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Lars Van Crafter

 

“People in Hell want slurpees,” and people on earth want the D, the Daryl that is. While not the real guy, Lars Van Crafter brings his uncanny likeness of The Walkind Dead's (TWD) bike riding, crossbow wielding, fan-favorite Daryl Dixon. Still in its infancy in 2014, TWD sparked a special flame within Lars after he watched his first eposode and LVC Cosplay (SHOMEDaryl) was born and the rest, as they say, is history...well, history still in the works. With no interest or indication of slowing down anytime soon and his, Lars brings to us (insert event date(s) here) that fun, celebrity experience (without the expense of that celebrity cost) by having an interactive, mini photo shoot with the Midwest’s very own Daryl Dixon/Norman Reedus.


“You don't have to be a TWD fanatic to enjoy a cosplay convention (but in his case it helps) and everything it has to offer. It doesn't matter if you're into Disney classic princesses or the superheroes of Marvel/DC; if your black, white, orange, purple or rainbow colors, cosplay conventions bring out the best in everyone from all walks of life with a favorite of some sort. It's a time to have fun, exploit your geekness and showoff your creative, and sometimes, acting skills, or just go and buy some geek stuff from a wide variety of artists and vendors. So, it matters not if you're a beginner, novice or pro, young or old...go to a con and enjoy yourself.”

Learn More

 
Lars has been traveling the convention circuit nationwide and will be on hand at Big River Comic Convention 2020 to take photos, sign autographs and meet all fans, both living and undead. You can find more about Lars on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SHOMEDaryl and follow him on Instagram @SHOMEDaryl. 

GUESTS

EDDIE PRICE

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 Eddie Price is artist from Northwest Georgia with an amazing story to share. He is a fan favorite at conventions with his unique hand drawn, handmade 3D art, as well as his work for Topps and Upper Deck, with projects such as Marvel, The Walking Dead, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, Star Wars and more. He also does fan art from character actors from The Walking Dead. You can find Eddie on social media platforms under #that3Dguy or his website at www.eddieprice.net.  



DUSTY HORNE

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Dusty Horne is an up and coming actor from South Carolina. He is a featured walker on AMC The Walking Dead in seasons 6, 7 and season 8. He's known as the Billy Corgan zombie, the Green Balloon zombie, the Hungry Hungry Walker, The Carnie Carnage Walker, The Rick Pinata Walker and The Beard Goals Walker --killed by Rick, Negan, Tara, and Jerry and Morgan. Adding to his filmography is the the last season of Survivor's Remorse on Starz.

Sean Ahrendt

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Sean Ahrendt is a comic book and commercial illustrator. Primarily known for his freelance comic work, Sean has inked over Mark Poulton for covers of Squirt and USAssassin along with doing color tones over Mike McMahon's pencils for the book. In addition he has worked on Koni Waves Making the Wave for Arcana. In the upcoming months Sean will be providing art and colors for Seraph: Legacy written by Jimmy DaSilva, as well as working on Club Vampire with writer Mark Poulton. Currently you can find him working on Imaginary Tales Presents that will kick off the company’s line of books and the release of Sean’s themed gallery show “A Tapestry of Mechanical Hearts” is also set to début early this summer. You can find Sean on the Convention circuit traveling across the country.

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Eric S. Hawkins is an Indie Comic Creator living in Bethalto Illinois. He is the creator of The Zombieful World of OZ. Which he wrote, penciled, inked, colored and lettered. The Zombieful World of OZ is a Steampunk, Fantasy, Horror comic. An adult Dorothy is released from a Mental Institution after being cured of her hallucinations of adventures in the far-off imaginary Land of OZ. She soon finds out that OZ and its inhabitants are not imaginary. Zombie Winkie Guards have traveled to Kansas to abduct her and bring her back to OZ, but three old friends show up to try and save Dorothy from the Zombie Horde.
Eric’s other credits include being the artist behind Sean Dulaney’s and Brian K. Morris’s 2015 resurrection of Jerry Siegel’s and John Buscema’s Nature Boy for Celebration Comics #1.

He teamed up with Brian K. Morris again to do the art on The Ghostly Tales of Spencer Spook in 2018.
In 2019, Eric published The Zombieful World of OZ #1. After a successful Kickstarter to launch The Zombieful World of OZ #1, he finished writing issues 2 and 3 and started production of them. He was included in The Indie Advocator Spring Edition with a 4 page Nature Boy story with Brian K. Morris. This 4 page story is the lead in to a full Comic Book featuring Nature Boy. Once again Eric Teamed up with Brian for a Comic Book Featuring the Real Life Paranormal Investigator Kadrolsha Ona.

Eric is a regular on the Drawn and Quartered Fan Edition weekly drawing competition on YouTube.

He has also colored various other Comics and Comic Covers.

