Archive for February, 2017

Gary Martin

Written by Cherry City Comic Con. Posted in Artist, Special Guests, Writer

Gary’s career as a freelance comic book inker and writer spans over twenty years. He’s worked for all the major companies, including Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image, Disney, and Archie (on such titles as Spider-Man, Batman, Star Wars, Mickey Mouse, and Mega Man).

Gary is best known for his popular how-to books entitled, The Art Of Comic Book Inking. Gary has also partnered with Steve Rude on Nexus and The Moth, and authored an eight volume graphic novel series he created called, Son of Samson, published by Zondervan.

Currently, Gary is writing and inking a two-issue Mighty Crusaders project for Archie Comics.

Dr. Richard Alan Miller

Written by Cherry City Comic Con. Posted in Scientist, Special Guests, Writer

Dr. Richard Alan Miller is a pioneer in the annals of metaphysical and paranormal exploration. Miller began working in the “X-Files” world of Navy Intel (Seal Corp. and then MRU) in the late 60s. His public collaborations and research continue.

As an original black ops team-member, Miller’s research in the field of paranormal began as a graduate physicist working 11 years with Navy Intel (Anesthesiology). During this period numerous foundational papers, including “A Holographic Concept of Reality” and “Embryonic Holography” were written.

His past and current writings and presentations reveal a depth of knowledge and practical experience in three major fields; Alternative Agriculture, New Age Physics, and Metaphysics.

Miller now writes for Nexus magazine and is a preferred guest on internet radio. He is re-emerging at a critical time in humanities evolution where metaphysics and practical survival converge.

Kimberly J. Brown

Written by Cherry City Comic Con. Posted in Actor, Special Guests

Award Winning Actress Kimberly J. Brown began acting at age 5.

On Broadway, she appeared in a history-making three shows by the age of nine: John Guare’s Four Baboons Adoring the Sun, Les Miserables (singing solo as Young Cosette) and the Tony winning revival of Showboat. She earned an Emmy nomination for her role of Marah Lewis, on TV’s longest running daytime drama, Guiding Light, which she played from 1993-1998 and in 2006.

Brown is best known to the tween set for her highly rated Disney Channel movies including Halloweentown I, II and III (Halloweentown High), where she stars with the legendary Debbie Reynolds as Marnie, a teenage witch who discovers she has magical powers. She starred Quints for the channel as well.

Brown’s additional television credits include starring in Stephen King’s mini-series Rose Red as an autistic and gifted telekinetic; and Hallmark Hall of Fame’s My Sister’s Keeper, as a manic-depressive schizophrenic acting opposite Lynn Redgrave. She’s appeared in skits for the Late Show w/David Letterman, Saturday Night Live and has been seen on such shows as Law & Order:  SVU, Touched By An Angel, Two of a Kind, Unhappily Ever After, and more.

On the feature film side, Kimberly played John Travolta & Uma Thurman’s assistant in Be Cool, (the sequel to Get Shorty), Bringing Down the House w/Steven Martin & Queen Latifah (playing his daughter), Friendship! for Sony and Universal’s horror feature Big Bad Wolf. The New York Times labeled Brown’s coming of age role in the Indie film Tumbleweeds: “…the child performance of the year,” where she appeared with Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee, Janet McTeer. Brown later went on to win the Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance.

Uttering the immortal “Silly Rabbit, Trix are for Kids,” Brown has lent her voice to many of General Mills animated commercials, and Disney’s animated feature, A Bug’s Life. She also voices the animated character’s “Miyu” in Miyu: The Vampire Princess and “Lena” in WB’s Little Polar Bear. It is also Brown narrating (with a North Carolinian accent) Dancing in the Cadillac Light, a book on tape by Kimberly Willis Holt.

Most recently, Brown was seen in the recurring role of “Shana Taylor” throughout the first season of AMC’s drama series “Low Winter Sun,” starring Mark Strong. When she’s not working, Kimberly loves to write, produce and perform in her own improv comedy sketches for her YouTube Channel. She’s an alumni of the Second City Improv Conservatory program, and currently trains and performs at Upright Citizen’s Brigade (UCB). She is also developing a couple of films, including co-producing the award-winning screenplay Slot King, in which she will also act in a supporting role. The ever versatile actress/producer can now add author to her resume with her new children’s book called “Poppins Pumpkin Patch Parade.”

Kimberly’s Website

Kimberly’s IMDB

Tom Hutchison

Written by Cherry City Comic Con. Posted in Artist Alley, Special Guests, Writer

Tom Hutchison is the co-founder of Big Dog Ink as well as the writer and creator of Critter, Penny for Your Soul, Ursa Minor and the Legend of Oz: The Wicked West. He also serves as the art director for the company’s many titles. Tom has taken part in virtually every portion of the industry at one time or another, starting as a reader and collector, then managing a local comic book shop before moving on and owning his own store. Tom has now been writing and creating comics though Big Dog Ink for the past seven years, and BDI is now an integrated imprint of Aspen Comics as of 2015.

Tom’s Website

Joel Adams

Written by Cherry City Comic Con. Posted in Artist, Special Guests


Joel Adams is the eldest son of famed comic book artist, Neal Adams. After graduating the School of Visual Arts in New York, Joel moved to Los Angeles to work at Neal’s west coast offices of Continuity Studios. While at Continuity, he dabbled in comic books helping out on Continuity titles such as Ms Mystic and Bucky O’Hare.

Joel’s career in Los Angeles took him in and out of Continuity and all over the industry. He did a few covers for Alpha Production’s Blood Thirst line, and was then picked up by Penthouse Comix to do Young Captain Adventure. From comics, Joel moved on to animation. Marvel Animation, in 1996, picked up Joel to do all the character design for The Hulk: Animated series. From there designed a few other shows including the first three years of the Emmy Award winning King of the Hill as Character designer.

While working for the animation companies, Joel also picked up all of the licensing art style guides for these shows and others by the licensing companies handling them. Joel’s art has appeared on licensed products from: The Hulk, Nascar Racers, King of the Hill, Captain Scarlet, The Mask (Animation), Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Power Rangers: Light Speed Rescue, Power Rangers: Wild Force, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Today, Joel has been devoted to pushing his own brand/license LILZ, a series of big head big eyed characters he began showing back in 2000, and can be seen literally all over online community message boards and websites in what are called “signature tags.” It is his desire to get the Lilz off of the Internet and into stores everywhere.

Adam Gallardo

Written by Cherry City Comic Con. Posted in Artist Alley, Special Guests, Writer

Adam Gallardo is a writer living in Oregon. At the moment, he is best known for his work writing comic books. He’s the author of Star Wars: Infinites – Return of the Jedi as well as two creator-owned series, 100 Girls and Gear School. He’s also written a handful of short comics stories as well as edited a number of titles for Dark Horse including Xena: Warrior Princess and Mike Allred’s Madman.   His debut Young Adult novel, Zomburbia, was released by Kensington Publishing in 2014, and its sequel, Zombified, came out in 2015.

Adam attended The Evergreen State College where he learned to his horror that he might be a genre writer after working with Science Fiction author, Bill Ransom. This suspicion was confirmed when he attended the Stonecoast MFA program at the University of Southern Maine and worked closely with a number of genre authors including Elizabeth Hand, James Patrick Kelly, Nancy Holder and Scott Wolven.

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