Alex Ogle Comic Artist/Writer
Bob Hall Artist/Writer
Bob Layton Artist/Writer
Jennifer Kaye Ensley Author
Joey Gossett Illustrator/Artist
John Anderson Actor
Johndell Snead Comic Artist/Writer
Kevin Hawkins Artist
Larry Mainland Actor
Matthew Atchley Comic Artist/Writer
Timothy Smith Comic Artist/Writer
Alex Ogle is a visual storyteller and freelance illustrator. His Illustration projects have included promotional art for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, mainly posters and t-shirts for Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel, Spider-Man, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Alex also works on comics, he has inked Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Terror Season 2 #1 published by Ahoy Comics and Illustrated 6 issues of Hero Cats: Midnight Over Stellar City at Action Lab Entertainment. Dynamite Entertainment recently featured his Vamperilla Pinup in the second issue of the latest Vampirella series.
- $5 Autograph
- Sketches or Ink work will be displayed at his table
Bob Hall had a long association with Marvel Comics, where at one time or another he drew most of the major books and characters such as The Champions, Spiderman, Dr. Doom, Conan, Thor, The Fantastic Four, The Submariner, Captain America, PSI Force, The Avengers and The New Mutants. He was the artist for the West Coast Avengers mini-series and was the primary artist on the original Squadron Supreme. He drew movie adaptations of Willow, Dark Man and the notorious first Captain America movie as well as pencils and inks for the graphic novel, Emperor Doom. Bob was an editor at Marvel in 1979.
For Valiant he wrote and penciled the monthly series Shadowman, wrote Timewalker and then created Armed and Dangerous, a black and white “comicbook-noir” series. For DC he wrote and drew the Batman graphic novel projects, Batman DOA, I Joker and It’s Jokertime. In 2017, he wrote and drew an educational fantasy about the measles virus for the University of Nebraska called Carnival of Contagion. He just finished drawing a ten page comic, Phantom Flight for the rock group, Sound of Thunder and drawing two variant covers for Valiant. He is currently developing a comic/story book for Bryan College of Health Sciences. His work can be seen at www.bobhall.com.
Commissions and original art are available through www.catskillcomics.com. He can be messaged on Facebook through Bob Hall Comic Artist.
- Autographs are free as long as it is personalized.
- Non-personalized autographs are $5
- Photos: Free
- Books signed for CGC or other certified entities: $20
- Limited Edition Art Print with Signature: $20
- Penciled/Ink Sketches: $50 Headshot / $100 Torso
Layton began work for DC Comics in early 1977, taking up regular inking duties on All Star Comics, as well as inking multiple issues of Secret Society of Super Villains, DC Super Stars, and DC Special, among others. In Nov./Dec. 1977, he inked the first issue of David Michelinie‘s Star Hunters, and after a number of other shorter inking jobs, moved back to Marvel in 1978, to ultimately take up one of his best-remembered roles.
In 1978, Layton reunited with Michelinie, to co-write Iron Man. The two would become regular creative partners, and began their collaboration on Iron Man with #116 (November 1978). Micheline and Layton established Tony Stark’s alcoholism with the story “Demon in a Bottle“, and introduced several supporting characters, including Stark’s bodyguard girlfriend Bethany Cabe;Stark’s personal pilot and confidant James Rhodes, who later became the superhero War Machine; and rival industrialist Justin Hammer, who was revealed to be the employer of numerous high-tech armed enemies Iron Man fought over the years. The duo introduced the concept of Stark’s specialized armors The two collaborated on the title until #154 and then returned for a second run from #215 (Feb. 1987) to #250 (Dec 1989).
Layton continued to ink and work on covers for titles such as The Incredible Hulk, Captain America, Power Man and Iron Fist, and Micronauts. In September 1982, he launched one of Marvel’s first limited series, writing and drawing the four-issue Hercules: Prince of Power. Its success spawned a four-issue sequel in 1984 and a 1988 graphic novel (#37 in the “Marvel Graphic Novel” series) – Full Circle. Around this time, he designed the highly successful Marvel Secret Wars toy line for Mattel, which formed the impetus behind the 1984 Secret Wars event. Layton was one of the inkers on The Amazing Spider-ManAnnual #18 (1984) which featured the wedding of Spider-Man supporting characters J. Jonah Jameson and Marla Madison in a story written by Stan Lee.
In February 1986, Layton revived the original X-Men characters in the series X-Factor,which he wrote and Jackson Guice drew. Layton wrote the first five issues before handing over the series to Louise Simonson. Michelinie and Layton became the creative team on Iron Man once again in issue #215 (Feb. 1987) They crafted the “Armor Wars” storyline which ran from #225 (Dec. 1987)through #231 (June 1988). After Michelinie and Layton finished their second Iron Man run with issue #250, Layton returned to the title briefly to write and draw #254 and write #256 before leaving Marvel. A year later, he returned to the comics industry to ink Jim Shooter‘s Magnus, Robot Fighter #1, from Valiant Comics.
