Guests

MIKE GRELL
Mike Grell
Mike Grell is a storyteller. Since his comics debut in 1973, he’s brought his own creations and their worlds to life with a cinematic style of visual storytelling. Some of his more famed work includes:THE WARLORD for DC COMICS, STARSLAYER for PACIFIC/FIRST COMICS, JON SABLE, FREELANCE for FIRST COMICS/IDW/COMICMIX/ABC TV, SHAMAN’S TEARS for IMAGE COMICS, BAR SINISTER for ACCLAIM COMICS and MAGGIE THE CAT for IMAGE COMICS.
These, along with successful runs on such features as BATMAN, IRON MAN, GREEN ARROW, JAMES BOND: PERMISSION TO DIE, the TARZAN Sunday comic strip and the internationally acclaimed LONGBOW HUNTERS, have won him the comic industry’s coveted INKPOT AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COMIC ART. His own SHAMAN’S TEARS has garnered widespread acclaim in the Native American community as a celebration of Indian traditions and lore. He’s been voted to WIZARD MAGAZINE’S TOP TEN LIST OF COMICS WRITERS. In 1999, he published his first novel, SABLE.

Current projects include: THE WARLORD, a return to his first comic creation, writing and painting covers for a new series celebrating the 35th anniversary of DC Comics #1 fantasy adventure; THE PILGRIM, currently being published by IDW, a collaboration with his good friend MARK RYAN, the noted British stage and television actor who currently provides the voice for Bumblee and Jetfire in the TRANSFORMERS movies and video games.

In addition, he’s done design and illustration work for; LUCASFILM, LIGHTSTORM ENTERTAINMENT, FIREWORKS ENTERTAINMENT, HALLMARK ENTERTAINMENT, DISNEY, COCA COLA, PEPSI COLA and TOR BOOKS.

Born in the Midwest in 1947 he grew up in Florence WI. He was an illustrator in the U.S. Air Force, where he was re-introduced to comics by a fellow illustrator who came to Saigon with a stack of his prized comics. That’s what started his on my career path. He took the FAMOUS ARTISTS SCHOOLS correspondence course in cartooning and later attended the CHICAGO ACADEMY OF FINE ART, while working as an advertising illustrator and assisting DALE MESSICK on her comic strip BRENDA STARR.
In 1973, inspired by a meeting with ALLEN ASHERMAN and IRV NOVICK, he showed his portfolio to DC editor JULIE SCHWARTZ and JOE ORLANDO, who gave him my first break in comics. His first regular assignment was SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPERHEROES.

RIKKI SIMONS
Rosearik Rikki Simons is a voice actor, writer, and artist. He is most famous for being the voice of the robot in a dog suit, GIR from the Invader ZIM animated TV show and the voice of Bloaty the Pig. Simons also provided voice for the anime “NieA Under 7 as the alien, Borby. As an artist and writer he is known for science fantasy graphic novels such as Ranklechick and His Three Legged Cat, Super Information Hijinks: Reality Check!, the ShutterBox manga fantasy series (which he co-created with his wife, Tavisha-Wolfgarth-Simons) and wrote the science fiction and fantasy novel Hitherto a Lion. Simons also co-created and wrote the Robotech: Clone comic series and colored both issues of Jhonen Vasquez’s comic I Feel Sick. He is also a background painter in animation, most noted for his color design on Invader ZIM and Jackie Chan Adventures. The 3 weekly web comics that he creates with Tavisha are The Trinkkits of the Sad Circus by the Sea, @Tavicat, and Rumbaghost. All can be read at www.tavicat.com
DAVE FENNOY
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Dave Fennoy has been a preeminent voice working in Los Angeles since 1990 and one of the most versatile voices in the industry providing voices for Commercials, Narrations, TV Promos, Award Shows, Animation and Games. He portrayed Lee Everett in Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead. Lately he is known by 30+ million Hulu viewers as “The Hulu Guy”, the omnipresent voice of HULU.COM. His promo clients over the years include ABC, The WB, Fox, CBS, Showtime, Starz, ESPN, The Disney Channel and TV One. His campaign spokesvoice credits include Lexus, McDonalds, Corona Beer, KFC, Toyota, Chrysler, and ATT, Time Life Music R&B/Gospel and Southern Company. Gamers enjoy his work on STARCRAFT II, Metal Gear, That’s So Raven, Ultimate Spiderman, Delta Force, Star Wars, Laura Croft Tomb Raider, and many others. Narration credits include programs for National Geographic, Discovery Channel and Science Channel’s popular series, “When Earth Erupts”. His various film voices include “Ghost Rider”, “Happy Feet”,and “King’s Ransom”, and he has proved a cartoon favorite in such series as The LeBrons, Kim Possible, Ben 10, Darkwing Duck, New Kids on the Block, Pro Stars, Johnny Quest and Sonic the Hedgehog. Dave has been the show voice for several TV and Award shows, among them Late Night with Gregg Kinnear, The Billboard Music Awards, The Teen Choice Awards, Cedric the Entertainer Presents, and for the past 15 years The NAACP Image Awards.
Mr. Fennoy is a sought-after VO instructor, and the subject of a chapter in the book “Secrets of Voice Over Success” by Joan Baker.
C. ANDREW NELSON
C. Andrew Nelson- An award winning artist, actor, writer, consultant, and motivational speaker, C.Andrew Nelson is best known for having played the character of Darth Vader in the Special Edition re-release of the original Star Wars trilogy as well as in the Rebel Assault II and Dark Forces games from LucasArts. Andrew, who began playing Vader for Lucasfilm in 1994, has portrayed the infamous dark lord for commercials, television shows, print, games, and live appearances. He has managed to spend more time in the official Vader costume than any other actor.

