Electric City Comic Con

Guests 2016

Artists Alley

These talented artists and authors will be located inside the library in "Artists Alley." Stop-by to meet them, purchase their books, get them signed and chat with these amazing artists! You can see many of our artists at various workshops and programs throughout the day as well.
As we book our guests for July 9, 2016 we will be listing them on this site. Stay tuned!

Marcus K. Anderson

Marcus is a teacher, painter, and illustrator. He is the co-creator of the series Snow Daze, and the creator of the upcoming all-ages comic, EastRaven Adventures.


Frank Cammuso is the author/illustrator of the graphic novel series The Misadventures of Salem Hyde from Amulet Books. He also created the graphic novel series Knights of the Lunch Table from Scholastic. Frank co-wrote/drew the comic Otto’s Orange Day and Otto’s Backwards Day for Toon-Books.

Cammuso is the former award-winning political cartoonist for The Post-Standard newspaper in Syracuse, NY. His cartoons have been reprinted in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today and Newsweek. His fiction and satire have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and on National Public Radio.

Cammuso teaches Sequential Illustration at Syracuse University.


Eric’s most recent graphic novel Rutabaga the Adventure Chef was just published in the Spring of 2015. The second installment of this promising new series comes out this Spring and features adventure, monsters, dragons, and cooking!

Golden Bell's Marc Goldner & Rachel Korsen

This pair of artists, authors and entrepreneurs help run Golden Bell Entertainment. With The Sunday Comics, Saturday Morning Cartoons, Stuffimals, Timeless Studios, Golden Games and Polar Press, Golden Bell illustrates a passion for various mediums and a dream to jumpstart the nostalgia of a time gone by. Their Sunday Comics project merges an age old medium of newspaper strips by fusing it with serialized storytelling of the modern comic age.

Greg Capullo

Greg will be in artists alley selling copies of Batman prints and signing a limited number of comics or items per person from 12:00-2:00 pm.

Limit of up to 3 items per person for Greg to sign

Greg Capullo is a self taught Illustrator and the current artist on the best-selling and highly acclaimed BATMAN series for DC Comics. Prior to that, he was best known for his 80 issue run on Image Comics' SPAWN, created by Todd McFarlane. Other popular comics work includes Marvel Comics X-FORCE and QUASAR (as well as a slew of one-shot titles). He is also the creator of The Creech, a Sci-Fi/Horror comic published by Image Comics.Greg has provided art for Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft, contributed lead character designs for the the award winning HBO animated SPAWN series, was the cover artist for many popular musical groups including Korn and Disturbed, and worked behind the scenes on many projects ranging from toy design to video games for TME.

Jacob Chabot

Jacob Chabot is an Eisner nominated and New York Times Bestselling cartoonist who has worked on various Marvel Comics, Hello Kitty, Plants Vs. Zombies, Spongebob, The Simpsons, and The Mighty Skullboy Army.


Illustrator, graphic novelist, jewelry designer, there is nothing Jess Fink can’t do (except ride a bike.) Her graphic novels for adults including “We Can Fix It” and “Chester 5000 xyv” are fresh, funny, sexy, and relatable.

Dan Hosek

Dan has wanted to create comic books for as long as he can remember. He worked in Marvel Comics' editorial department and was a children's book designer before co-founding Castle Comics to realize his lifelong dream. Castle Comics publishes File 13, a super-powered hero's journey (with a healthy dose of humor thrown in) loosely based on a concept Dan had when he was twelve years old.

T.J. Kirsch

T.J. Kirsch is a cartoonist living in upstate NY. His work has been published by Archie Comics, Oni Press, and Image Comics, and he is the illustrator of the critically-acclaimed She Died In Terrebonne with writer Kevin Church. His most recent graphic novel, with writers Christina Weir and Nunzio Defilippis, is titled Lost And Found: An Amy Devlin Mystery, from Oni Press.

