||In his near 40 year comics career, George Perez has been involved with many of the industry’s landmark publications and has influenced scores of artists in the industry as well as introduced many to the world of comics through his art. With writer Marv Wolfman, he created The New Teen Titans, which helped bring DC Comics back into the competitive prominence during the 1980’s. Perez had two enormously successful runs on The Avengers and great personal success as writer/artist on the 1980’s relaunch of Wonder Woman. Other notable titles include the epic crossover JLA/Avengers, Crisis On Infinite Earths, Infinity Gauntlet, Hulk: Future Imperfect, Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds, Fantastic Four, JLA and as the initial writer of the 2011 Superman relaunch. George is also a founding member and chairman of the disbursement committee for the Hero Initiative Charity. George Perez will be flying into California from Florida for a rare Northern California appearance and 1st appearance at Sac-Con!|
||Animation Voice Actor for The Ren Stimpy Show ( ‘Stimpy’ Stimpson J. Cat- from 1991 until 1996/Ren Hoek- from 1993–1996/Mr. Horse- from 1993–1996), Futurama (Philip J. Fry/Prof. Hubert J. Farnsworth/Dr. Zoidberg/Zapp Brannigan/Leo Wong/Smitty/President Richard Nixon’s Head/Additional Voices), Space Jam (Bugs Bunny/Elmer Fudd), Invader Zim (as Invader Zim in the Pilot Episode) and Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (Shaggy). Billy has also provided voices for Duck Dodgers, Justice League, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Crank Yankers, King of the Hill, Family Guy, Dilbert, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, Doug (Doug Funnie & Roger Klotz), Ultimate Spider-Man (Rocket Raccoon), The New Woody Woodpecker Show (Woody Woodpecker/Wally Walrus), Flapjack, Drawn Together, Squirrel Boy (Kyle), Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring, Looney Tunes: Back In Action, The Looney Tunes Show (Elmer Fudd), The Oblongs, Voltron: The Third Dimension (Pidge & Queegqueg), Batman Brave and the Bold (Skeets), The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Pinky and the Brain, Extreme Ghostbusters (Slimer), Popeye (as Popeye), Rugrats in Paris and Catdog. He also does voices for commercials and is the current voice of The Red M&M and Buzz The Honey Nut Cheerios Bee. Billy was also a cast member on The Howard Stern Show.
Billy will be charging for his autograph.
|ARTHUR “ART” ADAMS
||He first broke into the American comic book industry with the 1985 Marvel Comics miniseries Longshot. His comics work includes a number Marvel’s major books, including The Uncanny X-Men, Excalibur, X-Factor, The New Mutants, Fantastic Four, Hulk and Ultimate X, as well books by various other publishers, such as Action Comics, Vampirella, The Rocketeer, The Authority, Godzilla, The Creature from the Black Lagoon and Gumby, the latter of which garnered him a 1988 Eisner Award for Best Single Issue. In 1994, Adams joined a group of creators that included Frank Miller, John Byrne and Mike Mignola to form Legend, an imprint of creator-owned comics published by Dark Horse Comics, through which Adams published Monkeyman and O’Brien, a science fiction adventure series featuring archetypal sci-fi monsters that Adams wrote and illustrated.
Art often pencils stories for short storylines, one-shots, miniseries or contributions to anthologies, such as his 2002 – 2004 work on “Jonni Future”, a pulp science fiction series he co-created with Steve Moore for the Wildstorm Productions anthology Tom Strong’s Terrific Tales, and his 2008 work on Hulk #7 – 9. His other published work consists of cover work for books such as Avengers Classic, Wonder Woman and JLA, as well as pinups and other spot illustrations for books such as Sin City, The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe and his own published sketchbook series, Arthur Adams Sketchbook. He has also done design work for toys and video games. Art Adams’ influence on today’s comic book artists can be seen in many of the industries top talents. This will be Adams’ 1st appearance at Sac-Con in about 20 years!
