We will publish a floor map shortly before the convention. This list will continue to update as more exhibitors are confirmed for the 2019 Alaska Robotics Mini-Con.
The main convention floor is open Saturday, April 27th from 10am-5pm at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Parallel events are taking place throughout the day around downtown.
I am the owner and designer at Alaska Grafix. We operate all the cinema and lobby advertising at movie theatres across SE Alaska. Stop by my booth for some free shwag, check out my rare and new, bagged and boarded, comic books for sale, or stop by to get your questions answered about getting your advertisements up on the big screens at the cinemas.
Alaska Robotics will host book signings by convention guests on the main floor at the JACC.
Alex Graudins is a Rhode Island-base cartoonist best known for illustrating Science Comics: The Brain. Her work has appeared in Dirty Diamonds, the Nib, and CollegeHumor’s DropOut service, with personal mini comics ranging from the shenanigans of a TV-headed cyborg to short memoirs on social anxiety and asexuality.
Alison Wilgus is a Brooklyn-based bestselling writer, editor and cartoonist who’s been working in comics for over a decade. Her latest work is Chronin, a science-fiction graphic novel duology from Tor books and her solo debut. In her spare time, she co-hosts a podcast about comics publishing called “Graphic Novel TK” with Gina Gagliano. She tweets and Instagrams as @AliWilgus.
Allison Bannister is a cartoonist and comics scholar. Originally from Kansas, she currently lives in New York’s capital region, where she is pursuing a PhD in Communication and Rhetoric (with a focus on comics), from RPI. Her short comics have been published in collections including Wayward Sisters (with Ronnie Ritchie, Meaghan Carter, and Nikki Powers), Maple Key Comics, Dog City, Enchanted Conversations (with Tom O’Brien) and Burning House Press. Her comics often draw on fairytale motifs, but not always in familiar fairytale settings. She loves dinsaurs, tea, and animals of all sorts.
Ally Rom Colthoff
Ally Rom Colthoff is the Toronto-based creator of the fantasy webcomic Chirault, with three volumes currently in print and two more on the way. With a background in fine art and animation, she’s been creating comics since 2007– some self-published, like Chirault and several minicomics, and some in collaboration with other artists and writers. She has contributed stories to the Toronto Comic Anthology for three years running, and does pencils and inks for the comedic sci-fi comic “Tarus Space”.
Amber is an aspiring animator and freelance illustrator living and working in Sacramento, CA. By day she is a Graphic Artist and GIS Admin with a small archaeology company and by night she creates freelance illustration and short animations. She has contributed to two short films’ the award winning Trevor Jimnez’s “Weekends” and in progress Anamon Studios “Lets Eat!” as well as working on her own short film “Sybil Ludington” as final MFA thesis project at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
Anastasia a queer Mexican-American illustrator who likes corny puns, cooking, and reading. She enjoys making a variety of illustrative works that delve into comedy, fantasy, and discussion of sexuality and identity. But sometimes she just like to make silly jokes and dance a little.
Come wish her a happy birthday!
Anne Bean writes comics and fiction about fairy tales. She also runs Emerald Comics Distro, which connects amazing independent artists with comic shops and other stores.
A 29-year-old artist making journal comics and exploring feelings, based in Minneapolis.
Beth Barnett is a cartoonist based in Cambridge, MA. She makes comics about heroes, health, and history.
Beth is also a founding member of Creator Resource, a website dedicated to transparency in the comics industry.
When she’s not making comics, Beth enjoys weightlifting, listening to David Bowie, and cooking. Her favorite dinosaur is the compsognathus.
She can be found on Twitter and Instagram as @TheBethBarnett
I will be selling comic books from the Bronze/Copper age to the Modern Age, some Board/Tabletop games, graphic novels other comic art and related paraphernalia.
Cat Farris is a member of Helioscope, the comics collective located in Portland Oregon. She is the artist of the graphic novel MY BOYFRIEND IS A BEAR from Oni Press, and the artist on the upcoming kids graphic novel series THE GHOUL NEXT DOOR from HarperCollins.
