Here you can find listings and bios for all the SPECIAL and FEATURED GUESTS appearing at the London Super Comic Con, taking place at the ExCel Centre in London, on the weekend of the 20th and 21st February 2016.
This listings are correct as referenced to the London Super Comic Con website – we do not hold any responsibility to any errors in the listings, please do contact us if you do spot any changes that do need to be made. Biographies are taken from the LSCC website – all photo credits belong to them, unless stated (we have taken some pics of out own, you know!)
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Please find links, under the bios of the relevant artists, to interviews, recordings and features that we will be posting regarding the individual guest. We hope you enjoy!
Brian Bolland is a multiple Eisner-award-winning British comic artist. He is best known as one of the definitive Judge Dredd artists and for drawing the genre-definingBatman: The Killing Joke with Alan Moore. He was the penciller of Camelot 3000, Batman: Black and White(which he also wrote) and numerous other titles. Bolland has contributed coversZatanna. DC collected these covers as Cover Story: The DC art of Brian Bolland. He also writes and draws the Actress & the Bishop story from time to time. More recently he has contributed covers to DC’s Dial H, Superman Unchained, Batman & Two Faceand Judge Dredd for 2000AD. Currently Bolland is working on a picto-memoir. Future projects include a Graphitti Gallery Edition of the Killing Joke which will reproduce his original artwork from Killing Joke at actual size.
CB Cebulski is a writer, editor and Senior Vice President for Marvel Comics. He began his comics career editing manga in Japan whose influences he later introduced to Marvel in titles such as Marvel Mangaverse. He has written various titles for Marvel such as The Loners, Marvel Fairy Tales, X-Infernus, The Runaways andWhat If?. For Image Comics he penned creator-owned titles, Drain and the autobiographical anthology, Wonderlost.
His editorial role at Marvel included international talent scout and recruitment and these days as Senior VP his remit includes international business development.
Cebulski is a prolific tweeter and as a self confessed foodie, has a blog devoted to his epicurean adventures.
Frank Cho is an award-winning and critically acclaimed writer and illustrator. He is best known for his newspaper comic strip series Liberty Meadows as well as for such titles as Mighty Avengers, Shanna the She-Devil, X-Men, and The Hulk for Marvel Comics. Frank’s work is noted for his precise figure art, illustrations of beautiful women, humorous writing, and adventure stories. He is currently under exclusive contract to Marvel and has just completed writing and drawing the new ongoing Savage Wolverine series. When he’s not working on Marvel projects, Frank free-lances as a writer and designer for movies and video games.
Canadian artist David Finch began his 20 year career working at Marc Silvestri’s Top Cow on titles includingCyberforce, Ascension and Aphrodite IX.
From there he moved to Marvel and drew Ultimate X-Men with writer, Brian Bendis. The pair’s next transitioned on to a popular run on Marvel’s premiere super team, The Avengers and then The New Avengers.
Finch has also drawn Death of Captain America: Fallen Son, a relaunchedMoon Knight with novelist Charley Huston and the Ultimatum crossover series with Jeph Loeb. He is an in-demand cover artist, having contributed covers to titles such as World War Hulk, X-Men: Messiah Complex and the X-Infernusmini-series.
In 2010, he moved to DC as an exclusive artist drawing flagship character,Batman. During this time he also turned his hand to writing Batman: The Dark Knight. He has also collaborated with Geoff Johns on Justice League of America and Forever Evil. In 2014 he began collaborating with writer and wife Meredith on iconic female heroine, Wonder Woman.
Outside of comics Finch has produced cover artwork for band, Disturbed and production designs for projects such as the Watchmen movie.
Humberto Ramos is a Mexican comic book writer/artist, best known for his work on Crimson, Spectacular Spider-Man and Amazing Spider-Man. He began illustrating comics professionally at Milestone Media in 1994 before joining DC Comics as regular penciler onImpulse. In 1996 he started working for Marvel Comics before co-founding the Cliffhanger imprint with Joe Madureira and J. Scott Campbell where he released Crimson and Out There. In 2001, Ramos worked on Peter Parker: Spider-Man before creating Revelationsfor Dark Horse Comics. 2006 saw him working on various X-titles includingWolverine, New X-Men and X-Men before joining writer Terry Moore onRunaways. Since 2011 Ramos has drawn Spider-Man in both Superior Spider-Man and Amazing Spider-Man and he has more recently been a cover artist on Spider-Island.