|VIC MIGNOGNA||Known for his voice acting in popular anime roles as Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Zero in Vampire Knight, and Tamaki Suou in Ouran High School Host Club, Vic has also voiced many video games roles and is active as a producer, director and musician. Vic has been acting for stage and screen since he was eight years old. In the anime Street Fighter II V, Vic provided the voice for Vega in the English dub from ADV Films. Since then, he has been in more than two hundred shows and video games, with other voice acting credits including Yoshimori in Adult Swim’s Kekkaishi, Death Scythe in Soul Eater, Fai in Tsubasa Chronicle, Dark in DNAngel, Kurz in Full Metal Panic, Broly in Dragonball Z, Kougaiji in Saiyuki, Ikkaku in Bleach, Yukito in Air, Takanaga in Wallflower, Tatsu in Peacemaker, Luciano in Code Geass, Virgil Walsh in Trinity Blood, Fuen/Chûshin/Nagato/ Leaf Anbu/Obito Uchiha in Naruto: Shippûden, Burter in Dragon Ball Z Kai , Kensei in The Mightiest Disciple Kenichi, Hikaru Ichijo aka Rick Hunter in the 2005 ADV Films dubbing of The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Pokemon, G4’s Wolverine and Iron Man series, and Tiger & Bunny.
Vic’s video game credits include Soul Calibur, Disgaea, Dynasty Warriors, Persona III, Sonic Colours, Dragonball Z, Bleach, Fullmetal Alchemist and more. He is also a professional music composer, singer, producer who has written and produced hundreds of pieces for TV, radio and CD. He sings the themes for shows like One Piece and Dragonball GT,and has produced several CDs of his own original music, all available on iTunes. He is also deeply involved as an actor and director in several web series, and is executive producing the new series Star Trek Continues, where he is not only directing, but fulfilling a childhood dream of playing the iconic role of Captain Kirk.
|C. ANDREW NELSON
||Nelson is most notable for having played the role of Darth Vader for Lucasfilm since 1994. His appearances as Vader include: The Empire Strikes Back: the Special Edition theatrical release of Star Wars Episode V, LucasArts’ Star Wars: Dark Forces Video Game, Star Wars: Rebel Assault II: The Hidden Empire Video Game, commercials, print ads, TV shows, and magazine covers. He was also the voice of Luke Skywalker for a number of LucasArts’ games which makes him the only actor to have ever officially portrayed both Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker..Nelson is an actor, visual effects artist, animator, and lecturer. He spent several years at LucasArts Entertainment Company where he was a visual effects supervisor and senior artist.
Andrew spent nearly six years at LucasArts Entertainment Company where he served as a visual effects supervisor helping to create such popular video games as Star Wars: Dark Forces, Star Wars: Rebel Assault II: The Hidden Empire, Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire, Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II, Star Wars: Masters of Teräs Käsi, Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, Indiana Jones & the Infernal Machine, Full Throttle, The Dig, and Curse of Monkey Island. Andrew spent four years as a visual effects artist at Industrial Light & Magic. His visual effects credits include Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Galaxy Quest, Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle, Race To Witch Mountain, The Perfect Storm, The Time Machine, The Jumper, The Spiderwick Chronicles, The Nightmare Before Christmas 3-D, Enchanted, Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and Jurassic Park III. In addition to his tenure with the Lucas companies, C. Andrew Nelson is a consulting VFX supervisor and art director for some of the top effects, animation and post-production facilities in the country, including Disney, MTV Networks, PBS, Fox, and Hasbro Interactive. www.candrewnelson.com
||Most famously known for creating the comic book The Crow, James O’Barr is also an accomplished painter. In “The Crow”, the protagonist and his fiancee are murdered by a gang of criminals. He then returns from the dead to hunt their killers and extract revenge. The book has sold a million copies worldwide. The Crow was adapted into a successful film of the same name in 1994, staring Brandon Lee, son of legendary martial artist Bruce Lee, and spawned several sequels and a TV series. O’Barr was the second American to be awarded the “Storyteller Award” by the International Comic Festival held annually in Angouleme, France. Other comics in which O’Barr has worked on include: Northstar Presents, Caliber Presents, Deadworld, Hard Looks, Slash, Original Sins, Pink Dust: Morphine Dreams, Dark Horse Presents and Razor. “The Crow: Author’s Edition”, a re-release of the original Crow story that was adapted into film, is available in stores and contains about 60 pages of new material that no one has ever seen! For comic publishers IDW, O’barr has been writing new Crow comic books such as Skinning The Wolves, Curare and the soon to be released “The Engines of Despair.” Engines will be the first Crow story to be both written & drawn by James since the original Crow story! James currently resides in Texas and will be flying out with a ton of original art for sale, so start saving now!|
