Emmy-nominated for the voice of Squidward on SpongeBob Squarepants, Rodger has been in acting for 38 years, and hes going to keep on til he gets it right. In addition to Squidward, he was the voice of Professor Membrane in Invader Zim, Dr. Light in Teen Titans, Hanover Fyst in the cult favorite Heavy Metal. He has also provided various voices in many Disney and Pixar featured animated movies like A Bugs Life, Monsters Inc., Cars, Finding Nemo, Treasure Planet, Emperors New Groove, and more recently, Monsters University.
He began his career with the National Lampoon Magazine, touring the USA and falling down in the stairs a lot (on purpose). He likes kitty cats and long walks on the beach, where falling doesn’t hurt as much. If you pass him in the hallway, just say, “Do the voice, please,” and he will gladly comply… for the nominal price of $2.37.
Photo Op: $15
Autograph/Photo Op: $35
Voicemail Recording: $40
Rodger will be appearing Friday and Saturday
Larry Hama is a writer/artist/editor/actor who has is best known as the writer of Marvel’s GI JOE and WOLVERINEcomics in the ‘80s and ‘90s. He has also written, edited or drawn for Avengers, Conan, Batman, Wonder Woman, X-Men, Spider-Man, and dozens more. His illustrations and cartoons have appeared in National Lampoon, Esquire, New York and Rolling Stone. He appeared in MASH, SNL, and THE WARRIORS. His most recent novel is “The Death of Captain America.” Recently scripted BATMAN SHADOW OF THE BAT, and WONDER WOMAN for DC Comics’ Convergence Event, and Call of Duty Black Ops for Dark Horse. Currently writing GI Joe ARAH for IDW, and doing breakdowns for DEATHSTROKE and MICHAEL CRAY at DC Comics.
Autographs - Two items for free $10 for each additional
Sketches - $40
Larry will be appearing Friday and Saturday
Jim Shooter started writing Superman and other titles for DC Comics at the age of 13 in 1965. He worked his way through high school writing stories, laying out pages and designing covers.
He was hired by Marvel Comics in 1976 as associate editor and in 1978 became Editor in Chief. He introduced benefits, royalties and other incentives for creators that attracted a legion of phenomenal talents who., under his oversight, authored a decade of brilliant creativity and unparalleled success. Jim wrote several notable series including the Avengers and Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars. He also headed up the creative teams that developed G.I. Joe and Transformers.
Jim went on to found Voyager Communications in 1989, where he was the CEO and President. He also served as Editor in Chief, principal creator, head writer and occasional artist for the highly acclaimed comics published under the VALIANT imprint, which included Magnus Robot Fighter, Solar Man of the Atom, Harbinger, X-O Manowar, UNITY and more. Jim will be appearing Saturday only.
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. First/Devils Due is publishing all new Badger stories. 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 ten novels, Banshees, Domain, Helmet Head, Whack Job, Biker, Sons of Privilege, Not Fade Away, Sons of Bitches, Skorpio and Disco. Banshees is about a satanic rock band that returns from the dead. Helmet Head is about Nazi biker zombies. Whack Job is about spontaneous human combustion. Biker is hard-boiled crime about a reformed motorcycle hoodlum turned private investigator. Skorpio is about a ghost who only appears under a blazing sun. Disco is about a boy who raises a mongrel pup to be World Disc Dog Champion.
Mike will be appearing Friday and Saturday.
A veteran of the comic industry, Rags began his career with DC Comics in 1989 with the TSR licensed book Forgotten Realms. His first super hero series was "Black Condor."
He has since worked on countless titles for DC, most notably "Identity Crisis". Other notable projects include: long runs on "JSA," "Hawkman," not to forget "Batman/Superman," "Nightwing," The New 52 and "First Wave."
Rags has also worked with Valiant, Dark Horse, and Marvel Comics.
From September to May, Rags also teaches at the Joe Kubert School of Cartooning and Graphic Art. He lives in eastern Pennsylvania. Rags will be appearing Saturday only.
Rags will be appearing Friday and Saturday.
Comics and pulps writer/editor best known for his work on the Green
Hornet comic series and Terminator – Burning Earth with Alex Ross. He won the Pulp
Factory Award for Best Pulp Short Story of 2011 for “Vengeance Is Mine,” which
appeared in Moonstone’s The Avenger – Justice Inc. and in 2012 for “The Ghoul,” from
the anthology Monster Aces. He was named Pulp Grand Master by the Pulp Factory
group in 2017. He is the Managing Editor of Airship 27 Productions, a New Pulp Fiction publisher and writes the continuing adventures of both his own character, Brother Bones – the Undead Avenger and the classic pulp hero, Captain Hazzard – Champion of Justice
Ron will be appearing Friday and Saturday.
Roland has written such comics as Cat & Mouse, Planet of the Apes: Blood of the Apes, Battletech, Wizard of Oz, Huckleberry Finn, Cat & Mouse, Tiny, Krey and Switchblade. Roland is best known for his work at Malibu/Marvel Comics where he edited a host of titles only comic geeks know. He teaches writing for comics in the Creative Writing program at Full Sail University and occasionally blogs at www.rolandmann.me.
Roland will be appearing Friday and Saturday.
CRAIG is best known for his work for Archie Comics, having written over 100 consecutive issues of the Jughead comic book (teamed with artist Rex Lindsey) and has been the writer of the Archie syndicated comic strip since 1992. He has also frequently contributed stories to the entire Archie Comics line.
