- Rafael Albuquerque
- Paul Azaceta
- Chris Burnham
- Becky Cloonan
- Tom Fowler
- Nathan Fox
- Jenny Frison
- Sanford Greene
- Gabriel Hardman
- Rebekah A. Isaacs
- Aaron Kuder
- Jeff Lemire
- David Lloyd
- Ramón Pérez
- Sara Pichelli
- Nick Pitarra
- Tony Shasteen
- Ryan Stegman
- James Stokoe
- Jill Thompson
- Kalman Andrasofszky
- João Azeitona
- Andy Belanger
- Nelson Blake 2
- Ryan Browne
- Chris Brunner
- Evan Bryce
- Elena Casagrande
- Joseph Cooper
- Tyler Crook
- Roger Cruz
- Dan Duncan
- Steve Ellis
- Tom Feister
- Michael Gaydos
- Ransom Getty
- Pia Guerra
- Ken Haeser
- Buz Hasson
- Jeremy Haun
- Jason Ho
- Jamal Igle
- Erik Jones
- Joëlle Jones
- Andy Kuhn
- Rick Lacy
- Daniel Leister
- John Lucas
- Amy Mebberson
- Kevin Mellon
- Christopher Mitten
- Tradd Moore
- Amancay Nahuelpan
- Mike Norton
- Tommy Patterson
- Gordon Purcell
- Khary Randolph
- Emma Rios
- Robbi Rodriguez
- Rafa Sandoval
- Brent Schoonover
- Tim Seeley
- Declan Shalvey
- Mr. Sheldon
- James Silvani
- Emily Stone
- Andre Szymanowicz
- Gregory Titus
- Ryan Winn
- J.K. Woodward
- Marley Zarcone
- Jeff Zornow
Cadence Comic Artists
Rafael Albuquerque is the critically acclaimed and Eisner and Harvey Award winner co-creator of Crimeland (Image Comics, 2007), Mondo Urbano (Oni Press, 2010) and the NY Times Bestseller, American Vampire ( DC Comics/Vertigo, 2010) written by Scott Snyder and Stephen King.
Making comics since 2003, Rafael has worked with all major publishers in the business, illustrating popular books such as Blue Beetle, Superman/Batman for DC Comics, and, recently, The Uncanny X-Force for Marvel.
Rafael lives in Porto Alegre, south of Brazil, at least for now.
Kalman Andrasofszky got his start doing illustration for roleplaying games. Over the years he's produced a massive amount of art for Dungeons & Dragons, Star Wars, and Vampire: The Masquerade RPGs, among others. He also contributed significantly to establishing the visual style of D2O Modern.
In 2003 Kalman co-created and illustrated the comic book series iCandy for DC. From there he has gone on to freelance extensively for Marvel, DC, Image Comics, Top Cow and BOOM! Studios. He's produced art and covers for such titles as Spider-man, Action Comics, X-Men, Captain America, Dazzler, NYX, Tomb of Dracula, Checkmate, and Gi Joe. He's currently the regular cover artist on X-23 for Marvel.
Kalman now divides his time between cover work for comic and book publishers and concept art for television, film, and video games.
Find out more about Kalman at www.iamkalman.com
Paul Azaceta is a New Jersey based artist with a simple but bold style. His past work includes DAREDEVIL, SPIDER-MAN, PUNSIHER NOIR, and B.P.R.D. 1946. He’s currently working on GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES for Image Comics with Mark Sable and THE RIDE for 12-Gauge Comics.
João Azeitona is a professional comic book artist living in Porto Alegre, Brazil. His work has appeared in numerous publications throughout South America and Europe.
Andy Belanger works as a freelance cartoonist/illustrator out of the MONTREAL-based STUDIO LOUNAK. He does work in the mainstream and children’s comic market, plus a wide variety of work for the Canadian Film and Television industry. Andy has worked for such comic publishers as D.C. comics, Wildstorm, Devil’s Due, and Boom! He is currently the artist on IDW’s new series “Kill Shakespeare” as well as 3 self published works one of which being the total ode to Heavy Metal titled “Black Church”. Andy B is also currently developing new full length YA graphic novels based on past literary classics with a contemporary twist. He loves dogs and cats and anything with Monsters!
For more info go to: BlackChurch666.blogspot.com
llustrator, New York City native, Nelson Blake II has worked for Devil's Due Publishing, penciling GI JOE: RELOADED and recently he's signed a three year contract with Top Cow to help them tell cool stories. His love of music deserves mention, as well as his recreational study of philosophy and politics. He is the proud owner of a very cheesy seven string guitar.
Ryan Browne (pronounced Brown) is an American comic-bookmen who once used his own sock to wipe pizza from his face when no napkin was present. When not cleaning his face or his pizza stained socks, he writes and draws the questionable comics "God Hates Astronauts" and "Blast Furance: Recreational Thief". In addition, he co-created and drew the spaghetti and western free Spaghetti Western known as "Smoke and Mirrors" for IDW and is the often confused fill-in artist on "The Manhattan Projects" from Image Comics. Currently he is taking over as second banana artist of "Bedlam"—which coincidentally is also published by Image Comics. As of writing this his face is happily pizza free, but the day is young my friends. The day is young...
You can check out his highly questionable web-comic at godhatesastronauts.com and follow his wild swearing on Twitter and Instagram @ryanbrowneart
Chris Brunner is an American cartoonist born and raised in Jamesville, NY. He is currently drawing the last issue of 12 Gauge Comics' southern crime-romance Loose Ends, with co-creators Jason Latour and Rico Renzi, while attending the Savannah College of Art and Design full-time. He bites off more than he can chew like that. Chris has worked primarily in comics, on titles such as The Ride, Legends of the Dark Knight, Hellblazer, Boondock Saints and Star Wars Tales. When he's not Obsessing over pages, he likes to make a mess storyboarding, concepting, and illustrating for clients as wide-ranging as Disney, Nike, the NBA, and Nickelodeon. But "Loose Ends" is his jam.
