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Artists & Guests
Here is a sneak peak at some of the awesome guests and artists who will be attending The Great Allentown Comic Con's upcoming show. More names will be added as the dates get closer.
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The Great Allentown Comic Con! welcomes Rags Morales!
Born in Manhattan and out of the suburbs of New Jersey, Joe Kubert School student Rags Morales began his art career in February of 1989 pencilling Forgotten Realms for the DC/TSR line of licensed products. Afterward he worked on the reimagination of Black Condor. In 1992, he signed a contract to work for Valiant Comics for such titles as Archer and Armstrong, Shadowman, Geomancer, Dakkon Blackblade, Sliders, and Eternal Warriors. MORE ON RAGS MORALES!
Craig Blake "Old School"
The Great Allentown Comic Con! welcomes renowned artist & creator Craig Blake!
Craig “Old School” Blake has been an artist all his life. Working professionally for decades, “Old School” has done everything from comic books to business logos, all while owning and operating his production company “High Evolution Studios LLC”. A mainstay of the Wizard World convention circuit amongst others, “Old School” has become known as “The King of the Collage” for his works of pop culture’s greatest icons.
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The Great Allentown Comic Con! welcomes Bonnie Piesse!
Bonnie Piesse is an Australian Singer/Songwriter/Actress best known for her role in 'Star Wars' episodes 2 and 3 as Beru, the woman who goes on to raise Luke Skywalker. Bonnie recorded an album with Grammy Winning Music Producer Val Garay and her song 'All I Have' was featured on the CW series 'Life Unexpected'. She's currently in pre-production for a new EP which will be released later this year!
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The Great Allentown Comic Con! welcomes Brimstone!
Brimstone has had a successful and rewarding career participating in and administering numerous entertainment careers spanning well over three decades - boasting a list of titles including professional wrestler, actor, author, philanthropist, food critic and comic book/animated/video game/children’s book hero.
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The Great Allentown Comic Con! welcomes Veronica Taylor!
Veronica Taylor is a classically trained actor who has performed in NYC and around the U.S. in contemporary and classical theatre. Her voice has been a part of Saturday morning cartoons for some time now. She is probably best known for playing the roles of Ash and May on “Pokemon”, April on “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and Abby on “Cubix”, among others. MORE ON VERONICA TAYLOR!
The Great Allentown Comic Con! welcomes Taimak!
Taimak (pronounced Tie-Mock) got his first taste for the entertainment business when he was very young. At 10 years old, he had the privilege to meet legendary director and family friend Frederico Fellini. Mr. Fellini took Taimak on a tour of the set of "Roma" where he also met another film legend Vincent Minelli. About ten years later, and after winning the New York State kickboxing championship, Taimak was cast by music mogul and Motown legend Berry Gordy in the lead role of "The Last Dragon". He played the unforgettable Bruce Leroy, the Bruce Lee wannabe in search of "The Glow".
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The Great Allentown Comic Con! welcomes Walter Jones!
DWalter’s training has developed him into a “triple-threat”. He has proven himself successful as an actor, dancer and singer. Walter is internationally known for his creation of the character Zach The Black Ranger from the Children’s Action Adventure Phenomenon “The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers". MORE ON WALTER JONES!
The Great Allentown Comic Con! welcomes Mark McKenna!
Mark McKenna is a 28 year veteran of the comic book industry. In that time he has worked on Batman, Wolverine, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk and more recently on Star Wars, counting over 450 comics in all. MORE ON MARK MCKENNA!
Tod Allen Smith
The Great Allentown Comic Con! welcomes Tod Allen Smith!
Tod Allen Smith is an artist from Altoona PA, and is an officially licensed Lucasfilm artist with Topps Trading Cards which include sketch cards for Star Wars The Clone Wars: Rise of the Bounty Hunters, Star Wars Galaxy 4 trough 7, Mars Attacks and Indiana Jones Masterpieces, Star Wars: Galactic Files 1 and 2 including Star Wars Illustrated. Other sketch card sets include Marvel Masterpieces 2 and 3, along with sketch cards for the Captain America and Iron Man 2 movies for Upper Deck.
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Victor L. Castro
The Great Allentown Comic Con! welcomes Victor L. Castro!
Victor L. Castro is a freelance creator who has worked with the Hero Initiative on the Justice League of America #50 Top 100, Fantastic Four #600 and The Walking Dead #100. His work also includes pencils for Upperdeck trading cards for Marvel Beginnings, Captain America, Thor and the Avengers. He also has published works with Arcana Studios, Platinum Studios and Studio W as well as Abbeville Press. A fan favorite at the New York Comic Con, Victor Castro is an up and coming pro that is one to watch for.
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Carol 'Cotty' Kilbanks
The Great Allentown Comic Con! welcomes Cotty Kilbanks!
Having the passion to draw from the age of 3, Cotty was obsessed with the beautiful bird drawings of John James Audubon. She would spend countless hours drawing birds at her hometown of Easton, Pennsylvania, oddly enough, the home of Crayola Crayons. After a suggestion from my college friend, Henry Selick (Nightmare Before Christmas, and director of Coraline), she began a career in animation while she lived in New York City, New York. MORE ON COTTY KILBANKS
The Great Allentown Comic Con! welcomes the Mandalorian Mercs!
The infrastructure of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club is based on all known references to Mandalorian Culture in Star Wars™ Expanded Universe canon. The cultural leader, or Mand’alor (Mandalore), is the public figurehead with a ruling and advisory council used to debate and guide the club’s direction and finally the “command” staff, the leaders who help guide the Mercs at a local level.
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Alternative Art Gallery
The Great Allentown Comic Con! welcomes Alternative Art Gallery!
Independent artist initiative focused on exhibiting local artists and bringing new art into the area. MORE ON ALTERNATIVE ART GALLERY!
The Great Allentown Comic Con! welcomes GI Joe costuming group The Finest!
The Finest - A GI:Joe Costume Club is recognized as the premier G.I. Joe/Cobra costuming group in the world. Our membership is spread throughout the continental United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and all corners of the globe.
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The Great Allentown Comic Con! welcomes Paul Michaels!
Paul is currently working as a freelance traditional artist, mainly doing pencil portraits. Paul is also the creator of "The Rise of Redmoon" comic book on sale at the show. His upcoming projects include comic books "Spooky Abigal" and continuing these stories. Paul's work has also been featured as an affiliated artist by Artisan Direct, LTD, in "The Artist Showcase" Magazine. MORE ON PAUL MICHAELS!
The Great Allentown Comic Con! welcomes Phil Giunta!
A Pennsylvania resident, Phil Giunta graduated from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia with a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and continues to work in the IT industry. His first novel, a paranormal mystery called, Testing the Prisoner, debuted in 2010 from Firebringer Press. His second novel in the same genre, By Your Side, was released in 2013. MORE ON PHIL GIUNTA!