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LINDSAY WAGNER - Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

LINDSAY WAGNER - Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

Lindsay Wagner has always been committed to the advancement of human potential. This has been evident not only throughout her highly successful acting career, but also in her personal life. She has chosen her films taking into consideration the effect they will have on the audience, and used her position as a public figure to highlight issues that are important to her, with the objective of helping people in their personal journeys.

REX SMITH - Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

REX SMITH - Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

Meet singer, actor and teen idol Rex Smith in person for autographs, photo ops and he'll even record a serenade, along with performing his multi-media "Confessions of A Teen Idol" presentation Saturday and Sunday.

REX SMITH

REX SMITH

Rex Smith will perform a 45 minute presentation of his Broadway multi media show "Confessions of A Teen Idol" Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Each show is an added fee, and includes Rex singing, telling stories answering questions and entertaining. There are options on the ticket page to purchase the Show along with combos such as including autograph, photo op, event admission and even a chance to have Rex serenade you personally with one of his hit songs.

Camille & Kennerly The HARP TWINS - Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

Camille & Kennerly The HARP TWINS - Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

NorthEast ComicCon is pleased to welcome back The Harp Twins performing at the Boxboro Regency Hotel in Boxborough MA for a concert each day, along with photo ops and autographs. They have recently released a comic book “Legend of The Shaders” and a new recording “IceBorn.”

LINDA MILLER  - Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

LINDA MILLER - Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

Linda Jo Miller, credited as Linda Miller, also known as Leslie Michaels, is an actress, known for King Kong Escapes (1967), The Green Slime (1968) and the TV series Seven Faces of Man (1967-1968). She lived in Japan as a teenager and young adult, during which time she starred in Japanese productions, most notably King Kong Escapes. She returned with her family to the United States after 1968. In the US she briefly pursued an acting career under the name of Leslie Michaels.

RONNY LeBLANC - NOV. 25-27, 2022 SHOW

RONNY LeBLANC - NOV. 25-27, 2022 SHOW

Ronny LeBlanc stars in two shows for Discovery+ & Travel Channel, EXPEDITION BIGFOOT and PARANORMAL CAUGHT ON CAMERA. Ronny is a globally recognized figure in the world of paranormal, Bigfoot and UFOs. Ronny is an independent researcher and author of the critically acclaimed and best-selling book “Monsterland: Encounters With UFOs, Bigfoot and Orange Orbs,” which details the history and connection between the various phenomena, highlighting his experience and a research area called Monsterland in central Massachusetts. The follow up was released in 2019. Ronny was the first person ever to cast a Bigfoot print in the Bay State from a trackway discovered by a couple in Leominster State Forest in the summer of 2010. He is a regular speaker at UFO, Bigfoot and Paranormal Conferences around the country and has appeared on Coast to Coast AM, CBS and cover stories for Boston Herald, Sentinel & Enterprise and Telegram & Gazette.. He has been featured on “In Search of Monsters”, Shock Docs “This is Halloween”, “Conjuring Kesha”, “Finding Bigfoot”, and “Bigfoot: Fear in the Woods”.

PHILO BARNHART - Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

PHILO BARNHART - Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

Philo Barnhart is professional film animator and character designer, known for his work on feature-length films: The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, The Rescuers Down Under, The Secret of NIMH, Happily Ever After, An American Tail, and special effects for Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

STEVE LAVIGNE -  Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

STEVE LAVIGNE - Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

Steve Lavigne has been working on TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (TMNT) since 1985. He went to high school with Kevin Eastman and was the first artist employee to be hired by Eastman and Laird. Fun fact: Michelangelo’s personality is based on Steve. Steve began as letterer for the early Mirage books (Vol 1 No 5). Soon thereafter, he colored covers for Mirage Studios as well as most of the TMNT Archie series covers and graphic novels. He later became Licensing Art Direct and was responsible for a vast majority of licensing, product, packaging art. Whether it was wallpaper border, bedding, Burger King cups, video game boxes, he was likely to have worked on it. He created some characters including Code Name Chameleon, Sgt Bananas and Cuddly Cowlick, among others. Steve has recently drawn and colored IDW collected series covers, as well as the new Topps Trading Cards. He has Instagram and a facebook page under the name Shellback Artworks, whereby fans may see current work projects, order commissions or purchase some vintage TMNT products.

