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, And $8.00 in Advance.
(Children Under 12 are Free)

Holiday Inn Parking is only $5

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

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2021 SPECIAL GUEST'S


LIAM SHARP

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

Bio coming soon... Legendary inker, best known for his work with Jack Kirby and for Disney.
MICK GRAY


Mick Gray grew up wanting to be an artist and car designer. At the suggestion of his father, Mick became a draftsman, getting on the job training at 16 and an Associates Degree in Technical Illustration at 20. He created spec sheets, illustrated textbooks and designed packaging for electronics companies. In his early 20s he started his own business, Draftecnix. It was by a sheer twist of fate that he became a comic book inker. In 1988 his best friend suggested him to local comic book publisher, Dan Vado of Slave Labor Graphics. On a whim Mick brought down his portfolio of technical illustrations. He was instantly hired to ink backgrounds like buildings and cars on SLG books such as Hero Sandwich, The Griffin and Bloodlust.

When Dan's book The Griffin was recreated by DC Comics, Mick was asked to assist the new inker, Mark McKenna. This began a 6 year partnership and intensive training at both DC and Marvel Comics. Mick assisted other inkers for years before gaining the confidence to get his own projects. Soon editors at Marvel and DC were calling him.

Mick is an Eisner Award winning inker and has worked continuously for DC comics for over 25 years on projects such as Son Of Superman hardcover (J.H. Williams III), Supergirl And The Legion Of Super-Heroes (Barry Kitson), Zatanna (Ryan Sook), Promethea (J.H. Williams III), Batman Confidential (Rags Morales), Teen Titans Go! (Alexander Serra), The JOKER hardcover (Lee Bermejo), JSA: Kingdom Come (Fernando Pasarin and Dale Eaglesham), The Shield (Marco Rudy), Batman & Robin, Robin: Son of Batman and Superman (Patrick Gleason), Unexpected (Ryan Sook), Wonder Woman (Cary Nord).

As of 2019 Mick has JUST finished inking Paul Fry on a DEX-STARR story for DC Comic's Dog Days of Summer #1, is back inking Barry Kitson on Liberty Brigade on Thrilling Nostalgia Comics and getting ready to ink Mark Buckingham on a Justice League Dark Dr. Fate story for DC Comics!

In 2009 Mick self- published his first children's book, Al B. Mouse's Abecedarium, which is available through Amazon.

Mick is also a GIANT music fan. He started his own music interview podcast in 2016 called, THE DEEP CUT.





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
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-

In Comics: 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, Dexter's Laboratory, and Samurai Jack In Children's Books: Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Star Wars, Star Trek, various DC Super Friends Little Golden Books, and the New York Times Bestselling series NERDS. In Animation: Justice League Unlimited


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.
TONE RODRIGUEZ

Bio coming soon...

DANNY BULANADI


Danny Bulanadi has been a comics illustrator for over fifty years. He is a veteran of Filipino Komiks, Image, DC, and Marvel. It was at Marvel that Danny flourished. As an inker, he worked on the Micronauts, Fantastic Four, Captain America and various other comics in the 1980's and 1990's. He has inked noted pencillers such as John Buscema, Gil Kane, Steve Ditko, Paul Ryan, and gentleman Ron Lim to name a few.
Danny recently worked on "The World's Most Complete Graphic Bible" for Kingstone Comics. He continues to illustrate comics for them as well as work on fan commissioned art.
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."

TOP COW PRODUCTIONS


Top Cow Productions, Inc., a Los Angeles-based entertainment company, was founded in December of 1992 by artist Marc Silvestri, who also co-founded Image Comics earlier that same year. Top Cow currently publishes its line of comic books in 21 languages in over 55 different countries. The company has launched 20 franchises (18 original and two licensed) in the industry's Top 10, seven at #1, a feat accomplished by no other publisher in the last two decades. Its flagship franchise, Witchblade, was TNT's #1 original film of 2000 and the subsequent TV series was released on DVD in, 2008. A feature film, co-produced by Platinum Studios, Inc. and Arclight Films, is slated to begin production in Australia. Witchblade is also the first American property to be fully adapted in Japan as an original anime and manga by Studio GONZO in 2006. Top Cow's other flagship property, The Darkness, was developed into a major next-generation video game release by Starbreeze and 2K Games and achieved platinum sales status. Wanted, an Eisner-nominated miniseries published by Top Cow from 2003-2005, is now a major motion picture from Universal Pictures starring Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy, and Morgan Freeman and slated for wide release on June 27, 2008. Virtually all of Top Cow's other properties are in development as feature films, live-action television, animation or video games. Top Cow has also successfully licensed and merchandised its franchises into toys, statues, clothing, lithographs, puppets, posters, magnets, shot glasses, lighters, lunch pails, wall scrolls, mouse pads, die-cast cars, calendars, Christmas ornaments, Halloween masks, trading cards, standees, video games, and roleplaying games.
MIKE HAMPTON

Mike Hampton has been self-publishing comics for over 15 years, with popular indie titles such as "Captain A-hole" and "Hot Zombie Chicks". Since 2012 Mike has been a regular contributor to Topps as a sketch card artist for Mars Attacks, and most notably Star Wars including Galactic Files Series 1 & 2, Masterworks, and the late 2015 Hi Tek set. Also in 2015 Mike had a piece of work featured in the official Robot Chicken 10th Anniversary Art Show. Mike is also a regular artist featured on The Howard Stern Show's website and social media sites. He is also known for his clever mash-ups and stylized pinups of some of pop-culture's most famous characters. Also a colorist and graphic designer, Mike has worked on images for the City of San Pablo, Dark Horse Comics, the San Diego Comic-Con Souvenir Book, AIG, and the Golden State Warriors. www.MikeHamptonArt.com


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.

PANELS & EVENTS SCHEDULE

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



11:00 - 12:00 *PANEL ROOM 1-
TBA



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




1:00 - 2:00 *PANEL ROOM-1
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2:00 - 3:00 *PANEL ROOM 1-
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3:00 - 4:00 *PANEL ROOMS 1-
1st ANNUAL COSTUME CONTEST!
Thats Right Fans.. Come dressed up as your favorite Comic Book, Fantasy, Game, Cartoon or Fiction Hero or Villian!
As always we encourage Cosplay and Costumes... but this year we are going to Have a Prize for the best ones. All Costumes will be Judged by Our Celebrity and Artist Guests.
We will have multiple Prizes for Multiple Catagories
Prizes Include...
Adult: Best Costume 1st Place $25.00
2nd Place$ 15.00
3rd & 4th Place$ 10.00 ea

Adult: Fan Favorite 1st Place $ 20.00

Children: (15 & Under) 1st Place $15.00
2nd & 3rd Place $10.00 ea

Children: Fan Favorite 1st Place $10.00

*SJC COSTUME CONTEST RULES:
NO: Nudity or Heckling
Costumes can be home made and store bought
Extra points for creativity
Props can be used, Be respectful of others
Must registered the day of show. Sign up at the Registration.
Must be a paid attendee of the convention.
Children's category is for ages 15 and under.
Adult's category is for ages 16 and up.
Couples costumes or group costumes will be counted as one entry.



FAN GROUPS

TBD


LIMITED EDITION PRINT

The First 500 PAID attendees will receive one of 2 different Prints 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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