Creator Bios

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Aaron Anderson

Aaron Anderson

Aaron Anderson is, on a typical day, dressed in scrubs, darting through the chaotic OR. After hours, you may find him hunkered down in the depths of his man-cave, hunched over a drawing board, toiling into the wee hours to satisfy his urge to create. His subject matter varies from sentimental portraits to illustrations of the macabre and surreal. His passion is greatly supported by his beautiful wife Angie and their adorable daughter Layla. Samples of his works may be viewed at radioroadstudio.deviantart.com.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Spirits of St. Louis Spirits of St. Louis Shots in the Dark Blasted Off the Wagon Hammered Tanked
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Robert Armbrister

Robert Armbrister is an art director and illustrator working in St. Louis with a propensity for creating comics. A fan of graphic novels, street art and anything creative, when he's not trying to imagine what his bonsai trees are thinking he finds time to put ink to paper. His big eyebrows and big-nosed characters are proud to join Ink and Drink.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Tanked On the RocksHome Brew
Brian Atkins

Brian Atkins

Brian Atkins is an illustrator and graphic designer who stepped into the comics scene in 2010 by working on various one-shots. He recently finished a comic for Moonrise Comics called Gargoyle by Moonlight with writer TDR Bach. Follow Brian's work at toddoss.deviantart.com and brianatkins.daportfolio.com.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Off the Wagon Tanked On the House 2nd Round On the Rocks On the House Volume 1
Greg Aubry

Greg Aubry

Greg Aubry is a graphic designer and comic book creator from Detroit, Michigan, where he also spends time ensconced in the local music scene as a guitarist, bass player, and singer. Greg “went digital” years ago and uses a Wacom tablet and Adobe Illustrator to create his artwork. He likes rabbits more than cats or dogs as his pet of choice and takes inspiration from alternative American comics and manga more than traditional "mainstream" superhero books. Greg believes that grunge is not dead.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Spirits of St. Louis Spirits of St. Louis
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Richard Thomas Basey

Richard Thomas Basey was born. He expects to be dead one day. He hopes to fit making comics somewhere into that schedule.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Tanked On the Rocks
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Armando Batista

Armando Batista was born in the Dominican Republic but raised in New York on kung-fu and ‘80s action movies. He's been drawing since he could hold a pencil and struggling to get awesome ever since. He is the creator of the webcomic Cataclysm. His website can be found atwww.armando-batista.com

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Liquid Courage
Ahad Bhaiji

Ahad Bhaiji

Ahad Bhaiji was born in Nairobi, Kenya, and moved to the United States at the age of seven. He counts the classical Hieronymus Bosch, Jan van Eyck, and the modern comic book illustrator Jae Lee as artists who have influenced his style and vision. Previously, he contributed two solo stories, but this third story was done in conjunction with Nate Hessling and Carlos Gabriel Ruiz and is dedicated to a dear friend, Bradley King, who passed away in 2011—R.I.P. Brad “BK” King. He currently resides in St. Louis, Missouri, with his two bastard dogs.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Spirits of St. Louis Spirits of St. Louis Shots in the Dark Blasted
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Kvar Black

Kvar Black aspires to be a modern-day Renaissance man. By day, he researches nanotechnology and biomimetic approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of disease at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. By night, he writes poems and stories, plays soccer, reads anything from comics to foreign policy analyses, and tweets about the good, the bad, and the ugly. His story “Cracked Continuum” is an excerpt from Odyssey in Black and Blue, an in-progress graphic novel adaptation of his book, which can be found online at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Liquid Courage
Matt Bryan

Matt Bryan

Matt Bryan is an illustrator and animator best known for his work on the graphic novel Book of Da, for which he was given a "MasterMind Award" and named best local cartoonist by the Riverfront Times in 2013. He resides in St. Louis. To see some things he has already drawn, visit www.mattbryanart.com.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Off the Wagon Hammered Liquid Courage
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Jenni Byrne-Mosley

Jenni Byrne-Mosley is an office girl by day, occasional indie bookseller at St. Louis’ own Left Bank Books by night and weekend. She’s always considered herself more of a reader than a writer, but her comic-drawing husband Jim convinced her to collaborate. They didn’t kill each other in the process, so she hopes to turn more of their awkward misadventures into comic fodder. In the meantime, she’ll be hanging out with Jim and their awesome dog Rupert, knitting and watching all the “cerebral suspenseful British TV dramas” Netflix has to offer.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Home Brew On the Rocks
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Jo Bufalo

