Special Guests
  • Arthur Adams

    Arthur Adams is an award-winning artist who became an immediate fan favorite as the penciler on the critically acclaimed 1985 Longshot mini series. His career has included work on such titles as Batman, Superman, Spider-man, X-Men, Godzilla, The Authority, Danger Girl, Excalibur, and Hulk, to name a few. He is also the creator, writer and artist on Monkeyman and O'Brien. More recently Arthur illustrated the Ultimate X-Men series for Marvel.

  • 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 complete 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.

  • Max Brooks

    Max is the bestselling author of World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, The Zombie Survival Guide and The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks. He is widely considered to be one of the founders of the zombie renaissance and World War Z was recently adapted as a hit movie featuring Brad Pitt.

    In 2010 Brooks wrote the IDW Comic Book Mini-Series G.I. Joe: Hearts & Minds and later The Extinction Parade (2011) for Avatar Press. Brooks is currently working on the graphic novel, The Harlem Hellfighters that will be released by Broadway Books in April 2014.

    Max will be located at Avatar's tables over the weekend, please refer to the signing schedule on our web site for more information

  • Jonathan Ross

    In addition to being a BAFTA award winning television and radio presenter Jonathan Ross is a bona fide geek. He is well known for his toy collecting and has a prodigious comic art collection. He can wax lyrical about the talents of Messrs Kirby, Ditko and Steranko and was the co-presenter with Neil Gaiman of the BBC documentary In Search of Steve Ditko which saw the pair track down the notoriously reclusive co-creator of Spider-man. In addition he is married to the screen writer of Stardust, Kick Ass and X-Men:First Class.

    Ross is the writer of the very well received prohibition era noir thriller Turf with artist Tommy Lee Edward published by Image which was then followed by America's Got Powers with artist Bryan Hitch. He is currently collaborating on Revenge due out in late February - a tale of violence and vengeance in the Hollywood Hills - with artist Ian Churchill who is also a guest at L.S.C.C.

    Jonathan will be attending on Saturday only.

Featured Guests
  • Charlie Adlard

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

    Charlie will be located at the Place In Space tables

  • Jacen Burrows

    Jacen is a comic book artist renowned for his work on Crossed, written by Garth Ennis and Neonomiccon, written by Alan Moore. Graduating from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 1996, Burrows has worked for several Comic book publishers and some of the best writers in the industry.

    Burrows is currently under contract for Avatar Press illustrating graphic novels written by some of the best in the business, including Warren Ellis's (Scars, Bad World and Dark Blue), Alan Moore's (Magic Words Courtyard and Yuggoth Cultures and Other Growths) and Garth Ennis's (303 and Chronicles of Wormwood). Burrows is currently the cover artist of God is Dead (2013) and Crossed: Badlands.

    Jacen will be located at Avatar's tables over the weekend, please refer to the signing schedule on our web site for more information

  • Mark Buckingham

    Mark Buckingham is an Eisner-Award-winning artist who began his career working for the British Satire magazine The Truth in 1987, before going on to DC to pencil Hellblazer. He is probably most famous for his work on Marvelman (Miracleman, in the U.S.) and Fables, although he has worked on numerous titles including Sandman, Death, Shade The Changing Man, Generation-X, Batman; Shadow of the Bat and Peter Parker: Spider-Man.

  • Howard Chaykin

    Howard Chaykin, the award-winning writer/artist began work in comics in the early 1970s. Howard penciled the original Star Wars comic book for Marvel and later went on to DC and the mini-series World of Krypton. During the 80s Howard launched the critically acclaimed series, American Flagg! for First Comics and revamped The Shadow in 1986 for DC, before going on to create the controversial Black Kiss for Vortex Comics. Recently Howard has most notably written Die Hard: Year One for Boom Studios and Avengers 1959 for Marvel. Currently he is working with Matt Fraction on Satellite Sam for Image Comics.

  • Joyce Chin

    Joyce Chin has been working in comics since 1995 when she penciled for Guy Gardner: Warrior for DC. Since then she has gone on to work on several titles including Vampirella, Xena, Superman: Silver Banshee and with a variety of publishers. More recently, in conjunction with Top Cow and Dynamite Entertainment, Joyce has illustrated the cross-over event Monster Wars that pitted Top cow characters with the "Dynamite" Monsters.

  • Ian Churchill

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

  • 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.

  • Peter David

    Peter David is an Eisner-winning self-proclaimed "Writer of Stuff" who is perhaps best known for his 12 year stint on The Incredible Hulk, as well as Aquaman, Supergirl, Young Justice, She-Hulk, X-Factor, and Fallen Angel. He has written Star Trek comic books and novels, adapted The Incredible Hulk, Hulk, Spider-Man 1, 2 and 3, Fantastic Four, and Iron Man movies into novels, and his television work includes, Babylon 5, Young Justice, Space Cases and Ben 10: Alien Force.

    His new stint on the ever popular X-Factor begins anew with issue #1 out soon.

  • Alan Davis

    Alan Davis is a writer/illustrator best known for his work on titles such as Captain Britain, The Uncanny X-Men, and Excalibur. His first work was a strip titled The Crusader, published in Frantic Magazine for Marvel UK. Following this Davis revamped Captain Britain in The Mighty World of Marvel, forming a close working partnership with Alan Moore with whom he went on to create D.R. and Quinch for 2000AD. This relationship continued when they later collaborated on Marvelman in Warrior.

