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Comics By Local Scene, 2009
posted March 6, 2008
 

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In 2005 it occurred to me that this site could use a basic resource breaking down all things comics-related by metropolitan area -- kind of a first stop on who to contact if you were planning to relocate, or where to go if you were planning a visit, or who to invite if you were having a show, or who you might profile if you were writing a feature article.

This list in progress is the result. Creative people make up the bulk but not the entirety of the people list. Comic shops make up the bulk but not the entirety of the institutions list.

It was updated in January 2007 and in February 2008.

If you can be added to a community,

If you know someone who can be added to a community,

If you know someone who is definitely no longer part of a community but is listed as such,

If you know of an institution that should be added to the list below,

If you know of a community of three or more people and institutions to add,

If you know of changes or additions that need to be made in existing entries,

Basically, anything you can help me do to build on the following, I would greatly appreciate it and I think this will be a valuable resource for years to come.

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COMICS BY GEOGRAPHICAL AREA

ALBANY, NY AND HUDSON RIVER VALLEY

People
Paul Abrams (*)
Bill Anderson
Alan David Doane
Terry Austin (*)
Kyle Baker (*)
Charles Barnett III (*)
Eliot Brown (*)
Janice Chiang (*)
Todd Dezago (*)
John Hebert
Fred Hembeck
Gene Kannenberg, Jr.
TJ Kirsch
Rich Kreiner
KA Laity
Ron Marz
Jack Morelli (*)
Christy Scheele (*)
Joe Sinnott (*)
Jim Starlin (*)
Joe Staton (*)
Herb Trimpe
Barry Windsor-Smith
Institutions
Aquilonia Comics
Comicsresearch.org
Earthworld Comics
Spa City Comics (*)
Electric City Comics (*)

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ALBUQUERQUE/SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO
People
Joe Annabi
Jeff Benham
Caitlin Cass
Jamie Chase
Bram Meehan
Nick Sedillos
Institutions
7000 BC
The Comic Warehouse

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ATHENS, GEORGIA
People
Eleanor Davis
Patrick Dean
Drew Weing
Institutions
Bizarro Wuxtry Comics and Toys (*)
FLUKE

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ATLANTA
People
David Atchison
Mark Bagley
Ward Batty
Cliff Biggers
Gina Biggs
Ted Boonthanakit
Jennie Breeden
Mark Brooks
Bob Burden
Greg Carter
Marie Croall (*)
April Doster
Tom Feister
Stephanie Gladden
Craig Hamilton (*)
Cully Hamner
Bo Hampton
Tony Harris (*)
Bill Holbrook
Adam Hughes
Georges Jeanty
Paul Jenkins
Dan Jolley (*)
Joe Linsner (*)
Dexter VinesJ.D. Mettler (*)
Robert Pope
Joe Pruett
Brian Reber
Andy Runton
Tony Shasteen
Ray Snyder (*)
Chris Staros
Brian Stelfreeze
Karl Story
Wayne Van Sant
Rob Venditti
Dexter Vines
Doug Wagner
Lamar Waldron
Rod Whigham
Institutions
Comic Shop News
Criminal Records
Desperado Publishing
Dr. No's Comics and Games
Gaijin Studios
Oxford Comics
Strawberry Comics
Talesofwonder.com
Titan Comics and Games
Top Shelf Comix
UpDown Studio

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AUSTIN
People
Korey Coleman
Sam Hurt
Randy Lander
Paul Maybury
Harris O'Malley
Penny Van Horn
Institutions
Austin Books & Comics
Staple
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BALTIMORE
People
Butch Berry
Albert Birney
Michael Bracco
Tom Chalkley
Frank Cho
Steve Conley (*)
Michael DiMotta
Eamon Espey
Marc Hempel (*)
Timothy Johnson
Dina Kelberman
Sevilla King
Daniel Krall
Rachel Masilamani
Brian Ralph
Harry Roland
Neal Schaffer
Kevin Sherry
Cris Skokna
Jose Villarrubia
Mark Wheatley
Institutions
Alternate Worlds (*)
Atomic Books
Baltimore Comic-Con
Comics Kingdom
Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc.
Geppi Museum
Insight Studios Group
Legends Games and Comics
Maryland Institute College of Art
The Rhino

