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

AUG. 29th 2021
HOLIDAY INN
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 $10.00 at the door.
(Children Under 12 are Free)

Holiday Inn Parking is only... FREE! For our 1st show.

PLEASE BE ADVISED, DUE TO HEALTH CONCERNS And COUNTY/CITY REGULATIONS...MASKS ARE MANDITORY AND MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES.

Come join the fun and excitement of the Santa Clara County's Newest 1 Day Comic Book, Art, Toy and Fantasy Convention.

ADVANCE TICKETS, No Longer Available... Plenty of Tickets will be available at the Door!

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2021 SPECIAL GUEST'S




FRANK CHO

Frank Cho never had any formal training in art but taught himself to write and draw by reading art books and comics. He launched the comic strip Liberty Meadows on March 31, 1997. Cho was later recruited by Marvel Entertainment. He has worked on many top-tier books at Marvel, including Spider-Man, The Mighty Avengers, Hulk, X-Men, Shanna the She-Devil and Savage Wolverine. Most recently Frank has received acclaim for his Harley Quinn covers for DC. He also works on his creator-owned projects, such as Fight Girls, Skyborne and World of Payne with famed novelist Thomas Sniegoski.
LIAM SHARP
Liam will be signing from 12-4pm only, Thanks

Liam Sharp is an award-winning British writer and artist living in California with his family and the cat that adopted them.

Liam drew the best-selling WONDER WOMAN: REBIRTH series's, 'THE LIES' and 'THE TRUTH' written by Greg Rucka, an issue of THE JUSTICE LEAGUE - a DARK KNIGHTS METAL tie-in - written by Rob Venditti, and the acclaimed THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD: BATMAN AND WONDER WOMAN series, which he also wrote.

He recently finished his epic 24 issue run drawing THE GREEN LANTERN, scripted by the legendary Grant Morrison, and is currently painting BATMAN: REPTILIAN for DC's Black Label imprint, written by great Garth Ennis.



Mike Royer

Mike Royer, Born in Oregon, was drawn to Southern Ca in the spring of 1965 by the lure of a career in comic art. He spent his first 14 years contributing to the world of comic books, comic strips and TV animation. He worked on a variety of subjects including MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER, TARZAN and SPACE GHOST to name a few, in comics, coloring books and puzzles, etc. for Western Publishing. He also did 1/3rd of the layouts for the 1st SPIDER-MAN animated cartoon.
He also drew and sometimes wrote fro such properties as SPEED BUGGY, HANNA-BARBERA TV ADVENTURES, TARZAN and MAGNUS along with Warren Magazines CREEPY, EERIE and VAMPIRELLA.
Howerver, during this period, Mike is best known to fans for his decade he spent as Letterer/Inker for the legendary JACK KIRBY at DC and Marvel through most of the 1970's. He also found time to ink and letter both the TARZAN and STAR WARS comic strips.
In 1979 Mike started his 14 years on staff with the WALT DISNEY CO in the crative dept. for their consumer/licensing division. In his last year on staff, he created the "new look" that launched the massive WINNIE THE POOH licensing program in late 1993. Mike takes no small pride that PoOOH was outselling MICKEY MOUSE worldwide.
In late 1993 Mike left his staff position to spend the next 7 years as the "Main POOOH Man" for the Disney Store's creative division.
Since the spring of 2000 he has worked as art services on a wide variety of projects includingorthographic turns and "floor plans" for game animators, DIGIMON products, READER RABBIT and BABY FAITH books, READER HEROES toy packages and more.
In spring of 2001 he and his wife Laurie returned to his birth state and enjoyed a simi retired life but has worked with Marvel, DC and Disney Pins collectable graphis and more.
TONE RODRIGUEZ

