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TIM SEELEY is one of those “slash” people…

a writer-slash-artist. He has drawn a number of different comic book series including G.I JOE, HALLOWEEN, WILDCATS and EXSANGUINE. His writing work includes NY TIMES bestselling HACK/SLASH, NIGHTWING, BATMAN ETERNAL and the critically acclaimed REVIVAL.  He resides in Chicago, Illinois and works at FOUR STAR STUDIOS where he is never far from his 80s action figure collection.

Becca Farrow is a freelance illustrator making her way in comic books and graphic novels. She graduated with her BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and has since worked with several companies including IDW, BOOM! Studios, Marvel Entertainment, and Black Mask Studios. She currently resides in Madison where she alternates between playing D&D and drawing until her hand falls off.


Zoua Kha is a senior art major with a minor in Japanese. Favorite emphasis in art are illustrations, comics and manga, character designing, and fashion illustrations.

After graduating from UWEC, she hopes to continue to travel to various art events and conventions to share her works and travel to Japan to pursue an internship within the creative field.


Andrew Ritchie

A second shift freelance illustrator and a corporate designer from 7-5.

Andrew Grew up in rural Eau Claire and Graduated from UWEC in 1996 with a degree in illustration, Andrew worked for White Wolf games for 5 years and has been published in 26 hard and soft cover books along with producing a couple covers and cards for a Werewolf card game. Recently he has been working for Image, IDW and Boom studios on such fine comic books as Creator Owned, Necromimicon, Cthulhu Tales ,Mystery Society for IDW and much more.



Born in Bucyrus, Ohio, Anders Shafer grew up in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Paris, France and the suburbs of Washington, D.C.. After completing courses in painting and drawing at the University of Iowa (B.F.A.) and the University of Cincinnati (M.F.A.) he settled in Wisconsin. He is Professor Emeritus of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where he was Max Schoenfeld Distinguished Professor. He currently paints full-time in an old rubber tire factory while teaching Advanced Life Drawing at night.

Shafer's paintings and drawings have been exhibited in over 250 national and regional competitions of note. He has been represented by galleries in Chicago, Sacramento and Washington D.C. where he had five one-person shows at Gallery K. His work is part of the public collections of a number of museums including the Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon and the Sheldon Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska. Among his awards is one of the first given by the National Endowment For The Arts. Shafer is the author-illustrator of "The Fantastic Journey of Pieter Bruegel" (Dutton,2001) which won many national and international awards.

Painter, illustrator, and writer, Ned Gannon attended the Kansas City Art Institute and the School of Visual Arts in New York where he received his M.F.A. He lived and worked on the North Shore of Staten Island in New York City for seven years before moving to Wisconsin.

His work has appeared in New York galleries, the Society of Illustrators of New York and Los Angeles and in Communication Arts. His clients include American Airlines, Boyds Mills Press, Cobblestone, Cricket, and Odyssey Magazines, Woodbine Publishing, and St. Vladimir’s Press. His work is in private collections in Australia and the United States, including the Staten Island Museum.

Ned was the youngest of six siblings. This may have exacerbated a terrible tendency toward daydreaming or “traveling” as his wife, Sara, kindly prescribes it.

Originally from the midwest, he currently teaches at the University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire, where he works and exhibits. He lives with his wonderful wife and two wonderful kids. You can follow his work more closely at



Steve Kurth entered the comic book industry in 2001 as an artist for G.I. Joe, and continued to work on such properties as Micronauts, Ghostbusters and Dragonlance Chronicles until being tapped by Marvel Comics. At Marvel, Steve worked on such titles as Hulk, Marvel Boy, Last of the Mohicans, Wolverine, X-men, Avengers , Black Widow, and New Mutants. The high points of Steve’s Marvel career being his work with Warren Ellis on Ultimate Iron Man: Armor Wars and with Fred Van Lente on Iron Man: Legacy. Steve also worked with Fred when he returned to G.I. Joe followed by an acclaimed run with novelist Karen Traviss.  Steve is currently working for Disney



Tim Bruckner

Tim's earliest memory of sculpting was when he was seven. From the very beginning, he was a wax sculptor. He started working professionally at 18 as a jeweler's apprentice/wax carver. He sculpted several hundred wildlife waxes that became rings, pendants, broaches and belt buckles.  After leaving the jewelry racket, His first free-lance job was for Max Factor, sculpting a menagerie of fanciful animals and decorative objects. From there he sculpted two alligator suits for the movies Joe Panther and Alligator. He did a handful of album covers for various artists; Ray Charles, Ringo Starr, The Average White Band, George Clinton and Parliament and a dust jacket for Cat Stevens. He stepped away from sculpting for awhile to pursue a music career. When common sense returned in the form, shape and substance of his amazing wife, Mary, he went back to sculpture with a vengeance.



Satyrn Studios, LLC is an American character based entertainment company founded by Executive Producer Jay Reiter in 2010. The company currently has six intellectual properties that focus on transmedia storytelling through various media outlets including but not limited to film, comic books, graphic novels, action figures, various web content and entertainment, home entertainment, and interactive gaming platforms. Satyrn Studios’ content and characters span various different genres such as horror & thriller, science fiction, fantasy, super hero, comedy, and drama.

A partial client list includes: DC Direct, Mattel, Kenner, Hasbro, Toy Biz, Bowen Designs, Sideshow, Gentle Giant, Electric Tiki, Reel Arts, Enesco, Dakin, The Hamilton Group, Hallmark, Applause, American Greetings, Department 56, Ashton Drake, Franklin Mint, Geometric, Graham Nash, Harry Nilsson and the Danbury Mint. He was under contract to DC Direct for a while and worked almost exclusively for them for almost a dozen years. One of his most gratifying professional experiences was designing and sculpting the DC Dynamics line based on the art of J. C. Leyendecker. Recently he’s been busy designing and sculpting resin kits

For the past 27 years he and his wife, their two kids and three dogs have lived and thrived on a 40-acre hobby farm outside a small town in western Wisconsin.  Tim retired last year and still does work when it inspires him.

Tim will be teaching a class on his craft for Continuing Education next Fall.


"David Recine got his bachelors at UWEC in 2005, and eventually went on to teach classes on writing, comics and cartooning at UWEC. He's been publishing his own local comics anthology, Fanboy Comics, since high school, and has also works professionally at a cartoonist and blogger.

Danny Phillips has been working as a free lance artist for over the last 2 decades. He got his start in the late 90's doing Slice of Life comics such as Katmandu and Shanda the Panda. He eventually went on to draw other comics such as Kreetor, White Knife and his own comic Starbomb. He is currently working on a new project called Dex Corrigan: Space Ace and is constantly working on commissions, keeping himself busy way too much of the time.

"Mark Lone is a Wisconsin-based illustrator who has had artwork and screen prints in galleries and publications around the world."


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