Artists & Guests
Here is a look at the guests and artists who will be attending The Great Allentown Comic Con's upcoming show. More names will be added as the dates get closer.
Ace Kilroy's Rob Kelly & Dan O'Connor
Rob Kelly is a professional illustrator, writer, and comics historian.
After graduating from the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, Rob has worked as a freelance illustrator, producing work for clients such as the National Basketball Association, Harper Collins, Estee Lauder, and magazines like ESPN, Vibe, Forbes, Popular Science, Golf Digest, The American Prospect, and Best Life. He also designed the poster and ad art for comedian Margaret Cho's 2003 "Revolution" tour, and was the portrait artist for the weekly "Hot Seat" feature in Time Out New York for over five years. His work can be found at www.namtab.com.
In addition to his work as an artist, Rob is the creator of several long-running blogs about comic books, such as The Aquaman Shrine, Treasury Comics.com, and Hey Kinds, Comics! Rob believes he spent at least some portion of a previous life reading the Sunday Comics while having lunch at The Automat.
Dan O'Connor has worked in, under, around and out of the comic book field since 1990, after attending The Joe Kubert School and learning under the tutelage of such Golden Age luminaries as Tex Blaisdell, Hy Eisman, and Irwin Hasen as well as a several-year hitch assisting mainstream artist and inker Bob McLeod.
From science fiction (Ironstar) to true-crime adaptations (Comics Zone's "Psycho Killers" series), humor and gag strips (The Lehigh Valley Art Council Newsletter strip, still running since 2001) to weekly newspaper adventure serials (The Allentown Times' "Lee Highvalley"), Dan's artwork has been in the most obscure chapbooks and magazines (The Adventures of Flint Perry, The Human Sub) to mainstream prominence (King Kong of Skull Island, a prequel sequel adaptation sanctioned by the Merrian C. Cooper Estate).
Dan resides in Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania with his wife of more than ten years, their precocious toddler daughter and an equally precocious elderly cat.
All New Issues is a webcomic by Bill Ellis. The strip is a humorous look at relationships, being poor, the comic book retailing industry, gaming, and much more through the eyes of some, to put it kindly, flawed individuals.
Bill Ellis lives in New Jersey, where, when he's not working, he is a writer/cartoonist.
For more information about All New Issues, please visit www.allnewissuescomic.com.
Brandon DiCamillo is the comedic voice talent and vocalist with the band Gnarkill. DiCamillo is also well known for his prank calls and freestyle raps, some of which can be viewed in the CKY movies, on the CKY Vol. 2 CD, and on the Otimen Recording Hell CD produced by Bam Margera.
DiCamillo was cast with other members of the CKY crew to the MTV series, Jackass, appearing in the series and their movies (having an uncredited role in Jackass 3D, the latest in the film series). When the Jackass series ended in 2002, DiCamillo was featured in Bam Margera's film Haggard: The Movie. DiCamillo then starred in Margera's Viva La Bam show, which ran from 2003 to 2005, and airing a special in 2006. DiCamillo then co-starred in his own show with Rake Yohn called Blastazoid, which only lasted two episodes until MTV cancelled the show due to dispute between MTV and the makers of the show. DiCamillo then appeared in Bam Margera's Bam's Unholy Union series in one episode. In 2008, DiCamillo starred in Chris Raab's short film, Hotdog Casserole. In 2009, DiCamillo starred in Bam Margera's Minghags.
DiCamillo is also known for his prank phone call recordings. In 2001, he released a collection of calls titled Otimen Recording Hell! (A.K.A. Bran's Freestyles). In 2010, DiCamillo released four more prank call collections, under the name Gnarkall, via digital download through his own record label, Roman Sausage. The first three volumes are available on iTunes with the fourth an exclusive to CD Baby. The fourth volume includes all the tracks from the first three volumes, as well as thirty extra minutes of prank calls. In February 2011, DiCamillo announced that he is planning to release some freestyle raps in the near future. He has recently appeared as a cameo in a Mega64 video on YouTube "Mega64: MADDEN RAP 2012" where he played as John Madden doing a rap. Additionally, DiCamillo has also provided voice overs for the Xbox Live Arcade game Trials HD and it's sequel Trials Evolution.
Brimstone, one of Americas top professional wrestler, actor, author, philanthropist and comic book / animated hero, will be attending the Summer Mega show!
In a nutshell, Brimstone has had a successful and rewarding career spanning well over two decades encompassing everything "entertainment." As the co-founder and CEO of Hound Comics, Inc. -- Brimstone and his team of creators launched his comic book series, "Brimstone and The Borderhounds" (in which he appears as the lead character) on October 31st, 2010 at Borders Books and as of January 11th, 2011 went nationwide and worldwide via Barnes & Noble, Book World and Amazon. The title will also be featured in Diamond Distribution's Previews starting in July 2011, making the Borderhounds available to every comic book shop around the world!
Currently, there is a "Brimstone and The Borderhounds" video game in production through SGN Games for the Xbox LIVE and the Playstation Network as well as the iProducts game called, "Forza Infernis." Shocker Toys announced plans to release the 'Brimstone' action figure in 2011 to Toys R' Us as a part of their Indie Spotlight (Super Heroes) Series; while Floating Pear Productions has developed the much anticipated, "Brimstone and The Borderhounds: The Animated Series." For the younger demographic, a line of Brimstone based children's books will be released under Hound Comics, Inc. - Hound Kids Division under the title, Border-Pups.
Brimstone's career in professional wrestling has spanned over fourteen years and he has made countless appearances worldwide for the leaders in sports entertainment and throughout the Independents. As a trainer, he is responsible for an enormous amount of talent including a handful of students who have made their mark in the business on WWE and TNA. Brimstone's hard work and dedication to the industry has garnered high honors, appreciation and the recognition of his peers including a 2008 Award from the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame. Memorable television credits include Sesame Street, Romper Room, WWF Superstars, The Ricki Lake Show, MTV's Total Request Live and BET's 106 & Park. Since his semi-retirement from the wrestling industry, Brimstone has pursued a career on the silver screen; making cameos and acting in multiple films, music videos and television pilots; and is under contract with Dick Clark Productions to produce his own series.
Brimstone makes frequent appearances for the military, as well as speaking engagements at elementary schools for the Get-A-Voice Foundation. He donates a large portion of his time to supporting numerous charities and foundations including but not limited to The Arthritis Foundation, Dee Snider's Biker's for Babies, Wrestler's Rescue, Michael J. Fox's Parkinson's Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, Make-A-Wish, and Toys For Tots. He is a celebrity spokesperson for Paul McCartney's RADD (Rockers Actors and Athletes Against Driving Drunk) and was recently asked to be the National Spokesperson for the Jamie Isaacs Foundation For Anti-Bullying.
Busty Girl Comics
Paige "Rampaige" Halsey Warren has been busty for most of her life and has been doodling little comics for even longer. It wasn't until a particularly frustrating night of clothes hunting that she decided to start a comic about it: BustyGirlComics.com.
