Captain Wells Studios
Captain Wells is an artistic collaboration of Heather Alston and Aaron Shirley. Heather and Aaron both studied Art at Peru State College and have continued their artistic pursuits together after college, setting up to display art at shows and conventions across the Midwest. They work in a variety of mediums including charcoal, oil paint, watercolors, and acrylic paints. Their current projects include a variety of subject matters ranging from Doctor Who and Star Wars to Windmills and Flowers. (and of course Kaiju.)
5 x 7"
Acrylic on canvas board
"As One IV"
8 x 10"
Acrylic on canvas board
Arden Ellen Nixon, Artist
Hello! I am Arden Ellen Nixon, and I will be your charmingly awkward artist this evening. It is my sincerest wish for my paintings to find the beauty in the dark--as with my extensive "Make-Shift Angel" series--the silly in the sublime, and the humanity shared by the creatures and the world around us.
When not painting, you'll find me pursuing my love of ancient history, watching soccer--Come On You Spurs!--with my husband, and visiting whatever zoo or museum is available at the time.
"Happy Little Monsters"
10 x 8"
Acrylic on canvas
"The Sleepy Cephalopod"
9 x 12"
Acrylic on canvas
All artwork and graphics are property of the artist and are not to be reproduced without permission.
Oneiromancy Toy Works
Tank Zombie Studios
Tank Zombie Studios, two cartoonists, one rad vision. Jesse Kiefer and Axton Kahler are both public school art teachers who bring their love of all things art and pop culture to a calamitous head, constantly. Specializing in unique interpretations of favorites and mashups that make you go "hmmmm?" Jesse and Axton can't wait to meet you and bring your favorite things to life.
DANE G. KROLL
Dane G. Kroll write what he loves, and he loves giant monsters, horror, and adventure. Tired of watching reruns and remakes, Dane started writing his own books to entertain himself. Dane brings to life the classic 70's and 80's vibes of slasher horror movies in his books, Black Friday and Psalm Springs. A society is on the brink of collapse as the empire crumbles under new regimes and crazed magic in the fantasy epic, Eluan Falls. Adventure and exploration is the name of the game in the sci-fi opera Lariat Rhodes and the Perils of the Fantasy Stars. Plus, his on-going series, Realm of Goryo, ushers in a world on the brink of annihilation from giant monsters, aliens, amphibious beings, and much more. His books are fast paced and action packed causing you to never want to put the book down.
Andrew's Clay Creations and More
Handmade monsters sculpted out of clay, Worbla, and felted wool.
Kaiju Assault is a Kaiju themed card game designed by fans with a passion, and that passion is watching GIANT creatures beat the snot out of each other. Owners Brandon and Jack took what they observed from the classic, and not so classic films and worked for years to emulate them in a card game. Unlike video games, card games can be played anywhere, any place, and at any time. After the mechanics of the game were built from the ground up, and proven fluid, it was time to design all original kaiju. This process took several years but the goal of creating original monsters, that were not Chinese bootlegs of the classics, was not easy though with help from fellow Kaijuphile Alan, allowed for a fresh take on a classic genre, creating a game that is all new from the ground up, from gameplay to monster roster. This is Kaiju Assault. A game for ages 7+ and good for up to 4 players off of the starter pack.
Feel the Assault. Play the Assault. Kaiju Assault.
Mystical Warriors of the Ring
Mystical Warriors of the Ring is a 1 1/2-2″ toyline created independently.
The basic concept and designs are by Mark Vasquez, however the 2D artistic duties are handled by his great friend in India Jazyl Homavazir (Creator of indie comic Beast Legion), sculpting is handled by the incredibly talented Simon Grell , and prototyping/production is handled by Mark's friend of 10+ years Marty “THEGODBEAST” Hansen. (Also a vendor at Omaha K.A.I.J.U. Con *see above)
We have also retained the services of many artist friends to help us out from time to time on packaging art, these include talents from Hasbro, Marvel, DC and various indie companies.
The idea is simple, if you were ever a fan of wrestling from 1970-1995 (Prior to the explosion of ECW/Attitude Era) then imagine that world of big characters and over-exaggerated stories in anthropomorphic form.
If you have ever enjoyed small collectible figurines like SOMA/M.U.S.C.L.E or more modern lines like O.M.F.G. or The Trash Pack then you will hopefully be in for a treat.
Ninja kicking, pirate fighting, pop tart eating, super hero art factory!