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Quentin Rushing

I grew up loving all things geek. I started reading and collecting comics when I was 8. My personal collection has roughly 8,000 books in it. When I’m not doing something geek-related I love spending time with my amazing wife and kids, gaming, and working on cross stitch projects.

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Brett Hillesheim

Brett has been collecting comics for close to 30 years and is passionate about showcasing the amazing stories in Indie Comics and growing the indie community. A marketing and communications professional with a Masters of Nonprofit Management, he founded The Indie Comix Dispatch in 2020. Brett is also a member of the National Writers Union.

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Dale Briggs

Growing up in the 80s and 90s I grew up as an eclectic geek, a fact that still holds true today. I grew up watching all the classic cartoons of the 80's and had many an adventures with the toys that went with. Played tabletop RPG's and still enjoy computer gaming as adulting allows. On top of making time to read comics, and spend time with family and friends.

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Peter Howarth

Since I was a young child I enjoyed painting and drawing, it’s a wonderful means of self-expression. Equally, I have a long-standing interest in the sci-fi and horror genres. I post regularly on Instagram as gritstonearts. My current postings are from my first attempt at a slipstream-based graphic novel, First Person Revocation.

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Greg Moquin

I’m Greg Moquin. CVO and one-half of SeerNova Comics LLC. I love writing and creating compelling stories. Worldbuilding is my jam!

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Ryan Kenter

My name is Ryan and I am a huge fan of comics and everything pop culture. I am an avid comic book reader and aspiring comic book writer.

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Alec Sorbello

I have always been fascinated by the way people tell stories. Whether it's in comics, movies, or songs, it amazes me the way that people can make it all work. I’m happy to say I finally wrote a story of my own and it feels great to join a community of people who are doing the same thing. I'm excited about my opportunity to read other independent creator's work.

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Odessa Oda

I'm an indie rapper, writer, and founder of Flock Rebel, a lifestyle and clothing brand. I grew up in Southern California, reading, rapping, and writing every chance I got. The passion it takes to create inspires me. I'm always excited to discover great art, and I love sharing amazing things.

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Aaron Dowen

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Malachi Bailey

Hailing from Long Island, NY, Malachi Bailey is an avid reader and self-professed Blerd. Ever since he was a kid, he had been a huge fan of and an appreciation for comics books. This opened him to the world of science fiction and fantasy, a genre he still loves. Recently, he has been writing more Black Speculative fiction as the genre continues to grow and expand. The release of his first book, HER, will be the first of many. Also affiliated with Wingless Comics, his heroine has made the jump to comics!

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Tyanna Watts

Hello Lovely People, My name is Tyanna, better know as Ty or Blaque N' Kulture. I am a nerd and otaku culture expert, creative and photographer based out of Orlando, Florida. All my life I have loved the art of storytelling in all it's various forms, from T.V, movies and theater to my favorite forms of comic books and manga. My goal is always to create amazing, top notch creative content while working to uplift the voices of other black and POC creators; and with my creativity and the community's collective hard work, we can all enjoy the amazing world we've created and nerd out together!

Ben O'Grady

Ben O’Grady is an SEO Manager for Disney Streaming by day, freelance writer by night. He recently started his journey as a comics creator. Follow him on Twitter @benogrady

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Jason Alexander

As Owner/operator of FogBreaker Studios, Jason looks to write stories that entertain. While advocating for his fellow black creators and cult/abuse survivors, he uses his pen to describe his past and the world around him with a writing style that can paint any mood.

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First Manning

I am a comic collector and reviewer. I have a love for vintage old comics, grails, and keys. Always a Student willing to learn.

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Brian Lambert

Brian Joseph Lambert is the award-winning, lead contributing writer at Wingless Entertainment. He specializes in bringing diversity to action/adventure, fantasy and sci-fi worlds. In 2017, while earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Full Sail University, he published his first novel, ASCENSION- THE CHRUSION SAGA BOOK 1. In 2019 he earned a Master's Degree in Entertainment Business and released JUSTICE- ISSUE #0 for Wingless Entertainment LTD and Konkret Comics LLC. Brian's current projects include WAR FOR THE SWORD- THE CHRUSION SAGA BOOK 2, a CG animated feature film entitled, RUBICON and JUSTICE- THE FALL, an ongoing series for WINGLESS COMICS, a division of Wingless Entertainment. Brian was selected as a Reader's Favorite Book Award Finalist in 2019 for, ASCENSION- THE CHRUSION SAGA BOOK 1. He has also edited numerous independent works, including, Is'nana the Were-Spider by Greg Anderson Elysee, Akolyte, by Derek Allen, Nia Caler, by Dorphise Jean and the upcoming graphic novel, Beyond 13th, by Michael Ralph. Brian is also a contributing journalist for Concept Moon Studios. When not writing or editing, Brian works on creating a functioning lightsaber, so that he can pass the Jedi Trials.

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Christopher Michael

Chris has been reading and collecting comics for over 30 years. He is currently an indie comic creator (homebrewed heroes). His two favorite hobbies are creating comics and playing dungeons and dragons!

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Jon Velez

My name is Jon Velez the owner/manager of Encased Comics. I started Encased Comics with the sole purpose of selling graded comics, but the focus has shifted as I wanted to do more for indie and small press comic creators. I am originally from New Jersey but have now made San Diego, CA my home. I am married and have two rescue dogs named Buddy and Phillip. When I am not doing things for Encased Comics, I am working on my doctorate degree in Higher Education and work for a medical school. I am hoping for the day to open a small brink and mortar to showcase creators' work and connect collectors to their graded comics. I enjoy photography, poetry writing, short story writing, and computer report. My favorite heroes are Batman and The Flash, but as I read more non-mainstream comics I am sure to add more favorites to the list. My favorite villains are The Joker and Reverse-Flash, which I would love the chance to write a screenplay focusing on Reverse-Flash origins as not all villains start out as one.

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Tyr Jackson

I’m an indie comic creator (SoveReign Comics) and, collector and fan of comic books. Indie comics are becoming my go-to. Creating is my pastime!

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Jeffrey Johnson

My name is Jeffrey Johnson, I’m a happily married first-time "Graphic Novelist" (that’s a thing right?). I’ve spent time in the past as a pre-school teacher, videographer, and currently, I pay the bills by working as a CrossFit coach. I’m a bit obsessed with fictional storytelling, which is why I love reading and reviewing yours while also crafting my own!

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Austin Allen Hamblin

Austin Allen Hamblin is an indie comic book writer from rural Iowa. In the past, he has interned with Devil’s Due and written for Top Cow. He is easily reachable on the internet. He also co-hosts a podcast with his friends called Midwest Shitfest.

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