C4 2016 takes place October 28-30, and it’s going to be our biggest con ever! From the expanded 3rd floor of the RBC Convention Centre, to William Shatner joining us for the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek, to our newly announced Cosplay Alley, there will be more to see and do at the Central Canada Comic Con than ever before! Follow us on our social places for updates, we still have a lot to announce!
***William Shatner will appear at C4 on October 28 & 29, 2016. Autographs and photo ops with Mr. Shatner will end at 3pm SHARP on Saturday, October 29th.***
***Unfortunately, Julian Glover and John Rhys Davies have been forced to postpone their appearances due to scheduling conflicts. ***
***William Shatner will be at C4 on October 28 & 29, 2016. Autographs and photo ops with Mr. Shatner will end at 3pm SHARP on Saturday, October 29th.***
William Shatner has notched up an impressive 50-plus years in front of the camera, most recently displaying comedic talent, and being instantly recognizable to several generations of cult television fans as the square-jawed Captain James T. Kirk, commander of the starship U.S.S. Enterprise.
Shatner was born in Côte Saint-Luc, Montreal, Canada, to Anne (Garmaise) and Joseph Shatner, a clothing manufacturer. His father was a Jewish immigrant from Bukovina in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, while his maternal grandparents were Lithuanian Jews. After graduating from university he joined a local Summer theatre group as an assistant manager. He then performed with the National Repertory Theatre of Ottawa and at the Stratford, Ontario Shakespeare Festival as an understudy working with such as Alec Guinness, James Mason, and Anthony Quayle. He came to the attention of New York critics and was soon playing important roles on major shows in live television.
Shatner spent many years honing his craft before debuting alongside Yul Brynner in The Brothers Karamazov (1958). He was kept busy during the 1960s in films such as Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) and The Intruder (1962) and on television guest-starring in dozens of series such as Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955), The Defenders (1961), The Outer Limits (1963) and The Twilight Zone (1959). In 1966, Shatner boarded the USS Enterprise for three seasons of Star Trek (1966), co-starring alongside Leonard Nimoy, with the series eventually becoming a bona-fide cult classic with a worldwide legion of fans known as “Trekkies”.
After “Star Trek” folded, Shatner spent the rest of the decade and the 1970s making the rounds guest-starring on many prime-time television series, including Hawaii Five-O(1968), Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969) and Ironside (1967). He has also appeared in several feature films, but they were mainly B-grade (or lower) fare such as the embarrassingly bad Euro western White Comanche (1968) and the campy Kingdom of the Spiders (1977). However, the 1980s saw a major resurgence in Shatner’s career with the renewed interest in the original Star Trek (1966) series culminating in a series of big-budget “Star Trek” feature films including Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979), Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984), Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home(1986), Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991). In addition, he starred in the lightweight police series T.J. Hooker (1982) from 1982 to 1986, alongside spunky Heather Locklear, and surprised many fans with his droll comedic talents in Airplane II: The Sequel (1982), Loaded Weapon 1 (1993) and Miss Congeniality (2000).
Outside of work he jogs and follows other athletic pursuits. His interest in health and nutrition led to him becoming spokesman for the American Health Institute’s ‘Know Your Body’ Programme to promote nutritional and physical health.
Mark Pellegrino is best known for his work as Lucifer in Supernatural, Paul Bennett in Dexter, Jacob in Lost and as Bishop in Being Human. He also starred as Jedikiah Price in The CW series The Tomorrow People and as Clayton Haas in the current ABC thriller-drama Quantico.
He has appeared on numerous television series such as The X-Files, Northern Exposure, ER, Without a Trace, NYPD Blue, CSI, and Knight Rider. He also is well known as the “Blond Thug” who stuffs “The Dude’s” head down the toilet and drops his bowling ball, breaking the floor tile, in the cult film The Big Lebowski. He also is featured in National Treasure as the background FBI agent known as Agent Johnson.
Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Tia Carrere is an accomplished actress in motion pictures and television as well as a Grammy award-winning musical artist.
