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Meet AMA-Con 2014 Artist Group Sequential Thursdays

Sequential Thursdays

Sequential Thursdays is a time and place for like-minded people to learn the process of making comics. All skill levels are welcome. This club is for ANYONE who has ever wanted to make their own comic book or strip. We meet on the second and fourth Thursday of every month at the Table’s Edge Comic and Gaming Store from 6-9 pm.

Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sequentialthursdays

Good News, Everyone!

We’re a little less than a month away from AMA-Con 2014 and we have less than 20 booth spaces remaining!  If you’ve spoken to me about a booth, I’ve reserved your space, but you need to have your payment and paperwork to me by July 1st.  After that, your booth will be forfeit.

If you’re interested in having a booth at this year’s event and haven’t sent me your application/payment, yet, please do so as soon as possible!

We’re so excited about the awesome things going on at this year’s AMA-Con and we’d love to have you join us!

See you in July,

Amanda Hope Shelburne

Meet AMA-Con 2014 Artist Thomas Clemmons of Robot Friday

thomas clemmons

Thomas Clemmons is the creator of the webcomic Robot Friday that can be found on his website at www.robotfriday.com with new updates every Tuesday and Thursday.

Thomas has been a professional graphic designer and production artist for almost two decades. He has filled many roles in the print design world including graphic designer, illustrator, pre-press production artist and ink mixer for textile printing.

Robot Friday began in May of 2009 and currently boasts over 400 archived and ongoing strips.

Thomas has also self published five print compilations of Robot Friday comic strips as well as created a design-your-own superhero drawing system called, Design-A-Super. Thomas has a new Youtube drawing channel found at www.robotfridaysketchcast.com from which he teaches the basics of drawing and discusses the path he took into the webcomic business.

He is also a podcaster, co-hosting the weekly podcast Dorkclub Podcast at www.dorkclubpodcast.com. The Dorkclub Podcast can be seen live each Saturday at 11 PM CST on the Dorkclub Podcast Google+ channel.

Robot Friday

Meet AMA-Con 2014 Artist Chris Vanderford

Chris Vanderford

Chris Vanderford is a local cartoonist here in Amarillo and the creator of a cartoon entitled “Outback”, which centers on a number of Australian critters that live in the eponymous outback. His main artistic influences are Warner Bros. cartoons such as Looney Tunes and Animaniacs.


OUtback Character Lineup

Meet AMA-Con 2014 Artist Chris Holm

Chris Holm

San Antonio’s own Chris Holm will be making his third appearance at AMA-Con! Holm is the author of Steam Pets, set several hundred years in the future after the latest apocalypse. “Humanity struggles to survive…but it’s not alone. Follow the adventure of the Steam Pets as they adventure across the Alamo wastelands of San Antonio, Texas. Each major character is named after a city street.”

You can find Chris’s work at Nine-Tails and ComicBreak.com. Visit his website at http://www.chrisholmcomics.com/ and be sure to meet him at AMA-Con 2014!

Meet AMA-Con 2014 Artist Roman Navarrete

Roman Navarette

Roman Navarrete is an up-and-coming artist born and raised in Amarillo, Texas. He has worked for such prestigious clients as His Mommy and His Friends.

  • NonExistent Magazine hails him as probably the best artist I’ve ever seen
  • TotallyMadeUp Weekly raves – I wish I never had to sleep so I could stare at his work forever!
  • Renowned artist Stanley “Artgerm” Lau says – Who?

He is currently working on finishing all of his veggies, but if the anticipation is more than you can bear, you can find his work here: http://www.graphics-pp.deviantart.com

Meet AMA-Con 2014 Artist and Panelist Garrett Hedman

Garrett Hedman

Everyone has ideas; whether it is for a book, video game, graphic novel, or other entertaining venture the ideas are there, stuck in our brains.  Garrett Hedman will explore the process of seeing your ideas become reality by exploring the fundamental challenges of self-publishing on the iPad/iPhone.  This talk will be rich in resources and solutions Garrett used when publishing his first interactive book, Cutie Bear, and he invites everyone to come and contribute to the conversation of app development and self-publishing.


Please like Cutie Bear on Facebook.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CutieBearNotCute

Garrett Hedman: http://garretthedman.com/


Cutie Bear logo

Meet AMA-Con 2014 Artist Andrea Smotherman of Ink Fox Studios

Ink Fox Studios

I’m a self taught artist for hire and I have been drawing 14 years. Anime is what got me into drawing and I have just carried on all this time. I also do a little prop work and crafting (knitting, crocheting, sewing) so drawings and prints are not all I bring to the table. My art can be seen in several places and I am always open for commissions of almost any kind.


Please like Ink Fox Studios on Facebook

Deviantart : sumikitsune.deviantart.com
Tumblr : http://nerdyfoxx.tumblr.com/

Meet AMA-Con 2014 Artist Greg Harms of Third Empire Studios

Greg Harms

Greg Harms started working in comics as a penciler, inker, colorist and designer in the early 90’s on his creator-owned, self-published books. Since then he has worked as a graphic artist for Hastings, Ent., done freelance graphic design work, been an advertising sales representative, worked as an editor for local newspapers, and owned and operated his own tourism paper.

Greg joined Roman Morales III as a partner in Third Empire Studio in 2006. Together, they have produced work for major companies, as well as many self-published and indie publishers. Greg has worked for Bluewater Productions on a 4-issue miniseries on 10th Muse 800 as an inker over Roman Morales III pencils. He has worked for Arcana as an inker on the Kord and Harley trade paperback, as well as BigDog Ink’s Pinpoint miniseries. Greg has worked with Plan B Comics inking over Roman Morales III on the Deadzone title. Greg has also joined indie publishers CCP (Station 39 and Father Faust #1-#3) and Luke Donkersloot’s 7th Wave Comics (Undertow #1-#4 on-going title) to ink and/or color their titles and some graphic design work.

Third Empire Studio is publishing Roman Morales III’s titles Lynch Mob #5, 6+ (issue #1-4 formerly published by Chaos Comics in the mid ’90’s), MidKnights #1-#4, Modus Operandi and Lola and Bernice (a children’s book) both by Kristi Harms, and his own Parlay, Casting Lots, and Control Syndicate.  Third Empire is also producing trading cards for the hit TV show “Fugitivos de la Ley” on Mun2, as well as a spin-off comic called Repoman from the TV show “Operation Repo”. Both “Operation Repo” and “Fugitivos de la Ley” are produced by Lou Pizzaro.

Greg and his wife, Kristi, are also opening a studio/gallery in an antique shop in Borger, Texas. Greg will be showing his acrylic, and oil paintings, sculptures, and pencil and ink work. The gallery will also host a revolving venue of artist. The g.harms gallery will show everything from comic art, fine art, and graffiti art to Steampunk costume wear. Kristi will also be showing her jewelry and photographs.

website: http://gharms.weebly.com/index.html

twitter: https://twitter.com/ghosthillgh

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gharms

Facebook gallery page: https://www.facebook.com/gharmsart

Third Empire Studios

Meet AMA-Con 2013 Artist George Zepeda

George Zepeda

George Zepeda has been drawing most of his life.  He is primarily a manga and anime influenced artist, but he loves all comics.  He has an Associate degree in commercial art and has worked in that field.

Mr. Zepeda has been published professionally since 2004 and is working and aspiring to have his own comic book published nationwide in the near future.
george z bloody warrior

To contact Mr. Zepeda or to view his work, please visit: