Nov. 11th, 2012 inside Pittsburgh's Century III Mall from 11-5. This show will be held directly across the hall from our newly expanded location.
1st 100 ATTENDEES!
Guests and Attractions: (check back as this list will grow!)
Get your picture in taken in the Batmobile!
Shawn Alleyne was born and raised on the island of Barbados, but later relocated to Philadelphia in his teens, and has lived there since. From an early age he knew he wanted to be involved in art in some capacity, and is currently working in the demanding field of freelance art as a Writer, Inker and Instructor. In between working on freelance projects, Shawn constantly seeks to promote the independent scene, and to aid in this he formed the comic book networking group Xion, which has now expanded from Philly to include branches in New York, Milwaukee and Chicago. He has also organized and hosted many artshows and workshops as well as the artgroup Artmada.
**UPDATE:Jeremy regrets having to cancel for this event, but promises to return for another future show**
Jeremy Ambler, a West Virginia native, is a young actor who has appeared in a number of feature films and television shows. He is best known for his role as a “Walker” on AMC’s well known series, The Walking Dead and will also be appearing in 2012′s Night Of The Living Dead Remake as “The Cowboy.”
Most Recently he landed the Role of George Robinson in the National Geographic Channel Docu-Drama 2013 Movie Killing Lincoln, based on The Book By Bill O Riley. Jeremy has also appeared in films, such as; The Road, Child of God, and The Crazies. In addition, he has been in HBO’s John Adams, The Three Stooges, American Reunion, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, The Dukes of Hazzard, and many others.
Ahoy, my name is Jamie Apgar. I started to make comics right out of middle school with my cousin Mark McCracken, These little comics we used to get printed at staples folding and stapling, mixing up order of pages, later became known as an indie comic book company called Divine Authority Comics (still printing out new professional books). I moved to Pittsburgh to pursue a degree in art of which I got my Bachelors from The Art Institute. While in school I worked at a couple of Tattoo parlors and after graduation decided to focus my art more towards Illustration. This last year I got back behind the blue line and started writing and drawing new comics and graphic novels. I have just recently begun work on a retake of one of my older books, Western 0utlaw.
My work is not that of typical comic artist as its usually more gritty, and use of ink washes. The content are usually much more mature on the language and violence aspects. As my most popular title was Rank In Hell, which followed a man's recent arrival to hell and his climb to the top of the food chain. www.art.japgar.com
Shawn Atkins is a freelance Cartoonist living in Pittsburgh, and the creator of Explorers of the Unknown and Gello Apocalypse two weekly webcomics. On top of that he is a co-host of Sequential Underground podcast about indie comics and comic creation for the Audioshocker.com. As well he likes to write bios in his spare time, in the third person. Kneel before me you pitiful Morlocks for I am the Dolomite! For more information on Shawn Atkins and his work, please visit www.workshop13.net
Nathanael Batchelor Nathanael Batchelor is a local actor/voice actor and artist who has worked with various theater groups & production companies. He has created concept art, zombie make-up, bloody stumps, eyeballs and blood spurting limbs. He
is a student with the Stan Winston School for Character Arts. His top 5 favorite voices to imitate include Spike Spegal (Cowboy Beebop), Kermit The Frog, Starscream, Master Chief, The Joker (Batman The Animated Series and The Dark Knight). He is also well known in his cosplay as the 11th Doctor from Dr. Who.
Amy Lynn Best
Amy is an actress, producer, director and co-founder of Happy Cloud Pictures (HCP). Through HCP she has produced and starred in THE RESURRECTION GAME, A FEAST OF FLESH and DEMON DIVAS AND THE LANES OF DAMNATION; she has directed and starred in SEVERE INJURIES and SPLATTER MOVIE: THE DIRECTOR'S CUT. In addition, she can be seen in AMERICAN NIGHTMARE (2000), DR. HORROR’S EROTIC HOUSE OF IDIOTS (2003) and COUNTESS BATHORIA'S GRAVEYARD TALES.
