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Pop Madness

Popular Culture Celebration at the San Antonio Public Library

2024 Authors & Artists



JOHNNY COMPTON is the author of short stories that have appeared in PseudopodStrange HorizonsThe No Sleep Podcast and many other markets. He is a Horror Writers Association member and creator and host of the podcast Healthy Fears which covers how our fears are explored through horror fiction. The Spite House is his first novel.



USAGI WASABI is an illustrator from Houston, Texas. She has a passion for nature and animals, both of which are prevalent in her intricate illustrations. Usagi Wasabi creates lush imaginative worlds full of meaningful details - each piece has a unique story to tell.

Her latest projects include designing and painting local utility boxes in Houston as part of the Mini Murals project to help beautify the city and promote positive energy and appreciation for local wildlife. Visit her site.



WES HARTMAN is an award winning comic book colorist (2010 BD Price Audience Award for best color),  and a small press comic book creator and editor.  He has spent the last 15+ years working with the biggest and best talent at Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Aspen, Dynamite, etc. and has had his work featured in TV, film, and video games as well.  He can mostly be found chained to his desk being viciously whipped by the evil taskmaster called "Deadlines."

You can find his work here.