Monday, August 31, 2015
One creator that has made his mark both locally, and now nationwide, is Sacramento native Hainanu Saulque (Nooligan.com), but maybe you know him as Nooligan.
His classic design and stylistic use of space makes his work unmistakable and perfect for display on any wall. All of his pieces are limited edition so that means you can’t wait till the next con to get the piece you want since it may not be there.
Down here at Empire's Comics Vault, we have a very special piece done just for the shop. You won’t find this Big Barda print anywhere else and it is limited to only 50 prints. Make sure you get yours before they go. ^Ben
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Our third annual Creative Women Mini-Con is Saturday, October 3, 2015. The official hashtag for this year's event is #CWMC2015 (see the results on Twitter or Instagram).
The 2013 and 2014 events had some amazing guests, and this year will be no different. Please note, that, while this year's event is full, we are still accepting applications in the unlikely event that a spot opens up.
Welcome the 2015 Creative Women Mini-Con guests
Watch our blog for individual profiles on each creative woman along with video interviews. And now... the list!
Note: Kesel is pronounced "KEES-uhl"
Just added: Mairghread Scott!
Angelina Brewer: If it's pinup, rockabilly, or geek, Angelina digs it. From framed art to wearable art, you'll want to check out this first time exhibitor at Creative Women Mini-Con. You'll be amazed by her perler bead art. Check it out on Facebook.
Amanda Johnson and J. Alana Christensen, A Different Studio: Amanda and Alana bring cool art into your everyday life. Themes include eastern and western forms of comics and illustration. Check them out on Facebook.
Kimberly Greve: Kimberly is currently working on the art for her first graphic novel, "Bride of the Wolf God," written by her husband. Connect with Kimberly on Twitter before you meet her at the mini-con: @ellazara.
Etta Jean: We're proud to welcome Etta back to another Creative Women Mini-Con. Etta is a fantasy writer and author of The Chronicle Series and The Shaughnessy File. Talk with Etta on Twitter at @EttaJeanFantasy.
Julie Okahara: Julie has displayed in Empire's Art Gallery and exhibited at our annual Free Comic Book Day Mini-Con. We're pleased to introduce you to the imaginative and thought-provoking paintings of Julie Okahara. Visit http://www.julieokahara.com/ for a glimpse of her work.
Sarah Rene Straub: Sarah and her art return to Creative Women Mini-Con. Catch up with Sarah to find out about her recent and new projects, and make her art your own. You'll find her at @SketchyKraft on Twitter.
Lauren Bennett: Lauren joins us for the first time this year. She's a "mostly" self-taught artist who loves character design, illustration, and sequential art. Take a peek at her art on Tumblr before you meet her at the mini-con.
Kristine Wendt: Kristine's art has been featured in Empire's Art Gallery and her comic has graced Empire's Comics Vault's local shelf. Tweet Kristine at @KristineArt and follow her adventures on Instagram at @KristineArt.
Jen Monson: Multi-talented artist Jen Monson returns to Creative Women Mini-Con. From paintings to sculptures to wearables, Jen's art pleases fans. Explore @jenuoneart on Instagram to find your favorite piece.