2015 Special Guests

Gail Simone
GailSimone Writer on Secret Six, Conan Red Sonja, Red Sonja, Tomb Raider, Vampirella: Feary Tales, Batgirl: Futures End, Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman, Leaving Megalopolis, Batgirl, Savage Wolverine, The Movement, Deadpool, and Legends of Red Sonja.
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Michael Golden
michael-golden Artist/writer/creator Michael Golden, co-creator of the X-Men’s Rogue character, Spartan X and Bucky O’Hare has a legion of devotees that number not only in aficionados of his work, but other artists as well.
Known for his detailed pencil work on “The ‘Nam,” “Micronauts,” “G.I. Joe Yearbook,” and “Dr. Strange, ” among MUCH more, Golden, modestly never says which is his own personal favorite project. However, according to one art dealer, “Everybody in the business has been influenced by Golden’s “Dr. Strange.”
Milestones in Golden’s career include the co-creation of “Bucky O’Hare,” which led to an animated series and toy line designed by Michael, as well as “Spartan X” with editor/writer Renee Witterstaetter. Currently, Golden’s work can be seen with recent covers on “Nightwing”, “Iron Man”, “Heroes for Hire”, “Exiles,” “Demon’s Regret,” “Spiderman,” “The Hulk,” and more.
Recent books on Golden include a Manga version of the “Bucky” series, as well as the top selling art retrospective “Excess: The Art of Michael Golden,” which sold out and has gone into a second printing, as well as his recent sketchbook “Heroes and Villains,” and his upcoming new sketchbook, “MORE Heroes and Villains.” In addition, Woodcrest Productions/Eva Ink has also just released a two part candid DVD on Michael and his career, entitled “Creator Chronicles: Michael Golden.”
As a conceptual cover artist, Golden has penciled everything from Batman and Captain America to Vampirella– and “Virtually every character in the industry at some point or another. I’m the one they come to when they want one of those covers with a thousand characters on them,” he laughs.
Michael has served as an Editor at DC Comics as well as Senior Art Director at Marvel Comics, and has worked on scores of movie production projects, some currently in development. His art has been the focus of gallery shows in places as diverse as Gijon, Barcelona, New York, Antwerp and Brussels, while his class on storytelling has been conducted from Spain to Brussels to France to Canada to the United States… and most recently China.
He has also served as an editor at DC Comics, Senior Art Director at Marvel Comics, designer of numerous toy lines, including Bucky O’Hare and Dr. Strange, as well various film production projects.
Renee Witterstaetter
reneewitterstaetter Renee Witterstaetter is the author of “Excess: The Art of Michael Golden,” “Tex: The Art of Mark Texeira,” the critically acclaimed “Nick Cardy: The Artist at War,” “Dying for Action: The Life and Films of Jackie Chan,” “Kerry and the Scary Things,” “Nick Cardy: Wit-Lash,”
and much more.
Renee began the comic phase of her career working on such titles as Superman at DC Comics and Silver Surfer, Conan The Barbarian and Conan Saga at Marvel, then going on to spearhead the reintroduction of She-Hulk at Marvel to boot. She then moved over to Topps Comics where she was the editor on X-Files, Jurassic Park, Xena and Hercules and the co-creator— with artist Michael Golden– of the successful series, Spartan X.
Her newest books include “Santa Confidential,” by Hagar the Horrible artist Chris Browne and
the sketchbook “James O’Barr: Uncoffined.”
In addition, Renee has also been the colorist on hundreds of comics from the Avengers to Spider-man to Captain America among many, many more. Film work was a natural progression for Renee after this storytelling immersion in comics, and she has since worked on dozens of music videos for Madonna, Seal, Ben Harper and Usher, as well as the feature movies Crime Story, Rush Hour Two, Red Dragon , and To ease the lose, among others.
A member of the Society of Illustrators in Manhattan, in addition to on-going film work, she is the President of Little Eva Ink Publishing and Little Eva Ink Toys. Renee is also currently working in artist management via Eva Ink Artist Group, and is the co-producer of the a DVD series highlighting creatives in many fields.
In her not so abundant free time, she fishes, dances and is also curating several major art exhibits in the United States and in Europe, and lectured in places as diverse as Spain, China and Russia.
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Bob McLeod
bob_mcleod Bob McLeod was born, in Tampa, Florida. He was educated at Auburn University and the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.
