• April 15th - 17th, 2022
  • Indiana Convention Center

All Past Guests (Alumni)

Zane's first film role was in the 1989 movie Heart of Dixie. She starred in Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991), the title role in The Nurse (1997), and a cameo as the gynecologist in the comedy Cruel but Necessary (2005). She was a series regular as Melina Paros in L.A. Law from 1992 to 1993, JoAnne Meltzer in Profit, Diana in Roar, Le Sage in Dinotopia for Hallmark Entertainment, and Sophia Keener in Law and Order in 2006. She provided the voice for She-Hulk in the 1990s cartoon The Incredible Hulk, as well as Charley Davidson in Biker Mice from Mars in the follow-up 2006 series, taking over from Leeza Miller-McGee.

She has originated many roles on stage, playing Varya in David Mamet's debut adaptation of The Cherry Orchard at the Goodman Theatre, Rita in Craig Lucas's Prelude to a Kiss, and Cleo in Lyle Kessler's Robbers. Zane has also made many guest appearances on TV shows, including Lifestories: Families in Crisis, The Outer Limits, Judging Amy, and The Division.

Zane is a singer, BMI songwriter, and recording artist. In 2006, the Songwriters Hall of Fame recognized her as one of their new songwriters of the year.

She played the part of the "alter ego" in Amanda Eliasch's play "As I Like It" in 2012, and an award-winning documentary drama "The Gun the Cake and the Butterfly" (2014), in which she sang with Charles Eliasch. The same year she performed in The Girl from Nagasaki a film by Michel Comte based on Madame Butterfly. In 2013, Zane performed in The Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles.

Billy Zane is an American actor and producer best known for his villainous role as Caledon Hockley in the epic romantic disaster film Titanic, as well as roles in the science fiction comedies Back to the Future and Back to the Future Part II, Dead Calm, the television series Twin Peaks, the western film Tombstone, the satirical comedy film The Silence of the Hams, the horror film Demon Knight, the video game Kingdom Hearts, and the comedy-drama CQ.

He was in TV series The Boys, Curfew, Guilt, The Deep End, Samantha Who?, The Deep End, and made appearances on D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow, Deception, Robot Chicken, Charmed, Boston Public, The New Batman Adventures, Community, Psych, Matlock, Tales from the Crypt, and Murder She Wrote. Billy has been in dozens of films, including Femme Fatale, Holms and Watson, The Great War, Cliffs of Freedom, Orlando, Sniper, Lucid, Magic Man, Attack on Darfur, Journey to Promethea, The Roommate, Dead Rising: Endgame, and Zoolander & Zoolander 2. 

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Jimmy Mulligan

Jimmy Mulligan

James C. Mulligan’s work is represented in galleries internationally, and collected by everyone from Johnny Depp to Dick VanDyke, Richard Sherman (half of the Oscar-winning song writing duo of Mary Poppins) and Roger Daltrey. Jimmy has had a career long relationship with the Walt Disney Company, spanning over two decades, projects include Animazement, Light Magic, Haunted Mansion Holiday, and newly revitalized classics from Walt Disney Feature Animation. Jimmy has also worked with Marvel, DC, Warner Brothers, TMNT, Fox, Dreamworks, and many other amazing companies.
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Jessie Usher

Jessie Usher

Jessie T. Usher Jr. is an American actor. He starred as Cam Calloway on the Starz television series, Survivor’s Remorse. He previously played Lyle on Level Up. In 2014, he appeared in When the Game Stands Tall and the voice of American Boy in Teenage. In 2016, Usher co-starred in Independence Day: Resurgence. He is part of the main cast of Amazon Prime Video’s original series The Boys, which is based on the comic book series of the same name, playing Reggie Franklin / A-Train.

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Emily Swallow

Emily Swallow

Emily Swallow is an American actress best known for her roles as Kim Fischer on The Mentalist and as Amara / The Darkness in the 11th season of Supernatural. She also appears as The Armorer in the live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian and as Emily in the video game The Last of Us Part II.

She is also in Castlevania, SEAL TEAM, How to Get Away with Murder, and Southland with appearances on Flight of the Concords, Medium, NCIS, The Good Wife, Timeless, Elementary, and Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce.

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Aaron Dismuke

Aaron Dismuke

Aaron Dismuke is an American voice actor, adaptive writer and director who works primarily with Funimation Entertainment. He got his start voice acting at age 9, as Hiro Sohma in Fruits Basket, moving on to voice Alphonse Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist by age 12. Since then, he’s voiced various roles including Leonardo Watch in Blood Blockade Battlefront, Van Fanel in Escaflowne (2016 version), Oscar in RWBY, Reinhard in Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Yo Takami in Deadman Wonderland, Twelve in Terror in Residence, Arslan in The Heroic Legend of Arslan, and Lucifer in Devil is a Part Timer. He worked as assistant director for Ninja Slayer and Fairy Tail, and director for Shomin Sample and Nanbaka. He’s part of the ADR writing teams that adapted scripts for Fairy Tail, Nanbaka.

 

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Paola Lazaro

Paola Lazaro

Paola Lázaro is a Puerto Rican actress and dramatic writer who currently portrays Juanita Sanchez, better known as "Princess", in Season 10 of the AMC horror drama series The Walking Dead.

Paola was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She holds an MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University.

Her play Tell Hector I Miss Him at Atlantic Theater was nominated for a Drama League Award for Best Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play and for an Outer Critics Circle Award for the John Gassner Playwriting Award. In 2017 she was selected as a Sundance Theatre Lab writer with her play There's Always the Hudson (2017 Relentless Award finalist) and as a Sundance Institute Time Warner Storytelling Fellow. Paola is Atlantic Theater Company's 2016-2017 Two Playwright-in-Residence. In 2015 she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play for her role in To the Bone. She was recently selected for the Van Lier Playwright Residency at the Public Theater 2018-2020.

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Colin Cunningham

Colin Cunningham

Colin Cunningham is an American television and film actor best known for his roles as John Pope in the TNT science fiction series Falling Skies and as Major Paul Davis on Stargate SG-1. He was also in Preacher, Blood Drive, Falling Skies, Perception, Da Vinci’s Inquest, Da Vinci’s City Hall, Beggars and Choosers, The Historian, Rise of the Damned, Elektra, with appearances in the X-Files, Star Trek: New Voyages, CSI: Miami, The L Word, The 4400, Psych, Stargate Atlantis, Stargate Continuum, Sanctuary, and Rush.

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James "Murr" Murray

James "Murr" Murray

James Stephen “Murr” Murray is an American improvisational comedian, actor, author, and producer from the New York City borough of Staten Island. He is a member of The Tenderloins, a comedy troupe also consisting of Joe Gatto, Brian Quinn, and Sal Vulcano. Along with the other members of The Tenderloins, he stars in the television series Impractical Jokers on TruTV.

He has also been on Drunk History: UK, The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time, Gods of Medicine, and Down to Business. He wrote and produced Impractical Jokers: The Movie.

 

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Claudia GrayClaudia Gray is the New York Times bestselling author of many science fiction and paranormal
fantasy books for young adults, including Defy the Stars, Defy the Worlds, the Firebird series, the
Evernight series, the Spellcaster series, and Fateful. She’s also had a chance to work in a galaxy far,
far away as the author of the Star Wars novels Lost Stars, Bloodline, and Leia, Princess of Alderaan.
Born a fangirl, she loves obsessing over geeky movies and TV shows, as well as reading and
occasionally writing fanfiction; however, she periodically leaves the house to go kayaking, do a little
hiking, or travel the world. She will take your Jane Austen trivia challenge any day, anytime.
Currently, she lives in New Orleans.

Will Friedle

Will Friedle

Will Friedle is an American Film and Voice Actor and Comedian. He is best known for his role as Eric Matthews on Boy Meets World. More recently, he has voiced a number of animated characters in the animated films Batman Beyond, Kim Possible, Ultimate Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, among many others. In December 2014, it was announced that Friedle would reprise his Boy Meets World role of Eric Matthews on the continuation series Girl Meets World.  

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Rider Strong

Rider Strong

After being cast as Gavroche in Les Miserables at 9 years old, Rider Strong started a professional career that has lasted two decades and spanned a variety of genres and formats. He became best known in his teens for Boy Meets World, which ran for seven seasons on ABC. At 20, Rider secured his place in the independent film world by starring in Eli Roth’s Cabin Fever. He’s been covered in blood for a slew of horror and thriller films since. Back on stage, he starred as Benjamin Braddock in both the first U.S. national tour and the Australian productions of The Graduate.   Along with his brother, Rider has written and directed three short films that have played over 60 festivals worldwide and won both audience and juried awards. The pair also created an award-winning spec campaign commercial in support of Barack Obama that became the first political ad to air on Comedy Central. In a recent return to their roots, the brothers have been directing Girl Meets World.   Rider graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University and received his M.F.A. in Fiction & Literature from Bennington College.     Autograph Price: $50 Photo-Op Price: $60 Buy photo ops now

Eric Vale

Eric Vale

Eric Vale is an American voice actor, ADR director, scriptwriter, and head writer at Funimation, who provided voices for a number of English versions of Japanese anime series. He is known for voicing adult Trunks in the Dragon Ball series, Aph America and Canada from Axis power Hetalia, Ferid Bathory in the Seraph of the End series, Yuki Sohma in Fruits Basket series, Tenko “Tomura Shigaraki” Shimura in My Hero Academia, Sanji in One Piece, Loke in Fairy Tail and Phoenix Wright from Ace Attorney.

Savannah Welch

Savannah Welch

Savannah Rose Welch is an American actress, musician, and podcast host. She is best known for her work in the feature films Boyhood, The Tree of Life, and the History Channel drama SIX. Welch is also a member of the alt-country band The Trishas.

She is also in Titans, The Transcendents, Six, Jack’s Apocalypse, The Sinner, Deep at Heart, Casey Jones, Ninja James and the Beast Boy, and Jumping Off Bridges.     Autograph Price: $30 Photo-Op Price: $50   Buy photo ops now

Alan Ritchson

Alan Ritchson

Alan Michael Ritchson is an American actor, model, and singer known for his portrayals of superheroes Hawk in DC’s Titans and Aquaman on The CW’s Smallville as well as Thad Castle on Spike TV’s Blue Mountain State.

Ritchson also starred as Gloss in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Raphael in Michael Bays Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and its sequel, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, Adam in Lazer Team, and Hank Hall / Hawk on the series Titans.    Autograph Price: $50 Photo-Op Price: $70   Buy photo ops now

Billy Boyd

Billy Boyd

Billy Boyd was born in 1968 in Glasgow, Scotland, to Mary and William Boyd. The talented young boy, inspired by Star Wars to try acting, got his first taste of it in his school’s production of Oliver Twist when he was 10. Boyd’s parents were extremely supportive, driving over two hours to get him to the performances, but sadly they passed away when he was 12. He was thereafter raised by his grandmother. He realized that he enjoyed acting very much and told his school counselor that was what he wanted to be, but the counselor discouraged this choice and told him to “keep it secret”. When he was 17 he left school and went to work in a book-binding workshop. He worked there 4 years as an apprentice and 2 years as a workman. Ironically, during the years he worked at the book-binders, the Lord of the Rings trilogy was printed and bound there, many copies bound by his hands. After the 6 years as a book-binder, he was thoroughly sick of it. Billy planned on going to America for a year, but before he went he called the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and asked about applying for when he got back. But it so happened that they still had space for this year and they asked him if he wanted to apply and he did. He was at the drama school in a 3-year course for his bachelor of arts degree, meanwhile studying everything from Shakespeare to puppet-making. During this time Billy had a few small roles in TV series such as “Down Amongst The Boys” and “Taggart”. After graduating he performed in many plays like ‘The Slab Boys’, ‘The Diary of Adrian Mole’ etc. at The St. Andrews theatre which were his first paying roles. He then received a call from his agent about the Lord of the Rings movies and if he would like to audition for them. He went along not expecting much, but within a few months Peter Jackson came out to Scotland to meet him and to audition him personally. While rehearsing for a show he received a call from his agent who said that the part of Pippin had been offered to him – if he wanted it. The rest is history.   Autograph Price: $60 Photo-Op Price: $80   Buy photo ops now

Sam J Jones

Sam J Jones

Samuel Gerald “Sam J.” Jones is an American actor. He is best known for playing the title character in the 1980 film Flash Gordon.

Jones was born in Chicago, Illinois, and grew up in Sacramento, California, where he graduated from Mira Loma High School. He made his first film appearance in the 1979 romantic comedy film 10. His appearance in 10 allowed him to beat Kurt Russell and Arnold Schwarzenegger for his most famous role, that of Flash Gordon in the 1980 film of the same name. He also had extended cameos (as himself, with his blond Flash Gordon hairstyle) in both the 2012 comedy film Ted and its 2015 sequel, Ted 2.

Jones has also made appearances on several TV Shows including Stargate SG-1, L.A. Heat,  Conan the TV Series, Walker Texas Ranger, and Baywatch. He also voiced Blind Bowman in the Cult Classic Video Game Return to Zork.   Autograph Price: $40 Photo-Op Price: $60   Buy photo ops now

Gates McFadden

Gates McFadden

Gates McFadden is best known for playing Dr. Beverly Crusher in the Star Trek: The Next Generation television series and in the four subsequent films.

Gates McFadden

Gates McFadden

Gates McFadden is best known for playing Dr. Beverly Crusher in the Star Trek: The Next Generation television series and in the four subsequent films.

Bruce Boxleitner

Bruce Boxleitner

Bruce Boxleitner is an American actor, and science fiction and suspense writer. He is known for his leading roles in the television series How the West Was Won, Bring ‘Em Back Alive, Scarecrow and Mrs. King (with Kate Jackson), and Babylon 5 (as John Sheridan in seasons 2–5, 1994–98). He is also known for his dual role as the characters Alan Bradley and Tron in the 1982 Walt Disney Pictures film Tron, a role which he reprised in the 2003 video game Tron 2.0, the 2006 Square-Enix/Disney crossover game Kingdom Hearts II, the 2010 film sequel, Tron: Legacy and the animated series Tron: Uprising. He co-starred in most of the Gambler films with Kenny Rogers, where his character provided comic relief.  
 

Elizabeth Henstridge

Elizabeth Henstridge

Elizabeth Henstridge is an English actress, model, fashion designer, podcaster and director. She is best known for starring as Jemma Simmons in the ABC superhero action drama series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013–2020), set within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.   Autograph Price: $50 Photo-Op Price: $50 each     Buy photo ops now

William Shatner

William Shatner

William Shatner is a Canadian actor, author, producer, director, screenwriter, and singer. In his seven decades of acting, he became a cultural icon for his portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the Star Trek franchise.

As of 2021, Shatner is one of the last surviving cast members from the original Star Trek series, alongside Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, and Walter Koenig. He has written a series of books chronicling his experiences playing Captain Kirk, being a part of Star Trek, and life after Star Trek. He has also co-written several novels set in the Star Trek universe, and a series of science fiction novels called TekWar that were adapted for television.

Shatner also played the eponymous veteran police sergeant in T. J. Hooker (1982–1986) and hosted the reality-based television series Rescue 911 (1989–1996), which won a People's Choice Award for Favorite New TV Dramatic Series. Shatner also featured in two episodes of the television detective series Columbo almost two decades apart. He also appeared in seasons 4 and 5 of the NBC series 3rd Rock from the Sun as the alien "Big Giant Head" to which the main characters - also alien - reported. From 2004 until 2008, he starred as attorney Denny Crane both in the final season of the legal drama The Practice and in its spinoff series Boston Legal, a role that earned him two Emmy Awards. He appeared in both seasons of the comical NBC real-life travelogue with other male companions "of a certain age" in Better Late Than Never, from 2016 to 2018. Shatner has also pursued a career in music and spoken word recordings since the late 1960s, having released eight albums.   Autograph Price: $120 Photo-Op Price: $120
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Dante Basco

Dante Basco

Dante Basco is an American film, television and voice actor. He is best known for his role as Rufio, the leader of the Lost Boys in Steven Spielberg’s Hook, and for his many voice acting roles, most notably as Prince Zuko from Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender, Jake Long from Disney Channel’s American Dragon: Jake Long, and Spin Kick from Carmen Sandiego.   Autograph Price: $40 Photo-Op Price: $60 each
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Kevin Nash

Kevin Nash

Kevin Nash is an American actor and retired professional wrestler, best known for his tenures with World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW). He has wrestled under several ring names, but is best known for his work under his real name in WCW, as well as Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) and as Diesel in the WWF.

In 1994 while in the WWF, Nash (then known as Diesel) won the WWF World, Intercontinental and Tag Team Championships (the WWF Triple Crown) and at that year’s Slammy Awards won the MVP (now Superstar of the Year) and (with Shawn Michaels) Best Tag Team (now Tag Team of the Year) awards. Between WWE, WCW and TNA, Nash has won a total of 21 championships, including being a five-time world champion (four-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion and one-time WWF Champion) and a 12-time world tag team champion between the three promotions. Nash’s 358-day WWF Championship reign is the longest of the 1990s. During his time in WCW, Nash became the first wrestler to defeat Goldberg and in the process ended his undefeated streak of 173–0 at Starrcade in 1998. Following a college basketball career for the University of Tennessee, Nash played professionally for German Bundesliga squad Gießen 46ers for a short time, until a knee injury ended his career.

Nash was a member of The Kliq, an influential backstage group that included Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Scott Hall and Sean Waltman. He is also one of the three founding members of the New World Order (nWo), along with Hulk Hogan and Scott Hall. Nash was inducted individually into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2015, and he will be inducted for the second time in 2020 as a member of the New World Order alongside Hogan, Hall, and Waltman.   Autograph Price: $40 Photo-Op Price: $50 each   Buy photo ops now

Chandler Riggs

Chandler Riggs

Chandler Riggs is an American actor and DJ, best known for his regular role as Carl Grimes on the AMC horror-drama television series The Walking Dead (based on the comic book series of the same name) from 2010 to 2018. For his work on the series, Riggs won three Saturn Awards from five nominations and a Young Artist Award from three nominations.

Riggs has appeared in the films Get Low (2009), Mercy (2014), Keep Watching (2017), Only (2019), and Inherit the Viper (2019). In late 2017, Riggs started releasing electronic music under his stage name, Eclipse. In early 2019, he began recurring on the ABC drama series A Million Little Things.   Autograph Price: $40 Photo-Op Price: $50 each   Buy photo ops now

Keith R.A. DeCandido

Keith R.A. DeCandido

Keith Robert Andreassi DeCandido is an American science fiction and fantasy writer and musician, who works on comic books, novels, role-playing games and video games, including numerous media tie-in books for properties such as Star Trek, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doctor Who, Supernatural, Andromeda, Farscape, Leverage, Spider-Man, X-Men, Sleepy Hollow, and Stargate SG-1.

Carlos Ferro

Carlos Ferro

Carlos Ferro is one of the leading voice acting talents working in the industry today. A star of the award-winning, best-selling GEARS OF WAR 1-5, Ferro is known to video game fans worldwide as the voice of COG soldier Dom Santiago. In addition to his work on GEARS, he is also known as the voice of Michael Corleone, head of the Corleone family in THE GODFATHER II and Leonardo da Vinci in ASSASSIN”S CREED 2, ASSASSIN’S CREED BROTHERHOOD and ASSASSIN’S CREED ASCENDANCE. Ferro has lent his voice to such well-known properties as SHENMUE III, FINAL FANTASY, BEWARE THE BATMAN, SCOOBY-DOO, THE CLEVELAND SHOW, JUSTICE LEAGUE, SPAWN, REIGN: THE CONQUERER, X-MEN: NEXT DIMENSION, TONY HAWK’S AMERICAN WASTELAND, SCARFACE: THE WORLD IS YOURS, QUANTUM OF SOLACE, INDIANA JONES AND THE STAFF OF KINGS, RANGO THE VIDEOGAME,  PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2 as well as the popular CALL OF DUTY, SAINTS ROW and UNCHARTED franchises. Anime fans know him as the evil Thomas Waltham from GOLGO 13: QUEEN BEE. Ferro is also an accomplished actor, club DJ, and host, who has starred in landmark television shows such as STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, tours under his DJ moniker “the Domfather," and in 2018/2019 served as Esports host at the Gears Pro Circuit in Las Vegas and Mexico City.
 

Lana Parrilla

Lana Parrilla

Of Italian and Puerto Rican descent, Lana Parrilla spent her childhood in Brooklyn, New York.  At a young age, she made numerous home videos with her family and especially with her aunt, who is a working actress.  Lana’s family supported her natural inclination to perform, however with her determination, no one was going to stand in the way of her passion.  Parrilla graduated from high school and shortly thereafter moved to Los Angeles to study her craft and began to appear in local theatre productions.
One of Parrilla’s earliest on-camera jobs was an appearance in the Steven Spielberg movie of the week, “Semper Fi”. Thereafter, she joined the cast as a regular on the hit comedy series “Spin City”. Parrilla has been a regular on many critically acclaimed shows such as “Boomtown”, where she played a young paramedic, “24”, as a counter-terrorist agent, and “Swingtown”, as a sexually progressive woman in the 1970s, to name a few. Parrilla has also recurred on such memorable series as “NYPD Blue”, “Six
Feet Under” and “Lost.” Currently, Parrilla relishes her current character, Regina Mills/Evil Queen on the hit show “Once Upon A Time”.   For her work on “Once Upon A Time” she has received the NHMC Impact Award, an ALMA Award for Outstanding TV Actress, and was voted by fans as TV Guide’s Best Villain for 2 out of the 3 years the show has aired.  In 2003, Parrilla received an Imagen Award for her work on ”Boomtown”.
When not on location, Parrilla enjoys spending time with her family in Los Angeles and New York and loves to travel the world. She has volunteered in community projects throughout Sri Lanka, Haiti, Canada and at home in the US.   This will be Lana Parrilla's debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Convention!     Autograph Price: $70 Photo-Op Price: $100   Buy photo ops now

Jeremy Ray Taylor

Jeremy Ray Taylor

Jeremy Raymond Taylor  is an American actor, known for his role as Ben Hanscom in the 2017 adaptation of Stephen King's novel It and its 2019 sequel, and as Sonny in the film Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween.    This will be Jeremy Ray Taylor's debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Con!

Tom Felton

Tom Felton

Tom Felton is an English actor and musician. He is best known for his role as Draco Malfoy in the film adaptions of the best-selling Harry Potter fantasy novels by J.K. Rowling. His performances in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 won him two consecutive MTV Movie Awards for Best Villain in 2010 and 2011.

Prior to Harry Potter, Felton began appearing in commercials when he was eight years old for companies such as Commercial Union and Barclaycard. He made his screen debut in the role of Peagreen Clock in The Borrowers (1997) and he portrayed Louis T. Leonowens in Anna and the King (1999). Following the conclusion of the Harry Potter series in 2011, Felton appeared in the 2011 film Rise of the Planet of the Apes, a reboot of the Planet of the Apes series. He had roles in the minor films From the Rough (2011) and The Apparition (2012), and starred as James Ashford in the critically acclaimed period drama film Belle (2013). He has since appeared in films such as In Secret (2014), Against the Sun (2014), Risen (2016), A United Kingdom (2016), and Feed (2017). He portrayed Julian Albert in The Flash.   This will be Tom Felton's debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Convention!

 

Jim Cummings

Jim Cummings

Jim Cummings is an American voice actor and singer, who has appeared in almost 400 roles, including Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, and the Tasmanian Devil.   This will be Jim Cummings' debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Convention!

Jack Quaid

Jack Quaid

Jack Quaid is an American actor. The son of actors Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan, he made his acting debut as Marvel in the The Hunger Games (2012). Quaid went on to play the leading role of vigilante Hugh "Hughie" Campbell in the Prime Video superhero series The Boys (2019).   This will be Jack Quaid's debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Convention!  

 

David Ramsey

David Ramsey

David Ramsey is an American actor, director, and martial artist, best known for his roles in the CW series Arrow as John Diggle/Spartan, Anton Briggs on the Showtime TV series Dexter, and the film Mother and Child (2009) as Joseph.  

 

David Ramsey

David Ramsey

David Ramsey is an American actor, director, and martial artist, best known for his roles in the CW series Arrow as John Diggle/Spartan, Anton Briggs on the Showtime TV series Dexter, and the film Mother and Child (2009) as Joseph.  

 

Kevin West

Kevin West

Kevin grew up in Chicago where the temperatures are pretty tolerable and easy to adapt to. He studied art at the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana, (the temperatures are tolerable there as well). After a couple of advertising layout jobs, he decided to embark on the endless thrills of the freelancer. He has worked on a variety of projects over the years that have included video games, storyboards, designing various Christmas and Halloween products, (ornaments, stockings, door panels and animated figures), illustrating children's books, theater posters and programs, character design, coloring books and comic books. Since 1991, Kevin has drawn comics for Marvel, DC, Wildstorm, Image, Malibu, Acclaim, Disney and several smaller independent publishers.   This will be Kevin West's debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Convention!

Linda Reinhold

Linda Reinhold

I was born in Chicago and except for the fact that I nearly died of asthma when I was one year old, I had a perfectly normal childhood. I lived in Chicago until 1954 when we moved to Des Plaines, IL. My only regret is that I was an only child, but being creative helped and I entertained myself drawing and making things and always managed to have a lot of friends.

I was horse crazy from the age of 8 and took riding lessons for 11 years. Always interested in art, I also took private art lessons from age 9 through 12.

We moved to Barrington in 1960 and I graduated from Barrington High in 1966. I then majored in art at Stephens College, Columbia, MO and received my BFA in 1970.

During my college summers I worked for a printing company in Chicago doing all sorts of things including paste-ups for catalogs and flyers. I ended up learning a lot more about advertising there than I ever did in college.

After graduation, while searching for an advertising job in Chicago, I took several free-lance art jobs, trained wild appaloosas, and sold Estee Lauder at Carson’s, downtown Chicago for 6 months. I finally did get a job in advertising at a tiny agency on Michigan Ave. near The Art Institute where I ventured frequently. Then in Dec., 1971, I got married and moved to New York City. The marriage was very short-lived and I again found myself searching for a job, and taking another turn at selling Estee Lauder, until I was fortunate enough to find the most fun job ever at Marvel Comics. Working both on staff and free-lancing as colorist, I loved my job, made many friends in the business and I might have stayed there forever were it not for Barry Windsor-Smith entering my life, stealing my heart and convincing me to go into business with him publishing his art. And so The Gorblimey Press was born in 1973 with me as partner doing everything except the art.

Barry and I worked and lived together for 11 years. I was part of “The Studio” that we shared with Jeffrey Jones, Michael Kaluta and Bernie Wrightson from 1776 – 1979. Barry is an amazing, gifted artist and writer, and admittedly I learned a lot from him; but the relationship had been problematic from the start, and by the summer of ’84, it had deteriorated to the degree that I decided to leave and move back to Illinois and back in with my parents. It wasn’t easy. It was like starting my life over again.

During my job search that fall, I was fortunate to learn of First Comics through a friend of my dearest high school friend, Debbie. I interviewed at First Comics (then located In Evanston) Nov., ’84 and went home with 22 pages of Bill Reinhold original art under my arm to letter. I soon phased into coloring for First full time and moved to Evanston in June, 1985. Thus began my relationship with my husband-to-be, Bill.
We worked together, became friends, began dating and married in 1987. We have two beautiful and talented children, Leanna and Michael, two kitties, a very old box turtle and live in a modest house in Crystal Lake where we also work and enjoy the “Joyful noise” our son makes playing drums.
 
This will be Linda Reinhold’s debut appearance at Indianapolis, Indiana Comic Convention!

Bill Reinhold

Bill Reinhold

Bill Reinhold is a 1982 graduate of the American Academy of Art in downtown Chicago. He has been a professional Comic Book Artist since 1981. Working for comic book companies such as, Noble Comics, First Comics, Marvel Comics, DC comics, Dark Horse and Soleil. Drawing characters The Justice Machine, The Badger, The Punisher, The Prowler, Silver Surfer, Batman, Magnus Robot Fighter and more.

The bulk of his comic work doing pencils was with the great writer Mike Baron. In 1993 they co-created a series called SPYKE that was originally published by Epic/Marvel.
Also he did several pieces of art for the Upper Deck trading card game Marvel Vs. and many sketch cards.

As a comic book inker he worked with other artists on Marvel Comics books such as the Earth X trilogy, The Punisher, The Amazing Spider-Man, Daredevil, Wolverine and The Hulk.
At DC Comics he inked books with characters Batman, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, Fate, etc.

Artists he feels fortunate to have inked include- Jon Bogdanove, Doug Braithwaite, Steve Ditko, George Freeman, Ron Garney, Keith Giffen, Adam Kubert, John Paul Leon, Ron Lim, Lan Medina, Steve Rude, Ryan Sook, Jill Thompson, Ron Wagner, Ryan Sook, and many more.

In 2010-11 Bill was drawing Magnus Robot Fighter for Dark Horse Comics. In late 2014 Bill completed the graphic novel “Van Helsing vs. Jack the Ripper” for the French publisher Soleil Productions.

This will be Bill Reinhold’s debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Convention!

Bernard Chang

Bernard Chang

Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Chang started drawing comics professionally in 1992 while attending Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York on a full scholarship for architecture. Within his first year, he was voted onto the Wizard magazine Top Ten Artists list for his work on The Second Life of Dr. Mirage for Valiant Comics, and was nominated for the Russ Manning Award for Best Newcomer. After four years at Valiant, Bernard would go on to illustrate books for Marvel Comics and DC Comics, including X-Men, New Mutants, Cable, Deadpool, Superman, Supergirl, and Wonder Woman. Most recently, he is drawing DC Universe Presents:Deadman, part of the new DC 52 relaunch.

From 1997 to 2001, Chang was a "blue sky" concept designer for Walt Disney Imagineering. His projects included: Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for Buccaneer Gold (DisneyQuest); 100 Years of Magic Celebration (Disney-MGM Studios); Animation Pavilion (Disney California Adventure Park); and the Millennium Village (Epcot) - all of which won the Themed Entertainment Association's THEA Award for Best New Attractions. Since, he has continued to work on many projects, including creative charettes for the Valley Forge Museum, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, and the San Pedro Waterfront Redevelopment Project.

In March 2005, Scholastic Press and Blue Sky Press published The Black Belt Club #1: Seven Wheels of Power, with text by Dawn Barnes and illustrations by Chang. There have been two additional books under the series: The Black Belt Club #2: Nightmare on the Mountain of Fear (2006); and The Black Belt Club #3: Beware of the Haunted Eye (2007).

Chang also has a long collaboration with New York Times best-selling author, Neil Strauss, providing illustrations for most of his books: The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists' (2005); The Rules of the Game (2007); Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life (2009); Jenna Jameson's autobiography, How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale (2004); Everyone Loves You When You're Dead: Journeys Into Fame and Madness (2011); and, most recently, The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships (2015). Strauss and Chang also collaborated on ReganBooks/HarperCollins' first graphic novel How to Make Money Like a Porn Star, which was released in 2006.

Chang designed and illustrated the album cover and cd booklet for Fantasy Ride (2009), the third studio album of musician, Ciara, 2008's Billboard Woman of the Year. The comic book featured the singer's alter ego, Super C.
  This will be Bernard Chang's debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Convention!  

Jennifer Morrison

Jennifer Morrison

Jennifer Morrison is an American actress, producer, director, and former child model. She is known for her roles as Dr. Allison Cameron in the medical-drama series House (2004–2012) and Emma Swan in the ABC adventure-fantasy series Once Upon a Time (2011–2017, 2018). She has also portrayed Zoey Pierson, one of Ted Mosby's love interests on the comedy series How I Met Your Mother; Winona Kirk, mother of James T. Kirk in the 2009 science-fiction film Star Trek; and Tess Conlon in the 2011 sports drama film Warrior. She made her feature film directorial debut with Sun Dogs (2017).   This will be Jennifer Morrison's debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Convention!

Jennifer Morrison

Jennifer Morrison

Jennifer Morrison is an American actress, producer, director, and former child model. She is known for her roles as Dr. Allison Cameron in the medical-drama series House (2004–2012) and Emma Swan in the ABC adventure-fantasy series Once Upon a Time (2011–2017, 2018). She has also portrayed Zoey Pierson, one of Ted Mosby's love interests on the comedy series How I Met Your Mother; Winona Kirk, mother of James T. Kirk in the 2009 science-fiction film Star Trek; and Tess Conlon in the 2011 sports drama film Warrior. She made her feature film directorial debut with Sun Dogs (2017).   This will be Jennifer Morrison's debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Convention!

Chris Sprouse

Chris Sprouse

Chris Sprouse is an American comics artist. Sprouse has worked for multiple publishers and has won two Eisner Awards for his work on Tom Strong, a series he created with writer Alan Moore.
Chris Sprouse was born in Charlottesville, Virginia. At the age of 3 he moved with his family to New Delhi, India where he first discovered comics as he was unable to play outside due to the dangerous amount of snakes in the house yard. When he was 6, his family returned to the United States to Dale City, Virginia, where he continued to read and draw comics. Before his debut in comics, Sprouse drew a comic strip entitled "Ber-Mander", for the school newspaper (The Hyphen), while attending Gar-Field Senior High School in Dale City. After graduating in 1984, Sprouse attended James Madison University where he studied graphic design.