|TIM BRADSTREET||Eisner Award–nominated artist Tim Bradstreet is a self-taught illustrator whose career spans role-playing/video games, comic books, book publishing, and film. Bradstreet is well known for his long tenures as cover artist for The Punisher & John Constantine: Hellblazer and has created over 70 covers for both books in the past five years. He continues to be a “go-to” cover artist and is currently the series regular on Clive Barker’s Hellraiser (Boom!), Jennifer Blood (Dynamite), Star Trek, and True Blood (IDW). Bradstreet’s work on White Wolf’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 several comics-related projects including Dark Horse’s Hard Looks & Another Chance to Get it Right (with author Andrew Vachss), Star Wars, Clive Barker’s Age of Desire, Marvel’s The Punisher, Marvel’s Blade, Vertigo’s Gangland, Unknown Soldier, Human Target and The Shadow. Bradstreet entered the comic book industry in 1990, working with industry legend Tim Truman on Dragon Chiang. Bradstreet was awarded the 1996 Best Artist award by the International Horror Guide. In 2000, he joined director Guillermo del Toro as a conceptual artist helping work on the visual design for the film Blade II. Bradstreet has also been nominated for the 2002 Best Cover Artist Eisner Award for his Hellblazer covers.
In 2003, Bradstreet worked on a number of movie posters for The Marvel/Lionsgate film, The Punisher as well as the cover for The Punisher: Countdown mini-comic that was packaged with the original DVD release. Tim partnered with actor Thomas Jane (The Punisher, The Mist, Hung) in 2004 to form RAW Studios. Together they create and develop projects for comics and film (Bad Planet, Alien Pig Farm 3000). He was nominated for the 2005 Art award for the International Horror Guild for his Hellblazer covers. In 2006 Bradstreet provided artwork for a black and white stop motion animated scene set in Kuwait for the extended cut DVD. In 2007, Bradstreet provided cover art for Iron Maiden’s album “A Matter of Life And Death”. Bradstreet has also done posters for the films – Punisher, Punisher: War Zone, Dark Country, Give ‘Em Hell: Malone, and I Melt With You. Bradstreet currently lives in San Diego, CA.
|COOP aka CHRIS COOPER
||Coop- aka Chris Cooper, finished high school, skipped art school, and arrived in Los Angeles in the late 80’s where he immediately got to work subverting the mainstream. Chances are good you’ve seen some manifestation of his merchandising juggernaut: smoking devils, devil-girls, hotrods, space aliens or monsters on posters, t-shirts, hats, stickers, stationery sets, skate boards, comic book covers, toys, shot glasses, Zippo lighters, and so much more.
He’s done roughly 100 posters, including rock posters for Nirvana, Soundgarden, White Zombie, Foo Fighters, Melvins, Green Day, The Sex Pistols and many others, and album cover art for everyone from the Monomen, Bad Religion to the Ramones. The first edition of The Devil’s Advocate, his full-color book was released to an immediate sellout in November 2001, and went immediately into continuous reprint. Coop’s second book, THE BIG FAT ONE, a 1008-page sketchbook, was released in October 2002. According to Juxtapoz Magazine, Coop’s name is “now more recognizable to modern youth than that of Rembrandt.“ He cites Robert Williams, R. Crumb and Eric Stanton as some of his favorites and great influences, in addition to Big Daddy Roth, Irving Klaw, Wally Wood, Gil Elvgren, and a host of other awesome degenerates. Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame houses two of Coop’s posters in its permanent collection. He was also commissioned to customize an Escalade and design a run of limited edition gambling chips for the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas. Coop is an avid hot rod enthusiast and well-known amongst the Kustom Kulture community. His first solo exhibition was in Los Angeles in 1993, and since then his artwork has been shown throughout the world.
