The 44th Annual Superman Celebration Artist Alley & Writers Way 

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Matthew Clark

Matthew has worked for DC COMICS and MARVEL COMICS on such titles as ADVENTURES of SUPERMAN, TEEN TITANS, the OUTSIDERS, SUPERMAN/BATMAN and WONDER WOMAN. He’d spent a year doing special projects for DC before taking on THE DOOM PATROL.. Clark co-created the book FELON with Greg Rucka which has something of a cult following. Most recently Matthew has worked on Kurt Busieks Astro City, Justice League with Bryan Hitch, and a Green Arrow 2 partner.

Matthew began his comic book career at DC in 1999 on Wonder Woman. It was a year long run full of ups and downs for the young artist. In 2003 following a brief tenure on Marvels Young Inhumans, Matthew got a call that would change his life. Being offered the regular pencilling assignment on ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, the original SUPERMAN title, fulfilled his life long dream of drawing SUPERMAN. The very reason Mr. Clark wanted to draw comics professionally in the first place. Matthew believes a man can fly.

While at MARVEL COMICS drawing such books as GHOST RIDER, PUNISHER, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. and AVENGING SPIDER-MAN. Professionally Matthew has worked with the top writers in comics from Greg Rucka, Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Millar and many others. His attention to detail has been a hallmark to his art.. Often during a series he’ll be requested to draw in different styles paying homage to other artist a great example is ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #638 the Calvin and Hobbes pastiche, still get great reviews. Currently working for Valiant, Legendary, DC, Upperdeck, Dark Horse…..its a wonder he sleeps…oh wait he doesn’t.

Like many people he’s on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and many other social media where he previews upcoming art he’s working on or just rambles on. Feel free to hit him up. Commissions and Sketch inquiries can be sent to

He is a native Oregonian living in downtown Portland, has coffee on Wednesdays with other local comic book creators, he co-founded Mercury Studio (now Helioscope studio) listens to audiobooks and old pulp serials

NOTE:  Matthew was scheduled to be a Guest Artist 2019 but canceled due to production schedule   He will be joining us this year!   Appearing Fri/Sat/Sun in the Artist Alley/Writers Way!

Guy Gilchrist

GUY GILCHRIST will always be known as “Jim Henson’s Cartoonist “, having created “The Muppets” comic strip (KFS) for newspapers around the world 1981-86, and having a leading role on Jim’s creative team on Muppet Babies, Fraggle Rock and Other Henson creations.

He has also headed Publishing and/or Licensing for TMNT, Tom and Jerry, Looney Tunes, Tiny Toons, Pink Panther, and Disney among other cartoon icons.

Guy’s Muppets work was permanently enshrined in the Smithsonian in 1984, with First Lady Nancy Reagan declaring him “ a national treasure”.

For 23 years, he also wrote and drew the Nancy comic strip (UFS)(Universal), the Night Lights comic strip, Mudpie comic strip, and the Your Angels Speak comic strip for various news syndicates.

Guy is the author of 50+ children’s books of his own creations, and has been given three Children’s Choice Awards from the International Reading Council of The United Nations for his Tiny Dinos series, as well as garnering two Silver Reuben Awards from the National Cartoonists Society (NCS) for Night Lights & Pillow Fights Volumes l & ll.

Guy lives in Nashville, Tennessee where he continues to create art and ( his other passion) music!