Joe Bufalo is an underground cartoonist who has works featured in the Mixed Feelings anthology series as well as his very first comic book adventure series, L.O.U.B. Force #1, now on sale from the man himself. You can contact Joe at jbufalo91@yahoo.com or leave a message on LOUBFORCEOFFICIAL.deviantart.com to see some of his up-to-date artwork.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Liquid Courage
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Joe Costello

Joe Costello

Joe Costello is an importer of fine Canadian iPhone bumpers and owner of www.absolutionprints.com.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Spirits of St. Louis Spirits of St. Louis Tanked
Justin Crouse

Justin Crouse

Justin Crouse didn't enjoy Westerns as a boy, but now, being a somewhat larger child, he appreciates them. "They ain't easy to draw," Crouse remarked, "what with the horses and guns and whatnot. But them's the breaks." "Shitfaced & Saddlesore" is Crouse's first foray into the genre, and one of many collaborations with author extraordinaire Jason Green. Crouse lives and works in Charlotte, North Carolina. More art and ramblings are available at crousejustinb.deviantart.com.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Spirits of St. Louis Spirits of St. Louis Shots in the Dark Blasted Off the Wagon
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Dan Ciurczak

Dan Ciurczak makes comics for Viz Media and Oni Press. He is the creator of the ongoing webcomic Vibe. Check it out at vibecomic.com.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
On the Rocks
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Adam Davenport

Adam Davenport

Adam Davenort is an artist from Houston, Texas. He earned a B.F.A. in painting from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2000. Known for his versatility in realism, portraiture, and surrealism, he explores the mystery and extraordinary qualities that lie in ordinary people and places. Several private collectors and museums throughout the South have acquired his art. His work can also be viewed on his website at davenportstudios.com.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Spirits of St. Louis Spirits of St. Louis Shots in the Dark Blasted Off the Wagon Hammered TankedOn the Rocks Liquid Courage
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Marie Enger

M.Enger

M. Enger is your friendly, media-literate, neighborhood socialist. She enjoys trench warfare, unionization in the early 1900s, optically scarred characters, and dark lines. Her hair is green,her coffee addiction is great, and she thinks you should listen to anarcho-punk music. You can follow her blog at carp-noctem.blogspot.com, or find her in local coffee haunts. She’s the one wearing glasses, a long-sleeved-shirt, and pants.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
On the House Hammered Tanked On the House 2nd Round On the House Volume 1
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Aaron James Ford

Aaron James Ford

Aaron James Ford is an independent comic artist out of St. Louis, Missouri. His books include Golgotha: A Demon in the Garden of Truth and the Tony Award-winning hyper-violent series CFKU. His work can be found at Star Clipper in St. Louis or online at www.aaronjamesford.com. When not drawing comics, he also enjoys lifting weights, combing his hair, and going on dates with your mom. Yes, your mom.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Shots in the Dark Blasted Off the Wagon On the House Hammered Tanked On the Rocks Home BrewLiquid Courage On the House Volume 1
Anthony L. Fowler, Jr

Anthony L. Fowler, Jr.

Anthony L. Fowler, Jr., when not battling fierce aliens on the sketch pad or courting his lovely wife, Dara, spends time playing trombone and bass guitar. He also periodically posts artwork on his blog, lifestreamcreative.blogspot.com, and muses about comics and life at facebook.com/godservantaf. Blasted! was his first time being published.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Blasted Hammered
William Francis

William Francis

William Francis is an artist, mural painter, amateur filmmaker, and designer whose professional career has, until now, involved none of those things. Even though Francis has been drawing comics for over 20 years, this publication marks the first instance of his work seeing print in any kind of quasi-professional capacity. Pity him, for there but for the grace of God go you.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Blasted
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Tabby Freeman

Tabby Freeman is a red-headed and rad gal with big glasses and a love of scarves, Pokemon, pugs, and a resident of the Great White North. Makes art on the web! Her previous works include the cover and a 10-page story for a comic starring St. Louis rock group Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship. Check out her artwork at tabby-like-a-cat.deviantart.com or follow her at twitter.com/tabrakadabra.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
On the Rocks
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Brian Gilman

Brian Gilman

Brian Gilman is a professional illustrator from Wisconsin. He has only recently delved into the world of comics and enjoys the challenge of telling a good story. "The Rat Trap" is Brian’s first published work and he looks forward to making it a regular habit. You can follow his work at gilmancomics.blogspot.com or at warder120.deviantart.com.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Hammered
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Jake Gion

