Comics Connector

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CBLDF Connects Classrooms and Libraries
With Comics Creators!

Welcome to the CBLDF Comics Connector, a resource that lists comics creators and industry professionals who are able to provide lectures and workshops for schools and libraries.

The CBLDF Comics Connector is organized by country, followed by state or province, and entries in each state are alphabetical by creator’s last name.

If you are a creator or industry professional who would like to be listed in the CBLDF Comics Connector, please fill out this Google Form, and we’ll add you to the list!

Educators and librarians, if you have suggestions to improve this resource, please contact us at info@cbldf.org.

UNITED STATES

ARIZONA

Shawn Demumbrum
City: Phoenix
Website: www.spazdogpress.com
Disciplines: Writer, Editor, Industry Professional
Credits: World Record Holder for Fastest Time to Produce a Comic Book and Most Contributors to a Published Comic Book. Writer and Publisher of Old Man Clem, Sonic Youth, and The Purge. Editor and Publisher of Unite and Take Over: Stories Inspired by the Songs of the Smiths, Break the Walls: Stories Inspired by the Songs of the Pixies, and Nothing Can Stop Me Now: Stories Inspired by the Songs of Nine Inch Nails.
Topics: How to create comics, How I make my comics, Language of comics, Publishing Comics, Crowdfunding
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes, Western states
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? No
Do you require an honorarium to travel? Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? No
Contact Details: shawn@spazdogpress.com

Brian Miller
City:
Scottsdale
Website: http://hifiacademy.com/
Disciplines: Artist (penciler, inker, cartoonist, etc), Colorist
Credits: Illustrator: Star Wars, X-Files, Archer, Pop Culture Propaganda & Movie Posters. Colorist: Marvel’s X-Men, Avengers, Spider-Man, & more. DC’s Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Justice Leagye, and more. Colorist for SpongeBob Comics, IDW’s Star Trek, GI Joe, and more as well as Titan’s Doctor Who comics.
Topics:  How to create comics, How I make my comics, Digital Color for Comics, Creating Comics with the iPad, Drawing R2-D2 & Friends
Audiences: High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes, within the U.S.
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): No
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? No
Do you require an honorarium to travel? Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? No
Contact Details: info@hifidesign.com

CALIFORNIA

Janelle Asselin
City: Los Angeles
Website: http://rosypress.com/
Disciplines: Editor, Industry Professional
Topics: History of comics, How to create comics, Language of comics, Women in comics, breaking into comics, gender in comics, comics journalism, any of the above and more!
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? No
Do you require an honorarium to travel? Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? No
Contact Details: janelle.m.asselin@gmail.com

Mark Britt
City: Berkeley
Website: http://markhavenbritt.com
Disciplines: Writer, Artist (penciler, inker, cartoonist, etc), Industry Professional
Credits: Jordan; Candlewick Press, forthcoming 2015; Monument; self-published; Various Marvel short stories as a writer; Full Color graphic novel; Image Comics; Xeric Award winner
Topics: History of comics, How to create comics, How I make my comics, Language of comic
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes, within one hour’s drive.
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? No
Do you require an honorarium to travel? Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation?  No
Contact Details: markhavenbritt@mac.com

Mel Caylo
City:
Los Angeles
Website: 
www.boom-studios.com
Disciplines:
 Editor
Credits: Marketing Manager for BOOM! Studios
Topics: Business of comics, PR & Marketing of comics, Career in comics.
Audiences: High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes, within Los Angeles
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? No
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? No
Contact Details: mcaylo@boom-studios.com

Nidhi Chanani
City: 
Burlingame
Website: 
everydayloveart.com
Disciplines: 
Writer, Artist (penciler, inker, cartoonist, etc)
Credits: Pashmina, publishing in 2016
Topics: How to create comics, How I make my comics, Freelancing – Illustration – How to be an independent artist
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes, 500 miles
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? Yes
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? Yes
Contact Details: nidhi@everydayloveart.com

Daniel Corey
City: North Hollywood
Website: www.dangerkatt.com
Disciplines: Writer, Industry Professional
Credits: Moriarty, Red City, Dangerkatt’s Prophet
Topics: How to create comics, How I make my comics
Audiences: High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes, within Southern California
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation?  No
Do you require an honorarium to travel? Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? No
Contact Details: daniel@dangerkatt.com

Chrissy Dinh
City:
Los Angeles
Website:
www.boom-studios.com
Disciplines:
 Editor
Topics: How to create comics, How to market comics
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? No
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
No
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? No
Contact Details: cdinh@boom-studios.com

Eric M. Esquivel
City:
Los Angeles
Website: 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_M._Esquivel
Disciplines: Writer, Editor, Industry Professional
Credits: Adventure Time #27, Adventure Time #28, Bravest Warriors #13, Girl Scouts in Space, Loki: Ragnarok & Roll #1-#4, Mega Man #41-#44, Nickelodeon Magazine #1-#8, Sanjay and Craig Volume 1, Sonic The Hedgehog #265, Sonic Super Digest #11, Sonic Universe #71-#74
Topics: How to create comics, How I make my comics
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes, within California
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? No
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? No
Contact Details: ericMesquivel@gmail.com

Jay Faerber
City: Burbank
Website: jayfaerber.com
Disciplines: Writer, Editor, Industry Professional
Credits: Copperhead, Secret Identities, Graveyard Shift, Anti-Hero, Near Death, Dynamo 5, Noble Causes
Topics: How to create comics, How I make my comics
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library
Willing to Travel: Yes, 50 miles
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? No
Do you require an honorarium to travel? Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? No
Contact Details: jay.faerber@gmail.com

Alexis E. Fajardo
City: Santa Rosa
Website: http://kidbeowulf.com
Disciplines: Writer, Artist (penciler, inker, cartoonist, etc), Colorist, Letterer, Editor, Industry Professional
Credits: I am the creator/cartoonist of the graphic novel series Kid Beowulf. I am also the Senior Editor at the Charles M. Schulz Studio where I oversee all publishing projects, including the new monthly comic book series PEANUTS from BOOM Studios.
Book titles: Kid Beowulf and the Blood-Bound Oath, Kid Beowulf and the Song of Roland, Kid Beowulf and the Rise of El CId, Kid Beowulf Reader, The Kid Beowulf Eddas.
Topics: How to create comics, How I make my comics, the combination of classic literature and comic books and how each informs the other.
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? Yes
Do you require an honorarium to travel? Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? Yes
Contact Details: lex@kidbeowulf.com

Derek Fridolfs
City: Fresno
Website: http://dfridolfs.blogspot.com
Disciplines: Writer, Artist (penciler, inker, cartoonist, etc)
Credits: Batman Li’l Gotham, Arkham City: Endgame, Arkham Unhinged, Detective Comics, Legends Of The Dark Knight, Adventures Of Superman, Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman, Looney Tunes, Adventure Time, Regular Show, Dexter’s Laboratory, TMNT The New Animated Adventures
Topics:
How to create comics, How I make my comics, How to break into comics
Audiences:
Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel:
Yes, if expenses are covered and schedule permits
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): No
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? Yes
Do you require an honorarium to travel? Yes
Contact Details: dfridolfs@gmail.com

