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Raymond Lowell is an illustrator and purveyor of monsters, creeps, tentacles and the occasional spandexed hero. Founder and sole unpaid employee of Skunk Ape Design. He has illustrated, lettered and self-published the mini-comic, Moochie the Dumpster Kat, with writer Peggy LeGee and contributed art to Gore Shriek from FantaCo.

Nikkol Jelenic is an American comic book creator. Being a fan of pop culture, art & good story telling, she found a way to express her creativity through illustrating & writing. Getting her start in comics drawing for various independent publishing companies, she continues to pencil & ink page work & covers in the horror & fantasy genre while running her own publishing label ACID i COMICS. Nikkol’s “A Taste For Killing” horror comic is an ongoing series taking place in the ACID i COMICS universe which is not only her creator owned title that she single handedly writes, draws, letters & edits, but also uses to promote other Indie artists by including pin up art & short stories that relates to the horror tales in each issue. The newest issue will be a ‘Killer Clown’ theme, due out in the fall. While creating fantastic, gory new tales for her own comics & freelancing pin ups & painting canvas works, Nikkol continues collaborating with other independent creators that share the same interests. Her works include ‘A Taste For Killing’ (Acid i Comics), ‘Women Of Darby Pop’ (Darby Pop Publishing), ‘Spiralmind’ (PHI3 Comics) & many other Indie comics as well as book, magazine, album & game covers. To see more of her art & projects, check her Facebook page under NIKKOL JELENIC ART or

Charles Barnett III is a Veteran inker who has worked for DC, Marvel, Valiant (Acclaim), and other Independents on such books as Captain America, Thor, The Avengers, Teen Titans, Deathstroke, Star Trek: TNG, Rai, Magnus, and Elfquest. He’s been doing more commercial work, the past few years, including Childrens’ books, coloring books, custom comic books for toy companies, financial planning institutions, the Archdiocese of New York, and the New York State Police.  These days he is doing commissions, toy design and promotional art, advertising concept art, storyboard art, game cards, comic style history books, and the like. Check out Charles Barnett III – Inker Extraordinaire on Facebook to see more of his work and to get in touch.

Mark McKenna is a 32 year veteran of the comic book industry. In that time he has worked on Batman, Wolverine, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk and more recently on Star Wars, counting over 550 comics in all. Mark’s work can be seen in Legendary Picture Books PACIFIC RIM movie prequel as well as Dark Horse Comic’s Star Wars-The Old Republic: The Lost Suns. In 2012 his work on the online web comic titled “Star Wars: Blood of the Empire“ was collected into an 84 page trade paperback and was the lynchpin for the 2012 released Bio-ware online video game, The Old Republic. DC and Marvel have collected Mark’s work in multitudes of titles such as Doom Patrol, Deadpool Classic and Exiles. His children’s book series Banana Tail and Friends is a labor of love that he created when his daughter was four and had a newborn son. His most recent Banana Tail project, The BOOnana Tail Halloween Special was released for Halloween 2014 and was treated as an “all ages” comic project that continues to grow with children that had the original storybooks read to them as younger children. The other Banana Tail titles include; Banana Tail’s Tales and Activities, Banana Tail’s Colorful Adventure and the soon-to-be-released Banana Tail and the Checkerboard Jungle Mark has also created, written, inked and published the Sci Fi/Horror COMBAT JACKS comic book mini series. The completed mini series is now available under Mark’s Banana Tale Press imprint. For more Banana Tail info please visit: for more comic-related info, please visit: or

Paul Abrams is an illustrator residing in Kingston, NY. He has created artwork for book covers, comic books, games, fine art galleries and private commissions. His work has appeared in Marvel (on titles such as Nick Fury & Savage Sword of Conan), DC , Elfquest, Malibu, Techno, First Comics, Lightning (Hellina), TSR, Heavy Metal, and numerous independant publications. Currently he has been painting gamecards and concept art as well as continuing to paint bookcovers and commissions. Prints will be available at the show. To see his work or contact: PaulAbrams on DeviantArt

Ryan Browne is a NY based artist who has done small press work most recently for IDW publishing (TMNT card series, Garbage Pail Kids cards and the lead illustrator on the turn based card game “TRAP”, and Titan comics with Variant covers for Doctor Who and Norman. Along with freelance work for Aspen Comics, Image Comics and Inbeon Studios. Custom comic book and cartoon characters commissions are always available. Recently branching out into zombie related artwork and merchandise. Starting a company called Zombiepetz, which specializes in turning some of your favorite comic and tv characters into zombies, custom work is a specialty. Illustrating a children’s book written by author Carrie Smith and animated series along with a small line of limited edition vinyl toys is on it’s way in the near future..

Jim O’Riley is an independent comic illustrator having done work for many independent comic companies such as Grayhaven Comics, Crazy Monkey Ink, and Pilot Studios. He is currently working with Celebrity Authentics as a celebrity sketch cover artist having drawn such celebrities as Camren Bocandova, Paul Rudd, Mark Ruffalo, and Gal Gadot.

