SAN JOSE CON Comic Book and Fantasy shows  
By The Original Promoters Of San Jose's Very Own "BIG WOW COMIC FEST"

AUG. 20th 2023
1350 N. 1st St., San Jose, CA 95112

Bay Area's Newest Original Comic Book Show!
Sun. 10:00am TO 5:00pm

Admission is Only $15.00 at the door.
(Children 12 & Under are Free)

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Here was 2022 SPECIAL GUEST'S


Tony Harris is an American comic book artist, known for his work on series such as Starman, Iron Man, and Ex Machina. He has been nominated for five Eisner Awards.

For fifty years, Scott Shaw! has written and drawn underground comix (Fear and Laughter, Gory Stories Quarterly), mainstream comic books (Captain Carrot and his Amazing Zoo Crew!, Sonic the Hedgehog, Simpsons Comics), children’s books (Marooned Lagoon, Marooned Lagoon, Too!, and the upcoming Marooned Lagoon: Where Is My Pretty Thing?), syndicated comic strips (Bugs Bunny, Woodsy Owl), graphic novels (Shrek, Annoying Orange), TV cartoons (Jim Henson’s Muppet Babies, The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley, Camp Candy), toys (McFarlane Toys' line of Hanna-Barbera and Simpsons action figures), trading cards (Garbage Pail Kids, Oddball Comics), video games (also GPK), advertising (Pebbles Cereal commercials, print ads and premiums featuring the Flintstones), and music package art (The Monkees' A Barrel Full of Monkees and Just Us). Scott recently produced, wrote, designed and storyboarded a Marooned Lagoon promotional animated short. He's finishing the first story in his Aces Weekly online series, Kilgore Home Nursing, as well wrapping up his long-awaited Oddball Comics book from TwoMorrows and launching a new line of original T-shirts. Scott also continues to write an ongoing bimonthly column for Retrofan magazine, including an in-depth interview with his friend Sergio Aragones. Scott's work has garnered him four Emmy Awards, an Eisner Award, and a Humanitas Award. He's known for his presentations of "the craziest comic books ever published", Oddball Comics Live! and his regular participation in Quick Draw! with Mark Evanier and Sergio Aragones. Scott was also one of the kids who created what is currently known as Comic-Con International.


John Livesay was born in Detroit Michigan and had been a professional comic book artist for the last 29 years. He has worked for just about every comic publisher out there, including Marvel, DC, Image, IDW, and Valiant. He's also worked on some of the most popular and classic characters in the history of the medium, such as Spider-Man, The Avengers, X-Men, Batman, and The Flash. John lives in Southern California with his wife, Felicia, and daughter, Olivia. He's a huge collector of comics and comic art and has long run out of places to store all his long boxes.

Chris Marrinan started out in commercial illustration churning out product art for dish soap and restaurant menus, but the lure to draw comics was powerful. He sent samples to Eclipse Comics and the rest is history. Before long Chris landed the plum job at DC Comics as penciler on Wonder Woman! This was followed by a move to Marvel Comics, where Chris drew such icons as Dr. Strange, Captain America, Nova, and Spider-Man and Wolverine! Back at DC, Chris drew adventures of both Superman and Batman. Chris has also drawn for Dark Horse Comics, and at Image Comics, his own book, HeadHunters.

Chris continues to draw for Heroic Publications on titles like Psyche, Liberty Girl and Vanguard of Liberty. He is also at work on his Patreon page, showcasing new art and an upcoming comic series.


Frank began his professional career at Continuity Studios in New York (1976), a commercial art studio managed by comic book icons Neal Adams and Dick Giordano. The following year, he returned to California to open an art studio of his own and he has worked as a freelance illustrator and art director ever since.
Over the years, Frank's artwork has been present on the collector’s market and in a number of gallery shows. The late seventies marked the publication of his first fantasy-themed limited edition art prints and portfolios published by Schanes & Schanes (including Land of Shadows and the Seven Dreams of Sinbad).
In the mid-eighties, Frank was a regular cover artist for Marvel Comics and eventually partnered with old friend Carl Potts (at Marvel's creator-owned Epic division) to create The Alien Legion comic series along with writer Alan Zelenetz. The Alien Legion property has had a loyal fan following and a successful run in a variety of different media.
Frank has worked extensively both in the fine art market and the entertainment field for over 45 years now. In his commercial endeavors, he has worked as a production artist, designer, art director, writer, editor and creative director. Venturing from the freelance world in 1994, Frank took a position as an art director at Rocket Science Games where he worked on PC game versions of comic titles such as Mark Shultz's Cadillacs & Dinosaurs. He subsequently founded and directed the design and illustration focused Lightsource Studios from 1996 through 2014. Lightsource clientele included Dreamworks, Disney, LucasArts, Marvel Comics, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Electronic Arts, LeapFrog, Mattel, and Universal Studios among many others.
Most recently, Frank has illustrated a 6-issue comic series called Becoming Frankenstein for Ten Ton Press. The first issue premieres in August 2022, just in time to showcase at San Jose Comic Con this year.

