Urchin Artist for: BANDETTE in: “FELLOW THIEVES”
Ron Chan was born and raised in Portland, OR and works as a freelance Cartoonist, Storyboard Artist, and Illustrator. He graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2005, and his comics work has been published by Dark Horse, Marvel, and Image Comics. He is best known for drawing Plants vs Zombies comics for Dark Horse. Storyboarding work of his includes boards for advertising, user experience design, 3D animation, and gaming, for clients such as Microsoft, Dell, Amazon Kindle, Nike, Konami, and Sega.
In his free time, Ron likes to play video games, watch anime, and occasionally get his butt whupped at jiu-jitsu class.
Urchin Artist for: DANIEL in: “IT’S ALL IN THE TIMING”
Patrick Scherberger is an Arizona based comic book artist who’s worked for such companies as Marvel, DC, Archaia and UpperDeck. He currently dreams of getting a full night’s sleep.
Urchin Artist for: SIMONE in “THE STUMBLE”
Emi Lenox is based out of Portland, Oregon, and is a comic creator widely known for EMITOWN, a web-based diary comic that was later published by Image as two printed volumes. She has done work for Mike Allred’s MADMAN, Jeff Lemire’s Sweet Tooth, GLORY, CBLDF’s LIBERTY ANNUAL, and co-created PLUTONA with Jeff Lemire.
Urchin Artist for: COMMANDER PIPPINS in: “THE MEDAL”
Lucy Bellwood is a tall ship-sailing, dual citizen cartoonist best known for her adventurous autobiographical comics. Her work has appeared in magazines, maritime museums, and anthologies around the country. When not recounting her life at sea in her nautically-themed series Baggywrinkles, she publishes travelogue comics from the bottom of the Grand Canyon to the last wooden whaling ship in the world. She is also a regular artist on the all-ages fantasy series Cartozia Tales. Lucy lives in Portland, Oregon and spearheads the mentorship program at Helioscope.
Urchin Artist for: ABSINTHE in “LET THE CHIPS FALL WHERE I SAY”
Ron Randall has been a professional storyteller and illustrator for over thirty years. His commercial work includes storyboard and concept design art for clients as diverse as Nike, PolarTec, Sea World, and Kindle. His comic book work can be seen in publications from every major comics publishers in the United States, including Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Image, Dark Horse, and IDW on properties as varied as Spider-man, Supergirl, Predator, and Star Wars. The science fiction adventure series Trekker is his own creation and labor of love, which he is currently returning to with new stories presented both through Dark Horse Comics and online at trekkercomic.com.
Urchin Artist for: FRECKLES and DALTON in: “THE DISTRESS CALL”
Jonathan Hill graduated as valedictorian of the Savannah College of Art & Design in 2003 with a degree in Sequential Art. After graduating, he moved to Portland, Oregon and realized that he needed to relearn everything he learned in school.
Since then he’s been freelancing as an illustrator and cartoonist. Some of his clients include Hollywood Entertainment, the Viet Nam Literature Project, the Willamette Week, Fantagraphics Books, Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Tor.com, Roar Comics, Sagacity, and Powell’s City of Books.
His first graphic novel, Americus, was published by First Second Books in Fall 2011. It was picked as an ABC New Voices 2011 title, nominated by the YALSA as a 2012 Best Graphic Novel for Teens, and was a Fall 2011 Junior Library Guild Premier Selection.
In 2012 it won the NAIBA’s Carla Cohen Free Speech award, becoming the first graphic novel to win the award. The first chapter of Americus was published in the Papercutter comics anthology and was nominated for an Ignatz Award. His short story ‘Jeremiah’ was selected as part of the 2016 Society of Illustrators Comic and Cartoon Annual exhibit and publication.
Jonathan also teaches comics and visual narrative for various organizations around Portland. He is an associate professor in the Illustration Department at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, has been Writer in Residence through Literary Arts’ Writers in the Schools program since 2012, and teaches comics and illustration classes for teens at the Oregon College of Art and Craft.
He is currently making comics for Oni Press and First Second.