Over 130 creators will be at Memphis Comic Expo 2023!  MORE GUEST ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING SOON!  Follow us on social media for the latest updates.

All guests are scheduled to attend Saturday and Sunday unless otherwise noted below.  In the event of a guest cancellation, info will be posted at the bottom of this page.

Most guests do not provide us with autograph or commission pricing in advance. If a guest confirms pricing details with us closer to the event, info will be posted under their bio below.  

All guest creators are invited to attend.  MCX does not accept applications for guest spots.

KEVIN EASTMAN is a comic artist and writer best known as the co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. His most recent work in the TMNT saga is "The Last Ronin". Eastman was also formerly the editor and publisher of the magazine Heavy Metal.

SCHEDULE & PRICING Please read to the end before contacting us with questions.


  • 8:30am-10am - VIP only signing at table
  • 10am-12pm - Signing at table
  • 1pm-2pm - Photo op at Huffoto Booth (info below)
  • 2pm-3pm - Q&A Panel hosted by Ming Chen in the Panel Room
  • 3pm-5pm - Signing at table


  • 10am-12pm - Signing at table
  • 1pm-2pm - Photo op at Huffoto Booth (info below)
  • 2pm-4pm - Signing at table


  • Raw or Witnessed Signature - $25 each cash / $28 each for credit/debit
  • Raw or Witnessed Signature with Remarque (remarque limited to Turtle head only) - $50 each cash / $53 each for credit/debit
  • Photo taken with your camera or phone at the table - $20 each cash / $23 each for credit/debit

LIMIT 5 ITEMS PER PERSON PER LINE VISIT.  Remarques may be limited. If there is space available in line after you complete 5 signatures, you may get back in line with more items or go to another signing session. This is to ensure that everyone has a chance to get a signature.  Please be respectful of this policy set by Mr. Eastman.

NO SKETCHES OR OTHER COMMISSIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE. Remarques and signatures only.  Kevin will have some pre-signed and pre-drawn items for sale at the table. Remarques are limited to Turtle heads only, no other characters.

ALL PURCHASES WILL BE MADE AT HIS TABLE. We do not offer advance purchases for signatures or merchandise.  

MCX does not offer mail-in signatures: however, you may mail-in books to our CGC facilitator, Agents of Slabs for signature and grading - contact them for pricing - info on the vendor page of this website.

*PLEASE NOTE that signing sessions, panel room seating, and photo ops will be limited and first come, first serve.  


  • Get a professional photo taken with YOU (max of 3 adults per photo), KEVIN EASTMAN, and the TULSA MUTANT NINJA TURTLES! - $40 cash only
  • This is a photo op only, not a meet and greet.  Mr. Eastman will not be signing,  answering questions, or accepting gifts during this time.  Please visit his table for those activities.  
  • Photo ops will move VERY QUICKLY to allow as many people as possible to participate.  
  • Photo ops are CASH ONLY and can be purchased at the HUFFOTO booth in the cosplay area of the expo beginning at 10am each day.  ATMs are available in the Agricenter.
  • One lab quality printed 8X10 photo included with purchase.  Additional prints may be purchased separately from HUFFOTO.
  • Due to time constraints, photo ops may sell out and are first come, first served.

Don't forget that RENAE JACOBS, voice of the original April O'Neil will also be a guest this year!

GARTH ENNIS has been writing comics since 1989. His credits include THE BOYS (adapted into a hit TV show for Amazon), PREACHER (adapted for AMC), HITMAN and CROSSED, as well as successful runs on THE PUNISHER and FURY for Marvel Comics. He is particularly known for his war fiction, including the series BATTLEFIELDS and WAR STORIES, the graphic novels SARA, OUT OF THE BLUE and THE STRINGBAGS, and a recent revival of the classic British character JOHNNY RED. Originally from Northern Ireland, Ennis now lives in New York City with his wife, Ruth.

