Guests Of HonorIC3 2025
Who are you excited to meet?

Heather Antos

According to her mother, Heather Antos drew comics before she even knew what a comic book was. Since then, she has gone on to become an awarding-winning comic book editor, writer, and illustrator most known for her work on Marvel's STAR WARS and DEADPOOL lines, as well as one of the co-creators of GWENPOOL. She also became the first ever female Editor-In-Chief in all of eSports media in 2019 when she joined Unikrn. Her work on Marvel's DOCTOR APHRA won a GLAAD award for Outstanding Representation in a Comic book in 2020. She currently oversees the critically-acclaimed and Eisner-Nominated STAR TREK line as Group Editor of Licensing at IDW Publishing.

Jim Lawson

My career in comics began in 1986 when I first joined Mirage Studios (the owner and publisher of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). At the time I came on board, things were really beginning to take off for the TMNTs and their creators, Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. In an effort to ease the growing workload, others jumped in, and before long, we were a small but real publishing and licensing empire.

As for myself, I remained dedicated to the comics, which continued to be black and white. My first job was inking, which then grew into penciling and later writing for the main title from 1993-95. These books were officially known as Volume 2. Besides volume 2, I wrote and illustrated many sub-titles (including Tales of the TMNT), various mini-series, and one-shots. It was a crazy, busy time. 32 issues comprised volume 4 (last of the Mirage TMNT books, 2001-2014); on that run, I was the exclusive penciler.

My days at Mirage Studios officially ended in 2014, years after the TMNTs were sold to Viacom/Nickelodeon (2009). In total, I had been on the Turtles for 28 years, making me one of the rare artists having the longest run with a single property.

Now, many years later, I remain a professional comic book writer and artist. I still self-publish, even to this day, and I am the only remaining Mirage artist to do so. Under my name, I release new comic book content every year. A list of my titles are as follows: Guzzi LeMans, A Walk Through Dinosaurland, Dragonfly, Hellride, Dinosaur Head Cat, and The Box City Wallops.

Besides the books, I’m busy with commission work and the occasional cover.

Mike Marts

As Mad Cave Studios’ Editor-in-Chief, Mike is a seasoned insider with over 30 years experience in the comic book and entertainment business. He has edited some of the most critically-acclaimed and highest-selling series of the last two decades, and has spearheaded several of the industry's most popular franchises including Batman, X-Men and Guardians of the Galaxy. Mike’s previous posts include serving as an Executive Editor for Marvel Comics, Group Editor for DC Comics and the Editor-in-Chief for AfterShock Comics.

Featured Creators2025
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Jamie Jones

Cartoonist

Creator of THE BABOON, artist of QUARTER KILLER, Still plugging away on the WHISPER Anthology. currently working on THE BABOON DAILIES , check it out on Instagram.

Mahdi Khene

Cartoonist

A New York City-based cartoonist and publisher. In 2021, Co-founder of Zuperhero Comics and creator of STEEL STREETS and BOOTLEG SPIDER-MAN.

Tony McMillen

Cartoonist

Creator of ATTABOY, the adventure comic disguised as a video game manual, now published by Mad Cave Studios, the sci-fi fantasy graphic novel LUMEN and SERIOUS CREATURES.

Sam J. Royale

Cartoonist

A New York-based creator. He’s credited as a cover artist, interior artist, writer, graphic designer, colorist, animator, and background painter for various projects, and creator of DISHOOM.

Cosmic lion island2025
Comics of every kind for every mind!

Eli Schwab

Cartoonist - Publisher

Eli Schwab has been making comics his whole life, it’s about all he’s ever been good at. Creativity is at the core of everything he does and everything he produces with Cosmic Lion Productions,

Chris Anderson

Artist/Writer

Chris Anderson is an artist/writer and storyboard artist. He is the co-creator of Lost Angels, Spectral and Chaotic Neutral. His stories have been serialized in the pages of Heavy Metal and other publications. He drew the 0 Issue of CREEPSHOW with Greg Nicatero as well as the comic shots for the tv show. He has boarded shows like Insecure and the Penguin.

Christian “Meesimo” Meesey

Cartoonist

Award Winning Caricature Artist and Comic Book Illustrator who enjoys Traveling the globe. Creator pf TURBO HAWK! A sci-fi meta story with thrills, chills, and heart! A loving visual tribute to 90's action comics!

Ro Higashi

ARTIST

Ro is the creator of HALF OF THE CROWN, a supernatural romance. Check it out on Patreon.

Tony Wolf

Cartoonist

Tony Wolf has created 4 comics journalism pieces for The New York Times and recently illustrated a comic for THE BELIEVER, which Neil Gaiman called "Absolutely wonderful & heartwarming." Cosmic Lion recently published his short story collection TALES FROM THE WOLF.

creators2025
Who are you excited to meet?

Avery Hazelwood

Avery Hazelwood is the creator of PRYME8 for Konkret Comics. As a lifelong comic book fan and chronic daydreamer, I’ve always aspired to create my own comics. As a writer I’m committed to sharing original stories to provoke thought and inspire. Outside of comics I am passionate about martial arts, pro wrestling, public service, and animals.

Defective Comics

Collective

We're a small collection of independent comic creators who've come together to publish the very best in....oh who are we kidding?! We're the lunatics who aren't going to get published unless we do it ourselves. Welcome to the Comic Book Island of Misfit Toys.

John Gebbia

Cartoonist

John Gebbia is an alumnus of the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art and went on to pencil several books for Slave Labor Graphics. After pursuing freelance projects in a number of artistic fields including painting, music and graphic design, he decided to return to his true passion, illustrating comics and making toys.

