U.S. Comic writers participating in Comic Con Chile 2014

Jon Bogdanove
Jon Bogdanove

This year’s Comic Con Chile will be featuring American father son duo Jon Bogdavone and Kal-El Bogdavone over the three day convention. Father and son will be participating in round table activities and autograph sessions with chilean audiences.

On Thursday, May 29th, Jon Bogdanove gave a presentation at the Universidad del Pacífico in Las Condes to the students of the School of Media Studies. Bogdanove’s presentation was about the history of comic books in the U.S. with special mention of his experiences as an illustrator of Superman for Marvel comics. His son, Kal-El, was also available to answer questions from the audience on the rise of digital comics and general aspects of the comic industry.

On Saturday May 31st, the U.S. embassy Public Affairs section is planning a presentation by Kal El Bogdanove on video games at the Universidad Alberto Hurtado (UAH). The audience will consist of ACCESS students and teachers. His father Jon Bogdanove will also be attending as well as the Dean of the Faculty of Education of UAH, Jorge Radic.

Jon Bogdanove

Jon Bogdanove is an American comic book artist and writer best known for his work on Power Pack, Superman: The Man of Steel, and for creating the character Steel alongside writer Louise Simonson in 1993. Bogdavone’s first work for Marvel Comicas was Alpha Flight #32, in March of 1986, and he would then become a regular artist on Power Pack as of #22 in May that same year.

In addition to working on Power Pack, Bogdavone also collaborated with writer Chris Claremont on the Fantastic Four vs. the X-men limited series in 1987 and with Louise Simonson on the X-Terminators series the following year. In 1991 he began drawing for D C Comics and alongside Louise Simonson and editor Mike Carlin launched a new Superman title: “Superman: Man of Steel”.

Bogdavone has participated with his son Kal-El on assorted projects including Hansel & Gretel in 2006 and the Lady of the Isle television series.

Kal-El Bogdavone

Kal-El Bogdavone is a writer, producer, and editor for various games, film, TV, and transmedia fiction. He is the author of the StarCraft short stories Frenzy and the Fightin’ SceeVees.

Comic Con Chile

One of the highlights of Comic Con Chile this year is the participation of the actor Christopher Lloyd. He will be having a formal ‘Meet & Greet’ session with fans at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 31st at the Estacion Maphocho after meeting with U.S. Ambassador Michael Hammer earlier that morning.

Comic Con is an event that brings together thousands of families to enjoy the latest developments in the world of comics, film, television, and video games. It is a unique three day experience held every year in Chile since 2011 and in the United States for 40 years. This year’s Comic Con Chile event is taking place from May 30th to June 1st at the cultural center Estacion Mapocho in Santiago, Chile.

Christopher Lloyd

Christopher Lloyd is an American actor known best for his roles as Emmett “Doc” Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy, Uncle Fester in the Addams Family and its sequel, and Judge Doom in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. In addition to that he rose to prominence in the 1980’s as Jim Ignatowski in the television series Taxi.

He began his career apprenticing at summer theaters in Mount Kisko, New York, and Hyannis Massachusetts. He took acting classes in New York City at the age of 19 and made his New York Theater debut in Fernando Arrabal’s play And They Put Handcuffs on the Flowers and went on to make his Broadway debut in 1996 as well as having many Off-Broadway roles over the next years.

His first movie role was as a psychiatric patient in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Other roles, in addition to his more well-known ones include; Professor B.O. Beanes in the television series Amazing Stories in 1986, Klingon Commander Kruge in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Professor Plum in Clue, and Professor Dimple in an episode of Road to Avonlea.

In May 2013, Lloyd appeared as the narrator and the character Azdak in the Bertold Brecht play The Caucasian Chalk Circle, produced by the Classic Stage Company in New York. Lloyd has won three Primetime Emmy Awards and an Independent Spirit Award, and has been nominated for two Saturn Awards and a Daytime Emmy Award.