Special Guests
  • Brian Bolland

    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-defining Batman: 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 Face and 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

    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 and What 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

    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.

  • David Finch

    Canadian artist David Finch began his 20 year career working at Marc Silvestri's Top Cow on titles including Cyberforce, 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 relaunched Moon 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-Infernus mini-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

    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 on Impulse. 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 Revelations for Dark Horse Comics. 2006 saw him working on various X-titles including Wolverine, New X-Men and X-Men before joining writer Terry Moore on Runaways. 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

    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

    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 America which 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

Featured Guests
  • David Aja

    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

    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 Wars universe 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

    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 recently penciled the Brian Michael Bendis penned All New X-Men, and now is working on All-New All-Different Avengers again for Marvel.

  • Jeremy Bastian

    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

    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, including Green 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

  • Mark Buckingham

    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 include Shade the Changing Man with Peter Milligan and Hellblazer. Buckingham has worked on many Marvel titles including Generation X, Ghost-rider 2099 and his successful run, Peter Parker: Spiderman.

  • Eddie Campbell

    Eddie Campbell is a renowned comics writer and artist. He has worked in all aspects of the industry for over 30 years from self-publishing to writing Hellblazer and Batman, and drawing Captain America. He is the artist of Alan Moore's colossal From Hell. His other books include Bacchus Omnibus Edition Volume 1 and ALEC: The Years Have Pants. He recently illustrated Neil Gaiman's The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains, adapted Alan Moore's performances, The Birth Caul and Snakes and Ladders, in A Disease of Language, and wrote and drew The Black Diamond Detective Agency, The Amazing Remarkable Monsieur Leotard and The Lovely Horrible Stuff. He is also a contributor to Humanoids' new international anthology, The Tipping Point.

    Eddie will be situated on Saturday only at Humanoid's tables, D138-D139

  • Howard Chaykin

    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

    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' Elephantmen and 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

    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 and Fraggle Rock. Alongside her published work she is well known for her popular ongoing web comic series Gronk: A Monster's Story.

  • Steve Dillon

    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 Who where he was responsible for creating the popular character of Abslom Daak. Dillon then joined Warrior magazine where he drew Laser Eraser & Pressbutton as 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 on Animal 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 and Thunderbolts. More recently he is drawing an upcoming issue of Scarlet Witch and a new run on Punisher, penned by Becky Cloonan which should see publication in March 2016.

  • Duncan Fegredo

    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) and Scarecrow. 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.

  • Meredith Finch

    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 the Little 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.

  • Gary Frank

    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 and Batman: Earth One.

  • Juanjo Guarnido

    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 detective Blacksad, 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.

  • RM Guerra

    Due to personal reasons, RM has had to cancel his appearance.

    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 Mars written by Patrick Cothias and Antonio Parras for publisher Glenat, an adaptation of  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.

  • Emanuela Luppachino

    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.

  • Alex Maleev

    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

    Due to personal, Francis has had to cancel his appearance.

    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

    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.

  • David Messina

    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's Arcana Mater (in addition 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 Wolverine and 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

    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.

  • Kevin O'Neill

    Kevin O'Neill is a British comic artist best known for his work on 2000AD and being the co-creator of Marshal Law and the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

    In 1977 O'Neill joined 2000AD, where his collaborations with writer Pat Mills included Ro-Busters, Nemesis, ABC Warriors and Judge Dredd. In the mid 80s, his work for DC comics included Omega Men and Tales of the Green Lantern Corp, with Alan Moore.

    The creator-owned graphic novel, Metalzoic which he co-created with Pat Mills was closely followed by their popular superhero satire,Marshal Law.

    In 1999 O'Neill would team up with Alan Moore again for the creation of first League of Extraordinary Gentlemen volume for ABC Comics. Subsequent volumes of League followed including the spin off, Nemo series.

    He is currently working with Alan Moore on Avatar's new ongoing anthology Cinema Purgatorio.

    Kevin will be situated at Avatar's booth, B14

  • Tom Palmer

    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 Pacquette

    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.

  • Sean Phillips

    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

    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.

  • Esad Ribic

    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 of Wolverine, 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

    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

    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 Stegman

    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, and Inhuman 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

    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.  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.