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BOSTON
People
Kevin Church (*)
Greg Cook
Jef Czekaj
Alexander Danner (*)
J Dee Dupuy (*)
Tim Fish
Chris Golden (*)
Gareth Hinds
Dave Kiersh
Jarrett J. Krosoczka (*)
Don MacDonald
Dan Moynihan
Liz Prince
Joe Quinones
Matthew Reidsma (*)
Craig Shaw Gardner
Robert Sergel
Tom Snigowski (*)
Jordan Something
Karl Stevens (*)
Dirk Tiede
Stephen Weiner
Maris Wicks
Institutions
Comicopia
Million Year Picnic
That's Entertainment

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BUENOS AIRES
People
Federico Pazos
Lucas Varela
Lucas Nine
Kioskerman
Liniers
Cienperros
Tute
Institutions

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CALGARY, ALBERTA
People
Cary Nord
Dorkboy
Fiona Staples

Institutions
Out of Mind Studios
Vicious Ambitious

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CHARLOTTE
People
Andy Smith
Marcus Hamilton (*)
Budd Root
Jim Scancarelli
Ethan Van Sciver (*)
Institutions
Heroes Aren't Hard to Find

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CHICAGO
People
Brian Azzarello
Hilary Barta
Gabriel Bautista
Nate Beaty
Sarah Becan
Matthew Brady
Neil Brideau
Tim Broderick
Jeffrey Brown
Ivan Brunetti
Al Burian
Lilli Carre
Ezra Clayton-Daniels
Josh Cotter (pictured)
Greg Cwiklik
Anya Davidson
Kris Dresen
Chris Elio Eliopoulos
Josh Elder
Jim Engel (*)
CM Evans
Tony Fitzpatrick
Jose Garibaldi
Rickey Gonzales
Gene Ha
John Hankiewicz (*)
Paul Hornschemeier
Lucy Knisley
Russell Lissau (*)
Amy Lockhart
Bernie McGovern
Corinne Mucha
Anders Nilsen
Jeremy "Onsmith" Smith
Laura Park
Archer Prewitt
Dan Raeburn
Aaron Renier
Grant Reynolds
John Rieber
Alex Ross (*)
Wilfred Santiago
Sam Sharpe
Becca Taylor
Jill Thompson
Jeremy Tinder
C. Spike Trotman
Chris Ware
Jeff Zwirek
Institutions
Cartoonist Conspiracy
Chicago Comics
Comix Revolution (*)
Devil's Due
Dreamland Comics (*)
Graham Crackers Comics
IndiePulp
Quimby's
Short Pants Press
Third Coast Comics
Trubble Club

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CINCINNATI
People
Jeff Bentle
Jim Borgman
Bruce Chrislip
Justin Green
Joe Kuth
David Mack
Carol Tyler
Tom Wilson Jr
Institutions

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CLEVELAND
People
Joyce Brabner
Derf
Gary Dumm
John G.
Harvey Pekar
Joe Zabel
Institutions
ASTOUND!

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COLUMBIA, SC
People
Greg Adams
Bruce Brown
Jeremy Dale
Steve Epting
Sanford Greene
Institutions
803 Studios

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COLUMBUS
People
Darryl Banks
Andy Bennet
Mike Carroll
Lucy Caswell
Bob Corby
Phonzie Davis
Sean Forney
Max Ink
Vijaya Iyer
Sue Lense
Andrea "Sam" McEnaney
Sean McKeever
Dara Naraghi
Michael Neno
Jeff Smith
Ray Tomczak
Tom Williams
Matt Wyatt
Institutions
Laughing Ogre
Cartoon Books
Cartoonist Conspiracy
OSU Cartoon Research Library
Mid-Ohio-Con
Monkey's Retreat
Ohio Comic Con
PANEL
Short North Gazette
SPACE
Sunday Comix

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DALLAS/FORT WORTH
People
Scott Kurtz
Kerry Gammill
Steve Irwin
Michael Lark
Ken Smith
Institutions
CAPE
Beckett Comics
Dallas Sketchgroup
Fanboy Radio
Keith's Comics
Lone Star Comics
Titan Comics
Viper Comics
Zeus Comics

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DENVER
People
Jeff Barr
Mike Keefe
Chuck Rozanski (*)
Al Steffen
Institutions
Mile High Comics
The Denver Cartoonists Meet-Up Group

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DETROIT
People
Sean Bieri
Mark Bloodworth
Bill Bryan
Guy Davis
Matt Feazell
Fred Gallagher (*)
Phoebe Gloeckner (*)
Vince Locke
Chris Marshall
Eric Millikin
Dan Mishkin
James O'Barr
Jim Ottaviani (*) (pictured)
Henry Payne
David Petersen
Nate Pride
Gary Reed
Neil Rubin
Pete Sickman-Garner (*)
Mike Thompson
Larry Wright
Institutions
Caliber Comics
Comic City
Detroit Comics
Green Brain Comics
Motor City Comic Con
Transfuzion Publishing
Vault of Midnight (*)