Marv Wolfman has created more characters that have gone on to television, animation, movies and toys than any other comics creator since Stan Lee. Marv is the writer-creator of Blade, the Vampire Hunter, Bullseye, the prime villain in the 2003 movie, Daredevil, Deathstroke, the main villain in the first two seasons of the CW’s Arrow TV show, which he created for DC’s best-selling comic, New Teen Titans which was also adapted into two runaway hit shows on the Cartoon Network. Some of his other characters have been seen in Man Of Steel as well as The Guardians Of The Galaxy and still more are in both the Supergirl TV show as well as Superman VS. Batman: Dawn of Justice.
Marv writes video games. His script for his most recent published game: Epic Mickey 2, was nominated for a WGA writing award for Outstanding Video-game Script. He has also written the video games for Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters, Superman Returns, DCU-MMO, Flash and Dark Knight among others. He also writes animation and has story-edited many shows including Transformers, Adventures of Superman, Monster Force and more. Marv also writes novels; his adaptation of Superman Returns won the industry’s “Scribe” award. His newest novelization is Batman: Arkham Knight. His first non-fiction book, Homeland, The Illustrated History of The State of Israel won the National Jewish Book Award among others. Marv is also a recipient of the Will Eisner Hall of Fame Award.
Marv was Editor-in-Chief at Marvel Comics, senior editor at DC Comics and founding editor of Disney Adventures magazine and created many characters for these companies and others. Marv was also Editorial Director for 15 graphic albums for the educational market, targeting high school students who read with a 3rd-5th grade level. He was given a special commendation by the White House for his work on three anti-drug comics for the “Just Say No” program.
Marv is married to his lovely wife, Noel, and has a wonderful daughter, Jessica, from his first marriage. Marv & Noel also have an obstreperous Keeshond dog named Elle Dee Deux (L.D.) who is currently chewing on everything that is and isn’t nailed down.
Mike Zeck is a comic book artist who has worked with all the major comic publishers. He is best known for his work on Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars, Captain America, Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt, The Punisher, Deathstroke the Terminator and Shang Chi, Master of Kung Fu. Zeck’s first work in comics was, in 1974, on the animated and horror lines for Charlton Comics.
In 1977, Zeck began working for Marvel Comics on the popular Shang Chi, Master of Kung Fu. In 1981, he began a three-year run on Captain Americawhich he left to draw the best selling Marvel mini-series, Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars, on which he designed Spider-Man’s black & white costume. In 1986 he began one of his best-remembered associations when he illustrated the highly successful Punisher mini-series. His work on Punisher is considered to have propelled the character to flagship status at Marvel.
In 1987 he collaborated with JM DeMatteis on what is considered one of the key Spider-man storylines, Kraven’s Last Hunt, and features regularly in reader’s polls of the most popular Spider-man stories.
During his time with Marvel, Zeck provided art for many pivotal Marvel works, including The Punisher, G.I. Joe, and the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe. His artwork also appears in The Spectacular Spider-Man, The Defenders, Solarman, Power Man and Iron Fist, Marvel Tales and The Savage Sword of Conan.
Zeck’s work for DC Comics included Deathstroke the Terminator, Batman, Legends of the DC Universe, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, Green Lantern and collaborated with Mark Waid on the Kingdom Come sequel, The Kingdom.
His official website can be found at, http://www.mikezeck.com
David Aja (1977) is a guy who started drawing when he was a kid just like everybody else, but he hasn’t stopped yet. He earned a five-year degree in Fine Arts (Design and Audiovisuals specialty), worked as an illustrator (in press, magazines, books, design, publicity), and then started doing comics, which is like writing with pictures or drawing with words. You may know Hawkeye, Immortal Iron Fist, Daredevil, or Wolverine for Marvel among others. He’s won Eisner, Eagle, and Harvey Awards for his work. He is not too much in person.
Heather Antos was born with secret aspirations to become the next James Bond. However, since her lack of British heritage has pushed that dream aside she now spends her days as the girl who will never grow up as an Assistant Editor at Marvel, working on the Star Warsuniverse titles and Deadpool books. She also likes tacos… a lot.
