Donnie Osborne is a cosplayer, history buff, and artist from Southport, North Carolina. Growing up in an area with pirate history galore, it was only a matter of time before he donned the boots and sword himself, piecing together his preliminary Captain Jack as a Halloween costume. Wanting to authenticate the look even further, he researched the exact fabrics and costume-makers for the movie (ranging from the boot creators in Texas to certain fabrics from London) and assembled a very close replica to Depp’s ensemble from the ‘Pirates’ movies. Having appeared at a variety of business and charity events as Captain Jack for over 14 years, he has perfected his character’s voice, movements and mannerisms down to the ‘T’. Because of his professional representation as the character, Donnie has had the great honor of making an appearance as Captain Jack Sparrow for Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort at Walt Disney World in Florida. Behind the cosplay scene, Donnie is an Air Force Veteran and former K-9 officer who pursues his passion for painting and creating art. In his spare time, he makes appearances at local (and not-so-local) children’s events and charities like the Children’s Miracle Network, jumping at any chance he can to help raise awareness and funds for such worthy causes. He can be spotted (when not at conventions) at major boat shows along the Eastern seaboard, county and state fairs, as well as randomly strolling along the waterfronts of Southport and Wilmington, surprising tourists, taking pictures, and handing out coins to the children.
Karl Moline has been a professional comic book artist working for all of the major comics publishers over the last twenty years. He is best known for his work on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Fray, but has also worked on titles such as Superboy-Convergence, Avengers Arena, Avengers Academy, Rogue, Route 666, Daredevil 2099, Loners, Seekers of the Weird, Hulk smash Avengers, B.P.R.D., and Spiderman Unlimited amongst others. He lives near Tampa Florida and likes cats and magic.
Alex Smith is an illustrator and designer based in Charleston, South Carolina. He is the artist of Princeless: Make yourself issue 0 from Action Lab Comics, Out-Thinking the 7 Lies About School from Jantzi Test Prep, and album covers for Tribe One, Fat Royale, and Tripping the Mechanism. In his free time, Alex enjoys drawing comics, spending time with his family, and playing as much disc golf as possible. Along with nearly 20 years of experience, Alex has a degree in commercial graphics and illustration.
Joshua Robertson is an award-winning author in fantasy, and a writer for Fantasy-Faction.
You may recognize him as the dude whose dragons were said to destroy George R.R. Martin's and Christopher Paolini's dragons in a very biased Twitter poll. His first novel, Melkorka, was released in 2015, and he has been writing fantasy fiction like clockwork ever since. Known most for his Thrice Nine Legends Saga, Robertson enjoys an ever-expanding and extremely loyal following of readers.
He currently lives in North Carolina with his better half and his horde of goblins.
Sketch card artist at Cryptozoic Entertainment, Sketch card artist at Breygent Marketing Inc. and Sketch card artist at Rittenhouse Archives. https://www.facebook.com/chris.bradberry
Matt “Splatter Geek” Brooks is a watercolor and cover artist from Charleston, SC most recognized for his vibrant "splatter color" style. Merging his love for expressionism and pop culture, Matt has created work for Dynamite Comics (Red Sonja) and Stan Lee.
I'm an artist wanting to see where I can go with my talents while working a full time job and finishing school. I use my iPad Air 2 and the procreate app to make most of the artwork you'll see in my gallery.
I also go to conventions to sell prints so I'm always thinking of what I could create that would sell well at the next con.
Writer, illustrator, inker, graphic designer, painter, radio personality, voice-over actor, music producer, recording artist, mix engineer.
Artist and creator of indie comic Sinthetic owner operator of Atomic Graphics/ Atomic Studios
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