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Nils Balls

Nils Balls draws comics in a crooked house on the North Side of Pittsburgh. He has an ongoing YINZ! comic feature in The Northside Chronicle. He draws posters and comics for various Pittsburgh stuff. He also maintains Skeleton Balls Comics for the Internet at – He will be peddling comics and shwag and drawing caricatures for a quarter.

Little Tired Press

Little Tired Press is a collaborative and community minded independent publisher that focuses on inspiring and promoting the talent that is discovered daily in Pittsburgh, PA and beyond. The flagship publication that drives the success of Little Tired is a monthly comics anthology called Andromeda that collects comic and comic related art from various artists throughout Pittsburgh and neighboring areas. In addition to sparking artistic expression, Little Tired also seeks to organize events and happenings that further promote the arts and culture in our community. Illustration and design services are available for purchase through all artists associated with our merchandise and Little Tired acts as a connection between the client and artist. We are currently considering a physical location to facilitate sales, collaboration and events, however until then, Little Tired can be communicated and bought from online and in various local book sellers.

Lizzee Solomon

Lizzee is a filthy, degenerate fetishist. Contradicting her instincts as an artist to “do nothing,” she is usually “doing something.” She makes a webcomic/zine called ‘Mutual Paradise‘ and does ceramic sculpture.

The Cyberpunk Apocalypse Writers’ Project

The Cyberpunk Apocalypse writers’ project provides residencies and venue space for burgeoning writers and comic artists. Check out the Cyberpunk Apocalypse tumblr.



Tom Scioli

Tom Scioli is a Pittsburgh-based cartoonist and illustrator. He is the creator of the new graphic novel, American Barbarian. He’s also  the co-creator of Image Comics’ Eisner-nominated series, Godland, and is the creator of the Xeric-winning The Myth of 8-Opus. He’s done artwork  for the comics series Captain America, The Incredibles, Elephantmen, Freedom Force,  and The Fantastic Four.

Shawn Atkins

The son of Dr.Zaius and a race car driver. You can find his work on such sites as and deviant art. His current endeavors include basket weaving, long walks on the beach and web comics with such titles as Explorers of the unknown with Seth Fronzoli, Time Log with Nick Marinoand Gello Apocalypse. So please stop by the booth to chat it up and have a coco (coco not included) Have a lovely and “sequential” evening.

Virginia Shields

Virginia Shields is a local Pittsburgh comics artist. She has been drawing comics for as long as she can remember but went to college for business instead of art. She has two self-published works,Virginia is a People Name and Words and Phrases for Getting Arahnd Pittsburgh, and will be debuting a third at MiniCon! You can find her work at

Nick Marino

Nick makes comics. Most of the time, about sci-fi kinds of stuff. But also about other stuff. And he records podcasts and music. Most of the time, about comics. But also about other stuff.

Rachel Masilamani

Rachel Masilamani is a cartoonist and librarian in Pittsburgh.  She writes, draws and publishes the Xeric Award winning seriesRPM Comics.  Her work also appears in the Graphics Classics comics series, the Indiana Review, Meathaus and other comics anthologies.

Christina Lee

Christina Lee is a sophomore at Carnegie Mellon University studying fine art and communication design. Her comics are about self-hatred and misanthropy. Born in Texas and raised in California, she enjoys music, food, and long walks on the beach. To check out more of her work, visit her website!

Dan Greenwald

Dan has been self-publishing print and web comics for almost 10 years. His current works include Dead Love, Blue Wraith, Spacebase 01, Spearhead and Uncle Muscle. He also co-hosts the podcasts Comic Book Pitt, a comic book news, review and conversation show, and Sequential Underground, a show about the craft of creating independent comics. Visit his website:

Dan Wyke:

Wyke is rad. Quite rad. He loves comics.


Jim Rugg 

Co-creator of Afrodisiac, Street Angel, PLAIN Janes, and USApe. Drew the first volume of The Guild (written by Felicia Day) and One Model Nation. Has been published by Marvel Entertainment, New York magazine, DC Comics, Fantagraphics, VH1, Picturebox, Dark Horse Comics & McSweeney’s. They have been nominated for Eisner and Glyph Awards and won an Ignatz Award (Rambo 3.5) and have been translated in French, Spanish, and Italian.

In his artwork, Rugg seeks to reconcile pop culture’s adventurous promise with the realities of the world around me. He uses the style and visual vocabulary of cartoons to question and lampoon consumer culture.

Paulette Poullet:

Moved to PIttsburgh in 1997 from Puerto Rico and has been featured in The New Yinzer, Unicorn Mountain 2 and the ToonSeum’s NORTH: A Graphic Guide to the North Side. Her website is and some of my comics and illustration work can be found online at  Her comics are also for sale at Copacetic Comics in Polish Hill. For an interview with Poullet click here.

Jared Catherine

Jared Catherine is a writer and illustrator of his self-published title, Incrediman Comix & Stories. Jared’s illustration, graphic design work and other what-not have appeared in various publications, including a noted run of editorial comics for Penn State Universities’ Daily Collegian. When not creating comic books and working a day job Jared also dabbles with independent film productions. Feel free to check out his stuff at!

Conrad Ennis 

Rad stuff on paper.



Loran Skinkis

Loran Skinkis is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who fell in love with comics at an early age and never quite gave them up.  Loran has worked on such titles as Photocopy Comix Illustrated, The Electric Owl, Pasta Man, Star & Stripes, Burgh Man, The Pittsburgh Steel-Man and most recently The Field on the Edge of the Woods. (  Loran is currently working on many new and exciting projects both locally and overseas.  More of his work can be found at and

Crinkled Comics

Crinkled Comics is the flag under which the venerable Juan José Fernández self-publishes his comics. Juan was born in Venezuela in 1990, moved to Spain and finally found himself in Cleveland, Ohio. He’s been writing and drawing comics since 2009. He aspires to study at the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont in the Fall of 2012. This blog is a smattered collection of his journey into his world of comics and art.

Copacetic Comics Company

The objective of The Copacetic Comics Company is to present Comics in its proper context amidst the Arts in America today, both traditional and popular.  Towards this end our offerings of comic books, comic strip collections, graphic novels and the like are surrounded by equivalent offerings from Comics’ cultural peers:  Books of classic and contemporary literature; bound collections of art as well as posters and prints and a light smattering of original art from the region; compact disc recordings of popular and classical music with a special focus on that closest of relatives to Comics, Jazz; digital video discs of culturally significant but under-appreciated and/or under-represented films; and more — as we slowly but surely squeeze it into to the woefully inadequate 200 square feet which is all that we can offer to our walk-in customers at this time.

The ToonSeum

The mission of the ToonSeum is to celebrate the art of cartooning. Our goal is to promote a deeper appreciation of the cartoonists and their work through hands-on workshops, community outreach, cartoon-oriented educational programming, and exhibitions of original cartoon art.