EAST BAY COMIC-CON Comic Book and Fantasy shows  

February 9th, 2020
45 John Glenn Dr, Concord, CA

Sun. 10:00am TO 5:00pm

Admission is Only $10.00 and sold at the door.
Kids (8 to 15 yrs) Only $6.00
(Children under 8yrs are Free)

Come join the fun and excitement of the Contra Costa County's Biggest and Best 1 Day Comic Book, Toy and Fantasy Convention.

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Star of the Classic TV show (and the new CW TV Show)


John Wesley Shipp is an American actor known for his various television roles. He played the lead Barry Allen on CBS's superhero series The Flash from 1990 to 1991, and Mitch Leery, the title character's father, on the drama series Dawson's Creek from 1998 to 2001. Shipp has also played several roles in daytime soap operas including Kelly Nelson on Guiding Light from 1980 to 1984, and Douglas Cummings on As the World Turns from 1985 to 1986 (which earned him his first Daytime Emmy Award). He portrays both Barry Allen's father, Henry Allen, and Jay Garrick/Flash on the current The Flash series on The CW network.

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Arthur Adams, a self-taught artist, became a fan favorite when, at the age of 19, he left his job making pizzas for the masses to pencil the critically-acclaimed Longshot limited series, written by Ann Nocenti and published in 1985 by Marvel Comics. He has been in high demand as an artist since.

Adams' highly distinctive and detailed artwork gained him considerable popularity amongst fans and editors, if not his inkers, and he's enjoyed being a cover artist, and the artist and sometime writer for miniseries, specials, and annuals. These days, in order to spare inkers the pain, his work is largely shot directly from pencils or inked by himself, with some exceptions.

In his career, Arthur has worked on many titles, Batman, Superman, Spiderman, X men, Godzilla, Vampirella, Rocketeer, the Authority, Danger Girl, Excalibur, and the Hulk, to name a few. He also launched his creator owned, written, and drawn series Monkeyman and O'Brian in 1993 with Dark Horse Comics "Legend" imprint. He also had a ten-issue run on an anthology series featuring the character Jonnie Future. The eight page Jonnie Future stories appeared in Tom Strong's Terrific Tales (2002-2004). More recently, Arthur has been working on Ultimate X for Marvel Comics with writer Jeph Loeb, and issue one launched in 2010.

Adams has provided cover images for issues of the Justice League of America, Appleseed, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Green Lantern, Hulk, Avengers, X Men, Red Sonja, Superman, Batman, and Vampirella, among other titles. In addition to his work in comic books, he has also produced popular commercial art, such as numerous illustrations for trading cards, posters, shirts, and various other comics-related merchandise. Outside the field of comics, he has also provided illustrations for various magazines, movies, video games, and worked in toy design, packaging art, and even a series of X-Men-themed Campbell Soup cans.

Arthur lives in Northern California in the woods somewhere, like his hero, Bigfoot. When told he should have a "Web" site he went outside and tried to spin his own web. It was funny and sad all at once. We got him back inside and gave him his medicine.


Liam Sharp made his comic debut in the 1980s illustrating for the famous science-fiction magazine 2000 AD. His fame increased dramatically when he began working mainly in the United States on books including Superman and Batman for DC Comics, X-Men, Hulk and Spider-Man for Marvel Comics as well as Spawn: The Dark Ages for Todd McFarlane. He recently created the WildStorm series THE POSSESSED with writer Geoff Johns. Sharp is currently the artist on the monthly series TESTAMENT written by Douglas Rushkoff. Currently he has worked on some Amazing DC Tilte starting with "Wonder Woman" with writer Greg Rucka. Then a 6 issue run on Brave & Bold, and now on the #1 DC comic... Green Lantern with acclaimed writer Grant Morrison.
Joyce Chin is a comic book penciler, inker, colorist, and cover artist. She has created content under the Marvel, DC, Dynamite, Image Comics, Top Cow, Malibu, Chaos! Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Hero Initiative, Zenescope Entertainment, Black Bull, Wildstorm, Harris Comics, Topps Comics, and IDW Publishing labels. A large portion of Chin's work has been in creating comic book covers.

