Bob Camp is a world-renowned comic book illustrator, working on such iconic titles as G.I. Joe, Conan the Barbarian, and The ‘Nam, as well as being the co-founder and creative director for the cult classic cartoon, The Ren & Stimpy Show! Come get your 90’s on at Oak City Comicon!

Chris Claremont is the legendary comic book writer & novelist, known for his iconic runs on both the Uncanny X-Men and New Mutants, as well as introducing complex literary themes into superhero narratives, turning once underachieving comics into some of Marvel’s most popular series.

Richard Case has been illustrating comics for more than 30 years. His run on Doom Patrol with writer Grant Morrison inspired much of the TV series for DC Universe, and he has also worked on Sandman, Preacher, Hunter: Age of Magic, Shade the Changing Man, Spider-Man, Dr. Strange and Batman ‘66.

Joe Jusko is known for his realistic, highly detailed painted fantasy, pin-up, and cover illustrations. Jusko painted the 1992 Marvel Masterpieces trading cards, and won the Comics Buyer’s Guide Fan Award for Favorite Painter in 1992 & 1993, and the Wizard Fan Award for Favorite Painter in 1993 & 1994.

As seen on Marvel’s Hero Project and The Kelly Clarkson Show, Elijah Lee is an amazing 12-year-old from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, known as the Incredible Elijah! He works as a true “modern day superhero” to put an end to child abuse by leading marches and raising awareness for abuse prevention.

Danny McBride is an American writer, filmmaker best known for being the co-creator of the Underworld franchise and writer of the first three installments. He has worked as a screenwriter for the likes of MGM, Sony/Screen Gems, HBO, AMC, Fox, Imagine Entertainment and Disney.

Scott McElroy is an American stunt coordinator/actor and weapons expert, best known for the role of Soren, the Death Dealer, in the Underworld franchise. He has appeared in scores of films, including Reservoir Dogs, The Mask, Batman Forever and U.S. Marshalls, as wells as a long list of television series, including Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Brockton McKinney is a writer and the property of the McKinney Girls Corp. He writes childishly thoughtful gags for Mad Magazine, sensitive and gory films for Full Moon Features, and an assortment of entertainment projects for both Baby Giant Studios and Picture It Productions.

Joe Meno is founder and editor of the LEGO fan magazine BrickJournal, the first magazine about the LEGO hobby. He has worked with LEGO on several occasions, from set design to beta testing.

Rico Renzi is the much sought-after and highly stylized color artist for Spider-Gwen and Sea of Stars, among many other high profile projects. He is also the co-creator of Spider-Gwen, a character featured in the Oscar-winning film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

Afua Richardson is an American illustrator best known for her work on the Eisner winning series Black Panther World of Wakanda. She’s done cover work for both Marvel and DC Comics, has been featured on the Lifetime Network’s HERstories, and is an accomplished songwriter & musician.

Budd Root is the cartoonist & creator of the successful comic book Cavewoman, and has had his work published by Caliber Press, Avatar Press, & Basement Comics. Root is considered to be one of the premiere contemporary “good girl” artists in the world.

William Stout is a legendary fantasy artist & illustrator, who has done storyboard art and production design for such films as The Return of the Living Dead, Masters of the Universe, Men in Black, Pan’s Labyrinth, Stephen King’s The Mist, and so many more!

Best selling author Robert Venditti‘s work has been adapted to film and television. He has written X-O Manowar for Valiant Entertainment, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps, Green Lantern, and The Flash for DC Comics. His current projects include Justice League, Hawkman, Freedom Fighters, and the Vertigo graphic novel Six Days.

Bruce White, aka “Velvet Geek”, has been tattooing for 20 years and painting on black velvet since 2009. His sought-after, highly realistic pieces have been featured at Gallery1988, Mondo Gallery, Spoke Art, Shades of Grey, Wootini, Gauntlet Gallery, & Hero Complex Gallery.

Karen Whitfield is the author of Batdriven West, the never-before-told story of her adventures as the Detective Comics Bronze Age Batgirl, who traveled with TV’s Caped Crusaders, Batman (Adam West) and Robin (Burt Ward) from 1978 to 1984.

Jeremy Whitley is a writer known for his work on Marvel Comics’  The Unstoppable Wasp and Future Foundation. He is also the creator of the series Princeless, and fan favorite scribe of such diverse books as My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and Vampirella.


Cap Blackard is a writer, illustrator and podcaster. She’s best known for her award-winning audio drama, The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program, and as the “Mother Brain” of Omniverse – her production house for radical stories. She is currently working on Lightning Dogs, a forthcoming animated series inspired by classic 80s cartoons.

Cliff Bumgardner is a writer, filmmaker, podcaster, and professional creative weirdo. He is a winner of the first-ever Millarworld Talent Search Competition and the director of the Emmy-nominated docu-series This is Human Trafficking.

Jason Flowers is the artist and author of Caliber Comics’ A.A.I. Wars.

Erik Klaus is the writer and artist of Ninjas and Robots and cover artist on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The D Ward.

Andrea Lorenzo Molinari is co-author of The Shepherd graphic novels series.

Roberto Xavier Molinari is co-author of The Shepherd graphic novels series.

Billy Parker is the writer, inker, letterer and colorist for The D Ward and Junior High Horrors.

Rob Potchak is the writer, editor and cover artist for Junior High Horrors, Immortal, X-Liefelds and Dead Sonja.

Evan Pozios is author of Time Grunts, Volumes 1-2, and the soon to be published, Johnny Phantasm.

Johndell Snead is the artist responsible for the indie hit REZ. A member of Tsunami Studios, Johndell is a powerhouse penciler on such books as Grimm FairyTale and is the cover artist for Back to the Future.

Chad Strohl is author of Infinity: A Tale of the Inferno.