See you in 2018!!
Ocean City Music Pier
Ocean City, NJ 08226
2018 Dates TBD
Douglas H. Beckert
Douglas is a local Ocean City artist who is best known for his large whimsical murals like the “Flower Band” on 9th and West avenue. He is also a long time collector of silver age comics and has drawn numerous comics himself over the last 40 years. Mr. Beckert has been a fan of cosplay since his first Batman utility belt in 1969 and has designed and sewed steampunk costumes at Stockton College. His work is full of nature themes reflecting his dedication as a naturalist. Douglas will be working on his new comic “A Whale” and be creating some of the first pages during the OC ComicCon for the onlookers.
Eric is a Sci-Fi/Superhero author from New Jersey with a series of published books called Knight Seeker that take place in the modern Tri-State metropolitan area. Knight Seeker is an up to date cutting edge superhero character that takes the readers and fans on a heart pumping adrenaline rush of excitement and adventure. The comics and novels are a must read for any fans of Sci-Fi and Superheroes. The next series of books has just started with his new release called Star Enforcers which are a mixture of Star Wars and Star Trek philosophies, it is a most read for either fans. Co-writer Miles Simon. Eric himself enjoys his time at comic book conventions and doing discussion panels on the future of comics and novels. He also enjoys wearing costumes of his characters from the books that he writes. If you're looking for some new spice in your world of comics and novels then Eric M. Cooper is the guy to go visit at any convention.
Paris Cullins is a master penciler who started his professional career in 1979, always knowing from a child this is who he was going to be. He drew primarily for DC Comics, most known for his work on The Blue Devil, The Blue Beetle, Forever People miniseries, and his rendition of Jack Kirby's New Gods and Wonder Woman series. Paris has pretty much worked for everyone in the industry: Marvel Comics, Image Comics, Archie, Harvey, Nintendo, Defiant, Atari, and Tundra...illustrating comic covers, card art, game packaging, storyboards, and toy design.
Most recently, Paris is working on a web comic for his long-awaited character Marcus Arena, in addition to creating comic series The New Devil and The Afro Punks with several independent comic book companies.
Now taking advanced commissions.
JOE DEL BEATO
Philadelphia born artist/inker Joe Del Beato's works are well known for inks and cover illustrations for Marvel/Hasbro's GI Joe: Order of Battle toy line art, Justice, Cloak and Dagger, Sectuars, and Avengers. Joe is also known for his extended works for DC's Atari Force and the ever so popular MASK and Who's Who: The Definitive Directory to the DC Universe.
Joe now lives in Atlantic City, where he teaches after school programs on comic book illustration to school children at the public library.
He has been a fixture in comics since 1978 with credits including Marvel, DC, Big Bang, Image, Heavy Metal and more. His film work includes the original Heavy Metal film, 'Spider-Man 2 & 3″, Captain America, the Avengers, and season 1 of The Walking Dead... as well as a few horror films. In the past few years, Gilligan rejoined the sketch card arena and has provided cards for Upper Deck, Breygent Marketing, Cryptozoic Entertainment, Cult-Stuf, and many others, including producing a variety of card sets for the Mac and Trouble comic book, being released this year. Gilligan has worked on such licenses as: Dr Who, Night of the Living Dead, Planet of the Apes, Vampirella, Dracula, Sherlock Holmes... also: Marvel and DC trading cards, MLB and NFL, and more. Currently, The Adventures of Mac and Trouble can be seen in comic books, a news strip for publications and newspapers, and soon a online feature.
Mackenzie is 15 years old.. She attended Brony Con this past summer as a guest artist. She is also working on her first coloring book and a comic story.
Freelance Artist, Garland Holloman is on a mission. Garland calls it his ArtStar Tour, each year Garland attempts to network and reach more people with his artwork. Being an established artist, he has won the title of South Jersey's Best Graphic Artist and he is also a certified Copics Marker Designer. Garland is coming off an amazing year of doing various Comic Con appearances, hosting art nights and doing numerous commissions. Still planning his upcoming book release, Garland is an ArtStar at Artist Alley all over and hopes that you select some of his art to join your collection. Garland Holloman is a motivated and inspiring artist. He has won multiple art awards, certified in Graphic Design & Print, also earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Media Arts & Animation. With over several years doing freelance work, as time continues his work is always improving with time. He has been blessed to work with a few celebrities doing branding art and caricatures.
It started at the age of 3, while illustrating Spider-Man on the back of an uncolored page from a coloring book. Since then, Philip McNulty has been bringing his 90's comics influenced style into such outlets like William Shatner's Man O War, Kevin Smith's SModCo. Cartoon show, and Marvel's X-Men. Quite Simply, Philip McNulty is an animator, illustrator, and comic book geek.
While working as an Animator / Graphic Artist for a local gaming company, Don J. was asked by the Sundance Channel if he would like to do a weekly comic strip for their new blog. Having grown up loving movies he jumped at the chance. All he needed was an idea. One day, while arguing with a fellow co-worker in the cube next door about the latest blockbuster, it came to him and Films Vs Movies was born. The strip ran for two years until the blog ended. Now it appears every Tuesday on its own website.