Now she makes a daily webcomic about the perks and problems of being busty. When she isn't making comics or giving advice about being busty, she's a freelance concept artist and animation student. She eventually hopes to develop her own animated series and movies. Her portfolio can be found at PaigeHalseyWarren.carbonmade.com.
Charles Dowd is an award winning fantasy and comic artist based in Baltimore, MD. Charles has made a name for himself creating images of dark fantasy, horror, and depictions of things that go bump in the night.
His current project, Lilith Dark, continues in the tradition of dark and spooky. Lilith fantasizes about battling wicked beasties, and taming ferocious dinosaurs. Charles will be attending the show on Saturday, so be sure to come see him!
For more please visit www.CDowd.com, find CDowd on Facebook, & follow @CharlesDowd on Twitter. You can also visit www.LilithDark.com.
All about Chris – the artist and writer of Capes 'N' Babes…
I grew up a poor white child…
Wait! That's not right. It's not even the correct quote – although it's not altogether inaccurate. But since you clicked on this link, I guess I should feel obligated to tell you about myself since you're obviously interested.
I grew up an Air Force Sargent brat (that's where the poor white child comes in). I was born in Virginia but thanks to my dad's time in the military, I've lived in Germany, California, Nevada, Florida and, eventually, back to Virginia – where I've currently lived since the 7th grade.
When I got to high school and had to decide on a particular language, I found out all too painfully that living four and a half years of my life in Germany did absolutely no good when it came to trying to learn the language. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that I was 8 when my dad was originally stationed in Germany.
At a very young age, I discovered my love of two things: baseball and art. In high school, during my senior year, I was my baseball team's starting second baseman but contracted a very serious case of mono – effectively ending my dreams of going pro (not that that would have happened anyway with my lack of speed or power). So I got a lot more serious about my art and went to Maryland College of Art and Design for one year. Although it was a great learning experience and REALLY forced me to get serious about my art – even more so then high school did – I decided I needed – and wanted more – of a true college experience. So I transferred to Radford University (but not before I met my eventual wife at MCAD).
At Radford, my art interest shifted to graphic design and illustration. I also created my first comic strip called 525 Calhoun Street – my off-campus apartment address at the time. The comic strip featured myself and all my friends. It ran in the college "alternative" newspaper as the newspaper tended to have a more critical view of the university then the official school newspaper did.
I also was the university mascot for two years ("Rowdy Red").
Upon graduating, I did a wide variety of graphic design jobs – from paste-up artist for a local print shop to t-shirt artist and silk-screener until getting my "big break" by becoming a newspaper production artist. I specialized in designing automobile ads – which is especially ironic as I have nearly no auto mechanical skills whatsoever. I also occasionally did some editorial illustrations during my time with the newspaper.
Eventually, my skills as an automobile ad designer landed me at an advertising agency with a two hour commute (thanks to the wonderful Washington Metropolitan traffic). But it was during my time at this ad agency that I discovered my interest and love for the web so I started teaching myself web design and html.
I still kept drawing cartoons though.
Eventually, the advertising agency closed and my newfound web design skills landed me a new job as an art director/web master for a consulting firm specializing in non-profit agency work. I've been there ever since.
It was also during that time that I was able to co-write two books on web design and become a partner with CommunityMX – a web site dedicated to helping others learn the various aspects of web design. As a partner withCommunityMX, I developed and created a weekly web strip called CMX Suite – based on all the other CommunityMX partners.
CMX Suite has been running three straight years without a single missed deadline.
Through all this time, I also married the girl I originally met at MCAD, had two kids, continued to play baseball in a couple of men's leagues and coached high school baseball for five years.
So, enough about me. What about you?
Best known as "Lacey Underall" in CADDYSHACK, and "Yori" in TRON, Cindy Morgan was born Cynthia Ann Cichorski on September 29 in Chicago, Ill, not far from Wrigley field. The daughter of a Polish factory worker and German mother, Cindy survived 12 years of Catholic school and was the first in her family to attend college.
While studying communications at Northern Illinois University, Cindy spun records on the radio. A commercial station in town wanted her to report the news for them as well, and so a slight deception was needed. She used the name Cindy Morgan, taken from a story Cindy read about Morgan le Fay when she was twelve years old.
After graduation, Cindy gave all the latest meteorological news on a TV station in Rockford, Ill. She also kept her hand in radio by working the graveyard shift at a local rock station. Then she returned to Chicago and deejayed on WSDM (now WLUP). During a labor dispute at the station, she literally quit on the air and walked out with a record still spinning on the turntable.
She found employment at auto shows for Fiat, which took her to both coasts. Cindy moved to Los Angeles in 1978, and became the Irish Spring girl. While she did TV commercials, she studied acting, and was rewarded with her first screen role in CADDYSHACK, playing the role of Lacey Underall, an over-amorous ingenue.
Disney made film history with TRON, the first computer-generated film. Cindy played two characters: Lora, a compute programmer in the "real" world, and Yori, her alter-ego in the film's computer generated flights of imagination.
Cindy Morgan's television credits to date include "Falconcrest", "The Larry Sanders Show", "Amazing Stories" and "Bring 'Em Back Alive".
Cindy also associate-produced five films with Larry Estes, best known for "Sex, Lies and Videotape".
She's now finishing her first book, a story about how a nice Catholic girl became Lacey Underall in CADDYSHACK.
Chris Grillo is the writer and artist for the webcomic "Ninjas Don't Knit," which tells (extremely exaggerated) tales of the daily antics of Chris and his friends. The comic started in 2007, and, after a two-year hiatus, has returned triumphantly and is now published weekly.
Chris will be selling original prints, each design limited to 100 copies. T-shirts are also available on his website. To read the comic and find out more information, visit www.ninjasdontknit.com.
Chris R. Notarile
Chris R. Notarile is the writer and creator of "The Protector". A filmmaker by trade, Chris is the driving force behind his New Jersey based film company, Blinky Productions, Inc. And over the last decade, Chris has built a very notable reputation for himself in the superhero comic community through both his fan films as well as his original work. You can learn more about Chris at www.blinky-productions.com.
Darren has written and drawn comics for DC and Marvel and served as Marvel's Art Director. Over the years, he has had a diverse list of clients including Rodale Press, Workman Publishing, New York Life, Breygent and rock band AC/DC.
Darren is best known for drawing Marvel superheroes, Ren & Stimpy, Rocko's Modern Life, The Three Stooges and Wizard of Oz.
David Yost is an American actor most notably known for his role as Billy, the Blue Ranger on the international television series The Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers. Yost completed over 200 episodes of the series and starred in the feature film Power Rangers: the Movie. The feature film was produced by some of Hollywood's leading producers like Jon Landau (Titantic & Avatar) and Suzanne Todd (the Austin Powers franchise & Alice in Wonderland).
Yost was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa but moved around considerably while growing up as child. He has been able to call Death Valley, CA, Denver, CO and Billings, MT home. He graduated high school from Amador Valley High located in Pleasanton, CA. Yost attended Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa graduating with a degree in Communications and Dramatic Arts. Like many actors, Yost moved to Hollywood with the dream of making it big and within three months of being in the city, he landed the role of Billy, the computer literate superhero, on Power Rangers.
