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Over 70 artists, writers and creators will be at Memphis Comic Expo 2019!
David began his career at Top Cow Productions, Inc. in 1995, where he assisted creator/artist Marc Silvestri on CYBERFORCE. After co-creating ASCENSION and penciling APHRODITE IX for Image Comics, Finch moved to Marvel where he illustrated acclaimed runs of ULTIMATE X-MEN, THE NEW AVENGERS, MOON KNIGHT and ULTIMATUM. He contributed to the landmark BATMAN #700, penciled BATMAN: THE RETURN, and wrote/penciled BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT. He worked with Geoff Johns on JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA and FOREVER EVIL, the first universe wide crossover of THE NEW 52.
An Eisner Award winning comic book writer best known for his lengthy runs on Supergirl, Aquaman, Young Justice, The Incredible Hulk, X-Factor and others. He has over 50 novels to his credit including Star Trek: New Frontier. Peter is the co-creator, with popular science fiction icon Bill Mumy of the Cable Ace Award-nominated science fiction series Space Cases, which ran for two seasons on Nickelodeon. He has written several scripts for the Hugo Award winning TV series Babylon 5, and the sequel series, Crusade.
Meredith has been steeped in the world of comics since meeting her husband, artist David Finch, in 2005. She has written for Zenescope and penned Xena: Warrior Princess. Her first creator-owned title, ROSE, is a fantasy series published by Image Comics that combines her love of mythology with modern issues. Other works include: Wonder Woman, Catwoman: Election Night and Grimm Tales of Terror and Tales from Oz.
Mike'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 others.
Gene is a four time Eisner Award winner and NY Times bestselling creator and artist best known for his work with Alan Moore on Top 10 and The Forty-Niners. His most recent work is as creator of the graphic novel, Mae.
Other works include: Superman/Wonder Woman, The Multiversity Guidebook, Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman, Batman, Flashpoint, Justice League, Blackest Night, Captain America and lots more.
Norton is known for his work on Battlepug, Revival, Young Justice, Green Arrow/Black Canary & Gravity, but he has a bajillion credits because he's a relentless cyborg drawing machine! Latest project: Grumble! He is also co-founder of Four Star Studios.
Liana is a freelance comic artist and a self proclaimed edge-lord dog mom, who works in both digital & traditional formats. Credits include: 2000 AD's 2018 Sci-Fi Special, Black Mask Studio’s Black AF series, Comic Mix's Ringo Award Winning Planned Parenthood graphic novel Mine!, and Image Comics Where We Live. She is currently drawing her first co-created book titled She Said Destroy by Vault, written by Joe Coral. Liana has been featured on websites like Paste Magazine, Newsarama, Doom Rocket, Vice, Nerdist and Comics Alliance.
An artist from the Portland area, Matthew has worked for DC comics on many titles including Outsiders, Crime Bible: The Five Lessons of Blood, Final Crisis: Submit, Supergirl, Tangent: Superman's Reign, Batman:Arkham Knight, Teen Titans, Ghostrider, Superman/Batman, Justice League, Outsiders and Doom Patrol. He has worked for Marvel on such titles as Inhumans and War of Kings Saga, and on other titles such as Vampirella and Felon.
IDW - Road of the Dead, The Colonized, The Crow Dark Horse -Creepy
Oni press - Terrible Lizard, Blood Feud Image Comics -Copperhead
and various other publishers. Drew enjoys fine cigars and whiskies and spends too much time writing bios.
Robert Wilson IV
Guy will always be known as "Jim Henson's Cartoonist" having created The Muppets comic strip (KFS) for newspapers around the world from 1981-1986 and being an intregal part of Jim's creative team on Muppet Babies, Fraggle Rock, and all of Henson's creations. He headed publishing and licensing for TMNT, Tom & Jerry, Looney Tunes, Tiny Toons and Disney. Author of 50+ books, 2 time Silver Reuben Award (NCS), and his Muppets work enshrined in the Smithsonian in 1984. For years he wrote and drew the Nancy comic strip for UFS Universal.
Matt D. Wilson
Writer of the Monkeybrain Comics series Copernicus Jones: Robot Detective and Everything Will Be Okay. Co-host of War Rocket Ajax, Movie Fighters, & Ghost of a Chance podcasts
ComicsAlliance contributor. Spider-Man enthusiast.
Michael is a comics author & novelist. His current series, Wasted Space, has been hailed as one of the best comics of 2018; and Roche Limit, was dubbed “one of the 50 best sci-fi comics of all-time.” by Paste Magazine. He has written canonical comics for Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, and Planet of the Apes. His debut novel, Black Star Renegades was nominated for an Audie Award. Its sequel, We Are Mayhem, was released in April. Other credits include Suicide Squad, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Flash, Superman, Conan the Barbarian, Dishonored, The Shadow, Army of Darkness, and Robocop. He writes for LucasFilm, StarWars.com, and Tor.com.
Yoshi is a concept artist and illustrator from California that has always been inspired by cultures, histories, mythologies and patterns from around the world. She uses this inspiration to fuel her concepts and Illustrations.
You can see her work in: The Wicked + The Devine, Star Trek Boldly Go, Monstress, Jem and the Holograms and she is publishing her own tarot deck in 2020.
Nikki is an illustrator, paper artist and self-published comic artist based in Toronto. She has worked as an Illustrator/Art Director in the realm of education for animation and motion graphics and as a Freelance Illustrator on various projects including graphic design, event posters, iconography, video game assets, book covers and character design for film and animation. Her illustration thesis from Sheridan College focused on women in world mythology. she continues to read, study and explore women in mythology which remains her central focus of inspiration for self driven projects and comics.