McLeod began his career working in the production department of Marvel Comics in 1973 on an recommendation from Neal Adams, but soon began penciling and inking for Marvel’s Crazy magazine, doing several movie satires and the “Teen Hulk” strip. He was a member of The Crusty Bunkers inkers while working at Adams’ Continuity Studios, then went on to become a top inker at Marvel and DC on many series, including The Incredible Hulk, Conan the Barbarian, The Legion of Super Heroes, Detective Comics, Wonder Woman, and The New Titans, as well as penciling Star Wars and several Spider-Man fill-ins for Marvel.
McLeod drew the graphic novel and the first three issues of New Mutants and inked a number of subsequent issues. The graphic novel’s production overlapped with his honeymoon, and ended up missing its shipping slot because editor Louise Simonson choose to keep her promise to McLeod that he could ink it himself. In 1987, he inked Mike Zeck’s pencils on the “Kraven’s Last Hunt” storyline in the Spider-Man titles. At DC Comics, he was the artist on Superman in Action Comics in the early 1990s. He helped writer Louise Simonson and artist Jon Bogdanove launch a new Superman title, Superman: The Man of Steel in July 1991. With writer Roger Stern, McLeod contributed to such Superman tales as the 1991 story wherein Clark Kent finally revealed his identity as Superman to Lois Lane and the “Panic in the Sky” crossover in 1992.
There were several issues of The Phantom comic book drawn by McLeod for the Swedish publisher Egmont. He has written and illustrated a children’s book, Superhero ABC, which was published by HarperCollins in 2006 and received starred reviews from School Library Journal and ABA Booklist. He also edited Rough Stuff magazine for TwoMorrows Publishing, a magazine featuring interviews and art by top creators in the comics field. McLeod currently teaches part-time at the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and works on various commercial projects.
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John Lucas
johnlucas John Lucas is made entirely of popcorn and Caro syrup. It defies biology and common sense and has baffled the great minds of our times. Sadly, the judgements of such big-brained muckity-mucks come at no small cost. So, John must toil away for the few odd coins a cartoonist’s life will afford, that he may remain free of the chains of the debtors prison.
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Mitch Breitweiser
mitch Mitch Breitweiser is an illustrator working in comics and publishing, widely recognized for his artwork on Marvel’s Captain America franchise
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Elizabeth Breitweiser
bettie Elizabeth Breitweiser is a Harvey nominated color artist, recognized for her work at Marvel, DC and Image Comics. Recent titles: Velvet, The Fade Out, Fatale, & Outcast.
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Bela, a Great Thief
bela Bela is a screen used 1967 Chevy Supernatural Impala that stole the spotlight and our hearts!
One of the few Impalas to be driven by Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles) on television.


A development that has been building for the last few shows, in conjunction with Tommy Hancock and Pro Se Publishing, we are pleased to introduce PulpArk at River City Comic Expo.

Randy Duncan
randy_duncan Randy Duncan is professor of communication at Henderson State University. He is co-author, with Matthew J. Smith, of The Power of Comics: History, Form and Culture (Continuum 2009) and co-editor, with Smith, of the Eisner-nominated Critical Approaches to Comics: Theories and Methods (Routledge 2011) and the Icons of the American Comic Book (Greenwood Press 2013). He is co-author, with Michael Ray Taylor and David Stoddard, of Creating Comics as Journalism, Memoir and Nonfiction (Routledge 2015). Dr. Duncan is co-founder, with Peter Coogan, of the Comics Arts Conference. In 2009 Duncan received the Inge Award for Outstanding Comics Scholarship. In 2012 he received the Inkpot Award for Achievement in Comics Arts.
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Dr. Travis Langley
travis-langley Travis Langley, Ph.D., author of the book BATMAN AND PSYCHOLOGY: A DARK AND STORMY KNIGHT (Wiley; Turner Publishing) and editor of the books THE WALKING DEAD PSYCHOLOGY: PSYCH OF THE LIVING DEAD and STAR WARS PSYCHOLOGY: DARK SIDE OF THE MIND (Sterling Publishing), is a psychology professor who teaches on the psychology of crime, mental illness, social behavior, and media at Henderson State University. He received his bachelor’s degree from Hendrix College in Conway and his doctorate in psychology from Tulane University in New Orleans.
Travis has also been a child abuse investigator, courtroom expert, and undefeated champion on the “Wheel of Fortune” game show. He appears in the documentaries “Legends of the Knight,” “Comic Book Literacy,” and “Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics.” The New York Times (front page), CNN, MTV, and many other news outlets have covered his work.
As @Superherologist, he ranks among the dozen most popular psychologists on Twitter. An organizer of the Comics Arts Conference, he regularly speaks as a panelist discussing the psychology of superheroes at conventions like San Diego Comic-Con International, WonderCon, Wizard World, and New York Comic Con, joined by great people like Adam West and Sir Patrick Stewart. runs his online column, “Beyond Heroes and Villains.
