Guests

Kevin Maguire
A comic book penciller/writer, known for his work on series such as Justice League, Batman Confidential, Captain America and X-Men.
Maguire's first credited published comics work included pages for The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe vol. 2 and Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe. In 1987, Maguire was the artist on the relaunch of Justice League written by Keith Giffen and J. M. DeMatteis. Maguire left the series with issue #24 but returned for Giffen and DeMatteis' final story in #60. The two writers and Maguire reunited for the Formerly Known as the Justice League miniseries and its sequel, “I Can’t Believe It’s Not the Justice League” published in JLA Classified. Maguire's collaborations with Giffen and DeMatteis include Defenders (2005 mini series) and the Metal Men back-up stories in the 2009 revival of the Doom Patrol. Maguire was one of the artists who launched the Team Titans series in 1992. He has frequently collaborated with writer Fabian Nicieza on series such as Adventures of Captain America, X-Men, and Batman Confidential. Maguire and George Pérez alternated as artists of the revival of the Worlds' Finest series. Kevin was the 1988 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards Winner for the Russ Manning Promising Newcomer award. He was also a nominee that year for Best Art Team: (Justice League International #1 [DC] – with Al Gordon). Other works include: Weird Worlds, Trinity Angels, Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Hulk, Avengers, Wildcats, Gen13, Penthouse Comix, Superman, and L.E.G.I.O.N. Most recently, Maguire has done work for Marvel, including Guardians of the Galaxy with writer Brian Michael Bendis. Kevin recently relocated from New York to Portland, OR and this is a rare California appearance for him!
DC Douglas
D.C. Douglas will forever be known as the sinister voice of Albert Wesker (“Resident Evil”), screaming “Chriiiisssss” as he melts in a lava lake.

This is a far cry from his other roles, such as the persnickety alien Zepht in “Star Trek: Enterprise” or the logical Legion in the “Mass Effect” videogame series. It’s especially a far cry from his groovy love-in beginnings in Berkeley, California, where he was born.

In 1996, DC was cast in a small role on the NBC pilot, “Boston Common.” The producers (of “Will & Grace” fame) liked his quirky versatility on-camera (and his loud laugh off-camera at the network run-thru) that he returned for 10 more episodes as the anal and humorless “D.C.” This became the catalyst to a long career in Los Angeles that encompasses film, TV and video games voice over credits include a national campaign for GEICO, voice matching Kevin Spacey for “Fred Clause” and Guy Pierce for “Factory Girl,” as well as voicing dozens of video game characters: The Master in “Buffy,” “The Vampire Slayer,” AWACS in “Ace Combat 6,” Archangel Michael in “Might & Magic Heroes VI,” Raven in “Tekken 6″ and “Street Fighter X Tekken,” and Albert Wesker in “Resident Evil: Umbrella,” & “Darkside Chronicles,” “Mercenaries,” “Capcom Versus Marvel 3” and “Resident Evil 5.” He gave voice to the Geth as Legion in “Mass Effect 2 & 3” and can be heard on the new kids cartoon series, “Transformers: Rescue Bots,” on The Hub.

Douglas’ anime credits include President Paradine in “Tales of Graces f.” Alexei Dinoia in “Tales of Vesperia.” Kelvin Garr in “Tales of the World,” Grimoire Noir in “Nier Replicant,” Gabi & Taihaku in “.hack Vol1 & 2,” Genji Kamogawa in “Hajime no ippo,” and Shori Shibuya in “God, Save Our King!”

Recent television appearances include “Castle,” “Workaholics,” “Criminal Minds,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” and “2 Broke Girls.” Highlight credits for fans of sci-fi, horror and fantasy include “Star Trek: Enterprise,” “Charmed,” “Passions,” “Titanic II,” and “666: The Child.”

Douglas can be seen in the upcoming sci-fi thriller, “Apocalypse Kiss” as the serial killer Adrian (an homage to Albert Wesker) starring alongside Troma Pictures legend, Lloyd Kaufman.

