Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, James made his first appearance on November 22, 1975 for parents Gerard and Nancee. He is one of seven children. At the age of thirteen with his very first audition, James landed a role in the Steven Spielberg family adventure, Hook (1991) and never looked back. On the set of Hook, Dustin Hoffman was impressed enough with Madio's talent to suggest him for the role of his son in the film Hero (1992) The same year, he appeared as the younger version of the title character in the Independent film Mac (1992) starring John Turturro (in his directorial debut). Madio's big break as a young actor then came when he co-starred with Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Wahlberg in the highly acclaimed film, The Basketball Diaries (1995) After a number of independent roles, Madio found himself once again, on another Spielberg set, this time as a lead cast member in the Emmy Award-Winning HBO series, Band of Brothers (2001). Portraying WWII hero Sgt. Frank Perconte, Madio worked for over a year alongside an entire cast of highly notable and successful film actors. This would become a turning point in his career, putting him in the national and international spotlight in a timeless piece that continues to air today. Madio's career has extended to behind the camera, having acted, produced and written several award-winning independent projects (both features and shorts)
Azim Rizk was born on September 4, 1990 in Tucson, Arizona, USA. He is known for his work on Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, Los Angeles Overnight, and as Jake Holling the Black & Green Power Ranger from Power Rangers Megaforce and Power Rangers Super Megaforce. He will be appearing in the upcoming short Zombie 360 and the film The Order. Please check out his full bio at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3459558/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Sean Cw Johnson
Sean Cw Johnson is a film, television and stage actor who is best known for his role as Carter Grayson, the Red Ranger, in the hit television series Power Rangers. He first appeared as Carter in Lightspeed Rescue, then reprised his role in subsequent seasons, including Time Force, Wild Force and Super Megaforce. In addition to Power Rangers, Sean has appeared in numerous films and television shows.
Bob Hall had a long association with Marvel Comics, where at one time or another he drew most of the major books and characters such as The Champions, Spiderman, Dr. Doom, Conan, Thor, The Fantastic Four, The Submariner, Captain America, PSI Force, The Avengers and The New Mutants. He was the artist for the West Coast Avengers mini-series and was the primary artist on the original Squadron Supreme. He drew movie adaptations of Willow, Dark Man and Captain America as well as the graphic novel, Emperor Doom. Bob was an editor at Marvel in 1979.
For Valiant he wrote and penciled the monthly series Shadowman, wrote Timewalker and then created Armed and Dangerous, a black and white “comicbook-noir” series.
For DC he wrote and drew the Batman graphic novel projects, Batman DOA, I Joker and It’s Jokertime.
He is currently creating an educational/fantasy about the measles virus.
Bob is a member of the National Cartoonists Society, Actors Equity Association and the Society for Directors and Choreographers.
His work can be seen at www.bobhall.com. Commissions and original art are available through www.catskillcomics.com. He can be messaged on Facebook.
Sean Forney - is a fifteen year professional illustrator/comic book artist currently working on colors for Lord of Gore (Devil’s Due) and Black Flame (1First). His recent work includes Zen: Intergalactic Ninja (Devil’s Due/1First) and Cyberines #3 (Red Anvil). His recent color cover work can be seen on Bloodstrike (Image), TMNT (IDW), Badger (1First), Back to the Future (IDW), and Wonderland Year One (Zenescope). Cover and interior work can also be seen in Deadpooh (Comi-Kazi), Cyberines #1 (Red Anvil), Notti & Nyce and Do You Pooh? (Counterpoint), Blindside #2 (Contraband), Clint Hilinski’s Pirate Queen and Superiors, Ben Miller’s Judges, Our Super Mom (Scottcomics), and The Adventures of Mighty Moose (Hanging Chad). His pencil and ink work can be seen in Cut the Rope from Titan Publishing. Sean has also worked on Superbeasts (Fifth World), Warlords of Wor (ManOrMonster?), New-Gen New Dawn #4 (APNG), Lego, Inc., Mice Templar Vol. 3: A Midwinter’s Night Dream trade (Image), Grimm Fairy Tales, Grimm Fairy Tales: Myths and Legends, Grimm Fairy Tales Swimsuit Issue, Grimm Fairy Tales Annual 2012 (Zenescope). He also completed color work on My Adventures with Spider-Man (Marvel/Identity Direct) and the Bakugan toy line for Spin Master. His pinup work can be seen in Moonstone’s Voltron: United and Drawn, Image’s Hack Slash: My First Maniac, DC’s Transmetropolitan Art Book, and many more. Sean co-created and illustrated Scarlet Huntress #1, Scarlet Huntress #2, Scarlet’s Guide to Cryptids, and the newest anthology book, Scarlet Huntress: Tales Through Time. He recently released his newest book, Geeky Goddesses: The Pin-up Art of Sean Forney. See more of Sean’s work on the web and request commissions at www.SeanForney.com
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 unlocks the spirit force of the most savage creature mankind has never known. Two Apama spin-off projects are in the works: Bloom – a graphic novel that reveals the origin of Apama’s nemesis Regina; and an ongoing series titled Tap Dance Killer.
