David Baron

David Baron

DAVID BARON

David Baron, the creator & writer of the smash-hit and sold-out series STAINED, will be appearing at 451 Media’s booth all days of show (Booth 1068). 451 is an entertech company focused on working with highly accomplished talent and cutting-edge technology to captivate and engage readers with a fresh and entirely unique experience.

David is considered one of the best in the business and is known for his work on Batman: The Black Mirror, Green Arrow: Year One, The Authority, and JLA. His latest project, STAINED, was a bestseller in the sci-fi comic community and soared to the top of charts around the world. Come meet David and get signed copies of all of his books from his 20+ year career. Be sure to get there early as he will be doing a daily, limited number of sketch covers for the first fans that arrive!

John Beatty

John Beatty

Appearing Thurs-Sun

JOHN BEATTY

John Beatty is a veteran comic book artist, best known for his inking work for both Marvel and DC Comics.

Developing into one of the industry’s top inkers over his career, Beatty has worked with top pencil artists, such as Mike Zeck, Kelley Jones, and Michael Golden.

Working on almost every major comic character in the industry at one time or another.

Titles he is best known for include many fan favorites such as Marvel Super Heroes “Secret Wars”, Captain America, The Punisher, Thanos Quest and many Batman projects, including a highly regarded fan favorite 3 year run on the monthly “Batman” book.

Being picked or picking titles and peers to work with carefully and with cause, many of these series still remain highly regarded and collectible in today’s current comic culture.

Ashley Witter

Ashley Witter

ASHLEY WITTER

Ashley Witter is the illustrator for the comic book series, SQUARRIORS, published by Devil’s Due Ent, as well as Cigarette & Carrot Juice. She has also done cover art for Doctor Aphra and Mercy Sparx. She recently worked with Yen Press illustrating and adapting the graphic novel of Anne Rice’s INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE: CLAUDIA’S STORY and ANNE RICE’S WOLF GIFT. Ashley is also an illustrator for the Fantasy Flight card game, “Netrunner,” the comic book series - BLOODTHIRSTy: ONE NATION UNDER WATER and the webcomic - SCORCH. Ashley graduated from Madison Area Technical College with a degree in Animation and Conceptual Development. She grew up in Madison, Wisconsin and currently lives in the Northwest suburbs of Chicagoland.

Ash Maczko

Ash Maczko

Appearing Thurs-Sun

ASH MACZKO

Ash Maczko is the creator and writer of SQUARRIORS comic book series, published by Devil’s Due Ent as well as the creator and writer of Cigarette & Carrot Juice. Currenlty, Ash is also working as the lead game designer at Cold War Inc. Ash lives in the Northwest suburbs of Chicagoland.

Renee Witterstaetter

Renee Witterstaetter

Appearing Thurs-Sun

RENEE WITTERSTAETTER

Writer, editor, colorist and publisher Renee Witterstaetter has acted as editor on such books as “Hercules,” “Xena,” “X-Files,” “Conan,” “She-Hulk,” “The Marvel Holiday Special,” “Impossible Man Summer Special,” “Jurassic Park,” and too many books to mention here.

As a film professional, she has worked on such movies as “Red Dragon” and “Rush Hour 2,” while also behind the scenes, racking up credits on dozens of music videos and commercials for artists as diverse as Madonna, Seal, and Usher.

Her books as a writer include: “Jackie Chan: Dying for Action,” “Nick Cardy: The Artist at War,” “Excess: The Art of Michael Golden,” “Nick Cardy: Wit-Lash,” “Art of the Barbarian,” “Michael Golden: Excess,” “The Art of Mark Texeira,” and her children’s book “Kerry and the Scary Things.”

In addition, combining her film work with comics, she is a producer of DVD’s on various comic book creators and talents in other fields through her partnership with Amdale Media and has spearheaded mounting art shows and retrospectives in the United States, Spain, China, Russia and other venues worldwide. She has lectured on the industry in China, Spain, Norway, and numerous other countries, not to mention the United States!

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