Stephan Petersen is a native of Kitchener, Ontario and a graduate of the Comic Design and Scripting Program at Mohawk College. Stephan also attended Sheridan Tech and the University of Waterloo for Arts related programs but always found his true passion to be in comics.

 

Stephan has worked in various roles including a brief stint with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He has done everything from web graphics to animation assets, comic illustrations, media manipulation and continues to work as a storyboard artist for Arc Media. In 2017, Stephan helped start the art group “TriCity Studio”. 

 

Stephan is currently working on a few sequential art projects including “Project Impact” which was highlighted by Maple Leaf Publishing as one of the top Canadian comics to look forward to in 2018. Stephan also continues to work on his self-published title “Thin Ice” which was recognized as a finalist in Pulsar Entertainment’s Creator Owned Comic Contest in August of 2017. For this show Stephan will be taking commissions before and during the show so please feel free to email him at tricitystudio@hotmail.com for inquires and with your details so you can pick up your pieces the day of. 

Kyle Barnett grew up in Waterloo, Ontario and now hails from Kitchener, Ontario. As high school graduate Kyle has explored a lot of different areas of the art industry from Vinyl Graphics to Tattooing and tattoo design to now comic arts. He has drawn all his life and has found a true love and enjoyment in comics.

 

He's been in the convention circuit since late 2015, meeting and befriending Stephan at his first ever convention. He soon later joined "With Pen and Brush Studio" and through them learned lots of tips, skills and lots about the art community. Shortly after Kyle met Jason Ward and began running the comic convention circuit with him. With both Stephan Petersen and Jason Ward, Kyle helped co-found the existing studio of "TriCity Studio" hailing from Kitchener/Waterloo region in the summer of 2017.

 

Kyle is currently working on his own written and drawn comic loosely based on Blackbeard the pirate. He does continue to work on original pieces and fan art. He creates art of all styles for adults and kids alike and enjoys every smile and photo op with the Tricity Studio fans (Triforce Army) For this show Kyle will have a select few spaces for commissions so please feel free to send him an email at tricitystudio@hotmail.com for inquires so your pieces are ready for pick up at the show.

Jason Ward specializes in creating cute, Chibi and Kawaii art. He has spent all his life drawing and after finding his passion for the art style he continues to sharpen his skills in the pursuit to put smiles on peoples faces of all ages. 


 

He has been in the convention circuit for quite sometime helping fellow vendors and artists at shows when needed. He joined With Pen And Brush Studio in 2016 and immediately became one of the most involved artists at the studio. Through the studio he befriended both Kyle Barnett and Stephan Petersen and began lots of collaborations with the two.


 

In 2017, Jason moved to K-W and is one of the faces behind the creation of TriCity Studio. As a freelance artist with the studio, Jason continues to dabble in a variety of projects and collaborations and it doesn't look like he's going slow down any time soon. He will be taking commissions for this show so please feel free to shoot him an email at tricitystudio@hotmail.com for inquires so you will be able to pick up your piece during the show.