Heather will not be situated on a table, but will be performing portfolio review and panels
Mahmud Asrar first came to the attention of Jay Faerber in 2007, which led to him co-creating Dynamo 5 for Image comics. Asrar followed this up by working onShe-Hulk: Cosmic Collision with Peter David, Nova, War Machine and Adventure Comics. He drew the reboot of Supergirl, as part of the new DC 52 before moving onto Ultimate Comics: X-Men and subsequently Indestructible Hulk and Wolverine and The X-Men for Marvel. Asrar recently penciled the Brian Michael Bendis penned All New X-Men, and now is working on All-New All-Different Avengers again for Marvel.
Insanely detailed illustrator and creator of Cursed Pirate Girl, Jeremy’s ornate artwork and whimsical storytelling has won him many fans.
He has also worked on the Guild: Tink one-shot for Dark Horse Comics, Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard for Archaia Entertainment and the upcoming Under the Moons of Mars: New adventures on Barsoom for Simon and Schuster.
Simone Bianchi was born and lives in Italy. After working for the European market for several years, he did art for the DC miniseries, Shining Knight. He then created covers for a number of DC series, includingGreen Lantern, Batman and Detective Comics, and the interior pages for Green Lantern #6.
Since 2006 he works exclusively for Marvel on title such as: Wolverine, Astonishing X-Men, Thor: For Asgard, Uncanny X-Force, Thanos Rising, New Avengers, Thor and Loki The Tenth Realm. For Marvel he has redesigned the X-Men official costumes.
His works have been exposed at the Galerie du 9eme Art in Paris, at the Chuck Jones Gallery in San Diego (CA), at the Museo d’Arte contemporanea in Perugia (Italy), at the Cart Gallery in the Historical Center of Rome (Italy) and at the Danese/Corey gallery in New York.
He is currently working on 6 issues of Amazing Spider-man, starting from #1.1
British comic artist best known for his work on the acclaimed Marvelman (Miracleman in the US) with Neil Gaiman and for his Eisner-award-winning work on the superb Fables for Vertigo for which he has been the regular artist for 9 years. Other renowned works includeShade the Changing Man with Peter Milligan andHellblazer. Buckingham has worked on many Marvel titles including Generation X, Ghost-rider 2099 and his successful run, Peter Parker: Spiderman.
Howard Chaykin is an award-winning writer/artist who began to work in comics in the early 1970s after serving as an apprentice to both Gil Kane and Neal Adams.
Chaykin penciled the original Star Wars comics adaptation for Marvel and later went on to DC and their first mini-series, World of Krypton. Following this he produced work for Heavy Metal and graphic novels based on the work of authors such as Alfred Bester and Michael Moorcock.
During the 1980s Chaykin launched the critically acclaimed series, American Flagg! for First Comics which he wrote and drew and then the Time2 graphic novels. In 1986 he revamped The Shadow for DC, before going on to create the explicit and controversial Black Kiss for Vortex Comics. During the 90s he drifted away from comics as he became more involved in television.
More recently Chaykin has most notably written Die Hard: Year One for Boom Studios, Black Kiss II, Avengers 1959 for Marvel and re-boots of older characters, this time of Buck Rogers and The Shadow again, for Dynamite. He has produced new art for the re-launched Star Wars comic and is currently working with Matt Fraction on Satellite Sam for Image Comics.
Ian Churchill has worked professionally in the comic book industry for over 20 years. Debuting on Marvel’s X-Men titles, he has illustrated Cable, Deadpool, The Avengers, Superman, Supergirl, Teen Titans, Red Hulk, The Ravagers, Richard Starkings’ Elephantmenand his own group of supernatural heroes, The Coven. His creator-owned character, Marineman, published by Image Comics, received a prestigious Eisner Award nomination. Revenge, a collaboration with acclaimed broadcaster and comic creator Jonathan Ross, also published by Image comics further established him as an independent creator. Churchill is currently working on Marineman volume 2 as well as working for other big name comic companies and also has more creator-owned projects in development. His original artwork is available to purchase at ianchurchillart.com.
Katie Cook is an American illustrator, cartoonist and writer. She is one of the main writers on the wildly successful My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic comic series published by IDW. Katie has done licensed work for DC, Marvel and The Jim Henson Company working on various Star Wars titles, Lord of the Rings andFraggle Rock. Alongside her published work she is well known for her popular ongoing web comic series Gronk: A Monster’s Story.
