Nicole McKoy was originally born in South Korea and raised in Miami, Florida. Classically trained, she attended New World School of the Arts High School for Fine Art, and went on to graduate from the Kansas City Art Institute with a Bachelor Degree of Fine Arts. Nicole spent the next few years honing her skills as both an illustrator and seamstress, during which she sewed over 50 different costumes and won multiple awards for both her original designs and recreations. She has also appeared on SyFy's "Heroes of Cosplay", where she starred as a guest judge for the contestants. Nicole currently works with her husband, Mervyn McKoy, for their company, Paper Lab Studios, whose office is based in Fort Lauderdale.
Mervyn McKoy is a Jamaican Illustrator and storyteller and co founder of Paperlab Studios. Mervyn McKoy has left an indelible mark on the South Florida comics scene, most notably creating Florida Supercon’s titular mascot. He is also the co-creator and lead artist on the comic books, ‘The C-Listers’ and ‘Giant Robot Warrior Maintenance Crew’. Mr. McKoy also specializes in parody art and has been both praised and lampooned by Destructoid, IGN, Gamespy Debriefings (now the Comedy Button) and Conan O’Brien (in his Flaming C Art Gallery). Not to one to stop, he is co-creator currently on his comic, 'Child of the Sun', which is available on Comixology and Amazon.com.
Whenever he is not drawing or crafting new ideas, you can find him gaming, running, or traveling. If you’re feeling adventurous, his work can be found right here!
Nicki McKoy & Mervyn McKoy