Saturday, March 7, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Jamie Kinosian is a watercolor illustrator and comic artist based in Houston, Texas. Much of her work is inspired by relationships and the way people can impact each other, for better or for worse. She’s currently working on her upcoming webcomic, Gods in New York. Far too frequently she finds herself wrapped up in criticizing the way birds are written in fanfiction. http://kinosian.com
C. M. Bratton writes novels, novellas, short stories, and scripts for film and stage. These stories represent a mix of fantasy, science-fiction, suspense, magic realism, psychological thriller, and yes – comedy! C.M currently has eight books published and one comic. She also was a co-writer on the film, “Sanitarium,” starring Malcolm McDowell, Lou Diamond Phillips, & Robert Englund, which has also been turned into a comic book series of the same name. In addition, C.M. is a trained performer, with B.A.s in Theatre Arts & Spanish from Yale University, & an M.A. in Drama from TWU. She performs/records all of her audiobooks. More at www.cmbratton.com
E.K. Weaver is a comic author and illustrator from Austin, Texas. She recently completed her critically acclaimed graphic novel The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal, and has drawn comics for Smut Peddler and Paradox Space, as well as illustrated for Adventure Time. www.tjandamal.com, http://big-big-truck.com
Maria-Elisa Heg is a Houston-based illustrator, comix maker, feminazi, and an organizer of Zine Fest Houston. Motivated by engaging audiences and communities, themes of accessibility and openness permeate both her organizing and artistic work. Maria loves to ride bikes, garden, and participate in sun rituals. The products of her fevered mind can be seen at http://ohdonteven.com
Jeanne Thornton is the co-publisher of Instar Books and Rocksalt Magazine, as well as the author of the books The Black Emerald and The Dream of Doctor Bantam (a Lambda Literary Award finalist in 2012.) She is also the creator of the comics Bad Mother and The Man Who Hates Fun, and an undying fan of The Beach Boys, subject of her forthcoming novel. She lives in New Orleans. More information is available at http://fictioncircus.com/Jeanne.
http://www.instarbooks.com/books/the-black-emerald.html (short stories) http://www.orbooks.com/catalog/doctor-bantam/ (novel) http://fictioncircus.com/Jeanne/comics (comics)
http://fictioncircus.com/Jeanne (prose, other links)