Grand Opening Guest – Emily Rose Romano

Illustrator, photographer, designer, herder of cats. Emily Rose has been a freelance artist since 2011 and currently lives near McKinney, Texas. Using a wide variety of styles, she draws everything from her “Squishy” style cartoons to realistic portraits. Her favorite subjects are comic and videogame characters as well as family portraits. You can follow her on Instagram @texaswolf or see more of her work at www.emilyroseart.com!
Come out to meet Emily all weekend:
Friday 11:00am-5:00ish pm
Saturday 11:00AM – 5:00ish pm
Sunday pending…

Grand Opening Guest – Izzy “Talin” Collier

Izzy “Talin” Collier has worked as a concept artist with Reaper Miniatures for over two decades, helping produce colorful characters and creatures to help bring tabletop games to life. Known for (or perhaps notorious for, depending on who you ask) her attention to detail, culture, history, ecology, and costume design, she often works alongside some of the industry’s top sculptors to give each design personality, depth, and attitude. Alternatively, “Izzy ‘Talin’ Collier was born a while ago. She hasn’t died yet. Instead, she sits around and draws things.”

Come out and meet Izzy for a Paint & Take event on Friday, 9/15 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Grand Opening Guest – Jessica von Braun

Jessica von Braun is a Mixed Media Artist, traditional artist and digital painter, photo-manipulation // photo collage illustrator, sketch artist. Most pieces include all of the above techniques combined for a finished piece of artwork. Her traditional pieces vary in medium, crayon, colored pencil, watercolor, ink and acrylic. Most of her traditional pieces include all of these mediums.

Born and raised in San Diego, CA she now resides in Fort Worth, TX. Her work is sometimes cute and and sometimes melancholy, sometimes both.

Her published cover work includes The Greystone Valley Series (Grey Gecko Press), Dollface issue 10 (Action Lab Comics) and Extra Mojo (Hidden Charms Press). Her pinup work is published by Image comics (Moriarty hardcover, Red City issue #3) and Action Lab (Zombie Tramp issue #4). Her illustrations have been featured on the Hulu original series ‘Deadbeat’, and she has published work for The Stan Lee Foundation, So So Happy as well as art for performers mc chris and Rhyan Sinclair (All the Little Pieces), illustration work for Doom Ranch 5000 and is a regular designer for Chibi Essence. Her illustrated story starter book titled ‘The Dreams of the Invisible Girl’, authored by Chuck Huber, was published with Hound Comics. She is also a resident artist at the PoP Gallery, located in Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney) in Orlando.

She used to think that if you rode in a hot air balloon you could catch clouds in a jar, but you can’t. When she was a child she aspired to be a tree frog and would hop around her house with olives on her fingers.

Come out and meet Jessica von Braun on Friday 9/15 11:00am – 1:30pm!

 

Grand Opening Guest – Hector Rodriguez III

Meet the creator of El Peso Hero, and Cofounder of Texas Latino Comic Con Hector Rodriguez. El Peso Hero has been one the most internationally talked about Latino superhero in decades. ​With modern social issues such immigration, human trafficking and institutional corruption, El Peso Hero has garnered attention and praise from the Latino community and been featured on Univision, CNN, Telemundo, Fusion, NBC, CW, La Reforma, PRI The World and countless of other media sites worldwide. It has even won the prestigious Emmy Award for best news story by Univision news anchor Angel Pedrero and has won the 2016 Innovator Award by the Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce!

Come out and meet Hector Rodriguez III Sunday 9/17 12:00pm – 4:00pm.