More details are available on his website: www.DCDouglas.com

Hector David Jr.
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Hector David Jr. played the role of Mike, the Green Ranger. Before Power Rangers: Samurai, Hector played a role in #1 Cheerleader Camp. Hector made an appearance at Power Rangers: Samurai Premiere Screening at The Grove, Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, Comic Con 2011, Comic Con 2012, and Power Morphicon 3. Hector currently trains with Mike Chat, who is known as Chad / Blue Ranger from Power Rangers: Lightspeed Rescue.
Najee De-Tiege
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Najee De-Tiege was born in Los Angeles California in 1989 and was raised by his mother, a single parent. At the age of 16 Najee moved to Hawaii with his Dad to help with the Family Business “Divine Hawaiian Coffee’. Living in Hawaii, he connected with his father, who inspired him to pursue acting.

After a year of living and working the coffee business in Hawaii, he flew back to Los Angeles where he started pursuing acting classes. In Fairfax High School he participated in School Plays and Local Talent shows as his passion for acting grew. After Graduating Fairfax in 2007, he came across a Talent manager by the Name of Kieth Cameron, who guided him into the industry of acting and modeling. With his ambition and outgoing personality, Najee started landing various gigs such as commercials, ad campaigns and runway fashion shows.

2009 was the biggest break in his acting career, when he was booked to play the Blue Ranger in the hit kids television series “Power Rangers Super Samurai” on Nickelodeon. This was so surreal to him being apart of a franchise that was one of the biggest hits in his Childhood and also leave the country for the first time in his life, to fly out and film in New Zealand. Since then he has used his Blue Ranger Image to get involved with many children’s charities/organizations such as Make a Wish Foundation, Give Kid’s The World and Day of the Child. Najee De-Tiege still resides in Los Angeles, California pursuing his true passion, acting.
Alex Heartman
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Alex Heartman, a Sacramento native, is an American actor best known for playing Jayden, the Red Ranger, in the latest Power Ranger incarnation, Power Rangers Samurai. He also portrayed the assassin in the web series Warrior Showdown.
Steven Skyler
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Steven started performing at the age of 4 singing and performing in plays and stages around the world with his traveling parents playing guitar, drums, dancing, while learning about the entertainment business. At 16 his passion for music landed him a contract with a “Boy Band”. He was then nominated in Thailand as one of the top three Male Models through a magazine which launched him into the commercial industry, which led him to be awarded the Runner up and Mr. Photogenic at Mr. Asia USA held in Beverly Hills.

After finding that he needed a bigger challenge and knowing he wanted more, he ventured into Hollywood which spring boarded him to a explosive career in TV and Film with which led him to become a series regular on the number 1 Live Kids action Show in the world ( Power Rangers Samurai 2011- 2012), and Glee, which then sparked him into Producing and Directing.

After Performing on Glee with the “Warblers” Steven wrote and produced his own solo album which followed by a self directed Music Video for his Single titled (The Secret) for his Album Titled “Project Secret Sky”.

