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Featured Appearances

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Adassa

From animation to arena performances at Madison Square Garden, Adassa is a bilingual Afro-Latin voice actress, singer, and songwriter. Adassa first emerged as a talent in Mc Donald's national "Me Encanta" campaign and later landed commercial roles with brands like TOYOTA and Proctor and Gamble's Secret.
 

Adassa's dynamic four-octave vocal range and artistry have resulted in features and performances on songs with Pitbull, Flo Rida, Snoop Dogg, Daddy Yankee, Ciara, Missy Elliott, and Luis Fonsi among others.

 

In addition to Adassa's vocal prowess, she is a sought-after lyricist having written for the catalogs of Warner, Universal, and SONY. Today, Adassa is being discovered by popular culture playing a principal role as Dolores in Disney's blockbuster hit "ENCANTO."

Price List:

The following options can be pre-purchased by clicking the buttons below for redemption voucher pickup at the C4 Ticket Will-Call the weekend of the convention. Options may also be purchased the weekend of the show at Adassa's booth (cash only) or at the C4 Ticket Counter via cash or credit card. These prices are not inclusive of the cost of entry into the convention. A valid ticket to C4 2024 is required for entry in addition to any guest experiences purchased.

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Bebe Alkaid

Bebe Alkaid Cosplay is a professional, international and award winning cosplayer born and raised in Northern Michigan. She has been cosplaying since 2015 and has no interest in stopping! Bebe loves to build big foam armor sets that are challenging, detailed and out of this world, but are also strong characters that she admires. She is known as a Master Foam builder.

 

Some of the armor sets she has built include various World of Warcraft, Mortal Kombat, Legend of Dragoon and so much more! Video games are where her heart lies. She loves the complexity of video game fashions.

 

Bebe Alkaid Cosplay has become a positive voice in the cosplay community for body positivity and how to feel comfortable within your own skin (and cosplay). She also loves teaching people about (cosplay) "Builds on a Budget". She has also done various charity work related to her cosplays including the "Street fighter tournament for charity".

 

Bebe has been featured on magazine covers and center spreads, Nerdist, Yahoo has guested with various online and in person conventions all over the country. Along with all those guest appearances, she has also judged more than 50 cosplay contests big and small.

 

She was also named Indie Gamers' Cosplay Creator of 2021 and has nearly 100 cosplays to her name.

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James Anderson

C4 2024 Badge Artist

James Anderson is the creator of the comics Ellie on Planet X and MacFluff. As a child he spent an incredible amount of time preparing to become Spider-Man in his adult life. Though these plans never materialized, his other great pursuit, drawing comics, did. Influenced by his love of dinosaurs, Bugs Bunny cartoons, and Star Wars,

all of these things and more have found there way into his work.

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Seth Damoose

Award winning comic book artist and Eisner nominated Seth Damoose was born from the frozen tundra of Lake Michigan. Seth Damoose entered the world with a salt-and-pepper beard so perfect, that God herself wept at the creation. With a lifelong fascination with drawing and the drive and determination of a Detroit muscle car, Seth set out to carve his niche in the comic world. After being told that his style was more VW Beetle than Ford Mustang, Seth opted to forego traditional training and hone a style the profits would call "Too Cartoony." His clients include Image Comics, IDW, SPP, Devils Due and more.

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Jason Douglas

Jason Douglas is a Northville based, Plymouth raised Michigan author of comics, stage plays, and prose. He has been a public school teacher for the last 24 years, which means that while his entry into the world of published comics is relatively new, fresh, and exciting, he is no spring chicken.  You should not chase him at book signings, conventions, or even on the street, as his knees no longer work the way they once did.


PARALLEL, Jason’s very first published comic, sold out of its initial SPP print run and garnered not one, but TWO Ringo Award Nominations for Best Writer and Best Single Issue or Story.  The story is a dark twisted sci-fi tale in the vein of the most mind bending episodes of Dark Mirror and The Twilight Zone, and is now available in an expanded Special Edition. 

 

Jason’s newest book JANE AMERICAN was just successfully funded on Kickstarter and printed in partnership with Grecko/Comix Well Spring. It is set in historic Plymouth Michigan and is inspired by and dedicated to the life of his late grandparents (long time pillars in the community).  Jane American is 32 pg. one-shot full-color comic book introducing us to Jane's world and exploring the themes of identity, gender, self-worth, and small-town societal norms in post-WWII America.  With hints of beloved stories like Superman For All Seasons and Archie: 1941, Jane American will break your heart, make you cheer, and shock you with a cliffhanger ending that will have you begging for more!