Jake Gion is an artist, animator, and recent graduate of Webster University’s animation program. He won the award for Best Character Design at Kinematifest 2014. See more of his work at jakegion.weebly.com.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Liquid Courage
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Derrick Goold

Derrick Goold is a baseball writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, where he has been covering the Cardinals since 2004. A Mizzou graduate and lapsed cartoonist, he has previously worked for The Times-Picayune and Rocky Mountain News while winning national awards for writing and reporting. Goold is an author, a contributor to Baseball America, and a correspondent for MLB Network. He started collecting comic books when he bought Amazing Spider-Man #270 for 65 cents. Decades later, he was invited to write a letter published in Amazing Spider-Man #700. Derrick lives in St. Louis city with his wife Erika and their son, the boy wonder.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Home Brew
Jason Green

Jason Green

Jason Green is a writer, editor, amateur letterer, and engineer-by-day who is perhaps best known as Comics Editor for the St. Louis-based website PLAYBACK:stl (www.playbackstl.com). He is also the writer of Center of Gravity, an ongoing comics short story anthology, and Sprawl, a hyperviolent action-adventure series with artist Aaron James Ford set in a dystopian future St. Louis. All of his works are serialized online at www.lowkeycomics.com. He lives in south St. Louis city with his wonderful wife Terri, their daughter Miriam, and their cats Toonces and Malcolm.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Spirits of St. Louis Spirits of St. Louis Shots in the Dark Blasted Off the Wagon On the House Hammered Tanked On the House 2nd RoundHome Brew On the House 3rd Round Liquid Courage On the House Volume 1
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Mike Harvey

Mike Harvey

Mike Harvey, winner of the 2011 St. Louis Riverfront Times "Best Local Cartoonist" award, is a comic salesman by day and a freelance cartoonist by night. He has created two comics series (Knuckle Buster and See You Next Wednesday) and has worked on every Ink and Drink anthology to date. Expect more comics from him soon.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Spirits of St. Louis Spirits of St. Louis Shots in the Dark Blasted Off the WagonOn the RocksHome Brew Liquid Courage
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Celina Hernandez

Celina Hernandez is an illustrator based in Portland, Or. She has several comics and galleries to her name, including For Hire, Ashcan, Billings, and Cupcake, and her extensive line of chibi illustrations. She is open for both commissions and larger projects. View her work at about. me/chibicelina, and contact her via celina.h@gmail.com.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Home Brew On the House 3rd Round On the House Volume 1
Nate Hessling

Nate Hessling

Nate Hessling is an avid sci-fi aficionado whose favorite films include Invasion of the Body Snatchers and The Thing. He is currently writing a screenplay to tell the full story of the comic "Beyond the Valley of the Sun," which appeared in Ink and Drink’s Spirits of St. Louis 2010 horror anthology. He recently earned his M.B.A. and works in the banking field. Hessling lives in St. Louis with his wife, Kelly, and their pets, Lou and Jo.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Spirits of St. Louis Spirits of St. Louis Shots in the Dark Blasted
Steve Higgins

Steve Higgins

Steve Higgins is an associate professor of English at Lewis and Clark Community College where he teaches, among other things, a course on comics, and he has presented on comics scholarship at conferences all across the country. The fifth issue of his self-published series of minicomics - Myriad, which can be found on Facebook — has just been released, and he also photoshops pictures of adorable cats saying crude things for his webcomic Kitties with Pottymouths (kittieswithpottymouths.tumblr.com). He lives in Florissant with his wife Sarah and their daughter.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Spirits of St. Louis Spirits of St. Louis Shots in the Dark Blasted Off the Wagon On the House Hammered Tanked On the House 2nd Round On the RocksHome Brew On the House 3rd Round Liquid Courage On the House Volume 1
Bryan A. Hollerbach

Bryan A. Hollerbach

Bryan A. Hollerbach previously rode shotgun with co-editor Jason Green and art director Carlos Gabriel Ruiz on the Ink and Drink Comics anthologies Spirits of St. Louis, Shots in the Dark, and Blasted! A professional writer and editor since the early ’80s, Hollerbach often impersonates (with pinpoint precision) a saguaro. More and more, both physically and psychologically, he resembles the hypothetical lovechild of Walter Brennan and Jack Elam. Hollerbach, who has been reading comic books of every variety for more than 45 years, otherwise enjoys a monastic existence as the community editor of the Ste. Genevieve Herald.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Spirits of St. Louis Spirits of St. Louis Shots in the Dark Blasted Off the Wagon On the House Home Brew On the House Volume 1
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Illustrious Vision