GUY GILCHRIST - Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

GUY GILCHRIST - Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

World-renowned illustrator, author, comic strip artist, and songwriter, Guy Gilchrist is best known as Jim Henson’s cartoonist. He created the “Muppets” comic strip (printed worldwide in 660-plus newspapers daily from 1981 to 1986), and was instrumental in Henson’s “Fraggle Rock,” and the creation of “The Muppet Babies.” Some of his iconic Muppets artwork was enshrined in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. and his work was declared a National Treasure in 1984 by First Lady, Nancy Reagan. Throughout the years, Guy Gilchrist has set his hand to some of the most beloved, high-profile cartoons, such as “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Looney Tunes,” “Tom & Jerry,” “Tiny Toons,” “The Pink Panther,” “Minnie Mouse,” and others. In 1995, Gilchrist took control of the internationally syndicated, long-running comic strip, “Nancy,” originally introduced to the public in 1938 by the celebrated illustrator Ernie Bushmiller. Gilchrist returned the strip to the simple, yet impactful, illustration style introduced by Bushmiller. Like its creator, Gilchrist would also often inject subtle, yet meaningful, sub-themes in the panel’s background. Reflective of Gilchrist’s love for music and life in Music City, characters were often drawn wearing concert T-shirts or listening to music; Aunt Fritzi was portrayed as a music critic; and occasionally, artists were drawn in cartoon form or given a personal shout out. In 2013, Gilchrist proudly identified Three Rocks (the fictional home of Nancy) as a small suburb located on the outskirts of Nashville—forever cementing the strip with the iconic “it” city. He retired from writing the daily Nancy cartoon in 2018 after 23 years to devote more time to his other varied creative interests. Gilchrist is also an award-winning writer and illustrator of children’s books (42 titles to his name, including the acclaimed “Night Lights & Pillow Fights”), garnering Reuben Awards from the National Cartoonists Society in the Best Book Illustrator category in both 1998 and 1999, and three Children’s Choice Awards by the International Reading Council. For more information on Guy Gilchrist, please visit aGuyGilchristProduction.com.

BILL DIAMOND - Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

BILL DIAMOND - Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

Diamond began his career in the entertainment industry as a child actor. As a teenager in High School, he created his own stop-motion animation films, ran his own theatre company, and began building puppets. At the age of twenty-three, Diamond was introduced to Muppet’s creator, Jim Henson. In 1976, Diamond created his production company, Bill Diamond Productions. Diamond produced and directed multiple television series in the 80’s and 90’s including, Stuffy’s Place, The Land of the Moonshins, and Dr. Rock’s Dinosaur Adventures, which appeared on Fox.[4] He was also the associate producer of the documentaries, The Phantom of the Opera: Unmasking the Masterpiece, and The Aurora Monsters: The Model Craze That Gripped the World. The off-Broadway version of Audrey 2, the carnivorous plant from Little Shop of Horrors, was originally created by Sesame Street puppeteer Martin P. Robinson. The play became extremely popular, and in 1984, Diamond was hired to build and puppeteer Audrey 2, and still operates the giant plant puppet for the Little Shop of Horrors road tours to this day. In 2001, a massive blaze completely engulfed Diamond's studio in Peekskill, New York. Over 200 of Diamond's puppets and original creations were destroyed. Diamond rebuilt the studio in an industrial complex in Cornwall, New York, but in January 2012, a six alarm fire destroyed the majority of that industrial complex. Diamond's studio and creations survived the second fire, leaving only water damage in the complex.[10] The smoke from the fire was seen from the George Washington Bridge more than 40 miles away. In 2016, The Jim Henson Company sponsored a fan film competition held on The Dark Crystal website. The competition invited fans to create and submit animated short films inspired by the Jim Henson film. Bill Diamond Productions submitted a short film for the competition titled, “Rise of the Skeksis”, and received an honorable mention. In 2021, the first episode of the Toking with the Dead series was released to the public. This production, directed and produced by Bill Diamond, and based on the comic book of the same name, is a series based on educating through adult humor the positive effects of medical cannabis. In 2021, Bill Diamond Productions released their holiday special, Claus and the Fairies. The film was written and created by Tammy Stallard, dedicated to her brother Jeffrey, and sponsored by The Beast Within Productions. The charming holiday special, based on the early folklore of Santa Clause being a part of the fairy kingdom, features quaint character puppets such as Gnome Brooks, narrated by Gremlins and Salacious B. Crumb (Return of the Jedi) voice actor, Mark Dodson, who also voices other fairies, gnomes, and sprites in the film. Bill Diamond puppeteers multiple characters in the production.

JOE  ST. PIERRE - Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

JOE ST. PIERRE - Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

Joe St. Pierre is well known as the artist who has pencilled the most #1 issues of the Spider-Man family covers. Joe also is co-creator and artist on "Fabien Cousteau's Expeditions" series including the recently released Great White Shark Comic.