Evan has done comic work and illustration for Speakeasy, Markosia, Desperado Publishing, Image Comics, TOPPS, Verizon, AT&T, and a number of other companies.
Chris Burnham was born in Connecticut, raised in Pittsburgh, schooled in DC, and settled in Chicago. He has designed and illustrated a pile of work for clients both corporate and artistic, animated cereal commercials and sports stadium Jumbotrons, and drawn a mess of comic books, including X-Men, Elephantmen, Fear Agent, and Nixon's Pals. He's a company member of The House Theatre of Chicago, a founding member of Ten Ton Studios, and a loving uncle. He stands 6'3", weigh around 190, and likes Coke better than Pepsi, McDonald's better than Burger King, and Doritos better than life itself.
Elena Casagrande (1983): after she attended the High School, she decided to follow her main passion, drawing, enrolling at the International School of Comics in Rome. While she was at school, she became David Messina's assistant, her teacher, starting to work with IDW Publishing. From that moment the collaboration with IDW continues until now, working on comic books series like Star Trek (Klingons: Blood will tell, Orions, Q, Spock: Reflections), Ghost Whisperer (The haunted), Angel (Auld Lang Syne, Doyle, Smiletime, A hole in the world, Illyria: Haunted and 6° season), Infestation and True Blood. Always in USA she works for Marvel, drawing characters like Spiderman (Marvel Heartbreakers – A chemical romance, Ultimate Spiderman #157), Magik (cover New Mutant #4), Spitfire (Women in Marvel) and RedHulk (Hulk).
Now she's work for the Image too on the Hack/Slash comic-book series.
In Italy she had few collaborations with Cronaca di Topolinia (Avalonia Special #3, Sol Mirror #2), Star Comics (La Stirpe di Elan, Jonathan Steel), Tunuè (Mono #2 e #6) e Renoir (Tales of Avalon).
Born in Pisa, Becky Cloonan is an award-winning cartoonist and illustrator who started self-publishing comic books in 1999. Since then her profile has steadily risen, working with publishers like Vertigo, Dark Horse and Marvel, with editions of her work published in several languages around the world. Standout work includes Harvey Award nominated Pixu, and the Eisner Award Nominated Demo and East Coast Rising. She has worked as artist on several other series, including American Virgin and Northlanders, and tested her hand at writing on Buffy: The Vampire Slayer. Becky is currently working with Gerard Way on a new series from Dark Horse called True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, and just self-published her latest mini comic Wolves. She lives and works in Brooklyn.
Joe is an American cartoonist from Detroit, MI.
Joe attended the prestigious School of Visual Arts in New York City. He graduated with honors in May 2000. He started working professionally before graduating with titles like Baby's First Deadpool Book, and Ka-Zar for Marvel Comics.
Some past clients include, Dynamite Entertainment, DC Comics, Marvel Comics and Image Comics.
Joe currently draws Jim Butcher's Dresden Files: Ghoul Goblin for Dynamite Entertainment.
Mister Tyler Crook was born in Idaho but grew up all over California. He started working professionally as an artist, designing children's T-shirts when he was 18. And for a very brief period he attended the California College of Art in Oakland. Most of his career was spent making the best and worst sports video games in America. His debut book, Petrograd, was released in 2011 by Oni Press. That led directly to Tyler becoming the ongoing artist on BPRD: Hell on Earth. He currently resides in San Diego Ca. with his one wife, two cats, three legged dog, four legged dog and the many smells they provide. (Photo credit: Charlie Chu)
Roger Cruz was born in 1971, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Roger started working for big American publishers like Marvel Comics and DC Comics at the 90's, on titles such as X-Men, X-Men: Alpha, X-Men: Omega, Generation X, X-man, Hulk, Ghost Rider, Alpha Flight, Darkness, X-Men First Class, Magneto, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, American Vampire and many other titles.
He published in Brazil his first work as writer and artist in 2010, XAMPU: LOVELY LOSERS. In 2011, he also published the Artbook "Nudes In Fury".
Currently Roger Cruz works with illustrations for magazines and literature books, and in his spare time works with scripts and artworks for personal projects.
To see more of Roger Cruz's work please visit:
rogercruzbr.blogspot.com and rogercruz.deviantart.com
Dan Duncan is an illustrator, designer and "storyteller" for the animation, movies, gaming and comic book industries. As well as a graduate of the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art in Dover, NJ. Due to a zero tolerance policy on snow, Dan now lives and works in Burbank California, where the warm weather allows him to work without being hindered by stiff little fingers and a heavy coat.
While freelancing he has done just about everything for clients all over the world Including Criterion, Blizzard, IDW, Film Roman, Image, Marvel, Boom!, and Hasbro. But is now primarily telling stories in comics and animation.
Steve's work is about movement, energy and storytelling. The intense color and movement of his work is how he gained the nickname hypersteve which he has used on his website for many years. Steve has been an illustrator, creator and author of comics, games and books. Over his varied career he has created artwork and conceived of projects for companies such as Wizards of the Coast, Random House, Impact books, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, AMC, Scholastic Books, Blizzard Entertainment and many others. With author David Gallaher, the award winning werewolf western webcomic, High Moon, for DC Comics' Zuda. Which is now to be found on the iphone, ipad and the web.(www.highmooncomic.com) The graphic novel has garnered impressive reviews, over 2.7 million viewers, and was awarded the 2009 Harvey Award for Best Web Comic He has since been nominated for two more Harvey awards including Best Inker for 2010. Also in 2009, Steve co-created the pioneering thriller comic Box 13 for Comixology. Not only has it been highly acclaimed, it is notable as one of the first comics conceived and designed specifically for the iPhone. The print version was released in June of 2010. As well as illustrating, Steve wrote the how-to-book, Scream: Drawing Vampires Werewolves and other Monsters which has appeared worldwide. He has also had work in The Copro Nason gallery in Los Angeles, Last Rites gallery NYC as well as Yves Lautre Gallery in Montreal. Steve lives in Brooklyn with his wife and children Rocketboy and Buttercup.
