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2023 SPECIAL GUEST'S
Chuck Patton is an Emmy award winning animation producer/director, art director, storyboard artist, and veteran comic book artist. He is known for his dynamic storytelling, drawing skills, and almost encyclopedic knowledge of cinema between his ears.
A self-taught comics artist, but with a degree in art, Patton's influences included Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, John Buscema, Gil Kane, Neal Adams, and Dick Giordano. He was enticed into a comics career thanks to Giordano, by then a top executive at DC Conics. Patton entered the comics industry by penciling a brief run of The Creeper back-up stories in The Flash series. Later he became best known for his work on DCs' premiere super hero book, Justice League of America, specifically when the team relocated to Patton's hometown of Detroit, Michigan. His other comic work included issues of Teen Titans, Vigilante, X-Men Classic, The Brave and the Bold, Daredevil, DNA Agents and Blue Beetle.
After half a decade in the comics industry, Patton moved to Los Angeles and started a second career designing and developing then storyboarding, and eventually directing animated television shows.
His successful list of credits as a director include, Kulipari: Dream Walker, Dead Space Downfall, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, NFL Rush Zone Season of the Guardians, Lucasart's Defenders of Dynatron City, Kong the animated series, Ultimate Book of Spells, Double Dragon, Swamp Thing, GI Joe, Wish Kid, Captain N, the Emmy nominated Inspector Gadget Saves Christmas and Todd McFarlane's Spawn, which won the Prime time Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program.
Two of the JLA characters that Patton co-created with writer Gerry Conway were adapted onto the hit live action Flash tv series on the CW.
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. https://www.shaw-cartoons.com/
Walden Wong is a well-respected comic book artist and has a wide range of experience in the industry. He has worked for practically every publisher out there, including DC, Marvel, Image, Dark Horse, and VIZ media. You can see his name on a variety of titles every year.
- Inkwell Awards: Favorite Inker 2019, 2020
- Inkwell Awards: Most Adaptable Inker 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020
- GLAAD Media Award: Outstanding Comic Book 2019
As The Beaver on "Leave It To Beaver"
Jerry's television and show business career began at the tender age of two when he did a Pet Condensed Milk commercial with Ed Wynn on the "Colgate Comedy Hour." He continued to work on many of the early '50's live television shows and in 1954, he made his movie debut co-starring with Linda Darnell in "This Is My Love." He then caught the attention of Alfred Hitchcock who signed him for the 1955 film, "The Trouble with Harry," starring John Forsythe and Shirley MacLaine in what was her very first film role. The budding young actor next appeared in two Bob Hope movies, "The Seven Little Foys" and "That Certain Feeling." Two movies with Alan Ladd followed, "The Deep Six" and "Men of the Fighting Lady."
It was in 1957 however; with the debut of the series "Leave It To Beaver" that Jerry entered the hearts and homes of America. An immediate success, the show gained national attention and ran for six seasons, totaling 234 episodes. When it celebrated its 50th anniversary on October 4, 2007, the show became the longest running scripted show in television history. In 2017, the show celebrated its 60th anniversary! Currently shown on Me-TV and in countries throughout the world, "Leave it to Beaver" has made Jerry an American Icon.
His television movie,
"Still the Beaver", was one of the top ten movies of the week for 1982 which led to the development of a new series entitled "The New Leave It To Beaver." Jerry successfully completed filming 108 episodes which were syndicated and aired in all major domestic and foreign markets. As well as starring in the series, Jerry also directed multiple episodes.
Additional motion picture film credits include “Back to the Beach” with Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon and Pee Wee Herman, "Bigger Than Life", "The Shadow on the Window," "The Deep Six" and "Men of the Fighting Lady" with Alan Ladd. "Better Luck Tomorrow (2002) Sundance Film Festival judges award winner, "Angels with Angles" (2005), "Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector" (2006), "Will to Power" (2007), "The Hitchhiker" (2013), "Dad Dudes" (pilot), (2014) and "Lucky Day" (2015).