Bob Layton was one of the chief architects of the Valiant Universe, along with Jim Shooter, Barry Windsor-Smith, Steven J. Massarsky, and Jon Hartz. He co-created a number of the core characters including X-O Manowar, and later became Editor-in-Chief and Senior Vice President, during which time he controlled the company during its most profitable period.
His first Valiant work appeared in Magnus, Robot Fighter #1 (May 1991), in which he inked Art Nichols‘ artwork from Jim Shooter’s script. He would continue with Magnus for five issues and produce covers to issue #9, while inking the inaugural issues of Solar, Man of the Atom, which he edited. In February 1992, he co-created with Shooter and Steve Englehart and penciled the first issue of X-O Manowar, after which he handed over the core art duties to Sal Velluto, but provided inks for #2. The following month he drew the cover to David Michelinie’s Rai
In August 1992, he co-wrote, edited and inked Archer & Armstrong #1, edited and provided pencilwork on Eternal Warrior #1, and inked Barry Windsor-Smith on Unity #0. Starting in November 1992, he co-edited with Dark Horsepublisher Mike Richardson the Predator/
His workload decreased greatly towards the end of 1994, in large part due to the sale of Valiant (Voyager Communications, Inc.) to video game giant Acclaim Entertainment for $65,000,000.00 USD, a deal in which Layton played an instrumental part. His story concepts and design work on Turok, Dinosaur Hunter was utilized to great effect by Acclaim when the video game became the largest selling title in Acclaim’s history, with over 1.5 million units sold. He continued to work editorially, largely for the new Acclaim imprint Armada Comics, for which he edited a number of Magic: The Gathering comics during 1995-96. He edited Bob Hall‘s four-issue Armed & Dangerous (April–July 1996), and returned to X-O Manowar for which he wrote the final three issues.
After a several-year association with Valiant/Acclaim, Layton moved to Florida for a short retirement. Although he found time to write the first eleven (of twelve) issues of Acclaim’s Doctor Tomorrow between 1997 and 1998, inking a couple of issues, notably #6 which was drawn by Dick Giordano, who resided in Florida as well and was something of a mentor to Layton.
Return to DC and Marvel
In 1998, he returned to DC, re-teaming briefly with penciler Sal Velluto on a story in September 1998’s The New Gods Secret Files and Origins, before collaborating with his fellow Floridian and artistic friend/mentor Dick Giordano on several projects. The two-issue prestige format Elseworlds tale Batman: Dark Knight of the Round Table was co-drawn and co-inked by the both of them, from a script by Layton and debuted a month after their six-issue mini-series The L.A.W. (Living Assault Weapons), which ran from September 1999 to February 2000, with script and inks by Layton, and full pencils by Giordano. The two wrote a second Batman Elseworlds tale, Batman: Hollywood Knight a three-issue mini-series which told the story of a Serials-actor who became convinced he was The Batman. It was written by Layton with pencils and inks by Giordano.
Between Elseworlds, Layton worked with Marvel Comics on an Iron Man reunion, which saw him produce the four-part limited series Iron Man: Bad Blood with his long-term collaborator David Michelinie. The series ran from September to December 2000, with art by Layton and, as previously, the plot was a joint effort, and the final script by Michelinie. Layton then stayed at Marvel for a short time, teaming with Dan Jurgens as inker on Captain America (#38-50), as well as inking a short run on The Avengers (#44-47). He inked the Dan Jurgens-drawn The Power Company: Manhunter and part of Just Imagine Stan Lee … Secret Files and Origins for DC in March 2002.
Jennifer Kaye Ensley
Jennifer Kaye Ensley is an Author of Epic High Fantasy…with a tiny dose of reality and an exciting slice of love.
Joey is an illustrator/artist based in Knoxville, TN. He has worked in graphic design for nearly 20 years. His unique take on popular characters and pop culture can be seen in his art prints and custom commissions.
John Anderson is an actor, comedian, and self-proclaimed professional “Trick Talking Meat” who hails from Birmingham, Alabama. He landed his first major motion picture role as a Ravager in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. John also appeared in Tag, Black Panther, Stranger Things, Sleepy Hollow, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Discovery Channel’s Manhunt: Unabomber, Logan Lucky, Pitch Perfect 3, I, Tonya, Jumanji, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, DC Doom Patrol, The Case for Christ, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, MacGyver, The Front Runner, The Leisure Seeker, Hell Fest, Being Mary Jane, and Tyler Perry’s Too Close to Home. He also appeared in Make-up Artist Magazine, displaying his alien movie make-up as a Hurctarian Ravager. He recently appeared in Variety and Rolling Stone’s review of the movie Tag.
John was given his first speaking role by Oprah Winfrey in her production of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. He was one of 10 Ravagers from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 selected to attend a 2016 Comic-Con surprise celebration in San Diego. The event was filmed and is now airing on CONtv. Further, art featuring John’s likeness as a Ravager was included in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: The Art of the Movie.
