Thursday April 4th
296 Ninth Avenue, NYC
(at 28th Street) map
7-10 PM 21+ $10 suggested
All-ages preview 6–7PM

P.J. McQuade

PJ McQuade lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife Daria and their dog Football. He enjoys sleep masks, Steely Dan, Middle Earth and magic beans. His clients have included The SyFy Channel, LA Weekly, Penthouse, Beefeater Gin, MTV Press and McSweeney’s Grantland. His work has been honored by Creative Review, Creative Quarterly and American Illustration. PJ is part of Illo Confidential, an exclusive art collective of twenty one professional illustrators. 

This 13x19” print is available as a limited edition (79) giclée through his Etsy store.   https://www.etsy.com/shop/castlemcquade

http://www.pjmcquade.com/

@landomcquade

Devon Hong

Devon Hong is New York-based Art Director. When he’s not dabbling in the dark arts as an advertising creative, he’s making useless halloween costumes months in advance. This Hong Kong-born, Toronto-raised gay boy started his career at a gay porn site where he learned everything he knows today.

If you need some filler between Facebook and Buzzfeed, visit his site at www.devonhong.com

Jamie Fay

Jamie Fay is the NYC based artist and co-creator of Drumfish Productions’ series, NeverMinds. He will be making his writing debut in Sentinels Anthology 2, releasing later this year. He has done cover art and pinups for many Indie titles, as well as sketch cards sets and design work. His dream is to one day draw the X-MEN.

Jamie studied at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, along with taking private art lessons from a young age. He currently works at The New York Times as a graphic designer, creating ads and regularly works on advertorials.

You can find his artwork at www.jamiefayx.deviantart.com.

Justin Winslow

With an eye for design, a mind for concepts, and a skilled hand for illustration, Justin provides a unique perspective and solution for every project he approaches. He has a true connection between hand and heart that is evidenced by his work. His digital/ ink/watercolor images reflect his fascination with everything symbolic, from pop icons to visual metaphors. He was formally trained at the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. His primary influences range from pop art to classical works. He is also inspired by film and underground music culture and enjoys traveling abroad. When he is not creating original art, he can be found freelancing at various New York production studios. His clients have included: PBS Kids, Cartoon Network, Safety4kids, King Features, HBO Family, Animania, HGTV, Nickelodeon, Animal Planet, New York Family Magazine, Avenue Magazine, Genre Magazine, and The New York Press.

Rich Bernatovech

Rich Bernatovech is the writer and co-creator of Drumfish Productions’ Sentinels and Neverminds series as well as the up-coming original graphic novel, Bugged.

He received his BA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA and has an MFA from the Actor’s Studio in NY, NY.

Visit www.drumfishproductions.blogspot.com or www.richbernatovech.deviantart.com to see more of Rich’s art and learn more about Drumfish Productions.

Next Magazine

James L. Barry for Next Magazine

Next Magazine is “New York’s Gay Guide”—a weekly comprehensive lifestyle resource for all gay New Yorkers, regardless of skin color, ethnic background or economic status. Since 1993, we have aimed to highlight both the popular and under the radar events, personalities and products that appeal to such a diverse range of gay men, especially when those stories are about gay New Yorkers themselves. Colorful, fun and always with a good sense of humor, Next’s provocative commentary on nightlife, entertainment, politics, fashion, sports and celebrity informs its community and engages its readers in order to help the Big Apple maintain its vital and supportive gay legacy.

Next Magazine is available on a weekly basis throughout New York City, Upstate New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Fire Island, Provincetown and Rehoboth and 24/7 internationally through its web component, NextMagazine.com.

James L. Barry is an illustrator best known for his work on the “Warriors” manga through TOKYOPOP. He has also done online comics, such as “The Lost Horn”, “Lost Marbles”, “The Last Prophet”, “Punzel”, “Your Fun-Packed Rapture Guide,” and “Rabid Rabbit”. He has illustrated numerous textbooks, storyboards and is a frequent contributor to the Rabid Rabbit Comic Anthology. He received his MFA from the School of Visual Arts and has exhibited in New York’s Museum of Comic and Cartooning Art. Visit www.jlbarry.com to see more of his work.

Costello Tagliapietra

Costello Tagliapietra is a fashion house, established in New York, founded and directed by Jeffrey Costello (born in Bristol, Pennsylvania) and Robert Tagliapietra (born in New York).

For more information, visit their website at http://www.costellotagliapietra.com/.

Chad Sell

Chad was raised in rural Wisconsin, majored in art and film at Yale University, then moved to Ann Arbor, MI.

He’s been working on a variety of comic and illustration projects over the last few years. If you haven’t seen Chad’s work for Ru Paul’s Drag Race, you must do so immediately.

He’s available for jobs big and small, so send him an e-mail: chad.t.sell@gmail.com

Find me on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, and DeviantArt.

Nathaniel Goldblatt

Nathaniel G.F. Goldblatt, PsyD. is a clinical child psychotherapist currently working in private practice in Chicago, providing individual and family therapy and psychological assessment. He is also an untrained lowbrow artist and unrepentant super-geek. His odd style is born out of a self-created type of art therapy where cut out pieces of construction paper and sometimes found objects are put together to create the illusion of pen and ink drawings. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Jessica, and a couple of nitwit cats.

Further information in regards to Dr. Goldblatt’s clinical practice is available at ngfgoldblatt.com – while a bunch of cut-out superhero and cartoon pictures can be found at http://docgold13.tumblr.com/.

Rey Arzeno

"Do you want this body…now?"

Because Sigourney Weaver should have played every demon possessed character in all the Ghostbuster movies. Kinda like Eddie Murphy in the Nutty Professor. This is her as Gozer the Gozerian by Rey Arzeno. Medium: Watercolor and ink on 11x17 bristol.

Rey is a NYC based Graphic Designer for the New York Times. He took an interest in Greek Mythology and Comic Books at an early age; this fueled his pursuit of an Art career and led him to the School of Visual Arts where he majored in illustration.

For more of Rey’s work please visit: www.arzeno.deviantart.com.

Rogan Josh

Graphic artist Rogan Josh creates classsy, geeky pop art inspired by comics and science fiction. His “modHero” prints have been featured on Thrillist, i09, Bleeding Cool, Comics Alliance and Wired Magazine. In 2010 he co-founded Geeks OUT. You can follow the modHero series at www.modhero.com and view his larger body of creative work at www.bigvisual.net.

Suzana Harcum

Suzana Harcum is the artist and co-creator of Tripping Over You. She lives in Massachusetts along with her spouse, Owen White.

Owen White

It’s from HOLES!

Owen White is the writer and part-time artist for the webcomic Tripping Over You. Owen lives in Massachusetts with wife, co-creator and illustrator of ToY Suzana Harcum.

David Cowles

Born in 1961 in Rochester, NY, David Cowles is an internationally known illustrator and an award winning animation director. Clients include Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, Newsweek, Fortune, Disney and They Might Be Giants.

Bill Roundy

Bill Roundy is a Brooklyn cartoonist, nerd, and alcohol enthusiast. His comic strip Bar Scrawl appears every week in The Brooklyn Paper, and his journal comic “The Amazing Adventures of Bill” updates regularly at Bill’s website. Bill’s comics have also appeared in the gay romance anthologies Boy Trouble and Young Bottoms in Love.