Click here to go to the Facebook!.April 19th, 2014 inside The Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills in Tarentum, Pa from 10-5.
1st 100 ATTENDEES!
Guests and Attractions: (check back as this list will grow!)
Guest of Honor!
Chris Burnham is a comic book artist best known for his work on Batman Incorporated with Grant Morrison, as well as the creator-owned books such as Officer Downe and Nixon's Pals, which were published by Image Comics. One of his high profile issues he has done was the death of Damian Wayne in Batman Inc.
Chris grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he frequented New Dimension Comics in Crannberry. In 2002 Burnham moved to Chicago, where he started to work as a graphic designer. Since then he has produced work for DC Comics, Marvel, Image, Boom! Studios and Moonstone Books. Here are some of the titles he worked on:
Kolchak: Tales of the Night Stalker #3: "More Creatures of Habit" (with Dave Ulanski, Moonstone Books), Moonstone Monsters: Witches: "The Witch in the Woods" (with William Messner-Loebs, Moonstone Books), Kolchak: Black & White & Red All Over (with Dave Ulanski, Moonstone Books),Elephantmen (with Richard Starkings, Comicraft),Nixon's Pals (with Joe Casey, Image), Fear Agent #21: (script and art, Dark Horse), X-Men: Divided We Stand #2: (with Duane Swierczynski, Marvel), X-Men: Manifest Destiny #1: (with James Asmus, Marvel),Hack/Slash (Devil's Due), Monster Truck (webcomic, self-published), The Amory Wars: In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth 3 (with Peter David and Claudio Sanchez, Boom! Studios), Officer Downe: (with Joe Casey, Image Comics), Batman Incorporated (with Grant Morrison, DC Comics)
Chris is currently working on a new book with Grant Morrison for Image Comics titled: The Nameless.
Specializing in horror and comic style paintings Been painting for five years but already making a name in the local art scene. Has sold paintings all over the world including Norway Alaska and new Zealand and just recently opening a successful gallery in Pittsburgh unlike any other gallery you've seen.
After serving in the Marine Corp, Scott went back to his passion which was Special FX and Art. Upon graduating from AIP with a degree in Industrial Design, Scott spent nearly a decade in LA working on TV and film doing anything art related from makeup to props and specialty costuming. After returning to Pittsburgh to be closer to family 4 years ago Scott has been continuing his career both in entertainment and the art community and has plans for more salvage art pieces on the way as well as dabbling in the emerging 3D printing and scanning fields. "Art is all around us, and influences everything we do, it can not be ignored"
Hello, my name is Nathan Doverspike. Illustration and Graphic Design are my specialties. My illustrations consist of ink drawings heavily influenced by comic books. Check out my work at https://www.behance.net/NathanDoverspike. Please feel free to contact me with business inquiries and creative partnerships at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Extra Life, a 24hr video game marathon that benefits Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. This is the 6th year Extra Life has been in existence and last year local gamers raised over $36,000 for the Pittsburgh Children's Hospital. Collectively gamers raised over $2MM for Children's Hospitals Nationwide. One of the best aspects of this charity is that when you sign up to participate you choose the hospital that gets the donations you raise, allowing everything to stay local to the participant. Extra Life is simple yet extremely fun. You sign up, then start getting people to sponsor you similar to a race. The ideal is $1 an hour, then on November 2nd, you play video games for 24hrs. It's that simple. Another wonderful aspect is that the rules are very loose. You can play board games, card games, table top games, whatever you prefer. Also since it is in conjunction with hospitals personal health is important and it is stressed to take a break every couple of hours to move around, go for a walk, stay hydrated, etc. If you can't play for 24hrs straight, that's fine, break it up into smaller groups and play over the week or month. There is no set place for it either, play with friends, play alone, rent out a fire hall or have it in your home. Make a team with your friends, it can be as big or small as you make it, the main part is helping raise money. Sign up at www.extra-life.org
Scott Hedlund is a comic book maker from Pittsburgh, PA. Over the past 15 years, Scott has contributed pencils, inks, colors, covers, and letters to books and webcomics including: Weirdlings, Fairhaven, Chaos Punks, WZWA, World of Orenda, Super Haters, and latest comic project, In No Way Memorable. See Scott's work at: www.weirdlings.com
Scott is also a co-host of the Comic Book Pitt ( www.comicbookpitt.com), Pittsburgh's premiere comic book podcast with co-hosts Dan Greenwald and Jared Catherine.
John A. Russo & George Kosana
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.
I am a local freelance artist from Pittsburgh. I studied Visual Arts at Radford University as well as Multimedia Technologies at Pittsburgh Technical Institute. While attending Radford University, I was a staff writer and graphic artist for Whim - Radford University's online magazine. I am best known for my one-panel, The Far Side-esque cartoons. I have also designed promotional flyers for local concerts as well as illustrations and cartoons for various newsletters. I am currently working on illustrations for table-top games as well as my first graphic novel, Hammurabi: Eye for an Eye which I hope to have published sometime next year.
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