ALAN DAVIS  Born in June of 1956 in Corby, Northants, England, Alan had no formal art education — unpleasant experiences with ‘art establishment’ reinforced his primary ambition to be a carpenter. Davis began contributing to comics as a part-time hobby that quickly became a full-time job. His first professional comic work was on CAPTAIN BRITIAN in 1981 for Marvel UK. MARVELMAN for Warrior followed less than a year later. Harry Twenty on the High Rock for 2000AD allowed the hobby to become a full-time job. D.R. and Quinch followed. In 1985, Davis landed his first US work for DC Comics on BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS, followed by DETECTIVE COMICS. A few X-Annuals led to art duties on EXCALIBUR. His other list of credits include, but are not limited to: Wolverine: Bloodlust, creating/writing/drawingThe ClanDestine, JLA: The Nail, Superboy's Legion, Fantastic Four: The End, Thor, Captain America, Savage Hulk, three 100-page Thanos OGNs, and most recently working with Paul Levitz on the new mini-series Avengers: War Across Time.

JIM CHEUNG originally hails from the sunny land of Great Britain, and landed his first professional penciling job at Marvel UK in the mid 90s. From there he went on to establish himself on titles such as IRON MAN and X-FORCE for Marvel US. Jim worked exclusively for Marvel Comics for over 15 years, creating titles such as INFINITY, which spawned the Avengers:Infinity War movie, and the award winning YOUNG AVENGERS! He is currently working on covers for Marvel and DC, and enjoying the variety of challenges that each project offers. Past credits include JUSTICE LEAGUE and WONDER WOMAN for DC Comics, and numerous titles for Marvel Comics, including SPIDER-MAN:THE CLONE CONSPIRACY, AVENGERS VS X-MEN, NEW AVENGERS, ILLUMINATI, and ORIGINAL SIN.� Further credits include work for The New York Times, ESPN, Mattel, Blizzard Entertainment, The Royal Mail, Amazon, Skybound Entertainment, Todd McFarlane Productions, IDW, The Village Voice, Dorling Kindersley (DK Books), The Daily Mirror, Dynamite Comics, The Folio Society, and Upper Deck.

BRIAN PULIDO is the founder and publisher of Coffin Comics, the independent comics studio that publishes the Coffinverse line of graphic novels including: LADY DEATH, LAMUERTA, HELLWITCH, LADY SATANUS and other heavy metal inspired supernatural comic books and merchandise. In the 90’s, Pulido was the publisher of Chaos! Comics where he created and wrote the Chaos! Universe, including: EVIL ERNIE, PURGATORI and others. Additionally, he has published or written comics based on A Nightmare on Elm St., Chucky, Friday The 13th, Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Megadeth, Insane Clown Posse, WWE and many more. He is on The Hero Initiative’s fundraising board, has received the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Defender of Liberty Award and Comic Con International’s Inkpot Award for contributions to the comic arts. Pulido has read Marvel’s Captain America monthly without fail since July 1974.

Pulido will have 5 MCX EXCLUSIVE covers at his table!

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1. Lady Death: Sworn #1Lady Hellvis Edition
Cover illustrated by Ryan Kincaid / Hedwin Zaldivar
Limited to 150 serially numbered copies.   $25 USD
2. Lady Death: Sworn #1Lady Hellvis Metallic Edition
Actual metal cover!
Cover illustrated by Ryan Kincaid / Hedwin Zaldivar
Limited to 50 serially numbered copies.  $110 USD
3. Lady Death: Sworn #1Jeweled Lady Hellvis Edition
Actual jewels on cover!
Cover illustrated by Ryan Kincaid / Hedwin Zaldivar / Shannon G.
Limited to 69 serially numbered copies.  $60 USD
4. Lady Death: Sworn #1Black & Chrome Metallic Edition
Actual metal cover!
Cover illustrated by Ryan Kincaid / Hedwin Zaldivar / Shannon G.
Limited to 15 serially numbered copies.  $399 USD
5. Lady Death: All Hallows Evil #1Naughty Violet Hallowqueen Edition
Cover illustrated by Mike DeBalfo / Sanju Nivangune
Limited to 69 serially numbered copies. $40 USD
6. Lady Death: Damnation Game #1Private Edition
Cover illustrated by Steven Butler / Sanju Nivangune
Limited to 69 serially numbered copies.  $40 USD