Since leaving the series, Yost has turned his attention to behind-the-scenes work in the Entertainment Industry. He has worked on and produced many reality television shows most notably The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for Bravo and Temptation Island for FOX. He recently completed the second season of NTSF:SD:SUV:: - a comedy spoof of shows like CSI or NCIS and just finished production on NEWSREADERS – a comedic take on the people who bring us the news. As well as being a producer, Yost has held the title of Director of Production at the Sci Fi Lab, a television development entity for the SyFy Channel and Manager of Licensing for Pioneer/Geneon Entertainment in which he sold completed television series to international distributors, domestically closing deals with MTV & Showtime.
Yost is involved with several charitable organizations. He starred in the play Fallen Guardian Angels at the Complex in Los Angeles which benefited AIDS Project L.A. (APLA). The play was about six different individuals dealing with HIV/AIDS in various situations. The proceeds from the play went to benefit Children's Hospital AIDS Center and the entire production raised over $25,000. Yost is credited with raising $5,000 for the hospital and the reviews for his performance from LA Weekly Theatre were highly favorable. Yost continues to raise money and advocate for APLA as well as Project Angel Food and The Trevor Project.
Dan Nokes is what experts call an URBAN MYTH, having survived the trenches of the independent comic book scene as a jack of all trades for almost a decade.
Dan began 21st Century Sandshark Studios in 2002 with his super hero title THE REPTILE AND MISTER AMAZING. He has since then done a 12 issue maxi series ( THE PARANORMALS 2003-2008), a 3 issue western series (THE PISTOLEERS 2008-2010) and is currently working on his 2nd and final volume of the dystopian/post armegeddon masterpiece ADAM AND EVE: BIZARRE LOVE TRIANGLE IN THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE!.
When not seen in blurry video footage, or in archival documentary specials on NatGeo, he is hard at work on the artwork for UNCONDITIONAL or plotting his next projects THE REPTILE AND MISTER AMAZING: THE RETURN OF KAT KARSON and IMPOSSIBLE SPACE TALES OF THE LAST PITT STOP! Dan grew up in Langley Park and Silver Spring, Maryland and currently resides in Lusby, Maryland with faithful Jindo Dog and #1 fan Oliver!
For more info on this quasi mythological creature and his exploits go to www.21sandshark.com
Dawn is the off-kilter mastermind behind "Zorphbert and Fred" (www.zfcomics.com), a webcomic for anyone who ever felt like an alien on their own planet. When she's feeling slightly more grounded, she's also the illustrator of the "Abby's Adventures" (www.abbysfanclub.com) kids book series. And when she wants to share the crazy ideas that flutter about her head, she dishes out advice, videos & tutorials on Webcomic Alliance (www.webcomicalliance.com). Stop by her table to chat, she doesn't bite (that hard).
Dickey Beer is an actor who was a stunt double for Boba Fett and Luke Skywalker during the skiff fight (Colin Skeaping, the Luke Skywalker Stunt Double, having twisted his ankle at rehearsals) and would also go on to play Barada, and a Gamorrean Guard on the barge (and later a Stormtrooper and a Biker scout at the Redwoods).
Returning to Fett, Beer joined Glenn Randall in Stunt Double work for the Bounty Hunter in Yuma (Glenn, being the USA location Stunt Coordinator, particularly wanting him to do some of the stunts), with Beer doing the scene of Boba flying from the skiff into the barge. When Boba Fett crashes into the barge and falls into the Sarlacc, and a view of the other shots, that's also Dickey.
In addition to Star Wars, Dickey was the Stunt Coordinator for the James Bond films "Tomorrow Never Dies", "A View to a Kill" and "Never say Never Again", as well as films in the Indiana Jones, Terminator, and Bourne franchises to name a few fan favorites.
Based on the real life exploits of real life Ghost Investigator Linda Zimmermann, 'Ghost Investigator' the comic takes the ghost hunting experience to the next level. For over 15 years, Linda has been an investigator of the paranormal in the New York and New Jersey area and as lectured all over the country. One of Linda's adventures inspired the first issue of the 'Ghost Investigator' which was adapted by comic book writer Don Smith.
'Before self publishing 'Ghost Investigator' under the Spirited Comics Publication banner, Smith has written comic books for Heske Horror and Bluewater Comics. His bio comics, 'Political Power: Ronald Reagan' and 'Political Power: Rush Limbaugh' garnered national attention on 'The Rush Limbaugh Show' and 'The New York TImes.' His upcoming comic 'American Defenders: The Army' gives a history of the United States Army.
'Smith also garnered acclaim with his latest history book, 'The Goffle Road Murders of Passaic County' that detailed the first murders in Passaic County, New Jersey and their unusual connection the administration of President William McKinely and Vice President Garret Hobart.
In the first issue of the 'Ghost Investigator', Elle Zee is on the hunt for the spirit of a suicide victim that is terrorizing the children of the new residents in their home. Will Elle save the day or will a mysterious dark force seduce her in to the Afterlife?'
Featuring the artwork of Joseph Regis, K.M Haugen and legendary Marvel Comics artist Bill Anderson, the 'Ghost Investigator' is worth the read!"
For more information visit aspiritedcomics.wordpress.com, donsmithwrites.blogspot.com and ghostinvestigator.com.
High Evolution Studios
This 5 year old company is an official LLP specializing in cutting edge original comic books such as: "F.U. -(Freedom Unleashed)"; "F-Man and the NEXT DIMENSION"; "NGT-(Ninjas,Guns, and Tournaments)" and the soon to be released Hunter S. Thompson graphic novel-"The RETURN of RAOUL" High Evolution also features the original art of C.B. "The Old School Bogart", who creates collages of pp cultures greatest icons in a wide variety of original art prints. Each convention High Evolution attends sees the release of another new art print, with new fan asked for images on the way. 2012 is a year of expansion for High Evolution as the company breaks into the internet radio realm with "EVO VISUAL RADIO" a multi media website comprised of original music, video sections and the nationwide sub site the "GNF Collective"-which stands for geek, nerd fan and has many shows ranging from STAR WARS,DR. WHO and Lord Of the Rings fans to zombies, monsters and sub culture topics. This station will launch in May 2012. High Evolution is also in production of a documentary film spotlighting the indie comic book world called "INDIE-Rebels, Renegades, and Upstarts" that features most of today's biggest comic book names.
Horror Fixx Comics
Jarrod L. Dodson:
Writer/Creator of the Celebrity Horror Series,
Jarrod had a knack for horror and storytelling at a young age. During College for Advertising, Marketing and Design, Jarrod started on the path of comic book writing. He was influenced by the works of Steve King and The Chiodo Brothers who made the Cult Picture, Killer Klowns from Outer Space. Fun Fact: He has seen this movie 300 times. Jarrod has spent the last 20 plus years developing his own twisted Universe of evil Karnivorous Killers. In 2001, heserved in the US Navy during 9/11. While there, Jarrod taught himself how to write and layout comic books. He then turned his attention to bringing his malevolent klown creations to life. As of now, he has 4 Celebrities allowing their likenesses in the series. Main Celeb: Brain Vollmer, singer of the rock band HELIX.