Chris Yates loves making puzzles. He has sold over 4000 scroll saw-cut & hand-painted wooden Bafflers in the last 14 years; a hybrid of traditional puzzle joinery, modern spray paint techniques, and innovative sculptural bases. His designs have been licensed by several major puzzle companies and distributed around the globe.
Christy NaMee Eriksen
Christy NaMee Eriksen is a poet, artist, and gatherer in Juneau. She’ll have prints from her GROWING UPWORDS (Collection of things my son said) series, as well as pins, books, and a bunch of new individual poems-to-go. She loves long walks and smashing the patriarchy.
Cleopatria Peterson is a Canadian illustrator and storyteller. Their work is an engagement with their identity and how it works with nature as an act of healing through detailed ink illustrations. They will have a collection of zines that deal with their personal backstory of growing up black in a small white town, and discovering their queer identity.
I’m an illustrator and cartoonist from Tacoma Washington. Growing up art and comics became a refuge to learn to my distracted mind by compulsive class doodling. My daydreaming turned into a career when I graduated from the California College of the arts and began to work doing comics, illustration and graphic novels for clients like Boom studios, Seattle Stranger, Know Yourself inc and the Oakland A’s.
Coppa will be scooping its hand-crafted ice cream all day at mini-con. Five ice creams and one sorbet will be available, including a new “Eat Nuts and Kick Butts” flavor in honor of The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl artist Ryan North.
I’ve been making toy space/ray guns a little over a year and I guess they are considered assemblage art from recycled items that I find at garage sales. I like to say that they work on Zombies and Martians.
Gale Galligan is the New York Times-bestselling artist of the fifth and sixth BABY-SITTERS CLUB graphic novels. She has two rabbits and would love to discuss them with you at length.
Geneva Lore is a cartoonist and illustrator telling stories with markers, pen, and watercolour, often about travel, plants and animals, or the spooky and strange. They will have prints, some handmade patches, cat paintings, pins, and maybe a small zine or two.
The Giant Rat
The Giant Rat is a cartoonist and zine-slapper-together who’s lived on both coasts of the continental US. They love to make art out of garbage, embracing the unpredictability of chunky ink and scratchy pens to accent their stories’ themes. They’re the proud parent of several self-published projects, such as both/neither, Going Gayly Forward, and a 30-contributor charity cookbook named Fond.
Girl Scout Troop 4077
This year, as part of our Journey project, Girl Scout Troop 4077, is working to reduce plastic waste in our oceans and communities. We will be providing information on this environmental issue and sharing handmade zines, postcards, and bookmarks to raise awareness and give people ideas for how they can make the planet a cleaner place. Thank you to Alaska Litho for donating the printing costs and to Alaska Robotics for continuing to include artists and activists of all ages in this great event! Interested in getting more involved in Girls Scouts? Visit: girlscoutsalaska.org
Haley Boros is an illustrator, cartoonist, and graphic designer. She works in different mediums to create wonderfully cute and whimsical illustrations of botanicals, animals, and people. Haley’s comic work can be found in CORPUS: An Anthology of Bodily Ailments, Faerie Fire D&D 5e Supplemental Anthology, the Everything is Going Wrong Anthology, and more! You can find her drawing dogs and trying to keep her plants alive in Vancouver, Canada where she lives with her husband Jessy and their three legged dog Rusty.
Heather L. Gilbraith
Heather L. Gilbraith is a Canadian artist, writer, comicker, and dog-person living and working in Vancouver, BC. She makes comics about dragons and chickadees, creates paintings of William-Adolphe Bouguereau ladies turned into weird animals, draws snowflake patterns for your colouring enjoyment, and enjoys telling stories of all kinds that appeal to her inner 10-year-old. She’s one of those weirdos who actually *likes* drawing horses, and will happily chat at you about them for hours if you let her.