The La'Miks

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The La'Miks are a couple that cosplay together for the love of all things geekdom... except for Star Trek...ha! Just kidding...mostly.  The La'Miks, B'Rose and Ja'car, are devout Star Wars fans and they love all things "Swarzy" and GI Joe. Most of all, they love the happiness that cosplay brings to others. 
Their passion is bringing some of their favorite characters to life so those that may be sick, hurting, or just having a hard time with the real world, can smile and live in another universe,  even if it is just for a few minutes. 
B'Rose has been involved in multiple theater productions and she has a vast experience in both makeup and costuming and she is always looking at ways to better her craft. Ja'car loves to create, even if he says he has no artistic talent.  He is always seeking out the next item to add to his or B'Rose's arsenal or bag of tricks. 
 

David Faught

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We are beyond excited to announce David Faught as a guest for BRCC 2020 in addition to a SPECIAL collaboration (Coming Soon)! 


Born and raised in Southwest Mo, David became a professional artist 11 years ago. Working with such companies as DC and Marvel....he moved to drawing pinups and movies. 


Today he is mostly known for drawing amazing pinups and horrorific art as a freelance artist.


Facebook.com/David.faught

David Faught on Instagram and Twitter

Ed Lozano Jr.

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Ed Lozano Jr. is a Comic Book artist and a commercial illustrator/ graphic designer, currently residing in Decatur, Illinois. Ed originally hails from Pendleton, Indiana.


He started his career in comics back in 1994 as a Color Separator working for Heroic Age Studios in Mt. Zion, Illinois, coloring covers and pages for Marvel, D.C., D.C. Vertigo, Image, Tekno comics, Disney Studios, Wildstorm, Dark Horse, and more. He has worked on such titles as: JLA, Doctor Strange, Spider Man, Batman, House of Secrets, Battlestar Galactica, Mike Danger, Lady Justice, Ghost Rider, and many more. In 2001 He moved over to the illustration side and has done contrat submission work/ Pinup work for Heavy Metal Magazine, Low Rider, Airbrush Action, and several other small and large press comic book companies, trade publications, and businesses.


Ed does conventions throughout the year in various locations and can be followed at Deviantart, Facebook, and Instagram.

Arleana Holtzmann

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Arleana is a St. Louis Based Fine Artist and Fan Artist. She's involved in several local Artist Groups and Events. View artwork, events and everything else atwww.arleanaholtzmann.com or follow her on Instagram @arleanaholtzmann. 


Author John L Davis IV

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I've been writing for many years, but only recently did I start publishing. Soon after that I was lucky enough to land a job as the Editorial Assistant for the Ralls County Herald-Enterprise. Now someone actually pays me to write, which is pretty cool. I graduated Wellsville Middletown High School in 1993, and after a short stint in the Army I traveled, mostly in the mid-west, though I've been as far north as Seattle and as far south as Pensacola. I haven't done anything amazing like single-handedly save an entire tribe of Ugandan children from Ebola or serve overseas and save my entire squad from a tribe of Ugandan children with Ebola, but I love a good story, whether I'm reading one, or writing one.

Along with the independently published American Revenant zombie apocalypse series set in and around Hannibal, Missouri I dabble in horror, thrillers, and science-fiction, mostly in short stories. I've also written several short screenplays with plans to eventually script a feature-length film.

I live in Hannibal, MO with my wife, two daughters and one dog. 

Kelsey Strother

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Kelsey was born in Fort Lewis Washington and came to Quincy Illinois where she has resided since she was 2 years old.


The arts have always been in her interest and blood for as long as she can remember, and she comes from a very art-influenced family on my mother’s side. Comics, surrealism, fantasy creatures, as well as the weird and macabre, have always been what Kelsey has loved and drew her muse from.

She doesn’t have a particularly favorite medium, but is fond of using pen, acrylics, watercolor, Prismacolor Markers, and using a digital tablet.


Kelsey is currently establishing her own comic-project called ‘Red’ and it’s been in the works for some time now.


She is also a local tattoo artist in Quincy Illinois at Loyal to None at 134 N 8th street, which is her main career.

Murals are also a project She has been delving into for local businesses in town, such as Chicks on the River, Tacos Ink, and The Jokers Lounge.


She hopes to inspire others through art and constantly better herself as an artist.


Lorenzo Lizana

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 Lorenzo Lizana  is an artist and toy designer with a focus on the design, development and production of unique characters, illustrations, toys and art objects for the entertainment industry. His work can be seen in national print and TV advertising campaigns and toy stores. He has 25 + years of character design and product design experience and specializes in comic book art and storytelling. 

Jeffrey Niffen

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Bio: Coming Soon

Timothy Chiasson

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 Timothy Chiasson continued creating art AFTER retiring in 2016 & was eventually picked up by Robotech, Harmony Gold, USA Inc. as a Licensed Fan Artist! 


NEVER stop doing what you love!