Special Guests
  • John Romita, Jr.

    For 35 years John Romita, Jr. has illustrated practically every character in the Marvel Comics Universe. Born in New York City, Romita, Jr. got his start under the guidance of his father, comic legend John Romita, Sr. Co-creator of numerous Marvel Comics characters. Romita, Jr. began his career at Marvel UK and made his American debut doing a short story in 1977's Amazing Spider-man Annual #11. He has since gone on to become one of Marvel's preeminent artists on everything from Iron Man to Uncanny X-Men to Daredevil. He had his first regular run working on the Amazing Spider-man series in the early 1980s and with writer Roger Stern he co-created the character Hobgoblin. Romita, Jr. has worked on countless Marvel Comics titles including The Punisher War Zone, The Hulk, The Hulk, Wolverine, The Black Panther, Cable and many others. Romita Jr. also co-created, along with writer Mark Miller, Kick-Ass. He is currently working for DC Comics on their flagship title, Superman.

Featured Guests
  • Charlie Adlard

    Charlie Adlard is the Eisner-nominated artist of the Walking Dead. He started work in British comics as an artist on such titles as 2000AD and the Judge Dredd: Megazine. In the U.S., his work has included The X-files for Topps comics, Astronauts in Trouble for Ait/Planet Lar, X-Men Hellfire Club for Marvel, Batman: Gotham Knights for DC as well as Codeflesh and Walking Dead for Image Comics. Charlie also does a number of projects for the French publisher Delcourt.

  • Mahmud Asrar

    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 on She-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 is currently penciling the Brian Michael Bendis penned All New X-Men, again for Marvel.

  • Lee Bermejo

    Lee Bermejo has an extensive portfolio of work and is one of the rising stars in comics today. He is probably best known for his amazing work on the Joker Graphic Novel with Brian Azzerello. He has also worked on Daredevil, X-Men Legacy, Lex Luthor: Man of Steel, again with Brian Azzarello, Before Watchmen: Rorschach and was the cover artist for 33 issues of Hellblazer. Lee is currently illustrating covers for DC's New 52 ongoing origin series Secret Origins that was launched in April 2014.

  • Jeremy Haun

    Jeremy Haun is currently transitioning from being the artist on DC's Batwoman to drawing DC's Constantine. He is part of the bad karma Creative Group who's Bad Karma Volume One debuted in 2013 thanks to Kickstarter funding. Over the past decade Haun has drawn for DC, Marvel, Top Cow and Image, amongst others. Titles have included Paradigm, Battle Hymn, New Excalibur, Berserker, The Outsiders, Arkham Reborn, The Darkness, and Batman. Haun debuts on Constantine #18 which is on sale this month (October 2014)

  • Michael Avon Oeming

    Michael Avon Oeming is the Eisner-Award-winning artist (2001), inker and writer of the critically acclaimed series Powers along with writer Brian Michael Bendis. His past work includes Daredevil, Avengers, Judge Dredd, Bulletproof Monk, Thor, Red Sonja, Highlander and Mice Templar. He is currently the penciller on titles The United States of Murder Inc and Guardians of the Galaxy both written by Brian Michael Bendis.

  • Mike Ploog

    Mike Ploog was the artist for some of Marvel Comics most popular horror comics of the 1970s, drawing the first appearances of both Ghost Rider (Marvel Spotlight #5) and Werewolf By Night (Marvel Spotlight #2), as well as their regular series. He also illustrated such titles as The Monster of Frankenstein, Man-Thing, Kull the Destroyer, and Planet of the Apes. Ploog is also known for his design and storyboard work for such films as John Carpenters The Thing, Jim Henson's Dark Crystal and Labyrinth, The Lord of the Rings, Ghostbusters, Shrek, Disney's Black Cauldron, Return to Oz, and X-Men.

Spotlight Guests
  • Ian Churchill

    Ian Churchill left a career in graphic design to work professionally in comics in 1994, when he was hired on the spot at a London comic convention by Marvel's then editor-in-chief, Bob Harras. Churchill debuted on Marvel's X-Men titles and, along with Jeph Loeb, took Cable to new heights. Churchill went on to illustrate The Avengers, The Uncanny X-Men, Superman, Superman/Batman, Supergirl, Teen Titans, Hulk, Richard Starkings's Elephantmen and Churchill's own supernatural group of heroes - The Coven. In December 2010, the first issue of his new creator-owned title Marineman launched to critical acclaim, and received an Eisner nomination for Best New Series 2010. Currently Ian is working with Jonathon Ross on Revenge, which comes out in January. He lives by the beach in England and drinks far more coffee than any sane man should!

  • Emanuella Luppachino

    Born and raised in Rome, Emanuella 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 and 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. Emanuella also creates character designs for role games books and is the cover artist for several publishers in Europe and the US.

  • Jamie Tyndall

    Jamie Tyndall is a Canadian comic book artist best known for his depictions of sexy, strong female characters. He is a penciler, inker and sometimes colourist. Jamie is fairly new to comics, but has already made an impression with his covers for Zenescope Entertainment and commissions for private collectors. Jamie is also known for his parody covers of comic heroines adorning mainstream magazines such as Muscle & Fitness, Sports Illustrated, Empire, Rolling Stone and Maxim. Jamie Tyndall's cover work has included Grimm Fairy Tales, Hit List, Robyn Hood and Notti and Nyce, G.I. Joe A Real American Hero, Godzilla: Rulers of Earth and The Transformers vs. G.I. Joe.

Cosplay Guests
  • YaYa Han

    Yaya Han is one of only a few cosplayers in the world to build a business in this hobby-ist community, but even after a decade of success, she strives to stay true to what got her into this field originally - fun and creativity. To this day, Yaya has made a myriad of costumes in the genres of anime, manga, video games, sci-fi, comics and of course from her own original designs. Her intricate and lavish creations have won awards and acclaim worldwide, and she has been invited to appear as a Guest, Panelist, Judge, Performer and Host to over 100 conventions and other events all over the globe. Yaya is about to appear in her very own comic book titled Wonderous 2: The Yaya Han Saga (2014) and published by Lion Forge comics.

Past Guests