All posts by Michae Jefferson

Allen Bellman

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Appearing: Fri l Sat l Sun

 

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Allen Bellman was born in Manhattan and studied at the High School of Industrial Arts. He eventually became a staff artist at Timely during the Golden Age of comics. While still a teenager, he did the backgrounds for Syd Shores’ Captain America in 1942, and eventually worked on titles such as: The Patriot, The Destroyer, The Human Torch, Jap Buster Johnson and Jet Dixon of the Space Squadron, All Winners Comics, Marvel Mystery, Sub Mariner Comics, Young Allies, and so much more.
 
He also had a self-created back-up crime feature Let’s Play Detective and contributed to pre-Code horror, crime, war and western tales for Atlas. He worked in the comics field until the early 1950s.
 
After 18 years he moved down to South Florida where he joined the art department of a major daily newspaper, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel and later went into photography. He won many nationwide photography contests, winning out of more than 20,000 entries. Hundreds of his photos have appeared in hardcover books, have been on exhibit in museums in Florida, and received great reviews in numerous newspapers. Bellman still attends many comic books shows, and is still available for commissions.

Tim Bradstreet

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Inkpot Award-winning and Eisner Award nominated artist Tim
Bradstreet is a self- taught illustrator/designer who’s career
spans the genre at large in the Role- Playing/Video Game,
Comic book, Book Publishing and Film Industries.
Bradstreet is primarily known for his work on White Wolf’s
Vampire: The Masquerade, and for his long tenures as cover
artist for The Punisher, The Punisher MAX, and John
Constantine: Hellblazer. He continues to be a “go-to” cover
artist with recent credits that include covers for the new series,
PESTILENCE (AfterShock), various cover assignments for
Marvel Comics, including frequent cover work for Marvel’s
Hip-Hop Variants. Other recent work includes series cover
artist for John Carpenter’s Tales for a HalloweeNight, as well as
the Asylum series for Storm King.
Bradstreet partnered up with actor Thomas Jane in 2004 to
form RAW Studios|RAW Entertainment. Together they
create and develop projects for comics and film such as Bad
Planet (with Steve Niles), Alien Pig Farm 3000 (with Todd
Farmer), and The Lycan (With Mike Carey), and Alien Worlds
(with Bruce Jones).
On the film side, Tim has worked as a concept and graphic
designer (Blade II with Guillermo del Toro), a lead artist (Anne
Frank, The Punisher Extended Cut), an illustrator (AMC’s The
Walking Dead), and as a production/visual designer (Thomas
Jane’s Dark Country (2009), and A Magnificent Death From A
Shattered Hand – In development).
Bradstreet has over 30 years experience in comics and film as
an illustrator, graphic designer, lead artist, conceptual artist,
production designer, creative producer, and marketing
strategist.

Darryl Banks

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Darryl Banks is from Columbus, Ohio, and a graduate of the Columbus Collage of Art and Design with a bachelor’s degree. He began his comics career in 1989, working for various independent comic companies such as Innovation and Millennium Publishing.

Darryl worked on titles such as Doc Savage:Man of Bronze, The Wild Wild West and Justice Machine. In 1993 he started working with DC Comics on Legion of Superheros and later on Green Latern. Co- creating Kyle Rayner Green Lantern,Parallax, and other characters was a great honor and challenge for Darryl’s costume design skills. In addition to various other projects for DC, his work includes Captain America and the X-Men for Marvel,Tomb Raider: Epiphany from Top Cow, GI Joe Reloaded for Devil’s Due Publishing,Johnnie Zombie for Midgard Comics and covers to Moonstone’s Phantom series.

In August 2011 , Darryl Banks , Ron Marz and Terry Austin were reunited for the Green Latern Retroactive 1990’s issue for DC Comics. Darryl also does concept art and toy design. Clients include Hawthorne Village collectibles, Hasbro, Filsinger Games, VanBreed Studios and many others.

 

Kenneth Rocafort

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Kenneth Rocafort is currently an illustrator, concept designer and cover artist.  He is known for the following works in the comic industry:  The Ultimates, Inhumans vs. X-Men (Marvel); Teen Titans, Superman, Batman Black and White, Red Hood And The Outlaws, Action Comics (DC Comics); Hunter Killer, Madame Mirage, Velocity (Top Cow) and
more.  Rocafort is also known in the industry for his odd paneling layouts, character design and his daily sketchbook Mitografia.

