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MARCH 26, 2022 GUESTS


Guests

Reilly Brown

Deadpool, Spider-Man, Power Play, Batman

New Jersey native Reilly Brown is a top selling comic artist and writer for DC comics, Marvel Comics and Line Webtoon. He's known for bringing a sense of character and personality to the projects that he works on, balancing a combination of light-hearted humor, with fast paced superhero action.
Best known for his work on several DEADPOOL titles, Reilly has also lent his talents to series such as Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN among others, as well as creator-owned comics like POWER PLAY and OUTRAGE.
Reilly currently lives in West Orange with his wife and two children.

Reilly Brown

Esad T. Ribić

The Eternals, X-Men, Thor, Conan

Magical Animator and comic book artist Esad T. Ribić has revolutionized the metaphysics of Marvel Comics. His work includes Loki, Silver Surfer: Requiem, Sub-Mariner: The Depths and the 2015 Secret Wars. Born in Croatia, Ribić graduated from the School of Applied Arts and Design in Zagreb as a graphic designer. He started making comics in the early 90s, doing shorts strips and illustrations for the Croatian Plavi magazine (Vjesnik) and German Gespenster Geschichten (Bastei Verlag). Ribić also worked for Zagreb Film as a film animator on such series as The Little Flying Bears and Lapitch the Little Shoemaker. His unique style and sense of action defines the state of comic book art in the 21st century.

Esad T. Ribić

Alitha Evelyn Martinez

Black Panther, X-Men, Voltron, Fearless

Alitha Evelyn Martinez is the Eisner Award Winning artist of the Black Panther: World of Wakanda series. Her professional career began in 1999 penciling Iron Man for Marvel Entertainment. Since then, she has worked on X-Men: Black Sun; Marvel Age Fantastic Four; Black Panther and Black Panther: World of Wakanda; X-Men Gold Annual; Moon Girl, Mark Morales Spiderman, and Fearless; Voltron; NBC’s Heroes; New 52 Bat Girl; Archie Comic’s New Crusaders and Riverdale; and WWE Superstar, WWE Slam City, and Barbie for Paper Cutz. Larger projects that required more than just penciling and inking include graphic novels like Vampire: My Boyfriend Bites; Kung Fu Masters; Quest for Dragon Mountain for Lerner Publications; also, Political cartooning for the New York Post. She also works on her creator-owned titles Yume and Ever, and Foreign, which is published through her company, Ariotstorm Productions, LLC. Current projects include Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur for Marvel and Humanoid’s new American title, Omni.

Alitha says the most rewarding part of her career is participating in the US State Department’s World Speaker Program. Traveling to parts unknown to teach comic book workshops and bring the art of storytelling to people who would have no other way of getting such information. "I was once in the same position, practicing a craft that I didn’t know was a profession. I love representing my country and my industry." Check out her website: https://www.ariotstorm.com/ Follow Alitha on Twitter: @Ariotstorm

Alitha Evelyn Martinez

Arthur Suydam

Marvel Zombies, Deadpool, Mugwogs, Vampirella, Cholly and Flytrap

Arthur Suydam The Zombie King," as he is known, rose to stardom for his work on the smash hit series "Marvel Zombies," the lines at his booth at any given show are a testament to the enduring "zombie craze," with Suydam as a forerunner. He is also renowned as the Deadpool cover artist on "Merc with a Mouth." As well as "The Walking Dead." And he is credited as being one of the first artists to bring fine art painting techniques to the world of comics in such books as "Cholly and Flytrap" and "Mudwogs." 
Recent awards for Arthur include "The Spike TV Scream Award (Best Artist)," "Spectrum Gold Award for Institutional Art," "The San Sebastian Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award,"as well as the "University of Maryland Eastern Shore Lifetime Achievement Award," among others. 
His work can also be seen on works for "DCeased," "The Walking Dead," "Deadpool, "Batman," "Wolverine," "Fantastic Four," "X-Men," "Ghost Rider," "Army of Darkness" "Vampirella," and too many to name here. His "Cholly and Flytrap" series has recently been compiled into a collected volumne, marking that great achievement and it's place in comic history.