    In 1985 Davis was hired by DC Comics and penciled Batman and the Outsiders as well as Detective Comics. He soon moved to Marvel, where he joined forces with Chris Claremont penciling issues of New Mutants and Uncanny X-Men before launching the new series Excalibur. It was on Excalibur that he formed the acclaimed pencils/inks partnership with Mark Farmer. During his career Davis has drawn many of Marvel's and DC's major characters and titles including JLA: The Nail, The Avengers, Captain America, Killraven, Uncanny X-Men, Fantastic Four, ClanDestine and Thor.

  • Ian Edginton

    Ian Edginton is best known for such titles as X-Force, H.G. Wells's: War of the Worlds and Leviathan. He is also well known for his work on steampunk/alternate history and is the co-creator of Scarlet Traces. With 2000AD he has written Leviathan, Stickleback and The Red Seas as well as one-off serials such as American Gothic. With Simon Davis he has recently worked on a survival horror series titled Stone Island, and with Dan Abnett he has written comics based on Warhammer 40k for Boom Studios.

    He worked on Top Cow's Pilot Season and Stormwatch: Post Human Division as well at Wildstorm where he created Victorian Undead. He is one of the few British comic talents to follow the reverse trajectory to the one usually taken: becoming successful in American comics before returning to work for 2000 AD.

  • Neil Edwards

    Neil has worked for many Comic book publishers including DC, Markosia, 2000AD and Boom. However, he is primarily known for his work on Marvel titles such as Fantastic Four, Squadron Supreme, Captain America, Mighty Avengers, Herc and Dark Avengers. Currently he is doing pencils for the Peter David penned X-Factor, for Marvel and DC's Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S.

  • Mark Farmer

    Due to family reasons, Mark has had to cancel his L.S.C.C. 2014 appearance

    Mark is a multiple Eagle Award winning inker who got his start in the UK comics industry before becoming part of the British Invasion, the wave of UK creators that were an integral part of the DC Comics "new look" of the 1980s.

    He is primarily known these days as an inker, although he has done some pencilling as well (for instance, collaborating with writer Len Wein on an early 1980s run on Green Lantern). Like nearly all those involved in the British Invasion, Farmer got his start at the British weekly comic 2000 AD, where he pencilled such series as Judge Dredd and Anderson: Psi Division.

    Farmer usually forms a team with writer/penciler Alan Davis. The pair, who first teamed on 1987's D.R. and Quinch for 2000 AD, have worked together on such titles as Marvel Comics' Excalibur, Avengers, Hulk, Thor, Fantastic Four and Uncanny X-Men. For DC their work includes Superman, LSH, JSA, JLA and Green Lantern.

  • Gary Frank

    Gary Frank began working for Marvel UK in the 1990s on Motormouth and Killpower. From there he moved to The Incredible Hulk for Marvel. Then came Supergirl for DC and Gen13 for Wildstorm, before trying his hand at creator-owned work with Kin for Top Cow, where he also worked on Midnight Nation with J. Michael Straczynski. Returning to Marvel with J. Michael Staczynski, they worked together on Supreme Power and Squadron Supreme, and then Hulk and a couple of issues of Avengers with Geoff Johns. Gary then followed Geoff to DC, where they worked together on Action Comics, Superman: Secret Origin, Batman Earth One, and Shazam!

  • Robin Furth

    Robin Furth is the co-author of Marvel's bestselling Dark Tower comic book series. The first two collections, The Gunslinger Born and The Long Road Home both won YALSA's Great Graphic Novel Award for 2008. She has adapted Sherrilyn Kenyon's Lords of Avalon series and the Stephen King and Peter Straub's co-written novel, The Talisman, into graphic novel form. She has contributed to Marvel's Legion of Monsters, Girl Comics, and to IDW's Womanthology. She is also the author of Stephen King's The Dark Tower: A Concordance, Volume I and II, and Stephen King's The Dark Tower: The Complete Concordance, all of which grew out of her long-time work as Stephen King's research assistant. More recently she has written Dark Tower: The Gunslinger, along with Peter David.

  • Matt Gagnon

    Matt Gagnon is the Editor-in-Chief of BOOM! Studios. As Editor-in-Chief he has instituted a focus on cutting-edge original series and authentic licensed material that's seen the award-winning publisher transition from independent darling to a top-10 industry powerhouse. Matt is also Head of Creative for all BOOM! Imprints, including KaBOOM!, BOOM! Box, and the recently acquired Archaia. As a writer, Matt co-created the comic book series Freelancers with Felipe Smith and is the creator/writer of the hit series Day Men, which features art by industry luminary Brian Stelfreeze.

    Matt will be located at the Boom! Studios tables in the Central Publisher section

  • 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 penciled 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.

    Over the past year Lee has been the regular artist on Valiant's X-O Manowar as well designing costumes for the forthcoming X-Men Days of Future Past movie. He is currently working with Al Ewing on the forthcoming Marvel NOW series Loki: Agent of Asgard due to be released in February 2014.