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Cara Brookins
cara Cara Brookins has eight published novels, is a senior computer programmer/systems analyst, and is a founding partner of MySocialFam, a social media consulting company owned and operated by her and her four children.
Brookins works include the thriller Little Boy Blu, the Timeshifters trilogy, Treasure Quest, and the middle grade Gadget Geeks and Doris Free novels. Her latest book, Rise, is a memoir about leaving a domestic violence situation with her four children and building Inkwell Manor, their 3,500 square foot home, from the ground up with their own hands.
Brookins has keynoted multiple events and has also given lectures at national writer conferences, including Thrillerfest, Killer Nashville, Arkansas Literary Festival, and Bouchercon.
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Brian Steward
briansteward814 Brian Steward is an artist, radio host, filmmaker and writer for Fangoria, Gorezone and a columnist for Delirium magazine. In the past, his work has been seen in Playboy, Heavy Metal Magazine, Pro Wrestling illustrated and other places with questionable standards. You can visit his home on the interweb,, to see what he is up to. You can follow him on the Twitter thingy as @brianstewardart as well.
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Michael Tierney
tierney As a journeyman printer who was managing a printing division for International Graphics at the age of 22, Michael Tierney opened Central Arkansas’ first comic book store, Collector’s Edition, in North Little Rock in 1982. Still in business today, Collector’s Edition is considered to be a ‘First Generation’ Direct Market Comic Book Store. Looking for ways to make his store unique, he began collecting and binding comic book series into proto-type graphic novels. Pitching this packaging idea to both Marvel and DC, he was told that they felt there would never be a market for reprint collections. History has shown otherwise.
His second location, The Comic Book Store, opened in Little Rock in 1989 and is also still in business today. His stores have been nominated for multiple awards including the MIDAS award (Most Important Dealer on the American Scene) and Will Eisner’s Spirit of the Comics – Retailer of the Year award. He has been an Overstreet Price Guide Advisor since the Nineties and a long-running columnist, providing reviews, industry articles and market reports for multiple magazines including Fan magazine, Comics Retailer magazine, Comic Book Marketplace magazine, and every issue of the Comics Buyer’s Guide magazine. He has also been feature profiled multiple times by the Comics Buyer’s Guide as well as being the subject of a High Profile feature article by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper.
As accomplished as Michael is as a comics retailer, his independent publishing history is even longer:
After having his first story published in Eerie Magazine while in Junior High School, Michael began publishing independently with The Multiversal Scribe magazine in 1977. Based on a series of novels he’d written in the Seventies, his comic book series Wild Stars debuted in 1984. Wild Stars Volume 2 #1, released in 1988, featured several comic industry firsts. Not only was it the first comic to feature foil stamping and die cutting on the front cover, along with a die cut back cover, it was created, written, penciled, inked, lettered and printed by Michael in his garage. He also employed a printer’s technique to fade a background mountain on one page throughout the print run, making each copy into a unique edition. Released over a 25 year period, the Wild Stars comics were collected in the graphic novel Wild Stars: The Book of Circles – Recalibrated in both soft and hardcover editions, going through multiple printings and editions.
His sequel, Wild Stars II: Force Majeure, is an 83,000 word novel with 38 pages of comics and 50 ‘flashback’ illustrations, and was released during the 30th Anniversary of the Wild Stars in 2014.
Konstantin Komardin
komardin Komardin is an award-winning sequential artist, graphic artist and animator. His work includes the BD magazines “Veles,” “Hacker,” “Max Cooler,” “Moulin Rouge,” “Timof” which published his story “Siberian Dreams,” and the renowned comics “Agent Z,” “Sit-o-city,” “Gate of Alice,” and “Mechanics of Senses.” Konstantin was awarded the Grand Prize for “The Site of Polis” at the Moscow Comics Festival. His animation works include the concept designs on “Elka,” “Man with the Wind in his Head,” which was featured at the Suzdal Film Festival, “Tram,” “Spindel” which was honored at the Moscow Short Film Festival, and “The Man in Penze Nez,” which screened at both the Suzdal Film Festival and the Moscow International Film Festival.
Green Lantern Dodge Avenger
glcar2 This 2014 Dodge Avenger SXT is #4 from the end of production, replaced by the Chrysler 200. The car was bought as an everyday daily driver. The owner, David Clark of Benton, Arkansas is quoted saying the car was just too plain dressed in black, and with the name Avenger, I could only see a hero theme on the car.” David grew up knowing the Green Lantern as a hero. ” I saw the green against the black, and just knew that was the theme it had to be, so I de-badged the car, and the theme began as it is today!
