And Puppy Dog Tails
Hand made tails, ears, plushies, character hats and various other Anime, Furry, and random Geekery.
Andrew is a Boise based comic artist with a love for unicorns, war stories, and dad jokes.
Any Reason Gift Baskets
Themed gift baskets in any size, for any reason and any season.
Art By Gerdy
Greta (Gerdy), is a local Idaho artist who enjoys working in digital art as well as traditional mediums to create fan art and other creations. Her goal in the art world is to make people’s day or even get them to smile over something she’s created. On a regular day you can find her drinking black coffee, watching Frasier, and doodling on her Ipad.
Author Steven Heumann
Steven spent his childhood recording stories into his sister's tape deck until she took it away in a huff. Even so, he wouldn't be stopped. After 15 years working as a writer and director in the television industry, he left it all behind to become a full-time novelist...with a wife and six kids. Seriously. It may sound crazy, but that's who you're dealing with here. He's since written and published five full-length contemporary science fiction books and five short stories, including Nightingale, featured in Immortal Work's Of Fae and Fate.
Artist, owner of Captain Bengal's Comic Cove in Pocatello, Bob Beason is well known for his hand drawn comic covers, his detailed caricatures and his "BIGFOOT" and "MASCOT" comic books!
Arik Grant, through Random Coyote Productions, LLC, produces the "BOHICA Blues" webcomic- a long form story told in "gag-a-day" format about a bunch of Army Reserve Soldiers from Boise that get deployed to the Iraq War.
Bucketchuuu Market, a little shop dedicated to making little hearts happy with prints, pins, and stickers from various media as well as original content! This smiley lady offers prints made digitally and traditionally in more than one size (for most prints). Stop by for a bright smile, a big art selection, and an even bigger high five!
By Andromeda, run by Marylew Holmes, is a small store for fans lost in the stars. Make sure to stop by her table at Gem State Comic Con for fan-goods (stickers, prints, shirts, key-chains, etc.) inspired by Marvel, DC, Harry Potter, and more!
Our royal highness Byakugan princess makes hand made items such as inspired by pop culture blankets, pillows, draw string bags, hair accessories and much more! These make great gifts or just to have ourselves to add to our collection of all things pop culture! How cool would it be to have an awesome Harry Potter blanket? Or dreaming about being the very best with a super soft Pokemon pillow?
Nathan Cameron has been practicing his artistry for over 15 years. The past 5 years he has focused on bringing his favorite anime characters to life on paper. Growing up in a small town, anime was a outlet for Nathan. Too this day his passion for anime and drawing the characters from his favorite shows is still strong part of his life. Drawing daily he hopes to better his artistry and enjoys the challenge for going past his limits. Nathan has also done many commissions. Drawing people in any anime style/universe that they desire to be in.
Catterbug is an Illustrator from Salem, Oregon with a love for drawing characters with big hair and bigger personalities. She draws everything from Adventure Time, Steven Universe, and Podcast characters to cute mermaids in tea cups.
Chick Artistic Creations
Beverly Chick is a multifaceted artist who graduated from Fullerton College with an Associates Degree in art. She began her career as a traditional fine art artist work in portrait, animal, and landscape art; but her interests expanded into various types of crafts, illustration, comic book art and science fiction theme art. Her credits include portrait art for Diana in Art coffee table book published by Caxton Publishing, music CD cover art for Richard Soliz and the Blue Rayz, self-published comic books: Funny Felines and Crazy Canines, and commissioned portrait art for Slanted Fedora, a Star Trek convention company.
Create memories with family and friends!
Dandy Narwhal creates custom friends to take on all your adventures. Each one has epic levels of adorable, so choose wisely because no one should adventure alone!
Dawn Blair - Morning Sky Studios
Multi-dimensional, time-traveling tour guide, Dawn Blair grew up on a ranch in a rural Nevada town. The old buildings provided inspiration for her imagination as she thrived on stories of unicorns, princesses, heroic knights, and hidden doors to other dimensions.
I am a cartoonist an illustrator originally from California, now living in Oregon. For the last 10 years, I have been working on Delicate Adventures, my comic that dresses up eggs as culturally significant figures, and puts them in comic scenarios. I am currently working on Hittin’ the Oregon Trail— a subversion of “Edutainment” games —and Eggferno, the adventures of Dante and Virgil in hell, as eggs.