MIKE BARON - Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

MIKE BARON - Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

Mike Baron is the creator of Nexus (with artist Steve Rude) and Badger two of the longest lasting independent superhero comics. Nexus is about a cosmic avenger 500 years in the future. Badger, about a multiple personality one of whom is a costumed crime fighter. Baron has won two Eisners and an Inkpot award and written The Punisher, Flash, Deadman and Star Wars among many other titles. Baron has published fifteen novels: Helmet Head, Banshees, Whack Job, eight in the Biker series, Skorpio, Florida Man, and Florida Man 2: Hogzilla. Florida Man 3: Catfish Calling. Helmet Head is about Nazi biker zombies. Whack Job is about spontaneous human combustion. Biker is hard-boiled noir about a reformed motorcycle hoodlum turned private investigator. Skorpio is about a ghost who only appears under a blazing sun. Banshees is about a satanic rock band that returns from the dead. Baron is working on three novels: Far Horizon, a military science fiction novel with co-writer Major Diggs Brown, a second Nexus novel, and the ninth Josh Pratt novel, Kahn, about a renegade Siberian tiger. Baron has written for The Boston Phoenix, Boston Globe, Creem, Fusion, Oui, and Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. He got his first motorcycle in 1966. He lives in Colorado with his wife Ann and three dogs. You can find him @BloodyRedBaron on Twitter, The Comics and Novels of Mike Baron and Mike Baron on Facebook, mikebaron.substack.com on Substack, and @ Mike Baron on Gab.

ALAN ROBERT - Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

ALAN ROBERT - Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

Alan Robert is an American musician and comic book creator, known as the bassist for the alternative metal band Life of Agony and Spoiler NYC. his work on his graphic novels Wire Hangers, Crawl to Me and Killogy, as well as his horror-themed adult coloring book series The Beauty of Horror. Alan currently is doing comic art for Z2 Comics, along with new books and music.

STEVE GEIGER - Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

STEVE GEIGER - Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

Steve Geiger is a professional Comic Book artist who has worked with several Major Comic Book companies such as Marvel, DC, Valiant/Acclaim, Neal Adams’ Continuity, Penthouse Comix, and many others. After graduating from Buffalo State University with a dual major in Illustration and Advertising Design, Steve began his Comic Book career at the young age of 22 when he was hired on as the 3rd Romita Raider. Romita’s Raiders were a small, select group of art apprentices hand picked by the legendary Marvel artist and Art Director, John Romita Sr. Under his direct guidance, Steve learned the ins and outs of the comic book business. His summer as an apprentice landed Steve his first published work on Power Man/Iron Fist. This led to a professional relationship with editor Denny O’Neil, and his first regular work on the toy-centric comic book, Sectaurs. As Sectaurs moved toward the end of its run, Steve was offered the penciling duties on The Incredible Hulk and began a comic book career that has spanned several decades. After successful stints on Hulk and Web of Spiderman, Steve branched out and did work for DC (two historic Batman covers, featuring the first appearance of Jason Todd as Robin) and Continuity Comics where he worked with his idol and second mentor, Neal Adams on the comic Samuree. In college and throughout his early time in NYC, Steve also did a great deal of storyboard and ad comp illustration for Advertising agencies (Grey, Geers Gross, Cato Johnson, Benton and Bowles, TBWA) as well as his work in Comics. During his time at Continuity he was able to work in both fields simultaneously. Besides his penciling duties on Samaree, Steve also worked on some of the biggest clients on Neal Adams’ Advertising roster, including some of the first animated storyboards in the industry. Steve left Continuity to work on staff as an Illustrator and Art Director for the TBWA advertising agency, but two years into the job, Marvel and Comics beckoned once again. In May of 1990, Steve was hired on staff at Marvel Comics as Managing Art Director. Working directly under Senior Art Director John Romita, his duties included: Final approval of all cover art; design and final approval of all merchandise featuring Marvel characters; Throughout his career Steve has served as a regular artist on such comics as Spider-man, The Incredible Hulk , Bloodshot, Scion, Lorelei, and Samuree. Steve has also illustrated many covers and single issues (“One Shots”) for such titles as The X-men, Punisher: War Journal, The Fantastic Four, Batman, and countless others. Steve has won numerous Newspaper Design and Illustration awards for his work on the groundbreaking Superhero/Cyberjournalist Comicstrip, Chip Tracer, for New York Newsday. In addition to his illustration and advertising work, Steve and his wife, Kristy run The EvilGeiger Empire, an entertainment development company devoted to the creation, implementation, and production of original content and creator-owned concepts and characters. Current projects include: Beacon, Paradox,Old Man of the Mountain and Aurora for T3 Comics, Bender, Haunted Tales of Bachelors Grove for Silver Phoenix Comics, Gabriel Damascus; Cutter, and Plowboy in the Cornmeal Universe with Hollywood Animation.

ARTHUR SUYDAM - NOV. 25-27, 2022 SHOW

ARTHUR SUYDAM - NOV. 25-27, 2022 SHOW

Award winning creator and Marvel artist Arthur Suydam's meteoric rise to superstardom for his work for the smash hit series Marvel Zombies broke graphic novel records, immediately placing the artist in the category of comic legend.