Tom Feister is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design. He began his career as an editorial illustrator while still in college. He has since gone on to pursue a career in the varied and related fields of comic book illustration, animation, merchandising, and toy design. Some of Tom’s clients have included Microsoft, IDW Publishing, Lucasfilm, The Upper Deck Company, DC Direct, Cartoon Network, Marvel Comics, Devil’s Due Publishing, Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, Turner Studios, Primal Screen, WildStorm Publishing, and Top Cow Productions, among others. In 2004 Tom began work on Wildstorm publishing’s Ex-Machina. Ex-Machina was recognized with multiple Eisner award nominations and won the 2005 Eisner award for Best New Series. In 2007 Tom and penciller Tony Harris were nominated for an Eisner Award for best penciller inker team.
Since 1997, Cartoonist and illustrator Tom Fowler has worked in comics, advertising, and film and game design. past clients include Disney, Simon & Schuster, Wizards of the Coast, Hasbro, MAD, Marvel, and DC Comics. His best known comics work include "Venom", the critically acclaimed "Mysterius the Unfathomable" with writer Jeff Parker, and the MAD Magazine feature "Monroe".
Tom eats only raw meat, stands 13 feet tall, and shoots lasers from his eyes
Nathan Fox was born in 1975 in Washington D.C.. Raised from the age of five on the suburban outskirts of Houston, an early addiction to Cartoons, Commercials and Video Games led to a lifelong exploration of Narrative Art and the over-stimulation associated with his generation. In the hopes of making such an addiction his full time job, Nathan left Texas for Missouri where he attended the Kansas City Art Institute. What followed over the next four years can only be described as an eye opening experience compared to the somewhat quiet Southern upbringing. The discovery of Anime, Yoshitoshi's Yukiyo-e Prints, Sideshows and Comics would lead him down the happily twisted path he still follows today. After graduating from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1997, Nathan pursued Illustration from Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the next two years with little result. Frustrated with pursuing editorial illustration and working as an offset pressman, he and his wife moved to New York City in 2000 where Nathan attended The School of Visual Arts Illustration As Visual Essay Graduate Program. Those two years of graduate study would prove to be the most fruitful as Nathan has been freelancing full time as an illustrator and storyteller ever since. His work has appeared in The New York Times Newspaper and Magazine, Interview, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Wired, ESPN Magazine, Print, Entertainment Weekly, Mother Jones, Spin, Mad Magazine, MTV Store Windows and Tshirts, Instant Winner and REAL Skateboards, DC Comics, Vertigo, Dark Horse Comics and many other publications and mediums. Becoming a father in 2004 and the need for home ownership led Nathan first, back to Milwaukee, WI for a bit and then in 2006, he relocated back to Kansas City, MO where he currently resides with his wife Jennifer and their daughter Maille Rose. Future projects include pursuing Comics, Narrative Illustration and Gallery Work. For further information, updates and samples of Nathan's illustration work, Comics, Murals, Skate Decks and more, visit www.foxnathan.com on the World Wide Web.
Jenny got her BFA at Northern Illinois University and continued her studies at the Joe Kubert School of Cartooning and Graphic Arts. She studied Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark and In Design, drawing, painting, serigraphy, narrative art, methods and materials, humor and caricature, and story adaptation, as well as others. She has studied a variety of techniques including drawing, pen and ink, watercolor, acrylic, as well as digital coloring. She now resides in Chicago, IL.
Photo by Amy Royer
Illustrator, painter and printmaker, Michael Gaydos' list of credits include illustrations, graphic novels and sequential artwork for Marvel, DC, Virgin, Top Cow, Dark Horse, Fox Atomic, Image, Tundra, NBM, Caliber and White Wolf among others. He has received two Eisner Award Nominations for his work on ALIAS with Brian Michael Bendis for Marvel. Michael currently lives in Beacon, NY.
Ransom grew up in the largest town in the great state of Vermont. Which makes it easily one of the largest towns in the world. He graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2007, where he studied Sequential Art and Animation. His first published work was for Devil's Due's GIJoe Special Missions: The Enemy. After pleading with, begging, and generally annoying all his contacts, he started work inking and pencilling for Marvel Comics. He transitioned to working for Robert Kirkman handling art duties for Guarding the Globe 1-5. After his work for Image, he hopped over to DC Comics drawing War of the Green Lanterns Aftermath #2, and pencilled parts of the Suicide Squad relaunch. He currently lives in Boston, pet-less, because his roommate is allergic to fun.
Sanford Greene has worked in comics and related industries for over 9 years. His clients include Disney, DC Comics, SEGA, Nickelodeon, Hasbro, Warner Brothers, Fox, and Marvel Comics.
He is current works includes a french graphic album for Humanoid Publishing and a Spiderman children book for Disney/Marvel Publishing.
Sanford is also working on two creator owned projects: one called "Rotten Apple" published by Dark Horse Comics, the other project is titled "1000" with MTV.
Pia Guerra is a Canadian comic book artist best known for her work as penciller and co-creator of DC/Vertigo's Y - The Last Man with writer Brian K. Vaughan. She has won several awards including a Spike TV Scream Award, a Shuster, a Harvey and along with Brian and inker Jose Marzan Jr. two of the comic industry's top prize, the Eisner.
