GUESTS

Guest list subject to change.

Neal Adams

Legendary Artist | Owner of Continuity Studios & Gallery | Alumni

Neal Adams is an American comic book and commercial artist known for helping to create some of the definitive modern imagery of the DC Comics characters Batman and Green Arrow and Marvel's X-Men; as the co-founder of the graphic design studio Continuity Associates, which became a publishing company and now a gallery in Manhattan, NY; and as a creators-rights advocate who helped secure a pension and recognition for Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

 

Adams graduated from The School of Industrial Arts, know known as Art and Design High School, in 1959. After graduating he unsuccessfully attempted to find freelance work at DC Comics, and turned then to Archie Comics, where he wanted to work on the publisher's fledgling superhero line, edited by Joe Simon. At the suggestion of staffers, Adams drew "three or four pages of [the superhero] the Fly", but did not receive encouragement from Simon. Sympathetic staffers nonetheless asked Adams to draw samples for the Archie teen-humor comics themselves.

Ray Alma

Animator @ Our Cartoon President, Transformers, Speed Racer | Professor @ SVA

A graduate of the School of Visual Arts where he majored in Cartooning. A caricaturist and humorous illustrator,
Ray's work has appeared in magazines, newspapers, books and on TV. Ray is a contributor to Mad magazine,
earning him the status of one of "The Usual Gang of Idiots".


The last few years have seen Ray venture into the world of animation and storyboarding where he worked on an
updated version of "Speed Racer", Disney Kid's "Transformer Rescue Bots" and Showtime's "Our Cartoon
President"


Ray won the National Cartoonist Society Reuben award for Best Magazine Illustration – 2009 and has had his
original artwork hung in numerous art galleries including the Museum of Comic and Cartoon art.


Ray has returned to his alma-mater as an instructor in the Animation department at the School of Visual Arts.
Over the last few years Ray has been involved in volunteering his talent to help brighten the lives of those that are
recuperating from life threatening medical procedures. He is a director in The Ink Well Foundation – a group of
cartoonists and artists that travel to pediatric wards to draw for sick children.


In 2010 Ray became active volunteering for the USO. He has made numerous trips to various Veteran’s Hospitals
across the country and has traveled abroad to draw for our troops. In this capacity as an entertainer for the USO,
Ray has gone to Germany, Kuwait, Turkey, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Iraq, and most recently, Afghanistan.

Abe Audish

Director @ Cartoon Network | Professor @ CalArts

Abe Audish is a director and teacher based in the LA area. Abe attended and graduated the Joe Kubert School in 2004. He has worked on shows such as Rise of the TMNT, Power Puff Girls, We Bare Bears, Futurama and many more. Abe is currently working as a supervising director at Cartoon Network Studios and also teaches Story II at the California Institute of the Arts. 

Hannah Allman

Assitant Editor | Disney Hyperion

Hannah Allaman is an assistant editor of middle grade and young adult fiction at Disney-Hyperion. In her five years at Disney, Hannah has worked with best-selling authors like Alexandra Bracken, Elizabeth Wein, Melissa de la Cruz, and Tamara Ireland Stone. Her graphic novel list includes the Descendants series, Brightly Woven: The Graphic Novel, and the upcoming Arden High series.

Jamie Alloy

Graphic Designer @ Disney Hyperion

My name is Jamie Alloy and I am a graphic designer based in NYC. I obtained my BFA in Graphic and Interactive Design in 2017 from Tyler School of Art. I am currently working as a Junior Designer for Disney Publishing where I have the pleasure of working on brilliant picture books, middle grade novels, and young adult novels. If you’re interested in seeing some of my work, please check out my website JamieAlloy.com or follow me on Instagram @JamieAlloy.

Bob Camp

Character Designer | Storyboard Artist | Writer | Director | Spongebob Squarepants | Ren & Stimpy

Camp started his animation career as a designer for animated series such as ThunderCats, Silverhawks, TigerSharks, and several other series produced by Rankin/Bass. He then worked as a designer on The Real Ghostbusters for DiC, and later as a storyboard artist on Tiny Toon Adventures for Warner Bros. Television.

Camp was a co-founder of and director for Spümcø, the animation studio that created The Ren & Stimpy Show. He played a major role in the studio's creative force until September 21, 1992, when he left to work for Games Productions (a.k.a. Games Animation), the animation studio Nickelodeon initially created to continue work on The Ren and Stimpy show series after Spümcø had been fired. At Games, Camp was promoted to creative director of The Ren and Stimpy show and supervised work on the episodes made. After Ren and Stimpy ended in 1995, Camp and former Ren and Stimpy writer Jim Gomez began developing a new series for Nickelodeon titled Kid Komet and Galaxy Gal, which was never picked up for a full series.