Chin's early work with DC began with Guy Gardner Warrior. She later progressed to work on a number of variant covers, mini-series, and special projects, including Xena: Warrior Princess, Vampirella, Tomb Raider, Red Sonja, and Wynonna Earp, among others. Her collaborations include work alongside her husband Arthur Adams, comic writer Gail Simone, and frequent cover art projects with Ivan Nunes.

Joyce's work on Vampirella has been described as similar in style to that seen in Mucha paintings. Her depictions of superheroes and warriors has been grounded in her belief that costumes need to match the attitude of the characters wearing them. Joyce has worked on several variant covers featuring only her penciling (inked black or red).

Joyce Chin received an Inkpot Award at Comic-Con International in 2017


Darick Robertson is an American comic book artist, writer and creator with a decades long career in the industry. Born and raised in the Northern California Bay Area and self trained as an artist, his notable works include co-creating the award winning “Transmetropolitan”, "The Boys", "Happy!" and "Oliver" with Gary Whitta for Image Comics, debuting in January 2019. Darick has illustrated for both Marvel and DC Comics on characters including Batman, The Justice League, Wolverine, The Punisher and Spider-man.

Twitter: @DarickR
The inker/artist Batt got his comic book career started on Superman and L.E.G.I.O.N 92 for DC Comics while attending The Joe Kubert School at the age of 19. From there he went onto Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (original B&W series), Cain and Vampirella for Harris, Punisher and many other books until the summer of 1994 when he was contacted by Top Cow.

Batt was brought onboard at Top Cow where he quickly rose to the top of the ranks and was tapped by Marc Silvestri as his exclusive inker and to oversee/train the new inkers joining the studio. During his time at Top Cow Batt went on to ink many of Top Cow's founding books including: Cyberforce, Darkness, Ascension, Cyblade/Shi(1st app. Witchblade), Weapon Zero, Star Trek/X-Men to name but a handful. Batt was even Associate Editor on Cyberforce during David Finch's first monthly run.

Seeking new challenges Batt left Top Cow and went to Marvel where he worked on Uncanny X-Men and Magneto Rex while also working on Soul Saga. After the completion of these projects Batt went to work for Stan Lee Media working on such projects as the Backstreet Boys and Mighty Mouse.

Batt came back to Top Cow where he teamed back up with Silvestri for Inferno, Evo and Uncanny X-Men.

Since then has gone onto have successful runs such as Superman/Batman, Death of the New Gods, New Avengers, Thor, Shadowlands, Batman: The Return, X-Men Second Coming, Green Lantern Corps, Gl New Guardians, Superman/WonderWoman, Metamorpho and Batman(Rebirth).

"From Dusk Till Dawn" Star...


Fred graduated from Northwestern University ('60) with a degree in Architectural Engineering. At Northwestern he played football under legendary coach, Ara Parseghian before going to the pros where he became an All-Pro defensive cornerback - playing under Al Davis as an original Raider, then the Kansas City Chiefs with the distinction of playing in Super Bowl I as well as four Pro-Bowls.

Moving to Hollywood, Fred starred with Diahann Carroll in the "Julia" television series. He starred in Robert Altman's "M*A*S*H" as 'Spearchucker Jones', then Otto Preminger's "Tell Me You Love Me, Junie Moon". Learning from the best he formed his own production company, producing and directing more than 30 films worldwide. Fred has been an enduring action star in more than 70 films thru four decades, ranging from the '70's classics "Black Caesar" and "Hell Up in Harlem", the 80's "Three the Hard Way" and "One Down, Two to Go", the '90's "From Dusk till Dawn" and "Original Gangstas", then into the new millenium co-starring with Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson in the smash hit "Starsky and Hutch", and the 2012 patriotic feature "Last Ounce of Courage". More recent films include "Atomic Eden" filmed in Germany and "Checkpoint". A proud national spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Project he's an advocate for all vets.

Fred resides with his wife, Linda, in Palm Springs, California, where there is nothing he enjoys more than a round of golf and a great cigar.


