Here are the confirmed guests for Central Coast Pop Expo 2017. We’re excited to bring our favorite artists, writers, and pop-culture creators to the Monterey County.
Check back often as we’ll continue updating this list up until the show.
When someone asked a young Andie Bolt what she wanted to be when she grew up, she probably answered: Everything. Bolt is a director, actor, writer, and podcaster. She’s also a stand-up comedian and a producer. She also owns Red Bolt Films, a production company. Instead of asking her what she does do, the easier question would be to ask what she doesn’t do? She’ll be attending Central Coast Pop Expo, where we hope her awesomeness will rub off on all of us.
Ace Continuado’s artwork has graced the pages of Dark Horse’s Shaper and various Zenescope covers. Ask anyone who’s met Continuado, and they’ll likely have a story about how awesome he is — not only as an artist but as a human being. He’s a hometown hero whose as precise on the page as he is at his other profession — fun fact #394: Ace Continuado is a dentist! Find Ace working on commissions and pages at the Central Coast Pop Expo!
Adelso Corona is an amazing inker whose work has appeared in Marvel’s Deadpool, DC’s Hawk & Dove and Deathstroke, and Dark Horse’s Shaper. Corona is also a proficient artist who does his own pencils for commissions.
Davidson L. Haworth
Davidson L. Haworth has been at the forefront of the fantasy genre for over two decades and strives to keep the genre in popular culture with his “The Defenders of Prali” trilogy. He has also appeared and toured on a global scale throughout Europe including Russia and Ukraine where he is considered one of the top fantasy authors of the 21st century. His lectures at Moscow State University and Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv have advanced the genre of historical fantasy to new heights. In the United States Davidson is the only author to ever conduct book signings on more than one occasion at the prestigious National Steinbeck Center, and he is the first writer to reinvent book tours by conducting his signings at pop culture conventions. Davidson enjoys meeting new faces and making new friends on his mission to spread the genre of fantasy. His latest novel titled “The Icarus Project” is a cornucopia of short stories and is reminisce of W. Somerset Maugham. Davidson lives in San Jose, California, with his wife and two kids.
Get ready for some 80’s nostalgia as Central Coast Pop Expo gets you up close with a full size replica of K.I.T.T. from the classic TV series Knight Rider. We’re sorry, but the Turbo Boost has been deactivated for this appearance.
Marat Mychaels has had a long and successful career in both comic books and freelance graphic design. He started out as Image Comics’ first rookie working on the highly successful Brigade series. Marat has since worked for most major publishers including Marvel Comics, DC Comics IDW, Zenescope, and 1First Comics to name a few. Included in his credits — work on iconic characters such as Deadpool, Spider-Man, Spawn, and many more. Marat resides in Phoenix, Arizaon, where he freelances as a graphic designer and comic book illustrator. Marat is currently working on his highly successful creator owned parody books Do You Pooh?, Walking Deadpooh, and Hardlee Thinn. For 2017, Marat is involved in the relaunch of Image Comics Extreme Studios line of books, including Brigade and Knightmare.
Cartoonist. Writer. Poet. Alex Schumacher is a swiss-army tool of awesomeness. Not only has he written and provided art for independent comic darlings like The Unemployment Adventures of Aqualung, he also released his own childrens book, The World’s Crummiest Umbrella. Schumacher is currently working on a series called Decades of (in)Experience for Antix Press and a bi-weekly column for Five 2 One Magazine called Breadcrumbs from the Void.
Born and raised in Miami, Sajad grew up watching Saturday -morning cartoons and reading comics. Sajad is currently the artist on the indie title Zindan: The Last Ansaars. His credits include: Variant Cover for TMNT Universe, Transformers Lost Light, Contraband Comics, the screenplay adaptation to the graphic novel “Prey for Angels,” Heroes Initiative’s The Walking Dead 100 Project, the TMNT 50 project, and IDW’s JinnRise.
Ray Zepeda Jr.
As the owner and publisher for Tragic Hero Comics Publishing, Ray Zepeda Jr. has worked tirelessly to bring his comic universe to readers. The self-published AntiHero 113 Prelude started it all, and the company’s next project Ms. Phits, a comic about an all-female punk band, will release soon.