Tommy B. Smith
tbsmith Tommy B. Smith is a writer of dark fiction and the author of Poisonous and Pieces of Chaos. His work has appeared in numerous publications over the years to include Every Day Fiction, Night to Dawn, Black Petals, Blood Moon Rising, and a variety of other magazines and anthologies. He has previously worked with Morpheus Tales as editor of the magazine’s Dark Sorcery and Urban Horror special issues. His presence infests Fort Smith, Arkansas, where he resides with his wife and cats.
David Schedler
David_Schedler David Schedler is an Emmy-nominated award winning animator/filmmaker. His most recent film “War Dogs: The Bridge” is an official selection to four film festivals so far and it can also be seen on Cape Television & The Space Opera Channel.
David is currently working on a feature film starring the characters he created for “War Dogs.”
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Phillip Drayer Duncan
phillip_drayer_duncan Phillip Drayer Duncan is the author of 4 published novels and 13 short stories. He has work published with Yard Dog Press, Pro Se Productions, and Seventh Star Press.
He was born in Eureka Springs, AR and has spent most of his life in the Ozarks. Along with reading and writing like a madman, his passions include kayakin, canoein, fishin, and pretty much anything nerd related. More than anything, he enjoys spending time with his ridiculously awesome friends and his wonderful family. During the warm months he can be spotted on the river or around a campfire. During the cold months he can be found hermitting amongst a pile of books and video games. You might also see him at a concert or attending a con.
His earliest books were acted out with action figures and scribbled into notebooks. Today he uses a computer like a real grown up. He may be the only author that’s ever sponsored a race car. His greatest dream in life is to become a Jedi, but since that hasn’t happened yet he focuses on writing.
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William Robert Webb III
robwebb William Robert Webb III (known to friends and acquaintances as Rob) is an author and filmmaker currently living in Springfield, MO. He is the writer of the humorously meta book Simply Weird: The (Fake) History of Weird Comics Incorporated, A (fake) Comic book Company. Additionally he has participated in the SATO48 film challenge as a Director in the years 2011, 2012 and 2013. He also served as one of the Camera Operators for the darkly comedic Horror movie PMS Cop. On top of that Rob got to play one of the victims in the film.
J.H. Fleming
jh_fleming J.H. Fleming is the author of Lifting the Veil: Tales of Discovery and Magic. Her short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines by Evil Girlfriend Media, Mocha Memoirs Press, Seventh Star Press, Visionary Tongue, New Realm Magazine, and Pro Se Productions.
She spends her free time trying to finish her 800+ books, befriending dragons, fighting goblins, and learning the craft of the bards. J.H. lives in the Arkansas River Valley with a Yorkie, a cat, two turtles, and several faeries.
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Tim Koch
timkoch Timothy Koch was born in Little Rock and grew up in the Ozarks. He and his wife moved to Fayetteville to attend the university and settled there in an old house with minor supernatural infestations. Timothy has a degree in architecture . He does drafting, computer graphics, web design and property management to support his writing.
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The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub
innovationHub The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing innovative and entrepreneurial activity in Arkansas by creating a collaborative ecosystem and pipelines that mobilize the resources, programs and educational opportunities necessary to develop, attract and retain talent and to build the state’s economy.
We are achieving that mission in several ways, including the creation of our Innovation Center, which has four components: The Launch Pad, which is a makerspace with cutting edge equipment and technology; The STEAM Lab, which is a STEM classroom and laboratory; The Silver Mine, which is a working space for entrepreneurs and startup incubation; and The Art Connection, which is a work program for high school students that develops leadership and innovation through hands on training in the visual arts industry.
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Sean Taylor
sean-taylor Sean Taylor is an award-winning writer of stories. He grew up telling lies, and he got pretty good at it, so now he writes them into full-blown adventures for comic books, graphic novels, magazines, book anthologies and novels. He makes stuff up for money, and he writes it down for fun. He’s a lucky fellow that way.
He’s best known for his work on the best-selling Gene Simmons Dominatrix comic book series from IDW Publishing and Simmons Comics Group. He has also written comics for TV properties such as the top-rated Oxygen Network series The Bad Girls Club. His other forays into fiction include such realms as steampunk, pulp, young adult, fantasy, super heroes, sci-fi, and even samurai frogs on horseback (seriously, don’t laugh). However, his favorite contribution to the world will be as the writer/editor who invented the genre and coined the term “Hookerpunk.”