Patrick & Shelly Block
"Best Original Story" Harvey Award nominees in 2008 for their long detective Donald Duck mystery story, this ducky duo draw and write Walt Disney comics that have appeared in scores of languages around the globe. Utilizing the classic Disney regulars, Donald, Uncle Scrooge, Mickey, Goofy and their respective kin, Pat and Shelly try to tell stories that they themselves would enjoy reading. Bring along one of their comics, for a free sketch on the cover!
George Broderick, Jr.
George has worked as a professional in comics since 1982. Since then, he has written stories for DC Comics, Marvel Comics and handled both scripting and editing on the LOST IN SPACE and QUANTUM LEAP comic books for Innovation Publishing and editing on LOST IN SPACE: Voyage To The Bottom Of The Soul for Bubblehead Publishing. George's art credits include work on BOZO THE CLOWN and SANTA CLAUS ADVENTURES for Innovation, SPEED RACER for Now Comics and THE MUNSTERS for TV Comics. His most current work includes COURAGEOUS MAN ADVENTURES, STARDUST & THOR, SUICIDE BLONDE and EL MUCHO GRANDE for Comic Library International, CHRISTMAS EVE, CHRISTMAS EVE WINTER CARNIVAL, CHRISTMAS EVE SPRING FLING, DILL GHERKIN AND THE LEGEND OF THE CHRISTMAS PICKLE, HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS COMICS and SNOWY JOEY AND THE CHRISTMAS DINOSAURS for Cool Yule Comics, the RADIOACTIVE MAN and LURE LASS/WEASEL WOMAN features in SIMPSON'S SUPER SPECTACULAR for Bongo Comics, MUMMIES, GHOSTS, KOLCHAK, THE NIGHT STALKER and SUCKULINA, VAMPIRE TEMP for Moonstone Books, LIFE MAXX for A Way With Words Foundation, POPEYE THE SAILOR for Premium Pop Comics/CLI 2.0.
Michael C.. Bryson
Michael C.. Bryson was born in Akron Ohio and lived there all his life.. Growing up a red head in a typical suburban neighborhood,, he made friends at a slow rate.. At a very early age,, he took a liking to reading and made a promise to himself to one-day write a book of his own.. Life continued as did he,, but his creativity never died.. He always found a way to flex his imagination,, writing or role-playing games occupied his free time.. Michael became involved with community theatre performing in a fair amount of shows,, and from there gained parts in a few films.. He also has his artwork on display at local galleries..
Jared Catherine is a cartoonist who self-publishes his own title, Incrediman Comix & Stories. Jared’s cartoons have appeared in various publications since 1996, including a controversial series of editorial cartoons for Penn State Universities’ Daily Collegian.
Jared has recently published a new Incrediman title, Incrediman Adventure Comix. The premiere issue will make its debut at the New Dimension Century III show.
Frank and Sarah Cunniff
Frank and Sarah Cunniff grew up on opposite ends of Pennsylvania, born five days apart in early 1984. He “played in zines and compiled bands,” and she, “glued things to things.” They met in 2006, went skateboarding, married, and staked their claim on Pittsburgh’s Polish Hill. Their love has blossomed into mosaic installations, a craft beer pub, a supergroup funk side project, and the first of an upcoming series of comic books, Atomic Samaritan #0: A Brush With Fame, A Brush With Death.
Cy-Fi is a Pittsburgh-area model and DJ. Recognized throughout the city, Cy-Fi was the featured cover model for 3 exclusive comic book covers for New Dimension Comics! These include Hack/Slash: My First Maniac #1, The Mystery Society#1, and Grimm Fairy Tales: Inferno #1. All are still available on the New Dimension Comics home page.
Former WWE, ECW, WCW & TNA Superstar- "The Franchise" Shane Douglas
Seen on WWE TV
Seen on TNA Wrestling TV
Seen on ECW TV
Seen on WCW TV
Extreme Rising Supstar*** Nov. 17th in Pittsburgh, P.A @ The Golden Dome"""
8x10's and pictures are 10$ Ea.
