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J. Scott Campbell
J. Scott Campbell is Internationally renowned for his rendition of Marvel and DC Comics characters, with a career spanning over 30 years. Founder of two sought-after and highly successful brands, Danger Girl and FairyTale Fantasies, J. Scott is only getting started. His unmistakable style combines his love of 90s comics and animation with stylized figures and expressions, and a nod to pinup favorites Gil Elvgren and Robert McGinnis. J. Scott’s artistic vision, combined with his business sense, delivers esteemed collectibles with tremendous commercial success and a strong connection with an ever-growing audience.
Felicia Day has appeared as an actor in numerous television shows, including Supernatural and The Magicians. She is also a prolific voiceover artist. However, Felicia is best known for her projects in the digital world, such as Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog and The Guild, which she created and starred in. In addition, she founded the prominent digital production company Geek & Sundry, which produced such shows as Tabletop, Spellslingers, and Critical Role. The company is currently owned by Legendary Entertainment. Felicia has written two New York Times bestselling books and currently works as an actor, podcaster, writer, and streamer.
Jim Lee, the world-renowned comic book artist, writer, editor, and publisher, is currently president, publisher, and chief creative officer of DC. He leads creative efforts to integrate DC’s publishing portfolio of characters and stories across all media, supporting Warner Bros. Discovery's family of brands and studios. Jim joined DC in 1998 and has overseen many of the company’s highly successful publishing programs, including the recent record-breaking Rebirth line of comics and The New 52 initiative that relaunched the entire line of monthly superhero comic books. As part of the revamp, Lee designed and reimagined the new, more contemporary costumes for some of the DC Universe's most iconic characters, including Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman.
In the early 1970s, former teen movie actress Merrie Spaeth wrote Grimm’s Ghost Stories, Boris Karloff and Dark Shadows for Gold Key Comics. She went on to write a little bit of everything: columns for The Wall Street Journal and The Hill, poetry, speeches for CEOs, three books on communication—Marketplace Communication, Words Matter, and You Don’t Say! —as well as a children’s book, Baby Bear Comes Back. These days, Merrie writes for The Wall Street Journal and other publications—the comic books, however, were always her first love!
J. Michael Straczynski
J. Michael Straczynski is known for writing, producing and creating such shows as Babylon 5 and Sense8; writing Clint Eastwood’s Changeling as well as working on the first Thor movie, World War Z, and Underworld Awakening; and writing hundreds of comics for Marvel (Amazing Spider-Man, Thor, Supreme Power), Image (Midnight Nation), and DC (Superman Earth One). His brand-new BABYLON 5 animated movie is slated to make its worldwide debut at Comic-Con alongside a ton of other announcements in comics, novels, and other media.
Brian Walker is a founder and former director of the Museum of Cartoon Art, where he worked from 1974 to 1992. Since 1984 he has been part of the creative team that produces the comic strips Beetle Bailey and Hi and Lois. He has written, edited, or contributed to 45 books on cartoon art, including the definitive history The Comics: The Complete Collection (Abrams ComicArts). He taught a course in cartoon history at the School of Visual Arts from 1995 to 1996. He has served as curator for 75 cartoon exhibitions, was editor-in-chief of Collectors’ Showcase magazine from 1997 to 2000, and is the founder and current chairman of the Connecticut Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society.