Jarrod resides in Williamsport, PA of which the events of the story unfold.
Links: www.youtube.com/terrorklowns , www.youtube.com/horrorfixxcomics
The Hot Peas & Butta Artist Collective
The Hot Peas and Butta Artist Collective, based out of NYC, is currently working on a number of projects. What originally began as a Funk and Soul party has grown from the U.S. to feature parties around the globe in countries including Japan and Germany. At New York Comic Con 2011 the Artist Collective began to take shape as our first Comic Book venture was initiated. As a collaboration was formed between the Philadelphia based Funk band Big Pimp Jones and Hot Peas members, Kodoja: Terror Mountain Showdown was born. Kodoja is a 5 part comic book mini series inspired by classic Godzilla and Kaiju Cinema from the 60's and 70's. With more to come from Hot Peas and Butta, we are excited to bring our funky style to the ever growing Comic Book Industry.
Jason David Frank
*Sorry Folks! Due to circumstances beyond our control, Mr. Jason David Frank has DECIDED not to come to the August 4th & 5th Mega Show
Best known for his role as Tommy Oliver in the long-running TV show Power Rangers, Jason morphed into a series of different rangers over the years: Mighty Morphin Green and White, Red Zeo, Red Turbo, and then returned in 2004 as the Black Dino Thunder Ranger. All in all, 'Tommy' appeared in more episodes than any other character, 225 in total, and appeared in both full-length movies,Mighty Morphin Power Rangers The Movie (1995) and Turbo (1997).
A highly accomplished and respected martial artist with 34 years experience, Kyoshi Frank currently holds a seventh degree black belt in American Karate and a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He is the owner/operator of Rising Sun Karate and MMA, with three schools in Texas and one in California. He is also the founder/CEO of Jesus Didn't Tap, the first Christian-based line of MMA clothing and fight gear. Inducted into the World Karate Union Hall of Fame in 2003 as the American Karate Master of the Year, he is the founder of Toso Kune Do, his own style.
Beginning his full contact career in 2006, Jason won the prestigious "Ruff Man" Grand Champion title in Indiana and the gold medal in Master Toddy's Full Contact Muay Thai competition in Las Vegas. In 2010, Kyoshi began his amateur Mixed Martial Arts career with a 4-0 record and then in August won his first pro bout.
Always an actor at heart, Jason has taken on several small and big screen roles with his most recent being The One Warrior - an action/fantasy film which also stars James Russo and Dominic Keating. In the story, the character of The One Warrior finds himself in a mythical world where he must destroy the Evil Lord Shoukata. However, first he must fight his way through many challenges that include dragons, the cursed swords of Damocles, the Samurai Six, the Amazon Warriors, and much, much more. The movie is scheduled for release very soon.
Jeremy was born in the town of Market Harborough in the middle of England. He is one of six children and even at the young age of five was on stage in his school show enjoying acting and singing. After failing a school exam at the age of eleven Jeremy seemed destined for the acting profession and was soon attending Corona Academy Drama School, making his first professional appearance at the age of twelve when he appeared in a commercial for a breakfast cereal.
Following many appearances on children's television, Jeremy's big break came at the age of 17 when he landed a major role in the musical film Summer Holiday which starred the pop idol Cliff Richard (now Sir Cliff). Shortly after he went into a BBC soap opera called The Newcomers which ran for three years and made him a household name in the U.K. In 1969, Jeremy was off to Madrid in Spain to play the leading role in a musical film called Las Leandras. This was followed by two major films: The Virgin & the Gypsy and Mary Queen of Scots.
During the 1970s he made many other screen appearances, including the James Bond films, in which he portrayed the character "Smithers" (Q's assistant). In 1977 Jeremy spent six months in the Far East, where he was based in Singapore and travelled to the Philippines, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia filming a BBC drama documentary called The Sadrina Project. This documentary was designed to teach the English language to people in the Far East, mainly the Chinese. On a trip to China some 15 years later, where Jeremy was performing in a stage play, he was instantly recognised by hundreds of people who said they had learnt their English from The Sadrina Project.
In 1978 he was starring in the hit television comedy series Agony that ran for three years. It was during this series that Jeremy was asked to play a small part in The Empire Strikes Back - the sequel to Star Wars. The part, of course, was none other than "Boba Fett". Return of the Jedi followed soon and Jeremy was invited to reprise the role of Boba.
Since the early 1980s Jeremy has played many roles on television and on the stage in London's West End. He has also done two world-wide theatre tours covering the Middle and Far East. Jeremy appeared regularly in the favourite T.V. series Robin of Sherwood, in which he played the part of Edward of Wickham. Jeremy's son Robbie was asked to play Matthew in the series. Robin of Sherwood has a great following all around the world. Another popular series he has appeared in is Dr. Who where he played Hal the Archer in The Time Warrior with Jon Pertwee, and also Tor in the Space Museum with William Hartnell as the Doctor.
Since the re-release of Star Wars in 1997, the phenomenal interest in the character of "Boba Fett" has grown and grown and has meant that Jeremy is invited to sci-fi conventions and events all around the world. His fan mail has increased five-fold, but he still manages to reply to everyone that writes to him.
In the last few years apart from travelling the world Jeremy has been working in the UK on various television shows, and also appeared in a film Number One Longing, Number Two Regret . Another project Jeremy worked on – StarHyke -was released in 2009.
It was while on holiday in Tuscany, Italy that he received a surprise telephone call inviting him to make a cameo appearance in The Revenge of the Sith as Captain Colton. It was great fun to meet up with George Lucas and some of the characters again after so many years.
In the little leisure time he has he has managed to write his autobiography 'Flying Solo' which is proving a big seller. He loves nothing more than watching a game of cricket or soccer and travelling; in the past few years he has spent more time abroad than at home. He has collected an awesome amount of Boba Fett memorabilia, some given to him by dedicated fans, and some he cannot resist buying at toy fairs. His office at home resembles a "Boba Fett" museum.
Recently Jeremy worked on a BBC television series called 'Bonekickers' and filmed a pilot episode of 'Turpin'. He has also worked on an audio book for the Dr. Who series and a workshop on a musical about the life of the singer Dusty Springfield. Jeremy has appeared in an episode of the UK version of 'Law & Order' and his latest project has been filming 'The Presentiment' a story set in the times of Jack the Ripper, and he has just finished a documentary on teaching Spanish children the English language. One project in the pipeline is voicing a character in the upcoming cartoon series called 'Max Adventures'
As an actor, Kelly is best known for co-starring alongside Bruce Lee in Enter the Dragon. This appearance led to starring roles in a string of martial arts-themed blaxploitation films, among them Melinda and Black Belt Jones. Most of Kelly's film roles played up the novelty of an African-American martial arts master.
