Batman Begins at the Big Apple Comic Con: June 17-18
- The Big Apple Con Announces its Creator List Preview for our Next Great Convention: June 17-18 (Fri-Sat). Celebrities, Interviews, Panels, Prizes, Movies, Comics, Collectibles, DVDs, Anime, Toys & More! Come Join NYC's Greatest Show!
For Table Info: Rich Buxo, bigapplecon@..., 201-865-3288.
Guest Comic Creators Include:
Carmine Infantino- Godfather of the Silver Age. co-creator of FLASH, BATGIRL, DEADMAN, POISON IVY,
Black Canary, Animal Man, etc. and top BATMAN artist of the 60s. Infantino also worked on film and TV projects including JAWS, SUPER FREINDS, SHAZAM, ISIS and co-wrote SUPERMAN films I & II and approved the hire of CHRISTOPHER
REEVE to play the title role. Infantino has won every major award including Eisner & Harvey Awards
Halls of Fame.He was recently voted by comics professionals (in CBG) as the "Top Comic Book Artist" of all-time--second only to Jack Kirby!
Dick Giordano -The American comics artist Dick Giordano is mainly known for his work on 'Sarge Steel', 'Green Lantern', 'Green Arrow', 'Catwoman' and 'Modesty Blaise'. Giordano majored in illustration and advertising art at the High School of Industrial Art in New York and went to work at Jerry Iger's studio, starting out inking backgrounds. After nine months at Iger, Giordano went freelance. Soon afterwards, he went to work for Charlton Comics, where he did space adventures, westerns, hot rods, romances, but mostly crime comics. In 1955 he became a staff artist at Charlton in order to maintain his job. A couple of years later he began freelancing again, doing work for both Dell and Charlton. In the years that followed, Giordano worked as an inker and/or penciller for a variety of publishers including DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dell, American Comics, Valiant, Treasure Chest and Junior Life. At DC, Giordano worked on several 'Batman' spin-off series and the The L.A.W. mini-series.
Giordano has acted as Editor-In-Chief for Charlton Comics, during which he oversaw the creation of their most memorable characters including such classics as 'The Blue Beetle' and 'Captain Atom'. Dick Giordano has also been responsible for launching two successful ad-art companies, namely the legendary Continuity Associates (with partner Neal Adams) and Dick-Art, Inc.
Lew Sayre Schwartz began working with Bob Kane in 1948 after Kane signed his new contract with National. The standard operating procedure was for Schwartz to do full pencils, laying out the entire story. Kane himself would fill in BATMAN and Robin's faces to make sure they stayed on model. Despite Schwartz's completing full artwork on many stories, Kane would often redraw various Batman and various supporting characters, often without Schwartz's knowledge. Schwartz remained with the strip until 1953 when he decided to pursue other projects. Kane then turned to Sheldon Moldoff to act as his primary ghost. Schwartz and Moldoff's work are often mis-credited in DC's various reprint products. It is very doubtful that any Moldoff artwork appeared earlier than issues dated in 1954.
Jack C. Harris (Sat) Jack C. Harris is a former DC Comics editor, editing such titles as Green Lantern, Legion of Super-Heroes, World's Finest Comics, Warlord and others. For DC he created the new Ray and scripted such features as Wonder Woman, Kamandi, the Last Boy on Earth, Robin, Batgirl, Supergirl, and others. He also wrote the graphic novel: Batman: Castle of the Bat. He wrote the Spider-Man: Web of Doom miniseries for Marvel as well as many other features. He is also the author of over 100 children's books featuring such licensed characters as Masters of the Universe, Flash Gordon, Garfield, etc. Currently, he is a professor as the School of Visual Arts in New York City teaching courses on writing for comics and the history of cartooning. He lives in New Jersey where he conducts a series of in-service seminars for teachers on how to incorporate graphic novels and comics into educational programs.
Brian K Vaughn Brian K. Vaughan is the Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated (read: award-losing) co-creator of many critically acclaimed comic books, including Y: THE LAST MAN, RUNAWAYS, EX MACHINA, and THE HOOD. A professional comics writer since his days as an undergraduate film student at New York University, Brian has written every major DC and Marvel character from BATMAN to X-MEN. He's also written several screenplays, stage plays, and short stories, but mostly, he likes the funny books.Brian was born in 1976 in Cleveland, Ohio, the Home of Rock. He currently resides in San Diego, having followed his new bride out to her grad school program in California on a Yorick-like cross-country trek. He hates it there, and looks forward to returning to his adopted home of Brooklyn in 2006.
Tony Harris Tony Harris is a 36 year old 16 year veteran of the comic book industry. A 6 time nominee and a one time winner of the Will Eisner Comics Industry Award for his Pencil work on the monthly series Starman, Tony has recently begun a 4 year run on his second creator owned monthly, the acclaimed EX MACHINA for Wildstorm/DC. Roundeye: For Love will mark Harris' first solo writing credit. Tony lives and works in Georgia with Jolly Roger Studio mates JD Mettler, and Tom Feister.
