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About The Artists

About The Artists

Meredith Boyum, Lasagnart

Artist, Storytelling Track

Meredith Boyum AKA Lasagnart is an Illustrator and designer with a bold, colorful, rambunctious style. She works mostly in digital art and ink. She is inspired by video games, cartoons from her childhood, and street fashion. She runs an online shop called and also tables at conventions and markets throughout Texas. She sells prints, T-shirts, stickers, and accessories.

To learn more about Meredith’s work, check out her website or follow her on Instagram.

Kailyn Carr

Artist, Business Track

Kailyn Carr is an independent artist located in Austin, Texas. She adores crafting sci-fi and fantasy worlds, and works across multiple platforms to make short films and comic stories! Collaboration and exploration of different mediums drive her artwork, and she never backs down from a good challenge.

To learn more about Kailyn’s work, check out her website or follow her on Instagram.

Angel Ortega

Artist, Marketing Track

Angel, owner of Garzig Design, is a graphic designer and illustrator living in Austin, TX. The work and art of Garzig Design is heavily influenced by metal music, her Latinx heritage, and love to redesign pop culture with a low brow chic.

To learn more about Angel’s work, check out her website or follow her on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Joe Rothenberg

Artist, Skills Development Track

Joe Rothenberg is the Austin-based animator behind Nickelodeon’s GUMWAD ISLAND, award-winning animated shorts LADIES KNIGHT and RED TAPE, and the comedy series SKETCHY HOW-TO’S. His studio, Joe Rothenberg Animation, has animated dozens of commercial productions for clients such as Charles Schwab, AAA, Lenscrafters, City of San Antonio Tourism, and many more. His work has delighted audiences on major television networks, on Netflix and Hulu, in film festivals, and in theaters around the world. In interactive media, Joe directed a team of animators for FINAL FANTASY XV: A KING’S TALE and created the critically acclaimed NERDY WORKOUT and NOBODY SAID IT WAS EASY for Apple’s App Store. A big believer in Austin creativity and collaboration, Joe is thrilled to be a featured artist at CMBXP. You can connect with Joe on Instagram where he regularly posts art and cartoons.

To learn more about Joe’s work, check out his website or follow him on Instagram.