RENEE WITTERSTAETTER - Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

RENEE WITTERSTAETTER - Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

Writer, editor, colorist and publisher Renee Witterstaetter has acted as editor on such books as "Thanos Quest," "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Hercules," "Xena," "X-Files," "Conan," "She-Hulk," "The Marvel Holiday Special," "Impossible Man Summer Special," "Jurassic Park," and too many books to mention here. As a film professional, she has worked on such movies as "Red Dragon" and "Rush Hour 2," while also behind the scenes, racking up credits on dozens of music videos and commercials for artists as diverse as Madonna, Seal and Usher. Her books as a writer include: "Jackie Chan: Dying for Action," "Nick Cardy: The Artist at War," "Excess: The Art of Michael Golden," "Nick Cardy: Wit-Lash," "Art of the Barbarian," "Michael Golden: Excess," "The Art of Mark Texeira," and her children's book "Kerry and the Scary Things." In addition, combining her film work with comics, she is a producer of happyspacepop.com and DVD's on various comic book creators and talents in other fields through her partnership with Amdale Media, and has spearheaded mounting art shows and retrospectives in the United States, Spain, China, Russia and other venues worldwide. She has lectured on the industry in China, Spain, Norway, and numerous other countries, not to mention the United States! She is also the owner of Eva Ink Artist Group and Pros & Cons Celebrity Booking.

KEITH WILLIAMS - Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

KEITH WILLIAMS - Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

Keith Williams, comic book inker, enrolled in the School of Visual Arts in New York City from 1976 to 1980. Majored in Media Arts and studied under Will Eisner, the creator of the Spirit comic strip. He received a Bachelor of Fine Art. 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 with the Web of Spider-Man, which lasted for four years. In between that time and after he worked on many other books at Marvel. Some of which were The Silver Surfer, She-Hulk with John Byrne, Warlock, Quasar with Greg Capullo, Star Trek and the X-men. At Dark Horse Comics, The Mask and Walter with artist Doug Manke and Star Wars Droids. At DC Comics, Superman, and the Lobo/ Mask graphic novel with Doug Manke. For Valiant, he worked on Quantum and Woody and the covers of X-O Man. At Moonstone Comics, 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' recently published graphic novel Max Brook's Harlem Hellfighters.

KEITH CHAMPAGNE - Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

KEITH CHAMPAGNE - Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

Keith Champagne is an Inker, Colorist, Writer, Finisher and Artist who has produced for Marvel, DC and Independents, along with producing images and products for his own lines of merchandise. Keith has worked on Batman, Green Lantern, JSA, Justice League, Firestorm, Nightwing, Superman, Supergirl, Superboy and others for DC Comics. For Marvel Keith has worked on X-Men, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Star Wars, Spider-Man, Cable and others. Keith will be offering commissions, signed prints and signing books.

BOB EGGLETON - Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

BOB EGGLETON - Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

Half of the Dynamic Duo of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Bob Eggleton and Marianne Plumridge return with new original artwork, prints, books and commissions. Bob Eggleton is an American science fiction, fantasy, and horror artist. Eggleton has been honored with the Hugo Award for Best Professional Artist eight times, first winning in 1994. He also won the Hugo Award for Best Related Book in 2001 for his art book "Greetings From Earth". He has also won the Chesley Award for Artistic Achievement in 1999 and was the guest of honor at Chicon 2000.Eggleton's drawing and paintings cover a wide range of science fiction, fantasy, and horror topics, depicting space ships, alien worlds and inhabitants, dragons, vampires, and other fantasy creatures. His view on space ships were that they should look organic, and claimed that as a child, he was disappointed with the space shuttles and rockets NASA produced; they were nothing like fantasy artists of the twenties and thirties had promised. His fascination with dragons originated with his childhood interest of dinosaurs, which can be seen in the book Greetings From Earth. His paintings are commissioned and bought at science fiction conventions, and used as book covers. Eggleton has illustrated cards for the Magic: The Gathering collectible card game. Eggleton received massive encouragement from his father, in the form of books, supplies, visits to museums of space and aeronautics and support during the career choices he made. Eggleton dropped out of his art college, because he felt it was not for him. Eggleton is a fan of Godzilla, has illustrated numerous comics, magazines and children's books based on the character and worked as a creative consultant on the American remake. While in Japan he appeared as an extra in one of the more recent films.Asteroid 13562 was named Bobeggleton in his honor.

