Ed Piskor is one of the best-known comic artists in Pittsburgh. He worked with Harvey Pekar, of American Splendor fame, early in his career, and since then he’s been neck deep in a variety of comic and illustration projects.
I live in a writers’ co-op called the Cyberpunk Apocalypse, so I do a lot of thinking about how we live in an information age similar to those described by William Gibson and other 80’s science fiction writers. Ian Page, it would seem, thinks about it a great deal more. Ian has created art across the world. He’s spent time in Europe, Latin America, the Arctic, and yes Pittsburgh.
Jim Rugg is a Pittsburgh artist best known for his work in comics. He co-created and drew Street Angel, Afrodisaic with Brian Maruca, and worked for for D.C. Comics on their The Plain Janes series.
Hack Pittsburgh is a non-profit membership-based organization that’s all about imagination and collaboration, and this huge room is their headquarters.
The Waffle Shop is a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants live variety talk show and restaurant that opened in October of 2008 as a social experiment for an art class at Carnegie Mellon University.
One of the hidden gems of the Pittsburgh Arts community, “Out of the Gutter” was started by two librarians who wanted an event that discussed comics without being a book club –or at least not just a book club.