Toshio Maeda is the renowned creator (art/story) of the popular anime/manga "Urotsukidoji" and "La Blue Girl" among others. Born and raised in Osaka, Japan, at 16, he rebelled and ran away from home to Tokyo to become a professional artist. At age 20, he made his debut as a pro in Japan's notoriously tough-to-succeed-in manga industry. He has been working 'hard' to thrill readers and fans ever since. At the con, he will be selling original art and illustrations from his various works.
You can check out Toshio Maeda's Wekapedia, and link to his personal website here: "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toshio_Maeda"
As a special bonus, Mr. Maeda will be bringing his original Manga art to sell to the fans of Big Wow! a Rare chance to own original art from such a famous Japanese Artist.