MARRIANNE PLUMRIDGE - Nov 25-27, 2022 show

MARRIANNE PLUMRIDGE - Nov 25-27, 2022 show

Half of the Dynamic Duo of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Bob Eggleton and Marianne Plumridge return with new original artwork, prints, books and commissions. Marianne Plumridge is an Australian-born artist and writer who lives in Rhode Island, USA, with her husband, illustrator Bob Eggleton. They share their home with over 1,000 Godzilla monster toys, and just as many dinosaurs, dragons, and other odd beasties and creature figurines. The rest of the house is occupied by numerous books, paintings, art materials, and CDs. It really is a creative atmosphere, where inspiration is never lost for long. In the last few years, Marianne has returned to her fine art roots by refining her oil painting techniques. As well as painting natural subjects, Marianne has combined birds and robots into an ongoing series of ‘technology lost in nature’ paintings that include quirky tin toy robot adventures, to great acclaim. Her other ongoing concurrent themes of cosmic whales and pointy rocket-ship paintings still enjoy success and popular favor. The results can be found online at: ‘Daub du Jour’ – http://daubdujour.blogspot.com/ Even more recently, Marianne has revived her interest in painting figurative works and portraits. Her experimental, ‘self-testing’ exploration of painting people again continues apace. In connection with her long held writing ambitions, Marianne writes book reviews and notes on her second Blog, ‘Muse du Jour’ – http://musedujour.blogspot.com/ Finished works of fiction have found their way into magazines and anthologies over the years, as well as articles and essays. Currently, Marianne continues to work on writing the nearly complete text for a book called “Bob Eggleton’s Ice Age America” for Impossible Dreams Press, in collaboration with her husband. It will feature essays and epic artwork and visions of prehistoric peoples, megafauna, and flora…and especially Mammoths and Mastodons. Marianne and Bob’s first collaboration as writer and artist, a children’s picture book called IF DINOSAURS LIVED IN MY TOWN was released in November 2013 from Sky Pony Press. Late this year, one of Marianne’s ‘more than doodle’ rocket paintings will grace the cover of Analog Magazine in the November/December Issue.

BARBARA FRIEDLANDER - Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

BARBARA FRIEDLANDER - Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

Ask me how I got started writing an article for this blog and I'll tell you it’s because I happened to Google myself on the internet. And so, there I was, that is, there I was under the name of Barbara Friedlander, a name I had two last names ago. So, to the world of DC Comics during 1963-1970ish, I was the Mother and Creator of the comic Swing with Scooter (not exactly the Mother of Dragons, but just as daunting) and I wrote and edited romance comics along with Jack Miller. I knew most of the editorial staff, the bullpen, and the talented freelance writers and artists. Let’s not forget the then President of DC (called National Periodical Publications at the time), Mr. Jacob S. "Jack" Leibowitz, the Vice President, Mr. Harry Donenfeld, and the folks in the accounting and clerical department, which is where I started. I consider myself a relic of that time. When I was nineteen I began as a fish out of water taking subscriptions and any odd job, Mr. Aurthur Gutowitz, the head of clerical, handed me. He hired me, but he often said, “Barbara, you don’t belong here. You should be married.” He echoed my Mother’s sentiments, and so there I was in the mindset of most young women of the time; get married and have kids. At nineteen, you want to find yourself, but you don’t always know where to look. So, here I am many years later and I go ahead to find myself again, this time it's with Google. It gives me an update on just who I was back then, and it dawns on me, that the stuff I discover is amazing! I then tell my kids about my life in comics and they say, “How come we didn’t know about this?” It was very exciting to rediscover my past life so naturally, I went back on the net and started buying back some of the issues I wrote and edited. I tell my kids, “See that’s me Barbara Friedlander!” The next thing I did was go to Heritage Auctions. I had bought antiques from them in the past when I was an antique dealer and I remembered they had a comic book division. As luck would have it, I got to speak with comic aficionado, Joe Mannarino. Joe knows all about comic books; he evaluates them and the original artwork and like all the smarties in the field, he knows everything past and present. We reminisce and I'm reminded of all the DC folks walking the halls of the Grolier Building, where DC was once located in NYC. He puts me in touch with Richard Arndt, who is heavy into comic lore and loves the darker side of the field. He knows many of the writers and artists I worked with, and more info starts flooding back to me; BINGO! Richard soon interviews me for Alter Ego, Roy Thomas’ holy grail comic history magazine which is a who’s who in the comic book world. Roy had met me years ago in passing at DC. He even remembered me! Now I am stoked, and so I put together a kind of “Look Book” and email it to a few people who I think might find it a missing link to DC history. Along the way, the Look Book goes to Jacque Nodell, creator of Sequential Crush, an online blog dedicated to all things romance. We click and do an interview about the silver age DC romance titles, which of course are my special baby...Snap! I get invited to TERRIFICON in 2018, where I meet Roy Thomas again and do a Romance Comic panel with Paul Kupperberg. He had met me, quite by a fluke, years back, at an Antique Show, and he knew my name from comic book history. I was flattered but the importance of the meeting eluded me at the time. Paul, as I learned, was an editor at DC and has written romance and action stuff. He was kind and totally into comics, too. I began to notice that people are so involved in this special field and are interested in moving it forward and preserving the genre. This time my kids are there with me and I'm blown away by the sincerity of all the comic fans. My kids are astounded and wonder, “Why did you give this up?” Naturally, I have no good answer. These serendipitous turn of events lead Roy Thomas to introduce me to his manager -- John Cimino! So, I fasten my seat belt and come along for the ride because he likes driving fast. More than anything, I want the readers to know what the DC mindset was back then, hell, it was the mindset of the time. So, Baby Boomers gave me my title and then there was a thing called the Korean Conflict. We were busy keeping America safe, fighting bad guys around every corner, this was what the comic books were made for -- good guys versus bad guys. DC had SUPERHEROES, and with very, very few exceptions, men wrote and drew those heroes. Lois Lane and Diana Prince may have hit home for a few females who took typing and had a smart nose for a good story. As you might have guessed, most of their actual talents were, ordering coffee, working switch boards, taking dictation and adding numbers. Back then, high schools and secretarial schools offered typing classes, and later dictation, for those who wanted to be secretaries or bookkeepers. I don’t recall any guys in those classes, most took shop, forget about home economics. So, as a female, you were destined to be a Betty the homemaker, Marilyn Monroe Sex Goddess, or file clerk extraordinaire. Being a stinky typist, and out of the running for sex goddess, I was on the hunt for me. One thing I've learned over the years, we can fry eggs and fly to the moon, but if we’re lucky we can make our own choice. We are not, and never have been, one trick ponies. There was one huge computer, it resided on the other end of the DC building. It handled all the subscriptions, and at the time, including the distribution of Playboy, and other publications. It was a very huge thingy and was so sensitive to dust, heat and bad input, let’s face it, it was a relic, but it was DC’s step into the future. Meanwhile, while the 20th century was forging ahead on the distribution, DC itself was run like a "mom and pop" shop. Printing operations and all the operation kudos with pats on the back never happened. Creators and artists were expected to hatch ideas and plot twists without exception or big Daddy would raise hell and make you feel like kryptonite kicked you in the butt. Most comic book groupies have heard the sad tale of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster ownership battles with DC over Superman. It ain’t pretty and it doesn’t have a happy ending. I’ve heard what I consider the “real” version of the story, and although I knew most of the people involved, you create something fresh and original, you damn well better protect it. Intellectual property is the right to claim and reap the momentary benefits that you “gave your heart and soul” to, and if you are considering a career, don’t sign your genius away. Sheer luck had propelled the Donenfelds and Liebowitz’ company into what every red blooded kid needed at the time -- red, white and blue good guys. By using capes and muscles, and a group for talent they often took for granted. They had let two, down on their luck guys, Siegel and Schuster, print what they thought was another piece of junk so that their unused printers would get a workout. For $130 bucks gold was printed in Action Comics #1. One day, I'll tell the full story in detail. The other comic book horror story was concerning Batman. Bob Kane was the artist and I met him numerous times. I also met Bill Finger, but even though he was the main creator and writer, he was treated like dirt by editor Mort Weisinger and a few others. Mort was not known for kindness; I think he was envious of talented people (he was a mega bad guy) and got a kick out of creating conflicts where there were none. But DC had its fair share of good editors and a few of them liked working for sales. I knew this because I worked in that division. And I knew comic books are sold by their covers and without distribution you’re dead in the water and that’s why the pressure was always on. You may have heard that DC stood for “Detective Comics”, I think, knowing the nature of the men behind the scene, “Donenfeld Comics” was a more accurate name. The company was a small, down on their luck (due to the Depression), lack of business, little "mom and pop" operation. This also meant they employed relatives, and guess what happened next? Skip ahead a few years and some of those lucky ducks made it to the big time at DC. READ THE REST AT THE LINK