Chris Burnham

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(Appearing Until 2:30pm on Sunday)

 

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Chris Burnham is the #1 New York Times Bestselling Artist of BATMAN INCORPORATED and the co-creator of OFFICER DOWNE (now a major motion picture!), NIXON’S PALS, and NAMELESS.

Paul Harding

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Paul Harding is best known for his sculpture work in the collectible and action figure world. Since 2003 he has had the pleasure to create hundreds of pieces for DC, Marvel, Star Wars and more. He regularly contributes to lines from DC Collectibles, Diamond Select Toys, Hasbro, Gentle Giant and Sideshow Collectibles. He is also an accomplished illustrator that has done book covers, concept art, and toy design. Paul also enjoys sketching for fans at conventions.

Jose Delbo

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Remember the 60’s when the Beatles saved Pepperland from the Blue Meanies in the Yellow Submarine? Well,
Jose Delbo, the cartoonist responsible for illustrating the Fab Four with Gold Key Comics
does. The Argentinian born
artist published his first works
at the age of only 16. Delbo,
inspired by the American
cowboy westerns, moved to the
States and began work on classics like Billy the Kid, Judge Colt and the Lone Ranger. Then in the
70’s he brought a host of television shows to comic book form with titles such as the The Twilight
Zone, The Brady Bunch, Hogan’s Heroes, Buck Rogers, The Monkees and the Mod Squad.
Back in the 80’s, long before the modern superhero dominated the big screen, it was Jose Delbo
working for the likes of DC and Marvel Comics who penciled the published adventures of Superman,
Batman, Aquaman, Green Arrow, The Transformers and The Thundercats. Then in the 90’s, when
the focus fell on the environment, he helped the country go green when he drew the first issues
of Captain Planet and the Planeteers and Brute Force. Delbo continued to be the go-to-guy for
cartoon classics like Disney’s 101 Dalmations, Little Mermaid and the Mighty Ducks. When the
NFL needed a superhero, Delbo drew the NFL Superpro who ran around with Spiderman fighting
crime in the big city.

The eclectic career of Jose Delbo also includes published illustrated comic books featuring

some of our cultures most iconic women such as Raggedy Ann, Little Lulu, Barbie and Wonder

Woman. Delbo has illustrated cartoons for the past 50 years for comic book fans across the

world and in several languages. Delbo’s original comic book pages have been displayed in museums,

private collections and can often be seen trading on internet sites. As a former vice-president of

the National Cartoonist Society and industry celebrity, Delbo has been featured on various news

and entertainment television programs and founded a Cartoon Camp for young cartoonists originally

housed at the International Museum of Cartoon Art. In 2013 he was awarded by San Diego Comic-

Con the prestigious Inkpot award for his contributions to the world of comics.

His most recent works take his art to new heights, six foot tall painted murals. They are

detailed, original hand-paintings. Larger than life, these acrylic on canvas works of art recreate

comic book original pages done years ago by Jose Delbo. His paintings have been exhibited in

galleries in Florida (Art Fusion/Palm Beach County Cultural Society) as well as currently are

exhibiting in Milan, Italy at the Wannabee Gallery.

Rob Schneider

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Appearing
Fri | Sat | Sun

Autograph 

$40

Photo Ops 

$60

Panel/Q&A
Saturday 3:30pm – Speaker room 2

Guest Bio

Robert MichaelRobSchneider (born October 31, 1963) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and director. A stand-up comic and veteran of the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, he went on to a successful career in feature films, including starring roles in the comedy films Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, The Hot Chick, The Benchwarmers, and Grown Ups.

 

After leaving SNL, Schneider played supporting roles in a series of movies including Surf Ninjas, Judge Dredd, The Beverly Hillbillies, Demolition Man and Down Periscope. He also appeared in a recurring part on the TV series Coach. In 1996, he co-starred in the NBC sit-com Men Behaving Badly, an American take on the hit British series of the same name. The U.S. version ran for two seasons.