CHRIS BACHALO is internationally recognized as one of the most popular artists in the comic industry. His body of work covers a wide spectrum of genres ranging from the critically acclaimed Sandman, Shade: The Changing Man, Death:The High Cost of Living and Batman series for DC to Marvel’s Doctor Strange, Uncanny X-Men, The Amazing Spider-man and Generation X-- the first title from Marvel that was adapted into a live action film for Fox. The short story “The Wheel” written by Neil Gaimen and illustrated by Chris featured the Death character and was inducted into the library of Congress in 2003. It was created as part of a tribute to 911. His cover work for the title Hunter, The Age of Magic for DC was included as part of a New York gallery show for the Society of Illustrators. He also teamed with Stan Lee on DC’s Stan Lee re-imagines the DC Universe featuring Catwoman and illustrated the cover for the Hollywood Reporter celebrating his 75th birthday. Chris also co-created two creator owned properties. He collaborated with current Executive Vice President of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb, on the Vertigo/DC, titled The Witching Hour and co-created with Ben Ten’s Joe Kelly the retro-futuristic, Sci Fi epic, Steampunk, published by Cliffhanger /DC.  In addition to his work in comics, Chris’ artwork has graced the covers of The Hollywood Reporter and PSM (PlayStation magazine). Other clients have included Activision, Oakley, Taco Bell, Stuff magazine, Mad Magazine, Upper Deck, Disney, Neiman Marcus, EA and Def Jam records. He was also commissioned to do artwork that was transformed into a 50’ X 80’ mural at the Marvel/Universal theme park in Orlando, Florida.

Chris Bachalo will be signing at his table from 12pm-4pm each day (subject to change)

CHRISTOPHER PRIEST is a critically acclaimed novelist and Eisner Award-nominated comic book writer with over 40 years of writing, editing, and publishing experience. His groundbreaking reinterpretation of Marvel Comics’ BLACK PANTHER was lauded by Entertainment Weekly and The Village Voice and became the platform for the Oscar ®-winning 2018 blockbuster major motion picture. Static Shock, which Priest co-created with Milestone Media, Inc., was the first nationally syndicated African American super-hero animated series, and the first act of 2005’s Batman Begins was largely based upon Priest’s Batman comic book work, as was the 2016 film Captain America: Civil War and the 2018 major motion picture release Avengers: Infinity War. Quantum & Woody, which Priest co-created with artist M.D. Bright, is currently being developed for television. His publishing catalog includes a trio of Green Lantern novels from iBooks/Simon & Schuster, the procedural crime novels “Dual” and “Zion,” “1999,” a serialized superhero-science fiction novel, “PraiseNet Essentials,” a nine-book ecumenical series of theological criticism, and hundreds of comic book stories, among them the collected editions Deathstroke by DC Comics, Black Panther by Christopher Priest: The Complete Collection, Captain America and The Falcon by Christopher Priest: The Complete Collection, The Quantum & Woody Omnibus by Valiant Entertainment.

In addition to attending the Expo, Christopher Preist will be speaking at the University of Memphis on Friday Sept 22.  Click here for more info.

HOWARD CHAYKIN is an acclaimed comic book writer and artist with credits such as AMERICAN FLAGG!, STAR WARS, and HEY, KIDS, COMICS! He has worked extensively at Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and Image comics from the early 1970s through the present day.