Tone Rodriguez draws comic books. He started in 1999, penciling Violent Messiahs and the follow-up Lamenting Pain for Image Comics, followed shorty afterward with John Carpenter's Snake Plissken Chronicles where he worked directly with Debra Hill, John Carpenter and Kurt Russell. Other books and card work followed, working on classic characters the likes of Conan The Barbarian, ShadowHawk and KISS from comic publishers like Zenascope, Top Cow, Image/Shadowline and Platinum Comics. Tone's work takes a cartoonish twist, having drawn for The Simpsons, Futurama, Radioactive Man and TreeHouse of Horror comic books for Bongo. More books followed: Dead Vengeance for DarkHorse Comics and Blood & Dust with writer Michael Martin. Recently he assisted Bill Morrison, inking his pencils for his Beatles Yellow Submarine graphic novel for Titan Publishing. Lastly his artwork appears on television, creating production art for several TV shows like Liv & Maddie, Dog with a Blog and Superstore. His work gets a prominent spot on NBC's The Office in the form of The Adventures of Jimmy Halpert comic book. He produced and created the look of The Dark Defender for Showtime's Dexter, where he also makes an appearance on screen as the episode's killer. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Tone now resides in Lafayette, Louisiana with his wife April, their two dogs, two cats, two tortoises, and a partridge in a pear tree.


SAM De La ROSA

Since 1982 Sam de la Rosa did finished art/inks for Marvel, DC, Image, Disney, and Dark Horse. Credits include Spider-Man, Venom, Carnage, Black Panther, The Avengers, Star Wars, X-Men and more. He worked on Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Star Trek, Firestorm and others for DC Comics. In 1989 at Dark Horse Comics he worked on the 1st Predator comicbook. Sam's work on VENOM LETHAL PROTECTOR #1-6 is the source material for the VENOM MOVIE.
ETHAN BEAVERS

Ethen Beavers lives in Central California and has been working in Comics, Children's Books and Animation for fifteen years. He works traditionally and digitally on a variety of projects in many different styles and thematic tones. He is a big fan of Star Wars and Samurai Jack, as well as fly fishing for trout across the western U.S. Some of his credits include the following-

Ethen Beavers is currently penciling and inking Justice League Infinity at DC. Some of his past credits include Star Wars, Batman the Brave and the Bold, Justice League Unlimited, Teen Titans Go, Legion Of Superheroes, Indiana Jones Adventures, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Ben 10, and Samurai Jack- & the New York Times Bestselling series NERDS. in many different styles and thematic tones. He is a big fan of Star Wars and Samurai Jack, as well as fly fishing for trout across the western U.S. Some of his credits include the following


FRANK CIROCCO

Born in New Jersey and raised in San Jose, California, Frank began his professional career at Continuity Studios in New York (1976), a commercial art studio managed by comic book veterans 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 40 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.
Currently, Frank has turned yet another favorite hobby into a business, managing Pop Daddy Vintage, a collectibles store based in the Willow Glen area of San Jose. (On eBay, his store is called Popbotics) http://popdaddyvintage.com/ Pop Daddy buys and sells vintage toys, records, art, advertising, collectibles, books, magazines and much more.
CHRIS MARRINAN

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.
MARK BODE
Tenative



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.
TIM VIGIL
Tim Vigil has been a comic artist since 1986 artist Grips,Faust,Gothic Nights director amityville vampire
JOHN HAGEMAN

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.


Golden Age Artist...
JACK KATZ


Jack Katz is an American comic book artist and writer, painter and art teacher best known for his graphic novel, "The First Kingdom," a 24-issue epic he began during the era of underground comix. Katz began working for comic-book publishers in the 1940s, when he was only around 16 years of age, during the Golden Age of Comic Books. His career in commercial work is a veritable who’s who. Katz worked for Jerry Iger Studio, King Features, Standard Comics, Jack Kirby and Joe Simon’s Studio, Timely Comics, Fiction House, Warren, Skywald and DC. When Jack finally decided to go independent, he wrote, penciled and inked his opus, "The First Kingdom" initially with Comics & Comix Co. from 1974 to 1977 and then with Bud Plant, a Comics & Comix co-founder. The final 24th issue was published in 1986. A recently discovered series of letters between Jack Katz and Will Eisner indicates Katz may have been the originator of the "graphic novel," as a term and certainly in practice, even if his work was initially released in a serialized form. Two more installments were added to "The First Kingdom" when it was issued as a hardcover reprint in six volumes by Titan Publishing in 2013. Katz has just completed a 500 page follow up he calls "Beyond the Beyond."


