This Saturday night at 8pm, Kafe Kerouac (2250 N. High Street) and Nix Comics will host the annual Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo (S.P,A,C,E,) afterparty, featuring comics and zine readings from a bunch of great artists! Here's the list!
Andrew Goldfarb hails from San Francisco and draws macabre comix about gruesome globs, weird beards and freaky feet. He’s been producing the underground strip Ogner Stump’s One Thousand Sorrows since the 1990’s, and plans to do so until he finishes his thousandth cartoon at the age of one hundred years and then goes over Niagara Falls in a barrel. In the meantime, he also paints on black velvet and performs music as the one man surrealistic rock and roll band The Slow Poisoner.
Carlos Rivera was born after the sexual revolution and grew up during the AIDS epidemic of the 80’s. This pisses him off cause he was never really able to explore sexuality the way he really wanted to. Just kidding. He purchased condoms and was a slut during the 90’s. Maybe this is why he never had the comic book career he always dreamed of. These days he does Stand up comedy, theater, runs 2 festivals, has recently stopped being afraid of telling people he is an atheist and is one of a handful of liberal cops in Ohio. Yes, you heard that right, the state gave him a gun.
Emi Gennis is a cartoonist and illustrator who has been self-publishing minicomics since 2009. Her autobiographical story Baseline Blvd was nominated for Slate’s Cartoonist Studio Prize in 2016 and will be reprinted this year by Kilgore Books & Comics. Emi lives in Columbus, OH, where she teaches Comics & Narrative Practice at the Columbus College of Art & Design.
Evette Fisher:Maker of things and occasional comic artist herself, Evette is an indie comix and arts supporter, specializing in pop, geek, and indie themed crafts.
Gabby’s Metzler’s hobbies include, reading self help books for other people, watching bob’s burgers, writing comics, and standing in a muddy field yelling“I thought I could change them!” at distant thunderstorms. She lives in Columbus with her new kitten and wonderful girlfriend.
Winifred Kehl is in love with the natural world. She writes, take photos, and draws comics about science.
Mel Sealy is a local comics artist. Her previous works have been published in Spitball #1, The MuleMan Collection, and in Shonen Trump, but we don’t talk about that one. She is currently working on In Love This Body, a comics documentary of the LGBTQ+ communities in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She likes pina coladas and getting caught in the rain!
Kelci Danger Crawford:
Kelci Crawford is a comic artist and illustrator based in a small town in Ohio. When Kelci’s not travelling or drawing, they play tabletop games with their friends. Johnson & Sir, their first book, got the Best in Show Award at Youngstown Indie Creator Expo.
yle Latino has been drawing comics since 2009. His first self-published work was GIDEON’S TRIP, which embraced the then new digital format of the iPhone and iPod Touch with a unique scrolling format. His comics work has been published in Image’s anthology OUTLAW TERRITORY Vol. 3, Monkeybrain’s digital Comixology exclusive PRIME 8’s, and FRESH ROMANCE from Rosy Press.
Lisa Sterle & Matt Erman
Lisa Sterle is a Columbus artist with work spanning from comic books to concept design to pop-culture-fueled illustration. She is currently working on the monthly comics Long Lost and Submerged, and in her spare time she is developing a modern interpretation of the classic Rider-Waite tarot deck. Matthew is a comic writer from Columbus, Ohio. He is the writer and co-creator of Long Lost, a twelve issue horror mystery from Scout Comics. He has upcoming stories in the recently funded CORPUS Comic Anthology and the upcoming Everything is Going Wrong Anthology.
Lisa: Twitter Instagram
Matt: http://www.matthewerman.com Twitter
Sarah Allen Reed:
Sarah Allen Reed is a prolific cartoonist, author, and musician based out of Saint Charles, MO. She is the founder of The Blackwork Organization and the small record label Reclusive Recordings, and is most known for her series Tabula Rosetta. When she’s not busy in the studio, she enjoys cooking, working out, studying theology and the occult, and spending time with her sisters, her cat Barnabas, and her dog Nova.
Stephanie Phillips of Very Very Small Press:
very very small press is located in cincinnati, ohio, and is run out of the mcmicken freespace. we create handmade books from recycled, repurposed, and found materials that are low to no cost. we also print zines and art books, stickers, calendars, and original artwork.