Artists and Writers attending the 2017 Big Apple Comic Con. Contact us if you’d like to join the Artist Alley.
As an author, illustrator, musician, art director, magician, designer, escape artist, filmmaker, pop-culture lecturer, and publisher, Steranko has cut a ferocious path through the entertainment arts. More than 150 innovations he created as artist-writer on Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D., CAPTAIN AMERICA, and X-MEN revolutionized the comics form and, as an illustrator, he painted a multitude of book covers, including 30 SHADOW paperbacks.
Roy Thomas has been a comic writer and often editor since 1965, primarily for Marvel or DC Comics. Among the thousands of comic books he has written are Conan the Barbarian, The Avengers, Fantastic Four, All-Star Squadron, The Invaders, Sub-Mariner, Dr. Strange, Red Sonja, Wonder Woman, The X-Men, The Savage Sword of Conan, and Infinity, Inc. He served as a Marvel editor from 1965-80 (and as its editor-in-chief from 1972-74), and as a DC editor from 1983-86. At Marvel he co-created Ultron, the Vision, Iron Fist, Wolverine, Luke Cage, and other characters. He has written graphic novels starring Conan, Spider-Man, Dracula, Superman, Spider-Man, et al. In the 1980s he co-wrote the films Fire and Ice and Conan the Destroyer. He currently edits the comics-history magazine Alter Ego, writes three online strips for Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., and works with Stan Lee on the Spider-Man newspaper comic strip
Mark Bode is best known for his work on Cobalt 60, Cheech Wizard , Miami Mice, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles . Mark is currently self publishing a new Cobalt 60 story which will be premiered at the convention and producing Bode vinyl toys. Mark is an international revered street artist and has done mural work globally.
Mike McKone hails from the United Kingdom, where he began drawing comic books at age nineteen. Beginning with Justice League of America for DC Comics, his credits include Teen Titans, Exiles, Fantastic Four and The Amazing Spider-Man. Recently, he drew Justice League United and the Avengers original graphic novel: Endless Wartime for Marvel Comics. Current work includes covers for Marvel and DC as well as projects for Dorling Kindersley and the ‘GOTHAM’ television show.
Reilly Brown is an American comic book artist and writer. He has drawn various comics for Marvel Comics including The Amazing Spider-Man, New Warriors, and Incredible Hercules, as well as the digital comic AvX. He's mostly known for his work as an artist in Cable & Deadpool.
Rich has been drawing and writing comics for the past 40 years, and during his career he has illustrated nearly every major character for Marvel and D.C. Comics. He is the creator of Deathlok, the first cyborg in comics, and is also the author of two trade books: “How To Draw Super-Heroes” and “How To Draw Dynamic Comic Books” (published by Vanguard Press, with an introduction by Stan Lee).
William "Billy" Tucci is an illustrator, writer and filmmaker best known among American comic book audiences for his creator-owned title and character, Shi.
Howard Victor Chaykin is an American comic book writer and artist famous for his innovative storytelling and sometimes controversial material. Chaykin’s influences include the comic book artist Gil Kane and the mid-20th century book illustrators Robert Fawcett and Al Parker.
Arthur Suydam is an American comic book artist. He has done artwork for magazines including Heavy Metal, Epic Illustrated, and National Lampoon. His comic book work includes Batman, Conan, Tarzan, Predator, Aliens, Death Dealer, and Marvel Zombies.
Michael Golden is a legend in the comic book industry, but one that has never stopped adding to his legacy as a storytelling professional. Co-creator of the X-men's Rogue character, Spartan X and Bucky O'Hare, Michael is known worldwide for his groundbreaking work on "The Nam, Micronauts, G.I. Joe Yearbook, Dr. Strange, among much more. Golden's work can be seen on covers from The Walking Dead, Marvel Civil War, Rom, Micronauts, Spawn, Nightwing, Iron Man, Heroes for Hire, Exiles, Demon's Regret, Spiderman, Vampirella, Captain American, The Punisher, The Hulk, as well as numerous other titles.
Writer, editor, and color-artist Renee Witterstaetter is the author of "Nick Cardy: The Aritst at War", "Excess: The Art of Michael Golden", "Tex: The Art or Mark Texeira", the children's book "Kerry and the Scary Things", "Dying for Action: The Life and Films of Jackie Chan", and "Nick Cardy: Wit-Lash", among many others. Renee began the comic phase of her career working on such titles as "Guardians of the Galaxy", "Superman", "Silver Surfer", "Conan The Barbarian", "The Punisher", and "Conan Saga".
Ramona Fradon is an American comic book and comic strip artist, known for her work illustrating Aquaman and Brenda Starr, and co-creating the superhero Metamorpho. Her career began in 1950!
Guy is an American comic book artist and creator. Having been in the comic book industry for over 20 years,
he has worked for large, mainstream companies such as Marvel & DC as well as independent companies.
His bold, distinctive style shows in every piece he creates.
Brian started his illustration career at Marvel Comics in 1994, working on popular characters such as the X-Men, Captain America and Fantastic Four. From 2001-2005, Brian produced over 25 custom comics for MLB & NBA franchises!
Hon-Bun Leung is a NYC based freelance artist addicted to making art and stickers!
Soo is a comic book creator and illustrator living in NYC. She attended the School of Visual Arts for comic art and illustration. She has been published by Boom!, Stela, Image, Action Lab, Double Take, and is currently working with Chapterhouse, to be released in 2017.