Jim Sinclair
Comic Book Inker/Illustrator best know for his astonishing inking & finishing pencils on “The Maxx” for Image Comics, which became an animated cartoon for MTV. Jim illustrated and inked half of the entire Maxx series with Sam Kieth! Jim has also worked on inking Zero Girl, Four Women, Sun Runners, New Mutants, Micronauts, DC Secret Origins, Child's Play 2, Darker Image, Terraformers, Vanguard, Legs, Friends Of Maxx, Darker Image, Air Raiders, Chrome, Tales of Terror, and Marvel Comics Presents. After a departure from comics for several years, Jim is enjoying the re-release of The Maxx through IDW Comics with each issue remastered and re-colored with alternate covers too! You can find it released monthly at finer comic book stores near you.
Dan Brereton
The comics and illustration of writer and artist Dan Brereton has garnered him awards, critical praise and a loyal fan base over the last quarter century. His creator-owned comics work includes: Nocturnals, Giantkiller, The Psycho( with James Hudnall) and The Last Battle ( with Tito Faraci).
Popular mainstream credits include: Legends of the Dark Knight, Batman:Thrillkiller, JLA: Seven Caskets, Superman: Silver Banshee, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Simpson's Treehouse of Horror, Clive Barker's Dread, Red Hulk, Red Sonja, Legends of the World's Finest, The Immortal Iron Fist, Vampirella, Thor and Punisher. His artwork has graced the comic covers such characters as Captain America, Legends of the Dark Knight, Creepy, Conan, Mars Attacks, Hellraiser, Godzilla, GI Joe, Animal Man, Sargent Rock, Lobo, Dracula and many more . He's painted card art for Topps' Mars Attacks, and Blizzards's World of Warcraft trading card game, and Star Wars for Wizards of the Coast. His client list includes The Walt Disney Co., NBC, Hasbro and more. Dan has also contributed artwork for horrormeister Rob Zombie's various albums. The Last Battle, set in Ancient Rome and Gaul, was #4 on the Top 100 best selling Graphic Novels of 2011. Dan has collected much of his art in a series of hardcover art books featuring Brereton's artwork has been released over the years. The Goddess & the Monster, Siren, and Sorceress, all beautiful art compilations from this amazing artist. Phantomcanvas.com offers museum-quality prints and high-quality posters of his work. Though Dan is a local, we are no less happy and fortunate to have him as a frequent guest and supporter of our show for over two decades. Visit him on Facebook or www.nocturnals.com
Jon Schnepp
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Director, Writer, Producer and Artist most famously known for designing and created the band characters of Dethklok as well as directing/co-producing on all seasons of the megahit Adult Swim animated series “Metalocalypse”. Jon has made original programming for Cartoon Network, FX, MTV, Nickelodeon, SpikeTV, and Comedy Central. He graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a BFA, winning 3rd place ranking of all BFA/MFA's in awarded fellowships. He was also the Student Union President. Schnepp started his career as Art Director /Animation Director / Editor for MTV's live action interactive movie “Club Dead”, and then immediately moved into editing many episodes of “Space Ghost: Coast to Coast” back before Adult Swim was Adult Swim. He then went on to direct the Pilot and multiple segments for “The Upright Citizens Brigade” on Comedy Central.
Jon then moved to Hollywood, California, to pursue further adventures in media. After working on many different projects in CA., Jon designed and created the band characters of Dethklok for Tommy Blacha and Brendon Small, and they sold the series to Adult Swim a few months afterwards. Schnepp went on to direct 34 epsiodes and co-produce on all four seasons of the megahit Adult Swim animated series “Metalocalypse”. Jon also directed over 15 animated music videos for the Dethklok live concert tour. Schnepp co-plotted and did covers for the new Dark Horse Comic Book Series based on “Metalocalypse”.
Jon has also co-directed season 4.1 of “The Venture Bros.”, directed the “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” 3D Origin, co-directed two episodes of Marvel's “The Black Panther”, and wrote the three episodes produced for the “Underworld” animated series. He is one of the 26 Directors from all across the globe picked for the feature film horror anthology called “The ABCs of Death”. His segment “W is for WTF” is a high octane blend of Horror and Comedy, mixed into a multi-media meltdown.
Schnepp recently produced and ran a very successful Kickstarter Campaign, raising over $188,000 to make the animated pilot episode for Zenescope's “Grimm Fairy Tales”, of which he executive produced, wrote and directed. Currently, Jon is working on completing “The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?”, a documentary about the proposed 1998 “Superman Lives” feature film that would have been the most original and strangest Superman ever.
Robert Love