KEN WHEATON

KEN WHEATON

Ken has worked on comics for Bongo, IDW, DC, Image, Moonstone, and Airwave. Most notably, he’s inked stories in Futurama, Bart Simpson Comics, Simpsons Winter Wing Ding, Bart Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror and Radioactive Man. Other comic book work includes the Official Adaptation of Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol, and issues of I Dream of Jeannie, The Phantom, El Mucho Grande-Wrestler for Hire, Kolchak:The Night Stalker, and Buckaroo Banzai-The Prequel. He also drew a special commemorative premium comic celebrating the 80 th birthday of cartoon icon Popeye, and drew several stories for IDW’s Popeye series. He was a contributing artist to the hardcover books C. Montgomery Burns’ Handbook Of World Domination and Bart Simpson’s Manual Of Mischief. As a freelance illustrator, Ken has worked on local and national projects, contributing artwork and designs for a series of television ads for clients Toyota, McDonald’s, and Wegmans. He served as editor of Munster Memories: A Coffin Table Book with Butch Patrick and drew a variant cover for the first issue of IDW’s ongoing Back To The Future comic series. He’s currently drawing the second issue of a new project, Dreamer, as well as developing a revival of the classic ‘50s character Jetta, and is also producing a modern romance anthology written by legendary DC Silver Age writer Barbara Friedlander. Ken teaches several extremely popular comic book production workshops each summer, which yield anthologies of student work and prepares teens interested in entering the field. He has also worked with The Strong National Museum of Play as a teaching artist. More of Ken’s work can be seen at kenwheaton.com

RICH MAURIZIO - Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

RICH MAURIZIO - Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

Richard Maurizio is a veteran artist who has produced work for Warner Bros, Turner Entertainment, Universal Studios, Sony Signatures, DC Comics and Archie Comics. His credits include developing educational and children’s books as well as producing a Tom & Jerry comic strip for five years. His licensing work includes Looney Tunes,The Animaniacs, Space Jam, Underdog, Thunder Agents and Godzilla Sketch cards His career started in collectible magazines with co-creating the Comics Collector for Krause Publications and Toy Values Monthly for Attic Books. Under the imprint of TV Comics and Airwave Comics he packaged comics of The Munsters, I Dream of Jeannie, Mister Magoo’s Christmas Carol and Jetta of the 20th century. He’s the co-writer on Munster Memories: A Coffin Table Book with Butch ( Eddie Munster) Patrick. His current project includes a contributing writer and artist for Jetta Raye Adventures for Totally Galactic Comics. He continues to work on licensing projects and children’s books .

