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2015 Exhibitors (to Date):
 
new since last update
 
Eric Adams (Lackluster World) Fort Thomas KY
 
Casey Anderson (Wafflecus, Champion of Breakfast) Bellefontaine OH
Leslie Anderson (Maybe Too Metal / White Out) Newark OH
 
Jarod Anderson (Casting Shadows) Newark OH

Steven Arenius (The Panoptic Press) Webster NY

* Juan Argil Columbus OH
 
E. J. Barnes ( Drowned Town Press) Cambridge MA

* Max Bare (Mystery Afoot) Chicago IL

Glenn Baskin (80 Proof Comix) Westlake OH
 
Suzanne Baumann (Fridge Magnet Concoctions) Hamtramck MI
 
Derek Baxter (Drunken Cat Comics, Daily Shots Columbus OH
 
Larry Blake (Psychozort, Kevin Cool) Reedsville OH
 
Pam Bliss (Kekionga Minicomics) Valparaiso IN

* Lee Bradford (Cannibal Coalition) Columbus OH

Mandie Brasington (Obsessive Comic Dames) Minneapolis, MN

Joshua Buchanan (Scratch9 and The Rocket) Howell MI
 
Mathew Calvert (When the Heart Betrays the Blood) Delaware OH
 
Brian Canini (Drunken Cat Comics, Ruffians, Mixed Drink Wednesday) Columbus OH

Mike Carroll (Accidentals, AsthmaAttack!, Cinemall 101 Presents) Columbus OH

Kirk Carter (Life Was Hard, You Can't Do That With Comics) Christiansburg VA
 
Bruce Chrislip (Some New Mini-comics) Cincinnati OH
 
Ryan Claytor (Elephant Eater Comics, And Then One Day) East Lansing MI

Marie Condenzio (Brutal, Bad Grammar) Baltimore MD

 Alexis Cooke (Obsessive Comic Dames) Minneapolis, MN

Megan Corby Roberts (Paper Flowers) York PA

Shy Custis (GoreBook,GhostBook,Breadcrumbs) Columbus OH

Kenton Daniels Pataskala OH

Matt Dembicki (Wild Ocean) Fairfax VA

Sean Dempsey (Illustra-Sean) Chicago IL

Terry Eisele (With Only Five Plums) Columbus OH

Ken Eppstein ( Nix Comics Quarterly) Columbus OH

Matt Feazell (The Amazing Cynicalman) Hamtramck MI (Now for Full Two Day!!!!)

* Fred Frances (Cowboy House) Pittsburgh PA

Landon Franklin (Zokusho) Massillon OH

David Foland (Cool 'Quatch Comics) Raleigh NC

Tim Fuller (Zombie Marge Comix Group) Cincinnati OH

Marnie Galloway (In the Sounds and Seas) Chicago IL

* Jeff Gibbons (Cowboy House, Helper Bot, Pretty Jeff) Pittsburgh PA

Jack Gonzalez (Out Of Time Studios) Chicago OH

Steven Hager (Dutchy Digest) Emmaus PA

Tom Hart (The Sequential Artists Workshop) Gainesville FL

Alex Healey (Dawn) Cincinnati, OH  

Dave Hearn (Empire Comics Lab) Hilliard OH

Robert Hendricks (Stranger Two Stranger) Haslett MI

Missy Hines (Sawdust & Paint Splatter) Troy OH

 Stephen Hines (Hocus Focus, Valedictorian USA, Cracker Stacker, Zombie Fabulous) Troy OH

Daniel Hogan (Clattertron) Lansing MI

* Liz Holzer (PockWasHere) Columbus OH

* Travis Horseman (Amiculus: A Secret History Volume I: Roma Aerterna)Columbus OH

JM Hunter (Outhouse) Washington Il

Max Ink (BLINK) Columbus OH

Joel Jackson (Radio Free Gahanna, The Toyetic Adventures of Coco Fiasco) Columbus OH

