Floyd Sumner

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Floyd Sumner

Robert “Floydman” Sumner is the imagination and pen behind Planet F Studios. As a self taught artist, he has been drawing and creating strange worlds for as long as he can remember. His unique style is influenced by many different artists from Neal Adams to Jack Davis with his preferred artistic arsenal including markers, airbrush and colored pencils.

Past projects have included work for MAIN ENTERPRISES, MONSTERWAX TRADING CARDS and NIKE as well as his MAD inspired humor mag HMM? and his self published comic Sgt. Roadkil’s Fanboy Journal.  Floyd has also released 3 issues of his acclaimed small press review magazine KA-WHUMP!. Recently he can be found creating one of a kind sketch covers, sketch cards, caricatures and bringing people’s ideas to life.

He is currently working as a sketch artist for Topps on WACKY PACKAGES and GARBAGE PAIL KIDS trading card sets. He has also released his own sets of collectible Planet F Studios trading cards and Halloween Horrors featuring classic movie monsters.

This year’s show will mark his fifth appearance at Cherry City Comic Con and as always, he loves to have people stop by and talk art and maybe pick up a drawing or two….or twelve!!!

Phil Ortiz

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Phil Ortiz

Come and be sketchanized by Phil and see what you would look like if you were to appear as a character on the Simpsons! It costs $70 per person to be sketched inked and colored. This is a work of art that you will cherish for the rest of your life.

Phil Ortiz grew up in East LA of Mexican and Spanish/Norwegian parents in 1953. He currently lives and works in the beautiful Lake Arrowhead area. Over his more than 30 years as a professional artist, Phil has worked on everything from daily newspaper comic strips (Bugs Bunny) to layouts and character design for animated cartoons including The Simpsons where Phil had a hand in the look of about 200 characters on the longest running comedy series in TV history. Some of the notable characters Phil designed for the Simpsons include: Flanders, Otto, Herman, Lou and Eddie, Ralph, and Apu. Phil has won five CERTIFICATES of ACHIEVEMENT for his work in TV animation and has been drawing for The Simpsons comic books for many years. He won three of these Awards for work on Jim Henson’s Muppet Babies animated series. He has also worked on Disney’s illustrated books and for Hanna-Barbera, Warner Bros. Animation, Ruby Spears, and many other animation studios in his long career. Phil’s talents include designing merchandise items and speaking to students from all over the world about his art form.

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Jim Steranko

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Jim Steranko

JIM STERANKO has cut a ferocious path through the entertainment arts, with a dozen successful careers to his credit: author, magician, illustrator, escape artist, historian. He is cited as one of the prime architects of Marvel Comics and the co-creator of NICK FURY, AGENT OF S.H.I.E.L.D. He also wrote and drew CAPTAIN AMERICA, THE HULK, SUPERMAN, and THE X-MEN (for which he designed the classic title logo); generated more than 150 original storytelling devices and techniques that changed the direction of the comics’ medium; and evolved a devoted cult of followers who have nicknamed him The Innovator. WIZARD Magazine credits Steranko as the 5th Most Influential Artist in the history of the form.

He has painted a multitude of movie posters, record albums, and book covers; and in 1975, created RED TIDE, the First Modern Graphic Novel. As the editor-publisher of the international newsstand entertainment magazine PREVUE, he conducted hundreds of superstar interviews and penned more than three million words. He numbers among his friends and associates writers Mickey Spillane, Arthur C. Clarke, and Ray Bradbury; the animation giants Ralph Bakshi and Shamus Culhane; and directors Federico Fellini, John Huston, and Orson Welles.

As a musician, he gigged with Bill Haley and the Comets in the early days of rock ‘n’ roll; as a pop-culture icon, he has appeared at more than 350 international events and exhibited his work worldwide, including at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC and the Louvre in Paris; his two volumes of THE HISTORY OF COMICS have sold more than 100,000 copies each; as an escape artist, his death-defying performances inspired the character Mister Miracle and, according to Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon, he was the man upon which the protagonist of THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER & KLAY was based; and more—photographer, ad agency art director, sideshow fire-eater, male model, typographer, designer…the list goes on.

As a filmmaker, he collaborated with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas—for whom he created the look of Indiana Jones—and Francis Ford Coppola on some of their most popular films. He served as Creative Consultant for the History Channel‘s two-hour documentary COMIC-BOOK SUPERHEROES—UNMASKED; shook up Twitter with his innovative TNT technique (visit his live Sunday-night sessions by typing in iamsteranko); and is currently prepping AN EVENING WITH STERANKO for theatrical venues across the country. His recent CAPTAIN AMERICA covers topped Marvel sales charts; the IDW SHIELD ARTIST’S EDITION sold out before publication (and won an Eisner Award); and the new, 2017 OVERSTREET PRICE GUIDE—with his Batman cover—had record-breaking sales. And he’s still the best-dressed man in comics.

 

Yuki Saeki

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Yuki Saeki

Yuki Saeki is a traditionally trained comic artist born in Japan and raised in Taiwan. She worked in various web/mobile startups while producing independent comics. Previous work includes Golgotha (Image/Top Cow) and GameSpace (PDP). She lives in Oregon with her science fiction writer husband, Ken Brady, and two very spoiled cats.

Clinton Hobart

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Clinton Hobart

Clinton T. Hobart was born in Philadelphia, grew up in New Jersey and studied Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts in New York City where he obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. As a student, he concentrated on figure drawing, spending much of his free time attending life-drawing sessions at Spring Studio in SoHo. He has also studied under Disney animator Milt

Robert Mukes

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2018 Guest Actor Robert Mukes

Hailing from Indianapolis, Indiana, Mukes always had the goal of acting professionally in mind.

A sports scholarship for basketball was his ticket out to the west coast. After playing professional basketball for 30 years, Robert Mukes trained for the WWF, then began his acting career.

Mukes took the drive and determination he acquired from professionally playing basketball  and applied those qualities to