WILL MURRAY

WILL MURRAY

William Murray is an American novelist, journalist, and short-story and comic-book writer. He has written numerous tomes about "Doc Savage," "Tarzan," "The Phantom" and "The Shadow." Several of his fiction had been published under pseudonyms. A contributor to numerous prose anthologies, Murray has written short stories of the characters Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, Ant-Man, the Hulk, the Spider, The Avenger, the Gray Seal, the Green Hornet, The Secret 6, Sherlock Holmes, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Honey West, Zorro and Lee Falk's the Phantom. For Marvel Comics, Murray co-created the superhero Squirrel Girl with artist Steve Ditko. He scripted The Destroyer black-and-white magazine, as well as single stories starring Iron Man and the Punisher. Murray wrote the introduction to the Marvel Comics Omnibus volume, which celebrates the 70th anniversary of Marvel Comics, as well as introductions to Volume 2 of Daring Mystery Comics, Mighty Thor Masterworks Volume 9, Mystic Comics Volume 1, Young Allies Volume 2 and Golden Age Captain America Volume 6.

JESZAR - Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

JESZAR - Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

GameUnderground presents hip hop artist and online personality JESZAR or Sweet Tooth Collectibles, one of New England's largest collectors of Pokemon Trading Cards and Memorabilia. Their team has become known for their funny videos as well as in person appearances at conventions. They love interacting with fans and doing "pack breaks" with an audience. They can be found at Game Underground every Thursday night for Pokemon weekly events. Jeszar has also performed as a accomplished hip hop artist performing at many events thoughout New England. His most important is https://www.instagram.com/sweettoothcollectibles/ Also: https://www.facebook.com/SweetToothCollectibles

BOB TKACIK - Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

BOB TKACIK - Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

Bob Tkacik is a writer and illustrator living in Maine. His cover art has been used for TMNT: The Last Ronin, Beyond The Breach, Black Friday and several others. He is currently working on his creator owned comic: Good Boy Paws, the story of an abandoned dog learning about who he is and what he was meant for.

BRIAN R HALL - Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

BRIAN R HALL - Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

Brian R Hall is the author and creator of the Legendary Kingdoms of Attera epic fantasy book series that he had worked on for more than 25 years before putting into publication. Brian is also the author of the Mountain Night Owl Tales (Kentucky Fireside Folklore- Ghost Stories- Chiller Thriller tales of Suspense). Two Time Emmy Award Winner, Bill Diamond worked with Brian on this book series providing cover and interior Illustrations. The format of this book is done in the first ever Novix book style created by the author Brian R. Hall and editor Catherine Gutierrez. The Novix, named from a hybrid mix of a novel prose and comics bubble and story panels, is a unique blend of both genres. It's not a graphic novel and it's not a reformatted comic, or an overly illustrated book; it is a blend of all three. This first issue of the Mountain Night Owl Tales is historically the first book ever printed in this new and progressive format. Brian Hall is also the author of a hit Martial Arts Book series called Hands for War , with Foundations in Nine Gates Boxing the first book in the series already in publication. Being in the Martial arts for now 40 years, and wining several International and National Championships, Brian has taught many Special Forces Military personnel, police and professional fighters over the years having trained 12 Gold Medalists from all over the United States, Brian Has made several television, newspaper, and magazine appearances in regards to his Martial Arts career. Brian has a Rabbinical/Doctoral level in theological education. He has taught Hebrew and Theology all across the USA and abroad. An expert in Alternative Theological Archeology and history Brian has appeared in several blockbuster documentaries and radio shows to both national and international audiences, speaking on his expertise in historical theology, histories and dealing with the spiritually based paranormal. Brian also Produced and stared in the celebrity interview show called Schmooze or Lose where he was the host.

