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Artists and Creators
Announced for 2024


Artist and Creator Darryl Banks, Ohio Native and co-creator of   Green Lantern Kyle Rayner and the transformation of Hal Jordan into Parallax.    After taking a break from doing local conventions due to his heavy work-load he returns in August. Be sure to look for his  new graphic novel, Horror Story.   His Intense art highlights this character driven graphic novel - 64 pages total!


Special Guest of Honor, Banks' body of work includes;  Justice Machine for Innovation Publishing, a two-part Cyberpunk story for Innovation as well.  For Millennium Comics, he worked on The Wild, Wild West and Doc Savage.  His work for Marvel Comics includes Uncanny X-Men and Captain America, His work for Image Comics includes art for Stormwatch and Tomb Raider. His work with Devil’s Due Comics includes art of G.I. Joe Reloaded. His time at DC Comics saw him work on SuperBoy, Superman, Lobo JLA, Legion of Superheroes and of course his iconic run on Green Lantern where he was responsible for designing costumes for ParallaxGrayvenFatalityDr. Polaris, and Dr. Light. He has such body of published work that listing them all would fill a page, (  other character work include: Vampirella, The Joker, Nubia, Demi-God, The Phantom, The Mummy, The Spectre, Guy Gardner and more.)


Darryl is extremely friendly and enjoys talking with his fans. Shawn & Eric at NEO ComicCon are stoked he will join us this year as Special Guest of Honor.

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Isabella is a comic book writer, editor, artist & critic, known as the creator & writer of Marvel Comics' Black Goliath, DC Comics' first major African-American superhero, Black Lightning, & as a columnist and critic for the Comics Buyer's Guide.

As a writer & editor for Marvel Comics, Isabella has scripted Ghost Rider, Luke Cage in Hero for Hire and Power Man, Tigra, Daredevil, Captain America and more.  For DC Comics, Isabella is known for his creation of Black Lightning - A show on TV's The CW Channel!

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Bill Krause - Bill Krause is a model maker and video/photography producer from Ohio, and contributor to the Star Trek: Ships of the Line calendar series, under the aegis of its editor-in-chief, Star Trek veteran Doug Drexler



Angel Medina - Angel Medinis an American comic book artist known for his work for various comic book companies, including Megaton Comics, First ComicsMarvel Comics, and Image Comics. Notably : Spider-Man, Spawn, Kiss- Pyscho Circus, Venom, The Incredible Hulk and more.































Don Simpson - is an American comic book cartoonist and freelance illustrator, most noted as the creator of the series Megaton Man, Border Worlds, and Bizarre Heroes, as well as the official comic book adaption of King Kong. He also freelanced for nearly every major comic book publisher. His most widely seen work are the illustrations he created for Al Franken's 2003 bestseller, Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right.

Artists & Creators from 2023

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Jay Fife  

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Jay Fife is a pin-up and portrait artist from the upper Ohio Valley. His work is mostly full rendered pencil drawings of characters from all aspects of horror, fantasy, sci-fi and comics. Specializing in customized pinups realistically depicting famous characters or compositions of favorite personalities from TV and movies, Jay brings personality to his images. Jay recently has his art featured in the Harvey Award winning Image comic Mice Templar Destiny and has been the subject of an artist spotlight along with a pin-up featured in Hustler Magazine. Jay’s art was also featured in Echo Immortalus Magazine and has been the cover of two issues of the Horror anthology The Willows. Jay did a cover for Heske Horror’s Cold Blooded Chillers, had art featured in Pin-Up Magazine, The Serial Squad from Bad Place Productions, Eve-Vampire Diva from Arcana Comics and is the cover artist for the upcoming Dare #2 for Pickle Press Comics. Jays pin-ups are well known for featuring some of the most beautiful pin-up models including April Hunter and Jamie Eason.

Tom Orzechowski








This year at NEO ComicCon, we're pleased to have, for the first time ever on our fields, the one and only Tom Orzechowski!

If you have a favorite quote from nearly any of the Chris Claremont X-books, those words were made visible to you by a true master of the art form. Along with most of the Claremont-Byrne Uncanny run, Tom also lettered Rich Buckler's Black Panther run in Jungle Action and Jim Starlin's Captain Marvel, along with projects too numerous to name.

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Johnny K. Wu - M.D.I.Film 

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Johnny K. Wu was born on June 8, 1967 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He is a producer and director, known for Immortal Combat: The Code (2019)Innerself (2018) and T.R.A.C.E.: A Doctor Who Fan Film (2014).


With 35+ years in brand marketing & video production experience. Events produced and branded successfully included Cleveland Asian Festival, Cleveland Cultural Gardens One World Day, Data Cle Day, Presque Isle Down and Casinos Asian market's events, Mountaineer Casino's Asian market's events, VitaMix Pacific Rim video branding/marketing, Hollywood Charity Jam, Han Wei National Martial Arts Tournaments, IndieGathering Film Festival, etc.