Sprouse launched his career in mainstream comics in 1989, his first credited work being a Chemical King story in Secret Origins vol. 2 #47 (Feb. 1990). His next assignments were a Two-Face story for Batman Annual #14 (1990) and the Hammerlocke limited series. He drew insert posters for the War of the Gods limited series in 1991. Following that, Sprouse drew the Legionnaires series featuring teenaged versions of the Legion of Super-Heroes. He later illustrated a number of one-shots and fill-in issues before illustrating a Star Wars mini-series, Splinter of the Mind's Eye, for Dark Horse Comics.

He then worked for Extreme Studios as the regular penciller of New Men, and in 1997–1998, Sprouse drew several issues of Supreme, scripted by Alan Moore for the same publisher. After Supreme ended, he and Moore created Tom Strong for America's Best Comics, for which Sprouse won two Eisner Awards in 2000, for Best Single Issue and Best Serialized Story.

Sprouse was the penciller and co-creator on the 2004 Ocean mini-series, written by Warren Ellis and published by DC Comics. In 2007, Ocean was optioned for film. In 2006, he began pencilling Wildstorm's Midnighter ongoing series, a spin-off of The Authority. He was the artist on the first issue of Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne with Grant Morrison as writer.

In 2011, Sprouse worked with writer Peter Hogan on the Tom Strong and the Planet of Peril limited series. Sprouse drew Action Comics #14 (Jan. 2013) which featured an "appearance" by Neil deGrasse Tyson. In 2014, Sprouse drew the second issue of Grant Morrison's The Multiversity limited series. Other works include Batman '66, Fairest: In All the Land, The Flash, Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Thors.   This will be Chris Sprouse's debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Con!

Kevin Sharpe

Kevin Sharpe

As a professional comic book penciler, Kevin has worked for various companies throughout his career. His list of credits include many Marvel and DC titles, not limited to the ones listed here:

Nova, R.E.B.E.L.S., MARVEL ADVENTURES: Avengers and Thor, Legion of Superheroes, New Mutants, Marvel VS Capcom 3, Rise Of Arsenal, Xtreme X-men, New Mutants, Black Panther, G.I. Joe.

His work for 2013/2014 includes pencils on the upcoming miniseries 'The Illegitimates' (created by Taran Killam with Marc Andreyko, from IDW) and 'Teen Force 5' (created by Charlie McElvy, from XION Studios).

He also provides sketch card illustrations and trading card art for official sets produced by Upper Deck Entertainment. Kevin illustrated several of the trading cards used in the "Dark City" expansion of the popular Marvel Legendary game, and sketch cards for upcoming Marvel licensed collector sets.   This will be Kevin Sharpe's debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Con!
 

Andrew MacLean

Andrew MacLean

Based in Salem, MA, Andrew MacLean is the artist and writer behind HEAD LOPPER and ApocalyptiGirl.   This will be Andrew MacLean's debut appearance at Indianapolis, Indiana Comic Con!

Kyle Starks

Kyle Starks

Kyle Starks is the Eisner nominated creator of Sexcastle which was recently optioned to be made into a major motion picture. Whoa! He's also written a bunch of other great stuff like Rick and Morty and Invader Zim and is generally recognized as a pretty good, laugh making, funny boy. His new book, Rock Candy Mountain, is going to be a real hoot. Yeah I said "hoot." He hails from Southern Indiana where he is married to the most wonderful woman and lucky father of the most fantastic little girls. He is an alright dude. Supposedly.   This will be Kyle Starks' debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Con!

Greg Cipes

Greg Cipes

Greg Cipes is an American actor, voice actor, and musician. He was a cast member in the reality television program twentyfourseven, and had recurring roles in MDs and Peacemakers. His most notable roles have been voicing in cartoons. He voices Beast Boy in Teen Titans, Kevin Levin in Ben 10, and Michaelangelo in the 2012 edition of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.   This will be Greg Cipes' debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Con!

Greg Cipes

Greg Cipes

Greg Cipes is an American actor, voice actor, and musician. He was a cast member in the reality television program twentyfourseven, and had recurring roles in MDs and Peacemakers. His most notable roles have been voicing in cartoons. He voices Beast Boy in Teen Titans, Kevin Levin in Ben 10, and Michaelangelo in the 2012 edition of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.   This will be Greg Cipes' debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Con!

James Saito

James Saito

James Saito is best known for his physical portrayal of The Shredder in the 1990 film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; the character was voiced by David McCharen. Saito also appeared in films like The Devil's Advocate, Home Alone 3, Pearl Harbor, and Die Hard with a Vengeance. His TV credits include M*A*S*H, MacGyver, Law & Order, Miami Vice and Sex and the City.

In 2008, he played Tokugawa Ieyasu in Shogun, as part of the BBC's Heroes and Villains series, (focusing on historical people who have attracted polarized opinion, in modern day, or by their contemporaries.) It is probably the role he is best known for to British Audiences, his performance as "the Julius Caesar of Japan" (Hideyoshi is considered the Napoleon) was well received by audiences.

Saito has appeared in numerous stage productions, with early career work at the Asian-American theatre company East West Players in Los Angeles. On Broadway he has appeared in The King and I, and David Henry Hwang's Golden Child. He won an Obie Award in 2007 for his performance in Julia Cho's Durango at The Public Theater in New York City.

In 2015, Saito appeared in a new play, The World of Extreme Happiness, by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, in a co-production with the Goodman Theatre at the Manhattan Theatre Club in New York City.

Saito starred in the regular supporting role of Dr. Chen in the ABC drama Eli Stone.

In February 2019, it was announced that Saito was cast in the main role of Tanaseda Hideki for the second season of Netflix's science-fiction series, Altered Carbon.   This will be James Saito's debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Con!

Joonas Suotamo

Joonas Suotamo

Joonas Suotamo is a Finnish actor and former professional basketball player. He is best known for his role as Chewbacca in the Star Wars saga, taking over the role from Peter Mayhew, first as a body double, with Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), and later as the lead in Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) and in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019).   This will be Joonas Suotamo's debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Con!

Zach Howard

Zach Howard

Zach Howard is a freelance professional illustrator of fifteen years. His most notable employers include Marvel, Disney, DC, Warner Bros., Image, IDW, Boom, Simon & Schuster, and Steve Jackson Games. Zach’s most popular projects are Wild Blue Yonder, Shaun of the Dead, Spiderman, X-Men, GI Joe, The Cape, and Batman . He has been nominated for an Eisner award, multiple Indie awards and received an Amazon Book of the Month selection for Wild Blue Yonder. In addition to his professional work, Zach is passionate about supporting young artists and has dedicated much of his time to helping nurture the next generation of creators.   This will be Zach Howard's debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Con!

Andy Kuhn

Andy Kuhn

Andy Kuhn has been a professional cartoonist since 1990. He has worked for every major American publisher, and many of the minor ones too. His titles have included Marvel Adventures, Spider-Man Unlimited, and Marvel Team-Up, Blue Beetle, The Flash, Young Justice, and The Joker: Last Laugh.

With writer Phil Hester, he co-created the monster-adventure comic Firebreather. The critically aclaimed Image Comics series was adapted into an animated movie for Cartoon Network which debuted in November 2010. Andy and Phil are currently at work on the next Firebreather mini-series titled Firebreather: Holmgang.

Andy recently did production art on the DreamWorks Pictures remake of the eighties horror classic Fright Night. Other recent comics works by Kuhn include a Jack Sparrow story for Disney Comics, the crime drama Easy Way, Keith Giffen's violent comics opus 10, Robert Kirkman's high tech super-spy Brit, and the short lived series Rex Mantooth: Kung Fu Gorilla with writer Matt Fraction. He is also currently working on an animated kung fu web series called Young Ki.

His clients outside of comics have included Dreamworks, RCA, G.E., Blizzard Entertainment, Upperdeck Entertainment, and Nucity Publications.

Andy is also a regular contributor to the Comic Twart art blog.   This will be Andy Kuhn's debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Con!

Jeff Preston

Jeff Preston

With clients ranging from Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine, The United Methodist Publishing House, Miller/Coors, Dark Horse Comics and Cintas the uniform company, his almost three decades of work has been as diverse as his clientele. "A true illustrator should be able to illustrate anything, it's our job! To take something we might not know anything about and present a final product that will make the viewer assume that we are experts on the subject".  When asked to sum up the past 33 years he just says, "it's a nice start".


Jeff Preston treats each assignment as if it were his last. "As I'm working I ask myself if it were all to end now is this the illustration I would want to be my legacy?"  Perhaps somewhat melodramatic but he truly believes in the approach and it seems to be working. More than technique and professional polish the one word that best sums up his illustration is "passion"!  That's something that can not be put on with a brush or rendered in with a pencil. It's the one thing that connects with the viewer, the heart that goes into the illustration. It's there or it isn't, there's no middle ground.  "If I can evoke  an emotion when the audience sees my work I have succeeded. Whether it's a smile, a hearty laugh, a tear or even reaching in their wallet to buy the product my illustration  promoted ... I've made my touchdown".


Awards and accolades are not sought but still welcomed acknowledgement that the path he has chosen is the right one. The earliest came in 1964.  The PTA of Gallatin, Tennessee had a yearly carnival and an art show for grades 1, 2 and 3.  A blue ribbon for first place was awarded for an illustration he did depicting a caveman waving good bye to the dinosaur he had just killed, he was 5 years old.

His work has appeared in the Spectrum Art Books, the annual global competition that selects the years best in contemporary fantastic art. In 2012 He was awarded the  prestigious Rhondo Award for the "Best Cover of the Year" for Little Shoppe of Horrors #29 "The Definitive Dr. Phibes".

In 2006 he was inducted into the New York Society of Illustrators where he also serves on the membership committee.

Apart from illustration he also plays the banjo to which he holds the distinction of being the only illustrator to ever play "Beethoven's Fifth Symphony" on the 5 string banjo at the Society of Illustrators! "I wanted to make my own little historical anecdote there when I had my member show  in 2010".  That particular bit of illustration trivia just might be safe... at least for now!   This will be Jeff Preston's debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Con!

Andy Smith

Andy Smith

Andy Smith has been working as a professional artist since 1991. Mostly working in the field of comic books for major publishers such as Marvel, DC, Image, Acclaim and Cross Gen Ent. Not content with just comic book projects Andy has also done a variety of commercial jobs for clients such as Athlita Entertainment, Bally’s Total Fitness, Real Song Records, The Idaho Potato Commission and Fidelity Investments to name a few. Andy is also the best selling author of “Drawing Dynamic Comics” published by Watson-Guptill in 2000. The book is currently in it’s seventh printing. Andy’s second book “Drawing American Manga Super-heroes” was published by Watson-Gutptill in 2007.   This will be Andy Smith's debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Con!

Cristina Vee

Cristina Vee

Cristina Vee, is an American voice actress and singer who provides voices for English dubs of anime, animation and video games. Some of her roles include Louise in The Familiar of Zero, Nanoha Takamachi in the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha series, Mio Akiyama in K-On!, Nagisa Saitō in Squid Girl, Homura Akemi in Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Rei Hino / Sailor Mars in the Viz Media dub of Sailor Moon, the Honoka sisters in Knights of Sidonia, Hawk from The Seven Deadly Sins, Meiko Mochizuki in Digimon Adventure tri. and Killua Zoldyck in Hunter × Hunter. She has had video game roles, such as the titular character in the Shantae series, Velvet Crowe in Tales of Berseria, Riven in League of Legends and Cerebella in Skullgirls. In animation, she voices Marinette Dupain-Cheng / Ladybug in Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir. She was the co-host of AnimeTV with Johnny Yong Bosch and played Haruhi Suzumiya in The Adventures of the ASOS Brigade.   This will be Cristina Vee's debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Con!

Kel Mitchell

Kel Mitchell

Kel Mitchell is an American actor, stand-up comedian, musician, singer, and rapper. He is known for his work as a regular cast member of the Nickelodeon sketch comedy series All That, as the Invisible Boy in the 1999 Ben Stiller and Geoffrey Rush superhero satire film Mystery Men, his portrayal of Kel Kimble on the Nickelodeon sitcom Kenan & Kel, his role as Ed in the film and All That sketch Good Burger, as the voice of Dutch in the Disney XD cartoon Motorcity, and as Ray in the 2006 sequel to Like Mike, Like Mike 2: Streetball. He also starred as Double G on the Nickelodeon series Game Shakers.     This will be Kel Mitchell's debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Con!  

Joe Phillips

Joe Phillips

I'm an artist, illustrator, animator, designer, and sculptor based in San Diego, California. My commercial work appears internationally in books, magazines, and on products since 1983.

I am a veteran of the comic book industry, working professionally since 1987. I've penciled interiors and covers for publishers, such as DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, IDW, Image, Wild Storm, and Now. I have also painted and drawn trading cards for Wizards of the Coast, Fleer and Upper Deck.

I work with clients, such as Xodus USA, Justus Clothing Company, and Rufskin creating unique packaging and product art for t-shirts, magnets, and clothing. I’ve also created packaging and video for recording artists Drew Mason, Ari Gold and Levi Kreis. I render ideas from a concept drawings to fully realized paintings, animations, or sculpture.

I have mad skills in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Clip Paint Studio, and Anime Studio Pro.   This will be Joe Phillips' debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Con!

Larry Welz

Larry Welz

Larry Welz, is an American cartoonist who created Cherry Poptart (now known simply as Cherry). He was an early contributor to the underground comix movement in the San Francisco area during the late 1960s and early 1970s.   From 1969–1970, his work was featured regularly in Yellow Dog, a comics anthology published by the Print Mint in Berkeley, California. A partial list of additional comic books from the era featuring his work includes San Francisco Comic Book, Captain Guts, Funnybook, Bakersfield Kountry Komics and American Flyer Funnies.

Evolving out of early prototype stories in Funnybook and Bakersfield Kountry Komics, Welz created Cherry Poptart in the early 1980s. Cherry quickly became his most successful and well-known comic book series, with 22 issues and a variety of collections, posters, stickers and tattoos.

Welz has collaborated with a variety of other well-known artists and authors on comic books and other projects over the years, including Mark Bodé, Neil Gaiman, and Larry Todd.

After many years in the San Francisco Bay Area, Welz and his wife Sharon moved to Roswell, New Mexico, and then to Albuquerque, where he continues his involvement in both comics and commercial artwork.

In 2006, Welz drew the cover for Jeff Walker's album Welcome to Carcass Cuntry.

In 2016, Welz drew the front and back cover for Marvin Garden's album 1968, as well as contributing an original cartoon to the liner notes.   This will be Larry Welz's debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Con!

Art Baltazar

Art Baltazar

Art Baltazar started making comic books with his self-published comic book, The Cray-Baby Adventures. Since then he has created such other comics as Gyro-Man, Captain Camel & the Space Chicken, Jimmy Dydo, Lunar Lizard, Meteor Mite, and Patrick the Wolf Boy.

Baltazar briefly worked with Warner Bros. and had a monthly comic strip in Disney Adventures Magazine titled "Gorilla Gorilla!". Baltazar has completed a graphic novel titled The Big Amoeba for Platinum Studios.

Baltazar was the artist and co-writer with Franco Aureliani of Tiny Titans, for which the two won a 2011 Eisner Award for Best Publication for Kids. The Baltazar and Aureliani team co-wrote DC's Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam! and the comic book adaptation of the animated TV series Young Justice. In 2011, Capstone Publishers began publishing a series of DC Super-Pets books illustrated by Baltazar. In 2012, Baltazar founded a comic book shop in Skokie, Illinois with his partner and co-owner Franco Aureliani. That same year, DC launched a new series titled Superman Family Adventures which was written and drawn by Baltazar and Aureliani. Fuzzy, the Krypto Mouse, a character who appeared in a single story in Superboy #65 (June 1958), inspired a similar character created by Baltazar for Superman Family Adventures. In 2013, Baltazar and Aureliani launched a revival of The Green Team for DC. That series was cancelled in January 2014.   This will be Art Baltazar's debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Con!

Erica Henderson

Erica Henderson

Erica Henderson is an American two-time Eisner Award-winning comics artist and animator, known for her work on The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl and Jughead, and for her animation work on Venture Bros..  

During the break between her junior and sophomore year in college, Henderson worked as an intern for World Leaders Entertainment, where she worked on the third season of the animated television series Venture Bros.. She began her work on that program doing storyboards for animatics, which involved preparing backgrounds by converting background artist Denny Finkel's line drawings into Flash animation so that they could then be sent to Korea to be painted. It was her first time using a Cintiq drawing tablet. That season would later premiere in June 2008.

The following year, during the break between her sophomore and junior year, Henderson worked on live-action film Underdog, which was released in 2007.

Henderson later worked an art director in the video game industry.

Henderson illustrated Marvel Comics' Squirrel Girl for its first 37 issues before leaving the series in March 2018, although she continued to illustrate the series' covers. Graeme Virtue of Guardian praised her artwork on the series, saying, "The real selling point is the gorgeous, cartoon-influenced art by EricaHenderson, which looks like nothing else Marvel is putting out at the moment".

  This will be Erica Henderson's debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Con!  

Lucie Pohl

Lucie Pohl

Lucie Pohl is the voice actress for the hero Mercy in the video game Overwatch. Lucie is also featured in the Red Dwarf episode "Twentica" as Harmony de Gauthier.   This will be Lucie Pohl's debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Con!

Jeff Easley

Jeff Easley was born in Nicholasville, Kentucky in 1954. He had an early interest in art, especially when it had a fantastic element. To say he is a huge Frank Frazetta fan is an understatement. He graduated from Murray State University in 1977. He had a brief fling at freelancing that resulted in a few projects with Warren Publishing and Marvel comics. In 1982 he had the opportunity to join the art staff at TSR Inc. which was starting to hit their stride with their Dungeons and Dragons role playing game. It is said that the amazing artwork of Jeff Easley, Larry Elmore, Keith Parkinson and Clyde Caldwell helped propel Advanced Dungeons and Dragons to new heights in the 1980’s and early 1990’s. During his 20+ year tenure at TSR/WOTC Jeff did many rulebook, boxed set, and module covers for all of TSR’s gaming worlds including the iconic 1st Edition AD&D hard covers and then all of the 2nd Edition core hardcover rule books. In addition, Jeff was responsible for many famous Dragonlance and Drizzt paintings. After parting ways with WOTC in 2003, Jeff found himself freelancing once again,and is currently producing art for various companies and individuals. And of course, picking up Pug poo…

Jolly R. Blackburn

Jolly R. Blackburn

Jolly R. Blackburn is best known as the creator of the comic strip, Knights of the Dinner Table.   This will be Jolly R. Blackburn's debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Con!

Darren Auck

Darren Auck

Darren Auck is a veteran penciler who has worked for Marvel and DC. During his 10 years at Marvel as an artist, writer, and art director, Auck worked on some of the industry’s most well-known characters, including the Avengers, Spider-Man, and She Hulk. In the 90s, Auck penciled Marvel’s mini-series Rocko’s Modern Life, based off of the animated television series on Nickelodeon. Currently, Auck works as an instructor at the Kubert School of Art.   This will be Darren Auck's debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Con!

Mick Foley

Mick Foley

Mick Foley is an American actor, author, retired professional wrestler and color commentator. He is currently signed to WWE.

Foley worked for many wrestling promotions, including the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), and National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), as well as numerous promotions in Japan. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest wrestlers in the history of WWE, and participated in the main event of WrestleMania in 1999 and 2000 (as a special guest referee in the former). He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2013.

Foley has wrestled under his real name and various personas. His main persona during his time in WCW and ECW from 1991 to 1996 was Cactus Jack, a bloodthirsty and uncompromisingly physical brawler who often wrestled with sharp and/or solid objects, such as barbed wire, thumbtacks, or metal trashcans. When Foley got to the WWF in 1996, he debuted the persona known as Mankind, a masked, mentally deranged loner who stuffed a smelly gym sock in his opponents' mouths and spent his spare time dwelling in boiler rooms; and later Foley debuted Dude Love, a relaxed, fun-loving, jive-talking, tie-dyed shirt wearing hippie. These personas were known as the "Three Faces of Foley", and Cactus Jack made his debut in the WWF in 1997. He is a four-time world champion (three WWF Championships and one TNA World Heavyweight Championship), an 11-time world tag team champion (eight WWF Tag Team Championships, two ECW World Tag Team Championships and one WCW World Tag Team Championship), a one-time TNA Legends Champion, and the inaugural WWF Hardcore Champion. Foley's dedicated and physical style of wrestling led him to often participate in violent and brutal matches that involved him taking dangerous bumps and putting his body through a considerable physical toll, and would sometimes cause him or his opponents to bleed copiously, earning him the moniker "The Hardcore Legend".   This will be Mick Foley's debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Con!
 

Amy Jo Johnson

Amy Jo Johnson

AMY JO JOHNSON is a multi-faceted artist with over twenty years experience in the entertainment industry. Working successfully as an actress for more than two decades, Johnson is most known for her roles as Kimberly Hart in the iconic series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Julie Emrick on the critically-acclaimed series Felicity, and Jules Callaghan on the award-winning Canadian series Flashpoint.

In 2012 Amy Jo stepped behind the camera to begin her career as a filmmaker. Her first three short films and feature screenplay have won numerous awards across North America. Johnson recently launched the festival tour of her debut feature film “The Space Between” with a world premier at The Shanghai International Film Festival. The quirky heartfelt comedy was shepherded through Norman Jewison’s Canadian Film Centre with producer in resident Jessica Adams. The film was named project of the year by Indiewire.com in 2015 and part of the Tribeca All Access Lab. “The Space Between” will be released in 2017. Amy Jo is also deep in development of her second feature film My Heart Is In My Head set to shoot in Montreal winter 2018.

Amy Jo is also a musician with three albums under her belt. Her latest project, Never Broken, is a compilation of original tunes about the struggles we face in life, and what it takes to persevere through them. Never Broken, as well as Amy Jo’s other albums, The Trans-American Treatment and Imperfect, have been featured on various TV shows and are available on iTunes. They can also be heard on streaming radio stations such as Pandora and Spotify.

Born and raised in the USA in 2008 Amy Jo moved her life to Toronto, Canada after landing the award-winning series Flashpoint.The love she has for her new home has inspired her to become a Canadian Citizen. Amy Jo creates from the heart and is driven to hopefully inspire and help influence people in a positive way. This, to her, is what art and life are all about.

This will be Amy Jo Johnson's debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Con!

Billy Dee Williams

Billy Dee Williams

Hollywood icon Billy Dee Williams will return to the “Star Wars” universe as Lando Calrissian in “Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker” coming December of 2019!

Billy Dee Williams was a long anticipated and much needed addition to the cast of heroes in the "Star Wars" universe. His considerable presence brought many viewers to the seats of the theater to see "The Empire Strikes Back" who may not have originally purchased a ticket. His overwhelming popularity and powerful performance opposite Diana Ross in the films "Mahogony" and "Lady Sings The Blues" led many women flocking to see his character, Lando Calrissian, in George Lucas' space fantasy.

Billy Dee's career has encompassed so much, including the films "Undercover Brother", "Nighthawks", "Bingo Long"and "Bryan's Song". His introduction in the "Star Wars" trilogy allowed Billy Dee to continue his role in "Return of the Jedi"; as General Calrissian, piloting the Millennium Falcon directly into the second Death Star destroying it from within. His popularity in the fantasy Sci-Fi genre continued when he took the role of Gotham's district attorney Harvey Dent in Tim Burton's "Batman", lending his charming good looks and suave attitude to the film. His “Batman” legacy continued finally when he got to voice the character of “Two-Face” in the “LEGO: BATMAN” movie!

Billy Dee Williams has been nominated for many industry awards including The Emmy, The Independent Spirit Award as well as winning the TV Land Award and the Image Award! Other amazing performances can be seen in the Indy film "The Visit" where he portrayed a father whose son is dying of AIDS in prison and for the same director, a film called “Constellation.

Aside from his prestigious film career Billy Dee could also be seen on the television series "Dynasty", "18 Wheels of Justice", “Night Shift”, "Gideon’s Crossing", "LOST" and more recently has had a few unforgettable roles on series such as “NCIS” and “White Collar”. Plus no one will forget his smooth voice and cool attitude as the official spokesman in the commercials for COLT 45 malt liquor.... "It works every time."

Billy Dee has a lighter side from serious acting and is "cool" poking fun at himself! Never afraid to laugh at himself, he has appeared as "himself" on "The Jeffersons", “Scrubs”, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “Modern Family".

He has also co-stared on “Glee” and the remake of “Dirty Dancing”. And speaking of Dancing… Billy Dee was one of the celebrities chosen to participate on the highly popular TV series “Dancing with the Stars”, an experience he says was on of the best of his life and one that was “a lot of work”!

Billy Dee has kept the character of Lando Calrissian alive for all his "Star Wars" fans! He has voiced the character for numerous incarnations of video games and a Las Vegas slot machine as well as TV series including “Robot Chicken”, The Cleveland Show”, “Star Wars Detours”, "Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles”, “the Lego Movie" and for Disney's "Star Wars Rebels".

His acting career, however, does not completely engross his time. Billy Dee is also an accomplished award-winning artist whose paintings are displayed around the globe! The Smithsonian Institute even owns one of his paintings! He's been nominated for a Guggenheim Award and has won the Hallgarten Award (these are considered the "Oscars' of the art world).

If acting and painting wasn't enough he's also co-authored a few books including a love story called "Twilight" (with author Elizabeth Atkins Bowman) and the sci-fi thriller "Psi Net" (with author Rob MacGregor) and its sequels.   This will be Billy Dee Williams' debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Con!
 

Mike Reiss

Mike Reiss

Mike Reiss has won four Emmys and a Peabody Award during his twenty-eight years writing for “The Simpsons”.  He ran the show in Season 4, which Entertainment Weekly called “the greatest season of the greatest show in history.”  In 2006, Reiss received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Animation Writers Caucus.

Reiss has written nineteen children’s books, as well as “Springfield Confidential”, a best-selling memoir of his three decades at “The Simpsons’.

Reiss has written jokes for such comedy legends as Johnny Carson, Joan Rivers, Garry Shandling… and Pope Francis!  For his comedic contributions to the charitable group Joke with the Pope, in 2015 Pope Francis declared Reiss “A Missionary of Joy”.

Reiss co-created the animated series “The Critic” and created Showtime’s hit cartoon “Queer Duck” (about a gay duck).  “Queer Duck” was named one of “The 100 Greatest Cartoons of All Time” by the BBC.  “Queer Duck: the Movie” was released to rave reviews in July 2006, winning awards in New York, Chicago, San Diego, Sweden, Germany and Wales.

Mike Reiss has been a contributing writer to more than two dozen animated films -- including four ICE AGEs, two DESPICABLE MEs, THE LORAX, RIO, KUNG FU PANDA 3, and THE SIMPSONS MOVIE – with a worldwide gross of $14 billion.

Reiss’ first play, “I’m Connecticut” set box-office records for Connecticut Repertory Theater.   The Hartford Courant called it “sweet and hysterically funny” and named it one of the year’s Ten Best Plays.   Broadway World Connecticut voted it Best Play of 2012.

 His caveman detective story “Cro-Magnon P.I.” won an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America.  His nineteen children’s books include the best-seller “How Murray Saved Christmas” and the award-winning “Late for School”.  Reiss also composes puzzles for “NPR”, and “Games Magazine”.

As a professional speaker, Reiss has lectured at over four hundred colleges and institutions, on six continents.   His topics include “The Simpsons”, comedy and Judaism, and the sorry state of television. Reiss is a former president of “The Harvard Lampoon” and editor of “The National Lampoon”.

He has been happily married for thirty years.  Like most children’s book authors, he has no children.    

Billy Mitchell

Billy Mitchell

Billy Mitchell is a former competitive video game player. He initially rose to national prominence in the 1980s when Life magazine included him in a photo spread of video game champions during the height of the golden age of arcade video games. Mitchell was subsequently recognized by Twin Galaxies and Guinness World Records as the holder of several records on classic games.

Mitchell's achieved the first perfect score of 3,333,360 points on the original Pac-Man arcade on July 3, 1999. David Ramsey, writing for the Oxford American in 2006, described Mitchell as "probably the greatest arcade video game player of all time".

Throughout the early 2000s and 2010s, Mitchell was an interview subject in several documentaries on competitive gamingand retrogaming, including Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade (2007), The King of Arcades (2014), and Man vs Snake: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler (2015). Mitchell was a subject of the 2007 documentary The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007), which followed his attempts to maintain his high score on Donkey Kong after it was threatened by newcomer Steve Wiebe. A VHS tape that Mitchell gave to Twin Galaxies during the course of the documentary proved to be instrumental in the 2018 investigation into Mitchell's score performances, with the team that led the investigation citing the film's DVD extras as a crucial source of evidence.

Ryan Hurst

Ryan Hurst

Ryan Douglas Hurst (born June 19, 1976) is an American actor, best known for his roles as Gerry Bertier in Disney's Remember the Titans, Tom Clark in Taken, Opie Winston in the FX network drama series Sons of Anarchy, as Sergeant Ernie Savage in We Were Soldiers, and as Chick in Bates Motel.

Todd Haberkorn

Todd Haberkorn

Todd Haberkorn is an American voice actor and director who has provided voices for many English-language versions of Japanese anime series, as well as cartoons and video games. While he was working in theater, he joined Funimation as a voice actor, with some minor bits in Black Cat and Peach Girl. Since then he has voiced many leading characters, including Yamato Akitsuki in Suzuka, Kimihiro Watanuki in xxxHolic, Tsukune Aono in Rosario + Vampire, Death the Kid in Soul Eater, Allen Walker in D.Gray-man, Hikaru Hitachiin in Ouran High School Host Club, Natsu Dragneel in Fairy Tail and Italy in Hetalia: Axis Powers. Additionally, he has worked in Texas and California as an actor, director, producer and writer.

Ric Flair

Ric Flair

Ric Flair is an American professional wrestling manager and retired professional wrestler signed to WWE under its Legends program.

Ranked by multiple peers and journalists as the greatest professional wrestler of all time, Flair had a career that spanned 40 years. He is noted for his tenures with Jim Crockett Promotions (JCP), World Championship Wrestling(WCW), the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, later WWE) and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). Since the mid-1970s, he has used the moniker "The Nature Boy". A major pay-per-view attraction throughout his career, Flair headlined at the premier annual NWA/WCW event, Starrcade, on ten occasions, while also co-headlining its WWF counterpart, WrestleMania, in 1992, after winning that year's Royal Rumble. PWI awarded him their Wrestler of the Year award a record six times, while Wrestling Observer Newsletter named him the Wrestler of the Year (an award named after him and Lou Thesz) a record eight times. The first two-time WWE Hall of Fame inductee, first inducted with the class of 2008 for his individual career and again with the class of 2012 as a member of The Four Horsemen, he is also a member of the NWA Hall of Fame, Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame, and Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame.

Flair is officially recognized by WWE as a 16-time world champion (eight-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, six-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion, and two-time WWF Champion), although the number of his world championship reigns varies by source, ranging from 16 to 25. He has claimed to be a 21-time champion. He was the first holder of the WCW World Heavyweight Championship and the WCW International World Heavyweight Championship(which he also held last). As the inaugural WCW World Heavyweight Champion, he became the first person to complete WCW's Triple Crown, having already held the United States Heavyweight and World Tag Team Championships. He then completed WWE's version of the Triple Crown when he won the Intercontinental Championship, after already holding the WWF Championship and the World Tag Team Championship.

Sergio Cariello

Sergio Cariello

Sergio Cariello is a Brazilian-American comic book artist. He has done work for many major comic publishers through his career, including Marvel Comics and DC Comics, as well as popular independent companies like CrossGen Comics and Dynamite Entertainment. He is the younger brother of comics artist Octavio Cariello.   Sergio Cariello knew he wanted to be a cartoonist at age 5. At age 11 he created "Frederico, the Detective," a weekly comic strip for his local paper. He wrote and drew the whole strip himself. It ran until he was 14.

Cariello worked on his first comic book, "Dagon, the Worlds of HP Lovecraft," while attending the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art. During his second year at the school, Virginia Romita hired him as a Bullpen Letterer at Marvel. While there he was given pencilling assignments on Daredevil and Marvel Comics Presents: Spellbound.

When Pat Garrahay moved from Marvel to DC, he offered Cariello pencilling duties on Deathstroke. At DC he also did work on Guy Gardner, Steel, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Young Heroes in Love, Blue Beetle, Batman, and Azrael, among others.

When work slowed down, he got a teaching job at the Kubert School and taught several courses over 7 years. Currently, Cariello is pencilling and inking The Lone Ranger for Dynamite Entertainment. He recently finished the eighth installment of his Son of Samson series with writer Gary Martin for Zondervan. He has also illustrated The Action Bible, conceived as an updated version of LeBlanc's The Picture Bible for David C. Cook Publishing, which was released on September 1, 2010.  

Ron Perlman

Ron Perlman

Ron Perlman is an American actor and voice actor. He played the role of Vincent on the television series Beauty and the Beast (1987–1990), for which he won a Golden Globe Award, the comic book character Hellboy in both Hellboy (2004) and its sequel Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008), and Clay Morrow on the television series Sons of Anarchy (2008–2013).

Perlman is known as a collaborator of Hellboy director Guillermo del Toro, having roles in the del Toro films Cronos(1993), Blade II (2002), and Pacific Rim (2013). He is also known for his voice-over work as the narrator of the post-apocalyptic game series Fallout, Clayface in the DC Animated Universe, Slade on the animated series Teen Titans, The Lich on Adventure Time, and The Stabbington Brothers in Disney’s animated film Tangled (2010).   This will be Ron Perlman's debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Convention!

