Named Wizard Magazine’s “Man of The Year” and comic book icon Dan Didio will be joining us at Long Beach Comic Expo 2019!!!
Dan DiDio was named Co-Publisher of DC Entertainment alongside Jim Lee in February 2010.
Previously to being named Co-Publisher, DiDio served as Senior Vice President and Executive Editor, overseeing the editorial department for the DC Universe line of comic book titles. As the DC Universe Executive Editor, DiDio charted the ongoing adventures of Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash and scores of heroes and villains; he also worked to develop new titles with the industry’s premier writers and artists.
DiDio spearheaded such bestselling projects as BLACKEST NIGHT, GREEN LANTERN, IDENTITY CRISIS, ALL STAR SUPERMAN, ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER and 52.
Before joining DC Entertainment in January 2002, DiDio was with the computer animation company Mainframe Entertainment where he served as freelance story editor and scriptwriter for the television series Reboot and War Planets. Later he became its Senior Vice President, Creative Affairs, overseeing the development, distribution, marketing, and promotion as well as merchandising and licensing of all Mainframe’s television properties.Read More
We are excited to announce Susan Lee is joining us Long Beach Comic Expo 2019!!! (No word yet if Indiana Jones Will be with her)
Susan Lee is a comic book creator, a fine artist, a writer, and a director as well as the founder of “Women On The Dark Side”, a very popular panel at pop culture conventions. Her novel, “Shadow of the Knight” has been praised as “a solidly written, fast-paced psychological thriller”. Her graphic novel, “Wraith of Love”, is a three part series which she wrote, drew, inked, et al. Despite the black white nature of her comic book work, Susan is a trained Impressionist painter, specializing in portraits. She has been teaching traditional art techniques for more than a decade. She loves to hang out with her weirdo cat, Indiana Jones, because every creative needs to have their familiar.Read More
Jacqueline Goehner is a long-time cosplayer with over 15 years under her belt. She is known for her Witchblade, Red Sonja, Princess Zelda, Dejah Thoris, and Vampirella cosplays, but has done over 90 cosplays since she started in the early 2000’s. Jacqueline is also an accomplished actress, model, and costume designer for film and televisionRead More
Chrissy Lynn is an LA local MUAH/Designer. A natural “go-to” in the community for SFX, body paint, hair and wig styling, she’s spoken on many panels from “Cosplay Makeup 101” to “Body Positivity” at both LACC, Wondercon & San Diego Comicon. Her most recent work has been seen on Bat in the Sun’s “Superpower Beat Down”, and Sideshow Collectible’s original series “Court of the Dead” as the Queen. She will be demonstrating live makeup FX transformations at this year’s show, sheck out her booth for more details!Read More
Larry F. Houston is the Emmy-nominated Producer/Director of THE X-MEN Animated show, the phenomenally successful 90s series that laid the foundation for Marvel’s multi-billion dollar mutant franchise globally.
Hired by Filmation Studios as the FIRST African-American Saturday Morning Storyboard Artist, Larry worked as a Storyboard Artist on some of the favorite 80s and 90s classic shows like: Thundarr, Spiderman and his Amazing Friends, ExoSquad, Transformers, Spawn, Mr. T, Batman, Real Ghostbusters, Conan, Swamp Thing, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mighty Orbots, Bionic Six, Visionaries, Hulk, and Defenders of the Earth.
He was the Director of Captain Planet, GI Joe, Fantastic Four 2nd season, The Karate Kid, Jonny Quest, RoboCop Alpha Commando, Kid N Play, The Care Bears on CBS and three (3) Care Bear Movies.
The FIRST animated appearance of THE BLACK PANTHER was a cameo Larry added in the 90s X-MEN, followed by his FIRST fully animated episode, “Prey of the Black Panther”, in second season of THE FANTASTIC FOUR.
Additionally, the X-Men TV Intro and inspiring GI Joe: The Movie Intro were both drawn by Larry, as well as The Karate Kid Intro and the TV show Community’s GI Jeff Intro.Read More
Aspen MLT, Inc. is an entertainment publishing company founded in January 2003 by superstar comic artist Michael Turner. Priding itself on producing unique entertainment properties of the highest quality visual and storytelling elements, Aspen MLT, Inc. quickly carved its mark on the comic book industry.In addition to Michael Turner’s runaway hit, the number one best selling comic series Fathom, Aspen MLT, Inc. debuted the fantasy adventure epic series Soulfire in 2004. In 2005, Aspen released the popular series Soulfire: Dying of the Light and Fathom: Cannon Hawke, along with Fathom: Volume Two. 2006 brought the release of the critically-acclaimed series Shrugged and the primordial adventure Soulfire: Chaos Reign. 2008 marked the anticipated maxi-series Fathom: Volume Three along with Soulfire: Shadow Magic.Along with their own successful properties, Aspen MLT, Inc. has collaborated with some of the comic industry’s most successful companies and endeavors.