Illustrious Vision is owned and operated by St. Louis’ own Derrick “Tech Supreme” Kilgore. Illustrious Vision LLC is a graphic design company serving the city of St. Louis with eyecatching designs geared to target specific audiences. Their specialties are promotional flyers, posters, CD covers, logos, and more. They have lent their branding expertise to many clients including the Missouri Black Expo, Copia Winery, and recording artist Tef Poe. Visit www.illustriousvision. com for more information.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Home Brew
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Erin Jameson

Erin Jameson is not afraid to admit that Archie was her gateway book. She has a boring desk job, fantastic shoes, and writes "Lovefool," a (mostly) weekly column about romance in comics for PLAYBACK:stl that can be found at www.playbackstl.com/comic-books-2/lovefool. "Smitten (With A) Kitten" is her first do-don’t-teach comics work. She currently lives in fabulous Belleville, Illinois, with her husband and their herd of cats. Meowie divides his time between bossing other cats around, chasing the sunbeam, and wailing for squishy food every time someone walks in the kitchen.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
On the RocksHome Brew
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Aapo Kukko

Aapo Kukko is a 22 year old from Kemi, Finland. He is currently a Television/Media student and started drawing comics professionally in 2008. Since then he's had four comic books published, in addition to freelance graphic design work for several magazines. His art is often inspired by history and nonfiction, and he reads as often as possible to expand his horizons. Feel free to contact him at kukkoaapo@gmail.com.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Tanked
Brad King

Brad King

Brad King, a beloved member of the Ink and Drink Comics family, passed away suddenly on May 23, 2011, at the age of 32. Employed as a programmer/analyst at Centene in Clayton, Missouri, Brad rediscovered his love of comics illustration with his artistic contributions to our two previous anthologies, "Beyond the Valley of the Sun" and "Cannibal Rampage," both with writer and best friend Nate Hessling. Brad was eagerly creating design sketches for his next collaboration with Nate, "Von Braun’s Saucer," at the time of his passing. Brad attended the University of Missouri for his undergraduate studies and Oklahoma State for his master’s degree. He is missed dearly.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Spirits of St. Louis Spirits of St. Louis Shots in the Dark Blasted
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Jeremiah Lambert

Jeremiah Lambert

Jeremiah Lambert is a self-described Jack-of-all-trades hailing from the plains of Peoria, Illinois. Lambert has already built a nice resume of pro work, inking and lettering floppies and graphic novels for companies like AC Comics, Viper Comics, and more. He's also done inking on Transformers and Tonka Truck art for Hasbro Toys. His extensive inking and lettering portfolio can be viewed at JeremiahLambert.webs.com, and his art gallery can be viewed at JeremiahLambert.deviantart.com.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Hammered
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Oscar Madrid

Oscar Madrid was born in Springfield, Oregon and likes to brag that he’s “originally from the West Coast.” Oscar grew up in the Midwest where he received his BA in Theatre and his MBA at Lindenwood University. A founding member of Magic Smoking Monkey Theatre, Oscar has since delved into screenwriting with long-time writing partner Jim Ousley. The pair has penned two award-winning comedy screenplays, Hooch & Daddy-O and The Bloodfest Club (bloodfestclub.com). Oscar spends most of his time at home watching seemingly endless loops of children’s programming with his charming son Maxwell and his lovely wife Angela..

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Tanked On the House 2nd Round On the RocksHome Brew Liquid Courage On the House Volume 1
Nick Main

Nick Main

Nick Main moved to St. Louis in 2004 and soon started working at the comics shop Star Clipper, where he met a bunch of these guys. He has done a couple of minicomics and is working on a graphic novel called Tom Bisk that you can check out at planetoftheabes.com.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Spirits of St. Louis Spirits of St. Louis Shots in the Dark Blasted
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Keya Matanagh

Keya Matanagh is an assistant manager at Star Clipper. In his free time, he likes to play video games, perform blood rituals, or write things like minicomics for awesome locally based anthologies like the one you're holding in your hand. If you have any questions or criticisms, simply sacrifice your firstborn to summon him or message him on twitter @Daemius.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
On the Rocks Liquid Courage
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Anthony Mathenia