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EDMONTON, ALBERTA
People
Tony Esteves
Rudi Gunther
Institutions
Happy Harbor Comics


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GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA
People
Don Ault
Jeff Mason
John Ronan
Institutions
Alternative Comics
ImageTexT
Indy Magazine
University of Florida Comics Conference

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HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA
People
Kyle Bridgett
Darwyn Cooke
Peter Diamond
Faith Erin Hicks
Mike Holmes
Jesse Jacobs (+)
Laura Kenins
Rebecca Kraatz
Chris Lockerbie
Colleen MacIsaac
Haydon Mariner
Steve McNiven
Institutions
Anchor Archive Regional Zine Project
Halifax Comic Jam
Strange Adventures

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HARRISBURG/LANCASTER, PA
People
Mike Hawthorne
Chris Mautner (*)
Jason Richards
Dave Sharpe
Ben Steckler (*)
Institutions
Cartoonist Conspiracy
The Comic Store

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HOUSTON
People
Robert Boyd
Toby Craig
Scott Gilbert
Chris Oarr
Institutions
ADV Manga
Bedrock City Comics
Third Planet Comics

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INDIANAPOLIS
People
Jim Davis (*)
Shawn Hoke
Steve Horton
Dave Ponce
Dan Wright
Scott Nickel (*)
Stuart Sayger
Institutions
Comic Carnival
Paws, Inc. (*)

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KANSAS CITY
People
Bill Amend
Parrish Baker
Dave Bryant
Kerry Callen
Hector Casanova
Anna Marie Cool
Rich Corben
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Eve Engelezos
Nathan Fox
Travis Fox
Matt Fraction
Jeremy Haun
Matt Hawkins
Bruce Jones
Lee Leslie
Steve Lightle
B. Clay Moore
Tony Moore
Josh Moutray
Ande Parks
Steve Sanders
Rob Schamberger
Kelly Seda
Dan Spottswood
Institutions
Andrews McMeel
Cartoonist Conspiracy
Comic Cavern
Comix Club
Comixperience
Elite Comics
Hallmark
Shoebox
Universal Press Syndicate

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LAS VEGAS
People
Steven Grant
Gilbert Hernandez
Laurenn McCubbin
Bill Willingham
Institutions
Alternate Reality

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LOS ANGELES
People
Jason Shawn Alexander
Michael Aushenker
Nate Beaty
Jose Cabrera
Joe Casey
Ben Catmull
Martin Cendreda
Howard Chaykin
Tomm Coker
Jordan Crane
Dame Darcy
Dave Davenport
Paul Dini
Roman Dirge
Joshua Dysart
Mark Evanier
Joshua Hale Fialkov
Tony Fleecs
Tom Gammill
Nat Gertler (*)
Rob Goodin
Matt Groening (*)
Scott Gross
Glenn Hanson
Sammy Harkham
Allan Heinberg
Tim Hensley
Jaime Hernandez
Javier Hernandez
Rantz Hoseley (*)
Sam Humphries
James Jean
Levon Jihanian
Geoff Johns
Dave Johnson
Drew Johnson
Jeff Johnson
Jeff Katz
Andy Khouri
Kazu Kibuishi
Keith Knight
Mike Kunkel (*)
Stan Lee
Jeff LeVine
Brett Lewis
Rob Liefeld
Jeph Loeb
Steve MacIsaac (*)
Jim Mahfood
Mark Masterson (*)
Joe Matt
Mike Mignola (*)
Tony Millionaire
Raf Navarro
Tom Neely
Steve Niles
Dan Norton
John Pham
Richard Pini (*)
Wendi Pini (*)
Ron Rege Jr.
Randy Reynaldo
James Robinson
Johnny Ryan
Mark Sable
Souther Salazar
Jerry Scott (*)
Scott Shaw!
Marc Silvestri
Kevin Smith
Dan Spiegle
Ted Stearn
Dave Stevens
William Stout
Bruce Timm
Brian K. Vaughan
Mark Waid
Jonah Weiland
Steve Weissman
Joss Whedon
Bernie Wrightson
Institutions
Aspen Comics
Boom! Studios
Brave New World Comics
Comic Book Resources
Creators Syndicate
Digital Manga
family
Fox Atomic Comics
Giant Robot
Golden Apple Comics
Meltdown
MySpace Comic Books
Secret Headquarters
Tokyopop
Top Cow