  • Dave Gibbons

    Dave Gibbons established himself in underground comics and fanzines in Britain before becoming a frequent contributor to the seminal 2000AD, illustrating Harlem Heroes, Dan Dare and co-creating Rogue Trooper. Since then, he has drawn and written for most comics publishers on both sides of the Atlantic. His work has encompassed Dr Who, Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Captain America, Dr Strange, Hulk, Predator and Aliens. With writer Frank Miller he co-created Give Me Liberty and Martha Washington Goes To War. Watchmen, his collaboration with writer Alan Moore, is the best-selling graphic novel ever published and became a major motion picture. His autobiographical graphic novel The Originals won an Eisner Award. His recent work has involved consultancy on motion books for the MADEFIRE app and other ground-breaking storytelling technologies.

    Dave will be attending on Saturday only

  • Mike Grell

    Mike Grell is a writer/artist best known for his work on books such as Green Lantern/Green Arrow, Warlord, Tarzan and Green Arrow. Starting in comics in the early 70's, his first work for DC comics came in 1973 when he illustrated Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes. Grell went on to write and/or illustrate DC titles such as Batman, Phantom Stranger, and Aquaman. He went on to write/illustrate Tarzan before creating titles such as Jon Sable Freelance and Starlayer for First Comics. In 1987 he wrote and drew the classic 3 issue limited series Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters. The popularity of this miniseries led to Grell writing, and occasionally illustrating, the re-launched Green Arrow ongoing series. In this run Green Arrow takes on a more believable persona that is now widely accepted as the inspiration behind the current Arrow TV series. Grell has since gone on to write and/or illustrate Maggie the Cat, Shaman's Tears and Spawn: The Impaler for Image Comics and Iron Man and X-Men Forever for Marvel.

  • Barry Kitson

    Barry's first professional work was Spider-Man for Marvel UK. He has worked on many titles including Future Shocks, Judge Dredd and Judge Anderson for 2000 AD; Batgirl, L.E.G.I.O.N., Adventures of Superman, Shadow of the Bat, Azreal, JLA Year One, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, The Titans, Empire, Legion of Super-Heroes for DC Comics; Wolverine, The Order, Secret Invasion: Fantastic Four and The Amazing Spider-Man for Marvel Comics; and many more.

  • Roger Langridge

    Roger Langridge is the Eisner and Harvey Award-Winning cartoonist best known for The Muppet Show Comic Book, Popeye, Thor: The Mighty Avenger, and his critically-acclaimed self-published book Fred the Clown. Other credits include Snarked!, Doctor Who, John Carter, The Rocketeer, Bizarro World, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, Adventure Time and Fin Fang Four. Roger is currently working on various, as-yet-unannounced projects, for Dynamite Entertainment, Boom! Studios, Archaia & IDW (at least one of which is likely to make fans of his Muppet Show comics very happy indeed!). His Muppets work is to be collected in a Marvel Omnibus edition in March 2014.

  • John Layman

    John Layman is the creator, writer and letterer of Chew, the New York Times best-selling, Harvey Award and multi-Eisner Award winning cannibal cop comedy series from Image Comics. Layman was an editor for WildStorm Production and has written or lettered for every major publisher in comics for the last decade and a half. Chew was the 2011 Eisner winner for Best Continuing Series, and winner of both the Eisner and the Harvey Awards in 2010 for Best New Series. Currently, he's writing Detective Comics for DC and the upcoming Batman Eternal weekly. He's written Mars Attacks, Godzilla, Thundercats, Gambit, Red Sonja, Marvel Zombies Vs. Army of Darkness, House of M: Fantastic Four, the Marvel Identity Wars Annuals and a whole lot of other stuff. He loves kitties, Legos and Grand Theft Auto.

  • Garry Leach

    Garry Leach is an Eagle award winning artist and publisher whose early comic work was for 2000 AD, illustrating stories featuring Dan Dare, Judge Dredd, Tharg's Future Shocks and The V.C.s. In 1981 he joined Quality Communications as art director and was the first artist on Alan Moore's revival of Marvelman in Warrior. Leach and Moore went on to create Warpsmith, again for Warrior. Leach then set up Atomeka Press in 1988 with Dave Elliott. Their first title was the anthology title; A1 but the new publishing company only lasted into the mid 1990's.

    Other titles Leach has worked on include Garth Ennis and John McCrea's Hitman, Warren Ellis's Global Frequency, Marvel's The Twelve, with Chris Weston and Marksmen for Image Comics. He was also the cover artist for Garth Ennis's highly successful Dan Dare series from Virgin Comics and for Ennis's war series Battlefields for Dynamite Entertainment. Recently Leach has been re-mastering the artwork for the re-released Miracleman series for Marvel.

    Garry will be located at the Orbital Booth (B9) over the weekend

  • 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 - www.acesweekly.co.uk - which features top talent from around the world. He also helps manage the educational website, Cartoon Classroom - www.cartoonclassroom.co.uk - which aims to centralise all information available on the study of cartooning and sequential art in Britain and Ireland.

    More information on David's past and present projects can be found via www.lforlloyd.com, on Deviantart.com, and on his Facebook page.

