I’m happy to announce that our KIDS LOVE COMICS pavilion will be at the East Coast Comicon, April 11&12! Here’s all the info on the Who, What, When, and Where for the pavilion. Why? Because Kids Love Comics! For all the info about the East Coast Comic Con, visit EastCoastComicon.com
John Gallagher Cartoonist, self-publisher, and award-winning designer, John has written and illustrated his online and printed graphic novel series Buzzboy since 1998, and has worked in graphic design, interactive media, and comics book creation studio since 1990. He has just been named art director for the award-winning Ranger Rick magazine, a kids magazine promoting an appreciation for wildlife, and published by the National Wildlife Federation.
Working as art director, artist, writer and virtually every facet of content creation, John has worked with such clients as The Philadelphia Eagles, Westfield Shopping Malls, Washington Redskins, Warner Bros., Checkers/Rally’s Restaurants, NASCAR, and others. Gallagher was animation supervisor for the 3 time Emmy Winning Eagles Kids Club for the Philadelphia Eagles, and has developed story and character designs for upcoming cartoon specials for the New York Islanders and Washington Capitals.
Paul Castiglia has been writing, editing and promoting comics since 1989. Working for such diverse publishers as Archie, DC, Dark Horse and Antarctic Press, his credits include Archie’s Weird Mysteries, the Archie Americana Series, DC Showcase, Tex Avery comics, Sonic the Hedgehog, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and more. He has also written several non-fiction articles for publications including Comic Book Marketplace, contributed a chapter to a book of essays on actor Vincent Price and is a published songwriter with two songs registered to BMI. Paul is currently writing a book called Scared Silly about classic horror-comedy movies, and helping to produce a documentary on the movie comedy team The Bowery Boys ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3744254/?ref_=fn_tt_tt_1 ). Upcoming comics from Paul include War of the Independents #4 (the all-humor issue) for Red Anvil Press and a back-up story for KING, from Blacklist Press. Paul is currently promoting the special anthology comic book, Rise: Comics Against Bullying from Northwest Press for which he contributed a story. Proceeds benefit organizations with anti-bullying initiatives. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Castiglia
John-Marc Grob is an award-winning, multimedia artist with 25 years’ experience including illustration, cartooning, animation, photography, graphic design and more. John-Marc’s clients have included Marvel Comics, Warner Brothers, Disney, AT&T, the TV series Home Improvement, Sony, LG, Travelocity, M&M Mars, Kraft Foods, Gospel Light Publishing, Unicorn Publishing, New Jersey Devils and more. His creative designs have been displayed in galleries, on shirts, video games, toys, calendars, books, candy and food products, electronics, television and a variety of digital media including flash animations and APPS. Grob is best-known for his creation, FriendFish. http://www.jmgstudio.net