Peter Laird is a writer and artist best known for co-creating the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with writer and artist Kevin Eastman and will be appearing Saturday and Sunday ONLY alongside his fellow Mirage Studios alumnus Steve Lavigne.
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.
Philo Barnhart was considered a Disney brat. Philo's hand has touched many, many animated TV shows and feature films. have you heard of Super Friends? He work on that. Star Trek the Motion picture? He work on that. Smurf, Jem and the holograms, Space Ace, Dragons lair? The 13 ghosts of Scooby Doo. YES HE WORK ON ALL OF THEM! we could spend hours listing more titles and the answer would be"HE WORKED ON THAT!" A couple of his crowning jewels are The Secret OF NIMH character key assistant and The Little Mermaid (character designer) / (character key). He also worked on Consumer Products for several years with Disney you can still find his artwork to this day still being used on toys, books, home electronics/appliances, apparel and posters! Currently Philo is working with Silver Phoenix Entertainment Inc. His Latest title is WHISPERS FROM THE VOID!™ Often he can be seen trapped with the Wanna Be Master of Horror Charles D. Moisant at conventions.
I don’t know if you know this, but Mark been a comic book artist for 32 years, having worked for both Marvel and DC comics on the likes of The X Men and Spider Man to Batman and The Justice League. There are almost 600 comics that list his name in the credits and 12,000 pages that bear his ink lines on them. Mark’s work can be seen in Legendary Picture Books PACIFIC RIM movie prequel as well as Dark Horse Comic’s Star Wars-The Old Republic: The Lost Suns. In 2012 his work on the online web comic titled “Star Wars: Blood of the Empire“ was collected into an 84 page trade paperback and was the lynchpin for the 2012 released Bio-ware online video game, The Old Republic. DC and Marvel have collected Mark’s work in multitudes of titles such as Doom Patrol, Deadpool Classic and Exiles. His children’s book series Banana Tail and Friends is a labor of love that he created when his daughter was four and had a newborn son. His most recent Banana Tail project, The BOOnana Tail Halloween Special was released for Halloween 2014 and was treated as an “all ages” comic project that continues to grow with children that had the original storybooks read to them as younger children. The other Banana Tail titles include; Banana Tail’s Tales and Activities, Banana Tail’s Colorful Adventure and the soon-to-be-released Banana Tail and the Checkerboard Jungle. Mark has also created, written, inked and published the Sci Fi/Horror COMBAT JACKS comic book mini series. COMBAT JACKS #3… “The Saga Continues” was recently published and is now available under Mark’s Banana Tale Press imprint. For more Banana Tail info please visit: www.Bananatail.com for more comic-related info, please visit: www.MarkMcKennaart.com
JOE ST PIERRE
Joe St. Pierre’s outstanding comic book career began in the early 1990’s as a penciller of Rai during the first era of Valiant Comics. Joe has also worked as a penciller/writer for Marvel, DC, Image, IDW and Dynamite. Joe is credited for numerous illustrations featuring Spider-Man and the Spider-Man family.
For the past Twenty years Steve Geiger has served as a professional artist in the advertising and comic book fields. After graduating from Buffalo State University, he began his career as an apprentice to the legendary comic book artist John Romita Sr. He was soon hired on staff, and eventually was named Managing Art Director for The Marvel Entertainment Group. Throughout his career he 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. He is now launching his own enterprise, 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: The Henchman with Devin Hylton, Gabriel Damascus; Cutter, and Plowboy in the Cornmeal Universe with Hollywood Animation. Steve lives in Williamsville, NY with his wife Kristy and their son, Steven III.
Steve Lavigne is a comic book illustrator best known for his lettering and coloring on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles title for Mirage Studios. He is the creator of Cudley the Cowlick, Sgt. Bananas, and Stump and Sling.
Keith Champagne is an American comic artist, who has also moved into writing, and is known for his work at DC Comics. Keith graduated from Montville High School, Oakdale Connecticut in 1988. He is a 1994 graduate of The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic art. Keith began working professionally as a comic book inker during his second year at the Kubert School. Titles he has contributed to (as writer) include: JSA, Green Lantern Corps, and World War III. As an artist/inker, his work has appeared in many titles, most notably JSA, Firestorm, and Superboy. Recently he wrote Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters, when the license was acquired by Dynamite Entertainment. Upcoming work includes Ghostbusters for IDW Publishing and The Mighty, a creator-owned title for DC Comics, co-written with Peter Tomasi. Keith has a new Kickstarter for his Frank N. Stein - Private Eye at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1739572382/frank-n-stein-private-eye?ref=nav_search&result=project&term=Frank%20n
Peter Bernard is creator of an entire stable of imaginary cartoon rock bands, including Those American Girls. He also writes and reads the Scary Stories NYC podcast and internet video show. Peter will be shooting segments at the convention for Debbie American's new cartoon talk show, which will co-star YOU!
CHARLES D. MOISSANT
Sculpture artist for Universal Monsters and Star Wars Action Figures, along with numerous other characters.
I Think I've Created a Monstah - Joe Souza III
Unique sculptures & original artwork
Tia Kinsman is a painter and crafter with a fondness of fantasy, the macabre, nature, and art nouveau. Exploration and personal interpretations of legends, fairy tales, and various religious mythologies or the occult are prevalent subjects in her works. Born and raised in Central Massachusetts, her interests outside of painting include tribal belly dance, renaissance faires, reading, losing herself in the forests of New England, and vegging out to an old fashioned video game binge. Her current career goals are working towards developing relationships with galleries and exploring the field of freelance illustration. She has an associates in Fine Arts and has mentored under Marc Scheff and Scott Fischer via SmArt School. Currently she works full time as a screen printer and embroidery girl.
