Special Guests

***Our line-up for 2019***

Guest appearance #1:

Scott Rosema~!

Scott  has done work for MARVEL, DC, DISNEY, TSR & ARCHIE COMICS.
Scott is a West Michigan native and graduate of Kendal School of Art in Grand Rapids.
Many of you know him from various local Comic Cons.
We are proud to also announce Scott is doing the artwork for our advertisement for our event & will be one of the judges for our Art Contest~!

Follow him on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/scott.rosema?ref=br_rs  




Guest appearance #2:

Walt Rowen~!

Walt worked on & acted in the movies, Dogman(2012) and Dogman 2: Wrath of the Litter(2014). He did SFX & MUA work on the first movie which came out in 2012, and did SFX, MUA, was a stuntman, stunt trainer, stilt technician & actor in the 2nd movie which came out in 2014.
We are very happy to have Walt join us~! He will also be one of the Judges for our Art Contest~!
Follow Walt on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/walt.who








Guest Appearance #3:

Aaron Drouillard~!

Aaron “Kemical” Drouillard is a local creator of the new comic book series “Living in the S.O.S.” He was a major influence on Rapid Fire Comics’ brand identity for the past seven years, but has since parted ways to focus on other creative endeavors. “Kemical” is not only the main character in “Living in the S.O.S.”, but also his namesake as a recording artist. His first two independent rap albums (Deathbed and Life Support) are on all digital media outlets, and he has other projects available online.
For more information, follow @Kemical13 (Facebook/Twitter/Instagram) or check out “Living in the S.O.S.” at LastCallComics.com







Guest Appearance #4:

Gabe Shillman~!


Newaygo’s very own Gabe Schillman!
Formal Nashville, TN published contract singer/ songwriter and 5 time published author; now the owner of Studio 37 Arts & Culture Center in Newaygo, MI. In addition to hosting a number of art classes throughout the week; music, painting, and drawing- Gabe Schillman is a professional portrait artist. His work has been features in homes across the world as well as museum and gallery features.




Guest Appearance #5:

Bryan Donihue

Early in his life, Bryan decided that he would try as many different jobs as possible. Well, it was his high curiosity and low attention span that decided for him. He started in fast food and has worked in sales (retail, used car, business-to-business, door-to-door, credit card processing, vacuum cleaner, and firearms). Bryan has also been a security guard, police officer, and armored car vault manager. And he was a youth pastor.
Eventually, he decided he’d take the “easy path” and become a writer. He was an idiot. Writing is not easy, but it turned out, he was pretty good at it. People seemed to like his stories, so he kept telling them.
Bryan is currently a published author (fiction and non-fiction), game designer, graphic artist, web designer, consultant, trainer, ministry leader, and multiple-business owner. He is also happily married to his wife of over 20 years, Christina, and father to six or seven kids, depending on the day. He even sleeps occasionally.
Bryan is currently writing from a hidden bunker in Grand Rapids, Michigan. At least that’s what he claims. We know he sits in a basement home office with a brass plaque that reads “Dungeon” affixed over the door.
Bryan is the creator of the World of Incursion, which includes the following fiction:
  • The Knight’s Bane Trilogy
    • INCURSION: Knightmare
    • INCURSION: Faeblade
    • INCURSION: Dragonfire
  • Six Feet Under
Bryan is also the primary designer of the upcoming RPG – Hidden Worlds: Incursion



Guest Appearance #6:

Comfort & Adam~!


Comfort and Adam are an award-nominated husband and wife comic creating team. They write, draw, color, letter, and design all their work as an equal duo. Comfort and Adam made their name as professional self-publishers with their acclaimed series The Uniques and Rainbow in the Dark. They wrote a massive how to book for Random House called The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing Comics in 2015 and have gone onto write the webseries Kitty Game (with artist Corinne Roberts) while continuing work on The Uniques.
When they’re not working on their comics, you can find the couple as guests of comic and anime conventions from coast to coast. They are also educational and motivational speakers, educators, and still find the occasional moment for a side-gig in illustration here and there.
Comfort and Adam believe in the philosophy that great stories and art can be both fun and challenging, and you don’t have to choose between entertaining an audience and making them think. In their work, they always seek to do both.
All for now, talk soon!
Comfort & Adam



Guest Appearance #7:

Erik Rurikson~!


For the past three decades, Erik Rurikson had been educating teens and adults at tutoring centers, public schools, charter schools, alternative schools, college campuses, bookshops and prisons. In addition to a wide range of social studies classes, he has also taught literature and writing courses. He is a published author with several writing awards under his belt and three historical fiction novels currently in simultaneous production. In addition to his twelve years of active involvement in community theater, Erik has twenty years of experience as a storyteller, combat demonstrator and educational presenter in several Colonial, Medieval and Viking Age  living history organizations
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Guest Appearance #8:

Doug Peterson~!


Returning for a 2nd year, is the very talented Doug Peterson~!  Many of you know him from area Ren Faires as “Robyn the Bard”.  We are happy to have him return this year~!


We are working on trying to get some new SPECIAL GUESTS very soon~!  Stay tuned, TRUE BELIEVERS~!