In the 1980s, Camp worked at Marvel Comics as an illustrator on many comic titles including G.I. JoeCrazy MagazineBizarre AdventuresSavage TalesConan the Barbarian, and The 'Nam.

In the 2000s, Camp worked as a storyboard artist on animated feature films such as Looney Tunes: Back in Action and Ice Age: The Meltdown.

Camp currently teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Anthony Del Col

Writer @ Marvel | Image | Dynamite | IDW

Anthony Del Col is a best-selling writer of comics, podcasts and stage. His comic titles include LUKE CAGE EVERYMAN (Marvel), SON OF HITLER (Image), NANCY DREW &THE HARDY BOYS: THE BIG LIE (Dynamite), and KILL SHAKESPEARE (IDW), which has been adapted into a board game, stage show and is in TV development with Universal Content Productions. He is also the creator of Audible’s found footage thriller UNHEARD: THE STORY OF ANNA WINSLOW, which debuted at #1 in the U.S. and U.K. in late-2017, and will be followed up by 2020’s ASSASSIN’S CREED: GOLD, a eight-episode fiction podcast starring Emmy Award-winner Riz Ahmed (Star
Wars: Rogue One, Venom).

Sachio Cook

Animator @ Titmouse | Professor @ SVA

Sachio Cook is an animation artist who was born in Japan and grew up in New York City. She earned her BFA in Traditional Animation from The School of Visual Arts in 2011 and has been working for Titmouse Inc. since, in a variety of roles; she has worked as a Clean-up Artist, Animator, Storyboard Revisionist, Director and Character Designer. She is a faculty member of the Animation Department at The School of Visual Arts.

Chrissy Fellmeth

Animator @ Titmouse

​I'm an artist and animator based out of New York City.  I've been animating since I was 12 and have always been drawn to make my doodles move.  My most recent work has been as an animator on Fox Network's Son Of Zorn and I completed my newest short film Death Sentence in February 2017.  I've also worked on several shows for Adult Swim, including Metalocalypse, Super Jail, and China IL.  As well as cable television, I have worked on projects for Netflix, Amazon, and Youtube.  I aspire to be a director in animation one day, and to bring my own creative ideas to the world.

Check out my website at - http://www.chrissyfellmeth.com

Isaac Goodhart

Artist for DC Comics

Isaac Goodhart is a 2010 graduate of the School of Visual Arts with a BFA in cartooning. He got his start in comics in 2014 as one of the winners of the Top Cow Talent Hunt. After drawing Artifacts #38, he moved on to illustrating Matt Hawkins’ Postal for twenty-six consecutive issues. 2018 saw the release of Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale, written by Lauren Myracle and published by DC Comics. 

Joann Hill

Creative Director @ Disney-Hyperion

Joann Hill is currently Creative Director at Disney Hyperion in New York which publishes eveything from very young picture books to illustrated middle-grade and teen novels to graphic novels. During her career she has been fortunate to work with some amazing illustrators including Dan Santat, Matthew Cordell, LeUyen Pham, David Wiesner, John Rocco, Nancy Carpenter and Greg Pizzoli. Joann is always searching for talented illustrators working traditionally or digitally or in a combination of both.

Klaus Janson

Artist for DC Comics

Born: 1952
Apprenticed with Dick Giordano
First pro assignment was inking Black Panther over Rich Buckler in 1974.
Some Projects:Howard the Duck, The Defenders, The Avengers,Captain America, The Punisher, Wolverine, Spider-Man, Daredevil, Conan, Superman, Detective Comics, Batman, Dark Knight Returns, Dark Knight: Master Race, Von Freeze.Creator owned: Sacred Creatures at Image with collaborator Pablo Raimondi.
The DC Guide to Penciling Comics, The DC Guide to Inking Comics by Watson-Guptil Publications.Teaching Principles of Cartooning at School of Visual Arts since 1993. Developed and presented various workshops through the last two decades at Marvel, DC, Savannah School of Art and Design and at various conventions throughout America, Canada and Europe.
Awards: 1986 Eisner; 1986 Golden Apple; 2010 Inkwell; 2010 Harvey; 2011 Shel Dorf; 2012 Inkpot; 2013 Inkwell; 2016 Harvey.