$40 on Photo or your item
$30 for a Selfie on your camera or phone
$60 for Autograph/Selfie Combo
$30 on Photo or your item (each guest)
$20 for a Selfie on your camera or phone (each guest)
$45 for Autograph/Selfie Combo (each guest)
$40 Barry Livingston's Signed AUTOBIOGRAPHY
STANLEY & BARRY LIVINGSTON
Chip & Ernie on "My Three Sons"
STANLEY LIVINGSTON: Can already boast a career of sixty-eight years in the entertainment industry - including a phenomenal twelve-year run as "CHIP DOUGLAS" on one of television's most popular and durable series, MY THREE SONS. The series remains television's second-longest running situation comedy and has been broadcast continuously for over 63 years! The Emmy nominated and Golden Globe winning show debuted in 1960 and ran through 1972. A total of 380 Episodes were produced.
Stan's career began at the tender age of four when he performed with an underwater swim group called the "WATER BABIES". The Water Babies appeared on YOU ASKED FOR IT, a popular television show back in the early 1950's, and inspired articles in VOGUE and McCALLS magazines. Stan turned actor at age five, appearing as a neighborhood kid on THE ADVENTURES OF OZZIE AND HARRIET. Stan was seen as a semi-regular on the show for four seasons, until 1960, when he landed the role of "Chip Douglas" on MY THREE SONS.
Stan's career blossomed in the area of theatrical motion pictures as well. He has appeared in many feature films including Leo McCary's RALLY ‘ROUND THE FLAG, BOYS, with Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward; THE BONNIE PARKER STORY, with Dorothy Provine; PLEASE DON'T EAT THE DASIES, with Doris Day and David Niven; X-15, with Charles Bronson and Mary Tyler Moore; HOW THE WEST WAS WON with Debbie Reynolds and George Peppard... and many more.
Stan is also a veteran of the Stage, having starred in such plays as SEE HOW THEY RUN, MISCHIEF, LITTLE WHITE LIES and THE NERD to name just a few.
Since his "My Three Sons" days, Mr. Livingston has worked in a multitude of positions in the Entertainment industry behind the camera, including: director, producer, executive producer, writer, cinematographer, editor - and, of course, as an actor.
Mr. Livingston is the owner of FIRST TEAM PRODUCTIONS - a Los Angeles based Production Company. Over the years, the company has produced feature films, television pilots, episodic television segments, documentaries, commercials, PBS style programming, music and educational videos, shorts - and even a 3-Strip 35mm CINERAMA Process Film, IN THE PICTURE.
First Team Productions is currently developing a comedy TV Pilot called POTMELTING - and is the final phases of editing a 10 Hour long series, called THE ACTOR'S JOURNEY.
BARRY LIVINGSTON: He was four years old when he was cast as Paul Newman's son in the film, Rally Round The Flag Boys. While filming, his eyes developed astigmatism requiring him to wear glasses. This was an image the producers didn't like for Newman's son and so he was promptly fired. Ah, Hollywood. As luck would have it, his new look established him as a new type of child actor: the odd, brainy looking kid with big glasses, buckteeth and unruly hair, a prototype nerd.
Barry soon found huge national fame playing Ernie Douglas on the classic TV series, My Three Sons, which ran for a phenomenal twelve years.
After Sons, Barry went to New York to be in the Broadway production of The Skin Of Our Teeth directed by Jose Quintero. Other stage roles followed: Cause Celebre at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, Bertesgaden off-Broadway, The Third Day Comes directed by John Cassavetes and the musical, You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown. A stage actor for life, Barry has been in numerous productions around the country.
Over the years, Barry never stopped working on TV. In the 1970s he guest starred in such classics as Room 222, The Streets of San Francisco and Ironsides. In the 1980s: Simon & Simon, Hart to Hart and Doogie Howser, M.D. (recurring). The 1990s: Alley McBeal and Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (recurring).