Justin Briner

Justin Briner

Justin Briner is an American voice actor and singer. He has provided voices for English-language versions of Japanese anime films and television series with Funimation. He is best known for his roles as Mikaela Hyakuya in Seraph of the End, Qwenthur Barbotage in Heavy Object, Izuku Midoriya in My Hero Academia, Alfonso San Valiante in Garo: The Animation, Kensuke Hanasaki in Trickster and Ichi in the game Cibele.   This will be Justin Briner's debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Con!

Jim Calafiore

Jim Calafiore

Jim Calafiore is an American comic book penciller and inker, known for his work on Marvel Comics Exiles, and DC Comics' Aquaman. His other work includes Faction Paradox, and writing Marvel's Exiles and Millennium Visions.

Calafiore created the character Nocturne, who is the daughter of Nightcrawler and the Scarlet Witch from an alternate reality.

He is currently working for DC Comics, pencilling for various books, mostly those featuring Batman and related characters.

Tom Raney

Tom Raney

Tom Raney is an American comic book artist, known for illustrating titles as Annihilation Conquest, Alpha Flight, Ultimate X-Men and Uncanny X-Men for Marvel Comics, DV8 and Stormwatch for Image Comics, and Outsiders for DC Comics.

Tracy Lewis

Tracy Lewis

For almost twenty years I’ve lived in the Sierra Foothills. My home has a tree house view of the world that has made nature an integral part of my life and my art. The metamorphosis of seasons and the cycles of life and death are reoccurring elements. A collection of curiosities, along with my love of fairy tales, Art Nouveau and Old Hollywood Glamour have also found their way into my art.

I paint primarily in transparent watercolor, layering luminous glazes of pure hue to give everything a candy coat of Easter-like color.   This will be Tracy Lewis' debut appearance at Indiana Comic Convention!

Pablo Marcos

Pablo MarcosPablo Marcos is a comic book artist and commercial illustrator best known as one of his home country’s leading cartoonists and for his work on such popular American comics characters as Batman and Conan the Barbarian, particularly during the 1970s. His signature character was Marvel Comics’ the Zombie, for which Marcos drew all but one story in the black-and-white horror-comics magazine Tales of the Zombie (1973–1975).

James Arnold Taylor

James Arnold Taylor

James Arnold Taylor is an American voice actor, known for portraying Ratchet in the Ratchet & Clank franchise; the main character Tidus in Final Fantasy X; and Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars animated features such as Star Wars: The Clone Wars and the franchise’s video games.

This will be James Arnold Taylor’s debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Convention!

David Yost

David Yost

David Yost is an American actor and producer. He is best known for portraying Billy Cranston in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie, Mighty Morphin Alien Rangersand Power Rangers Zeo.

This will be David Yost’s debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Convention!

Tracy Yardley

Tracy Yardley

Tracy Yardley is an American comic book artist best known for his work with the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series, originally published by Archie Comics.

Yardley has been greatly interested in comics for most of his life, as well as the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series. He grew up reading the earliest issues of Archie Comics’ officially licensed Sonic the Hedgehog comic book series. He professionally spells his name with an “!” at the end as a tribute to Scott Shaw, who also spelled his name the same way. Scott Shaw was one of the first artists whom worked on Archie Comics’ Sonic the Hedgehog series.

Yardley worked mainly as a penciller on Archie Comics’ Sonic the Hedgehog series from 2005 until Sega of America’s termination of Archie Comics’ license in 2017. Yardley also occasionally worked on the spin-off comic Sonic X, and served as the main artist for the side-series Sonic Universe. After IDW Publishing picked up the Sonic the Hedgehog license, the company confirmed Yardley as one of the pencillers for their own Sonic the Hedgehog comic book series, which starts circulation in April 2018.

He and Ian Flynn collaborated closely on the Sonic the Hedgehog series during the Archie Comics years, sometimes himself writing script for the series. He has even inked and occasionally colored a few issues. The collaboration will continue for IDW Publishing’s series.

Although Sega canceled their Sonic the Hedgehog comic series, Archie Comics brought back Yardley, alongside colleagues Ian Flynn and Matt Herms, to revive their Cosmo the Merry Martian intellectual property. The first issue of Cosmo was released in January 2018.

Yardley worked as the main penciler/inker of an original manga-like series known as Riding Shotgun, published by Tokyopop. Riding Shotgun ended after two volumes, though Yardley still had ideas for a third volume.

One of Yardley’s first known, original comics was a series known as Nate and Steve, on which he worked with three of his friends.

This will be Tracy Yardley’s debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Convention!

Walter Koenig

Walter Koenig

Walter Koenig is an American actor, writer, teacher and director, known for his roles as Pavel Chekov in Star Trek and Alfred Bester in the Babylon 5 series. He wrote the script for the 2008 science fiction legal thriller InAlienable.
 
This will be Walter Koenig’s debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Convention!

Jose Delbo

Jose Delbo

José Delbo became a professional comics artist at the age of 16 working for the Argentine Poncho Negro series. Due to political instability in Argentina, he moved to Brazil in 1963 and then to the United States two years later. His early work for the U.S. market included Billy the Kid for Charlton Comics. He drew many TV tie-incomic books for Dell Comics and Western Publishing’s Gold Key Comics including The Brady Bunch, Hogan’s Heroes, The Mod Squad, The Monkees, and The Twilight Zone. A comics biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower drawn by Delbo was published by Dell in 1969 soon after the former President’s death. Delbo named The Monkees, The Lone Ranger, and an adaptation of the Yellow Submarine film as being among his favorite projects.

His first work for DC Comics appeared in The Spectre #10 (May–June 1969). Delbo became the artist on the Wonder Woman title with issue #222 (Feb.–March 1976) and drew the series until #286 (Dec. 1981). Following the popularity of the Wonder Woman television series (initially set during World War II), Delbo and writer Martin Pasko transposed the comic book series to this era. A few months after the TV series changed its setting to the 1970s, Delbo and Jack C. Harris returned the comic book to the contemporary timeline. Soon after, Wonder Woman’s longtime love interest Steve Trevor was killed but writer Gerry Conway and Delbo brought the character back to life again in issue #271 (Sept. 1980). The Lumberjack, a character created by Delbo and Conway in Wonder Woman #268 (June 1980) appeared on the Supergirl television series in 2015. Conway and Delbo introduced a new version of the Cheetah in issue #274 (Dec. 1980).

Delbo’s other work for DC includes the Batman Family, three stories for the “Whatever Happened to…?” backup feature in DC Comics Presents, the Jimmy Olsenfeature in The Superman Family, and the Batgirl feature in Detective Comics. His final major work for DC was a brief run on the Superman/Batman feature in World’s Finest Comics in 1985.

In 1986, Delbo began working for Marvel Comics where he drew ThunderCats, The Transformers, and NFL SuperPro. He co-created Brute Force with Simon Furman in 1990.

Delbo taught at The Kubert School from the 1990s until 2005. After moving to Florida, he taught at a “cartoon camp” program for school aged children in Boca Raton.   This will be Jose Delbo's debut appearance at Indiana Comic Convention!

Bob Hall

Bob Hall

Robert “Bob” Hall is an American comics artist and writer as well as a playwright and theatre director. He is the co-creator of the West Coast Avengers for Marvel Comics and has worked on such series as Armed and Dangerous and Shadowman, which he both drew and wrote for Valiant Comics.

Bob Camp

Bob CampBob Camp started his animation career as a designer for animated series such as ThunderCats, Silverhawks, TigerSharks, and several other series produced by Rankin/Bass. He then worked as a designer on The Real Ghostbusters for DiC, and later as a storyboard artist on Tiny Toon Adventures for Warner Bros. Television.

Camp was a co-founder of and director for Spümcø, the animation studio that created The Ren & Stimpy Show. He played a major role in the studio's creative force until September 21, 1992, when he left to work for Games Productions (a.k.a. Games Animation), the animation studio Nickelodeon initially created to continue work on the The Ren and Stimpy show series after Spümcø had been fired. At Games, Camp was promoted to creative director of The Ren and Stimpy show and supervised work on the episodes made. After Ren and Stimpy had ended in 1995, Camp and former Ren and Stimpy writer Jim Gomez began developing a new series for Nickelodeon titled Kid Komet and Galaxy Gal, which was never picked up for a full series.

In the 2000s, Camp worked as a storyboard artist on animated feature films such as Looney Tunes: Back in Action and Ice Age: The Meltdown.

In the 1980s, Camp worked at Marvel Comics as an illustrator on many comic titles including G.I. Joe, Crazy Magazine, Bizarre Adventures, Savage Tales, Conan the Barbarian, and the 'Nam.

Camp currently teaches at the School of Visual Arts.

Bob Camp

Bob CampBob Camp started his animation career as a designer for animated series such as ThunderCats, Silverhawks, TigerSharks, and several other series produced by Rankin/Bass. He then worked as a designer on The Real Ghostbusters for DiC, and later as a storyboard artist on Tiny Toon Adventures for Warner Bros. Television.

Camp was a co-founder of and director for Spümcø, the animation studio that created The Ren & Stimpy Show. He played a major role in the studio's creative force until September 21, 1992, when he left to work for Games Productions (a.k.a. Games Animation), the animation studio Nickelodeon initially created to continue work on the The Ren and Stimpy show series after Spümcø had been fired. At Games, Camp was promoted to creative director of The Ren and Stimpy show and supervised work on the episodes made. After Ren and Stimpy had ended in 1995, Camp and former Ren and Stimpy writer Jim Gomez began developing a new series for Nickelodeon titled Kid Komet and Galaxy Gal, which was never picked up for a full series.

In the 2000s, Camp worked as a storyboard artist on animated feature films such as Looney Tunes: Back in Action and Ice Age: The Meltdown.

In the 1980s, Camp worked at Marvel Comics as an illustrator on many comic titles including G.I. Joe, Crazy Magazine, Bizarre Adventures, Savage Tales, Conan the Barbarian, and the 'Nam.

Camp currently teaches at the School of Visual Arts.

Rob Wiethoff

Rob Wiethoff

Rob Wiethoff was born on September 15, 1976 in Seymour, Indiana, USA as Robert Allen Wiethoff. He is known for his work on Red Dead Redemption (2010), 16 Blocks (2006) and Double Tap (2011).

This will be Rob Wiethoff's debut appearance at Indiana Comic Convention!

David Henrie

David Henrie

David Henrie is an American actor. He is noted for playing Ted Mosby’s future son Luke on How I Met Your Mother and Justin Russo in Wizards of Waverly Place, as well as starring in the films in Little Boy and Walt Before Mickey, and Lane in Paul Blart Mall Cop 2
 
This will be David Henrie’s debut appearance at Indiana Comic Convention!

Adam Baldwin

Adam Baldwin

Adam Baldwin is an American actor. He starred in Full Metal Jacket (1987) as Animal Mother, as well as in the television series Firefly and its continuation film Serenity as Jayne Cobb. His roles include Stillman in Ordinary People (1980), Colonel John Casey in Chuck, and Mike Slattery in The Last Ship.
 
This will be Adam Baldwin’s debut appearance at Indiana Comic Convention!

James Martin

James MartinJames Martin earned his B.F.A. in Illustration from the The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Upon graduation he worked for the comic legend NealAdams as a storyboard and movie poster sketch artist. This culminated in a collaboration of a series of covers and illustrations with the artist. A freelance career followed in L.A.’s film and advertising industry. Some clients included: Lorne Michaels, Spike Lee, Steven Spielberg, The Grammy Awards, Mattel, Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures, The Disney Magazine, Lightstorm Entertainment, Marvel Comics and commissions from directors James Cameron and Jean-Pierre Jeunet.

 For over 20 years he has worked as a Background painter, Visual Development artist, Texture and Matte Painter for Walt Disney Feature Animation and  DreamWorks Animation. Working on such films as: The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Tarzan, Treasure Planet, Over the Hedge, Shrek 4, Puss in Boots and How to Train Your Dragon I and II. 

Throughout his career he has continued his commitment to teaching and working on his own art. He is an Artist member of The California Art Club and has exhibited at the Springville Art Museum, The Salmagundi Club, The Santa Paula Art Museum and participated in a three man show at The Morris Graves Art Museum. 

He has taught for Art Center College of Design, California State University Long Beach, Concept Design Academy, Laguna College of Art and Design, Associates in Art and written a graduate level course on the History of Visual Development for The Academy of Art University. He has also conducted painting and drawing workshops for the artists at DreamWorks Animation.

 He is currently a Faculty member in the Illustration department at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida.

This will be James Martin’s debut appearance at Indiana Comic Convention!

Carroll Spinney

Carroll Spinney

Caroll Spinney is a retired American puppeteer, cartoonist, author and speaker most famous for playing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street from its inception in 1969 until 2018. He is usually credited as Caroll Spinney but has sometimes been credited using the alternate spelling Carroll Spinney or under the name Ed Spinney.
 
This will be Caroll Spinney’s debut appearance at Indiana Comic Convention!

Elodie Yung

Elodie Yung

Élodie Yung is a French television and film actress. She portrays Elektra in the second season of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Netflix series Daredevil.

Her first roles were on TV after she started receiving acting role proposals when she was 20 years old. Following her 2004 film debut as female lead Tsu in Les fils du vent, she played the gang lord Tao in District 13: Ultimatum. Yung returned to TV for the first three seasons of the successful police series, Les Bleus with Clémentine Célarié. Yung appeared in the 2011 film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as Miriam Wu, a romantic interest of Lisbeth Salander. In 2013, she appeared on the silver screen as a ninja Jinx in G.I. Joe: Retaliation. She starred in the film Gods of Egypt (2016), as the goddess Hathor. She plays Elektra in season 2 of the Netflix series, Marvel's Daredevil in 2016.

This will be Elodie Yung's debut appear at Indiana Comic Convention!

Glenn Fabry

Glenn Fabry

Glenn Fabry’s career began in 1985, drawing Slaine for 2000 AD, with writer Pat Mills. He also worked with Mills on the newspaper strip Scatha in 1987. Painted work followed in Crisis, Revolver and Deadline. In 1991 he took over painting the covers of Hellblazer, then written by Garth Ennis.

He has continued his association with Ennis, painting the covers for his Vertigo series Preacher, and drawing Ennis-written stories in The Authority and Thor. In 2003 he drew a story in Neil Gaiman’s Sandman anthology Endless Nights, and in 2005 worked on the comics adaptation of Gaiman’s TV series/novel Neverwhere with writer Mike Carey.

Recent projects include providing the art for the Vertigo title Greatest Hits, written by David Tischman.   This will be Glenn Fabry’s debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Con!

Arvell Jones

Arvell Jones

Arvell Jones and his brother, Desmond, were raised in Detroit, Michigan, and were both active in early comic book fandom. Along with fellow Detroiters and future comics professionals Rich Buckler, Tom Orzechowski, Keith Pollard, Jim Starlin, Al Milgrom, Michael Netzer, and others, Jones worked on the Detroit Triple Fan Fair, one of the earliest comic book conventions, and published the local fanzine Fan Informer; it lasted into 1971. Jones in 2006 recalled how he and his compatriots "would take a 13-hour drive and spend the night with Al Milgrom and his roommate, hang at Rich [Buckler]'s, then go see [art director] John Romita at Marvel, get our butts spanked, and go back to Detroit to work on our samples again."
Jones entered the comics industry as an assistant for Buckler, the first of the Detroit group to enter the field professionally. After helping Buckler on the Black Panther and the Buckler-created cyborg antihero Deathlok, Jones received his first published credit, for art assistance, along with Pollard, on the Buckler-pencilled Thor #228 (cover dated October 1974). He then did pencil "breakdowns"—layouts that break down the plot elements—for all but page one of the 18-page team-up story "The Return of the Living Eraser", starring the Thing and Morbius, the Living Vampire, for Dick Giordano's finished pencils. This eventually ran in Marvel Two-in-One #15 (May 1976).After drawing a spot illustration for the text story "The Atomic Monster" in the Marvel black-and-white horror magazine Monsters Unleashed #9 (Dec. 1974), Jones made his debut as penciller of an 18-page story starring the martial artist superhero Iron Fist in Marvel Premiere #20 (January 1975). He also pencilled the next two Iron Fist stories and co-created the supporting character Misty Knight with writer Tony Isabella.[4] Jones also worked on Iron Man starting with issue #73.

When he moved to DC Comics, Jones worked with writer Gerry Conway on Super-Team Family, which teamed the Atom with various other DC characters. After that title's cancellation, a Supergirl/Doom Patrol team-up drawn by Jones, originally scheduled to appear in Super-Team Family was published in The Superman Family #191–193.

Jones worked on the DC series All-Star Squadron in the mid-1980s, penciling the majority of the issues between 1985 and 1987. He left the comics field for several years to work in television, and focused on graphic design work. Jones returned to comics in 1994 to pencil Marvel Comics' Captain America Annual #13, and issues of DC/Milestone Media's Kobalt, Hardware, and Blood Syndicate. His last published comic was Marvel's Daredevil #343 (Aug. 1995), on which he and Keith Pollard did breakdowns, with finished pencils by Tom Palmer.   This will be Arvell Jones' debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Con!

Joe Giella

Joe Giella

Joe Giella is an American comic book artist best known as a DC Comics inker during the late 1950s and 1960s period which historians and fans call the Silver Age of comic books. 
Giella attended the School of Industrial Art in Manhattan. He also studied at the Art Students League in Manhattan, alongside future comics professionals Mike Sekowsky and Joe Kubert, and took commercial art courses at Hunter College. He began working in art at 17, he said in a 2002 interview, explaining that "when your parents are struggling to keep the house going, the first son in the family, especially in an Italian family, had to go to work." He described his first professional job as the humor feature "Captain Codfish", which the interviewer described as "a less-eccentric 1940s ancestor of SpongeBob SquarePants". A standard reference, the Grand Comics Database, lists one "Captain Codfish" feature, running six pages with the art signed by Giella, in Hillman Periodicals' Punch and Judy Comics #11 (cover-dated June 1946).   Giella later freelanced for Fawcett Comics, commuting by bus to C. C. Beck's and Pete Costanza's studio in Englewood, New Jersey, to ink Captain Marvel stories. In either 1946 or 1947, he began freelancing for Timely Comics, the 1940s precursor of Marvel Comics, and shortly afterwards joined the staff. His start was rocky, however; as a 2012 article related:

"What he needed was a regular paycheck, so he kept dropping by the offices of Timely Comics ... hoping to get a job. [Editor] Stan Lee rewarded his persistence with a tryout inking a strip that cartoonist Mike Sekowsky had penciled. Giella's elation on his trip home soon turned to panic. "The first job he gave me I lost on the train. No one slept at my house that night," Giella jokes. "I went in the next morning and thought that's the end of my job." He was nearly right. As a frantic Lee screamed at Giella for his carelessness, Sekowsky came to his defense. "Mike repenciled the whole job that I lost on the train and I did the inking," he says. "Stan liked what I did and I got the staff position. I never left anything on the train again."

"I would do any work that they offered," Giella had recalled in a 2005 interview. "I started out doing a little touch-up work, a little background work, a little inking, redraw this, fix this head, do something with this panel". Later, he assisted Syd Shores on Captain America Comics, finishing backgrounds, making pencil corrections and inking occasional pages. Giella did similar duty on Human Torch, Sub-Mariner, and humor stories. Inking soon became his specialty. In 1948, he joined the Naval Reserves, continuing with them for eight years.

His friend Frank Giacoia began drawing for DC Comics in the late 1940s, and eventually convinced Giella to join him at that better-paying company.[citation needed]Starting circa 1948, Giella inked stories featuring the Flash, Green Lantern, Black Canary and other characters under editor Julius Schwartz.   During the early-1950s lull in superheroes, Giella inked Westerns penciled by Alex Toth (including the feature "Sierra Smith") and Gene Colan (on the series Hopalong Cassidy, splitting the work with fellow inker Sy Barry).

When the era called the Silver Age of comic books began with the resurgence of superheroes in 1956, Giella began inking science-fiction stories, including the feature "Adam Strange" in Strange Adventures, and Batman stories pencilled by the likes of Sheldon Moldoff (ghosting for Bob Kane), and Carmine Infantino. In the 1960s, he prominently inked Gil Kane on the series Green Lantern
This will be Joe Giella's debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Con!

Julian Tedesco

Julian Tedesco

Julian Totino Tedesco lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

As a student of artists Ariel Olivetti and Juan Bobillo, he began working in the animation and advertising field, as well as an illustrator for local magazines. 

In 2009, he started working in the American comic book field, and since then he’s been doing interiors and covers for publishers like BOOM! Studios (The Remnant, Unthinkable, Codebreakers) and Kickstart Comics (Rift Raiders, Divine Wind). Since 2011 he’s been working, almost exclusively, for Marvel Comics creating interiors and covers. Some of Julians credits include: X-Treme X-Men, Uncanny X-Force, Venom: Circle of Four, Hulk: Season One, X-Men: Season One, Fantastic Four: Season One, Daredevil: Season One, Spider-Man: Season One and John Carter Gods of Mars.   This will be Julian Tedesco's debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Con!

Ariel Olivetti

Ariel Olivetti

Ariel Olivetti is an Argentine comic book penciller best known for his work on American comic book titles such as Daredevil, X-Man, Space Ghost and Punisher War Journal.

Olivetti studied Graphic Design in college and first had his work published in the Argentine magazine Fierro. He created El Cazador de Aventuras, a popular adult comic in 1992.

His first American work was 1995's The Last Avengers Story, which was written by Peter David and published by Marvel Comics. He went on to have a brief stint as regular penciller on Marvel's Daredevil between 1997 and 1998, where he worked with writer Joe Kelly. His next major work was in 1998 when he worked with writer Steven Grant on the Warren Ellis devised "Counter X" revamp of Marvel's X-Man title. In 2005 he again collaborated with Joe Kelly on DC Comics Space Ghost limited series which revealed the character's origins for the first time.

Other titles he has worked on include Mystique and Sabretooth (1996), Alpha Flight (1997) and What If? (1997) at Marvel and JLA: Paradise Lost (1998), Haven: The Broken City (2002), Green Lantern (2003) and Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight (2006) at DC. In 1999, he collaborated with writer Mark Waid on The Kingdom (illustrating issue #1, with Mike Zeck illustrating issue #2), a sequel to Kingdom Come.

In 2006 he signed an exclusive contract with Marvel Comics and launched the second volume of Punisher War Journal with writer Matt Fraction. Olivetti did art on the first ten numbers. Other work for Marvel includes the Cable (vol. 2) ongoing series that debuted in March 2008, and more recently, Incredible Hulk, and Namor (vol. 3).

Throughout his career Olivetti has worked in different mediums, including black and white, digital color, acrylics and oils. Olivettihimself declared having been influenced by artists like Richard Corben, Simon Bisley and his fellow countryman Mauro Cascioli   This will be Ariel Olivetti's debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Con!

Steve Leialoha

Steve Leialoha

Steve Leialoha was born in San Francisco, California and his father was a Native Hawaiian. The younger Leialoha began reading comic books because “My dad would always give me comics. I mean, he would like to read all sorts of stuff, and he would pass everything along to me. Harvey comics and that kind of thing, when I was six or seven. As I got older, the Marvel Age, which I think of starting like in 1962, I was ten, which is certainly a good age for reading that stuff.” Steve Leialoha’s professional career began in 1975 with the early independent comic book Star*Reach, drawing the five-page story “Wooden Ships on the Water”, adapted by writer Mike Friedrich from the song by David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Paul Kantner, in issue #3 (Sept. 1975). He continued to contribute to Star*Reach and the same publisher’s Quack for four years.

Leialoha freelanced as a regular contributor to Marvel from 1976 to 1988, working on such series as Warlock, Star Wars, Spider-Woman, the Spider-Man title Marvel Team-Up, the Firestar limited series, New Mutants and Howard the Duck. He and writer J. M. DeMatteis co-created “Greenberg the Vampire” in Bizarre Adventures #29 (Dec. 1981).

Leialoha was one of the artists on Batman #400 (Oct. 1986) and in the 1990s, he began working at DC Comics on Batman and other characters; at Harris Comics on Vampirella; and at Claypool Comics on Soulsearchers and Company. He inked part of the World’s End story arc in Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman series. The following decade, he became the regular inker on most of the issues (through 2013) of the DC/Vertigo series Fables, penciled by Mark Buckingham, for which they won the Eisner Award for “Best Penciller/Inker Team” in 2007.   This will be Steve Leialoha's debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Con!

Trina Robbins

Trina Robbins

Trina Robbins, comics artist, writer, and herstorian, has been writing and drawing comics, books, and graphic novels for over 40 years. She is the acknowledged expert on the history of American women cartoonists and has written many books on the subject. She has collected the work of early 20th century women cartoonists Tarpe Mills, Lily Renee, and Nell Brinkley. 

Trina’s first comics appeared in the East Village Other, and later in Gothic Blimp Works. Her 1970 comic book It Ain’t Me, Babe, was the first all-woman comic book in the world. Since the 1980s and 1990s, Trina Robbins has contributed to several Wonder Woman comics. In 2013, Trina was elected into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame. Her memoir, Last Girl Standing, will be published in 2017.   This will be Trina Robbins' debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Con!

Jim Starlin

Jim Starlin

Jim Starlin is an American comics artist and writer. With a career dating back to the early 1970s, he is best known for "cosmic" tales and space opera; for revamping the Marvel Comics characters Captain Marvel and Adam Warlock; and for creating or co-creating the Marvel characters Thanos, Drax the Destroyer, Gamora and Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu. Starlin would also go on to write the Infinity Gauntlet series. Later, for DC Comics, he drew many of their iconic characters, especially Darkseid and other characters from Jack Kirby's Fourth World. For Epic Illustrated he created his own character, Dreadstar.
  This will be Jim Starlin's debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Con!

Kyle Hebert

Kyle Hebert

Kyle Hebert  is an American voice actor who works for anime and video game series, such as the teenage-adult Gohan and the narrator in the Funimation dub of the Dragon Ball series, Sōsuke Aizen in Bleach, Ryu in the Street Fighter video game series, Kiba Inuzuka in Naruto, Kamina in Gurren Lagann, Ryuji Suguro in Blue Exorcist, and Noriaki Kakyoin in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders.   This will be Kyle Hebert's debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Con!

Charlet Chung

Charlet Chung

Charlet Chung  is an American actress who trained at the University of California, San Diego. Her first acting role was Barbie Yen in the twentieth episode of the third season of the American police procedural television series Cold Case and is also known for voice acting as D.Va in the video game Overwatch.   This will be Charlet Chung's debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Con!

Alan Oppenheimer

Alan Oppenheimer

Alan Oppenheimer is a screen actor and voice actor, with a varied and extensive list of credits.   Oppenheimer is recognized as the voice of many characters, often for Filmation in the 1970s and 1980s, such as Oil Can Harry, Swifty and the narrator on The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse and Heckle & Jeckle, Ming the Merciless on Flash Gordon, the Overlord on BlackStar, Skeletor, Man-At-Arms and Mer-Man from Filmation's 1980's cartoon He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, and the voice of Prime Evil in the 1986 TV series, Filmation's Ghostbusters. Other notable voice roles include Thundarr the Barbarian, Vanity on The Smurfs, Rhinokey and Crock from The Wuzzles and Falkor, Gmork, Rockbiter, and the Narrator from 1984's The NeverEnding Story. In the early 1990s, Oppenheimer was the voice of Merlin in The Legend of Prince Valiant. He also provided the voice of Barkerville in the Pound Puppies TV special. He also voiced Fraidy Cat on Fraidy Cat in 1975 and provided additional voices on Battle of the Planets in 1978.

Oppenheimer worked on The Transformers, most notably as two contrasting characters, the pacifist Beachcomber and the bellicose Warpath. His rendition of Seaspraywas remarkably similar to Mer-Man, including the gurgling effects. He took over the voice of Roger Smith's butler Norman Burg in the second season of The Big O. He was the voice of the unseen Alistair Crane on the soap opera Passions up until 2004, when the character was made fully visible and played by David Bailey. More recently, he provided the voice of the Scientist for the 2009 film 9 and Batman's butler Alfred Pennyworth in Superman/Batman: Public Enemies.

Oppenheimer's repertoire also includes video games, voicing Dr. Piotr Ivanovich in Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix, Prometheus in God of War II and Jandor the Airship Captain in Nox. In Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel, he spoke the part of Harold, an ancient mutated survivor of nuclear holocaust who has appeared in four of the Fallout series games, and played the roles of The Chariot Master and Dyntos, God of the Forge, in Kid Icarus: Uprising. Oppenheimer also voiced the parts of a non-player character Soldier and the Wasteland Trader, and the NPC 'enemies' Cult Ghoul Thug and Kamikaze in Fallout: BoS. Also, in the English TG-16 port of Ys Book I and II, Oppenheimer voiced the roles of the Narrator, and the game's lead antagonist, Darm.   As a character actor, Oppenheimer has had diverse roles in popular American television programming, from playing a Nazi in Hogan's Heroes, to playing an Israeli secret agent as well as a double-agent KAOS scientist on Get Smart, to being the second actor to play Dr. Rudy Wells in The Six Million Dollar Man (Martin Balsam played the role in the pilot telemovie). Oppenheimer took over as Rudy starting with the second film, "Wine, Women and War" and kept playing up until the introduction of the bionic woman in 1975, whereupon Martin E. Brooks took over as Wells until cancellation). He was the original Mickey Malph (Ralph Malph's dad) on Happy Days. He played a recurring role during the first two seasons of St. Elsewhere as Helen Rosenthal's husband, Ira. He had a recurring role as Mayor Alvin B. Tutwiller on Mama's Family.

Alan showed himself well suited to the science fiction genre in the 1973 cult classic Westworld, where he played the head IT technician. He has also appeared in three Star Trek series, always playing a different character. He appeared in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Rightful Heir" as a Klingon cleric, Koroth, a primary instigator of the cloning of Kahless; on Deep Space Nine as a Starfleet Captain Declan Keogh in command of the USS Odyssey; and as an alien ambassador in Voyager.

Alan Oppenheimer appeared as film director Cecil B. DeMille in the 1994 Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Blvd.

In 2019 he guest-starred on the animated series Tigtone.   This will be Alan Oppenheimer's debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Con!

Creed Bratton

Creed Bratton

Mysterious, eccentric, good-hearted, and downright talented are all words that have been used to describe actor and musician Creed Bratton over the years. Creed may be best known for starring as a fictional version of himself on nine seasons of the award winning, critically acclaimed NBC series “The Office.” For nearly eight years fans worldwide grew to love him as Dunder Mifflin’s quality assurance director who unapologetically forgets the names of his own co-workers, and says bizarre confusing statements on a regular basis. If Creed was onscreen, laughs were sure to follow. While Creed may be best known for his on-screen antics, he is also an established musician with a career in music that spans nearly five decades, and he isn’t slowing down anytime soon. This year Creed is slated to release his 7th full-length album entitled “While the Young Punks Dance,” featuring 10 brand new tracks. The album, produced by Dave Way (Sheryl Crow, Fiona Apple) and Dillon O’Brian, will be available wherever digital downloads are sold on April 6, 2018.

Born in Los Angeles, Creed grew up in Coarsegold, California, a small town near Yosemite National Park. As a child, he was surrounded by the arts; his grandparents, mother, and father were all musicians. Creed began playing guitar professionally as a teenager, making pocket change performing while attending Sacramento State College and College of the Sequoias where he studied theater. He went on to become member of the legendary American rock group The Grass Roots, playing lead guitar with the group on their first four albums – three of which charted and sold millions of records across the globe. Creed parted ways with the band in 1970, but continued his passion for music and acting, playing music all over Los Angeles. Creed has released a handful of solo albums over the years, including: “Chasin the Ball,” “The 80’s,” “Coarsegold,” “Creed Bratton,” “Tell Me About It,” and “Bounce Back.”

Additional television credits for Creed include: “Grace and Frankie”, “Comedy Bang! Bang!”, “Franklin & Bash”, and “Adventure Time with Finn & Jake.” On the film front Creed can next be seen appearing in “The Sisters Brothers” (Annapurna) opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Joaquin Phoenix.  Based off the 2011 historical novel, the film follows a brother and sister who are assassins in 1851 western US, and are hired to murder a powerful prospector.  Release date TBA.

While acting, recording music, and touring keeps Creed busy, when he has downtime you can find him reading, swimming, hiking, doing yoga, traveling and fishing for the elusive trout. Creed is an active supporter of the charity FirstBook, which has distributed more than 170 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families in more than 30 countries. Creed is also a supporter of Lidè, an educational initiative that uses arts and literacy to build resiliency and empower at risk adolescent girls in rural Haiti. Creed is also involved with the Alzheimer’s Association.
 
This will be Creed Bratton’s debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Con!

John Barrowman

John Barrowman

John Scot Barrowman MBE is a Scottish-American actor, singer, presenter, author, and comic book writer. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he moved to the United States with his family in 1975. Encouraged by his high school teachers, Barrowman studied performing arts at the United States International University in San Diego before landing the role of Billy Crocker in Cole Porter's Anything Goes in London's West End.

Since his debut in professional theatre, Barrowman has played lead roles in various musicals both in the West End and on Broadway, including Miss Saigon, The Phantom of the Opera, Sunset Boulevard, and Matador. After appearing in Sam Mendes' production of The Fix, he was nominated for the 1998 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical and, in the early 2000s, returned to the role of Billy Crocker in the revival of Anything Goes. His most recent West End credit was in the 2009 production of La Cage aux Folles.