Bob Petrecca started his comics career in-house at Marvel Comics as one of John Romita's Raiders in 1990 and has since freelanced his abilities on titles such as Captain America, Thor, Doctor Strange, Toxic Crusader, Hyperkind (with Paris Cullins), What If, Spider-Man, and Wraitheart. Also for DC Comics: JLA, Aquaman, Action Comics, Batman Confidential, Batman/Superman, Birds of Prey, Green Lantern, Justice League Unlimited, and even Scooby Doo (also with Paris Cullins!)
Bob has also brought his abilities to Upper Deck where he has done full color Marvel art, as well as paintings for Fox's "Firefly: the Verse" 10th anniversary card set and the "Firefly Legendary" card game.
Currently, he is hard at work on another batch of cards for Marvel/Upper Deck as well as bringing to life a very special comics adaptation to rock band The Dear Hunter's album: "Act II: The Meaning Of And All Things Regarding Ms. Leading."
After time well spent at both the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art and the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Luke Petrecca is hitting the ground running with work for Upper Deck, The Dear Hunter, and this year's OC Con limited edition shirt!
Tom Schloendorn is a freelance inker who has done work for Imperium Comics on their flagship title "Trailer Park Of Terror" as well as working on an upcoming title. He's also done inks for Mike San Giacomo's "Phantom Jack: The Nowhere Man Agenda",and the award winning(*) "Tales From the Starlight Drive In.".
Tom is also a senior contributor to the Inkwell Awards, which is a nonprofit dedicated to promoting and educating what inkers do in comics.
Along with inking, Tom has also started working on Lego inspired recreations of classic and iconic comic images called "Project Mini Fig.".
Neil has been telling stories in comic books professionally now for just over 33 years - In 1984 he was assigned the Japanese cartoon based Robotech series for Comico Comics. This led to Neil co-creating "Eagle" with his partner, Rich Rankin. Neil and Rich self-published Eagle for several years through their own label, Crystal Comics.
As time went on, Neil was lucky to have gotten work in the mainstream books, including: "Superman Adventures", "Tarzan the Warrior", "Untold Tales of Spider-Man", "Strange Encounters", "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", "Jonny Demon", "Teenagents", "Congorilla", "Ninjak", "Parliament of Justice", "The Black Forest 1 & 2" (Bob Tinnell, Todd Livingston, and Neil won Rondo Awards for both volumes), "The Wicked West 1 & 2", "Flesh & Blood" (Bob and Neil won a "Ghastly Award" for Best Original Graphic Novel), and "Doctor Strange: From The Marvel Vault #1".
Neil has left out quite a few due to space and humility.....well, OK, just space.
Neil also did chapter illustrations for two film books: "In All Sincerity, Peter Cushing" by Chris Gullo, and "Vincent Price: The Art of Fear" by Denis Meikle.
Vokes has recently finished new "Eagle" and "Death's Dark Angel" books, along with "Dark Tales from the Vokesverse" (among others) with writer Jack Herman through the American Mythology company.
Original artwork, prints, & commissions
Tina Marie Marrero
Prints of fan art, & commissions
Original artwork, prints, & self-published comics
Drawings, paintings, & prints
Prints, original artwork, sketches, & commissions
Meet Our Vendors
Mary & Dan Campbell
Comics, graphic novels, non-sport cards & collectible books
NJ Toys and Collectibles
Action figures, statues, apparel, vintage & modern toys
Comic books and action figures
Tin signs (super heroes)
Collectibles - sports, records, coins, and comic books
Toys: LEGO compatible, action figures & comic related items
Silver to modern age comic books
Posters, comics, magazines & view masters
Golden Age to Modern comics, comic memorabilia and toys
Cinsearae S. Reiniger
Comic/gothic/steampunk-themed accessories, dolls & books
Vintage toy vehicles/replicas and other collectibles
Jewelry from repurposed leathers
Comic books and t-shirts
OC Con Rules
Parking: For a list of parking lots, click here.
Getting to Ocean City: For directions, click here
OC Con General Admission Tickets: This ticket will grant general access to OC Con.
· General Admission (Adult): $10 per day or $15 for both days.
· General Admission (Child, 12 and under): $5 per day or $8 for both days
Please be respectful to ALL competitors, attendees, vendors, staff, volunteers and judges (We reserve the right to eject or disqualify anyone who does not show courtesy and respect during the event). Ocean City Con reserves the right to revoke, without refund, anyone who does not comply with the general rules and policies.
Ocean City Con is a Family-Friendly environment for all ages. Please, keep your content to PG and no cursing or inappropriate behavior, attire or merchandise. With that being said here are some general rules and policies:
The following are not permitted for sale at the Ocean City Con:
1. Functional firearms (including air soft guns, BB guns, paintball guns, etc.)
2. Realistic replica firearms (including reproduction, fake or toy guns, etc. that can be confused for functional firearms).
3. Functional projectile weapons (including blow guns, crossbows, silly string, sling shot, etc.)
4. Sharpened metal-bladed weapons (including axes, daggers, knives, swords, etc.)
5. Explosives (including fireworks and firecrackers)
6. Chemical weapons (including mace, etc.)
7. Blunt weapons (including props brass knuckles, clubs, etc.)
8. Hard prop weapons (including props made of metal, wood, glass, etc.)
9. Instruments that cause excessive noise levels like grenade whistles or horns.
11. Aerosol mustard