Claire Scott (JCcat Studios) is a local graphic novelist and student. She released her first graphic novel, Meow Cats United, last year and is currently working on her second book, a comic-prose hybrid to be released later this year. Claire is working toward becoming a professional in the comics industry and creating more comics in the future. When she isn’t making comics (which is very rare), you can find her reading and hanging out with her cats, Willie and Bertha. Come stop by her booth to flip through her book, check out some fun fanart, or just say “hi.”
Jen Wang is a cartoonist and illustrator living in Los Angeles. She is the co-author of the New York Times Bestselling graphic novel In Real Life with Cory Doctorow, Koko Be Good, and The Prince and the Dressmaker. She is a co-founder and organizer of the annual festival Comic Arts Los Angeles.
Jessi Jordan is an illustrator and writer who loves to tell stories. She lives among a plethora of plants with her partner, kid and a very spoiled cat. She won a coloring contest when she was nine.
Juneau-Douglas City Museum
Step back in time with the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. Visit the historic streets of Juneau with Winter & Pond Co. and learn more about local artists, cartoonists, and photographers from the past to the present. Take a peek through a stereoscope or viewfinder and create your own scrolling crankie or historiscope. Purchase a summer museum pass, historic mementos, and local art. Reserve a spot for this summer’s walking tours including the new “True Crime, Capital Killers” tour and discover what is in store for this summer’s exhibit “The Rhythm of Winter: What We Do in the Cold and Dark.”
Juneau’s Imagination Station
Novelty playthings for all ages! Games, LEGO’s, art materials and more fun things.
Juneau Public Libraries
Primary sponsors of the mini-con. The library will have comic books available to checkout; we can also make library accounts, replace lost cards, and do general library account updates.
Karla Pacheco has written for Marvel (Gwenpool, Misty Knight) and Oni Press (Rick and Morty), as well as a bunch of other stuff that doesn’t sound as fancy. She lives on a boat named the Slippery Pig, and won the Exxon Valdez from Waterworld fighting in the Thunderdome. Yes, really.
Kazu Kibuishi is the author and illustrator of the Amulet graphic novel series, published by Scholastic Graphix. He is also the cover artist of the Harry Potter 15th anniversary edition paperbacks and served as editor and art director of the Flight and Explorer comic anthologies. His debut graphic novel, Daisy Kutter: The Last Train, won a YALSA Best Books for Young Adults Award, and his popular webcomic Copper is also published by Scholastic Graphix.
Kerstin A. La Cross
Kerstin A. La Cross is a level 30 Adventure Cartoonist based in Oregon! They make autobio comics about wilderness backpacking and dealing with relationships, self-esteem, and anxiety in the woods. Recently interning at Helioscope Studios in Portland Kerstin’s current project is the webcomic memoir BASHers, chronicling a 100-mile section hike of the Pacific Crest Trail and what it means to be strong.
Kerstin will be returning to Alaska Robotics Mini-Con for round two with their latest creation: The Hiker Trash Dictionary. Made during the annual Inktober artist challenge, it is a collection of funny cartoons defining the weird words and terms backpackers come up with when hiking for weeks on end. Along with this, Kerstin will also have prints, buttons, stickers, zines, mini-comics available for sale.
Leila del Duca
Leila del Duca draws Sleepless, Shutter and writes Afar for Image Comics. In 2015 she was nominated for the Russ Manning Promising Newcomer award for her work on Shutter. Her client list includes Marvel, Vertigo, Oni Press, IDW, Image Comics, and National Geographic. Leila likes to be creative during her free time, making music, cooking food, knitting, sewing, and can be found staring off into space a lot, drinking coffee and contemplating life. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her boyfriend, Chester, and their two rats, Troy and Abed.
Lucas is the Alaskan Illustrator of the Graphic Novel & Movie, MOOSE, written by Chad (Tundra Comics) and Darin Carpenter as well as the new comic: Battlestar
Lucas illustrates outstanding mermen and has worked for IDW on their TMNT Amazing Adventures comic, Blind Ferret Entertainment, The Gutters and Non-Playable Character.
