PortConMaine is proud to welcome the Escape from Jesus Island crew as guests for PortConMaine 2015!
The “Escape From Jesus Island” crew:
The Maine-made comic “Escape From Jesus Island” tells the tale of an attempt to clone Jesus that goes horribly wrong, unleashing a horde of cannibalistic mutants and setting into motion the End Times.
Illustrator Mortimer Glum is the co-creator of the EFJI series and revels in bringing nightmares to life on the page. His distinctive, twisted style earned him a nod as Maine’s Best Visual Artist of 2014 by the Portland Phoenix. From his secret lair in the basement of an abandoned asbestos factor near the Canadian border, Mortimer churns out an endless horde of mutant Jesus clones for the pages of EFJI.
Writer/filmmaker Shawn French spent more than 20 years obsessed with his Jesus cloning horror story and looking for an opportunity to bring it to life. Shawn wrote and directed the 2009 horror flick “The Wrong House” and has appeared on film as a variety of monsters, including zombies, serial killers, vampires, and the title character in the upcoming “Amish Devil.” He is writing and co-designing the upcoming EFJI video game and can frequently be seen fleeing from pitchfork-wielding zealots.
Peeter Parkker letters the “Escape From Jesus Island” series and is the illustrator of the upcoming EFJI spinoff web comic, “Mutant Babies.” Bitten by a radioactive turntable at a young age, this Maine-based artist and DJ was imbued with a level of ADHD henceforth unheard of in mortal man. Peeter has sworn to use his superhuman lack of attention span (squirrel!) only for good, entertaining crowds as his alter ego, DJ Thunder.
PortConMaine is proud to announce the return of Eric Anderson as a guest of honor for 2015!
Eric Anderson is a Portland based practical special effects and props artist who owns the company "The Shoggoth Assembly" (Facebook page: http://on.fb.me/1KsdpFp ). He has worked with various films and series such as "Ragged Isle", "The Hanover House", "Damnationland 2015", "How to Kill a Zombie" and many more (IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3903888/ ). He has also worked with local effects-heavy theater productions such as Killer Joe and The Lieutenant of Innismore.
On top of special effects makeup and prop work, he has also sold hundreds of silicone masks and other creations to customers around the world ( http://shoggothassembly.etsy.com ). His work has been featured in numerous photoshoots, bands, films and haunts and he is continually making new and interesting pieces to help you creep out the people around you.
PortConMaine is proud to welcome voice actor Keith Silverstein as a guest of honor for 2015!
Keith Silverstein is a voice actor known primarily for his work in animation and video games. He got his start voicing a number of original characters for Chuck Jones’ Timberwolf series. More recently, he’s voiced Kirby O’Neal in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Captain Gantu in Disney's Stitch!, Mikoto Suoh in K, Zen in Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, and Johan in the SyFy series, Monster. In the video game world, Keith has worked on titles like Batman: Arkham Origins, Shin Megami Tensei IV, Tales of Xillia, Elder Scrolls Online and World of Warcraft, as well as his recurring roles as Zasalamel in Soul Calibur, Hunk in Resident Evil, Bash and Dino-Rang in Skylanders and Vector, The Crocodile in the Sonic, The Hedgehog. Keith is probably best known for his portrayal of Kimimaro on Naruto. Current projects Keith is working on include Monsuno: Combat Chaos, NFL Rush Zone, Slam City, B-Daman Crossfire, Gundam Unicorn and a number of top secret, high profile projects yet to be announced. For more info on Keith Silverstein visit his website at www.keithsilverstein.com, or check out "Keith Silverstein Voice Artist" on Facebook.
The application form for PortConMaine's Artists' Alley will be available on February 1st! Click Here for more information!