Arthur Suydam

Jamal Igle

Molly Danger, Venture, The Wrong Earth, New Warriors

Jamal Igle is the recipient of the 2011 Inkpot Award for outstanding achievement in Comic Art. He is writer/artist/Creator of MOLLY DANGER for Action Lab Entertainment, the co-creator of VENTURE with Dynamo 5 creator/writer Jay Faerber, and the penciller/ co-creator of THE WRONG EARTH with writer and Editor in Chief, Tom Peyer for Ahoy Comics. Jamal is a comic industry veteran whose detailed pencils have graced books as varied as The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, the all-ages action miniseries "Race Against Time" as well as mainstream hits such as G.I.Joe, Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Green Lantern. Jamal has served as the series artist for popular runs on Firestorm the Nuclear Man, Nightwing, and Tangent: Superman's Reign, Superman, Supergirl and Zatanna for DC Comics, Noble Causes for Image Comics, and a four-issue run on New Warriors for Marvel Comics.
Jamal recently completed the sequels to the hit series BLACK called WHITE from Black
Superpowers/ Black Mask Studios, and THE WRONG EARTH: NIGHT AND DAY, THE
MYSTERIOUS MICRO-FACE for NPR Planet Money and MILESTONES IN HISTORY for DC Comics. Currently, Jamal is working with legendary Batman writer SCOTT SNYDER on his new creator-owned series, DUDLEY DATSON AND THE FOREVER MACHINE for Comixology.
Connect with Jamal @ https://www.facebook.com/jamal.igle, https://twitter.com/JAMALIGLE, https://www.instagram.com/jamal_igle_artist/

Jamal Igle

Melissa Roxburgh

Star Trek Beyond, The Marine 4, Manifest

Ensign Syl in the 2016 film Star Trek Beyond, Melissa is a fast rising star of film and video: from Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2011) and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012), and Olivia Tanis in The Marine 4: Moving Target, she is also Michaela Stone in the NBC television series Manifest, which ran from 2018 and will return for a fourth and final season with Netflix.

Melissa Roxburgh

Michael Uslan

Executive Producer of Batman film franchise and Joker

New Jersey native Michael Uslan is the Originator and Executive Producer of THE BATMAN film franchise and Executive Producer of JOKER, the Christopher Nolan DARK KNIGHT Trilogy, JUSTICE LEAGUE, and many related DC animated films. Uslan rose to notoriety in the early 70s as the first instructor of an accredited course on the serious study of comics as folklore. This led to him authoring the first comics textbook, THE COMIC BOOK IN AMERICA, working at DC Comics scripting THE SHADOW, BEOWULF, DETECTIVE COMICS starring BATMAN, and editing several excellent collections of ARCHIE and DC war & romance stories. In the 80s he produced two SWAMP THING films followed by the 90s TV series, but in 1989 he changed the world when, after a decade of hard work, he was instrumental in launching Tim Burton’s BATMAN which started the blockbuster film franchise that continues with Joaquin Phoenix in JOKER, THE BATMAN in 2021, and beyond! This Fall saw the release of the brand-new paperback edition of his memoir, THE BOY WHO LOVED BATMAN.

Michael Uslan

Shantel VanSanten

The Boys, One Tree Hill, The Flash, For All Mankind

Shantel VanSanten is an American actress and model. She is the star of the Amazon hit show The Boys, and the Apple sci-fi TV series For All Mankind. She was amazing in the role of Quinn James on the popular teen drama series One Tree Hill, and as recurring character on The Flash. She also appeared in the films: The Final Destination, You and I, and Something Wicked.