Andrew spent four years as a visual effects artist at Industrial Light & Magic. His VFX credits at ILM include Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Galaxy Quest, Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle, The Perfect Storm, Jurassic Park III, The Time Machine, and Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. Prior to joining ILM, Andrew worked nearly six years at LucasArts Entertainment Company where he served as a visual effects supervisor. At LucasArts he helped create and design such popular games as Dark Forces, Rebel Assault II, Full Throttle, The Dig, Jedi Knight, Curse of Monkey Island, Masters of Teras Kasi, Shadows of the Empire, Rogue Squadron, and Indiana Jones & the Infernal Machine. Andrew has worked extensively with sister companies Lucasfilm Ltd., Lucas Learning, Lucas Licensing, and THX.

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 U.S. His credits include Rocky Balboa, The Last Mimzy, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Rush Hour 3, Enchanted, The Kite Runner, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Jumper, Race to Witch Mountain, and Witness 11. Andrew currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Visual Effects Society.

No stranger to academia, Andrew served from 2002 to 2004 as the Visual Effects Director for the School of Animation & Visual Effects at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. At the university, he presided over the school’s visual effects curriculum and trained the next generation of VFX artists who are now working throughout the industry. Andrew routinely consults for various networks, studios, and developers such as Disney, MTV, Nickelodeon, PBS, Fox, Hasbro, Electronic Arts, and others.

When he’s not at a workstation conjuring up images for motion pictures and television or speaking on the lecture circuit, Andrew can be found in front of the camera or behind a microphone as a performer. Andrew has appeared in numerous feature films, television series, commercials, and print ads. He has shot national spots for ESPN, Wal-Mart, M&Ms, Taco Bell, and Kenner. Andrew is also a much sought after voice-over artist having lent his vocal talents to numerous games, animated films, and interactive multimedia projects. www.candrewnelson.com