She has been nominated for numerous other awards including the Hugo Award and Prix Du Scenario from the Angoulême International Comics Festival.
She has also drawn stories for Doctor Who, Torchwood Magazine, Comic Book Tattoo, Simpson's Treehouse of Horror Comics, Spider-Man Unlimited, illustrated for White Wolf gaming manuals, produced storyboards for commercials and worked as a production designer on a sci-fi television pilot.
Pia currently lives in Vancouver BC, and is married to the very talented writer Ian Boothby. They have two cats.
Since graduating from the Joe Kubert School of Art, Ken Haeser has maintained a considerable work load on a number of different projects. Since graduating from the Joe Kubert School of Art, Ken Haeser has maintained a considerable work load on a number of different projects. Since graduating from the Joe Kubert School of Art, Ken Haeser has maintained a considerable work load on a number of different projects.
Gabriel Hardman is the artist of ATLAS for Marvel Comics as well as Avengers vs. Agents of Atlas and Monster Size Hulk. His original graphic novel Heathentown was released by Image/Shadowline in 2009. He also contributed to Doctor Voodoo, Skaar: Son of Hulk and Agents of Atlas (2009). Gabriel is an accomplished Storyboard Artist with credits that include INCEPTION, Spider-Man 3, X-Men 2, Superman Returns, Tropic thunder and the Austin Powers movies. He also directed the prize winning short film Wrong Way Up.
Buz Hasson attended the Art Institute of Dallas. Over the course of his career, Buz has worked on “The Living Corpse”, “Flesh Rot: Tales of the Undead” and “The Eyes of Asia”. With “The Living Corpse” in development for a live-action film. Buz has been working at a feverish pace.
Jeremy Haun is currently drawing his heart out on Top Cow's Darkness Series. He recently illustrated the Artifacts event series, also from Top Cow. Over the past decade plus, along with wearing calluses on his fingers doing work for DC, Marvel, Image, and others, he has created and written several projects. Some you might know are graphic novel Narcoleptic Sunday, Leading Man, and The Beauty, winner of Top Cow's recent Pilot Season.
Jeremy resides in a crumbling mansion in Joplin, Missouri with his wife and two superheroes-in-training.
Ho, Jason J. 29, of Long Island, NY, beloved son to Donald and Julie Ho. Dear friend of David Arhar, Paolo Belfiore, Joseph Cooper, Chazz DeMoss, Sean Dulaney, Elizabeth Genco, Dave Roman, Jeff Zornow and many others. Cherished uncle to many nieces and nephews. Penciller and inker of Digital Webbing Presents #5, #7: F.N. Stein: Consulting Detective and Agnes Quill: An Anthology Of Mystery for Slave Labor Graphics. Adaptations of The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein for Cryptic Inc. As well as multiple Zombie Tales stories for Boom Studios. Former storyboard Illustrator of Chandelier Creative, NYC. Clients include, Phat Farm, Catriona Mac Kechnie, Nordstrom, Kiehl's, W Hotels Worldwide, Old Navy, Le Club, Langham Hotels International, Deustche Bank, Target and Upper East Side River Terrace. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Cadence Comic Art c/o Paolo Belfiore.
Jamal Yaseem Igle has worked his way up the ranks from Intern at D.C. Comics to a successful penciling career. Jamal has been editor, art director, and animation storyboard artist for companies such as Sony Animation and Scholastic inc. Jamal is the co-creator of the comic book series VENTURE, along with writer Jay Faerber, published by Image Comics. Jamal's detailed pencils have graced books as varied as The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas, Race Against Time, G.I. Joe, Green Lantern, Iron Fist / Wolverine: the Return of Kun Lun, Iron Man, Wonder Woman: Our Worlds at War, Martian Manhunter, Supergirl , Firestorm, Nightwing, Superman: Tangent, Teen Titans, Noble Causes, and Marvel's New Warriors series.
Rebekah is a penciler/inker, best known for DV8: Gods & Monsters, with writer Brian Wood, and her current work on Angel & Faith, with writer Christos Gage and executive producer Joss Whedon. Her career began soon after graduating from Savannah College of Art and Design, in 2006, penciling several Devil's Due titles. She landed her first mainstream job with Ms. Marvel #38. Since then, she has illustrated several DC and Marvel titles and is having a blast playing in the Buffy universe.
Erik Jones is a cover illustrator and contemporary figure painter He graduated from Ringing College of Art and Design with a Bachelors degree of Fine Arts from the Illustration program. He currently Lives In Brooklyn where he is focusing on freelance illustration and Gallery work.
Erik's client list spans from comic covers, working with Boom! Studios, Top Cow and Marvel to Magazine illustration (ImagineFX) to apparel (Warner Brothers).
Erik is currently available for freelance
Joëlle is a Portland, Oregon-based artist whose first published work was in the Dark Horse anthology Sexy Chix in 2006. She followed later that year with her first full-length graphic novel, 12 Reasons Why I Love Her, published by Oni Press. She has since worked on two more Oni projects, the crime comic book You Have Killed Me and the supernatural comedy Spell Checkers, both in collaboration with writer Jamie S. Rich
Over the last several years, Joëlle has worked for just about every major publisher. She contributed to the DC/Vertigo series Fables and Madame Xanadu, as well as drawing the Minx graphic novel Token; Dark Horse hired her for Joss Whedon's Dr. Horrible, Janet Evanovich's Troublemaker, and P.C. Cast's House of Night; stories for Madman Atomic Comics and Liberty Comics at Image; adapting O.T. Nelson's The Girl Who Owned a City for Graphic Universe; and Brian Michael Bendis selected her for the Iron Man team-up story in Ultimate Spider-Man #150 at Marvel.