Michael Turner and Aspen have collaborated with Marvel Comics on past and present properties, including providing covers for the year’s best-selling event series Civil War, The upcoming Onslaught Reborn mini-series, and such titles as Wolverine Origins #1, The Incredible Hulk #100 and Ultimate X-Men #75, and Black Panther. Aspen collaborated with DC Comics on the popular Superman: Godfall mini-series, the best-selling Superman/Batman mini-series, and provided Eisner-nominated covers for the critically-acclaimed and top-selling mini-series Identity Crisis, as well as the entire run of the number-one-selling Justice League of America. In 2006, Aspen joined forces with television giant NBC to create the online comic adaptations for the mega-hit television series “Heroes.”Read More
We are excited to announce the amazing D.J. Kirkbride will be joining us at Long Beach Comic Expo 2019
D.J. Kirkbride got his start in comics as an editor and writer on Image’s Eisner and Harvey Award-winning POPGUN anthologies. After those, he co-wrote the acclaimed fantasy series AMELIA COLE, which was part of the Monkeybrain Comics digital launch on ComiXology, published in print by IDW. Kirkbride is also the author of the cosmic space opera THE BIGGER BANG and its sequel, THE BIGGEST BANG, both published by IDW. He co-wrote a modern re-imagining of the King Arthur saga called THE ONCE AND FUTURE QUEEN, the superhero drama NEVER ENDING, and the DARK HORSE PRESENTS rock ‘n roll action feature “Laser Joan and the Rayguns,” all published by Dark Horse Comics. His latest comic book is the sci-fi adventure series ERRAND BOYS published by Image Comics.Read More
Founded in 1997 by entrepreneur and filmmaker Stu Levy, TOKYOPOP, part of POP Media Holdings, established the market for manga in North America, introducing the term to the English language in the process.Over its history, TOKYOPOP has published thousands of books, distributed anime and Asian films on home video and television, licensed merchandise to consumer goods companies, created graphic novels of major brands and led the way digitally in social media, e-commerce and user-generated content.
TOKYOPOP’s brand expanded internationally with a network of over 160 partners in more than 50 countries and 30 languages. Its production arm has produced live-action and animated film and television content based on its extensive intellectual property library, including Priest, America’s Greatest Otaku, Van Von Hunter, Riding Shotgun, and a slate of projects currently in development.Read More
We are excite to announce Kate Leth will be joining us at Long Beach Comic Expo 2019
Kate Leth writes cartoons and comics, specializing in magical girls. You can read her words in Spell on Wheels, Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat, Edward Scissorhands, Power Up, Mysticons, Adventure Time and more. You can watch them in My Little Pony: Equestria Girls, Littlest Pet Shop, Transformers: Cyberverse, Bravest Warriors and the upcoming High Guardian Spice. Failing that, you can find her autobio work and illustration on her Patreon at bisexual.zone. Really!Read More
Ivy Doomkitty is an Internationally recognized Cosplayer, Artist, Gamer, and Published Model, based in Los Angeles. Ivy has been an avid fan of comics and gaming since childhood, and has been attending conventions for over 14 years. In the last 7 years, Ivy has delved into the world of cosplay, fascinated with the creativity of it as well as being able to show her love of her favourite characters through this medium. Since then, she has quickly risen to become one of the most sought after cosplay artists for conventions throughout the world. Ivy was also a cast member of IGN’s Hero Makeover and featured as a GUEST JUDGE on the Syfy Original Series, “Heroes of Cosplay”, was the cover model for “Cosplay Culture” magazine, and has modeled for various companies, including Pinup Girl Clothing.
Ivy is the advocate in the cosplay world for body acceptance and “cospositivity”, championing the movement.She uses this passion to create her own costumes, create a positive impact in the cosplay community, and is actively supporting various charity organizations, such as Kitt Crusaders. She strives to show others in the community that you can do something you love, regardless of gender, skin color, sexual orientation, body shape/size, age, etc.Read More