David Palumbo


As a freelance illustrator, David Palumbo has provided genre themed artwork for everything from book covers and collectible card games to advertisements and concept design. His work has received multiple honors including several Spectrum medals and a Chesley award and has shown in galleries and exhibitions from New York to Paris.

David Palumbo is represented by Richard Solomon Artist's Representative

Past clients include:

Ace Books, Blizzard Entertainment, Centipede Press, Dark Horse Comics, Daw Books, Heavy Metal, Lucasfilm, Marvel Entertainment, The New Yorker, Night Shade Books, Pyr Books, Roadrunner Records, Rolling Stone Italia, Scholastic, Science Fiction Book Club, Scientific American, Simon and Schuster, Subterranean Press, Tor Books, VH1, and Wizards of the Coast.


Renee Foulks


Renée P. Foulks exhibits her paintings and drawings extensively throughout the United States, and her work is represented in museum, college, corporate and private collections. Solo and group shows include venues such as the PAFA Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Delaware Art Museum and the Oglethorpe Museum of Art in Atlanta. Renée is currently represented by Haynes Galleries, Inc. of Nashville, TN and Thomaston, ME.

After receiving a BFA in Illustration from Moore College of Art and Design in 1980, Renée continued to study painting and drawing at Tyler School of Art, where she received an MFA in 1982. She began her teaching career upon graduation as a full-time instructor and artist-in-residence at Keystone College, LaPlume, PA. Her commitment to education includes 20 years at the University of the Arts (Foundation and Illustration) and over 20 years at PAFA.

Renée teaches courses in Life Painting, Portrait, Narrative and Sequential Drawing and is a Critic in the Certificate/BFA Programs. She serves as Chairperson of the Drawing Department and Co-ordinator of the Fine Arts Illustration Specialization. Renée teaches Painting and Drawing and is a Critic in the MFA Program and also offers courses in Continuing Education.


Carl Potts



For most of his 13 years at Marvel Comics, Carl Potts was an Executive Editor, overseeing 1/3 of Marvel's publications.

Carl discovered and mentored prodigious talents such as Jim Lee, Whilce Portacio, Scott Williams, Art Adams, Larry Stroman and Jon Bogdanov. His creative discoveries include June Brigman and Mike Mignola. When he should have been sleeping, Carl wrote and drew comics, covers, and posters for Marvel. Among Carl's projects was a celebrated run as writer/layout artist on Punisher War Journal and his writing on Venom, Prowler, and Shadow masters. He created Alien Legion and was creator/artist on the Last of the Dragons graphic novel. The Alien Legion screenplay Carl wrote was bought by Jerry Bruckheimer Films.

Carl is currently developing his Last of the Dragons graphic novel as a TV series. Carl has given his seminar on sequential visual storytelling at Pixar, The Society of Illustrators, Blizzard, Blue Sky, LucasArts, Syracuse Univ., Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD), SUNY Purchase, NYU, FIT, Ogilvy & Mather and Psyop. He teaches in NYC at School of Visual Arts and online for Academy of Art University. In October 2013, Carl's book, The DC Comics Guide to Creating Comics: Inside the Art of Visual Storytelling was published by DC/Watson-Guptill (Random House).


Mike Gustovich


 Mike Gustovich began his comics career at POWER COMICS which produced COBALT BLUE and the first appearance of CEREBUS THE ARDVARK. There he was art director and creator/ artist of CB and other characters.

From there he started his own publishing company NOBLE COMICS where he revamped and published COBALT BLUE and came up with what he’s probably best known for, the JUSTICE MACHINE.

Soon after MARVEL and DC recognized his abilities and started giving him work on such title as the DEFENDERS, AVENGERS, NEW MUTANTS, BATMAN and many other titles.

Though Mike has worked for most of the major companies his true love and current passion lies in his own stories and art. His current projects include LIGHTMARE, THE DRAGON PHOTOGRAPHER and posters of his favorite characters and topics.



Mike Manley


Michael is an award winning and 30 year veteran of the animation and comic industry  having worked for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Disney, Cartoon Network and Michael draws the syndicated comic strip, Judge Parker.

 Michael is the editor of  multi-Eisner Award nominated Draw! Magazine, the professional “How-to” magazine on comics and animation.

Michael has also been teaching drawing, Illustration animation and painting classes for 10 years at the University of the Arts, PCAD, DCAD and The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts where he graduated with an MFA.

