Nuke-Con 2013

The Omaha Area’s Premier Gaming Convention

Welcoming 2013 Special Guests!

Ethan Nicolle


Ethan Nicolle

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Ethan Nicolle is the creator of the hit web comic and print series Axe Cop, which he creates with his 7 year old brother Malachai. What began as a cult webcomic has since exploded into three printed volumes, a miniseries published by Dark Horse Comics and an animated series on FOX premiering in July 2013. Axe Cop has won multiple comic industry awards for web comic of the year, and has received widespread critical acclaim from several media outlets including Entertainment Weekly, CNN, NPR, Wired, Maxim, and MTV. Nicolle was also nominated for an Eisner Award for his previous graphic novel series, Chumble Spuzz, published by SLG Comics.

Currently, Nicolle continues to publish Axe Cop along with his new web comic series, Bearmageddon, which has a rapidly growing fan base. Nicolle has had multiple animated TV series optioned and has worked with Cartoon Network and Disney TV.

Check out a clip from the upcoming Axe Cop animated series!

Theresa Mather


Theresa Mather

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A professional artist since 1989, Theresa Mather creates fantasy works featuring a variety of unusual creatures. Best known for her pieces painted on feathers and stone, integrating her paintings with the natural colors and textures of the surface, Theresa draws much of her inspiration from the world around her.

“When I need inspiration, I go hiking somewhere,” is how Theresa answers that frequently asked question. Theresa and her husband Barry Short reside in Cedar City, Utah, where the many nearby national parks – Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capital Reef, Arches, Canyonlands, and Grand Canyon – give her plenty of opportunity to find inspiration.

Theresa is an artist who chooses to work outside of gaming and publication, exhibiting and selling her work at science fiction convention art shows across the country. She enjoys the freedom this gives her to paint whatever she desires, allowing her paintings to be truly her creations. In addition to this, she was active in the field of antique carousel restoration from 1989 through 1999, painting suites of large scale paintings for the crestings of 5 antique carousels and decorative paintwork for a sixth.

While Theresa does have some formal art training, she suggests that those curious about this aspect of her background simply rent and watch the movie Art School Confidential, which parallels her experience quite well. She’d just as soon forget about it, except as a source of amusement.

Theresa exhibits at over 70 shows each year and is the recipient of numerous awards, including Popular Choice Best of Show at ConJose, the 2002 Worldcon.

Discover Theresa’s art at www.rockfeatherscissors.com.

Fredd Gorham


Fredd Gorham


Photo Credit: Fredd’s Facebook Profile


Returning to his throne in the Guest Pit, Fredd is a commercial artist who is a good friend to Nuke-Con and a host of other regional conventions. Fredd is a comic book and games illustrator who, for the past 24 years, has worked for a wide variety of companies. His work has appeared in publications from Marvel, DC Comics, Steve Jackson Games, Caliber Press, White Wolf, Hero Games, Silver Gryphon, Viceroy Cards, Breygent and Albino Dragon Games to name a few. He has worked on the licenses for Red Sonja, Vampirella, Witchblade, Cry For Dawn, John Carter, Deadworld and Star Wars.

When he was a 8 years old, he sold his first commission to a classmate for a buck. That first commission was of Snoopy from “Peanuts” kicking a Klingon in the leg. The rest, as they say, was history.

Fredd will be taking commissions at the convention in both traditional media (pen & ink on paper) and digital media (Using his handy Yiynova!). He will also be demoing drawing in digital media while at the convention.

On the third Saturday of every month, Fredd hosts the Artist Jam at Krypton Comics. The Artist Jam is an artist gathering created with the intent of getting artists together to network and indulge in the creative process with like-minded individuals. The Artist Jam is open to all ages and all skill levels, and regularly has 50-60 artists attend every month, and is celebrating it’s 8th year. For more information about the Artist Jam, go to Krypton’s website and the OWH article.

On the weekends, Fredd uses Google + Hangouts to run a weekly artcast in which he works on commissions and projects while chatting with other artists. The Mighty Friday/Saturday Nite Artcasts begin around 10pm CST and run till the wee hours of the morning.

In addition, Fredd also is a web developer, programmer, and graphic designer for a large architecture/engineering company in Omaha, NE. . He lives with his wife Linda, 4 cats and 2 corgis. When he’s not drawing, he’s obsessively playing Minecraft.

Fredd’s Deviant Account
Fredd Gorham’s Studio
Artist Jam

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