Shantel VanSanten

Khoi Pham

X-Men, Teen Titans, Spider-Man, X-Factor

Khoi is an artist and mentor. His artworks include DC’s Teen Titans, Marvel’s Mighty Avengers, X-Men Legacy, Scarlet Spider, Spider-Man, Daredevil, Chaos War, Incredible Hercules, Gambit, Mighty Thor, X-Factor, and Topcow’s Cyberforce. He has done numerous cover illustrations for various publications. As a mentor Khoi offers a path to becoming a successful artist, that comes from "mastering confidence". "Mentoring is us working together to discover, instill, and grow that confidence that we all need to achieve the life we want as artists. We achieve that through listening, supporting, and being accountable. We also achieve that through patience and consistent effort over a long period of time."

Khoi Pham

Cerina Vincent

Cabin Fever, Power Rangers Lost Galaxy, The Walking Dead, Stuck in the Middle

Cerina Vincent is an actor and author who began her career on the #1 kids show in the world, POWER RANGERS LOST GALAXY, as “Maya, The Yellow Power Ranger,” and is world renown for her daring film roles in NOT ANOTHER TEEN MOVIE and her Saturn Award nominated performance in horror sensation CABIN FEVER. Genre fans also love her in RETURN TO HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, IT WATS, TALES OF HALLOWEEN and AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD, COLD STORAGE. Cerina has appeared in over 30 films and guest starred on dozens of TV’S most popular comedies and dramas including TWO AND A HALF MEN, MIKE AND MOLLY, CALIFORNICATION and NCIS to name a few. She quickly become every kid’s favorite “TV mom” in Disney’s Channels # 1 comedy, STUCK IN THE MIDDLE where she plays a quirky, comedic mother of 7 children. And she just wrapped leading roles in two dramatic thrillers for the LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK. Cerina co-wrote the “Hot Chick” book series—three bestselling, non-fiction books for women with HARPER COLLINS. And her first children’s book, EVERYBODY HAS A BELLY BUTTON will be released March of 2022 from SKYHORSE PUBLISHING. This whimsical, rhyming book for babies and toddlers was inspired by her own baby when she started the conversation with him about skin color, race, and equity. Cerina is the co-host of RAISING AMAZING, a parenting podcast with a pediatrician, and lives in Los Angeles with her toddler and fiancé.
Check out Cerina on Instagram & Twitter @cerinavincent and Facebook: @official.cerina.vincent

Cerina Vincent

Mark Bode'

Lizard of Oz, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Cobalt-60

Mark has been working as a professional comic artist since the age of 15 when he was asked to color VAUGHN BODE's (his father) black and white strip ZOOKS, for HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE. The Bode style has heavily influenced the hip hop and street art movement.

In the comic book field Mark is known for MIAMI MICE, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES and the graphic novel series COBALT 60.

Mark has designed vinyl toys, clothing and sneakers for PUMA, ECKO and HUF. He is also well known as a mural artist and is invited to paint murals around the world. He will be at BigApple to exhibit his featured work in HEAVY METAL and present his new line of apparel through DeKryptic.

Mark Bode'

Michelle Harrison

Flash, Paycheck, The Invisible, 40 Days and 40 Nights.

Michelle Harrison is an American actress, known for her exceptional performances on Paycheck (2003), The Invisible (2007) and 40 Days and 40 Nights (2002) and especially in her role as Nora Allen / The Speed Force in the CW series The Flash, and in the feature film Hit n' Strum.

Michelle Harrison

Erica Schultz

Daredevil, Forgotten Home

Erica Schultz is on a roll. A uniquely gifted writer she is best known for 2018’s DAREDEVIL Annual and the award-winning, creator-owned series M3 with artist Vicente Alcázar. Her latest work is Bylines In Blood from AfterShock Comix co-written with Van Jensen with art by Aneke, follows the Ringo Award nominated, 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

Rich Davis

Cult of Dracula, Rise of Dracula

Rich Davis is the writer and creator of the underground horror sensation "Cult of Dracula" and “Rise of Dracula” from Source Point Press. His first book, “Cult of Dracula’’, was a 2021 Top 100 comic and all-time best seller for Source Point Press. In a short period of time, he has built a reputation in the comic book industry as an innovator with a tireless work ethic. His first comic "Cult of Dracula" has sold more than 50,000 units and has been optioned by Sure Pictures for film and Television development.