Alongside his theatrical career, Barrowman has appeared in various films including the musical biopic De-Lovely (2004) and musical comedy The Producers (2005). Before venturing into British television, he featured in the American television dramas Titans and Central Park West but he is better known for his acting and presenting work for the BBC that includes his work for CBBC in its earlier years, his self-produced entertainment programme Tonight's the Night, and his BAFTA Cymru-nominated role of Captain Jack Harkness in the science fiction series Doctor Who and Torchwood. Barrowman has also had a number of guest roles in television programmes both in the US and the UK. He appeared as a contestant on the first series of celebrity ice skating show Dancing on Ice while his theatrical background allowed him to become a judge on Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical talent shows How Do You Solve a Problem like Maria?, Any Dream Will Do and I'd Do Anything. In 2006, he was voted Stonewall's Entertainer of the Year. He hosted the BBC One quiz show Pressure Pad in 2013 and 2014. Barrowman starred in The CW's Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow as Malcolm Merlyn.

Barrowman is also featured on more than a dozen musical theatre recordings, including cover tunes found on his 2007 album, Another Side, and 2008's Music Music Music. Both albums accrued places on the UK Albums Chart, as did his self-titled John Barrowman (2010), which reached number 11, his highest chart placing to date. Furthermore, Barrowman has published two memoirs and autobiographies, Anything Goes (2008) and I Am What I Am (2009), with his sister Caroleas co-author. The siblings also teamed up to write a novel, Hollow Earth (2012). The second book in the series, Bone Quill, has been released in the UK and was released in the US in July 2013.

  This will be John Barrowman's debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Con!

Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale is an English actress. After some minor television roles, she made her film debut in Much Ado About Nothing (1993) while still a student at the University of Oxford. She appeared in British costume dramas such as Prince of Jutland (1994), Cold Comfort Farm (1995), Emma (1996), and The Golden Bowl(2000), in addition to various stage and radio productions. She began to seek film work in the United States in the late 1990s and, after appearing in small-scale dramas The Last Days of Disco (1998) and Brokedown Palace (1999), she had starring roles in the war drama Pearl Harbor (2001), the romantic comedy Serendipity and Tiptoes (2003). She followed those with appearances in The Aviator (2004) and Click (2006).

Since being cast as Selene in the Underworld film series (2003–2016), Beckinsale has become known primarily for her work in action films, including Van Helsing (2004), Whiteout (2009), Contraband (2012), and Total Recall (2012). She also continues to make appearances in smaller dramatic projects such as Snow Angels (2007), Nothing but the Truth (2008), and Everybody’s Fine (2009). In 2016, she received critical acclaim for her performance in the period comedy film Love & Friendship.

As Kate was not able to attend last year's convention, this will be Kate Beckinsale’s debut appearance at Indianapolis’, Indiana Comic Con!

Tom Richmond

Tom Richmond

Caricaturist, cartoonist and humorous illustrator Tom Richmond began his career at age 18 as a caricaturist at a theme park in 1985. Now one of the most highly respected and successful freelance humorous illustrators working today, he does his award-winning art for a great variety of clients including Scholastic, Sports Illustrated for Kids, National Geographic World, Time Digital, Penthouse, GQ, Marvel Comics, The Cartoon Network, Warner Bros Animation, Simon and Schuster Publishing, Jeff Dunham Enterprises, and many more. His work has appeared in advertising, book illustration, film and television animation, comic books, products and online.

He is best known as one of the "Usual Gang of Idiots" at MAD Magazine, where his caricatures and illustrations have been featured in film and TV parodies and articles regularly since 2000. He is the author of the best-selling caricature instruction book The Mad Art of Caricature, which has become the standard in the industry. His many awards include being twice honored as "Caricaturist of the Year" from the International Society of Caricature Artists, and "The Reuben" award for "Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year" from the National Cartoonists Society, arguably cartooning's highest honor. He works from a studio in his home in Burnsville, MN.  

James and Oliver Phelps

James and Oliver Phelps

James Phelps and Oliver Phelps are identical twin British actors, best known for playing identical twins, Fred and George Weasley in the Harry Potter film series.

This will be the Phelps' debut appearance at Indiana Comic Con!

David Harbour

David Harbour

David Harbour is an American actor. He currently stars in the Netflix series Stranger Things as Police Chief Jim Hopper for which he received nominations for a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award in 2017. He won Critics' Choice Television Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2018. He recently finished filming the title role in the upcoming reboot for Hellboy.

This will be David Harbour's debut appearance at Indiana Comic Con!

Arthur Suydam

Arthur SuydamAward winning creator, The Zombie King– Arthur Suydam’s meteoric rise to superstardom for his work for the smash hit series Marvel Zombies broke graphic novel records, immediately placing the artist in the category of comic legend, and breaking the way for such hits as “Walking Dead.”

Currently his work can be seen on covers for “Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth,” which inspired the current hit movies, “Black Panther,” and now he’s hitting the stands with wildly popular covers for DCeased at DC Comics.

Arthur was recently honored with: the Spike TV Scream Award, (best writer, best artist, best comic of the year) Suydam’s short story Christmas Carol was chosen for inclusion in The Mammoth Book of Horror and Legends for best comic horror stories of all time and The Art of Painted Comics. Suydam was recently honored with the prestigious Spectrum Gold Award for Excellence in Illustration, the San Sebastian Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and numerous fan-site favorite awards across the globe.

Suydam’s other popular works include Dead Days, Marvel Zombies #2, Marvel Zombies#3, Batman, Wolverine, Fantastic Four, The Incredible Herc, X-men, Ghost Rider, Thor, Spider Girl, Black Panther, and more.

In 2008 Marvel released an exclusive hard cover tribute to the works of this unique artist entitled Marvel Zombies, The Covers dedicated to Suydam’s groundbreaking work.

Additional recent works include, Dynamite’s Army of Darkness, Savage Tales, Red Sonja and the smash hit Army of Darkness vs. Marvel Zombies and Raise the Dead. Past works include work on Batman vs. Predator, Conan the Barbarian, Tarzan and House of Secrets.

So many books to choose from. Bring them all to the show to be signed. Arthur will also be sketching all days of the event.

L.E. Modesitt Jr.

L.E. Modesitt Jr.L. E. Modesitt Jr. is an American science fiction and fantasy author who has written over 70 novels. He is best known for the fantasy series The Saga of Recluce. By 2015 the 18 novels in the Recluce series had sold nearly three million copies.

In addition to his novels, Modesitt has published technical studies and articles, columns, poetry, and a number of science fiction stories. His first short story, "The Great American Economy", was published in 1973 in Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact. In 2008, he published his first collection of short stories, Viewpoints Critical: Selected Stories (Tor Books, 2008).

Peter David

Peter DavidPeter Allen David often abbreviated PAD, is an American writer of comic books, novels, television, films and video games. His notable comic book work includes an award-winning 12-year run on The Incredible Hulk, as well as runs on Aquaman, Young Justice, Supergirl, Fallen Angel, Spider-Man 2099 and X-Factor.

His Star Trek work includes both comic books and novels such as Imzadi, and co-creating the New Frontier series. His other novels include film adaptations, media tie-ins, and original works, such as the Apropos of Nothing and Knight Lifeseries. His television work includes series such as Babylon 5, Young Justice, Ben 10: Alien Force and Nickelodeon’s Space Cases, which he co-created with Bill Mumy.

David often jokingly describes his occupation as “Writer of Stuff”, and is noted for his prolific writing, characterized by its mingling of real-world issues with humor and references to popular culture, as well as elements of metafiction and self-reference.

David has earned multiple awards for his work, including a 1992 Eisner Award, a 1993 Wizard Fan Award, a 1996 Haxtur Award, a 2007 Julie Award and a 2011 GLAAD Media Award.

Kevin Conroy

Kevin Conroy

Kevin Conroy is an American actor and voice actor best known for his voice role as the DC Comics character Batman on the 1990s Warner Bros. television series Batman: The Animated Series, as well as various other TV series and feature films in the DC animated universe. Due to the popularity of his performance as Batman, Conroy went on to voice the character for multiple films under the DC Universe Animated Original Movies banner and various video games, including the acclaimed Batman: Arkham series.

William B. Davis

William B. Davis

William Bruce Davis is a Canadian actor and director, best known for his role as the Cigarette Smoking Man on The X-Files. Besides appearing in many TV programs and movies, Davis founded his own acting school, the William Davis Centre for Actors Study. In his personal life, Davis is an avid water-skier, lectures on skepticism at events such as the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry's CSICon, and advocates for action on climate change. In 2011 Davis published his memoir, Where There’s Smoke .... The Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man.

Noah Schnapp

Noah Schnapp

Noah Schnapp is an American actor who portrays Will Byers in the Netflix science fiction series Stranger Things. He voiced Charlie Brown in The Peanuts Movie and also appeared in the 2015 Steven Spielberg film Bridge of Spies. He returned to Stranger Things for the second season, which premiered on October 27, 2017.

Jim Swearingen

Jim SwearingenUniversity of Cincinnati interview with Jim Swearingen:

Jim Swearingen was the principal conceptual designer for Kenner's line of "Star Wars" toys. The Cincinnati-based company was coming off a year in which it had sold millions of toys based upon the 1977 smash hit. Trying to meet the clamor for more intergalactic merchandise, Kenner sent Swearingen to Skywalker Studio for a sneak peek at the character Boba Fett, which was to be released as an action figure prior to the fierce bounty hunter's appearance in the 1980 sequel "The Empire Strikes Back." Besides "Star Wars," Swearingen also contributed to many other wildly popular product lines while with Kenner, including PlayDoh, Spirograph, Baby Alive, Care Bears and Strawberry Shortcake.

"They brought a guy out in the Boba Fett costume so we could photograph him and get enough stuff to get started on development," Swearingen recalls. "My boss had wandered off with a producer, and I was left alone to have lunch with George Lucas and his dog." Three decades later, Swearingen's one regret from his career is that he didn't ask Lucas, the 2007 inductee into the Toy Hall of Fame, for a job when he had the chance. "I was never much of a self promoter. I spent an hour alone with him, and we just chitchatted about the movie and his collection of comics. I should have said, 'Hey George, what you really need is a toy guy on your staff.' But it never dawned on me. Now it is like, 'What were you thinking?'"

The close encounter with the legendary moviemaker wasn't Jim's first brush with the creator of the six-part space opera. Rewind to 1976. Swearingen was working in Kenner's preliminary design group evaluating potential entertainment properties. At the time, movies weren't given much consideration for toy lines. They didn't have the staying power of a television series. They weren't as marketable as, say, "The Six Million Dollar Man."

Swearingen recalls his boss, Dave Okada, coming in with a script and some photographs from a new movie called "Star Wars." "At the time, it was kind of like, 'Does anybody want to look at this?'" Since Jim was familiar with Lucas' first sci-fi film, "THX 1138" (courtesy of the UC film society) and had recently read a blurb about Lucas' upcoming flick in Starlog magazine, he agreed to take the script home and read it. The next day he eagerly went searching for Okada and insisted he lock himself in his office for an hour to read it. "We have to do this," he told him. "We have to make these toys." Within months of the movie's release, every 8-year-old in the country seemed to have entered Jedi training to wield a light saber and "use the force." And, to Kenner's delight, they all needed a lunchbox-load of action figures.

From 1976-79, "Star Wars" became Swearingen's baby. He had a chance to witness portions of the film being made and even attended the first public showing in San Francisco.

"This was the dream job for a designer," Swearingen says. "Since I had been in on it from the beginning, I got to do all kinds of things that people don't do today. I got to go and see some shooting. They were doing special effects. I got to view all of that stuff as a relatively young designer."

The success of Kenner's "Star Wars" toys even shifted the toy industry's focus toward thinking small. Up to that time, action figures were foot-long dolls like G.I. Joe.

"It was obvious that we had to do the vehicles in 'Star Wars,'" Swearingen says. "And you couldn't do vehicles for a 12-inch figure." So Kenner's diminutive 3 3/4-inch Lukes and Leias stemmed from the UC designer's mock-ups, the size of which were based upon what he rummaged from the company toy bin.

Renee O'Connor

Renee O'Connor

Renée O'Connor was born in Houston, Texas, to Walter and Sandra O'Connor (now Wilson), and raised in Katy, a Houston suburb. She attended Taylor High School and the Houston High School of Visual and Performing Arts. Renée has one older brother, Chris.

Renée appeared in commercials, including one for McDonalds, a feature film called Night Game (1989), and some work for The All New Mickey Mouse Club (1989) (aka "The Mickey Mouse Club) in 1989. She also made guest appearances on TV shows such as NYPD Blue (1993), before starring as "Deineira" in the Hercules TV movie Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Hercules and the Lost Kingdom (1994). She caught the eyes of executive producers Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert, who cast Renée in the 1994 film Darkman II: The Return of Durant (1995). Soon after, Hercules' sister show, Xena: Warrior Princess (1995) was launched, and Renée was cast as "Gabrielle", Xena's trusty sidekick.

Until 2001, Renée resided in Auckland, New Zealand, where "Xena" was filmed. She was married to restaurant owner Steve Muir (a kiwi, or New Zealander) in October 2000, in Austin, Texas, and they had a son. However, after the series ended, Renée returned to Texas and was divorced from Steve. In 2005, she had a baby girl with her new boyfriend, actor Jed Sura.

Timothy Zahn

Timothy ZahnZahn's novella Cascade Point won the 1984 Hugo Award. He is the author of the Blackcollar trilogy and the Cobra series (eight novels so far), twelve Star Wars expanded universe novels, including eight novels featuring Grand Admiral Thrawn: the Thrawn trilogy, the Hand of Thrawn duology, Outbound Flight, Choices of One, and Star Wars: Thrawn.

LucasFilm at times referred to some of the more detailed Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game supplements from West End Games, and when Zahn started work on a new trilogy of Star Wars books, boxes of West End sourcebooks were delivered to him. At the time, Zahn was writing what would become known as the Thrawn trilogy, the first book of which was Heir to the Empire (1991). In turn, West End released sourcebooks for Zahn's three novels from 1992-1994.

The Thrawn trilogy marked a revival in the fortunes of the Star Wars franchise, bringing it widespread attention for the first time in years; all three Thrawn trilogy novels made the New York Times Best Seller List,[4] and set the stage and tone for most of the franchise's expanded universe content. Zahn also wrote the young adult Dragonback series and the popular Conquerors' trilogy.


Greg Horn

Greg HornGreg Horn is an illustrator best known for his Marvel Comics covers. He arrived at Marvel in 1999 sporting a sensational new form of computer art that had never been seen before, ushering in the digital art movement which dominates the comic art industry to this day. Five years later he was recognized for his artistic endeavors, winning Wizard’s Fan’s Choice Award for Best Cover Artist. In the years that followed, Greg forged ahead in a variety of commercial industries, working on more than 20 international advertising campaigns, while providing covers for over 60 video game magazines. This volume of work was eventually collected into two art books titled Cover Stories: The Art of Greg Horn, and published by Image Comics. Beginning in 2014, Greg has seen remarkable success with exclusive variant covers, providing images for more than 30 of the most popular convention and store exclusives. Along the way, the artist has revitalized the niche market of remarked comic books with an inventive way of sketching on the unforgiving slick covers. His remarked comic books are among the highest auctioning modern day comics of all-time. Most recently, Greg has created some amazing variant covers for: DC COMICS’ Harley Quinn 25th Anniversary Special #1 with Unknown Comic Books and ComicXposure. Other recent projects include MARVEL COMICS’ Phoenix Resurrection, Edge of Venomverse, Generations/ Legacy, Champions, Venom, and Avengers VS Zombies, all of which will be available at his table in Artist Alley!

Sean Chen

Sean ChenChen is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University where he received a bachelor's degree in industrial design. He started his career after being discovered by Barry Windsor-Smith. He began his career at Valiant Comics, penciling their flagship title, X-O Manowar, as well as Bloodshot, Harbinger and Rai and the Future Force. His debut book, RFF #9, sold over 900,000 copies.

After Valiant, he then moved on to Marvel Comics, where he drew Iron Man for over three years. His other works include Wolverine, Elektra, and the maxi-series X-Men: The End.

Chen also lends his talents to Marvel's Creative Services Division where he contributes to style guides and licensing art, including box cover illustrations for the Iron Man video game and various promotional items such as lunchboxes, T-shirts and posters.

Currently, Chen is the regular artist on the monthly Nova series from Marvel. Aside from comic books, he applies his creative talents by designing furniture and home renovations, specializing in kitchens and molded concrete countertops. He has also started a new line of designer toys and figurines.

Sean Astin

Sean Astin

Sean Astin is an American actor, director, voice artist, and producer. He is known for his film roles as Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Mikey Walsh in The Goonies (1985), and the title character of Rudy (1993). In television, he appeared as Lynn McGill in season five of 24 and voices Raphael in the 2012 Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV series, Oso in the Disney Junior show Special Agent Oso, and Chester the cat in Bunnicula.

Peter Gillis

Peter GillisPeter B. Gillis' first work in the comics industry was as a freelance writer for Marvel Comics. His first published comics story was "Saturday Night Furor" in Captain America #224 (Aug. 1978). He then wrote various issues of Marvel Two-In-One, What If...?, and Super-Villain Team-Up from 1978 to 1980. The irregular publishing frequency of the final issues of Super-Villain Team-Up was due to a legal maneuver to prevent DC Comics from trademarking the term "supervillain". Gillis then worked as an editor for the Florida-based publisher New Media Publishing; he left that position in June 1981.

He is best known for the digital comic Shatter (1985–1988) and First Comics' Warp (1983–1985). Gillis co-created Strikeforce: Morituri (1986–1988) with artist Brent Anderson. Gillis wrote the entire runs of Micronauts: The New Voyages (1984–1986) and Strange Tales vol. 2 (1987–1988); other Marvel work included numerous issues of What If (1980–1984), The Defenders (1984–1986), The Eternals vol. 2 (1985–1986), Doctor Strange vol. 2 #76–81 (1986–1987) and Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #1–4 (1988–1989). The Defenders was Gillis's first ongoing assignment; he recounted, "I had been working for a while at Marvel, and was constantly pumping for more work, and specifically a series of my own. So when I heard DeMatteis was leaving Defenders, I was in [editor] Carl Potts' office like a shot, and I got the gig."

His creations for other companies include Blaze Barlow and the Eternity Command and the Black Flame for First Comics; and Gammarauders, a tie-in to the Gamma World role-playing game, for DC Comics' short-lived TSR Games line. He also wrote the science-fiction miniseries Tailgunner Jo with art by Tom Artis for DC.

Gillis returned to comics in 2010 when he wrote the six-issue comic adaptation of Peter S. Beagle's The Last Unicorn for IDW Publishing.

Mike DeCarlo-- (Archie and Marvel Artist)

EVA INK welcomes the amazing Mr. DeCarlo!

Artist-Mike-DeCarlo

Mike DeCarlo is a 4 decade veteran of the Comic Industry. Trained by the legendary Dick Giordano. He has worked as a penciler, artist and inker for Marvel, DC, The Simpsons, Disney, BOOM Studios, Warner Communications and Archie. His best attribute is the ability to draw ANY property in any style, period or genre.


After graduating Notre Dame High School and studying art for 2 years at Southern CT ST College, he began his professional career as sports cartoonist for The New Haven Register. He left that position to begin that apprenticeship with Giordano and after 18 months branched off to begin a solo career in the comic book industry. Over the next dozen years, he worked primarily as an ink artist on such titles as Batman, Teen Titans, Green Lantern, Thor, Iron Man and Conan the Barbarian.

In the mid-nineties, his focus changed to the cartoon/animation genre and worked as an artist on Looney Tunes, Powerpuff Girls, Ben-10, Scooby-Doo and Pinky & the Brain among others.

In the last decade, in addition to the work he now does for The Simpsons comic company Bongo Entertainment, he works for Disney Worldwide Publishing on Phineas & Ferb, Marvel Superheroes Magazine and Spider-Man Magazine.

Mike also has extended his repertoire into the digital field, becoming accomplished at digital inking in Illustrator and coloring in Photoshop.

Pat Broderick

Pat BroderickPat Broderick is an American comics artist known for his work on the Micronauts and co-creating DC Comics' Firestorm and Tim Drake/Robin in the Batman: Year Three" storyline. Pat also co-created Doom 2099.

Dan Mora

Dan MoraDan Mora is best known for his current work as a cover artist. Recently, he has been cover artist for Batgirl (2016), Titans (2017), Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (2017), Thor vs. Hulk: Champions of the Universe (2017), X-Men: Gold (2017), and Spirits of Vengeance (2017).

Michael Biehn

Michael Biehn

Michael Connell Biehn was born on July 31, 1956 in Anniston, Alabama, to Marcia (Connell) and Don Biehn, a lawyer. He grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska, and at age 14 moved with his family to Lake Havasu, Arizona, where he won a drama scholarship to the University of Arizona. He left prematurely two years later to pursue an acting career in Hollywood. His first big role was as a psychotic fan stalking Lauren Bacall in The Fan (1981) and later appeared in The Lords of Discipline (1983). He hit the big-time when he was cast as Kyle Reese, the man sent back through time to stop Arnold Schwarzenegger in James Cameron’s The Terminator (1984). This established a good working relationship with Cameron, a relationship that should have catapulted Biehn to international stardom. He starred in Cameron’s subsequent films, Aliens (1986) and The Abyss (1989), the latter a standout performance as unstable Navy SEAL officer Lt. Hiram Coffey. In the 1990s he starred in films like Navy Seals (1990), K2 (1991) and was particularly memorable as Johnny Ringo in Tombstone (1993). Biehn is married to Jennifer Blanc Biehn and the father of five sons. He made his directorial debut with The Victim starting himself and Jennifer. They started their company Blanc Biehn productions once The Victim was released by Starz. Anchor bay and the Weinstein company. They continue to make movie and give lots of new talent a creative say in film making.

Jess Harnell

Jess Harnell

Jess Harnell is an American voice actor and musician, best known for voicing Wakko Warner in Animaniacs, Ironhide and Barricade in the Transformers film series, Chilly in Doc McStuffins, Cedric the Sorcerer and Sir Gillium in Sofia the First and Crash Bandicoot in the video game franchise of the same name since Crash Tag Team Racing.

Harnell has been the announcer for America's Funniest Home Videos since 1998.

Steven Butler

Steven ButlerButler's work ranges from inking and providing occasional cover duties for Cat and Mouse to superhero illustrations in the original Silver Storm mini-series to publications such as Marvel Comics' Web of Spider-Man and Silver Sable. The independent comic The Badger by First Comics served to launch his career, but his work at Silverline comics preceded Badger.

Butler has also been involved in several Christian comics projects. From 1999 to 2007 Butler worked on the PowerMark comic series from Powermark Productions. In 1999 he also illustrated 3 tracts for wrestler George South entitled The Greatest Match Ever, Who is Your Tag-Team Partner?, and Who Are You Wrestling Against?, packaged by The Nate Butler Studio and published by PowerMark Productions. In 2005 he pencilled the Welcome to Holsom series published by Radiant Life (Gospel Publishing House).

In 2007, Butler redesigned the Archie Comics characters to be more realistic. These designs did not replace the better-known cartoony Dan DeCarlo/Bob Montana look, but are being used alongside the traditional designs for special projects. The first story to use the designs was "Bad Boy Trouble," which Butler also drew, and the second was "The Matchmakers," which was drawn by Joe Staton. These publications are unrelated to the "New Riverdale" Archie reboot of 2015.

Jonathan Frakes

Jonathan Frakes

Jonathan Frakes is an American actor and director. Frakes is best known for his portrayal of Commander William T. Riker in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and subsequent films. Frakes also hosted the television series Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction. In June 2011, Frakes narrated the History Channel documentary Lee and Grant. He was also the voice actor of David Xanatos in the Disney television series Gargoyles.

Frakes directed and also starred in Star Trek: First Contact as well as Star Trek: Insurrection. He also directed episodes of several Star Trek television series and The Orville. He is the author of the novel The Abductors: Conspiracy.

Veronica Taylor

Veronica Taylor

Veronica Taylor is an American voice actress known for her dubbing work in English-language adaptations of Japanese anime, in particular for voicing Ash Ketchum in the Pokémon anime for the first eight seasons.

Her other roles include Delia Ketchum (Ash's mother), and May in the Pokémon anime meta series, April O'Neil from the 2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, Amelia Wil Tesla Seyruun in the Slayers TV series, voice of Mangchi in the English dub of Hammerboy, the voice of Nico Robin in the 4Kids dub of One Piece, and the voice of Sailor Pluto in the Viz Media dub of Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon Crystal.

Bill Amend

Bill AmendBill Amend is an American cartoonist, best known for his comic strip FoxTrot.

After a short time in the animation business, Amend decided to pursue a cartooning career and signed on with Universal Press Syndicate. FoxTrot first appeared on April 10, 1988. On May 21, 1999, Amherst College awarded him an honorary degree as Doctor of Humane Letters.

On December 5, 2006, Universal Press Syndicate issued a press release stating that Amend's strip, FoxTrot, would turn into a Sunday-only strip. Amend stated that he wants to continue doing the strip, but at a less hurried pace. This news was followed by several weeks of the characters discussing a "cartoonist" semi-retiring to Sundays only, and what methods he would use to phase out the daily strips. The last daily FoxTrot cartoon was printed on December 30, 2006. Amend also sometimes does guest strips for webcomics. He has done so once for PVP by Scott Kurtz and at least twice for Penny Arcade by Mike Kraulhik and Jerry Holkins. Also at least once for XKCD, but he had to use sudo to get the rights to do so.

On May 26, 2007, Amend was presented with the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year.

Phil Ortiz

Phil OrtizPhil Ortiz an American animator. He has worked for more than 30 years as a professional artist, ranging from daily newspaper comic strips to animated cartoons.

1988-2007: Member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS)
1995-2007: Member of the National Cartoonists Society (NCS)
1993-2007: Bongo Comics, Currently, lead pencil animator Simpsons Comics
1993—94: Disney Store, Concept illustrations for merchandise
Hanna-Barbera Character art for merchandising Department
Al White Studios, Character art for Disney merchandise
1991-93: The Walt Disney Company, Publishing Character artist for various children’s books. Comic artist for Disney Adventure Magazine
1993 Ogilvy & Mather, Storyboard clean-ups for Cocoa & Fruity Pebbles commercials
1987-90: Warner Bros. Animation, Inking and layout for the Bugs Bunny comic strip for newspaper publication
1989 Calico Productions Layout and model design for Denver The Dinosaur series
1989-91: Klasky Csupo, INC. Background design supervisor for The Simpsons TV series 1987—88: FILM ROMAN Layouts and model design for the Garfield Christmas Special, Garfield, The Saturday Morning Series, and Garfield’s Nine Lives
1983—87 Ruby-Spears Productions, Layouts and model design for animation for Alvin And The Chipmunks and other series
1978—82: Hanna-Barbera, Layouts, model design, animation arid presentation art for animated shows: The Flintstones, The Smurfs, Richie Rich.

Ethen Beavers

Ethen BeaversEthen Beavers lives in Central California and has been working in Children's Books, Comics and Animation for over ten years. He works traditionally and digitally on a variety of projects in many different styles and thematic tones. He is a big fan of Star Wars and Samurai Jack, as well as fly fishing for trout across the western U.S.

Carl Potts

Carl PottsCarl Potts is an American comic book writer, artist, teacher, and editor best known for creating the series Alien Legion for the Marvel Comics imprint Epic Comics.

After contributing to such comics fanzines as the anthology Venture, Potts drew backgrounds and some secondary figures for a late fill-in issue of DC Comics' Richard Dragon: Kung Fu Fighter, being drawn by Bay Area comics artists Jim Starlin and Alan Weiss. Potts began his comics career in 1975.

Relocating to New York City, he freelanced briefly until joining Neal Adams' commercial-art company and comic book packager Continuity Studios and was a member of the Crusty Bunkers. As he explained in a 2000 interview: "Continuity was gearing up to produce black-and-white magazines based on several TV series: The Six Million Dollar Man, Space: 1999, and Emergency!. I got involved with storyboard and comp art for major New York ad agencies. I also produced finished-illustration for magazines and books for several years before joining Marvel's editorial staff in 1983".

Marvel Comics
At Marvel as an editor, Potts discovered and/or mentored many top comics creators including Arthur Adams, Jon Bogdanove, June Brigman, Jim Lee, Mike Mignola, Mike Okamoto, Whilce Portacio, Terry Shoemaker, Steve Skroce, Larry Stroman, Sal Velutto, Chris Warner, and Scott Williams. He oversaw the development of the Punisher from guest star to franchise character, and edited such titles as The Incredible Hulk, Doctor Strange, The Defenders, The Thing, Alpha Flight, and Moon Knight, as well as the newly created Amazing High Adventure, Power Pack, Strikeforce: Morituri, and What The--?!. He was the editor who produced the first Rocket Raccoon miniseries. Potts' editorship was humorously characterized in 1988 as "a remarkable feat considering [his] legendary spelling disability."

After hours, Potts continued to write and produce occasional art for Marvel. He created the "Last of the Dragons" serial which appeared in Epic Illustrated #15–20 (Dec. 1982–Oct. 1983) and was written by Dennis O'Neil and inked by Terry Austin. In 1983, Potts teamed with Alan Zelenetz and Frank Cirocco to co-create the series Alien Legion, conceived as "the French Foreign Legion in space." Two ongoing series and several miniseries and one-shots were produced. In 2007, Potts' Alien Legion screenplay was optioned by producer Jerry Bruckheimer and The Walt Disney Company. Bruckheimer exercised the option and bought the script in 2010, hiring Game of Thrones show runner David Benioff to do a rewrite.

Potts wrote and, for the early issues, did layouts for the launch of the Punisher War Journal title in 1988 with Jim Lee doing the finished art. In 1989, Potts was named executive editor in charge of the Epic imprint, and about a third of the mainstream Marvel titles. Five years later, he became editor-in-chief of the "General Entertainment" and Epic Comics divisions.

Henry Thomas

Henry Thomas

Thomas said that he decided he wanted to become an actor at age eight, after watching a PBS special on acting and realizing he had found his calling.

After landing a part at an open audition in a San Antonio, Texas, hotel, Thomas made his film debut in Raggedy Man (1981). At age nine, Thomas auditioned for the lead role in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982). He won the part by giving a genuinely tearful performance, during which he drew upon his real-life trauma of having seen his pet dog being killed by a neighbor's dog. The film's success exceeded expectations, and Thomas was troubled by the sometimes extreme reaction of the public.

Thomas returned to Texas and starred in Cloak & Dagger, while attending school. He returned to film in the late 1980s and early 1990s and began to prove himself in adult roles, most notably as the younger version of Anthony Perkins' Norman Bates character in Psycho IV: The Beginning. Thomas dropped out of Texas's Blinn College (where he studied philosophy and history) after one year to act full-time.

His most prominent adult role to date was as Samuel Ludlow in Legends of the Fall (1994). He played Johnny Sirocco in Martin Scorsese's historical fiction film Gangs of New York (2002). He is currently both an actor and musician and starred in the 2011 film The Last Ride (2011) as musician Hank Williams Sr. In the ABC series Betrayal, he plays T.J. Karsten. He also played Tom, the father of Carla Gugino's character, in the 2017 Netflix original movie Gerald's Game.

Nolan North

Nolan North

Nolan North is an American actor and voice actor. His voice work includes characters such as Nathan Drake from the Uncharted series, Desmond Miles from the Assassin's Creed video game series, Ghost from Bungie's titles Destiny and Destiny 2, the Penguin in the Batman: Arkham video game franchise, Meepo the Geomancer in Dota 2, Cpt. Martin Walker in Spec Ops: The Line, David in The Last of Us, several characters in various pieces of Marvel media (most popularly Deadpool), Superboy in Young Justice, himself and one of the possible voice choices for the Boss in Saints Row IV, and Edward Richtofen in the Call of Duty Zombies storyline.

Tim Jacobus

Tim JacobusTim Jacobus is an American artist best known for illustrating the covers for nearly 100 books in R. L. Stine's Goosebumps series. He has done over 300 book covers and paintings for various different series, novels, and video games. He currently resides in New Jersey, doing most of his art digitally. A complete list of his work is unknown, but below is a list of a few of the things he worked on.

Null-A-Three - Book Cover (1985) Star Trek: The Promethean Prophecy - Game Cover (1986) Star Trek: First Contact - Game Cover (1988) Green City in the Sun - Book Covers (1988) Goosebumps - All Book Covers except #2 and #12 (1992-1997) Deadtime Stories - Various Book Covers (1996) Goosebumps: Series 2000 - All Book Covers (1998-1999) Bone Chillers - Various Book Covers (1998) Merry Christmas, Teletubbies! - Book Cover (1999) Casket Case - Album Cover (2014) Ravage - Return of the Spectral Rider - Album Cover (2017)

Paul Gulacy

Paul GulacyEarly life and career
Paul Gulacy was raised in Youngstown, Ohio, and as a teen was inspired by art of Jim Steranko on Marvel Comics' Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. He went on to study at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Fellow Youngstown resident Val Mayerik, a Marvel artist, introduced him to another local Marvel artist, East Liverpool, Ohio's Dan Adkins, for whom Gulacy would work as an assistant, and who suggested Gulacy prepare a six-page sample for Marvel. "He sent it to an editor named Roy Thomas", Gulacy recalled, "and two weeks later I got the phone call telling me I was hired.”

