Uticon 2023 Guests
Join us for Uticon – October 1, 2023 at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica!
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Bill Anderson has inked hundreds of comics for Marvel, DC, Image, Comico, First, and many more, including titles such as Spider-Man, X-Men, Silver Surfer, Superman, Batman, The Elementals, and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,
He’ll be happy to sign your copies of any or all of them, just bring ‘em on by.
Bill will also have prints available, as well as work from his latest project, The Trust Book One: Silent Scream, about which he’s ready and willing to talk your ear off!
Todd is a comic book writer best known for his work on The Sensational Spider-Man for Marvel Comics, The Flash spin-off series Impulse, as well as being the co-creator of the DC Comics super-team Young Justice.
His professional comics writing career began with X-Factor in 1994, and young fans of late may know Todd’s work from Marvel’s Super Hero Squad, featuring the Avengers and X-Men characters in more self-aware, cartoon-style situations.
He is also the creator of the fantasy series Tellos with penciller Mike Wieringo – a coming-of-age adventure set in a magical, piratical world. As a tribute to the late, great Wieringo, Todd spearheaded a brand-new, two-volume, hardcover Tellos epic featuring some of the comic industry’s finest artists.
Together with artist Craig Rousseau, Todd co-created the supernatural investigator series The Perhapanauts from Image Comics and the original graphic novel The Perhapanauts: Into Hollow Earth.
DC Comics’ legendary “Answer Man,” Bob Rozakis’ work in comics began in 1974 with The Amazing World of DC Comics and quickly became known DC’s Answer Man, answering trivia questions from readers in the Daily Planet promotional page in many late-1970s comics.
His credits during his 25-year career with DC total “almost four hundred stories” featuring most DC characters, “plus dozens of features, puzzles, and activities pages”.
He has been a writer, editor, assistant editor, and head of DC’s Production Department, where Rozakis helped revolutionize the way comics were printed and embraced growing computer technology.
In 1973, he and his wife drove the DC Comicmobile, a van which drove around and sold comics much like an ice cream truck.
Among the plethora of DC Comics his pen has graced are Action Comics, Batman Family, The Flash, Detective Comics, Superman, and Teen Titans, creating characters that include the Calculator, Bumblebee, The Joker’s Daughter, and ‘Mazing Man.
Rozakis has also co-authored The Complete Idiots Guide to Office Politics with his wife, Dr. Laurie E. Rozakis.
Joe Staton has been drawing comics since he started working for Charlton Comics in 1971, where he co-created E-Man and Michael Mauser. Though the bulk of his work has been for DC Comics, at last count, Staton has worked for at least 30 publishers and 100 different editors. Among his many comics credits are Action Comics, Green Lantern, The Legion, Classics Illustrated, and various incarnations of Batman.
During his time on Green Lantern, he co-created several GLs, including Kilowog, Arisia, and Salakk. He also designed GL Guy Gardner’s “bad boy” look. With his writer-wife Hilarie, he produces medical comics such as Pete Learns All About Crohn’s and Colitis and Amy Goes Gluten-Free. In 1998, he received the Eisner Award for his work on World’s Finest: The Superman-Batman Adventures. He penciled over 100 issues of the Cartoon Network’s Scooby Doo comic. Since 2011, working with writer Mike Curtis, Joe has been the regular artist for the long-running Dick Tracy newspaper strip. Dick Tracy received Harvey Awards in 2013, 2014, and 2015 for Best Syndicated Strip or Feature.
Andrew is the co-creator and artist of the Darby Pop Publishing all-ages graphic novel series Lacey & Lily, about the adventures of a middle schooler and her dog turned superheroes,
His creation – The Indestructible Dink Boy – leapt onto Webtoon for audiences everywhere and is currently in its second season.