He will have t-shirts, pictures and mechandise for sale
He will also have tickets for Extreme Rising in Pittsburgh, P.A @ The Golden Dome for Sale!!!!
Jay Fife is a pin-up and portrait artist from the upper Ohio Valley. His work is mostly fully rendered pencil drawings of characters from all aspects of horror, fantasy, sci-fi and comics. Specializing in customized pinups realistically depicting famous characters or compositions of favorite personalities from TV and movies, Jay brings personality to his images. Jay recently has his art featured in the Harvey Award winning Image comic Mice Templar Destiny and has been the subject of an artist spotlight along with a pin-up featured in Hustler Magazine. Jay's art was also featured in Echo Immortalus Magazine and has been the cover of two issues of the Horror anthology The Willows. Jay did a cover for Heske Horror's Cold Blooded Chillers, had art featured in Pin-Up Magazine, The Serial Squad from Bad Place Productions, Eve-Vampire Diva from Arcana Comics and is the cover artist for the upcoming Dare #2 for Pickle Press Comics. Jays pin-ups are well known for featuring some of the most beautiful pin-up models including Lola Lynn, Jamie Eason and the amazing Acid Pop Tart.
"The Fabulous" Frankie Villa
Pro Wrestler, Manager, Actor & Model- "The Fabulous" Frankie Villa
Seen on The Jerry Springer Show
Wrestles all over the East Coast
Current SWF Tennesse Champion
Extreme Rising Superstar*** Nov. 17th in Pittsburgh, P.A @ The Golden Dome***
Signing FREE 8x10's from 11am- 1pm
I will have t-Shirts, Hats and pictures for sale
I will also Have Extreme Rising Tickets for Sale!!!
Frank Villa Sr.
Professional Artist and World Famous Monster Model Kit Builder- Frank
Seen in Monster Mag.
Seen in Model Builders Mag.
Seen in Figures and Toy Mag.
Seen and Done covers for Model & Toy Collector Mag.
Free 8x10's ALL DAY!
He will have Model Kits for Sale as well as Comics and original Artwork.
As a veteran Marvel Comics artist, Ron has drawn just about every character you can think of! For New Dimension Comics, he has drawn many awesome pieces.
Ron is best known as penciller and co-creator of Marvel’s Spider-Girl. Mr. Frenz’s art has appeared on such varied titles as: Marvel’s Spider-man line, Thor, Thunderstrike, Superman and other such titles as Ka-Zar, The Further Adventures of Indiana Jones, Star Wars and Marvel Saga to name a few. Ron seems to always be on hand when comics history is made. He was the designer of Superman’s controversial electric blue outfit, he co-created the New Warriors with Tom Defalco, and he was the penciler of What If? #105 the first appearance of the popular Spider-Girl. This issue sparked Marvel's M2 line of titles. Ron went on to co-plot and pencil several M2 titles as well as the various incarnations of the Spidergirl series.?
In 2005 Shawn, along with his wife & artist Stephanie, started self publishing
horror comics under the banner Angry Gnome Comics. Since then, Shawn has been bringing his own brand of horror to the world through titles such as "Victor
Season", "Palm Reader" and "Short Stack" (a horror anthology). His writing has
also been published in Heavy Metal Magazine and 2012: Final Prayers.
In 2010 Shawn was one of the founding members of Action Lab Entertainment and
has served as Editor-In-Chief ever since. Through ALE, he has helped bring life
to several indie hits, as well as publishing his horror one-shot "Snowed In" and
superhero comic "Fracture".
Dan Gorman is a Medical Illustrator/Freelance Illustrator from Kent, Ohio. Recent work in the field of Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror Illustration include hand drawn original Sketch Cards for “Thor”, “Captain America: The First Avenger”, “Marvel Beginnings Series 1” and “Avengers: Kree/Skrull War” Trading Card sets Released by The Upper Deck, Co. Dan also created Sketch Cards for “Vampirella” released by Breygent Marketing and the soon to be released “AMC’s The Walking Dead” Trading card set by Cryptozoic Entertainment. Dan will have his first Sequential comic book work appearing in “Femforce #158” by AC Comics in January 2012.