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Tommy Hancock
tommy-hancock copy Steeped in pulp magazines, old radio shows, and all things of that era’s pop culture, Tommy Hancock lives in Arkansas with his wonderful wife and three children and obviously not enough to do. He is Partner in and Editor in Chief for Pro Se Productions, is an organizer of the New Pulp Movement, and has worked as an editor for companies such as Seven Realms, Dark Oak, and Moonstone, as well as a freelance editor. He is also a writer for various companies, including Airship 27, Mechanoid Press, Pulpwork Press, Dark Oak, and Moonstone. Tommy also works as Project Coordinator for Moonstone as well as produces and hosts two podcasts-PULPED! THE OFFICIAL NEW PULP PODCAST and PRO SE PRESENTS: THE PODCAST. He is also the lead Researcher for Gumshoe Research Consultants, a company created to help Fiction authors with research for their projects.
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Tony Acree
tony-acreePA Amazon best selling author, Tony Acree, likes putting characters in situations they think they will never survive, and find out if they’re right. He lives near Louisville, Kentucky with his wife, twin daughters, two female dogs, a female cat, and says the way the goldfish looks at him, he’s sure she’s female, too.
Kristofer Upjohn
KristoferUpjohnPA Kristofer Todd Turner Upjohn, aka The Film Phreak, is one of the loonies at The Blood Shed. He lives in a cave in Southeast Arkansas where he terrifies locals and argues vehemently with his neighbor, the Fouke Monster, who fled his home territory due to all the Boggy Creek fans. When not devouring tourists and locals, The Film Phreak devours horror films and other cinematic treats like the works of David Fincher, Tim Burton and Quentin Tarantino. He digs Archie and other comics, and also books without pictures. He likes dance pop, electronica, hip-hop, reggae/dub, industrial, rock and metal. He does not like bigfoot movies, so he argues with his neighbor, who is hairy and very vain. The Film Phreak is a staff writer at and has two book review blogs, and He can be reached at
Rob Davis
robdavis Rob Davis began his professional art career doing illustrations for role-playing games. Working with a number of independent publishers he began lettering and inking, then penciling comics—most notably for Malibu Comics on Scimidar with writer R.A. Jones. Rob began working on likeness-intensive comics like TV adaptations of Quantum Leap and Star Trek’s many incarnations: primarily on the Deep Space Nine comics for Malibu. Under his own publishing banner Rob has produced the books Robyn of Sherwood with writer Paul Storrie and Daughter of Dracula with writer Ron Fortier. Rob is Art Director, Designer and Illustrator for the New Pulp publisher Airship 27 Productions partnered with writer/editor Ron Fortier. Rob is the recipient of the Pulp Factory Award for “Best Interior Illustrations” in 2010 for his work on Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective. He works and lives in central Missouri with his wife and two children.
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Mitch Foust
mitch-foust Mitch Foust is an illustrator from Memphis, TN. He has completed illustrations for many projects including comic books, book covers, t-shirts, role playing games, and art books. He has a great love of the fantasy genre, along with art and history. Foust describes his work as realistic fantasy. He enjoys rendering different textures and details in his work. Since 2001, he has worked digitally, creating his own unique look to his fantasy paintings. His work can be found online at
Gabriel Belthir & Angelia Sparrow
angelia&gabriel Gabriel was exported from the deep south and unpackaged in the mid-south. After forays into poetry, game design, and theater, ze decided to pursue hir original love of writing, thanks to being beaten about the head and shoulders with a clue bat.
Gabriel’s current writing interests are varied. Ze intends to continue exploring science-fiction and post-apocalyptic settings, as well as devoting time to engineering more sapiosexual and genderqueer fiction. Ze has also taken on the charge of intake editor, art department and formatter for Inkstained Succubus Productions.

Angelia Sparrow was raised by feral squirrels in the Ozark mountains. She is currently the editor in chief of Inkstained Succubus Productions and con spouse of writer Gabriel Belthir. She sold her first story, “Prey” to Torquere Press for their Monsters anthology in 2004. After failing to sell the movie rights, making several companies engage in a profound lack of espionage, she moved on to her first novel, Nikolai.
Sixteen novels and more than eighty short stories later, writing is a way of life. When not perpetrating romance, she practices deadly ninja knitting and crocheting skills, in case she ever needs to defend the innocent with doilies.
John Pyka
big-daddy-cool John Pyka AKA “Big Daddy Cool” Johnny Dellarocca is a lifelong comic reader and collector, a Star Wars “freakasaurus”, Pro Wrestling fan, and Movie fanatic. He is best known for his work onstage as a new vintage variety artist, fusing music and magic with comedy and dance in a 1920s – 1940s style in what is described as “Dieselpunk.” He can be seen performing as “Big Daddy Cool” in theaters, at festivals and cons around the country.