Recently, Barry can be seen in Bosch (recurring), How I Met Your Father, The Orville, The Rookie, NCIS: Los Angeles, Dear White People, Dead to Me, Narcos: Mexico, Mad Men, Big love (recurring) and more hit shows. On the big screen, Barry appeared in War Dogs, Jersey Boys, First Daughter and a number of Oscar winning films like Zodiac, The Social Network and Argo, a Best Picture winner. Recently available on Amazon Prime is the film, Notorious Nick, where has a major starring role.
He can now be seen in the Peacock series, Mrs. Davis. Coming soon is Lessons In Chemistry with Oscar winner Brie Larson and the film, Isabel's Garden.
Barry is a musician, too, He and his wife, Karen, have performed their original songs in venues around the country.
Barry's career has spanned decades. Whether he's in a comedy or a drama, on stage or screen, he's among a group of actors acclaimed for their talent and longevity.
Josef "Joe" Rubinstein (born 4 June 1958) is a comic book artist and inker, most associated with inking Marvel Comics' The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe and the 1982 four-issue Wolverine miniseries by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller. He is also known for giving artist Art Adams his first professional work.
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$10 for a Selfie on your camera or phone
$35 for Autograph/Selfie Combo
$30 for Signed Autobiography
Jon Provost is a national treasure. The check shirt and jeans he wore for seven years as Timmy on Lassie hang in The Smithsonian next to Archie Bunker's chair. Lassie continues to air in more than 50 countries and Jon still receives letters and e-mail from fans of all ages around the world.
Jon's acting career began at age two when cast as Jane Wyman and Sterling Hayden's son in So Big. During his career as a child actor and teen heart throb, he worked with some of Hollywood's biggest film stars. By the time Jon turned 19, he'd worked in show biz 16 years and had seen it all. He left the only life he'd known for college in Northern California, eventually settling to raise a family in Sonoma County. He returns to Hollywood for occasional television and film work. Of his many accomplishments, he is most proud of his children, Ryan and Katie and his grandchildren Juliana, 8, Lucas, 3, and Connor just 3 months.
Jon has received many awards in his 70 years in the business, among his favorites are a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Allen Ludden Humanitarian Award presented to him by Betty White, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Youth in Film Association and a Genesis Award for Outstanding Television in a Family Series for a story he penned in 1990 for The New Lassie focusing on the inhumane treatment of research animals.
Jon's 2008 autobiography, Timmy's in the Well which he wrote with his wife, Hollywood writer Laurie Jacobson, has just been updated and re-released. Recently he gave voice to a robot in a new sci-fi film, Colonials. And his love for dogs has led Jon to create the first in a new line of pet products: Spray, Mix 'N Go! - to help with separation anxiety. Available August 2023. Expect more from provostore.net
Laurie Jacobson is an award-winning author and television producer. She started her career performing comedy improv with classmates Robin Williams, John Ritter and John Larroquette, and all the while she immersed herself in the history of those who came to Los Angeles before her. The stories she uncovered became the basis for her first book, Hollywood Heartbreak. Following its publication, Laurie emerged as a leading Hollywood historian.
Since then she has written and produced documentaries, television series and specials, including: The 20th Anniversary of the Mary Tyler Moore Show, ABC's Salute to Funny Women of Television, and The Suzanne Somers Show. For nearly a decade, she served as head of development for legendary producer Jack Haley, Jr.
And she wrote 5 more books. Her fourth, titled Timmy's in the Well - The Jon Provost Story, is a memoir she co-wrote with her husband who starred as Timmy in the iconic TV series "Lassie."
Her newest book, Top of the Mountain The Beatles at Shea Stadium captures the compelling story behind the biggest entertainment event the world had ever seen.
As a reigning expert on Tinseltown's ghosts, scandals, and mysteries, Laurie appears regularly on television, radio, and podcasts.
$30 BEATLES Signed Book "Top Of The Mountain"
$20 fClassic TV Stars Cookbook "TV DINNERS"
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.
SCOTT "FUZZY" JOSEPH
Due to Car trouble, Scott will NOT be able to appear at this years San Jose Con, He sends his best to the Fans
John Fleskes is the publisher of Flesk Publications. He has published dozens of books featuring some of the top contemporary and most revered artists in the field. Fleskes has contributed to numerous books as writer, editor and designer.