Since she was discovered in a grocery store for her first movie role in “Aloha Summer”, she has shown her range of acting talent and versatility starring in numerous blockbusters; among them, “Wayne’s World 1 & 2” with Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, “True Lies” opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger, “Rising Sun” with Sean Connery and Wesley Snipes. Tia also voiced the character of Nani in Disney’s classic animated film and tv series “Lilo & Stitch”. Most recently, Tia co-starred in “You May Not Kiss The Bride” alongside Rob Schneider and Mena Suvari. She also can be seen in “Wild Cherry” with Rumer Willis and Kristin Cavallari and “Hardbreakers” with Tom Arnold, Chris Kattan, and Sophie Monk. Currently, Tia is producing a biopic of Hawaiian surf legend Rell Sunn in which she will star.
In television, Tia launched her acting career in Los Angeles with a regular role on the daytime drama “General Hospital”. Since then she has been seen in numerous TV programs. Recently Tia could be seen recurring on “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, “Nip/Tuck”, and “Back To You”. She has just been made a recurring character on SyFy network’s Warehouse 13. “Relic Hunter”, her own action/adventure television series continues to play in syndication all over the world.
Tia and her long-time friend, artist/producer Daniel Ho have been nominated for a Grammy each of the last three years and won music’s highest honor in 2009. The acclaimed CDs consist of all original Hawaiian language compositions. With ‘hawaiiana’, they reached #10 on Billboard’s World Music Chart. Prior to this, Tia performed on the double- platinum movie soundtrack for “Wayne’s World”, had the end title song on “Batman: Mask of the Phantasm” as well releasing her own Warner Bros. record “Dream.”
Tia continues to seek out projects that showcase her talents and challenge her abilities.
Lee Arenberg went to high school with “brat packers” Robert Downey Jr, Sean Penn and Emilio Estevez. He appeared on many TV shows of the 90s such as Seinfeld, Friends, and Star Trek: The Next Generation. Arenberg is best known for his role as Pintel in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. He currently plays Grumpy the Dwarf on ABC’s Once Upon a Time.
Winnipeg-born Aleks Paunovic began his professional acting career while partaking in his other two passions: boxing and music.
Aleks was playing in a rock band at the time, and was asked to audition for the HBO movie Heads. After getting his first job, on his first audition, the acting bug bit him… hard! After garnering some attention in Hollywood he dropped everything in Winnipeg and moved to Vancouver to pursue a writing and acting career.
Aleks never stops working, and as a result he’s appeared in many acclaimed sci-fi and fantasy TV series: Battlestar Galactica, Stargate Atlantis, Supernatural, Smallville, Eureka, Continuum, iZombie, The 100 and most recently Van Helsing. You’ve also seen him in the Percy Jackson film series and he plays a prominent role in the upcoming War of the Planet of the Apes.
Two words described the ultimate goal of Demolition — pain and destruction.
Clad in black leather and spikes, Ax and Smash steamrolled from Parts Unknown into WWE in the late 1980s and made it painfully clear that they were going to flatten anything and anyone who stood in their path. In the ring, they removed their dark hoods to reveal painted faces that intimidated opponents before the match even started.
Once the bell rang, Demolition made an immediate impact in the tag team ranks, using brute force to pound their opposition into submission. Few teams, if any, could muster enough offense to stagger Ax or Smash, establishing the painted warriors as a force to be reckoned with in WWE.
Though they were initially managed by “Luscious” Johnny V, the bruisers ditched the loud New Yorker for the subdued, yet devious Mr. Fuji. It was a match made in heaven (possibly hell), as Fuji passed on all of his tricks to Ax and Smash, giving their brutal brawling style a cunning new edge.
It wasn’t long before Demolition had titles around their waists as the pair bulldozed through Strike Force at WrestleMania IV to capture the World Tag Team Championships. Ax and Smash went on to dominate WWE as champions for the next 478 days — a record that stands to this day.