Schneider starred in the 1999 feature film Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, a tale of a fish-tank cleaner who incurs a massive debt and is forced to become a “man-whore.” This was followed by The Animal, about a man given animal powers by a mad scientist; The Hot Chick, wherein the mind of a petty thief played by Schneider is mystically switched into the body of a pretty, but mean-spirited high school cheerleader (Rachel McAdams); and the sequel Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo. The latter movie was not well received by critics or moviegoers, and as a result, Schneider won a 2005 Worst Actor Razzie Award for his role in the film.[7]

In 2006, Schneider co-starred in the baseball-themed family comedy The Benchwarmers, along with his fellow SNL alumnus David Spade as well as Jon Heder. Other film roles include Schneider’s appearance with Jim Henson’s Muppets in the 1999 film Muppets from Space, and his role as a San Francisco hobo in the 2004 remake of Around the World in 80 Days.

Schneider’s directorial debut, the comedy Big Stan, was released in some overseas markets during the fall of 2008, with a U.S. release in early 2009. In the film, he starred as a con artist who is arrested for perpetrating real-estate scams. He is sentenced to prison, so he takes a crash-course in martial arts to survive incarceration.

Schneider has also appeared in numerous comedies starring his SNL comrade Adam Sandler, most recently on 2010s Grown Ups. The comedic characters Schneider plays in these films include an overly enthusiastic Cajun man who proclaims the catch-phrase, “You can do it!”; an amiable Middle Eastern delivery boy; a prison inmate; and Sandler’s one-eyed Hawaiian sidekick, Ula. Schneider has uttered the line “You can do it!” as a running gag in Sandler’s films The Waterboy, Little Nicky, 50 First Dates, The Longest Yard, and Bedtime Stories, as well as in a deleted scene from Click. (A sample of Schneider saying the phrase also turns up in the song “Original Prankster” by The Offspring.) Returning the favor, Sandler appeared in a cameo to spout the same line in Schneider’s The Animal, wherein, as a reference, Adam Sandler utters: “Yeah! You can do it!” Sandler also showed up briefly in Schneider’s The Hot Chick. Schneider narrated Sandler’s 2002 animated movie Eight Crazy Nights, and voiced the part of a Chinese waiter. Schneider also had an uncredited cameo as a Canadian-Japanese wedding-chapel

Karolyn Grimes

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Appearing
Fri | Sat | Sun

Autograph 

$25

Photo Ops 

$40

Panel/Q&A

Saturday 4:30 – Speaker Room 5

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At the tender age of 4, Karolyn Grimes began memorizing lines and acting in the fantasy world of cinema. She worked with film legends John Wayne, Cary Grant, Bing Crosby, Loretta Young, Fred MacMurray, Betty Grable, Danny Kaye and, of course, Jimmy Stewart. She already had appeared in four films when the part of Zuzu came along. It was just another small part, but one that has made an indelible imprint on the American consciousness.

Karolyn’s life has not always been wonderful. In fact, tragedy beset her early and often. Her Hollywood career ended in her teens when her mother died from early-onset Alzheimer’s disease and her father was killed in an automobile accident. An only child, Karolyn was sent by the court to live in tiny Osceola, Mo. Living in a less than desirable home, she found support from the townspeople, and, through their love and encouragement, Karolyn decided to get an education and became a medical technician.

She eventually married and had two little girls. The marriage ended in divorce, and two years later her girls’ father was killed in a hunting accident. Karolyn then married a man who had three children. They had two more together, so Karolyn raised a family of seven children. Her youngest child committed suicide at age 18, and Karolyn describes this time in her life as the most devastating. As she climbed out of that despair, her husband of 25 years died from lung cancer.

At the time, the rebirth of interest in “It’s a Wonderful Life” had begun, and Karolyn soon found a new life’s focus. She moved to the Seattle area from Missouri and serves as the unofficial ambassador for the film, traveling the world and speaking at screenings, benefits, conventions and other venues. Her sparkling personality and her courageous story allows her audiences to feel good about themselves and their lives, no matter the hardship.

RB White

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RB White works professionally work in comic book/animation industry since 1989 in . As an illustrator/comic book artist he published 4 graphic novels in Europe in 1995-2001 . In 2012 he published his art book “Art of RB White ” followed by “Sketchbook 01” in 2014 and “Poison Heart ” in 2015 . He’s regular doing covers/interior illustrations for Zenescope publishing , Nyobi series , Penthouse magazine , Imagine FX ,Fantasy artist magazine and many more. As animation designer he worked for clients such as Disney TV, Universal Pictures, Hasbro ,Mattel , Discovery Kids,Nelvana,Nickelodeon , Guru studio. And beside all that work he’s also a part-time animation art college teacher .