Nicole Marie Jean is a cosplayer, artist, sculptor and designer from San Diego, California. Nicole began her journey into the cosplay and convention world in 2011. It was the previous year that she discovered what cosplay was. Nicole fell in love with the idea of being able to combine her love of comics and art to bring her favorite characters to life. During the past four years she has traveled around the country for numerous events and conventions as both an attendee and a guest. She has judged a number of contests and been a part of many panels. Nicole has won numerous awards for her costumes both at conventions and online.
As a Tattooist: Paul Abstruse started tattooing when he was 26. Working in studios around Sydney, Australia, he honed his craft doing walk-ins and custom jobs. He then left the industry for a while to persue travel, writing and his comic book work. Recently, in the last two years, he has come back to this amazing artform.
Dean Rankine is a popular and well-known Australian comics artist and illustrator. Rankine’s comics work has appeared in many children’s magazines and Australian anthology comics and he has illustrated books for Ashton Scholastic and Acorn Press, and most recently, The Dandy and The Beano, among others.