    David will be located at the Aces Weekly tables (D217-D218) over the weekend

  • Emanuella Luppachino

    Born and raised in Rome, Emanuella left her career as biotechnologist to work in the world of comics. She first started working in Italy on the noir series L'Insonne and then moved into the US market, working on several titles including Angel and Star Trek for IDW, a Superman story on JLA 80 Page Giant for DC Comics and X-Factor for Marvel, written by Peter David and where she's had her longest run as a penciller. More recently she has worked on titles such as Archer & Armstrong and Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps for Valiant and is currently working on World's Finest and Supergirl for DC and Thor: God of Thunder for Marvel. Emanuella also creates character designs for role games books and is the cover artist for several publishers in Europe and the US.

  • Peter Milligan

    Peter Milligan is an often controversial writer who was part of the "British wave" of writers who worked for DC Comic's adult "Vertigo" line. His notable work includes Shade The Changing Man, Skin, Hellblazer, The Extremist and Enigma. His X-Statix was a highly popular re-imagining of the Marvel Comics' "X-Men" world and incurred the wrath of the Daily Mail when he proposed a character based on Princess Diana. He has written a number of screenplays.

    He is currently writing Shadowman for Valiant Comics, Terminal Hero for Dynamic Forces, and is beginning a new series for Vertigo called The Name, besides writing a new Doop mini series for Marvel Comics, Doop being the unexpected and absurd "breakout" character from the X-Statix hit.

    Peter will be attending Sunday only

  • Tom Palmer

    Tom Palmer is the award-winning and critically acclaimed inker for Marvel Comics during the 1960's and 70's. He is best known for inking Neal Adam's legendary runs on The Avengers and Uncanny X-Men. He is widely considered to be the definitive inker for Gene Colan's work having inked lengthy runs of Doctor Strange, Daredevil and Tomb of Dracula. He has also inked the pencils of John Buscema while collaborating on The Avengers and John Byrne's entire run on the X-Men: The Hidden Years. Palmer's inking style is widely considered to have influenced a whole generation of inkers that would follow, including Klaus Janson, Josef Rubinstein and Bob McLeod.

  • Yanick Paquette

    Yanick is a Canadian comic book artist who has worked for a number of publishers including Marvel, DC and Topps Comics. Among the titles Yanick 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. Yanick is currently illustrating the soon-to-be-released Wonder Woman: The Trial of Diana Prince 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 is currently drawing Fatale with writer Ed Brubaker for Image Comics.

  • Chris Ryall

    Chris Ryall is the Chief Creative Officer and Editor-in-Chief of IDW Publishing. In his time as Editor-in-Chief, IDW has helped to bring fan-favorite franchises such as Transformers, G.I. Joe, Star Trek, Godzilla, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and many more, to the company. Ryall also shepherded the acclaimed creator-owned series LOCKE & KEY from conception to its completion last year. He has ranked on Bleeding Cool magazine's list of the Top 100 Most Powerful People in Comics since the list began in 2012.

    Additionally, Ryall is an Eagle and Eisner Award-Nominated comic book writer and editor, and the co-creator of Zombies vs. Robots, Groom Lake, The Hollows, and The Colonized. He has also written the Stephen King/Joe Hill/Richard Matheson collaboration Road Rage; Mars Attacks!; Kiss and KIiss Kids; Clive Barkers The Great and Secret Show; Doomed; Shaun of the Dead, and Transformers.

    Ryall's current projects include Mars Attacks!: First Born with artist Sam Kieth, and working on IDW's next big event, which will be revealed in mid-2014.

    Chris will be located at the IDW tables in the Central Publisher section

  • Steve Scott

    Steve Scott has illustrated such titles as Batman, X-Men Forever, JLA, Batman Confidential, Marvel Adventures Hulk and many more. Over his eighteen-year career, he has worked for publishers such as DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Image, Dark Horse, Malibu Comics and several other independent publishers. Outside of comics he has worked on a numerous TV shows, films and more recently video games. His work has included Smallvile, Kyle XY, The Dark Knight, Indiana Jones and the video game The Bane of Yoto. More Recently Steve provided graphics for Cognito Comics and their revolutionary, interactive graphic novel, Operation Ajax and worked on the upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman's, The Graveyard Book.

  • Dan Slott

    Dan is someone who isn't comfortable typing up his own bio and/or talking about himself in the third person. That said, I hear he is extremely modest and would never mention the multiple times he swam the English Channel, piloted clandestine moon missions, or wrestled nuclear-powered mastodons. He is a riddle wrapped in an enigma... and then dipped in a tangy chipotle sauce.

    You might know him from his work as a writer on Amazing Spider-Man, Mighty Avengers, Avengers: The Initiative, She-Hulk, Arkham Asylum: Living Hell, Batman Adventures, Looney Tunes, or Ren & Stimpy. Or if comics ain't your bag, he's the guy who wrote the Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions game for XBox 360, PS3, and PC.

    Dan will be located at the Ltd Edition Booth.

  • Ralph Tedesco

    In 2005 Ralph and business partner Joe Brusha, co-wrote and published Zenescope's first comic book series, Grimm Fairy Tales, which quickly became an indie hit series. Ralph went on to co-create the acclaimed Wonderland trilogy along with Brusha and writer Raven Gregory. He's co-developed and written numerous Zenescope titles such as Se7en (based on the film), Salem's Daughter, Inferno, and Hit List. Tedesco is currently developing several upcoming Zenescope projects as well as executive producing the film version of The Piper, based off Zenescope's series of the same name. In his spare time Ralph trains in Japanese combat Jujitsu and is also an actor and proud member of the Screen Actors' Guild.