Ax and Smash captured the titles two more times, before deciding that their team was missing a little something. They added another member during their third championship reign in the massive Crush. The three wreaked havoc throughout 1990, with Smash and his new partner taking care of business inside the ring. Ax watched intently from ringside, running interference when necessary to protect their championships.
When their final reign as champions ended, Ax left, paring Demolition down to a duo once again. Looking to regain some of their former success, Smash and Crush reunited with Mr. Fuji briefly before exiting WWE in 1991.
Vic Mignogna is best known for his prolific voice-over work in the English dubs of Japanese anime shows, the most notable being Edward Elric from the Fullmetal Alchemist series, for which he earned the American Anime Award for Best Actor in 2007. Other notable roles in anime include Broly from the Dragon Ball Z films, Tamaki Suoh in Ouran High School Host Club, Fai D. Flowright in Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, Dark Mousy in D.N.Angel, and Zero and Ichiru Kiryu in Vampire Knight.
In video games, Vic is the voice of E-123 Omega in the Sonic the Hedgehog series and Junpei Iori from Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3. Vic has also participated in several Star Trek fan productions, including Star Trek Continues in which he plays Captain Kirk. After moving to Los Angeles, he continues to be involved in anime shows in Texas but also is involved with many anime and video games, most notably Bleach as Ikkaku Madarame and Naruto: Shippuden as Nagato.
Yaya Han is one of few cosplayers in the world to build a business in this hobby-ist community, but even after more than a decade of success, she strives to stay true to what got her into this field originally – fun and creativity. To this day, Yaya has made a myriad of costumes in the genres of anime, manga, video games, sci-fi, comic books and of course from her own original designs. Her intricate and lavish creations have won awards and acclaim worldwide, and she has been invited to appear as a Guest, Panelist, Judge, Performer and Host to hundreds conventions and other events all over the globe.
Meg Turney is an internet personality, cosplayer, model, and vlogger. She got her start as a YouTube host on SourceFed and SourceFed Nerd, and has appeared on many channels including Nerdist and her current gig, RoosterTeeth.
Meg was introduced to cosplay back in 2002 and quickly fell in love with the art. In particular, her renditions of Princess Leia, Cowboy Bebop’s Faye Valentine and Borderland’s Psychos have earned her much attention and acclaim.
Meg is based in Austin, Texas where she lives with her dachshund Penny and cat Smee.
Traci is a cosplayer and singer/songwriter native to Southern California. She’s known for her covers of popular hits on YouTube, and her more recently released original music.
Traci is also an active voice-over artist, and has been heard on radio, television and in video games. Recent credits include a children’s jewelry-maker commercial for Orbeez on Nickelodeon, Star Guardians Virtual World Online Game, Minute to Win it by Zoo Games, and a featured track for Tap Tap Revenge 4.
Traci not only writes and performs her own music, but also has become known for her performances as classic fairytale princesses and characters. It started out as only a hobby for fun, creating costumes for photo shoots and video performances, but quickly became a dream job, as Traci became one of the most sought after children’s entertainers in the United States. Traci’s character performances, though always child-friendly, are not limited to young audiences. She often appears as iconic characters for a broad range of audiences, at a wide variety of events and causes: award ceremonies, DVD release parties, nonprofit functions, grand openings, galas and conventions. She has portrayed virtually every popular fairytale character, but The Little Mermaid is her most requested persona.
Traci was also a part of AnimeTV Seasons 3 and 4, an anime review show by Bang Zoom! Entertainment, celebrating anime, manga and Japanese pop culture. Traci often performs at anime conventions, pairing her original music with anime theme covers, singing in both English and Japanese.
An artist in more ways than one, Traci loves designing costume pieces and photo shoot/performance items for herself, as well as for her customers, who commission her for couture wigs, and the unique costume-pieces and mermaid-inspired accessories she sells through her Etsy shop, the Siren’s Grotto. Despite all her artistic multitasking tendencies, Traci’s most fervent passion is music, and she hopes to touch hearts and lives through it.