Alex Galer
City:
Los Angeles
Website: www.boom-studios.com
Disciplines: Editor
Credits: Peanuts #5 to Present; Peanuts: The Beagle Has Landed, Uncle Grnadpa #1-4, Imagine Agents #1-4, Rocket Slavage #1-5, Big Trouble in Little China #1 to Present, Nightbreed #1-12, Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return #1-6, Robocop #1-12; Robocop: Last Stand #1-8; Robocop 2014 One-Shots (x4), Protocol: Orphans #1-4, Fiction Squad #1-6, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes #1-6, 3 Guns #1-6, Deceivers #1-6, Darklight
Topics: How to create comics, How I make my comics, How to break into comics, What it Means to Be An Editor
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes, Any Distance As Long As Travel Cost and Stay is Covered
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? No
Do you require an honorarium to travel? No
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? No
Contact Details: agaler@boom-studios.com

Igor Goldkind
City: San Diego
Website: http://is-she-available.com
Disciplines: Writer, Industry Professional
Credits: 2000AD: The Clown, Judge Hershey. Johnny Alpha, Crisis: WROOM!, The Soldier and the Farmer, The Soldier and the Painter, The General, Revolver: Lord Jim, 9 Inches to the Mile, The Witches. Marvel Epic: Along for the Ride, Chameleon Publishing: IS SHE AVAILABLE? A Book of Poetry, Comics, Art, Music and Motion
Topics: History of comics, Language of comics, Comics as graphic literature, the Text as Image, Comics and the Screen, The Comics Boom of the early 90′s; working with Alan Moore, Art Speigelman, Neil Gaiman, David Lloyd (and others), to create the graphic novel genre.
Audiences: High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes, within Los Angeles and Bay Area
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to travel? Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? No
Contact Details: igor@subversion.biz

Mariah Huehner
City: Los Angeles
Website: http://mariah-mccourt.squarespace.com/
Disciplines: Writer, Artist (penciler, inker, cartoonist, etc), Editor
Credits: EMILY & THE STRANGERS, DEXTER’S LAB, TRUE BLOOD, ANGEL, SERVANT OF THE BONES, PENNY DREADFUL, RISE, FABLES, SPIKE, WOMANTHOLOGY
Topics: How to create comics, How I make my comics, Language of comics
Audiences: Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes, 20 miles
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? No
Do you require an honorarium to travel? No
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation?  No
Contact Details: mariah.tiredfairy@gmail.com

Sinclair Klugarsh
City: Concord
Website: https://twitter.com/klugart
Disciplines: Artist (penciler, inker, cartoonist, etc)
Credits: Concert posters, book covers, various anthologies
Topics: History of comics, How I make my comics, Cover art
Audiences: Elementary School, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes, within 50 miles
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): No
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? No
Do you require an honorarium to travel? Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? Yes
Contact Details: Der.klug@gmail.com

Ken Kristensen
City: Los Angeles
Website: http://kenkristensen.com
Disciplines: Writer
Credits: “Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of The Escapist” (Dark Horse Comics); “Todd, the Ugliest Kid on Earth” (Image Comics); “Indestructible” (IDW Publishing)
Topics: History of comics, How to create comics, How I make my comics, Language of comics, Transmedia storytelling, Adaptation
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? Yes
Do you require an honorarium to travel? Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation?  Yes
Contact Details: kenkristensen@gmail.com

David Lucarelli
City:
Los Angeles
Website:
www.cvhb.net
Disciplines: Writer
Credits: The Children’s Vampire Hunting Brigade-Creator’s Edge Press
Topics:
How to create comics, How I make my comics
Audiences: Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel:
Yes, 50 miles
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? No
Do you require an honorarium to travel? Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? No
Contact Details: dlucarelli@earthlink.net

Nick Marino
City: Long Beach
Website: http://www.nickmarino.net/
Disciplines: Writer, Artist (penciler, inker, cartoonist, etc), Letterer
Credits: writer of Holy F*ck (and the sequel, Holy F*cked) published by Action Lab: Danger Zone; writer (and sometimes artist) of self-published minicomics and webcomics including Super Haters, Stick Cats, and Time Log
Topics: How to create comics, How I make my comics, Satire in comics; Cultural commentary through comics
Audiences: High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes, within LA County
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? No
Do you require an honorarium to travel? No
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? No
Contact Details: nickmarino@gmail.com

LeUyen Pham
City:
San Francisco
Website: 
www.leuyenpham.com
Disciplines:
Art
Credits: Templar, by Jordan Mechner, illustrated by Alex Puvilland and LeUyen Pham, colorist Hillary Sycamore; Prince of Persia, by A.B. Sina and Jordan Mechner, illustrated by Alex Puvilland and LeUyen Pham, colorist Hillary Sycamore, The Group, by Shannon Hale, illustrated by LeUyen Pham
Topics: How to create comics, How I make my comics 
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? Yes
Do you require an honorarium to travel? 
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? Yes
Contact Details: uyen@leuyenpham.com

Chris Ryall
City: San Diego
Website: http://www.idwpublishing.com/
Disciplines: Writer, Editor, Industry Professional
Credits:
Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief of IDW Publishing, 2004 – present. Writer/Creator of multiple comic book series, one of which has been optioned by Sony Pictures. Award-winning Editor. Eisner-nominated writer. Co-writer of the prose book about comics, Comic Books 101.
Topics: History of comics, How to create comics, How I make my comics, Language of comics,The business of comics, How to pitch comics, How to break in to the comic industry
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes, to LA without pay, compensated otherwise
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? No
Do you require an honorarium to travel? Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation?  No
Contact Details: ryall@idwpublishing.com

Filip Sablik
City:
Los Angeles
Website: 
www.boom-studios.com
Disciplines:
 Writer, Editor
Credits: President of Publishing & Marketing at BOOM! Studios, Former Publisher at Top Cow, Writer/Creator of Pilot Season: The Asset & Pilot Season: Misdirection, Co-Writer/Co-Creator of Last Mortal
Topics: History of comics, How to create comics, Business of comics, Marketing comics 
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library
Willing to Travel: No
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? No
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? 
Contact Details: fsablik@boom-studios.com

Mariko Tamaki
City:
Oakland
Website: 
marikotamaki.blogspot.com
Disciplines:
 Writer
Credits: This One Summer (with Jillian Tamaki), Skim (with Jillian Tamaki), Emiko Superstar (with Steve Rolston),
Prose: Saving Montgomery Sole (upcoming Roaring Brook, 2016), (You) Set Me on Fire, Fake ID, True Lies: The Book of Bad Advice, Cover Me

Topics: How I make my comics, Language of comics, Writing Influences: How a lifetime of reading becomes a comic, Word and Pictures: Creating Comics
Audiences: Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes, Canada and USA
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): No
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? No
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Contact Details: marikotamaki22@gmail.com

Jen Wang
City:
Los Angeles
Website: 
www.jenwang.net
Disciplines:
 Writer, Artist
Credits: In Real Life, Koko Be Good, Fiona & Cakel: Card Wars anthologies, Explorere: The Hidden Doors, Nursery Rhyme Comics, Flight
Topics: How to create comics, How I make my comics
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes, anywhere
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? No
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? No
Contact Details: jwiggy@gmail.com

Shannon Watters
City:
Los Angeles
Website:
www.boom-studios.com
Disciplines: Writer, Editor
Credits: Editor: Adventure Time (and all spinoffs & OGNS), Regular Show, Bravest Warriors, Peanuts, Garfield, Bravest Warriors, Bee & Puppycat, Steven Universe, The Amazing World of Gumball, Uncle Grandpa, The Midas Flesh, Teen Dog, Help Us! Great Warrior, Herobear & The Kid; Writer/Creator: Lumberjanes
Topics: History of comics, How to create comics, How I make my comics, Language of comics, LGBT content, All-ages entertainment
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes, anywhere
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? No
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? No
Contact Details: swatters@boom-studios.com