After his appearance in 1982's One Down, Two to Go, Kelly appeared in movies only rarely. The role in Enter the Dragon was originally supposed to go to actor Rockne Tarkington, who unexpectedly dropped out days before shooting in Hong Kong. Producer Fred Weintraub heard about Jim Kelly's karate studio in the Crenshaw district of Los Angeles, and went there to see him and was immediately impressed. Kelly's role as Williams, an inner-city karate instructor who is harassed by white police officers, made a good impression upon directors and African-American males with his cool-cat demeanor and large afro.
He earned a three picture contract with Warner Brothers and made Three the Hard Way with Jim Brown and Fred Williamson, and Hot Potato, a movie in which he rescues a diplomat's daughter from the jungles of Thailand. After his contract ended with Warner Brothers, he starred in low-budget films Black Samurai, Death Dimension, and Tattoo Connection.
In 2004, he appeared with NBA star LeBron James in the Nike commercial "Chamber of Fear", a spoof of the Bruce Lee film Game of Death.
As an illustrator, musician, art director, magician, fire-eater, designer, escape artist, filmmaker, pop-culture lecturer, and publisher, Steranko has cut a ferocious path through the entertainment arts.
The more than 100 innovations he created as artist-writer on Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D., Captain America , and X-MEN revolutionized the comics form and, as an illustrator, he painted a multitude of book covers, record jackets, and movie posters, including 30 Shadow paperbacks. He has shown his work at more than 200 exhibitions worldwide, including the Louvre in Paris and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. His two volumes of The History of Comics have sold more than 100,000 copies and as editor-publisher of the international entertainment magazine PREVUE, he conducted hundreds of star interviews and penned more than three million words. As a filmmaker, he has collaborated with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Francis Ford Coppola on some of their most popular movies.
Steranko has been cited by Michael Chabon as an inspiration for his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, by Jack Kirby as inspiration for Mister Miracle, and, by WIZARD as one of the Top Five Most Influential Comicbook Artists of All Time. Recent projects include Domino Lady: The Complete Collection (Vanguard), The Discovery Channel's Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked documentary, the 2007 Steranko Calendar-Portfolio (Vanguard), STARZ network's Comicbooks Unbound, the 2010 Steranko exhibit at the Geppi Museum in Baltimore, recent covers for Image comics, Radical Publishing, The Spider, and writing an episode of Cartoon Network's Justice League series.
Meet this living legend Sunday August 5th ONLY at the Great Allentown Comic Con!
Since starting his comic art career in 2003, J.K.(James Kenneth) Woodward has collaborated with A. David Lewis on the indie comic Mortal Coils and Michael Colbert on the Digital Webbing Presents series Crazy Mary where he still does covers. IDW noticed his work on Crazy Mary and offered him a gig doing a CSI:NY limited series and he followed in short order with a standout story in BOOM! Studios' Zombie Tales series.
When Peter David was re-launching his owner created series Fallen Angel at IDW, James was a natural choice for Peter's dark world of magic, violence and redemption. His painted work eventually caught the attention of Marvel editor, Mike Marts who chose him to illustrate X-men Origins:The Beast which was released September 2008. He recently relocated from Long Beach, CA to Long Island City in Queens, NY and still illustrates Peter David's Fallen Angel as a reoccurring miniseries for IDW as well as various other work for IDW and BOOM! Studios.
Follow his blog at: jkwoodwardart.blogspot.com
*The Great Allentown Comic Con regerts to inform our fans that renowned artist Joe Kubert will be unable to attend the show due to unexpected personal reasons beyond his control.
In addition, due to the nature of the personal reason we will be unable to auction off his artwork for charity at this time. We regret any disappointment this may cause our fans and hope to have Joe at a future show!
Born in 1926, Joe Kubert began his career at the age of eleven as an apprentice for Harry "A" Chesler's comic-book production house. He has worked in the field ever since, and in his more than seventy years with the medium he has produced countless stories for countless characters, including DC Comics' Hawkman, Tarzan, Enemy Ace, Batman and the Flash as well as his own characters: the heroic caveman, Tor, and Abraham Stone. He also edited, wrote and illustrated the DC title Sgt Rock for thirty years.
In the 1950s, Kubert was a principal in the creation of the first 3-D comic book. During the 1960s, he illustrated Tales of the Green Beret for the Chicago-Tribune New York News Syndicate.
In 1976, Kubert and his wife Muriel founded the first and only accredited school devoted solely to the art of cartoon graphics. The Kubert School, Inc. in Dover, New Jersey, has since produced many of today's leading cartoonists. Pursuing this educational path further, in 1998 Kubert established a series of correspondence courses under the banner of Joe Kubert's World of Cartooning. At the same time, he established his website: www.KubertSchool.edu.
Kubert has remained busy throughout the years. The last fifteen years, he has created SGT ROCK: BETWEEN HEAVEN AND HELL (written by Brian Azzarello) as well as FAX FROM SARAJEVO, YOSSEL, JEW GANGSTER, SGT ROCK: THE PROPHECY, and TOR: A PREHISTORIC ODYSSEY, all written and drawn by Kubert. In addition to these works, he produces PS Magazine for the U.S. Army (as he has since 2000) and has most recently written and illustrated a new graphic novel about a special forces team in Vietnam for DC Comics DONG XOAI, VIETNAM 1965 published in May 2010.
Joe Kubert lives in New Jersey. Two of his five children, Adam and Andy, have achieved great notoriety as comic-book artists.
Kirby Morrow trained in theatre and developed his vocal skills on the stand-up comedy stages around the world. He began voicing characters in various mediums (animation, Muppets, etc.) in 1997, amidst his flourishing acting career, which includes feature films, guest starring roles on television, and theatre.
He has lent his voice to such iconic characters as Goku from Dragonball , Miroku of Inyuyasha and most recently Cole of Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitz. In addition, he has voiced leading characters on the following cartoons: Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu, Inuyasha, Project Arms, Barbie & the Nutcracker, Mary Kate & Ashley, Alienators, Gundam Wing, X-Men: Evolution, The Vision of Escaflowne, Nascar Racers, Z-Mind, Brats of the Lost Nebula, Yvon of the Yukon, Ark, Hamtaro, Kong,Transformers Armada, and more.
Kirby can also be seen in the feature films: Bones, Slapshot II, MVP, and Avalanche Alley. His television credits include guest starring roles on Fringe, Mortal Kombat: Legacy, Special Unit 2, Jerimiah, Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, Outer Limits, Total Recall 2070, Highlander the Raven, Breaker High, Viper, Seven Days, First Wave, and a half dozen made for TV movies.
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The Mandalorian Mercs began life as the brainchild of Tom Hutchens in March 2007. Noticing that Mandalorian costumers had distinctive and separate needs to "traditional" costuming groups, and being a big fan, Tom decided to create a costume group based on Mandalorian culture.
Utilizing a guild name from Star Wars: Galaxies™ and references from Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic™ computer games, the Mandalorian Mercs as a costume organization was born.
