Category Archives: Comic Guests

Sara Richard

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Appearing: Fri l Sat l Sun

 

Sara Richard is an Eisner nominated artist for the children’s book “Kitty & Dino” (Yen Press) Sara is also the artist of the DC Collectibles Justice League Tarot Card Set and has done variant covers for My Little Pony, Jem and The Holograms, Deadpool, Rick and Morty, Bob’s Burgers, and Godzilla. Sara has also illustrated stories for Dragons: Riders of Berk, Ghostbusters, Vertigo Quarterly, Womanthology, My Little Pony, and Zombie Bomb.

Sara is currently working on a new original story written by Franco and to be released by Action Lab soon!

Fil Romero Art

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Fil Romero is a Michigan based animator and comic artist. She currently works as a freelance artist, but also does a variety of commission work and personal work, including her webcomic, Chameleon Charm.

Sketching Time

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From a young age Tracey Watkins has had a love affair with paper and pencils. All of his work has been captured traditionally on an 18 by 24 inch scale. Tracey’s work has caught the attention of officers in the Pentagon, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Point guard Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs,just to name a few. Always trying to improve on his craft and motivate others to pursue their dreams, Tracey is all about patience, passion and pencils, and will not stop until his art is worthy of your time and attention. Come see why fans of all ages love his body of work and are looking forward to collecting his latest pieces of art.

Dan’s Dream

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Dan’s Dream is essentially an unselfish desire by a dedicated comic art fan to share his collection with the world.  Dan Frazier has been collecting comic sketch art for decades and at long last, it will be available for public viewing.  Nothing gives Dan greater joy than showing people his astounding collection.  Art exhibition tours are being planned and we hope they will culminate in a series of sketchbooks of his collection being published.   A percentage of proceeds from the tours and books will be donated to comic industry charitable organizations that are near and dear to Dan’s heart.  It’s extremely important to Dan to give back to those who have brought him such joy.

So, come out and meet Dan and see some original Byrne’s, Simonson’s, Wrightson’s, Pérez’s, Kubert’s, Ross’s, Finch’s etc. and see what all the buzz is about!

“Friend” Dan on Facebook to keep up with this exciting project!

Frank Cho

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Panel/Q&A

Saturday 3:30 –Speaker Room 3

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Frank Cho is an American comic strip creator, writer and illustrator best known for his work on the professionally syndicated strip “Liberty Meadows”. He was the writer and illustrator of the first story arc of the Marvel NOW! series Savage Wolverine.

Jason Metcalf

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Jason Metcalf grew up in the Pacific Northwest, always wanting a career in comics and fantasy art projects, but in his teens and twenties, could not find a way to make that a viable option; So he utilized his degree in Construction Management and became part of several notable construction projects in and around Seattle for over 10 years, all the while honing his illustration skills at night and on weekends.  During this time, Jason attended several comic conventions in Seattle, Portland Oregon and Vancouver Canada; toiled through a handful of failed (or postponed) comic project partnerships; briefly worked with Top Cow doing ink assists on the Darkness and Magdelina, bought a house and got married.

It wasn’t until 2008, while at his table at Emerald City Comicon, that he was approached to pencil a comic project:  Wrath of the Tittans, for Bluewater.  Knowing it was a totally unpaid assignment, but also knowing that being associated with a Ray Harryhausen project would be a good stepping stone, Jason negotiated a flexible deadline and put his pencil to paper, still maintaining his construction career.  That was it, the moment the possibilty of transitioning into a comic art career took hold.  Wrath led into another project thanks to collaboration with Space Goat Productions: IDW’s Eternal Descent – a gritty, dark yet slick yarn about angels, demons, rock & roll, and a girl caught in their spiral.  Jason soon left his construction career behind, with it’s spreadsheets, schedules, contracts and blueprints to forge his own path in art.

Since his IDW run, Jason has continued to build his resume, with work on HBO’s Game of Thrones, the History Channel’s Vikings, Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment, several Marvel trading card series, and World of Warcraft card game art.  Jason is currently providing cover art for Valiant, Zenescope Entertainment, Double Take (Take 2 Interactive’s comic division), Action Lab and other Independent Publishers.

Tony Fleecs

   

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Fan favorite Tony Fleecs is currently hard at work writing and drawing MY LITTLE PONY comics for IDW Publishing and the creator owned, JEFF STEINBERG: CHAMPION OF EARTH at Oni Press. He’s a prolific cover artist on everything from Ponies to Turtles, Grumpy Cats to samurai, the world’s cutest dog, warrior princesses, vampires, Santa Claus and almost everything in between. He lives and works in North Hollywood, CA. His mother says he is handsome.

RB Silva

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In nine years working for the North-American comic book market, RB Silva has important projects for major publishers under his belt. He made a mark in series and special arcs at Marvel in 2016, such as the continuation of the Maximum Ride saga, adapted from the best-selling author James Patterson; an arc for Nova that takes place during the Civil War II mega-event; Venom Space Knight; The Amazing Spider-Man and Uncanny Inhumans.

Dave Dorman

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Dave Dorman is an Eisner award-winning illustrator who has been working as a professional artist since 1979. He is best known for his photo-realistic renderings of action and fantasy subjects.

Dave was born in Michigan in 1958. The child of a military family, he lived in various places, including the Azores and Washington DC.

After only two years of college, Dorman enrolled in the Joe Kubert School of Comic Art. After one year and the realization that he would not learn the painting techniques in which he was interested, he quit the school. With the loving support of his parents, Dave spent the next few years teaching himself his, now well-known, oil-painting style.

He has done artwork for comic, book, and game publishers, including The Batman for DC Comics and the Indiana Jones and Star Wars series’ for Dark Horse Comics. In addition he has done a wide range of book and magazine covers. Some of these include the Aliens paperback series, the Lone Wolf series, the Surfing Samurai Robots series and many other single book covers. His work is also showcased in the Bram Stoker nominated, illustrated novel Dead Heat from MoJo Press, and a book collection of his art, Star Wars: The Art of Dave Dorman.

Recent trading card art includes the Star Wars Galaxy sets, Universal Monsters’ Incredible Shrinking Man subset, a Robin subset in the Batman: Saga of the Dark Knight trading card series, a complete set of 98 painted trading cards for the Skybox Masterseries: Malibu Ultraverse, nine cards in the Skybox/DC Masterseries, a 25 card subset in the Skybox Masterseries: Creators Edition and artwork for the accompanying CD-ROM game, and a card set of his art called The Best of Dave Dorman: Chromium.

Aliens: Tribes, an award-winning illustrated novel featuring 24 of his full paintings is available in hardcover and has been released as a trade paperback.

Dorman’s work is also now available as a series of popular, limited edition, Star Wars lithographs from Rolling Thunder Graphics. His many continuing projects include the ongoing Young Jedi Knights and Han Solo series’ of paperbacks, and toy design for the Aliens 4: Resurrection movie.