Andrew is a commercial artist who's digital coloring work has appeared in such titles as The Art of the Lost Kids: Seeking Samarkand and The National Guardians in addition to being the colorist for the 2011 Pittsburgh Comicon program cover. Andrew has also done digital inking of Jay Fife's creation, Mary Monster. While continuing his love of coloring superhero pin-ups by a range of artists, Andrew also hopes to raise awareness and support for children with Type I Diabetes with his superhero creation called The Dynamic League.
Looking for reasonably priced original art? Then stop by and say Hi! Trading card sets he has worked/ing on include; Cryptozoic Entertainment ... The Walking Dead, CBLDF Liberty, DC Comics ... Justice League of America Archives, Marvel Comics ... X-Men Origins: Wolverine Movie, Spider-Man Archives, X-Men Archive, 70 Years In Marvel, Heroes and Villains & Dangerous Divas. Topps ... Star Wars Galaxy 5, The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars Clone Wars: Rise of the Bounty Hunters & Galaxy 6 - I was one of 22 artists selected by Topps to do"sketchagraph" cards, which are new inserts for Star Wars Galaxy 6. Breygent ... Sci Fi / Horror Sketch Card Series 2 & Vampirella. Versicolor ... Bettie Page Private Collection. Upper Deck Captain America.
Scott Hedlund is a comic book maker from Pittsburgh, PA. Scott has contributed pencils, inks, colors, covers, and letters to a few books including: Weirdlings, Fairhaven, Chaos Punks, WZWA, and World of Orenda. Scott is also the co-host of the Comic Book Pitt Podcast (www.comicbookpitt.com), Pittsburgh's premiere comic book podcast.
See Scott's work at www.weirdlings.com or swing by the table for the real deal.
I am a local tattoo artist and have earned rewards for my tattooing over the years. I work at kink'd ink studio in windber with my business partner. I've been tattooing for over 5 years now and you guys make me love this job! All designs are custom drawn and I can also draw you up something if you give me some ideas. I've been drawing and making art my entire life and have always been influenced by comic art. I love tattooing comic artwork and drawing my own. I also keep busy taking commission work.
Glenn is a local penciler and staff artist for the Pittsburgh Comicon. He has created the artwork for 2 of the Comicon’s t-shirts as well as having his art appear on the cover of the Comicon mailer and other Comicon promotional items. He is currently producing pin-ups for Christian Hall's Vasion title. He is also working on some side projects with writer, Justin Eger. One is a classic 1950's Noir Crime story called Kill It Dead Good Baby and a Frankenstein-esque Vampire Hunter of the Vatican called, The Shepard. Glenn also keeps busy taking on commission work.
"Yeah, they're dead. They're...all messed up."
George Kosana is best known for his role as Sheriff McClelland in George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead, for which he also served as Production Manager.
Kevin Leen began freelance illustration several years ago. His work has appeared in independent comics, fantasy game publications and collectable card games. He regularly attends comic book conventions across the Midwest. Kevin has produced several original sketch cards for Breygent Marketing's Golden Age Heroes and Villains and Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Movie Posters card sets as well as Chakan:The Hundred Candles:Day of the Dragon, currently available through RAK Graphics.com. His upcoming projects include Issue 4 of Boomtown Scabs and Fantastic Storytyme in collaborations with Brett Pinson.
Nick Marino is a writer, cartoonist, musician, and podcaster from Pittsburgh. In Super Haters, he chronicles ongoing story of two slacker heroes who'd rather stand around and argue rather than fight crime. In Stick Cats, he takes readers on a lo-fi feline fantasy adventure filled with weird twists and turns. And in Time Log, he tells the tale of time travel gone horribly wrong as music history collides with the post-apocalyptic future of da 'Burgh!