Paul Forest got a piece of life-changing advice from a man dressed as Superman when he was in Las Vegas a few years ago.
That superhero told Forest that he looked just like Leonard Nimoy.
The Man of Steel wanted to know if Forest would be willing to dress as Spock, alongside Superman and others on Fremont Street, the famous neon-sign filled street in the heart of downtown Las Vegas.
“I tried it about three weeks later and the rest is history,” Forest told CBC News in a telephone interview from Toronto.
That led to his current full-time job as Spock, or Spock Vegas, as he is known to the public. He describes himself as a Spock lookalike and impersonator.
Nicole Marie Jean is a cosplayer, artist, sculptor and designer from San Diego, California. During the past four years she has traveled around the country for numerous events and conventions as both an attendee and a guest.
Nicole has created nearly 80 costumes over the past three years, all inspired by her favorite characters from comics, movies, books, video games and anime. You may know her for her take on Bane from the Dark Knight Rises, which earned her the nickname “Lady Bane.”
When she’s not creating or debuting new costumes, Nicole sculpts and makes items for her online store. She hopes to continue this journey for many years to come while meeting new people, teaching and inspiring others, entertaining those who follow her work and becoming better at her craft along the way.
Karli Woods is a professional cosplayer, host and internet personality. She runs “Geekin’ Gorgeous,” a blog and YouTube channel that covers all things geeky and gorgeous. You might see her covering cosplay how to’s, make-up tutorials, celebrity interviews and con coverage.
If you’ve met her, you’ll know that she is a total GEEK, and has a slight obsession with Dr. Who, zombies, Star Wars, and the paranormal. If you catch her at a con she will likely be dancing around in a tutu. Have you seen her cosplay collection? It’s tutu much!
Her light, fun, nerdy spirit attracts her viewers, but don’t be fooled she has an inner dark side. Her love of horror is what led her into this GEEKTASTIC industry. Yes that is right, funny, bubbly Karli can shut off the lights watch scary movies, talk for hours about gore and vampires, and may or may not dream of being Rick Grimes.
AngelicaNortham is a Winnipeg-based cosplayer who began crafting her own costumes in 2004. Since then she’s appeared at cons across Canada and the U.S. She loves anime, gaming, and (of course!) Disney. C4 is proud to have Angelica represent Winnipeg in our international Cosplay Alley!
This 2017 Western Star 5700 XE has been highly customized to resemble the Optimus Prime truck seen in Transformers 4: Age of Extinction, and mirrors the truck being used in 2017’s Transformers 5. Truly one of a kind, this replica is endorsed by Hasbro, and is the first official fan-built replica to ever appear at conventions!
Winnipegger Rod Warkentin spent two years building this replica of the original Batmobile, ripping apart a 1979 Lincoln Town Car in the process. Almost all the details are there, but unfortunately it doesn’t shoot flames out of the back. Looks great though!
C4 and Fusion Gaming are proud to bring you the 6th Annual Fusion $5000 Magic: the Gathering event! Make it a full weekend with great side events, free giveaways and all the nerdy awesomeness of the world’s most popular card game.
For more info, visit fusiongamingonline.com
CWE is Winnipeg’s premiere sports entertainment provider, showcasing the best independent wrestling throughout Manitoba, Ontario, and Saskatchewan. C4 welcomes CWE’s top wrestlers back to the RBC Convention Centre for live professional wrestling all weekend!
The 3rd annual Twin Eagles Warhammer Tournament will be taking place in our gaming area all weekend long! The expanded space at the RBC Convention Centre allows for more Warhammer players at Twin Eagles than ever before!
For more information, visit aybonline.com
Holodeck Follies is a fast-paced improvised Star Trek show for Trekkies and non-Trekkies alike. This comedy show is for all ages and encourages full audience interaction – from the initial episode plot suggestion to group scenes and sound effects. Holodeck Follies is currently Canada’s only, and Toronto’s longest running, improvised Star Trek show. Laugh long and prosper!