Steve Dillon began his professional art career at the age of 16 drawing the lead story in the first issue of Hulk Weekly. Shortly after, he was working on Doctor Whowhere he was responsible for creating the popular character of Abslom Daak. Dillon then joined Warrior magazine where he drew Laser Eraser & Pressbuttonas well as an early Marvelman (Miracleman) story with Alan Moore. In 1988 he co-created and edited Deadline magazine.
The early 90’s saw him drawing primarily for DC, where he illustrated runs onAnimal Man, Hellblazer and a hugely popular 66 issue run on Preacher from 1995 – 2000 with co-creator Garth Ennis for Vertigo.
At Marvel, Dillon has illustrated lengthy runs on Punisher Marvel Knights, Punisher MAX, the Punisher v Bullseye mini-series, Wolverine Origins andThunderbolts. More recently he is drawing an upcoming issue of Scarlet Witchand a new run on Punisher, penned by Becky Cloonan which should see publication in March 2016.
Eisner-nominated artist, Duncan Fegredo has illustrated comics for pretty much all the major publishers. He is probably best known today for his work on Mike Mignola’s Hellboy and continues to collaborate with Mignola most recently on Hellboy: The Midnight Circus. Fegredo’s big American breakthrough was the painted prestige series, Kid Eternity for DC with Grant Morrison. He has also had a string of collaborations with Pete Milligan, published through Vertigo, including Girl, Face and Enigma (finally back in print now) andScarecrow. For Marvel, he has drawn Spider-Man and X-Force, again with Milligan. He also drew a Jay and Silent Bob series written by Kevin Smith.
Fegredo is currently drawing MPH, co-created with Mark Millar, soon to be adapted for the big screen and recently dabbled in movies as lead storyboard artist on Darren Aronofsky’s Noah.
With an Honors degree in Ecology and a Bachelor of Education, Meredith Finch might seem like an unlikely choice to take on the title of writer for one of DC Comics most iconic characters. That is until you learn that she is married to international, best-selling comic artist David Finch. A mother of three boys, Meredith has been steeped in the world of comics since meeting Finch in 2009.
In February of 2014, Meredith segued from comic wife to writer when Tales from Oz: The Cowardly Lion was published by Zenescope Comics. She continues to write for Zenescope with such credits as the 2014 Grimms Fairy Tales: Swimsuit Edition and Tales of Terror: Issues 3 and 5 and most recently theLittle Mermaid mini-series.
November 2014 saw Meredith team up with her acclaimed husband David to become the new creative team on DC Comics’ Wonder Woman. Her humanistic take on Wonder Woman, in combination with David’s dynamic art makes this book a must read for comic fans young and old.
With over 20 years in the comic business, Gary has drawn Hulk, Dr Strange, X-Men Unlimited and other X-Men titles. Moving onto DC he worked on Birds of Prey and Supergirl. Image was next and worked on the wildly popular Gen13 before moving back with Wildstorm studio to DC. His first creator-owned concept was Kin for Top Cow before moving onto the influential Rising Stars with J Michael Straczynski and Midnight Nation. The Avengers with Marvel was next followed by Supreme Power, covers for Amazing Spider-man, Silver Surfer, Black Panther and Avengers: Finale. In 2007 he again moved to DC working on Action Comics, Superman: Secret Origin, Smallville andBatman: Earth One.
Spanish-born artist Juanjo Guarnido is an Eisner-award winner notable for his work on the Blacksad series and his animation work. His early work included several local fanzines, and illustrations for Spanish Marvel publications. In 1990 Guarnido moved to Madrid to work in an animation studio where he met his future scriptwriter Juan Diaz Canales. He then moved to Paris in 1993 and was employed by Walt Disney Studios as a layout man and animator on films like ‘Tarzan’, ‘Hunchback of the Notre Dame’ and ‘Hercules’. In his spare time, he began creating comics with Canales. This eventually resulted in the launch of their critically acclaimed anthropomorphic black cat detectiveBlacksad, the first book of which was published by Dargaud in 2000. Guarnido’s film noir-inspired comic is inhabited by a great many remarkable and unusual animal characters, including anthropomorphic cameos of famous persons and a wide range of reptile villains. The much lauded series is published in a wide range of languages around the world. Guarnido was also the cover artist and illustrator of the final installment for Pierre Boisserie’s collective science-fiction series Voyageur published by Glenat. With Canales’s wife, Teresa Valero, he co-created the heroic fantasy children’s series Sorcellieres, which is published by Dargaud.
