Best Illustrator

John G.

John G. is a force of nature in the comics underground. He's known for many things, including branding the visual identity of Melt Bar & Grilled, co-founding the annual independent comics and small print convention Genghis Con, co-creating the comic book Lake Erie Monster with his friend and high-school classmate Jake Kelly ("Best Local Concert Poster Designer"), organizing Scene's Annual Comics Issue and plenty more. John G. was the subject of Turnstyle Films' documentary, Draw Hard, which won the Jury Award for Best Ohio Short at this year's Cleveland International Film Festival. His hard work was rewarded with a 2016 Creative Workforce Fellowship nod.