Scott "Fuzzy" Joseph is a Bakersfield based comic book creator producing the apocalyptic series "The Warren Hope". Fuzzy shares his love of Art and Comics as a high school Art teacher in the Bakersfield community.


John Hageman, Artist and Publisher for 10 Ton Press. Hails from the verdent hills of the East Bay wandering California spreading mirth through comic books. Currently drawing Pat McCormick's Charley & Humphrey.

Mark Bode has been working as a professional comic artist since the age of 15 when he was hired to color VAUGHN BODE (his father) black and white strip ZOOKS, for HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE. In the comic book field Mark is known for MIAMI MICE, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES and the graphic novel series COBALT 60. Mark has worked as a tattooist, toy and clothing designer. He is also well known as a mural artist and is invited to paint murals at art festivals around the world. Mark is presently working with a team to self-produce an animation of COBALT 60.


Award-Winning Creator Dan Brereton has been in the comics game for over four decades, has written and illustrated for nearly every major Comics publisher on a wide spectrum of characters and genres, from Batman to Wolverine, Red Sonja to Bart Simpson and many more.

Past clients range from Walt Disney TV Animation and Hasbro Toys, to CBS and Rob Zombie.

His best-known and loved creator-owned property is NOCTURNALS, with a new Hardcover Omnibus out from Dark Horse Comics In the Fall, and a new graphic novel currently in production.

Brandon McKinney is a storyboard artist for television animation, a comic book artist and children's book illustrator. He's worked for Warner Bros., Titmouse, Hulu, Hasbro, Marvel, Warp Graphics, Darby Pop Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Electronic Arts, the SF Giants and Lucasfilm, among many other companies over his thirty year career.
Growing up, Brandon became enthralled by Spider-Man comics and the Star Wars films. Those propelled his desire to tell stories with pictures, and he started drawing every day. He got his first job in comics while he was still in high school. He went on to earn his B.A. in Fine Art at UCLA, which helped launch a new chapter in Brandon's career working as a storyboard artist.
He is the father of four incredible kids who watch a few of the cartoons he’s worked on.


James moved to the Bay Area to attend the San Francisco Academy Of Art, and within a few years began a 30+ year career inking, drawing, coloring and painting in the comics biz, for DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Valiant and the Ultraverse. His credits include Azrael, Batman, Punisher, Empire, L.E.G.I.O.N., Superman, Titans, Thor, Gambit, X-Men and Magic: The Gathering.

BRUCE SIMON is a cartoonist, writer and archivist living in Berkeley, CA. Growing up in Los Angeles in the 60's, Bruce emigrated to Berkeley in 1972 and joined the Underground Comix movement producing work for The Print Mint, Last Gasp, Kitchen Sink and foisting his own solo books on a wary public.

In recent years Bruce has written numerous articles on comic and pop-culture related subjects for MINESHAFT Magazine and now produces his own line of books along the same lines. With fellow author Ron Evry, Bruce also produces HOO-HAH!, a series of book-zines dedicated to Classic American Humor, currently highlighting the work of American genius J.R. Williams of the famous panel OUT OUR WAY.


Born and raised in San Jose California. Began studying Martial Arts at age 6 when I took a course in Judo . I seriously started my training in Bokfudo (White Tiger Kung fu) in 1981. I hold a Master level Black belt. I've competed Nationally and Internationally in full contact fighting. I represented USA in the European Cup Championships in Spain and the World Championships in Taiwan in 1992. I'm a Two time Guinness World Record holder (Most Punches in a Minute of 713) and the Fastest Martial Arts Punch (43.3 mph). I was Inducted in the United States Kung Fu Hall of Fame in in the film industry I founded the KO C.A.R.E.S community safety and wellness program. I've won a Telly award for TV documentary "Save Your Life." Won the best action sequence award at AOF (Action on Film) film festival.