Artist/writer/creator Michael Golden, is a legend in the comic book industry, but one that has never stopped adding to his legacy as a storytelling professional. Co-creator of the X-men’s Rogue character, Spartan X and Bucky O’Hare, Michael is known worldwide for his groundbreaking work on “The ‘Nam,” “Micronauts,” “G.I. Joe Yearbook,” and “Dr. Strange, ” among MUCH more, and is counted as one of the best cover designers and illustrators in the business.
Golden’s work can be seen on covers from “The Walking Dead,” the new Marvel “Civil War,” the new “Rom,” the new “Micronauts,” “Spawn,” “Nightwing”, “Iron Man”, “Heroes for Hire”, “Exiles,” “Demon’s Regret,” “Spiderman,” “Vampirella,” “Captain American,” “The Punisher” to “The Hulk,” as well as numerous other titles, for about every company out there. His zombie art if routinely used in conjunction with popular properties on TV and in print.
It’s no wonder that Golden has been one of the most influential creators around for the last several decades:
“….unless you can actually draw yourself, it is very difficult to understand the exact mind-blowing impossibility of what he does,” said writer/artist Larry Hama, of Golden’s work.
“Michael blithely puts down on paper exactly what he sees in his head. It’s like he’s got a cosmic opaque projector that shoots a laser beam from his brain through the kundalini eye in his forehead straight down onto the drawing surface where all he has to do is trace it,” continues Hama. “The result is hard-edged and fully realized in every way. No fuzzy impressions here. No using the side of the pencil. No squiggly space-filling lines blocked in on automatic pilot. To paraphrase Neal Adams (who was referring to Golden), there is not a single millimeter of line on the page that is not directed by conscious thought.”
Recent books covering the colorful life and amazing art of Michael Golden include a Manga version of the “Bucky O’Hare” series, as well as the top selling art retrospective “Excess: The Art of Michael Golden,” written by Renee Witterstaetter, which sold out and has gone into a second printing, as well as his recent sketchbooks “Heroes and Villains,” “MORE Heroes and Villains, ” and “Michael Golden: Alchemy.”
His newest art book, currently being offered at 2016 shows is: “Michael Golden: Dangerous Curves.”
Michael has served as an Editor at DC Comics as well as Senior Art Director at Marvel Comics, and has worked on scores of movie production projects, some currently in development. His art has been the focus of gallery shows in places as diverse as Gijon, Barcelona, New York, Antwerp and Brussels, while his class on storytelling has been conducted from Spain to Brussels to France to Canada to the United States… and most recently China.
He has recently been awarded with Lifetime Achievement Awards from The University of Maryland Eastern Shore and the Lille Arts Festival. with gallery shows of his work in Spain, New York, Maryland and Moscow, and many points inbetween.
Michael J. Zeck is a renowned comic book illustrator and storyteller, best known for being the creator of the black Spider-Man costume!
A heavy-hitter in the comics industry, and influencing generations of artists, one would have to argue which of Mike’s series has been the most influential, or which is embossed most deeply in our pop culture.
Zeck’s epic six part story Kraven’s Last Hunt with J.M. Dematteis and Bob McLeod, springs immediately to mind. This groundbreaking series took the Spider-Man character to a whole new level, and has been touted by readers as the greatest Spider-Man story of all time.
Considered one of “the” Punisher artists, Zeck’s work with writer Steven Grant on the character–collected as “Circle of Blood”–sets the standard for the look and feel of the Punisher and propelled him to flagship character status at Marvel. In fact, along with air-brush artist Phil Zimmelman, Mike has created some of the most recognizable painted images of the Punisher ever made.
The limited series Secret Wars set the comic book readership on their ears, and brought a new black-and-white costume design for Spider-Man (designed by Zeck) which is still recognizable and indelible to this day. Spider-Man wore the costume temporarily, but it lives on in the form of the super-villain, Venom.