After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Marines in Oct. 1961, John embarked on a professional boxing career consisting of 26 fights over a four year period. A chance meeting with a casting director at an Italian wedding reception across the street from Universal Studios, changed his direction. From there he embarked on a career consisting of many television appearances including Remington Steele, Barnaby Jones, Baa Baa Black Sheep, C.H.I.P.S., Rockford Files, etc. He appeared in movies such as Deal of the Century, The Late Show, The Long Goodbye, A Fine Mess, Three Women, There Was A Crooked Man, among others.

In 1975 he rushed to the set of SHAZAM! on short notice to step into the boots of Captain Marvel. It is one of his favorite achievements as an actor, as he was able to speak to millions of children and young adults in their formative years.

He retired from Hollywood in 1991, and currently enjoys country living with his wife, Linda, in the lower foothills of the Sierras in Yuba County, California.

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Award-Winning Creator Dan Brereton was born The shadow of Mount Diablo, and spent most of his boyhood ranging over the foothills , catching snakes and newts, having adventures, drawing , reading comic books and daydreaming of one day becoming an honest-to-gosh professional storyteller.

That career began In his fourth year of Art School at the Academy in San Francisco, and continues three decades later . Danhas worked for DC Comics ( THRILLKILLER , LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT ) Marvel Comics ( GOD-SIZE THOR, PUNISHER: FRANKENCASTLE, IMMORTAL IRON FIST) and most every comics published in the land. He created the Eisner-Nominated NOCTURNALS comics he still currently produces, and GIANTKILLER , a kaiju epic taking place right here in the Diablo Valley.

Mark has been working as a professional comic artist since the age of 15 when he was asked to color VAUGHN BODE (his father) black and white strip ZOOKS, for HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE.
In the comic book field Mark is known for MIAMI MICE, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES and the graphic novel series COBALT 60, which is about to be published as an AR comic book.
He has a line of clothing coming out this summer through HUF Worldwide.


Jack Katz is best known as the creator of “The First Kingdom,” arguably the first graphic novel and one of the most ambitious independently produced works in comics to date. Also working under pseudonyms Jay Hawk, Vaughn Beering, Alac Justice, Alec Justice and David Hadley, Jack has worked since The Golden Age of Comics. Studios he worked for include: Jerry Iger’s, King Features, Standard Comics, Jack Kirby and Joe Simon’s, Timely, Warren, Skywald, Fiction House, Marvel and DC. “The First Kingdom has been re-issued by Titan Publishing. Jack is currently writing and drawing a new opus, “Beyond the Beyond” as well as teaching figure drawing in Albany, California.



John is best known to Bay Area fans as the host of the late night KTVU TV 2 show "Creature Features" John has written six volumes of the "Creature Features Movie Guide" series as well as the autobiographic "I Was a TV Horror Host".


Vincent, Tangella and Mr. Livingston host the 21st-century version of Creature Features, the classic San Francisco Bay Area horror-host program made famous by Bob Wilkins in the 70's and John Stanley in the 80's. Host Vincent Van Dahl, former frontman for 90's metal band "Prince of Darkness" retired from music a few years back to pursue a quiet life in Bodega Bay at his newly-acquired home, The Poulter Manor. From this haunted mansion, he is joined by his housemate Tangella and his valet Mr. Livingston to deliver the best guests and the worst movies to the entire Bay Area and around the world.


Tom produced the award winning documentary films "Remembering Playland at the Beach" and "Watch Horror Films, Keep America Strong . He is the official Creature Features historian/archivist. Tom's latest film "Haunted Sonoma County" was released in October of last year. Tom is also now a Director on the current "Creature Features" TV show.

An artist since age 9, he graduated from the Academy of Art in San Francisco, with a BFA in Illustration. he's been working steadily since then, in both advertising and comics.
He has extensive experience in layouts, comps, and storyboards, with clients such as Coca Cola, Mattel, and Nike.
He's also been producing comics for Marvel, DC, Image, Dark Horse Comics, and many others throughout my illustration career.