Canada Keck Columbus OH

Richard Katterjohn (UVN: Behind the Counter) Kenton OH

* Gideon Kendall ( Whatzit ) Brooklyn NY
 
Andy Korty

Coey Kuhn (GoreBook,GhostBook,Banquet) Columbus OH

* Kris Lachowski (Mean Goat Comics) Cleveland OH
 
Chad Lambert (Old School Comics) Hamilton OH

Josh Lindner (RealWorld Dropout) Mason OH

Sarah Machicado (00-Series) Miami FL

* Mike Madsen (Cowboy House) Pittsburgh PA

Steve Mancione (Career Suicide) Chicago IL

 Manneristic Studio (Redemption Draws Nigh, Beacons In Darkness, Armourbearers ) Rochester NY

Nate McDonough (Grixly, Red Lobsters, Bears in SPACE) Pittsburgh PA

Brian John Mitchell (Lost Kisses, XO, Worms, Just a Man) Raleigh NC

Monkeys Retreat Columbus OH

James Moore (Radio Free Gahanna) Columbus OH

 Joseph Morris (TORC Press) Clay City IL

Steve Myers (F.E.D.S., Mutant Elf) Sandusky OH

Michael  R Neno (The Signifiers, Nix Comics Quarterly) Gahanna OH

* Christopher Orndoff O'Fallon IL

Maryanne Papke  (Ghost Castle) Columbus OH

* Chris Passabet Columbus OH

Andrew Peņa (Stuffed Crust, README) Columbus OH

* Christopher Pearce (eachable Moments) Mason OH

John Porcellino (King-Cat Comics and Stories) South Beloit IL

Nate Powell ( March, Any Empire, The Silence of Our Friends, Swallow Me Whole) Bloomington IN

Frank Provenzano (Career Suicide) Chicago IL

Jonathon Riddle  (With Only Five Plums) Columbus OH

Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm) Hagerstown MD

Rori! (Tiny Pink Robots) St Louis MO

Bruce Rosenberger (Dutchy Digest) Hellertown PA

* Alissa Sallah Columbus OH

Donovan Scherer (Fear & Sunshine) Kenosha WI

* Amelia Sealy Westerville OH

Ian Shires (Indyfest Magazine (previously Self Publisher!)) Madison OH

Lee Smith (Ohio Chronicles) Columbus OH

Thomas Spurgeon (The Comics Reporter) Silver City NM

Kris Starlein Columbus OH

 Nick Seluk (The Awkward Yeti) Livonia MI

Steve Steiner (Mullet Turtle Comics, Nobody Can Eat 50 Eggs) Columbus OH

* Jason Strutz Lansing MI

Sunday Comix  Columbus OH

Carrie Taylor (Karmic Book) New Lebanon OH

Dan  W. Taylor (Weird Muse Productions) New Lebanon OH

Ray Tomczak (Wasted Potential) Columbus OH

Carol Tyler (You’ll Never Know, Late Bloomer) Saturday only

University of Cincinnati DAAP Comics Studio Class Saturday only

Katie Valeska (The Little Monsters EP) Columbus OH

Gibson Twist (Pictures of You) St Louis MO

* Ann Uland (Grave Impressions, If The Shoe Fits) Savannah GA

 Bill Volk (Stranger Knights) Sewickley PA

Chrisitna Wald (Pop Smoothie) Cincinnati OH

Max Wheeler (Gnarly As I Wanna Be!)

* JT Wilkins (JTW) (Thinktank RX) Washington DC

* Lily Wilkinson Columbus OH

Thomas Williams (Comic Book Tattoo, Hide, Lifelike, SPB:Rise!, No Dead Time) Columbus OH

* Emily Willis (Grave Impressions, If The Shoe Fits) Savannah GA

Bruce Worden (Woodstalk: 3 Days of Peace, Music, and Zombies) Ann Arbor MI

Lee Xopher (Rock of Pages) Cincinnati OH

 Nate Xopher Cincinnati OH

Jason Young (Veggie Dog Saturn) Dayton OH

Bob Corby (Bunny Blues, Vugz, Oh,Comics!) Columbus OH
 
Last Update 12/14/14
 
 

