Stay tuned for more announcements coming soon! Over 100 creators will be at Memphis Comic Expo 2020! Follow us on Facebook for the latest updates.
All guests are scheduled to attend Saturday and Sunday unless otherwise noted below.
GREG CAPULLO is a self-taught illustrator, working for the past few years with writer Scott Snyder on the NY Times Best-selling BATMAN series for DC Comics as well as DARK KNIGHTS: METAL and BATMAN: LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH. Prior to that, he gained popularity with an 80 issue run on Image Comics’ SPAWN. He is co-creator of the Image Comics title REBORN, along with writer Mark Millar and creator of THE CREECH, a Sci-Fi/Horror comic. Other comics work includes X-FORCE, X-MEN UNLIMITED, QUASAR, SWAMP THING, YOUNG JUSTICE, WHAT IF?, and 18 issues of Robert Kirkman and Todd McFarlane's HAUNT.
Greg has provided art for Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft, contributed lead character designs for the award winning HBO animated SPAWN series, and was the cover artist for many popular musical groups including Five Finger Death Punch, Korn, and Disturbed. He also worked behind the scenes on many projects ranging from toy design to video games for TME.
STEVE ENGLEHART is best known for his work at Marvel writing the Avengers, Defenders, Captain America, Doctor Strange, and West Coast Avengers. He and Jim Starlin created characters such as Shang Chi. He is the writer that created Mantis, gave the Beast his blue fur, introduced the dark god known as Shuma-Gorath, and helped make Captain Mar-Vell a cult classic after Starlin's legendary run. While at DC he worked on the Justice League of America and Green Lantern, wrote a definitive run on Detective Comics that has influenced many future interpretations of Batman. At Valiant he helped create Shadowman and wrote X-O Man-of-War.
RICK LEONARDI is one of the most beloved and influential comic book artists of the Modern Age, known for his work on CLOAK AND DAGGER, UNCANNY X-MEN, NEW MUTANTS, NIGHTWING, BATGIRL, GREEN LANTERN VERSUS ALIENS, and SUPERMAN. One of his most notable contributions is co-creating SPIDER-MAN 2099. Rick also co-created “Rose” with writer Tom DeFalco in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #253, and helped Chris Claremont create the fictional country of Genosha in UNCANNY X-MEN #235. In April of 2019, Leonardi took over artwork on BATMAN BEYOND. Other notable works include THE VIGILANTE (2008), JSA: CLASSIFIED, CONVERGENCE BATGIRL, BIRDS OF PREY, PAINKILLER JANE, DAREDEVIL, MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS, THE RAMPAGING HULK, and SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN.
JAMES O'BARR is the creator, writer and artist behind the best-selling graphic novel, The Crow, which celebrated it's 30th year in 2019. In 1978, his fiancée, Beverly, was killed by a drunk driver and he joined the Marines in an effort to cope with the loss. He was stationed in Germany and illustrated combat manuals for the military. In 1981, O'Barr began work on The Crow and was further inspired by a Detroit newspaper account of the murder of a young couple over a $20 engagement ring. The Crow sat on a shelf for seven years, but at last someone wanted to publish it: Gary Reed of Caliber Press. In The Crow, the protagonist and his fiancée are murdered by a gang of criminals. He then returns from the dead to hunt their killers. The Crow has since sold over 750,000 copies and spawned four movies, action figures, statues, and a TV show.
CULLEN BUNN is a New York Times bestselling writer with an impressive body of work. His independent titles like DAMNED, THE SIXTH GUN and HARROW COUNTY are fan favorites, and his upcoming book PUNK MAMBO from Valiant Entertainment already has people talking. Credits include: ASGARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, AQUAMAN, CAPTAIN AMERICA, CONAN, DEADPOOL, DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE, DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE AGAIN, DRAX, FEARLESS DEFENDERS, LOBO, MAGNETO, MONSTERS UNLEASHED, THE SHADOW, SINESTRO, STAR WARS: DARTH MAUL, SUPERIOR CARNAGE, WOLVERINE, UNCANNY X-MEN, VAULT OF SPIDERS, VENOM, VENOMIZED, X-MEN BLUE and X-MEN PRIME… and that’s just the short list!
