Bob Hall


Bob Hall had a long association with Marvel Comics, where at one time or another he drew most of the major books and characters such as The Champions, Spiderman, Dr. Doom, Conan, Thor, The Fantastic Four, The Submariner, Captain America, PSI Force, The Avengers and The New Mutants. He was the artist for the West Coast Avengers mini-series and was the primary artist on the original Squadron Supreme. He drew movie adaptations of Willow, Dark Man and the notorious first Captain America movie as well as pencils and inks for the graphic novel, Emperor Doom. Bob was an editor at Marvel in 1979.

For Valiant he wrote and penciled the monthly series Shadowman, wrote Timewalker and then created Armed and Dangerous, a black and white “comicbook-noir” series.

For DC he wrote and drew the Batman graphic novel projects, Batman DOA, I Joker and It’s Jokertime. 

In 2017, he wrote and drew an educational fantasy about the measles virus for the University of Nebraska called Carnival of Contagion. 

He just finished drawing a ten page comic, Phantom Flight  for the rock group, Sound of Thunder and  drawing two variant covers for Valiant.  He is currently developing a comic/story book for Bryan College of Health Sciences.


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Dan Severn has captured the attention of fight and wrestling fans all over the world since his 1994 debut in the Ultimate Fighting Championships [UFC]. Dan is known as “The Beast,” a name given to him by Jim Brown during one of his many fights in the UFC. The native of Coldwater Michigan has accepted all challengers in any no holds barred, or professional wrestling events. On May 17, 1996, Dan was crowned the UFC Superfight Champion in his home state of Michigan. He defeated “The World’s Most Dangerous Man,” Ken Shamrock to regain the title. Dan is the only triple crown UFC champion in the sport today. He has won two eight-man tournaments and “The Ultimate Ultimate 1996”, which pitted champions and runner-ups against each another to determine the true champion of the sport. 


Bishop Stevens

 Bishop Stevens is a former WCW-WWE pro-wrestler turned actor in 2014. As a wrestler Bishop trained with the legendary 8 time Champion Harley Race and signed with World Championship Wrestling which was later purchased by the WWF (now the WWE). Early in his acting career he appeared on some of the hottest network and cable television shows including AMC's The Walking Dead, FOX's Empire, NBC's Chicago PD before landing his 1st guest starring role on the Verizon go90's hit political series Embeds starring Don Tieri and Alexis Zalar. 

In the last few years Stevens has become known as one of the mid-west fastest rising movie actors landing roles in 9 major Hollywood motion pictures with 4 being released throughout 2018 Nicolas Cage's-Mom and Dad, Chance the Rapper's-Slice, Colin Ford's-Family Blood, Tim O'Leary's No Good Heroes.  Bishop also landed starring roles in three other Hollywood films being released in 2018-2019, the 1st developed by High Point Pictures also starring veteran actor Michael Pare' called LockDown. The 2nd developed by Homesick Media called Thy Neighbor a multi award winning film soon to be released. The 3rd a LGBTQ award winning film starring Ellen Page called My Days Of Mercy . And for you comic-book fans look out! Bishop Stevens will star in the live action version of Marvel artist and character creator Tom Rasch's THE STEAMPUNK ADVENTURES OF SALEM TUSK presently in production. 

Lorenzo Lizana



Lorenzo Lizana  is an artist and toy designer with a focus on the design, development and production of unique characters, illustrations, toys and art objects for the entertainment industry. His work can be seen in national print and TV advertising campaigns and toy stores. He has 25 + years of character design and product design experience and specializes in comic book art and storytelling.

David Gordon


David has written and created IP for Lion Forge Comics, Rampage Jackson, Scott Steindorff, and Nick Cannon. His creative credits include Rampage Jackson: Street Soldier, Trimaxx, Quincredible, Sympathy for the Soul (script adaptation), Make Believe (script adaptation) and more.  