Matt King

Writer

Born in a one-room shack and raised by wolves! Guided missiles, laser beams, fireball fists, energy blades and mad kung fu skills - having this many powers smacks of cheating! Friendly neighborhood Satanist, soldier of fortune, psychick dj, spiritualist, cult guru and singer of sentimental ballads. Oh, and "writer" of the modern-day Codex Gigas... TALES TO ENLIGHTEN!

SHP Comics

Publisher

SHP Comics was launched in 2021 as an independent publisher focused on delivering genre-bending, daring and intelligent stories. Explore our edgy, imaginative worlds. We’re comics on the edge.

Tony Sedani

Cartoonist

Tony Sedani is an indie comic creator who sleeps sometimes. His comic works include RETURN TO RANDER, SKIN DEEP, WEIRD SHIT and has worked on other books including TALES TO ENLIGHTEN and THE TICK.

Bulgilhan Press

Publisher

Bulgilhan Press is an independent home for new and self-indulgent comics by cartoonists with a unique vision and voice.

Dylan Klein

Writer

Dylan and Lane Brettschneider are the co-writers of STARSIDE, a sci-fi/fantasy series whose rich lore and unique characters & worlds will take readers on an extraordinary journey.

"Just" Jamie Barrows

Cartoonist

Having put a little more focus on solo work this year, "Just" Jamie Barrows returns to IC3 for the 2nd year, comix in hand!

Nick Burchard

Cartoonist

Creator of VULTURE CULTURE Nick is the founder of Tiny Viking Productions, a company that focuses on developing stories with the mindset of 'character first.' Aside from comics, his award winning films have screened worldwide at festivals.

Steven McArdle

Cartoonist

Writer, artist and founder of Red Bullet Comics. Creator of VENDETTA: HOLY VINDICATOR, ARTILLERY, NICK NOYZ and C.R.O.W.BAR 9. Currently working on new issues of VENDETTA.

Wesley Griffith

Cartoonist

Wesley Griffith is a cartoonist and graphic designer living in Portland, Oregon. He studied graphic design at Arizona State University. He is the creator of such comics as THUNDERBEAST, GROTESK, and THE JUMP. He enjoys running and hopes to visit Japan one day.

Crutonia

Creators

Robert Christie and Deborah Lang are the writers, illustrator, and cartoonists of the Quirk’s Quest graphic novels, CRUTONIA comics, short-story comic anthologies. Outside of comics, Robert is a New York artist and Deborah is a Boston scientist.

Global Frequency Studios

Publisher

Aaron Neff and Kimberley Cassidy are the husband-and-wife team behind Global Frequency Studios, their independent comic book publishing company. Together this writer/editor duo have worked on MAVRICS, JUDEX , and SHYFT; with more books coming soon!

Lane Brettschneider

Writer

Lane and Dylan Klein are the co-writers of STARSIDE, a sci-fi/fantasy series whose rich lore and unique characters & worlds will take readers on an extraordinary journey.

Nick Davis

Cartoonist

An Englishman in the USA, searching for a good cup of tea, who writes and occasionally draws a comic book about the misadventures of a teddy bear monster hunter for hire – LET'S HUNT MONSTAS!

Tom McKnight

WRITER

Tom begrudgingly writes to tell the world he lives in Philadelphia. Between cups of coffee, his jittery fingers sometimes flush out his thoughts and feelings through rhythm and lyrics to ease the burden of carrying them with him. He writes MR. DISASTER for Junction City Comics.

Daniel Kalban

Writer

Daniel Kalban is a Brooklyn based writer best known for AMERICAN DREAMS, KNIGHTWRATH, and ROOK & KNIGHT. He's also been a contributor to CTHULHU INVADES WONDERLAND, and HOLIDAY SPIRITS Vol 3.

Ian Cinco

multimedia artist

Ian Cinco is a multimedia artist and filmmaker on a mission to make as many movies, comics and works of art as he can before his time is up. His work has ranged from music videos, to album art, comics and more. ERRATICA isn’t just the name of his art book series, it’s become a word that represents his daily art practice.

Mario Cau

illustrator & teacher

Brazilian graphic novelist, illustrator and teacher, bringing an introspective and poetic look at emotions and relationships and invites the reader to reflect upon the little pieces of life’s puzzle.

R. D. Murphy

Cartoonist

R. D. Murphy is a cartoonist based in Connecticut. He self published his first graphic novel, TURTLEMAN: YEAR ONE, and is currently working on his fantasy comic series, LIVING A FANTASY.

Tom Pescatore

WRITER

Tom has published collections of poetry, including GUANYIN BY THE SEA (Alien Buddha Press, 2023) and a novella, THE BOXCAR BOP! (2018). He also writes the ALL-NEW UNION from Junction City Comics. His newest comic, JUNCTION JONES, and the CORDUROY CONSPIRACY are waiting to be published.

Publishers2025
Who makes your favorite book?

Bulgilhan Press

Publisher

Bulgilhan Press is an independent home for new and self-indulgent comics by cartoonists with a unique vision and voice.

Cosmic Lion Productions

Publisher

Cosmic Lion Productions is an independent production company that focuses on making dreams come true through creative production and an eye for detail. CLP focuses mainly on comics but also works with Film, TV, podcasts, events, and more! Do you have a dream? Cosmic Lion can help make it a reality.

Global Frequency Studios

Publisher

Aaron Neff and Kimberley Cassidy are the husband-and-wife team behind Global Frequency Studios, their independent comic book publishing company. Together this writer/editor duo have worked on MAVRICS, JUDEX , and SHYFT; with more books coming soon!

SHP Comics

Publisher

SHP Comics was launched in 2021 as an independent publisher focused on delivering genre-bending, daring and intelligent stories. Explore our edgy, imaginative worlds. We’re comics on the edge.