    Ralph will be located at the Zenescope booth in the central publishing area.

  • Mark Texeira

    Classically trained as a painter, Mark Texeira is a comic book artist who broke into comics in the 1980s. Starting with DC comics, Mark illustrated a number of titles including Master of the Universe, The Warlord, Swamp thing, Worlds Finest, Buckeroo Banzai, Transformers, Jonah Hex and most notably Hex. During the 1990s Mark mostly worked for Marvel, where he contributed to titles such as Psi-Force, Punisher: War Journal, Ghost Rider, Wolverine, Sabretooth, Spider-Man: Legacy of Evil, Black Panther, Moon Knight, Cyclops and Hercules. Mark also contributed to Conan and the daughter of Midora for Dark Horse, Vampirella for Harris and Tomb Raider for Image. More recently he has illustrated the Punisher mini-series Nightmare and A+X for Marvel.

  • Billy Tucci

    Billy Tucci is an award winning and Eisner-nominated illustrator, writer, and filmmaker best known for his creator-owned title and character Shi. Born in New York, Billy founded his very own publishing company, Crusade Comics, where he publishes his own personal projects including the exceptionally successful Shi. In 2006 Billy started work for other publishers penciling titles such as Heroes for Hire, Ring of Fire, Fallen Angel, the absolutely amazing Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion and Batman - A Trick for the Scarecrow. In 2011 Billy co-founded Apostle Arts where he illustrated the title A Star is Born. Billy is currently writing the screenplay for Shi the Movie.

  • Jamie Tyndall

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

  • Ethan Van Sciver

    In 1974, Richard Nixon resigned in disgrace, and God replenished the earth with Ethan Van Sciver directly afterward. Ethan is a comic book artist for DC Comics, and he's also your friend. He is currently drawing Batman: Thee Dark Knight and the upcoming weekly series Future's End, but you may have also seen his detailed work in Green Lantern Rebirth, Flash Rebirth, New X-Men, Superman/Batman, Impulse, Flash Iron Heights, and various covers! He loves British pop music and is thrilled to be here! Come and say hello!

    Ethan will be situated at Scotts Collectables tables over the weekend.

  • Christian Ward

    Christian Ward is a London-based illustrator, comic artist and writer. Present projects include Image Comic's best seller The Infinite Vacation with Nick Spencer. He's also worked with Matt Fraction on The Time Ben Fell In Love a DHP Short, Kieron Gillen on Young Avengers,  as well as previously with Nathan Edmondson on his debut Image mini Olympus.

    This year sees him begin ODY-C, an exciting new Image ongoing with Matt Fraction as well as writing on his first self-penned series.

    Christian will be located at the Gosh Tables (D407-D408) on Saturday only

  • John Watson

    John Watson is a British comic book artist best known for his stunning painted covers. John began his career as an intern at DC comics in the 1990s, and went on to produce acclaimed cover runs for DC, Marvel and Dynamite including Uncanny X-Men, Hawkman, Son of M, Silent War, World War Hulk, Civil War: Frontline and Marvel Apes. John has most recently done the cover art for Dynamite entertainment's comic adaptation to Stargate SG1 and interiors to John Bambers Myth-takes.

  • Brian Wood

    Due to family concerns, Brian has had to cancel his L.S.C.C. 2014 appearance.

    Brian Wood is a multiple Eisner Award-nominated writer, illustrator and graphic designer. He is best known for his hard-hitting futuristic political thriller DMZ, as well as his latest ongoing series, The Massive published by Dark Horse. His first professional work in comics was the 5-issue miniseries Channel Zero, which led to him taking up a position as staff designer at Rock Steady Games.

    Returning to comics in early 2000, he worked with Warren Ellis on Generation X, the Viking-era series, Northlanders, The Couriers, collaborated with Becky Cloonan on Demo and illustrated covers for Global Frequency. Over the years, Brian has worked on some of the biggest titles in pop culture including Star Wars, Conan the Barbarian, Lord of the Rings and Vampirella. Since 2012 Brian has been working for Marvel on a number of X-Men titles including the Wolverine and the X-Men: Alpha and Omega miniseries, X-Men (Vol.3), Ultimate Comics: X-Men and, more recently, collaborating with Olivier Coipel on X-Men (Vol.4).

  • JK Woodward

    J.K. Woodward is a comic Book artist best known for his work on Peter David's Fallen Angel (2008) and Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who Assimilation 2 (2012).

    J.K. has worked on a number of titles most noticeably CSI:NY - Bloody Murder, G.I. Joe Cobra and Star Trek: The Last Generation for IDW, Eureka, POE & Zombie Tales for Boom! Studios and X-Men Origins: The Beast (2008) for Marvel.

    He is currently working on the Horror title Omerta: Gods and Gangsters, written by Tony Lee, a project called Dragon Precinct, more Fallen Angel with Peter David and 2 as yet unannounced projects. It sounds like JK has a busy year ahead.

