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2014 Cincinnati Library Comic Con logo
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Domino and Rogue at the 2013 Cincinnati Library Comic Con.
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Rogue, Black Cat and Spider-Man at the 2013 Cincinnati Library Comic Con.
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Aiden Girdle of Crescent Springs, Ky., gets to meet "fellow" superhero Spider-Man at the 2013 Cincinnati Library Comic Con.
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Mason resident Fred Yeh enjoys meeting a stormtrooper during the 2013 Cincinnati Library Comic Con.
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Sharonville resident Amanda Bullucks and her daughter, London Dubose, show off their comic book love during the 2013 Cincinnati Library Comic Con.
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AJ Moll of Delhi Township weighs his options for the free comic book giveaway during the 2013 Cincinnati Library Comic Con.
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Librarian Deborah Hastings paints a superhero mask on Jacen Henry-Lewis of Avondale during the 2013 Cincinnati Library Comic Con.
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Sophie Weller of Amberley Village has her face painted by Librarian Elodie Freeman during the 2013 Cincinnati Library Comic Con.
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Attendees of the 2013 Cincinnati Library Comic Con line up at the table to select their free comic book in celebration of Free Comic Book Day.
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A non-profit team of costumed volunteers who are ready to make appearances at community and children-oriented charity events–from helping local law enforcement with community functions to visiting sick children in the hospital to help brighten their spirits.
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Brad Abraham is creator of the acclaimed comic book series MIXTAPE; a coming of age story set against the backdrop of the early 1990s music scene. A successful screenwriter, his work includes the cult horror comedy FRESH MEAT, the SyFy Channel Original STONEHENGE APOCALYPSE, and the miniseries ROBOCOP: PRIME DIRECTIVES.
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Brad Abraham is creator of the acclaimed comic book series MIXTAPE, a coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of the early 1990s music scene.
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Derek Alderfer is the creator of "Deliverance." He is a student at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.
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"Deliverance" by Derek Alderfer.
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David Michael Beck began his 35-year career in illustration in Chicago in 1972. His original artwork hangs in the private collections of such notables as George Lucas, Jerry Garcia and Mickey Hart of The Grateful Dead rock band, Bill Cosby, Hugh and Christy Hefner, and the American Italian Museum. David’s client list has included the Hasbro Toy Company, The Grammy Awards, Warner Brothers, Universal Pictures, Harper Collins, Simon & Schuster, Coca-Cola, Sony Entertainment, DC, TopCow, and Dark Horse Comics.
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Art by David Michael Beck/
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Christopher L. Bennett is the author of multiple critically acclaimed Star Trek novels from Pocket Books, including the Star Trek: Enterprise Rise of the Federation series, whose second installment, "Tower of Babel." His original novel "Only Superhuman," perhaps the first hard science fiction superhero novel, was voted Library Journal’s SF/Fantasy Debut of the Month for October 2012.
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Star Trek: Enterprise Rise of the Federation series' second installment, "Tower of Babel," by Christopher L. Bennett.
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David and Patricia Bowling are a husband/wife and writer/artist team along with Diane Johnson. "Thee Bees" is their newest storyline created for the whole family. They are best known for the children’s series, "Dirty Dingy Daryl." Diane Johnson, artist and illustrator, is well-known for her fine art and illustrating children’s books. The Bowlings and Johnson are Cincinnati natives and childhood friends. They are working on "Episode 2: Here Comes Thee Bees."
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"Thee Bees" by husband/wife David and Patricia Bowling with Diane Johnson.
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Chris Charlton is the owner of Assailant Comics and the writer/creator of "Binary Gray" and "Black of Heart."
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Logo for Assailant Comics.
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Nick Collins is the creator of "Necropolis." He is a student at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.
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Art by Nick Collins.
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Derrick Dankwa is the creator of "Antonym." He is a student at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.
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"Antonym" by Derrick Dankwa.