Michael J. Zeck always knew he would work in the arts. Growing up in south Florida, he attended the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, his eye always on working in the sequential art field. He began that career at Charlton Comics with their animation-related line of comics leading to horror titles, and later moved on to Marvel. Some of his first work there included Master of Kung Fu and Captain America.
Zeck’s work has graced the pages and covers of Aquaman, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, Green Lantern, G.I. Joe, G.I. Joe: Special Missions, Lobo, Deadshot, Deathstroke, The Terminator, The Eliminator, and many more titles.
John Beatty is a veteran comic book artist, best know for his inking work for both Marvel and DC Comics. Developing into one of the industries top inkers over his career, Beatty has worked with top pencil artists, such as Mike Zeck, Kelley Jones and Michael Golden.
John has worked on almost every major comic character in the industry at one time or another.
Some of his best-known titles include: Secret Wars, Captain America, The Punisher, Thanos Quest and many Batman projects, including a highly regarded fan favorite three year run on the monthly Batman book.
Greg Horn is best known for his artwork on the Marvel titles “Elektra,” “Emma Frost,” and “She-Hulk.” He is currently the regular cover artist on the acclaimed series “Ms. Marvel” by Brian Reed. On the licensing front, Greg’s art has been used on just about any piece of merchandise you can think of. With Warner Bros. licensing division, Greg has provided spot illustrations based on the “Superman Returns” movie, and also an original painting for Mattel’s board game “Kryptonite Crisis.” Other recent WB projects have included a Superman poster for Clampett Studios and several illustrations of NBA star Lebron James for Powerade and ESPN.
Greg’s acclaimed work in comic books has opened up hundreds of fantastic opportunities in many different industries outside of comics. In the past five years he has lived an artist’s dream, working on high profile projects in advertising, video games, magazine covers, editorial, board games, and novels.
*please note, while looking for a photo of Greg, we found this cute kitten on his facebook page
Creator of “The Crow,” James O’Barr’s newest books, “The Crow: Curare,” was one of the most well received new books in recent years, along with his writing on “The Crow: Skinning the Wolves,” both from IDW. The recent release of the original “Crow” graphic novel in Italy, broke sales records for the publisher during his country-spanning Italian tour with capacity only crowds in Sicily, Naples, Rome, Bologna and Milan.
While in the US, new generations of Crow fans ensure that the graphic novel is still one of the best-selling graphic novels of all time, and has never gone out of print
O’Barr won the Yellow Kid Award (pretty much the Academy Award in comics) in 1995 for Best Storyteller. Recent events include gallery shows in Maryland and Moscow, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.
Recent books on O’Barr include the sold out sketchbook “James O’Barr: Uncoffined,” with another sketchbook in the works.
James is also, much to the relief of fans, the consultant on the upcoming “The Crow” movie to start filming in 2015. Q and A’s with James are sought after world-wide, most recently in the Middle East, Chile, Peru, Brazil, Spain and venues all over the United States.
John Gallagher is an entertainment illustrator based out of Vancouver BC. He creates art for film, television, games, animation and comics in various capacities, including visual development, concept design, sequential and storyboarding art, illustration, keyframes and cinematics. John began his career in video game development as a concept designer at BioWare nearly twenty years ago, and after fourteen games in nine years it was time for a change. He migrated to film in 2008 and has been in that industry full-time ever since.
John has worked on many sci-fi shows such as Defying Gravity, Eureka, Falling Skies, Fear Itself, Myths and Monsters, Once Upon A Time, The Flash and V.
As an artist, he likes to keep things simple: useing both analog and digital toolboxes to help creative teams tell their stories and solve diverse visual challenges. Whatever the story, whatever the genre, John works quickly and effectively. He is always trying out some new technique and messing around with his software toolbox. He never does the same illustration twice, always mixing it up by keeping the material challenges front and centre.