In 2007, Coop rekindled his lifelong interest in photography. To date he has more than 20,000 images posted on Flickr, and is in the process of collecting photos for a new book. The follow-up collection to Devil’s Advocate, Idle Hands, was released in 2012. Lookout for Coop’s newest art collection, Printer’s Devil, soon to be released. This is Coop’s 1st appearance at Sac-Con!
||Joyce started working in the comics industry with DC Comics as artist on Guy Gardener: Warrior. Since the 90’s, she’s worked on such titles as Vampirella, Tomb Raider, Witchblade, Xena, Wynonna Earp, Top Cow’s Monster War and with a variety of other publishers including Marvel, Top Cow Productions, Image Comics and Dynamite Entertainment. With Alan Moore writing, Joyce illustrated a Cobweb story for Tomorrow Tales, she illustrated a Vampirella, Magdelena,and Witchblade story with writer Gail Samone, worked on a collaboration for an Image Comics one shot titled Night Tribes and illustrated several projects with writer/artist Dan Brereton including Superman: Silver Banshee and various Nocturnals stories. This is Joyce Chin’s 1st appearance at Sac-Con!|
||An artist/cartoonist/animator whose debut comic book graphic novel, The Blot, earned him an Ignatz Award for “Promising New Talent,” and made it onto several of the industry’s “Best of 2007” lists. Tom’s follow up graphic novel “The Wolf” also gained much critical acclaim. Tom’s best selling book, “Henry & Glenn Forever” is part brainchild of Tom’s and the Igloo Tornado Collective, which has garnered them praise in the media, music industry and the comic book world. It’s a rock n roll parody of certain ex-members of famous punk bands The Misfits and Black Flag. They followed up Henry & Glenn Forever with 3 issues of Henrey and Glenn Forever and Ever. More wacky hijinks of Henry & Glenn! His art has been featured in galleries from Portland to San Francisco and Los Angeles, in dozens of magazines and literary journals and on album covers such as The Groovie Ghoulies album 99 Lives and Kepi Ghoulie’s “I Bleed Rock N Roll”. His comic works also include: IDW’s Popeye, Your Disease Spread Quick (A comic book inspired by the music of The Melvins), Brilliantly Ham-fisted (A collection of 23 comic strip poems), Krayon’s Ego (a Kramer’s Ergot parody), BARTKIRA (a shot for shot retelling of the manga opus “Akira” substituting it’s characters with the cast of “The Simpsons” drawn by 300 various indy artists), Only The Lonely (anthology), Doppelganger, One Fine Day, SPX 2003 (anthology), Classics Illustrated: O.Henry (“A Strange Story”) as well as providing artwork for Scout Books edition of Edgar Allan Poe’s Fall of the House of Usher. Tom’s animation work can be seen in rock band “The Muffs” music video “Don’t Pick On Me” as well as his short animation, Henry & Glenn Forever star in “A Very Special Anti-X-Mas Special.” Tom is currently living in Southern California.|
|MARK BODE||Son of the legendary cartoonist Vaughn Bode, Mark Bode is best known or his work on the comic book COBALT 60 and as the creator of the hit comic Miami Mice and for his work on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. His first professional job was for Heavy Metal Magazine when he was asked to color his father’s strip Zooks, the First Lizard in Orbit when he was fifteen. His publications also include GYRO COMICS, GWAR comics and LIZARD of OZ. Mark has exhibited his artwork in art shows around the world. He has worked on designing clothing lines for companies such as Marc Ecko Clothing & Puma International and has designed multiple vinyl toys based on his fathers characters for Kidrobot & Planet 6. He is also a well known graffiti & tattoo artist. Mark signed a deal with Universal pictures for the rights to “COBALT 60″ to be produced as a live action movie, by Zack Snyder of ” 300″, “Dawn of the Dead (the remake)”, Sucker Punch and Man of Steel. Mark is currently working on another chapter in the Cobalt 60 story. He will be taking art commissions at the show.|
|TIM VIGIL||Tim is an artist, mostly working in the horror/adult genre, known for his work on the uber violent indy comic book “Faust.” Faust was adapted as the movie Faust: Love of the Damned (2001). The followup comic book Faust: Book of M was nominated for the 1999 Bram Stoker Award for Best Illustrated Narrative. He is praised for his attention to detail in his anatomy and his extremely graphic art. His works include Grips, Omen, Gunfighters in Hell, Webwitch, Gothic Nights, Jack The Lantern, Zero Tolerance and Cuda. Tim is currently working on the Frank Frazetta line of Image comic books: Moon Maid, Dark Kingdom & Neanderthal. When not working on comics, Tim can be found painting fine art in the fantasy genre. He will be taking art commissions at the show.|