Marv Wolfman
City:
Mission Viejo
Website: http://marvwolfman.com
Disciplines: Writer
Credits: Crisis on Infinite Earths, New Teen Titans, Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, and thousands more
Topics: How to create comics
Audiences: High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes, 70 miles
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): No
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? No
Do you require an honorarium to travel? Yes
Contact Details: marv@marvwolfman.com

COLORADO

Melanie Gillman
City: Denver
Website: http://melaniegillman.com
Disciplines: Writer, Artist (penciler, inker, cartoonist, etc), Editor, Industry Professional
Credits: As the Crow Flies (webcomic, Eisner nominee); Smbitten (graphic novel); The Other Side (anthology); Care Bears (comic series)
Topics:
History of comics, How to create comics, How I make my comics, Language of comics, Queer comics, Anthology editing, Comics & education
Audiences:
Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel:
Yes, within Denver metro area
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout):
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? Yes
Do you require an honorarium to travel? Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? Yes
Contact Details: Melanie.k.gillman@gmail.com

CONNECTICUT

D.G. Chichester
City:
Stamford
Website:
www.capitalistfiction.com
Disciplines:
Writer, Editor
Credits:
Daredevil, Hellraiser, Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD, Captain America/Punisher, Wolverine, X-Men, Nightstalkers, Terror Inc., Dr. Zero, St. George, Critical Mass, Batman, Motorhead, Magic: The Gathering, Disney’s Hercules, Sliders
Topics:
How to create comics, How I make my comics, Language of comics
Audiences:
Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel:
Yes, 75 miles
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout):
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation?
No
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation?
No

Greg Farshtey
City:
Windsor
Discipline: Writer
Credits: * Ninjago graphic novel series #1-11, BIONICLE comic series (2001-2009) BIONICLE chapter book series (2003-2010)
Topics: How I make my comics
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes, 50 miles
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): No
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? No
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
No
Contact Details: farshtey@comcast.net

FLORIDA

Chris Arrant
City: Panama City
Website: www.chrisarrant.com
Disciplines: Writer, Editor, Industry Professional
Credits: Writer of and about comics. 10+ year veteran comics journalist writing for CBR, Newsarama, Marvel, Publishers Weekly, Cartoon Brew, and more. Published comics writing credits include Female Force: Princess Diana, Four Stories, and short stories in the comic anthologies Tori Amos’ Comic Book Tattoo, 24Seven Vol. 2, Negative Burn and Tales from the Chemistry Set.
Topics: History of comics, How to create comics, Language of comics
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes, 100 miles
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): No
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? No
Do you require an honorarium to travel? Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? No
Contact Details: chris@chrisarant.com

GEORGIA

Dean Trippe
City:
Jefferson
Website:
http://deantrippe.com
Disciplines: Writer, Artist (penciler, inker, cartoonist, etc), Colorist, Letterer, Industry Professional
Credits:
Something Terrible, Butterfly, Power Lunch, Project: Rooftop
Topics:
History of comics, How to create comics, How I make my comics, Language of comics, The importance of superheroes as modern mythology.
Audiences:
Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel:
Yes
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout):
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation?
Yes
Contact Details:
deantrippe@gmail.com

ILLINOIS

Brian J. Crowley
City:
Chicago
Website:
http://www.hamsterrage.com/
Disciplines:
Writer, Artist (penciler, inker, cartoonist, etc), Letterer
Credits:
I created a little webcomic called Hamster Rage, and I also work as a UX Designer, Illustrator & Graphic Designer in Chicago.
Topics: History of comics, How to create comics, How I make my comics, Language of comics, Modern application of visual storytelling to other media and technology
Audiences:
Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel:
Yes, within Chicago area
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout):
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation?
No
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation?
No
Contact Details:
bcrowley79@gmail.com

Gene Ha
City:
Berwyn
Website:
http://geneha.com/
Disciplines: Writer, Artist (penciler, inker, cartoonist, etc), Colorist
Credits:
Top 10, Mae, Action Comics, Justice League, cover artist for DC & Marvel (see http://www.comicbookdb.com/creator_chron.php?ID=174)
Topics:
How to create comics, How I make my comics. My typical presentation to schools and libraries is “How To Draw Anything.”
Audiences:
Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel:
Yes, If you cover travel
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout):
No
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Contact Details:
gene@geneha.com

Lucy Knisley
City:
Chicago
Website:
 lucyknisley.com
Disciplines: 
Writer, Artist, Colorist, Letterer
Credits: French Milk, Relish, An Age of License, Displacement, Something New, New Kid,  Make Yourself Happy, Radiator Days, Pretty Little Book, Stop Paying Attention 
Topics: How to create comics, How I make my comics
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes, if schedule permits and travel expenses are covered
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? No
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? No
Contact Details: work@lucyknisley.com

Michael Morici
City: Chicago
Disciplines: Writer
Credits: Roche Limit, Burning Fields, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Hack/Slash: Son of Samhain, Curse, Hoax Hunters 
Topics: How I make my comics
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? No
Do you require an honorarium to travel? Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? Yes
Contact Details: michael.moreci@gmail.com

Carol Tilley
City:
Champaign
Website:
www.caroltilley.net
Disciplines: Industry Professional
Credits:
I’m a university professor, former librarian, and comics scholar, who is best known for ‘debunking’ anti-comics psychiatrist Fredric Wertham.
Topics: History of comics, Libraries & comics, Comics in the classroom, Secret history of comics readers, Secret history of comics censorship
Audiences:
Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel:
Yes
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout):
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation?
No
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation?
No
Contact Details:
ctilley@illinois.edu

C. Spike Trotman
City:
Chicago
Website:
ironcircus.com 
Disciplines: 
Writer, Artist, Editor, Industry Professional
Credits: Smut Peddler anthologies, The Sleep of Reason horror anthology, the Poorcraft series, Templar, Arizona, Owner/operator/founder/editor Iron Circus Comics, Chicago’s premiere small-press comics publisher
Topics: History of comics, How to create comics, How I make my comics
Audiences: High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? Yes
Do you require an honorarium to travel? 
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? Yes
Contact Details: ironcircus@gmail.com

Jeff Weigel
City:
Belleville
Website:
www.jeffweigel.com
Disciplines:
Writer, Artist (penciler, inker, cartoonist, etc), Letterer
Credits:
Writer/Illustrator of “Dragon Girl: The Secret Valley”, a middle-grade graphic novel published by Andrews McMeel. Writer/Illustrator of “The Sphinx”, a collection of superhero adventures published by Pulp 2.0. Writer/Illustrator of the historical adventure GN “Thunder From The Sea”, published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons. Various works for Image’s Big Bang Comics.
Topics:
History of comics, How to create comics, How I make my comics, Language of comics. Creating superheroes and villains with the audience by drawing from audience suggestions. This allows the audience to understand character design. Creating a comics strip by allowing the audience to suggest arrangements of pre-drawn panels and add dialog. This allows audiences to understand the mechanics of visual storytelling.
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel:
Yes, if expenses are paid.
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout):
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation?
Yes
Contact Details:
jeffweigel@charter.net

