Comic Creators Coming to The Shop!
Bob Petrecca – artist and inker
Marvel Comics: Captain America, Thor, Dr. Strange, Hyperkind, What If…, and more!
DC Comics: Batman Confidential, JLA, Justice League Unlimited, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Action Comics, Birds of Prey, and more!
Other publishers include: Continuity Comics, Malibu Comics, Zenescope.
Bob also sketched the Marvel/Upper Deck Marvel Premier 2012 Card Set and is sketching the current Marvel Premier 2014 set!
Dawn Griffin: Zorphbert and Fred, Abby’s Adventures
(Saturday & Sunday)
A graduate of Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, Dawn has been a Graphic Designer for a reputable snack foods company in the Philadelphia area for the last 7 years. She’s also a freelance artist, accomplished independent cartoonist and children’s book illustrator.
Her online (and published) comic strip “Zorphbert and Fred” is going on it’s 8th year and boasts many accomplishments such as a nomination for “Best Anthro Comic”, and being included in numerous comic Anthologies.
Dawn illustrates “Abby’s Adventures”, a children’s book series written by Suzanne Ridolfi. The series has gotten many sponsors, one being Dove’s self esteem movement.
Dawn’s own illustration work can be seen in publications like Philadelphia Style Magazine, National Safety Council pamphlets, and in the Team Cul de Sac Cartoonists Anthology for Parkinson’s Research (which has recently be nominated for an Eisner Award and multiple Harvey Awards).
Alitha Martinez: artist, WWE Superstars
Alitha has worked on a variety of superhero titles including Iron Man, Marvel Age Fantastic Four, and Black Panther for Marvel Comics, NBC’s Heroes, the all-ages New Crusaders from Archie Comics, DC’s New 52 Batgirl series by Gail Simone. For Lerner Publications she has illustrated several volumes of the young adult series My Boyfriend is a Monster.
Her creator-owned work, Yume and Ever debuted at New York Comic Con in 2008.
On April 30th the new Vertigo Quarterly: CMYK anthology kicks off with a story by Alitha and writer Amy Chu.
Luke is currently a student at the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art.
He will be representing the school and explaining the unique benefits that the world’s only school for those interested in a career in comics can offer today’s young artists.
Brochures and handouts for the school will be available.
Eric Grissom: Deadhorse, Planet Gigantic, Chickens
Erica Schultz: M3
M3 is a real world, cat and mouse crime thriller about an assassin and the FBI agent tracking her down.
“With smart, aware writing, and slick, emotive art, M3’s Machiavella Maria Marcona makes for one hell of a driven protagonist with a fun story and lots of people to kill.” Dale Wilson, BuyIndieComics.com
Erica has worked in comics for nearly five years, providing artistic and editorial support for Neal Adams on The New Avengers 16.1, The First X-Men, Batman Odyssey, and Blood. She has also provided design, layout, lettering, and editorial support for creators including Dennis Calero and Todd Stashwick (Devil Inside), Nicholas Dedual (Torchbearer), and Red Stylo Media.
Erica was also one of the artists and “Motioneers” who brought The Astonishing X-Men motion comic “Gifted” to life.
Currently, she’s writing the second volume of M3, along with Revenge: The Secret Origin of Emily Thorne for Marvel Comics.
Claire & Paige Connelly: thINK Illustration!
The gals are back!
Amy Chu: Girls Night Out, Vertigo: CMYK Blue Anthology
Amy is the co-founder of Alpha Girl Comics, a publishing project with director and writer Georgia Lee. Their goal is to get new audiences, especially women and girls,
into reading and making comics.
Through Alpha Girl Amy has published her work including Girls Night Out, Girls Night Out: Tales of New York and, most recently, The VIP Room. She also had a story published in Shattered: The Asian American Comics Anthology published by New Press.
Amy graduated from Harvard Business School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Wellesley College. She has been involved in the start up of several businesses ranging from media to biotech, including A. Magazine where she served as the founding publisher.
On April 30th the new Vertigo Quarterly: CMYK anthology kicks off with a story by Amy and artist Alitha Martinez.
Phil Chan: artist – Reading with Pictures, Digital Pimp Online
(Saturday & Sunday)
The Living Corpse is undead yet guards his graveyard and protects humans and monsters alike from evil forces of the night!
Check out The Amazing Adventures of The Living Corpse animated feature film!