MARVEL AND DC COMIC BOOK ARTISTJON BOGDANOVECO-CREATOR OF DC COMICS STEEL AND DEATH OF SUPERMAN STORYLINE As one of the chief architects of the record-breaking epic The Death of Superman, JON BOGDANOVE is best known for his long run as penciler and occasional Writer on DC Comics Superman: The Man of Steel where his dynamic work brought to life many landmark Superman stories, including some of the best-selling comics of all time.  He also co-created Steel with Louise Simonson. At Marvel, Bogdanove penciled-and later, wrote-Simonson’s Power Pack and drew Fantastic Four vs. The X-Men with writing by Chris Claremont.  Other notable comics include X-Factor, X-Terminators, Superman vs. Savage Dragon 2, Superman/Aliens 2: God War, and issues of Batman, The Hulk, Alpha Flight, Solomon Kane and 2015’s Batman ’66#24. Here’s some of the issues of various comics Jon has illustrated, Superman: The Man of Steel#1-68, 75-82, 85, 0, 134, Action Comics#600, 667, Batman#566, Power Pack#22-27, 29, 31-33, 35-36, 42-44, 47-49, 54, X-Factor#58,60-62, Annual#4,5 and New Mutants Annual#5,7. In addition to his recent work for Disney, Warner Brothers, United Plankton Pictures, and others, Jon co-created (with Steve Hoeveke) The GroundsCreeper for John Carpenter’s Tales of a HalloweeNight Vol. 1.  Jon will be taking art commissions and signing autographs on Saturday, January 7 and Sunday, January 8. There’s no charge for an autograph.
MARVEL AND DC COMICS ARTISTDUSTY ABELLCHARACTER DESIGNER WARNER BROTHERS ANIMATION DUSTY ABELL is a Character Designer for Warner Brothers Animation. Dusty recently worked as Production Designer on the new Animated Movie Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders starring the voices of Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin. Dusty’s credits include direct to dvd films Justice League: War, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, Son of Batman, Superman: Unbound, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, Batman: Under the Red Hood, Superman/Batman: Apocalypse, Justice League: Doom, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, DC Showcase: Jonah Hex and All-Star Superman. Dusty’s Television credits include Young Justice (40 episodes), G.I. Joe: Renegades, Sword of the Atom and prop designer on Young Justice, King of the Hill and Production Designer on Ben 10 (26 episodes). Dusty will have prints available to purchase of his officially licensed STAR TREK full size 27”x40" Movie Poster print from his Star Trek: The Original Series artwork that was included in the CBS 50th Anniversary Star Trek commemorative art book, Star Trek: 50 Artists/50 years. Dusty has also illustrated DC Comic Books such as Action Comics#682, Legion of Super-Heroes#25, Superman Annual#3 (1991) and Superman/Wonder Woman: Whom Gods Destroy#1-4. Dusty will be taking art commissions and signing autographs. Dusty is scheduled to appear on Saturday, January 7-check back close to show date to confirm time.
MAN FROM ATLANTIS, DALLAS, STEP BY STEPPATRICK DUFFYSIGNS HIS ALL NEW SCIENCE FICTION NOVELMAN FROM ATLANTIS BASED ON THE 1977 NBC-TV SERIES PATRICK DUFFY is known for starring in such Television series as DALLAS, STEP BY STEP and MAN FROM ATLANTIS.  Patrick made his Television series debut starring as Mark Harris in the NBC-TV Science Fiction series MAN FROM ATLANTIS.  Patrick is the writer of an all new MAN FROM ATLANTIS book continuing the story of Mark Harris and exploring his origins. In the NBC-TV series, Mark Harris is discovered washed up on the beach with no memory or name by Doctor Elizabeth Merrill (played by Elizabeth Montgomery) of the Foundation of Oceanic Research, a government agency conducting top secret research. Doctor Merrill gives him the name Mark Harris.  Mark is believed to be one of the last survivors of the lost civilization of Atlantis, and he has superhuman strength, webbed hands, gills instead of lungs to breathe underwater, the ability to swim faster than a dolphin and dive to deep depths. While trying to find out who he is and for gratitude for their nursing him back to help, Mark helps the Foundation explore the depths of the ocean in a sophisticated submarine called the Cetacean. Mark’s adventures include thwarting the evil Mr. Schubert (played by Victor Buono, King Tut in the 1966 Batman TV series), a recurring villain.  Man from Atlantis had a Marvel Comic book series lasting seven issues while the NBC-TV series originally aired. Patrick’s new novel MAN FROM ATLANTIS finds Mark Harris surviving several attempts on his life by assailants with powers similar to his.  Mark soon discovers his origins and those of his people of Atlantis. Man from Atlantis includes photos from Patrick’s own collection.  Patrick will sign all copies of Man from Atlantis purchased at his Convention table.  With purchase of a Man from Atlantis book, Patrick will sign one additional item of memorabilia at no charge (and only with purchase of the book, no exceptions). Man from Atlantis is a paperback edition and is priced at $16.00.  Patrick plans on continuing the story of Mark Harris, The Man from Atlantis in a series of novels, so now’s a good time to get on board and read this new book.  Man from Atlantis is one of the many classic 1970’s Science Fiction Television series and is currently available on Warner Bros Archive Collection as Man from Atlantis: The Complete TV Movies Collections and Man from Atlantis: The Complete Television Series.   Patrick is also known for starring as Bobby Ewing, the brother of J.R. Ewing, in the popular Television series Dallas, Frank Lambert in Step by Step and as Stephen Logan in The Bold and the Beautiful.  Patrick was the voice of Steve Trevor in the 2002 Justice League Animated series episode The Savage Time Parts 1-3. Patrick directed his second episode of TNT’s Major Crimes titled Dead Zone which just aired recently. Patrick is scheduled to appear on SUNDAY, JANUARY 8.  There will be a thirty minute discussion on Man from Atlantis in the Cloud Room located on the Dealer Room floor.  Appearance time to be announced.
