2019 Special Celeb Guests:

2021 Special Guests Artists:

Special Guest Artist: 

Freddie Williams  II

 

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In 2005, Freddie began work with DC Comics on the Eisner Award winning series Seven Soldiers Mister Miracle. He’s probably best known for illustrating a series of fun and improbable crossovers: The New York Times best selling “Batman / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” “HeMan / ThunderCats” and “Injustice VS Masters of The Universe”, as well as writing the DC Comics Guide to Digitally Drawing Comics.

 

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Freddie  will be appearing all day Saturday & Sunday. 

Commission Fee: TBA

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Special Guest Artist:

James O'Barr!

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James O’Barr was born in a trailer in Detroit just in time to see Marilyn Monroe and John Kennedy die but claims no responsibility for either. He spent his first seven years in an orphanage and foster care as the token white kid (it was, after all Detroit)and as such had poor communication skills. When he was adopted he brought along his crayons and has been using them ever since. While stationed in Berlin (Semper Fi,dude)in the late 70's he created The Crow as an attempt to deal with the death of his fiancé at the hands of a drunk driver. It took nearly ten years to finish and no publisher was interested in it ("too gloomy, too confusing..") until, on a whim, Caliber published the first issue in 1989. It is currently the best selling independent graphic novel of all time at over 3/4 of a million copies sold, though he is not rich by any means. In 1993 his book was adapted into the cult film of the same name starring the late Brandon Lee. He would like you to know that nearly all of the money made from the film was donated to children's charities and he had nothing to do with the subsequent 3 sequels or TV show (though he does like Mark DaCascos)and scoffs at the current plans to remake the first film. "Pshawwww."he says. He has worked for every major publisher, with the exception of DC who is apparently afraid of what he would do with Batman. In Italy,1995, he won the Academy Award of comics, the Yellow Kid award for best storyteller and has been ignored ever since.

After 35 years in Detroit (shot ,stabbed, and run over by Sanford and Son are not too subtle hints it is time to move) he currently lives in Dallas collecting old books, records, skulls and the hearts of young waifs. He does commissions from his website(JamesOBarr.net how clever)and paints draws and writes every day. He is tall, happy, approachable, quite charming, and looks nothing like Robert Smith(except for maybe the smeared lipstick on Goth night at The Church).

You can view more of James artwork HERE.

James will be appearing all day Saturday & Sunday. 

Commission Fee: TBA

Table no. TBA

 

Rick Hoberg!

Special Guest Artist:

 

Rick Hoberg began his career in the mid-1970s, working for Russ Manning on Tarzan comic books for overseas distribution (1975–1976). Shortly afterward, Hoberg began freelancing for Marvel Comics via Roy Thomas. This included penciling on Kull The Destroyer, Savage Sword Of Conan, What If...?, & Star Wars. Hoberg mainly drew for such DC Comics in the 1980s working on titles such as All-Star Squadron, Batman, Brave And The Bold, Captain Carrot, Checkmate, DC Challenge, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, New Gods, and Justice League Annuals.  He later co-created and pencilled Eternity Smith at Hero Comics. Rick also contributed to Roger Rabbit at Disney’s short lived comics line. In the 1990s, Hoberg co-created The Strangers with Steve Englehart for Malibu’s Ultraverseline. He worked on it until the line was shut down upon being acquired by Marvel. In 2002–2003, Hoberg worked with Stefano Gaudiano on the art for the Batman Family series for DC Comics.

For more information about Rick check out his website: HERE

Rick will be appearing all day Saturday & Sunday. 

Table no. TBA

 

 

Special Guest Artist:

Jeremy Colwell!

Special Guest Artist:

Bre Gotham!

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Jeremy Colwell is a professional artist and a Washington Native. Trained as a fine arts painter, he enjoys using those skills in his life-long goal of working in comics. His coloring and inking have been printed by many indie and mainstream publishers, as well as included in various gallery shows. He is active in the education system, using art and graphic literature to foster a love of reading and visual exploration in young people.

Jeremy has been one of the busiest comic colorists in the business working on sold out fan favorites such as Batman/TMNT (series 1, Series 2 and Series 3 co-published by DC Comics and IDW Comics. Additional popular titles include He-Man/Thundercats series, Injustice vs Masters of the Universe and Scarab from DC Comics

 

For more information about Jeremy check out his Facebook page: HERE

Jeremy will be appearing all day Saturday & Sunday. 

Commission Fee: TBA

Table no. TBA

Bre Gotham is an artist based out of Coeur d’alene, specializing in character design and pop art influence. She’s currently working as a freelance artist. As an active member of the art community, Bre is co-founder of the North Idaho Artists group and has established herself as a supporter of the arts around the northwest . Bre has a fan base on Instagram of over 80k and counting. Current projects include an art book and a tutorial series on YouTube.

You view more of Bre's work on her FB page: HERE

Bre will be appearing all day Saturday & Sunday. 

