B.Miyo is the artist name of Wailuku, Maui based illustrator Bailey Onaga. B.Miyo is a combination of Onagaʻs first name and middle name “Miyoko” pronounced “ビミョウ” B.Miyoʻs aesthetic is a homage to her native Hawaiian heritage and homebase as well as the whimsical, “Kawaii” visuals of Japanese art. Rather than being torn by the dualism of cultural identity, B.Miyo’s illustrations are a fusion of the two places she calls home.”
Sabrina Futch is an illustrator and comic book editor born and raised on Maui. She creates humorous and explosively colorful prints and zines inspired by indie bands, a childhood obsession with manga, and her silly little life. She is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design currently based in Los Angeles.
Swan Kahoʻokele aka Warchief is an artist who grew up with a deep love for comics and cartoons. Swan is also a game master to D&D community and has found a way to weave his art into his games, creating maps and other character art for his campaigns. Other than being a Game Master, Swan is also working on building up his own comic brand, Uhane Comics.
Hello, I’m Andrew “Drew” Gutierrez from Mililani, Oahu. I love reading and drawing comics. You can see my work on Instagram @mashmonsterenterprises.
Reid (aka Hoʻomaka) is from Oʻahu. Graduated from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa with a degree in Art (graphic design).
His heavy influence by both western comics and anime/manga is present in his art. He does both traditional and digital art. Currently he is starting work on his own comic. He has done commissions for companies and people like EVO and Vampybitme. If you want to see samples of his art go to his Instagram listed below.
Reid also streams online on Twitch multiple times a week under the name Hoomaka. People on Twitch think he looks like Maui…go figure huh? Lol It’s probably because of the hair…who knows?
DJ was so consumed with drawing at an early age that he would get in trouble for it. In the 90’s he fell in love with comics and was inspired by Jim Lee, Joe Madureira, Marc Silvestri and many others.
At 18, he started playing music instead of drawing, giving up on ever becoming a comic book artist. But in 2002, he got into a car accident, breaking his spine in three places. During the year of recovery that followed, his mother brought him a sketch book and he created Exillion: Creed of the Knightenhawke.
DJ’s title is a swords and sorcery fantasy about a group of fugitives that escape from prison and wreak havoc. The Knightenhawke, an elite band of knights, and a colorful group of Storm Runners race to bring the criminals to justice during an all out Orc war.
JON J. MURAKAMI
His regular comic strips include Calabash with the Honolulu Star-Advertiser newspaper and Generation Gap with the Hawaii Herald. Additionally Jon has illustrated several Hawaiian children’s picture and board books and self-publishes the comic books, Gordon Rider and The Ara-Rangers.
Gordon Rider follows the misadventures of the worst superhero in Hawaii. The Ara-Rangers is a parody of Go-Rangers™, The Power Rangers™ & Voltron™. A group of costumed superheroes, arare themed, fighting crime in silly, wacky stories.