John Greiner is an illustrator, comics creator and head of Cleveland based Shiner Comics, Inc. With Jake Kelly, he creates and publishes The Lake Erie Monster, a rust-belt centered, horror anthology comic. He co-founded and continues to run Genghis Con, an award-winning annual small press and underground comics convention in Cleveland. In 2016 he was one of 40 artists awarded the Creative Workforce Fellowship grants by The Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC). In 2017 John was awarded a Creative Access Fellowship Residency from the Neilsen Foundation to attend the Vermont Studio Center. He was also selected as the first Artist-in-Residency for the Gordon Square Arts District in the fall of 2017.