Disturbed Findings specializes in making the cute and creepy (and sometimes just the macabre) come to life in the form of our hand-made, one-of-a-kind, Art Voodoo Dolls! We balance the line of just how much creepy is still adorable with all sorts of fun and disturbing creations!
Sarina Horning a.k.a DoodleQueenie, is a college student with a passion for creating pop media inspired art. Sarina has always loved the styles of Walt Disney and several Japanese animation companies and has been heavily inspired by them. She has taken these inspirations to make a large range of products consisting of digital and quilted prints, buttons, stickers, keychains, jewelry, and bags. While this is not her first time at a convention this is her first time being a vendor and she is very excited to see you all this April.
Merri Halma grew up with a speech impediment and had an active imagination. Writing gave her a voice and way to channel her active imagination. She writes fantasy with metaphysical/visionary elements for middle grades to 99. Her main series is the Indigo Travelers Series. She also has a paranormal/romance for those who are 18 and above. Mrs. Halma is the owner of Dreaming Lizard. Please visit her booth to meet her and learn more about her work.
Elder Ties by Fabric Friendly
Formal never looked so awesome!
Faey Killa Arts
Faey Killa Arts has much to offer to comic and anime fans alike! Choose between multiple different sizes of prints, stickers, keychains, buttons, shirts and more! There is a wide option of genre to choose from; video games, anime, cartoons, and comics are just a few on the long list that's available!
P.S. Barlow, through Divided By Zero Books, writes and illustrates "G.I. Low", an Army themed web-comic focused the woefully unqualified Drill Sergeant Low and his many troublesome Soldiers.
GeekNecessities is a custom hat shop for fleece character hats. These hats are handmade to order by Naomi with high quality materials and durable construction. Perfect for cosplay, costumes, or everyday wear. If you dream it, she can make it. Show off your fandom with a GeekNecessities custom character hat today!
Grandma Vietti's Kitchen
Grandma Vietti's Kitchen makes yummy small batches of Granola using certified gluten free oats. Pure maple syrup only for sweetness. Full of nuts dried fruits, .We also make Grain free Granola and Nut mixes using monkfruit for sweetness. Grandma Vietti's pride's herself on creating delicious foods at an affordable price.
Lucinda Moebius is an author, crafter and sometimes artist. She writes novels in multiple genres, but her most popular works are her science fiction, fantasy and paranormal series. Her books all reflect the concept of tapping into the energy of the universe to create magic. As a result of her desire to tap into the energy of the Universe, she creates magic wands. In addition to Lucinda's art, she will also be bringing her husband's work as well. Jefferey Moebius suffered from numerous health problems leaving him nearly home-bound with limited options for activities. Jeffrey found a new hobby to keep him active in the art of flow painting.
Heart Felt Design
For the last 10 years, Telah McClary has brought your favorite fandoms to life via cuddly pillows, plushies, tote bags and more. Her work has been published in stuffed magazine and featured on multiple websites like buzzfeed, bored panda. When she's not staying up late making pillows, Telah can be found teaching English and history to 6-8th graders and, raising the next generation of geeks, AKA her 4 kids.
Echodreamer is an artist from the wilds of western Washinton who loves Star Wars, SheRa and Many other things nerdy.
J. L. Stowers, science fiction author
J. L. Stowers is a science fiction author and lifelong science fiction fan. She enjoys working on the ever expanding Ardent Redux Universe and sharing her love of all things science fiction with her children.
Jeremy Billups has been creating stories since he was 6 years old. After attending Boise State University and earning degrees in Illustration and Graphic Design he finally found the courage to start sharing those stories with the world. In 2015, he released his first book, Bearded.
Jeremy lives in Boise, Idaho with his family, a lawn he hates to mow, and a desk overflowing with projects he can't wait to share.
A Boise-based artist, Jeremy focuses most of their artwork on the geeky and nerdy. Whether it’s through buttons, prints, or the occasional zine, it's their goal and hope that others can use it as a way to find and express the individuality that makes people so unique.