MIKE LOPEZ - Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

MIKE LOPEZ - Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

Mike Lopez is the host of the webseries "INCREDICHAT" and Co-Founder of “INCREDIKIDS” & “INCREDICON” as well as an educator, speaker, author and artist. "INCREDICHAT" is a weekly WebShow spotlighting education & the arts that has welcomed such guests as Bob Bergen (the voice of Porky Pig), Cherie Johnson (Punky Brewster), Tom Rueggar (creator of Animaniacs) and many more! www.incrediconhv.com As an accomplished educator for more than a decade, it has been Mike's mission to reach & creatively inspire as many young people as possible. Bringing his passion for the arts into the classroom, giving students the opportunity to meet, learn, & work with professionals in arts and media. Through “INCREDIKIDS” and "INCREDICON", Mike has assembled talent from companies such as Archie Comics, DC Comics and The Jim Henson Company, and has traveled up and down the East Coast, enlightening educators and inspiring young people with family activities & providing programming at various conventions and charity events. Mike also provides his “Careers In The Creative Arts” interactive panel and workshop for libraries, schools and summer camps. Mike is also the co-creator & writer of “Life’s A Beach”, which follows the adventures of the good-natured kids of Avalon Beach. Along with artist and co- creator Gary Eckerson, drew inspiration and fun from the classic Frankie & Annette beach flicks, with a little bit of “Happy Days”, “Archie” & “Scooby Doo” thrown in for good measure. Mike is an avid fan, consultant and expert of classic animation and pop culture, leading conversations and moderating panels featuring some of the top voice actors in the industry. Mike also has been able to share his Hanna Barbera cartoon knowledge in two appearances on the hit AMC series “Comic Book Men”.

TIM JONES - Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

TIM JONES - Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

Tim Jones is the creator, artist and writer of the widely popular, self-syndicated comic strip; “SOUR GRAPES”. is about “Aesop”, a miserable-flying dog; his pet cloud, ‘Ominous’ and his odd family, all living in a problematic and troubled world.

EMILY DROUIN - Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

EMILY DROUIN - Nov. 25-27, 2022 show

Emily is an art educator and illustrator of comics, children's books, animation, graphic design, member of the National Cartoonists Society, SCBWI, and founder/promoter of Kids Con New England comic con for kids. Emily earned her BA in Graphic Design from Keene State College, studied art at the NH Institute of Art, the Currier Museum of Art Center, interned at Disney, as well as won several art awards. Although work is play, Emily also enjoys exploring the outdoors, crafting cosplays, making music, and playing with her cats, Nala and Simon. Emily Drouin will be teaming up with cartoonist Tim Jones to draw your favorite characters!

MACH BELL - POSTPONED till March 2023 show

MACH BELL - POSTPONED till March 2023 show

Mach Bell is best known as the lead singer of lead singer and frontman with bands including: The Joe Perry Project, Wild Bunch, Mechanical Onions, Mach 5 and the notorious Thundertrain. author of "Once A Rocker Always a Rocker.". Returning to Boxboro MA Nov.25-27, 2022 at the NorthEast ComicCon & Collectibles Extravaganza. Cowboy Mach Bell will be signing autographs and offering selfie photo ops, along with Celebrity Guests, world famous Comic book artists, writers and creators of the best of pop-culture! Mach will be hosting Karaoke or as we call it Mach-aroke Friday and Saturday evenings.

PAUL PELLETIER - Postponed until 2023

PAUL PELLETIER - Postponed until 2023

This is Paul, and welcome to my site! I have been drawing comics professionally since 1992, and it has finally come time to put up a site to showcase and sell my artwork. It’s been a long time coming! My many thanks to all who have followed my career and bought the books I’ve worked on. Without you, I might not have had the career I enjoy now. Like I said before, 1992 was the year when I was able to start my career drawing comics professionally…that assignment was The Ex-Mutants for Malibu Comics. Up until that point, I had spent several years drawing black and white comics for small publishers in my home state of Maine; books like Zen: The Intergalactic Ninja, Totem: Sign Of The Wardog, Wayward Warrior, Chiron and others for Alpha Productions (formerly Hammac Publications…I was actually “art director” for both companies), and Demon’s Tails for Adventure Comics. Following my time at Malibu, I spent the next several years working primarily for DC Comics on titles such as Darkstars, The Outsiders, Green Lantern, Superboy And The Ravers, Flash, and Titans. During this time I managed to squeeze in a few assignments for Marvel, like The Incredible Hulk (back-ups and one full issue…..#412), Silver Surfer and other assorted issues. I also drew a strip called Megastar for Acclaim Comics (Adventure Zone), which was written by Dan Slott. All this work brought me up to the year 2000/2001, which brought my career to……. …..Crossgen Comics! In 2001, I moved to Tampa, Florida to work with Crossgen and spent the next 3+ years drawing Negation, written by Tony Bedard, inked by Dave Meikis and colored by James Rochelle. All good things come to an end, and following the demise of Crossgen, I spent nearly 7 years working for Marvel on titles like She-Hulk, eXiles, GLA, The Incredible Hulk(s), Fantastic Four, Nova, Guardians Of The Galaxy, War Of Kings, Fear Itself: The Fearless, and Wolverine. I then returned to DC (and moved back to Maine with my wife and daughter), working extensively on Aquaman, Cyborg, Titans, Batgirl and many other fill-ins and assorted issues. I am currently still working with DC on various projects. I’m excited to see what the future holds, and the new projects that may come my way!