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
Miss Misery is the host of the popular syndicated television show, Movie Massacre. She not only brings you late night chillers, she's also written and directed many films including Doll Murder Spree and Forgotten Tales. Author of the popular children's series Monsters and Halloween Night, her latest release is Slasher Girl and Miss Misery: Ghastly Ghoul.
Canceled Due To Schedule Conflict
Hopefully Kathy can join us next year.
Eliza Ivanova is an award-winning Bulgarian artist, animator, and filmmaker currently living and working in San Francisco. Her experience includes working for a decade as a full time 3D animator at Pixar Animation Studios on feature films and short films such as Cars 2, Brave, Monsters University, Inside Out, Coco, Toy Story of Terror, Bao, and also 2D animator on The Dam Keeper. She has published two books and participated in multi-artist publications as well. Eliza is working on personal animated films, some of which you can find in the animation section.
Francesca Maria writes dark fiction surrounded by cats near the Pacific Ocean. She is the creator of the Black Cat Chronicles, a true horror comic book series narrated by a mystical black cat. Her short story collection; They Hide: Short Stories to Tell in the Dark from Brigid Gate Press debuted as an Amazon #1 Best Seller and received a Silver Reader's Choice Award from Connections Magazine. Her short stories and essays can be found in Crystal Lake Publishing's Shallow Waters, Death's Garden Revisited and Under the Stairs. You can find her at francescamaria.com and on social media @writerofweird.
ALEX DE LUCA
RED 5 COMICS
Alex De Luca is the creator, writer and letterer of the hit series Dragon Whisperer published by Red 5 Comics. Alex has written and lettered comics for Red 5 Comics, Antarctic Press, Black Swan Press, AC Comics, Jet-Black Grafiks for the legendary Jimmie Robinson of Image Comics fame, and a whole, WHOLE bunch of indies! If pressed, Alex will admit that he is the *official* cartoon voice of the great Geddy Lee of Rush. You'll need to ask him for details on that one.
Cartoonist, writer and archivist living in Berkeley. Part of the Underground Comix movement in the 70's. Bruce has written numerous articles on comics and pop-culture related subjects for MINESHAFT magazine and currently co-edits HOO-HAH!, the journal of Classic American Humor, with Ron Evry and, with Mark Badger, works with and gives talks for the Jack Kirby Museum.
ART Of GARD
Gard (Rob Gardner) is a self taught artist that creates works of sporting events, super heroes, as well as celebrity portraits. He has used a blend of various techniques over the years that involve Procreate with the Apple Pencil.
PANELS & EVENTS SCHEDULE
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Exhibitor Room OPEN!
12:00 - 1:00 *PANEL ROOM 1-
From Comics To Animation and Back
Here from our guests, SCOTT SHAW! & CHUCK PATTON as they talk about what it is like working in the world of Comics & Animation.
1:00 - 2:00 *PANEL ROOM-1
Meet CLASSIC TV STARS -The Beav, Timmy, Chip & Ernie.
A talk about the days working on Classic TV and more with our guests JERRY MATHERS (Leave It To Beaver), BARYY & STANLEY LIVINGSTON (My Three Sons) & JON PROVOST (Lassie).
2:00 - 3:00 *PANEL ROOM 1-
Action Figure Action Movie
Featured on Robert Rodriquez's El Rey Network, the award winning A.F.A.M. saga uses traditional stop motion animation on action figures to create high octane, pulse pounding action movies. Join creator Lon Lopez in an introduction to all things A.F.A.M along with some behind the scenes pics and previews of upcoming films. Q&A, trivia and prizes too!
LIMITED EDITION PRINT
The First 200 PAID attendees will receive a Print done by our SJC guest, CHRIS MARINNAN.
Here is the VERY LIMITED T-Shirt we will haev for the 2023 San Jose Comic Con, by Chris Marinnan
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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