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Jay Fosgitt

C4 2024 Poster/Guide Cover Artist

Jay P. Fosgitt has created comics for many familiar properties, such as SESAME STREET and DREAMWORKS ANIMATION (Ape Entertainment), MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MICRONAUTS, TRANSFORMERS, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES and STAR TREK (IDW), POPEYE (KING FEATURES), ADVENTURE TIME, RUGRATS, THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL, JIM HENSON'S LABYRINTH, THE DARK CRYSTAL and FRAGGLE ROCK (Boom), BETTY AND VERONICA and LITTLE SABRINA (Archie), ROCKET RACCOON AND GROOT, AVENGERS, GWENPOOL, WEB WARRIORS, CHAMPIONS, DEADPOOL, JESSICA JONES, NOT BRAND ECHH. LOCKJAW, SPIDER-GEDDON and DAMAGE CONTROL (Marvel), RUMBLE (Image), and Jay has illustrated several book series for Disney Publishing.  Jay has also written and drawn his creator-owned titles BODIE TROLL, JUNK DRAWER COMICS (Cheeseburger Press), DEAD DUCK AND ZOMBIE CHICK (Source Point Press), and NECRONOMICOMICS (Rue Morgue).

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Jay Jacot

C4 2024 Badge Artist

Jay, a blend of graphic designer, all around artist, and storyteller speaks "comics" as a second language. Jay works from home, doesn't get out much, and enjoys making comics and helping many other creators bring their projects to life like Seeress by Kasey Pierce (Source Point Press), Bodie Troll by Jay Fosgitt, Durontus: The Lost Serpent #2 by Tyler Sowles and Scott Schmidt, and The Instinct for Cooperation: A Graphic Novel Conversation with Noam Chomsky by Jeff Wilson (Seven Stories Press). Jay lives in East Lansing, Michigan with his loving and supportive family. You can find him online at @jacotcomics on twitter.com, instagram, threads, and facebook.

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Steve Lavigne

Steve Lavigne was the very first artist employee hired by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird in 1985 during the original TMNT/Mirage Studios comic run.  He started out lettering the comics, then became colorist for graphic novels and Mirage issue covers.  He also colored a majority of the TMNT Archie Adventure covers.  

 

As the franchise grew into huge success, he became the Licensing Artist & Licensing Art Director.  He was responsible for creating a majority of officially licensed TMNT artwork on packages and products see across basically very medium in the late 80s and early 90s.  He created art for Konami, Pizza Hut, Burger King, to name a few.  If you had TMNT products such as clothing, bedding, backpacks, lunchboxes, greeting cards, birthday party decorations, furniture, or video games, he likely created the art on those items.

 

Steve created the TMNT characters Sergeant Bananas, Cuddly Cowlick, Code Name Chameleon, Screwloose and others.

 

Fun Fact:  Michelangelo’s character/personality is based on Steve.

 

Currently, Steve continues to create covers for IDW TMNT books.  In recent years he’s also created art for Limited Run Shredder’s Revenge and the 2019 TMNT Topps Trading Cards.  He currently appears at conventions and shop signings.  He owns Shellback Artworks which is a Facebook page where fans can view current projects and his event schedule, order commissions and purchase a variety of vintage and new comics/art/memorabilia.  You may find Shellback Artworks on Instagram as well.

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Dirk Manning

DIRK MANNING is the writer/creator of comic series such as the supernatural noir TALES OF MR. RHEE and the genre-bending horror anthology NIGHTMARE WORLD.

 

More of Dirk’s comic work includes BUTTS IN SEATS: THE TONY SCHIAVONE STORY (a #1 Best-Selling Graphic Novel on Amazon), BURIED BUT NOT DEAD (Ringo Award finalist for Best Original Graphic Novel in 2021), TWIZTID HAUNTED HIGH-ONS (Ringo Award finalist for Best Humor Comic in 2020 and 2022), HOPE, THE ADVENTURES OF CTHULHU JR. AND FRIENDS, and ARN ANDERSON: MY LIFE AS THE ENFORCER among others. Now predominantly publishing with Source Point Press (where he also serves as Special Projects Manager), Dirk was an early adapter in using crowdfunding to launch his comics and graphic novels, with his works having raised nearly a half million dollars and counting in pre-sales on Kickstarter alone.