Will Torres is a Hispanic/American comic book artist from New Jersey. Will Torres has worked on Image Comics/Topcow Productions book Freshmen Summer Vacation #1 as the back-up artist, winning pin-up artist on rap legend Darryl “DMC” McDaniels hit comic book, DMC #1, contributing pin-up artist in The Official Walking Dead Magazine #5, and now his up-coming creator-own comic book titled Mr.Venture: Man of Adventure #1 co-created with the help of legendary comic book creator Stan Lee!! You can follow Will Torres’s art on all his social sites at ArtOfWillTorres.

Recent illustrations and comic art include work for Red Stylo Media’s Shakespeare Shaken, Frankenstein, and Killer Queen anthologies. New projects for Red Stylo graphic novels are due out in 2017. Created Ellen’s Adventures at the Shadowland, a weekly comic strip. It incorporates Ellenville’s Shadowland Theatre and landmarks in the Ulster County area. This comic strip has appeared in the Shawangunk Journal since 2012. In 2015 The Phantom of Sam’s Point was the first compilation of comic strips from Ellen’s Adventures at the Shadowland published by Red Stylo Media. Book 2, My Alien Pal was released in March of 2016, and Book 3 is ready for 2017. Co-created the Katy Keene Fan Club with John S. Lucas from 2009-2011. A limited edition tribute comic book was produced as an artistic homage to Bill Woggon’s 1945 character . Mermaids, Vixens, and Wenches, another comic book was created in 2012. Pen/ink illustrations published in an assortment of magazines/newspapers – starting with the SoHo Weekly News and Saks Fifth Avenue, to more recently The Shawangunk Journal, The Ellenville Public Library and Museum, and historic Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. In 2016 Pollak become a member of the Society of Illustrators in New York City.

Cesar Feliciano has been creating comics for over 20 years. He has also produced sketch cards for Top Shelf’s “Attack of the Martians” anniversary set as well as Leaf’s “NFL Greats card set.” Cesar was also a member of fantasy artist Steve Woron’s, Illustration Studio and worked on the Survivors relaunch. He had the honor of illustrating the biography of Supreme Justice Sonia Sotomayor. A copy of this book is in the Supreme Court Archives. His works include drawing underground comics such as The Captain’s Jolting Tales. Cesar has also drawn Ripperman for Red Anvil, Full Moon Craze for Masterpiece Comics, The Innovators for Dark Moon productions and is currently wrapping up his co-creator owned series, The Red Ten published by Comix Tribe. He has produced illustrated commissions for clients all over the globe. He is known as El Guapo on the convention scene.

Mike Sellers is a graduate of the Joe Kubert School of Cartooning. He has worked in and around the comic industry for more than 25 years. He’s worked in editorial and production at DC Comics, and enjoyed long stints inking comics for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and Image. He has worked on titles such as: Wolverine, Nightwing, Cable X-man, Secret Six, Wolverine and X-men to name just a few. Mike has also done illustration work for the NBA. Having created over dozen illustrations for the 2003 All-Star game, ATT and Terumo Medical, and Crestron Electronics. Besides writing, inking and lettering comics, Mike teaches at his alma mater the Joe Kubert School, corrupting the minds of the next generation of artists to be unleashed on the industry. Synergy Studios Publishing is Mike’s brain child with The Adventures of Shamus and Gray being the first digital periodical title to hit your devices, coming in the summer of 2016.

Bill Anderson has been inking comics for 35+ years, for Marvel (Silver Surfer, Cosmic Powers, Uncanny Origins) DC (Action Comics, Superman, Superboy) Mirage (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Turtle Soup) Comico (Elementals, Robotech, Jonny Quest) Claypool Comics (Elvira) and countless other publishers. He has recently begun a new chapter of his career, co-creating and co-writing (and, of course, inking) the new project The Trust Book One: Silent Scream. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, the first issue of the series has just been printed, and he’ll have copies available at the convention, as well as selected issues of his older work.

Craig Rippon has worked intermittently in the comics industry for numerous years as a colorist and a layout artist for such houses as DC Comics, Milestone Media, Broadway Comics, as well as Harvey Comics. His love for the creative process, for good storytelling and indies fuels his passion to make Dreamcraft a quality graphic novel. He is also CEO/Executive Producer as well as founding partner of Headlight Filmworks, where he is currently involved in the production of Black Ink, a documentary examining the contributions to the comic book industry by people of color.

Michael Oppenheimer is a professional illustrator and animator from the Hudson Valley area with over 7 years of experience in the field of visual storytelling. Some of his work credits include Alterna Comics, 8 Hats High Animation and Production, JJ Sedelmaier Productions, and Paul Jr. Designs. Michael is also one of the founding members of the Virtual Inks Inc. artist studio along with Victor Castro Jr and Marvel/DC comics legend Mark McKenna. Michael is also currently working on a self published original graphic novel planned for release later this year.