DAN BRERETON

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.

Dan is a regular Kickstarter Creator (you can follow him there!)

Also find Dan and his work here : https://linktr.ee/B33Da
Golden Age Artist...
REYNA YOUNG
MISS MISERY


Award-Winning Director Reyna Young of Last Doorway Productions is known for such films as Doll Murder Spree, Forgotten Tales and Welcome to my Darkside. She is also TV Horror Hostess Miss Misery of the nationally syndicated television Show Miss Misery's Movie Massacre, author of the Monsters book series which includes, The Creature of Stowe Cabin, Mr. Torture and Horror Lullabies published by Black Bed Sheet Books. As well as the new A Scream in the Night Anthology horror book which includes 13 female horror writers. Her popular comic book series Movie Massacre is published through Scattered Comics.

SCOTT "FUZZY" JOSEPH


Scott "Fuzzy" Joseph has been writing and illustrating indie comics over the last five years. Fuzzy has been working on "The Warren Hope" series for the two years as both writer and artist. Fuzzy shows us his vision of a post-Rapture based Earth on which mankind is struggling to survive against the supernatural.

Fuzzy's live artworks at conventions have become performance pieces through which he brings those around him into the creative process. From custom fanart to original pieces, Fuzzy tries to make memorable experiences for convention guests.

MARK BADGER


Mark Badger has drawn superhero comics from Batman: Jazz and Run Riddler Run to Spider-Man Online, Gargoyl and Martian Manhunter, among others during the 80ís and 90ís.The super-heroes were often confronted by unusual issues such as jazz, racism, gentrification, and sweat shops, along with the usual dastardly villains. Currently he is doing Badgetoons featuring all new work of assorted types.

BRUCE SIMON


Scott Bruce Simon, a walking cartooning artifact from the Underground Comix movement of the 1970's, these days Bruce produces illustrated essays for MINESHAFT magazine and co-edits, with Ron Evry, HOO-HAH! America's Leading Journal of Classic American Humor which spotlights under appreciated comics genuses as well as publishing his own line of books on Comics and other Pop Culture subjects.

ALEX SHEIKMAN


Alex Sheikman discovered comic books at the age of 12 and fell in love with sequential storytelling. Since then he has worked on a series of Dark Crystal graphic novels for BOOM and a comic book adaptation of Muirwood Abbey for Jet City Comics. He is the writer/artist on Moonstruck and Robotika for Archaia Press and has contributed illustrations to a variety of role playing games published by White Wolf, Holistic Design, and Onyx.

ALEX DE LUCA


Red 5 Comics

BEN FERRARI


Carriers, Red 5 Comics
DANNY BULANADI


Danny Bulanadi will be unable to attend due to illness, let's wish Danny gets better soon.
MICK GRAY
Canceled Due To Scheduling Conflicts


PANELS & EVENTS SCHEDULE

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



12:00 - 1:00 *PANEL ROOM 1-
COMICS IN THE CLASSROOM


Join teacher and comic creator Scott "Fuzzy" Joseph as he talks about the benefits of using comics in the classroom. See how your students and children can take charge of their learning while having fun doing it.


1:00 - 2:00 *PANEL ROOM-1
INKING JACK KIRBY: A Kirby Museum Discussion

Jack Kirby is the foundation of Marvel and essential parts of DC, this is a slideshow and discussion of with Mike Royer by Bruce Simon and Mark Badger with a particular emphasis on Kirbyís inkers.
2:00 - 3:00 *PANEL ROOM 1-
KICKSTARTER: Creator Insights


Making projects come to life with Kickstarter has been a revelation for creators everywhere. Dan Brereton and Steven Morger provide insights based on seven years of funding and producing successful projects.




LIMITED EDITION PRINT

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

And MORE to Come!

So keep checking this website for more details


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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