Michael is an avid plein air and figurative painter and heads a local group of painters, The Philadelphia Plein Air Painters: http://philadelphiapleinairpainters.blogspot.com 

Michael has another blog http://drawman.blogspot.com which covers much of his painting and professional practice and experience. 

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Mark Morales


A graduate of the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in NYC, Mark’s work as a professional inker has brought him national recognition working for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Image, and Chaos.  He has worked on such titles as Justice League, New Avengers, Siege, and Batman/Superman, to name a few, and his work on Thor brought him a nomination for the prestigious 2009 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards in the category of Best Penciler/Inker or Penciler/Inker Team (Marvel).   



Al Gury



He is a recipient of the Cresson Travel Scholarship and numerous grants and awards for painting and arts education, and was designated a master teacher by both The University of the Arts in Philadelphia as well as American Artist Magazine.

A painter of the figure, landscape, still life and portraits, Gury is represented by F.A.N. Gallery in Philadelphia. His paintings have been exhibited at the National Academy of Design in New York, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the National Capitol in Washington DC, Washington and Lee University, the University of Pennsylvania and at galleries across the country.

He is a contributing editor for Per Contra: The International Journal of the Arts, Literature and Ideas, a contributor to a variety of publications internationally and has written two books on the history of color in painting and the history of painting techniques.

Gury teaches Life Painting, Life Drawing and Portraiture in the Certificate/BFA program. He is the Program Director of the After-School Studio Art Program for Philadelphia High School Students at PAFA. He also teaches courses in the Continuing Education program.


Bob McLeod



Bob McLeod is best known for co-creating and illustrating The New Mutants for
Marvel Comics. He began his career with Marvel’s Crazy magazine, penciling
and inking movie and tv satires and the Teen Hulk strip. He has pencilled or
inked all the major characters for Marvel and DC, including Spider-Man (most
notably Kraven’s Last Hunt), The X-Men, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman,
GI Joe, Star Wars, The Hulk, Conan, and many more. Bob also wrote and
illustrated a children's alphabet book, Superhero ABC, published by
HarperCollins, which received starred reviews. He edited Twomorrows' Rough
Stuff magazine and has taught art at the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design.


Neilson Carlin


When he was a boy, Neilson Carlin wanted to be Catholic priest – a strange desire for one raised as a Protestant. However, adolescence brought the realization that his true calling was his other great love: painting.

Neilson completed his undergraduate training at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, receiving a BFA in illustration. He concluded his formal studies privately under figure painter Michael Aviano, a pupil of the legendary instructor and illustrator Frank J. Reilly. Through Aviano, Neilson traces his instructional lineage directly to the Ecole des Beaux-Arts of 19th century France.

Neilson specializes in commissioned sacred and devotional art. After years of working in the commercial and gallery art markets, a conversion to Catholicism prompted him to commit his talents and career to serving the Church. He was one of just four artists commissioned to adorn the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, WI. This 14-month long project culminated in the execution of four, 11’ x 4.5’ multi-figure paintings of Catholic Saints Gianna Molla, Peregrine Laziosi, Therese of Lisieux and Blessed Father Miguel Pro. Other clients include The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Kansas City, MO, The St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul, MN, Our Lady of Guadalupe Roman Catholic Church in Buckingham, PA, Epiphany Roman Catholic Church in Normal, IL, and St. Rocco’s Roman Catholic Church in Avondale, PA.

In addition to his commission work, he has taught drawing, painting, and composition for more than fifteen years at Studio Rilievo School of Painting in Kennett Square, PA. Through Studio Rilievo, he is training the next generation of artists in the representational tradition.

His work has been exhibited at the Arnot Art Museum, the Arts Club of Washington, the Louise Wells Cameron Museum, The Salmagundi Club and the State Museum of Pennsylvania. In 2003, his painting “Transcendence” was awarded First Place in the Still Life category of The Artist’s Magazine’s 20th Annual National Art Competition. In 2004, his painting “Emergence” received Second Place in the Portrait category of The Artist’s Magazine’s 21st Annual National Art Competition. Both paintings were selected from over 12,000 entries nationwide. His work has been published in the Spring 2006 American Artist Drawing Magazine, Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawing and How Did you Paint That? :100 Ways to Paint Still Life & Florals. In 2008, he was the recipient of the First Place award in the Nationwide Juried Catholic Arts Exhibition at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA.