Inducted into the The International Indie Filmmakers Hall of Fame for Outstanding Achievements in Editing; International Karate Hall of Fame; and World Spokeship Council.

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Ted Sikora is a comic book writer and filmmaker. He is the president of Hero Tomorrow Comics, and the creator/writer of Tap Dance Killer. Punchline & the Vaude-Villians, Bloom, and co-creator/co-writer of Apama the Undiscovered Animal. The entire Hero Tomorrow Comics universe is set in Cleveland! He also directed the dark comedy indie feature Hero Tomorrow, and wrote the libretto, the principal music and lyrics to the horror show musical, Nothing Like Vaudeville.

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Born and raised in the Cleveland area, Rick has been producing professional comic book illustrations and commission artwork since 2008. His work with independent publishers includes Mask & Cape Comics’ American Knight series and HB Comics’ upcoming series Landslide. Rick is a featured artist for Akron Comicon and has appeared at comic conventions in San Diego, Philadelphia, and New York. Whether it’s professional, promotional, or freelance illustration, Rick’s art always reflects his unique talent and passion for the business.


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For over 20 years artist Dave Nestler has enjoyed success as one of the most recognized names in Contemporary Pinup Art. Dave’s work has appeared in 5 published art books and graced countless magazines here and abroad. A regular on the convention circuit, He has appeared at over 350 conventions in North America and Canada.


10 years ago Dave was invited to contribute to George Lucas’ personal art book project: “Star Wars: Visions”.  His inclusion caught the eye of Acme Archives Direct, one of the largest producers of officially licensed original art and fine art reproductions for the entertainment industry. Dave soon began producing art for franchises such as Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Kung Fu Panda, plus The Big Lebowski, and music brands: Iron Maiden and The Beach Boys.


In 2016 Acme turned to Dave to begin producing original character art for their Disney gallery partners in Asia.


Since then, Dave has traveled twice to Japan to do appearances, print signings, and live painting demonstrations in Tokyo, Osaka and 6 other major cities. In a short 3 year period, he has built up a big following among the Disney art crowd, and has produced, and sold over 130 pieces of original art.
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An artist & illustrator from Cleveland – Marks’ art ranges from his favorite classic heroes & villains to Disney & My Little Pony. He is working on a web comic, Evolution Prime & a comic book for Underground Comixx. Also in the works is a project with Eric Cooper, creator of Knightseeker

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Jason Moore


His early works include inking The Realm and the Realm/DeadWorld crossover title Realm of the Dead for Caliber Press, among a number of other projects including: Evil Ernie: Destroyer, Halloween II and Halloween III for Chaos! Comics, Leatherface for NorthStar; many titles for Malibu Comics/Ultraverse such as Rune, Mantra, Codename: FireArm, The Exiles and many more. The comic adaption of the Tim Burton/Johnny Depp film Sleepy Hollow, Batman: Haunted Gotham, and The Crusades… all of which were published by DC/Vertigo Comics. Also, Spider-Man: The Osborn Journal and other titles for Marvel Comics.

Long before The Walking Dead and Zombie craze that is everywhere these days, Jason was the penciller/inker for the early 1990s Arrow Comics title The Dead which was featured in Fangoria Magazine and was banned in Canada and the United Kingdom!

Jason was the artist on a children’s book that was written by legendary Hall of Fame boxing Champion Marvelous Marvin Hagler and co-written by Dustin Warburton.

He also created the movie poster artwork for the upcoming documentary Power of Grayskull: The Definitive History of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Jason was also the inker over legendary penciller Mike Zeck on a special variant cover edition of G.I. Joe.

Jason Christner 

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Jason Christner, an artist for Cryptozoic Entertainment and Upper Deck, is a lifetime comic and pop culture fan. A father of two daughters, who are fans in their own right. As well as a wife that keeps pushing him to keep pushing himself. 

He specializes in detailed sketches of all sorts of pop culture icons. Movies, comics, even sports. 

A self taught artist who influences include many great artists like Alex Ross, Joe Jusko, Jim Lee among many others.

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The Mischief Factory - David Spencer


David Spencer has made his staple creating visual adventures for children and adults alike. David specializes in making fun illustrations featuring monsters superheroes and weird robots. David recently finished illustrating "The Epic Adventures of Huggie and Stick" written by the best selling author of "The Day the Crayons Quit", Drew Daywalt. The new book, out now, promises to be David Spencer's super fun breakout romp. Follow David on his own epic adventure at From the head of David Spencer to your lives, we create visual adventure for people who love fun, playing in the mud, using their big imaginations, colorful art that doesn't take itself too seriously, high fives, and obviously scissor kicks! So look around & GET INTO IT. Get into it!  or

Rob Kraus  - RAK Graphics


RAK Graphics was founded in the early 1980s by RAK, (Robert A. Kraus).