John is also the author of 4 books on magic and the producer and host of the Diesel Powered Podcast, THE Dieselpunk podcast on iTunes,which consistently is ranked in the top 10 performing arts podcasts. He was seen as the host of 117 consecutive weekly episodes of Comics Price Guide’s Tales From The Geek, and can now be seen as the host of the weekly live stream Comixstravaganza Live, presented by!
John’s first novel, Tales From The Flip-Side will be published by Pro Se Press.
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H. David Blalock
Blalock H. David Blalock has been writing speculative fiction for nearly 40 years. His work has appeared in novels, novellas, stories, articles, reviews, and commentary both in print and online. Since 1996, his fiction has appeared in over two dozen magazines including Pro Se Presents, Aphelion Webzine, Quantum Muse, Shelter of Daylight Magazine, The Harrow, The Three-Lobed Burning Eye, The Martian Wave and many more. His current novel series is the three book Angelkiller Triad from Seventh Star Press. He served as editor for parABnormal Digest from its inception until the end of 2012 and currently serves as an editor at Pro Se Productions and Hermit Studios Press (Denmark). For more information visit his website at
Dean Zachary
dean-zachary After earning a Graphic Design degree, Dean spent several years as a Commercial Artist for ad agencies. His lifelong passion for drawing led him into the imaginative world of Comic Books. Dean has illustrated various titles including Batman, Superboy, Green Lantern, The Night Man, Hawk & Dove, ‘Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #38’ and ‘DC Comics Halloween Special 2010’ featuring a ‘Wonder Woman’ short story. Dean is currently developing a Creator Owned Property.
Herika R. Raymer
raymer Herika R. Raymer grew up consuming books – first by eating them, later by reading them. Her mother taught her the value of focus and hard work while her father encouraged her love literature and art; so she has been writing and doodling off and on for over 30 years. After much encouragement, Mrs. Raymer finally published a few short stories and has developed a taste for it. She continues to send submissions, sometimes with success, and currently has a collection of stories in the works. She was the Assistant Editor for a science fiction magazine and Lead Editor for a horror magazine, so has a healthy respect for proofing and editing. A participant of the voluntary writer/artist/musician cooperative known as Imagicopter, Herika R. Raymer is married with two children and a dog in West Tennessee, USA.
D. Alan Lewis
lewis In 1965, an object fell from space, somewhere near Kecksburg, PA. This was the same year that Alan was born. To date, no connection has been made between the two events but that hasn’t stopped the conspiracy theorists from speculating.
D. Alan Lewis is an ‘alleged’ native of Chattanooga, Tennessee who now resides in Nashville with his children. He has been writing technical guides and manuals for various employers for over twenty years but only in recent years has branched out in to writing fiction. In 2006, Alan took the reins of the NWMG’s Novelist Group where he works with new and aspiring writers.Alan’s debut novel, a fantasy murder mystery, The Blood in Snowflake Garden was a finalist for the 2010 Claymore Award and has been optioned for a possible TV series. He has three other books in print, Keely-A Steampunk Story, The Lightning Bolts of Zeus and The Bishop of Port Victoria. He is the editor of four anthologies for Luna’s Children 1 & 2 and Capes & Clockwork 1 & 2. He also has short stories in a number of anthologies, including Black Pulp, Pulpology, and Midnight Movie Creature Feature Vol.2. And recently released The Celeste Affair, a steampunk adventure as an e-book short.
Dawn DuVurger
dawn Dawn DuVurger was born in Hungary in 1969, immigrated to America in 1976, and traveled around until finally settling down in Mississippi. Originally a print model and feature entertainer she branched into acting in the early 90’s and has become known for roles in independent films such as Cremain, Malific, Cadaver Bay, Aberrations, and Zombie Pirates. More recently she has been a voice in the animation Wardogs and branched into Special Effects modeling with several acting and voice roles coming up soon. Dawn has founded a convention in Biloxi, Mississippi called Geekonomicon that will be coming this December 11th-13th , a multi-fandom convention with a twist, while pursuing a degree in Historical Geography.
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Logan L. Masterson
Masterson Born in southern Missouri, and traveling the American southwest throughout his early life, Logan L. Masterson rooted himself in ideas rather than places. His world is a place of wonders, where words are magic and anything is possible. It’s also a place of darkness: good things happen to bad people and the best intentions can go terribly awry.
