E. A. Bethea is a New Orleans-born artist and poet who lives in Far Rockaway, New York City. A creator of comic zines for twenty years, her work has been published by Bomb, No Tokens, Diner Journal, Randy, and Smoke Signal, among others. She is the author of Book of Daze, a collection of new and selected comics and drawings (Domino Books, 2017), All Killer No Filler (self-published, 2018), and a forthcoming volume for 2019, Forlorn Toreador.
Nina Vandeweghe‘s work arises from the fascination for a sliver found material. This can be a sentence, a piece of paper with a special texture, a picture, or waste paper which she uses as a canvas for her grotesque figures. This found ‘sliver’ is a departure point for a composition in which she uses a variety of materials: paint, ink, paper, … Nina build her grotesque worlds intuitively, spontaneously and unconsciously creates references to naive art. Her worlds are inhabited by numerous grotesque figures: animals, people, things, which are placed in a chaotic, but not random composition. Her characters are endearing creatures, melancholy anti-heroes, with angular shoulders and long limbs, weighed down by the pressure of a hectic society. These universal themes are interspersed with very personal experiences, feelings, fears and joys. Yet she looks with love and empathy to her endearing characters. Nowhere it becomes pessimistic. The worlds are in a farcical manner full of color, movement and humor. The drawings have always something playful. They are not devoid of visual humor, naughty jokes and situation humor.
Nina Vandeweghe works and lives in Brussel.
She illustrated for Belgium magazines, newspaper, culture centers,… ViceUSA, De Morgen, Knack , Humo, Bruzz, Cc Westrand, Het Kwartier, Mu.ZEE, …
Jon Vaughn was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History from the University of Saskatchewan. In addition to visual art, Vaughn is also involved in a range of other creative pursuits including curation, design, screen-printing, music performance and production, and publishing. A noted electronic and experimental musician, Vaughn’s hybrid of illustration, painting and collage shares the complexity and diversity layered in his ‘musique concrete’ inspired compositions. Teasing at both abstract art and comic book graphcism, his visual practice balances projects for both the printed page and white cube. His work as has been exhibited, performed, and distributed across Canada (Saskatoon, Regina, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, Moncton, North Bay, Sechelt) and internationally (England, France, Italy, Belgium, Spain, Sweden, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Latvia, Argentina, Bulgaria, Germany, Japan, China and the United States).
Simon Moreton lives in Bristol, UK with his wife and cat. He makes a zine called ‘Minor Leagues’, which is full of comics, writing, stories and drawings. It is about things that have been happening. His comics have been published by Uncivilized Books, Avery Hill, Kilgore Books and Retrofit Comics.
Kelsey Wroten is an illustrator and cartoonist born in Kansas City and currently living in Brooklyn. She has worked with clients such as The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Vice. Her graphic novel called Cannonball is being released through Uncivilized Books in Spring 2019. See more of her work online at www.kelseywroten.com and on instagram @jukeboxcomix
Malachi Lily is a shapeshifting, nonbinary, black poet, artist, curator, and moth. They connect to the Collective Unconscious via energy work, Active Imagination, mysticism, myth, magick, folklore, and fairy tales. This channelling takes the form of visual art, performance art, curation, journalism, or poetry. Their art and literature combats our addiction to instant gratification and toxic individualism, as well as resonates Light energy. www.maggielily.com @theholyhawkmoth
Keren Katz is a Tel Aviv based cartoonist, collector and the non-fictitious half of The Katz Sisters Duo. She also practices performative, interactive and collaborative storytelling marathons in odd locations, and is part of The Humdrum Comics Collective. She enjoys making comics about unrequited love in surreal settings like in her debut book, The Academic Hour (Secret Acres, 2017).