John’s involvement in the Birmingham cosplay community ignited his interest in acting, and he can frequently be found around town volunteering at charity events as Batman, The Joker, and Green Arrow. He refers to himself as “Trick Talking Meat” as coined by the late Carrie Fisher in an interview she did with CNN in 1997. In the interview, she explained that the cast had shirts made with “Trick Talking Meat” printed on them, as they felt that is how George Lucas treated them on the set of Empire Strikes Back.
Johndell Snead attended RCC later transferring to the Art Institute of Pittsburg online course. He is an illustrator and graphic designer with experience in photoshop and illustrator. He worked for Team Connections and Target Graphics as a graphic artist. The company develops and sells solutions that enable service providers to efficiently deliver high-quality vector and logo designs for services over broadband access networks while leveraging investment in their network infrastructure. He is also a freelance artist that worked with published companies like, IDW, Zenescope, Creature Entertainment, Giant Starr and some smaller companies. Johndell is currently a freelancer and works at home.
Artist Kevin “KHAWK” Hawkins is self-taught in the classic art mediums. This Knoxville, Tenn. native’s artwork utilizes vivid colors juxtaposed with striking images. Whether he is creating pop culture pieces, paying homage to those we lost too soon, or capturing an individual’s unique spirit in a portrait, Kevin Hawkins always manages to put his own artistic perspective into the painting. His distinctive talent to show audiences his personal world-view ensures that every painting is truly an original work of art. Recent work can be seen on Stephen Semones’ “Vine In The Fire” and “GLOOM” series as well as sketch card work for Zenescope, TOPPS and UPPER DECK on STAR WARS THE LAST JEDI, SOLO and Marvel.
Larry Mainland is best known as a Featured & Promotional Zombie from “The Walking Dead”. His image was the first to be released from the set before the show aired and has been used extensively for advertising in more than 140 countries. He has been on the cover of numerous magazines, such as “Entertainment Weekly” in the US and “SFX”, the #1 Sci-Fi magazine in the United Kingdom, twice and countless articles worldwide. He can be seen on t-shirts, mugs, buttons and virtually anything you can put an image on, including board games and even on “Xbox Live”.
As a Ghoul in the movie, “Goosebumps”, Larry can be seen on board games, in many books, and on various merchandise.
Larry appeared on TruTV’s “The Carbonaro Effect”, as the ghost of Sir James Oglethorpe, in the episode “I Am Oglethorpe”.
He also appeared as an Obnoxious Zombie on TBS, in the TV game show, “Separation Anxiety”.
Other Film and TV credits include such notables as:
“The Three Stooges”, as a patient in a full body cast.
“Contagion”, as a berserk, infected citizen.
“Lawless”, as a preacher.
“Lost Valentine”, as a train conductor.
“Sick People”, as an angry ghost.
“Level Up”, The Movie, as a ghoul.
“Remnant”, as a vagabond…and
“Home“, as The Unknown Man, just to name a few.
You can find Larry on:
His website – http://www.LarryMainland.com
Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/LarryMainlandFanPage
Twitter at http://twitter.com/LarryMainland
Instagram at http://instagram.com/LarryMainland
…or just Google Larry Mainland and look around (especially in Images).
Matthew Atchley is an actor and artist known for his intricately hand-drawn artwork and ever-growing list of acting credits. His art subjects span across all fandoms and forms of pop culture including characters from popular TV, film, comics, and more. He has created artwork for several actors from a wide variety of tv series and films. Ever diverse, his other projects have included co-creating a cartoon/comic series with Actor Sean Astin, book cover art, company logos, and more.
Matthew’s acting credits continue to grow as he has been cast in over 30 productions in the last 2 years. He performed on episodes of “Watchmen”, “The Gifted”, The Originals”, “The Resident”, “Nashville”, Ozark”, “MacGyver”, “A Sister’s Secret“, “Snapped”, “Murder Calls”, “What Men Want”, “Homicide Hunter”, the award-nominated short film “Special Election”, and the upcoming Clint Eastwood directed “Richard Jewell”, to name a few. He has many more upcoming projects soon to premiere. His entire artwork portfolio, current appearance schedule, acting credits, and all social media links can be found at artofmatthewatchley.com
His released acting credits can be found on his IMDb page at IMDb.me/matthewatchley
Tim is a multi-media artist who is in his 20th year of sharing his passion of all things fandom as a high school art teacher. His subjects range from fantasy to comic to classic horror to portraits with a focus on detail and texture. He has earned the nickname Dragon Master in the art community because of his passion for drawing dragons.
He has been the featured artist at both ConNooga and Shuddercon in Chattanooga and Magic City Con in Birmingham and a guest artist at Yama-Con in Pigeon Forge. He is also an international sketch card artist and works for both the Topps and Upperdeck card companies. His work can be found in the Star Wars Galactic Files, Masterwork and Galaxy sets and Stranger Things and TMNT sets for Topps and Agent Carter, Ultra Fleer Spiderman, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Thor: Ragnarok and Marvel Premiere for Upperdeck. He is one of 52 base card artists on Topps 2018 Galaxy set. He works as a novel cover artist as well.
You can follow him on Instagram @tim_smith_artist, Facebook @Tim Smith,Artist or Devianart @TimSmith-artist.