Logan L. Masterson is the author of Ravencroft Springs and Ravencroft Springs: The Feast of ‘69, Lovecraftian tales of Appalachia, and the Wheel of the Year series of fantasy single shots published by Pro Se Press. Look for his Prime Movers stories in the Capes & Clockwork anthology series, and “Shadow of the Wolf” in Luna’s Children II, both from Dark Oak Press. A published poet, arts journalist and unapologetic geek, he lives in Nashville, Tennessee with five dogs, two turtles, and a lovely wife.
Alexander S. Brown
AlexanderSBrown Alexander S. Brown is a Mississippi author who was published in 2008 with his first book Traumatized. Reviews for this short story collection were so favorable that it has been released as a special edition by Pro Se Press. Brown is currently one of the co-editors/coordinators with the Southern Haunts Anthologies published by Seventh Star Press. His horror novel Syrenthia Falls is represented by Dark Oak Press.
He is also the author of multiple young adult steampunk stories found in the Dreams of Steam Anthologies, Capes and Clockwork Anthologies, and the anthology Clockwork Spells and Magical Bells. His more extreme works can be found in the anthology Luna’s Children published by Dark Oak Press and State of Horror: Louisiana Vol 1 published by Charon Coin Press.
Visit,, and to download his monthly short stories known as Single Shots. These are represented by Pro Se Press and they are known as stories that will be featured in the upcoming book The Night the Jack O’Lantern Went Out.
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Charles D. Moisant
Moisant Somewhere in a hidden lair in an undisclosed location in Oak Park, Charles D. Moisant is planning, plotting, scheming, if you will, his next creation.
Whatever Moisant has in store for his legions of readers, you can be sure it will involve zombies, haunted houses, unicorns or roller derby girls with super powers.
For the last eight years, Moisant and company have run Silver Phoenix comics, an independent comic book company that primarily produces standalone, or one-shot, books that tell the entire story in a single issue.
Moisant is an artist, writer and publisher, but has worked with some of the biggest names in the business, including creators from Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Disney to name a few.
Sporting a long mutton chop-style mustache and wild hair of a mad genius, Moisant fits the profile of a gifted visionary.
While his focus is primarily on horror and fantasy, Moisant also has done educational comics about the history of Oak Park and is currently working on a series that promotes healthy life choices.
Terry Alexander
Terry-Alexander Terry Alexander and his wife Phyllis live on a small farm near Porum, Oklahoma. They have three children and fourteen grandchildren. Terry is a member of the Oklahoma Writers Federation, Tahlequah Writers, Ozark Writers League and The Fictioneers. He has been published in several anthologies from Pro Se Productions, Airship 27, Big Pulp, Pulp Modern, Hazardous Press, Horrified Press, and several others.
Brinda Berry
brindaberry Brinda Berry lives in Arkansas with her family and a charismatic cairn terrier. She spends her days helping improve education for college students. Brinda spends her nights creating stories about teens saving the world from interdimensional mayhem. Her highly acclaimed young adult series is set in the fictional town of Whispering Woods, Arkansas. She also writes adult romance novels where characters may or may not save mankind; sometimes they only save each other. She’s terribly fond of chocolate, coffee, and books that take her away from reality.
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Ethan Nahté
nahte Ethan Nahté spent most of his youth writing fiction and performing music. He eventually received the National Quill & Scroll Award his senior year of high school. He took a break from fiction and performing, entering the fields of journalism and broadcast journalism where he slaved away for many years. The desire to write fiction struck him once more in 2004 when he wrote a story that won first place for the John L. Balderston award. He focused more on screenwriting after that, foregoing fiction once again for another five years, before returning and selling his first piece, a short story, to Yard Dog Press.
Since then Nahté has sold between one to two dozen stories, and even a poem or two, to various anthologies and e-zines. In addition to his short stories and screenplays, he is currently writing a novel and has a new author site still in its early stages at
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Dave White
dave-white copy Dave White lives in Lemont, Il and is married to his lovely wife Karen, and has two kids named Brandon and Allison, and a dog named Snickers. He dabbled with writing in his twenties when he was into Stephen King, but never pursued it. He discovered Pulp about eight years ago, and with it a renewed passion for writing. he finally had his first story published in 2012 from Pro Se, and the next year added an Avenger tale from Moonstone. Since he has written for various companies. He hopes to add many notches to his belt in the future.
Ralph L. Angelo Jr.
ralphangelo copy Ralph L. Angelo Jr is an author who has written for many major motorcycle magazines as well as having written a ‘how to’ instructional book on motorcycling entitled “Help! They’re All Out to Get Me! The Motorcyclists Guide to Surviving the Everyday World’
His first novel was ’Redemption of the Sorcerer’. Since then he has written several more novels including the sword and sorcery epic ‘Torahg the Warrior’ for Pro Se Press as well as the Sci-Fi adventure novel series ‘The Cagliostro Chronicles’ amongst others.
