Issue 1: Marisa Livingston
Marisa created our cover for issue 1 of Our Super Mom. I found her on DeviantArt and loved her work. She was amazingly easy to work with and very professional.
“Marisa Livingston is a student studying the arts in Detroit, Michigan. She hopes to work on more comics and animation in the future.”
Issue 2: Hanie Mohd
Hanie missed by ONE day the chance to do the first cover, and jumped at the chance to do the second. Check out her amazing Wonder Woman all dressed up in her DeviantArt gallery or her adorable Bat Girls.
Issue 3: Jenny Stead
Our cover artist for issue 3 is Jenny Stead. She was thrilled to get the offer to do the cover. I yanked the following bio from her own comic site:
Jenny M. Stead, is a self taught artist from London, KY who’s been drawing since age 4. Her signature character, Ally, from her comic Ninja’d, is based on her, and has been since age 16 when Ally was created for her High School Senior Project. Jenny loves to write and draw. She’s currently taken on freelance work of all kinds as both a sketch card artist and a character concept designer. Jenny is both published with Facebook and Pink Floyd and has had her work in independent film in the past. On the side, she’s an aunt of the two cutest and greatest nieces in the whole world, a sister, a daughter, and a best friend to many people both in her home life and web life. Jenny is known to be random, eccentric, blunt, and dangerous on caffeine. Oddly enough she’s rarely moody like her cartoon counterpart, but more like her other character, Ted, in personality.
You can see Jenny’s comic Ninja’d and work at:
Issue 4: Meg Syverud
Our cover for issue 4 was done by Meg Syverud, whom I met at the Appleseed convention, and loved the work I saw.
As she describes herself:
“Meg Syverud is a 24 year old chick who lives in Columbus and works as a Graphic Designer to fund her comic-making addictions. She currently has several ongoing comics and recently completed her first graphic novel, BLANK. She likes fantasy, dragons, reading, and playing lots of video games.”
Issue 5: Scott D.M. Simmons & Ross Hughes
Our cover for issue 5 was done by Scott Simmons and Colored by Ross Hughes. Scott is our regular interior artist and has been begging me for a cover. Ross has colored other works by Simmons and we’ve used him before on the back cover of our first trade.
Scott D.M. Simmons is an illustrator from Cincinnati, Ohio, known for his art for official
“Star Wars” licensees and Celebration events, Arcana’s “The Dead Cell” horror graphic novel,
the heroic horror comic “Halloween Man”, and the open-source character “Jenny Everywhere”. His work can also be found in Image’s horror staple “Hack/Slash”, Moonstone’s “Voltron” art book, and official sketch card sets: “Dynamo 5”, “Sheena”, “Hack/Slash”, and “Star Wars”. He is the creator of the superhero drama series “Knights of P.O.W.E.R.”, its tie-in Silver-Age style series “The Journeymen”… and the amusing “Andrew” comic strip. Scott loves to travel and enjoys doing comic conventions around the country. He also helps out at conventions in the midwest with promotional events, poster distribution, and artwork.
Web: www.scottdmsimmons.com | Facebook: ScottDMSimmons
Ross Hughes Professional Freelance Digital Colorist. Currently the colorist for Image Comics’ Youngblood. Published in the pages of DC’s Hawk and Dove and Deathstroke. As part of Hi-Fi Studios, his published work includes numerous titles such as Justice League International, Booster Gold, Adventure Comics, New Teen Titans, Legion of Superheroes, Justice League Generation Lost, Titans, True Blood Tainted Love, and the Pirates of the Caribbean anthology among others.
DevinatArt: http://rosshughes.deviantart.com/ | Facebook: Ross.Hughes.4
Twitter: @hughescoloring | Web: http://hughescoloring.wordpress.com/
Issue 6: Rose McClain
Our cover for issue 6 was done by Rose McClain whom I met via Jim McClain. Jim writes the math focused comic Solution Squad which Rose illustrates.
As Rose describes herself:
A comic artist, writer, and creator. I was born up north, grew up in a desert, and am currently drowning in humidity in the midwest.