As a filmmaker Ted directed and co-wrote the indie feature film Hero Tomorrow.
Chris Ehnot is an award-winning graphic designer and freelance illustrator based out of Cleveland, Ohio. His professional designs and artwork are featured in graphic novels, illustration magazines, design annuals and advertising publications. You can find his recent artwork on: Zenescope Entertainment's Dark Queen, Wonderland, Robyn Hood, Grimm Fairy Tales, and Grimm Tales of Terror; AZ Publishing’s Reckless Ambitions; Horror Hound Records vinyl label designs; Vanbreed Studios’ 8 Percent; Aspen Comics' Fathom, Overtaken, and Soulfire; C Comics Studios’ Fallen; Larry Blamire’s Steam Wars; Laser Lady Publishing's Laser Lady. He also is working on character concepts and statue designs for Chibi Essence. Chris has published work in Peter Holland's Sound Waves, Savage Mind Comic Studio's Scarlet Huntress Extended Edition and Scarlet's Field Guide to Cryptids, Image Comics' Lady Pendragon, Rob Liefeild's Avengelyne, and [C] Comics Studio's 52.
Jamie is a freelance illustrator who can do just about anything you need. He as worked on various sketch card sets from Topps, Brygent, UpperDeck and Rittenhouse. From Marvel, Transformers to Star Wars. He also has done a couple of posters for LFL and Acme Archives: Celebrations V and the 30th Anniversary of ESB. He has also worked for IDW publishing doing various covers for IDW's Godzilla #1 and various characters for the Transformers Beastwars Source book.
J.M. Dragunas is a self taught illustrator from Northeast Ohio. He specializes in antiquated illustrations, and spends the majority of his time on his creator -owned series ‘The Sires of Time’. Whichfollows the misadventures of four Arthurian knights.
From his work in the sketch card arena (Marvel, DC, Topps Inc., Upper Deck, etc.) to his comics art as in the graphic novel FX-The Lost Land from IDW,The Art of Uko Smith is awesome by his use of line, design and color. He also teaches The Comic Book Illustration class and Continuing Education courses at The Columbus College of Art & Design. His commissioned pieces are getting global attention in the world of art and comics. And he draws awesome women!
Michael Watson is a comic book artist, writer, and creator for Freestyle
Komics hailing from Cleveland, Oh. He has been working in the comic
field since 2005 beginning with his own publishing house Freestyle
Komics and a short stint with Legacy Rising Publications. He has earned
a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts issued to him from The Columbus
College of Art and Design. Michael has been known on the comic con
circuit for his vast amounts of enthusiasm that is also displayed in the
classroom as an after school art teacher. Residing in Columbus, Oh,
Michael is now leading over production of four titles, three webcomics,
teaching art classes, the artist for Zulu the webcomic featured on
Afropunk.com, and traveling the comic convention trail.
I’m passionate about cosplay and disabilities because I have struggled and I have seen others struggle to balance their disorders and conditions with their love for cosplay. Cosplay is my passion and the one place I have always found friends and support. Please join me. Featured panels: Cosplay and Disabilities, Budget Cosplay Method.