Anthony Mathenia is a novelist and freelance writer. He has appeared in various print and online publications and is the author of the bestselling novel Paradise Earth: Day Zero. His comic work includes The Human Wrestler. He grew up in a religious cult and sincerely apologizes for waking you up on Saturday mornings in order to recruit you.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
On the Rocks Liquid Courage
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Greg McCrary

Greg McCrary was born and raised in St. Louis and earned his Associate’s degree in Graphic Communications from St. Louis Community College-Meramec. Greg works as a freelance artist, designer, and illustrator, and publishes an independent comic, Laser Dog. Greg’s artwork was featured in the Ink and Drink Comics release On the House, Round 3: Pirate Plunder in the story “The Pirate Heart,” and he worked with GrayHaven Comics on the story “The Golem.” You can find more info on Greg at 02zinger.deviantart.com, and Laser Dog can be found on Facebook.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
On the House 3rd Round Liquid Courage On the House Volume 1
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Lee McCullum

Lee McCullum is a middle-aged author who loves comics. Sometimes he's writing, but often times you can catch him at home in San Diego, California, attempting to fly. Honestly. .

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Liquid Courage
Kyle Morton

Kyle Morton

Kyle Morton is a freelance artist living in Lincoln, Nebraska. He is the artist of IDW Publishing's The Hollow Planet and its forthcoming sequel, both written by Scott Thompson of the television show The Kids in the Hall. He will gladly draw anything for money - visit his storefront at www.etsy.com/shop/kyleiam.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Spirits of St. Louis Spirits of St. Louis Shots in the Dark Off the Wagon
Jim Mosley

Jim Mosley

Jim Mosley, better known as "the Handsome Jim Mosley," has been a freelance illustrator since 2001. In the early days, his work centered around underground hip-hop mixtape covers and promotional material released by Outflow Productions. More recently, Jim has contributed stories to the first three Ink and Drink anthologies, and is currently working on The Baron Age, an ambitious comic project with fellow Ink & Drinker Carlos Gabriel Ruiz. Jim lives in the St. Louis area with his lovely and talented wife Jenni and their super-rad dog Rupert.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Spirits of St. Louis Spirits of St. Louis Shots in the Dark Blasted Off the Wagon On the House Hammered Tanked On the House 2nd Round On the Rocks Home Brew On the House 3rd Round Liquid Courage On the House Volume 1
Brent Mueller

Brent Mueller

Brent Mueller is a writer who will follow his calling wherever it takes him, but no matter where that is a part of him will always call St. Louis home. He has published a few stories with the Ink & Drink crew and is also working hard on his first novel, Children of the End, a fantasy epic featuring the heaviest hitters Norse mythology has to offer. Anyone interested in seeing what else he has written or further updates on his work should check out his blog at theblogofbrent.wordpress.com.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Blasted Off the Wagon Hammered On the Rocks
Mike Murphy

Mike Murphy

Mike Murphy is a freelance writer/artist based in Portland. As the main writer for Chibi Comics, he is associated with most of that publisher’s titles. Currently, he’s putting the finishing touches on a long-overdue graphic novel titled Abby (set for release in summer 2012), as well as prepping his next project, Scumbag (set for release in fall 2012). He’s also contributing to Ashcan, Chibi’s anthology title. Check out his work at chibicomicspdx.tumblr.com.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Blasted
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Jonathan J. Norfleet

Jonathan J. Norfleet

Jonathan J. Norfleet is a writer from St. Louis, Missouri. He hopes to have his first graphic novel out by the end of 2012, but don't get mad if it sneaks into 2013. In his free time, he likes to suplex things. He took that experience and applied it to the Western genre. If you have any comments, questions, or criticisms, send them to norfleet.prime@gmail.com. He promises he won't suplex your email.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Spirits of St. Louis Spirits of St. Louis Shots in the Dark Blasted Off the Wagon Hammered Tanked On the Rocks Home BrewLiquid Courage
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Greg O'Driscoll

Greg O'Driscoll

Greg O’Driscoll was born in the amazing future year 1976. Fed on a steady diet of Sci-Fi and Horror, he soon grew too large for his cage and was released back into the wild. Last seen in the swamps of Southeast Georgia with a female accomplice, by the time this document sees print it will be too late to stop him from reproducing. Let the world hear this and tremble.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Blasted
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Alex O’Neill

