C2E2 & Drawing Dreams 2017

For those of you that didn't win in our C2E2 ticket giveaway, there's still plenty of time to get your tickets. We'll be in booth 728 and we definitely want to see you there because for the 5th year in a row, Chicago Loot Drop has something very special planned for C2E2.

Once again, we’ve partnered with talented local artists to bring to life the creative visions of eight very special patients from Comer Children’s Hospital for our fifth edition of Drawing Dreams. We’ve asked eight children to describe themselves as a superhero: What sort of power(s) would they have? What would they do with those powers? What would their superhero name be?

We took their responses to these eight artists, who are creating original artwork depicting the children’s ideas.

Tim Seeley (Artist Alley table G10)

Tim Seeley is one of those “slash” people: a writer-slash-artist. He has drawn a number of different comicbook series, including G.I Joe, Halloween, The Dark Elf Trilogy, Exiles, and WildC.A.T.S. His writing work includes Lovebunny & Mr. Hell, Loaded Bible and Ant-Man/Wasp. He is most known for Revival & Hack/Slash, which he considers a blessing/curse. There’s that slash again. He resides in Chicago, Illinois with his wife Gina, and a closet full of Masters Of The Universe figures. This is his fourth year working with Drawing Dreams. Check out his blog at timseeleyart.blogspot.com.

Rich Kunz (Artist Alley table D11)

This is Rich’s fourth year as a Drawing Dreams artist. He is a high school art teacher and freelance artist from the Chicagoland area, working in traditional and digital mediums, as well as photography and design work. He has always been interested in the comic-book medium and has been actively attending conventions for several years. Rich has worked on a wide range of private commissions and commercial sketchcard art for DC Comics, Marvel, Cryptozoic, HBO, CBS, MGM/New Line Cinema, and Rittenhouse Archives. You can view much of Rich's portfolio on his company website, www.diligentvisual.com.

Ali Cantarella (Artist Alley Table D6)

Ali Cantarella is a comic artist and watercolor children's-book illustrator working and playing out of Chicago, IL. She works with watercolor, pen & ink, technical pens, and multimedia, creating all-ages graphic novel, The Hasty Pastry, as well as coloring books, comic books, and children's books. This is her third year as an artist for Drawing Dreams. You can check out her work at www.thewetstain.com.

Jeff Couturier

Jeff is a comic artist, illustrator, designer, programmer, and possibly a cyborg monkey hacker from the future. This is his third year supporting Drawing Dreams. Follow him on Twitter @jeffcouturier.

Tony Moy (Artist Alley Table K4)

Tony is a mixed media artist (pencils, inks, digital, watercolors, etc.) in Chicago, IL, specializing in watercolors and traditional comic-book art, focusing on fantasy scapes and superheroes. He has been published in comics such as X-Files, Dungeons & Dragons, and Memory Collectors, among others. This is his second year supporting Drawing Dreams. Check him out on the Interwebs at Facebook.com/tonymoy88 and instagram.com/tony_moy.

Andrea Bell (Artist Alley Table D5A)

Andrea is an illustrator, comic artist, and all-around good person living in Chicago throughout the best and worse seasons. Her work reflects adventure, honesty, and strong relate-able characters combined with an intriguing palette. For more artwork by Andrea, visit her website: http://andreabelldraws.com/

Kevin Budnik

Kevin Budnik is a cartoonist and illustrator from Chicago. He is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago with a BFA in Illustration. Kevin was nominated for a 2016 Ignatz Award for Promising New Talent. He lives in a modest apartment surrounded by VHS tapes and comics. Go to his site to view more of his art: http://kevinbudnik.com/

Ashley Witter (Artist Alley Table H6)

Ashley Witter is the interior artist for Squarriors, Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice's Wolf Gift, and Bloodthirsty. She has also done variant covers for Harley Quinn, Suicide Squad, Darth Maul, Doctor Aphra, Street Fighter, Assassin's Creed, Red Sonja, and many others. View Ashley’s art at http://www.ashleywitter.com/