Badge Art Winners

Each year, we select a handful of Artist Alley artists to have their unique artwork displayed on our badges for hundreds of patrons to wear, where you can visit their booth on the exhibition floor and discover some of their pop-culture art.

Check out who our 2024 winning artists were below.

Art by Al Molina
Exhibitor Booth Profile: Art by Al Molina

Al Molina is an artist based out of Corpus Christi, he has made his mark in the Art World by bringing his unique vision and style to his paintings, Making his work highly recognizable, His goal is to bring the beauty of art to everyone and make them fans by showing them things they love, recognize and can relate to. Al has worked with school teachers and has visited schools to teach simple techniques to inspire creativity in the hopes of inspiring young artists. He can be found on all platforms of social media promoting his work and has sold several pieces throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe making him international recognizable. His vision is to Keep Art Alive for future generations to come and if he can touch just one person to pick up a brush and create then it will make what he does all worth it.

Armour Art and Design
Exhibitor Booth Profile: Armour Art and Design

“Red Viking” Dave Armour is an artist and designer living in Houston. Since creativity runs in the family, he, his wife Valorie, and daughter Morrigan formed Armour Art and Design as a family-based art collective. Dave wields a wide array of media, including ink, graphite, and charcoal, to bring his macabre, dark fantasy artwork to life. Inspiration for his work is drawn from a life-long love of music, gaming, reading, and film, with particular interest in science-fiction and fantasy, horror, mysticism, art history, mythology, and heavy metal. He and his wife are veteran vendors with almost 20 years’ experience working together at comic and sci-fi conventions, film festivals, gallery events, and renaissance fairs. Dave is also co-host of the Metal Geeks Podcast; also appearing at Comicpalooza.

BLX Featuring the Art of Damon Bowie
Exhibitor Booth Profile: BLX Exclusives

Born and raised in the cultural melting pot that is the city of New Orleans, Bowie has been a professional artist since the age of 16. He has worked in the Design and Illustration field in New Orleans for the largest fabricator for the Entertainment Industry in the Gulf South, Kern Studios. As Art Director and Chief of Creative Design he has helped create parades, sculpture, and elaborate settings for commercial clients, theme parks, resorts, and private organizations for over 18years. Throughout that time, he has made a supplemental living with efforts including comic book projects as well as many Art Prints he made available for public sale.

These days, Bowie has been busy as a Conceptual artist, as well doing tons of personal Commissions for clients all over the world. Among his clients are Upper Deck, Marvel, and Heritage publishing. On the comic con circuit for 16 years, Bowie also does projects for trading cards, book publishers and fine art purveyors.

Exhibitor Booth Profile: EWAcats

Angel Egle Wierenga, known for her captivating Pop Culture Cat and Fantasy Art, made her way to the United States from Lithuania in 1999. It was here that she crossed paths with her husband Daniel, who has since become her partner in their venture, EWAcats (AngelSVisionS LLC). Their booth is a haven for those who appreciate art that is a little out of the ordinary. Among their offerings, you will discover an array of striking Pop Culture Cat Art pieces that are sure to pique your interest. From original paintings to top-notch art prints, limited edition embellished canvases, and a variety of merchandise including, art coasters, jewelry, shoulder bags, art mugs mouse pads, and more. Angel and Dan's collection has something for everyone. At EWAcats, they don't just sell art—they share a bit of magic with each piece they offer, inviting you to experience a world where imagination reigns supreme and feline-inspired fantasies come to life.

Fine Art by Ash
Exhibitor Booth Profile: Art by Ash

Formally a graphic designer for 12 years, Ash Gonzales has also worked for Disney as an artist and cast member opening the Star Wars Park until late 2019. Currently, Ash is a freelance artist creating celebrity covers and oil paintings. Ash has been a sketch card artist for Upper Deck and has done such sets as Marvel Masterpieces, Marvel Black Diamond, Crow, Outer Space, Marvel Annual, Marvel Beginnings and a Dinosaur line. Currently with The Legacy Studio; you can view his work at @fineartbyash on Instagram or at to purchase prints or commissions.

Juan Castro
Exhibitor Booth Profile: Juan Castro

Juan Castro is an American digital artist, best known for creating poster prints of mashups from elements of pop culture. Apart from poster prints, Juan has been involved in several projects such as artwork for music albums, logos, billboards, stickers, and shirts. Currently, Juan Castro is a graphic designer and digital creator. Physical prints of his artwork can only be purchased at comic conventions. You can find all his work at @juancastrotx on Instagram.