  • Babs Tarr

    Due to personal reasons, Babs has had to cancel her appearance.

    Barbara (Babs) Tarr is currently the artist on DC's Batgirl 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 this year for Best Penciller/Inker.

  • Jill Thompson

    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 Burden published 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 on Wonder 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 including Magic Trixie.

    Thompson is a wrestling fan and has designed the ring attire for WWE wrestler Daniel Bryan.

  • John Totleben

    John Totleben is an award-winning artist who is best known for his intricate work on the Alan-Moore-penned Saga 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 including 1963 , 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.

  • Scott Williams

    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 included Wildcats 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

Spotlight Guests
  • Mirka Andolfo

    An Italian artist born in Naples, who after some experience as a colourist on properties like Mickey Mouse, Geronimo Stilton, Adventure Time, started working as an artist and cover artist within the US market.

    Now at DC Comics she is working on the DC Bombshells series and is a cover artist at Dynamite, Zenescope and Titan. She has been highly sought after and has worked for Chaos Comics, Aspen and Vertigo in addition to the above.

  • Laura Braga

    Laura Braga, Italian comics artist and illustrator. Born in Verona, she lives in Sardinia. She attended the International School of Comics, the Disney Academy. Her first professional works are dated 1999 as storyboard artist for tv commercials.

    She worked as a comic book artist, illustrator and colorist for some of the main Italian, French-Belgian and Spanish publishers. In 2005 she met and collaborated with Milo Manara, whose influence led Laura to a more realistic style.

    From 2012 to 2014 she's been the regular artist for Top Cow's Witchblade. Recently she has worked for Marvel Comics on Iron Man and is currently working for DC on DC Comics: Bombshells.

  • Laurence Campbell

    Laurence Campbell is an artist who studied graphic design at St Martins College of Art and later taught there. Early on in his career he contributed to the Caliber anthology, Negative Burn. Shortly after he was working at 2000AD on characters including Judge Dredd, Bison and Synnamon.

    He proceeded to work for Marvel on titles such as Marvel Universe Vs Wolverine, Punisher Max, Deadpool Pulp, Moon Knight and the New York Times Best Seller, Stephen King's The Dark Tower - The Way Station. He is currently a regular artist on Mignolaverse title BPRD written by John Arcudi for Dark Horse.

  • Anastasia Catris

    Anastasia Catris is an artist and writer from Wales. She is best known for her adult colouring book series published through Orion Books, Colour Me Mindful. She has also worked as a sketch card artist and illustrator for Kerrang!, DC, IDW, Dynamite and Marvel. Her debut creator-owned series of illustrated short horror stories Cirque Du Mort, premiered in May 2015 and has remained on the Amazon Best Seller list for its genre since. Volume 2 of Cirque Du Mort is due out in 2016.

  • Michael Dialynas

    Michael Dialynas is an illustrator and comic artist residing in Greece. In his native tongue he has published a book by the name of Trinkets: An Attic Full of Stories and a series called Swan Songs, but he is more known for his work on Amala's Blade with Steve Horton at Dark Horse Comics and Spera with Josh Tierney and other artists at Archaia. More recently he was the artist on Superior Spider-man Team Up Special and is currently drawing The Woods with James Tynion IV, published by Boom. He has now started work on TMNT for IDW.

  • Ian Edgington

    Ian Edginton is a New York Times bestselling author and multiple Eisner Award nominee.

    He is currently writing Batman'66/The Avengers for DC Comics as well as Judge Dredd, Stickleback, Helium, Kingmaker, Scarlet Traces and Brass Sun for 2000AD. In addition, his Doctor Who audio adventure 'Shield of the Jotunn' recently debuted from Big Finish.

    Other titles he has written includes such iconic characters as Batman, Wolverine, X-Force, Uncanny X-Men, Blade and a number of film and television properties.