 

Dirk is also the author of the inspirational/how-to column turned book series WRITE OR WRONG: A WRITER'S GUIDE TO CREATING COMICS and has contributed several short stories to the RPG game series CLOCKWORK: DOMINION for Reliquary Game Studios. His screenplay writing credits include the YouTube horror series BLACKBOX TV episode “The Hunger” (directed by Drew Daywalt and featuring Bonnie Aarons and Jon Gries).

When not at his desk writing, touring the comic convention circuit, and/or sampling his way across the best ice cream shops in the world, Dirk can be found online at www.DirkManning.com and on most social media platforms as @dirkmanning.

 

He does not wear a top hat and scarf in real life.

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Darren McCarty

Darren McCarty was born April 1st 1972, in Burnaby, BC. He was raised in Leamington, Ontario where he played for the Southpoint Capitals. Darren continued up the ranks and played for the Belleville Bulls from 1989-1992 and was captain during the 1991-1992 season winning him the Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy as the top scoring right winger. 

 

Darren was drafted by the Detroit Redwings 49th overall in the 1992 NHL Draft. He became the team’s enforcer and a key member of the infamous “Grind Line”. The Red Wings have won 4 Stanley Cups since the 1955,  Darren has been a member of the team for all of them. 

 

Stanley Cup Winner in 1997, 1998, 2002 & 2008

1998 ESPY for NHL Play of the Year

2003 NHL Foundation Player Award

Since his retirement after the 2008 Stanley Cup Championship, Darren has never left Detroit. Seen regularly on Game Day Live for Red Wings Home Games, Hosts a daily show on the Woodward Sports Network , has his own comic book and graphic novels by Mess Bucket Comics, seen on IMPACT Wrestling, and in 2020, co-founded “Operation Valhalla”, a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to veterans and their families.

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Jason Moore

Jason’s most current work is as inker over pencils by TMNT: The Last Ronin artist Ben Bishop on the Image Comics series Drawing Blood which was co-created and is written by legendary Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Co-Creator Kevin Eastman and Elvira scribe Dave Avallone. 

 

In recent years, Jason has been working as inker on many of the Elvira comics series published by Dynamite Entertainment and has been inking variant covers for the wildly popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin - Lost Years mini series, the regular TMNT series and Thundercats. He’s also inking pencils by Immortal Hulk artist Joe Bennett on a number of historical comics mini-series for publisher U.S. Comics.

 

Jason also provided the original cover artwork for the recently collected hardcover and trade paperback editions of 80’s “Outlaw Comic” Faust: Love of the Damned by David Quinn & Tim Vigil.

 

He began his career in comics in 1989 working for Caliber Comics inking The Realm, Deadworld, Caliber Christmas, Caliber Presents, and the Realm/DeadWorld crossover title Realm of the Dead among several other projects. After working at Caliber, Jason began inking for Chaos! Comics on Evil Ernie: Destroyer, Halloween II and Halloween III, co-pencilling Leatherface for NorthStar Comics and inking many titles for Malibu Comics/Ultraverse such as Rune, Mantra, Codename: FireArm, The Exiles to name a few.
 

He worked as inker over Kelley Jones on the comic adaption of the Tim Burton/Johnny Depp film Sleepy Hollow,  as well as Batman: Haunted Gotham and The Crusades… all of which were published by DC/Vertigo Comics. He has also been a long time inker for Kyle Hotz on Spider-Man: The Osborn Journal and many other titles for Malibu, Kingstone Comics and also Eibon Press on Maniac, Gates of Hell, House by the Cemetery and Laserblast.

 

Long before The Walking Dead and Zombie craze that is everywhere these days, Jason was the penciller/inker for the early 1990s Arrow Comics title The Dead which was featured in Fangoria Magazine and was banned in Canada and the United Kingdom and is now featured in the Key Collector app as a rare “controversial comic”!

 

He was the movie poster artist for the  Power of Grayskull: The Definitive History of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe documentary seen on Netflix, inker over Mike Zeck on Great Lakes Comic Con G.I.Joe #224 Variant cover as well as inker over Jim Lawson on Great Lakes Comic Con variant cover of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #78.

 

Jason's also worked with the company Super 7 as inker on mini-comic covers and packaging artwork for the toy line of Masters of the Universe Ultimates featuring He-Man, Skeletor, Teela, Ram-Man and Faker.

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Bill Morrison

Bill Morrison is best known for his work with The Simpsons and Futurama as Creative Director, writer, and artist at Matt Groening’s Bongo Comics.