Joëlle has more work on the way from both Oni Press and Vertigo.
Aaron spent his childhood on earth playing on the ground like most kids. But finding this rather boring, he made his home in outer-space, where he became an officer of Ten Ton Studios. Currently he lives in a structure made of broken satellites and empty tang packets. Finding that there are far too few art schools is the stratosphere, Aaron taught himself to draw. In 2010 Aaron got to cut his teeth in the comic book biz working on Amory Wars with the intergalactic rock star Claudio Sanchez, and then a short while later on the zombie-apocalypse story Key of Z. Currently Aaron is working on projects for DC and Marvel.
Andy Kuhn has been a professional comics artist since 1994. He has worked for every major american publisher and many smaller ones as well. His titles have included MARVEL ADVENTURES, SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED, AND MARVEL TEAM-UP ( marvel comics), BLUE BEETLE, THE FLASH, YOUNG JUSTICE, and THE JOKER:LAST LAUGH (dc comics). With writer Phil Hester he co-created FIREBREATHER, the critically aclaimed miniseries, and now ongoing series for image comics. FIREBREATHER is currently being adapted into an hour and a half long movie of the week for Cartoon Network which will act as a pilot for a potential animated series. Other recent works by Kuhn include the crime dramas EASY WAY (idw), and 10 (boom studios) and the short lived series REX MANTOOTH:KUNG FU GORILLA with writer Matt Fraction. His clients outside of comics have included RCA, GE, BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT, CARTOON NETWORK, and UPPERDECK ENTERTAINMENT.
Rick Lacy is a character designer, storyboard artist, illustrator and comic book artist ingrained in a number of fields. They include animation, comics, film and video game production. A few of the clients off his roster include The Venture Bros for Adult Swim, which he worked on for the majority of his career as a character desginer and story artist, TMNT for FOX, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Hellboy: Animated for Dark Horse comics. Currently Rick is a designer and animator with GameLoft; NYC. Rick is also an established teacher for NYU and publishes his own graphic novel series entitled Labor Days with Oni Press. Who, if were a woman, would take out for a drink and whisper into her ear. An avid fantasy adventurist, Rick has been known to punch robots in the face and gamble-drink with hot air balloon captains. Yo ho yo ho.
Daniel Leisterwas born in Germany in 1976. Daniel attended Ohio State University and received his B.F.A. in 2000. He currently resides in Columbus, OH. His published works include: Celestial Alliance (After Hours Press), The Sire, The Sire: Revelations (Aftershock), Grimm Fairy Tale's Annual and Grimm Fairy Tales: Return to Wonderland (Zenescope Entertainment).
Jeff Lemire is the award winning Canadian cartoonist of the acclaimed graphic novel ESSEX COUNTY and the comic book series SWEET TOOTH from DC/Vertigo.
He is also the current writer of ANIMAL MAN and FRANKENSTEIN for DC Comics and has written the monthly adventures of SUPERBOY as well.
In 2010 Essex County was named one of the 5 “Essential Canadian Novels” of the decade in the prestigious Canada Reads program, becoming the first graphic novel to ever be included in the national competition.
Comic-Con International 2012 will also feature the debut of Lemire’s next original graphic novel, THE UNDERWATER WELDER from Top Shelf Productions.
Lloyd started working in comics in the late 1970s, drawing for Halls of Horror, TV Comic and a number of Marvel UK titles. With writer Steve Parkhouse, he created the pulp adventure character Night Raven. Dez Skinn set up Warrior magazine in 1982, he asked Lloyd to create a new pulp character. Lloyd and writer Alan Moore (who had previously collaborated on several Doctor Who stories at Marvel UK) created V for Vendetta, a dystopian adventure featuring a flamboyant anarchist terrorist fighting against a future fascist government. Lloyd, who illustrated in cinematic chiaroscuro, devised V's Guy Fawkes-inspired appearance and suggested that Moore avoid captions, sound effects and thought balloons. After Warrior folded in 1984, the series was reprinted and continued in colour by DC Comics and collected as a graphic novel in 1995. It was adapted into a film released in 2006. Lloyd has also worked on Espers, with writer James D. Hudnall, for Eclipse Comics; Hellblazer, with writers Grant Morrison and Jamie Delano, and War Story, with Garth Ennis, for DC; and Global Frequency, with Warren Ellis, for Wildstorm. With Delano he also drew The Territory for Dark Horse, where he has also worked on some of their licensed properties like Aliens and James Bond. He has also created a graphic novel, Kickback, for French publisher Editions Carabas, which is available in the US and UK via Dark Horse
John Lucas is made entirely of popcorn and Caro syrup. It defies biology and common sense and has baffled the great minds of our times. Sadly, the judgments of such big-brained muckity-mucks come at no small cost. So, John must toil away for the few odd coins a cartoonist's life will afford, that he may remain free of the chains of the debtors prison.
John's work has appeared in funny books published by D.C., Marvel, Darkhorse, Ad House and Top Cow. If you don't believe it, look it
Amy Mebberson is a comic & fine artist specialising in licensed all-ages work, mostly for the Walt Disney Company. A former classical singer, Amy entered Walt Disney Animation Australia as a trainee inbetweener in 1999. Upon the studio's closure in 2006, Amy relocated to the US to begin a comics career with Tokyopop and subsequently moved onto a long run of Disney, Pixar and Muppet comics with Boom! studios.
Amy currently draws Strawberry Shortcake, Sesame Street and How to Train Your Dragon comics with APE Entertainment and My Little Pony for IDW. Amy made her gallery debut in 2012 at Disney Wonderground gallery in Anaheim.
Amy currently lives in San Francisco, where Disneyland is nowhere near close enough for her liking.