INDIANA

Jim McClain
City:
Osceola
Website:
http://www.solutionsquad.net
Disciplines: Writer, Artist (penciler, inker, cartoonist, etc), Colorist, Letterer, Editor, Industry Professional
Credits:
Solution Squad, Reading With Pictures: Comics That Make Kids Smarter
Topics:
History of comics, How to create comics, How I make my comics,Using Comics in the Classroom, Making Educational Comics, Creating Digital Comics for Classroom Use
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel:
Yes, 150 miles
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout):
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation?
No
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation?
No
Contact Details:
jim@solutionsquad.net

Austin Wilson
City:
Indianapolis
Website:
Disciplines:
Writer, Editor
Credits:
Re•pro•duct: Self-Appllied; 6 Barrel Shotgun; Ribbon Sea; Fearless Future anthology; Super Cute; Hideous Energy.
Topics:
How to create comics, How I make my comics, Language of comics,Critical analysis of comics, including authorial intent versus reader perception.
Audiences:
Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel:
Yes, 50 – 100 miles
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout):
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation?
No
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation?
No
Contact Details:
austin0384@gmail.com

KENTUCKY

Rick McGee
City:
Richmond
Website:
http://www.rickmcgee.com/
Disciplines:
Writer, Artist (penciler, inker, cartoonist, etc), Colorist, Letterer, Editor
Credits: Ramone Cologne, children’s comic book series. Vertically Challenged comic book series. Eleven Chickens in a Boat children’s book series. Ramone Cologne comic strip. Staff Cartoonist and Illustrator for multiple magazines and publications. Illustrator for multiple organizations and event designs.
Topics: History of comics, How to create comics, How I make my comics. “Sharing Your Story” It’s more possible than ever before to get your stories out there. No excuses. After you’ve created your tale how do you get it into the hands of readers? This workshop teaches about the many options for publication. Get your story out there! “Origins!” Creating characters that connect with readers and help you tell your tale.
Audiences:
Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes, 2 hours from Richmond
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout):
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation?
No
Contact Details:
rev4jlm@gmail.com

MASSACHUSETTS

Jon Chad
City:
Northampton
Website: 
www.jonchad.com
Disciplines:
Writer. Artist
Credits: The Bad-ventures of Bobo Backslack, Leo Geo and the Cosmic Crisis, Leo Geo and His Miraculous Journey Through the Center of the Earth, Regular Show: The Machine, Adventure Time: The Adventure Unfolds
Topics: How to create comics, How I make my comics, I can give lectures/workshops on bookmaking and minicomic design.
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Public library
Willing to Travel: Yes, 50 miles
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? Yes
Do you require an honorarium to travel? 
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? Yes
Contact Details: jonchad.comics@gmail.com

Braden Lamb
City:
Salem
Website: 
bradenlamb.com
Disciplines:
Artist, colorist
Credits: Adventure Time, The Midas Flesh, Ice Age , Fable Comics, Sisters (colorist), Baby Sitters Club (colorist)
Topics: How to create comics, How I make my comics
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library
Willing to Travel: Yes
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? Yes
Do you require an honorarium to travel? 
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? Yes
Contact Details: braden.d.lamb@gmail.com

Rachel Lareau
City:
Springfield
Disciplines: 
Writer
Credits: LEGO DC Superheroes: Batman comic, LEGO DC Superheroes: Justice League comic
Topics: How to create comics, How I make my comics
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library
Willing to Travel: Yes, within New England
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): No
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? No
Do you require an honorarium to travel? 
No
Contact Details: rachel.lareau@gmail.com

MICHIGAN

Jim Ottoviani
City:
Ann Arbor
Website:
www.gt-labs.com
Disciplines: 
Writer
Credits: Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas (w/Maris Wicks), Feynman (w/Leland Myrick), T-Minus: The Race to the Moon (w/Zander Cannon & Kevin Cannon) about scientists
Topics: How to create comics, How I make my comics, Language of comics
Audiences: Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes, roughly one hour radius of Ann Arbor
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? Negotiable
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? Negotiable
Contact Details: jimo@gt-labs.com

MINNESOTA

Sean E. Williams
City:
Austin
Website:
http://comickerdigital.com/
Disciplines:
Writer, Industry Professional
Credits:
FAIREST: THE RETURN OF THE MAHARAJA (DC/Vertigo – NYT Best Seller), THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (DC Comics), SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN (DC Comics), ARTFUL DAGGERS (Monkeybrain Comics/IDW Publishing), POWERPUFF GIRLS: SUPER SMASH-UP (IDW Publishing), IN THE DARK (IDW Publishing)
Topics:
How to create comics, How I make my comics, Language of comics
Audiences:
Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel:
Yes, 500 miles
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout):
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation?
No
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation?
No
Contact Details:
sean@iliumentertainment.com

NEW JERSEY

Reilly Brown
City:
Hoboken
Website: 
http://reillybrown.deviantart.com/gallery/
Disciplines: 
Writer, Artist 
Credits: Lobo, Deadpool: Dracula’s Gauntlet, “Saint George: Dragonslayer” (in Dark Horse Presents), A+X
Scarlet Spider, Amazing Spider-Man, Alpha Flight, Prince of Power, Incredible Hercules, New Warriors, Cable & Deadpool
Topics: How to create comics, How I make my comics, Drawing workshop
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes, within NY, NJ, NC or VA
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): No
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? Yes
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Contact Details: wreillybrown@yahoo.com

Robert Christie
City:
Jersey City
Website: 
crutonia.com
Disciplines: 
Writer, Artist, Colorist, Editor
Credits: Quirk’s Quest
Topics: How I make my comics
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, Public library
Willing to Travel: Yes, within the NYC Metro Area
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): No
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? No
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
No
Contact Details: crutonia@gmail.com

Amy Chu
City:
Princeton
Website:
http://iwritecomics.com/
Disciplines:
Writer, Letterer, Editor
Credits:
DC Sensation Comics Wonder Woman, Vertigo Strange Sports Stories, Vertigo Quarterly, Valiant Comics X-O Manowar, Alpha Girl Comics Girls Night Out anthology, New York Historical Society, Baltimore Museum of Art, Museum of Chinese in Americas
Topics:
How to create comics, How I make my comics
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes, North America
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout):
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation?
No
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation?
No
Contact Details:
amy@amychu.com

Oni Hartstein
City:
New Brunswick
Website:
http://www.OnezumiVerse.com
Disciplines:
Artist (penciler, inker, cartoonist, etc), Colorist
Credits:
Stupid and Insane Defenders Against Chaos, NAMCO BANDAI, Disney Channel, freelance illustration, artist mentor and coach, founder of InterventionCon.com, an event for mentoring creatives.
Topics:
How I make my comics,Real Talk Comics Marketing, Dealing with the Press, PR, Cultivating a Fandom without a Publisher
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel:
Yes
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout):
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation?
Yes
Contact Details:
Onezumi@onezumi.com