LIAM SHARP
Liam Sharp is a British artist, writer and publisher. Liam provided the artwork for the comic adaptation of the seminal XBox video game GEARS OF WAR comic book series with Gears of War 2 video game writer & novelist Joshua Ortega. He made his debut in the late 1980′s drawing Judge Dredd for 2000AD. He later moved to Marvel UK, where he drew the best-selling Marvel UK title ever, Death’s Head II. Thereafter he began working mainly in the United States on books as diverse as the X-Men, the Hulk, Spider-Man, Venom, Man-Thing (for Marvel Comics), Superman, Batman, and The Possessed (for DC Comics and Wildstorm), Spawn: The Dark Ages (for Todd McFarlane and Image) and Red Sonja for Dynamite comics. Liam has also worked on more mature themed books for Verotik drawing GOTH, Jaguar God, Frank Frazetta’s The Death Dealer, and a strip originated by Stan Winston called Realm of the Claw. Liam illustrated the controversial DC Vertigo title Testament with best-selling novelist and media commentator Douglas Rushkoff, and the Aliens graphic novella Aliens: Fast Track to Heaven for Dark Horse. More recently he’s been working on an epic personal comic book project that he is co-writing with wife Christina McCormack called Captain Stone is Missing. In 2004 Liam established Mam Tor Publishing with wife Christina. This saw the launch of the critically acclaimed and award-winning anthology Event Horizon, and the prestigious collaboration with Mother (London) Advertising, Four Feet From a Rat, which appears as a quarterly comic in Time Out magazine. This has led on to work on three major advertising campaigns for the Coca-Cola Company, as well as producing art and design work for Strange Beast, Passion Pictures, Knuckleheads, Shots Magazine and Red Arrow Entertainment amongst others. Liam also worked on designs for the movies Lost in Space, Small Soldiers and the animated series Batman Beyond. Liam’s critically acclaimed first novel GOD KILLERS: MACHIVARIUS POINT & OTHER TALES was published in 2008 with a second edition in 2009. Liam’s CCO, Co-founder, Chief Creative Officer, and head of content for Madefire. Madefire is a first of its kind technology company that is awakening a new era of storytelling and online publishing. The Madefire iPad app brings a new identity to digital reading, delivering a continuous flow of comics in a fully immersive reading experience, marrying sound, pictures, words and motion. www.madefire.com & www.liam-sharp.com
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 (which is now a TV Show!) and has created over 70 covers for both books. He continues to be a “go-to” cover artist and was 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, Blade, Vertigo’s Gangland, Unknown Soldier, Human Target (which was made into a TV Show too!) 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 for The Punisher. 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: War Zone, Dark Country, Give ‘Em Hell: Malone, I Melt With You and a poster for the hit TV Show The Walking Dead Season 1. Bradstreet currently lives in Southern California.

KELLEY JONES
Comic book artist best known for his runs on Batman with writer Doug Moench and on Sandman with writer Neil Gaiman. Kelley Jones, along with inker John Beatty, first collaborated with writer Doug Moench on a series of non-continuity Batman tales including Batman: Dark Joker the Wild and the vampire Batman saga beginning with Batman and Dracula: Red Rain. Both of these comics were very dark and moody, even for a Batman comic, crossing the line at times from superhero comic into horror. Batman fans praised his bleak and grim portrayal of Batman. Going for style and mood over realism, Jones’ was known for drawing Batman’s ears incredibly long, giving him a creepier look. Jones drew the covers for many of the chapters of the “Batman: Knightfall” crossover storyline. He became the penciler of Batman with issue #515 (Feb. 1995) and worked on other Batman stories such as Contagion, Batman: Gotham After Midnight, The Unseen, and Haunted Gotham.

In addition to his stint on Batman, Jones also illustrated the Season of Mists story arc for Sandman, his style lending itself well to a story in which the main character must travel to Hell to free a former lover. He also illustrated the Sandman Dream Country story arc. Jones is also well known for revamping the character Deadman in the late 80′s, redesigning him to look thin and skeletal. His face, formerly drawn to resemble a normal human’s head with pale white skin, now looked like a skull. Jones drew the series The Crusades for Vertigo (2000-2001), various issues of Swamp Thing, the comic book adaption of the Sleepy Hollow film, 4 issue mini series of Marvel’s Magneto, Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror, and Venom: The Madness. Kelley Jones entered the comics industry as an inker for Marvel Comics with his first published work appearing in Micronauts #52 (May 1983). He penciled issue #59 (Aug. 1984) and when the series was relaunched as Micronauts: The New Voyages in October 1984, he continued penciling the series through most of its 20 issue run.