Hello, the name’s Jacob Doughty. I’m just your average, humble, and extremely talented freelance artist and animator who loves to show his work to the world. Growing up, I’ve been raised by the "2 C's", Comics and Cartoons. So after graduating, I figured, why not pursue both as a career. Since then, I have been actively involved in designing in many fields of digital media. All of which has given me experience in various positions such as; illustrator, animator (2D/3D), 3D modeler, 3D rigger etc.
Julius Bridgeforth is a local teenage artist based in Boise, Idaho. He digs drawing anything from Godzilla to TMNT to Aliens, astronauts and more. He loves creating psychedelic and fanart pieces.
Just The Kraken
As an artist, Seth creates works for the same reason that he tells stories or jokes, to entertain others. In addition, Seth strives to make products that bring happiness to the viewer. He has been fascinated by the way that his creations create connections, not only between him and the viewer, but between viewers that find connection to his pieces. This is particularly true among pieces that would be considered "fan art". Seth believes that his purpose, as an artist, is to continue to try and reach more people, as a result, helping provide enjoyment to those who need it.
Keefe has been a lover of comic strips since childhood and has been clumsily attempting his own ill-advised creations for far too long now. Having published many strips on the web, mostly over the past 15 years, he now publishes Outer Space Inn on Instagram just for the fun of it.
KristiCam Arts is a local artist with with many cute and notable goods, ranging from stickers and art prints, to hand painted boxes. Her items include original art, as well as items to suit the hearts of many fans.
Kyle E. Andersen
Kyle E. Andersen is the artist and writer of the comic Oath. He is a self-taught digital artist with a passion for storytelling. Oath is his first full-fledged comic book series, the creation of which he streams live at twitch.tv/doodlemander. Oath is a scifi/fantasy story of a viking woman who discovers a timeless realm of lost things; the junkdrawer of the universe!
Luminous Shadow Design is a small Etsy shop that sells cosplay related items. Anywhere from a full Princess Mononoke Costume based off of the movie to fun little galaxy necklaces. The shop is aimed to help people put together the challenging parts of cosplay and to help get more people to cosplay, especially those who have always wanted to cosplay but don't know where to get started.
Make Forge strives to make excellent products for your enjoyment, from laser cut wood models, Magic the Gathering accessories, board game inspired jewelry, custom made shadow boxes, and many other hand crafted products.
Maotatoe is an artist with an adorable style and even more adorable prints, stickers, buttons and charms of a wide variety of characters.
Maverick Arts also carry a variety of hand Drawn posters, mini prints, book marks, buttons and more art of your favorite Anime and Animated series!
Shelby is a freelance illustrator living in Salt Lake City. She loves drawing anything from mermaids, fairies and witches to superheros and horror. She is best known for her "Mermaid Superhero" series. You can find her on YouTube and streaming on twitch.
Meoyani started drawing at a young age. She has always drawn influence from animated movies and shows she watched growing up. Meoyani has found joy and magic in being able to create. Middle school is when the young artist began digital art. She grew inspired by the fellow art community and wished to be apart of it. In 2017 the young artist had gone to a convention and found new fire. With the spark lit, Meoyani started following her passion of creating art and sharing it with others. Each day she works to improve and aim for the stars.
Your local goofball, Mike The Doodler, has come with his other goofy friends to bring you nerdy and geeky delights! Whether it be art prints or buttons, They can scratch that merch itch. From Undertale to My Hero Academia, Mike and his entourage will come to Gem State Comic Con to satisfy your merch needs.
ML Johnson Photography
Hi there! I am Morgan Johnson, a local family photographer with a nerdy heart. I love creating dynamic images that show off your family's unique personality and love. I have found the best way to blend my two passions is through working with local cosplayers who want to capture their characters interacting with the real world. Whether you want your character to live among the trees or take a stance in the city, with the right lense we can make them come to life.
You have devices, lockers, mirrors, notebooks, faces, etc., and Moira has stickers to decorate them! Moira is an artist and cosplayer from Meridian who draws original works and fanart from comics, anime, video games, and more. She provides cute stickers, exclusive prints, and even the occasional crochet costume! (Plus something new and shiny for the sci-fi / fantasy novel fans in the audience.) Come talk to her about the character designs in the Spider-Verse, the animation in Demon Slayer, and how Teen Titans (2003) shall forever reign supreme over all newer iterations.