The infrastructure of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club is based on all known references to Mandalorian Culture in Star Wars™ Expanded Universe canon. The cultural leader, or Mand'alor (Mandalore), is the public figurehead with a ruling and advisory council used to debate and guide the club's direction and finally the "command" staff, the leaders who help guide the Mercs at a local level.
This makes the Mandalorian Mercs Costuming Club unique as it is based on methodology and ideology as opposed to visual accuracies based on the Star Wars™ films. The Mercs are an inclusive and friendly club, following the Mandalorian way of "Clans" or family units and a clans' ability to adopt anyone who wishes to be a Mandalorian.
During the formation of the club, Tom began uniting Mandalorian costumers in the USA and UK; the regions were given names using the Mandalorian language developed by Karen Traviss. Talon Clan became the first Mandalorian Mercs clan in April 2007, shortly followed by Falco, Sun Raider and Storm Raider clans. The UK Vok'Chi Clan was founded in late 2007.
From humble beginnings the club has grown from five to thirty-eight clans, spanning several countries with over four hundred members as well as several hundred prospective members from new countries, including Australia and Japan.
The Mandalorian Mercs, in true homage to the characters they portray, have changed and adapted over the years to support the growing amounts of people interested in Mandalorian costuming. In 2008 the Mercs introduced smaller squads to allow people to better serve the communities in their region, with facilities to grow into bigger clan units.
The Mandalorian Mercs Costuming Club set the standards of Mandalorian costuming based on canon movie references (Boba and Jango Fett) as well as canonical comic-book references, book references (Karen Traviss) and Computer games.
Our CRLs allow us to be more open with approvals, however, even though there is a minimum standard that can be reached; every Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club member is constantly encouraged to improve their costume to elite standards.
The Mandalorian Mercs has grown to become a truly global club that entertains Star Wars fans, promote the creation of costumes, and raises money for charities world-wide.
Offical website: www.mandalorianmercs.com
New York based artist and illustrator Matthew Reid has been drawing since he was a child. Highly imaginative, shy and quiet, he exploits his thoughts, fears, and inner workings with an unending dreamlike tapestry. Heavily influenced by comics and graffiti, and an avid lucid dreamer, Matthew finds inspiration in both the tangible and dream world.
Matt Triano has written and drawn comics for collections and anthologies by publishers such as Moonstone, DC and Atomic Press. He is also known for his storyboard work, motion comic work, and artwork for various ad agency projects developing custom comics for high profile clients. His art can currently be seen in works for Robin Hood Charities in New York, Moonstone (Captain Action), Zenescope (Grimm's Myths and Legends), The Discovery Channel and Marvel Trading cards (Marvel Characters), as well as a Batman story for the "DC Halloween Special."
Michael Kraiger is the creator of ZONE, the story of a man mutated into a monster who now roams New Jersey's Meadowlands. ZONE was published by Fantagraphics Books and Dark Horse Comics.
In addition, he has worked in the production and editorial departments of Marvel Comics, as well as producing coloring, inking and design on a freelance basis. Michael has written numerous stories for DC Comics CARTOON NETWORK books, featuring characters such as The Herculoids, Scooby Doo, Cow & Chicken and Ed, Edd & Eddy.
He has also produced sketch cards for Rittenhouse Archives, Inkworks and Breygent Markeing.
Currently Michael is an Editor for Teshkeel Media Group and for the past thirteen years he's been an instructor at The Kubert School.
Exiting the womb during the height of Reganomics, Mike spent his youth in the urban megalopolis known as Baltimore, where he became educated in hard knocks, tender lovin' and a degree in Graphic Design from Towson University in 2006. After fending off the hordes in the savage fields of corporate design, Mike decided to lay down his arms and travel to new exotic locals. He ended up in the strange foreign land known as New Jersey where he found his way to the Kubert School where he was trained in the arts of the pencil and the ink until 2012. Now he wanders the barren wasteland outside the walled utopia known as New York looking for straggling caravans needing web and print design, illustration, and sequential art to keep his nights warm and his belly quiet.
Check out www.mikemorrocco.com for more information
"Neal Adams is certainly not a fine artist" perhaps not even an artist, whatever that is."
"Neal Adams is a commercial artist, a cartoonist, and of course a comic book artist. "Continues Adams." I hope in the end I am a skilled drawing artist who can basically do anything that I am asked to do...or want to so."
A childhood comic-book reader who, after developing his talents, was rejected in 1959 by DC Comics. He was told, "The industry is closed. There is no room for anyone new." In frustration, Adams did Archie comics (which he is very proud of), penciling and background work on the Bat Masterson strip, by Howard Nostrand, then took on advertising, storyboard, and comic-strip jobs through Johnstone and Cushing.
Inspired by illustrators Bob Peak, Bernie Fuchs and Al Parker, he developed a top level illustration portfolio. The portfolio was appreciated so much, it was stolen! He was offered the Ben Casey newspaper strip which he voluntarily ended after 31/2 years of sizable success. The theft of his illustration portfolio lead him to visit Archie Goodwin at Jim Warren's Creepy and Eerie magazines. Adams brought a wide variety of illustration techniques to his work for the Warren magazines.
He then decided to try D.C. Comics for a second time. Inspired by Joe Kubert, Russ Heath and Mort Drucker, he was originally drawn to DC's war books. Though a freelancer, Adams made himself welcome enough to work in house. The new kid quickly become the whiz kid. In 1968, Adams was illustrating the Sector and followed Carmine Infantino on Deadman in Strange Adventures, which brought him to the attention of the entire industry. In an effort to breakdown oppressive, unspoken "rules" in the comic book business, Neal openly approached Marvel. Stan Lee received DC's young superstar with open arms.
Neal's ensuing X-Men equaled Marvel's premier talents - Kirby and Steranko - and saved the titlE from immediate cancellation. Adams has consistently worked in favor of creator's rights in the comics industry and was instrumental in winning much needed royalties for Superman creators, Jerry Seigel and Joe Schuster. As DC's top cover artist, Neal proved his ability to portray Superman and Batman, he soon moved on to Batman stories. Adams successfully updated the property from the campy '60s TV-show persona to his revolutionary, modern version of the original dark avenger concept.
Nathan Richardson studied Writing at King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. After a few years working on side projects he decided to concentrate on his true passion, Comics. Along with Illustrator Gaylon Bain Perdition's Edge issue 1 was released as a debut between the two artist. Nathan Richardson Resides in Germantown Maryland working on the scripts for the upcoming ventures of Perditions Edge, as well as doing IT work to pay the bills.
The self-published comic is nothing short of a spellbinding supernatural western that follows Jasper, a cowboy with the power to possess people, Hayden, a hooker with a heart of gold; Demons, firey death, and a revenge plot. Get in on this independent book now and meet the team Saturday only.
Perdition's Edge: www.facebook.com/perditionsedge
I've been telling stories in comic books professionally now for 28 years-My 1st published story was in Comico Primer,in November of '83 at Comico Comics- In 1984 I was assigned the Japanese cartoon based Robotech Masters (after two issues of Robotech Macross) -This led to my co-creating EAGLE, which my partner,Rich Rankin and I self-published for several years through Crystal Comics (our own label) until the b& w comics boom fizzled.
