Maegan Brooks is a freelance, commission based artist out of Oakville, Ontario, who does mainly glass engraving based work. She hand engraves all of her work with a rotary tool, which means they are 100% dishwasher safe and the image will never fade. She is currently experimenting in coloured glassworks, and light up engraved framings, which you’ll be able to see at this year’s show!
Maegan has been doing this type of art for the past six years, and intends to keep going with it. She also dabbles in Cosplay, and Cosplay Photography with her best friend, and you can check out that work over at 7s Photography on Facebook.
JoJo Harley is currently in her final year of undergraduate studies at McMaster University for a combined bachelor of arts in sociology and a bachelor of social work.
When she’s avoiding her papers and is drowning with denial of her impending sense of doom; she likes to print in the silk screen studios at Dundas Valley School of Art (DVSA) or Centre  for Print Media and Arts.
JoJo appreciates the little things in life such as baby kittens, rainbow sprinkles on vanilla dip donuts, timbits, naps, and espresso. More than most foods, Jojo loves kimchi.
You can find more of her doodles via instagram @jojoloveskimchi or at her website (www.jojoloveskimchi.com)
Katy’s work revolves around the art of needle felting. The inspiration for her creations comes from pop culture and fantasy. With her own interpretation of each character every piece is fun and unique. She also has do-it -yourself kits of some of her figures for people to try this craft at home.
Katy aklso sells herartwork in her etsy shop which you can check out here:
You can also check her out on Facebook:
Amanda Bhikha is a GTA based artist, she is a graduate of OCAD U and Sheridan College. She loves to paint comic book/cartoons and many other themes. She also crafts items out of fabric with her own artwork printed on them, and has recently started dabbling in clothing design.
Amanda is representing her business Ravinzangel, which will be selling artwork, prints and craft goods all created by her.
Suzanne Butt is an illustrator and sculptor, currently working as a comic artist for Coindroids, a Bitcoin battle game.
For the past few years, she has been exploring sculpting, using polymer clay to create miniature animals and beasts, as well as the occasional piece of fanart. Of late, Suzanne has been creating creatures from her sketchbook in 3d form, as well as incorporating beach glass and semiprecious stones in pendants.
You can find her art at www.suzannebuttillustration.tumblr.com and www.bittythings.deviantart.com, or contact her at email@example.com
Michelle Simpson is a professional illustrator and Graphic Designer. She Graduated from Sheridan College with a BAA in Illustration. Her self published children’s book Monsters In My House Won the Brenda Clark book prize award in 2014, It was also Short listed for the Canadian Self Publishing awards in 2014.
Some of her clients include: Rubicon Publishing, Swerve/ Calgary Herald, Modern Dog, Focus on the Family, Guide Magazine, Canadian Running, and more.
Buy her artwork at: www.michiscribbles.etsy.com
Other online links include: facebook.com/michiscribbles |michellescribbles.com | instagram.com/michellescribbles |michiscribbles.tumblr.com
J. Aldric Gaudet will be launching his new graphic novel the Piper at Art-O-Con drawn by our own Paul Schultz.
He will also have his other books and their artwork for sale and display.
5 Fables for the Young at Heart – 3 tweens, a 9-year-old girl, 9-year-old twins, a faithful dog and a Christmas ornament have adventures beyond the norm in these re-renderings of the fable.
Madmen Have No Ears – a prose version of Romeo and Juliet.
Imogen – a prose version of Cymbeline.
Not To Be – a prose version of Hamlet.
Currently in development is his screenplay Flight to Oblivion:Anatomy of a Hijacking, a political thriller about the most tragic airplane hijacking pre-9/11.
His screen credits include Baltic Storm, The Hijacking of Studio Four, Deadly Pursuit and the Rabies episode for the tv series The Littlest Hobo.
Website – JAldricGaudet.com
The Science Teachers Association of Ontario (STAO) are very excited to participate in Art-O-Con 2016. Established in 1890, STAO is a non-profit organization that encourages excellence in science education through leadership and service. They aim to be the leading voice in the advancement of science education in Ontario. Please visit their booth for membership & conference information, for some hands-on science activities, learning about the basics of computer coding and get some training in Lego Mindstorms EV3 Robotics. They look forward to seeing you there!
That’s right! LEGO ROBOTS meet science! Come participate in this amazing event it will be happening all day long
You can check out more about the STAO here:https://stao.ca/cms/
Becca T-R is a GTA based illustrator with a passion for comics and games. A graduate of Max the Mutt School of Animation’s sequential art program, her strengths lie in the technical aspects of illustration, perspective, anatomy, and comic layout and design. This is complimented by a strong focus on storytelling whether it is a single image or an entire book. She has done various work in comics, Freelance Blues issue 6 which was recently published by Alterna comics, the Professor Elemental Anthology issue 4 and she is currently working on the web comic spin off Non Player Character at lfg.co.
Aside from comics she has also worked as the artist/graphic designer on the board games, Kaiju Conquest for ATC Games, and is currently working on a new game called Monster Hunt. When she has some time to spare she works on her own comics, Proxy, an ongoing horror comic series in which she finds a sinister entity has been at the source of all her life’s traumatic events and The Twisted Tale of a Tortured Raven, a steampunk horror book with a unique take on death. As well as producing a weekly web comic used therapeutically to explore her own personal struggles with anxiety, and depression called, On Fire for Anxiety.
View her various works at beccatr.com, or see her works in person at Art-O-Con where she will have several books, prints and original art pieces available.
Courtney Wright is a digital artist and painter from Burlington, Ontario.
She created her art company, Negative Attitude, in December of 2010. Her art has been showcased multiple times in McMasters’ Innovation Park: Art in the Workplace exhibits, as well as shows at the Baltimore House and This Ain’t Hollywood in Hamilton.
This is Courtney’s third time at Art-O-Con showcasing her artwork.
Come see more of her work This October 23rd
Check out Courtney’s work here: https://www.facebook.com/negativeattitude/?fref=ts