He has won a number of international awards for Blacksad including Eisners in 2011(Best painter/multimedia artist) and 2015 (Best US Edition of International Material) for the Dark Horse edition of Blacksad: Amarillo.
R. M. Guera is the nom de plume of the Serbian born comic book artist born in ex-Yugoslavia but now living in Spain.
His Yugoslavian comic debut was in 1982 with Elmer Jones, a Western series written by Dragan Savic whom he again collaborated with on Texas Riders.
Over the years Guera has been a successfully published not only in Serbia, but also Spain, France and the United States, with his artwork having been published in several books including the French series Le Lievre de Marswritten by Patrick Cothias and Antonio Parras for publisher Glenat, an adaptation ofÂ Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, Batman Eternal and the long-running critically acclaimed Native American crime series, Scalped with writer Jason Aaron, for DC/Vertigo which is now being collected as a series of deluxe hardcovers.
He is currently drawing new Image series, The Goddamned with Jason Aaron.
Born and raised in Rome, Emanuela left her career as biotechnologist to work in the world of comics. She first started working in Italy on the noir series L’Insonne and then moved into the US market, working on several titles including Angel and Star Trek for IDW, a Superman story on JLA 80 Page Giant for DC Comics and X-Factor for Marvel, written by Peter David and where she’s had her longest run as a penciller. More recently she has worked on titles such as Archer & Armstrong, Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps for Valiant,World’s Finest for DC and Thor: God of Thunder for Marvel. She is currently the artist on both Supergirl and Supergirl: Futures End. Lupacchino also creates character designs for role-playing game books and is the cover artist for several publishers in Europe and the US.
Eisner-Award-winning artist, Alex Maleev, is a comic book illustrator of Bulgarian descent. He has collaborated with Brian Michael Bendis on a number of projects including: Marvel Comics’ series Daredevil Vol. 2, Todd McFarlane’s Sam and Twitch series, Spider-Woman and on the four part Halo: Uprising miniseries from Marvel Comics. Maleev also drew the art for the comic book The Crow: Dead Time, The Crow: Flesh & Blood, The New Avengers “Illuminati” special, New Avengers, Civil War: The Confession, Scarlet and Moon Knight as well as covers for Daredevil: End of Days and most recently a poster for Netflix’s new series Jessica Jones.
Francis Manapul is a New York Times bestselling comics creator and an award-winning writer and artist based in Toronto, Canada. In 2011 he was awarded the Joe Shuster Award for Outstanding Artist of the year, as well as an Inkwell Award of that same year. Best known for his work on DC Comic’s New 52 The Flash, he took over the creative duties on Detective Comics in the spring of 2014. His past work for DC includes Adventure Comics, Superman/Batman, Legion Of Super-Heroes, and The Flash. He’s also worked on Iron Saint, Necromancer, Sept Guerrieres, Tomb Raider, The Darkness, G.I. Joe, and Witchblade. He was also a TV presenter on History Channel’s Beast Legends.
Clay Mann is currently working as a cover artist for Marvel and DC Comics. His recent work includes such titles as Batgirl and Batman Eternal for DC along with the new Axis event for Marvel. Clay also provides the monthly interiors to Valiant Comics re-launch of Ninjak. His past works and highlights include: Gambit (2012),X-Necrosha (2010), Magneto: Not A Hero #1-#4, X-Men Legacy: Emplate, X-Men Legacy: Collision, X-Men: Age of X, X-Men: Prelude to Schism, Dark Reign: Elektra, Thor: Ages of Thunder, Thor: Man of War and Heroes For Hire: Ahead of the Curve.
After graduating at the Scuola Internazionale Di Comics of Rome, David Messina worked in the animation business (storyboarding and character design) and graphic advertising. His first work in comics was as a colourist for Devil’s Due’s Voltron and G.I.Joe Frontline, the art and colours for the prequel of Cla$$War for Com.X; and art direction for Scarabeo Publishing’sArcana Mater (in additionÂ to drawing the first issue of the series).