Matrix 4
Venom 1&2
Antman and the Wasp
Nash Bridges film
Sorry to Bother You
13 Reasons Why
The Bouncer
Demon Fighter
Infinity Project

comic book artist, mostly working in the horror/adult genre. My main graphic novel FAUST was adapted by Brian Yuzna as the movie Faust: Love of the Damned (2001). The followup Faust: Book of M was nominated for the 1999 Bram Stoker Award for Best Illustrated Narrative


Steve Masseroni has worked as an entertainment and marketing artist whose clients include EA Games, LUCASFILM, and DISNEYTOON Studios. In 1983, he debuted in his teens as a professional comic book artist on "Steal, Stealth & Magic" for ECLIPSE Monthly, then vanished from the comic book scene for 30 years. Recently, he made his return and teamed up with Kevin Kelly, the co-founder of WIRED magazine, along with screenwriters from PIXAR and in 2015 they released a mammoth 465 page, hardcover, techno-epic graphic novel called The SILVER CORD; a weighty tome about the emergence of quantum robots and the war between metaphysical beings, and a misfit teenage girl who must save them all. More about Steve and The Silver Cord here: "" Instagram: @the_silver_cord Twitter: @Silver_Cord

Megan is a freelance artist who specializes in watercolor, graphite, and ink. She was trained traditionally in portraiture and landscapes. Her heart belongs to horror, but she also greatly enjoys drawing fantasy, dark fantasy, and comics. Watch out for her own illustrated short story, "Marionette", coming soon!


Edward Coffey is an all-around content creator having worked on Emmy- and Telly-winning commercials for the Department of Defense as well as DoD created news packages while serving in the Army and as a civilian for the Navy. He served as executive producer on the award-winning documentary The Galloping Ghost of the Java Coast. Edward recently launched Redwood Comics and published the first issue of his graphic novel, Rise. Edward's been a script doctor and a storyboard artist. He's a member of the Writers Guild of America West and Pen America. Edward continues to serve as a jack-of-all-trades strategic communicator and content creator as he works on new titles for Redwood Comics.

Award-winning author Sharon E. Cathcart (she/her) writes historical fiction with a twist!
A former journalist and newspaper editor, Sharon has been writing for as long as she can remember and always has at least one work in progress. She is a member of the Archaeological Institute of America, Bay Area Romance Writers, Sisters in Crime, and the Historical Novel Society.
Sharon lives in the Silicon Valley, California, with her husband and several rescued cats.


Alex De Luca is the creator, writer and letterer of the hit Red 5 Comics series Dragon Whisperer, now beginning its second volume run! Besides Dragon Whisperer, Alex has written comics for publishers such as Antarctic Press, Black Swan Press and Jet-Black Grafiks and lettered for publishers such as Antarctic Press, AC Comics and a multitude of glorious indies!


10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Exhibitor Room OPEN!

12:00 - 1:00 *PANEL ROOM 1-

A talk with the creators of the San Francisco Giants new comic book. Meet John Hageman (Writer), Brandon McKenney (Artist) and Chris Marrinan (Inker) and they talk about the conception and creation to the debut at the SFG stadium and working with the Giants on this project.

1:00 - 2:00 *PANEL ROOM-1
John Ozuna... Actor, Stunt Man, Fight Choreographer and Master Martial Artist talks about how to make your dreams come true.

2:00 - 3:00 *PANEL ROOM 1-

Full color illustration in Painted form has been part of comics since Superman appeared in 1939 - The covers of Pulp novels are all painted and that has persisted to this day... Painted interiors has been around since the 60's and fully painted comics have been around since the 70s. Veteran Illustrators Frank Cirocco, Dan Brereton and Tony Harris discuss their illustration work in comics, storytelling and the difference between drawing and inking versus painting a comic book.


The First 500 PAID attendees will receive a Print done by our SJC guest.

And MORE to Come!

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There will be dealers from all over selling everything from Golden Age Comics, Original Comic Art, Posters, T-Shirts, Back Issue Comics, New Comics, Manga, Beanies, Pokemon and Lots More!

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