BACC HOLIDAY CON NOVEMBER 23 2024 ****************GUESTS*****************

Alitha Evelyn Martinez

Black Panther, X-Men, Nubia, Voltron, Fearless
Alitha Evelyn Martinez

Alitha Evelyn Martinez

Black Panther, X-Men, Nubia, Voltron, Fearless
<h4 class="subheading guest-known-for">Black Panther, X-Men, Voltron, Fearless</h4> Alitha Evelyn Martinez is the Eisner Award Winning artist of the Black Panther: World of Wakanda series. Her professional career began in 1999 penciling Iron Man for Marvel Entertainment. Since then, she has worked on X-Men: Black Sun; Marvel Age Fantastic Four; Black Panther and Black Panther: World of Wakanda; X-Men Gold Annual; Moon Girl, Mark Morales Spiderman, and Fearless; Voltron; NBC’s Heroes; New 52 Bat Girl; Archie Comic’s New Crusaders and Riverdale; and WWE Superstar, WWE Slam City, and Barbie for Paper Cutz. Larger projects that required more than just penciling and inking include graphic novels like Vampire: My Boyfriend Bites; Kung Fu Masters; Quest for Dragon Mountain for Lerner Publications; also, Political cartooning for the New York Post. She also works on her creator-owned titles Yume and Ever, and Foreign, which is published through her company, Ariotstorm Productions, LLC. Current projects include Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur for Marvel and Humanoid’s new American title, Omni. Alitha says the most rewarding part of her career is participating in the US State Department’s World Speaker Program. Traveling to parts unknown to teach comic book workshops and bring the art of storytelling to people who would have no other way of getting such information. "I was once in the same position, practicing a craft that I didn’t know was a profession. I love representing my country and my industry."

Brian Kong

Topps Sports Cards MLB, NBA, NFL, Walking Dead, Stranger Things, Star Wars

Brian Kong

Topps Sports Cards MLB, NBA, NFL, Walking Dead, Stranger Things, Star Wars
<div> Brian Kong  started his career at Marvel Comics in 1994, working on iconic characters such as the X-Men, Captain America  & Fantastic Four.  In 1997, he worked in advertising doing storyboards & preliminary/pitch art for the Universal Studios/Marvel theme park opening. <div>From 2000-2004 ,Brian produced over 25 custom comics for MLB & NBA franchises ( including the Yankees & Mets  ) for promotional giveaways at arenas & stadiums across the US.</div> <div>He continues to work on some of the hottest  properties including the Walking Dead, Marvel ,DC, Star Wars, Stranger Things & MLB  for the top card companies today. He has been regularly commissioned by The Topps Company since 2007  to illustrate art for their  MLB , NFL & NBA  card brands & their entertainment division.</div> <div>Brian has  been featured in the Beckett Sports card monthly annual " the Art Issue, "  as well as Non-sport update magazine.</div> <div>He is currently working with Fanatics, and Blackbox comics</div> <div>He will be displaying his sports, comics & pop culture art as well as accepting commissions, sketch covers can be ready for pick up  & submitted at the show to grading companies. Contact : <a href="mailto:bckongart@gmail.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">bckongart@gmail.com</a></div> </div> <div dir="ltr" data-smartmail="gmail_signature"> <div dir="ltr"> <div> <a href="http://www.briankong.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.briankong.com&source=gmail&ust=1670364315111000&usg=AOvVaw2a-iXCGmLIlTF1LoDGojat">www.briankong.com</a> <span style="font-family: Helvetica,Verdana,Arial;"> </span> </div> </div> </div>

Jamal Igle

Molly Danger, Venture, Spider-Man, G.I. Joe, White, The Wrong Earth

Jamal Igle

Molly Danger, Venture, Spider-Man, G.I. Joe, White, The Wrong Earth
Jamal Igle is the recipient of the 2011 Inkpot Award for outstanding achievement in Comic Art. He is writer/artist/Creator of <strong>MOLLY DANGER </strong>for Action Lab Entertainment, the co-creator of <strong>VENTURE</strong> with <strong>Dynamo 5 </strong>creator/writer Jay Faerber, and the penciller/ co-creator of <strong>THE WRONG EARTH</strong> with writer and Editor in Chief, Tom Peyer for Ahoy Comics. Jamal is a comic industry veteran whose detailed pencils have graced books as varied as The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, the all-ages action miniseries "Race Against Time" as well as mainstream hits such as G.I.Joe, Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Green Lantern. Jamal has served as the series artist for popular runs on Firestorm the Nuclear Man, Nightwing, and Tangent: Superman's Reign, Superman, Supergirl and Zatanna for DC Comics, Noble Causes for Image Comics, and a four-issue run on New Warriors for Marvel Comics. Jamal recently completed the sequels to the hit series BLACK called <strong>WHITE </strong>from Black Superpowers/ Black Mask Studios, and <strong>THE WRONG EARTH: NIGHT AND DAY</strong>, <strong>THE</strong> <strong>MYSTERIOUS MICRO-FACE </strong>for NPR Planet Money and <strong>MILESTONES IN HISTORY </strong>for DC Comics. Currently, Jamal is working with legendary Batman writer <strong>SCOTT SNYDER </strong>on his new creator-owned series, <strong>DUDLEY DATSON AND THE FOREVER MACHINE </strong>for Comixology.  