  • Chrissie Zullo

    Chrissie Zullo is a freelance illustrator who has worked for DC Comics, Dark Horse, IDW, Devil's Due, Topps, Archie and Harper Collins. Her most notable works are probably her distinctive covers for Vertigo's Cinderella: From Fablestown and Fables Are Forever. Other notable titles are Madame Xanadu, Hack/Slash, Fables, Womanthology, Creepy and New Crusaders. She currently lives with her cat, drinks too many cups of tea and has an obsession with Yetis.

Spotlight Guests
  • Jimmy Broxton

    Jimmy Broxton has a background in graphic design, art direction and counter espionage. He started drawing comics only a few years ago, his first published work was for DC comics in New York. Often teaming with acclaimed writer Paul Cornell, he produced full art for an issue of Vertigo Comics' Saucer Country, and their latest collaboration is a special 50th anniversary Doctor Who one shot published by IDW in Dec 2013.

    With scribe Guy Adams (rising star and former Mi6 cohort) Broxton co-created GOLDTIGER, the classic 60s comic strip that never was, due out early next year following a successful Kickstarter campaign, the pair of former contract killers also regularly produce the Engine motion book for Madefire in sunny California. Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray have called upon the services of the artist for Pornland Oregon from Paper Films as part of the Sex and Violence graphic novel. Currently the trio are adapting Hugh Howey's massively successful novel WOOL for newly formed Jet City Comics from Amazon. Due for release in June 2014.

    Jimmy will be performing a signing session on the Saturday

  • Giuseppe Cafaro

    Giuseppe Cafaro is one of the regular artists for Aspen Comics. Hired by Aspen Comics editor and Chief Vince Hernandez, in 2012, Giuseppe has worked as a cover and interior artist on such titles as Executive assistant: Assassins, Jirni and Soulfire. Currently he is working the book Trish Out of Water, Kiani and is working with Paul Smith on a secret project yet to be announced.

  • Mike Carey

    Mike Carey began his career in comics writing for 2000AD, where he created the original series Th1rt3en and Carver Hale. Moving to DC and their Vertigo imprint he went on to write the entire run of the Eisner Award-nominated Lucifer as well as the second longest stint on Hellblazer. He then moved to Marvel writing the Fantastic Four tie-ins to Secret Invasion, X-Men, X-Men: Divided We Stand, X-Men: Manifest Destiny, Enders Shadow, The Torch, Age of X and X-Men: Legacy. He is currently the writer on Vertigo's The Unwritten and Boom! Studio's Suicide Risk. The Unwritten spin off, The Unwritten: Apocalypse is released in March 2014.

    Mike will be located at Boom Studios tables over the weekend, please refer to the signing schedule on our web site

  • Elias Chatzoudis

    Elias started work as a freelance illustrator in 2003, collaborating with various companies like StickerChick.com, Goodys, Art Scene International, Vivartia and Arc World Wild. His work has been published in various magazines including Maxim, Free, Sporty Jr, and Klik. With his first book Digital Divas (2007), he broke into the pin-up scene and quickly followed it up with Whoops! The Art of Elias Chatzoudis and Fever Pitch. He has straddled the pin-up and comic market with his art adorning a number of comic covers including variant covers for Zenescope Entertainment, such as Grimm Fairy Tales, Bad Girls, Jungle Book, Call of Wonderland, Myths & Legends, Godstorm and The 2012 Swimsuit Special. More recently he has published the second vol. of Fever Pitch and drawn variant covers for the Grimm Fairy Tales: Holiday Edition and Hit List.

  • Mike Collins

    Mike Collins is a Welsh writer/illustrator probably best known for his work on licensed material such as Dr Who, Transformers, Star Trek, Babylon 5, Thundercats and Ghostbusters. He began his career with Marvel UK and 2000AD, writing and drawing comic strips such as Spider-man, Transformers, Judge Dredd, Slaine and Rogue Trooper. He went on to work for both DC and Marvel Comics in the U.S. working on Batman, Superman and Uncanny X-Men. Currently Mike is working for Panini Comics and the Dr Who Magazine having recently illustrated the first-ever BBC graphic novel The Only Good Dalek.

  • 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 everyone's favourite web slinger in the Superior Spider-man Team Up Special.

  • Al Ewing

    Al Ewing is a British comic book writer who started with 2000AD and Tharg's Future Shocks. He is best known for his work on Jennifer Blood (Dynamite Entertainment), Mars Attacks Judge Dredd (IDW), Avengers Assemble (Marvel) and Iron Man: Final Frontier (Marvel). He has also written a number of novels including Pax Omega and The Fictional Man. Al is currently working for Marvel on the ongoing titles Mighty Avengers and Loki: Agent Of Asgard, as well as Judge Dredd and Zombo, which he co-created with Henry Flint, for 2000AD.

    Al will not be situated in Artist Alley, but will be performing a signing session on the Saturday

  • Josceline Fenton

    Josceline Fenton is a multi-disciplinary designer, cartoonist and illustrator living in London. She created the web-comic Hemlock, a fairytale set in the forests of 19th century Scandinavia, for which she won the Emerging Talent category in the British Comic Awards 2012. Other notable works include Ukin and Circle. She is currently drawing covers and comics for Boom! Studio's including Regular Show and Adventure Time.

