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Matthew Southworth


Annie Bellet is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Pyrrh Considerable Crimes Division, the Twenty-Sided Sorceress, and the Gryphonpike Chronicles series. Her newest release, Dungeon Crawl, is the eighth book in the Twenty-Sided Sorceress series with an amazing cover created by fantasy artist Ravven.

Her short fiction work is available in multiple collections and anthologies. Just a few of the two dozen magazines she’s contributed to include Lightspeed Magazine, Contrary Magazine and Daily Science Fiction Magazine.

She holds a BA in English and a BA in Medieval Studies and thus can speak a smattering of useful languages such as Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Welsh.

When not writing, she’s either reading or playing video games. Being a giant nerd, she loves everything from Magic the Gathering to Dungeons and Dragons (or these days, Pathfinder) to Skyrim, Final Fantasy, and Borderlands. Being a tattoo addict, she’s just added a Witchblade gauntlet to her collection.

Annie’s books tend to reflect her love of gaming, fantasy, space ships, and epic battles. She also has a love of comic books and many nerdy pursuits. Other interests include rock climbing and horse-back riding.

She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and a very demanding Bengal cat.

Visit Annie’s website at http://www.anniebellet.com. Follow her on Twitter @anniebellet and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Annie-Bellet/101511573251896.


Randy Emberlin is a comic book artist, though he has spent the past 30 years working in a variety of creative fields. Whether as an illustrator of educational books or an animator on over 50 television commercials, he has made his presence felt through his style and sensibilities.

Over the last 20 years he is probably best known for his work as an inker in comics, with a resume that includes long runs on Amazing Spider-Man, Web of Spider-Man, GI Joe, Doctor Strange, Alien Legion, Star Wars Tales, Mr. T for British publisher AP Comics, Ghost and the R.I.P.D.graphic novel from the movie for Dark Horse, and Left Behind for Wildstorm. He has worked with a wide range of pencilers and has many distinctive styles that fans are well acquainted with.

Randy's presentation of "The Dynamic Art of Comics" is presented at numerous Portland OR schools.  Randy and his wife Judy also host 3 weeks of Summer Comic Book Art Camps for students, ages 8-16 in their hometown of Portland, Oregon.



Stefano Gaudiano was born in Italy in 1966 and moved to the U.S. in 1981. He started self-publishing comics while in high school, and turned professional in 1987 with Kafka (originally published by Renegade Press, and recently re-issued through Image Comics).

Currently Stefano is inking Charlie Adlard's pencils on The Walking Dead comic book, and loving the job. Between Kafka and The Walking Dead, he inked and penciled comics for Valiant, Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and Caliber, including X-O Manowar, Daredevil, Captain America, and Gotham Central.

His work has also appeared in newspapers, video games and animation.


Rick is a comic book and storyboard artist. He started in the comics industry in the mid 1970’s assisting Russ Manning on the early Star Wars and Tarzan newspaper strips. He also ghosted Sunday pages for Fred Kida on the Spider-Man strip.

Moving on to Marvel Comics, Rick contributed artwork for Star Wars, Savage Sword Of Conan, What If...?, Kull The Conqueror, Iron Man and The Invaders.

In the years following his work at Marvel, Rick mainly drew for DC Comics on such titles as The Brave and the Bold, Batman, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, All-Star Squadron, Justice League and The New Gods as well as Roger Rabbit for Disney. Rick also collaborated with Steve Englehart to create The Strangers series for Malibu's Ultraverse line.

Recently, he worked with collaborator (and former Bellingham Comicon Guest) Stefano Gaudiano on the art for the Batman Family series at DC Comics.

Besides his comics work, Rick has been active in animation since 1978 as a storyboard artist, model designer, and layout artist for Hanna-Barbera, Ruby Spears, Filmation, Universal, Disney, Cartoon Network, Warner Bros., and many others. Just a few of the series to his credit are Godzilla, Super-Friends, G.I. Joe, Jem, Defenders of the Earth, Justice League, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Rick also served as a director/producer for Marvel Productions, where he co-created the first X-Men cartoon, Pryde of The X-Men. Other Marvel work includes Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Ultimate Spider-Man, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, The Incredible Hulk, War of The Worlds: Goliath, and Hulk & The Agents of S.M.A.S.H.

In addition, he has done great amounts of line artwork and production sketches for the official Star Wars style guide and merchandise for Lucasfilms.

Rick is currently the Lead Cinematic Storyboard Artist at 343 Industries for Halo.

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Ron Randall is the creator, writer and artist of Trekker, the ongoing science fiction comic about fierce bounty hunter Mercy St. Clair. Trekker's stories are published through Dark Horse Comics, and posted on the website trekkercomic.com.

Ron has been drawing comic books and graphic novels for over twenty-five years including recent stints on DC Comic's hit series Future Quest and Astro City. His earlier work includes properties as varied as Spider-man, Venom, Supergirl, Catwoman and Star Wars. He has also been a contributor on such titles as Star Trek, Sgt Rock, Warlord, Justice League Europe, Doom Patrol and Dragonlance.

Ron is a founding member of Helioscope, formerly Periscope Studio, the largest collective of professional cartoonists in the country. Visit Ron at www.ronrandall.com and www.patreon.com/trekker.


Matthew Southworth is a cartoonist and musician in Seattle, Washington. He is noted for his work on the Eisner-nominated Stumptown and for his work for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image, IDW, Archie, Valiant, and virtually every major comics publisher today. Recently, he has made digital comics for Stela and Madefire Studio's Planet of the Apes. He has also illustrated a special edition comic book for Starz Networks' Black Sails. In the past he has worked for Microsoft, Entertainment Weekly, The Stranger, the Independent Film Channel, Showtime and others.

He is currently writing two projects, illustrating a third, and recording a long-delayed album. Visit Matthew at www.matthewsouthworth.net.

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