Guest List

COMIC INDIE FEATURES

GUEST OF HONOR

TERRY MOORE / ABSTRACT STUDIOS

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1 PM PANEL @ THE GALLERY: “Publishing Indie Comics”

Indie powerhouse, Terry Moore, began his career with the critically acclaimed series, Strangers in Paradise. The series garnered numerous industry awards including the coveted Eisner Award for Best Serialized Story and the National Cartoonists Society Comic Book Division Reuben Award.  Throughout his career Moore has worked for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse (and other major publishers) in addition to publishing three other award winning hit series, Motor Girl, Rachel Rising, and ECHO.


CHANTEÉ HALE / AUTHOR

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10:15 AM @ THE GALLERY: “Comic Creation for Teens”

Chanteé is a published author and indie comic creator. She creates dark fiction, fantasy, and science fiction for everybody, and particularly enjoys writing villainous characters such as Jordan, from Please or the complex anti-hero Hunter from the Dying Light web comic, originally produced by iNHale Film Productions. Her favorite authors include Neil Gaiman, Karen Marie Moning, Kendare Blake, Nazarea Andrews, and Garth Nix. In her free time Chanteé enjoys watching movies while floating in her pool, introducing her kid and their friends to larping and table top gaming, and annoying her cats.  

CHET PRESLEY / PULP 21

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@ THE GALLERY: “Publishing Indie Comics”

Chet Presley, co-founder of Pulp 21 along with Richard Thomas Basey, has been working as a graphic designer in the sign industry for too long. When he’s not attempting to stab his eyes out with his Wacom stylus, he’s fighting the need to sleep in order to make comics nearly every day. He often worries about blood seeping back into his caffeine system.

ZAIN SHENWARI / INZANE COMICS

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@ THE GALLERY: “The Business of Self-Publishing”

Zain Shenwari, founder of inZane Comics, is focused on creating wholesome content for all ages. He began his writing career in 2017 with his first comic The Elemental Balance. Since then, he has begun production of two additional titles, Game Plan and The Lost King, both of which will be available soon. With inZane comics’ roster of diverse comic titles and genres for all ages, the company hopes to spark the love of art and creativity to the next generation.  

JAY GILLESPIE / DIMENSION COMICS

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@ THE GALLERY: “The Business of Self-Publishing

Jay Gillespie is a father of 3 and a Katy/Houston-based comic book self-publisher, writer/artist since 2016. With a background in print production and design, the challenges of comic printing wouldn’t be a road block. Stories were clamoring to get out, so after several years of writing and re-writing, the passion for storytelling in the world of comics took off. 

Kenneth J. Wagnon / HEARTS FULL OF SAND

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@ THE GALLERY: “Working with Online Social Platforms”

Kenneth J. Wagnon is a full-time, independent comic creator from Dallas, Texas. His upcoming graphic novel is the manga-inspired western HEARTS FULL OF SAND, a contemporary take on the genre that trades in horses and cowboy hats for diesel engines and tattoos. In production since 2015, HEARTS FULL OF SAND can be read for free at www.patreon.com/Kennethjwagnon. Follow along with the process by checking out @Kennethjwagnon on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.