Originally hailing from the far north land of Santa, North Pole, Lucas currently resides in Anchorage, with his wife and their canine companion.
Lucy Bellwood is a professional adventure cartoonist and author of the graphic novel Baggywrinkles: a Lubber’s Guide to Life at Sea and 100 Demon Dialogues. Lucy specializes in traveling the world and bringing back tales of unconventional derring-do in visual form. She has covered two accounts of whitewater rafting in the Grand Canyon, sailing aboard the last wooden whaling ship in the world, and mapping the ocean floor between Guam and Oahu aboard the research vessel Falkor.
Lucy also contributes comics journalism to The Nib, investigating issues of environmentalism, gender politics, and social change. She is an international teacher, lecturing on comics and the Internet, the economics of being a independent creator, and best practices for bringing history to life in modern classrooms.
Maarta Laiho spends her days and nights as a freelance artist and comic colorist, where her work includes Lumberjanes, Wings of Fire, Adventure Time, and Catalyst Prime: Superb. When she’s not doing that, she can be found hoarding houseplants and talking to her cat (who quite frequently talks back). She currently lives as hermit in the woods of Maine.
Megan Baehr hails from the hills of Vermont. She has a BFA in Cartooning and Illustration from The School of Visual Arts. A few of her favorite things are comics, prehistory, nature, and outer space.
Michaela Goade is an artist, picture book illustrator and graphic designer currently residing in Juneau, Alaska. She’s illustrated several picture books for Sealaska Heritage Institute’s Baby Raven Reads program and in 2018, “Shanyaak’utlaax: Salmon Boy” won the American Indian Library’s Best Picture Book award. Her Tlingit name is Sheit.een and she is from the Raven moiety and Kiks.ádi Clan.
Mike DiPetrillo, a.k.a “Mikeatron” is an Illustrator from the Seattle area. A graduate from Rhode Island School of Design, Mike paints subjects that are inspired by 80’s and 90’s pop culture, video games, and mythology. Things are gross and adorable at the same time. Sometimes there are dinosaurs.
Mike Grover is a cartoonist residing in Tampa, Florida. He currently has a Bruce Wayne-esque lifestyle in which he spends his daylight hours animating at an ad agency, and his nighttime hours drawing comics and wearing his underwear on the outside of his pants. His other hours are spent hanging out with his wonderful wife Alicia and their two kids, who, like most toddlers, are equal parts adorable marshmallow-babies and raging volcano beasts.
Molly Muldoon has been many things in her life: a preschool teacher, a masters student, an independent bookseller, a librarian, and an editor and comics writer. The (unintentional) connection? Never be something that makes a ton of money. Her current projects include a story in The Cardboard Kingdom from Knopf, and the graphic novel Dead Weight: Murder at Camp Bloom from Oni Press, which she co-wrote. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
The Northern Tea Alley
The Northern Tea Alley will be providing bubble tea service.
Patrick Lay is a cartoonist from Ohio, who specializes in comics for kids and teens. Sometimes there is dimension hopping, sometimes there are ghosts, sometimes there are both! Patrick has an MFA in Comics form the California College of the Arts and updates his webcomic, Screaming Mimi Kids, weekly.
Payton Francis (catuallie) is a lesbian comic artist and illustrator from Minneapolis, MN. She has several comics published online which can be found on her twitter! At the convention, you’ll be able to find merchandise for these comics, as well as other original and fan work (including posters, pins, stickers and more!) stop by for some free postcards and to learn more about her stories!
A bunch of fun board game experiences for all ages!
Raina Telgemeier is the author and illustrator of the graphic novels Smile, Drama, Sisters, and Ghosts all #1 New York Times bestsellers. She also adapted and illustrated four graphic novel versions of Ann M. Martin’s Baby-sitters Club series, and has contributed short stories to many anthologies.
Raina’s accolades include two Eisner Awards, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, a Stonewall Honor, and many Best Of and Notable lists. Her newest book is Share Your Smile and will debut at the Mini-Con!