Source Point Press has exercised its option to publish his full, three volume Dracula saga. Rich also has upcoming comic book projects "Prometheus In Chains", "Shooter" and an untitled, depression era circus tale in development among other currently unannounced projects.

Rich has led an eclectic life. Rich is a core cast member on the Hit Netflix series Swap Shop. He is currently in negotiations to return for a third season on the show. He founded a performing arts theatre, worked as a concert booker and a film producer. He has been a radio personality, an actor and a screenwriter. He even served as a campaign staffer for two Presidential campaigns! Now he gets to tell scary stories for a living.

Some might wonder at such an eclectic background, but he prefers to see it as an adventure.

Rich Davis

Kawaii Kiwi Cosplay

Pro Cosplayer, Pro Figure Skater, Social Media Video Creator

Kawaii Kiwi Cosplay is a NY based Cosplayer and Professional Figure Skater. Within just 3 years, she gained a huge social media following on TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube for her creativity and cosplay creativity. In 2019, She won QCAC cosplay contest as Toga Himiko. In 2021 KawaiiKiwiCosplay & TheLastBlackMoon teamed up and won the QCAC Craftsmanship Contest.

Kawaii Kiwi Cosplay

Maiara Walsh

Desperate Housewifes, Cory in the House, Switched At Birth

Maiara Walsh was Ana Solis on the sixth season of the ABC show Desperate Housewives, Meena Paroom on the Disney Channel sitcom Cory in the House and Simone Sinclair on the ABC Family series Switched at Birth.

Maiara Walsh

James Sherman

Transmutation of Ike Garuda, Superboy, Legion of Superheroes

James Sherman is a master artist and superb colorist whose work has traversed the arc of DC and Marvel Comics since the mid-1970s. From Tarzan Family #65 and Blackhawk #248. Sherman’s work on Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes in the late 1970s is legendary. He and writer Paul Levitz introduced the Dawnstar character in Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes #226 (April 1977)
At Marvel Comics, Sherman worked on various titles including The Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #3 (1981) which featured a guest appearance by the Man-Wolf.
In 1980, Sherman joined Upstart Associates, a shared studio space on West 29th Street in New York City. Founded by Howard Chaykin, Walt Simonson, Val Mayerik, and Jim Starlin
In 1991, Sherman did the artwork for Elaine Lee's noir space opera masterpiece, The Transmutation of Ike Garuda.
(image Luigi Novi, thanks)

James Sherman

Roy Schwartz

Is Superman Circumcised

Roy Schwartz is the author of "Is Superman Circumcised? The Complete Jewish History of the World’s Greatest Hero" and "The Darkness in Lee’s Closet and the Others Waiting There." "Is Superman Circumcised?" won the 2021 international Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year.
Roy has written for a wide range of publications, including New York Daily News, Jerusalem Post and Philosophy Now. He currently writes about pop culture for The Forward and CNN.com.
He received his BA in English from the New School University and interdisciplinary MA in English and social thought from NYU. He has taught English and writing at the City University of New York and is a former writer-in-residence fellow at the New York Public Library.
Roy can be found at royschwartz.com and on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook as @RealRoySchwartz.

Roy Schwartz

Jim Salicrup

Writer, Editor, Editor in Chief, Marvel Comics, Topps Comics

Jim Salicrup was born and raised in the Bronx and dreamed of one day moving to Manhattan to live and to work at Marvel Comics. In 1972, at the age of 15, his dream was realized. Salicrup was hired to messenger pages of art from the Marvel offices to the Comics Code Authority. While attending Manhattan’s High School of Art and Design, he took on more Bullpen responsibilities, including helping package black-and-white reprints for the expanding UK market. Eventually he worked his way up to editor, with titles such as Chris Claremont and John Byrne’s The Uncanny X-Men, Byrne’s Fantastic Four, and long runs on Captain America and The Avengers under his purview. While overseeing the Spider-Man titles, he edited “Kraven’s Last Hunt,” the wedding of Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson, and recruited Todd McFarlane to draw The Amazing Spider-Man and, later, the artist’s own Spider-Man title. Salicrup also edited the insider newsmagazine Marvel Age for eight years, and scripted titles in Marvel’s Star Comics line, including Visionaries and The Inhumanoids. In 1992, after 20 years at Marvel, he left to serve as editor-in-chief at Topps Comics, where he launched Jack Kirby’s last major project in comics, the Kirbyverse. In the late ’90s, he worked for Stan Lee as a writer/editor at his Stan Lee Media startup. Salicrup, and his publishing partner Terry Nantier, launched Papercutz in 2005, publishing graphic novels and comicbooks such as the Smurfs, The Loud House, Asterix, and many more.