Adam McGovern
City:
Mt. Tabor
Website:
https://mcgovernix.wordpress.com/
Disciplines:
Writer, Editor
Credits:
Writer: NIGHTWORLD, Image Comics; DR. ID, Indie Ink Studios; BOXED IN, Coin-Op Studio; IDORU JONES, HiLobrow.com; THE SUIT, TripCity.com; Contributor: NEXT ISSUE PROJECT, Image Comics; PROJECT: ROMANTIC, AdHouse Books; POOD, Big If Comics; MAGIC BULLET, DC Conspiracy; Translator/adaptation: A SKELETON STORY, ROUTE DES MAISONS ROUGES and seven others, GG Studio; Essayist: The Rumpus, LA Review of Books, Tor.com, California State University, Lo Spazio Bianco and others; Lecturer: New Jersey Visual Arts Center, Montclair Art Museum, Parsons the New School for Design, Museo Salvatore Ferragamo (Florence, Italy) and others
Topics:
History of comics, How to create comics, How I make my comics, Language of comics
Audiences:
Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel:
Yes
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout):
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation?
Yes
Contact Details:
mcgovernix@gmail.com

Kevin Pyle
City:
Montclair
Website:
http://kevincpyle.com/
Disciplines:
Writer, Artist (penciler, inker, cartoonist, etc), Editor
Credits:
Graphic Novels: Blindspot, Katman, Take What You Can Carry, Bad For You, all published by Henry Holt for Young Readers. Comics Journalism/Activism: Wage Theft, Prison Town, Lab U.S.A. and World War 3 illustrated.
Topics:
How to create comics, How I make my comics, Language of comics. Author visits: Where I Get Inspiration. Educator: Comics and The Common Core
Audiences:
Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel:
Yes, 70 miles
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout):
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation?
Yes
Contact Details:
kcp@boatfire37.com

NEW YORK

Ruben Bolling
City:
New York
Website:
http://theemuclub.com/
Disciplines:
Writer, Artist (penciler, inker, cartoonist, etc)
Credits:
I’m the creator of the syndicated weekly comic strip (for adults) “Tom the Dancing Bug,” and the writer/illustrator of the book series (for kids) The EMU Club Adventures, the first installment of which is “Alien Invasion in My Backyard” (Andrews McMeel, 2015). The second installment is “Ghostly Thief of Time,” and will be released in November, 2015.
Topics:
How to create comics, How I make my comics
Audiences:
Elementary School, Public library
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation?
No
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Contact Details:
tomdbug@gmail.com

Charles Brownstein
City:
New York
Website: 
http://www.cbldf.org
Disciplines: Writer, Industry Professional
Credits: Executive Director, CBLDF. The Oddly Compelling Art of Denis Kitchen, Eisner/Miller
Topics: History of Comics, History of Comics Censorship, Banned Comics, Understanding Manga
Audiences: High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? No
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? No
Contact Details: charles.brownstein@cbldf.org

Simon Fraser
City:
Brooklyn
Website: 
http://simonfraser.net
Disciplines:
Writer, Artist, Colorist
Credits: Nikolai Dante in 2000AD, Judge Dredd , activatecomix.com , Dr Who
Topics: How to create comics, How I make my comics, Language of comics
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes, within USA
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? No
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? No
Contact Details: si@simonfraser.net

John Green
City: 
Brooklyn
Website: 
www.johngreenart.com
Disciplines: 
Writer, Artist, Colorist, Letterer, Editor
Credits: Disney Adventures Magazine (writer/artist/asst editor), Jax Epoch and the Quicken Forbidden (co-creator/artist)
Teen Boat 1 & 2 (co-creator/artist), Hippopotamister (writer/artist)

Topics: How to create comics, How I make my comics
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes, anywhere
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? Yes
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? No
Contact Details: johngreenart@gmail.com

Meryl Jaffe, Ph.D.
City:
New York
Website:
www.departingthetext.blogspot.com, www.cbldf.org
Disciplines: Industry Professional
Credits:
Raising A Reader: How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love to Read!; Featured CBLDF Column “Using Graphic Novels in Education”; “Dramatic Reading” Liberty Annual 2014
Topics:
Language of comics. Educator: The Hows and Whys of using graphic novels and comics in all kinds of classrooms.
Audiences:
Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel:
Yes
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout):
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation?
No
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
No
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation?
No
Contact Details:
jojojaffe@gmail.com

Sven Larsen
City:
New Hyde Park
Website: 
svenpatricklarsen.com
Disciplines: 
Writer, Editor, Industry Professional
Credits: Current VP of Marketing, Papercutz; Former Head of Marketing, Marvel Comics; Former Publisher, Teshkeel Media Group
Topics: History of comics, How to create comics, “Comics: From Planet Krypton to Print” which provides an overview of the comic book creation process from plot to printed copies.
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes, 50 – 60 Miles
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? No
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? No
Contact Details: svenplarsen@gmail.com

Jason Little
City:
Brooklyn 
Website: 
http://littlebeecomix.tumblr.com
Disciplines:
Writer, Artist
Credits: Borb, Motel Art Improvement Service, Shutterbug Follies, Jack’s Luck Runs Out 
Topics: History of comics, How to create comics, How I make my comics, Language of comics, Writing for comics, process, form and technique, and other fundamentals. I can talk and teach about the history and process of anaglyph 3D comics. I also create slide show performances of my comics which feature sound effects and synchronized music.
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes, anywhere if schedule and budget are reasonable
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? Yes
Do you require an honorarium to travel? 
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? Yes
Contact Details: jasonlittle@beecomix.com

Deb Lucke
City:
Garrison
Website: 
www.deblucke.com
Disciplines:
Writer, Artist, Colorist, Letterer
Credits: The Lunch Witch
Topics: How to create comics, How I make my comics, Creating a character from the inside out
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes, if expenses are covered
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): No
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? Yes
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Contact Details: deblucke@deblucke.com

Brandon Montclare
City:
New York
Website:
http://brandonmontclare.com/
Disciplines:
Writer, Editor
Credits:
Writer for Image Comics’ ROCKET GIRL. Former editor at DC & Vertigo (All Star Superman, Batman, Sweet Tooth, Hellblazer). Also co-host weekly comics podcast at podcornpodcast.com.
Topics: History of comics, How to create comics, How I make my comics, Language of comics
Audiences:
Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel:
Yes, East Coast, Boston to DC
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout):
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation?
No
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation?
No
Contact Details:
brandon.montclare@gmail.com

Danica Novgorodoff
City: 
Brooklyn
Website: www.danicanovgorodoff.com
Disciplines:
Writer, Artist
Credits: Slow Storm, Refresh, Refresh, The Undertaking of Lily Chen
Topics: How to create comics, How I make my comics
Audiences: Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? Yes
Do you require an honorarium to travel? 
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? Yes
Contact Details: danicanov@gmail.com

George O’Connor
City:
Brooklyn
Website: 
olympiansrule.com
Disciplines: 
Writer, Artist, Colorist
Credits: The Olympians series (Zeus, Athena, Hera, Hades, Poseidon, Aphrodite, Ares, Apollo), Journey Into Mohawk Country, Ball-Peen Hammer
Topics: How to create comics, How I make my comics
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? Yes
Do you require an honorarium to travel? 
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? Yes
Contact Details: geooco@gmail.com

Steve Orlando
City: Albany
Website: www.thesteveorlando.com
Disciplines: Writer, Editor, Industry Professional
Credits: Outlaw Territory, Undertow, Mystery in Space, CMYK:Yellow, Midnighter 
Topics: History of comics, How to create comics, How I make my comics, Language of comics
Audiences: High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes, 150 miles
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? No
Do you require an honorarium to travel? Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? No
Contact Details: the.steve.orlando@gmail.com