BETTIE PAGE AND GOOD GIRL ARTISTJIM SILKE JIM SILKE created the Story and Art for a popular series of BETTIE PAGE books such as Bettie Page, Queen of the Nile, Bettie Page: Queen of Hearts and Bettie Page Rules (all published by Dark Horse Comics) as well as his original Science Fiction Graphic Novel Rascals in Paradise.  Jim did cover artwork for the Vertigo Comic Book American Century#17-21.  Before entering the Comic Book field, Jim was Executive Art Director at Capitol Records.  During the 1960’s Jim was the creator, editor and designer of the movie magazines Cinema and Movies International.  Jim is also a glamour photographer, film historian (Here’s Looking at You, Kid), a novelist (the Death Dealer series) and screenwriter (Sahara starring Brooke Shields, King Solomon’s Mines starring Richard Chamberlain and Sharon Stone and Revenge of the Ninja are just a few). Jim Silke has won many awards, including a Grammy for the cover of Judy at Carnegie Hall, an Emmy citation for AFI's James Cagney Life Achievement Award, and citations from The Society of Illustrators, The New York Art Directors Club and the Los Angeles Art Directors' Club.  Jim’s resume includes Chairman of Film Studies at the American Film Institute, Chairman of the California Art Commission and working as costume designer, writer and consultant for his best friend, the legendary film director Sam Peckinpah. Jim Silke will take art commissions, have his sketchbook and sign autographs on Saturday, January 7 and Sunday, January 8 from 11:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.  There’s no charge for an autograph.
CHARACTER DESIGNER WARNER BROTHERS ANIMATIONPHIL BOURASSA  PHIL BOURASSA is a Character Designer for Warner Brothers Animation. Phil has worked as lead Character Designer on Young Justice (31 episodes) and direct to dvd films Justice League vs. Teen Titans, Justice League: Doom, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, Justice League: War and Son of Batman.  Phil’s other credits as character designer include Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, Vixen, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam, Green Arrow, DC Showcase: Jonah Hex, The Spectre, Ben 10, Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix, What’s New, Scooby-Doo?, Aloha, Scooby-Doo! and Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman.  Upcoming films include Justice League Dark.  Phil’s Marvel Animation work includes The Spectacular Spider-Man: Attack of the Lizard and Planet Hulk.  Phil will be taking art commissions and signing autographs.  Phil is scheduled to appear on Saturday, January 7-check back close to show date to confirm time.
WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER OF US VERSIONS OF ULTRAMAN, GAIKING, VANGUARD ACE, STARZINGERFIST OF THE NORTH STAR ,CAPTAIN HARLOCK AND THE VOICE OF ULTRAMAN AND MANY OTHERSWILLIAM WINCKLER WILLIAM WINCKLER is the American voice of famous Japanese superhero ULTRAMAN X, in the new English language ULTRAMAN feature films, ULTRAMAN GINGA S THE MOVIE, ULTRAMAN X THE MOVIE, and ULTRA FIGHT VICTORY.  Mr. Winckler is also a veteran Writer/Director/Producer of many classic English language anime titles such as GAIKING, DANGUARD ACE, STARZINGER, FIST OF THE NORTH STAR, SPACE PIRATE CAPTAIN HARLOCK and TEKKAMAN THE SPACE KNIGHT.  His latest English language productions are the new ULTRAMAN theatrical feature films and TV movies for Japanese studio Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd..    William Winckler is the voice of Ultraman X in Ultraman X: Here it Comes! Our Ultraman (2016), Ultraman Hikari in Ultra Fight Victory (2015) and Captain Jinno in Ultraman Ginga 5 Movie Showdown! The 10 Ultra Brothers! (2015).  William is the voice of Captain Harlock in Space Pirate Captain Harlock (2010) and Space Pirate Captain Harlock 2 (2010), Kenshiro in the Fist of the North Star Movies The Toki Saga, The Souther Saga, The Ray Saga, The Raul Saga and The Kaioh Saga (all from 2011), Sanshiro in three Gaiking movies, Sir Jogo in three Starzinger movies (all 2011) and Captain Dan in three Danguard Ace movies (all 2010). William Winckler will be signing autographs Saturday, January 7 and Sunday, January 8.* 
STORYBOARD ARTIST WARNER BROTHERS ANIMATION/MARVEL ANIMATIONJUSTIN COPELAND  JUSTIN COPELAND is a Storyboard Artist for Warner Brothers Animation and Marvel Animation.  Some of Justin’s credits include Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, Batman: The Killing Joke, Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., Avengers Assemble, Iron Man and Captain America: Heroes United and Ultimate Spider-Man. Justin will be taking art commissions and signing autographs. Justin is scheduled to appear on Saturday, January 7-check back close to show date to confirm time.
STORYBOARD ARTIST WARNER BROTHERS ANIMATION/MARVEL ANIMATIONCHRIS COPELAND  CHRIS COPELAND is a Storyboard Artist for Warner Brothers Animation and Marvel Animation.  Some of Chris’s credits include Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders,  Ultimate Spider-Man, Ben 10: Omniverse, Transformers Prime, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, All-Star Superman and Superman/Batman: Apocalypse. Chris will be taking art commissions and signing autographs.  Chris is scheduled to appear on Saturday, January 7-check back close to show date to confirm time.
SASHA WILLIAMS ON THE WALKING DEADSONEQUA MARTIN-GREENTAMARA ON ONCE UPON A TIME  SONEQUA MARTIN-GREEN stars as Sasha Williams on THE WALKING DEAD airing on AMC.  Sonequa was originally considered for the role of Michonne, which went to Danai Gurira.  Sonequa’s audition for The Walking Dead went so well that show runner Glen Mazzara created the role of Sasha Williams.  Sonequa had a recurring role starring as Tamara on Once Upon a Time.  Other roles include Army Wives, The Good Wife, NYC 22, Gossip Girl, Law and Order: Criminal Intent and New Girl. Sonequa Martin-Green signs autographs from 11:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.* on SATURDAY, JANUARY 7 only.
MARVEL STUDIOS HEAD OF VISUAL DEVELOPMENTDOCTOR STRANGE, IRON MAN, THOR, CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WARAVENGERS, AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRONRYAN MEINERDING Ryan Meinerding is the Head of Visual Development at Marvel Studios. He has been with Marvel Studios since the early days of 'Iron Man,' helping to design the look and feel of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Ryan Meinerding grew up in Suburban Northeast Ohio. He always had a crayon in his hand while growing up, until he traded it for an airbrush in high school. He studied Industrial Design at the University of Notre Dame and Illustration at the Art Center College of Design. While attending school, he worked on video game titles like 'Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows' and 'Return to Castle Wolfenstein 2.'  In his last semesters at Art Center he had the opportunity to leave school to work with one of his heroes, Iain McCaig. That opportunity was Ryan's first film character design project, a movie entitled 'Outlander.' Iain's company worked on a few subsequent projects, one being Jon Favreau's version of 'John Carter of Mars.' This project allowed Ryan his first attempts at keyframe illustrations, and these images resonated with the director and helped define the look and feel of that version of the film. Jon Favreau decided not to continue with that project, but hired Ryan onto his next film: 'Iron Man.' Ryan designed the Mark 1, and worked with Adi Granov to create the Iron Monger. Ryan also continued to do keyframe illustrations, helping to define the look and feel of the scenes in Tony's garage and in the cave. After 'Iron Man,' Ryan left Marvel briefly to illustrate costumes for 'Watchmen' and do robot design for 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.'  Upon returning to Marvel Studios, the producers asked if he would stay on full time and help design the look of the Marvel heroes and villains.  He lead character design on Iron Man 2, and worked on keyframe and concept design for Thor. He has done the concept design for all of Captain America's suits, and along with Charlie Wen, lead a team of artists to accomplish the character designs for the Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron. He recently worked on his favorite superheroes for Captain America: Civil War, and ventured into the new world of Dr Strange. He is currently working on new Marvel Studios projects.  Ryan is appearing Saturday, January 7 and Sunday, January 8 and he will have Marvel Art Prints available for purchase at his table.