Mark Mariano

Mark Mariano is a Harvey Award Nominated cartoonist from New Jersey. He's an Adventure Time cover artist, a contributor to Aw Yeah Comics!, The Sakai Project from Dark Horse, and Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream. His self-published work includes the family favorite The Other Side of Hugless Hill, the Moonbeam Award-Winning Flabbergast: Science Friction and the amazon.com best-selling Happyloo: Flying Colors. As proud organizer of the traveling Kids Love Comics pavilion for several comic conventions, Mark assembles the roster of super-talented artists, and creates the programming. Being an advocate of comics in the classroom, he enjoys visiting schools and sharing his love of art and storytelling. Mark has been drawing since he was three, and loves reading comics and picture books, making music with The O>Matics, eating ice cream, and watching cartoons.

Shane Moore

Schenectady resident, artist and co-founder of Electro-Magnetic Press. Shane does the art for the comic series “The Omens." The first comic in his new series “Empire Comics” was recently published. Shane is also the artist who created our Electric City Comic Con mascot: Voltage.

Emily Ree

Emily is a Hudson Valley based graphic novelist. Her comic, Anarchy Dreamers, follows the adventures of a group of sparkly kids who came back from the dead! The printing of the first issue of Anarchy Dreamers was successfully Kickstarted by fans in late 2015.

Dave Roman

Dave Roman is the author/illustrator of Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity, writer of Teen Boat! (both Junior Library Guild Selections), and Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery. He has contributed stories to Explorer: The Mystery Boxes, Comic Squad: Recess!, and is the co-author of two New York Times bestselling graphic novels, X-Men: Misfits and The Last Airbender: Zuko's Story. Roman is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts and worked as a comics editor for the groundbreaking Nickelodeon Magazine from 1998 to 2009. He lives in Queens, NY, with his wife, Raina Telgemeier.


Gregg is a regular contributor to Spongebob Comics, wrote the X-Babies: Stars Reborn graphic novel for Marvel Comics, and has worked for Nickelodeon, DC Entertainment, and Disney. His original graphic novel “Pix” features a super-powered teenager who claims to be part fairy princess.

Jen Wojtowicz

Jen is an artist, writer and teacher. She is the author of The Boy Who Grew Flowers, published by Barefoot Books, as well as her independent comics Sleepers, Bunny Girl, and Protection.

Comics Commons

Be sure to visit our "Comics Commons" area outdoors in front of the library. We are featuring comic related artisans, clubs, and organizations.

Penelope Barbalios

Penny is a professional illustrator specializing in clothing, prints, accessories and more!

Capital Region, Anime, Manga, and Cosplay Society

A talented and exuberant group of teens from the Rensselaer Public Library will be on hand to tell you all about their club and show off their Cosplay skills.

The Costumer

Sponsor of The Costumer Cosplay contest. The Costumer rents and sells a variety of Costumes, Wigs, Beards, Dance Shoes, Dance Wear, Costume Accessories, Costume Props, Make-up, Magic, Masks, Mascots, Costume Rentals, Hats, Shoes and Boots, Sexy Costumes, Children Costumes, Holiday Costumes, Santa Clause, Easter Costumes, Halloween Costumes, Theatrical Rentals

Electric City Comics

Founded in 1982, Electric City is the oldest comic store in New York's Capital District with over 70,000 back issues, plus books, comic supplies and action figures. New comics are on sale every Wednesday.

Elphingirl Designs

Knitted goods, jewlery, small stuffed animals, Japanese shopping bags and purses.

Friends of the Schenectady County Public Library

The Friends of the library fund raise and support all public programming at SCPL (among many other things!) Their efforts made our Comic Con possible. They will be selling fantasy, manga, science fiction, comics, graphic novels and other used books to help raise funds for the library. The friends also run the popular Whitney Book Corner used book store on the corner of Union and Clinton St.

Harlequin Rabbit

Headbands, necklaces, hair flowers, corset coffee sleeves

Love Art House

Love Art House is an Arts advocacy organization, encouraging people to get more involved in the arts, and utilizing art to help their communities. To help celebrate Comic arts and this event, they will be giving away comic art gifts from their online art shop, and gift certificates from Electric City Comics located right here in Schenectady.

Sara Hopkins

Sara Hopkins is a full-time artist and bird mama. She is cranky when she isn't drawing or eating good food.