Jim Salicrup

Brett Azar

Young Rock, Terminator Genisys, Gotham, Jessica Jones

Brett, a champion body builder, plays Iron Sheik in the NBC hit Young Rock with Dwayne Johnson. He was the perfect motion capture model for the famous T-800 first portrayed by the one and only Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator Genisys (2015) and Terminator Dark Fate. As a lifelong fan of Schwarzenegger, Azar's championship physique was used to replicate the famous cyborg in its human disguise during certain fight scenes. He has also worked in other popular films including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) and Central Intelligence (2016). In addition to his film work, Azar appeared on television series including Jessica Jones (2015), Gotham (2014) and The Blacklist (2013).

Brett Azar

Jesse Simon

Joe Simon and Jack Kirby Historian

Jesse is a Legacy of Captain America Creator Joe Simon. Jesse having vast knowledge about Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, works specifically to preserve the history of their works in all its forms.
Jesse is also an established historian of Golden, Silver age Comic books and the revolutionary Simon and Kirby partnership. Growing up with Joe, Jesse developed a love for the golden age and artwork.
Viewing historic pieces and making intimate memories with a pioneer of Comics, Jesse now shares his experiences and keeps Joe’s memory alive.



Jesse Simon

Empire Saber Guild

Light Saber Training, Use of the Force

The Empire Saber Guild's mission is to share our love of Star Wars with people of all ages and to follow the Jedi path
of spreading hope and good will wherever we go. We aim to bring a little bit of wonder and
transport our audiences to a galaxy far, far away.
Saber Guild is a non-profit, all-volunteer, international organization that specializes in light saber
stage choreography and education. Saber Guild temples can be found in Europe, Asia, and
across the US. Empire Saber Guild is the New York chapter of Saber Guild."

 Empire Saber Guild

Katie Barberi

Spooner, The Bronx Zoo, Every Which Way, Garbage Pail Kids, Its Your Movie, Alguna Vez Tendremos


Mexican American bilingual actress Katie Barberi is notably one of the most recognizable telenovela stars of her time. Katie has enjoyed a successful career in both English and Spanish speaking television on a global level. She began acting professionally in Los Angeles in television, film and stage when she was ten. Her first project being Lillian Hellman’s Watch on the Rhine at the Colony Theater. Guest starring roles in It’s Your Move opposite Jason Bateman and Silver Spoons opposite Ricky Schroder marked Katie’s debut in primetime television. She subsequently had the opportunity to do starring roles in three Disney films: Spooner, Appearances, and Not Quite Human II, opposite Alan Thicke and Robert Urich. She played “Maria Delucci” in a recurring role in the NBC series The Bronx Zoo. At sixteen, Katie had the pleasure of starring as “Tangerine” opposite Anthony Newley and Mackenzie Astin in the now cult classic The Garbage Pail Kids Movie. Katie went on to star in such record-breaking telenovelas as Alguna Vez Tendremos Alas opposite Kate del Castillo, El Privilegio de Amar, Por Tu Amor, and Salome for the Mexico City-based studio, Televisa. She then starred in such Telemundo mega hits as Doña Barbara, opposite Edith Gonzalez, Bella Calamidades, and Mi Corazon Insiste opposite Jen Carlos Canela. Katie starred for three seasons and 200 Episodes as “Ursula” on the hit Nickelodeon LatinAmerica television series Grachi. She then completed four seasons of the hit Nickelodeon series, Every Witch Way, which aired on Nickelodeon prime time, reprising the role she made famous in Grachi. Her most recent guest starring turns include the Mid-Season Finale episode of USA Network’s hit series, Burn Notice, opposite Sharon Gless, and The Arrangement, opposite John Pankow, as well as hosting Investigation Discovery’s Soap Block for the Discovery Channel. In February of 2020, Katie guest-starred as “Brenda McKinney” on NBC’s Chicago Fire. She has starred in several premiere stage productions in the United States and Mexico, including the rock opera Dracula, Equus, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change and in the critically acclaimed comedy Sweet Fifteen at the San Diego Repertory Theatre. In Chicago, Katie was very excited to return to the stage in Hundreds and Hundreds of Stars at the Goodman Theatre. Katie starred in the world premiere of The Abuelas at Victory Gardens for Teatro Vista, written by Stephanie Alison Walker. Katie is repped by Newman/Thomas Management in the United States and Ileana Pereira Representaciones Artísticas Internationally.
Instagram: @therealkatiebarberi
Twitter: @katiebarberi

