Heather Antos is an Eisner, Harvey, and Hugo nominated editor and story consultant for companies like Marvel and Lucasfilm, as well as independent creators worldwide. Some of her prestigious work has included overseeing the entire line of Deadpool comics for Marvel and the award winning series Bitter Root for Image Comics. She is now Senior Editor at IDW Publishing overseeing Originals titles and the Star Trek line.
US Army Combat Veteran and Joe Kubert School alumnus Lloyd Briggery is an illustrator and a storyteller. After spending nearly a decade on staff at the Joe Kubert School representing the school at conventions worldwide, teaching class, and interviewing the industry's most prolific practitioners, Lloyd went pro, self publishing two illustration books, Redoubtables Vol. 1 & 2. The name "Lloyd" means "grey king" in ancient Welsh, so it should come as no surprise that his work reflects his love of grey tones, or as he describes it as "an exploration of chiaroscuro with varying shades of grey, and a splash of red". He is currently working on an anthology that will hit the stands in the Fall of 2023. Lloyd's work can be viewed and purchased at www.artofthegreyking.bigcartel.com
Ron Cacace first logged on the internet at the age of 8 years old and he has never recovered. His love for comic books started early and led him to making fan comics, working at a comic book shop, interning at Marvel Entertainment, running the social media and publicity efforts at Archie Comics, and to his newest role as Content Manager at Zestworld Comics. Ron is best known for shaping the online image of the Archie Comics brand, writing back-up stories in the Sonic: Mega Drive one-shots, and creating the webcomic series Bite Sized Archie along with artist Vincent Lovallo. He is also known for that time he made a bunch of professional newscasters say the phrase "I'm baby" on national television. Ron lives in New Jersey with his wife and cat. Ron will also be in our "LCS" managing his Ron's Pop-Up Comic Shop table.
Chris Condon is the critically acclaimed writer most well known for That Texas Blood, a modern western about a sheriff who has worked on horrific crime cases throughout his career, for Image Comics and the recent Hell Is A Squared Circle, a noir set in the wrestling world, from AfterShock Comics. Chris is a New Jersey based writer, but over the years has also created, organized, and curated art exhibitions, screenings, and print releases in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City with industry legends Roger Corman, Joe Dante, Philip Kaufman, Sam Hamm, Rick Baker, and Dana Gould.
Up and coming New Jersey artist, Christian Espiritusanto, is a student of Joe Kubert School of Cartooning and his work has been showcased in The Official Walking Dead Magazine.
It was like a dream come true when he published his creator owned series W.A.R. in 2018. Creating a story filled with INSANE ACTION, OTHER REALMS, POWERFUL RELICS, and SAVAGE WARRIORS is what he always wanted! Now he’s ready to continue sharing his incredible art with fans!
Ben Harvey is an Illustrator hailing from Philadelphia, PA with a style that ranges from Comics to Manga. He utilizes a range of traditional and digital mediums and focuses on; Copic marker, watercolor, and gouache. Ben has worked for a multitude of publishers such as Marvel, IDW, Valiant Entertainment, BOOM! Studios, and more. He has received praise for covers for "Something is Killing the Children," "Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures Annual 2021," "Captain America: Symbol of Truth," and "Miles Morales: Spider-man Ben's work will also be seen on upcoming covers for Avengers and Danny Ketch: Ghost Rider.
Justina Ireland is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous books, including Dread Nation, Deathless Divide, and the Scott O’Dell Award winning middle-grade, Ophie’s Ghosts. She is also one of the story architects of Star Wars: The High Republic era stories appearing across comics, books, tv, movies, and more. Her Star Wars credits include the novels A Test of Courage, Out of the Shadows, Mission Disaster, and the comics War of the Bounty Hunters:Jabba the Hutt and her current Sana Starros series. You can find her work wherever great books are sold and you can find her on Twitter as @justinaireland or on Instagram as @justina.ireland.
Tyler is an up and coming artist working his way through the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art programs. Tyler is a recipient of the Joe Kubert Memorial Scholarship, which is given to one incoming student based off of our application portfolios and interviews. Tyler continues to develop and excel in creating art to work to prove the decision by the Kubert School was vindicated and his work warrants the validation he continues to receive.
Enrique "QUIQUE!" Lopez is a freelance artist and writer who started his career in the late 80s but went on to work in advertising for many years, garnering awards and accolades. In 2018 he decided to make a return to the comic book industry by inking a few pieces from fellow artists such as Billy Tucci, Paul Abrams, Jailton Uchoa among others. He has enjoyed success on the convention circuit where he has done numerous shows across the East Coast and Midwest states. He has been published as writer and artist in numerous anthologies : "Stupendous", "Horrendous", "Not So Fair Tales", "Modern Mythology". He has done covers for a number of independent comics : "Ameri-Kaiju", "Codename:Hunter", "Gunmetal Black Ops". He has been a participating inker in the Inkwell Award's "Joe Sinnott Tribute Challenge. He has also worked as a sketchcard artist for Rusty Ink's "The Earth Trembles" project. Currently he is the inker of Triple Threat Comic's "Codename Hunter", Inker for the upcoming comic based on the fan movie "Valentine Bluffs", writer of two stories to be published in "Stupid Kids" anthology, as well as additional projects in the works. He can be contacted for commissions for the show as well as pre-ordering any of his available canvas and metal prints as well as copies of the various anthologies and artbooks. Instagram @art_by_quique Linktree: https://linktr.ee/artbyquique
Vandel Marchen is an up and coming manga artist and returning TCCC veteran. Vandel is currently hard at work developing his own "Vandel Verse" of personally created characters and stories unified across multiple formats of production. Check out his universe of characters, make commission requests, and more all at www.VandelMarchen.com.