Alex O’Neill is the creator of Ghost Town, a forthcoming graphic novel series. He currently lives in St. Louis, where he’s working on future stories. You can learn more about Ghost Town by visiting www.ghosttownuniver.se.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Liquid Courage
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Jim Ousley

Jim Ousley knows three things: his favorite Superman is George Reeves, his favorite Batman is Michael Keaton, and his favorite KISS member is Paul Stanley. Besides that, he enjoys rocking out around St. Louis with his pals in My 2 Planets, writing pieces for PLAYBACK:stl (playbackstl.com), taking the occasional acting gig, and working on screenplays with fellow Ink-and-Drinker Oscar Madrid. He lives in Florissant with his wife Terese, sons Jordan and Jace, and a very sweet but bladder-challenged dachshund named Princess Leia. He is not to be confused with the artist known as "the Handsome Jim Mosley."

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Tanked On the House 2nd Round Home BrewOn the Rocks On the House 3rd Round On the House Volume 1Liquid Courage
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Alfonso Pinedo

Alfonso Pinedo was born in beautiful northeastern Spain, where he learned how to draw before he could even walk. Ever with a pencil in hand, Alfonso is deciding his own future by taking on comics all over the world. Alfonso’s past works include a self-published 11-issue comic magazine. He’s worked with multiple independent publishers, including Moonstone, FST-Pulp, PlemPlem Productions, and Broken Icon Comics. Today you’ll either find him making comics or hanging with his wife, his dog Arya and his two cats Fenrir and Gata.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Liquid Courage
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Scott Quick

Scott Quick

Scott Quick is a cartoonist based in St. Louis, Missouri. After attending the Kubert School in New Jersey, he spent years working in video game animation. His work includes Might & Magic VII, The Deer Avenger, and Daria's Inferno. Seeing no future in the gaming industry, he now writes and draws his own webcomic, which updates twice a week at www.camdenbottoms.com.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Hammered Tanked
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Ellis Ray III

Ellis Ray III is a freelance illustrator and comic book artist right here in St. Louis. He has worked on a number of webcomics for eSquaredCOMICS, which he co-created. Samples of his artwork can be found at ellispart3.com and ellisthree.deviantart.com.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
On the Rocks Home BrewLiquid Courage
Stephanie Main

Stephanie Richardson

Stephanie Richardson is an illustrator and freelance graphic designer based in St. Louis, Missouri. She has done design and production for some of the biggest industry names in St. Louis, ranging from Mary Engelbreit, to Anheuser-Busch, to Famous Footwear. Always looking for new opportunities in the artistic and design realm, you can reach Stephanie through her website at sketchygirl.com or buy her wares at www.etsy.com/shop/sketchygirl.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Spirits of St. Louis Spirits of St. Louis Shots in the Dark Blasted Hammered
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Illustrious Vision

Illustrious Vision is owned and operated by St. Louis’ own Derrick “Tech Supreme” Kilgore. Illustrious Vision LLC is a graphic design company serving the city of St. Louis with eyecatching designs geared to target specific audiences. Their specialties are promotional flyers, posters, CD covers, logos, and more. They have lent their branding expertise to many clients including the Missouri Black Expo, Copia Winery, and recording artist Tef Poe. Visit www.illustriousvision. com for more information.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Home Brew
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Julian [JR] Robinson

Julian [JR] Robinson is the creator of the comic Demon Kings. Read it at demonkings.com.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
On the Rocks
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Preston Rocket

Preston Rocket is a musician turned cartoonist from St. Louis. He writes and draws the webcomic Original Ladykillers: The Semi-Fictional Autobiography of Preston Rocket, which can be read at www.originalladykillers.com.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Liquid Courage
Carlos Gabriel Ruiz

Carlos Gabriel Ruiz

Carlos is a writer, illustrator, and designer based in St. Louis. He is the creator of Pretentious Record Store Guy and Parade of Freaks. He was a finalist on DC Comics’ Zuda website with the submission Development Hell in 2007. Shorts + Losses and The Baron Age, with collaborator Jim Mosley, are his latest works. Currently he is working on the autobiographical comic called Comic-Con-A-Sewer and the graphic novel The Revengers. Carlos graduated from the University of Missouri with a B.F.A. in painting and drawing. His work can be found online at carlosgabrielruiz.com and at paradeoffreaks.com.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Spirits of St. Louis Spirits of St. Louis Shots in the Dark Blasted Off the Wagon On the House Hammered Tanked On the House 2nd Round Home Brew On the House 3rd Round Liquid Courage On the House Volume 1
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Chris Sagovac

