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Annapolis Comic-Con 2022 Guest List

Art Way Alliance

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Art Way Alliance is a Non-Profit organization that focuses on teaching young people in the DC region how to make art of their own choosing.


Art Way Alliance teaches children and adults how to create their own comic books and cartoons as a way to introduce them to various aspects of the media arts industry. We also minimize cost and distance by partnering with schools, libraries, and other non-profit organizations. AWA’s teachers are established comic book artists and cartoonists. Our other teachers we have recruited from a highly capable pool of artists from the Arts Institute. Art Way Alliance further emphasizes the educational value of comics and cartoons by incorporating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) or Common Core elements into our curriculum. 

Bryan Tillman


Bryan Tillman has been in higher education for over 13 years and has done everything from professor to program director for Media. He is currently an Assistant Professor for Graphic Design at Norfolk State University. Aside from being an educator, Bryan is the owner and CEO of the Kaiser Studio Productions LLC, a production studio for comics, toys, animation, and games that has been active in the industry for over 16 years. Bryan has also created and illustrated a tabletop RPG trading card game, Dark Legacy, which was recently acquired by UpperDeck and was released to stores in late 2018. Currently Bryan is hard at work getting ready to bring Ninja Empire to the public. Ninja Empire is comic book series of five separate stories that deal with a world that is run by ninjas. 

Dan Nokes

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Dan Nokes is a native of Southern Maryland who has been in the comic industry for almost TWO DECADES! He has self-published a half a dozen graphic novels and trade paperbacks including: THE PARANORMALS, THE PISTOLEERS, ADAM AND EVE: BIZARRE LOVE TRIANGLE IN THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE (Which takes place in Southern Maryland.) IMPOSSIBLE SPACE TALES OF THE LAST PIT STOP and CHICKEN: USDA REJECTED. He has also done work for: TOPPS Cards, The Teddy Bear Tales, and FUBAR Press! For more info please check out his website at

Ian McGinty

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Ian McGinty is an American comic book artist, writer and animator known for his work on Adventure Time, Bravest Warriors, Invader Zim, Steven Universe and Hello Kitty, as well as his work with the Munchkin card games. He is best known for his graphic novel and animated pilot, Welcome to Showside, as well as voice acting and more. 

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