Messina’s work for IDW has included drawing the covers for and penciling the interiors of Angel, True Blood and a variety of Star Trek titles including the prequels Countdown and Countdown to Darkness and the tie-in to JJ Abrams’s movie. For Marvel he has worked on Ultimate Spider-Man, Ultimate Wolverineand Wolverine and the X-Men. Other work includes Image’s Popgun and creator-owned The Bounce with Joe Casey.
He is currently working on IDW’s relaunch of ROM with Christos Cage and Chris Ryall. Messina also founded the KaijuClub Studio along Valerio Schiti, Emanuel Simeoni and Paolo Villanelli.
Ben Oliver broke into comics in 2000 with a brief stint at 2000AD before joining young upstarts Com.X for whom he illustrated Puncture. He moved into the American market in 2003, and has worked for both DC and Marvel Comics on titles as varied as The Authority, Vigilante, The Losers, Ultimate X-Men, Young X-Men, Ghost Rider, Batwing and Action Comics. Most recently Ben worked on Multiversity – The Just, with Grant Morrison. He is currently working with Andy Diggle at Dynamite on the upcoming series Control.
Ben also turned One Direction into superheroes in the movie One Direction: This Is Us.
Tom Palmer is an award-winning and critically acclaimed inker for Marvel Comics during the 1960’s and 70’s. He is best known for inking Neal Adam’s legendary runs on The Avengers and Uncanny X-Men. He is widely considered to be the definitive inker for Gene Colan’s work having inked lengthy runs of Doctor Strange, Daredevil and Tomb of Dracula. He has also inked the pencils of John Buscema while collaborating on The Avengers and John Byrne’s entire run on the X-Men: The Hidden Years. Palmer’s inking style is widely considered to have influenced a whole generation of inkers that would follow, including Klaus Janson, Josef Rubinstein and Bob McLeod.
Yanick Paquette is a Canadian comic book artist who has worked for a number of publishers including Marvel, DC and Topps Comics. Among the titles Paquette has worked on are Space: Above and Beyond, Wonder Woman, Adventures of Superman, Gambit, Codename Knockout, Gen13, Seven Soldiers: Bulleteer, Civil War: X-Men, Ultimate X-Men, Young X-Men, Batman Incorporated and Swamp Thing. He has recently completed the soon-to-be-released Wonder Woman: Earth One written by Grant Morrison.
Drawing comics professionally since the age of fifteen, the Eisner-Award-winning Sean Phillips has worked for all the major publishers. Since drawing the likes of Hellblazer, Batman, X-Men, WildC.A.T.s, Marvel Zombies, and Sleeper, Sean has concentrated on creator-owned books including Criminal, Incognito and Seven Psychopaths. Sean recently drew Fatale with writer Ed Brubaker and now is working with him on The Fade Out for Image Comics.
Sara Pichelli currently lives in Rome, Italy. She’s best known for first illustrating the Miles Morales version of Ultimate Spider-Man. After starting her career in animation as character designer and storyboard artist, Pichelli entered the comic book industry working for IDW Publishing as assistant of the artist David Messina on the Star Trek series and Elena Casagrande on Ghost Whisperer, before joining Marvel Comics in 2008 after being discovered in an international talent search, named ChesterQuest. After working on several Marvel titles, such as NYX, Namora and X-Men, Pichelli was hired as the main artist on the second volume of Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man. In September 2011, Pichelli won an Eagle Award and Harvey Award for Favorite Newcomer Artist; and two 2012 Stan Lee Awards for Best Newcomer Artist and Best Artist.
In 2014 she was among the new Marvel Young Guns.
She recently worked on the title Guardians of the Galaxy (relaunching Angela, the beloved character from Spawn’s universe, with an arc written by Brian M. Bendis and Neil Gaiman) and All New X-Men.