Bill Sienkiewicz- At first, Bill Sienkiewicz was an exponent of superhero-comic artists. Then he went deeper into comics. Together with writer Alan Moorehe created 'Big Numbers'. The acclaimed mini-series 'Stray Toasters' he did alone, and it became a big success (re-released by Graphitti Designs). With Frank Miller, he created ELEKTRA ASSASSIN, another successful series for which he received the prestigious Yellow Kid Award and the Kirby Award. He also produced the acclaimed artwork for the painted biography, 'Voodoo Child: The Illustrated Legend of Jimi Hendrix', published by Viking Penguin. Bill Sienkiewicz has won many awards, received two Emmy nominations, worked on many successful films, has exhibited all over the world, and has had a major impact on the field of comic books.
Marshall Rogers- Marshall Rogers is the artist of several superhero comics. He began his career in comics in the late 1970s. He had his first success with DC's 'BATMAN' (scripts Steve Englehart, around 1978) and Marvel's 'DOCTOR STRANGE' (scripts by Roger Stern, 1981 to 1984). Afterwards, he worked on the 'Silver Surfer' and other Marvel characters, like 'Wolverine'. He left the comics field in the early 1990s. He returned to comics in 1996, with several stories published in DC's 'Big Book of Little Criminals', 'Big Book of Thugs' and 'Mister Miracle'.
Steve Englehart Marvel, DC and Ultraverse author, Englehart has worked on titles such Captain America, The Hulk, The Avengers, Dr. Strange. Lead writer and revamper of core characters (SUPERMAN, BATMAN, WONDER WOMAN, FLASH, GREEN LANTERN.) Englehart also wrote a solo Batman series (immediately dubbed the "definitive" version) that later became Warner Brothers' first Batman film. In 1992 Steve was asked to co-create a comics pantheon called the Ultraverse. One of his contributions, The Night Man, became not only a successful comics series, but also a television show. That led to more Hollywood work, including animated series such as Street Fighter, GI Joe, and Team Atlantis for Disney.
Terry Austin -The award-winning inker, renowned for his legendary tenures embellishing John Byrne's pencils on X-MEN and Marshall Rogers lead scratchings on a series of DETECTIVE COMICS issues that comprised a very influential BATMAN story arc--as well as numerous jobs expertly rendered in ink in the many years since. Austin got his start as an assistant to Dick Giordano, before coming to prominence inking Marshall Rogers' pencils on a celebrated run of Batman stories for DC Comics in the mid-1970s (collaborating with writer Steve Englehart). Austin then moved to Marvel Comics, where he and penciller John Byrne became the new art team on Uncanny X-Men in 1977. With writer Chris Claremont, they produced a series of stories - particularly The Dark Phoenix Saga - that turned the title into the top-selling American comic.Austin left UNCANNY X-MEN in 1981, along with Byrne, since when he has worked on a variety of titles for both Marvel and DC, including Doctor Strange (over the pencils
of Rogers, Paul Smith and Dan Green), Superman (over Byrne), Justice League America (over Kevin Maguire) and Green Lantern (over Darryl Banks).Austin's extremely smooth yet precise style has been highly influential on the inkers that have followed him, such as Andy Lanning, Scott Williams and Art Thibert.He has also worked as a writer, primarily for Marvel's X-Men titles and a short run on the Bill Mantlo/Ed Hannigan-created characters Cloak and Dagger.
Michael Lark- Michael Lark is an American comic artist who has contributed to titles such as 'BATMAN', 'Legend of the Hawkman', 'Terminal City', GOTHAM CENTRAL (written by Ed Brubaker) and 'Scene of the Crime'
Billy Tucci - A graduate of New York's Fashion Institute of Technology, former paratrooper William (Billy) Tucci is best know as the creator, writer and artist of the acclaimed comic book SHI. Through Tucci's Crusade Fine Arts Ltd., Shi is published in four languages, has sold over 4 million books and grossed more than 25 million dollars in products and merchandising worldwide. Additionally he has created properties for comics and film such as Atomik ANGELS, The Burning Blue, Diosa, Victoria Cross and The Undaunted. Shi is Tucci's first foray into screenwriting, while Some Trouble of A SeRRious Nature marks his debut as producer, writer and director.
Mark Texeira - Born and raised in New York City, Mark Texeira has freelanced for Marvel, Harris, and Many More! At 28 worked for Continuity Associates, illustrating the MEGALITH book and ads for MARLBORO and SALEM. He soon returned to freelance! Transplanting his family to Westchester he has spent years haphazardly eaking out a good living only by burning the midnight oil. And now he's added his first creator owned graphic series to his already hefty workload. Mark Texeira hopes you will enjoy the debut of PSCYTHE, in the next year or so, as much as he has enjoyed working on it!
