If you’d like to see what panels Cleveland Comic Con has to offer this year, you can now view our web schedule! Click on the link below to view:
Straight Outta Cleveland, Janet Decay and Grimm Gorri have joined forces to host their web show: “The Mummy and the Monkey” in order to continue a local tradition that spans over fifty years! Influenced by local greats like: Ghoulardi, Superhost, Big Chuck & Lil’ John, as well as nationally syndicated shows such as: Elvira and Mystery Science Theatre 3000, they strive to deliver wacky comedy bits and screen cheesy B-movies. Horror Hosting as you’ve known it, will never be the same…
If you’d like to host a panel or even, we still have some availability left! Please fill out of our panel submission form by clicking on the link below:
Due to new upcoming work, Robert Picardo will no longer be appearing at this year’s Cleveland Comic Con. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Todd is the artist of the critically acclaimed Horror Show written by James Maddox now available on Comixology and collected as a trade paperback; as well as co-creator and artist of Yuri: The Awakening. On the side Todd is known for his multi-colored motivational posters of beloved comic and pulp cultural icons. On several occasions, he has contributed illustrations to accompany columnists such as Dave Barry and Click and Clack. In addition, Todd fulfills freelance design commissions as well.
Ted Sikora is the creator, co-writer, colorist and letterer of the series Apama – The Undiscovered Animal. Apama tells the story of Cleveland’s own resident superhero in which a Hungarian ice cream truck driver discovers the spirit force of the most savage creature mankind has never known. The series won ‘2014 Breakout Book of the Year’ on Comic Nerds Unite, and Comics Bulletin called it ‘Insane, brilliant and wonderful.’
As a filmmaker Ted’s feature film directorial debut Hero Tomorrow debuted at Comic Con International, and was featured on IFC, Attack of the Show and Films In Review.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Robert Picardo (“Bob”) graduated from the William Penn Charter School. He entered Yale University as a pre-med student, not knowing that he would someday portray doctors in three separate productions: first as Dr. Dick Richard on the ABC series “China Beach, “then as Dr. McCaskill in the theater production “In The Waiting Room” at the Mark Taper Forum, and now as The Doctor on “Star Trek: Voyager.”
While at Yale, Bob landed a role in Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass,” a musical theater piece originally commissioned for the 1972 opening of the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. In 1974, armed with a B.A. in Drama from Yale, he enrolled at the Circle in the Square Professional Theater Workshop (fellow alumni include Kevin Bacon and Ken Olin). He waited tables for a couple of years, and then his theatrical work prospered (in 1976) when he appeared in the David Mamet play “Sexual Perversity in Chicago,” and with Diane Keaton in “The Primary English Class.”
In 1977, Bob made his Broadway debut in the leading role in the comedy hit “Gemini” with Danny Aiello (picture from “Gemini”). He went on to co-star with Jack Lemmon (picture of Bob and Jack Lemmon) in Bernard Slade’s”Tribute” in 1978 on Broadway (picture of Bob and Catherine Hicks in “Tribute”) and in a west coast run which brought him to Los Angeles, where he decided to try out film and TV. Dr. Dick RichardHis work in theater also includes “Beyond Therapy” and “Geniuses” at the Los Angeles Public Theater, “The Normal Heart” at the Berkeley Repertory Theater, for which he won a Drama-Logue Award (picture of Bob and James Carpenter), “A Class Act” at the Pasadena Playhouse (picture of Bob and director Lonny Price), and “On the Twentieth Century,” for which Bob was nominated for an Ovation Award (picture of Bob and co-star Dan Butler).
The awards and recognition continued as Bob became involved in television. He was nominated for an Emmy Award for his role as Mr. Cutlip on the ABC series “The Wonder Years.” Furthermore, Bob was awarded the Viewers For Quality Television Founder’s Award for his outstanding performances in “The Wonder Years” and as military surgeon Dr. Dick Richard on “China Beach.”
Bob’s extensive television work has included a starring role opposite Helena Bonham-Carter in NBC’s movie-of-the-week “Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald,” the HBO movie “White Mile,” and the NBC mini-series “Deadly Matrimony.”Mr. Ed CutlipHe has had recurring roles on “Stargate SG-1,” “The Lyon’s Den,” “Home Improvement,” “L.A. Law,” and “Alice,” and he has guest-starred in such series as “The Dead Zone,” “The Practice,” “Frasier,” “Crossing Jordan,” “Seven Days,” “Ally McBeal,” “Outer Limits,” “Early Edition,” “ER,” “Tales From The Crypt,” “Amazing Stories,” “Benson,” and “Taxi.” Bob recently appeared in the feature films “Looney Tunes: Back in Action” and “Small Soldiers,” and he starred in the feature film “Wagons East.” For a listing of his many other film and television appearances, go to his filmography.
Be sure to stop by and say hi at Off the Wagon located in Kent OH on free comic book day! We’ll be there handing out fliers so hope to see you there!
Off the Wagon
152 E Main St
Jeremy O’Ryan (aka Skare-kro Art) is formerly from Houston, Texas, but currently resides in Florence, Kentucky (Cincinnati area). While his artistic background is in architecture, he decided to take a chance and delve into the world of his true love, comic book art, in 2013 and hasn’t looked back. Jeremy draws his artistic inspiration from Humberto Ramos, Scottie Young, and Sam Keith to name a few. See more of Jeremy’s work at https://www.facebook.com/skare.kro.art and http://skarekroart74.deviantart.com/
Rodney is a professional writer and artist from Cincinnati, Ohio. He is currently working on his 6th issue of his all ages comic Peanut, Puddin’ n’ Jelly which he self-publishes through Hazzum Productions. Rodney is a versatile artist whose art style ranges anywhere from graphic cartoony to detailed illustration pieces. You can see more of his work at the following: