Guests of Honor
Guests of honor have been selected for 2013. We're proud to welcome P. Moss and Ebony Leopard as our Guests of Honor for 2013! Read more about our Guests of Honor for 2013 by clicking the read more link below.
Guests of Honor at Morphicon are people who have given back to the fandom in a significant and meaningful way. Often times they are artists who produce furry specific content for the fandom. This content can come in a great variety of forms whether it be through visual art such as drawing and painting, written art such as poetry or novella, construction of fursuits, or even performance art in a fursuit. By inviting a fellow furry to become a Guest of Honor Morphicon recognizes their contribution to the fandom. Guests of Honor have their travel, hotel, and convention registration expenses paid for in full. If you have someone you'd like to recommend to be a Guest of Honor at Morphicon, let us know.
This year we're proud to invite P.Mosss and Ebony Leopard as our Guests of Honor. You can read a little bit more about them below. They'll both have tables in the Morphicon dealer's den, so stop by to say hello.
Meredith Waricka, More commonly known as P.Moss or just Moss has been drawing since she could hold a crayon. Cartoons and comics have always been very inspirational specifically the Gargoyles franchise which aired while she was in high school. Moss attended CCAD where she studied Animation (which she didn’t take to :u), Graphic Design and Illustration (which became her passion). Jumping into furry head first she attended her first furry con as a dealer and has never looked back. Moss has been a full time fandom artist for over a year now traveling to upwards of 12 conventions a year and living primarily on beef jerky, diet coke, and the love of her amazing fanbase.
Shawntae Howard is the creator, writer, and illustrator of the comic Extinctioners. He began is comic career in 1994, at the age of 17, when he self-published his own comic and sold in his local comic book shops. He first became aware of the furry fandom in 1996, thanks to a random chance search result on Webcrawler. Who know his first exposure to the internet and a wondering if there were others who liked to draw things like he did would result in thousands of search hits just because of the simple word, furry. (The most generic thing he could think of to describe his cartoon animals).
One year later, Shawntae would get his first chance at being a published artist, when his art submissions to Vision Comics would be accepted for their fourth edition of the American Journal of Anthropmorphic. It was thanks to that submission that he would gain the attention of Mike and Carol Curtis, writers of Shanda the Panda and Katmandu, who would contact him to submit samples of both books’ characters as an audition to become lead penciler for one of the titles. His submission gained him the job of head penciler for Katmandu, ,which he did for 14 issues. His work on Katmandu would lead him to doing his own series, Extinctioners, in 1998, which would continue with Shanda Fantasy Arts in 1999 for 15 issues, and now currently as of 2009 with Angry Viking Press.
Besides comics, Shawntae works as an art teacher, with middle school kids, has a massive collection of comic books, animated movies, and Transformers, and is a very happy soon to be husband.