Jim Salicrup - Working his way up through the ranks of Marvel Comicsfrom the age of 15, Jim Salicrup became an editor of most of Marvel's top titles, going on to launch the best-selling SPIDER-MAN #1 with Todd McFarlane. After 20 great years at Marvel, he became Editor-in-Chief of the newly-created Topps Comics for the Topps Company, Inc, becoming Associate Publisher, and launching such titles as The X-Files and Zorro. Salicrup returned to working with his mentor and idol, Stan Lee, so when he offered me the job as Writer/Editor at online company. He is currently Editor in Chief of Papercutz, bringing old favorites like Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, and Zorro back to life. Salicrup is also a founding member and trustee of NYC's , Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, back here in New York City.
Mark Sparacio Cover artist for Shi, IDW's Shaun of the Dead, and much more!
Buzz Buzz's highly detailed artwork has graced many popular comic book titles such as JSA, Vampirella, Horseman, Atomika, and upcoming Cavewoman special and relaunch of Razor from Emryl Entertainment.
Ken Kelly - Fantasy Master Painter. Throughout a career spanning over 30 years,Ken Kelly has achieved an international reputationas one of a handful of master painters of swordand sorcery/heroic fantasy. Whether at the foot ofConan the Barbarian, Tarzan, or the rock groupKiss, Kelly��������s signature is synonymous with dynamic illustrations that transport the viewer to exotic,
enchanted locales and primal battlefields.
Rich Buckler Sr. Rich Buckler has been working in the comics field since the early 1970s. He has drawn various super hero titles. At Marvel, he has penciled 'The Fantastic Four', 'The Black Panther', 'Amazing Spider-Man', 'The Avengers', 'The Submariner', 'The Human Torch' and 'The Incredible Hulk'. He is the co-creator of 'Deathlok the Demolisher'. Buckler moved from Marvel to DC, where he did both 'Batman' and 'Superman'. He was a versatile cover artist for both DC and Marvel. He is the author of the books 'How to Become a Comic Book Artist' and 'How to Draw Superheroes', and upcoming releases "How To Be A Dynamic Comic Book Artist" (Mecca Publishing, June release), and the second is "Rich Buckler's Secrets Of Drawing Comics" (Mecca Publishing, Fall release).
J. David Spurlock Known to art directors around the world as the Prince of Pop Art for his 20+ years of commercial illustration work, Spurlock has, as an artist, art director or editor, also collaborated with Star Wars artist Al Williamson, Indiana Jones designer Jim Steranko, Matrix artist Bill Sienkiewicz, Batman artist Neal Adams, Time magazine illustrator Barron Storey, Mars Attacks co-creator Wally Wood, Mad magazine associate publisher Joe Orlando, Shadow illustrator M.W.Kaluta, and Flash co-creator Carmine Infantino. Spurlock is a behind-the-scenes mover and shaker in the comics world and represents top talents Steranko, Infantino, Schwartz and the Wally Wood Estate. As well as serving as President of the Dallas Society of Illustrators and Publisher of Vanguard Productions, Spurlock's career includes work for Disney, Sony, Dark Horse Comics, Beckett Publications and MTV, in addition to teaching at the Joe Kubert School and NYC's School of Visual Arts. His recent projects
include the critically-acclaimed book, Hal Foster: Prince of Illustrators and his comic-book creation, the Space Cowboy.
Sean Chen Marvel's great penciler! IRON MAN, AVENGERS, WOLVERINE, ELEKTRA, and More!
Damion Scott - Damion Scott, whose dynamic 3-year run on Batgirl won him critical praise, takes over as interior and cover artist on Robin this May with issue #126. Scott, fresh off of drawing The Spectacular Spider-Man, joins writer Bill Willingham (Fables) with an issue that's a perfect jumping-on point for new readers
Peter Sanderson Comic Book Historian, Author of The Marvel Universe, and Ultimate X-Men.
Rudy Nebres (Sat.) The Philippine artist Rudy Nebres studied at the School of Fine Arts. He made his debut in a local comic publication. He soon moved to ACE Publications, to begin his professional career. In the early 1970s, Nebres was assigned by DC and Marvel to do work for their black and white lines of magazines. He emigrated to the States in 1975, and worked on such titles as 'Dr Strange', 'The Incredible Hulk', 'King Conan' and 'Spider-Man'. He has worked with John Buscema on 'Warriors of the Shadow Realm' and 'The Savage Sword of Conan'. He then moved to Warren, where he did stories for the magazines Creepy, Eerie and Vampirella. His work stands out for its detail and sense of anatomy. Later on, he began working as a presentation artist for Marvel Entertainment in Hollywood, and did such comics as 'Armour', 'Samuree' and 'ToyBoy' for Continuity Studios.
Dan Slott (Sat.) Dan Slott��������s reputation in the comic book industry seems to be steadily on the rise, after many years of hard work. The project that greatly elevated his standing in 2003 was Arkham Asylum: Living Hell, the six-part DC Comics miniseries with artist Ryan Sook that is set to be released as a trade paperback next month. Slott��������s current relaunch of Marvel��������s She-Hulk is a spectacular hit. He��������ll also soon get to take the JLA for a spin, writing an arc of the book with Dan Jurgens on art.
Toby Cypress - Spectacular Nightwing Artist!
And Many More TBA!!!
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