David is the creator of Kwame Hightower and Quantum University. He released his first independent OGN, Kwame Hightower and the Man with No Name in late March of 2018. The story introduces the rambunctious 12-year-old Kwame Hightower who becomes the king of England after he draws Excalibur from the sacred stone and the ensuing adventure! David has recently begun work on his next graphic novel Kwame Hightower and the Exiles of Kalatheaa and is actively promoting his books through touring, posts on social media, speaking engagements and teaching workshops on visual storytelling. 

Daphne's Adventures by Jackie Nelson



Jackie has published the first edition in a series of fiction books titled "The Power Within" which follow the story of her daughter, Daphne, as she uses her Autism as a strength to fight zombies.

Jacob Bouvet



Jacob Bouvet is a writer, zinester and toy photographer born and raised in Springfield, Illinois. Jacob is also the co-host and organizer of Springfield's monthly comic creator meetup,

He has had work published in several comics’ anthologies, including the sci-fi romance anthology, Speculative Relationships, and the giant monster anthology, Colossal Chaos from Stache Publishing. Jacob has also self-published the first issue of the kung fu, science fantasy mini-series Ko Gaine and is currently writing the ongoing romance, drama webcomic BURN, at  

You can see some more of his other comic work at

Todd Black



Todd Black is a comic writer and author, having published works for the last five years. He's written superhero comics, fantasy comics, Disney/Pixar style adventure books, and even some Sherlock Holmes mysteries. His dream is to write more and more stories, and he won't stop until there are no more left in his head. 

William Schlichter


William Schlichter is an award-winning screenwriter and author specializing in science fiction and the phantasmagorical world of the undead. His popular No Room in Hell and Silver Dragon Chronicles series are fan favorites, and he enjoys spending time on the convention circuit.

His full-length feature script, Incinta, is a 2014 New Orleans Horror Film Festival finalist, a 2015 Beverly Hills Film Festival finalist, and an Official Selected finalist in the 2016 Irvine Film Festival. William also placed third in the 2013 Broadcast Education Association National Festival of Media Arts for his TV Spec Script episode of The Walking Dead.

William Schlichter 

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Bradley Potts



Bradley Potts was a longtime fan of comic books and RPGs, Brad began playing Champions: The Superhero Role-Playing Game in 1989, developing many characters and stories. The dream of creating a comic book first emerged in 1995 with the production of the first ever Stalker comic. The dream would have to wait, though, until 2011, when circumstances were right.

Teaming with comic legend, Trevor Von Eeden, Brad wrote and produced the four issue origin story, Stalker: Donning the Mask. Over the years since, Brad has worked with several artists to keep the comic going: Sara Richard, Blake Wilkie, George Freeman, Wilfredo Torres, Michel Fiffe, Mindy “Indy” Steffen, Jamal Igle, and Marcos Gratao. Recently, primary illustration duties have been taken by Brazilian artist, Fabio Silva.

Brad now publishes a number of webcomics; Stalker, Gateway Legends, Enemus, Hellenistic Mysteries and Super Cat.

John L Davis IV


Along with the independently published American Revenant zombie apocalypse series set in and around Hannibal, Missouri, he dabbles in horror, thrillers, and science-fiction, mostly in short stories. 

John has written several short screenplays with plans to eventually script a feature-length film. He is also one of the founding members of the website, where members delve into all things post-apocalyptic, from survival skills to flash fiction and much more. 

Amy Hale



Since childhood, best-selling and award-winning author Amy Hale has been creating exceptional stories that summon a whirlwind of emotions and inspiration unto the reader. She loves creating characters and worlds from nothing but her imagination and a few glasses of wine. Her popular paranormal series The Shadows Trilogy has earned multiple awards, as have the Havenwood Falls books, of which she is a participating author. Her love of the written word has not only resulted in her writing some of her reader’s favorite adventures, but has also manifested itself in the form of some seriously overloaded bookshelves. She’s convinced it’s not a sickness.

