Popculturist & convention Guru – Professional collector – comic book geek – Producer & On-Air Expert on AMC’s Comic Book Men – Kaiju – Robots – Nj HorrorCon. He will be at his booth #916
Jon Buller is the author or illustrator or author/illustrator of over 50 books for kids. Many of these have been done in collaboration with his wife, Susan Schade. She does more of the writing, and he does more of the art, but they both do a little of each. Most recently they have been doing graphic novels for middle-graders. The Fog Mound Trilogy was published by Simon and Schuster. Scarlett, Anne of Green Bagels, and, most recently, Dracula Marries Frankenstein have all been published by Papercutz. Jon and Susan live in Lyme, Connecticut.
Ralph “Rags” Morales is an American comic book artist known for his work on various books for DC Comics, including Identity Crisis, Countdown to Infinite Crisis, Batman Confidential, and The New 52 reboot of then Superman-centric Action Comics.
Morales is the co-creator, along with Brian Augustyn, of the 1990s version of Black Condor.
Tony R. Ray takes cosplay into the realm of art, with his Avant Garde approach to creating his costumes. Tony has received critical acclaim in the circuit since 2007 for his adaptations of both male and female main stream characters into his own personal aesthetic, pushing the norms of the industry, especially for people of colour. A longtime fan of Science Fiction and Fantasy across many genres, he is particularly known for his portrayals of Static Shock, Black Panther & Power Rangers of various incarnations, a Merman, and Aqualad.
Ray is also an International HIV/AIDS activist and advocate, who focuses on social and political reform for key affected populations of the virus, and has been instrumental in the fight against HIV, and discrimination against persons living with HIV for over a decade.
A best-selling comics writer with a unique gift for blending humor and action, Gail Simone earned early acclaim with her work on BIRDS OF PREY and SECRET SIX for DC Comics. Her later work on titles including BATGIRL and WONDER WOMAN cemented her reputation as one of comics’ most distinctive voices.
Tom DeFalco is an American comic book writer and editor, well known for his association with Marvel Comics and in particular for his work with Spider-Man. He is the author of over a dozen graphic novels, several hundred comic book stories, several dozen cyber-comics, three novels and six children’s books, including the best-selling Dorling Kindersley guides to Marvel comics characters. These include: Spider-Man: The Ultimate Guide, Avengers: The Ultimate Guide, Fantastic Four: The Ultimate Guide and Hulk: The Incredible Guide.
A veteran celebrity interviewer, entertainment columnist and film and television critic, Len P. Daniels is no stranger to the pop culture scene. In fact, he was one of the very first TV critics to write reviews on the internet in 1995! Since then, Len has created and written over seven weekly columns in various publications for over two decades. His most famous is his Best Bets on TV column in The National Enquirer. Len is also well known in the comics convention scene for his appearances as “Len—the pop culture fanatic” on the Travel Channel series “Toy Hunter.”
Creator MARIANO NICIEZA is the writer and illustrator of the comiXology digital comics series and the eBook novel Phazer, and the illustrator of the award winning graphic novel Stan Lee‘s ‘GOD WOKE’.
Buddy Scalera is a comic book writer, editor and photographer. He is the author of the popular Comic Artist’s Photo Reference book series for IMPACT Books, and he is also known for his best-selling series of photography CD-ROMs, Visual Reference for Comic Artists and Comic Book School.
His book “Creating Comics from Start to Finish,” an educational book that details the complete continuum of comic book publishing. It includes detailed interviews and features about top comic creators who produce mainstream comic titles.
Buddy has written for many mainstream comics, including Marvel Comics’ Deadpool, Agent X and X-Men Unlimited, and he also contributed to Marvel’s all-ages series Lockjaw and The Pet Avengers. On the indie side, he has written many comics including Richie Rich, Elvira, and Comiculture.