TriConWV: Lora Innes

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Lora Innes is the creator of The Dreamer, a historical fiction webcomic about a high school Bostonian named Bea Whaley who begins having dreams about the Revolutionary War. Every night the dream picks up where the last one left of, and it isn’t long before Bea questions if these are just dreams… or if they’re something more.

Full of adventure, romance, and war, The Dreamer has grown a cult following online. The graphic novel collections are published by IDW Publishing and have been nominated for four Harvey Awards. Lora also co-hosts the Paper Wings Podcast, a show about elevating the craft of making independent comics.

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TriConWV: Darryl Banks

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Darryl is a native of Columbus, Ohio, and a graduate of the Columbus College of Art and Design. Darryl worked on one of the first ever painted comics, Cyberpunk. As a part of Innovation and Millennium publishing he worked on numerous titles including the adaptation of the TV series The Wild Wild West and the comic adaptation of Doc Savage.

In 1993 he started working with DC Comics on Legion of Superheroes and later on Green Lantern. His claim to fame is co-creating Kyle Rayner. Darryl also had a hand in redesigning Parallax, Grayven, Fatality, Dr. Polaris and Dr. Light.

Darryl’s body of work also includes Captain America, X-Men, JLA, Superboy, Teen Titans, Tomb Raider: Epiphany, GI Joe Reloaded, Johnnie Zombie and numerous covers for Marvel, DC and other major publishers.

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AlternaPodcast: Chad Ferrin

My first experience interviewing a film director couldn’t have been more enjoyable or gone smoother. A very special thanks to Chad Ferrin for being completely candid and totally transparent. Throughout our conversation he spoke with such fervor that I can see why he was the perfect man for the job.

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TriConWV: Justin Stewart

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Justin Stewart is informed in all facets of comic making. Pencilling, inking, coloring, lettering, layout, logos and design. Justin began his professional comics career in 2005 coloring a Jim Mahfood-drawn story in Speakeasy’s Beowulf #7. That pairing would spark a collaboration that lasts to this day, most recently with the Lion Forge/IDW series Miami Vice: Remix. Justin has also done artwork for Disney, Image Comics, Archaia, Boom! Studios, Viper Comics, and Zenescope Entertainment and is lead graphic designer for publisher Apex Book Company. He along with artist Tressina Bowling will be taking their Live-Art group known as Six Bomb Boards to Sharkey’s this Friday night at 8pm to kick-off the weekend!

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TriConWV: Tressina Bowling

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Artist Tressina Bowling joins me to talk about her comic Dracullama, what you can expect from her at TriConWV, and the growth in diversity over the years in female attendance. She along with artist Justin Stewart will be taking their Live-Art group known as Six Bomb Boards to Sharkey’s this Friday night at 8pm to kick-off the weekend!

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TriConWV: Paul Allor

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Paul Allor has written Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and GI Joe for IDW publishing, in addition to creator-owned books such as Orc Girl for Challenger Comics, and Strange Nation for Monkeybrain.

He is also an alumni of several Comics Experience classes, and is now on staff at Comics Experience, where he offers professional script critiques to workshop members. Paul started reading comics at the age of 28, but has done his best to make up for lost time.

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AlternaPodcast: Tomas Boykin

It seemed fitting on this Easter Sunday to share with you the lovely conversation that I was fortunate enough to have with Tomas Boykin which stars as Father Alexander in The Chair.

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AlternaPodcast: Kin Shriner & Susan Eisenberg

I am proud to bring you our latest episode featuring the dynamic duo of The Chair, Kin Shriner and Susan Eisenberg. If you are a fan of Justice League then I am preaching to the choir when I reveal that these are the actors that brought to life Green Arrow and Wonder Woman. I was delighted to be fortunate enough to not only capture a glimpse into their experience making this film but their friendship as well. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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TriConWV: Tommy Patterson

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Game of Thrones artist Tommy Patterson will be back in attendance at TriConWV for the 4th year in a row. In this episode we find out what to expect from him this year as he tries his best to keep his upcoming project from Image Comics under wraps!

Tommy is a fast rising comic book artist with a list of impressive credentials. Tommy started his career with a splash as the artist on the comic follow up of the hit TV show, Farscape. Following that he increased his impressive portfolio with spots on Irredeemable and the comic adaptation of the movie, The Warriors.

Tommy had a hand on a plethora of Zenescope titles like Stinger, Tales from Wonderland: The Red Rose, Tales from Wonderland: The White Knight, Grimm Fairy Tales and Grimm Fairy Tales: Swimsuit Edition.

For the last four years Tommy has been the lead man on Dynamite’s Game of Thrones, based off the bestselling books and hit HBO show. He has also done numerous covers on titles such as Queen Sonja, No Tomorrow, Hit List, Chosen and Forsaken, Robyn Hood, The Jungle Book and The Dream Eater Saga.

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