|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|
|JOE WEEMS V
||Illustrator/Inker for nearly 20 years, Joe Weems V 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.|
|BORDIN “MARK” MARSINKULL
||Traveling the anime, comic book & toy conventions for several years, Bordin has been creating and publishing comics. He’s self-published his own comic book series: “Zacklin” which is now published through Scattered Comics. He’s enjoyed working on several projects including graphic design, freelance commission work and being sponsored by Copic Markers doing art demos with their popular art products all over the nation. He occasionally teaches cartooning to students and enjoys both writing and illustrating story lines. Bordin’s most famously known for his lightning fast full color character commissions at the conventions in 15 minutes or less!|
||Jason has been self-publishing under his comic book company Scattered Comics for over 20 years and has been an essential contributor to the Sacramento comic scene ever since. 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. Jason’s been releasing monthly webcomics which include the Artist-themed comic “COMICS VS MANGA“, and branched out to releasing his titles for 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 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. He recently is lending his writing chops to the horror anime comic book series “Shadow Hunters” which is illustrated by Benjamin Jordan. Sac-Con is proud to welcome Jason Dube as our guest!|
||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. ECV Press will be premiering at Sac-Con, for the 1st time anywhere, Trixie Dynamite #2! Cover art by artist Eric Nguyen (Halo:Helljumper, X-Men First Class, Strange Girl, Gigantic, Iron Man, Thundercats, Batman). TRIXIE DYNAMITE stars in an all-ages, sci-fi comedy set in future Sacramento. The year is 2113 and Sacramentropolis has a defender worthy of her long legacy. Follow our plucky, spunky, half-cocked, impulsive, wacky heroine as she battles evil and gives you the tour of what is to come. Issue #1 will also be available at the ECV Press booth. Trixie Dynamite is written & created by Ben Schwartz with help of the awesome team of Alexander Ragsac and Jason Enos.|
||A self-taught artist and comic book writer, growing up in Vacaville, California, Melissa was one of the many cases of children who struggled to read. But soon, she taught herself to read from comic books, which gave her a love for the medium ever since then. After self publishing her first comic book “Carnation”, Melissa was later hired by Scattered Comics to contribute artwork for the studio’s comic “Caffeine Poisoned”. Melissa keeps herself busy with her ongoing webcomic, “Epic Chaos!” which updates once a week at www.epicchaos.smackjeeves.com. Melissa attends conventions in California regularly and is also a co-panelist with Heather Jaeger, giving artist/writer help in their panel series “From Fan to Creator!”|
|HEATHER JAEGER||Heather Jaeger is the creator and artist for a comic book series “Legends of Katainia: The White Dragon Warrior” currently published by Scattered Comics of Sacramento. She is a co-panelist along with Melissa McCommon for their “From Fan to Creator” Panel Series. These panels take place at conventions and events throughout California. Heather has an expansive education in Film and Television as well as Graphic Design and Illustration. She is also a public speaker, fine arts supply specialist, and instructor for both children and adults. This includes training in archival framing, art restoration, and gallery exhibition. Heather is an avid collector and fan of both Anime and Manga, Asian ball-joint dolls and scale miniatures. She adores animation, movie block busters, and American Comics.|
||Local multi-award winning tattooist extraordinaire, of Cartel Ink Works in Carmichael CA, Brandon Bracamonte has been breaking into the comic book industry the last couple of years with his debut comic “Hey Rube!” (Co-written with Melissa Rose Ordway) and more recently “The Mustache Ride.” A Western Revenge story set deep in the future, where society has risen and fallen many times ‘Marucs Elroi’ and his Donkey, ‘Kong’ set off on an epic quest for revenge through a western wasteland! The Mustache Ride is co-written with Johnathon Weiss “Foodie”. Bracamonte’s newest comic book creation “Smash-Bang Pulp Double Feature” features his story of The Homicide Chicks! Brandon will be selling his comics, prints & sketchbooks at the show as well as taking appointments for art commissions and tattooing! (specializes in comic book art tattoos!)|