Ralph is an avid author, his hobbies include guitar playing, motorcycling and skiing.
Ralph lives with his family in suburban Long Island, NY, but is always plotting an escape to a twisty road somewhere in the mountains.
Brad Carter
bradcarter copy Brad Carter is a product of the public school system in Arkansas, but he hopes you will not hold that against him. He currently lives in Northwest Arkansas, where his wife and daughter barely tolerate his behavior. His novel The Big Man of Barlow has recently been optioned for a forthcoming film, and Publisher’s Weekly called his second novel (dis)Comfort Food “… an unsettling story that goes from appetizing to nauseating as the narrative plunges from dark fantasy straight into horror, where familiar ingredients bring unexpected results.”
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werealive We’re Alive, who is also part of the Nerdist Network, is a zombie audio drama that tells the story of a small group of survivors. This is one of the best audio dramas ever produced with the highest quality sound engineering and the best part is that it is free in podcast format. The initial story has already been completed and released ready for binge listening. Join Mick & RedBeard of the We’re Alive FanCast at the River City Comic Expo and learn more about the We’re Alive experience. In the meantime visit to start listening and visit to find out more about the We’re Alive FanCast.
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Twisted Carnival
twistedcarnival Welcome to the Twisted Carnival; home to the only supernatural freak show on earth! You want believe your eyes as you witness the rarest beings to have ever walked the planet doing incredible, remarkable, and outlandish things! Be amazed at the number of victims these creatures of chaos have obtained though out the many years of people’s torment! Stick around for the finale and witness the hideous, most deformed creature you have ever seen…the world famous OzBo! Step right up people…its almost show time!
In truth the Twisted Carnival Studio is the horror movie studio division of Event Screamer LLC. The Twisted Carnival Studio produces movies and related merchandise related to the horror story of the same name, Twisted Carnival, invented by C. G. Hamil.
iscah Iscah is the author of Seventh Night and related novella The Girl With No Name. Along with writing, Iscah is an artist and graphic designer, and has designed original as well as fan merchandise for properties such as Captain Planet, Dexter’s Lab, Samurai Jack, Dexter, Pretty Little Liars, and NCIS.
Robert Midgett
midgett Seventeen-year-old author, Robert Midgett, has been writing since third grade. After his teacher ripped his story up in front of him, stating it was too violent, he had a little rebellion kick in. At 11, he wrote a screenplay that he would rather no one ever read. Lessons were learned and at 13, he began writing his first published novel. ‘Vagabonds’ was born and it took two years to grow into the Science Fiction novel that movies are made from. From Bradbury to Lovecraft to Twain to McKim, his writing influences are wide-spread. Robert decided, early-on, that he would give back by donating 10% of his profit from his novel to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, showing that his heart is as big as his imagination. All the way from the small town of Mount Juliet, Tennessee, meet Robert Midgett.
C. M. Lanning
cmlanning By day C. M. Lanning works as a journalist in Little Rock. By night he’s an author working on novels and short stories.
He’s the author of science fiction novel “Starlight Taxi” and paranormal novel “Velvet Redemption.”
Lanning’s writing is inspired by such writers as Steven Gould (Jumper), Michael Crichton (State of Fear) and Garth Ennis (Hellblazer).
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Jaqueline Fleming
jfleming Jaqueline Fleming is an actress, having roles in Mr. 3000, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, Vegas Vampires, Love Jones, Last Holiday, Treme,RED, The Ledge, Contraband, Bering Sea Beast, AHA, Bourbon Whiz, Bad Ass 3: Bad Asses On The Bayou, NCIS New Orleans, and Nocturna.
Mikki Val
val Mikki Val is an actress with roles in TV and Film, including Poetic Justice, House Party 3, Star Trek The Next Generation – 14 episodes, Deadly Rhapsody, On The Edge, Vegas Vampires, 12 Rounds, The Campaign, Just My Luck, Scream Queens TV series {2015} episode – Pumpkin Patch as Millie.
Justin Nickels
justinnickels Justin is a full time programmer for the Little Rock Film Festival, one of the top fifteen film festivals in the United States. I just recently wrapped up directing the LRFF’s sister genre film festival known as the Little Rock Picture Show for a fourth successful year. The fifth annual is currently being planned. Justin wrote and directed the short film Strangers which has been on the festival circuit for the last year and has played at San Pedro International Film Festival and Indie Memphis International Film Festival and a few others. He recently directed the short film The Dealer’s Tale which is currently on the film festival circuit. 
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