Table no. TBA

 

Special Guest Artist:

Blacky Shepherd!

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Blacky Shepherd is a professional comic book artist from Seattle, WA. Blacky completed work for Dynamite Entertainment on the hit comic series "Pumpkinhead" continuing the story from the cult classic movie (1988) of the same name. Prior to that Blacky was the artist on the popular comic series "Voltron: From the Ashes" and "Vampirella vs ReAnimator". Now Blacky is working on upcoming run for "Transformers" for IDW. 

You can learn more about Blacky's work on his Facebook page: HERE

Blacky will be appearing all day Saturday & Sunday. 

Table no. TBA

 

Special Guest Artist: 

Tom Cook!

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Fan Favorite Tom Cook is Back by Popular Demand!

 

You have seen his work for decades and may have even passed him on the street and not recognized him... his name is Tom Cook. He began his career as an animator and director in 1978 at Hanna-Barbera Studios where he was hired to work as an assistant animator on Challenge of the SuperFriends, Godzilla, Scooby Doo, Smurfs, Pacman and the Flintstones.

Tom moved over to Filmation Studios in 1980, which at this point had become the only animation studio doing animation in the United States, and worked on Tarzan, Flash Gordon, Blackstar, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, Brown Hornet, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, She-Ra Princess of Power, Ghostbusters, Lone Ranger, Zorro, The Kids Super Power Hour with Shazam (Captain Marvel), Hero High and the futuristic Western Bravestarr. He was also involved with many TV commercials such as The Jolly Green Giant, Chevrolet, and the 7 Up Spot campaign.

Tom then became the timing director on Road Rovers, Disney's Mighty Ducks, PB & J Otter, Duckman, King of the Hill, Savage Dragon, HBO's Happily Ever After Fairy Tales, Extreme Ghostbusters, Extreme Dinosaurs and many more.

He also animated on a number of motion pictures such as Walt Disney's Prince and the Pauper starring Mickey Mouse, Roger Rabbit in Tummy Trouble, The Jetson's Movie, Rover Dangerfield, Stay Tuned, Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night, Steven Spielberg's Were Back, and Don Bluth's Thumbelina.​

You can also view his full list of Tom's credits here: IMDB

Tom will be appearing all day Saturday & Sunday. 

Commission Fee: TBA

Table no. TBA

James C. Mulligan

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Special Guest Artist: 

 

James C. Mulligan was born in Southern California 1978. An Irish American artist, his fine art paintings are collected by a long list of celebrities including Johnny Depp, Roger Daltrey, Neil Patrick Harris, (late) Hugh Hefner, Chuck Liddell and the Presley family. In addition to his personal work, James is a significant contributor to the Disney universe, characters and theme park attractions.

You can view more more James impressive work on his website: HERE

and on his Instagram: HERE

James will be appearing all day Saturday & Sunday. 

Commission Fee: TBA

Table no. TBA

Special Guest Artist: 

Steve Nazar!

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Steve Nazar, renowned cartoonist and illustrator is very pleased to be a guest this year at the Lilac City Comicon. Mr Nazar is best known for being the creator of the globally successful T&C Surf Designs characters, Thrilla Gorilla, Joe Cool and Da' Boys. In addition he created many graphics made famous by Op Sportswear and Big Dogs Clothing.  He has created many designs for contemporary retailers as well, such as The Hundreds, Pac Sun, Catch Surf, and Fatal. His artistic skills have been utilized by such musical acts as Blink 182, The Green, Major Lazer, DJ Sober, Riff Raff, Superduperkyle, and Zipper Club. He also creates wake board, snow board and skate board graphics for many major manufacturers. Mr. Nazar always enjoys getting out and meeting those who have appreciated and supported his art over the years.

You can view more of Steve's work on his website: HERE

Steve will be appearing all day Saturday & Sunday. 

Commission Fee: TBA

Table no. TBA

 

Special Guest Artist: 

Gary Martin!

Gary Martin started his career in comics as a background inker for DC in 1980. Since then he's inked for all the major companies, including Marvel, Disney, Dark Horse, Image, and Archie. His body of work includes: Blue Devil, Doom Patrol, Brave and the Bold, Spider-Man, Hulk, Star Wars, Mickey Mouse, and recently, Sonic the Hedgehog.

 

Gary was nominated for a Harvey Award for his inks over Steve Rude's Nexus, and is best known for his popular how-to book entitled, “The Art Of Comic Book Inking”. Gary also authored an eight volume graphic novel series called, "The Son Of Samson".

 

Currently, Gary is drawing stories for "Full Mag: Veterans Stories Illustrated", and a monthly comic strip for the "American Legion" magazine.

Gary will be appearing all day Saturday & Sunday. 

Commission Fee: TBA

Table no. TBA

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October 2nd-3rd, 2021

Spokane Convention Center | Spokane, WA

Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm, Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm

Your Friendly Neighborhood Pop Culture Show Since 2007!

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