Chris Sagovac's work spans many disciplines from animation and filmmaking to proficiency in several fine art mediums. His work has been exhibited worldwide in galleries, film festivals, and street art exhibitions. Sagovac is an independent comic book creator and professor of animation based out of St. Louis, working primarily in the horror, western, and science fiction genres. More information can be found at www.chrissagovac.com.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Home Brew On the House 3rd Round Liquid Courage On the House Volume 1
Benjamin Sawyer

Benjamin Sawyer

Benjamin Sawyer is a professional illustrator and comic book artist currently living in St. Louis. Working retail and clerical jobs his whole life, he recently dedicated his future to making a career out of creating comics and creative illustrations. In the last two years, he self-published five books and produced many other books and commissions for a wide assortment of clients. His goals are to continue to create comics, increase his client-base, and travel the world on his earnings.

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Blasted Off the Wagon On the House Hammered Tanked On the House 2nd Round On the Rocks Home Brew On the House 3rd Round Liquid Courage On the House Volume 1

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Caleb Sawyer

Caleb Sawyer is a writer, an avid gamer, and recently a motorcyclist. When he's not writing or riding, he plays Xbox and watches entirely too much Netflix. He is also a member of a small Springfield, Illinois, start-up band called A Tale to Tell.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
On the Rocks Home BrewLiquid Courage
Scott Schmidt

Scott Schmidt

Scott Schmidt is a writer, reader, musician, and dude. He got his start in 2008 with Future Quake Press, a UK comic zine, and hasn't stopped "comicking" since. Check out his wide range of projects at pistolwhippress.blospot.com.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Off the Wagon Hammered Tanked
Elizabeth Schweitzer

E.A. Schweitzer

E.A. Schweitzer is a native St. Louisan and bona fide attorney. When she's not busy wielding the Sword of Justice or filing her rows of pointy shark-teeth, she also likes to dabble in writing, illustration, and comic-making. Elizabeth been writing comic reviews for PLAYBACK:stl since 2008 and debuted on the printed page in Ink and Drink's 2012 Free Comic Book Day publication On the House. She shamelessly posts her art at: phoenixquill2040.deviantart.com, and has her own comic at bandoffour.comicgenesis.com.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
On the House Tanked On the RocksHome Brew Liquid Courage On the House Volume 1
Jon Scorfina

Jon Scorfina

Jon Scorfina is the manager of the St. Louis comic shop in the famous Delmar loop. He's also been the author of the weekly online column "Last Collector Standing" (2011-2012) for the Riverfront Times, and the co-producer of two documentary films, Old Dog, New Trick and The Pride of St. Louis (http://www.stlrockdocs.blogspot.com), which premiered at The 2009 St. Louis International Film Festival. His comic character, Jamie Gazer, is loosely based on himself. Scorfina is currently working on collecting the adventures of Gazer and his sidekick, Iggy the Octoploid, in an original graphic novel titled Shoegazers.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Spirits of St. Louis Spirits of St. Louis Shots in the Dark Blasted Hammered On the Rocks
Christina Steenz Stewart

Christina "Steenz" Stewart

Christina "Steenz" Stewart is a budding illustrator living in St. Louis, Missouri. You can usually find her working at Star Clipper Comics and Victoria's Secret. What a combo! She loves reading comics and quoting movies. She's allergic to chocolate but has a not so secret love affair with anything peppermint. Find her on Facebook (facebook.com/christinasteenz) or Tumblr (oheysteenz.tumblr.com)! She'd love to work with you!

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Off the Wagon On the House Hammered Tanked On the Rocks Home BrewLiquid Courage On the House Volume 1
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Sergio Tarquini

Sergio Tarquini started drawing at the age of sixteen for fanzines. The Argentine artist’s first professional work was for the South American trading card games Thider Bandits and Inferno. The Italian magazine market introduced his comic illustration, where he continues to work on monthly titles. He is currently collaborating with American writer Anthony Mathenia on Pretty Face, a graphic novel.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
On the Rocks
Joshua Taylor

Joshua Taylor

Joshua Taylor is a writer and quasi-artist from the metro St Louis area. In the last couple of years his love for comics and love for creating comics have become one and the same. Though he has not established myself in the comic world as of yet, he planted a toe hold with "Robot Rock" and has a full slate of projects for the near future. He is always glad to drink and create comics with the Ink and Drink crew!