Current published works include Solution Squad (educational children’s comic), Scoundrels (webcomic series), and upcoming short comic Abigail Astoundo (part of Saturday Morning Snack Attack #2).
Issue 7: Sean Forney
Sean Forney is a powerhouse. He’s at every show in the midwest clearing out the monies before they get to my table. Fortunately he has Stephanie to manage all the raining cash. And she’s a talented artist too. Despite this, I never thought to hire Sean until I saw his Post-it sketches on FaceBook. For warmups, Sean was drawing famous characters in close-up on Post-its, and they were stunning. I thought it would be a great way to showcase my cast of characters so I threw money at him. I call him $ean behind his back.
Sean Forney is a thirteen year professional illustrator/comic book artist currently working on Zen: Intergalactic Ninja for Devil’s Due/1First Comics (Due out Oct. 2015) and Cyberines #3 (Red Anvil Comics). His recent color work can be seen on the cover of Bloodstrike (Image Comics). Cover and interior work can also be seen in Archaea (Devil’s Due/1First Comics), Deadpooh (Comi-Kazi), Cyberines #1 (Red Anvil Comics), Notti & Nyce and Do You Pooh? (Counterpoint Entertainment), Blindside #2 (Contraband Comics), Clint Hilinski’s Pirate Queen and Superiors, Ben Miller’s Judges, and Our Super Mom (Scottcomics). His pencil and ink work can be seen in Cut the Rope from Titan Publishing. Sean has also worked on Superbeasts (Fifth World Studios), Warlords of Wor (ManOrMonster? Studios), New-Gen New Dawn #4 (APNG Entertainment), Lego, Inc., Mice Templar Vol. 3: A Midwinter’s Night Dream trade (Image), Grimm Fairy Tales, Grimm Fairy Tales: Myths and Legends, Grimm Fairy Tales Swimsuit Issue, Grimm Fairy Tales Annual 2012 (Zenescope). He also completed color work on My Adventures with Spider-Man (Marvel/Identity Direct) and the Bakugan toy line for Spin Master. His pinup work can be seen in Moonstone’s Voltron: United and Drawn, Image’s Hack Slash: My First Maniac, Approbation’s Chaos Campus and DC’s Transmetropolitan Art Book. Sean co-created and illustrated Scarlet Huntress #1, Scarlet Huntress #2, Scarlet’s Guide to Cryptids, and the newest anthology book, Scarlet Huntress: Tales Through Time.
Issue 8: Bill Walko
I’d been a fan of Bill’s for a while and we were both part of Collective of Heroes so I introduced myself at a con in New York. We hit it off at once. Since then I’ve written several short guest comics for his comic, the Hero Business, and he’s done the same for me.
In Bill’s words:
You might recognize Bill Walko’s art from comic-related sites such as io9.com, Project: Rooftop, ComicsAlliance.com, or CBR’s Comics Should Be Good. Or, you may be familiar with his own creation: The Hero Business, a comic chronicling the day-to-day adventures of an agency that caters exclusively to super-heroes (and their super-egos). See why critics are describing The Hero Business as “a grand satirical romp happily skewering standard tropes of superhero comics” and “very smart and very funny” at theherobiz.com. Freelance artist, video gamer, feline friend. Do not expose to temperatures below sixty degrees Farenheit. Do not bend, crush, or submerge.
Issue 9: Matthew Metger
Mat is a local artist, and in my opinion, very under appreciated. His pinups are amazing. So I asked if he wanted to do a cover for me and he dove right in!
Matthew ‘Pogues’ Metzger is an award winning* Freelance Artist. He’s done work for Scott Comics, Freestyle Komics and the Ohio Toy and Comic Show to name a few. You can see his art work at www.artofpogues.com or on instagram @itspogues. He currently is working on a project in hopes of release at the end of this year.
Issue 10: Stephanie Forney
Stephanie is a convention regular, helping out her husband Sean Forney (see issue 7). However, Stephanie is an artist in her own right. When I saw her work, I on the spot commissioned her. I think you see why. Colors are by Sean Forney.