Will Torres has worked professionally in the comic book industry for over 20 years and is the creator/writer/artist on his self-publish line of comic books MR.VENTURE, KILLBORG and his upcoming title THE SAINT OF ASSASSINS. Torres has provided art for publishers Marvel Comics as a variant cover artist, contributing artist on The Official Walking Magazine, Dynamite Entertainment The Boys Dear Becky #1 and Red Sonja #5! He has also supplied art and storyboards for independent films Victoria Justice’s Naomi and Eli’s No Kiss List (film prop art) and indie comedy film Superior Powers (art director). He’s also participated in various charity activities for the Hero Initiative at comic cons throughout the states. Aside from the comic book industry, in the past, has dabble in the music and film industry as a musical adaption artist and a background actor. Torres wishes for all artist to remember to live a life worth remembering!
George Vega is an Illustrator and Comic Book Artist working on properties for clients such as Paramount Pictures, Upper Deck/Marvel, DC Comics/Cryptozoic, and many other corporate clients. George’s style varies from comic book cartooning to concept work, but in all, draws strong inspiration from techniques and sensibilities from masters of the past. Properties of note that he has worked on in the card industry are, the Marvel card sets, Alien film franchise, Rick and Morty, Adventure Time, DC card sets, Firefly, and many more. He is also the creator of The World Of M comic, and has published art books like GV Pop 80s and The Sketchcards Collected.
Keith Williams, comic book inker, enrolled in the School of Visual Arts in New York City from 1976 to 1980. Keith received his Bachelor of Fine Art in Media Arts and studied under Will Eisner, the creator of The Spirit comic strip. With the help of Marvel comic book artist and mentor Don Perlin, Keith started working for Marvel Comics in 1982 as a background inker. He worked for inkers including Joe Sinnott and Mike Esposito. At Marvel, he became the first John Romita Raider, an art correction group. Keith later became an assistant editor under Jim Owlsley (Christopher Priest) on the Spider-Man group of books. The two became the first all-black editorial team in Marvel’s history. He later became John Byrne’s background artist on Alpha Flight, The Hulk, Superman, and Action Comics. Keith began inking regularly on Web of Spider-Man, which lasted for four years. In between that time and after, he worked on many other books at Marvel, including Silver Surfer, She-Hulk with John Byrne, Warlock, Quasar with Greg Capullo, Star Trek, and the X-Men. At Dark Horse Comics, he worked on The Mask and Walter with artist Doug Manke, and Star Wars Droids. At DC Comics, he was on Superman, and the Lobo/Mask graphic novel with Doug Manke. For Valiant, he worked on Quantum and Woody and the covers of X-O Manowar. At Moonstone Comics, he was on The Kolchak Night Stalker Chronicles, Buckaroo Banzai, and Domino Lady. For ten years, he had worked on The Phantom for King Features Syndicate. And at Avatar Press, he inked Lady Death and Crossed covers, a Crossed webisode comic, “Wish You Were Here”, and the cover and interiors of the comic book Uber. He has also inked Avatar Press’ published graphic novel Max Brooks’ Harlem Hellfighters. And recently, he has inked over Ron Frenz pencils for Marvel’s Thor the Worthy one-shot book.
CreatorNo Longer Appearing: Darryl "DMC" McDaniels
Daryl McDaniels, better known to the world as hip-hop legend DMC, has recently turned his passion for comics into a career in comics. DMC now also stands for Daryl Makes Comics, as he has launched his own imprint and successful series of books. Darryl will be joining us for a special panel presentation and signing where he will discuss his lifelong connection to the comic world and how it has empowered him through his life and career.
CreatorNo Longer Appearing: Erica Schultz
Erica Schultz is an award winning writer who currently has two hit titles that recently launched for Marvel Comics in Hallow's Eve, a solo series based on the new Spider-man nemesis, and X-23: Regenesis. Erica has also excelled in many other fields in the industry (editor, instructor, letterer). She has written stories for a variety of publishers, including stories featuring Daredevil, Storm, Hawkgirl, Xena: Warrior Princess, and more. Her critically acclaimed works include Ringo Award nominated titles Forgotten Home and Strange Tails, her current hits Bylines in Blood and The Deadliest Bouquet.
CreatorNo Longer Appearing: Alex Segura
Alex Segura is a bestselling writer of novels and comics. His latest work is a critically acclaimed work, Secret Identity, which recently won the L.A. Times Book Prize for best Mystery/Thriller, and he has a highly anticipated Marvel title, Araña and Spider-Man 2099: Dark Tomorrow, releasing in May. Alex is also the author of Star Wars Poe Dameron: Free Fall, the Pete Fernandez Miami Mystery series, and a number of comic books – including The Mysterious Micro-Face (in partnership with NPR), The Black Ghost, The Archies, The Dusk, The Awakened, The Rejects, Blood Oath, and stories featuring iconic characters from Marvel and DC Comics. His short story, “90 Miles” was included in The Best American Mystery and Suspense Stories for 2021 and won the Anthony Award for Best Short Story.
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