MIKE MCKONE Hailing from England, McKone’s first published work was for DC Comics’ Justice League of America and Marvel Comics’ Punisher series. In the years since, he has illustrated almost every major character for the big two publishers, including lengthy runs on Teen Titans, Amazing Spider-Man and Fantastic Four. Other work includes: the Avengers graphic novel: Endless Wartime, Justice League United, Star Wars, Immortal Hulk, Exiles, Red Hood and the Outlaws, Green Lanterns, Dejah Thoris, Uncanny X-Force, Batman, and Metal Man, among others.
LARRY HAMA is a writer/penciler/editor/actor who has worked in comics, TV, and film, best known as the writer and artist of Marvel’s GI Joe comics in the ‘80s, and the writer and artist of Wolverine in the ‘90s. He also wrote the majority of the G.I. Joe action figures' file cards. Many of the characters were named after Hama’s family, friends, and comrades who died during the Vietnam War, or otherwise had hidden historical references. He has also written, edited, or drawn for Avengers, Nth Man, The Nam, Conan, Batman, Wonder Woman, Bizarre Adventures, X-Men, Spider-Man, Daredevil, and dozens more. More recent work includes scripts for Call of Duty: Black Ops III for Dark Horse, and GI Joe: ARAH for IDW.
PAUL GULACY has been drawing comics since the 1970’s and is best known for Marvel Comics’ Shang-Chi, the Master of Kung-Fu. Other works include: Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight(“Batman: Prey”), Batman: Outlaws, Year One: Batman/Ra’s al Ghul, Catwoman, Batman versus Predator II: Bloodmatch, Green Lantern: Dragon Lord, JSA: Classified; Terminator, Predator; Acclaim Comics’ Eternal Warrior & Turok, Dinosaur Hunter; Dark Horse Comics’ Star Wars: Crimson Empire; and Penthouse Comix’s Omni Comix. He co-created the Valiant Comics crime series Grackle.
MIKE GRELL has been drawing comics since the 1970’s and is best known for THE WARLORD, STARSLAYER, JON SABLE, FREELANCE, SHAMAN’S TEARS, BAR SINISTER and MAGGIE THE CAT. These, along with successful runs on such features as BATMAN, IRON MAN, GREEN ARROW, JAMES BOND: PERMISSION TO DIE, the TARZAN Sunday comic strip and the internationally acclaimed LONGBOW HUNTERS, have won him the comic industry’s coveted INKPOT AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COMIC ART.
STEVEN BUTLER is an artist best known for his work on Archie Comics, including a redesign of the characters in 2007. He illustrated Sonic the Hedgehog stories; contributed to The Badger at First Comics, Marvel's Web of Spider-Man, and Silver Sable. He has drawn many stories for Disney Adventures Magazine on properties like Power Rangers, Kuzco, Pirates of the Caribbean, Buzz Lightyear and others. He has done Christian comic projects: the PowerMarkseries for Powermark Productions (1999-2007), some tracts for George South and the Welcome to Holsom series for Radiant Life.
DAN PARENT is a comic book artist and writer best known for his work for Archie Comics. A graduate of the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, Parent began working for Archie immediately after graduation and has worked on series like Archie, Betty and Veronica, Kevin Keller. He created the first openly gay character in Archie Comics history, Kevin Keller, who premiered in Veronica #202 (Sept. 2010). Parent has also illustrated Felix the Cat, Barbie, Disney Adventures, and a wide variety of other titles, including the recent series Die Kitty Die.
TYLER CROOK is an American artist living in the 21st century. For twelve years he toiled in an unlit cubicle making art for sports video games. This left him bearded and almost completely translucent. Then in 2011 he struck gold, comic book gold, with the release of Petrograd an original graphic novel written by Philip Gelatt and published by Oni Press. He is survived by his wife and many pets... but he's not dead... yet. In fact, he is very busy working on titles likeWitchfinder, Badblood, B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth, 6th Gun and Harrow County. And oh yeah, he won a Russ Manning award in 2012 which is kind of an Eisner Award... but not really.