Ryan North is a New York Times bestselling author and cartoonist. He is the author of the choose-your-own-path Shakespeare adaptation To Be or Not To Be (which became Kickstarter’s most-funded publishing project when it launched) and its sequel, Romeo and/or Juliet.
Ryan also writes the popular webcomic Dinosaur Comics, the critically acclaimed Unbeatable Squirrel Girl comic for Marvel Comics, and he wrote the first thirty-five issues of Adventure Time, for which he won an Eisner Award. That’s like the Oscars of comics! There’s a gala and everything. He lives in Toronto with his wife, Jenn, and their dog, Noam Chompsky.
Scott C creates paintings, illustrations, comics, kid’s books and video games. He worked at Double Fine productions as Art Director on such games as the critically acclaimed Psychonauts and Brutal Legend. Alongside this career in games, he has published numerous comics and created paintings that have appeared in galleries and publications around the world. Some of his most notable projects include the GREAT SHOWDOWNS series, “Igloo Head and Tree Head” series for the Flight Anthology, Double Fine Action Comics, Hickee Comics, the children’s books If Dogs Run Free, XO OX: A Love Story, East Dragon, West Dragon, the Zombie In Love series, HUG MACHINE, and the new book with Drew Daywalt SLEEPY the Goodnight Buddy. Splendid Life: The Art of Scott C collects much of his work over the past several years and Adventures in Drawing is a Guided Sketchbook for creative people!
Shing Yin Khor
Shing Yin Khor writes comics about feelings, monsters, and the immigrant experience, and builds big collaborative immersive installation art about new human rituals. They are a co-organizer of the Resistance Cranes endurance art activism project, founder of the installation art collective Three Eyed Rat, writer/illustrator of The Legend of Auntie Po(Kokila 2020), won an Ignatz in 2018, and a 2019 Kickstarter Thought Leader.
It is the second time local Alaskan artists Electra Gardinier, Jordan Kendall, and Neeka Kendall have hosted a booth at Juneau’s Mini Con! We are excited to be back with new zines, watercolors, snail mail supplies, stickers, and more! As a small business, Small Fry, makes art inspired by our adventures as a family and our collective love of pop culture. Our work is handmade and printed in Alaska. You can see more of our art, photography, and video projects on Instagram – follow Electra @electralucille and Jordan @jbkendall13 or on YouTube @jbkendall
Tillie Walden has published six graphic novels, including Spinning, a memoir about her days as a competitive ice-skater, which received critically acclaimed reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, The Guardian and the AVClub. She has won the prestigious Ignatz Awards and an Eisner award for her work.
Tillie has also worked for the New York Times Magazine and Vox.com, with her work for Planned Parenthood distributed to women’s health centers across the United States.
Her most recent book On a Sunbeam came out in October 2018. She is a native of Austin, Texas and currently lives in Los Angeles.
Tony Cliff is the author and illustrator of the generally well-regarded Delilah Dirk series of adventure graphic novels, the first of which, The Turkish Lieutenant, is a New York Times Bestseller and a nominee for Eisner, Harvey, and Shuster awards. The King’s Shilling and The Pillars of Hercules, similarly well-regarded, continue Delilah’s globe-trotting, sword-swinging, tomb-raiding adventures.
Tori A. Rielly
Tori is a Portland-based comic creator with a passion for stories about found family, hopeful wastelands, and recovery. Their table will feature original short comics, handcrafted zines, postcard prints, and nature-inspired wooden keychains.
University of Alaska Southeast
We will have information about UAS, some fun giveaways, a button crafting station, and limited edition Spike the Whale Minicon stickers (while supplies last).
Virginia Potts, Brobwen Byford and Kadence Eileen
I’m 16, go to TMHS, really got into art in about 6th grade, and I draw all the time. I always have to have a pencil in my pocket or i’m not happy. Right now, I’m trying to raise money for my gs troop to go to Japan, so please help us out!
I’m paperstarzz on instagram and paperstarzzart on tumblr.