Molly Ostertag
City:
Brooklyn
Website: 
www.mollyostertag.com
Disciplines:
Writer, Artist
Credits: Strong Female Protagonist, Painted Warrior 
Topics: How to create comics, How I make my comics, Positive representations of women and minorities in comics
Audiences: Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes, within NYC
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): No
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? No
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Contact Details: mollyostertag@gmail.com

Alex Segura
City:
Kew Gardens
Website: 
www.alexsegura.com
Disciplines: 
Writer, Editor
Credits: Archie Meets KISS, various Archie comics and crime novels
Topics: How to create comics, How I make my comics, Language of comics
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes, 50 miles
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? No
Do you require an honorarium to travel? 
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? No
Contact Details: alexdsegurajr@gmail.com

R. Sikoryak
City:
New York
Website: 
rsikoryak.com
Disciplines: 
Writer, Artist, Colorist, Letterer
Credits: Masterpiece Comics, The Graphic Canon series, The Onion, The New Yorker, MAD, SpongeBob Comics, Nickelodeon Magazine, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Topics: History of comics, How to create comics, How I make my comics
Audiences: Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? No
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? No
Contact Details: rsikoryak@mac.com

Nick Tapalansky
City: 
Cortlandt Manor
Website: 
http://nicktapalansky.com
Disciplines:
Writer
Credits: Awakening, A Radical Shift of Gravity, Cast No Shadow, Thanatos Diver, Popgun, Moon Lake, Tales from the Perhaps, Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard
Topics: How to create comics, How I make my comics, The business of making comics
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes, if expenses are covered
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? Yes
Do you require an honorarium to travel? 
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? Yes
Contact Details: nick.tapalansky@gmail.com

Colleen AF Venable
City:
Brooklyn
Website: 
colleenaf.com
Disciplines:
Writer, Designer, Art Director
Credits: Guinea Pig, Pet Shop Private Eye series, Spongebob Comics, Designer/Art Director on over 100 graphic novels for First Second Books and Workman Publishing 
Topics: History of comics, How to create comics, How I make my comics, comics and mystery stories, comics and the science of animals, storytelling.
Audiences: Elementary School, Public library
Willing to Travel: Yes, in the tri-state area
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? Yes
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? Yes
Contact Details: colleenafvenable@gmail.com

NORTH DAKOTA

Max West
City: Fargo
Website: www.sunnyvillestories.com
Disciplines: Writer, Artist (penciler, inker, cartoonist, etc)
Credits: Sunnyville Stories, Von Herling Vampire Hunter
Topics: How to create comics, How I make my comics, Language of comics
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: No
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? No
Do you require an honorarium to travel? Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? No
Contact Details: maxwestart@gmail.com

OHIO

Tony Isabella
City:
Medina
Website: 
tonyisabella.blogspot.com
Disciplines:
Writer
Credits: Creator and writer of Black Lightning. Co-creator and writer of Misty Knight and Tigra. Writer on Ghost Rider, Captain America, the Living Mummy, the Champions, Daredevil, Hawkman, Star Trek, Avengers and many others. Co-author of prose novels Captain America: Liberty’s Torch and Star Trek: The Case of the Colonist’s Corpse. Author of 1000 Comic Books You Must Read. Columnist and associate editor of Comics Buyer’s Guide. Writer of Tony Isabella’s Bloggy Thing. 
Topics: History of comics, How to create comics, How I make my comics, Language of comics, Diversity in comics
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes, based on distance and compensation
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout):  No
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? No
Do you require an honorarium to travel? 
Yes
Contact Details: tonyisa@ohio.net

Dara Naraghi
City:
Columbus
Website:
http://www.daranaraghi.com
Disciplines:
Writer, Letterer
Credits:
Persia Blues (NBM), Terminator Salvation movie prequel (IDW), Ghostbusters (IDW), Witch & Wizard (IDW), Dark Horse Presents (Dark Horse), Archibald Aardvark (Image), Lifelike (IDW), Igor movie prequel (IDW), DC Universe Holiday Special 2010 (DC Comics)
Topics: How to create comics, How I make my comics, Language of comics,Business side of being a comics professional
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel:
Yes, 200 miles
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout):
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation?
No
Contact Details:
dara@daranaraghi.com

Rafael Rosado
City: Columbus
Website: giantsbeware.com
Disciplines: Writer, Artist
Credits: Giants BewareDragons Beware
Topics: How to create comics, How I make my comics, Language of comics, Other
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes, if expenses are covered
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? Yes
Do you require an honorarium to travel? Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? No
Contact Details: rrosado@ameritech.net

A. Stiffler & K. Copeland
City:
Columbus
Website:
www.patreon.com/FindChaos
Disciplines:
Writer, Artist (penciler, inker, cartoonist, etc), Colorist, Letterer, Editor, Industry Professional
Credits:
ChaosLife, FindChaos, Lesbians 101, The Last Word – Smut Peddler 2014, The Next Day – Beyond Anthology, Sweets – Blood Root Issue #2, Every Day, Forever, Never.
Topics:
How to create comics, How I make my comics,Specifically comics and queer culture, a focus on minority/LGBT creators.
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes, varies based on distance/compensation
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout):
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation?
No
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation?
No
Contact Details:
contact@findchaos.com

OREGON

Leila Del Duca
City: 
Portland
Website: http://leiladelduca.com
Disciplines: Artist
Credits: Shutter, Escape From Terra, Deadskins, The Fox Witch and Other Tales
Topics: 
How to create comics, How I make my comics
Audiences: High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes, 500 miles
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation?  No
Do you require an honorarium to travel? Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? No
Contact Details: leiladelduca@gmail.com

Jonathan Hill
City: Portland
Website: www.oneofthejohns.com
Disciplines: Artist
Credits: Americus
Topics:
How to create comics, How I make my comics, Language of comics
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes, if compensated
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation?  No
Do you require an honorarium to travel? Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? No
Contact Details: jhill@oneofthejohns.com

Joe Keatinge
City: Portland
Website: www.joekeatinge.com
Disciplines: Writer, Editor, Industry Professional
Credits: Shutter, Tech Jacket, Marvel Knights: Hulk, Batman Inc. Editor: Popgun anthologies and the graphic novel, One Model Nation.
Topics: History of comics, How to create comics, How I make my comics, Language of comics
Audiences: High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation?  No
Do you require an honorarium to travel? Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? No
Contact Details: joekeatinge@gmail.com

Elizabeth Rusch
City:
Portland
Website:
www.elizabethrusch.com
Disciplines:
Writer
Credits:
I have written more than a dozen award-winning books for young readers including the middle-grade graphic novel MUDDY MAX: THE MYSTERY OF MARSH CREEK.
Topics:
Language of comics. When presenting to adults, I can speak specifically about writing graphic novels or more generally about writing for young readers, including writing graphic novels. My presentations for students, too, can focus on writing a graphic novel script or can include writings of all kinds, from fiction to nonfiction, straight prose to comic/graphic novel form.
Audiences:
Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout):
No
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Contact Details:
lrusch@usa.net

Aron Nels Steinke
City: Portland
Website: www.aronnelssteinke.com
Disciplines: Writer, Artist, Colorist, Letterer
Credits: The Zoo Box, The Super Duper Dog Park, The Super-Crazy Cat Dance, Neptune 
Topics: How to create comics, How I make my comics, Language of comics
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel:  Yes
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? Yes
Do you require an honorarium to travel? Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? Yes
Contact Details: aronnelssteinke@gmail.com

