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2016 Exhibitors (to Date):
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Eric Adams (Lackluster World) Fort Thomas KY

* Carl Antonowicz (The Pestle) Pittsburgh PA
Art Explorer Post 407 (Post Impressions, Untitled) Columbus OH

E.J. Barnes

Glenn Baskin (80 Proof Comix) Westlake OH

Suzanne Baumann (Fridge Magnet Concoctions) Hamtramck MI
Derek Baxter (Drunken Cat Comics, Never Stop Drinking) Columbus OH

Larry Blake (Psychozort, Kevin Cool) Reedsville OH

Pam Bliss (Kekionga Minicomics) Valparaiso IN

* Sequoia Bostick Cleveland OH

* Brent Bowman (PANEL anthology, Persia Blues) Columbus OH

* Lee Bradford (Cannibal Coalition) South Bend IN

* Mathew Calvert (When the Heart Betrays the Blood) Delaware OH
Brian Canini (Fear of Flying, Drunken Cat Comics, Ruffians) Columbus OH

Mike Carroll (AsthmaAttack!, R.A.In B.O.W., The Right Condition, World's Beardest, Chibi Super Ninjas ) Columbus OH

Ryan Claytor (Elephant Eater Comics, And Then One Day) East Lansing MI

Megan Corby Roberts (Paper Flowers) York PA

Kel Crum (Cornelia Cartoonz, Ed Thud Comix) Fairborn OH

Shy Custis (Raw Papers, GhostBook) Columbus OH

Sean Dempsey (SMDempsey Comics) Chicago IL

Christopher Dillon (Sour Grapes) Euclid OH

Millard Draudt (Dog-Eared Cartoons) Columbus OH

* Nate Dray (Epic Earth Comics) Kent OH

* Nick Dutro  (Multi-) Tiffin OH

Mike Eshelman (DuskBunnies Comics) Columbus OH

Matt Feazell (The Amazing Cynicalman) Hamtramck MI

* Janet Flippo (Axel and Alex) Mount Airy, MD

* Terry Flippo (Axel and Alex) Mount Airy, MD

* Colleen Frakes (Tragic Relief) Seattle WA

Tim Fuller (Zombie Marge Comix Group) Cincinnati OH

* Sophie Goldstein (House of Women, II, The Oven) Pittsburgh PA

Sami Gyekye (South, North, Whatzis?, “Untitled") Columbus OH

Steven Hager (Dutchy Digest) Emmaus PA

Robert Hendricks (Stranger Two Stranger Comics) Haslett MI

Luke Herr (Super Slasher) Columbus OH

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

Doug Hufford (DuskBunnies Comics) Columbus OH

Joe Hunter (Radical Guardian Skater X) Columbus OH

Max Ink (BLINK) Columbus OH

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

 Matt Jorgenson

Canada Keck Columbus OH

Coey Kuhn (GoreBook,GhostBook,Banquet) Columbus OH

* Patrick Lay (Multi-) Tiffin OH

Nate McDonough (Grixly, I Saw Him, Don't Come Back) Pittsburgh PA

George McVey (Ghastly Yarns)

Brian John Mitchell (Silber Mini Comics) Raleigh NC

James Moore (Radio Free Gahanna) Columbus OH

Joseph Morris (The Hot Fudge Sundae Adventure Club, TORC Press) Clay City IL

* J.R. Mounts (Fried Pickle Noir and others)

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

* Dara Naraghi (Persia Blues) Columbus OH

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

Maryanne Papke  (Xylobone Tomes) Columbus OH

Steve Peters (The Comicverse) Willow Grove PA

John Pirog (Ghastly Yarns) Hamtramck MI

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

* Stu Rase (Prince Delight Comics) Plymouth MI

Bruce Rosenberger (Dutchy Digest, Stairway to Zeppelin) Hellertown PA

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

Silber Media Raleigh NC

Jerry Smith (Rattle Trap ComiX, Southern Fried) Morristown TN

Lee Smith (Ohio Chronicles) Columbus OH

Thomas Spurgeon (The Comics Reporter, CXC) Silver City NM

Spit and a Half

Ben T. Steckler (Stand-Up Comics Presents: In-Bred) York PA

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

Sunday Comix  Columbus OH

Studio Akumakaze (Scrap) Dayton OH

Ray Tomczak (Wasted Potential) Columbus OH

Carol Tyler ( Soldier's Heart) Saturday only

University of Cincinnati DAAP Comics Studio Class Saturday only

Katie Valeska (The Little Monsters EP) Columbus OH

* Robbie Vegas (ORT) Akron OH

Jack Wallace (Disposable Fiction Comics) Columbus ) OH

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

John Wilson ( Last Ember Press) Louisville KY

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

Jason Young (Veggie Dog Saturn) Dayton OH

Bob Corby (Amazing Tales of Entropy, Bunny Blues, Vugz, Oh,Comics!) Columbus OH

Laughing Ogre

Packrat Comics

In Memoriam

Tim Corrigan

Last Update 11/22/15

Exhibitor Table Info 

Before registering for a table read the Exhibitor Info below. Exhibitor Tables are $75.00. Each table comes with two chairs and two exhibitor badges unless you register more exhibitors 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   $75.00




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

2016 SPACE Prize:
If you would like to be considered for the 2016 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 prizes in catagories Graphic Novel, General and  Minicomic/Short Story. See the SPACE Prize page for more info.

We expect to have a full day of panels scheduled including the 2015 SPACE Prize Award presentation.

Each table comes with two chairs and badges for the listed exhibitors.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.

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. If you would like an ad go to

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.

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.

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.

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