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MIAMI
People
Colin Panetta

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MIDDLE MISSOURI

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MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL
People
Ken Avidor
Terry Beaty
Bud Burgy
Kevin Cannon
Zander Cannon
Will Dinski
Paul Fricke
Neil Gaiman (*)
Grant Gould
Terrance Griep Jr.
Peter Gross
Jessica Hickman
Sam Hiti
Chris Jones
Dan Jurgens
Tom K.
Robert Kirby
Max Konrardy
Bob Lipski
Roger Lootine
Doug Mahnke
Gus Mastrapa
Michael May
Mr. Mike
Sarah Morean
Tom Nguyen
Danno Klonowski (dank!)
Joel Orff
Ozel
Tyler Page
Shad Petosky
Gordon Purcell
Quillan Roe
Brittney Sabo
Steve Sack
Zak Sally
Brett Schlosser
Brent Schoonover
Barb Shultz
Timothy Sievert
Jon Sloan
Taki Soma
Curtis Square-Briggs
Vincent Stall
Steven Stwalley
Paul Taylor
David Tea
Sean Tenhoff
Clarence Thrun
Mike Toft
Chaz Truog
Lewis Tuck
Lonny Unitus
Jon White
Dave Witt
Institutions
Big Brain Comics
Big Time Attic
Cartoonist Conspiracy (Minneapolis)
Cartoonist Conspiracy (St. Paul)
Dreamhaven Books
La Mano
Midwest Comic Book Association
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
The International Cartoonist Conspiracy
The Source Comics and Games

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MONTREAL
People
Jean-Claude Amyot
Jimmy Beaulieu
Kurt Beaulieu
Rose Beef
Jesse Bochner AKA Young Adonis
Jacques Boivin
Simon Bosse
Rupert Bottenberg
Helene Brosseau
Peggy Burns
Caro Caron
Howard Chackowicz
Tom Devlin
Julie Doucet
Max Douglas AKA Salgood Sam
G.B. Edwin
Matthew Forsythe
Leanne Franson
Rick Gagnon
Luc Giard
Jai Granofsky
Phlpp Grrd
Geof Isherwood
Marc Jette
Allison Katz
Michel Lacombe
Alexandre Lafleur
Martin Lemm
Billy Mavreas
Bernie Mireault
Obom
Chris Oliveros
Stephane Olivier
Joe Ollmann
Quesnel
Michel Rabagliati
Sylvie Rancourt
Alain Reno
Marc Richard
Jack Ruttan
Carlos Santos
Mahendra Singh
Siris
Richard Suicide
Marc Tessier
Eric Theriault
Sherwin Tjia AKA Sully
Sebastien Trahan
Jane Tremblay
Rick Trembles
Henriette Valium
Institutions
Conundrum Press
Fichtre!
Drawn and Quarterly
Cartoonist Conspiracy
Mecanique Generale
Monastiraki
L'Oie De Cravan

