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Dennis A!

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Appearing: Fri l Sat l Sun

Schedule: More information coming soon!

Pre-Show Commissions: email for availability

Onsite Sketches: $40-$60

 

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Dennis A! is an artist from SW Lower Michigan and he returns to the Motor City Comic Con with a menagerie of delightfully sculpted and illustrated fantasy and horror creatures that are sure to please the wandering eye. For instance, as you stroll through the famous Artist Alley, you are sure to be greeted enthusiastically by goblins, dragons, warrior mice, killer donuts and Zombie Toes at the table bearing the Parabolastar banner. Dennis creates original Rock and Metal posters for many mainstream bands that visit Michigan and Northern Indiana including Black Stone Cherry, GWAR, Mastodon and the legendary Alice Cooper. His comic book experience includes Sinister published by Hall of Heroes in the late 90’s as well as a self published ventured called Gypsy Company. Current projects include children’s book illustrations and a rock gig poster for Ringo Starr! Dennis will have original sculptures, paintings, illustrations and prints for sale this year. Be sure to stop by and say hello!  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/parabolastar/

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Dave Acosta

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Appearing: Fri l Sat l Sun

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Dave Acosta is a sequential and storyboard artist living in Michigan. He has worked for Dynamite and Image comics, on projects such as “Swords of Sorrow”, “Vampirella”, “Chastity”, “Red Sonja”, and “Doc Savage”.

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Joel Adams

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Appearing: Fri l Sat l Sun

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Joel is the eldest son of comic book artist Neal Adams. He started his career at Continuity Studios (his father’s offices) and from there, he did comics for Alpha Productions and Penthouse Comix. Adams then moved into animation (for Marvel Animation) and his art has appeared on licensed products such as The Hulk and King of the Hill.

 

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Neal Adams

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Appearing: Fri l Sat l Sun

Schedule: More information coming soon!

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“Describe him in one word? Genius.” – Joe Quesada, Editor in Chief, Marvel Comics.

“He’s a pivotal figure in the world of comics. He has positively altered the state, the ethical structure of the industry, and always for the better.” –Harlan Ellison

“Adams transformed Batman into the sleek, brooding Dark Knight depicted onscreen for the past two decades.” -Brian Lowry — Variety

“Who is the greatest living comic book artist? As I’ve said before, my vote is for Neal Adams”- Geoff Boucher –LA Times

Neal had legendary ‘runs’ on Batman, X-Men, Green Lantern/Green Arrow and Deadman. His run led directly to the realistic incarnation seen in “Batman Begins ”, and the “The Dark Knight” movies. Creator of Ras Al Ghul , now featured in the “Arrow” series, and re-created the Green Arrow, and created Merlyn that are in the “Arrow” TV show.

This year Neal is having a huge year. February was “Neal Adams Month” with 28 homage covers for DC, penciled by Neal and inked by other artists the likes of Jim Lee, Frank Miller, Brian Bolland, Simon Bisley, and Walt Simonson.

Superman “Coming of the Supermen” 6 part series is out on the stands now and has been selling out! This is your Superman And if that’s not enough, in April, Neal’s Graphic Novel  called “Blood” will be coming out from Dark Horse. It will feature the first animated lenticular lens cover ever done in this Industry!  Neal is really on fire.

He is currently working on a Harley Quinn book, based on a story line that Neal was heavily connected to which is destined to be winner.

To Pre-Order Convention Commissions, please contact (Jason) at Spyda@SpydaCreations.com

And be sure to check out the original art on http://www.nealadamsstore.com

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Dave Aikins

Guest Info

Appearing: Fri l Sat l Sun

Schedule: More information coming soon!

Pre-Show Commissions: Contact via email or twitter for more information.

Onsite Sketches: Sketches will be available during the convention. Please email me before the convention for more info or to get a space on my convention sketch list. For kids- free quick sketches (of characters I’ve worked on) are always added to the books and games I’ve worked on, or also in kids’ sketch or autograph books, convention programs, etc. (when time allows). Books, games, and select pre-done sketches/artwork are available at the convention.