    Ian will be situated at the 2000AD Booth, B12

  • Rahsan Ekedal

    Rahsan Ekedal is an artist best known for his work on the hit series Think Tank, and the Harvey-Award-nominated graphic novel Echoes. He has illustrated a variety of titles for Top Cow Productions (Pilot Season: The Test, The Crazies), Dark Horse Comics (Solomon Kane: Red Shadows, Creepy, The Cleaners), DC/Vertigo Comics (The Unexpected), and Boom! Studios (Warhammer). Ekedal has also provided storyboards and concept art for companies such as Disney XD, Undertow Films, BCII Television, and Ursa Productions.

  • Henry Flint

    Henry Flint is the artist on the bestselling Dredd movie comic Underbelly. He has worked for 2000AD on Judge Dredd, Nemesis, ABC Warriors among many others and won the Diamond National Comics Award for best comic artist in 2004 for Judge Dredd vs Aliens. Flint's American works include The Omega Men, Haunted Tank and Fear Itself Fearsome Four. Aces Weekly have published his self-penned comic Catalyst Island, and his art book Broadcast the TV Doodles of Henry Flint by Markosia has received celebrated reviews. He is currently working for 2000AD.

    Henry will be situated on Saturday only at the 2000AD booth, B12

  • Lee Garbett

    Lee Garbett is best known for his work on Grant Morrison's Batman: RIP Last Rites and Return of Bruce Wayne, along with DC's acclaimed re-launch of Batgirl.

    Working mostly for DC, he has worked on some of the biggest characters and titles in the business, including Amazing Spider-Man, Batman   Robin, Justice League Dark, Ghost Rider, Fear Itself, Judge Dredd, Angel and Faith and Ultimate X-Men.

    More recently Garbett has been the regular artist on Valiant's X-O Manowar, contributed a story to Vertigo Quarterly: Cyan along with Jock as well as designing costumes for the hit movie, X-Men Days of Future Past. He is currently working with Al Ewing on the Marvel Now series Loki: Agent of Asgard and staying with the God of Lies and Mischief, also drew Original Sin Thor and Loki: The Tenth Realm.

  • Davide Gianfelice

    Davide Gianfelice is a talented Italian illustrator and comic book artist best known for his work on Northlanders and Greek Street for Vertigo, Wolverine Weapon X, Age of Apocalypse and Daredevil for Marvel, Conan the Barbarian for Dark Horse and recently Jupiter's Circle for Image Comics.

    He has worked for several Italian publishing companies and is currently working with Sergio Bonelli Editore, on the Orfani series.

  • Adi Granov

    Adi Granov is a Marvel artist who got his big break on the 2005 series Iron Man: Extremis with Warren Ellis, and which is credited with revitalising the character. It led to an approach by director and fan, Jon Favreau to produce concept art for the then upcoming Iron Man film. The suits in the Iron Man movies were based on his designs and he has worked on numerous other concept pitches for films including Avengers Assemble and Spider-man 2 and various games. Granov is a very much in demand cover artist and these covers have graced the likes of X-Men, Nova, Avengers, Iron Man, Captain America, Guardians of the Galaxy and many more.

    He is currently the regular cover artist on Marvel's new Darth Vader series. Granov is also doing the covers for the re-edition of the A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi comics, as well as some variants covers for Star Wars and Leia. He is also designing a line of X-men figures for Kotobukiya which should start coming out this year.

  • Barry Kitson

    Barry Kitson has been a professional illustrator since the 1980's and has drawn most of the flagship characters of both DC and Marvel comics. His first published work was for Marvel UK drawing both Spider-man and Transformers.

    He later worked on 2000AD, drawing both Judge Dredd and Judge Anderson. On moving to DC, the titles he drew included, The Adventures of Superman, Batman, Justice League of America Year One, Azrael, The Flash, Teen Titans, The Brave & the Bold and The Legion of Super-heroes. Subsequently Barry's work was seen at Marvel Comics where he has drawn most of their iconic titles including Amazing Spider-man, Fantastic Four, Avengers, X-Men, Iron Man: Public Identity, Incredible Hulk, and Thor. He has also worked at Valiant on Harbinger and Bloodshot.

    Currently Barry is working with Mark Waid at IDW returning to their acclaimed creator-owned series Empire: Uprising. He is also working on Judge Dredd after a gap of more than two decades.