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NEW YORK CITY
People
Jessica Abel
Ryan Alexander-Tanner (as of August 1, 2009)Howard John Arey
Aaron Augenblick
Kyle Baker
Jonathan Baylis
Gabrielle Bell
Jonathan Bennett
Nick Bertozzi
Ruben Bolling
Ivan Brandon
Charles Brownstein
Brendan Burford
Scott Campbell
John Cassaday
Fred Chao Cliff Chiang
Sean T. Collins (*)
Leela Corman
Becky Cloonan
Sophie Crumb
The Dabel Brothers
Mike Dawson
Kim Deitch
Vito Delsante
Abby Denson
Steve Ditko
Valerie D'Orazio
Evan Dorkin
Chris Duffy
Ryan Dunlavey
Sarah Dyer
Austin English
Ulysses Farinas
Jules Feiffer
Bob Fingerman
Fly
Rob G
David Gallaher
Sarah Glidden
John Green
Richard Hahn
Tom Hart
Dean Haspiel
Brian Heater
David Heatley
Danny Hellman
Sam Henderson
Alex Holden
Jamal Igle
Carmine Infantino
Nina Isaacson
Damien Jay
K. Thor Jensen
Jessica Johnson
R. Kikuo Johnson
J.G. Jones
Bill Kartalopoulos
Ben Katchor
Kaz
Jay Kennedy
John Kershbaum
Neil Kleid
Tim Kreider (*)
Peter Kuper
Michael Kupperman
Jon Lewis
Jason Little
Andy Macdonald
Heidi MacDonald
Matt Madden
Alex Maleev
Shayna Marchese
Benjamin Marra
Tara McPherson
Frank Miller
Jerry Moriarty
Francoise Mouly
Dan Nadel
Mark Nevins
Josh Neufeld
Mark Newgarden
Christine Norrie
Aubrey Nuckols
Gary Panter
Donald Phelps
Paul Pope
Leland Purvis
Ted Rall
James Reddington
Henrik Rehr
Calvin Reid
Joan Reilly
Aaron Renier
Alex Robinson
Dave Roman
Arnold Roth
Kenan Rubenstein
Buddy Scalera
Dash Shaw
Gabby Schultz
R Sikoryak
Karen Sneider
Bishakh Som
Rick Spears
Art Spiegelman
Leslie Stein
Ward Sutton
Jamie Tanner
Raina Telgemeier
Scott Teplin
Matthew Thurber
Seth Tobocman
Adrian Tomine
Lance Tooks
William Tucci
Fred Van Lente
Sara Varon
Ivan Velez, Jr.
Rich Watson
Lauren Weinstein (pictured)
Julia Wertz
Mo Willems
Renee Witterstaetter
Jeff Wong
Brian Wood
Kent Worcester
Institutions
Brooklyn Comic Writer's Workshop
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
Crusade Fine Arts
DB Pro
DC Comics
Del Rey Manga
Egon Labs
First Second Books
House of Twelve
Jim Hanley's Universe
King Features Syndicate
Marvel Comics
Meathaus
Midtown Comics
Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art
Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art Festival
National Cartoon Museum
NBM
New York Comic-Con
Nickelodeon Magazine
Paping
Partyka
PictureBox
Publishers Weekly
Roaring Brook Press
Rocketship
Royal Flush
Scholastic
School of Visual Arts
United Feature Syndicate
Virgin Comics

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NORTHAMPTON
People
E.J. Barnes (*)
Dan Berger
Holly Black
Mark Bode
E. Ciocca
Howard Cruse (*)
Mike Dooney
Kevin Eastman
AC Farley
Rebecca Guay
Jeph Jacques
Bryant Paul Johnson
Alexa Kitchen
Denis Kitchen
Peter Laird
Jim Lawson
John Lind
Mark Martin (*)
Steve Murphy
Tom Pappalardo
Hillary Price
Jack Purcell
Jeff Rowland
Greg Ruth
Kevin Scalzo
Chris Shadoiain
R. Stevens
Eric Talbot
Colin Tedford (*)
Anne Thalheimer
Sean Wang
Dave White
Institutions
Gary Dolgoff Comics
Heavy Metal's warehouse/archives
Mirage Studios
Modern Myths
Trees and Hills (*)
Xeric Foundation

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ORANGE COUNTY, CA
People
Todd Nauck
Brandon "Ragnar" Johnson
Dan Taylor
Institutions

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ORLANDO, FL
People
Thomas Florimonte
Barry Gregory
Jenni Gregory
Joe Pekar
Ronald Salas
Ethan Van Sciver
Wayne Spencer
Institutions
Coliseum of Comics
Ka-Blam
SketchSouth

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PHILADELPHIA
People
John Arcudi
Box Brown
Charles Burns
Mike Manley
Richard Marcej
Jamar Nicholas
David Seidman
Ralph Tedesco
Joe Tyler
Matt Wiegle
Signe Wilkinson
Institutions
Baboon Books
Cartoonist Conspiracy
East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention
Philadelphia Cartoonist Society
Zenescope Entertainment

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PHOENIX
People
Shawn Demumbrum
Rick Kirkman (*)
Larry Marder (Commutes)
Marc Mason
Todd McFarlane
Steve Rude (*)
Institutions
SpazDog Comics

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PITTSBURGH
People
Jacob Ciocci
Chris Cornwell
Ron Frenz
Raven Gregory
Joe Jusko
Pat Lewis
Jasen Lex
Pat Oliffe
Erech Overaker
Ed Piskor
Jim Rugg
Frank Santoro
Tom Scioli
Don Simpson
Wayno!
Mark Zingarelli
Institutions
Copacetic Comics