Among the many comics I've drawn since then: SUPERMAN ADVENTURES; TARZAN THE WARRIOR;THE ADVENTURES OF THE MASK; UNTOLD TALES OF SPIDER-MAN:STRANGE ENCOUNTERS;EAGLE; JONNY DEMON;TEENAGENTS; CONGORILLA; NINJAK; TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES MEET FLAMING CARROT; PARLIAMENT OF JUSTICE; THE BLACK FOREST 1 & 2 (Bob Tinnell and I won Rondo Awards for both BLACK FOREST books), THE WICKED WEST 1 & 2,BELA LUGOSI'S TALES FROM THE GRAVE # 2 and DR. STRANGE: FROM THE MARVEL VAULT #1...and many,many more.
I also did chapter illos for two film books: IN ALL SINCERITY,PETER CUSHING by Chris Gullo and VINCENT PRICE:THE ART OF FEAR by Denis Meikle.
I've just finished 50 sketch cards for the Hammer Films Trading Card 2 set (I've also done some Iron Man 2 cards).
I'm now working on FLESH & BLOOD,another "monster rally" comic series with Bob Tinnell,for Monsterverse Entertainment - it's going to be 4 graphic novels and the 1st will be out by Halloween 2011.
I've left quite a few out due to space and humility...well, OK, just space.
Nick Mockoviak is a freelance illustrator. His talents have been put to good use as an artist on the "Night of the Living Dead: Re-Animated" project as well as being featured in the Drawgasmic Underground Artists Art Show. Currently he is developing a comic book that will see the light of day at the end of 2010, so be on the look-out!
Nick will be selling original art, commissioned sketches, as well as buttons and magnets with his designs.
For more information please visit nickmockoviak.deviantart.com.
Oh No Comics Vince LoGreco
Vince is a cartoonist, with a passion to draw, paint, and take photographs. Currently, he draws two web based comic strips. OH-NO Comics and Whiskey Falls which can be found on the web three days a week.
In the mountains of southern Pennsylvania lurks a small town, Whiskey Falls. Named for the Great Whiskey Falls on the Whiskey River in Moey County. The river is named from all the backwoods stills used to make Whiskey along its banks. It is just your average small town with its own charm and isn't too far from the slightly bigger towns of Cold Creek and Moey where you can find better restaurants and shopping. In the village of Whiskey Falls lives our cast of characters.
OH-NO is Vince LoGreco's single panel comic from his college days. It updates every Saturday and is filled with Lunacy and Craziness!!
OH-NO is a manic romp with magical creatures, talking animals and most important, fiery death!
For the latest on Vince LoGreco simply Google his name to see what he's up to or visit his site at www.ohnocomics.com
Pretending to be on TV with Glen Tickle
Pretending to be on TV is a late night TV talk show without the TV. Come see comedian Glen Tickle interview MEGA SHOW guests in a LIVE show!
Visit the Pretending site at: www.pretendingtobeontv.com.
Primo Cardinalli is usually referred to as "That Retro Guy" because his artwork often portrays subjects from classic film, television and literature. His palette is bold and bright reminiscent of the Pulp 'zines of yore even though the characters presented are darker in nature. Primo claims he "just paints monsters and dead actors" but is as adept with a pencil as he is with a brush. His wry sense of humor is evident in his artwork giving his clients a good chuckle along with a visual treat. Primo has worked with HIM Publishing, Scare Tactix Graphix and Forgotten Playgrounds. He is currently developing a series of children's books titled "Anthony's Adventures in History". He also teaches at duCret School of Art in New Jersey.
Follow his blog at: http monsteretsy.blogspot.com/
Ric Meyers is the author of three milestone martial arts movie books, is a former columnist for both Inside Kung-Fu and Asian Cult Cinema magazines, and has written a dozen "Ninja Master" novels for Warner Books. He has contributed liner notes, audio commentaries, interviews, and/or cover copy for more than four hundred international DVDs. An inductee into five martial art halls of fame, he has taught seminars at movie studios and TV networks, not to mention hosting the renowned San Diego Comic Con Superhero Kung Fu Extravaganza for more than a decade. In addition to appearing on A&E, the Discovery Channel, Bravo, and Starz Encore, he has scripted both Films of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Movie and the up-coming Dragons on Fire, a graphic novel illustrated by Michael Avon Oeming. He is also the marital arts expert consultant on the Spartan X comic book series with Michael Golden and Renee Witterstaetter, inspired by Hong Kong cinema, most notably the work of Jackie Chan.
In addition, outside the world of Martial Arts, Ric is the award-winning writer of The World of Fantasy Films, The Great Science Fiction Films, Great Martial Arts Movies, Murder on the Air, and TV Detectives, as well as the author of Dell Books' horror trilogy Fear Itself, Living Hell, and Worst Nightmare, not to mention Dungeon & Dragons' Forgotten Realms novel Murder in Halruua. He was also the head writer of Fangoria, consulting editor for Famous Monsters of Filmland, assistant editor of Movie Monsters, and contributing editor for The Weekly World News. He served as Special Media Consultant for CBS-TV's revival of The Twilight Zone and the slasher film Just Before Dawn, among many other things.
Meyers has served as visiting professor at City College of New York, Brigham Young University, the Chinese Culture University in Taiwan, and the University of Bridgeport's Martial Arts Studies Degree Program.
For more information contact: www.evainkartistgroup.com
Rob Hunter is now an Exclusive DC artist and has worked on the following books XMen, Spiderman, Wolverine, Batman, Justice League, and currently Red Lantern!
Rob resides in the beautiful Tampa Bay area with his beautiful wife and crazy sabretooth cat where he enjoys the amazing weather from time to time.
Rusty Gilligan is a veteran inker with far more credits in the comic book industry than we could list here. To name a few, he's worked for Marvel, DC, Image, Big Bang, Bluewater Comics, AC Comics, and Red Leaf Comics. He's created trading cards for Topps, Clubhouse Diamonds, Skybox, Fleer, and Upper Deck. He's also worked in the film industry for the X-Men Cartoon, Heavy Metal movie, Spiderman 2 & 3, Captain America: The First Avenger, and The Avengers films. His press work includes: Card Collectors Price Guide, Comics Book Collector, Comics Buyers Guide, MAIN Magazine, and USA Today.
Recently Rusty completed sketch cards for Upper Deck Beginnings and the Capt America sets, worked on the Lady Gaga comic for Bluewater, a pinup for the upcoming Ripperman trade paper back from Arcana, and has been working on a new comic imprint from his own company.
But that's not everything. Rusty has wrestled professionally as the Brooklyn Warrior, and then went on to the name of Wildcard.
He was heavyweight champion of the UWSA and the CWL – wrestled in the AWA, NWA, WWF, Mexico Lucha Libre, and a lot of other smaller organizations.
Sadly, his wrestling career ended abruptly when he was injured, where he finished up his wrestling resume by commentating for the CWL on channel 56 in California.