ANN NOCENTI is an Eisner-winning storyteller who works in comics, film and
journalism. Recent work includes CAPTAIN MARVEL (artist Paolo Villanelli) 2023,
STORM (artists Sid Kotian and Geraldo Borges), 2023, and X-Men Legends: Longshot, (artist Javier Pina) 2022. She wrote RUBY FALLS (artist Flavia Biondi) and THE SEEDS (artist David Aja), for Berger Books/Dark Horse (2021). She was an editor and writer at Marvel Comics (Daredevil, Longshot, Typhoid Mary, Spider-Man, X-Men), and writer at DC Comics (Catwoman, Klarion, Katana). As a film teacher, Nocenti received a Humanitarian Award for her work in Haiti, presented by Haskell Wexler, at Tulsa International Film Festival. Nocent wrote “Goudou Goudou,” for Hilobrow.com, about teaching film in Haiti. Nocenti made a documentary Disarming Falcons (with Wendy Johnson) which was featured at DOC NYC 2014. Her feature script Taking Chances was produced in 2009. Nocenti’s journalism appears in Scenario, Details, PRINT, Filmmaker, Stop Smiling and more. Her story The Most Expensive Road Trip in the World was chosen by Anthony Bourdain for Best Travel Writing 2008. She was a producer, writer and consultant for Semmel Exhibitions (Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes, Disney100: The Exhibition).

KEITH POLLARD is an American comic book artist best known for his simultaneous work on the Marvel Comics titles Fantastic Four, Thor, and The Amazing Spider-Man in the late 1970s-early 1980s. Pollard made his professional comics debut in 1974 with stints on such titles as Master of Kung Fu, Deadly Hands of Kung Fu, Astonishing Tales, and Black Goliath. He was the regular penciler of The Amazing Spider-Man from issue #186 (November 1978) through issue #205 (June 1980) and penciled the backup feature in The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #15 (1981) with writer Marv Wolfman, Pollard co-created the Black Cat in The Amazing Spider-Man #194 (July 1979). Pollard was also the regular penciler of Thor issues #286-#317 (some material reprinted in the trade paperbacks Thor: The Eternals Saga, volumes one and two). During the 1980s, Pollard, penciled The Vigilante issues #1- #3 and The Green Lantern for DC Comics, as well as doing a variety of titles for Milestone Comics, Atlas Comics, and many others. In the early 1990s he drew all the character profiles for the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition. In addition to working on Daredevil, Nick Fury Agent of Shield , Spider-Man 2099 and The Silver Surfer: The Enslavers graphic novel which he wrote and penciled with Stan Lee scripting. Pollard left comics in 1994 to pursue other interests, although he does occasionally do comic book assignments and comic art commissions.

CARLO BARBERI was born in Monterrey, Mexico and is a professional comic book artist working as a penciller, inker, and colorist. His work spans over two decades in the industry, being best known for Spawn, Deadpool, and The Flash. Carlo worked on JLA, Superman, Impulse, Batman Orphans, JLU, Outsiders, Blue Beetle, and Batman Brave and the Bold for DC Comics. For Marvel, he contributed to titles such as: New Mutants, Ororo: Before the Storm, X-Force Vol. 2, The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 3, Scarlet Spider Vol. 2, Thunderbolts Vol. 2, and Amazing X-Men Vol. 2 among others. He is currently the artist on Spawn.

COMMISSION LIST OPEN: contact Filippo at filmarzo75@gmail.com   A4 size (8.3'' X 12.7'') BW Headshot: $200;  BW BUST: $300; BW 3/4 FIGURE $350;  BW FULL FIGURE $400

BABS TARR is a New York Times Best Selling and award nominated comic artist and illustrator. She’s most known for her work on Batgirl of Burnside for DC Comics as well as Pub Draw, an instructional drawing show on Critical Role! She is currently art directing her successfully kickstarted dating sim KISS U! Babs loves drawing babes and making money. Please help her dreams comes true!


MIKE MCKONE's first published works for the major companies included DC Comics' Justice League of America, Justice League International and The Punisher: War Zone for Marvel Comics. However, it was his work on Marvel's Exiles which brought him instant attention and led him to work on DC's Teen Titans and Marvel's Fantastic Four. Other works include: Avengers Academy, Spider-Man, Thor, Superman, Star Wars, and many others!