Kevin Mellon is a graduate of the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Arts. He has been working in the comic industry since his first book , GEARHEAD debuted in 2007. Since then he has gone on to do various other projects including THIRTEEN STEPS and THE ATHEIST VOL. 2 with writer Phil Hester. In fall of 2008, GEARHEAD was optioned by Gale Anne Hurd and Vallhalla productions for adaptation into film. He is currently working on an Original Graphic Novel for AiT/PlanetLar with GEARHEAD co-creator/writer Dennis Hopeless as well as writing and drawing his solo creator-owned series for APE Entertainment called SUICIDE SISTERS.
Christopher Mitten is originally from the cow-dappled expanse of southern Wisconsin but now roams the misty wilds of suburban Chicago, drawing little people in little boxes.
He has contributed work for such companies as Dark Horse, DC/Wildstorm, Oni Press, IDW, Image, and Simon & Schuster.
He can be found online at christophermitten.com and followed on Twitter at twitter.com/chris_mitten.
Tradd Moore, the artist of The Strange Talent of Luther Strode, was born in Snellville, Georgia where he was raised solely on the teachings of X-Men, Final Fantasy, and The Matrix. Somewhere along the way he took up drawing and never looked back. He graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2010 and has been locked in a room drawing comic books ever since. The locked room is currently located in Atlanta, Georgia.
Moritat is a Basel, Switzeland-based comic book artist and illustrator. Early in his career, Justin chose the moniker "Moritat" to represent himself and his art. A "moritat" (from "mori" meaning "deadly" and "tat" meaning "deed") is a medieval version of the murder ballad performed by strolling minstrels. His most recent work can be seen in the pages of DC's The Spirit and Image's Elephantmen. Moritat is also handling art duties on All-Star Western, one of the 52 titles that make up the "DC New 52" this fall.
Amancay Nahuelpan was born in Canada and grew up in Chile. He has been working as an Independent Artist for more than 5 years. In 2006 he published Hijos de P, a noir genre comic, winner of the Chilean Professional Institute’s Fantasy and Comics Festival Award for Best Artist and Best Series in 2007.
During the years 2006 - 2007 he worked for Caleuche Comics, an Independent Chilean Publisher, and for the horror web comic site Mortis.cl.
In November 2008 he entered the Zuda Comics Competition with Hijos de P, in May 2009 he entered with the comic Clandestino, and by October 2009 with the comic A Polar Nightmare.
In May 2009 he started working with writer Casey Seijas on Duppy’78, a Graphic Novel to be published by Com.x in 2010. Amancay graduated from the Catholic University of Temuco with a Major in Interior Design.
He currently lives between Chile, Canada and Spain.
Mike Norton has been working in comics for 10 years now, gaining recognition for projects such as The Waiting Place and Jason and the Argobots. Eventually, he became Art Director for the newly starting Devil's Due Publishing where he drew the first Voltron mini-series. He has since made a name for himself working on books like Queen and Country, Gravity, Runaways, All-New Atom, Trinity and Countdown. Mike is currently the artist on Green Arrow/Black Canary. He is also very very tall.
I am Tommy Patterson, an up-and-coming artist in the world of comic books. Art has always been a major highlight in my life, one that came into focus as a child and has progressed into an education earning me a Bachelor of Science in Studio Art degree and the career in comics I pursue today.
I broke onto the scene with my artistic renderings in titles such as Farscape issues 1-4 and 9-12 for Boom! Studios and the movie adaptation The Warriors issues 4-5 for Dynamite Entertainment. You can also see my fantastic artwork in Tales From Wonderland the White Knight, Red Rose and Stingers from Zenescope Entertainment. After bouncing around and honing my craft for the past three years I have landed with Dynamite Entertainment and am excited to make a splash with the upcoming release The Game of Thrones by RR Martin.
I am active online with friends, fans and fellow artists. I enjoy taking time out to provide guidance to aspiring artists; examples of which can be seen in the bi-monthly article entitled Draw Over! found at www.ComixTribe.com and artist challenges such as www.30characters.com.
When I am not drawing, I still utilize my creative potential as a Graphic Designer, which has been my profession for the past seven years. I call the town of Murray, Kentucky my home, where I reside with my wife and daughter.
RAMÓN has been working as a cartoonist for a little over a decade. He loves his job and would never trade it in for a real one. His catalogue of work is as diverse as the styles he employs. Ramón’s repertoire includes Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Editorial Illustration, Children’s Books, numerous Role-Playing Games, Collectible Card Games, Character Design, Magazines and whatever else may happen to cross his path that may intrigue him!
Though the stuff that turns Ramón’s proverbial crank are his own little creations. The ideas and stories that constantly percolate in his subconsciousness. Aside from Kukuburi, Ramón’s other longtime webcomics venture is the peculiar somewhat autobiographical Butternutsquash which he co-authors with his long time friend Rob Coughler.
CLIENTELE include but are not limited to Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Wildstorm Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Owl Kids Magazine, Risk Insurance Magazine, Hasbro, Lucasfilm LLC, Wizards of the Coast, Palladium Books Inc., Alderac Entertainment Group, and Steve Jackson Games.
In 2012, Ramón won three Eisner awards for his work on Jim Henson's Tale of Sand published by Archia Entertainment.
(Photo by Eleanor Kelly)
Sara Pichelli is an Italian comic book artist best known for first illustrating the Miles Morales version of Ultimate Spider-Man. After starting her career in animation, Pichelli entered the comic book industry working for IDW Publishing before joining Marvel Comics in 2008 after getting discovered in an international talent search. After having worked on several Marvel titles, such as Namora, Pichelli was hired as the main artist on the second volume of Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man, which premiered in September 2011. Pichelli won a 2011 Eagle Award for Favorite Newcomer Artist.
