Home Con News WCA 2015: CCI announces second wave of guests for WonderCon Anaheim –...

icon - a wondercon anaheim thumbnailThey may now be wrapping up the Comic-Con International offices for the festive season but this doesn’t mean they can’t sneak one last piece of official business out of the door before turning out the lights: a second wave of talent has been announced for next April’s WonderCon Anaheim.

And it’s a cracking collection of creative talent, too – following on from last weeks ‘first wave’ announcement – including such names as Becky Cloonan, Kevin Maguire and a young upstart by the name of Neal Adams) – CCI have rolled out five more fantastic special guests to add to the roster, as revealed on the official CCI Toucan Blog (which celebrated its second anniversary recently, as it happens. Keep a weather eye on the SDCC Google+ Community Toucan Blog category for all the latest updates from the Toucan, as well as our own Twitter feed, as we post new Toucan updates as soon as they’re live…)


Here we go, then: presenting the WonderCon Anaheim 2015 Second Wave:

profile - darwyn cookeDarwyn Cooke (writer/artist, DC: The New Frontier, Richard Stark: Parker series of graphic novels): A Canadian cartoonist and animator, Cooke’s projects DC: The New Frontier, The Spirit, DC: Solo, and Richard Stark: Parker have each won multiple Eisner Awards. Since his last appearance at WonderCon, Darwyn has produced the Parker series of graphic novels adaptations and Before Watchmen: Minute Men and Silk Spectre; he is currently working on a number of soon-to-be announced projects.

profile - greg hornGreg Horn (cover artist, Marvel Comics): Greg was instrumental in ushering in the digital cover artist craze of the 2000s—which is still prevalent today—winning Wizard magazine’s People’s Choice Award for Best Cover Artist in 2004.  Currently, he is working on the coveted Gamestop account for Marvel Comics. His remarked versions of Amazing Spider-Man #1 and Death of Wolverine #1 are among the highest auctioning modern-age books of all time. In the past year, Horn has provided covers for some of Marvel’s biggest releases such as Avengers and The Guardians of the Galaxy. Recently, he teamed with The Walt Disney Company on their Top 10 Apple iTunes app Marvel: War of Heroes.

profile - braden lambBraden Lamb (Adventure Time artist and color artist): Lamb grew up in Seattle, studied film in upstate New York, learned about vikings in Iceland and Norway, and established an art career in Boston. Now he draws and colors comics, and wouldn’t have it any other way. Braden and his wife and art partner Shelli Paroline are the series artists for the Eisner- and Harvey-award-winning Adventure Time comic book published by kaboom! studios, written by Ryan North.

profile - shelli parolineShelli Paroline (artist, Adventure Time): Shelli escaped early on into the world of comics, cartoons, and science fiction. She has now returned to the Boston area, where she works as an unassuming illustrator and designer. Her credits include the Eisner award–winning Adventure Time comics, The Midas Flesh, Ice Age, and Muppet Snow White. As well as his long-time artist partner, Shelli is also the wife of Braden Lamb, to whom she got married to in 2013.

profile - babs tarrBabs Tarr (artist, Batgirl): Barbara (aka Babs) Tarr grew up in sunny and beautiful Charleston, SC. She attended the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, where she received her BFA in illustration. She currently is settled west in San Francisco, where she is living the dream working as a full-time freelance illustrator! Her work includes art for Cartoon Network, Hasbro, Disney, DC Comics, BOOM!, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe, ImagineFX magazine, Juxtapozed.com,io9, Kotaku.com, ComicAlliance.com, Gallery Nucleus various shows, and SupersonicElectronic.com.

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