STEVEN BUTLER is a 33 year veteran in the comic book industry who has worked for a wide variety of comic companies on many well-known titles like Web Of Spider-Man, Silver Sable And The Wildpack, and Punisher War Journal for Marvel Comics; Superman for DC Comics; Sonic The Hedgehog and Betty and Veronica: The New Look for Archie Comics, and Lady Death homage covers for Coffin Comics. Currently, Steven is teaming up with his daughter Lily Butler to work for Archie Comics again on their digest series featuring stories of the Archie gang interacting with their own set of superheroes. Of all of his accomplishments in the comics industry over the years, getting to work alongside his own daughter is by far the greatest. He looks forward to what the future holds for the two of them in this ever-changing business.

SAM PAYNE is a dear friend of MCX!  He has created our show posters for the last several years as well as this year!  You must check out his bombshell/pinup style artwork and perhaps commission an original for yourself!

SCOTT KOLINS is Marvel and DC illustrator, writer, and creator who was the 2003 nominee of the Wizard Fan Awards 'Favorite Breakout Talent' for his work on THE FLASH. Other work includes: AVENGERS, JUSTICE LEAGUE, BLUE BEETLE, MARVEL TEAM UP, WONDER WOMAN, SUPERMAN/BATMAN, HAWKEYE, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, SHE HULK, WOLVERINE, DEADPOOL, SOLOMON GRUNDY, BLACKEST NIGHT, FINAL CRISIS, and FLASHPOINT.
In the 1980s, Scott worked under Dennis Jensen, Kim DeMulder and Bart Sears. After studying at The Kubert School, he worked with Valiant Comics and as a Romita Raider (in house art corrections under John Romita Sr.) at Marvel Comics.
Most of Kolins' credits are as penciller, following the modern tradition of "tight penciling." Since his work on THE FLASH, he has a tendency to do fewer shadows and less varying of line-weight. This results, in part, in shifting some of the responsibility of the page content from the penciller to the inker or colorist (fewer lines and definition by line and more by color contrasts.) This tends to make the art very "clean." The whole pattern of emphasis has been the subject of discussion.

ALEX SAVUIK started his professional career at DC Comics in 1977 after studying sequential art with WILL EISNER at The School of Visual Arts in NYC. He became the regular artist on GREEN LANTERN and THE FLASH. He also drew SUPERMAN, HAWKMAN, AQUAMAN, The ATOM, and AIR WAVE, among others. In 1986, Alex moved to MARVEL COMICS filling in on IRON MAN 211 and various covers before eventually becoming the penciler on DEFENDERS OF THE EARTH featuring The PHANTOM, FLASH GORDON, and MANDRAKE. Then, after successfully filling in on AMAZING SPIDER-MAN for 3 issues, he started a 7+ year run on WEB OF SPIDER-MAN followed by 2 more years on SPIDER-MAN ADVENTURES. In 1997-98 Alex penciled the last 12 issues of THE X-FILES for TOPPS Comics (#30-41). In 2003, he joined the ranks of a Swedish and an Australian publisher chronicling the adventures of Lee Falk's THE PHANTOM. In 2004, he also assisted his mentor WILL EISNER on THE SPIRIT MEETS THE ESCAPIST published by DARK HORSE which unfortunately was Will Eisner’s last completed work before his passing in January 2005. Alex also worked on the graphic novel FEAST of the SEVEN FISHES glowingly reviewed by STAN LEE; it was nominated for an EISNER AWARD in 2006, and that same year The Spider-Man newspaper strip also received a HARVEY nomination. In 2012, Alex worked with STAN LEE on STAN LEE and THE MIGHTY SEVEN published by ARCHIE COMICS. Besides comics, also does storyboards and conceptual art for advertising agencies and the occasional feature film (NEVER BACK DOWN, THE REAPING, HOOT, and LONELY HEARTS). Alex contributed pencils and inks for variant covers for Marvel's SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN mini-series (Venom in series 1 and Hobgoblin is series 2) as well as penciling and inking a number of variant covers for MARVEL and VeVe for exclusive NFTs. ALEX is also involved with penciling chapters for the 5 issue Kickstarter funded series THE MASTERS for POWER COMICS utilizing public domain superheroes. ALEX's co-creation with writer Gerry Conway TOMBSTONE appeared in the academy-Award winning hit movie INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE! ALSO, FEAST OF THE SEVEN FISHES by Robert Tinnell and Alex Saviuk is now a major motion picture directed and produced by writer Robert Tinnell.