Katie Barberi

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

Russ Braun

Jimmy's Bastards, The Boys, Where Monsters Dwell, Batman: Venom

Russ started working in comics in 1989 at DC Comics. His work included everything from Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight to Swamp Thing, Animal Man, JLA, and War of the Gods. At DC he worked some of the all time comic artist greats including Joe Orlando, Carmine Infantino, Jose Luis Garcia Lopez and George Perez.
After leaving DC Russ worked for 7 years at Walt Disney Feature Animation Florida on the films Mulan, Tarzan, Emperor's New Groove, Lilo&Stitch and Brother Bear. In 2004 he returned to New York and comics 24/7. He has worked for all the major companies producing: Fables, Jack of Fables, Fairest and Sixpack & Dogwelder: Hard-Travelin' Heroez, for DC/Vertigo, Hellstorm: Son of Satan, and Where Monsters Dwell for Marvel, and Battlefields and The Boys with Garth Ennis for Dynamite. Garth and Russ recently finished their creator owned Jimmy's Bastards for Aftershock.

Russ Braun

Jon Roscetti

The Venture Bros, Our Cartoon President,

Jon Roscetti is a New York City-based visual storyteller with over 17 years of experience in animation and live-action storyboarding, comics, illustration, and design. A graduate of New
York’s School of Visual Arts, Jon’s credits include the cult-hit series The Venture Bros. for Adult Swim/Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon's "Blaze and The Monster Machines," "Our Cartoon
President" produced by Stephen Colbert, Evil Ink Comics’ "The Amory Wars" created by Coheed & Cambria’s Claudio Sanchez and published by BOOM! Studios, and the Marvel
Ultimate Comics: Absolute Carnage animated motion-comic. In 2020 Jon joined the roster of artists at Magnus Arts Group managed by Chris Allo.