Writer, editor, and color-artist Renee Witterstaetter is the author of “Nick Cardy: The Aritst at War,” “Excess: The Art of Michael Golden,” “Tex: The Art or Mark Texeira,” the children’s book “Kerry and the Scary Things,” “Dying for Action: The Life and Films of Jackie Chan,” and “Nick Cardy: Wit-Lash” among many others.
Renee began the comic phase of her career working on such titles as “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Superman,” “Silver Surfer,” “Conan The Barbarian,” “The Punisher” special projects, and “Conan Saga,” then going on to spearhead the reintroduction of “She-Hulk,” at Marvel as well, as part of that legendary run.
She then moved to Topps Comics where she was the editor on “X-Files,” “Jurassic Park,” “Xena” and “Hercules” and is the co-creator—with Jackie Chan and artist Michael Golden– of the successful series, “Spartan X” which will be made into a trade paperback featuring new material.
She is also the colorist on hundreds of comics from “The Avengers” to “Spider-man” to “Captain America” to “Jurassic Park,” among many, many others. “I must have colored a thousand pages of comic books,” she says.
Film work was a natural progression for Renee after this storytelling immersion in comics, and she has since worked on dozens of music videos for Madonna, Seal, Ben Harper and Usher, as well as the feature movies “Rush Hour Two,” “Red Dragon ,” “To ease the lose,” and “Swimming With The Virgin,” among others.
In addition to on-going film work, she is the President of Little Eva Ink Publishing and Eva Ink Artist Group, which represents artists and writers in comics, storyboards, fine art painting and more . Renee is also one of the producers of the “Creator Chronicles” DVD series with Woodcrest Productions, featuring interviews with major industry creators such as George Perez, Bill Sienkiewicz, Michael Golden, Joe Jusko, Matt Wagner, Joe Sinnott and many more.
Current projects also include new books “Michael Golden, Dangerous Curves,” “Santa Confidential” with Hagar the Horrible artist Chris Browne, “Mark Texeira: Tempest,” “James O’Barr: Uncoffined,” and the soon to be released “James O’Barr: Tears in the Rain.”
Renee will be available to autograph the thousands of comics she has worked on in her career, film DVD’s and her newest books available at all the shows.
In her not so abundant free time, she lectures on storytelling, most recently in China and Russia, fishes, dances, travels and is also curating several major art exhibits featuring U.S. and European talent.
Scott Rosema’s legendary career in the comic book industry spans over 30 years. He has worked for the Big Two (Marvel & DC), and his pencils and inks have touched just about every character large and small during his long career. He is a graduate of Kendall College of Art & Design, and he currently resides in Muskegon, Michigan where he and his lovely wife Suzie continue to pursue their love of art and creation.
Jeff Balke is a Chicago-based comic book artist and colorist who’s been drawing with pretty much anything he could get his hands on (crayons, markers, pens, pencils, chalk, rock on pavement, you name it!) from an early age. He attended his first comic con in 1993 where he met the legendary Stan Lee, who told him, “Don’t give up, True Believer. It will happen!” From that day on Jeff made it his mission to work in the comic book industry.
Throughout his high school years, Jeff’s work was published in books, magazines, brochures, banners and other media. He has taught art classes and is a regular guest speaker at high schools in the Chicago area.
After posting his work on MySpace in 2005, Jeff landed his first gig as a colorist on Foxwood Falcons. This marked the beginning of his professional career.
Jeff runs his own animation and cartooning studio, where he creates weekly comic strips and cartoons with his talented team of artists and writers.
Collette Turner is a UK born artist. Following graduation she left that line of work and moved to Northern Canada, where she took up wildlife art. She soon found herself gravitating towards sequential art and storytelling.
She’s quickly building ground in comics, working on her personal project Badassical, the Rothic book Southern Nightgown, and a number of other comics as a cover/guest artist. She’s also very active in the collectable art card community, working with Upper Deck, Perna and other companies.
Currently she can be found living and working in Atlantic Canada.
Nathan is one of the best professional spray paint artists in Canada. Using only spray paint, magazine paper and a few household items, he can create a beautiful piece of artwork on demand in three minutes or less. Originally from New Brunswick, Nathan travels across the country performing and painting at over 100 shows per year.