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PORTLAND, OREGON
People
Kalah Allen
Graham Annable
Andrice Arp
T. Edward Bak
Christopher Baldwin
Brian Bendis
Matt Bernier
Anina Bennett
Aaron Brassea
Vera Brosgol
Elijah Brubaker
Kurt Busiek (*)
Ron Chan
David Chelsea
Christopher Cilla
Brian Churilla
Matthew Clark
Jeremy Colwell (*)
Colleen Coover
Farel Dalrymple
Terry Dodson
Kieron Dwyer
Rich Ellis
Nicole Georges
Tim Goodyear
Shawn Granton
Paul Guinan
Paul Gulacy
Davd Hahn
Matt Haley
Jesse Hamm
Jim Hill
Leif Jones
Eric Kilkenny
Derek Kirk Kim
B.T. Livermore
James Lucas Jones
Indigo Kelleigh
Karl Kesel
Steve Lieber
Michelle Madsen
Carolyn Main
Jenn Manley Lee
Val Mayerik
Clutch McBastard
Jon McNally
Dylan Meconis
Linda Medley
Scott Mills
Erika Moen
Kevin Moore
Bill Mudron
Ovi Nedelcu
Joe Nozemack
Sarah Oleksyk
Martin Ontiveros
Sarah Oleksyk
Arnold Pander
Jacob Pander
Jeff Parker
Scott Phillips
Ron Randall
Jesse Reklaw
Rick Remender
Jamie S. Rich
Tim Root
Greg Rucka
Mike Russell
Sara Ryan
Joe Sacco
Diana Schutz
Ian Smith
Tyson Smith
Zack Soto
Bwana Spoons
Aron Nils Steinke
Dave Stewart
Susan Tardif
Craig Thompson
Anne Timmons (*)
Paul Tobin
Jen Van Meter
Jon Van Oast
Matt Wagner
Jen Wang
Brett Warnock
Shannon Wheeler
Dylan Williams
J.R. Williams
Douglas Wolk
Pete Woods
Rebecca Woods
David Youngblood
Institutions
Bridge City Comics
Countermedia
Dark Horse Comics
Excalibur
Floating World
Guapo Comics
Reading Frenzy
Microcosm Publishing
Oni Press
PDX Zine Symposium
Periscope Studios (Site)
Periscope Studios (Blog)
Sparkplug Graphics
Stumptown Comics Fest
Things From Another World
Tugboat Press

*****

PROVIDENCE
People
Rick Altergott
Ariel Bordeaux
Mat Brinkman
Brian Chippendale
Jessica Ciocci
Allison Cole
Sam Costello
James McShane
Jo Dery
Paul Di Filippo
Chris Forgues
Brian Gibson
Leif Goldberg
Ben Jones
Paul Lyons
Chris Reilly
Erin Rosenthal
Mike Taylor
Steven Withrow
Michaela Colette Zacchilli
Institutions
Paper Rad

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RESEARCH TRIANGLE AREA OF NORTH CAROLINA
People
Richard Case (*)
Rob Clough
Tommy Lee Edwards
Paul Friedrich
Scott Hampton
Andrew Neal
George Pratt
Zack Smith
John Van Fleet
Institutions
Books Do Furnish A Room (Durham)
Capital Comics (Raleigh, NC)
Chapel Hill Comics
Foundation's Edge (Raleigh, NC)
The Sarah Dyer Zine Collection at Duke University):
Ultimate Comics (Durham, Chapel Hill)
The Murray Collection at Duke University

*****

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RICHMOND, VIRGINIA
People
Johanna Draper Carlson
Tom DeHaven
Thomas Inge (*)
Chris Pitzer
Rob Ullman
Institutions
AdHouse Books (pictured)
Richmond Comix
The Eisner Awards Archives at VCU
Velocity Comics

*****

SALT LAKE CITY
People
Mike Dringenberg
Derek Hunter
Ryan Ottley
Institutions
Night Flight Comics

*****

SAN ANTONIO
People
Lee Duhig
Rod Espinoza
Lea Hernandez
Joe Weltjens
Elin Winkler
Institutions
Antarctic Press
Atomic Comics
Dragon's Lair
Guru-EFX
Radio Comix

*****

SAN DIEGO
People
Chris Allen
Tim Bradstreet
Ryan Claytor
David Glanzer
Fae Desmond
David Dotson (*)
Doreen Dotson
Jackie Estrada
Greg Evans (*)
Rick Geary
George Gladir (*)
Chynna Clugston
Batton Lash
Jim Lee
Billy Martinez
Tod Parkill
Joe Phillips
Gary Sassaman
Eric Shanower
Institutions
AFC Studio
Comic-Con International
Comickaze
IDW
Neko Press
WildStorm
Young American Comics