Jon Roscetti

Chris Allo

Marvel Entertainment Talent Manager, Artist Agent

Chris Allo's career in comics has spanned over 20 years. Half of that was at Marvel Entertainment. He began his career with an Internship(1999) and capped it off as part of Talent Management(2010). He assisted in managing hundreds of freelancers in various capacities. He assisted in building the Brand Assurance department from the ground up. He hosted and reviewed portfolios for visiting students from SCAD, RISD and did portfolio reviews at the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art and The Society if Illustrators
During conventions, Chris gave full-on portfolio reviews and critiques to hundreds of aspiring artists. Chris has helped many artists still working in the biz today, get their first big breaks in the comic industry. Mico Suayan, Harvey Tolibao, Nic Klein, Rafa Sandoval, Jorge Molina, Jelena Djurdjevic, Gerald Parel, Frank Martin, Khoi Pham, Jay David Ramos and Marko Djurdjevic to name a few. Some of Chris's career highlights include getting to staff interior and cover art for the Marvel Illustrated line with editor Ralph Macchio, including having Skottie Young-do all art for the Wizard of Oz books. Convincing Arthur Suydam to do the Marvel Zombies covers. Getting to edit the Annual What if?! line of books for the first time with Editor, Justin Gabrie in 2008 and again in 2009 And bringing Butch Guice and Adam Pollina back into mainstream comics after long absences.
Chris now owns and operates manages Magnus Arts, a full-service arts agency with ten artists. Harvey Tolibao, Leonardo Colapietro, Claudia Ianciello, Alessandro Micelli, Pow Rodrix, Karen S. Darboe, Thomas, Nachlik, Timothy Green II, and HMT Studios are some of the notable artists being represented by Magnus Arts. Clients include Marvel Entertainment, Skybound, Valiant Entertainment, Aspen Comics, Zenescope, A Wave Blue World, IDW, Wizards of the Coast, Lion Forge, Boom Studios, Loot Crate Heavy Metal, Atlantis Studios, Gravitate Pictures Panda Mony Toys and Ravensburger Games. He also continues to speak at conventions and schools about the comic book industry and what it takes to become a viable and successful illustrator in the comic book worlds and beyond. He focuses on career management and hopes to empower aspiring and existing artists to come to the professional world with all of the necessary tools beyond just being a good artist.



Chris Allo

Craig Hurley

Star Trek, Nasty Boys, Highway to Heaven

A native of Chicago, Illinois and graduate of the Chicago Academy for The Arts and The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Craig Hurley has been an active member of the entertainment industry his entire life. After having showed great promise as a child actor in television and theater in Chicago, Craig moved to Hollywood at 18. Craig was thrilled to begin his professional adult acting career by starring in Glenn Frey’s music video for his hit True Love. He subsequently enjoyed lead guest starring roles on classic TV series such as Highway to Heaven, starring one of his childhood idols, Michael Landon. He loved working with Robert Englund on Freddy’s Nightmares (alongside his now fiancé Katie Barberi), Richard Grieco on 21 Jump Street, LeVar Burton on Star Trek: TNG, and beating up Luke Perry on Beverly Hills, 90210. Recurring roles include the role of Johnny Youngblood in Hunter opposite Fred Dryer and playing Tracy Needham’s romantic boyfriend Kent on the critically acclaimed Life Goes On, opposite Patty LuPone and Bill Smitrovich. Series regular credits include the lead role of Danny Larsen on the Dick Wolf produced series Nasty Boys, opposite Dennis Franz and Ben Bratt. Most recently, Craig has enjoyed guest starring turns on USA Network’s Graceland and Starz Network’s Magic City. Craig’s film credits include the role of “Andy” in Warlock: the Armageddon and a cynical contractor in Julian Gilby’s Plastic. Craig can currently be seen as Tom Holland’s cellmate in Cherry on AppleTV. Craig is repped by Newman/Thomas Management.
Twitter: @ScrappyCoProd
Instagram: @craig_hurley

Craig Hurley



BIG APPLE TRADING CARD CONVENTION SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 2022

RAIN OR SNOW OR SLEET OR DARK CLOUDS WILL NOT STOP US! THE SHOW GOES ON! COME ON IN AND MELT YOUR BLUES AWAY, WE ARE GONNA ROCK

BACC is sponsoring NYC's first ever exclusive trading card show, all types sports, non-sports and game cards.

Amazing Guests, Spectacular Events. This is gonna be great.

SATURDAY JANUARY 29, 2022  @THE NEW YORKER HOTEL (401 8TH AVENUE)

BACC "BACK TO SPRING"MARCH 26th , 2022, @ THE NEW YORKER HOTEL

WHAT AN AMAZING DAY, WHAT AN AMAZING EVENT.

We want to thank everyone for making our "Back to Spring" post cov-winter BACC the best show we ever had.
Guests, artists, exhibitors, cosplayers, fans, staff, the hotel, everyone was great and every moment was a pleasure. 

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU ALL FOR MAKING THIS SHOW A FANTASTIC SUCCESS

Stay tuned for news about the show and previews of our next show.

We love comics and we love you all.