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2018 Exhibitors
(to Date):
* New since last update
* Eric Adams (Lackluster World, Rumspringa!, Goodbye Weather) Fort Thomas KY

* Daniel Anderson (All for a Punchline) Chicago IL

* Glenn Baskin (80 Proof Comix) Westlake OH

* Derek Baxter (Drunken Cat Comics, Never Stop Drinking) Columbus OH

* Larry Blake (Psychozort, Kevin Cool) Reedsville OH

* Pam Bliss (Kekionga Minicomics) Valparaiso IN

* Thomas H Boeing (Indoor Cat, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Home Sweet Home, Sitting in the Shower) Cincinnati OH

* Sequoia Bostick (Vagabond Comics, Little Star, Matches, Beacon)  Cleveland OH

* Calvert Comics (When the Heart Betrays the Blood) Delaware OH
* Brian Canini (Drunken Cat Comics, Fear of Flying,The Big Year, Ruffians) Sunbury OH

* Mike Carroll (AsthmaAttack!, R.A.In B.O.W., The Right Condition, World's Beardest, Chibi Super Ninjas ) Columbus OH

Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC)

Bruce Chrislip (Minicomics Revolution) Cincinnati OH

* Ryan Claytor

* Columbus Art Explorer Post 407 (Post Impressions, Untitled) Columbus OH

* Megan Corby Roberts (Paper Flowers) York PA

* Joel Cramer (Adventures of Honzy and Joel) Galloway OH

* Kelci Crawford (The Case of the Windingo)

* Kel Crum (Cornelia Cartoonz, Ed Thud Comix) Fairborn OH

Flor de Canela (Stuck-Up Unicorn Comics) Columbus OH

* Amalia DeGirolamo (Vagabond Comics, NotDog, Inbetweiners)

* Sean Dempsey (SMDempsey Comics) Chicago IL

* Nick Dutro (Multi-) Tiffin OH

Element of Art Mansfield OH

*  Mike Eshelman (A One Man Mission to Make Things Weird) Columbus OH

* Matt Feazell (The Amazing Cynicalman) Hamtramck MI

* Michael Fehskens (The Travels of Tabby Timbuck) Columbus OH

* Janet Flippo (Axel and Alex, Hero Sandwich) Mount Airy MD

* Terry Flippo (Axel and Alex, Hero Sandwich) Mount Airy MD

* James  Ford (Andy Adventure) Hartford WI

*  Jason  Ford (The Servant, Regret, The Gifted) Hartford WI

* Tim Fuller (Zombie Marge Comix Group) Cincinnati OH

* Steven Hager (Dutchy Digest) Emmaus PA

* Stephen Hines (Hocus Focus, Valedictorian USA, Cracker Stacker, Zombie Fabulous) Troy OH

* J.M. Hunter/Jam Hunter (Big Ass Mini-Comic LatinX Anthology, Jam Hunter Comix, various) Washington IL

* Max Ink (BLINK) Columbus OH

* Jay B. Kalagayan (MeSseD Comics)  Cincinnati OH

Canada Keck Columbus OH

* Kat Klockow (Creator-Owned Comics) Cincinnati, OH

* Patrick Lay (Mulit-, Ramble ) Tiffin OH

* Nola Lee (Worry Wart, Multiple) Cincinnati OH

* Aaron Lindeman (Star Pass) Piqua OH

* Theodore Mallison (Cooperative Adventures Limited,Tough Tom Hells, Whisper City Pro-Wrestling RPG) Akron OH

* Michael Marcus (Hamtramck Idea Men, Unlikely Games) Hamtramck MI

* Benjamin Miller (Judges, Botched, )Gary IN

* Monkeys Retreat Columbus OH

* James Moore (2Headed Monster Comics) Columbus OH

* Joseph Morris (TORC Press, 7 Worlds) Mattoon IL

* Steve Myers (Mutant Elf, F.E.D.s, MAvZvMvH) Sandusky OH

* Narrier Publishing (Lackluster World, Black of Heart, Goodbye Weather, Rumspringa!) Fort Thomas KY

