Thomas H.D. Strange

Thomas Strange is a comic book historian and frequent public speaker at conventions all across the country. After receiving his BA in History at San Francisco State University with a special emphasis on how history is reflected in pop culture he continued his to follow his duel passions of history and comic books combining them into his life’s obsession. He is currently working on a book tentatively titled, “Civil Rights and Social Justice Movements as reflected in Comic Books.”

Sophia Mason

Sophia Mason is an Art and Art History Major at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. Her claim to local fame comes from researching, writing, drawing, and self-publishing Gordon School: An Episode from Memphis. The twelve page comic book endeavors to depict one view of desegregation of the Memphis City School system and its weighty effects today. She can occasionally be found causing heated arguments on facebook or discussing Women in Media with her friends.

Nicki Workman

Nicki is the creator of, a blog dedicated to comics, video games and geek pop culture. She is the former President and current Webmaster of the Memphis Star Wars FanForce group, Suspicious Mind Trick. She also the resident tech-geek for and

She is married to Memphis-area artist Lin Workman. When not blogging or engaged in geeky pursuits, she can usually be found with a camera in her hand. Her photography can be seen at

Mike McCarthy

Just as Elvis before him, comic books rock and roll and drive-in cinema are Mike McCarthy‘s forte’. McCarthy is about to kick off the 3rd season of Time Warp Drive-in out at the Summer Drive-In where he will host a once a month program of retro films. He is also illustrating a HELVIS graphic novel.

Lin Workman

Lin Workman is the creator of the webcomic/geek travel blog Have Geek Will Travel, the webcomic Scared Silly, and is co-creator of the self-published comic book series Bushi Tales, with Pencil Neck Studios partner Dave Beaty. Lin has been an artist and screen printer in the t-shirt industry for over 25 years and was a graphic artist designing monuments (including tombstones and grave markers) for five years, as well as being a freelance artist. He has contributed his talents to the following comics, novels, and card sets: sketch cards for The Empire Strikes Back 3-D Widevision, Star Wars Galaxy 6 and 7, Star Wars Galactic Files, Star Wars Chrome Perspectives, Star Wars Rebels, 501st’s Star Wars Celebration VI, Mars Attacks,Transformers, and DC Women of Legend trading card series, Conquest Studio’s comic book Stargodz, Mid-South Cartoonists’ Association’s comic anthologies It Came From Beneath the Drawing Board and Overdrawn and Underwritten, Comic Geek Speak’s C GS: The End comic book, The Wake-Up Crew’s webcomic for Rock103 in Memphis, and Christa Michaels’ book Ramblings with Redde: Why Does My Life Seem Like a Bad “B” Flick?. Lin has done several one man art shows around the Memphis area with his airbrushed “Monsterpieces”, and is a member of the Mid-South Cartoonists Association and DeSoto Artists Council. His wife Nicki is his webmaster and has her own blog, Fangirl Wednesday.

Larry Cathey

A long time creative director for both private agency as well as corporate entities, Larry is a relative new comer to the comic industry. Larry is the owner and primary creative at the small publishing house Heycat Comics. Started in 2014, Larry’s primary title is Mek Corps. Based 300 years into the future, the tale unveils the struggle for control of an infinite energy released into our universe upon the death of an neighboring universe. Larry also collaborates with other creatives such as JF Pereira from Spain for his title “Steam Spirit” as well as Gary Goldstein from New York on his short story “David”. Additionally, Larry maintains his own web comic “PaperJams”. Larry’s work can be found at both and

Keith Wood

Keith started his work in the comics world while still managing part-time at a local pizza place. In 2009, he got his break working for Dark Brain Comics and was able to leave the regular workforce behind. He’s been illustrating comics steadily, since, and tends to dabble in all aspects of the comic industry, even in experimental flash and audio drama style comic presentations.
He currently works as the artist for Mysteries of the Arcana, and part time colorist for Grrl Power by Dave Barrack, and has recently begun contributing art for 3rd Party Pathfinder supplements.

John Martin

Memphis native with a love for comics and a new comer the industry. Inker, pin-up, and cover artist. Currently working with Marthues Wade on an up coming graphic novel