Dawn McTeigue is a comic book artist. You can see her work as the interior artist for JP Roth’s Southern Nightgown & REM:8 and DC Comic’s Harley Quinn & her Gang of Harleys, as well as a cover artist for Rothic Novel collections, Aspen Comics, Dark Horse/Dynamite, Valiant Comics, Zenescope & Lady Mechanika.
Dawn lives in Calgary, Canada with her husband & 3 kids.
Eisner & Harvey Award-nominated comic book creator Joe Caramagna has written and lettered Marvel Comics for nearly a decade, filling the word balloons of such iconic characters as Spider-Man and the Avengers. A graduate of the Joe Kubert School, he currently resides in New Jersey with his wife and three kids.
An avid hockey fan, Joe is very much looking forward to visiting Winnipeg, and hopes he’s able to catch a Jets game while he’s here!
Ashleigh is an illustrator currently living and working in Las Vegas, NV. Her work can be found in various trading card sets, including Star Wars, The Walking Dead, The Hobbit, Ghostbusters, Mars Attacks, Marvel, DC and many more.
Ashleigh appears at cons across North America, selling her one-of-a-kind pop culture illustrations and commissioned works. Come visit her in Artist Alley!
Jamie Snell is a freelance illustrator who can do just about anything you need. He has worked on various sketch card sets from Topps, Brygent, UpperDeck, and Rittenhouse, on various properties from Marvel, Indiana Jones, Mars Attacks, Transformers, and Star Wars.
Jamie created many alternate covers for IDW publishing’s Godzilla #1, as well as various characters for the Transformers Beastwars source book. He recently inked a story in Transformers #50. Jamie has also created posters for Lucasfilm and Acme Archives: Celebrations V and the 30th Anniversary of the Empire Strikes Back. Along with that, Jamie has contributed various art pieces as donation to charity causes.
Indie author Adam Dreece created the bestselling Steampunk series The Yellow Hoods — which has become a hit with kids from 9-15 as well as with adult readers. After a solid, 20-year career as a software designer and overcoming a serious illness, he started his company – ADZO Publishing – with his wife in 2014. In short order, he released the first two novels in his acclaimed The Yellow Hoods series — Along Came a Wolf and Breadcrumb Trail – within that first year.
Anthony Hary is an illustrator and writer, with over 10 years experience in the comic book industry. He co-founded ANA Comics in 2009, and has worked on Fifteen Minutes, The Canadian Legion, Brethren, and Chapel. His passion is for storytelling, and helping other creators.
M. C. Joudrey, Canadian writer, artist and designer. His second novel Of Violence and Cliché was released September 2013, followed by his collection of short stories Charleswood Road: Stories (August 2014), which was nominated for a 2015 Manitoba Book Award. M.C. Joudrey has also been a member of the submission selection committee for the CBC Short Fiction Prize and a jury member for the Manitoba Book Awards. His titles reside in permanent legislative and national government collections. He is also a bookbinder and a number of his works are held in galleries internationally. His work can be seen at mattjoudrey.com
Photo Ops Rules
1. Be there on time! You’ll have more than one opportunity for a photo op throughout the weekend, choose your time and be there 15 minutes early.
2. No more than 2 people per photo unless you talk to Froggy’s Photos representatives at the booth onsite. Group deals are onsite only.
4. Don’t forget to pick up your photo! They will be on tables outside the photo ops area approx 2 – 4 hours after the photo op session. Be sure to come back and pick up your photo!
5. Most Photo Ops Prices match the Guest’s Autograph Price, so if you want both, double the price! (ie: William Shatner’s photo op is $80, his autograph is also $80, it’s $160 for both)
6. All Photo Ops / Autograph Prices are non negotiable, these are set by the agents and not by C4 or Froggy’s Photos.
*please note, Cosplay Alley Photo Ops will be handled by Raven Studios