    Josceline will be located at Boom Studios tables over the weekend, please refer to the signing schedule on our web site for more information.

  • Kieron Gillen

    Emerging from the British small press, Kieron first came to wider attention with Phonogram his pop-obsessed urban fantasy collaboration with Jamie McKelvie. Marvel Comics clearly didn't take the insults against various mid-nineties British pop bands to heart, and hired him to work on comics in 2003. He has since gone on to write titles such as Uncanny X-Men, Thor, Journey Into Mystery and Generation Hope.

    More recently he has written the creator owned series Uber, along with Caanan White, for Avatar Press and is the current writer on Iron Man and Young Avengers (Marvel Comics). In early 2014, alongside these on-going titles, Kieron is adding Origin II, Revolutionary War: Dark Angel to his already busy schedule. He is also writing an Uber spin-off title exploring the back-stories of major characters; Uber Special #1, published by Avatar Press in March 2014.

    Kieron will be located at Avatar's tables over the weekend, please refer to the signing schedule on our web site for more information

  • Adi Granov

    Adi is a Marvel artist who does a lot of concept work. He is best known for his revamp of the Iron Man series and his concept work for the Iron Man movies. The suits in the Iron Man movies were based on his designs and he has worked on numerous other concept pitches for films and games. Adi's covers have graced the likes of X-Men, Nova, Avengers, Iron Man and many more.

    Adi will be located at the Ltd Edition Booth

  • Gianluca Gugliotta

    Gianluca Gugliotta is an Italian comic artist who has worked on numerous titles for Marvel, DC Comics, IDW, and Panini. Standout American works include Secret Warriors, X-Campus, Dark Reign: Mister Negative, Lois Lane & the Resistance, Klaws of the Panther, G.I. Joe and his run on the new DC 52 title Mister Terrific.

  • David Hine

    David Hine was recruited by Marvel Comics in 2003, where he wrote for many of their characters, including X-Men, Daredevil, The Inhumans and a re-imagining of Spider-Man in Spider-Man Noir. Since then he has written Batman, Azrael, Green Lantern and Will Eisner's The Spirit for DC comics as well as Spawn, The Darkness, Crossed, Night Of The Living Dead and Elephantmen. His creator-owned work includes Strange Embrace, The Bulletproof Coffin and Cowboys and Insects with Shaky Kane and Storm Dogs with Doug Braithwaite. In 2013 his adaptation of Victor Hugo's The Man Who Laughs with artist Mark Stafford was shortlisted for Best Book at the British Comic Awards.

    David is currently writing more Crossed, a second season of Storm Dogs and The Bad, Bad Place.

  • Peter Hogan

    Peter Hogan is a stalwart of the British comics scene, but is probably best known for his work on Neil Gaiman's Sandman for Vertigo (Marquee Moon, Love Street) as well as his work with Alan Moore on America's Best Comics (Tom Strong, Terra Obscura). Hogan has undergone a resurgence of late thanks to a new creator-owned series from Dark Horse (Resident Alien) plus a new Tom Strong mini-series (The Planet of Peril).

  • Staz Johnson

    Stewart 'Staz' Johnson has been a professional illustrator since 1985. During the intervening period he has spent time working on comics published by most of the major publishers on both sides of the Atlantic.

    Starting out with Marvel UK on licensed titles like Transformers & G.I.Joe, he has since spent the last twenty years working mostly for the American market on titles like Spider-Man, Thor, Avengers, X-Men, Batman, Wolverine, Catwoman amongst many others. In the UK he has drawn Judge Dredd & Rogue Trooper for 2000AD & a Dracula graphic novel for Classical Comics.

    He is currently the artist on All Star Western for DC Comics

    Staz will be on a panel and performing a signing session on the Saturday

  • Wook-Jin Hunter Clark

    Wook Jin Hunter Clark is a Southern Korean cartoonist currently residing in Portland, Oregon as a member of Periscope Studio. In 2009 he illustrated the comic The Return of King Doug, which was listed in the American Library Associations top ten Graphic Novels for teens in 2010. Currently he is the interior artist for Adventure Time spin off FLIP SIDE, published by BOOM! Studios, and has a new creator-owned series for Oni Press, Megagogo being released in February 2014. He loves drawing, coffee and Kamen Rider! His power animal is Ric Flair!

    Wook-Jin will be located at Boom Studios tables over the weekend, please refer to the signing schedule on our web site for more information.

  • Frazer Irving

    Frazer Irving is the denizen of the dark, the disturbing, and the diabolical in comic book illustration. From his earliest work in 2000AD to his contributions with Wildstorm, Dark Horse, and Marvel Comics, Frazer is widely known for his iconic work on DC Comics titles such as Klarion, The Witch Boy, Azrael: Death's Dark Knight, and most recently, Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne and Batman and Robin.

    An award-winning illustrator who has collaborated with the likes of John Wagner, Grant Morrison, and Matt Fraction, Irving is also behind the creator-owned Image series Gutsville with Simon Spurrier and more recently provided the covers for the hit Image title Bedlam and pencils for Marvel's Uncanny X-Men collaborating with Brian Michael Bendis.

    Frazer will be located at Boom Studios tables over the weekend, please refer to the signing schedule on our web site for more information.