Elsewhere in the comics, Craig has worked on Superman, 'Mazing Man, Bugs Bunny, Disney's Doug, Disney's Recess, Ed Edd & Eddie, Bazooka Joe and his own webcomic and book series, 'Tailipoe.'
Craig served as the chairperson of the Great Lakes chapter of the National Cartoonists Society from 2006-2011.
Craig is currently working on a revival of the Silver-age Charlton Comics character, 'Cap'n Catnip,' with co-creator Tim Fuller.
And at conventions, he does those superhero-themed caricatures!
Craig will be appearing Friday and Saturday.
ROB DAVIS, artist of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek and Art Director, Designer and Illustrator for New Pulp publisher Airship 27 Productions will be appearing this year signing copies of his Graphic Novels Robyn of Sherwood and Daughter of Dracula and the self-published color comic Spirit of Route 66. He will also be signing books he has illustrated for Airship 27 including Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective volumes 1-13. Also available for sale are black and white and color prints and he will take original sketch requests.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/robmdavis
Airship 27’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Airship-27-Productions
Rob will be appearing Friday and Saturday.
GARY KWAPISZ has had a long and varied career in the comics business, working as publisher, artist, writer and sometimes to show what a renaissance guy he is, he even colors and letters.
As a mere youth he was one of the first wave of trouble-makers at the Comics Journal, where he aided them in spreading acrimony and mayhem throughout the comics industry. Leaving Fantagraphics with his professional reputation at a low ebb, he was forced to resort to chicanery to get Marvel editor, Larry Hama, to give him work. Starting at the top, he garnered assignments on Crazy magazine, where unfortunately his work was not enough to forestall it’s cancellation. Fleeing that sinking ship, he rode Hama’s coattails to the Conan books, where he worked for eight happy years on Savage sword of Conan. He has since been described as, ‘’The last great Conan artist.” After that he went on to draw books as diverse as Airboy, the Punisher and worked with Harvey Pekar. But after 15 years in the comic biz, he decided to look into the wider world of illustration to see what it had to offer. There he has worked on many projects, as varied as Sesame Street and the Jurassic Park movies.
But his love of telling stories had him itching to get back to comics. He accomplished that when he partnered with his old buddy, Chuck Dixon, and together they formed their own publishing company, History Graphics Press. Together they published the graphic novels, Civil War Adventure one and two. After garnering rave reviews they sold their books to a larger publisher, Dover Books.
With his love of comics still blazing, Gary is now working on a weekly Pellucidar series of Edger Rice Burroughs, while readying his new series, Stonewall's Arm. It that limited series he will show what really happened at Gettysburg—this time including the interesting details heretofore left out the histories—the resurrected generals, zombies and Satan trying to destroy America. Check it out at stonewallsarm.com
JEFF is a Daytona Beach native. Jeff got his start in comics inking the original Tick for New England Comics, and some of the related spin-off books. From there, he went on to ink for Malibu Comics Ultraverse, on titles such as Prime, Ultraforce, Mantra, Sludge, Prototype and Rune. After a small inking run for Wildstorm and DC Comics, he self-published a few issues of a book called Shanghai, which he wrote and drew. Jeff is also working on new self-published work
Jeff will be appearing Friday and Saturday.
DAN SCHKADE [SHKAH-dee, rhymes with 'body'] is a freelance comic book writer and artist from Austin, Texas. His credits include Lavender Jack, Will Eisner's The Spirit, Battlestar Galactica: Gods and Monsters, San Hannibal, and The Fowl. He lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is a member-at-large of the comic creator collective Helioscope.
He'll talk to anybody.
REACH OUT ON TWITTER: @DANSCHKADE
Dan will be appearing Saturday only.
Bill Nichols is a writer and inker of comics who has worked for Afterburn, Knight Press, Silverline, Caliber, IDW and more as well as the editor of SKETCH MAGAZINE.
He is the editor-in-chief of Afterburn Press, a Florence, KY comic book publisher and his work can be seen in the upcoming PARADOX WARS, BLOOD AND ROSES, TEMPERED STEELE as well as his own webcomic ARTEEST. He is also the writer of the RINGTAIL CAFÉ comic..
Bill is co-writing the upcoming CAMELOT FOREVER series of books with Robert W. Hickey as well as his own comics imprint Sparta Bay featuring his character Ursula and others. A live-action film featuring Ursula is in the works.
As for autographs, Bill never charges. And he loves talking comics and creating them.
Bill will be appearing Friday and Saturday.
Brian has worked on comic books titles such as GI JOE, TRANSFORMERS, DOCTOR WHO, STAR TREK, GHOSTBUSTERS and more. Other projects include his creator owned comics, WILLIAM THE LAST. Brian also can be found on YOUTUBE youtube.com/brian shearer talking about making comics and doing his best to entertain.
Brian will be appearing Friday and Saturday.
Sgt. Slaughter is a professional wrestling icon. He was a former Heavyweight Champion and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2004. His was incorporated into the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toy line as well as its animated series and comic books.
Sgt. Slaughter will be appearing Saturday only from 9am-3pm.
Photo OP: $20
Photo OP/Autograph: $30
Autographed Funko POP(Limited Supply): $35
Autographed Funko Pop (Limited Supply), Photo: $45
Autograph/Photo/Autographed Funko Pop(Limited Supply): $55
Jackie Crofts is an artist living in Indianapolis with her cuddly cat Momo, and her cuddly partner Dan. She is most known for her work on Nutmeg. She enjoys coming of age stories about friendship, mysteries, and illustrating magical spaces. You can find her on twitter and Instagram @pollensalta and check out her work on jackiecrofts.com
Jackie will be appearing Saturday only.