Gulacy's initial work as a Marvel freelancer was penciling the 15-page story "Morbius, the Living Vampire" in Adventure into Fear #20 (cover-dated Feb. 1974), written by Mike Friedrich and inked by Jack Abel. Following this came an inking assignment, over penciler Bob Brown on the superhero comic Daredevil #108 (March 1974). At some unspecified point during this time, Gulacy did a small amount of artwork for the pornographic magazine Hustler, explaining that comics artist Jim Steranko, whom he had met through Adkins, had turned down what Gulacy called "a couple of jobs" and suggested Gulacy instead. "I did them. They offered me more and a lot of money, but I turned them down. ... I consider it a skeleton in my closet."

In 1974, Gulacy began work on the character with which he became most associated, the philosophical martial artist/secret agent Shang-Chi in the comic Master of Kung Fu (cover-billed as The Hands of Shang-Chi: Master of Kung Fu) #18 (June 1974), inked by Al Milgrom. That initial story and one the next issue were written by Steve Englehart, but issue #20 (Sept. 1974), co-written by Gerry Conway and Doug Moench, and the same month's Giant-Size Master of Kung Fu #1, written by Moench, marked the beginning of a Moench-Gulacy collaboration on the increasingly complex, cinematic feature about the son of longtime pulp fiction supervillain Fu Manchu, who teams with British intelligence to bring down his father's labyrinthine plans for global domination. With some exceptions, the writer-penciler team would continue through a serialized arc to issue #50 (March 1977), culminating with the apparent death of Fu Manchu Comics historian Les Daniels observed that, "Ingenious writing by Doug Moench and energetic art by Paul Gulacy brought Master of Kung Fu new life." In 2010, Comics Bulletin ranked Moench and Gulacy's work on Master of Kung-Fu sixth on its list of the "Top 10 1970s Marvels".

In the later 1970s, Gulacy took on occasional other assignments, including the covers of the science fiction film adaptation Logan's Run #6 (June 1977) and of the Western The Rawhide Kid #147 (Sept. 1978), both for Marvel; and a 10-page preview of the graphic novel Sabre: Slow Fade of an Endangered Species, with writer Don McGregor, in the comics-magazine Heavy Metal vol. 2, #2 (June 1978; mislabeled "vol. 3, #2" in indicia).

Graphic-novel pioneer
With writer Don McGregor, Gulacy created one of the first American modern graphic novels, Eclipse Books' Sabre: Slow Fade of an Endangered Species. Published in August 1978 — two months before Will Eisner's more famous, graphic short story collection A Contract with God — it was the first graphic novel to be sold in the new "direct market" of comic-book stores. Described on the credits page as a "comic novel" (the term "graphic novel" not being in common usage at the time), the trade paperback was priced at a then-considerable $6.00. It helped prove the new format's viability by going into a February 1979 second printing. Eclipse would publish a 10th-anniversary edition (hardcover ISBN 0-913035-65-3; trade paperback ISBN 0-913035-59-9) with a new Gulacy cover. A 20th-anniversary edition was published by Image Comics in 1998, and a 30th anniversary edition by Desperado Publishing in 2009.

1980s
In 1979 and 1980, Gulacy drew several horror/science fiction/fantasy stories for Warren Publishing's black-and-white comics magazines Eerie, Vampirella, and Warren Presents; some were reprinted in Eclipse Comics Nightmares #1–2 in 1985. Gulacy also drew the cover and the six-page story "Libido", written by his Master of Kung Fu colleague Doug Moench, in the comics magazine Epic Illustrated #3 (Fall 1980).

Along with the covers for independent publisher Capital Comics' superhero title Nexus #1–2 (1981–1982), Gulacy drew covers and an occasional story for such anthology series as Marvel's Marvel Preview and Bizarre Adventures and Eclipse Comics' Eclipse Magazine. In 1983, he drew several covers for independent AC Comics' Black Diamond, Americomics, Starmasters, and Femforce Special before reteaming with Moench on the four-issue, creator-owned Epic Comics miniseries Six from Sirius (July–October 1984) and its four-issue sequel, Six from Sirius II (December 1985–March 1986).

Through the remainder of the decade, he drew primarily for Eclipse (the company's revival of the 1940s series Airboy and a new spin-off, Valkyrie) and Dark Horse Comics. Gulacy also began working for DC Comics with Batman #393–394 (March–April 1986), and the six-issue miniseries Slash Maraud (November 1987–April 1988), co-created with Moench. The two also collaborated on a series of eight-page chapters starring the superhero Coldblood which ran in the biweekly omnibus Marvel Comics Presents #26–25 (August–November 1989).

Later career
During the 1990s, Gulacy worked primarily on Batman and such science-fiction movie properties as Terminator, Predator, and Star Wars, and co-created the Valiant Comics crime series Grackle.

Among the many titles Gulacy has drawn are the DC Comics Batman, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight ("Batman: Prey"), Batman: Outlaws, Year One: Batman/Ra's al Ghul, Catwoman, Green Lantern: Dragon Lord and JSA: Classified; Acclaim Comics' Eternal Warrior and Turok, Dinosaur Hunter; Dark Horse Comics' Star Wars: Crimson Empire; and Penthouse Comix's Omni Comix.

In 2002, he combined his interest in science fiction and spy stories in DC Comics' S.C.I. Spy, and that same year returned to his signature character with his and Doug Moench's six-issue Marvel miniseries Shang-Chi: Master of Kung Fu (November 2002 - April 2003). Other Marvel work includes collaborations with writer Marc Guggenheim on the four-issue miniseries Squadron Supreme: Hyperion vs. Nighthawk (March–June 2007) and with writer Cary Bates on True Believers.

Craig Rousseau

Craig RousseauCraig Rousseau is an American comic book artist.

During his career Rousseau has worked for various comic book companies, but is best known for his work on DC Comics titles like Harley Quinn, Batman Beyond and Impulse. He also worked for Disney Adventures (Kim Possible), Beckett (Ruule: Kiss and Tell, Ronin Hood of the 47 Samurai, The Cobbler’s Monster), Image Comics (Tellos: The Last Heist, Tales of Tellos, Invincible Handbook, Monster Pile-up) and Marvel Comics' Creative Services.

He has additionally drawn, and co-created with Todd DeZago, The Perhapanauts for Dark Horse and Image Comics (Perhapanauts: First Blood and Perhapanauts: Second Chances). More recently, he has drawn Marvel's Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane.

Tim Vigil

Tim VigilTimothy B. Vigil is an American comic book artist, mostly working in the horror/adult genre. His main graphic novel Faust (with co-creator David Quinn) was adapted by Brian Yuzna as the 2001 movie Faust: Love of the Damned.

The followup Faust: Book of M, was nominated for the 1999 Bram Stoker Award for Best Illustrated Narrative. He received his first popular exposure for his work on the comic title Grips, published by the defunct publisher Silverwolf Comics.

Charlie Adler

Charlie Adler

Charlie Adler is an American voice actor and voice director. He is known for voicing Buster Bunny in Tiny Toon Adventures, Cow, Chicken, and The Red Guy in Cow and Chicken and I Am Weasel, Starscream in the Transformers film series and Ickis in Aaahh!!! Real Monsters.

Walter Jones

Walter Jones

Walter Emanuel Jones is an American actor, martial artist, and dancer, known for playing the role of Zack Taylor, the Black Ranger on the hit television series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

He also appeared in successful television shows including Family Matters, Step by Step, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Moesha, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Early Edition, NYPD Blue, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Off Centre and The Shield.

He played in movies including Backyard Dogs (2000), House of the Dead 2 (2005), The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) and recently in Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016).

He gave his voice talent to movies as Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007), Primeval (2007), Post Grad (2009), Warrior (2011), Chronicle (2012) and animated movies including Open Season 2 (2008) and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013).

Sean Young

Sean Young

Sean Young is an American actress. She is best known for her performances in the films Blade Runner (1982), Dune (1984), No Way Out (1987), Wall Street (1987), Cousins (1989) and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994).

Carlos Alazraqui

Carlos Alazraqui

Carlos Alazraqui was not just the face of Deputy James Garcia on Comedy Central’s hit show RENO 911 or RENO 911 the movie! He recently won the prestigious ANNIE AWARD for Outstanding Achievement in Voice Acting in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production THE MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN SHOW. He’s also been a standup comic for over 25 years, a well known television/film actor and one of LA’s top voiceover actors with hundreds of credits to his name.

Television and film audiences have recently seen Carlos as Officer Alvarez in the new CBS series KEVIN CAN WAIT, Dr. Moncada on JANE THE VIRGIN for CW, Sammy Tucker on BONES for FOX, Detective Nash on Tru TV’s ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING, Mr. Foodie on MUTT AND STUFF, and Christopher Columbus on CROSSROADS OF HISTORY. On the big screen, Carlos plays Hector in DANCE BABY DANCE to be released in 2018, and Carlo in TAKE THE TEN for Netflix. He also has a long running commercial campaign in the Southeast as spokesman JJ Hightail for DIRECT AUTO INSURANCE.

Presently he is rebooting his role of Rocko in the NEW ROCKO’S MODERN LIFE for Nickelodeon. He plays Mayor Temoroso on THE NEW ADVENTURES OF PUSS IN BOOTS for Dreamworks Animation and Netflix, he is the voice of Skylar in Disney’s ELENA OF AVALOR, and Jimmy Pierce on Cartoon Networks new show UNLOVABLE.

He also partnered with Michael Douglas/Further Films and HBO to develop his own half hour series based on one of his own characters titled GOOD MORNING IOWA. Carlos is Executive Producer on a primetime animated series called LET IT BEARD, and FUN SQUAD, a half hour live action series, with CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM’s Tim Gibbons. Additionally he is creator and Executive Producer with Ryan Seacrest/Endemol Shine on a show called UNCOMMON GROUND.

His other writing credits include THE RIP SQUAD a half hour live action series for Comedy Central, THE LAST WHITE DISHWASHER (short film), HEAD GAMES (short film in post production), SPIRITOLOGY (half hour series), and several other television and movie projects in development including projects with Broadway Home Video.

Carlos has provided the voices for Rocko and Spunky on Nickelodeon’s ROCKO’S MODERN LIFE, Mr. Weed on FOX’s THE FAMILY GUY, Lazlo on Cartoon Network’s CAMP LAZLO, Bane in JUSTICE LEAGUE DOOM, and Mr. Crocker on Nickelodeon’s long running series FAIRLY ODD PARENTS. One of his most famous roles was the voice of The Taco Bell Chihuahua for TACO BELL, which has been documented as one of the most well known advertising campaigns of all time.

Carlos also plays Bob in FUNHOUSE MASSACRE (2015), El Chupacabra, the breakout star of Disney’s PLANES, Amos in the hit film FREE BIRDS, King Magnus on Disney’s SOPHIA THE FIRST! You can also hear Carlos as the voice of Nestor, the Latin Penguin, in HAPPY FEET and HAPPY FEET 2 as well as Chuy and General Posada in BOOK OF LIFE, and the sexy Brazilian Helicopter Pilot and Dad’s Fear in INSIDE OUT, to name just a few of his film roles.

Carlos had a Showtime special and a Comedy Central Half Hour Special as well as several other national television appearances including three spots on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. He is presently developing another comedy special!

Carlos also doubles his work for PIXAR as the sound-a-like voice for Billy Crystal as Mike Wazowski for commercials and merchandise.
Carlos works with Stephanie Miller every Wednesday on his COFFEE WITH CARLOS segment on the Stephanie Miller Radio Show on Free Speech Radio. He has also produced his own Web Series Cartoon on Mondomedia.com called OFF THE CURB, which played live to a sold out crowd in the YouTube Lounge at San Diego Comic-Con.

Jonboy Meyers

Jonboy MeyersI’ve been drawing and writing stories since I was 4 years old. My Dad was a Military Policeman and would bring home comics from the Police Station… reading my first one– wow I was blown away. Then a SCI FI movie called “The Black Hole” came out and I began to write and draw my very own Black Hole adventure with Vincent and Old Bob, I was hooked for life.

I developed my artistic style by emulating my art heroes. Artists like John Buscema, Michael Golden, Jack Kirby, Joe Madureira, Jason Pearson, J Scott Campbell and Arthur Adams were so inspirational to me in my development into the artist I am today. And like many other inspired artists, I would stand in the long Portfolio Review Lines of SDCC in hopes of getting that very first comic artist job.

I remember waiting in line for 4-6 hours just to have my 10 minutes to get my work critiqued–in hopes of landing my first comics gig. It was a testament of how passionate I am about my art…then getting ripped to shreds during the critique and taking what I learned to get better and better.

Working in comics in the 90s was rough, I did a lot of free independent comics work to get noticed and I got my foot officially in the door of comics as a Marketing Director for MV Creations. We did all of the Masters of the Universe Comics. I was helping to build out the brand as well as the company, doing press releases, merchandise, securing talent for books, reaching out to new creators, helping pitch stories, and doing a lot of illustrations.

But I wanted to do more and the Comics boom was coming to an end and sales started plunging. So I set my sights on working in comics not as a Marketing Director, but as an artist…full-time in spite of a very shrinking and uncertain Comics Market.

So I put together some Spider-man samples then sent them to Joe Quesada and CB Cebulski. Before I knew it, I landed my first professional work drawing Marvel Age Spiderman. To this day, I thank God and I am very grateful and fortunate that Marvel trusted me and gave me a chance to work on a major brand right out of the gate and create experiences for Spider-man fans around the world. And I never stopped since.

For the past 15 years (well 20 if you count all my independent work) I have been trusted to maintain and build out Brands through Visual Story and Design. For the greater part of it, it’s been in the form of Comic Book Illustration and Character Design for Videogames and Animation.

I want to continue to set the quality bar higher and here and wherever my art leads me — I want to create some of the most amazing art you have ever seen.

Artist’s Statement

I’ve been telling stories through art for as long as I can remember, from custom Black Hole comics as a four-year-old, to my later work in entertainment, comics, video, games and toys, developing brands though the use of visual story and design.

I want people to see my work and feel something. I want to give them an experience. I want to invoke an emotional response, a feeling of inspiration, of excitement. I want to give them the same sense of wonder I had when I picked up my first comic book those many years ago as that four-year-old kid.

I want people to understand how much my art means to me and how passionate I am about sharing what I create.

I like pushing the envelope when it comes to creating art. I want to continue to evolve as an artist and I want my work to reflect that.

To everyone who shares my same sentiment, I say to you, ”Things worth having are things worth doing.”

If art is your passion, fight for it. Don’t follow the fame. Do it because you love it and you have something you want to share or say. Remember, creating art is not a sprint; it’s a marathon – one you must run at your own pace.

Persevere and challenge yourself to evolve, to do better and to be prepared to leave your comfort zone.

Never forget… it’s about the art you create. It’s about doing something good, something you’re proud of. It’s not about, look at me I have a million dollars or a million fans.

Stay true to yourself and to your vision. Never forget the wonder of art that takes you to places and spaces in time where anything is possible. Above all else, keep moving forward. Keep evolving. Keep doing what you love.

Tom Bunk

Tom BunkIn 1973, he moved to Berlin, where he began rendering humorous subjects in oil paintings. After selling these paintings in three successful shows, he turned to cartooning and contributed to underground comics in 1976.

His cartoon creations appeared monthly in the satirical magazine Pardon, other European comic magazines and comic anthologies. After collecting his comics in three books, he moved to New York in 1983 and began drawing for Raw, the graphic story magazine edited and published by Françoise Mouly and Art Spiegelman. He drew Topps trading cards, including Wacky Packages and Garbage Pail Kids. In 1990, he became a regular Mad cartoonist, and his contributions have led some to regard him as the modern-day replacement at Mad for Will Elder.

He illustrates humorous and surreal oil paintings of strange situations and subjects, explaining, "In my paintings, I am interested in telling a story. I like the story to be open ended and enigmatic. It should have an internal truth, which the viewer will recognize in his/her own way. As elements in my storytelling, I use symbols and their arrangement. I like everyday objects to have a meaning beyond the obvious, a metaphysical meaning. When I paint I try to keep a balance between my intellect, my intuition and my somewhat humouristic approach. In this way I keep the painting always interesting and alive for me. This is also what I would like the painting to be for the viewer, a stimulating and entertaining puzzle."

His list of American clients also includes Burger King, Byron Preiss, Silly Productions, Springer International, It's About Time (in association with the American Institute of Physics, the National Science Foundation and the American Geological Institute) and UNICEF. His clients in Germany: Carlsen Verlag, Ravensburger Verlag, Semmel Verlach, Volksverlag, Weissmann Verlag and in 2008 Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, where he had a daily comic running (Ein Berliner in New York) In addition to doing book covers, he also has illustrated children's books, and since 1990, he contributes illustrations and posters for school science books for the "It's About Time" publisher.

For well over a decade, he has contributed to Quantum, a bimonthly science and mathematics magazine for students. These illustrations were exhibited in 2005 at the New York Hall of Science in Queens and collected in a book, Quantoons, published by the National Science Teachers Association in 2006.

Tom Bunk has exhibited his comics and illustrations in Germany. In 2009 he took part in a comic show "Jahrhundert der Comics, die Zeitungs-Strip-Jahre" in Bielefeld and Rehmscheid in 2010 in the Jewish Museum in Berlin, and he exhibited his Quantoons again in 2010 in Frankfurt during the 2015 comicfestival in Munich, Germany.

He continues working mainly for Mad magazine.

Brent Schoonover

Brent SchoonoverHailing from the epicenter of culture known as South Beloit, Il, Brent was on a one-way trip to normalcy until the fateful day he laid eyes upon his first comic book. He immediately grabbed hold of a pencil and never let go, dedicating himself to creating scores of characters and scenarios with a zeal that would make lesser men quake in dread.

Now located in Minnesota, he draws upon a fertile imagination marinated in comics, old cartoons, classic horror movies, pro wrestling and face-melting metal to create distinctive illustrations with a retro feel that run the gamut from comic books to editorial and packaging assignments. So if you have a project that needs a fresh look, give him a call. He has plenty of ink to go around.

Matthew Lewis

Matthew Lewis

Matthew Lewis is an English film, television and stage actor, best known for playing Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films, Jamie Bradley in The Syndicate and Corporal Gordon "Towerblock" House in the BBC Three comedy drama Bluestone 42.

Yaya Han

Yaya HanYaya Han is a costume designer, model and cosplay entertainer based in Atlanta, GA. She discovered the unique creative pastime of cosplay at Anime Expo in 1999 as a young fan, with no prior trained skills in sewing or crafting. However, Yaya has always been artistic, especially with pen and ink illustrations, so she quickly absorbed the heart and soul of costume making. Yaya is completely self-taught, mostly due to lack of funds and resources to enroll in classes for fashion or costume design. At the beginning, she could only afford a used $40 sewing machine and a sewing book from a thrift store. Yaya credits persistence and repeated failure as her greatest teachers in costume creation. To this day, she has made close to 300 costumes in the genres of anime/manga, comic books, video games, sci-fi and her own original designs.

Over the years, Yaya has build a successful business in the cosplay community, creating a popular cosplay accessories line that is available online and at conventions, as well as her line of Yaya Han Brand merchandising. Her intricate and lavish creations have won awards and acclaim nationwide, and she has been invited to appear as a Guest, Panelist, Judge, Performer and Host to over 100 conventions and other events all over the world. Yaya's impact on the world of cosplay has been so great that she has been a Guest Judge on 2 seasons of TBS TV Network's "King of the Nerds" competition show, featured in a documentary about cosplay called "Cosplay - Crafting a Secret Identity", as well as is starring in the Syfy (Space) TV Network Docu-Series "Heroes of Cosplay".

But, no matter where Cosplay has taken her professionally, Yaya strives to stay true to what got her into this field originally - fun and creativity.
Through hard work, unmatched passion and infectious enthusiasm, Yaya has helped Cosplay gain respect and integrity as an artform in the fandom world and art communities, and her decade long campaign for creativity has helped raise Cosplay to the standards we know today. Everyday, Yaya continues to pave the path for the beloved art and lifestyle we know as Costume Play.

Wallace Shawn

Wallace Shawn

Wallace Shawn is an American actor, voice actor, playwright, essayist and comedian. His film roles have included those of Wally Shawn in the Louis Malle-directed comedy-drama My Dinner with Andre (1981), Vizzini in The Princess Bride (1987), Ezra in The Haunted Mansion, providing the voice of Rex in the Toy Story franchise, providing the voice of Gilbert Huph in The Incredibles (2004), and providing the voice of Calico in Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (2010). He also starred in a variety of television series, including Gossip Girl and recurring appearances as Grand Nagus Zek in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–99).

His plays include The Designated Mourner, Aunt Dan and Lemon and Grasses of a Thousand Colors. He also co-wrote the screenplay for My Dinner with Andre with Andre Gregory, and he scripted Vanya on 42nd Street, a film adaptation of Anton Chekov's play Uncle Vanya. His book Essays was published in 2009 by Haymarket Books. His latest film from June 2014 was A Master Builder based on the play by Henrik Ibsen.

Rodger Bumpass

Rodger Bumpass

Rodger Bumpass is an American actor and voice actor. He is best known for his long-running role as Squidward Tentacles on the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. He voices many other characters on the show, including Dr. Forrest and various anchovies. He also voiced The Chief in the animated series Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?, and Mr. Besser, the school principal in the animated series The Kids from Room 402. Bumpass has many other credits in animated films, animated television series, and video games.

Ale Garza

Ale GarzaAlé Garza is a penciler and comics artist. At the age of 18, he started working for Wildstorm, and quickly moved on to working with writers like Chris Claremont and Judd Winick, lending his art to titles like Gen¹³, Zero, E.V.E. Protomecha, Batgirl and Titans/Young Justice: Graduation Day. Aside from DC, Garza has worked on Marvel Comics's Marvel Knights Spider-Man and Top Cow's Witchblade.

From issues 16 to 19, he was the regular artist for DC's Supergirl title. Revisiting the character somewhat, he became the regular artist on Teen Titans. He joined new writer Sean McKeever and new member Supergirl with issue #51, but left the title after an issue, with no announcement.

In October 2010, he illustrated a team-up between Robin and Supergirl in Superman/Batman #77.

In January 2012, he started pencilling Deadpool, written by Daniel Way, beginning with issue #50.


Ty Templeton

Ty TempletonTempleton first received attention for Stig's Inferno (Vortex Comics), now a cult favourite, which detailed the journey of its lead character into Hell in a parody of Dante's The Divine Comedy. Templeton recalled that after reading the three books of The Divine Comedy, "I fell in love with them as stories. It took a bit to get past the language translations, but for a year or so, I was reading different versions, off and on, as my reading on subways and buses, getting to and from school." Templeton first transferred this inspiration into comic book form with the intent of making it a strip in his campus newspaper, but ended up shelving the project until Vortex publisher William P. Marks suggested that he make it into a series. According to Marks, of the five series that Vortex was publishing at the time, Stig's Inferno was the most consistently produced on schedule.

He has gone on to do titles for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Bongo Comics, and Moonstone Books, including Batman Adventures, The Simpsons and many others. He also created his own graphic novel, Bigg Time, published by DC Comics' mature readers imprint, Vertigo. He was recently editor of an independent Canadian comic company, Mr. Comics. Recent work includes writing and drawing stories for DC's Batman 66, based on the 1960s television series. He teaches classes in comic book writing and drawing, known as "Ty Templeton's Comic Book Boot Camp".

Dylan Bonner

Dylan BonnerDylan Bonner graduated from Ringling College of Art & Design as an Illustration major and a Visual Development minor. Dylan is best known for his illustration of Disney characters, especially Disney princesses. Recently, he has illustrated the "Disney Princess" comic book published by Joe Books.

Robin Eisenberg

Robin EisenbergHi! I'm an artist and designer in Los Angeles.

I spend most of my life at this desk and it's my favorite place! When I'm not drawing, I like walking dogs, drinking almond milk tea, reading in bed, making both real and imaginary travel plans, watching Star Trek, and trying to cultivate my dream cactus garden.

Cory Hamscher

Cory HamscherCory Hamscher is the co-creator of VanBreed Studios first comic, The Sword of Freyja. Cory is the penciler and inker on the book as well.

previously he was the penciler & inker on Supreme for Image Comics, as well as the inker on Avengers Academy for Marvel. Cory’s past work includes runs on X-Men Forever, The Incredible Hulk, Deadpool Corps, Skaar Son of Hulk, Chaos War: Dead Avengers, Fear Itself, Marvel Adventures Spider-Man, Mar. Adv. Fantastic Four, G.I.JOE, G.I.JOE vs Transformers and G.I.JOE: Frontline.

Stuart Sayger

Stuart SaygerStuart Sayger is a professional illustrator who works primarily in the comic book industry. Known for his moody and expressive style, Sayger first broke into the industry as the creator of SHIVER IN THE DARK, producing the comic independently from start to finish.

Recently Sayger produced art for graphic novels of "Trick R Treat" and "Krampus" based on the films of the same names from Legendary Pictures. Sayger also contributed the cover to a newly released commemorative issue of "The Walking Dead". Past projects include the "Superman: Man of Steel" movie, and a video game adaptation of Robert Kirkman's "Thief of Thieves". Sayger has drawn many projects for IDW including:"The X-Files", "30-Days of Night," "Robert Rodriguez's Machete," and "Bram Stoker's Death Ship".

Toy fans will remember Stuart's work from a 2-year run drawing the "Bionicle" comic book based on the popular Lego toy line of the same name. The series was translated to 8 different languages and distributed internationally boasting the largest circulation of any comic book in the world!

Val Kilmer

Val Kilmer

Val Kilmer is an American actor. Originally a stage actor, Kilmer became popular in the mid-1980s after a string of appearances in comedy films, starting with Top Secret! (1984), then the cult classic Real Genius (1985), as well as the military action film Top Gun (1986) and the fantasy film Willow (1988).

Some of his other notable film roles include Jim Morrison in The Doors (1991), Doc Holliday in Tombstone (1993), armed robber Chris Shiherlis in Heat (1995), Bruce Wayne / Batman in Batman Forever (1995), Simon Templar in The Saint (1997), astronaut Robby Gallagher in Red Planet (2000), and a meth-using informant in The Salton Sea (2002).

Khary Payton

Khary Payton

Khary Payton (born May 16, 1972) is an American actor and voice actor known for his voice characterizations in animated cartoons (Cyborg in Teen Titans), and his acting roles on General Hospital and The Walking Dead.

Charles Martinet

Charles Martinet

Charles Martinet is an American actor and voice actor. He is best known for voicing Mario in the Super Mario video game series. He has voiced Mario, the title character in Nintendo's flagship video game franchise, since 1995. He also voices Baby Mario, Luigi, Baby Luigi, Wario, Waluigi and Toadsworth.

Neo Edmund

Neo EdmundNeo Edmund has worked in the entertainment industry for over a decade as a Film Writer, Animation Writer, Comic Book Writer, Film Development Executive, Novelist, Blogger, and Public Speaker. He has written for companies including: Disney Animation, Hub Network, Spike TV, History Channel, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, JumpStart Interactive, Platinum Studios, Genetic Entertainment, Zenescope, and Silver Dragon Books. Several of his graphic novels are listed among tittles that meet the United States Common Core Standards for English Education. He attended UCLA where he major in Screenwriting, English Creative Writing, and Film Production. He lives and works in Los Angeles, California!

Josh Vogt

Josh Vogt

Words are kinda my thing. Reading them. Writing them. Cobbling them together into stories about places and people and creatures that have no right to exist, yet keep insisting that they do.

Yes, I’m one of those people who reads Lord of the Rings once a year, on average. One of those people who plays computer games for the storyline and characters rather than the loot. Who has to store most of his actual library in bins in the basement, because there’s not enough shelf space in the rest of the house. And who holds conversations with imaginary people without even wondering whether medicinal intervention might be a wise option.

When I set out to establish myself as an author, a lot of things happened along the way that I didn’t expect…such as a career in publishing, living in NYC for a few years, and eventually migrating from the 9-5 grind to a full-time freelance writing gig!

While my freelance writing pays the bills for now, fiction remains my first true passion. My stories tend to veer between urban fantasy and epic fantasy, with the occasional scifi, horror, or humor element stirred in for good measure.

I believe stories have the ability to impact our deepest feelings and beliefs–especially those stories that tear us out of the “normal” world we live in and thrust us into realities that thumb their noses at the laws of physics and get us to believe in six impossible things before breakfast each day.

Stories entertain.

Stories inspire.

Stories influence how we perceive the world.

Stories help us understand more about who we are and who we want to become.

They do all that and so much more, and that’s just part of why I love them so much, and why I’m here to tell as many as I can before my own story ends.

Claudia Gray

Claudia Gray

Claudia Gray is the pseudonym of Amy Vincent, an American writer of paranormal romance young adult fiction, best known for the Evernight series and her Star Wars novels, Star Wars: Lost Stars, Star Wars: Bloodline, Leia, Princess of Alderaan and Star Wars: Master and Apprentice.
 
This will be Claudia Grey’s debut appearance at Indianapolis', Indiana Comic Convention!

Dan Wells

Dan Wells

Daniel Andrew "Dan" Wells is an American horror and science fiction author. He is noted for the John Cleaver series, the Mirador series, and his New York Times bestselling Partials Sequence. His first published novel I Am Not a Serial Killer became a major motion picture in 2016. He currently co-hosts Writing Excuses, a podcast that answers writing-related questions. He is a Utah native and a graduate of Brigham Young University.

Kevin J. Anderson

Kevin J. Anderson

Kevin J. Anderson has published 140 books, 54 of which have been national or international bestsellers. He has written numerous novels in the Star Wars, X-Files, and Dune universes, as well as unique steampunk fantasy novels Clockwork Angels and Clockwork Lives, written with legendary rock drummer Neil Peart, based on the concept album by the band Rush. His original works include the Saga of Seven Suns series, the Terra Incognita fantasy trilogy, the Saga of Shadows trilogy, and his humorous horror series featuring Dan Shamble, Zombie PI. He has edited numerous anthologies, written comics and games, and the lyrics to two rock CDs. Anderson and his wife Rebecca Moesta are the publishers of WordFire Press.

Jewel Staite

Jewel Staite

Jewel Staite is a Canadian actress. She is known for her roles as Kaylee Frye in FOX television series Firefly (2002–03) and its spin-off theatrical film Serenity (2005), and as Dr. Jennifer Keller on Sci-Fi Channel's science-fiction television series Stargate Atlantis (2007–09). Staite has also starred in her youth as Catalina in Space Cases (1996) and as "Becca" Fisher in Flash Forward (1996–97), and more recently as Raquel Westbrook in the Canadian drama The L.A. Complex (2012) and Caroline Swift in AMC's crime drama The Killing (2013–14).

Mike McKone

Mike McKoneMcKone's first published works for the major companies included DC Comics' Justice League of America and Justice League International for DC Comics and The Punisher War Zone for Marvel Comics. However, it was his work on Marvel's Exiles which brought him instant attention, and led him to work on two of DC's Teen Titans and Marvel's Fantastic Four. McKone is currently penciling Avengers Academy for Marvel Comics.

Jorge Lucas

Jorge LucasLucas first came to prominence in Argentina with his work on El Cazador de Aventuras, the highest-selling comic book in that country for several years. The series starred a character similar to DC Comics' Lobo and featured artwork heavily influenced by Simon Bisley's art style. On the title Lucas worked with Ariel Olivetti, Mauro Cascioli and Claudio Ramírez.

In the United States he is best known for his work for Marvel Comics on titles such as Inhumans, Mystique, Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk. He painted the arts of The Darkness: Shadows and Flame, which was written from Rob Levin.

Jonathan Marks

Jonathan MarksArtist based out of southern California best known for his work on Wolverine and Stephen King's Dark Tower.

Sean Maguire

Sean Maguire

Sean Maguire is an English actor and singer, who rose to fame in 1988 when at the age of eleven he took on the role of "Tegs" Ratcliffe on the BBC children's drama Grange Hill, in which he remained until 1992. For a short time after leaving Grange Hill, he played Aidan Brosnan in EastEnders.

Maguire has appeared in several feature films and had moderate success as a singer. He is known in the US for his roles as Donovan Brink on the UPN sitcom Eve, and as Kyle Lendo in the CBS sitcom The Class. Maguire appeared in the second series of Scott & Bailey as P.C. Sean McCartney. He previously played as Robin Hood in ABC's Once Upon a Time, having taken over the role from Tom Ellis.

Brianna Hildebrand

Brianna Hildebrand

Brianna can currently be seen as Negasonic Teenage Warhead in the Fox feature film DEADPOOL, which broke the record for the highest opening R-rated film in history. She also stars in FIRST GIRL I LOVED, Kerem Sanga’s follow up to THE YOUNG KIESLOWSKI. It premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and won the Audience Award in the Next category.

Cary Elwes

Cary Elwes

Cary Elwes, is an English actor, screenwriter and author known for his roles in The Princess Bride, Glory, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Days of Thunder, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Hot Shots!, Twister, The Jungle Book, Liar, Liar and as Dr. Lawrence Gordon in Saw. He has also had recurring roles in television series such as The X-Files and Psych. He currently stars in the Crackle series, The Art of More.

Bob Almond

Bob AlmondBob Almond is an American comic book inker whose credits include the Marvel Comics publications Warlock and the Infinity Watch, Black Panther and Annihilation: Conquest: Quasar. Almond is also known for his spearheading of the Inkwell Awards to honor comics inkers.

Tim Bradstreet

Tim Bradstreet
Tim Bradstreet

Tim Bradstreet is an artist and illustrator, best known for his work on comic books, book covers, movie posters, roleplaying games and trading cards.

Bradstreet entered the comic book industry in 1990, working with Tim Truman on Dragon Chiang.