  • Andy Lanning

    Andy Lanning is a comic book writer, artist and inker best known for his collaborations with fellow writer Dan Abnett as well as artist Phil Jimenez. Andy along with co-writer Dan Abnett has written a variety of titles, including Superman/Batman, Legion of Superheroes, Mr Majestic, The Authority, Nova, Guardians of the Galaxy, Punisher, New Mutants, Resurrection Man and their acclaimed cosmic titles, Annihilation: Conquest, War of Kings, Realm of Kings and The Thanos imperative.

    Andy is working on a number of hush hush secret projects, but will also be co-writing Revolutionary War, with Alan Coswill, due to be released in January 2014.

    Andy will be attending on Saturday only and will not be situated in Artist Alley, but will be performing a signing session and be on a panel.

  • Tony Lee

    Tony Lee is a New York Times bestselling author with career credits including Doctor Who and Star Trek: The Next Generation for IDW, Spider-Man and X-Men for Marvel, MacGyver: Fugitive Gauntlet for Image and the Vladimir Tod Graphic Novels for Penguin Books. His Hope Falls graphic novel by Markosia was optioned for a movie in 2011 with Lee writing the screenplay, while his graphic novel Danger Academy was announced as being developed into a cartoon series for American television. Tony also started working for DC Comics and his first Superboy story is scheduled for release in March.

    Tony will be on a panel and performing a signing session on the Saturday

  • John McCrea

    John 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 iPad-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.

  • Stephen Mooney

    Stephen Mooney is an Irish illustrator working in the fields of Comic Books, Animation and Video Games. His most recent credits include the New York Times best-selling Joss Whedon's Angel and his hit creator-owned series, Half Past Danger, both for IDW Publishing

  • Paolo Pantalena

    Paolo Pantalena is the newest rising star in the world of comic art. His first published work came from Zenescope and the title Sinbad. This was followed immediately by Marvel's What If! and War of Kings: Darkhawk. It was his attention to detail that caught the eye of Marc Silvestri at Top Cow, where he was given the mini-series Epoch as well as the ongoing series Artifacts. He is currently involved in bringing several amazing projects to life including an upcoming book for Aspen and the cover art to Zenescope's Madhatter.

  • David Roach

    David started out working for 2000AD where he drew Nemesis the Warlock, before taking over the Judge Anderson strip which he drew for 5 years. After this he switched to American companies where he worked on Aliens and Star Wars for Dark Horse and Batman, Star Trek, Green Lantern, Babylon 5 and numerous other projects for DC. As an Illustrator he has drawn hundreds of pictures for Dungeons and Dragons, Vampire Jyhad and Battletech games.  For over a decade now he has worked on Panini's Dr Who comic strip and is the cover artist for their Graphic Novel series. He has also returned to Mega City 1 where he is a regular artist on Judge Dredd for Rebellion. He is a self-confessed fanboy with far too many comics and just loves drawing pictures of Vampirella.

  • Marco Santucci

    Marco's career started at the age of 20 in an Italian super-hero miniseries called Nembo, published by Phoenix Publishing and at the end of 2005, Marco joined the staff of the most famous Bonelli series: Tex., where he provided the art on 3 issues. From 2008 to 2010 he worked at Marvel Comics on Secret Invasion: Spider-man, X-Factor, Siege: Spider-man and Captain America: Forever Allies. Most recently he has been working on the horror series Dampyr and on the French series La Mandragore.

  • Simon Spurrier

    Simon "Si" Spurrier began his career as an art director for the BBC before turning his hat at comics. Since 2001 he has become a major writer for the UK's foremost adult comic 2000AD, and in recent years has published multiple projects through U.S. giants such as Marvel (X-Men, Wolverine, Silver Surfer, Ghost Rider), DC (Poison Ivy, Power Trip), Avatar Press (Crossed: Wish You Were Here, Disenchanted), Dark Horse (In Fetu) and Image (Gutsville). Si is the current writer on Marvel Now's X-Men: Legacy as well as Avatar Press's Crossed: Wish You Were Here.

    Simon will be located at Avatar's tables over the weekend, please refer to the signing schedule on our web site for more information.

  • Lee Townsend

    Lee started in the comic industry in 1993 working for Marvel UK, on the Deaths Head spin off titles, Action Man, Transformers and Spectacular Spider-Man. After this he spent several years working in the animation industry for Disney and DreamWorks, before returning to comics, which was always his first love. Since then he has worked on Marvel's Spectacular Spider-man, X-men, Hulk and Avengers as well as 2000AD's Judge Dredd and Sinister Dexter. Lee is currently in discussions with Marvel about his next upcoming project.

  • Christopher 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.

  • Chris Weston

    Chris Weston has worked in the comic book industry for over 20 years. He has worked on a number of titles including, Judge Dredd, Batman, Fantastic Four, The Invisibles, Enemy Ace and Lucifer. However, he is probably best known for his creator-owned series, The Filth and Ministry of Space. More Recently he has completed work on the maxi series, The Twelve for Marvel and Rocketeer Adventures for IDW. As well as comics, Chris is currently working on film concept design, and has recently produced art and storyboards for films such as The Book of Eli, Akira and Motor City.

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