Joshua Williamson
City: Portland
Disciplines: Writer
Credits: Birthright, Ghosted, Nailbiter, Dear Dracula, Captain Midnight, Predator, Robocop, Battleworld, Secret Wars Red Skull, Sketch Monsters 
Topics: How to create comics, How I make my comics
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes, depending on distance and compensation.
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? Yes
Do you require an honorarium to travel? Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? No
Contact Details: thejoshuawilliamsonwriter@gmail.com

PENNSYLVANIA

Jay Hosler
City: Huntington
Website: www.jayhosler.com
Disciplines: Writer, Artist, Letterer
Credits: Last of the Sandwalkers, Clan Apis, The Sandwalk Adventures. Darwin, Evolution and Follicle Mites. Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth, Optical Allusions, Zoo Break: Animals on the Run!, UFO: Unidentified Floating Objects!, The Earwig’s Tail
Topics: How to create comics, How I make my comics, Language of comics, Science and comics, Insects and comics
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation?  No
Do you require an honorarium to travel? Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? No
Contact Details: hosler@juniata.edu

Sophie Goldstein
City: Pittsburgh
Website: redinkradio.com
Disciplines: Writer, Artist
Credits:  House of Women, Part I, Darwin Carmichael is Going to Hell, The Oven, Poopy Claws, Best American Comics 2013, The Pitchfork Review, Maple Key Comics, Sleep of Reason, Symbolia, Trip 8 and Irene 3.
Topics: How to create comics, How I make my comics, Webcomics, Using Kickstarter
Audiences: High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes, depending on honorarium
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation?  Yes
Do you require an honorarium to travel? Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? Yes
Contact Details: redinkradio@gmail.com

Falynn K
City: Philadelphia
Website: Falynnk.com
Disciplines: Writer, Artist
Credits: First Second science series (out 2016), and various anthologies/minis/zines, and gallery painting shows
Topics: How to create comics, Language of comics
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation?  No
Do you require an honorarium to travel? No
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? No
Contact Details: Falynnk@gmail.com

Madeline Rupert
City:
Pottstown
Website:
www.madrupert.tumblr.com
Disciplines:
Writer, Artist (penciler, inker, cartoonist, etc), Letterer, Industry Professional
Credits:
Regular Show: Skips (artist, writer: issues 1-6), Regular Show (artist: issues 21, 25, writer: issues 22-24, 26-28), Steven Universe (artist, writer: various issues), Bee and Puppycat (artist, writer: various issues), Bravest Warriors (writer: issues 21-28), Adventure Time: Banana Guard Academy (artist: issues 1-6), The Search for Catbug: Seek and Find Artbook (artist)
Topics:
How to create comics, How I make my comics, Language of comics
Audiences: High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel:
Yes, two hours
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout):
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation?
No
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation?
No
Contact Details:
MadRupert@gmail.com

Joseph Rybandt
City:West Chester
Website:
http://www.dynamite.com/htmlfiles/
Disciplines:
Editor, Industry Professional
Credits:
Senior Editor for everything found here: http://www.dynamite.com/htmlfiles/
Topics:
How to create comics, Language of comics
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel:
Yes, East Coast: NYC/Washington DC
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): No
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation?
No
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
No
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation?
No
Contact Details:
joseph.rybandt@dyanamite.com

John Shableski
City:
Williamsport
Website:
http://www.udonentertainment.com/blog/
Disciplines:
Industry Professional
Credits:
VP of Sales Udon Entertainment
Topics:
History of comics. How publishing works. Marketing and Promotions for creators/authors. Speaking the book trade language. History of Comics and Pop Culture. History of Comics and Literacy. Putting text and image into context. How libraries use comics/graphic novels. Creating partnerships between educators, librarians, creators and retail. Creating professional development programming for educators, creators, librarians, retailers.
Audiences:
Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel:
Yes
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout):
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation?
No
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation?
No
Contact Details:
johns@udonentertainment.com

Howard Shapiro
City:
Pittsburgh
Website:
www.howardshapiro.net
Disciplines:
Writer, Editor, Industry Professional
Credits:
Author of three childrens picture books: Hanukkah Counts Too!, Destructo Boy and Spillerella, and Hockey Days; One Middle Grade Novel: Hockey Player For Life; One Biography: I Was Picked: The John Challis Story; Two Graphic Novels: The Stereotypical Freaks, The Hockey Saint. Director of Indie Publisher – Animal Media Group
Topics:
How to create comics, How I make my comics,Talk about the publishing business, what publishers are looking for, how to pitch publishers, Kickstarter, garnering publicity for your publication and self publishing
Audiences:
Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel:
Yes, up to 150 miles
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout):
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation?
No
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
No
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation?
No
Contact Details:
howfs@comcast.net

RHODE ISLAND

Antoine Revoy
City: Providence
Website: www.revoy.net
Disciplines: Writer, Artist
Credits: The PaygroundTeacher in the Illustration Department of the Rhode Island School of Design.
Topics: History of comics, How I make my comics
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes, out of state
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): No
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation?  Yes
Do you require an honorarium to travel? Yes
Contact Details: antoine@revoy.net

TENNESSEE

Becca Hillburn
City:
Nashville
Website:
www.nattosoup.blogspot.com, https://www.behance.net/Nattosoup
Disciplines:
Writer, Artist (penciler, inker, cartoonist, etc)
Credits:
Bravest Warriors: The Search for Catbug, double page watercolor spread (preview here: https://nattosoup.com/kara-comic). Comic Contributor to several anthologies such as Hana Doki Kira, Chainmail Bikini, and 1001 Knights. Creator of 7″ Kara, a watercolor, all ages comic (https://nattosoup.com/kara-comic). Illustrator of Gizmo Granny, a children’s book written by Lenore Salazar (example illustrations here: https://nattosoup.com/kara-comic). Creator of Keep on Truckin’ Nattosoup, an art process and art supply review blog (www.nattosoup.blogspot.com). Cofounder of How To Be a Con Artist, a tumblr dedicated to helping artists learn how to table in the artist alley at shows (http://www.howtobeaconartist.tumblr.com). Cohost of numerous panels (list can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oMUPf11JdO_1SSp0YnU6hBR2JyMR4OZZxlv-WeVaBX4/edit, video examples are here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_pXBtCqjKy-L_vq3ZPxPPh6UHE1ulekp).
Topics: How to create comics, How I make my comics, Language of comics
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel:
Yes, Anywhere in the South (Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina, Tennessee)
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout):
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation?
No
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation?
No
Contact Details:
becca.hillburn@gmail.com

TEXAS

Donny Cates
City:
Austin
Website:
https://twitter.com/Doncates
Disciplines: Writer
Credits:
BUZZKILL, THE GHOST FLEET, THE PAYBACKS, HUNTER QUAID all at Dark Horse. ARCHER AND ARMSTRONG for Valiant, and SECRET WARS: BATTLEWORLD for Marvel.
Topics:
History of comics, How to create comics, How I make my comics, Language of comics
Audiences:
Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel:
Yes, 100 miles
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout):
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation?
No
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation?
No
Contact Details:
Donny.Cates@gmail.com

Andy Hirsch
City: Plano
Website: aforandy.com
Disciplines: Writer, Artist, Letterer
Credits: Varmints, Garfield, Regular Show, The Royal Historian of Oz 
Topics: How to create comics, How I make my comics
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: No
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation?  No
Do you require an honorarium to travel? Yes
Contact Details: hforhirsch@gmail.com