Robert (Bob The Artist) Luedke:
Exhibitor Booth Profile: Bob the Artist

Robert (Bob The Artist) Luedke, has been involved with the comic industry since the mid-1990s, as a publisher, writer, inker, colorist, and illustrator. His Eye Witness graphic novel series (2004-2010) took home 5 different Indy Book Awards. The eclectic collection of pop culture-based prints and posters, based on his illustrations, are always one of the highlights of any convention he attends!

Max Peck


Exhibitor Booth Profile: TheOSC Studios

IT guy by day, and digital artist toiling away in his office by night, Max Peck is TheOSC Studios. Founded in 2021 on two simple ideas; “We make cool stuff for cool people.”, and “Anyone can make great art, especially you!” Max started his business taking commissions for custom trading card playmats. Then, in 2022 his wife Mikayla encouraged him to expand, and start selling on the convention circuit. With the help of family, they dove in headfirst. 2024 will be their third year selling his work. His skills have been completely self-taught for over 15 years and with each piece they are only getting better. He now does livestreams on twitch highlighting his abilities and sharing them with others. Come by the booth and he’ll tell you all about it or check out his instagram/oscstudios, YouTube(TheOSC Studios), or Twitch

Mega Mouse Arts

Exhibitor Booth Profile: Mega Mouse Arts

Mega Mouse Arts is the business of Megan Staba, a self-taught artist from Texas. She has been drawing all her life, sketching her own characters and fantastical creatures as well as characters from books, movies, fandoms, and anime. She works mostly in graphite, Prismacolor pencil, digital mediums, and her style is inspired by Japanese manga and anime. You can find her art at Renaissance fairs and conventions and online at her website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and DeviantArt.

Moonrise Avenue
Exhibitor Booth Profile: Moonrise Avenue

A digital artist from Houston, Texas. I started drawing from the age of 10 until the current day today. I started drawing digitally in 2016. I have created a plethora of art pieces spanning from portraits to character art designs to comic art. I have sold posters, buttons, stickers, and recently I craft earrings, bracelets, and other jewelry for sale now. Moonrise Avenue is all about shooting beyond the stars of creativity and sharing those great ideas and art pieces with the world.

The Pop Art Guy
Exhibitor Booth Profile: The Pop Art Guy

Jorge Camargo is a Houston native and self-taught artist whose artistic style focuses on creating vibrant and eye-catching paintings and drawings of iconic movies, comics, and horror characters. His style is a unique combination of pop culture iconography and classical painting which can be seen in the various artworks he has created depicting famous pop culture figures in classical painting mashups. Camargo utilizes various art mediums (oil, acrylic, colored pencils, watercolor, ink, etc.) to capture the essence of iconic pop culture characters we all know and love as well as create unique and original pieces. Known as “The Pop Art Guy” in the convention scene, he offers both original works and high-quality prints at his booth.

Ramos Renditions
Exhibitor Booth Profile: Ramos Renditions

Ramos Renditions is a local Houston-based art collective that focuses on bringing its patrons a wide variety while keeping the quality of our products top-notch. Making sure our supporters are happy knowing they are coming away with great work for the best prices! Bobby Ramos, the proud creator of the Renditions team, has brought together a solid group of artists who each specialize in their own art form. This allows our customers a one-stop-shop experience and collaborative pieces that are sure to shine in any collection. Visit us at RENDITIONS ROW located at booth 2700.

See y’all at the show! - Bobby Ramos

White Cup Entertainment
Exhibitor Booth Profile: White Cup Entertainment

White Cup Entertainment is a unique fusion of Texas and Nerd pop culture that is reflected in all our ORIGINAL art, clothing, prints, toys, comics, commercials, and animation. Ever wanted a shirt with Hulk bursting out of the Astrodome? Or maybe one featuring the Batmobile on swangas? We’ve got you. Need a 2ft tall white cup modeled after our company mascot, Mr. Dranky that doubles as an art piece AND cooler? We’ve got of em in stock currently. Maybe you just need a poster of The Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth Vader igniting his light saber wearing a pair of matching infrared red Jodan 6’s? Oh, don’t worry we’ve got ya. Ever seen the episode of Beavis and Butthead where they visit the Screwshop in Houston, Texas? We animated one so yeah, we’ve got ya. What’s that? You want to see Skeletor with an iced-out grill standing in front of a 15ft tall Castle Dranksull and take photos? Did I mention we’ve got ya?

White Cup Ent. is an EXPERIENCE. Oh, and a store located at 7203 Navigation Blvd in Houston, Texas. A store that DEFINITELY needs to be experienced.