 

He began his career as an illustrator, painting dozens of movie posters including many for Walt Disney Pictures, such as The Little Mermaid, Bambi, Peter Pan, Cinderella, and The Jungle Book. 

 

When Matt Groening founded Bongo Comics, Bill was on board as art director and drew the very first Simpsons comic. He soon took on the role of Creative Director, editing Bongo’s entire output, and writing and drawing stories and covers. 

 

In addition to his Bongo work, Bill has created thousands of Simpsons and Futurama drawings for T-shirts, video games, posters, toy packaging, books, calendars, limited edition prints, etc. 

 

Bill also worked with Groening on early character designs for the Futurama TV series and served as series Art Director. And he recently worked as character designer and artist on Groening’s Netflix series, Disenchantment.

 

Most recently, Morrison created a graphic novel adaptation of The Beatles Yellow Submarine for Insight Editions, was Executive Editor of MAD Magazine, and is producing more merchandise art for The Simpsons.

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Rahlee Neveu

C4 2024 Badge Artist

Rahlee Neveu (REN) is a comic creator from Michigan, both illustrating and writing his own original comics. He has been world-building and drawing his own characters for most of his life, creating stories for his friends to read and enjoy since he was very young. Though REN has many hobbies - all things D&D, video games, board games, crocheting, fashion - making comics is his ultimate passion, and couldn't be happier with his career path. REN's works include the self-published "The Sacrifice's Purpose" and "Dandy Presents Penny Dreadfuls" (Source Point Press).

 

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Dominic Riggio

Dominic Riggio is the owner of Mess Bucket Comics- a Detroit based, self-published independent company. He is the writer of Rowdy Roddy Piper: The Kilted Avenger, The Arcane Awakening, Donnybrook, and the newly released Darren McCarty: Life is a Grind, Enjoy My Truth.

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Corinne Roberts

Corinne Roberts is an illustrator working in comics and children's books (Bug Bites, Drawing Dragons and the Out and About series). She teaches throughout Michigan and continues her passion of painting in watercolor and pen. You can see more of her work and current projects through her website: corinneroberts<dot>com or social media, Instagram: @corinneroberts123

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Tim Seeley

TIM SEELEY is one of those “slash” people…a writer-slash-artist. He has drawn a number of different comic book series including G.I JOE, HALLOWEEN, WILDCATS and ANT-MAN & WASP. His writing work includes NIGHTWING, MONEY SHOT, SUPERMAN vs. LOBO, the critically acclaimed REVIVAL,  and the NY TIMES bestselling HACK/SLASH.  He resides in Chicago, Illinois with his wife, daughter and 80s action figure collection.

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Gavin Smith

Gavin Smith is a freelance artist from Indianapolis Indiana. He’s worked on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Trek: The Mirror War, Ghost in the Shell, Dead Legends, Heavy Metal Magazine and several other comics. 

 

His 2024 projects include: TMNT: Alpha, Heartpiercer from Dark Horse Comics, Writing and drawing for TMNT: Black White and Green, Covers for a new Godzilla series, and more to be announced! 

 

He is also an alumni and current online studies instructor for the Joe Kubert school.

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K Lynn Smith

K. Lynn Smith is an award winning artist and writer from Michigan. She is the creator of the western comic PLUME, published by Devil's Due Comics, the fantasy adventure FOR GOODNESS' SAKE, and the 1940's supernatural THE HOUSE OF LOWTHER, and has been involved with projects such as GARFIELD: HIS 9 LIVES from Boom!, AFTERGLOW from Space Between Entertainment, HOPE from Source Point Press, and LOOT from Scout Comics & Entertainment.

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Dave Wachter

Dave Wachter has been drawing comic books professionally for 20 years. He just teamed up with writer Tony Fleecs for their newest series: UNCANNY VALLEY, the first issue of which drops this April from Boom! Studios. He’s drawn a ton of Godzilla, and even more Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, for IDW. His creator owned books include the critically acclaimed The Guns of Shadow Valley and Breath of Bones: A Tale of the Golem, both for Dark Horse Comics. Recently, he’s been drawing the insides and outsides of all sorts of books for Marvel Comics, including The Punisher, Planet of the Apes, X-Men Legends, Ms Marvel and Venom, Star Wars, Ghost Rider, Aliens, Spider-Man 2099, and Iron Fist. Dave lives with his family in Pittsburgh, and loves it.

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