Top Cow Productions, Inc., a Los Angeles-based entertainment company, was founded in December of 1992 by artist Marc Silvestri, who also co-founded Image Comics earlier that same year. Top Cow currently publishes its line of comic books in 21 languages in over 55 different countries. The company has launched 20 franchises (18 original and two licensed) in the industry's Top 10, seven at #1, a feat accomplished by no other publisher in the last two decades. Its flagship franchise, Witchblade, was TNT's #1 original film of 2000 and the subsequent TV series was released on DVD in, 2008. A feature film, co-produced by Platinum Studios, Inc. and Arclight Films, is slated to begin production in Australia. Witchblade is also the first American property to be fully adapted in Japan as an original anime and manga by Studio GONZO in 2006. Top Cow's other flagship property, The Darkness, was developed into a major next-generation video game release by Starbreeze and 2K Games and achieved platinum sales status. Wanted, an Eisner-nominated miniseries published by Top Cow from 2003-2005, is now a major motion picture from Universal Pictures starring Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy, and Morgan Freeman and slated for wide release on June 27, 2008. Virtually all of Top Cow's other properties are in development as feature films, live-action television, animation or video games. Top Cow has also successfully licensed and merchandised its franchises into toys, statues, clothing, lithographs, puppets, posters, magnets, shot glasses, lighters, lunch pails, wall scrolls, mouse pads, die-cast cars, calendars, Christmas ornaments, Halloween masks, trading cards, standees, video games, and roleplaying games.
comic book artist, mostly working in the horror/adult genre. My main graphic novel FAUST was adapted by Brian Yuzna as the movie Faust: Love of the Damned (2001). The followup Faust: Book of M was nominated for the 1999 Bram Stoker Award for Best Illustrated Narrative. I am responsible for creating the "DynaPop" style of art and was a key member of the Rebel Studios crew. I have done art: for the comics anthology Caliber Presents at Caliber Comics for the title Morella at Verotik (the comic book label of The Misfits leader Glenn Danzig) for Broken Halos Studios, such as Broken Halo, Gunfighters in Hell (featuring art by my brother Joe Vigil), and the artbooks Dark Utopia and Gothic Nights With fellow Rebel Studios writer David Quinn, co-created the Faust series: Faust (at Rebel Studios) - adapted by Brian Yuzna as the 2001 movie Faust: Love of the Damned Faust: Book of M (at Avatar Press) - nominated for the 1999 Bram Stoker Award for Best Illustrated Narrative Faust: Singha's Talons (at Avatar Press) I also created the titles: EO and Webwitch (at Avatar Press).


Joe Weems is an Illustrator and Harvey award nominated Inker. He has been Inking Comics for 24 years and worked for pretty much every major publisher. Marc Silvestri, Michael Turner, David Finch, Joe Benitez, Brandon Peterson, Dale Keown and Whilce Portacio are just a few of the Amazing Artists he's had the honor of collaborating with over the years.
In 2000-2005 Joe was employed by the Skateboard company Darkstar and drew all of their Illustrated decks, wheels and misc. merchandise. His slick and sharp approach to the art form can be seen on such titles as Aphrodite IX, Arcanum, the Darkness, Fathom, Hulk:the End, Hunter/Killer,The Magdalena, New X-Men, Vengeance of Vampirella, Weapon Zero, Wraithborn and more!
Christopher Schenck was born in California and grew up in a small town north of San Francisco. As a child he loved comics and was determined to make a career as a comic artist. After school he landed some small jobs in the burgeoning black and white boom, which led to more work for DC Comics and Dark Horse. His first regular gig as penciller was on Tarzan monthly for Dark Horse comics. Never one to sit still, he kept looking for new opportunities and new clients. The video game industry was just beginning, and he started to get jobs on games and animated projects. Since that time Christopher has worked on Batman Beyond, The Lord of the Rings, Stretch Armstrong, G.I. Joe, Secret Saturdays, DC Super Hero Girls, Monster Match, James Bond, and Ultimate Spider­Man, among others. In addition to his freelance work in comics and animation, Christopher has taught at the Academy of Art for the last twenty years, developing a reputation as a top draughtsman and storyteller. He currently lives in the Bay Area with his wife and cats.