    Artist Alley Table A130

  • Marc Laming

    Marc Laming is a UK-based comic book artist & illustrator currently working for Marvel Comics. His work has been published by Marvel, DC/Vertigo, Fleetway, IDW, Dark Horse, Image Comics, Dynamite & Boom!.

    Among the titles that Marc has worked on are: Planet Hulk, Uncanny Avengers, Fantastic Four, All-New Invaders, Kings Watch, Exile on the Planet of the Apes, The Rinse, and Splinter Cell: Echoes GN. Marc is also drawing covers for Dynamite's Pulp Heroes & Titan's Assassin's Creed books.

    Sunday Only, Artist Alley Table A115

  • David Lloyd

    David Lloyd is the well-known illustrator and co-creator of the globally successful, V For Vendetta. He's also worked on the Hellblazer series, Aliens, Global Frequency, War Stories, and many other projects. His acclaimed crime graphic novel, Kickback, is now available as an app from Panel Nine with all kinds of extras including a commentary.

    Currently he edits and publishes an exclusively digital comic art magazine, Aces Weekly which features top talent from around the world. He also helps manage the educational website, Cartoon Classroom which aims to centralise all information available on the study of cartooning and sequential art in the UK and Ireland.

    David will be situated at the Aces Weekly Table D529

  • John McCrea

    John McCrea is a respected illustrator and comic book artist which has seen him draw for many of the major western publishers including the big two: Marvel and DC Comics. He has illustrated iconic characters such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Hulk, Spider-Man, Daredevil, Wolverine, Star Wars, Judge Dredd and The Simpsons amongst others.

    Recent projects include drawing the new ongoing Mars Attacks! comic from IDW, assorted Mars Attacks! trading cards from Topps, Progenitor, a new series for the onscreen-only comic Aces Weekly launched by David Lloyd, BBC Bitesize comic strips, a short story for the new Vertigo Comics anthology Ghosts and (last and most definitely least!) a new series of Dicks from Avatar Press.

  • Tim Perkins

    Due to personal reasons, Tim has had to cancel his appearance.

    Tim Perkins is an award-winning comic illustrator and writer and now graphic novelist and has worked for over 30 years on comics as diverse as Dark Dominion, Transformers, Thundercats, Doctor Who, Judge Dredd, Dreamstone, Earthworm Jim, and Hot Wheels for Marvel, DC, 2000AD, Defiant, Tekno, and Toontastic amongst a great many others.

    He also works as a concept artist, designer and writer in the worlds of themed rides and attractions and animation, as well as lecturing about comics, storytelling and creativity.

    His "Science Fusion" graphic novel Worlds End - Volume 1 - The Riders on the Storm is the first major publication from Wizards Keep Limited. He is currently producing the artwork for the second volume, Worlds End - Volume 2 - A Hard Reign's Gonna Fall. Artwork from this second volume will be on show at this year's convention along with the hard-backed copies of the first volume, the Worlds End Colouring & Storybook and a new Volume 2 Ashcan. Wizards Keep recently launched his latest newest comic - The Dinoswords - The Primordial Edition.

    Tim will be situated at the Wicked Comics table (D201) over the weekend

  • Roberto Poggi

    Roberto lives in Italy and for the last 2 years has been working as an Inker for Marvel. His 1st work was on the "No End In Sight" storyline on X-Men, Ironman and Nova, and from there he progressed to working regularly on Nova, Amazing Spider-man and Inhumans: Attlia Rising.

    Roberto works with John Timms who pencils the books and they will both be situated together at L.S.C.C.

  • Rodney Ramos

    Rodney Ramos has been a professional penciler/inker in the comic book industry for over 15 years. His penciled work includes Marvel's Thundercats, Marvel Presents, What If, Conan, Toxic Avenger and Valiant's The Legend of Zelda.

    He has been a much in demand inker. He has inked many tittles including Amazing Spider-Man, Punisher War Journal, Batman, Wonder Woman and the critically acclaimed Transmetropolitan with Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson. Recent work includes DC's 52, Countdown, Green Lantern and Batman

  • Sabine Rich

    Sabine Rich is a self-taught French/British artist who grew up abroad and now lives in France. She started as a freelancer and has worked for over 10 years on a variety of kids books/magazines, and game projects.