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Have you felt the Love yet? Yes? No? Well let us share some of Robert Love just in case! Mr.Love has been diligently pressing the inks working on books for such publishers as Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics and Ghettosake Comics for over a decade now. He's worked on Number 13 (Dark Horse), Alpha Girl (Image), Never Ending (Dark Horse), Fierce (Dark Horse), Shadow Rock (Dark Horse), Popgun (Image), Dark Horse Presents (Dark Horse), Kenji Master of the Blind Monkey Style (Ghettosake), Chocolate Thunder (Ghettosake), and Bayou (Zuda Comics). Love also has a few animated shorts created from his works such as “Fearless Grasshopper” and “Chocolate Thunder”. Robert Love and writer David Walker, creators of the comic book series “Number 13″ published by Dark Horse Comics, teamed up with commercial director Steve Petersen and producer David M. Uslan to create the official teaser/short film for their newest live action project based on said material. The trailer and more info can be found at www.number13.info Robert currently calls the city of Sacramento his home.
Ramon Villalobos
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June 1st Sac-Con Guest 2014. Artist/writer Ramon Villalobos has broken into the big leagues this year as artist on Marvel's What If? Age of Ultron #2: Iron Man. Prior to his big break, he independently published the comic “LP”, wrote and colored the independently published “Vitruvian Underground”, contributed a short story for “Psychotronik Comics Presents”, co wrote and drew the independently published “Frank and Elenore In” and has provided several pin ups and covers for various indy comics. Ramon's next Marvel Comics project will be on the “Original Sins” series and will start with a story featuring the Young Avengers going against the Hood. Ramon is currently working on more projects for Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and another independently published comic called “Abstract 3″. Ramon currently lives in Stockton, California.
Eric Jones
Artist Eric Jones is the co-creator (with with writer Landry Walker) of the Image Comics hit “The Danger Club”. Danger Club is Lord of the Flies with superpowered kids: The greatest do-gooders fly off to space to take down an antagonistic force but they don't come back, leaving the youngsters to take care of the planet — or destroy it. You take a culture of teenagers, separate them from their adult counterparts, and watch them struggle to re-create the societal structure they were raised in — a culture of violence without any of the temperament that comes with age. Eric has illustrated a number of alternative comics published by Slave Labor Graphics (SLG) including Little Gloomy & The Super Scary Monster Show (just picked up for a 52 episode animated series titled SCARY LARRY, currently airing in France), Tron: The Ghost In The Machine (which he wrote with Landry Walker but did not illustrate) Haunted Mansion and X-Ray Comics. He was a regular contributor to Disney Adventures Magazine with his Kid Gravity comic. He is known for his 2009 mini-series Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade, and has illustrated for the Batman: The Brave and the Bold comic series, Filthy Habits and Dan Brereton's The Nocturnals.
Landry Walker
Writer Landry Walker is the co-creator (with artist Eric Jones) of the Image Comics hit “The Danger Club”. Danger Club is Lord of the Flies with superpowered kids: The greatest do-gooders fly off to space to take down an antagonistic force but they don't come back, leaving the youngsters to take care of the planet — or destroy it. You take a culture of teenagers, separate them from their adult counterparts, and watch them struggle to re-create the societal structure they were raised in — a culture of violence without any of the temperament that comes with age. Landry has written a number of alternative comics published by Slave Labor Graphics (SLG) including Little Gloomy & The Super Scary Monster Show (just picked up for a 52 episode animated series titled SCARY LARRY, currently airing in France), Tron: The Ghost In The Machine and X-Ray Comics. He was a regular contributor to Disney Adventures Magazine with his Kid Gravity comic. He is known for his 2009 mini-series Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade, and has written for the Batman: The Brave and the Bold comic series, Casper's Scare School, The Joker's Asylum: Mad Hatter , Dr. Who: Seeds of Destruction Web Comic, Filthy Habits, Dan Brereton's The Nocturnals and co-writer on The Incredibles comic series. Walker is also a contributing writer for the gaming website Elder-Geek.
Kepi Ghoulie
Sacramento punk rock legend Kepi, was the bassist and vocalist for the pop-punk band the Groovie Ghoulies. He has been recording and touring both with a full band and as an acoustic soloist since the Ghoulies' break-up in 2007. Kepi is also known as an artist with his paintings being displayed in galleries around the world. “The Art of Kepi: The Rise of Kepiland 2000-2012″ a 200 page book with 500 images of his art is his 1st book compilation. Kepi is currently re-releasing his Groovie Ghoulies catalog with new album covers, several illustrated by artist Tom Neely. Kepi will also have various original paintings and awesome merchandise for sale!