CLASSIC MARVEL AND DC COMICS AND WARREN MAGAZINE ARTISTALEX NINO  The unique visual style of ALEX NINO'S artwork is featured in such Classic DC Comics as Weird War Tales, House of Mystery, Forbidden Tales of Dark Mansion, Secrets of Sinister House, Weird Mystery Tales, The Witching Hour, Thriller, Korak and Rima the Jungle Girl. Alex's work at Marvel Comics include Unknown Worlds of Science Fiction and Savage Sword of Conan. Other magazine work includes Heavy Metal and Warren Magazines titles Creepy, Eerie and Vampirella.  Recent works include Andie and the Alien and Monster Candy (from Bliss on Tap Publishing). Alex has also worked as a designer for animated films, doing character and background designs.  Some of the films  and TV series Alex has worked on include Disney's Mulan and Treasure Planet, The Real Ghostbusters and Defenders of the Earth.  To see more of Alex’s art, check out the recently released book Art Quest of Alex Nino (132 Pages Hardcover edition) and earlier publications The Art of Alex Nino, Satan's Tears: The Art of Alex Nino, Alex Nino Drawings and Sketchbook Alex Nino.  Alex Nino will take art commissions, doing sketches and signing autographs on Saturday, January 7 and Sunday, January 8 from 11:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. There's no charge for an autograph. 
MARVEL AND DC COMICS ARTISTGEORGE PEREZ NEW TEEN TITANS, THE AVENGERS, WONDER WOMANJUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS Superstar Marvel and DC Comics Writer and Artist GEORGE PEREZ makes a Special Convention Appearance.  George Perez is known for his dynamic art featuring heavily detailed panoramic scenes featuring scores of Super-Heroes.  George’s art is featured in Classic issues that are currently very hot including First NEW TEEN TITANS in DC COMICS PRESENTS#26, First DEATHSTROKE: THE TERMINATOR in NEW TEEN TITANS#2, First DICK GRAYSON as NIGHTWING and First JERICHO in TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS#44, First PATSY WALKER as HELLCAT in THE AVENGERS#144, and First TASKMASTER in THE AVENGERS#196. George’s art is featured in New Teen Titans#1-4, 6-34, 37-50, Annual#1-3, New Teen Titans Vol. 2, #1-5, 50-55, 57-61 The Avengers#141-144, 147-151, 154, 155, 160-162, 167, 168, 170,171, 194-196, 198-201, Annual#6, 8,The Avengers (1998)#1-15, 18-25, 27-34, Justice League of America#184-186, 192-197, 200, Wonder Woman Vol.2 #1-24, Crisis on Infinite Earths#1-12, Infinity Gauntlet#1-4, Marvel Two-in-One#56-58, 60, 64, 65, Logan’s Run#1-5, Hulk: Future Imperfect, Inhumans#1-4, Fantastic Four#164-167, 170-72, 176-78, 184-188, 191-102, Annual#14-15, Marvel Fanfare#10-13 (Black Widow issues), X-Men Annual#3, Sachs and Violens#1-4, Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds, The Brave and the Bold Vol.2, #1-10, The Flash#289-293, History of the DC Universe#1,2, War of the Gods#1-4.  George Perez appears Saturday, January 7 and Sunday, January 8 to take art commissions and sign autographs.  There’s no charge for an autograph.
AUGUST 21, 2016 10AM-5PM/ADMISSION: $13.00 EARLY ADMISSION 9:10AM/$15.00
ARTIST FOR DC COMICS BATMAN '66RUBEN PROCOPIOSTORYBOARD ARTIST WARNER BROTHERS ANIMATION RUBEN PROCOPIO is one of the Artists for DC Comics Batman '66 which contains all new stories based on the Batman TV Series starring Adam West and Burt Ward. Ruben drew the Sandman story in issue#5, the King Tut and Shame stories in issue#8, the Joker story in issue#20 and these stories were also featured in Batman '66 Collected Editions Volume#1, 2 and 4. Ruben was Storyboard Artist on the new Animated Movie Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders which features the voices of Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin. Ruben worked for Walt Disney's Animation Department for 25 years on such features as The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King. Ruben founded Masked Avenger Studios to expand his sculpting, design and comic book illustration services to a wider array of clients.  Ruben will be taking sketch commissions at the Convention.To order sketches in advance and for a price list contact Ruben at ruben@maskedavenger.com.  Examples of pricing for original black and white sketches done by Ruben on 9”x12” two-ply Bristol pencil and ink with tones are 1 character $100.00, 2 figures $200.00 and each additional figure in the drawing would be $75.00 a figure. Ruben is scheduled to appear on Saturday, January 7 from 11:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.