Kino FCBD Artists’ Alley | 11am – 4pm
Visit the Alley on Kino Free Comic Book Day from 11am – 4pm to purchase comics, prints and other amazing stuff or get a sketch done by your favourite artist!
Artists will also be giving away FREE sketches for kids under 15.
Who will be at the Alley this year:
Marcelo works as a professional freelance illustrator and comics artist in Australia and overseas.
He was the artist for a Marvel Super Heroes Squad book Hulk Saves the Day.
Also he’s completed a set of official Marvel Avengers interconnected limited edition prints and a newly released Japanese Ukiyo-E Wolverine print. His list of clients include international companies such as Marvel, Apple, Time Inc, Event Cinemas, Frew publishing, GQ Australia, Microsoft, Men’s Health, Miami New Times, National Geographic, Scholastic, Dallas Observer, Time Out Singapore, and many more.
He’s super excited for the launch of his new comic Verge, with screen writer/ director Bryce McLellan.
Marcelo is represented in the US by Shannon Associates New York.
Queenie Chan was born in Hong Kong, and migrated to Australia when she was six years old. Her first published work was The Dreaming, a 3-volume mystery-horror series for LA-based manga publisher TOKYOPOP, which has since been translated into multiple languages. She then collaborated on several graphic novels with best-selling author Dean Koontz for his Odd Thomas series, as well as with author Kylie Chan on for Small Shen, a prequel to her best-selling White Tiger fantasy series. After that, she worked on several anthologies, and completed a 3-book fairytale inspired fantasy series called Fabled Kingdom.
She is currently studying a Masters of Research degree at Macquarie University, and creating a series of non-fiction children’s comics about historical queens.
FREW (GLEN FORD)
Glenn has worked as a freelance illustrator, designer, art director and animator for the past 30 years, within the advertising, film and television industries. His comic work has included regular strips for ‘The Phantom’, ‘The Sunday’ newspaper and KG Murray. He has drawn many Phantom covers for Frew publications since 1988 and also, recently, for Hermes Press. He has also created Phantom products for Phantom licensees, including trading cards, posters, T-shirts and statues. Now, as one of the new co-owners of Frew Publications, drawing the Phantom has become a full-time concern.
Harjanto Handinata is a comic artist, character designer, illustrator and animator. He has been passionate about animation his whole life since he found inspiration from a cartoonist of Walt Disney Animation in 1990. He began his self-education on animation from elementary school in Indonesia and became well known in class for drawing Disney characters.
In 2006 to 2009, he has worked at Castle Animation Production in Indonesia for nearly 3 years as a 2D colouring and 3D character animator for American and local TV series. He entered a Master of Animation course at UTS for 2 years part-time to produce 2D and 3D short animation films, character design and storyboards, and 3D sculpting for showreel in 2010.
Before Oz Comic Con 2014, he decided to create an adventure story into a comic book. He worked on his comic story for 3 years and 9 months to complete 100 pages by himself and an additional 16 pages and the book cover for another 8 months. He is now beginning to prepare another story for his next comic book that is fun, entertaining and will bring his imaginations to life.
Louie Joyce is a South Coast based comics creator and illustrator. His comics include Haphaven, Past the Last Mountain (Winner of a 2017 Silver Ledger Award), Astral and self published books MISHMASH & HODGEPODGE. Louie’s illustration work has been exhibited internationally and he works with a wide range of clients creating illustrations for animation, publishing and concept development.
I make sanctuaries for myself from the places in my head — mountain ranges, narrow alleyways, canopy shadows. If stories were air then I’d breathe my best with a pen in hand and a blank canvas in front.
My highest passion is to draw, but I’m also fond of design, writing, coding and problem solving. I always try to put the best of myself in what I create so that I may love the work I produce.
In 2013 I graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney with a B. Design in Visual Communication and First Class Honours. I’m currently based in Sydney, Australia. You may also know me by my real name, Yan Qin Weng.
Nelson Colo Matoma is a Sydney-based artist. He completed a Bachelor of Graphic Design and later a post-graduate diploma in illustration. Nelson developed a passion for figurative drawing and traditional base painting using oils, acrylic and watercolour.
He began working as an illustrator for a number of US companies as well for McGraw Hill Latin American publisher. In 2006 Nelson won a national scholarship to undertake a Masters degree in Graphic Design at the University of Wollongong.
He also studied Games Development at North Sydney Institute and Concept Art at TAFE.
Nelson is a casual teacher at Enmore Design Center.
Nelson’s artworks have been exhibited through South America and more recently in Australia.
Daniel is a published comic book artist based in Sydney. Daniel’s work spans the award-winning TV series Ready for This in Australia. He is also a published artist with Frew Publications for Phantom/Catman and Comixtribe for SCAM, and his pin-ups have been published in his favorite Image Comics, Proof #18 and Low #16.
More recently, Daniel has been extensively auditioned by Marvel Comics. With a lifelong love for comics and storytelling, Daniel’s true passion is working on relatable stories that aim to move the audience.
Grown in Australia, Vamos studied at the college of Fine Arts, receiving a Distinction and Animation Honor in its Bachelor of Digital media. Since graduating Vamos has spent time traveling, doodling, learning, and meeting likeminded creatives as well as getting to know and experience as many facets of the creative industry she can. She now gets most of her inspiration spending time with her son and dog Penny.