    Rich's first work in comics was as a colourist for JP Roth on Ancient Dreams and Southern Nightgown. This led to colour work for Aspen, Zenescope, and the Lady Death Universe.

    This past year she has started drawing and colouring a comic book of JP Roth's called Theory of Magic and she does cover work for Zenescope, Lady Death Universe and other independent publishers.

    Rich has a wide range of variety in her work, and enjoys doing watercolours and copics when not colouring on the computer. She loves to draw fantasy and beautiful woman.

  • Marco Santucci

    Marco Santucci started his career at the age of 20 working on the Italian Super Hero comic Nembo. His first big work came via Sergio Bonelli Publishers, on the comic Mister No. From there he went on to pencil many other comics and in 2008 landed with Marvel drawing Secret Invasion Spider-Man.

    He joined the staff of the International School of Comics in Florence, where he has been giving lessons for many years now in how to draw comics and 3D Graphics.

  • Matteo Scalera

    Born in Parma, Italy in October of 1982, Matteo started his professional career in 2008 with the book Hyperkinetic by Image comics. Matteo's worked on books including Valen the Outcast, Deadpool Team up, Secret Avengers, Batman and currently his creator owned project with Rick Remender: Black Science.

  • Alex Sinclair

    For over 20 years Alex Sinclair has worked in the comic book industry as a colorist. He got his start with WildStorm, although most of his career has been coloring for DC Comics and their many characters. Alex worked on many popular series including Batman, Superman: Unchained, Green Lantern, Justice League and Wonder Woman. His collaborations with Jim Lee and Scott Williams on Batman Hush, and Ivan Reis and Joe Prado on Blackest Night earned him global recognition and multiple awards. His current projects include JLA, Harley Quinn, Dark Knight III, Green Lantern and Astro City.

    Alex will be situated at the Scott's Collectables tables D514-D518

  • John Timms

    John Timms, born in Costa Rica, studied animation in Venezuela and work as 2D animator for a long time working for commercials, series and one short movie. Comics was always his first love, breaking in into comic world two years ago was a dream come true, working on Deadpool, Nova, Attilan Rising for Marvel, Harley Quinn for DC and finishing Harley Quinn Little Black Book for January has been a real roller coaster ride.

  • Chris Uminga

    Chris Uminga is a freelance illustrator and artist, who has done work for WB/DC Comics, Marvel Comics and most recently provided cover art work for IDW Publishing. He has also designed toys for Mezco Toys (Living Dead Dolls: Figurines) as well as album cover art for Interscope Records.

  • Emma Vieceli

    From self publishing to some of the biggest book publishers in the world, Emma loves telling stories with pictures. Her work includes the New York Times-bestselling Vampire Academy graphic novel series for Penguin Random House, the Yalsa 2013-recommended Avalon Chronicles for Oni Press and the critically acclaimed independent web series, BREAKS with co-creator Malin Ryden. She is now working on the Alex Rider series for Walker books, Doctor Who for Titan comics, and provides guest art for titles like Marvel's Young Avengers, IDW's Jem & the Holograms & Vertigo's Dead Boy Detectives. Alongside comics, she worked on the A&E television series, Bates Motel, providing the sketchbook found by Norman Bates.

    Emma will be participating in a Sunday panel only

  • Christian Ward

    Christian Ward is a London-based illustrator, comic artist and writer. He is the co-creator of ODY-C with Matt Fraction for Image comics. Ward is a regular cover artist at Marvel (with Avengers A.I. #8 Covers C and D and Ultimate FF #3 being recent examples). Past comic book projects include Image Comics's bestseller The Infinite Vacation with Nick Spencer and Olympus with Nathan Edmondson. He has also worked with Kieron Gillen on Young Avengers as well as with Margaret Atwood on The Guardian and British Library's Comic Unmasked project.

  • JK Woodward

    J.K. Woodward started his professional comics career in 2003 and went on to work on several titles for IDW, BOOM! Studios, Archaia and Marvel. He's worked on such titles as X-Men Origins: Beast, Star Trek, Peter David's Fallen Angel, Mars Attacks and more. He currently illustrates Peter David's Fallen Angel as a reccurring miniseries for IDW as well as various cover and sequential work for multiple publications.