Joe Weems V
Joe Weems is an Illustrator/Inker. For nearly 20 years he has been inking comic books and has worked for almost every major publisher. Marc Silvestri, Michael Turner, David Finch, Joe Benitez, Brandon Peterson, Dale Keown, Jim Lee and Whilce Portacio are just a few of the amazing Artists he's had the honor of working with over the years. In 2000-2005 Joe was employed by the Skateboard company Darkstar and drew all of their Illustrated decks, wheels and misc. merchandise. Joe has provided work on such comic book titles as The Darkness, Cyberforce, Aphrodite IX, Fathom, Fantastic Four, Hunter-Killer, The Incredible Hulk, Justice League, The Magdalena, New X-Men, Vampirella, Weapon Zero, Witchblade, Wraithborn, Arcanum and Artifacts.
Chris Marrinan
Chris has worked with every major comic book company since the 90's from Marvel, DC, Dark Horse Comics to Image Comics. He had a long run on DC's Wonder Woman. At Marvel, he did the Nova series in 1994 and 1995, and contributed to 'Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme' in 1991. He was also present at Moonstone with “World of Darkness” and “Kochak: Tales of the Night.” Batman, Wolverine, Excalibur, Nexus, Thunderbolts, The American: Lost in America, Champions, Neil Gaiman's Lady Justice, The New Warriors and most all of the Spider-Man & Superman titles are all other comics he's illustrated. Headhunters, a creator owned series of his, was released through Image Comics. He has extensive experience in layouts, comps, and storyboards, with clients such as Coca Cola, Mattel, and Nike. Chris Marrinan is also an illustrator for roleplaying games.
Jason Dube
Jason has been self-publishing under his comic book company Scattered Comics for over 20 years. He has published and/or worked on such titles as Scattered, Panda Days, Wildflower: Lost Yesterdays, Night Owl, Amber Hagerman Deserves Justice, The Blonde Assassin, Shadow Hunters, Caffeine Poisoned, and Waiting for Something to Happen. He has been putting out monthly webcomics which include the new Artist-themed comic “COMICS VS MANGA“, and branched out to releasing his titles to download on I-tunes. Jason's also working as a fulltime freelance comicbook artist and has worked as illustrator, colorist, typesetter and layout artist for several independent companies. (Companies include NEKO PRESS, BLUE WATER PRODUCTIONS, COMICBOOK DIVAS, and ZEPHID COMICS). He also runs Scattered Comics Studios and works with several other Artists to create comicbooks for clients. Locally, Jason Dube founded the SCCG (Sacramento Comicbook Creators Group) in which comic book artist, writers and creators can meet each week, share, motivate and support each other in their endeavors. Jason recently is lending his writing chops to the new horror anime comic book series “Shadow Hunters” which is illustrated by Benjamin Jordan. www.scatteredcomics.com
Adrian “Age” Scott
Adrian “Age” Scott draws comic books featuring hip hop characters and calls himself a “raptoonist.” He has a following for his characters Won and Phil. A prolific and relevant cartoonist, Age stays informed about all the latest news and trends and keeps a healthy background in popular culture. A teacher's assistant who has been bringing the world of hip hop to life through his comic strip characters for the past 15 years. Knowing comic books are a powerful tool, Age learned to read from comic books. He terms himself a “raptoonist,” someone who first brought the hip hop culture out in cartoon strips. By regularly traveling Adrian “Age” Scott would like to be the next Charles Schultz, in the meantime he wants to blaze a trail for local artists. Traveling to comic book conventions with a backpack full of his self-produced comic books for years, Scott has built up a modest but devoted following for his “Won and Phil” characters through 50+ comic book editions. When Scott isn't sitting at his worktable penciling, he works with troubled kids in Concord, CA. At the Olympic/Alliance High School in Concord, Scott is a teacher's assistant, basketball coach, conflict mediator and art teacher. The kids he works with help keep him connected to the latest trends, while he tries to open their eyes to their artistic potential. Scott also occasionally teaches art classes at the John F. Kennedy Library in Vallejo, CA. Scott's “The Age Page,” is a somewhat autobiographical comic that chronicles the life of a cartoonist always looking for new inspiration, be sure to check it out. He is also writer of the urban superhero comic book Superhood! Won & Phil has been collected in a trade paperback and was distributed by SLG.
ECV Press
Sacramento based comic book company who produces science fiction to mystical adventure comic books like The Continuum, The Hunters, Relic & Ego, Triad, Trixie Dynamite and Little Kori in Komaland as well as the webcomics Strange Light, Spades and Invisible War. ECV Press founder/writer Ben Schwartz and several of his comic creators will be in attendance at our show. www.ecvpress.com
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