*****

SAN FRANCISCO AND OUTLYING
People
Art Adams
Jon Adams
T. Alixopulos
Brent Anderson
Attaboy
Rina Ayuyang
Kirsten Baldock
Mark Bode
Paige Braddock (*)
Alvin Buenaventura
Dan Clowes
Tristan Crane
Maxon Crumb
Lloyd Dangle
Vanessa Davis
Pancha Diaz
Elena Diaz
Leigh Dragoon (*)
Eric Drooker
B.N. Duncan
Andrew Farago
Josh Frankel
Renee French
Matt Furie (+)
Shaenon Garrity
Justin Hall
Ian Brill
Andy Hartzell
Eric Haven
John Heebink
Brian Hibbs
Hob
Debbie Huey
Damien Jay (*)
Lisa Jonte
Erik Larsen
Steve Leialoha
Jeff Lester
Bob Levin
Melanie Lewis
Jeremy Love
Karen Luk
Paul Madonna
Matt Maxwell (*)
Derek McCulloch
Graeme McMillan
Rhode Montijo
Scott Morse
Victor Moscoso
Ted Naifeh
Frederick Noland (Fredo)
Thien Pham
Lark Pien
Trina Robbins
Jimmie Robinson
Rory Root
Mimi Rosenheim
Richard Sala
Joey Sayers
Jason Shiga
Matt Silady
Spain
Jason Thompson
Ron Turner
Geoff Vasile
Leia Weathington
S. Clay Wilson
Gene Yang
Larry Young
Institutions
AiT/Planet Lar
Alternative Press Expo (Administered from San Diego)
Buenaventura Press
Cartoon Art Museum
Cartoonist Conspiracy
Comic Relief
Comix Experience
Dr. Comics and Mr. Games
Global Hobo
Image Comics
Isotope
Last Gasp
Lee's Comics (San Mateo)
Viz Media
WonderCon
Writers Old Fashioned

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SAN JOSE
People
Anna Warren Boersig
Ray Boersig
Jennifer De Guzman
Mick Gray
Derek McCaw
Daniel Shahin
Alex Sheikman
Dan Vado
Institutions
Hijinx Comix
Illusive Arts Entertainment
Illusive Comics & Games
Lee's Comics (Mountain View)
Slave Labor Graphics

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SAVANNAH, GEORGIA
People
Institutions
Savannah College of Art and Design

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SEATTLE
People
Peter Bagge
Donna Barr (*)
Jim Blanchard
Ed Brubaker
Mark Campos
Jacob Covey
Mike Dean
Dirk Deppey
Michael Dowers
Jeremy Eaton
Scott Faulkner
Shary Flenniken
Kaja Foglio
Phil Foglio
Ellen Forney
Tatiana Gill
Laura Gjovaag
Brandon Graham
Roberta Gregory
Gary Groth
Stefan Gruber
Jerry Holkins
Clint Hollingsworth (*)
Ted Jouflas
Megan Kelso
Mike Krahulik
David Lasky
Corey Lewis
Craig McKenney
Jason Miles
Pat Moriarity (*)
Steve Notley
Eric Reynolds
Brian Sendelbach
Kazimir Strzepek
Greg Stump
Kim Thompson
Dalton Webb
Jim Woodring
Greg Zura
Institutions
Cartoonists NW
Comics Dungeon
Fantagraphics Books
Headless Shakespeare Press
Penny Arcade Expo
Studio Foglio
Zanadu Downtown
Zanadu University
Zine Archive and Publishing Project at the Richard Hugo House

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ST. LOUIS
People
Cullen Bunn
Mark Fischer
Jerome Gaynor
Todd Hignite
Brian Hurtt
Kevin Huizenga
Matt Kindt
Tim Lane
Ted May
MJ
Mark Oakley
Chris Samnee
Paul Sloboda (*)
Evan Sult
Jeff Wilson
Dan Zettwoch
Institutions
All American Collectibles
Comic Art Magazine
Comic Book Bin
Fantasy Books (*)
Fantasy Shop
NewCastle Comics & Games
PLAYBACK:stl
SKiN Graft Records
Spector Club
Star Clipper
Twilight Comics (*)
USS Catastrophe

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TAMPA/ST. PETERSBURG
People
Dan Boyd
Amanda Conner (*)
Lou Copeland
Jim Fern
Drew Geraci
Paul Houston
Mike Maihack
Pablo Marcos
Fran Matera
Jimmy Palmiotti (*)
Brandon Peterson
Robert Rhine
Sara Rosenbaum
Josh Smeaton
Josh Sullivan
Greg Vondruska
Institutions
Emerald City Comics