WASHINGTON

Colleen Frakes
City:
Seattle
Website:
www.tragicrelief.com
Disciplines:
Writer, Artist (penciler, inker, cartoonist, etc), Industry Professional
Credits: Prison Island (coming from Zest Books 2015), The Graphic Canon v. 3-4 (Seven Stories Press), Tales of the TMNT #53 (Mirage Studios), Woman King (self-published, 2009 Ignatz Award Winner), Tragic Relief (self-published, 2007 Xeric Winner)
Topics:
How to create comics, How I make my comics
Audiences: Middle School, High School
Willing to Travel:
Yes, 2 hours
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout):
No
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation?
No
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation?
No
Contact Details:
colleenfrakes@gmail.com

Eroyn Franklin
City:
Seattle
Website:
http://eroynfranklin.com/
Disciplines: Writer, Artist (penciler, inker, cartoonist, etc), Industry Professional
Credits: Another Glorious Day at the Nothing Factory and Detained. Creative Director of Short Run Comix and Arts Festival Seattle.
Topics: How to create comics, How I make my comics
Audiences:
High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel:
Yes
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout):
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation?
Yes
Contact Details:
eroynf@gmail.com

Kelly Froh
City:
Seattle
Website:
www.cargocollective.com/kefroh
Disciplines:
Artist (penciler, inker, cartoonist, etc), Industry Professional
Credits:
Creator of over 50 mini-comics and zines. Ignatz-nomination for mini-comic “Stew Brew #3″ (a collaboration with Max Clotfelter). Comic strips in The B Daily “Said What?” feature. Presented comic stories before live audience at Hugo House, Bumbershoot, Pecha Kucha, and Lit Crawl. Co-founder and Managing Director of Short Run comix & arts festival in Seattle.
Topics:
How I make my comics, Personal comics, memoir, auto-biography.
Audiences: Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout):
No
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation?
Yes
Contact Details:
frohkelly@gmail.com

Tatiana Gill
City:Seattle
Website:
http://www.tatianagill.com/
Disciplines:
Artist (penciler, inker, cartoonist, etc)
Credits: Artist for ‘A Strange Day’ (Alternative Comics – EN, Editions ca et la (FR). Artist for ‘Pictures of you’ (Alternative Comics – EN, Editions ca et la (FR). Anthology contributions worldwide. Daily dairy comics for 500+ days (Comixxen.com). Blackoutings – How I Quit Drinking (Lucky Rabbit Press). A dozen self-published mini-comics
Topics: How to create comics, How I make my comics, Language of comics,Autobiography in comics
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel:
Yes, 50 miles
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout):
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation?
No
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation?
No
Contact Details:
tatianajgill@gmail.com

David Lasky
City:
Seattle
Website: https://davidlasky.carbonmade.com/
Disciplines:
Writer, Artist (penciler, inker, cartoonist, etc), Colorist, Letterer
Credits:
Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song; Oregon Trail: Road to Destiny; El Deafo (colorist)
Topics:
History of comics, How to create comics, How I make my comics
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel:
Yes
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout):
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation?
Yes
Contact Details:
davidlasky@yahoo.com

Dana Simpson
City:
Seattle
Website: http://danasimpson.com/
Disciplines:
Writer, Artist (penciler, inker, cartoonist, etc)
Credits: Books: “Phoebe and Her Unicorn,” “Unicorn on a Roll,” Syndicated comic strip: “Phoebe and Her Unicorn”
Topics:
How to create comics, How I make my comics, The experience of newspaper syndication
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes, 500 miles
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout):
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation?
No
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation?
No
Contact Details:
dcsimpson@gmail.com

Eric Trautmann
City:
Lacey
Website: www.erictrautmann.us
Disciplines:
Writer, Editor, Industry Professional
Credits:
Action Comics (DC), Adventure Comics (DC), Checkmate (DC), Final Crisis: Resist (DC), JSA Vs. Kobra (DC), Mighty Crusaders (DC), The Shield (DC), Flash Gordon (Dynamite), Vampirella (Dynamite), Lady Rawhide (Dynamite), Red Sonja (Dynamite), L’il Vampi (Dynamite), Shooters (DC/Vertigo)
Topics: How to create comics, How I make my comics, Focus on how to create/write comic scripts, focus on how to create comic book characters
Audiences: Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel:
Yes, 200 miles
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout):
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation?
No
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation?
No
Contact Details:
estrautmann@gmail.com

 

CANADA

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Tony Cliff
City: Vancouver
Website:
www.delilahdirk.com
Disciplines:
Writer, Artist , Colorist, Letterer
Credits: Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant, Delilah Dirk and the Seeds of Good Fortune, Flight
Topics: How to create comics, How I make my comics, Language of comics, historical fiction, the writing process, making comics for the internet (i.e. “webcomics”), finding and working with a publisher, applying fundamental animation principles to illustrate action and emotion in comics
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes, 50 miles
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? No
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation? No
Contact Details: info@tonycliff.com

ONTARIO

Scott Chantler
City: Waterloo
Website: http://scottchantler.com/
Disciplines: Writer, Artist (penciler, inker, cartoonist, etc), Colorist, Letterer
Credits: Two Generals, the Three Thieves series, Northwest Passage, and many others.
Topics: History of comics, How to create comics, How I make my comics, Language of comics
Audiences: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel: Yes, any distance
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout): Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation? Yes
Do you require an honorarium to travel? Yes
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation?  Yes
Contact Details: schantler@rogers.com

Ronnie Ritchie
City:
Peterborough
Website:
http://www.rritchiearts.com/
Disciplines:
Writer, Artist (penciler, inker, cartoonist, etc)
Credits:
Pacific Northwest College of Art allum (BFA Illustration, Class of 2014), Creator of well-known autobiographical webcomic GQutie, Contributing Comic Artist for Everyday Feminism
Topics: How to create comics, How I make my comics, Language of comics. Comics diversity, or how the culture of comics works for as well as against representation of marginalized groups (women, LGBTQIA+ people, people of color, and disabled or differently abled people, to name a few) as creators as well as characters.
Audiences:
Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library, Professional organization
Willing to Travel:
Yes, 2 – 3 hours by car
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout):
No
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation?
No
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
No
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation?
No
Contact Details:
ritchierr@sbcglobal.net

QUEBEC

Jeff Moss
City:
Montreal
Website:
Disciplines:
Writer, Editor, Industry Professional
Credits:
Writer – Virga: Sun of Suns, Gutters, No Reason Comics. Editor – Looking For Group (Dynamite), Gutters. Industry Pro – Retailer: The 4th Wall. Podcaster: Watchtower Radio, Day Job: Communications Director for Blind Ferret Entertainment, producers of the comics Least I Could Do, Looking For Group, Gutters, Virga, Joe Ambercrombie’s First Law and more.
Topics:
History of comics, How to create comics, How I make my comics, Language of comics, How comics can connect to virtually any teaching subject matter.
Audiences:
Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Public library
Willing to Travel:
Yes, 100 km
Willing to do an internet-based presentation (e.g. Skype, Google Hangout):
Yes
Do you require an honorarium to make a local presentation?
No
Do you require an honorarium to travel?
No
Do you require an honorarium to do an internet presentation?
No
Contact Details:
moss@blindferret.com