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After graduating from the Art Academy of Cincinnati, Aaron Delamatre managed the theater group Art & Drama Club, for which he wrote and directed five plays. He has since had exhibitions of drawings, paintings, and sculptures, constructed larger-than-life puppets, and designed several games. He is the creator of several comic books, including "The Bridge" and has a story in "Rust Belt Chic: The Cincinnati Anthology."
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"The Bridge" by Aaron Delamatre.
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Philip duBarry is the creator of several eurogames including Canalis, Courtier, Kingdom of Solomon, and Revolution!
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Revolution! is a eurogame created by Philip duBarry.
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Steve Harmon is a freelance published artist living in Cincinnati. His credits include "Maiden Hell," "The Skerney Werps," "Scarf," and "Candelabra." Currently Steve is working on a handful of personal and freelance projects.
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Art by Steve Harmon.
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Shane Hatfield, a student at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, is author of "Conmeleon."
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"Conmeleon" by Shane Hatfield.
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Ken Henson is the creator of "Splendid-Lite" and "Splendid-Darke." He is a professor at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. He received his MFA in painting from the University of Cincinnati in 2000.
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"Splendid-Lite" by Ken Henson.
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Russell Ihrig is the creator of La Petite Mort and Sockford. He received his BFA in Fine Art from The Art Academy of Cincinnati in 2003. He also does occasional design and illustration work when somebody asks him nicely.
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"La Petite Mort" by Russell Ihrig.
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Tim Kask served as editor of the earliest Dungeons and Dragons publications before becoming editor of "Dragon Magazine." He developed the board games William the Conqueror, 1066 and Naval War, as well as edited numerous others. He took a hiatus from the gaming world to become a speechwriter and teacher, though he didn’t remove himself completely – he wrote scenarios for the PC game Age of Wonders – Shadow Magic. He returned to gaming in 2010, when he co-founded Eldritch Enterprises, Ltd.
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Linewerk is the creator of the book titles "Sugarburn," "Nebula," and "Not So Gods." She is a student at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.
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Art by Linewerk.
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Chrissy Mullins is the creator of "So, You Summoned a Wild Chrissytor." She is a student at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.
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"So, You Summoned a Wild Chrissytor" by Chrissy Mullins.
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Ellen Schreiber is the New York Times bestselling author of the "Vampire Kisses" novel and manga series.
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"Vampire Kisses" manga series by Ellen Schreiber.
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Scott Simmons is known for his art for official “Star Wars” licensees and celebration events, Arcana’s "The Dead Cell" horror graphic novel, and fun indie comics like the all-ages superhero comedy "Our Super Mom," the heroic horror comic "Halloween Man," and the dimension-hopping character Jenny Everywhere.
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Scott Simmons is known for his art for official “Star Wars” licensees and celebration events.
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Chad Taylor is a local artist and writer/illustrator of "The 5ive footers."
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"Persephone In Underland" by Rem Waken
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Rem Waken is the creator of "Persephone In Underland." She is a student at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.
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Jim Wampler is the writer and artist of the "Marvin the Mage" webcomic, and is a published freelance tabletop game writer and designer.
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2013 Cincinnati Library Comic Con
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Arcadian Comics
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Friends of the Public Library
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Jeff Suess
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"Animaniacs" No. 46 by Jeff Suess
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David Michael Beck
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"Star Wars: Empire" Vol. 7 by David Michael Beck
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Chris Charlton
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"Binary Gray" No. 2 by Chris Charlton
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Tim Fuller self-portrait
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"Twelve Way with Cheese" by Tim Fuller
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Ken Henson
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"Splendid-Lite" by Ken henson
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Mike Maydak
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"1782: The Year of Blood" by Mike Maydak
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Tony Moore
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"The Walking Dead" by Tony Moore
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Carol Tyler
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"You'll Never Know" by Carol Tyler
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Brian Williams
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"Lucius Hammer" by Brian Williams
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The Superman Mighty Wallet®! Available at the Friends’ Shop in the Main Library.