She debuted her first fiction novel in 2015 after retiring from 13 years of non-fiction writing for various online entities. 

For the last couple of decades, she’s also carried the titles of Laundry Goddess, Chef, Butt Wiper, Soother of Temper Tantrums, and in more recent years, Moderator of Sarcastic Eye-rolls and Sass. She resides in Illinois with her husband and two grown children who claim they are never moving out. Regardless, they are the center of her universe, although her cat believes otherwise.

If she had any spare time, she’d love music, photography, watching Mystery Science Theater 3000 with her family, and long rides on the back of her husband’s motorcycle.

DJ Jeremy B



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DJ Jeremy B, aka Jeremy Blacken, has been the life of the party for over 10 years. He started spinning backyard parties on the shores of Hood Canal near Seattle, Washington and has landed here in the Midwest.

Costumers for Christ



A non-profit ministry dedicated to sharing the Gospel with our fellow geeks and sharing God's love with our communities. Costumers for Christ visits cancer patients at major Children’s Hospitals, helps out local charities organizations (like Children’s Miracle Network and Relay for Life), reads to excited children at elementary schools and local libraries, and volunteers our time at church events like Awanas and Vacation Bible School. The primary focus of our ministry, though, is the outreach we do at comic-book conventions all over the country, where we give away thousands of copies of The Amazing Gospel, a comic book adaptation of the life of Jesus, along with other superhero-inspired devotional tracts, coloring pages, and more. And we do it all while dressed as our favorite superheroes!



Time to “Suit Up”!

Heroes for Kids will be attending the Big River Comic Convention 2019…

The group features a dedicated group of cosplayers that brings together costumed heroes and villains, law enforcement, firefighters, and military members to bring smiles to kids’ faces and bolster community relations.

They also help raise funds for various causes, including Relay for Life, Alzheimer’s, Back-stoppers and dementia research to name a few.

Ryan Raham


 Ryan Raham is an actor from Los Angeles who currently resides here in the Midwest. Ryan started his acting career in theater where he starred in productions such as Oklahoma and Hairspray. After high school Ryan studied acting for the camera under Maria Mayenzet who taught him everything he knows today. Now Ryan is known for his roles in commercial work, independent films, and web series. Ryan hopes to debut his own personal web series at the Comic Convention. 

Midland Empire Ghostbusters


 The Midland Empire Ghostbusters is a nonprofit cosplay group focused on volunteering and, of course, anything Ghostbusters.  Since formally establishing the “franchise” in January 2018, the five founding members—Neal, Crystal, Dustin, Nick, and Rickie—have volunteered for charity and assisted with other nonprofit groups’ fundraising efforts, and they continue to look for other ways to help.  Most recently, the team introduced their newest addition: the Ecto-1M, autographed by Ernie Hudson himself. 

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Umbrella Corporation Southern Kansas Hive


For Immediate Release!

A Message from the Wichita Hive:

The Wichita Hive is proud to be coming to Hannibal. Come out and help support this first year con and help it grow. Sgt Monkey and The Boss are looking forward seeing you all!!

The Southern Kansas Hive was formed in Wichita Kansas to locate, identify, capture and return Umbrella corporate assets.

Since the outbreak we have had our hands full removing the infected from the general population and attempting to make contact with former employee Janus Prosoero code name ALICE in an effort to create a cure for the t-virus that was released during an attack on a company lab.

We are always looking for fresh recruits and lab techs so if you would like to join the worlds largest pharmaceutical and research company feel free to contact one of our friendly local agents for an interview, Umbrella Corporation. Our Business is Life Itself.


Arleana Holtzmann


We LOVE her work and you will too! The amazing and talented Arleana Holtzmann.

Arleana is a St. Louis Based Fine Artist and Fan Artist. She's involved in several local Artist Groups and Events. 

View artwork, events and everything else at, or follow her on Instagram @arleanaholtzmann