Nick Pitarra is a native Texan, cartoonist, and all around nice guy. His work has been published by Marvel and Image comics, recently finishing the hit IMAGE mini series THE RED WING and currently working on THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS with star writer Jonathan Hickman. Additionally, Nick’s art has found its way on billboards, murals, magazines, and in one calendar.
Gordon Purcell has been a professional commercial illustrator and comic book artist for over 15 years. He is best known for his work with licensed projects and for his superhero work.
Khary Randolph was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He moved to New York in 1996 to attend the School of Visual Arts and graduated in 2000 with a BFA in Cartooning and Illustration. Since, he has worked for a number of clients in the animation, advertising and comic book industries and left his mark on many properties, such as Spider-Man, X-Men, Hellboy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Boondocks and Teen Titans. He is currently employed by 4Kids Entertainment as Lead Character Illustrator on the cartoon and online card game Chaotic, which can be seen on Saturday mornings on the CW.
Spanish artist Emma Ríos started getting into the world of comics doing short stories for fanzines, books and, particularly, self-publishing her comic book series APB (A Prueba de Balas) [Bulletproof] through the collective known as Polaqia. Her wish to dedicate profesionally to comics allowed her to leave her work as an architect and work on comics full-time after receiving a job offer from Boom! Studios in 2008, Hexed, wich became her debut in the U.S. market. Meanwhile, in Spain, SM publishes a book called Amadís de Gaula, a Ricardo Gómez written adaptation of the cavarly novel of the same title, featuring pencils and color from Emma. Also, she is invited to a collaborative workshop in Japan called Lingua Comica.
Her first major work for Marvel Comics was the Dr. Strange limited series written by Mark Waid (Strange). Since then, she´s been working regularly at Marvel in such titles as Amazing Spider-Man, the Osborn miniseries written by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Spider Island: Cloak and Dagger with Nick Spencer. Right now she is working in the Doctor Strange Season One Graphic novel with Greg Pak.
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Robbi Rodriguez is a cartoonist from Waco, Tx. who debut in 2003 with Hero Camp from Image Comics. Since then other works have included Nightclub (Image), Hazed (Image), Stephen Colbert's Tek Jansen (Oni Press), Polly and the Pirates Vol.2 (Oni Press) and the Harvey Award nominated "Maintenance" (Oni press).
Recently, Robbi has been published by Archaia Entrainment, Vertigo and Marvel Comics on titles such as New Mutants, The Unexpected and Uncanny X-Force.
In 2008, Robbi was diagnosed with keratoconus, an eye disease thats cause continuous damage to the corneas. It has reached a stage where Robbi is now classified as legally blind. Despite this Robbi continues to work through this. He started his first solo project Frankie, get your gun. An acid western comic which can be found at:
Brent Schoonover was born in small town called South Beloit Illinois, filling his brain with horror movies, comics, and cartoons. Choosing to draw fantastic characters as oppose to doing his homework, Brent moved to the twin cities to pursue a degree in Illustration at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Since graduating Brent has become a freelance illustrator based in St. Paul, MN by day, and comic book artist by night. His creator owned project Horrorwood was published in 2006 by Ape Entertainment
TIM SEELEY is one of those “slash” people…a writer-slash-artist. He has drawn a number of different comic book series including G.I JOE, HALLOWEEN, THE DARK ELF TRILOGY, EXILES, and WILDCATS. His writing work includes LOVEBUNNY & MR.HELL, LOADED BIBLE and ANT-MAN/WASP. He is most known for Revival & HACK/SLASH, which he considers a blessing/curse. There’s that slash again. He resides in Chicago, Illinois with his wife Gina, and a closet full of MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE figures.
Raised in the West of Ireland, a graduate of Limerick School of Art and Design and winner of an Eagle award for his first published comic, Declan Shalvey's first professional work was in the UK scene with noir indie-books and adaptations of classical literature. He later came to prominence in the American market with his moody, atmospheric work with his year-long arc on 28 DAYS LATER for BOOM! Studios and his work on the COMIC TWART group blog.
Most recently, Shalvey has worked for Marvel Comics on titles such as THUNDERBOLTS for Marvel Comics and is currently working on more projects for said publisher.
Tony Shasteen was the illustrator behind the Talisman graphic novel, co-written by Stephen King and Peter Straub, and 12 Gauge/Image Comic’s The Occult Crimes Taskforce (the O.C.T.), co-created by David Atchison and Rosario Dawson, and is currently illustrating Burn Notice for DC Comics and USA Network. Tony has been an illustrator since 1995. His work has been seen in publications such as Playboy, Communication Arts and Spectrum, The Best In Contemporary Fantastic Art. His clients have included Coca-Cola, BellSouth, IBM, Siemens, Nascar, Business Week, Hasbro, White Wolf, Shadowrun, Ten Speed Publishing, Picador Publishing, Realms of Fantasy, DC Comics, Boom Studios, Markosia, Devil’s Due, Dark Horse, Top Cow, Virgin and Image Comics. He lives outside Atlanta, GA with his wife and two sons.
Sheldon Vella (Mr.Sheldon to you) is a comic book débutante from the balmy shores of Australia. Before Deadpool, Sheldon's work included the long dead Zuda title Supertron, Boom! Studios KillAudio, Strange Tales Vol.2 and other assorted anthology bits and bobs. He loves his family, his girlfriend, heavy metal music of all kinds, the echo of his own voice in bad mobile phone connections, and you.