 

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Dave Aikins is a children’s book illustrator and Nickelodeon publishing artist, creating over 100 books featuring SpongeBob Squarepants, Dora & Friends, Dora the Explorer, Team Umizoomi, The Backyardigans, Ni Hao Kai-Lan, Dinosaur Train, The Cat in the Hat and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He is currently working on books for the new Nickelodeon show Shimmer and Shine. To balance out all of this cuteness, Dave is also the illustrator of Twilight Creations’ popular Zombies!!! board game series (and it’s new addition, the kid-friendly Zombies Jr!). In the world of comics, Dave has worked for Moonstone Books illustrating covers and more on such titles as Kolchak, Buckaroo Banzai, and The Avenger.

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Sean Anderson

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Appearing: Fri l Sat l Sun

Schedule: More information coming soon!

Pre-Show Commissions: $40

Onsite Sketches: #

 

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Based out of Germantown, Maryland, digital artist Sean Anderson describes himself as a “Neo-Romantic-Semi-Surreal-Crystal-Construct-Funkified-Deco-Pop-Cubist,”. The creator of the urban fairytale miniseries, Skyscraper, Anderson’s multi-faceted approach to constructing superheroic scenes is something fans of any art style can enjoy with ease. He has done work for Rittenhouse, Cryptozoic, Alcone, Valiant Comics, and various independent publishers; and has showcased his prints and comics at comic conventions across the country.

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Kaare Andrews

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Appearing: Fri l Sat l Sun- until 4:15

Schedule: More information coming soon!

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Having both written and drawn award-winning work for characters like SPIDER-MAN, HULK, X-MEN and the critically acclaimed IRON FIST: THE LIVING WEAPON, Andrews is now focused on his first creator owned book, RENATO JONES: THE ONE%, debuting summer 2016! 

Also a director of film and television, his films include CABIN FEVER: PATIENT ZERO, ALTITUDE and THE ABCS OF DEATH.
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Even as a child growing up in Lithuania, Angel Egle Wierenga had a passion for light, color, fantasy and symbolic expression. Her inspirations come from her visions, inner feelings, love of nature and the human form. Angel graduated from Applied Art Technical Institute in Lithuania, where she studied fashion design and different techniques in art. After graduation, she worked as a custom fashion designer in several design salons in Lithuania. She came to United States in 1999. With more than a decade of art training in Europe, Angel has shared her vibrant and radiant images throughout Florida for more than 10 years. Her pieces can be seen in restaurants, businesses and private collections around the world.

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Roberto Armstrong

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Appearing: Fri l Sat l Sun

Schedule: More information coming soon!

Pre-Show Commissions: 

All pencil & ink commissions are drawn on 11″ x 17″ bristol board. Single character with no background done in pencil & inked $40

Single character with background done in pencil & inked $60

For additional request, contact via email

Onsite Sketches: 

Single character – head shot or half figure $20

Sketch covers $20

 

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Roberto Armstrong is a multi talented comic book creator based in Lansing, MI. Early in his career he freelanced and worked with a variety of small press comic book companies before eventually co-founding Core Studios in 2003. He then began to develop his own concepts and properties while still doing some freelance work as a penciler and inker. His current projects consist of Core Studios: A Glimpse Ahead, the upcoming Night Predators:Vengeance, Shadow Storm and Dark Elf Design’s The Vanguard.

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Bowie Art

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Born and raised in the cultural melting pot that is the city of New Orleans, Bowie has been a professional artist since the age of 16. He has worked in the Design and Illustration field in New Orleans for the largest fabricator to the Entertainment Industry in the Gulf South. As Art Director and Chief of Design he has helped create parades, sculpture, and elaborate settings for commercial clients and private organizations for over 18years. Throughout that time he has made a supplemental living with efforts including comic book projects as well as many Art Prints he made available for public sale. These days, Bowie has been busy as a Conceptual artist, as well doing tons of personal Commissions for clients all over the world. Among his clients are Upper Deck, Marvel and Heritage publishing. The Iconic Series of work and his approach to the Fan Art he offers is a lifelong ambition finally realized for Bowie.