* Michael  R Neno (The Signifiers, Nix Comics Quarterly) Gahanna OH

* Maryanne Rose Papke  (Xylobone Tomes) Columbus OH

* John Pirog (Ghastly Yarns) Hamtramck MI

* Stu Rase (Refugee Road, Santa Claus: God of War) Plymouth MI

* Carlos Rivera (Yo-Ice, Ha Gothca) Youngstown OH

* Bruce Rosenberger (Dutchy Digest, Chimera Force) Hellertown PA

* Shari Ross Columbus OH

*Ian Shires (Indyfest Magazine (previously Self Publisher!)) Madison OH

*Jerry Smith (Super-Six) Morristown TN

* Lee Smith (Ohio Comics) Columbus OH

Thomas Spurgeon (The Comics Reporter, CXC) Columbus OH

* Steve Steiner (Mullet Turtle Comics, Nobody Can Eat 50 Eggs) Columbus OH

* Sunday Comix  Columbus OH

* Ray Tomczak (Wasted Potential) Columbus OH

* Carol Tyler ( Soldier's Heart) Saturday only

* University of Cincinnati DAAP Comics Studio Class Saturday only

* Vagabond Comic Collective 

* Eric Voigt

* Jack Wallace (Disposable Fiction Comics) Columbus ) OH

* Thomas Williams (Comic Book Tattoo, Hide, Lifelike, SPB:Rise!, No Dead Time) Columbus OH

* Bruce Worden (Woodstalk: 3 Days of Peace, Music, and Zombies) Ann Arbor MI

* Jason Young (Veggie Dog Saturn) Dayton OH

* Bob Corby (Amazing Tales of Entropy, Bunny Blues, Vugz, Oh,Comics!) Columbus OH

* Laughing Ogre

Last Update 9/28/17

Exhibitor Table Info 

 Before registering for a table read the Exhibitor Info below. Exhibitor Tables are $75.00. Each table comes with two chairs and two exhibitor badges unless you register more exhibitors in which case you’ll get the same amount of chairs up to 3 (Can’t fit more than 3 chairs behind a table.) The tables are 6’-0” long by 2'-6" wide. To register either download, fill out and mail in the exhibitors application below or go to the on-line form and fill out and submit the form on-line. You can pay with a check or money order made out to Back Porch Comics or use the Pay Pal buttons below. (If you register with the on-line form you will need to return to this page to use the PayPal buttons.)

Downloadable Application

On-line Application

Exhibitor Table   $75.00



Fill out the exhibitor application online or download exhibitor application & mail it to:

Back Porch Comics
P.O.Box 20550
Columbus OH 43220

Exhibitor Info

2018 SPACE Prize:
If you would like to be considered for the 2018 SPACE Prize, Please bring the book(s) you would like to submit with you to the show. An entry form will be provided there for you to fill out. Books and forms will be collected at the Back Porch Comics table. There will be prizes in catagories Graphic Novel, General and  Minicomic/Short Story. See the SPACE Prize page for more info.

We expect to have a full day of panels scheduled including the 2017 SPACE Prize Award presentation.

Each table comes with two chairs and badges for the listed exhibitors.You’ll get the same amount of chairs up to 3 (Can’t fit more than 3 chairs behind a table.) There will not be any table coverings. If you want one bring your own. The tables are 6’-0” long X 2'-6" wide.

Program Book:
The program book will be about 24 pages with an 8 page insert covering the exhibitor list and table locations and program. The main book will be filled with articles and comics. If you would like an ad go to

Vendors License:
We are recommending that anybody selling at SPACE get a vendors license. If you do not have a regular vendors license than you should get a Transient Vendor’s license by filling out form ST-1T from the Ohio Department of Taxation website. There is a one-time application fee of $25.00. There is no further fee except for the sales tax you collect as long as you file every six months even if you have made no sales in Ohio.
The form can be obtained though the mail by writing to the Ohio Department of Taxation P.O.Box 182215 Columbus OH 43218-2215
Please Note: If you are coming from out of state you can apply for  Seller's License UT-1000 which does not have an application fee.

Although my comics are pretty mild I’m very anti-censorship. Columbus like every other city has obscenity laws, which basically state what you can get away with, is based on this undefined thing called the “community standard”.  One thing I can say for sure is nothing considered “objectionable” can be openly displayed. Also nothing that is “objectionable” can be viewed by children. Example: A comic with “Mature” material inside can sit on the table if there is nothing “objectionable” on the cover (which is usually the case if you want to sell stuff at comic shops). If a kid picks it up it’s up to you to stop them. I’m anti-censorship but pro-responsibility. I believe the responsibility of what children view is the responsibility of the parents but in this environment you the comic producer know best what is in your publications and can make that judgment. I think the fact that we are sitting right there monitoring who has access to our material should be enough to keep us all out of trouble.

If anybody has to cancel I’d appreciate it if you could let me know as soon as possible. Refunds will be made minus paypal charges or postage up to two weeks before the show.

You can always contact me via the internet or at Back Porch Comics P.O.Box 20550 Columbus OH 43220