MING CHEN's road to Jay & Silent Bob’s Secret Stash all began in 1995, when the college student, video store employee, and Kevin Smith follower developed a fan website based on the movie Clerks. Smith, who appreciated Chen’s work, reached out and asked him to create the Web site for his production company, View Askew Productions. Twenty Six years later, not only does Chen continue to work on many of Smith’s online projects, but he has also ventured into several other areas within the Kevin Smith empire, most recently hosting a weekly podcast called I Sell Comics! on Smith’s podcast network, SModCo. Chen is not only the technical expert for The Stash, but he is also the perfect person to send out to do the jobs no one else wants to do. He takes it all with a smile, and is happy to be a part of the team. During his free time, Chen serves on the board for the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County and the Garden State Film Festival. He also co-owns a podcast studio with Mike Zapcic called “A Shared Universe” and is a partner in a coffee, gaming and comics café called “Coral Sword” in Houston, Texas with former major league ballplayer Hunter Pence. Chen has been married to his wife Debbie for 19 years and has two children, Lillian and Harrison, a dog named Joy and a cat named Scallion.

DAN PARENT is a comic book artist and writer best known for his work for Archie Comics. A graduate of The Kubert School, Parent began working for Archie immediately after graduation. His writing of the Love Showdown series from 1994 received widespread attention. Parent has also illustrated Felix the Cat, Barbie, Disney Adventures, and with Fernando Ruiz, created the comic series Die Kitty Die. In 2010 Parent introduced the first openly gay character in Archie Comics when he created Kevin Keller in Veronica #202, which he wrote and drew.

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. He is credited (along with Mike Zeck) as one of the key designers for the black costume which Spider-Man wore in the 1984 SECRET WARS mini-series, and continued wearing through the years much to the delight of fans. The idea of a black Spider-Man costume came from a fan letter from Randy Schueller. In. 2019, Marvel published Randy’s original story concept as a comic and Rick illustrated it: SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN: SELF-IMPROVEMENT #1. 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 for DC Comics. Some of his 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.

LIANA KANGAS is a freelance comic artist, illustrator, and writer, with previous professional history in graphic design and outreach. Current works include drawing and co-creating the comic miniseries TRVE KVLT, written by Scott Bryan Wilson published by IDW, drawing a short written by James Tynion IV for Razorblades, published by Image Comics and contributing to a short with David Booher on CANTO, Tales of the Unnamed World. Liana has also worked on the IDW/LucasFilm title Star Wars Adventures written by Sam Maggs, co-writing the short one-shot Seeds of Eden, co-written by Joe Corallo, drawn by Paul Azaceta, and published by TKO Studios, co-created and drew a mini series titled She Said Destroy, written by Corallo and published by Vault Comics, and the BlackAF series title Devil's Dye written by Vita Ayala published by Black Mask Studios. Liana’s work has been featured in anthologies including 2000AD, Z2’s The Final Symphony, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Blondie: Against The Odds, Comic Mix’s Mine!, Image Comics Where We Live, and A Wave Blue World’s All We Ever Wanted, Dead Beats, Embodied and Dead Beats: London Calling. Liana has drawn covers for series published with Image Comics, IDW, Comixology, Oni Press, Ahoy, Vault, Mad Cave and Scout and licenses such as Star Trek, Star Wars, Dark Spaces: Wildfire, and more. You can find fun features of Liana’s work on Nerdist, SYFY Artists Alley, Panel x Panel as well as featured articles on Deadline Hollywood, Newsarama, Paste Magazine, AIPT, Doom Rocket, Multiversity, Comics Beat, Vice, and Comics Alliance.

