Guy Gilchrist, at the age of 24, was hand-selected to create Jim Henson’s Muppets Comic Strip that was printed worldwide in 660-plus newspapers daily from 1981 to 1986. Throughout the years, he has set his hand to such notable cartoons as The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Looney Tunes, Tom & Jerry, Tiny Toons, Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock,The Pink Panther, Minnie Mouse, and was instrumental in the creation of The Muppet Babies! Guy's iconic Muppets artwork was enshrined in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC. as symbolic of a National Treasure in 1984 after he was Guest of Honor at the White House. Guy Gilchrist took over the iconic Nancy comic strip in 1995, and 2017 marks his twenty-second year drawing Nancy, her Aunt Fritzi, and of course....Sluggo! Syndicated internationally in 80 countries and some 400 newspapers, Nancy has a viewership of 57 million readers around the world. Guy Gilchrist has been recognized and honored internationally for his creativity and authorship. He was awarded the National Cartoonist Society's highly coveted Reuben Award in 1997 and again in 1998 for Best Magazine and Book Illustrator, for Night Lights and Pillow Fights – Book One and Book Two. Also for Night Lights and Pillow Fights, he was awarded the Bank Street Award for Best Book of the Year – 1998. He is a three-time award winner of the Best Book of the Year from the International Reading Council of the United Nations, for the Tiny Dinos book series. The Tiny Dinos series was among the top bestselling books at Walden Books. A strong supporter of charities and children, Guy has been honored for his contributions by Vanderbilt Hospital, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Hartford Children's Medical Center, Shriners Hospitals, and The Angelus. An active supporter and voice for the military and veterans’ causes, Guy Gilchrist has been honored by the armed forces and veterans organizations for his support and work. Guy was recently honored as the fifth inductee into the Wizard World Hall of Legends and has been the recipient of the Silver Reuben Award from the National Cartoonists Society Guy Gilchrist lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
Keith Champagne is an American comic artist, who has also moved into writing, and is known for his work at DC Comics. Keith graduated from Montville High School, Oakdale Connecticut in 1988. He is a 1994 graduate of The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic art. Keith began working professionally as a comic book inker during his second year at the Kubert School. Titles he has contributed to (as writer) include: JSA, Green Lantern Corps, and World War III. As an artist/inker, his work has appeared in many titles, most notably JSA, Firestorm, and Superboy. Recently he wrote Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters, when the license was acquired by Dynamite Entertainment. Upcoming work includes Ghostbusters for IDW Publishing and The Mighty, a creator-owned title for DC Comics, co-written with Peter Tomasi.
Steve Lavigne is best known as an originator, lettering and coloring on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles title for Mirage Studios. He is also the creator of Cudley the Cowlick, Sgt. Bananas, and Stump and Sling.
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.
Sculpture artist for Universal Monsters and Star Wars Action Figures, along with numerous other characters.
Gary Deslauriers is a native of Woonsocket, RI. He now resides in North Smithfield where he lives with his wife and two sons. Gary attended Bradford College and Rhode Island College where he earned his MA in Art Education. He presently works as an elementary school art teacher and moonlights out of his studio as a freelance artist. Past work includes Side-Kicked for Darby Pop.His portraits, commissions, and illustrations can be found on his social media.
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.
Run by Maggie and Kyra, ShugarDrop is proudly owned by two self proclaimed otaku's who take care in all their crafts to make sure your nerdly cute apparel and accessories are made with care. From fan inspired keychains, jewelry and Japanese inspired fashion, we have what you need!
LEAGUE PODCAST co-host MATT DURSIN created this modern update of the classic Robin Hood legend, the outlaw and his merry men scour the town of Sherwood in search of medicine. Medicine that they then steal to give to those in need. But which side of good is he really on?
Gary Eckerson, with his friend Mike Lopez, created “Life’s A Beach”, which follows the good natured fun of the kids of Avalon Beach.
Bettina M. Kurkoski was born March 26, 1973 in Montague, Massachusetts. Now residing in Plymouth, Mass, where she works as a freelance illustrator through her business, Dreamworld Studio. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth in 1996 with a BFA in Illustration, she entered TOKYOPOP's Rising Stars of Manga vol. 2 competition in 2003, placing as a runner-up, her work Axis Lumen published in the winners' compilation. My Cat Loki, volumes 1 & 2 available from TOKYOPOP, was Bettina's first professionally published series. She has also contributed the Star Trek 40th Anniversary Convention exclusive cover for Star Trek: TOS manga vol. 1, cover and story art for Star Trek: TOS manga vol. 2, story art for Star Trek: The Next Generation vol. 1, story and art for the Princess Ai/My Cat Loki crossover story in Princess Ai: Encounters, cover and story art for Warriors: Rise of Scourge one-shot and Seekers manga series based on the best selling Seekers novel series, all available from TOKYOPOP and Harper Collins. Her artwork depicting late night talk show host Conan O’Brien’s “alter ego”, Flaming C, was featured along with other selected Flaming C artworks and displayed in a Fanart Gallery Show in San Diego, CA during the San Diego Comic Con in July 2011. She is currently working on several self-publishing projects and launched websites for Nauticon, Worldcon, Ohayocon, Just Yaoi and of course, Dreamworld Studio. And in her spare time (LOL!!!), Bettina greatly enjoys knitting & crocheting to relax and unwind and sharing her artistic love and knowledge with her younger nieces, as she helps mold two future artists!
Brittney is a digital artist and fairly new to the artist alley scene. Currently obsessed with Doctor Who and pandas. She also cosplays sometimes.
K. Rose is an Illustrator specializing in Children's Illustration. She resides in the greater Boston area and loves to paint in watercolor. Patrons love to use her work as gifts for family. When she isn't making art, she loves reading novels and comics, and playing video games. She is also a Druid/Barbarian Half-Elf in her 4-year long running D&D game with her best friends. K. Rose will be selling everything from personalized portraits, to gifts for all your nerdy needs.
Victoria Dye is a local Massachusetts artist who is finally realizing her dream of becoming a comic con artist alley participant. Currently she is working on illustrations for a future storybook app. She also does art commissions and works in both the digital and traditional medium. Her favorite subjects to draw are skulls, bones, and birds. She has done pet portraits, nature scenes, and macabre subjects for customers all over the country. If she isn’t buried in her 9-5 job, she is sketching a skull in black pen ink while watching anime.
ART BY MAR
I am an artist from upstate NY primarily focusing on Fantasy Portrait painting, from large format Acrylic on Canvas to small-scale ink on paper you can find more about me and what I do also on my Instagram @Comicartbymar