Exhibitor Table Info

Before registering for a table read the Exhibitor Info below. Exhibitor Tables are $65.00 before 2/1/15 and $75.00 therrafter. Each table comes with two chairs and two passes unless you order extra passes($3.00 each) in which case you’ll get the same amount of chairs up to 3 (Can’t fit more than 3 chairs behind a table.) The tables are 6’-0” long by 2'-6" wide. To register either download, fill out and mail in the exhibitors application below or go to the on-line form and fill out and submit the form on-line. You can pay with a check or money order made out to Back Porch Comics or use the Pay Pal buttons below. (If you register with the on-line form you will need to return to this page to use the PayPal buttons.)

Downloadable Application

On-line Application

 

Exhibitor Table   before 2/1/15 $65.00

 

Electricity-$10.00

 

Additional Exhibitor-$3.00

 
 
 

fill out the exhibitor application online or download exhibitor application & mail it to:

Back Porch Comics
P.O.Box 20550
Columbus OH 43220

Exhibitor Info

2015 SPACE Prize:
If you would like to be considered for the 2015 SPACE Prize, Please bring the book(s) you would like to submit with you to the show. An entry form will be provided there for you to fill out. Books and forms will be collected at the Back Porch Comics table. There will be prize catagories General, Minicomic/Short Story and Webcomic. (We're not sure if we have the funding for the graphic novel category yet). See the SPACE Prize page for more info.

Program:
We expect to have a full day of panels scheduled including the 2014 SPACE Prize Award presentation.

Tables:
Each table comes with two chairs and two passes unless you ordered extra passes in which case you’ll get the same amount of chairs up to 3 (Can’t fit more than 3 chairs behind a table.) There will not be any table coverings. If you want one bring your own. The tables are 6’-0” long X 2'-6" wide.

Hotel:
The hotel offers 262 deluxe guest rooms, Justin’s Place Restaurant and Bowties Lounge, indoor pool,
a large whirlpool, fitness center, complimentary parking and airport transportation. See the Hotel page for more info.

Program Book:
The program book will be about 24 pages with an 8 page insert covering the exhibitor list and table locations and program. The main book will be filled with articles and comics.

Vendors License:
We are recommending that anybody selling at SPACE get a vendors license. If you do not have a regular vendors license than you should get a Transient Vendor’s license by filling out form ST-1T from the Ohio Department of Taxation website. There is a one-time application fee of $25.00. There is no further fee except for the sales tax you collect as long as you file every six months even if you have made no sales in Ohio.
The form can be obtained though the mail by writing to the Ohio Department of Taxation P.O.Box 182215 Columbus OH 43218-2215
Please Note: If you are coming from out of state you can apply for  Seller's License UT-1000 which does not have an application fee.

Obscenity:
Although my comics are pretty mild I’m very anti-censorship. Columbus like every other city has obscenity laws, which basically state what you can get away with, is based on this undefined thing called the “community standard”. Since I can walk into the local mall and pick a Playboy (or Playgirl for that matter) I don’t know where that leaves the line. One thing I can say for sure is nothing considered “objectionable” can be openly displayed. Also nothing that is “objectionable” can be viewed by children. Example: A comic with “Mature” material inside can sit on the table if there is nothing “objectionable” on the cover (which is usually the case if you want to sell stuff at comic shops). If a kid picks it up it’s up to you to stop them. I’m anti-censorship but pro-responsibility. I believe the responsibility of what children view is the responsibility of the parents but in this environment you the comic producer know best what is in your publications and can make that judgment. I think the fact that we are sitting right there monitoring who has access to our material should be enough to keep us all out of trouble.

Cancellations:
If anybody has to cancel I’d appreciate it if you could let me know as soon as possible. Refunds will be made minus paypal charges or postage up to two weeks before the show.

Contact:
You can always contact me via the internet or at Back Porch Comics P.O.Box 20550 Columbus OH 43220