    His most current projects include illustration for the Star Trek/Doctor Who, 8-issue mini-series, Assimilation 2 and Star Trek: City on the Edge of Forever, the Harlan Ellison original Teleplay.

  • Chrissie Zullo

    Chrissie Zullo is a freelance illustrator who has worked for DC, Dark Horse, IDW, Devil's Due, Topps, Dynamite Entertainment, Archie and Harper Collins. Her most notable works are probably her distinctive covers for Vertigo's Cinderella: From Fablestown with Love and Fables Are Forever. Other notable titles are Fables, Madame Xanadu, Hack/Slash, Womanthology, Little Nemo Anthology, Life With Archie, Creepy and New Crusaders. Zullo is currently creating covers for Vertigo's Fables: The Wolf Amongst Us, Vertigo's first digital comic. She also lives with her cat, drinks too many cups of tea and has an obsession with Yetis.

Costuming Guests
  • Enji Night

    Enji Night is an internationally known cosplayer, costume designer and model from Budapest, Hungary. She's been cosplaying since 2009, and has created over 50 costumes in the past 6 years. She is known for her Supergirl, Chun Li and Samus cosplays. Most of the time she is cosplaying from comics, games and anime, but she likes to create unusual cosplays, such as her gijinka version of the Firefox mascot! She has won several cosplay awards in her country and since 2013 she has been attending conventions and judging cosplay contests all over the world. Her costumes have been featured in online and print publications including Kotaku, FHM, ELLE and Marie Claire. She has also had the honor of being the spokesmodel for Nokia Hungary. When she is not cosplaying, she spares most of her free time playing video games and watching animes.

  • D-Piddy

    D-Piddy is a regular fixture at some of the most popular fan conventions in the United States and has developed an international fanbase via his self-produced YouTube series "Deadpool vs." Dubbed "The Merc with the Moves" D-Piddy's unique interpretation of the morally ambiguous Marvel mercenary has injected levity and approachability to an often dubious character that fans have consistently admired for decades. With over 100 million views on his YouTube channel, and almost half a million subscribers, D-Piddy has cemented himself as a force to be reckoned with within the cosplay, pop culture and entertainment communities, proving he has legitimately cracked the code as to what makes a successful brand go viral. A self-confessed comic geek, D-Piddy's true identity remains a mystery to his following but there's one thing fans can expect to happen when he's around - total and utter mayhem.

  • Vampy Bit Me

    Vampy has been cosplaying for over 16 years and is heavily interested in both fashion and art. She learned to style in the USA before moving to London, and later Japan, where she continued her studies. Upon returning to the US, she began to teach makeup while working as a model. Having made a splash in the cosplay scene with her depictions of classic comic book and videogame characters she was discovered by Japanese toy company Kotobukiya USA and was featured in the cosplay showcase book Otacool 2, which became a worldwide success. Recently, Vampy collaborated with Chris Hardwick of Nerdist to produce "Just Cos," a show featuring cosplayers from all walks of life telling their stories. She is currently part of a costume/prop makers group named 'Team Mantium Designs', which builds and fabricates highly articulate armour and she continues to push for creative freedom in all media. You can find her at conventions all year round promoting cosplay and she has recently been followed by CNN to talk about her life as a travelling cosplayer/artist. She can be seen online making large robot costumes, enjoying gaming on her 3DS and designing clothes and toys.

  • Kamui Cosplay

    Svetlana Quindt (AKA Kamui Cosplay) is an acclaimed costume designer, author and cosplayer from Germany. With over 12 years of experience and a never ending desire to start the next big project she has already created many award winning costumes and lately published a hugely popular series of cosplay instructional books that have become the entry point for many Cosplay newcomers worldwide. Even though she now tours all over the world at international conventions she loves nothing more than to support newcomers as well as veterans in creating their big dream costumes.

    It all started with Svetlana's elaborate armors from World of Warcraft, Diablo and League of Legends and with them she played an integral role in making the German material "Worbla" a big player in the international Cosplay scene. For every cosplay problem she has an answer - either as photo-, video- or in one of her tutorials books.