As the co-creator, sometimes-writer, always-editor of ELFQUEST, Richard Pini has spent the last nearly four decades working on this single project, the New-York-Times-best-selling, time-and-space-spanning saga of the elfin Wolfriders. This might appear to be self-limiting, as many comic book writers and artists work with different titles and companies. But as his photo suggests, Richard wears many different hats, sometimes literally. With creative partner and spouse Wendy, he has been/currently is a writer, editor, manager, agent, publisher, marketer, and web designer – all in the service of a tribe of unruly but endlessly interesting elves. Personal appearances in 2017 are limited, so stop by, say hello, ask questions, get books signed, and learn what’s planned for ELFQUEST’s 40th anniversary in 2018!

Mina Elwell
Writer, InferNoct, Hellicious

If it were possible to make a career out of sitting in a small room drawing story diagrams on a whiteboard while having more caffeine than is necessarily safe for someone of her height and weight, Mina might do that instead. Since that isn’t an option, she writes disturbing, amusing, and bizarre scripts for comics and TV.

Mina Elwell wrote and co-created the 4 issue horror comic book series InferNoct with artist Eli Powell, which was published by Scout Comics.

In the summer of 2018, the publishing division of Rick and Morty Production Company, SBI Press, will debut Hellicious, a family comedy set in Hell, written and created by Mina Elwell and A.C. Medina, with art by Kit Wallis.

Author Matt Herring, or the Matman as he is known in the comic book community has been the co-host of the ‘Secret Identity Podcast’ for over 10 years. Matt also is the voice of ’53:5 – the Official Stryper Podcast, a monthly show celebrating the music and fandom of the band Stryper. In 2012 Matt published his first book, POW BAM SELL – THE GUIDE TO COMIC BOOK MARKETING, and the following year his second book, COMICOPOLYPSE- HOW TO SURVIVE THE COMIC CON EXPERIENCE. But it was the next one, THE UNOFFICIAL DOCTOR WHO COMPANION that has brought his life to a crazy, yet very exciting point. MONKEY SEE… SEA MONKEY was released and resonated with anyone who grew up in the late 1970’s. In 2017 Matt will release his first music book, UFO – YOUR ‘FAVORITE BANDS’ FAVORITE BAND, an album by album, song by song look at the career of UFO.

C.L. Schneider is an award-winning independent author of adult epic and urban fantasy. Born in a small Kansas town, she currently resides in New York’s scenic Hudson Valley Region with her husband and two sons. Her published works include the epic trilogy, The Crown of Stones, and Flash Point, the first book in her urban fantasy series, Nite Fire. Book two, Chain Reaction, will be released in early 2018.
Learn more about C.L. Schneider, and the worlds she creates, at where you can read reviews, excerpts and sneak peeks, join her Street Team, and subscribe to her newsletter. An active part of the indie author online community, you can connect with her on social media, where she is often found chatting about the daily ups and downs of a writer’s life.

Gerrit S. Overeem is an IT professional whose passion for science fiction served as inspiration for Second Life of Mr. Hunt, his first book. In addition to enjoying Dungeons and Dragons and appearing at charity events as part of the 501st Legion Star Wars Costuming Group, he is also active in a local car club and has a black belt in Nihon Goshin Aikido. He lives with his wife, who has encouraged his interest in writing.

Christopher DiCesare’s view of life was forever changed by a series of horrifying events in and around his dorm room: C2D1 of Erie Hall. From early February through late April of 1985, he and his college friends would endure what is now called The C2D1 Haunting. Apparitions sighted, strange voices heard, moving objects witnessed and physical attacks all became part of the ordeal shared by Chris – who quickly became the focal point of the haunting. After years of avoiding the spotlight, in 2009 DiCesare finally agreed to share his story.

Caseen Gaines has written for Rolling Stone, The A.V. Club, and Decider. He is the author of The Dark Crystal: The Ultimate Visual History, which was published in 2017 by Insight Editions and produced with the participation of The Jim Henson Company.

His previous books include the international bestseller We Don’t Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy (Plume, 2015), which was featured by NPR, The Hollywood Reporter, Vanity Fair, Entertainment Tonight, People Magazine, and other media outlets worldwide.

Gaines’s first book, Inside Pee-wee’s Playhouse (ECW Press, 2011), received a Silver Medal at the 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards. Its follow up, A Christmas Story: Behind the Scenes of a Holiday Classic (ECW Press, 2013), includes a foreword from Wil Wheaton.

He can be found on social media @caseengaines.

As a lifelong fan of apocalyptic fiction, Arthur Mongelli felt the calling to contribute to the  genre of zombie horror in the winter of 2015/2016. He is the author of Harvest of Ruin, the follow up, Harvest of Ruin: The Dead of Winter and an untitled finale to the trilogy that is in the process of editing. He has published stories in Undead Worlds and Mad Like Me, a benefit anthology for veterans with PTSD. He currently resides in the lower Hudson Valley of New York State.