You can follow Rusty on his blog: http://rustygilligan.blogspot.com/
Scott Barnett has been an illustrator, designer, storyboard artist and 3D modeler/animator. He's painted covers, trading cards and pin-ups for the comic book and card industry, and he has had work published by Image, Malibu, Chaos, Avatar, London Night Studios, and Topps, among others. He and his wife live in New Jersey.
He and Jeff Marsick have a new book called a Dead Man's Party: an assassin puts a contract out on his own head and a select group of peers have thirty days to fulfill it. For the world-renowned hitman known only as Ghost, ordering a Party is a last resort, a way to go out on his terms, at the top of his game.
The invitations are sent...
And that's when things go horribly wrong.
His work can be viewed at www.ScottBarnettGraphics.com, as well as on deviantArt and Facebook.
A top inker in the graphic novel industry, Scott Hanna has been drawing and inking comic books for over 25 years. His work has been published in well over 100 graphic novels, and heʼs inked nearly 15,000 pages of graphic art.
At Marvel Comics, Scottʼs worked on all the top characters at the company, including the Avengers, Spider-Man, IronMan, the X-Men and the Hulk. Heʼs drawn Spider-man for fifteen years, working on almost every title starring the wall-crawler. At DC Comics, he worked on many of their major titles including Superman, Justice League and most notably a five year run on Detective Comics starring Batman.
Currently he is working on Avengers vs. X-Men, and Avengers for Marvel, and Green Lantern Corps and Phantom Stranger for DC Comics. Scott received two 2012 Inkwell awards - "Most Adaptable Inker" and "The Props Award", two 2011 Inkwell Awards for "Favorite Inker" and "Most Adaptable Inker", the 2010 Inkwell Award for "Most Adaptable Inker", the 2005 Wizard Fan Award for "Best Inker" and the 2002 Eisner award for "Best Serialized Story" - Amazing Spider-Man #30-35: "Coming Home".
Scott co-founded The Arts and Fashion Institute™ in Upper Bucks County/Lehigh Valley which he is currently building into a notable art school with a specialization in drawing and sequential art. WWW.ARTSandFASHIONINSTITUTE.COM
His work appeared in the Smithsonianʼs 9/11 anniversary exhibit with artwork from the book HEROES. He had a one man show at the Storefront Artist Project in Pittsfield, MA "the Art of Scott Hanna", and his art was featured in a 2010 exhibit at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art in NYC. With guest appearances on national and local television, radio, museums, historical societies, libraries, the internet and national comic book conventions, Scott has made a name as an accomplished lecturer and instructor. He authored an article on the "inking processʼ for Wizard magazine.
Scott Hanna is a third generation artist. His grandfather did manuscript and book illumination and his mother, Annette Hanna, is an award winning portrait and landscape artist who also teaches Portraiture and Plein Air Painting at the Arts and Fashion Institute™. Scott majored in illustration at Pratt Institute in NYC. He lives in Bucks County, PA with his wife, "Project Runway" designer Pamela Ptak, who has just been filmed for an upcoming episode of AMC Networkʼs "Comic Book Men".
Shawn Andrews has won no awards , has no schooling, and no credentials , he is just a self-taught artist looking to move forward, using a unique blend of styles including comic , fine and pinup art. Be sure to stop by his table and check out his awesome art!
Terry Naughton is a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to anything art related. He can handle various styles of art in literally every form of media known to man... and then some! Naughton worked for Walt Disney Feature Animation for 17 years as an animation assistant and storyboard artist. He's personally worked on every recent classic including The Little Mermaid (King Triton), Beauty and the Beast (the Beast) and Aladdin (the Genie) to name only a few.
Terry has also created the last ten U.S.C. football posters and has the bragging rights of various works for the NFL on his resume. Terry illustrates book covers and helps to create and illustrate children's books. Currently, Naughton is working on the "Abyss Walker Series" by Author Shane Moore. www.terrynaughton.com/
Taimak (pronounced Tie-Mock) got his first taste for the entertainment business when he was very young. At 10 years old, he had the privilege to meet legendary director and family friend Frederico Fellini. Mr. Fellini took Taimak on a tour of the set of "Roma" where he also met another film legend Vincent Minelli. About ten years later, and after winning the New York State kickboxing championship, Taimak was cast by music mogul and Motown legend Berry Gordy in the lead role of "The Last Dragon". He played the unforgettable Bruce Leroy, the Bruce Lee wannabe in search of "The Glow". He was quickly catapulted to stardom and a career that has spanned over twenty years. Taimak has appeared in over a dozens plays, including the highly successful "Roadhouse the Comedy" at the Barrow Street Theater in New York City, playing the notable role of Dalton in this zany comedy rendition of Patrick Swayzes 80's cult classic film and the national tour of the star studded cast of "Cheaters".
Taimak is currently going on a tour beginning June 16th in New York, with stage play "The First Lady", written by award winning writer Lawrence Floyd. As martial arts choreographer and teacher, Taimak has been sought after by some of the biggest stars in Hollywood. He's worked with Debbie Allen, Madonna on her Drowned World Tour with the rock group Bush as choreographer of their "Chemical Between Us" video. He has guest starred on several national television shows as well.
Writing and making his directorial debut with a film noir detective story, titled "I've Seen Things" is currently in development. He created a wellness program for young people in 2009 www.unfoldingdream.org. He delivers the seminar in "at risk" communities around the country. He continues to inspire and entertain us with his unique and endless talents.
Tom Smith has been one of the top comic book color artists for the last 25 years and has colored some of Comic's best-selling titles and has done work for all the top comic companies. Including Marvel ,DC, Image ,Top Cow, IDW, Chaos , First, Malibu, Platinum, Gorilla, Topps, IDW and many others on the Comics like Avengers ,X-Men 2099, Hulk "Future Imperfect," Avengers /JLA, Spiderman, The Brave and the Bold, Dr Who, Astro-boy, The Ghoul, Jurassic Park, and also has been the Sunday color artist of The Phantom newspaper strip for the last 2 years.
He owns and operates his own color and pre-press house "Scorpion Studios" in the great state of New Jersey.
Twisted Tree Comics
Twisted Tree Comics, a NJ based publishing company, has just released the first issues of its three new titles in June 2012. Twisted Tree prides itself on offering stories with unique and unexpected plots. Currently, their three titles are Spindle, a dark superhero story, Hunger, a zombie/horror story and Twisted Tales, scary stories within a story. Spindle and Hunger are ongoing series while Twisted Tales is the first in a three part mini-series. Writer and creator Gordon Hurley will be attending the convention to autograph copies of the books. For more information about the comics or to purchase them, please visit www.twistedtreecomics.com.
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**Sorry Folks! Due to circumstances beyond our control, Jason David Frank has decided not to come to the August 4th & 5th Mega Show.
***Sorry Folks! *The Great Allentown Comic Con regerts to inform our fans that Joe Kubert will be unable to attend the show due to unexpected personal reasons beyond his control.
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August 4th & 5th, 2012
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