James Silvani is a Hawai'i-based illustrator with a long and surprisingly scandal-free career in the comics and licensing fields. He has provided art for The Muppets, TMNT, Transformers, Star Wars, Looney Tunes and Animaniacs. Currently he is continuing his work on the successful reintroduction of Disney's Darkwing Duck
Ryan Stegman was born in a drafty stable near Detroit. Ryan picked up crayons and drew on a wall; he was 18 years old. Shortly thereafter, he learned about pencils and paper. He was happy, as were his parents. After being "released" he decided that drawing comics was a good idea. He got all of his horrible drawings out of the way (well, most of them) and then got hired to draw the series "Midnight Kiss" for Markosia. He then found himself at Marvel providing art duties for the series Scarlet Spider, Fantastic Four and Superior Spider-man . Due to the restraints of a bulky ankle bracelet and poor hygiene, he is forced to stay indoors and draw.
photo courtesy of Pat Loika
James Stokoe is the writer-artist of the graphic novel series Wonton Soup, two volumes of which are available from Oni Press. His acclaimed revisionist-fantasy series Orc Stain is available from Image Comics.
Although most well-known for her artwork on the story of Cassie Hack and her partner Vlad in Devil’s Due Publishing's HACK/Slash series, Ms. Stone's career in illustration has included a variety of other projects. This includes inking, penciling, or coloring The Ride (published by Image Comics), Jim Henson's comic Return to Labyrinth, and G.I. Joe comics/merchandise. She was also involved in the artwork for 160-page original graphic novel anthology, "Lloyd Kaufman Presents the Toxic Avenger and Other Tromatic Tales." Through HACK/Slash storylines, Ms. Stone has drawn numerous pop-culture characters including Reanimator's Herbert West, the Suicide Girls, Milk & Cheese among others. In addition, Ms Stone has also illustrated a cover for Chucky from the Child's Play miniseries and artwork for My Little Pony merchandise.
Andre has worked on Comic Book Tattoo, Popgun 3, and Elephantmen from Image comics. In March 2012, he started as the artist of the on-going series, Hell Yeah, also from Image. He has a love/hate relationship with ice cream and lives in New Jersey with his wife and three little boy-tornadoes.
Jill Thompson is the creator of The Scary Godmother and Magic Trixie. She is the co-creator of Finals and Beasts of Burden. She has illustrated many other comics and books including Wonder Woman, Sandman, Death at Death’s Door, The Little Endless Storybook, Delirium’s Party, The Invisibles, Seekers into the Mystery, Fables, The Badger, Mick Foley’s Halloween Hijinx, Tales from Wrescal Lane and much, much more. You can follow her on twitter to find out what she is up to @theJillThompson . You can demand her comics at finer comic shops everywhere! ;-)
greg titus has drawn many many things....most of which are under his bed. He has worked for marvel doing such work as the super skrull (as a part of the annihilation series)and some fantastic four work.also he has done work for dc...doing some teen titans work.greg has also worked for dark horse doing star wars, spyboy and a mini series called syn,with keith giffen. he has pushed several book through image....including four issues of an independent title called buggs,a short graphic novel called the wings of annansi with mike oeming, and three issues of a book called the imaginaries. among some of the other work he has done...snowboard designs for burton, designs for sobe juice,childrens books for lerner publihing, characters designs for sony,mattel,hasbro,disney, and many others. he currently lives in chicago....in a apartment the size of a matchbox.
Ryan Winn is a multimedia artist best known as a comic book inker and illustrator. When not sleeping he can be found hard at work tracin' and erasin' Tony Daniel's pencils as the inker on DC's "NEW 52" book Batman: Detective Comics. He currently resides in Orange (don't call it the OC) County, CA with his wife, artist Giddy Girlie and his two cat buddies, Ruckus and Rocket-O.
Woodward considered either a career as a rock musician or artist. He ultimately chose the latter and moved to Los Angeles, where he spent some years experimenting with his artistic style. He subsequently followed the example of one of his idols, David Bowie, and moved to Germany, where he went into self-publishing, producing a comic book composed of his expressionist paintings called Flesh Angels. He followed this up with an anthology comedic series called These Things Happen.
He then relocated to Desert Hot Springs, California, where he collaborated with A. David Lewis on the independent comic book Mortal Coils, and with Michael Colbert on the Digital Webbing Presents series Crazy Mary, for which he continues to do covers. Crazy Mary was noticed by IDW Publishing, which offered him the job of illustrating a CSI: NY miniseries. He subsequently illustrated a story in Boom! Studios' Zombie Tales. When Peter David moved his series, Fallen Angel to IDW, Woodward was chosen as the regular artist.
His painted work eventually caught the attention of Marvel editor, Mike Marts, who hired him to illustrate X-Men Origins: The Beast, which was released September 2008.
Marley Zarcone is a comic artist residing in the glorious Vancouver. Marley's work can be seen in Vertigo's Madame Xanadu and House of Mystery, as well as Forgetless with Nick Spencer at Image. Currently, Marley is juggling many projects including working on her own snazzy supernatural comic, Black Circle.
Jeff Zornow possesses a maniacally twitching death nerve inside his brain. As a result, he suffers from horrific seizures which fuel his uncanny artistic talents. When he awakens from these debilitating attacks, he maintains his grip on reality through creating art for T-shirt companies (such as Fright-Rags and The House of Mysterious Secrets), film projects, and obviously comics. He has been stricken with this terminal case of twisted genius since 1999. His comic projects include "Gene Simmons' House of Horrors", "Vampirella Magazine", "Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery", “Grimm Fairy Tales” and “Halloween”. Most notably, he created and illustrated the acclaimed "Long Night of the Full Moon". He regularly showcases his deviously creative urges in the pages of Cryptic Magazine. He is also comic-book-biographer to the mad scientist Dr. Gore. Zornow has also supplied art for many underground bands and record labels including Fondlecorpse, Gruesome Stuff Relish, Blood Freak, Razorback Records, Profanatica, Calabrese, and Ex Dementia.