His work includes illustration for The Mike Wieringo Tellos Tribute with Todd Dezago, art for Patrick McCuen’s The Devil and Mr Gandhi with Ink Puddle Press, character designs and illustration work for Dark Tree Films, and co-creating and illustrating the comedy series Holidaze for Dandy Press,
Andrew’s artwork has also graced many a print and poster, including for the Albany All-Stars Roller Derby and the Syracuse Crunch hockey, along with numerous private commission pieces.
Dave Dellecese is a writer and author of children’s books, graphic novels, comics, and more.
He is the co-creator and writer of the all-ages graphic novel series Lacey & Lily from Darby Pop Publishing, co-creator and writer of the adult comedy series Holidaze, has written prose for AHOY Comics, is the author of the children’s picture books The Little Lamp and Lucy and the Ghost take the Stage, as well as the WWII Christmas tale, Frank the Barber.
A former journalist and news anchor, he has lent his voice to The Brass Lantern old time radio adventure podcast playing former reporter-turned private investigator, Wam Dixon, and has voiced characters in the video game Mechwarrior 4: Mercenaries.
Follow on Dave on Twitter & Facebook or at davedellecese.com
GHOST SEEKERS OF CNY
A professional group of paranormal investigators specializing in ghost investigation & research achieved thru digital audio, video & photography.
Their investigations, activities & prosperous endeavors since 1999 have taken them from Albany to Buffalo to Canada & back again, including investigating the paranormal at venues such as historical associations, libraries, schools, churches, police stations, jails, farms, apartments, mansions, theaters, restaurants, dinners, bars, train stations, hotels, and more!
The crew is also producing a new reality show called Ghost & Toast.
Keith Haugen is a former student of the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic art, currently residing in New York’s Capital Region.
His credits include Ghost Investigator by Spirited Comics, Hudson Valley Zombie Apocalypse by Eagle Press, Yellow Squad by RATO Illustrated and his own WTF (What The Freak) Comix featuring the alien helmet Chrome Dome.
Author of numerous books that include A Night in the Garden, Ethel’s Bane, The Veil Lifted, and the Avenzyre series, GB was born in a small town in Vermont, and grew up in the country and attending a rural school. She started telling stories from a young age, writing her first short story in second grade. She started writing her first novel in tenth grade which appeared in a regional magazine.
Her stories are often been of the fantasy genre, because who doesn’t want to let their imagination travel as far as it can? But they’ve also been about real life: betrayal, suspicion, joy, war, triumph, self doubt, intrigue, all that good stuff. …And unicorns and dragons!
Len Mihalovich is the founder of Lenovations Press. Len is a writer, colorist, letterer and… whatever else he needs to be to get an Indie Comics out these days. In his “spare time” Len also was the retro-TV show reviewer for the Bob Katzen show on WMEX
Len has worked for various Independent Comic publishers creating super-hero adventures. A few years back Len has founded Lenovations Press to create his own Indie Comic titles. The first title was “The Adventures of Track Suit Man”, a comedy based on real social media events. Next, the hit 90s comics series Section 12 has been re-released by Lenovations press across 3 titles. Section 12 (Flashback), Section 12 (Declassified), Section 12 (Lost Adventures). Most recently Lenovations Press is branching out into westerns and golden age characters with their new Edge of Adventure line. Be sure to visit www.lenovationspress.com for more info and to read some of these great titles for free.
Phil Miller is a talent local to the Utica area. As a commercial illustrator has too many credits to list here. His artwork adorns everything from toy packaging to investment portfolios. His past comic credits include: Section 12 from Mythic Comics, Adventures of Track Suit Man from Lenovations Press, 401Comics, Johnny Lightning Comics, and an educational series from Graphics Library found on Amazon.
Phil is one of the driving forces behind the fantastic artwork you see in the comics from Lenovations Press. Look for his work in Section 12 (Flashback) and Section 12 (Lost Adventures).
Dennis Webster is an author of several books on ghosts, asylums and true crime.
He’s also the co-creator and writer of the graphic novel series The Trust: Silent Scream Book 1 and the horror comic What the Freak (WTF).
He’s a paranormal investigator with the Ghost Seekers of Central New York.