Chip Kidd

Graphic Designer | Jurassic Park | Spiderman | Batman

Chip Kidd is a contemporary American graphic designer, author and editor. He is best recognized as graphic designer for book covers. Being a huge admirer of comic books he not only wrote some of those for DC Comics but also designed their covers.

Miss KillJoy

Artist | Cosplayer | Alumni

hello everyone I'm miss.killjoy or mickey. I'm a free lance artist that makes comics and what not. I'm an art and design alumni and designed the con artist for this con. I've also done a brief stint in voice acting. Have any questions? Ask! 

Alyssa King

Harley's Joker Cosplayer

Alyssa King, also known as Joker’s Harley is a New York City based artist and cosplayer. In 2013 she debuted her now famous Harley Quinn costume at Wonder Con in Anaheim, California, and has continued to create a variety of creative cosplays for the character.

 

Alyssa has also been seen as Kiki (Kiki’s Delivery Service), Raven (Teen Titans) and Mello (Deathnote). She is an outspoken supporter of the “every-BODY-can-cosplay” sentiment, having hosted panels at several conventions discussing the issue, and encourages an atmosphere of love and support within the cosplay community.

Anthony Marques

President of the Kubert School

Anthony Marques is a 2011 graduate of The Kubert School in Dover, NJ. He has excelled in his career as a freelance artist while maintaining and growing his contacts and relationships within the industry.  Anthony Marques's diverse catalog of freelance accomplishments include work for Dynamite Entertainment, IDW, and Dark Horse on titles such as Doc Savage, Red Sonja, Back to the Future, Vampirella, Green Hornet and Ghostbusters. He has worked as an instructor at The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Arts, Inc., an editor for Dynamite Entertainment and DC Comics on multiple titles, owns and operates the long-running Dewey's Comic City store in Madison, NJ, and proudly serves as the new President of the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art.

David Mazzucchelli

Artist @ DC Comics + Marvel Comics | Professor @ SVA

David Mazzucchelli has been making comics his whole life. Known chiefly for his collaborations – with Frank Miller on seminal Batman and Daredevil stories, and with Paul Karasik on an adaptation of Paul Auster’s novel, City of Glass – he began publishing his own stories in 1991 in his anthology magazine, Rubber Blanket. Since then his short comics have been published in books and magazines around the world. Asterios Polyp is his first graphic novel, and has won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and been listed as a New York Times notable book.

Fernando Ruiz

Artist @ Archie | Professor @ The Kubert School

Fernando Ruiz graduated with a BFA from Caldwell College, then attended The Kubert School in 1991. In addition to his work for Archie Comics, Fernando has also worked as a commercial illustrator with experience in toy design, book illustration, story boarding and much more. Fernando currently continues to write and draw for Archie Comics as well as teach at The Kubert School.

Marci Senders

Art Director @ Disney

Marci Senders is the Art Director at Disney-Hyperion, overseeing the design for the Young Adult novels and eBooks. Marci received her BFA in Graphic Design from Tyler School of Art at Temple University and has worked at Alloy Entertainment and Randomhouse Books for Young Readers.  She has designed and art directed the New York Times best-selling series The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Darkest Minds, Isle of the Lost and The Belles, She now lives in Queens where she loves to create her own artwork.

Geoff Spear

Photographer

Geoff Spear has established a reputation as one of the leading still life photographers.
Best known for his lighting skills and graphic modern style. Over the span of his 30 year career Geoff has shot hundreds of Book Jackets, including covers for best selling authors including: John le Carré, Augusten Burroughs, Haruki Murakami, John McInerney, Vladimir Nabokov, and Donna Tartt to name a few. Geoffs’ personal passion is shooting and capturing superheroes! Including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel. His collaboration with life-long friend Chip Kidd on Batman Collected, the first of many coffee table books, drew raves from the New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, New York Magazine, and ID, as well as The Art Directors Club NY and The Annual of American Photography. This “DYNAMIC DUO” recently finished Marvelosity: The Marvel Comics Art of Alex Ross, a massive retrospective look at the artist’s work.

 

www.spearphoto.com

Nicole Virella

Artist @ Marvel Comics

Nik Virella is a native New Yorker and School of Visual Arts alumnus. Her previous work includes The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones graphic novel, IDW's G.I. Joe, and Marvel titles such as Return of the Living Deadpool, 1872, Hyperion, All-New Wolverine, Star Wars and Black Widow. In addition, she’s had her work featured in Marvel QuickDraw, VOGUE Italia and Entertainment Weekly.

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