Artists

KEITH CHAMPAGNE

KEITH CHAMPAGNE

Keith Champagne is an American comic artist, who has also moved into writing, and is known for his work at DC Comics. Keith graduated from Montville High School, Oakdale Connecticut in 1988. He is a 1994 graduate of The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic art. Keith began working professionally as a comic book inker during his second year at the Kubert School. Titles he has contributed to (as writer) include: JSA, Green Lantern Corps, and World War III. As an artist/inker, his work has appeared in many titles, most notably JSA, Firestorm, and Superboy. Recently he wrote Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters, when the license was acquired by Dynamite Entertainment. Upcoming work includes Ghostbusters for IDW Publishing and The Mighty, a creator-owned title for DC Comics, co-written with Peter Tomasi.

STEVE LAVIGNE

STEVE LAVIGNE

Steve Lavigne is best known as an originator, lettering and coloring on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles title for Mirage Studios. He is also the creator of Cudley the Cowlick, Sgt. Bananas, and Stump and Sling.

JOE ST PIERRE

JOE ST PIERRE

Joe St. Pierre’s outstanding comic book career began in the early 1990’s as a penciller of Rai during the first era of Valiant Comics. Joe has also worked as a penciller/writer for Marvel, DC, Image, IDW and Dynamite. Joe is credited for numerous illustrations featuring Spider-Man and the Spider-Man family.

LAWRENCE ELIG

LAWRENCE ELIG

Sculpture artist for Universal Monsters and Star Wars Action Figures, along with numerous other characters.

GARY DESLAURIERS

GARY DESLAURIERS

Gary Deslauriers is a native of Woonsocket, RI. He now resides in North Smithfield where he lives with his wife and two sons. Gary attended Bradford College and Rhode Island College where he earned his MA in Art Education. He presently works as an elementary school art teacher and moonlights out of his studio as a freelance artist. Past work includes Side-Kicked for Darby Pop.His portraits, commissions, and illustrations can be found on his social media.

ERIC BORNSTEIN

ERIC BORNSTEIN

Eric Bornstein is a master mask maker, having produced high quality masks for theater and parades, will be giving workshops on mask making all weekend.

MATT DURSIN

MATT DURSIN

LEAGUE PODCAST co-host MATT DURSIN created this modern update of the classic Robin Hood legend, the outlaw and his merry men scour the town of Sherwood in search of medicine. Medicine that they then steal to give to those in need. But which side of good is he really on?

Gary Eckerson

Gary Eckerson

Gary Eckerson, with his friend Mike Lopez, created “Life’s A Beach”, which follows the good natured fun of the kids of Avalon Beach.

BETTINA KURKOSKI

BETTINA KURKOSKI

Bettina M. Kurkoski was born March 26, 1973 in Montague, Massachusetts. Now residing in Plymouth, Mass, where she works as a freelance illustrator through her business, Dreamworld Studio. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth in 1996 with a BFA in Illustration, she entered TOKYOPOP's Rising Stars of Manga vol. 2 competition in 2003, placing as a runner-up, her work Axis Lumen published in the winners' compilation. My Cat Loki, volumes 1 & 2 available from TOKYOPOP, was Bettina's first professionally published series. She has also contributed the Star Trek 40th Anniversary Convention exclusive cover for Star Trek: TOS manga vol. 1, cover and story art for Star Trek: TOS manga vol. 2, story art for Star Trek: The Next Generation vol. 1, story and art for the Princess Ai/My Cat Loki crossover story in Princess Ai: Encounters, cover and story art for Warriors: Rise of Scourge one-shot and Seekers manga series based on the best selling Seekers novel series, all available from TOKYOPOP and Harper Collins. Her artwork depicting late night talk show host Conan O’Brien’s “alter ego”, Flaming C, was featured along with other selected Flaming C artworks and displayed in a Fanart Gallery Show in San Diego, CA during the San Diego Comic Con in July 2011. She is currently working on several self-publishing projects and launched websites for Nauticon, Worldcon, Ohayocon, Just Yaoi and of course, Dreamworld Studio. And in her spare time (LOL!!!), Bettina greatly enjoys knitting & crocheting to relax and unwind and sharing her artistic love and knowledge with her younger nieces, as she helps mold two future artists!

KAREN GOSSELIN

KAREN GOSSELIN

K. ROSE

K. ROSE

K. Rose is an Illustrator specializing in Children's Illustration. She resides in the greater Boston area and loves to paint in watercolor. Patrons love to use her work as gifts for family. When she isn't making art, she loves reading novels and comics, and playing video games. She is also a Druid/Barbarian Half-Elf in her 4-year long running D&D game with her best friends. K. Rose will be selling everything from personalized portraits, to gifts for all your nerdy needs.

VICTORIA DYE

VICTORIA DYE

Victoria Dye is a local Massachusetts artist who is finally realizing her dream of becoming a comic con artist alley participant. Currently she is working on illustrations for a future storybook app. She also does art commissions and works in both the digital and traditional medium. Her favorite subjects to draw are skulls, bones, and birds. She has done pet portraits, nature scenes, and macabre subjects for customers all over the country. If she isn’t buried in her 9-5 job, she is sketching a skull in black pen ink while watching anime.

ART BY MAR

ART BY MAR

I am an artist from upstate NY primarily focusing on Fantasy Portrait painting, from large format Acrylic on Canvas to small-scale ink on paper you can find more about me and what I do also on my Instagram @Comicartbymar

EMMANUELLE McGOWAN

EMMANUELLE McGOWAN