Jim Shooter (Writer / Marvel Editor-in-Chief)
Jim Shooter started writing Superman and other titles for DC Comics at the age of 13 in 1965. He worked his way through high school writing stories, laying out pages and designing covers.
He was hired by Marvel Comics in 1976 as associate editor and in 1978 became Editor in Chief. He introduced benefits, royalties and other incentives for creators that attracted a legion of phenomenal talents who, under his oversight, authored a decade of brilliant creativity and unparalleled success.
Jim wrote several notable series including the Avengers and Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars. He also headed up the creative teams that developed G.I. Joe and Transformers.
Jim went on to found Voyager Communications in 1989, where he was the CEO and President. He also served as Editor in Chief, principal creator, head writer and occasional artist for the highly acclaimed comics published under the VALIANT imprint, which included Magnus Robot Fighter, Solar Man of the Atom, Harbinger, X-O Manowar, UNITY and more.
Buy your tickets now to see Jim at Capital City Comic Con on September 21st in Lansing, Michigan!
Larry Hama (Writer / Artist / Actor)
Larry Hama is a writer/editor/cartoonist/illustrator/actor/musician who has worked in comics, TV and film. In comics, he has written, edited or drawn for Avengers, Blaze, Nth Man, The Nam, Conan, Batman, Wonder Woman, Bizarre Adventures, X-Men, Spider-Man, Daredevil, and dozens more. He is best known as the writer of Marvel’s “GI Joe” comics in the ‘eighties, and as the writer of Marvel’s “Wolverine” in the ‘nineties. Recent script credits include “Batman Shadow of the Bat,” and “Wonder Woman” for DC Convergence, “GI Origins” and “GI Joe A Real American Hero” for IDW, “Call of Duty Black Ops” for Dark Horse. Recent art credits: breakdowns for DC Comics’ “Deathstroke,” “Damage.” and “Michael Cray.” His illustrations and cartoons have appeared in National Lampoon, Esquire, New York and Rolling Stone. His comics have been translated in ten languages around the world. He has appeared on Broadway in Stephen Sondheim’s “Pacific Overtures” and on TV in MASH, SNL and “Another World.” He lives in New York City.
Tony Miello (Artist / Founder, Rocket Ink Studios)
Tony is a freelance illustrator and cartoonist who has been working as a professional artist for over twenty years. He is the creator of the comic strip GAPO the Clown, which has been published on the web since 2004 and is currently published by Caliber Comics. He has worked on comics based on the popular cable television shows “Who Wants To Be A Superhero” and “Wolfman Mac’s Chiller Drive-In” and has provided art for licensed properties from Marvel Entertainment, DC Comics and LucasFilm. Tony has recently received notoriety in the fine art community for his paintings and the gallery exhibits he has helped curate. Tony is the co-founder and publisher of Rocket Ink Studios.
Tony’s horror anthology Odd Tales From the Curio Shop sucessfuly funded on Kickstarter, and includes work by past Capital City Comic Con guests Dirk Manning and Jay Jacot, among others.
Buy your tickets now to see Tony at Capital City Comic Con on September 21st in Lansing, Michigan!
Alexis Noriega (Costumer / Designer / Cosplayer)
Alexis Noriega is a self-taught costume maker and wing specialist. She started cosplaying in high school and quickly fell in love with creating and designing elaborate costumes. Once she made her first set of wings for a costume, she was hooked. Her work has been showcased in several viral videos in the last few years, and has even made appearances on the The Science Channel and Adam Savage’s new “Tested” VR show. She has been fortunate enough to create wings for fans all over the world through her cosplay business The Crooked Feather as a full time profession. Her favorite cosplay materials are feathers (duh!), foam, aluminum and chiffon. She loves exploring new high tech ways to make fantasy a reality! She hopes to inspire young people to go into STEM fields with her creative mechanical wings.
Buy your tickets now to see Alexis’ newest cosplay at Capital City Comic Con on September 21st in Lansing, Michigan!
Jason Howard (Artist / Writer)
Jason Howard is a comic book creator and artist who has collaborated with some of the top talent in comics. He co-created and drew SUPER DINOSAUR and THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN with writer Robert Kirkman, published by Image Comics/Skybound. Jason has just completed drawing CEMETERY BEACH, an action series from Image that he co-created with writer Warren Ellis. He and Warren previously collaborated on the acclaimed science fiction series TREES, and the webcomic SCATTERLANDS both from from Image Comics. While best known for his creator owned work, Jason has also worked on projects for IDW Publishing’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, as well as Marvel Comics and DC Comics.
Season One of the SUPER DINOSAUR cartoon has been released in Canada, and a U.S. release date is expected soon! It has also been turned into a game for Android and iPhone, and has been released on a trial basis in Canada as well.
Buy your tickets now to see Jason at Capital City Comic Con on September 21st in Lansing, Michigan!