Bradstreet’s work on White Wolf Publishing’s Vampire: The Masquerade garnered him much critical praise. This, in turn, led to the addition of many major comic book publishers to his clientele. He has since drawn for scores of comics-related projects including Dark Horse’s Hard Looks and Another Chance to Get It Right (with author Andrew Vachss), Star Wars, Clive Barker’s Age of Desire, Marvel’s The Punisher and Blade, and Vertigo’s Gangland, Unknown Soldier, Human Target, and Hellblazer.

Bradstreet’s work has also extended to games of many types. His work on role-playing games has included GDW’s Twilight 2000 and FASA’s Shadowrun. He has involved in art design for the Activision’s Vampire: Bloodlines video game. He illustrated cards in Last Unicorn Games’ CCG Heresy: Kingdom Come.

Bradstreet was awarded the 1996 International Horror Guild Award for Best Artist. He was also nominated for a 2005 IHG Award for his Hellblazer covers. Bradstreet has also been nominated for the 2002 Best Cover Artist Eisner Award for his Hellblazer covers.

In 2000, he joined director Guillermo del Toro as a conceptual artist helping work on the visual design for the film Blade II. In 2003, Bradstreet worked on a number of movie posters for the Marvel/Lions Gate film, The Punisher as well as the cover for The Punisher: Countdown mini-comic that was packaged with the original DVD release. In 2006 Bradstreet provided artwork for a black and white stop motion animated scene set in Kuwait for the extended cut DVD. Bradstreet has also done posters for the films – Punisher: War Zone, Dark Country, Give ‘Em Hell, Malone, and I Melt with You. He has done a poster for the TV Series The Expanse.

Bradstreet was also the regular cover artist for two books, Marvel’s The Punisher and Vertigo/DC’s Hellblazer. He has created over 70 covers for both books in the past five years.

In 2006, Bradstreet created the controversial album art for British heavy metal band Iron Maiden’s album A Matter of Life and Death, which featured a mob of skeleton soldiers walking in front of a tank and features Eddie, the band’s mascot at the top of the tank with a Thompson M1/M1A1 pointed up in the air.

Jim Mahfood

Jim MahfoodJim Mahfood aka Food One was born on March 29, 1975 in St. Louis, MO. He was raised on a steady diet of classic cartoons, comic books, Star Wars, and his mom’s eclectic vinyl record collection. He began his professional art career at age 15, working for Artline Studios under the tutelage of artist Lorenzo Lizana. At age 18, he left home and moved to Kansas City to attend the Kansas City Art Institute. There he met Mike Huddleston and formed the studio: 40oz Comics. A sacred bond was created, with Mike penciling and Jim inking, and the two produced hundreds of comic book pages together. Most of this material would never see the light of day. Frustrated with rejection, Jim started self-publishing his own work in 1995 with the first issue of Girl Scouts. This would eventually lead to him scoring his first big break in 1997 with Marvel Comics, writing and drawing the bizarre X-Men related Generation X Underground Special. And from there, Mahfood’s career has branched off into the fields of illustration, advertising, murals, fine art, animation, live art in nightclubs, and custom body-painting. He has worked for every major comic book company, and his freelance clients include:

Playboy, Disney, Armani, Nissan, NBC, Sony, Comedy Central, TIGI, MTV, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Tuff Gong, Titmouse, Cartoon Network, Spin Magazine, View Askew, Spectrum Illustration Annual, Star Wars Gamer, URB, The Hollywood Reporter, BPM, The Phoenix New Times, Rhymesayers Entertainment, Ubiquity Records, Hollywood Records, Indyground Entertainment, Mad Magazine, Heavy Metal, and more…

Highlights of his career include: illustrating director Kevin Smith’s Clerks comics, handling the art chores on the entire ad campaign for Colt 45 malt liquor in 2007-08, painting the murals on Comedy Central’s Sarah Silverman Show, illustrating the Kickpuncher comic book that was included in the Season 1 DVD of NBC’s hit show Community, illustrating and art-directing reggae legend Ziggy Marley’s MarijuanaMan project, providing custom car art for Nissan’s new “Juke” Artist Series, illustrating custom bottles for Bed Head hair products, developing the animated show Disco Destroyer (with Scott Mosier and Joe Casey) for Titmouse and MTV’s Liquid Television, and providing all the art on the new Tank Girl series: Everybody Loves Tank Girl.

Recent projects include art chores on 21st Century Tank Girl (Titan Books), illustrating the brand-new Miami Vice: Remix comic book series (IDW/Lion Forge), developing the GRRL SCOUTS TV pilot for New Form Digital (check out Grrl Scouts Pilot on YouTube), and handling art chores on the Howard The Human comic book for Marvel.

Future releases include Jim’s brand new Visual Funk: the Psychedelic Adult Coloring Book (IDW), and the long-awaited Sadistic Magician: Jim Mahfood Sketchbook Vol. 1, which collects Food’s very best sketchbook work from the last couple of years.

Katie Griffin

Katie Griffin

Katie Griffin is a Canadian actress and singer. She was involved in a bunch of television movies and feature films. In cartoons, her best-known roles include the voices of Sailor Mars in the original English dub of Sailor Moon, and Alex in Totally Spies!. She is also the voice of Laugh-a-Lot Bear in Care Bears: Journey to Joke-a-lot and as a plush toy.

Linda Ballantyne

Linda Ballantyne

Linda Ballantyne is a Canadian voice actress. Born in Toronto, Ontario, she is best known for voicing the title role of Serena Tsukino/Sailor Moon in the second half of the English version of Sailor Moon.

Maile Flanagan

Maile Flanagan

Maile Flanagan played the title character in Naruto & Naruto Shippuden (720 episodes, 46 video games, 6 movies) and is in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. She was Principal Perry on Disney XD’s Lab Rats. She is an Emmy winner for “Jaker’s! The Adventures of Piggley Winks” and was nominated a second time. Many animated credits include The Loud House, Pig Goat Banana Cricket, Uncle Grandpa, the Oscar-winning film Rango and Ice Age 3. On camera roles include Shameless, The Mindy Project, Modern Family, Evan Almighty, etc. She’s an actress/producer on the upcoming film “My Babysitter The Superhero”.  Some new stuff is coming in the fall of 2021!

Twitter:            @maileflanagan
Instagram:       @therealmaileflanagan 

Jennifer Hale

Jennifer Hale

Jennifer Hale is a Canadian-American actress best known for her work in video game franchises including Baldur's Gate, Mass Effect, Metroid Prime, Metal Gear Solid, Spider-Man, BioShock Infinite, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. In 2013, she was recognized by Guinness World Records for "the most prolific videogame voice actor (female)".

In addition to video games, Hale provides the voice for a number of cartoons including Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego, The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest, The Powerpuff Girls, Codename: Kids Next Door, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Brandy & Mr. Whiskers, Avatar: The Last Airbender/The Legend of Korra, and Totally Spies! She has provided the voice of Cinderella and Princess Aurora in various Disney Princess projects, including its direct-to-video sequels and merchandise.

Afua Richardson

Afua RichardsonAfua Richardson is an artist and musician known for working on GENIUS from Top Cow Productions.

Roger Robinson

Roger RobinsonRoger Robinson is a freelance artist working out of California.

Robinson's past comics credits include Azrael, Batman: Gotham Knights, Echoes of the Damned, The Web, Doctor Solar: Man of the Atom, and Avengers Solo. He has also worked as a concept artist on multiple video games.

Ron Randall

Ron RandallI’ve been drawing for as long as I can remember, and have a passion for conveying ideas and story through the blending of words and pictures. Throughout my thirty-plus years of work in comics, storyboards and commercial illustration, my goal has remained to always to put my drawings in the service of clear and compelling communication. Whether I’m drawing a superhero racing through time and space, a harried businessman rushing to a client meeting, or a barrista serving the perfect cup, it’s my task to make the situation alive and interesting. And that job never grows old.

Ben Caldwell

Ben CaldwellBen Caldwell is a cartoonist who has worked in a variety of art and design fields over the past decade, including toy design, animation development, children's book illustration, and comic book illustration. Most of his work has been for DC Comics, ToyBiz, on projects including The Lord of the Rings, Spider-Man, X-Men, World Championship Wrestling, and Harry Potter. He has contributed to Justice League Unlimited covers, Wonder Woman children's books, and Star Wars: Clone Wars comic art. His most widely known work is the Action! Cartooning series of 'how-to' books, while his Dare Detectives comic, nominated for the Russ Manning Award for Most Promising Newcomer in Cartooning in 2005, has received less commercial and critical attention.

Caldwell's cartoon/comic work includes the award-winning Prez miniseries for DC Comics (2015); a run on A-Force for Marvel Comics (2016); All-Action Classics comics, with Dracula, Tom Sawyer, The Odyssey, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and The War of the Worlds. He wrote and drew an oversized Wonder Woman story, for DC Comics' Harvey Award-winning Wednesday Comics series (Mark Chiarello, ed.).

Ben Caldwell graduated from the Parsons School of Design for Illustration, and Eugene Lang College for Ancient History. He lives in Pennsylvania with his family and large collection of Chinese murder mysteries. He also wrote and illustrated a series of graphic novels called the "Dare Detectives."

Charlie Cox

Charlie Cox

Charlie Cox is a British actor best known for his roles as Matt Murdock/Daredevil in Marvel's Daredevil TV series by Netflix, Tristan Thorn in Stardust and Owen Sleater in the second and third seasons of HBO's Boardwalk Empire.

Cox played the role of Tristan Thorn in the 2007 film Stardust. He was next seen in the 2008 film Stone of Destiny in which he played Ian Hamilton. He made his West End debut in Harold Pinter's The Collection at the Ambassadors Theatre in London, and in the same year played the Duke of Crowborough in the pilot episode of the ITV drama series Downton Abbey. He also appeared in Kleist's The Prince of Homburg, playing the title role, at the Donmar Warehouse in London in 2010. He played the part of St. Josemaría Escrivá in the 2011 Roland Joffé film There Be Dragons. Also in 2011, Cox signed on to play a recurring role in the second season of the Martin Scorsese-produced HBO original series Boardwalk Empire as an Irish immigrant with ties to the IRA. His character became a regular for the series' third season, which was broadcast in September 2012.

Currently, Cox portrays Matt Murdock/Daredevil in Marvel's Daredevil TV series, produced and released through Netflix. His performance was praised and given a Helen Keller Achievement Award for his role by the American Foundation for the Blind.

Jeremy Shada

Jeremy Shada

Originally from Boise, Idaho, Jeremy Shada relocated to California at the age of 5, and immediately began working as a multifaceted young performer. Along with starring in movies like No Rules, and Miracle Run, he landed guest starring roles on hit television series including ER, Nip/Tuck, Shark, Cold Case, Parenthood, and recurring roles on Ghost Whisperer, Lost, and See Dad Run, just to name a few. At the same time, Jeremy ventured into the voiceover world, and began working immediately on movies including Team America World Police and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, as well as animated television projects including Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Chowder, and the Award winning smash show Adventure Time.

Never slowing down, Jeremy has recently worked as a leading series regular on Nick Canon’s live-action sketch comedy series, Incredible Crew where he made the viral video, “Running Errands with my Mom”, guest hosted the Hall of Games for Cartoon Network/Warner Brothers, and guest starred in two made for television movies set to be released in 2016.

Currently, Jeremy continues to voice the lead character, Finn, on Adventure Time, Lance, on the global phenomenum, Dreamworks/Netflix series Voltron: Legendary Defender, and Cody for Surf’s Up 2 WaveMania2, and Performs live with his pop/punk band Make Out Monday, that he formed with his brother Zack, in support of their new LP. Jeremy also begins filming principal photography on his second and third back-to- back seasons of his hugely successful live action comedy series, Mr. Student Body President, which he stars in for Verizon Go90/AOL Network. The show is produced by Ron Howards & Brian Grazer’s company New Form Digital.

Mike Mayhew

Mike MayhewMike Mayhew is a world-renowned illustrator who creates some of the most exciting images in comics today. Mike specializes in photo-realism, and intense rendering of dynamic subjects. Mike’s approach ranges from state-of-the-art digital techniques to traditional watercolor and acrylic painting. His studio is located in Glendale, California.

Mike’s start in the comic industry was as a penciler for DC Comics in 1993. He honed his comic storytelling skills during runs on ZORRO and VAMPIRELLA. Mike’s cover art got notice on Marvel Comics like MYSTIQUE, ELEKTRA, THE PULSE and SHE-HULK. For Marvel Prose, Mike illustrated two MARY JANE prose young adult novels. Mike’s subsequent work included issues of SPAWN, his first fully painted comic X-MEN ORIGINS: JEAN GREY, and SAVAGE, his first creator owned title from Image comics. In 2009 Mike created an Effie award winning ad campaign for Cisco Systems called "The Realm", which was an online motion comic. Mike’s work continued to appear in comics biggest titles, including AVENGERS and JUSTICE LEAGUE. Beginning in 2013, Mike adapted George Lucas’ original 1974 draft THE STAR WARS as an eight issue comic series from Dark Horse Comics. THE STAR WARS became a #1 NEW YORK TIMES best selling graphic novel and won a DIAMOND GEM award for “2013 Licensed Book of the Year”. In 2015 Mike did full issues of Marvel Comics GUARDIANS TEAM UP #3 and AVENGERS #43, as well as dozens of covers for Marvel and Dynamite Comics on titles like STAR WARS, SPIDER-MAN, ANT-MAN, SECRET WARS, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA and VAMPIRELLA. In 2016 Mike has done full color art for STAR WARS #15 and #20, as well as numerous other interior and cover gigs.

Nichelle Nichols

Nichelle Nichols

Nichelle Nichols is an American actress, singer and voice artist. She sang with Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton before turning to acting. Her most famous role is that of communications officer Lieutenant Uhura aboard the USS Enterprise in the popular Star Trek television series (1966–1969), as well as the succeeding motion pictures, where her character was eventually promoted in Starfleet to the rank of commander.

Nichols' Star Trek character, one of the first African American female characters on American television not portrayed as a servant, was groundbreaking in U.S. society at the time. Civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. personally praised her work on the show and asked her to remain when she considered leaving the series.

Austin St. John

Austin St. John

Austin's first ever acting job launched him in to stardom on the worlds number one hit children's television show "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers", where he portrayed Jason Lee Scott the original leader and iconic Red Ranger. After only three seasons he vanished from Hollywood with no intentions of ever returning to the lime light. Just last March after a 20 year hiatus, 5 years in the Middle East as a medic, two children and one on the way he decided it may be better to have cameras shooting at him rather than rifles.

He returned to a fan run Facebook page with only 7,000 followers which in just over a year has grown to exceed 215,000 fans! He has gathered another 40,000 on other social media with little effort. Austin is now headlining at comic cons globally and is one of the most sought after celebrities for pop culture events on the circuit. Last year he celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the Power Rangers franchise with his fans at over 20 events, around the world.

Currently Austin is filming "Survival's End" a full- length feature film that accelerates the, Doomsday "Virus Prophecy" to modern time. He's in discussions with author Travis S. Taylor, director Darren Scott and producer Nick Kellis to star in Taylor's "Warp Speed". He is also raising awareness for the Heartland Image Foundation, where he serves as board member benefiting children's summer programs and providing food for the homeless. This June he is meeting with American Film Studios to discuss putting two new film projects into motion. Despite his busy schedule Austin is still a nationally registered paramedic and hopes to return to EMS in the future.

James Pascoe

James PascoeJames is best known for extensively inking DC Comics' Azrael.

Brian Pulido

Brian PulidoAs a multi-talented, creator, writer and producer, Brian Pulido is known for his unique brand of edgy, pop cultural entertainment and merchandise. With a range that extends from comic books to animated and live action motion pictures, Pulido has captured the imagination and loyalty of legions of fans.

His most recent and high profile project, “The Graves”, a feature film starring Tony Todd (CandyMan) and Bill Mosley (The Devil’s Rejects), was written and directed by Pulido and is coming to theaters Jan. 29, 2010 from After Dark Films (Horrorfest). Lionsgate, will release the DVD. SyFy will premiere The Graves in 2010. Internationally, The Graves has sold into a dozen countries – and counting.

Pulido wrote and produced Lady Death, an animated feature from ADV Films, based on the character he created, one of the most popular bad girl characters to ever hit comic book publishing. His award-winning short horror film, “Killer Gnome (formerly “There’s Something Out There”), has played dozens of film festivals and has garnered eight wins worldwide. His music video, Calabrese’s “Voices of The Dead”, has exceeded 1.2 million views on YouTube.

As the President of Chaos! Comics, Pulido was the leading independent comic publisher of the 1990’s, with sales exceeding twenty million dollars and titles translated into eight languages. As creative director, Pulido won twelve international printing awards and oversaw hundreds of licensed items including action figures, statues, trading cards, posters, prints, barware and apparel.

Pulido has created and written hundreds of comic books including Lady Death, Evil Ernie, Purgatori and licensed comics including A Nightmare on Elm St., Chucky, Friday The 13th and Texas Chainsaw Massacre. He’s published licensed comics for WWE (Mankind, Undertaker, The Rock & Stone Cold Steve Austin) and movie brands including Universal’s The Mummy and Halloween.

Mischief Maker Studios, LLC, Pulido’s media company, represents the rights to ten comic book properties who’s combined sales have exceed ten million dollars. Mischief Maker also has several feature-length scripts ready for production.

Pulido received the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Defender of Liberty award for his fundraising efforts in support of first amendment issues and is on the board of Directors for The Hero Initiative, a non-profit organization that raises funds for comic book veterans in need. He co-founded the International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival in Phoenix, Arizona.

Pulido is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Motion Picture and Television Department.

David Nakayama

David NakayamaDavid Nakayama's first professional comics work was published in Star Wars Tales #17, while he was a student at The Kubert School. After winning Wizard Magazine's "Be The Next Top Cow Superstar" contest, he left the school and became an art intern at Top Cow Productions in Los Angeles, CA. Under the instruction of industry legend Marc Silvestri, David improved his craft and went on to pencil titles such as Witchblade and City of Heroes before moving on to Marvel Comics in 2007. There, he helped launch the Marvel Adventures: Hulk series and later collaborated with Chris Claremont on a 5-issue Big Hero 6 miniseries for Marvel.

Nakayama has also produced art for the City of Heroes Collectible Card Game.

Keron Grant

Keron GrantBorn in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Keron showed a keen interest in creating at a young age. At age fifteen this desire to create blossomed when he immigrated to the States and was exposed to American pop culture.

Keron attended the Columbus College of Art and Design where he graduated with a degree majoring in Industrial Design and a minor in Illustration and Fine Art. While still in his junior year, Keron found himself working for Image Comics; and by the age 21, Keron already had his art published throughout DC Comics. Quickly, Keron found himself working with all of the major comic publishers on titles such as: Iron Man, Spider Man, Superman, and Fantastic Four among other major comics characters. From there, Keron also contributed designs and concepts for major motion pictures such as Transformers, The Matrix series, GI Joe, etc. as well as many blockbuster games like Suckerpunch Production’s Infamous. Presently Keron’s work can be spotted on a number of clothing items for companies such as Rocker Wear, Icon Motorcycle Gear, and Nike etc.

Keron currently lives in Brooklyn, New York and enjoys designing motorcycles in his spare time.

Manu Bennett

Manu Bennett

Manu Bennett is a New Zealand actor. He is known for his portrayal as the Gallic gladiator Crixus in the Starz television series Spartacus. He has also appeared as the orc commander Azog the Defiler in Peter Jackson's three-part film adaptation based on The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, as supervillain Slade Wilson/Deathstroke in The CW TV series Arrow and as Allanon in the MTV series The Shannara Chronicles, based on the Shannara novel series by Terry Brooks.

Sarah Natochenny

Sarah Natochenny

Hi. Sarah Natochenny here. I play Ash Ketchum on Pokemon. I edit documentaries about foreign affairs. I also used to model for cameras. Why not.

I started acting when I was 12 after quitting my childhood career as a rhythmic gymnast. I was not to be an idle teenager, said the parents.

It didn’t work. Though watching an extraordinary amount of television did prove helpful to me as an editor, which is something I rub in my parents’ faces shamelessly and often.

I attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and embraced the method. Four years later, I was 16, precocious and armed with songs and monologues. I got an agent and was officially considered the coolest kid in school, save for those who disagreed. I wasn’t an incredibly cute kid, so I had to graduate from high school to make a name for myself in my native homeland of NYC. I got my parents to pay for improv classes at the UCB and Magnet theaters. This school of thought still serves me well. College happened for a few semesters.

2005-2015: I worked mostly with my voice. It's great fun.

Clayton Crain

Clayton CrainClayton Crain is an American comic book artist known for his digital painted work on Marvel Comics books such as Ghost Rider, X-Force and Carnage, and on the Valiant Comics series Rai. Crain is also known for his work with Todd McFarlane, covers for DC, and his unique sketch cover acrylic paintings.

Casey Jones

Casey JonesCasey Jones is best known for his work for Marvel Comics on the Warren Ellis run of Excalibur and Mark Waid’s Fantastic Four. He’s also drawn Marvel’s Quicksilver, X-Men, X-Man, X-Force/Cable, Exiles, New Warriors, Spider-Man Unlimited, Spider-Girl, Marvel Adventures Avengers, Guardians, and Jubilee. For DC Comics, Casey worked with Gilbert Hernandez on Birds of Prey and has also drawn Aquaman, Blue Beetle, and The Outsiders. Casey currently works as an artist in themed entertainment while drawing comics whenever he can.

Alex Saviuk

Alex SaviukAlex Saviuk studied sequential art with Will Eisner at the School of Visual Arts(NY) in the mid 1970s and started his career in 1977 at DC Comics drawing such books as Green Lantern, The Flash and Superman, among others. In 1986, he moved on to Marvel where he established himself as a true arachnophile with his 7-year run on Web of Spiderman (#35-116), as well as two and a half years on Spider-Man Adventures and The Adventures of Spider-Man.

A one-year stint at Topps Comics followed with The X-Files (#30-41). Since 1997, he has drawn The Amazing Spider-Man Sunday newspaper comic strip, written by Stan Lee. Besides comics, Alex does storyboards for advertising agencies and, occasionally, film and animation studios.

Gerry Conway

Gerry ConwayGerard F. "Gerry" Conway is an American writer of comic books and television shows. He is known for co-creating the Marvel Comics' vigilante the Punisher and scripting the death of the character Gwen Stacy during his long run on The Amazing Spider-Man. At DC Comics, he is known for co-creating the superhero Firestorm and others, and for writing the Justice League of America for eight years. Conway wrote the first major, modern-day intercompany crossover, Superman vs. the Amazing Spider-Man.

Millie Bobby Brown

Millie Bobby Brown

Bio: Millie Bobby Brown is a British actress born in Málaga, Spain, known for her breakout role as Eleven in the Netflix series Stranger Things.

Gerhard

Gerhard

“For 20 years, Canadian artist Gerhard worked as a background artist and environmental designer on Cerebus, one of the most sprawling pieces of visual fiction ever created. His designs and meticulously crafted drawings served to ground even the most fantastic of events, or drastic of stylistic shifts.”
– Sean Michael Robinson – Interview 2011

Alex Nino

Alex Nino

Alex Niño (born May 1, 1940) is a Filipino comic book artist best known for his work for the American publishers DC Comics, Marvel Comics, and Warren Publishing, and in Heavy Metal magazine.

Alex Maleev

Alex Maleev

Alex Maleev is a Bulgarian comic book illustrator, best known for the Marvel Comics' series Daredevil (vol. 2) with frequent collaborator Brian Michael Bendis.

Coming from a fine arts background, Maleev made his first foray into comics in Bulgaria for Godan (Годън in Bulgarian) and Carthel of Dead published in Riko magazine since 1991 and 1992, respectively. Upon arriving in the United States in 1995, he enrolled at The Kubert School where, within a month, he was promoted from first to second year status at the suggestion of instructor Alec Stevens. Maleev left the school in early 1996, already securing professional comics work on James O'Barr's The Crow (Dead Time and Flesh and Blood) and subsequently storyboarding the "Lost in Space" film at Continuity Associates before entering a successful run at DC Comics on Batman: No Man's Land. In his comics, he sometimes references his Bulgarian origins. For example in Aliens vs. Predator alien eggs are stored in the cellar of a typical Bulgarian church.

He first teamed with Bendis on Todd McFarlane's Sam and Twitch series in 2000-2001 before they were recruited for Daredevil. In 2006, Maleev finished his run with Bendis in Daredevil and planned a collaboration with the writer on a new ongoing Spider-Woman series. Bendis and Maleev collaborated once again on the much delayed four part Halo: Uprising miniseries from Marvel Comics. Bendis and Maleev relaunched Moon Knight in 2011 with volume 4, and are currently working on the creator owned comic Scarlet, under the Marvel imprint Icon Comics.

Maleev also did art for the "New Avengers: Illuminati" special, the January 2007 issue of the New Avengers, issue #26 and the one-shots, Civil War: The Confession and Secret Invasion: Dark Reign. He also did the art work for the character "Sylar" on the TV show "Heroes." Often blending photographic and digital effects with drawing in his comics art (e.g., Daredevil), Maleev also demonstrates facility with traditional media such as watercolors and gouache (Spider-woman, e.g.).

Keith Lansdale

Keith Lansdale

Keith Lansdale has written the film Christmas with the Dead, comics for Dark Horse, Diamond, Antarctica and others. He co-authored the weird western novel Crawling Sky and co-edited the anthology Son of Retro Pulp Tales. Keith lives and works in Nacodoches, Texas.

Christy Blanch

Christy Blanch

Christina Blanch is a relative newcomer to writing comics, but not new to the world of comics. She has taught college level courses using comics and has run two very successful massive, open, online courses (SuperMOOCs) on Gender through Comics and Social Issues through Comics to over 10,000 people. She is authoring several chapters for academic books on comics as well as co-writing The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood, both a digital comic published by Thrillbent and a print comic published by Dynamite. She has contributed stories to Aw Yeah Comics and is working on another title, Resolute Bay, with artist Patrick Yurick. In her spare time she is completing her dissertation for her doctorate and running her comic book shop in East Central Indiana.

Richard Horvitz

Richard Horvitz

I have known that I wanted to be a performer since I was the age of 5, when I fell in love with three classic entertainers that set me on my life’s journey: Flip Wilson, Tom Jones, and Get Smart’s Don Adams. I would spend hours imitating Flip’s “Geraldine,” singing Tom Jones' “It’s Not Unusual,” and mimicking Don Adams catchphrase, “Missed it by that much!” From such auspicious influences at an impressionable young age, one might have expected me to grow up to be a devil-made-me-do-it Casanova, equipped with only an impish grin and a shoe phone, but instead I've followed a much straighter path to some of my most notable characters: A megalomaniacal alien, an anthropomorphic red squirrel, an über-nerd, and an angry beaver. But keep reading, because it’s been a winding road to success…

It all started when I was cast in a TV commercial for Freshen Up Bubble Gum. The famous line, “There’s liquid inside this gum!” took a certain sense of self that not many 10 year olds could pull off… but miraculously, I did. From there I began to do commercials for many products including Chevrolet, Rustler Steak House, and Mattel Toys. I also began appearing on many TV sitcoms, from Different Strokes to You Can’t Take it With You, Head Of The Class, Rags To Riches and more. It was the era of the adorable wisecracking kid, and I fit the bill. Truth be told, I still do.

When I was 13 years old, I was cast in my first Equity job in the musical Oliver! at the Aquarius Theater in Los Angeles. Thus began my life long love of theater, and especially musical theater. The show was directed by Onna White, the Oscar winning choreographer of the 1968 movie version of Oliver!, and starred Dick Shawn, Stubby Kaye and, reprising her film role as Nancy, Shani Wallis. The time we spent on that show and in that theater are some of the happiest days of my life, despite the fact I played a street urchin and incorrigible pickpocket. Just another instance of art imitating life.

During my freshman year at UCLA, I was cast in the TBS sitcom Safe At Home. Cable was new at the time, and our show was one of the first sitcoms rocking the cable airwaves. We did 103 episodes, and I played the nerdy nephew of the station owner where the series was set. By that time, I’d elevated the art of wiseacre to new heights. The best part of working on Safe At Home was that I had the great opportunity to work with many actors I had grown up watching on TV, including several of the Brady Bunch, David Carradine, and Dave Madden (Reuben Kincaid from The Partridge Family). The highlight, though, was when I got to play “Gilligan” to Alan Hale Jr.’s Skipper! I dare you to top that!

In 1987 while I was still working on Safe at Home, I was cast in my first feature film. Summer School was a Paramount Picture and directed by one of my all time idols, the legendary Carl Reiner. By now I’d graduated from wiseacre kid to super nerd –-“Eakian” in Summer School.

Given the trajectory I was on (careening toward the nosy neighbor or kicking and screaming little league dad), I changed the focus of my career in the early 1990s to voice over work. If you have been kind enough to peruse the rest of my website, you probably have a good idea of how I've taken to the animated world (and it's taken to me). From Daggett (The Angry Beavers) to Zim (Invader Zim), Billy (The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy), Rodney J. Squirrel, (Squirrel Boy), I love 'em all. Plus all the gamers out there may recognize my voice in many video games including Psychonauts, Destroy All Humans, Ratchet and Clank, and many more.

richard_nowIn addition to my voiceover work, in 2001 I began performing sketch comedy with the very talented and very funny Fred Willard and his sketch comedy group “The MOHOS.” I have had the good fortune to appear often with Fred in many sketch shows, as well as many television appearances including twice with him on the Jimmy Kimmel Show. I’ve also made several appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, including a memorable turn as a caroler along with ultimate merry gentleman, Jim Carrey. I also was featured on SNL in the digital shorts “Bear City,” and have appeared on TOSH.0. All in all, the giants of comedy know whom to call when they need someone who is equally engaging in fur or in bowties. My previous work experiences lend themselves perfectly to all such occasions.

My most recent film moments are probably some of my most memorable. I appeared as Matt Damon’s attorney, Bob Zaideman, in the feature film, The Informant! Later this year you will see me improvising along side Steve Carell in the film, Crazy, Stupid, Love.

In addition to voice acting, I teach voice over acting to aspiring talent as well as to already established performers. Teaching is one of the most rewarding experiences of my career. Whenever I hear a rabid, screaming ferret or a butt-kicking five-year old ninja and recognize the voice as that of one of my students, I have to smile. And laugh. And fall on the ground, writhing in glee. I’m so grateful for it all, and in particular that it’s an actor’s life for me!

Want more? Listen to an interview I did on Blog Talk Radio.

John Rhys-Davies

John Rhys-Davies

Iconic British actor John Rhys-Davies, best known to film audiences for his roles in the blockbuster hits Raiders of the Lost Arc and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, was introduced to a new generation of fans in the blockbuster trilogy The Lord of the Rings (The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King) in the role of Gimli the dwarf. When not busy with these blockbusters, he was a ubiquitous presence in international television and film, where he portrayed numerous military and professorial types, as well as a wide variety of ethnicities. Rhys-Davies also lent his formidable voice to countless animated efforts and video games, making him one of the more well-rounded and revered entertainers from across the pond, but one who was so chameleon-like in all of his projects that he was able to live a comfortable life of relative anonymity off-screen.

Born May 5, 1944 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, Rhys-Davies spent much of his formative years in his mother's hometown in Ammanford, Wales, while his mechanical engineer father worked in Tanzania. Rhys-Davies and his family later joined his father in Africa, residing there until he was nine, when he was sent back to England for his studies at the Truro School in Cornwall. There, Rhys-Davies saw his first theater shows, and by his teenage years, he was top-billed in school productions of classical plays. After graduating from the University of East Anglia and a brief stint as a schoolteacher, Rhys-Davies decided to devote himself fully to acting, enrolling at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

In 1992, he began lending his voice to animated series, starting with Batman, and video games, including the Wing Commander series. He performed in quite a few animated features such as Aladdin, The Jungle Book, Shark Bait, and Tom and Jerry. In 1995, he revived Sallah again in a short feature filmed for the Indiana Jones ride at the Disneyland resorts. That same year, he enlivened the science fiction series Sliders, as blustery science professor Maximillian Arturo, who traveled through time with three younger companions. Rhys-Davies also penned two episodes of the series. He also appeared as a holographic Leonardo Da Vinci in several episodes of Star-Trek: Voyager. Most recently, John is the narrator of The Truth & Life dramatized audio New Testament Bible, a 22-hour celebrity-voiced, fully-dramatized version of the New Testament and has appeared on the television series Psych, as well as in the features Sophie, Return to the Hiding PLace, and Concrete Blondes. John spends his time between The Isle Of Man and New Zealand.

Quincy Allen

Quincy Allen

Quincy J. Allen, a cross-genre author, has been published in multiple anthologies, magazines, and one omnibus. His first novel Chemical Burn was a finalist in the RMFW Colorado Gold Contest. He made his first pro-sale in 2014 with the story “Jimmy Krinklepot and the White Rebs of Hayberry,” included in WordFire’s A Fantastic Holiday Season: The Gift of Stories. He’s written for the Internet show RadioSteam, and his first short story collection Out Through the Attic, came out in 2014 from 7DS Books. His latest novel Blood Ties, Book 1 in The Blood War Chronicles, is now available in Print and Digital editions formats on Amazon and digital format on Kobo, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and Smashwords, and Book 2 is due out early in 2016.

He works as a Warehouse and Booth Manager by day, does book design and eBook conversions by night, and lives in a cozy house in Colorado that he considers his very own sanctuary—think Bat Cave, but with fewer flying mammals and more sunlight.