    Even before making Cosplay her full-time job, Svetlana was already a welcomed guest at many international conventions such as DragonCon, Montreal ComicCon, Japan Expo, KatsuCon, GamesCom or BlizzCon where she not only judged many prestigious competitions but also won a lot of notable awards herself.

  • Kairi in Cosplayland

    Kairi, 26 years old, has been actively cosplaying since 2008 and has attended most of the Polish cosplay events either as a guest, competition contestant or as a competition judge. She also hosts a number of workshops and panels about the hobby, both in Poland and around the world. Kairi travels a lot and visited more than 10 different countries in 2014 as part of her cosplaying. Kairi has been the Polish representative in a number of international cosplay competitions, placing second twice and winning once (2014) and she will be representing Poland in the European Cosplay Gathering (ECG) finals in 2015. There is no specific type of costumes she prefers and she likes to experiment with new techniques and designs. She mostly cosplays characters that are close to her heart and she loves to perform on stage!

  • Leon Chiro

    Leon Chiro is the current Representative of his country (Italy) for the ECG 2016 Finals in Japan Expo, he's studying in VIGAMUS Academy University, specialized on Marketing, Digital Communication and Videogames.

    He's also well known as former Italian national athlete, personal trainer and photo model with a big passion for Cosplay. His cosplays are handmade by himself with the exception of some complicated sewing parts. During his sport sciences studies, Leon trained enough to elevate himself to a national athlete level. He is working hard everyday to stay in a perfect shape.

    All his cosplays are made with passion, heart and artistic skill! His specializations are armours, weapons and accessories. He is famous for his "fomento" attitude : full of energy and dynamism. He is also working for different brands like Ubisoft or Cool2U!!!

    Leon is a major competitor in European cosplay contests, he loves putting his heart into the interpretations of his characters and has won numerous cosplay competitions in the main cons in Italy (as ECG selections in Lucca Comics and prizes in Romics) and Europe (Best Cosplay Forge in Japan Expo 2013). In 2013 Leon started to travel around the world, having been invited, as special guest, to different cons in Italy and Europe (events such as Gamescom, Paris Comics Expo and GamesWeek) and he has judged very high level cosplay competitions. His biggest dream is to continue to travel and meet a lot of cosplayers and artists around the world.

  • Ross E Cobb

    Joining the array of international cosplayers will be the rising UK star and previous London Super Costume Championship winner RossECobb.

    Ross began cosplaying in 2009 when he cosplayed Alonzo from the hit musical CATS. Since then he has taken the UK cosplay scene by storm, cosplaying with wide variety from classic Disney, anime and musicals before going on to win against strong competition from all over Europe in the London Super Costume Championship in 2015!

  • Shappi Workshop

    Shappi Workshop has been a cosplayer since 2009. She specialises in armour and prop making and her passion is for games and the gaming industry, where she works as costume creator, host and model. Shappi has been a representative of Poland at numerous contests abroad. Her biggest achievements to date have been 1st place in European Cosplay Gathering (ECG) 2013, solo, and 1st place in Cosplay World Masters 2014. She often visits conventions abroad as a guest and judge.

  • Ireland Reid

    Ireland is a San-Diego-based International Cosplayer, Published Model, YouTuber, Gamer, Costume Designer/Twitch Streamer, who loves taking designing costumes to the extreme with creativity! Ireland has been making costumes for the fitness industry and for others in the cosplay world for over 14 years, starting from basic self-taught lessons on a simple sewing machine. She has a fine niche for even the slightest detail and is known for her specialty with Swarovski Elements in her pieces. She takes great pride in every one of her pieces whether she makes them for herself or others. When she is not working on cosplay, Ireland has her hands in many things surrounding the community from online game streams on her Twitch channel, to posting YouTube videos of her latest unboxings or explaining how she makes each cosplay. Aside from that, she shoots with local photographers for magazines and advertisements along with finishing her Master's Degree in Marketing/Finance. Ireland has a background in Hardware Components Prototype Engineering along with teaching herself design and sewing techniques. When Ireland does get a free moment in her hectic but fun schedule, you can find her at the gym, playing sports or simply curled up with the latest sci-fi novel.