KYLE STARKS is a two-time Eisner nominated comic creator from Southern Indiana. He is best known as the longest tenured writer and occasional artist for the Oni Press RICK AND MORTY comic. He was nominated for Eisners for SEXCASTLE and ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN for best humor publication. Currently working on I HATE THIS PLACE from Skybound press and WHERE MONSTERS LIE from Dark Horse Press and PEACEMAKER TRIES HARD from DC.

BO HAMPTON trained as a comic artist at the prestigious School of Visual Arts in New York under the tutelage of teacher Will Eisner, who also served as an assistant. He drew, wrote and painted comics and graphic novels for 15 years, always with a penchant for realism that was quite rare in the medium. Notable works from that period include Viking Glory, a 96-page graphic novel for DC Comics, and Legend of Sleepy Hollow, for Tundra. At the beginning of the eighties he trained professionally working in a multitude of publishers. His images were distinguished from the rest by a pictorial and realistic aesthetic that recalled the work of classic illustrators such as Howard Pyle or J.C. leyendecker. Together with his brother Scott Hampton, he popularized among American comic artists a series of materials and techniques that were later used by authors such as Bill Sienkiewicz, Kent Williams or John J. Muth. His debut took place in The Saga of the Swamp Thing, where he signed a couple of episodes in 1983. Almost at the same time he collaborated with the publisher Marvel Comics on Moon Knight and with Pacific on Alien Worlds. In 1985, he signed the Greylore limited series for the Sirius Comics imprint. Next, he worked for the Eclipse on the titles Alien Encounters (1986), Airboy (1987), & Total Eclipse (1988). Later, he adapted a story by Count Alexis Tolstoy entitled Verdilak for NBM, based on a script by Warren Kneece, in 1996. And for Image he entered the 21st century by signing the voluminous Sight Unseen (2006). With DC Comics he has forged some of his greatest works. Among the most outstanding, the aforementioned graphic novel Viking Glory, with a script by Lee Mars, in 1991. This work renewed the Viking Prince, an old creation by Bob Kanigher and cartoonist Joe Kubert. He also participated in two splendid plot arcs of the Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight series, published in 1992 and 1995, respectively, and later collected in the volume Batman: Other Realms. He also signed Batman: Castle of Bat (1994), framed in the Other Worlds line and written by Jack C. Harris. In 1988, he drew the title The Batman Adventures: The Lost Years, where he adopted the aesthetics of the television show Batman: The Animated Series.

PRE-SHOW COMMISSIONS:  11X14 Full Figure Pencil $250, Full Figure Ink $350, 1/2 Figure Watercolor $300, Full Figure Watercolor $500.  EMAIL filmarzo75@gmail.com for more info or to order.

JEFF JOHNSON has been a professional artist in comics and animation for the last thirty years. In that time he has worked on The Amazing Spider-man, Hawkeye, The Avengers, Wonder Man, and The Fantastic Four for Marvel and Green Lantern, The Justice League, Batman, Superboy, and the Legion of Super-heroes for DC Comics. In animation, he has worked on the Transformers at Hasbro Studios, Spectacular Spider-man and The Boondocks for Sony Animation, and Young Justice for WB animation studios. When not drawing he spends time walking his dogs and exploring the Oregon coast with his wife.

Jeff will be at the HERO INITIATIVE booth all weekend.

ANNA ZHUO is a self-taught, freelance artist who does both digital and traditional illustrations. You may have seen her work on the covers of Mercy, Vampirella, Lady Death, Hellwitch and more!