The following is a brief break down of my skills and things that I do:

  • professional artist 30+ years

  • created CHAKAN the FOREVER MAN Video Game & GRAPHIC NOVELLA series

  • designed DRAGON WARr, COIN CREATURES & other game systems

  • artist of the "EVERYMAN" visual poetry series

  • grandmaster of the "WAY of the WINGED LION" kung fu style

  • star of many instructional dvds, seminars, & guest apperances

  • SUPERFREEK super-hero spoof series

  • 2010 & beyond - bringing several multi-media & film projects to fans all around the world




Justin Roberts

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Artist Justin Roberts mixes Surrealism, Realism, and Abstract art to create his own unique style of paintings and drawings. He is best known for his Live Painting shows, where he creates epic pieces in less than an hours time on stage with a band, feeding off of the live music and illustrating the sounds as they perform. Born and raised in Kent, Ohio, growing up he learned many tricks of the trade by watching his parents who are both versatile artists, especially  his father Gerald Roberts, founder of Kustom Art & Signs. Justin studied fine arts at the Columbus College of Art & Design, following in his parents footsteps who also attended the art school. Justin is consistently working on commissions, live painting gigs, murals, and expanding his own personal portfolio.



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David K. Photgraphy 

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Entertainment personality David K is a modern renaissance man , in the best sense of the word . An award winning  music industry & glamour photographer, his published  work has graced the covers of magazines & has even been featured in the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame and Museum as well . His love of comics and movies led to him shooting the comic book cover for Thomas F. Zahler and IDW's Time and Vine - Cards Comics Collectibles   variant  as well as still photos of a few horror  movies as well. A pop culture enthusiast, his love of Raiders of the Lost Ark eventually led him to learn the art of whip cracking and eventually teaching actress Jessica Cameron how to properly use the a whip for movie/tv roles. In addition he has been a radio host,journalist and is currently working on his YouTube channel DavidKPhoto as he tackles 2021 with a renewed vigor.

Come meet him at NEO Comic Con 

Alex Abood

   Alex Abood is an independent author from the Akron, Ohio area. Abood wrote the first draft of The Wizard at the age of fourteen, and self-published it during her senior year of high school. The Chronicles of Novun series is her first published work of fantasy, but certainly not the last.

   Abood lives in Mogadore, Ohio with her parents, three sisters, three dogs, cat, and bearded dragon. She is currently pursuing an English degree, as well as her dream of being an author.


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Caleb started his writing career as a filmmaker in Chicago. Over the past 6 years, Caleb has run 16 successful crowdfunding campaigns to create numerous comics, graphic novels, and children’s books that are not only entertaining but thought-provoking and timely.

His children's comic series, Supercats is part of Scout Comics all-ages imprint, Scoot. The Supercats characters also appear in a quality the quarterly magazine, Frontiers which features original all-ages comic strips and activities. His WWII ghost story Nook has recently been acquired by Source Point Press and will be hitting comic store shelves as a monthly limited series this summer! His new series, The Neverland is a modern Stand-Alone sequel to the original Peter Pan novel by J.M. Barrie set during the pandemic. Issue #1 was funded on Kickstarter in March with issue 2 planned to hit the platform later this year. He now lives in Hudson Ohio with his wife, son, two cats, and a daughter due in July!


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Claude Raymond Design


I’ve always been known as a bit of a juxtaposition. Deep, insightful, and emotional with a wide streak of wit and quirky humor. You’ll find the same range within my photography. I see such profound beauty in the spaces that others have abandoned. Where “man” begins to decay and nature accepts it as one of its own. I also enjoy capturing “pearls of wisdom” graffiti. Be it blatant profanity, oddly encouraging advice or eyebrow raising verbiage….it all appeals to my vision as an artist.!



Claude Raymond Design was started by Steve in 2013 after he picked up his tools from a long hiatus . Throughout his time on the Orb called Earth I have been a model maker and sculptor.

I create life like fantasy creatures pulled from some strange bent place in my mind. Some are inspired by 80’s fantasy games, and others are my take on mythological/historical creatures from our past. You will also find creations that are original concepts that pop into our world as my fingers do what they are told by that bent place in his mind.

   AHURA's Creations - Stacie Johnson

   Cuddle Porcupine - Elisha Reyes

   Fandom Collective - Darlene Abilay

   Jason Banak

   Live Dream Crate - Krystal Tomlinson

   Madeline & Phil Casella 

   Marcus Calvert

   Mason Moon - Bailey Mooney

   Merch Guy Merch with Justin Roberts - Vince Lombardi

   Russell Casseday

   Spaz Tastic Studios

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