Behind the Mask Studio will be offering mask making classes, workshops and awesome masks for sale ... Eric also does commission. Fullbright Scholar and award-winning mask maker Eric Bornstein of Behind The Mask Studio/Theatre specializes in custom-made masks, corporate event planning, arts education, and mask theater programming. Eric has studied mask making with masters Agung Suardana in Bali, and Donato Sartori in Italy. He received his MLA in Fine Arts along with the Thomas Small prize from Harvard University. Eric was recently awarded a Fulbright grant to revive and reinvigorate the art of giant puppet effigies in Jamaica 2017. He won the 2016 IRNE award for Best Puppetry Design for Company One's Shockheaded Peter, and was part of the Liars & Believers team that won the Excellence in Production Design award at the New York Musical Theatre Festival 2012 for his masks in Le Cabaret Grimm. Other recent clients include: Centerstage Theatre's Frank The Freak (Kingston, Jamaica),Fava Opera's Les Sortilege D'Enfants (Paris), Boston Ballet's Nutcracker, Boston Lyric Opera's Madama Butterfly, Peabody Museum at Harvard, Gamm Theatre's Morality Play, Liars & Believers' Talk to Strangers, The Walnut Hill School’s Nutcracker, Forestdance (Forestmasks: Facing Our Destiny -- Giant Branch Mask), the Outside the Box Festival (Cat Mountain), The Bacchae at Club Oberon, Boston Anime, corporate video game promotions for Bethesda Softworks video games: Dishonored (Versailles, France), Skyrim/Elder Scrolls at The Boston Park Plaza Castle, Wolfenstein, and The Evil Within, A Glimpse Beyond at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Artistic Director/Mask Design), Puppet Showplace Theatre, the Cambridge River Festival (Giant Brother Blue Puppet & Butterflies of Love ), Contemporary Theater of Boston’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Babes in Boinkland's The Slutcracker; A Burlesque, Underground Railway Theater’s Life of Galileo, First Night Boston, and the Harvard Yiddish Players’ Shulamis. He currently teaches classes in making and performing masks and offers performances and residencies to schools throughout the state through Young Audiences of Massachusetts. Over the last 30 years, Eric’s masked characters have been the subject of numerous media features. Local and national media have described Eric as “Boston’s preeminent mask maker”…”a man of many talents” and his masks as “phantasmagoric,” “magnificent,” “Stunning, finely crafted…first-rate,” “eerie/enchanting,” "masterful," "outstanding," and “gorgeous.” For more information please visit www.behindthemask.org
Matthew Atchley is a celebrity artist and actor known for his hand drawn intricately detailed illustrations. His subjects span across all fandoms and different forms of pop culture including characters from popular TV, film, comics, and more. He has created artwork for several actors from The Walking Dead, Daredevil, Breaking Bad, Arrow, The Flash, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doctor Who, and Napoleon Dynamite to just name a few. Ever diverse, he also created a series a political cartoons with Actor Sean Astin with Sean writing and Matthew illustrating. He also had the honor of being ranked 4th place in an international poll for Best Portrait Artist by the Spacie Awards. Matthew has also recently returned to his acting roots as well. He has been cast in almost 20 productions in the last year alone. He performed on episodes of “The Gifted”, The Originals”, “The Resident”, “Nashville”, Ozark”, “MacGyver”, “A Sister’s Secret“, “Snapped”, “Murder Calls”, “What Men Want”, “Special Election” to name a few. He has many more upcoming projects soon to premiere. His entire artwork portfolio can be found at artofmatthewatchley.com and Facebook.com/theartofmatthewatchley.com His acting credits can be found on his IMDb page at https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10113643/
DAVIS ARTS – FANDOMS ILLUSTRATED Patrick Davis has been sketching for several years, bringing beloved sci-fi and fantasy fandoms to life through his artwork. He has worked with Topps for a number of recent sets, including Stars Wars: Black & White, Stars Wars: The Last Jedi, Stranger Things, and The Walking Dead. He has also been a contributor to Island Dreams and is currently developing some cards for the popular card game Munchkin. While much of his work has been related to Star Wars, Patrick has also produced amazing art related to a variety of comic book heroes, such as Spiderman and Superman, as well as the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and even extending to the sports world, creating a beautiful image of Fenway Park at dusk. Look for more of Patrick’s work in the upcoming release of the all-new Star Wars: Galaxy from Topps in December!
Aaron Bolduc has been a professional artist for ten years. Primarily self taught, he has been developing his technique to produce fan art, concept art and commissions in a variety of styles. While his specialty is in pencil and ink drawings, Aaron has been steadily producing digital pieces with a keen eye for color. In addition to one of a kind commissions, Aaron has illustrated multiple issues of Soulbinder, book covers for Amphibian Press, and comic book covers for Advent Comics. You can find his work on his website, aaronbolduc.com, Instagram (@alphaazieru), and Twitter (@AaronBolducArt).
Quibx is a New Hampshire based artist who draws and paints dark things. Do not feed Quibx after midnight. Side effects may include buttons, stickers, prints and original art going home with you. If you experience withdrawal symptoms such as irrational desire to see more Quibx, consult twitter and instagram (@quibx) and facebook @quibxart
DAN PARENT Cancelled
Due to circumstances beyond anyone's control, Dan will not be able to appear at the Nov. 23-25 show ... he intends to attend in 2019 ... thanks for understanding ... check out his website.