PlasmicMeerkat is an energetic artist from Boise, Idaho who loves to create art that puts smiles on people's faces. She takes inspiration from American and Japanese comics and video games along with her overactive imagination. She offers original and inspired prints and stickers in the semi-realistic and anime style.
Nica Lorber started painting Poofies as holiday cards for friends and family. She had so much fun she kept at it. As interest grew in her work, she created the Poofy Emporium. The Poofy Emporium features Poofies, Tetris Monsters, Underbite Monsters, Abstract Paintings, Floofies, Bloopies and other critters Nica invents. Many Poofies and other monsters have stories. The stories are written by herself and her talented husband.
Rayshell Glenn Art
Rayshell Glenn is a digital and traditional illustrator that works with various mediums like ink, acrylic, and Clip Studio Paint or Photoshop. She has a passion for creating fantasy worlds and narrative stories in her work. Rayshell has been influenced by video games, comics, and animated films since she was young and is working towards being a part of those worlds herself.
Red Fox Ginger Studio
Original Ink, watercolor and acrylic art.
RudeThumb is a pixel artist selling artwork and whatnot.
RZF Embroidery is an Idaho based small business specializing in personalized, original, and bespoke items. Look for us when you wish to buy ready made items like purses, wallets, book marks and key fobs. Or commission us for costumes, custom purses, bags, monograming and more. Much like our partner, Red Zone Fandom Photography, RZF Embroidery strives to be on the leading edge of fandom with a community focus. We can't wait to meet you!
ScottyInk brings a new look to mainstream movies and television in hopes to bring out everyone’s inner child. We offer customized artwork, family portraits, and more to create a personal flair to the classics you love.
Shadow Phoenix Publishing LLC
J.C. Jackson is the author of the Terra Chronicles series. Writer of fantasy and science fiction, wife, mother, gamer, and a bunch of other stuff, but if she told you everything, where would the fun be?
Spice & Rose
Formerly known as Milkcannon Charms, Spice & Rose is your home for cozy art, and some good ol' geeky fun!
Stop by to pick up art, stationary, jewelry, or just to find something cute to brighten up your day!
Squara's Homemade Crafts
I am 35 years and been in the crafting business for 7 years designing jewelry, pillows, gloves, soap, towels and phone cases based on popular culture.
Star Sprite Studio
Julia (Star Sprite Studio) is a digital artist located in Nampa, Idaho. Her bright and colorful artwork reflects her love of anime, video games, and other media. Drop by her table for a variety of art prints, acrylic keychains, buttons, and more!
Tenley Frederick is a local Idaho artist who makes coloring books. Her Knots to Color are all hand drawn, hand printed, and hand bound into coloring books or Cards to Color. Tenley has been drawing knots for years, and released three coloring books in 2019. She also offers handmade cards with handmade envelopes!
The Hope Project Arts
Hope is a self-taught artist from the Treasure Valley. Starting at a young age she has always had a passion for art. She believes that art can bring happiness and joy to peoples lives in many ways. Hope started her artwork full time (The Hope Project Arts) 2 1/2 years ago as a way to manage and fight her depression. By showing her passion for art, her goal is to inspire others that they too can follow their dreams. Hope's artwork has a unique style that blends realism with abstract and a touch of comic flair. Her art has no boundaries!
The Spooky Dinosaur
Nathan Veibell is an eternal being going through his second play through of life on Earth; after he gained immortality his first time through, reached the inevitable heat death of the universe and time traveled back to the time of the Dinosaurs. They were really fun, but now after millennia of goings on he is trying his hand at the artist life. Doing whatever art comes to mind, but monsters and surreal works seem to be favorite, things that ancient dark beings ask him to draw. Mostly in pen and ink, and he has a comic in the works. He's hoping to continue this path even further, before that heat death thing happens.
Trained Eye Graphics
Barry Barnes is an artist with experience and authority in a range of creative disciplines. He works as an illustrator, designer, photographer and print maker through his company, Trained Eye Graphics. His creative services encompass art direction, design and illustration. Barry has worked extensively with publishers, designing cover art and supporting collateral for a range of authors in multiple genres. His portfolio also features work for commercial consumer clients.
