Guests. – 2013

Each year Cherry Capital Con is host to a variety of talented and dedicated artists, writers, and industry professionals.

Get your chance to meet them on the convention floor or in one of our intimate panels.

Our C3 2013 guest line up is still growing, stop by regularly for news and updates!


C3 2013 Guest List

Ryan Stegman

Ryan Stegman is a professional comic book artist currently working for Marvel Comics. His credits include  “Superior Spider-Man”, “Fantastic Four”, “Scarlet Spider”, “Incredible Hercules”, “Riftwar”, “Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man,””Incredible Hulk (Red She-Hulk)”, “Sif”,”She-Hulks”, “X-23”, and “Midnight Kiss”.  And lots and lots of covers. Oh, and he likes people.

Freddie Williams

Freddie E. Williams II burst onto the comic book scene in 2005, when he began work with DC on the Eisner Award winning series SEVEN SOLDIERS: MISTER MIRACLE. Since then, he has Illustrated a long list of DC Comics titles, including: ROBIN, the FLASH, COUNTDOWN, 52, BLUE BEETLE, AQUAMAN, JSA ALL-STARS, CAPTAIN ATOM and currently the NEW52 title GREEN ARROW. Freddie is a (mostly) digital artist whose innovative approach to art can be seen in his new how-to book, the DC COMICS GUIDE TO DIGITALLY DRAWING COMICS.

Dennis Hopeless

Dennis is the current writer of Marvel’s “Avengers Arena” and “Cable and X-Force”. Living in Missouri, he spends his days married to a fantastic tattoo artist and being awesome at Halloween.

Nick Pitarra

Nick Pitarra is the artist and co-creator of the New York Times best selling , Eisner nominated series The Manhattan Projects for Image Comics. He has worked for Marvel, IDW, and Image Comics. He’s a pretty nice guy for the most part.

Megan Wilson

Engineer by day & comic book colorist by night, Megan Wilson started coloring comics in late 2012 & has since been published by IDW & IMAGE comics. You can currently see her colors on Riley Rossmo’s Dia De Los Muertos, a super cool TMNT Krang cover , along w upcoming pinups, short stories, and covers.

Ryan Browne

Ryan Browne (pronounced Brown) is an American comic-bookmen who once used his own sock to wipe pizza from his face when no napkin was present. When not cleaning his face or his pizza stained socks, he writes and draws the questionable comics “God Hates Astronauts” and “Blast Furance: Recreational Thief”. In addition, he co-created and drew the spaghetti and western free Spaghetti Western known as “Smoke and Mirrors” for IDW and is the often confused fill-in artist on “The Manhattan Projects” from Image Comics. Currently he is taking over as second banana artist of “Bedlam”—which coincidentally is also published by Image Comics. As of writing this his face is happily pizza free, but the day is young my friends. The day is young…
You can check out his highly questionable web-comic at and follow his wild swearing on Twitter and Instagram @ryanbrowneart

Jeremy Bastian

Jeremy Bastian has been called by many a “crazy” person. His dedication for filling a page from gutter to gutter with delicate detail, whimsical characters, and strange creatures might not seem too far out of the norm. However, Jeremy draws his pages at the size they are printed and does it all with a very small brush. If anything, one might have to blow up the images that pour from his mind, just to be able to see them. His book Cursed Pirate Girl beckons to the 19th century in subject and style.

Bob LeFevre

Bob LeFevre started his professional career illustrating the syndicated newspaper comic strip The Adventures of Aaron, followed up shortly by his own creation Whoopty & Drew. A few of the higher profile books he has worked on are Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and his mini series Aletheia that was published through Shadowline Image.
Aside from staying active in the comic book world Bob has most recently contributed a large amount of design work for new top secret Transformer toys. So, feel free to ask about it but be prepared for rejection.

Joe Cooper

Joe is an American cartoonist from Detroit, MI.
Joe attended the prestigious School of Visual Arts in New York City where he graduated with honors in May 2000. He started working professionally before graduating with titles like the now infamous Baby’s First Deadpool Book, and Ka-Zar for Marvel Comics.
Some past clients include, Dynamite Entertainment, DC Comics, Marvel Comics and Image Comics.
Joe currently draws Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files: Ghoul Goblin for Dynamite Entertainment.

Dirk Manning

DIRK MANNING is best known as the writer/creator of the horror comic series NIGHTMARE WORLD from Image Comics/Shadowline and the inspirational/“how-to” online column WRITE OR WRONG, which has inspired the print collection WRITE OR WRONG: “A WRITER’S GUIDE TO CREATING COMICS” from Transfuzion Publishing. He is also the writer of LOVE STORIES TO DIE FOR (Image Comics/Shadowline), TALES OF MR. RHEE, and upcoming stories in both CRITTER and THE LEGEND OF OZ: THE WICKED WEST from Big Dog Ink. Aside from writing comics Dirk has written several short films for the popular YouTube horror series BlackBoxTV, including “The Hunger,” “The Night Shift” and “Zombie.” Any visit to the comic con is not complete without stopping by to talk to Dirk, especially for those interested in learning the ins-and-outs of creating comics. Dirk lives on the Internet and can be found online at as well as at Facebook and Twitter. Cthulhu is his homeboy.