Artists

MARK McKENNA

MARK McKENNA

I don't know if you know this, but I've been a comic book artist for 29 years (check out the on-going Mark Mckenna comic book checklist), having worked for both Marvel and DC comics on the likes of The X Men and Spider Man to Batman and The Justice League. There are more than 500 comics that list my name in the credits and 8,000 plus pages that bear my ink lines on them.

STEVE GEIGER

STEVE GEIGER

For the past Twenty years Steve Geiger has served as a professional artist in the advertising and comic book fields. After graduating from Buffalo State University, he began his career as an apprentice to the legendary comic book artist John Romita Sr. He was soon hired on staff, and eventually was named Managing Art Director for The Marvel Entertainment Group. Throughout his career he has served as a regular artist on such comics as Spider-man, The Incredible Hulk , Bloodshot, Scion, Lorelei, and Samuree. Steve has also illustrated many covers and single issues (“One Shots”) for such titles as The X-men, Punisher: War Journal, The Fantastic Four, Batman, and countless others. He is now launching his own enterprise, The Evilgeiger Empire, an entertainment development company devoted to the creation, implementation, and production of original content and creator-owned concepts and characters. Current projects include: The Henchman with Devin Hylton, Gabriel Damascus; Cutter, and Plowboy in the Cornmeal Universe with Hollywood Animation, and multiple covers for the new 412 Comics line. Steve lives in Williamsville, NY with his wife Kristy and their son, Steven III. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/evilgeigerempire/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/EvilSteveGeiger Marvel: http://marvel.com/comics/creators/2067/steve_geiger

JOEY MARS

JOEY MARS

Joey Mars is a rock poster, t-shirt artist, illustrator and painter. He has done numerous works for alternative rock bands and publications as well as stadium acts Aerosmith and Grateful Dead. He currently does a daily comic called Cash Money Aliens.

JOE ST PIERRE

JOE ST PIERRE

Joe St. Pierre’s outstanding comic book career began in the early 1990’s as a penciller of Rai during the first era of Valiant Comics. Joe has also worked as a penciller/writer for Marvel, DC, Image, IDW and Dynamite. Joe is credited for numerous illustrations featuring Spider-Man and the Spider-Man family.

ALEX SIMMONS

ALEX SIMMONS

Alex Simmons has drawn Archie Comics and currently writes and draws Blackjack Comics. Over the past 20 years Alex Simmons has written (and in some cases also created) a number of juvenile mysteries under a variety of pseudonyms for many well-known publishers. He has also penned two educational documentaries and several stage plays. One of his plays, Sherlock Holmes & the Hands of Othello, received critical praise and was published in Black Thunder: An Anthology of Contemporary African American Drama, published by Signet/Mentor Books. Simmons has written three movie novelizations for Disney and three biographies for Steck-Vaughn, including one on Denzel Washington. As a voiceover talent, Simmons can be heard on a wide range of projects from O’Henry Bars, to podcasting financial information for DeLoitte and Touche. Simmons has traveled the country as a guest speaker and teaching artist. He has developed and conducted creative writing workshops (prose, comics, journalism, and playwriting), as well as consulted on a number of creative arts programs and curricula for children. Currently, Simmons is serving on the board of the New York State Alliance for Arts and Education. He is also arts and education consultant for the Christopher Barron Live Life Foundation, a curator for his COLOR OF COMICS Exhibit; and he is affiliated with the Museum of Comic & Cartoon Art.

ERIC BORNSTEIN

ERIC BORNSTEIN

Eric Bornstein is a master mask maker, having produced high quality masks for theater and parades, will be giving workshops on mask making all weekend.

KAREN GOSSELIN

KAREN GOSSELIN

I work in Oil paints, Ink, Graphite and Digital mediums. Book covers, inside artwork for RPG games and books, science fiction, fantasy, steam punk, creature creation and concepts, horror, character creation, tattoos, portraits and logos.

Gary Eckerson

Gary Eckerson

Gary Eckerson, with his friend Mike Lopez, created “Life’s A Beach”, which follows the good natured fun of the kids of Avalon Beach.