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Big Apple Comic Con 2021 – Guests


Guests

Jim Steranko

Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D., CAPTAIN AMERICA, X-MEN

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.

Jim Steranko

Origin of Play

The History of Video Games Free play all day

Take a trip through the history of our favorite couch sport, video games with Origin of Play Games genres from classic arcade to the new Esports titles and virtual reality. Different game types from original Mario all the way to Fortnite.

Origin of Play

Jason David Frank

Power Rangers. World Karate Hall of Fame

Jason David Frank played Tommy Oliver in the long-running television show POWER RANGERS. He appeared in the most episodes as the most different rangers (MMPR Green Ranger, MMPR White Ranger, Red Zeo, Red Turbo, Black Dino Thunder) in the show's 26-year history. He’s a highly accomplished martial artist with an 8th degree black belt in Karate, purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Master of Muay Thai, and inductee of the World Karate Hall of Fame. He created his own martial arts system, "Toso Kune Do" and owns Rising Sun Karate with two schools in Texas and one in California. He became the first to portray the superhero Bloodshot, a former soldier that can regenerate, in the digital series NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE for Valiant Entertainment. The JDF Spoken Truth series on his YouTube channel features poetry written and recorded by him including visuals to match his spoken words.

Jason David Frank

David Lloyd

September 25-26 (pending confirmation)__ V For Vendetta, Kickback

DAVID LLOYD is the illustrator and co-creator of V FOR VENDETTA.
His work has featured in the HELLBLAZER series, ALIENS, GLOBAL FREQUENCY, and WAR STORIES. He's also the author of the acclaimed crime graphic novel, KICKBACK , which is now available in digital form from Amazon. His current, and entire, occupation is publishing the cyberspace comics art magazine, ACES WEEKLY at www.acesweekly.co.uk Samples of David's work and information on his past and present projects can be found via www.lforlloyd.com, on Deviantart.com, and on his Facebook page.

David Lloyd

Felipe Rose

September 25-26 (pending confirmation)___ Founding Member of the Legendary Original Village People!

Felipe Rose is a Founding Member of the Original Village People!

To date the group has sold over 100 million records beginning in 1977 with the song
“San Francisco/Hollywood” followed by ‘Macho Man’, YMCA’, ‘In The Navy’ and ‘Go West’

In 1980 Felipe and the group starred in the musical “Can’t Stop The Music”
w/Bruce Jenner, Steve Guttenberg and Valerie Perrine.

Felipe is an Actor, Singer, Motivational Speaker, Celebrity Chef and Ordained Minister. As a solo artist Felipe has earned several ‘Native American Music Awards’ with songs
such as; Trail of Tears, We’re Still Here, Red Hawk Woman and most recently Going
Back To My Roots (2018).

Felipe Rose

Jim Steranko

September 25-26 (pending confirmation) ____ S.H.I.E.L.D., Captain America, X-Men

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.

Photo Courtesy Luigi Novi

Jim Steranko

Erica Schultz

September 25-26 (pending confirmation)_____ Daredevil, Forgotten Home

Erica Schultz is a comic book writer best known for 2018’s DAREDEVIL Annual and the award-winning, creator-owned series M3 with artist Vicente Alcázar. Her latest book is the urban fantasy series FORGOTTEN HOME published by ComiXology Originals/Vices Press with artist Marika Cresta. In 2016, she was chosen by DC Comics to participate in the pilot program of their Talent Development Workshop, collaborating with artist Sonny Liew on a well-received HAWKGIRL story. She has written for Marvel, DC, Dynamite, 2000AD, and Action Lab, as well as contributed to multiple anthologies including Image Comics’ WHERE WE LIVE for the victims of the Las Vegas shooting (nominated for a 2019 Eisner Award) and THE 27 CLUB: A COMICS ANTHOLOGY published by Red Stylo Media and Action Lab Danger Zone (nominated for a 2016 Harvey Award). Erica is a writing instructor at The Kubert School in New Jersey and a lettering instructor for ComicsExperience.com.
Website: http://www.ericaschultzwrites.com/
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/EricaSchultz42

Erica Schultz

Mark Texeira

September 25-26 (pending confirmation)______ Jonah Hex, Buckaroo Banzai, The Punisher

NYC native, painter, and illustrator Mark Texeira was granted the Presidential Scholarship at the School of Visual Arts. His career began in the early 80s at DC Comics on such titles as: HOUSE OF MYSTERY, THE SWAMP THING (movie adaptation), WARLORD, and several minicomics sold with the toys for Mattel’s MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE. His Marvel Comics credits include: BUCKAROO BANZAI, PSI-FORCE, THE PUNISHER, GHOST RIDER, WOLVERINE, DARKMAN, and SABRETOOTH. Tex is credited in the last four Marvel Studios movies for co-creating with Christopher Priest the fierce female warriors the Dora Milaje in BLACK PANTHER. Recently he has worked on the JONAH HEX/YOSEMITE SAM SPECIAL and the DEATHSTROKE/YOGI BEAR SPECIAL for DC, and for Insight Comics the graphic novel A MILLION WAYS TO DIE HARD with Frank Tieri, based on the film franchise. Tex can be found painting and hanging art at his old digs the Art Students League in NY.

Mark Texeira

Billy Tucci

September 25-26 ______________Shi, Sgt. Rock, A Child Is Born

Billy Tucci is an award-winning cartoonist best known for his modern-day samurai fable, SHI. Through Billy’s Crusade Fine Arts, the multi-Eisner Award-nominated SHI has been printed in five languages and has sold more than 3 million comic books. He is also known for DC Comics’ SGT. ROCK, HARLEY’S LITTLE BLACK BOOK, and the Eisner Award Nominated story “Batman – Trick For The Scarecrow.” His earnest graphic novel retelling of the Christmas story, A CHILD IS BORN, has quietly turned into an international blockbuster after winning the Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award. 2018 sees the release of the all-new SHI-RETURN OF THE WARRIOR graphic novel, along with two new creator owned projects, ZOMBIE-SAMA!, APPALACHIAN APOCALYPSE, and several mainstream projects to be announced.
www.apostlearts.com
www.crusadefinearts.com

Billy Tucci