SKYLAR PATRIDGE is a comic creator and artist out of New Mexico. She has done work for DC, Marvel, BOOM!, Dark Horse, IDW, Vault and more. Most notably, she worked on ARTEMIS: WANTED for DC Comics and was a co-creator & artist on RESONANT from Vault Comics. She is currently working on upcoming projects with DC & an original creator-owned project with IDW

JOHN LUCAS is a cartoonist or, if you insist, illustrator (just don’t call him an artist) whose work has appeared in comics by Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image, MAD Magazine, 2000ad, Last Gasp and many others both active and defunct, on characters including, but not limited to, Deadpool, Wolverine, Conan, Batman, Spider-Man, Superman, Aliens, Alfred E Neuman, and Predator. John has, also, co- created original graphic novels After Houdini, Before Houdini (Yes. In that order). He currently spends his time writing and drawing for the kids comic Monster Fun, his soon to be released comic Monsterhands and hustling to try to get paid for his many other dumb ideas.

ADRIANA MELO is a comic book artist, who has worked for DC Comics, Marvel, Dark Horse and Image Comics. She has worked on Fantastic Four, Silver Surfer, Star Wars: Empire, Witchblade, Birds of Prey, Catwoman & Harley & Ivy.

COMMISSIONS: adrianameloart@gmail.com  Color or 11X17 pieces MUST be ordered pre-show. At the show, 9X12 and black/white or grayscale only.

JIJI KNIGHT is a Mexican-American pinup illustrator and a body positivity advocate. She is a dedicated uniter of the cute and macabre and gears her body of work toward the journey that is discovering self love, self esteem, and the confidence to have The F'in Audacity. Jiji is actively seeking to put out into the world the art she wished she had seen growing up and works freelance full time. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration and resides in her sunny hometown of Las Vegas.

MIKE NORTON is the creator of the Eisner and Harvey award winning webcomic, Battlepug and the co-creator and artist of Revival and Grumble. He has worked for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, and just about everybody else. His latest work is The Rock Gods of Jackson, TN.

KELLY WILLIAMS draws and writes comics. Lots of horror, plenty of everything. He's been lucky enough to work with a lot of different publishers on different and varied type stuff. Some of those publishers are TKO, DARK HORSE, IDW, TOP SHELF, BOOM!, A WAVE BLUE WORLD, IMAGE (back up type stuff), MAD CAVE, SCOUT, etc. As well as a heavy assortment of smaller indy publishers. He does some awesome commissions, so contact him on social media!

LILY BUTLER is a comic artist from south Mississippi who has worked on a variety of assignments in the comic book industry for the past few years. Some of her clients have been Marvel and DC Comics where she has provided color artwork on variant covers for such characters as Spider-Man and Superman. Lily is currently employed by Archie Comics where she works primarily as an inker on their various digest comics. Lily has also self-published her own comic book under the Duo Studios imprint alongside her father, Steven Butler, called Fianna McCool and the Hound of Ulster, a new and exciting interpretation of classic Celtic Mythology. She enjoys spending time with her friends, playing video games, watching anime and movies, and crafting. This is the first year for Lily to be a guest along with her dad at Memphis Comic Expo!

MATTHEW EMMONS is a Philadelphia based comics artist, writer, & editor of DAGGER DAGGER, GARDENER, THE COUNCIL OF FROGS and co-host of Comics, Inebriated Podcast.


DAN FRAGA is a comic book artist, storyboard artist, concept artist, and animation and film director. He also hosts a Youtube show called, "Couchdoodles Show"..

THE HERO INITIATIVE creates a financial safety net for comic creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. Since inception, the Hero Initiative has been fortunate enough to benefit creators with more than $1 million worth of much-needed aid, fueled by your contributions! It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Stop by their booth to make a donation or learn more about their mission.  Artist Jeff Johnson will be at their booth all weekend sketching and signing!

Stay tuned to our website and social media pages for a NEW GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT EVERY THURSDAY!




4/5/23 - GLENN FABRY