Art Baltazar is a super-cartoonist machine from the heart of Chicago! He’s all about the peace, love, and joy. He defines cartoons and comics not only as an art style, but as a way of life. Art started his funky secret art studio in 1994 with his self-published comic book, The Cray-Baby Adventures. Since then, he created other comics such as Gyro-Man, Captain Camel & the Space Chicken, Jimmy Dydo, Lunar Lizard, Meteor Mite, Grimmiss Island, and the famous Patrick the Wolf Boy. This guy shows no signs of stopping! Artie has also had a few gigs with Warner Bros. books and had a monthly comic strip in Disney Adventures Magazine called GORILLA GORILLA! Art has some cool character design skills and created an autobiographical graphic novel called the Big Amoeba. Artie is a creative force behind The Eisner Award-winning Itty Bitty Hellboy and The New York Times Best Selling, Eisner Award, Harvey Award-winning DC Comics Tiny Titans, and artist of The DC Super-Pets children’s book series! Artie also co-wrote DC’s Billy Batson and the Magic of SHAZAM, Young Justice, Green Lantern Animated (comic), and is the artist/co-writer for the historically awesome Tiny Titans/Little Archie crossover and the epic Superman Family Adventures and Super Powers! Plus, the new Superman of Smallville graphic novel from DC Comics! New Famous Cartoonist creations include… Encounter, Gillbert, Big Alien Moon Crush, Drew and Jot, and Powers in Action… true story. This famous cartoonist is Co-Founder of the AW YEAH COMICS comic shop and co-creator of the AW YEAH COMICS comic book series starring Action Cat and Adventure Bug! From small press to mainstream in a heartbeat! BAM! Art is living the dream! He stays home and draws comics and never has to leave the house! He lives with his lovely wife, Rose, sons Sonny and Gordon, daughter Audrey, and pup Jingle Fett Baltazar! AW YEAH COMICS!
Tales of Breaking In
Saturday October 23, 2021 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm | Room: 322
Everyone has a different story about how they got started in comics. Hear the wild and wacky tales from across the decades and companies from Art Baltazar (Tiny Titans), Jamal Igle (The Wrong Earth), Dave Johnson (Pop Kill), and moderator Bob Greenberger.
Sunday October 24, 2021 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm | Room: 321
Tiny Titans, ArkhaManiacs, Ittty Bitty Hellboy, Superman of Smallville, Aw Yeah Comics! Art Baltazar and Franco create comics together that are a joy for readers of all ages. Moderator John Siuntres joins Art and Franco for a look back and a look ahead. Aw Yeah!