Gerhard, Perez, Guinaldo, Portacio Highlight Artist Alley at Wizard World Chicago, August 20-23

Billy Martin, Arthur Adams, Neal Adams, Mike Zeck, Phil Ortiz, and Tyler Kirkham also headline lineup of 225+ comics creators at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

Rosemont, OH, July 30, 2015 –(– Gerhard (“Cerebus”), Pere Perez (“Birds of Prey,” “Marvel Adventures Spider-Man”), Andres Guinaldo (“Convergence Harley Quinn,” “Justice League”), Whilce Portacio (“Artifacts,” “Uncanny X-Men”), Billy Martin (“TMNT New Animated Adventures,” lead guitarist/keyboardist, Good Charlotte), Arthur Adams (“Guardians of the Galaxy Team-Up,” “Monkeyman and O’Brien”), Neal Adams (“Batman,” “Green Lantern”), Mike Zeck (“Spider-Man,” “Punisher”) and Phil Ortiz (“The Simpsons,” “Muppet Babies”) headline the roster of more than 225 comics artists and writers scheduled to attend Wizard World Comic Con Chicago, August 20-23 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. It is the 18th trip to Chicago for Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and the 15th event on the 2015 Wizard World Comic Con calendar.

Others in Artist Alley include James O’Barr (creator, “The Crow”) and Michael Golden (“Spider-Man,” “Daredevil”), Mike Grell (“Green Arrow,” “Green Lantern”), Jeff Balke (“Urban Legends”), Andy Brase (“Assassin’s Creed,” “The Incredible Hulk”), Buzz (“JSA,” “Vampirella”), Brad Guigar (“Evil Inc.,” “Phables”), Ty Templeton (“Batman & Robin Adventures,” “Superboy”), Dean Haspiel (“Bored to Death,” “Billy Dogma”), Joyce Chin (“Red Sonja,” “Vampirella”), Simon Bisley (“Hellblazer,” “Judge Dredd”), Danny Fingeroth (“Spider-Man,” “Iron-Man”), Andrew Pepoy (“Batman,” “Star Wars”) and dozens of others.

In addition, all full-price Wizard World Comic Con Chicago attendees will receive a limited edition exclusive variant cover “The Walking Dead #1” comic, drawn by a top Wizard World artist. Comics will be issued at registration while supplies last and VIP attendees will receive an additional black & white sketch version.

Celebrities attending include Norman Reedus (“The Walking Dead,” Boondock Saints), Nathan Fillion (Serenity, “Castle”), Jeremy Renner (Avengers, The Hurt Locker), Stephen Amell (“Arrow”), Billie Piper (“Doctor Who”), Burt Reynolds (Boogie Nights, “Evening Shade”), Ben McKenzie, (“Gotham,” “The O.C.”), Bruce Campbell (The Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) and WWE® Superstar Undertaker®, Randy Orton®, Sting™, Daniel Bryan® and Diva Paige™, Matt Ryan (“Constantine,” Flypaper), Toby Kebbell (Fantastic Four, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Tobin Bell (Saw franchise), Alan Tudyk (Serenity, Wreck-it Ralph), Brett Dalton (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), Caroll Spinney (“Sesame Street”), Emilie De Ravin (“Once Upon a Time,” “Lost”) and many others.

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World Comic Con Chicago show hours are Thursday, August 20, 3-8 p.m.; Friday, August 21, 12-7 p.m.; Saturday, August 22, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, August 22, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

For more on the 2015 Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, visit

About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)
Wizard World, Inc. ( produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also launched CONtv, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM). Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.

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Jerry Milani