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Note from shop owner Back at end of July. Sorry.

--Captain RibMan

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Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

Back at end of July. Sorry.

--Captain RibMan

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John Sprengelmeyer (AKA "Captain RibMan") is an illustrator/designer and a nationally syndicated cartoonist. His clients include DC Comics / Warner Bros, Hallmark, Marvel, Cartoon Network, Hasbro, CBS, Showtime, Netflix, BMW, The Nerdist, Whataburger, Chick-fil-A, Arby’s, Olive Garden and many more. His work has appeared in a New York Times bestseller, ComicBook Men (AMC), @Midnight (Comedy Central) and The Tonight Show (NBC). He has been a panelist at San Diego Comic-Con and Wondercon.

Along with Rich Davis, he created the comic strip “CAPTAIN RIBMAN“ which was syndicated (by Universal Press Syndicate and Tribune Media Services) in over 300 newspapers. Yahoo! awarded it “Online Comic Strip of the Year.” The strip was featured in The Hollywood Reporter, The Washington Post and Variety. In 2003, a restaurant, “Captain RibMan’s Meat Market,” opened in Lawrence, Kansas.

Throughout his career, he has had the pleasure of partnering with great talent like Stan Lee, Kevin Smith, Jerry Seinfeld, Mark Hamill, Tony Hawk, Sid Caesar & Fred Willard, to name-drop a few.

In 2018, he published “Captain RibMan’s MASSIVE DUMP,” a compilation of his comic strips.

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  • John Sprengelmeyer


    John has an extensive array of design capabilities including corporate identity, character development, package design, 2-D and 3-D toy concepts, typography & logo design. From design to illustration, he’s a one-stop art studio.

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  • NeatoShop

    Tualatin, OR

    This local, family-owned high-quality print shop specializes in helping indie artists like myself fulfill orders.

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