Jon Provost is a national treasure. The check shirt and jeans he wore for seven years as Timmy on "Lassie" hang in The Smithsonian next to Archie Bunker's chair. "Lassie" continues to air in 50 countries and Jon receives letters and email from fans of all ages around the world.

Jon was already a seasoned professional when he won the role of Timmy at age seven. He was not even three when cast as Jane Wyman and Sterling Hayden’s son in "So Big". During his career as a child actor and teen heart throb, he worked with some of the biggest stars in Hollywood: Grace Kelly and Bing Crosby in "The Country Girl", Natalie Wood and Robert Redford in "This Property is Condemned", Rod Steiger and Anita Ekberg in "Back From Eternity", Clint Eastwood in "Escapade in Japan", Kurt Russell in "The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes" and on television with Kim Novak, Jack Benny, James Garner and even with that famous talking horse, Mr. Ed.

By the time Jon Provost was nineteen, he'd worked in film and television for sixteen years. With a strong desire to try something new, he headed for Northern California and college. The beauty of the wine country seduced him and Jon never returned to L.A., preferring eventually to raise a family in Sonoma County. Of his many accomplishments, he is most proud of his children, Ryan and Katie; and he is over the moon about his 4-year-old granddaughter, Juliana.

Jon has also earned a nationwide reputation as a philanthropist, giving his time to: children's hospitals, animal shelters, and humane societies and, closest to his heart, Canine Companions for Independence, providing service dogs to the handicapped. He served on their Board of Governors for close to 25 years. And he's received many awards, among them, The Motion Picture Council's award for Outstanding Contribution as a Humanitarian for his dedication in helping the physically challenged, the Allen Ludden Humanitarian Award presented by Betty White and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Youth in Film Association.

In 1990, Jon returned to television as Timmy all grown up in "The New Lassie" with Dee Wallace. He received a Genesis Award for Outstanding Television in a Family Series for a story he penned for the show focusing on the inhumane treatment of research animals. In recent years, Jon was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and added the internet to his resume, directing and hosting short videos about dogs and cats for a Purina website. 2008 marked Jon’s 50th anniversary as Timmy. He celebrated with the release of his autobiography, TIMMY'S IN THE WELL which he wrote with his wife, Hollywood writer Laurie Jacobson. He is currently writing a cookbook: TIMMY'S IN THE KITCHEN. Recently, Jon signed 4000 Timmy & Lassie photos for military K-9 teams currently serving our nation in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Still a sought-after celebrity guest, Jon appears at fund-raisers, comic cons, pet expos and special events throughout the year.

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Scott "Fuzzy" Joseph has been writing and illustrating indie comics over the last five years. Fuzzy has been working on "The Warren Hope" series for the two years as both writer and artist. Fuzzy shows us his vision of a post-Rapture based Earth on which mankind is struggling to survive against the supernatural.

Fuzzy's live artworks at conventions have become performance pieces through which he brings those around him into the creative process. From custom fanart to original pieces, Fuzzy tries to make memorable experiences for convention guests.


John has worked in comics since 1990, mainly as penciler or inker. He currently inks Sucker, a harrowing vampire epic told by writer Jason McNamara and writer Tony Talbert. (Polite Strangers Press)
Check Out "SUKER" Here.

John's credits include Power Rangers, Nick Fury, Quasar, a long run on Elvira, Rick Remender's Doll and Creature, and Peter David's Soulsearchers & Co., and Vampirella.

His pencil work is characterized by lively expressions and body language. He's been lucky enough to have collaborated with Remender, Mike Manley, Kieron Dwyer, Al Gordon, Tony Talbert, Al Milgrom, Frank Springer, Bob Wiacek, Terry Austin and many others.
Lord Blood-Rah - Host of the syndicated TV series Lord Blood-Rah's Nerve Wrackin' Theatre. This September Lord Blood-Rah begins his 10th year of hosting horror and sci-fi film events all over the Bay Area and beyond.
The Gang From...