Dan Fogel is a leading authority and historian of Underground, Alternative, and Adult comic books. A comics & collectibles retailer for 4 decades, he shares his expertise as a Special Advisor for The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, ComicsPriceGuide.com, and GPAnalysis.com. He is the author and publisher of the 2006 Fogel's Underground Comix Price Guide, its 2010 Supplement, and the current Fogel's Underground Price & Grading Guide 2015-16 V.1: Underground Comix, the industry standard for retailers, collectors and investors. His companies Fogelcomix, Hippy Comix, and Apex Novelties have published dozens of titles and helped keep classic Underground Comix art—including several remastered collections of work by R. Crumb, S. Clay Wilson, and Spain Rodriguez—in print. His writing, editing, and publishing career began in the late '80s with Larry Welz's best-selling line of books starring Cherry Poptart. Fogel is currently based in Cleveland, and when not writing, editing, or publishing comics or books about them, is the art agent for Dan O’Neill and Ted Richards of the notorious Air Pirates Studios, and the licensing agent for Dana Crumb Associates. He can be reached online at www.hippycomix.com and https://www.tumblr.com/blog/hippycomix
Nancy Silberkleit is co-CEO of Archie Comics Publications, one of the most successful, longest-running brands in the history of the comic industry. Her vision is that the comic book is a valuable tool for developing literacy among first-time readers and instilling a love of reading in everyone. Her motto is "Comic Books + Children = Reading, Knowledge, Confidence and Creativity." Silberkleit is also an entrepreneur in the comic book industry, she created the popular Comic Book Fairs across North America as events to ignite interest in reading, as well as fund-raising for schools. Silberkleit sees comics as a powerful tool that stimulates and builds today's children into tomorrow’s strong creative thinkers—ones that are prepared to approach complex situations. Silberkleit established Rise Above Social Issue Foundation Inc. a non-profit that addresses challenging social issues, such as childhood obesity, bullying, discrimination and environmental concerns, through comic books. Nancy Silberkleit believes that by encouraging literacy, self-confidence, and knowledge through age accessible, non-threatening reading materials, we can stimulate creativity and tolerance in youth and foster them to be a positive influence on peers. With all that responsibility Silberkleit has recently launched the Pop- up Comic Extravaganzas, comic events, that continues to connect people to the genre of the comic book world. http://www.riseabovesocialissues.com/
Starting in 1982, Geof has drawn for Marvel and DC Comics. His first full issue was Daredevil #203, which led to regular series runs on Swords of the Swashbucklers, Conan the King, The ‘Nam, Conan the Barbarian, Suicide Squad, Dr. Strange and Namor, along with numerous short runs and one-offs on titles such as Spider-Man and Thor.
Michael Christopher "Mike" Diana is an underground cartoonist. His work, which is largely self-published, deals with themes including sexuality, violence, and religion
Arash Zandieh is Owner/Creator of Evolution Comics INC, CEO of Bad Monkey PDX, Radio Host, Director, Business Owner, & Property Owner.
Fly-O is an Illustrator, Comics Artist, Painter, Graphic Designer, Teacher, Writer, Musician and long-time LES Squatter & Squat Historian. She has been self-publishing zines and comics since the mid 80s and her work has appeared in the Village Voice, Juxtapoz, Punk Magazine, Maximum Rocknroll, New York Press, Comics Journal, SF Bay Guardian and multiple other publications.
Nicoline is an author who creates worlds where readers are sure to find fantasy and adventure mixed in with her own unique style of mystery and darkness.
Writer and creator of SHAMAN for Locust Moon Press and HEAVENLY BLUES for Scout Comics.
Chelle Mayer is an artist raised by a cartoon. Granddaughter of Golden Age cartoonist, Sheldon Mayer, she is a multi-media artist with a passion for comics in her blood.
Barbara is a freelance illustrator whose been drawing full-time since November 2015.
Josh is an incredible artist with many amazing pieces from some of your favorite super hero shows. Don't miss your chance to meet him at Big Apple Comic Con!
Stan Chou (pronounced “cho”) excels at storytelling, and naturally
gravitated toward creating storyboards, animatics and comic books. He
has a successful track record with clients curated through both the
internet and networking in New York City, such as Take-Two Interactive
(Double Take Comics), Leath Group, InkWhiskey, HyperX, FUBAR Press,
Frank Huntington Stack is an American underground cartoonist and fine artist. Working under the name Foolbert Sturgeon to avoid persecution for his work while living in the Bible Belt, Stack published what is considered by many to be the first underground comic, "The Adventures of Jesus", in 1962.
Adam Air Willams
Adam Air Williams is a prolific cartoonist who is always cutting edge, even after creating, publishing, and contributing to scores of comix, zines, and tabloids since the Eighties. Some of his many credits include: Demented Tales, One Nation Underground, Hell For Leather, Madhappys, Negative Burn #40, TP #1 with Sophie Crumb, and Crackula.
Hello, My name is Jesse Wolfe (a.k.a TheUrbanWriter3) and I am a recent college graduate that has a passion for telling stories. I have always had a wild imagination and it was this imagination that helped get me through the hard times as a kid. My biggest influences would have to be DC, Marvel and the tv show Supernatural.
Mario AC Della Casa
World Renowned Celebrity Artist Mario AC Della Casa, is best known for his art work in Jeannie's Bottle, Freddy The Flute, and the tv show DALLAS.