  • Cosbabe

    Cosbabe is a London-based cosplayer originally from Germany. She's been cosplaying since 2004 and had the honour to be part of Team Germany at the World Cosplay Summit in 2008. As a result, she's been invited to judge a variety of cosplay competitions including the prelims for World Cosplay Summit in Germany.

    Being a Graphic Designer by profession, she has a passion for all things creative - encompassing a meticulous approach to sourcing and experimenting with different material and fabrication techniques for her cosplays. She derives inspiration and ideas from a variety of genres and usually picks characters that are close to her heart or designs that are bespoke and unique from a creative point of view. Besides being a cosplayer she loves to design, illustrate and play video games!

  • Cosplex

    Cosplex, aka Lex lives in Aberdeen, Scotland. She has been cosplaying for over 10 years and mainly focuses on fabric based costumes. A keen competitor, she has represented the UK on two occasions. Firstly, as one half of the first UK team at the World cosplay summit in Japan in 2012 and Last year winning the Solo category at the European cosplay gathering in France with her Satine cosplay. She has also competed twice in our very own LSCC costume competition, winning Best solo in 2015. To her cosplay is a wonderful creative outlet from her busy career in the oil industry.

  • Laura Sindall

    Laura is a special effects artist, and costume designer working within the film and tv industry along with her involvement within the games industry; creating costumes and props for promotional use of game launches that have been sent all over the world for people to enjoy. Her passion for costume is something that she happily spends all her free time doing, creating outfits for competitions and events all over the world that she is invited to every year.

    Laura represented the UK in Japan at the 'World Cosplay Summit' in 2012, and came first whilst representing the UK in Paris at the 'European Cosplay Gathering' in 2014.

  • Aigue-Marine

    Sina aka Aigue-Marine is a cosplayer from Southern Germany. The professional event manager and singer started cosplaying in 2004 and has created over 80 costumes out of a variety of media since then.

    So far she has visited conventions all over Europe and in the United States and has hosted workshops and panels there. She has also judged cosplay competitions in the past, such as the official costume contest at GamesCom 2015 in Cologne.

    Since 2014 Aigue-Marine is editor-in-chief of the international cosplay magazine Cohaku which she will also present at London Super Comic Con.

  • Miss Hatred - Jessica Armanetti

    Jessica Armanetti, aka 'MissHatred' is a competitive gamer and cosplayer from Italy, she is 23 years old and has a big passion for Videogames, Cosplay, Astronomy and Tattoos. Her first videogame was Doom which played an important part of her life and made her the Gamer that she is today! After the videogames, she is a Cosplayer who began cosplaying 2 years ago and considers it an art form that you can use to interpret a character that you love. She started to attend different conventions in Italy such as Cartoomics, Lucca Comics and during the last year started to work with Leon Chiro at big events international like Gamescom, Madrid Games Week, and Romics. Thanks to this passion she has started to promote different brands for official merchandising in many international cons. Jessica's dream is to make by herself a full Halo armour, hoping that the day will come very soon!

  • Calssara

    Calssara is a cosplayer from Germany who loves to cosplay since 2004. She was Germany's representative for World Cosplay Summit (WCS) in 2009 and 2011. Also she represented her country in the European Cosplay Gathering (ECG), one of the biggest European cosplay competitions that takes place in Paris on Japan Expo, and won the champion title in 2012 for her country with her Saber costume from Fate/Stay Night. Calssara visited already 27 countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and United Arab Emirates ) on 3 continents with her costumes as cosplay judge, panelist and messenger. In real life she is a librarian, event manager and passionate tea drinker. She is a very social and happy person who loves to meet new friends and supports cosplayers all over the world.

  • Sneaky Zebra

    Sneaky Zebra are Nick & Gary. Two filmmakers with over 18-million views on YouTube alone, UK-raised and digitally grown, Sneaky Zebra is at the forefront of geek and comedy culture with a passion for making geeky content and cosplay music videos, even flying overseas to show off high quality cosplay and amazing cosplayers. The duo can't wait to see what LSCC brings this year.

    Nick and Gary will also be judging the Sneaky Zebra Open Masquerade.

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