Contorted characters concerned with mysterious crimson wisps. Subtle skulls and masks with sunken eyes fixed on something just out of sight. An impish fellow with just the right amount of mischievousness. These apparitions and more escape from paintbrush and pen tip alike, occupying a litany of surfaces so naturally it’s as if they’d always belonged. They’ve simply come back home.
Emonic (Emo Gonzales) has been creating art since he was a child. During his youth he was heavily influenced by an amalgam of subjects such as graphic novels, music, movies and graphic design. When working on projects he often employs a mix of mediums in both the traditional and digital realms. He is a self-taught artist, however he does hold an A.S. degree in Multi-Media.
Emo has begun to receive recognition through his various freelance and gallery work, as well as various live art events throughout the west coast. He Currently resides in Milpitas, CA where he works with his brother Chemix on future projects.
Keep checking back for updates on Guests.


10:00 am to 5:00 pm
BOTH Exhibitor Room's OPEN!

11:00 - 12:00 *PANEL ROOM 1-
Indie Comics: Building from the Ground UP!

Learn the process of creating ones own comics with Scott "Fuzzy" Joseph and Special Guests.

12:00 - 1:00 *PANEL ROOM 1-
Topps: Wacky Packages, Garbage Pail Kids, and the legend of Jay Lynch.

A great talk on the beloved art of Jay Linch and those Wacky Topps "Wacky Packs" we all gre up with by Strephon Taylor.

12:00 - 1:00 *PANEL ROOM -
Romance Comics:Love, Sexism and the Red Scare during The Cold War

I great slide show and the title decsibes it all!

1:00 - 2:00 *PANEL ROOM 1-

Hear about the carreer of 2 time Emmy Award Winner and beloved actor John Wesley Shipp and it will follow by a Q/A for the fans

1:00 - 2:00 *PANEL ROOM 2-
Costuming On A Budget

Ever want to cosplay and are not sure what to start with... get tips from Master costumer... Matt "Alien" O'Connor.

2:00 - 3:00 *PANEL ROOM 1-

Meet the hosts of the past and present TV sensation... Creature features. Hosted by CF Historian Tom Wyrsh.

2:00 - 3:00 *PANEL ROOM 2-
How To Run A Successful KICKSTARTER Campaign

Join Dan Brereton and Steve Morger, who together have run over a dozen very successful Kickstarter campaigns and get tips on how to make it work.

3:00 - 4:00 *PANEL ROOM 1-
Spotlight On LIAM SHARP

Hear from the artist with the #1 DC comics out today (Green Lantern) as he talks about his past present and future work. Liam is an Accomplished Penciler, Inker and Writer who has been working in comics for over 2 decades. Take this time to hear some great stories from the man himself.

3:00 - 4:00 *PANEL ROOM 2-
Action Figure Action Movie

Stop Motion Action Figures at their best!

4:00 - 5:00 *PANEL ROOMS 1-
Thats Right Fans.. Come dressed up as your favorite Comic Book, Fantasy, Game, Cartoon or Fiction Hero or Villian!
As always we encourage Cosplay and Costumes... but this year we are going to Have a Prize for the best ones. All Costumes will be Judged by Our Celebrity and Artist Guests.
We will have multiple Prizes for Multiple Catagories
Prizes Include...
Adult: Best Costume 1st Place $25.00
2nd Place$ 15.00
3rd & 4th Place$ 10.00 ea

Adult: Fan Favorite 1st Place $ 20.00

Children: (15 & Under) 1st Place $15.00
2nd & 3rd Place $10.00 ea

Children: Fan Favorite 1st Place $10.00

NO: Nudity or Heckling
Costumes can be home made and store bought
Extra points for creativity
Props can be used, Be respectful of others
Must registered the day of show. Sign up at the Registration.
Must be a paid attendee of the convention.
Children's category is for ages 15 and under.
Adult's category is for ages 16 and up.
Couples costumes or group costumes will be counted as one entry.



The First 250 PAID attendees will receive this Print done for our 2019 Convention done by Tone Rodriguez (who will be at the 2020 show).

And MORE to Come!

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There will be dealers from all over selling everything from Golden Age Comics, Original Comic Art, Posters, T-Shirts, Back Issue Comics, New Comics, Manga, Beanies, Pokemon and Lots More!

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