Charles E. Gannon

Charles E. Gannon

Charles Gannon wrote Hard Times (1991), a MegaTraveller book which pushed the background metaplot up by six years. Gannon wrote many articles in Challenge magazine about "The Hinterworlds", a sector of space in the Imperium of the Traveller universe.

Gannon has also written novels in the 1632 series, including 1635: The Papal Stakes (2012), 1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies (2014), and 1636: The Vatican Sanction (2015). His novels Fire with Fire and Trial by Fire were both nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel (in 2014 and 2015 respectively)

Jody Lynn Nye

Jody Lynn Nye

Jody Lynn Nye lists her main career activity as ‘spoiling cats.’ When not engaged upon this worthy occupation, she writes fantasy and science fiction books and short stories.

Before breaking away from gainful employment to write full time, Jody worked as a file clerk, book-keeper at a small publishing house, freelance journalist and photographer, accounting assistant and costume maker.

For four years, she was on the technical operations staff of a local Chicago television station, WFBN (WGBO), serving the last year as Technical Operations Manager. During her time at WFBN, she was part of the engineering team that built the station, acted as Technical Director during live sports broadcasts, and worked to produce in-house spots and public service announcements.

Since 1987 she has published over 40 books and more than 120 short stories. Among the novels Jody has written are her epic fantasy series, The Dreamland, beginning with Waking In Dreamland, five contemporary humorous fantasies, Mythology 101, Mythology Abroad, Higher Mythology (the three collected by Meisha Merlin Publishing as Applied Mythology), Advanced Mythology, The Magic Touch, and three medical science fiction novels, Taylor’s Ark, Medicine Show and The Lady and the Tiger. Strong Arm Tactics, a humorous military science fiction novel, the first of The Wolfe Pack series. Jody also wrote The Dragonlover’s Guide to Pern, a non-fiction-style guide to the world of internationally best-selling author Anne McCaffrey’s popular world. She also collaborated with Anne McCaffrey onfour science fiction novels, The Death of Sleep, Crisis On Doona, Treaty At Doona and The Ship Who Won, andwrote a solo sequel to The Ship Who Won entitled The Ship Errant. Jody co-authored the Visual Guide to Xanth with best-selling fantasy author Piers Anthony, and edited an anthology of humorous stories about mothers in science fiction, fantasy, myth and legend, entitled Don’t Forget Your Spacesuit, Dear! She wrote eight books with the late Robert Lynn Asprin, License Invoked, a contemporary fantasy set in New Orleans, and seven set in Asprin’s Myth Adventures universe: Myth-Told Tales (anthology), Myth Alliances, Myth-Taken Identity, Class Dis-Mythed, Myth-Gotten Gains, Myth Chief, and Myth-Fortunes. Since Asprin’s passing, she has published Myth-Quoted and Dragons Deal (Ace Books), third in Asprin’s Dragons series.

Her latest books are View From the Imperium (Baen Books), a humorous military SF novel, an e-collection of cat stories, Cats Triumphant (Event Horizon), Dragons Run (fourth in the Dragons series) and Launch Pad, an anthology of science fiction stories co-edited with Mike Brotherton.

Coming next in the pipeline are the next Myth-Adventures novel, Myth-Fits, and the second Lord Thomas Kinago book, Fortunes of the Imperium.

Over the last twenty or so years, Jody has taught in numerous writing workshops and participated on hundreds of panels covering the subjects of writing and being published at science-fiction conventions. She has also spoken in schools and libraries around the north and northwest suburbs. In 2007 she taught fantasy writing at Columbia College Chicago. She also runs the two-day writers workshop at DragonCon.

Jody lives in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, with her husband Bill Fawcett, a writer, game designer, military historian and book packager, and a black cat, Jeremy. Check out her websites at www.jodynye.com and mythadventures.net. She is on Facebook as Jody Lynn Nye and Twitter @JodyLynnNye.

Eric Flint

Eric Flint

Hi, I’m Eric Flint, a writer of science fiction and fantasy. My “official” writing career began with the publication in 1993 of a short story entitled “Entropy, and the Strangler.” That story won first place in the Winter 1992 Writers of the Future contest, which was founded by L. Ron Hubbard. The coordinator of the contest in 1992 was Dave Wolverton, and the panel of judges consisted of Anne McCaffrey, Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle and Algys Budrys. The story was published in the 1993 anthology, which the contest puts out on an annual basis. However, I’ve been writing off and on most of my life. But this was my first sale, and led me to the point where I am now a full-time author. “Entropy, and the Strangler” was a small piece of a major fantasy series which I’ve been working on since 1969, some of the books in collaboration with a friend of mine by the name of Richard Roach. I didn’t really buckle down and start writing seriously, however, until 1992. By then I was 45 years old, and realized that if I was ever going to write seriously, I’d better get cracking.

By early 1993, Richard and I had finished one volume in this fantasy series, a novel entitled Forward the Mage, and I’d written a large part of the novel which would eventually become titled The Philosophical Strangler (which was published by Baen Books in May, 2001). A rewritten version of “Entropy, and the Strangler” now serves as the Prologue to that novel.

The universe in which The Philosophical Strangler and Forward the Mage are set is something which Richard and I, perhaps for lack of a better term, simply call “Joe’s World.” For better or worse, the novels (of which there are at least five either written or partially written) don’t fit all that neatly within the normal parameters of the fantasy genre. As I soon discovered when I started piling up rejection slips…

At that point, I realized I’d do better to concentrate, at least for a while, on writing what you might call more “straightforward” science fiction or fantasy. So, toward the end of 1993, I wrote the novel Mother of Demons. That novel was eventually bought by Baen Books and was my first published novel, appearing in September of 1993.

Although I started Mother of Demons mainly for the crude practical purpose of getting established as an author, I soon discovered that I enjoyed writing science fiction stories as much as I did comic fantasy. So when Jim Baen asked me if I’d like to collaborate with David Drake on a series of alternate history/military SF novels based on the historical figure of Belisarius, I readily agreed.

I spent most of 1997, 1998, and a good chunk of 1999 writing the first four books in the Belisarius series (An Oblique Approach, In the Heart of Darkness, Destiny’s Shield and Fortune’s Stroke). Looking back on it, I think of that period as my “apprenticeship” as a writer. As I’ll discuss in more detail in the “Frequently Asked Questions” of this web page, once it gets set up, collaborations vary from one set of authors to another. My collaborations with David Drake take a simple form: He develops the story and the plot; I write ’em. But what Dave also does is work with me closely throughout the writing, and, over that period of three years (and still to this day) has served me in the same way that a master craftsman trains an apprentice. Dave and I write very differently, in many ways. But as time went on I found myself absorbing and internalizing from Dave what I think of as the craftsmanship of being an author: such things as plotting, handling viewpoints, direct vs. indirect discourse, etc. Between Dave and Jim Baen and Baen’s executive editor Toni Weisskopf, I went through as good a training school as anyone could ask for.

By early 1999, I felt I was ready to tackle another solo novel again, and so I sent in the proposal for what became the novel 1632 to Baen Books. Jim bought it immediately, and I wrote the novel in the summer of 1999. 1632 came out in February of 2000 and has since sold very well. Well enough, in fact, that what I had originally intended to be a stand-alone novel (and does work as such) has now become a burgeoning series. Later this year, I will be writing two sequels to the book — entitled 1633 and 1634 — the first of them in collaboration with David Weber. And there will probably be others coming after that, as well as at least one spin-off alternate history entitled 1781.

In the meantime, in the course of various chats and arguments in Baen’s Bar, I had run across a South African author by the name of Dave Freer, who had recently published his first novel The Forlorn through Baen Books. (It appeared in September of 1999.) In the course of an email correspondence, Dave and I became friends and decided that we would enjoy collaborating together. The first product of that collaboration was the novel Rats, Bats & Vats, which was published in September of 2000. Our second collaboration, Pyramid Scheme, will be coming out in October of this year.

That collaboration, in turn, led to a three-way collaboration between Dave and myself and Mercedes (“Misty”) Lackey. The three of us are working on a four-volume fantasy/alternate history series (“Heirs of Alexandria”), the first volume of which is entitled The Shadow of the Lion and is nearing completion.

My — pardon me if I pat myself on the back for a moment — patient and systematic approach to becoming a writer also eventually paid off in terms of my comic fantasies series. Baen Books bought The Philosophical Strangler and it will be published this spring. Then, some time later, I signed a contract for another four volumes in the Joe’s World series. Two of those volumes — Forward the Mage and Sword on Canvas — I’m writing in collaboration with my friend Richard. (Forward the Mage is finished but needs a rewrite, which I’m working on right now; Sword on Canvas is about half-written at the moment.) The other two I will be writing as solo novels.

I’ve also written a few shorter pieces designed for various anthologies. One of them, a short novel entitled “From the Highlands,”is coming out in March 2001 as part of the third anthology of David Weber’s Honor Harrington series, Changer of Worlds. Another, a novella set in David Drake’s Ranks of Bronze universe, is coming out in June in Dave’s new anthology Foreign Legions.

In addition to my own writing, I’ve also been working as an editor for the past couple of years, bringing back into print what I consider the best works of some of the great writers in science fiction’s past. In collaboration with Guy Gordon, I’ve been editing the major re-issue which Baen is producing of the writings of James H. Schmitz. The first three volumes of that re-issue are now in print — Telzey Amberdon, TnT: Telzey and Trigger Together and Trigger & Friends — and there are at least three more in the works. Those are The Hub: Dangerous Territory, which will complete all of Schmitz’s Hub stories; a re-issue of the four Agent of Vega stories along with seven other of Schmitz’s stories; and a re-issue of his novel The Witches of Karres.

Recently, I’ve begun editing a major reissue of the writings of Keith Laumer, of which at least three volumes will be produced by Baen Books. One of the volumes will consist of Retief stories, the other two will consist of other writings by Laumer which I think are among his best stories.

Beyond that, I’m under contract for a number of novels, some of them solos and some of them collaborations. In short, I’m busy. Too busy, I sometimes think — but then, when I grumble to my friend Dave Drake about it, he laughs and reminds me of the most fundamental piece of wisdom for an author: There are only two states of existence for a freelance fiction writer — too much work, or too little. Which would you prefer?

John Jackson Miller

John Jackson Miller

In 2005, Miller wrote a one-shot issue of Star Wars: Empire for Dark Horse Comics, featuring Darth Vader as the main character. Next year, as part of Dark Horse relaunching their Star Wars comic line, Miller started writing the ongoing Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic comic series, serving as a spin-off for the video game of the same name. The series proved a major success among fans and lasted for 50 issues, before coming to a conclusion in 2010. In August 2008, Wizards of the Coast released a Knights of the Old Republic guidebook for its Star Wars Roleplaying Game, which Miller co-wrote. Miller also wrote several short story tie-ins to the series, published on the StarWars.com website (no longer available). This prose work eventually led to Miller writing the Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith e-book series, released for free between 2009–2012 and eventually continuing with a prose collection and the comic series of the same name in 2012.

In 2010 Miller began writing the Star Wars: Knight Errant comic series. Following Dark Horse changing the format of their series, it is not ongoing, but instead published as independent story arcs, separated from each other by several months. A Knight Errant novel was released in early 2011 by Del Rey, taking place between the first and second arcs of the comic series – this was Miller’s first professional novel. Most recently, 2012 saw a continuation of the Knights of the Old Republic storyline with a mini-series entitled War.

In October 2012, Del Rey announced that Miller would write Star Wars: Kenobi, a novel about Obi-Wan Kenobi’s life on Tatooine. The book was released on August 27, 2013 in hardcover, and debuted at #12 on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list. Miller subsequently wrote Star Wars: A New Dawn, which was published in 2014, a prequel to the animated television series Star Wars Rebels, which premiered on Disney XD in fall the same year. It is the first novel of the new canon that is replacing what is now known as Star Wars Legends.

Grey DeLisle

Grey DeLisle

Grey DeLisle is an American voice actress and singer-songwriter. She has done voice acting for numerous animated films, television shows, and video games. Her voice roles include Vicky and Tootie from The Fairly OddParents, Mandy from The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Daphne Blake from the Scooby-Doo franchise, Frankie Foster, Duchess, and Goo from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Azula from Avatar: The Last Airbender and Kimiko Tohomiko from Xiaolin Showdown.

Bernie Wrightson

Bernie Wrightson

Wrightson received training in art from watching Jon Gnagy on television, reading comics, particularly those of EC, as well as through a correspondence course from the Famous Artists School. His early (and lasting) artistic influences were Frank Frazetta and Graham Ingels. He published a piece of fan art, containing a headstone bearing the inscription "Berni Wrightson, Dec. 15, 1965", on page 33 of Warren Publishing's Creepy #9 (cover-dated June 1966).

In 1966, Wrightson began working for The Baltimore Sun newspaper as an illustrator. The following year, after meeting artist Frank Frazetta at a comic-book convention in New York City, he was inspired to produce his own stories. In 1968, he showed copies of his sequential art to DC Comics editor Dick Giordano and was given a freelance assignment. Wrightson began spelling his name "Berni" in his professional work to distinguish himself from an Olympic diver named Bernie Wrightson, but later restored the final "e" to his name.

In 1968 he drew his first professional comic book story, "The Man Who Murdered Himself", which appeared in House of Mystery No. 179 (March–April 1969). He continued to work on a variety of mystery and anthology titles for both DC and, a few years later, its principal rival, Marvel Comics. It was for Marvel's Chamber of Darkness and Tower of Shadows titles where he was first encouraged to slightly simplify his intricate pen-and-ink drawing, and where his lush brushwork, a hallmark of his comics inking in the 1970s, was first evidenced.

With writer Len Wein, Wrightson co-created the muck creature Swamp Thing in House of Secrets No. 92 (July 1971) in a standalone horror story set in the Victorian era. Wein later recounted how Wrightson became involved with the story: "Bernie Wrightson had just broken up with a girlfriend, and we were sitting in my car just talking about life – all the important things to do when you're 19 and 20 years old. [Laughs] And I said, 'You know, I just wrote a story that actually kind of feels like the way you feel now.' I told him about Swamp Thing, and he said, 'I gotta draw that.'"

In summer 1972 he published Badtime Stories, a horror/science fiction comics anthology featuring his own scripts and artwork (from 1970–71), each story being drawn in a different medium (ink wash, tonal pencil drawings, duoshade paper, screen tones, e.g., along with traditional pen-and-ink and brushwork).

He and writer Marv Wolfman co-created Destiny in Weird Mystery Tales No. 1 (July–Aug. 1972), a character which would later be used in the work of Neil Gaiman.

In the fall of 1972 the Swamp Thing returned in his own series, set in the contemporary world and in the general DC continuity. Wrightson drew the first ten issues of the series. Abigail Arcane, a major supporting character in the Swamp Thing mythos was introduced in issue No. 3 (Feb.-March 1973).

Wrightson had originally been asked by DC to handle the art for its revival of The Shadow, but he left the project early on when he realized he could not produce the necessary minimum number of pages on time, along with his work on Swamp Thing. Michael Kaluta illustrated the series, but Wrightson did contribute much to the third issue in both pencils and inks, as well as inking the splash page of issue four.

In January 1974, he left DC to work at Warren Publishing, for whose black-and-white horror-comics magazines he produced a series of original work as well as short story adaptations. As with BadTime Stories, Wrightson experimented with different media in these black-and-white tales: Edgar Allan Poe's "The Black Cat" featured intricate pen-and-ink work which stood in direct contrast with his brush-dominated Swamp Thing panels. "Jenifer", scripted by Bruce Jones, was atmospherically rendered with gray markers. "The Pepper Lake Monster" was a synthesis of brush and pen-and-ink, whereas H.P. Lovecraft's "Cool Air" was a foray into duotone paper. "Nightfall" was an exercise in ink wash and a subtle "Little Nemo in Slumberland" satire, and "The Muck Monster" a sequential art precursor to Wrightson's Frankenstein, with the Franklin Booth-inspired pen-and-ink style in evidence. "Clarice" was also drawn in pen, brush, and ink, and with ink wash.

In 1975, Wrightson joined with fellow artists Jeff Jones, Michael Kaluta, and Barry Windsor-Smith to form The Studio, a shared loft in Manhattan where the group would pursue creative products outside the constraints of comic book commercialism. Though he continued to produce sequential art, Wrightson at this time began producing artwork for numerous posters, prints, calendars, and even a highly detailed coloring book. He also drew sporadic comics stories and single illustrations for National Lampoon magazine from 1973 to 1983.

Wrightson spent seven years drawing approximately 50 detailed pen-and-ink illustrations to accompany an edition of Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein.

Buzz

Buzz

Buzz is a comic book artist known for his work on JSA, ATOMIKA, LUNA, X-FACTOR, IMPULSE, and SHI to name a few. A very popular and sought after commission artist among the art collectors and the comic-book convention circuit. Buzz is also a multi-EMMY award winning commercial artist who has worked with CBS, FOX, Los Angeles LAKERS and The United States Marine Corp.

Joel Adams

Joel Adams

Joel Adams, eldest son of Neal Adams, graduated the School of Visual Arts in New York, and decided to make his career, in Los Angeles in the animation industry. Joel was the character designer for the first three years of the legendary animated television show, “King of the Hill”. Joel shared an Emmy for his work on that show. Joel Adams, a fan favorite, also did character design work on “The Hulk” animated show, and the animated “Nascar Racers”. Joel credits the wide variety of the work that he is capable of doing, to his early training at Continuity Studios in New York. Joel currently manages Continuity Studios in Burbank, California, which produces computer animation, such as the Nasonex Bee, and Bongo the Dannon Monkey, for major advertising agencies, and advertisers.

Dave Dorman

Dave Dorman

Dorman attended a graphic arts program at St. Mary's College in Maryland, but left after a year because it did not have an illustration component. Next, he attended The Kubert School in New Jersey, but left after one year because their curriculum only taught black and white illustration and Dorman wanted to be a cover artist. As an illustrator, he describes himself as self-taught.

Dorman began his professional career in 1979, and has done illustration for comic book companies Marvel, DC, and Dark Horse, but his break came in 1983, when his artwork first appeared on the cover of Heavy Metal magazine. Hasbro commissioned Dorman to paint over 100 pieces realistic artwork for its 3-inch series of G.I. Joe action figures in the mid-1980s. In 1994, Dorman was commissioned to do the artwork for a series of 90 trading cards for the Ultraverse comic book setting. In 1996, Hasbro asked Dorman to create more artwork for its 12-inch G.I. Joe collector series.

Although he has produced art based on such characters as Indiana Jones, Batman, and Superman, he became most well known for his Star Wars artwork. The Star Wars Art of Dave Dorman was published in 1996 by Random House/FPG. Dorman won a poll of the readers of The Official Best of Star Wars Magazine in 1998, as "Best Star Wars Artist". Dorman won an Eisner Award in 1993 for his paintings in the book Aliens: Tribes. In 2010 he won the prestigious Inkpot Award at San Diego Comic-Con, where he was a featured guest that year. During that show, he also launched his new career retrospective book, ROLLING THUNDER: The Art of Dave Dorman, which is published by IDW Publishing and Desperado Publishing.

Dorman began his roleplaying game (RPG) work beginning with Pacesetter Ltd in 1985, and began freelancing for TSR in 1987, producing cover art for Dungeons & Dragons books as Gargoyle and the original Draconomicon, among others. Dorman also did artwork for the games Shadowrun (FASA), Torg (West End Games, or WEG), Champions (Hero Games), Mayfair Games' "Role Aids", Rifts (Palladium Books), and Blood of Heroes. Dorman also produced all the art for some of West End Games' Star Wars role-playing game supplements in the 1990s. He did some illustrations for the Micronauts toy line in the early 2000s.

Dorman has been known for more than 20 years because of his photo-realistic style of oil painting. Dorman's Star Wars: The Art of Dave Dorman cocktail table art book was the top-selling art book in 1996 for Ballantine Books and became the textbook of choice for illustration courses at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. He was also voted "The #1 Star Wars Artist of All Time" by Star Wars Galaxy Magazine in 1996.[citation needed] Star Wars creator George Lucas is a fan of Dorman's work and has purchased dozens of Dorman's original oil paintings. Dorman held a license with Lucasfilm for many years to do limited edition prints.

Dorman's own proprietary work, Wasted Lands, written by science fiction author Del Stone Jr., is currently making the rounds in Hollywood for a film adaptation. This action/adventure film is heavily influenced by Dorman's appreciation of directors like Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Whom he met on the Alien Resurrection movie set), Akira Kurosawa and Leone, as well as writers Joe Lansdale, Stephen King and F. Paul Wilson. Dorman is in development with Hollywood actor Dan Roebuck (River's Edge, Lost, Desperate Housewives) for a fictional children's book authored by Roebuck. Dorman is also in development with Dave Elliott's Atomeka Press for a Wasted Lands publishing project.

Dorman has been featured in interviews for the Dennis Miller Radio Show, Mancow's Morning Madhouse, Sci Fi Channel, Turner Network Television's Southern Living Presents magazine program, and WEAR-TV in Pensacola, an ABC affiliate. Dorman is an avid supporter of Tom Roush's Pensacola Film Festival and the Baytowne Film Festival and he creates the artwork for their annual event posters.

Dorman can be found annually at his Comic-Con booth in San Diego with his contemporaries, Scott Hampton, Christopher Moeller, and John Van Fleet. In 2010, Dorman was a "special guest" at San Diego Comic-Con International. Dorman exhibited for the very first C2E2 in Chicago in April 2010. Dorman also regularly attends the Wizard World Chicago, HeroesCon, and Detroit's Motor City Comic Con, and is often the featured guest artist at numerous Magic: The Gathering tournaments. Dorman's own company, Rolling Thunder, publishes art books and limited edition litho prints.

In 2010, IDW Publishing, now partnered with Desperado Publishing, is putting out the new book "Rolling Thunder: The Art of Dave Dorman." A special edition issue will launch at San Diego Comic-Con International, where Dorman is a "special guest." Dorman estimates this book shows about half of his artwork, many of it personal work and pieces never before seen by the general public. In the book, Dorman speaks candidly and personally for the very first time about his mid-life crisis and how he survived it. In 2009, Dorman was a judge for the SPECTRUM Annual, the fantasy world's bible for illustrators. In 2009, Dorman also made history by creating entirely digital art, for his very first time, during Reverie '09, sponsored by MassiveBlack.com and ConceptArt.org.

Also in 2010, Dorman launched the podcast "Wednesday is Comic Book Day" with his wife, Denise Dorman – a mash-up of comic book industry insider news, pop culture news and interviews. The podcast is a free download on iTunes and is available via Farpoint Media, the producers of the show.

June Brigman

June Brigman

June Brigman is an American comic book artist and illustrator. She is best known for creating the pre-teen superhero characters Power Pack with writer Louise Simonson in 1984. Brigman was the artist of the syndicated newspaper strip Brenda Starr from 1995 to 2011.

Roy Richardson

Roy Richardson

Roy Richardson was inspired to pursue a comics career by the work of Jack Kirby, the ground breaking Fourth World series in particular. A Georgia native, he studied art at the Art Institute of Atlanta and Georgia State University, and in 1983 moved to New York. He has worked for all the major publishers, on such books as Captain America, Iron Man, the Flash, Star Wars, and his own co-creation, the Tomorrow Knights, which has been adapted into a roleplaying game. He now works in collaboration with his wife, June Brigman, inking, lettering and coloring the Brenda Starr comic strip.

LeeAnna Vamp

LeeAnna Vamp

LeeAnna Vamp is the "Ghoul Of Your Dreams" and "Your Best Nightmare". She is the host of I Love Nerd Girls and Fiends Forever. She is a high fashion model that mixes it up with a very bold unique look and style, and is pursuing her acting career.

She's a total nerd at heart growing up loving all the classics from tv, games, toys, fashion and a big fan of the 80's and it's movies. She loves Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror genres in TV/ Movies and can be seen at many of the cons, amongst those she calls "Her people, at her home away from home."

As she puts it, "I am a fan and will be a Nerd Forever!"

LeeAnna Vamp is the Halloween Goddess of our time and it's fitting since it's her favorite holiday, wishes to live in the Haunted Mansion and that everyday is Halloween. She has a dark side, but can light up any place with her enchanting charisma.

Michael Golden

Michael Golden

Artist/writer/creator Michael Golden, co-creator of the X-men’s Rogue character, Spartan X and Bucky O’Hare is known worldwide for his groundbreaking work on “Star Wars,”  “The ‘Nam,” “Micronauts,” “G.I. Joe Yearbook,” and “Dr. Strange, “ among MUCH more, and is counted as one of the best cover designers and storytellers in the business.

Currently the cover artist on a new string of covers for “The Flash,” “Star Wars,” and “Batman,” at DC Comics, as well as recent covers on  “Fantastic Four” issues, “Daredevil” and “Deadpool,” and “Spawn.”


It’s no wonder that Golden has been one of the most influential creators around for the last several decades:

“….unless you can actually draw yourself, it is very difficult to understand the exact mind-blowing impossibility of what he does,” It’s been said of  Golden’s work.

“Michael blithely puts down on paper exactly what he sees in his head. It’s like he’s got a cosmic opaque projector that shoots a laser beam from his brain through the kundalini eye in his forehead straight down onto the drawing surface where all he has to do is trace it,” continues Hama. “The result is hard-edged and fully realized in every way. No fuzzy impressions here. No using the side of the pencil. No squiggly space-filling lines blocked in on automatic pilot. To paraphrase Neal Adams (who was referring to Golden), there is not a single millimeter of line on the page that is not directed by conscious thought.”

Recent books covering the colorful life and amazing art of Michael Golden include a Manga version of the “Bucky O’Hare” series, as well as the top selling art retrospective “Excess: The Art of Michael Golden,” written by Renee Witterstaetter, which sold out and has gone into a second printing, as well as his recent sketchbooks “Heroes and Villains,” “MORE Heroes and Villains, “  “Michael Golden: Alchemy,” and “Dangerous Curves.’

In fact, as a conceptual cover artist, Golden has penciled everything from Batman and Captain America to Spider-man to Vampirella to Spawn to The Walking Dead! And the list keeps growing.

Michael has served as an Editor at DC Comics as well as Senior Art Director at Marvel Comics, and has worked on scores of movie production projects, some currently in development. His art has been the focus of gallery shows in places as diverse as Gijon, Barcelona, New York, Antwerp and Brussels, while his class on storytelling has been conducted from Spain to Brussels to France to Canada to the United States… and most recently China.

He has recently been awarded with Lifetime Achievement Award from The University of Maryland Eastern Shore and the Lille Arts Festival.

Jim Lawson

Jim Lawson

I was born on on February 19, 1960.

I grew up in Northwestern Connecticut- in a small town named Falls Village, on the banks of the Housatonic River. Most of my family still lives there. In every respect, I think, I had what most folks would consider a totally normal upbringing. For as long as I can remember though, I loved to draw- and I'm certain that I caused my parents and my teachers some grief because instead of paying attention in school, I was generally trying to hide myself in the back row with my head down, scribbling away... Always into comics as a kid, I sort of got away from them as I grew into my teens. Thinking back, I probably substituted them for paperback science fiction books (I've always been a voracious reader). Then, when I attended art school ( Paier College) I got exposed to comics again by another student who was writing and drawing his own little book. I can't remember the kid's name anymore but I remember the comic- "Nick Danger".

After graduating, it was simply through dumb luck and some really good timing that I met Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman, the co-creators of the TMNT. It was around issue 3 of the Turtles at that time, and things were just beginning to take off for them. Stunned a bit by their success, Pete and Kevin generated a crazy excitement and enthusiasm that just instantly sucked me in.

Nothing's been the same since.

Right there on the spot, they offered me work and I've been with Mirage Studios ever since. Or, more correctly, up until 2009 when the Ninja Turtles were sold to Viacom, the parent company of Nickelodeon.

Since then, artistically, it's been quiet(er). I struggled with wondering what to do after the Turtle work stopped and played around a little with writing and drawing children's books. I continue to work in comics and still do commission work when it's available. I've taken several long motorcycle trips up through Canada- usually seeking out the places that most people want to try to avoid. I'm still drawing, but not nearly as much- however the incredible enjoyment that I get from it is still as strong as it ever was.

I now make my home in Western Massachusetts with my wife and 3 sons, 2 dogs and a cat. I just recently passed my MSF Ridercoach training so I am now licensed to instruct others in motorcycle riding. I teach out of Pittsfield, MA.

Renee Witterstaetter

Renee Witterstaetter

Writer, editor, producer and publisher Renee Witterstaetter began the comic phase of her career working on such titles as Superman at DC Comics and Silver Surfer, Conan The Barbarian and Conan Saga at Marvel, then going on to spearhead the reintroduction of She-Hulk at Marvel to boot. She then moved over to Topps Comics where she was the editor on X-Files, Jurassic Park, Xena and Hercules and the co-creator –with artist Michael Golden– of the successful series, Spartan X.

During this time, Renee was also the colorist on hundreds of comics from the Avengers to Spiderman to Captain America among many, many more. Film work was a natural progression for Renee after this storytelling immersion in comics, and she has since worked on dozens of music videos for Madonna, Seal, Ben Harper and Usher, as well as the feature movies Police Story III, Drunken Master II, Crime Story, Rush Hour Two, Red Dragon , To ease the lose, and Swimming With The Virgin, among others.

She is the author of numerous books, boxing articles and feature articles including the books “Dying for Action: The Life and Films of Jackie Chan” from Warner Publishing, “The Fantastic Art…” from Vanguard Productions and “The Art of the Barbarian” from Eva Ink, as well as the best-selling biography “Excess: The Art of Michael Golden” from Vanguard Productions, which sold out and just went into a second printing.

Her newest books include a biography and retrospective on artist Mark Texeira entitled “Tex: The Art of Mark Texeira,” as well as the Michael Golden sketchbooks, “Heroes and Villains” and “MORE Heroes and Villains,” the Texeira sketchbooks “Babes and Brawn” and “Mark Texeira: Nightmares and Daydreams, and the newest in the line “Joe Jusko: Savage Beauty.”

Her newest books, the new children’s book “Kerry and the Scary Things.” With the sequel, “Kerry and the Dreadful Dragon,” up next.

A member of the Society of Illustrators in Manhattan, in addition to on-going film work, she is the President of Little Eva Ink Publishing and Little Eva Ink Toys. Renee is also currently working in artist management via Eva Ink Artist Group, and is the co-producer of the DVD series featuring comprehensive interviews with major industry creators such as George Perez, Bill Sienkiewicz, Michael Golden, Joe Jusko, Matt Wagner and many more.

In her not so abundant free time, she fishes, dances and is also curating several major art exhibits in the United States and in Europe.

Stuart Sayger

Stuart Sayger

Stuart Sayger is a professional illustrator who works primarily in the comic book industry. Known for his moody and expressive style, Sayger first broke into the industry as the creator of SHIVER IN THE DARK, producing the comic independently from start to finish.

Recently Sayger produced art for graphic novels of "Trick R Treat" and "Krampus" based on the films of the same names from Legendary Pictures. Sayger also contributed the cover to a newly released commemorative issue of "The Walking Dead". Past projects include the "Superman: Man of Steel" movie, and a video game adaptation of Robert Kirkman's "Thief of Thieves". Sayger has drawn many projects for IDW including:"The X-Files", "30-Days of Night," "Robert Rodriguez's Machete," and "Bram Stoker's Death Ship".

Toy fans will remember Stuart's work from a 2-year run drawing the "Bionicle" comic book based on the popular Lego toy line of the same name. The series was translated to 8 different languages and distributed internationally boasting the largest circulation of any comic book in the world!

Colleen Doran

Colleen DoranColleen Doran is a New York Times bestselling cartoonist.

Her published works number in the hundreds with clients such as The Walt Disney Company, Marvel Entertainment, DC Comics, Image Comics, Lucasfilm, Dark Horse Comics, Harper Collins, Houghton Mifflin, Sony, and Scholastic.

 Her credits include Amazing Spiderman, Guardians of the Galaxy, Sandman, Captain America, Wonder Woman, The Legion of Superheroes, The Teen Titans, Walt Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Anne Rice’s The Master of Rampling Gate, Clive Barker’s Hellraiser, Clive Barker’s Nightbreed, A Distant Soil, The Silver Surfer, Lucifer, and many others.



Recent works by Colleen include art for Stan Lee’s autobiography, AMAZING FANTASTIC INCREDIBLE STAN LEE, an upcoming graphic novel adaptation of the Neil Gaiman story TROLL BRIDGE for Dark Horse, cover art for THE WALKING DEAD, projects with Image Comics/Top Cow Alan Moore’s BIG NEMO for ELECTRICOMICS, art and stories for THE VAMPIRE DIARIES comics series from DC Comics, based on the hit television show, as well as cover art for SHIELD at Marvel, based on the hit television show MARVEL: AGENTS OF SHIELD.

Tara McPherson

Tara McPherson

Tara McPherson is an artist based out of New York City. Creating art about people and their odd ways, her characters seem to exude an idealized innocence with a glimpse of hard earned wisdom in their eyes. She explores myths and legends, astronomy, nature, love, childhood and good old life experience. People and their relationships are a central theme throughout her work.

Tara exhibits her paintings and serigraphs in fine art galleries all over the world. Named the crown princess of poster art by ELLE Magazine, she has created numerous gig posters for rock bands such as Beck, Modest Mouse, and Mastodon. Her array of art also includes a variety toys with Kidrobot, painted covers for DC Vertigo Comics, advertising illustrations for companies such as Wyden+Kennedy, Publicis, and Bernstein Andrulli. She also taught in the Illustration department at Parsons for 4 years.