Croatian-born artist, Esad Ribic began his career as an animator and drew comics on the side as hobby. The collapse of the studio meant he had to fall back on his hobby for a living. After some small press gigs his first break was the Four Horsemen mini-series for DC in 2000. This led to work at Marvel where his first assignment was a rush fill-in on X-Men: Children of the Atom. Since then he has worked primarily for Marvel, illustrating the likes ofWolverine, Silver Surfer: Requiem, Sub-Mariner and Loki, where he started painted interiors, and Uncanny X-Force with Rick Remender. More recently he has been illustrating Thor: God of Thunder with Jason Aaron as part of Marvel Now. 2015 has seen the publication of blockbuster, Secret Wars III with Jonathan Hickman.
Maria Laura Sanapo is a penciler, inker and designer from Italy. After taking a degree in foreign languages (English, German and Spanish), she attended two years of the International School of Comics in Florence before deciding to do an apprenticeship with her master and companion Marco Santucci. Maria become a comic book artist, publishing her first work for the Italian publisher Ed Inkiostro. In 2014 she started penciling/inking for publisher Big Dog Ink, where she worked on the title Ursa Minor. In 2015 she has had work published via Dynamite Entertainment, inking covers by Emanuela Lupacchino and via Titan Comics, inking the pages of Egle Bartolini in Penguins of Madagascar. More recently she has penciled/inked the cover to Faith #3 published by Valiant Entertainment and penciled and inked the interiors to DC Comics Bombshells #6. She is currently working on a very special interior comic book project…
Alex Saviuk started his professional career at DC Comics in 1977 after studying sequential art with Will Eisner at The School of Visual Arts in NYC. Within a few short months, he became the regular artist on Green Lantern and The Flash. He also drew Superman, Hawkman, Aquaman, The Atom, and Air Wave, among others.
In 1986, Saviuk moved over to Marvel filling in on Iron Man and various covers eventually becoming the penciler on Defenders of the Earth. Then, after successfully filling in on Amazing Spider-man, he started a 7+ year run on Web of Spider-man followed by 2 more years on Spider-man Adventures.
Other work has included penciling the last 12 issues of The X-Files for Topps Comics, penciling a run on the Spider-man Sunday newspaper strip and assisting his mentor Will Eisner on The Spirit Meets The Escapist published by Dark Horse in 2005. In 2004, Alex also worked on the graphic novel Feast of the Seven Fishes nominated for an Eisner award in 2006 and penciled a Stan Lee created book called The Mighty 7 published by Archie Comics.
Ryan’s first art job was to do covers for Markosia including Starship Troopers and Midnight Kiss. He then found himself at Marvel working as the penciller and inker for the Raymond E Feist series Magician Apprentice which he worked on from 2006-2009. Ryan became exclusive to Marvel in 2010. He did various work for Marvel on titles such as Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Sif, and X-23 before his memorable work on the “Man Hunt” series for She-Hulks. In 2011, Ryan contributed to Fear Itself: Deadpool series before becoming an artist for The Amazing Spider-Man series as well as assorted off-shoots. Ryan also drew for Superior Spider-Man and Scarlet Spider series during that time, both of which have direct ties to the death of Peter Parker.
Ryan has also contributed to numerous other Marvel series, including Fantastic Four, Avengers Vs. X-Men, and Moon Knight. More recent work has included the “Rogue Logan” series for Wolverine with Paul Cornell, 2013’s popular new re-launch series Superior Spider-Man with Dan Slott & Humberto Ramos, andInhuman with Charles Soule. He also regularly provides variant covers for various Marvel titles.
Ryan is also regular cover artist for both Zenescope Entertainment and BOOM Studios.
Cameron Stewart is currently the co-writer, layout and cover artist for DC Comics’ popular revamp of Batgirl. Perhaps best known for his collaborations with Grant Morrison on Seaguy, Batman and Robin, Seven Soldiers and Multiversity: Thunderworld Adventures, over the course of his career he has written or drawn many comics including BPRD, Assassin’s Creed, Amazing X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Other Side, and many more.Â His original graphic novel Sin Titulo won Eisner and Shuster Awards and was nominated for Eagle, Harvey and Stoker Awards. He is currently illustrating the highly-anticipated sequel to Fight Club, with original novelist Chuck Palahniuk, from Dark Horse Comics in May 2015.
Barbara (Babs) Tarr is currently the artist on DC’sBatgirl which she helped revamp, along with Cameron Stewart and Brendan Fletcher, to considerable acclaim.
She attended art college in Baltimore gaining a degree in illustration.
