Fantasia Comic Con brings together America’s three greatest mediums under one roof: Pop Culture, Entertainment and Fandom.
Born in Portland, Maine in 1962 Kevin Eastman began drawing at a very young age copying children’s books and reading comics. Inspired by master storyteller Jack Kirby, and later by self publishing creators Richard Corben, Vaughn Bode, and Dave Sim, all of his early work focused more on Science Fiction influences than traditional Superhero style comics.
In 1982, while trying to sell some of his illustrations to local fanzines, he met Peter Laird in Northampton, Massachusetts and the partnership studio; Mirage Studios was formed. Less than a year later in the middle of a late night drawing session, Eastman doodled a new character he dubbed a “Ninja Turtle” to make Laird laugh—several sillier sketches and a final drawing of four characters later “Eastman and Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” had officially entered the universe!
Self published in May of 1984 the first issue sold out of its 3000 copies overnight and quickly became a fan favorite. Catching the eye of Merchandising Agents and Hollywood Producers, Eastman and Laird maintained full control of their creations while guiding them through Toy Licensing, TV Series adaptation, as well as Feature Film exploitation, and by 1989 the TMNT’s were number one in all three categories.
Thanks to “THE BEST FANS ON THE ENTIRE PLANET!” according to Eastman, after 32 amazing years the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles STILL continue to find their way into the hearts and imaginations of kids, large and small.
Currently under an exclusive creator contract with IDW Publishing and IDW Entertainment, when not having way to much fun drawing the TMNT’s, he also launched three new series in 2015/16; Fistful of Blood, Lost Angeles, and Underwhere.
Kevin Eastman resides in San Diego with wife, Courtney (aka First Lady of the Turtles), son Shane, as well as three insane Dachshunds, and two bad kitties.
Fan favorite artist Tony Fleecs is currently hard at work writing and drawing MY LITTLE PONY comics for IDW Publishing. He's a prolific cover artist on everything from Ponies to Turtles, Grumpy Cats to samurai, the world's cutest dog, warrior princesses, vampires, Batmen, Wasps, Santa Clauses and almost everything in between. He lives and works in North Hollywood, CA. His mother says he is handsome."
Jay Fotos, a multi award-winning comics veteran who is currently working professionally in comics industry for nearly two decades on hundreds of projects. To name a few, from Spawn, Sam and Twitch, Godzilla, Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mars Attacks, 30 Days of Night to the #1 New York Times Best Seller series Locke & Key(soon to be a Hulu TV series). Co-creating the ongoing zombie Vietnam series ’68, Frank Frazetta’s Death Dealer and also spearheading the Frazetta Comics line through Image Comics. Fotos is currently working on Godzilla: Rage Across Time, Wynonna Earp(also a SYFY Channel TV series) and Diablo House with IDW publishing and also the much-anticipated RISING REBELS horror series to be released mid ‘18.
Ambrose Quintanilla is a Southern California based writer/cartoonist and creator of comic strips and comic books published by Gopher-it Comics. His work can be found at Facebook.com/Gopherit and GopheritComics.com. His newest comic book, “The Complete Me & The Kid” is out now and available for purchase at his table along with some of his previous comic books. In addition to creating comic strips and comic books, Ambrose has created album covers, DVD art, book covers, T-shirts and character designs for some of the country’s top Stand Up Comedians and is the Official cartoonist of the national stand up comedy competition, The World Series of Comedy. Make sure to like the Gopher-it Comics fan page on Facebook and receive a free Jumbo Sketch card at the show.
EXHIBITORS / SPONSORS
WHY EXHIBIT OR SPONSOR AT CITY OF INDIO'S FANTASIA COMIC CON?
Welcome to City of Indio's Fantasia Comic Con 2018! This is the 2nd event for our sponsors, exhibitors and attendees.
City of Indio's Fantasia Comic Con offers unprecedented opportunities for companies interested in sponsoring or exhibiting.
COMMITED TO THE FANS City of Indio's Fantasia Comic Con meets the needs of the fan first
GREATEST MEDIUMS UNDER ONE ROOF City of Indio's Fantasia Comic Con brings together POP CULTUE, ENTERTAINMENT, and FANDOM
EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME City of Indio's Fantasia Comic Con is a place where pop culture, celebrities, independent artists, cosplay, video games, and most importantly of all, comics come together.
We are offering you the opportunity to be a sponsor for the second annual City of Indio's Fantasia Comic Con, being held at The Riverside County Fairgrounds.This event will be taking place on May, 2018. We are hoping to make this an event to remember and your contribution can help make that happen.
We are offering three levels of sponsorship:
A donation of $900 will get your company name on a small banner at the venue on our website, in our event program, all ads, and 12 passes to the event.
A donation of $600 will get your company name in our event program, ll ads, and 8 passes to the event.
A donation of $300 will get your company name on all the ads, and 6 passes to the event.
Our Booth Prices are as follows:
|10 x 10 Standard Booth||$225|
|10 x 10 Corner Premium Booth||$350|
|Island Premium requires the purchase of 4 standard booths||$800|
|Small Press/Artist Alley Table||$100|
Prices are subject to change with or without prior notice
Placement of your booth &/or table is at City of Indio's Fantasias sole and absolute discretion. Completing and submitting an application is not a guarantee of space or placement.
If you are interested in attending our show and would like an exhibitor application please go to Resources and download the exhibitor application. If you have any questions please contact us at (760)656-0741 or email us at email@example.com.
We look forward to hearing from you.
2018 City of Indio's Fantasia Comic Con Exhibior Application
DOWNLOAD (Updated January 2, 2018)
Swap Meets, Flea Markets, or Special Events Certification
People who sell merchandise in California are generally required to hold a sellers permit. You may not sell at this event unless you have a sellers permit or are not required to hold a permit.