Greg Thelen

Location:  Billings, MT, USA

Greg is a comics writer and who created 30 Minutes to Live, an anthology about the end of the world. His first comic was Magic City, an anthology series set within his hometown of Billings, MT, USA. He worked with several artists around the world, including Rachel Dukes, and ended the series in 2012. Later that year, he co-created the ongoing webcomic Amanda Green, SIA, with Marili Ramirez about an insurance agent in a superhero-filled city. Running concurrently with Amanda Green, he started the New Romford Free Press, a fictional news site set within that superhero-filled world, with art by Ramirez. Someday, he plans on “making it” once he figures out what that means.  You can find all of his work at Exit421.  He can be contacted at greg.thelen [at]


Rachel Dukes

Location:  Los Angeles, CA, USA

Rachel is a recent MFA graduate from The Center for Cartoon Studies. She currently lives in Los Angeles where she self-publishes comics and comic anthologies. You can read her work online at


Tomasz Witas

Location:  Zakopane, Poland

Tomasz Witas is an illustrator, portraitist and comic book artist from Poland.  He has published illustrations and comic shorts in few magazines.  Now he is working on a comic short about Mata Hari and a graphic novel, “Confusion”.


Melanie Gillman

Location:  Denver, CO, USA

Melanie Gillman is a cartoonist, illustrator, and art history professor based in Denver, CO.  They’re currently working on As the Crow Flies, a graphic novel about a group of queer teens who meet while stuck in a Christian youth camp.  Their work can be read online at


Lex Cornell

Location:  Northampton, MA, USA

Lex can usually be found with a cup of coffee in one hand and a pencil in the other, making comics in the wee hours of the morning.  She’s a big dorky queer, a sucker for cheesy paranormal documentaries, and a recent grad from the Center for Cartoon Studies.  More of her work can be found over at


Mike Crosier

Location:  White River Junction, VT, USA

Mike Crosier is a cartoonist that loves drawing adventure comics and being nostalgic about 80’s cartoons. See more of his work at


Buci Szalontay

Location:  Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buci Szalontay is a Hungarian freelancer Illustrator and graphic designer.  He lives in Buenos Aires and loves horror movies, spaghetti westerns, and bourbon (preferably, Jack Daniels).  See more of his work at


Allie Kleber

Location:  Northampton, MA, USA

Hailing from the hometown of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Allie is a cartoonist, illustrator, and yet another 2013 CCS grad.  Their work features rock stars, guardian angels, sexy queers and the odd robot or swamp monster; check it out at  Keep your eyes peeled for their upcoming webcomic, Asylum, set to launch sometime in 2014!


Fabián Cobos

Location:  Monterrey, NL, Mexico

Fabián is a cat lover and comic book freelancer working on comics for the USA market as a sequential artist and colorist.  You can see his work at and follow him on Facebook,



Location:  Serbia

Kay has contributed to small press titles such as Complex, Protege, Winter’s Eye, The Wrong House, and the upcoming Antichrist, as well as to a number of anthologies in the UK, Slovenia, Bosnia and his native Serbia.


Joyana McDiarmid

Location:  White River Junction, VT, USA

Joyana McDiarmid writes and draws comics. She grew up bi-coastal, graduated from the Center for Cartoon Studies in 2013 and currently lives in a nest made of mini comics. You can check out more of her work at