Tarr had been popular for her fan art of Sailor Moon and was contacted blind by Cameron Stewart about drawing for DC comics. She was certainly interested but admitted that with her manga influences she’d never drawn a traditional sequential comic book page before. With Stewart’s guidance, Tarr submitted sample pages which led to the Batgirl gig. The title has been lauded for the revamped character and lighter tone, with an emphasis on the detective aspects.
She was originally working to Stewart’s layouts but now has graduated onto doing her own layouts now. Tarr was shortlisted for an Eisner Award in 2015 for Best Penciller/Inker.
Jill Thompson is a multiple Eisner-award-winning artist and writer. She is best known for her work on Sandman, her creator-owned Scary Godmother series and Magic Trixie. In 2011, she won the National Cartoonist Society named her Best Comic Book Artist for Beasts of Burdenpublished by Dark Horse.
Thompson began her comic career in the 1980s working for such publishers as First Comics and Now Comics . She started working for DC in 1990 as artist onWonder Woman and her work for DC has been across many titles notably Sandman and Dead Boy Detectives.
Neil Gaiman recruited Thompson after he’d seen a drawing she did of Death for a fan. She initially illustrated the Sandman story “The Parliament of Rooks”. Within this tale she created the characters Li’l Death and Li’l Morpheus. She then drew the Brief Lives story arc from issues 41-49. She has since written and illustrated several stories featuring the Sandman characters. These include the manga-style book Death: At Death’s Door, one of DC’s best-selling books of 2003, and The Little Endless Storybook.
In 2005 Thompson wrote and illustrated the Dead Boy Detectives, an original graphic novel based on two minor characters from Sandman. Thompson’s creator owned series Scary Godmother, originally published by Sirius Entertainment and later by Dark Horse Comics has spawned two television specials: Scary Godmother Halloween Spooktacular and Scary Godmother: The Revenge of Jimmy.
She has created, written and illustrated a number of children’s books includingMagic Trixie.
Thompson is a wrestling fan and has designed the ring attire for WWE wrestler Daniel Bryan.
John Totleben is an award-winning artist who is best known for his intricate work on the Alan-Moore-pennedSaga of the Swamp Thing run for which he won a number of awards and then Miracleman.
He was born in Erie, Pennsylvania and in 1977 attended the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Arts. His first professionally published work appeared in the January, 1979 issue of Heavy Metal magazine.
Totleben staked out his claim to fame as artist/inker on the now classic mid-1980’s horror title, Saga of the Swamp Thing. Along with writer Alan Moore and co-artist/penciler Stephen R. Bissette, Totleben helped to establish a new, high-water mark for horror comics with his moody, highly textured and obsessively detailed approach to inking. While working on Swamp Thing, he instigated the creation of John Constantine. He went on to illustrate Miracleman Bk 3 Olympus, again with Alan Moore and in 1988, with Stephen Bissette he co-created the horror anthology Taboo, in which, From Hell debuted.
Over the years, Totleben has worked on numerous other comic titles including1963 , Vermillion, The Dreaming, The Legend of the Green Flame, Ultimate Marvel Team-Up and X-Men Unlimited. Totleben has also produced numerous painted and line art covers for Swamp Thing, Miracleman, The Return of Tarzan (Dark Horse), Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and several others.
Well before he ever put pencil and pen to paper as an artist, Scott Williams was a long time comic book fan and collector. Merging his love for the medium with a passion for drawing and doodling, Williams embarked on a 30 year award winning career at Marvel Comics, working on such titles as Strikeforce Morituri, The Punisher and eventually teaming up with studio mate Jim Lee for a record breaking run on Marvel’s flagship title, The X-Men. This led to a long term collaborative partnership between Lee and Williams that includedWildcats for Image comics, and the now classic Batman: Hush storyline for DC Comics. More recent projects include writer-driven books like Frank Miller’s All Star Batman and Robin and Scott Snyder’s Superman Unchained. As much as he continues to enjoy collaborating with top artists as an inker, he also loves to put pencil and brush to paper in creating his own unique imagery, as he recently did for Frank Miller’s Dark Knight 3 first issue variant cover. Next up for Williams is inking Jim Lee on Dark Knight 3 covers and the DK3 mini comics fourth issue.
Scott will be situated at the Scotts Collectables Tables D514-D518