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TORONTO
People
Adrian Alphona
Kalman Andrasofszky
Ho Che Anderson
Neelam Arora
Andy Belanger
Marc Bell
Roxanne Bielskis
Peter Birkemoe (Pictured)
J. Bone
Chester Brown
Christopher Butcher
Scott Chantler
Svetlana Chmakova
Michael Cho
Joey Comeau
Michael Comeau
Nick Craine
Claudia Davila
Willow Dawson
Arthur Dela Cruz
Ray Fawkes
Shannon Gerard
Scott Hepburn
Alan Hunt
Stuart Immonen
Kathryn Immonen
Keith Jones
Karl Kerschl
Eric Kim
Jason Kieffer
Dave Lapp
Jeff Lemire
stef lenk
Gareth Lind
Jason Loo
Steve Manale
Jason Marcy (*)
John Martz
Brian McLachlan
Kagan McLeod
Rosemary Mosco
Vesna Mostovac
Evan Munday (*)
Marc Ngui
Michael Noonan
Ryan North
Mark Oakley
Ramon Perez
Lorenz Peter
Paul Rivoche
Matthew Seiden
Seth (*)
Ben Shannon
Fiona Smyth
Chad Solomon
Kean Soo
Jay Stephens (*)
Cameron Stewart
Tara Tallan
Mariko Tamaki
Diana Tamblyn
RG Taylor
Ty Templeton
Peter Thompson (*)
J. Torres
Noel Tuazon
James Turner
Maurice Vellekoop
Rob Walton
Steve Wilson
Zach Worton
Chip Zdarsky
Jim Zubkavich
Institutions
The Beguiling
Canadian National Comic Book Expo
Doug Wright Awards
Magic Pony
Shuster Awards
Silver Snail
Speakeasy Comics
Toronto Comicon
Toronto Comics Arts Festival
UDON Comics (*)

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TUCSON
People
Dirk Deppey
Greg Mannino
Institutions

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TULSA
People
RA Jones
James Vance
John Wooley (*)
Institutions
Comic Empire
Starbase 21
Wizards Asylum

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VANCOUVER
People
Kaare Andrews
Phil Barrett
Jordyn Bochon
David Boswell
Robin Bougie
Chris Brayshaw
Ed Brisson
Rebecca Dart
Sean Esty
Maxine Frank
Gareth Gaudin (*)
Pia Guerra
Tarol Hunt
Don King
Julian Lawrence
Miriam Libicki
James Lloyd
Robin McConnell
George Metzger
Mike Myhre
Steve Rolston
Steve Sadowski
Jason Turner
Colin Upton
Steve Wolfhard
Leonard Wong
Institutions
Inkstuds
VCON

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WASHINGTON DC
People
Michael Auger
Rob Balder
Ben Claasen
Steve Conley
Matt Dembicki
Barb Fischer
John Gallagher
Chris Impink
Jonathan Luna
Joshua Luna
Shawn Martinbrough
Carla Speed McNeil
Jamie Noguchi
Pat Oliphant
Mike Rhode
RM Rhodes
Larry Rodman
Marc Singer
John K. Snyder III
John E. Williams
Xaviar Xerexes
Clay Yount
Hampton Yount
Institutions
Bash Magazine
Big Planet Comics
International Comic Arts Festival
DC Conspiracy
Katsucon
Small Press Expo
Swann Foundation at the LOC
Washington Post Writers Group
Washington Webtoonists

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WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VERMONT -- ALL OF VERMONT, REALLY
People
Alison Bechdel (*)
Steve Bissette
Robyn Chapman
Sean Ford
Chuck Forsman
Colleen Frakes
Cayetano Garza
Jon-Mikel Gates
Alex Kim
James Kochalka (*)
Joe Lambert
Alec Longstreth
Jason Lutes
Dane Martin
James Sturm
Rick Veitch
Chris Wright
Institutions
Cartoonist Conspiracy
The Center For Cartoon Studies

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WINNIPEG
People
Chris Gumprich
Shawn Richter
Institutions

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WINSTON-SALEM/BOONE, NC
People
Adam Casey
Craig Fischer
Chad Hunt
Mandy Marxen
Ben Towle
Institutions

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* = Not in the city proper but close enough that were Scott McCloud, Art Spiegelman or Neil Gaiman scheduled to come and speak they would consider going.

please note: the Rick Altergott art at top is totally being used in inappropriate fashion by me, without securing permission first, and if anyone objects, I'll take it down and apologize. I came across it noodling around and couldn't resist. You should really own the object where it's from: Private Stash, by Buenaventura Press.