John Wellington


John Wellington was born on January 8, 1961 in Santa Monica, California. He has lived in France, Italy, and New York City where he currently resides. John received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1983 and his MFA at The New York Academy of Art in 1990.

From 1985 through 1993 John Wellington worked as a colorist primarily for Marvel Comics, painting a number of graphic novels such as the Moebius/Stan Lee Silver Surfer, and coloring numerous monthly titles.

John Wellington has taught traditional painting techniques at The New York Academy of Art and privately in his atelier for two decades. He also lectures and teaches painting workshops across the county and runs an en plein air workshop in Paris every summer. His paintings have been in numerous exhibitions and art fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, and Paris. 


Sean Patrick O'Reilly


Sean Patrick O’Reilly is an energetic and passionate visionary who has demonstrated his leadership, creativity, humanity and resourcefulness as a transmedia writer and producer. His vision and storytelling knows no limits, and in true creative capacity, knows no boundaries from medium to medium.


Sean received his B.Sc. in Biology from Simon Fraser University in 1997, and completed his second degree in Education in 1999, at the University of British Columbia. In addition, he finished his M.Sc. in Leadership and Administration at the University of Oregon, in 2002. Sean is currently completing his Doctorate in Management Information Services and Technology. His professional and academic experiences in trans-media have seen him guest-lecture at Harvard University, the University of Southern California (USC), the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Simon Fraser University (SFU). In 2008 he won the Top 40 Under 40 award from the city of Vancouver, and in 2011 won Caldwell’s Top 40 Under 40 across Canada. More recently, he designed a course in transmedia for the UCLA Screenwriters program and Playback’s Top 10 to Watch.


As a lifelong fan of comic books, Sean’s dream was to become a comic book writer. In 2004, he realized that dream by creating and writing Kade, a comic book series that has now gone on to see eight, published graphic novels, and is in the Apple Store. Sean has now written and produced numerous books including two for Simon & Shuster, two for Harper Collins, one for Random House, sixteen books for Stone Arch Books/Scholastic, twenty books for American Girl and the 1000 page KISS Kompendium for Gene Simmons.


In 2008 and 2009, Sean won the Moonbeam Award in Top Children’s Graphic Novel as well as the Mom’s Choice Award, for creating and writing The Clockwork Girl and The Gwaii, respectively. The Clockwork Girl was also Foreword Magazine’s Top Graphic Novel of 2008 as presented at Book Expo America. Furthermore, Sean published Cowboys & Aliens when he worked at Platinum Studios from 2007 through to 2009, which was a summer blockbuster from Dreamworks.


Sean preserves his passion by continuing to write and direct. Sean wrote and produced two movies for Lion’s Gate Films, Circle of Pain and Beatdown. Sean also produced the animated feature film The Clockwork Girl based on his original screenplay. Mighty Mighty Monsters is another graphic novel to film that Sean produced into three 44-minute specials. He is also producing Continuum, based on his graphic novel, with Relativity as well as Amnesia with Sony Entertainment. In addition to writing, Sean has directed and produced the entire thirteen episode season for the animated TV series Kagagi. Most recently Sean wrote, directed, produced and starred in the animated feature film based on his graphic novel, Pixies. Sean’s next goals continue seeing him write, direct and produce the animated feature films Howard Lovecraft & The Frozen Kingdom as well as The Steam Engines of Oz and Avner.



Jon Schindehette


Creator. Mentor. Educator

Though Jon is currently the Creative Director of ThinkGeek Denver and the owner of ArtOrder Publishing, he has a dynamic background that includes serving as Senior Art Director for Dungeons and Dragons during his time at Wizards of the Coast.  After spending much of his career making corporations and brands look good, he is now focusing on helping develop artist careers, empowering creatives to become successful creative entrepreneurs, and enabling creatives to develop their own IP's and take them from the back of a napkin to the hands of their fans.

His list of corporate clients is wide and diverse, including but not limited to, Disney, Fox Entertainment, Warner Brothers, Hasbro, Wizards of the Coast, Harley-Davidson, Microsoft, Kodak, Price Waterhouse, Atari, Activision, Sony Entertainment, Bioware, Bethesda SoftWorks, Crystal Dynamics, and many more. 

He has experience in all manner of marketing and advertising (print, radio, web & TV), product development (video, board, & card games, novels, comics, apparel, hard goods, etc.), entertainment (radio, tv, film, & video games) and environmental design (retail, outdoor, event, etc.)