All-time great pioneer Arvell Jones (Marvel, D.C.), Stuart Sayger (“ROM,” “Micronauts”), Kurt Lehner (“Gargoyles,” “Marvel Action Hour”), Jeremy Clark (“Grimm Fairy Tales,” “Day of the Dead”) and Rick Burchett (“Batman Adventures,” “Superman Adventures”) are among the leading creators scheduled to populate Artist Alley at the seventh annual Wizard World St. Louis at America’s Center, April 5-7. The weekend will also feature many demonstrations and discussions at the Creative Stage, as well as 20+ Gateway City area creators.
Kurt Lehner is always a good time, he takes time out of his day to always do an interview with us at Anime Pad. Every year without fail Lehner comes through Saint Louis with the highest level of cartoon knowledge and history. We can not forget that he is an amazing artist on top of everything else. You really have to stop by his booth!! See the interview here.
Other notable artists and writers scheduled to appear include Ryan Kincaid (“Antoinette,” Upper Deck), Megan Withey (“Myths of Legend”), Trevor Mueller (“Albert the Alien,” “Reading with Pictures”), Ty Templeton (“Batman and Robin Adventures,” “Batman: The Gotham Adventures”), Jerry Pesce (PescEffects), Jim Mehsling (“Star Wars,” Topps) and more.
In addition to Burchett, other St. Louis area creators on hand include Arleana Holtzmann (fine artist), Virginia Kruta (chain maille artist), Angelika Huskamp (mosaics/mixed media), Ashley Harp (fine art), Christopher Wilson (illustrator/colorist), Dr. Secil Schodroski (“The Black Bonnet”), Lisa Pavia-Higel (“Geekery Girl”), Carlos Ruiz (Ink and Drink Comics), Laura Siadak (“Fallen Lights”), Matt Reedy (illustrator/graphic designer), Michael Hartmann (Disney, Cartoon Network) and Kaylee Hartmann, Judy Edwards (MoriaSilver), Jasna Kezic (Moxy Lane crafts), Nathaniel Jones (design), Angelina Fasano (PandaSquid), Nick Minor (Radiant Grey art), Samuel Bazdresch (oil paintings), Sam Richardson (Show Me Comics), Thomas Helton (Summit Stitch), Richard Coryell (Richard Thor Art), Jim Wilson (“Third Contact”), Michael Czerwonka (Wonka’s Marker Art) and others.
Wizard World St. Louis will also include non-stop live entertainment, gaming, exclusive Q&A sessions with select celebrities and autographs/photo ops with with top stars such as Aquaman headliner Jason Momoa, Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings, “Stranger Things 2”), Chris Kattan (“Saturday Night Live,” A Night at the Roxbury), the “Charmed” trio of Holly Marie Combs, Brian Krause and Drew Fuller, Daniel Cudmore (X-Men, Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2) and Thomas Ian Nicholas (Rookie of the Year, American Pie) and more, along with Wizard World’s Master of Ceremonies, Kato Kaelin.
Wizard World events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The fourth event scheduled on the 2019 Wizard World calendar, St. Louis show hours are Friday, April 5, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, April 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.
Wizard World St. Louis is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday evening.
For tickets go here.