McPherson's art has been included in books such as Bunny In The Moon: The Art of Tara McPherson Vol III, Lost Constellations; The Art of Tara McPherson Vol II, Lonely Heart: The Art of Tara McPherson, Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall, The Art of Modern Rock, Illustration Now!, and many more. She has lectured at TedxBrooklyn, Semi-Permanent, Offset, Institute of Contemporary Art London, OFFF, School of Visual Arts, University of Philippines, AIGA NYC, AIGA Austin, Columbus College of Art and Design, Parsons, The University of Arizona, MADE in Edmonton, and Foyles London. Her art has been featured in the Oscar Award winning film Juno, on the cover of the Eisner Award winning anthology Popgun 3, and is in the permanent collection of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In October 2012 she won Toy of the Year at the Designer Toy Awards for her 'Lilitu' figure produced by KidRobot.

Tara was born in San Francisco in 1976 and raised in Los Angeles. She received her BFA with honors from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA in 2001 with an Illustration major and a Fine Art minor. She interned at Rough Draft Studios working on Matt Groening's "Futurama" during college.

She has been featured in The New York Times, Esquire, Vanity Fair, Playboy, Sony Magazine, Bust, Magnet, Elle, Marie Claire, Hi-Fructose, Juxtapoz, Clutter, Spin, MTV, Current TV, CBC Radio, Super7, NY Press, LA Times, PBS, HOW, Step, Communication Arts, Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Metal Hammer, International Tattoo Art, Seattle Times, LA Weekly, Gothamist, Punk Planet and many more.

Some of her clients include DC Comics, Warner Brothers, Swatch, Rayban, Cirque du Soleil, Dark Horse Comics, Kidrobot, Strangeco, SXSW, Spin, Pepsi, Fanta, 1800 Tequila, Goldenvoice, Penguin, Harper Collins, Bloomsbury, Revolver, Knitting Factory, Village Voice, Dogfish Head Brewery, and Nike among others.

Neal Adams

Neal Adams

Neal Adams is certainly not a fine artist” perhaps not even an artist, whatever that is.” “Neal Adams is a commercial artist, a cartoonist, and of course a comic book artist. “Continues Adams.” I hope in the end I am a skilled drawing artist who can basically do anything that I am asked to do… or want to so.”

A childhood comic-book reader who, after developing his talents, was rejected in 1959 by DC Comics. He was told, “The industry is closed. There is no room for anyone new.”

In frustration, Adams did Archie comics (which he is very proud of), penciling and background work on the Bat Masterson strip, by Howard Nostrand, then took on advertising, storyboard, and comic-strip jobs through Johnstone and Cushing.

Inspired by illustrators Bob Peak, Bernie Fuchs and Al Parker, he developed a top level illustration portfolio. The portfolio was appreciated so much, it was stolen!

He was offered the Ben Casey newspaper strip which he voluntarily ended after 31/2 years of sizable success. The theft of his illustration portfolio lead him to visit Archie Goodwin at Jim Warren’s Creepy and Eerie magazines.

Adams brought a wide variety of illustration techniques to his work for the Warren magazines. He then decided to try D.C. Comics for a second time. Inspired by Joe Kubert, Russ Heath and Mort Drucker, he was originally drawn to DC’s war books.

Though a freelancer, Adams made himself welcome enough to work in-house. The new kid quickly become the whiz kid. In 1968, Adams was illustrating the Sector and followed Carmine Infantino on Deadman in Strange Adventures, which brought him to the attention of the entire industry. In an effort to breakdown oppressive, unspoken “rules” in the comic book business, Neal openly approached Marvel. Stan Lee received DC’s young superstar with open arms.

Neal’s ensuing X-Men equaled Marvel’s premier talents – Kirby and Steranko – and saved the title from immediate cancellation. Adams has consistently worked in favor of creators’ rights in the comics industry and was instrumental in winning much needed royalties for Superman creators, Jerry Seigel and Joe Schuster. As DC’s top cover artist, Neal proved his ability to portray Superman and Batman, he soon moved on to Batman stories. Adams successfully updated the property from the campy ’60s TV-show persona to his revolutionary, modern version of the original dark avenger concept.

His Batman work serves as a prototype and inspiration for every illustrator of the character to this day. The caliber of this work with writer Dennis O’Neil (who also worked with Neal on the award winning Green Lantern – Green Arrow series) is born out as O’Neil remains editor over the entire Batman line to date. Adams topflight work for the two mega publishers continued through the mid-70s when he felt it the time for expansion. Cutting edge advertising animatic work, Tarzan book covers, theatrical costume and stage design, amusement park ride design, and magazine work, including National Lampoon, was part of the expansion that led to the opening of Continuity Studios.

Continuity has developed various properties, of its own and others including Bucky O’Hare, Skeleton Warriors, CyberRad, Ms. Mystic, Nighthawk, etc. for TV and comics. Continuity may be the top storyboard studio in the world!

Lea Thompson

Lea Thompson

Lea Thompson is an American actress, television director, and television producer. She is best known for her role as Lorraine Baines in the Back to the Future trilogy and as the title character in the 1990s NBC sitcom Caroline in the City. Other films she is known for include All the Right Moves, The Beverly Hillbillies, Howard the Duck, Jaws 3-D, Red Dawn, and Some Kind of Wonderful. Since 2011 she has co-starred as Kathryn Kennish in the ABC Family series Switched at Birth.

Brent Spiner

Brent Spiner

Brent Spiner is an American actor, comedian, and singer best known for his portrayal of the android Lieutenant Commander Data in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and four subsequent films. His portrayal of Data in Star Trek: First Contact and of Dr. Brackish Okun in Independence Day, both in 1996, earned him a Saturn Award and Saturn Award nomination respectively.

Chad Hardin

Chad Hardin

Chad Hardin grew up in Las Vegas Nevada. Moved to Cedar City Utah where he attended SUU and later completed his Bachelor's in Art with an Illustration Concentration. After graduation he went to work in the video game industry. In 2005 he quit his full time job as an in-house illustrator in order to pursue drawing comics. Today he resides in Enoch UT with his wife and four kids and is working on an MFA in Illustration at AAU.

Chad is currently working with DC on the Harley Quinn Series, and is also known for his work on Blue Beetle, Zatanna, Dr. Fate, The Spirit, Reign in Hell, Amazing Spiderman Family, Warlord & much more.

Kev Hopgood

Kev Hopgood

Hopgood started his career in British comics getting work at 2000 AD and Marvel UK from the mid-1980s onwards on titles like Tharg's Future Shocks, Spider-Man and Zoids, and Action Force.

At Marvel Comics in the early-1990s, he was the main artist on Iron Man where, with writer Len Kaminski, he created War Machine f(James Rhodes had appeared earlier, but the alias "War Machine" and the armour were created by Hopgood/Kaminski). War Machine later received his own eponymous series and appeared in the feature films Iron Man and Iron Man 2.

Hopgood took a break from comics following his Iron Man run, working in computer games for three years. His most notable credit during this time is on the space shooter Blast Radius published by Psygnosis. Hopgood returned to British comics in the mid-late 1990s with a run on the rebooted Harlem Heroes story at 2000 AD and the Warhammer Fantasy series Darkblade for Games Workshop with writer Dan Abnett. He worked again with Abnett on the Warhammer 40,000 comic Exterminatus at Boom! Studios, where he also worked on Defenders of Ultramar with Graham McNeill.

His most recent comics work includes the Roman monster hunter story Legion Zero for Aces Weekly, a Doctor Who story for IDW and The Man from the Ministry written by Gordon Rennie and appearing in the Judge Dredd Megazine. He revisited War Machine recently with a "cutaway" style illustration for the Marvel Fact Files published by Eaglemoss. Hopgood continues to work as a freelance illustrator working primarily for children's and educational publishers.

Joe R. Lansdale

Joe R. Lansdale

Joe Lansdale has written novels and stories in many genres, including Western, horror, science fiction, mystery, and suspense. He has also written for comics as well as Batman: The Animated Series. He has written 45 novels and published 30 short story collections along with many chapbooks and comic book adaptations. Several of his novels have been adapted to film.

Frequent features of Lansdale's writing are usually deeply ironic, strange or absurd situations or characters, such as Elvis and JFK battling a soul-sucking Egyptian mummy in a nursing home (the plot of his Bram Stoker Award-nominated novella, Bubba Ho-Tep, which was made into a movie by Don Coscarelli). He is the winner of the British Fantasy Award, the American Horror Award, the Edgar Award, and ten Bram Stoker Awards. In 2007 he received the World Horror Convention Grand Master Award.

His Hap and Leonard series of nine novels and three novellas feature two friends, Hap Collins and Leonard Pine, who live in the fictional town of Laborde, in East Texas, and find themselves solving a variety of often unpleasant crimes. The characters themselves are an unlikely pairing; Hap is a white working class laborer in his mid forties who once protested against the war in Vietnam and spent time in federal prison rather than be drafted and Leonard is a gay black Vietnam vet. Both of them are accomplished fighters, and the stories (told from Hap's narrative point of view) feature a great deal of violence, profanity and sex. Lansdale paints a picture of East Texas which is essentially "good" but blighted by racism, ignorance, urban and rural deprivation and corruption in public officials. Some of the subject matter is extremely dark, and includes scenes of brutal violence. These novels are also characterized by sharp humor and "wisecracking" dialogue. These books are being adapted into a TV series and a series of graphic novels will be published in 2016.

Much of Joe Lansdale's work has been issued and re-issued as limited editions by Subterranean Press and as trade paperbacks by Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Publications. His current new release publisher is Mulholland Books. Lansdale also publishes with Dark Regions Press, Tachyon Publications, most recently releasing a re-issued version of Cold in July in 2014.

A collection of all his Jonah Hex graphic novels titled Jonah Hex: Shadows West was released April 2014 by DC Comics. He has also completed a 20,000 word novella titled Hot in December. The trade paperback, ebook, and limited hardcovers are available . He just released a graphic novel titled Crawling Sky adapted from the short story by Keith Lansdale. Also in 2014 Lansdale has completed a novella titled Black Hat Jack which was published in September by Subterranean Press and a horror novella titled Prisoner 489. A new full-length novel titled Paradise Sky was published mid June 2015 by Muholland Books. Also the comic The Steam Man, co-written with fellow author Mark Miller and art from Piotr Kowalski by Dark Horse Comics will be released in October 2015.

Joe Lansdale's newest novel titled Fender Lizards was published November 2015 by Subterranean Press. In February 2016 two full length novels Hell's Bounty and a new Hap and Leonard novel titled Honky Tonk Samurai will be released.

Tim Truman

Tim Truman

Timothy Truman is an American writer, artist and musician. He is best known for his stories and Wild West-style comic book art, and in particular, for his work on Grimjack (with John Ostrander), Scout, and the reinvention of Jonah Hex, with Joe R. Lansdale. Truman is currently writing Conan.

After graduation, he moved to New York City and worked in the fantasy role-playing game industry for a few years providing illustrations for various companies, including working for TSR, Inc. as a staff illustrator.

With Flint Henry, Truman co-authored Rifts Dimension Book 1: Wormwood (1993), which was critically acclaimed for its vibrant backgrounds.

Truman's first professional comics work was Grimjack with writer John Ostrander, for the independent comics company First Comics. Grimjack first appeared in Starslayer No. 10 in November 1983, before moving to his own series after issue No. 18 in 1984, and continued for 81 issues. Along with being a fan favorite and often imitated character, Grimjack almost single-handedly defined the "grim and gritty" action comic character archetype.

Truman has been continuously creative for more than 20 years, displaying his pulp sensitivities in his writing. In 1985, he created Scout, which was followed by Scout: War Shaman, a futuristic western. A year later, he relaunched the Hillman characters Airboy and The Heap for Eclipse Comics. He also developed The Prowler, a Shadow type character, and adapted The Spider for Eclipse.

In 1989, at DC Comics he created Hawkworld, a reinvention of Hawkman. With author Joe R. Lansdale, he reinterpreted Jonah Hex as a horror western. In it, their creation of villain Edgar Autumn elicited a complaint from musician Edgar Winter.

Truman was chosen by Dark Horse Comics to illustrate a newly completed Tarzan novel and wrote a story arc for the comic book. He also wrote virtually the entire run of Turok: Dinosaur Hunter for Valiant Comics. For the defunct SF imprint of DC, Helix, he created The Black Lamb. He also worked on a typical pulp adventure Guns of the Dragon, featuring Enemy Ace and Bat Lash; and wrote Star Wars at Dark Horse Comics. While at Dark Horse Comics, he took over the writing of Conan from Kurt Busiek in 2006, and after that series ended he started Conan The Cimmerian.

Truman's startling work, Simon Girty, Renegade was a two-volume black and white graphic novel that translated the horrors and triumphs of the American settler's western frontier in a fresh, interesting light. In bold, black and white use of positive and negative space, Truman appealed to both young and old audiences. It was especially important for West Virginians that had been struggling against novelist Zane Grey's portrayal of Lewis Wetzel in an overly romanticized, florid light. Truman himself is an avid historian who dislikes nothing more than to see a drawing of a war using the wrong weaponry, and the second volume of his two-volume series on Simon Girty was devoted to the errors caught in his first volume.

Tecumseh! a graphic novel based on the West Virginia Outdoor Theater, is a colored graphic novel that shows the play from beginning to end. It renewed interest in the warrior in Appalachia. When asked why he used "Tecumseh" instead of "Tecumtheh" he explained he didn't want to explain to the mainstream audience the variance in spelling – the movement on pronunciation began with General William Tecumseh Sherman who came from a family that wanted to commemorate the warrior, but felt the lisping "Tecumtheh" would be unmanly.

Maurice LaMarche

Maurice LaMarche

Voted “Most Likely To Be Someone Else” by his high school classmates, Maurice LaMarche has been doing character voices and impressions since his childhood. He started actually getting paid for it at the tender age of 19, when he began performing standup comedy at Toronto’s "Yuk Yuk’s" comedy club, launching his career at the same time as longtime friends Howie Mandel and Jim Carrey. After moving to Los Angeles in 1980, Maurice began a ten-year stint in standup touring as the opening act for such performers as Rodney Dangerfield, George Carlin, Kool & The Gang, and The Temptations/The Four Tops Tour. In 1985, Maurice began a second career in the wonderful world of animation voiceovers, finding himself cast as "Chief Quimby" in "Inspector Gadget", and "Egon Spengler" in "The Real Ghostbusters" in rapid succession. The work has kept coming ever since; he has performed on over one hundred animated series, and has been Emmy-nominated three times (once in Daytime, twice in Primetime) for his voice acting: First, in 1990, for the primetime politically satirical puppet show “D.C. Follies”, starring Fred Willard; then again in 1999 for playing "The Brain" in "Steven Spielberg Presents Pinky & The Brain" (he won ASIFA-Hollywood’s Annie Award later that year for playing the megalomaniacal mouse), and this past year, he was again nominated, and this time, he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance in Matt Groening’s "Futurama", where he plays more than seventy regular, frequently-recurring, and one-off characters, including "Morbo The Newscaster", "Calculon", "The Donbot", "Clamps", "Hedonismbot", and, Zapp Brannigan’s long-suffering First Officer, "Kif Kroker". Maurice is also often heard in the commercial world as the voice of Toucan Sam (spokesbird of Kellogg’s Froot Loops cereal, a part he’s played since 1987), and he is especially proud to have been chosen, beginning in the summer of 2009, to be the current signature Voice of Lexus.

Sean Schemmel

Sean Schemmel

Sean Schemmel is an American voice actor, ADR director, and screenwriter who has worked for NYAV Post, 4Kids Entertainment, Funimation, DuArt Film and Video. He has provided voices for a number of English versions of Japanese anime, television series, and video games. He is best known for voicing the adult version of Goku, the lead character in the popular Dragon Ball franchise, in the Funimation dub for Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT, Dragon Ball Z Kai and nearly all Dragon Ball related video games and animated movies.

Chris Sabat

Chris Sabat

Chris Sabat is an American voice actor, ADR director, and line producer at Funimation who provided voices for a number of English versions of Japanese anime series, and video games. He is the founder and director of the OkraTron 5000 audio production company in Richardson, Texas. He is best known for his voice work on a number of characters, including Vegeta and Piccolo, in the Dragon Ball franchise. He has also voiced such characters as Kazuma Kuwabara in YuYu Hakusho, Ayame Sohma in Fruits Basket, and Kikuchiyo in Samurai 7. Another of his major roles was the voice of Roronoa Zoro in Funimation's re-dubbing of One Piece. He is usually cast in roles which involve him playing a very strong man or very gruff, tough characters.

Jenifer Ann

Jenifer AnnJenifer Ann is an International Costumer/Cosplayer, Host, Gamer, Artist and Promotional Model based out of Florida. Jenifer Ann has been attending conventions and hosting panels since 2008 and modeling since 2002.

Jenifer’s was first introduced into the world of Cosplay by her good friend Candy who owns Three Muses Clothing. She enjoys bringing life to her favorite characters by costume design and portrayal.

Heather1337

Heather1337Heather is an International Costumer/Cosplayer, Host, Artist and Promotional Model based out of Florida.

She is also an avid PC and console gamer with a live stream she manages on Twitch. Heather has been attending conventions and hosting panels since 2012.

Heather’s passion for Star Wars is what first introduced her into the world of Cosplay. She enjoys bringing life to some of her favorite characters by costume design and portrayal.

Lisa Lou

Lisa LouHieee! I'm Lisa Lou Who! I'm a professional seamstress that creates all of my own costumes, armor, and props! I'm from snowy Minnesota, where I currently live, where I spend my spare time either outdoors exploring (if it's summer) or indoors playing video games (if it's winter).

Jessica Nigri

Jessica NigriJessica Nigri is an American cosplay celebrity, promotional model, YouTuber, voice actress and fan convention interview correspondent. She has been cosplaying since 2009 and modeling since 2012, having served as an official spokesmodel for several video games and comic book series, including Lollipop Chainsaw and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

Ian McDiarmid

Ian McDiarmidIan McDiarmid is a Scottish character actor and director. He has appeared in 47 films since 1976. Internationally, he is most famous for his role as the Emperor Palpatine, the Sith Lord Darth Sidious, in the Star Wars film series.

Aaron Lopresti

Aaron Lopresti

Aaron was born in a log cabin that his father built...no wait, that's not right.

Yes it is! Well, except for the log cabin. Actually, it was just a regular house. But I digress.

Born in Portland, OR at the young age of 0, Aaron knew almost immediately what he wanted to be when he grew up. When the whole pro basketball thing didn't work out, Aaron instead turned to art.

Despite graduating high school in the top 10 percent of his class, Aaron showed almost no intelligence by choosing to go to business school instead of art school. After spending a year at Oregon State University under-achieving, Aaron left the campus lifestyle to pursue his second love, film.

With two years of community college and a much higher GPA under his belt, Aaron loaded up his Dad's 1963 Mercury Comet and headed to film school at the prestigious USC film school in Los Angeles.

Aaron spent two moderately successful years in film school and another year reading scripts for Tri-Star Pictures. Three years in Los Angeles proved to be plenty and he once again loaded up the car and drove straight back to his mommy.

This tragic story does get better. Soon after returning to Portland, Aaron found work as a commercial artist in training at the now defunct Art Farm Studios. Aaron spent the next three years learning there what he could've learned if he had gone to art school in the first place!

Aaron's first big break came in 1993 when Publisher Dave Olbrich and Editor-in-Chief Chris Ulm hired Aaron to draw Sludge for Malibu's new Ultraverse comic line. One thing led to another and soon Aaron had a full blown career in comics.

Aaron's career in commercial and comic art has continued on for more than 12 years. In that time Aaron has worked on a wide variety of characters including: Spiderman The X-men, The Hulk, The Avengers, Batman, Plastic Man, Green Lantern, Superboy, Xena, Star Trek, Gen 13, Mystic, and the self published Atomic Toybox (just to name a few). In 1995 he founded the successful comic art studio, Studiosaurus that lasted until 1998.

Aaron lists his art influences in two categories, comic and illustration. His comic fluences are: Frazetta, Berni Wrightson, Neal Adams, Michael Golden, Steranko, Brian Bolland, and anyone else who is good. Illustrators who have influenced Aaron over the years are: Frazetta(again), James Bama, William Stout, JC Leyendecker, Brian Froud, Robert McGinnis and Chuck Jones.

Some of Aaron's favorite contemporary artists would include: Adam Hughes, Travis Charest, Mark Schultz, Mike Ploog, Peter DeSeve, Krueger, Walt Simonson, Alan Davis, Barry Smith, Chris Ayers, Claire Wendling, Dave Johnson, Rudy Nebres and Alex Nino.

Aaron spends most of his time these days drawing comics, painting, writing, enjoying his wife (Shelley) and two children (Josh and Samantha), and being jealous of his friends from film school who are now rich and famous.

Mike Perkins

Mike PerkinsMike Perkins is an illustrator for Marvel Comics having worked on Captain America, Thor and The X-Men. After wrapping up the 31 issues adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand he transitioned into illustrating Astonishing X-Men and has now re-launched Deathlok. He has been nominated numerous times for Eisner and Harvey Awards and, as well as winning the Eagle Award, counts being on the New York Times Bestseller list and being exhibited in Munich, London and Paris amongst his career achievements.

Marv Wolfman

Marv WolfmanMarv" Wolfman is an American comic book writer. He is best known for lengthy runs on Marvel Comics's The Tomb of Dracula, for which he and artist Gene Colan created the vampire-slayer Blade, and DC Comics's The New Teen Titans and the event limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths with George Pérez.

Khoi Pham

Khoi Pham

Fans who have seen Khoi Pham on the convention circuit or followed the MIGHTY AVENGERS artist's career back to his days on X-FACTOR may have heard a that the 2009 Marvel Young Gun worked full-time as a trial lawyer before getting his start at Marvel.

We're here to tell you that isn't exactly true—Pham worked full-time as a trial lawyer while getting his start at Marvel!

"With X-FACTOR, I was working full time as an attorney—trying homicide cases and all sorts of crazy things—during the day, and so I really only had a couple of hours a week to put out a monthly book," recalls Pham of his artistic trial by fire.

Aside from the law degree the artist holds from the Ivy League's University of Pennsylvania, Pham also boasts an M.B.A. "None of that says art," he laughs now, adding that even though he holds no formal art training, the transition from law to comics proved an easier one that one might expect.

"The transition wasn't that bad because I've always considered myself a professional student—or sometimes a perpetual student," he explains. "But you kind of learn how to learn. That can apply to everything: drawing, playing guitar, playing basketball, shooting pool. I really don't see why anybody can't do what I do. It's not that shocking because anybody can learn it."

George Perez

George Perez

George first started in comics in 1973 as an assistant to Rich Buckler, working on a back-up story in Astonishing Tales #25. His first solo assignments came a year later when he penciled the story Sons of the Tiger from the black and white magazine Deadly Hands of Kung-Fu, and Man-Wolf from Creatures on the Loose. Within a year of these stories, he was offered regular assignments on Fantastic Four, The Inhumans, and The Avengers. George has worked steadily since that time. It was his work on these large-scale team books that garnered him the reputation as the artist that liked to draw group books. During his historic career, George has worked for every major publisher, as well as some minor ones. He is best known for his work on The New Teen Titans, a series that helped turn DC Comics around in the early 80s and was also the first mainstream title to offer a royalties program to its creators. He is also well known for his runs on Wonder Woman, Marvel Comics' Avengers series, and for the maxi-series to end all maxi series, Crisis on Infinite Earths.

Townsend Coleman

Townsend Coleman

As a busy Hollywood voice-actor, Townsend Coleman is perhaps one of the most recognizable voices on TV. For 16 years, he was the voice of NBC's "Must See TV" and "Comedy Night Done Right" primetime comedy promos, including hits from Seinfeld and Frasier to 30 Rock and The Office, as well as the promos for "The Tonight Show" starring Jay Leno (then Conan), "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (then Jimmy Fallon), "Last Call with Carson Daly" and "Saturday Night Live". He currently voices the daily on-air promos for the long-running “Live with Kelly and Michael” and radio spots for “Judge Judy”, in addition to regularly voicing primetime promos for ABC Family, The Hub, and now, ABC-TV. But the character behind the voice really came to life in 1985, when Coleman, having just moved to Los Angeles from Cleveland, Ohio, auditioned for and got a part on the animated hit, "Inspector Gadget". As the voice of Corporal Capeman, Gadget's bumbling assistant, he embarked on an entirely new career, providing the voices for some of the most memorable characters in cartoons and commercials. In addition to thwarting evil as the voice of "The Tick", Fox Kids' hit animated series, he has provided the voices for many popular cartoon characters, including Michaelangelo, Rat King, and Usagi Yojimbo on the original, long-running cartoon series, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles". He also voiced Waldo on "Where's Waldo?", Gobo, Architect, and Wrench on NBC's animated "Fraggle Rock", Scott/Teen Wolf on "Teen Wolf", Scratch on "Spacecats", the voice of Wayne Gretzky on "Prostars", Riot on "Jem and the Holograms", Dragonflyer on "Glofriends", Rewind on the 80’s "Transformers", and 20 years later, Sentinel Prime on “Transformers: Animated” for Cartoon Network. In addition to his active animation career, Coleman has also been the voice behind numerous national TV ad campaigns for clients such as Home Depot, Kellogg's Frosted Flakes, Mattel Hot Wheels, Sunny Delight, Colgate, Jenny Craig, Blockbuster Video, Greyhound, AT&T, Eggo Waffles, Taco Bell and the voice of "Spot", the precocious red 7-Up dot... even a few "Keebler elves" and "Raid bugs". Born in New York City in 1954, Coleman spent his childhood in Denver, Colorado and Cleveland, Ohio. After studying architecture and theater at the University of Colorado in Boulder, he returned home to Ohio to pursue a radio career. Ten years as a disc jockey at various Cleveland radio stations led to numerous commercial and voiceover jobs. He appeared as host of the nationally syndicated TV series "The Dance Show" prior to moving his family to LA in 1984 to take advantage of career opportunities on the west coast. Coleman's primary career focus was acting in TV and film, but soon changed, as he foresaw a more lucrative career specializing in the field of voiceovers. Having performed in numerous theatrical and musical productions back in Cleveland, the fall of 2013 saw Townsend re-ignite his passion for theatre after a 30 year hiatus by performing the role of Uncle Sid in Eugene O’Neill’s ‘Ah, Wilderness!’ at The Actors Co-op in Hollywood.

Barry Gordon

Barry Gordon

Barry began his nearly six decade-long career at the age of three by singing Johnny Ray’s “Cry” on the Ted Mack Amateur Hour, winning second place (First place went to an Italian orphans’ choir). At six, he recorded “Nuttin’ for Christmas,” being the youngest performer ever to have a top ten record. “Nuttin’” is still listed by Billboard magazine as one of the top ten best-selling Christmas records of all time. At thirteen, he earned a Tony nomination for his Broadway debut as Nick in Herb Gardner’s “A Thousand Clowns,” a role that he later reprised in the successful film version. Barry became a fixture as a character actor in feature films and television, most prominently as a co-star on the hit series “The New Dick Van Dyke Show” and “Fish,” and as the lawyer Gary Rabinowitz, Carroll O’Connor’s nemesis on “Archie Bunker’s Place.” He has also recurred as Larry David’s Rabbi on HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” His voice was heard for decades as the Nestle Quik Bunny and he originated the voice of Donatello on the television animated megahit, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” Outside of show business, Barry’s interests moved into law and politics. In his mid-thirties, he returned to school, graduated summa cum laude as a political science major from California State University, Los Angeles, and went on to Loyola Law School, graduating in the top five percent of his class. Putting his love of show business and law together, he became active in the Screen Actors Guild and ultimately became its longest-serving National President, holding the office for seven years – one year longer than either Charlton Heston or Ronald Reagan. In 1998, he was the Democratic candidate for Congress, coming within three points of defeating a popular Republican incumbent. After a six-decade career, Barry has decided to turn to mentoring others and is currently a visiting professional, teaching acting for stage, screen, and television in the MFA program at his alma mater, Cal State L.A.

Cam Clarke

Cam Clarke

Cam Clarke is a prolific American voice actor and singer, well known for his work in animation and video games. Clarke is well known for providing the voices of Leonardo in the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series and Shotaro Kaneda in the 1989 original English-dub of Akira. He often voices teenagers and other similarly young characters. He also voices Liquid Snake in the Metal Gear video game series. Cam began his acting career performing with his family on the musical variety show, The King Family. He continued to perform with his family on various TV specials until the 1980s when he got his first voice acting roles in the animated shows Snorks and Robotech. Clarke was taught by established voice actor Michael Bell. Clarke is best known for his roles as Kaneda in Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira (Streamline-dub), Max Sterling and Lancer in the 1985 Robotech series, Rigadon in Around the World with Willy Fog, Dogtanian in Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds, Leonardo and Rocksteady in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series, and Liquid Snake in the popular Metal Gear Solid series of video games. Clarke is also the voice of Prince Adam and He-Man in the 2002 version of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe TV series. He is also known to RPG fans as Ryudo in Grandia II, Kratos Aurion in "Tales of Symphonia" and Will Raynard in "Tales of Legendia." He voices the male Blood Elf in World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade. He uses a voice similar to Liquid Snake's for this portrayal. He is also many of the male characters on Monster High, and the skater cartoon, Grinders. To date, Clarke has voiced over one hundred titles. Cam is easily recognizable by his distinct voice which can fluctuate from adolescent sounding (Leonardo) to deep and soothing (Kratos) and to a faux British (Liquid Snake). Also acts as Pavel - In the popular Neverwinter Nights PC release.

Ray Park

Ray Park

Raymond Park was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He moved with his parents, younger brother and sister to London, England. He was raised in London from the age of seven. His father introduced him into Martial Arts from a young age. Ray always wanted to be in the movies, or be like the heroes in movies but he was most inspired by martial arts. He began to nurture a love for martial arts from the age of seven, when his father's love of Bruce Lee films sparked a fire in the youngster's mind that would never extinguish. Specializing in the traditional Chinese Northern Shaolin Kung-fu (in the Chin Woo style) Park moved on to master various other styles, most notably Wushu. In 1991, at age 16, Ray became a member of the Great Britain Wushu team competing in his first international in Beijing, China at the 1st World Wushu Championships. Ray was the first Wushu athletic from Great Britain and Europe to place in the top seven in the world. He went on to compete for Great Britain for another six years. Ray became a fixture at martial arts exhibitions and tournaments, Nationally, European and Internationally attaining Gold Medal for the Great Britain Wushu and Chin Woo Martial Arts team.

Ray began teaching himself gymnastics at a young age but felt he was missing the correct training to achieve a higher level. At age 15, he found a school that was willing to allow him to practice and use the floor space. The gymnastic training helped to improve his martial arts training and began to sit in and take seminars in coaching gymnastics. It was when he was 19, he relocated to another gymnastic gym and became one of the boys squad coaches and further went on to be in charge of coaching recreational gymnastics throughout schools in London. Ray's boys squad won 1st in The London Youth Games for Hendon Gymnastics Club. It was during one of his frequent visits to Malaysia that he was approached to audition for Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997). Ray became martial arts advisor to one of the stunt coordinator's and later landed playing one of the Reptiles, Baraka and doubling for Rayden.

Conjuring memories of his youthful cinematic martial arts passion, Park attempted to learn as much as possible about the process of filmmaking. Soon gaining more scenes and becoming more natural on the set, he was later contacted by stunt coordinator Nick Gillard to audition for George Lucas' prequel Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999). Offered the job by producer Rick McCallum, Park was given the creative freedom to develop his choreography by an impressed Lucas, and was soon gaining the confidence to develop his role to the best of his abilities.

Jack Gleeson

Jack Gleeson

Jack Gleeson is a retired Irish actor, most recognised for his portrayal of Joffrey Baratheon in the HBO television series Game of Thrones.

Gleeson began acting at the age of seven in the Independent Theatre Workshop. His first roles were in films such as Reign of Fire in 2002, Batman Begins in 2005, Shrooms in 2007, and A Shine of Rainbows in 2009. In 2010, he appeared in a leading role in All Good Children. The reviewer for Variety magazine considered Gleeson "the pic's big discovery".

Gleeson starred as Joffrey Baratheon in the HBO series Game of Thrones. He cites Joaquin Phoenix's portrayal of Commodus in Gladiator as an influence on his performance. He is the founder and artistic director of Collapsing Horse Theatre Company, which is based in Dublin.

In 2012, Gleeson indicated an intention to retire from acting to pursue an academic career once his work on Game of Thrones was finished. In 2014, Gleeson confirmed he would be permanently retiring from acting after concluding his work in Game of Thrones.

Tomas Giorello

Tomas Giorello Bio

Tomas Giorello is an artist that has worked for DC Comics and Dark Horse Comics. He is from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Dave DeVries

I\'ve loved art from the time I was a little kid-- especially comic books. When I got older, I actually got a chance to draw my childhood heroes--and get paid to boot. It was a dream come true. I was asked to paint Spiderman swinging over New York and Wolverine slashing robots with his unbreakable claws. My job was to make these heroes real for all the people who loved them. It wasn\'t easy but I learned to make them colorful, detailed and full of action. Comics, however, weren\'t the only thing I painted--I also painted monsters for Universal Studios, but those monsters weren\'t as cool as the ones I saw lurking in my niece\'s sketches. It was then, at age 33, that I decided to take all the lessons about color, action and detail and apply them to little kid\'s drawings. It made me remember my childhood and also realize that no matter how old I became I could always see things like a child.