Jeff McClelland is a man of many talents. Well, he’s got several talents, anyway. At least one. Let’s say that his number of talents is between zero and one hundred and leave it at that, okay? Jeff has written and lettered for such publications as “Teddy and the Yeti”, DC Conspiracy’s “Magic Bullet” and the New York Times bestselling series, “FUBAR”. You can find our more about Jeff and his comics at www.teddyandtheyeti.com, and you can watch his stupid Internet comedy show at
Brian John Mitchell
Brian John Mitchell started making his mini-comics the size of a pack of matches in 2004. Over the past 8 years he's created over 60 comics varying from auto-bio to horror to sci-fi to westerns winning grants & award nominations along the way while collaborating with over a dozen different cartoonists (including Dave Sim of Cerebus fame). The month of November he will be in Pittsburgh for a cartoonist residency at The Cyberpunk Apocalypse House.
Brett R. Pinson
Brett R. Pinson is the owner of Boomtown Press. Brett’s credits include: Boomtown Scabs and the Adventures of Carl. Fat Momma from SYFY Channels Who wants to be a superhero. The Expendables, written and created by Brett; illustrated by Adam Talley of www.idiothead.com. Socrates Popadopolis, Western Outlaw. Brett is currently collaborating with Kevin Leen of Leenink.com on Boomtown Scabs #4 and Zombies Dinosaurs and Flying Suacers.
Brett is also creates Animation style Cel Art, prints and collectible cards.
Visit Brett at: www.boomtownpress.com
come by and get your picture with everyone's favorite droid!
John A. Russo
With twenty books published internationally and nineteen feature movies in worldwide distribution, John A. Russo has been called "a living legend." He began by co-authoring the screenplay for NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD which has since become
known as a "horror classic." His three books on the art and craft of movie making have become bibles of independent production, and one of the them, entitled SCARE TACTICS, won a national award for Superior Achievement in Nonfiction. Quentin Tarantino and many other noted filmmakers have unabashedly stated that Russo's books have helped them to launch their careers.
John Russo wants people to know he's "just a nice guy who likes to scare people" -- and he's done it with novels and films such as RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD, MIDNIGHT, THE MAJORETTES, THE AWAKENING and HEARTSTOPPER. His novel MIDNIGHT was published in twenty-five languages, and the movie, although made on a very low budget, got excellent reviews, attracted a "cult" following, and has been kept in constant release on VHS and DVD by Lions Gate.
He has had a long, rewarding career, and he shows no sign of slowing down. Recently his screenplay for ESCAPE OF THE LIVING DEAD was made into a five-part comic book released by Avatar to great acclaim -- and it made the Top Ten of Horror Comics nationally. To date this original story has spawned ten sequels and two graphic novels, plus a slew of tie-in merchandise such as T-shirts, beer mugs, coffee mugs, shot glasses, etc. The outstanding success of this property in comic-book form has shown such a strong grassroots appeal that the movie is now ready to go with Russo directing a
top-rated cast featuring Kristina Klebe, Gunnar Hansen, Kane Hodder and Tom Savini.
Released in the fall of 2010 were two new horror comics written by Russo and a big trade paperback from Kensington Publishing Company comprised of both the original novel of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and its stark-horror follow-up, also by Russo, entitled THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD. This is the first time that both of these horror classics were teamed together in one volume.
Russo's popularity among genre fans remains at a high pitch, evidenced by the fact that this year alone he will be a main attraction in four movie-making books by other authors, and will be a guest on an Internet panel hosted by Edgar-winning writer Jonathan Maberry.
John Russo's current movie projects, in addition to ESCAPE OF THE LIVING DEAD, include a horror thriller about teenage vampires, a dark fantasy concerning an alien invasion of a small town, and a hilariously funny TV series entitled THE ZOMBIE COMEDY SHOW.