Ink and Drink Contributions:
On the House Tanked On the House 2nd Round On the House 3rd Round On the House Volume 1
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Caitlin Touchton

Caitlin Touchton is an artist from Michigan and is the creator of Beyond Toast and Knightingale.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
On the Rocks
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Corey Tyson

Corey Tyson is a freelance artist/writer who was born and raised in north St. Louis. Along with other members of the Urchin Collective, he published the acclaimed Mixed Feelings anthology, Volumes 1-6. You can reach him at coreyt21@gmail.com.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Liquid Courage
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Aaron Walther

Aaron Walther is a self-taught, self-employed, and self-congratulating writer from the greater St. Louis Metropolitan area. He writes Zero’s Heroes, an ongoing superhero webcomic, and writes and self-publishes the science fiction anthology Science Hero. When he’s not writing or performing odd jobs for the highest bidder, he roams the American Midwest in search for the secret of perfect storytelling. Read his comics at www.newhavencomics.com.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Liquid Courage
Bryan Ward

Bryan Ward

Bryan Ward is a graphic designer and illustrator currently living in Lake St. Louis, Missouri. During the day, he works for RK Stratman creating designs for screenprinted Harley-Davidson apparel. At night and on weekends, he focuses on illustrating portraits done in Prismacolor. Over the past few years, he has branched out into comic book illustration, working on three issues of Widower as well as a second title, Stanton Huffman: Monster Hunter. He also recently started a webcomic called Hate Bears. For more information, visit www.bryaneward.com.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Off the WagonTanked On the RocksHome Brew
Noah Washburn

Noah Washburn

Noah Washburn is currently a student at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina, where he is double-majoring in theatre and creative writing. He is an intern for Dallas-based publisher Viper Comics, and has contributed to the weekly radio program The Swannanoa Journal.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Spirits of St. Louis Spirits of St. Louis Shots in the Dark Blasted Off the Wagon On the HouseTanked On the Rocks On the House Volume 1
Sam Washburn

Sam Washburn

Sam Washburn, also an Ink and Drink alumnus and a young illustrator working out of St. Louis, specializes in editorial and narrative work. Best known locally for the "Animals in Suits" 360+ prints show, his work has been recognized by CMYK and the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles. He enjoys B movies, monsters, and sketching.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Spirits of St. Louis Spirits of St. Louis Shots in the Dark BlastedOn the HouseOff the WagonTanked On the Rocks On the House Volume 1
Joe Wills

Joe Wills

Joe Wills was born in Frankfurt, Germany on an Army Base. He grew up in Saint Louis and fell in love with drawing at a young age. He joined the Marine Corps at 19 and spent some time in Japan immersing himself in Japanese culture. Upon returning to the States, he became more focused on his art career. He has been a freelance graphic designer for years, but his first love has always been comics. His work in Hammered, "Rookie Mistake #1," is his first published comics work.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Hammered Tanked On the House 2nd Round On the RocksHomebrewLiquid Courage On the House Volume 1
Kevin Wolf

Kevin Wolf

Kevin Wolf is a decent enough guy. A St. Louis teacher and illustrator, Kevin is the creator of the comic strip Pangaea, which received the Riverfront Times "Best Local Comic Book" award in 2008. You can peruse his ongoing works and download the Pangaea collections for free at pangaea.egocomix.com.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Spirits of St. Louis Spirits of St. Louis Shots in the Dark Blasted Hammered
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Maggie Woolfolk

Maggie Woolfolk lives in south city St. Louis, cranking out zines and comics and preparing for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. See more of her work at magzdilla.deviantart.com.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Home Brew Liquid Courage
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Stef Yoshimura

Stef Yoshimura is a tiny dumb nerd who loves making friends, especially with birds. She draws stuff, sometimes. Say hi at marllone.tumblr.com.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
On the Rocks
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Dan Zettwoch

Dan Zettwoch is an illustrator, cartoonist, and printmaker living and working in St. Louis. In addition to several self-published booklets, his work has appeared in Kramers Ergot, The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror, Comic Art, The Best American Comics, and Amazing Facts and Beyond. He is currently working on a series of homemade screenprints commemorating St. Louis Folk Icons, gross foods, and baseball statistics. His first fulllength graphic novel, Birdseye Bristoe, was published by Drawn & Quarterly in 2012. He always has ink all over himself.

Ink and Drink Contributions:
Home Brew