He has also produced a number of works as a writer/artist for Dark Horse, including several miniseries and one-shots starring his creations and other’s properties, The Hammer, ZombieWorld, The 13th Son, Aliens: Harvest, Aliens: Hive, Creepy, Eerie, Dark Horse Book of the Dead, The Messengers, Conan: The Book of Thoth, and the Cal McDonald Mystery’s: Last Train to Deadsville & Supernatural Freak Machine. Jones currently finished his 1st work for Disney by illustrating the Space Mountain GN! You can read IDW’s Edge of Doom horror anthology written By Steve Niles and drawn by Kelley Jones HERE: http://www.steveniles.net/_assets/EdgeofDoomTPB.pdf

RON LIM
Working as a professional comic book artist for over 25 years, Lim is best known for his work with Marvel Comics on their various “cosmic” titles such as Silver Surfer, which he pencilled for almost 6 years (1988-1994), along with the Infinity Gauntlet, Infinity War and Infinity Crusade, Thanos Quest and Thanos series. Other titles he has contributed to include: Captain America, X-Men 2099, X-Men Unlimited, Spider-Man, Green Lantern, Rann/Thanagar: Holy War, The Flash, Daredevil, Excalibur, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sovereign 7, The Avengers, Avengers Next, Cable & Deadpool, Captain Marvel, Cosmic Powers, Conan The Barbarian, Deadpool Corps, Iron Man, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Mystery in Space, Metallix, Thor, Venom, Zombie Tales, J2, Generation X, Mutant X, Skarr: Son of Hulk, GI Joe, Ex-Mutants, Green Arrow, Hawkman, Hero Allience, What If…?, Badger, Stormwatch, Dragon Lines, Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme, Superman, Xena, Fantastic Four, Fantastic Five, War of Kings and the comic adaptations of Laurell K. Hamilton’s “Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter”. Recently, Ron has once again collaborated with Thanos creator Jim Starlin on Thanos Annual #1. He currently finished drawing the “Happy Holidays! From The Avengers” hardcover as well as 2 volumes of The World of Reading, featuring The Guardians of the Galaxy and a storybook Guardians of the Galaxy: Beginnings HC!
Dan Brereton
It’s the 20th Anniversary of Dan Brereton’s crime/noir NOCTURNALS, come and celebrate this monumental event with Dan Brereton and several artists that also contributed to his series. 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, Sorceress and Enchantress, 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
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) by director Brian Yuzna. 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.
ERIC JONES
Artist Eric Jones is the co-creator (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. Danger Club returns with issues 6,7, and, 8 being released the last weeks of January, February, and March 2015! 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”. Landry has also 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 , Dean Koontz House of Odd GN, Eerie, Marvel Super Hero Magazine, Dr. Who: Seeds of Destruction Web Comic, Filthy Habits, Dan Brereton’s The Nocturnals, co-writer on The Incredibles comic series, and on the current Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics, magazines and New Animated Adventures. Walker is also a contributing writer for the gaming website Elder-Geek. His book “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. Danger Club returns with issues 6,7, and, 8 being released the last weeks of January, February, and March 2015! Landry just announced that he will be writing for DC’s Red Lanterns!
JOE WEEMS V
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 that have worked with Joe 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, Chains of Chaos, Superman, Tomb Raider, Iron Man, Thunderbolts, Titans, Star Wars, Avengers 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.
MARK BODE
Son of the legendary cartoonist Vaughn Bode, Mark Bode is known for 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. 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. He is also a well known tattoo artist and can be found tattooing at Sacred Rose Tattoo in Berkeley and SF. When not illustrating comics, Mark is one of the leading artists in the mural/graffiti art scene and is constantly flown all over the word each month to work on murals and exhibiting at galleries. Mark is currently working on another chapter in the Cobalt 60 story. He will be taking art commissions at the show.
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
NOEL SERATTO
Comic book Artist Noel Serrato (And publisher of DZ Studios) has worked as both a freelancer and self-publisher for many years. Recently working on the comic book “Blinth” title for Scattered Comics. He was made the first partner in the Scattered Comics company and is now the Creative/Brand Director for the company. He is always open to look over a portfolio to find the next talent for the company. He has completed and released his first solo written/drawn comic “Funny Clouds” which is premiering at this Oct.18-19th Super Sac-Con Show. “Funny Clouds” will be released in a special edition of “Scattered #4″ so be sure to ask for it when you see Noel! He is hard at work continuing his enriched artwork on the “Blinth” series comic. He is currently involved with an all-ages title called Hero Sally and has contributing artwork in the past for Hotaru: A Day in the Life. Noel digs taking commissions on blank sketch covers so if your looking to get your favorite TMNT character/superhero drawn or one of Noel’s awesome characters drawn, he’s the man to see!
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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