Valerie Finnigan is creating comics supporting our troops.
Vannotes is a gay cartoonist and illustrator based out of Idaho. They have self-published many publications and worked for clients as diverse as Scholastic, Boom! Studios, King Features Syndicate, and ZEAL. In 2016, they received their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Comic Art from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. In their spare time, they try to read a book a week and irregularly attend yoga classes.
When Halloween Was Green
Bernard Keith Finnigan is the author of urban fantasy/horror novels When Halloween Was Green and the new release The Last Reincarnation of Steven Kinder.
We write personalized murder mysteries for parties and events. We tailor each event to the consumer's unique and personal needs.
Y Comics, LLC
Y Comics is an independent comic book publisher based in Seattle, WA. We’re best known for our superhero series, Kinetic.
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Anchor Arts provides cosplay weapons and props. Artist, Ed Watson has been featured in Cosplay Culture Magazine and on Lord Drac's Nerf weapon review YouTube channel!
Baddog 3D Printing
General 3D printing or prototype printing. Very much enjoy printing cosplay costume and props. Hydro Graphic work on anything we can try to dip.
Captain Bengal's Comic Cove
Captain Bengal's Comic Cove specializes in hard to find back issues as well as a huge selection of new and recent comics!
Doughboy’s Attic is a small Boise-based business owned by a service connected disabled veteran. At Doughboy’s Attic the whole process of making our 3D printed cookie cutters is done in house in Boise. Since the cookie cutters are designed and produced in house that means if you can’t find your favorite fandom or character then you can order the one that is just right for you.
FROM BEYOND - HORROR & SCI-FI
We are a HORROR & SCI-FI GROUP that hosts a niche Film Festival showcasing forgotten horror and sci-fi films. We host regular movie nights and will soon be opening up an online retail shop filled with horror and sci-fi goodies!
Funko Pops and more!!! Come check out the FUNKOYETI booth this year at the Gem State Comic Con! We will have a huge selection of rare and hard to find Funko Pops and Dorbz! Plus Beanie Babies, Hot Wheels, wall art and other collectibles. DON’T MISS OUT!!!
(Gift &) Craft Magic
Hand painted trunks, toy boxes. Etched glass, T-shirts and more!
Casey is a local Idaho Web and Motion Graphics artist, whose true passion is sci-fi and fantasy portrait paintings. Her style is hyper realistic depictions of your favorite characters through out film, literature, gaming, and TV.
Janky Junker Collectibles
Upcycled art sculptures from vintage parts and pieces. Comics, Toys, and Collectibles.
Master Beader, Tammi Burdin, is proud to provide hand made unique pieces of jewelry for her customers. Though she features a wide variety of jewelry and accessories she is best known for her whimsical steampunk pieces. Each item is hand crafted with care to ensure quality, longevity, and individuality.
Nerd Cave Inc
Shirts, toys, figures, statues of Marvel, DC, TMNT, Star Wars and more.
Origami Owl allows you to explore a vast collection of jewelry to tell your story! Your locket can be built with birth stones, animals, hobbies, or Harry Potter! Come check out the wide selection of charms, both retired and new, to let the world know what you love!!
Rustic Lantern Artisans
Rustic Lantern Artisans is a family owned small business located in Sweet, Idaho, specializing in handcrafted items, custom graphic designs and photography.
We will have Galactic Space themed handmade items for sale. There will be Handmade items featuring the Galactic baby creature, time traveling policebox, and more from this galaxy and beyond. My padawan will be haveing a galactic photo booth with instant prints. So bring your Space crew, Mutant Family, favorite Super hero or The Resistance , and get your picture taken.
SuperHero Skincare & Makeup That Can Keep Up.
On the surface I teach and play with makeup but what I really do is build confidence and transform the way people see themselves and the world while providing the opportunity to take control and change their circumstances.
The Collector's Outpost
The Collector's Outpost is more than a just comic book store. The store features a cafe' offering a variety of espresso drinks, assorted pastries and snacks. Customers can have a unique immersive experience while enjoying their favorite beverage and an expansive variety of comics, related toys and collectibles.
The Man Behind the Comics
The place for knowledge and great finds for comic books and toys. Selling and buying comics with the help of our amazing team of family and friends.