Kristen Gudsnuk

Henchgirl, Making Friends, Modern Fantasy

Kristen Gudsnuk

Henchgirl, Making Friends, Modern Fantasy
  Kristen Gudsnuk is a comics writer and illustrator. She got her start with the webcomic Henchgirl, which was later published by Scout Comics in single issue and Dark Horse Comics as a collection. Her other works include the middle grade graphic novel series Making Friends from Graphix, the Minecraft: Wither Without You trilogy, co-illustrating Amelia Aierwood: Basic Witch by Emily Hampshire, and illustrating Modern Fantasy by Rafer Roberts.

Mahdi Khene

Zuperhero Comics, "Bootleg Spiderman"

Mahdi Khene

Zuperhero Comics, "Bootleg Spiderman"
<div dir="ltr"> <div>Mahdi Khene is a New York City-based cartoonist and publisher. in 2021, he co-founded an indie publishing company called Zuperhero Comics. Along with having been a score composer for short films, he dove into the world of underground comics and released acclaimed titles such as "Steel Streets" and "Bootleg Spider-Man". You can find his work, art, and future projects on the Zuperhero Comics website.</div> </div>

Ming Chen

Comic Book Men, "A Shared Universe" and "I Sell Comics" podcasts

Ming Chen

Comic Book Men, "A Shared Universe" and "I Sell Comics" podcasts
Ming Chen is a podcaster, graphic designer, entrepreneur and reality TV cast member most known for the AMC TV show Comic Book Men. While in college at the University of Michigan he met filmmaker Kevin Smith when he developed a fan website based on the movie <a href="http://movies.amctv.com/movie/134586/Clerks/overview">Clerks</a>. Smith, who appreciated Chen’s work, reached out and asked him to create the Web site for his production company, View Askew Productions. Twenty Six years later, not only does Chen continue to work on many of Smith’s online projects, but he has also ventured into several other areas within the Kevin Smith empire, most recently hosting a weekly podcast called I Sell Comics! on Smith’s podcast network, SModCo. During his free time, Chen serves on the board for the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County and the Garden State Film Festival. He also co-owns a podcast studio called “A Shared Universe” and is a partner in a coffee, gaming and comics café called “Coral Sword” in Houston, Texas with former major league ballplayer Hunter Pence. Chen has been married to his wife Debbie for 19 years and has two children, Lillian and Harrison, a dog named Joy and a cat named Scallion.

Nik Virella

Wolverine, Deadpool, Hyperion, The Mortal Instruments, G.I Joe

Nik Virella

Wolverine, Deadpool, Hyperion, The Mortal Instruments, G.I Joe
Nik Virella is a native New Yorker and School of Visual Arts alumnus. Her previous work includes The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones graphic novel, IDW’s G.I. Joe, and Marvel titles such as Return of the Living Deadpool, 1872, Hyperion, All-New Wolverine, Star Wars &amp; Black Widow. In addition, she’s had her work featured in Marvel’s QuickDraw, VOGUE Italia, and Entertainment Weekly.

Tony Waldman

Voice Actor Mr. Monopoly, Genshin Impact,

Tony Waldman

Voice Actor Mr. Monopoly, Genshin Impact,
Tony Waldman is a voice actor who has brought life to characters like <strong>Mr. Monopoly</strong>, <strong>Genshin Impact's Marcel and Gulab,</strong> <strong>Transformer Boulder,</strong> the Hungry Hungry Hippo Bottomless Potamus, Sam in Guess Who, Mobile Legend's Gord, Claude, and Shah Torre, and many more. Additionally his voice can be heard on national commercials and radio campaigns like the return of Coca Cola's drink Surge to the Burger King freestyle machines. A native of Long Island, New York, Tony lived and worked in Japan for several years where he discovered the manga and anime One Piece. Upon his return to New York, he created what has become the largest public One Piece and anime Facebook group (One Piece - Two Million Fans) which now totals over 2.2 million members. He has continued to be an influencer in the One Piece arena as an event producer, promoter, and content creator with videos, especially anime acapella, totaling over 20 million views collectively with shares by social media titans like 9GAG and Crunchyroll's official One Piece page. Tony currently resides in Queens, NY. TikTok: <a href="https://www.tiktok.com/@wackogramswaldman" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.tiktok.com/@wackogramswaldman&source=gmail&ust=1699223687897000&usg=AOvVaw0EA1He_JhMHrwB8hTPbV_Y">https://www.tiktok.<wbr />com/@wackogramswaldman</a> Youtube: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/@OnePieceOneMillionFans" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.youtube.com/@OnePieceOneMillionFans&source=gmail&ust=1699223687897000&usg=AOvVaw2X3b1-TymKzbELDYhQYFUr">https://www.youtube.<wbr />com/@OnePieceOneMillionFans</a>