Steel Dog® is The City of Pittsburgh’s Official Mascot Dog and she will be accompanied by her owner and Pittsburgh Story Teller, Miss Carol Lynn Vicini, who authors, “The Adventures of Steel Dog” book series. Stop by and check out one of Steel Dog’s comic books, coloring books and/or children's story books. Also, if you come and visit Steel Dog, she might even give you a kiss and she loves to smile for pictures. You can even give Steel Dog a biscuit and she will be very grateful and give you a “Paw Thanks”. Miss Carol presents live performances and Story Telling for her original story books geared towards children of all ages and she has performed her “Story Time” in numerous locations throughout Pittsburgh and surrounding communities. Check out our photos and friend us on Facebook. We hope to see you all at the New Dimension Comics Century III Mall show on November 11, 2012. WOOF!!!
Pittsburgh SteelMan® is Pittsburgh's Official SuperHero who represents the past, present and future pride and glory of the town he loves. SteelMan® and his trusty companion SteelDog® are a Pittsburgh man/dog hero team that enjoy representing the city.
Tom Scioli is the co-creator of the Image Comics Eisner-nominated series, Gødland, and is the creator of the Xeric-winning The Myth of 8-Opus and the webcomic American Barbarian. He’s done artwork for the comics series Captain America, The Incredibles, Elephantmen, Freedom Force, and The Fantastic Four.
Loran Skinkis is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania who fell in love with comics at an early age and never quite
gave them up.
Loran has worked on such titles as Photocopy Comix Illustrated, The Electric Owl, Pasta Man, Star & Stripes, Burgh Man, The Pittsburgh Steel-Man and most recently The Field on the Edge of the Woods. (www.filmsandcomics.com)
Loran is currently working on many new and exciting projects both locally and overseas. More of his work can be found at skinkis.com, http://loranjskinkis.deviantart.com/ ,
http://www.drunkduck.com/user/ljs5123/ and loranskinkis.blogspot.com.
The mission of the ToonSeum is to celebrate the art of cartooning. Our goal is to promote a deeper appreciation of the cartoonists and their work through hands-on workshops, community outreach, cartoon-oriented educational programming, and exhibitions or original cartoon art.
Back to Brooklyn (written by Garth Ennis) from Image Comics
Born in Belgrade, former Yugoslavia in 1971, Mihailo finished a BFA at Slippery Rock University and an MFA at Stephen F. Austin in Texas. Prior to working with Jimmy Palmiotti and Garth Ennis on Back to Brooklyn, he worked mostly as a fine artist exhibiting in galleries and museums around the country (and still does). In 1994-5, he self-published a couple of comics, Battle Axis, under the name Intrepid Comics. Also published was Enchanted Worlds for Blackmore Publishing.
Screenwriter and journalist MIKE WATT wrote and directed THE RESURRECTION GAME, Bloody Earth Film's A FEAST OF FLESH and the upcoming DEMON DIVAS AND THE LANES OF DAMNATION through Happy Cloud Pictures, which he co-founded with the lovely and talented Amy Lynn Best and the less lovely but also talented Bill Homan. He also wrote the screenplays for SEVERE INJURIES, SPLATTER MOVIE: THE DIRECTOR'S CUT for HCP, DEAD MEN WALKING for The Asylum and THE SCREENING for G. Cameron Romero. He's the editor of Sirens of Cinema Magazine and the author of the collection PHOBOPHOBIA.
Chris zarichansky has been published by previews magazine over 5 times, as an artist of the month in their comic shop magazine. And artist of the week. Now 33, has done work for rantz angels- sadlittels sketch cards.
He does freelances commissions off of ebay and at comic shows, and south western art.
Chris donates to charities - recently donated to the inkwell awards and is in their 2011 sketch book, as well as to the westmorland arts and heritage festival featured in the tribune review.
Thanks to everyone who attended our last shows. They were huge successes! If you missed out, please sign up for e-mail updates and we will let you know about the next one… and the one after that!
AND... don't miss the BIG one every April, THE Pittsburgh Comicon! April 20-22th, 2012. www.pittsburghcomicon.com.