearable art, fandom inspired and geeky gifts, and the like.

She has appeared at Anime Iowa, Geek.Kon, Mighty Con, Cedar Rapids Con, Midwest Comicon and more.


MIKE EVANS facebook.com/MikePEvans

Mike is best selling author on Amazon of horrors and thrillers.


JET FALCO DreamersEcho.com

JetFalco / DreamersEcho Comic is a writer/artist/musician/creator of “DreamerEcho”…..a mind-bending fantasy adventure, inspired by classic JRPGs and steampunk.


ANDE GOODMAN dwarvenworkshop.net/

Ande Goodman of Dwarven Workshop expresses his art side in wood…..dice, combs, cutting boards, coasters, and chalkboards to name a few.


GREEN UNICORN ART & PEPPERMINT CRAFTS greenunicornart.com

Dean Sturtevant and Pati Hope….aka Green Unicorn Art and Peppermint Crafts will be returning to the I-CON. Local artists in the DSM community, Dean and Pati set up at all the art related shows as well as putting on Art Marts.


S. CLARKE HAWBAKER  facebook.com/s.clarke.hawbaker

Iowa’s own Clarke has worked for Marvel(Nomad), Continuity(Samuree, Ms Mystic), and Lonestar(Ace of Diamonds) along with being a regular guests around the Midwest at cons.


MATT HERBERT facebook.com/surfaceseries/

Matt is the author of the Surface Series: Beneath the Surface, Breaking the Surface, and Beyond the Surface.


THOM HOTKA 515comics.com

Living in Urbandale, Thom is author/artist of Nextuus: The Search For The Ocean Shard.


JOSHUA DANIEL HOWELL joshuadhowell.com/

Joshua is the creator/writer/artist for his books: The Fierce Are Fading, The Fierce Will Fall, and Guarding Heaven’s Gates.


JOSHUA KINGERY  facebook.com/KingsCarvings/

Joshua Kingery of Kings Carvings is an artist on paper as well as with wood burning, carving, and staining. He likes to do recreations of Marvel, DC, and other cartoon
characters in wood.


JASON LONGSTREET artstation.com/bluejay20

Jason is an artist who is known for his “Legendary Ladies” series of paintings.


NATHAN LUETH nathanluethillustration.com

Nathan is an artist. His work has been seen in: Impure Blood, Melting Down, Incredible Adam, and U.S. Constitution.


MARK & ALAN MANGUM facebook.com/drawnbymark

Alan is new to our show. He is a writer and has a new novel coming out: “The Lincoln Signature.” Mark has been to some of our DSM cons the last couple years. He is a sketch card artist for Topps, Upper Deck, and Marvel…..mainly Star Wars cards and the Walking Dead cards and Marvel Premiere.


NANCY MCADAM nanmcadam.net

Nancy (aka Nan) is an author whose works include: Saving Mim, The Secret Key of Mim, and Invasion of the Soul-Eater in Mim.


JIM MEHSLING cartooncaveman.com

Jim has been in the artist area for a few years now. He is an artist who has worked on projects for Topps and Lucas Films/Star Wars. He also did the art on the graphic novel “The Bobcat.”


CAROLINE MONACO 19cam85.tumblr.com/

Caroline Monaco is a artist of many hats…..drawing, postcards, molding for keychains and charms, and a fan of sci-fi and TV shows from The A Team to Supernatural. Her work can be found at Plastik Addition which is her studio name.


OMUG COMICS facebook.com/OMUGComics/

Luca O’Keefe: writer/creator; Ben Craine: writer/editor/letterer; Gerald Ngau: penciler/colorist; Al Garrison: penciler/inker; Chris Searls: colorist

They always bring the whole crew. OMUG’s work credits include: The Culling and Lenny Vernon: Bada$$ Trucker (sorry guys….trying not to cuss).


PANELS & PIZZA facebook.com/panelsandpizza/

Adam Vermillion of Panels & Pizza will be setting up his podcast at the I-CON.

Originally from Minneapolis, MN, Adam will be on hand to get some fun stuff for his podcast. Take a listen before DEC 16 to get a feel for what his show is about.


JEREMY SCHWENNEN

Jeremy is the creator/writer of the Spiral Chain Series.


JONATHAN SIMS skelenaut.com

Jonathan Sims is an artist, designer, comic creator, and illustrator living in Iowa City. Jonathan is an artist/creator of Floating BunnyHead, Not For Kids Zine, and Ahab Van Helsing.


JUSTIN SCHILLERBERG justins-art.com

Justin is an alumni of the I-CON and other local shows/cons the ICBC has done. He is an artist for TOPPS Trading Cards and character designer for the Surface Series.


EMILY SODERGREN emilyvillehorror.deviantart.com


TREVOR N TALBOTT

Trevor has produced comics: Eclipse, Child Number 4, and Datura.


ADAM VAN WYK 

Des Moines artist Adam Van Wyk draws storyboards for film and TV animation. To see Adam’s work, check out the new film “Ferdinand” in theaters this DEC and DC Super Hero Girls on YouTube. Adam is currently drawing Scooby Doo for upcoming TV and DVD releases.

If you have watched a DC direct dvd, he most likely worked on it. If you saw the Minions movie, he worked on it. His storyboard credits are amazing!!


DAVE WHEELER mindwavecomics.com/

Dave is a creator and co-founder of Mind Wave Comics. His comics include: Totem, The Misadventures of Wonderboy, The Bolt Strikes, and Sci-Fu.


THE WHIMSY CELLAR facebook.com/whimsycellar

Marjory McCann Chaffin and her husband Michael Chaffin make up the creators called The Whimsy Cellar. They deal in hand crafted wands, dragon eggs, coasters, potions, and more.