Little Corvus, aka Sar DuVall, is a Seattle based nonbinary, queer, latinx comic artist and illustrator. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts with a BFA in Cartooning (2015), they are an Eisner-nominated artist who has worked with Lion Forge, Abrams, Iron Circus, Chronicle Books and more. They love street fashion, positive, diverse stories, and the color pink. Works include: STAR WARS: WOMEN OF THE GALAXY, ROLLED & TOLD,
PUERTO RICO STRONG, DEJA BREW, and THE BRIDGE
Jiji is is a lover of magic, ladies, and breakfast for dinner. Graphic designer by day and illustrator by night, she’s a champion of body positivity, uniter of the cute and macabre, and overall dedicates her body of work to women. She studied illustration at the Academy of Art in beautiful San Francisco and currently resides in her desert hometown of Las Vegas.
Matthew Erman is a comic writer and creator from sunny Columbus, Ohio. His debut comic series, Long Lost (Scout Comics), was named one of 2018's Best Comics by Newsarama, The Irish Times and Comicon. His upcoming works include Carebears: Unlock the Magic (IDW) & BONDING (Myriad). He lives with his wife, a dog, a cat and sometimes a bird shows up and he's not really sure what's going on there.
Creator of the syndicated newspaper strip The Buckets, the webcomics HUBRIS, the editorial cartoons for The Memphis Flyer, part of the Stoned Ninja comics team, and cartoonist for more advertising agencies than you'd be wise to shake a stick at, Greg Cravens is and always has been YOUR cartoonist!
Kelly's work can be seen in: THE CABINET, METAPHASE, EGO TRIPP, THE DARK, THIS NIGHTMARE KILLS FACISTS, WHERE WE LIVE, TMNT, WWE, A LETTER TO JO, FROLIC and many more. He has done work for BOOM!, IDW, DYNAMITE, ACTION LAB, FULL MOON, DARK HORSE, STACHE, RED STYLO, IMAGE, TOP SHELF and others.
Tony is a writer and artist who has self published several amazing Memphis oriented sci-fi projects incuding The Golden Silence & The Crimson Hand. He also happens to be one of the best tattoo artists in the area and works at No Regrets Tattoo Emporium. Check out his Instagram and have your mind blown.
Haley is an award winning cartoonist and co-creator of the once popular webcomic Let's Be Friends Again. His artwork has appeared in comics published by Boom! Studios, IDW, and Monkeybrain Press, and he writes a number of recurring features at ComicsAlliance.com. Follow him on Twitter to read his thoughts on Superman and wrestling."
A native Memphian, John is a freelance artist and comic book inker whose work has appeared in Box of Oddity, Comic Strip on TheBuzzKillMagazine.com, Steerage Wasteland by Antarctic Press and a short story titled Back to Earth that was in the second 901 Anthology. He is currently inking pages for a three book miniseries titled Friar Rush by Silverline Comics.
From Montgomery, Alabama, Patrick has been painting for two years using acrylic and spray paint mediums. As he began to grow as an artist, he started painting characters that he really enjoys. Before long, he was booking comic conventions and realized “If I’m going to setup anywhere that’s where I want to be.”
Terri is an illustrator, comic enthusiast and storyteller. She received her Bachelor's of Fine Arts at Memphis College of Art in 2014 and works as a freelance illustrator in Memphis. She enjoys watching cartoons, reading comics and aggravating her three cats. When she isn't watch cartoons, she is drawing cats. A lot of cats.
Skoot is a Memphis native looking to make his way in to the comics industry. He grew up watching Spider-Man and X-Men cartoons on Saturday mornings. That love of characters led to the love of comics. He often recreated the pictures inside the pages of his favorite comic books, which fueled a passion for comic art. Looking up to artists like David Finch, Michael Turner, Mark Bagley, Ryan Stegman and others led to a life goal to follow in their footsteps and carry on the torch for so many beloved characters.
Charles Brubaker is a cartoonist and storyboard artist based in Martin, Tennessee. He has contributedto SpongeBob Comics and MAD Magazine, writing and drawing comics. In addition, he has created comics "A Witch Named Koko", "Ask a Cat", and "The Fuzzy Princess", and works as a storyboard artist for "Pencilmation", a popular cartoon series on YouTube.
Martheus has illustrated Bloodstream for Image, Chaos Campus for Approbation, Andrew Dabb's Slices, Action Man for Hasbro, the Marvel Comics Masterpiece Card Series, Star Wars Galaxy Sketch Cards series 5, Titanium Rain from Archaia Studio, Nanovor from IDW and Mail Order Ninja. He illustrated, wrote, and produced Jetta/Shi: Arrow of Destiny with his character Jetta, and William Tucci's Shi. His creator owned graphic novels Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa and Turra: Gun Angel has been licensed for motion picture and his newest book is Shinobi: Ninja Princess published by Action Lab Entertainment & distributed by Scholastic Books.
Janet had a chance meeting in the summer of 1997 when a college writing class hooked her up with a young man who had aspirations of creating his own comic book. Something called "Jetta". She married the guy and became his inker and co-writer. And eventually they had a kid and named him Anakin, because they were not only artists, but Star Wars geeks.
She has worked on Shinobi: Ninja Princess from Action Lab Entertainment and the Turra: Gun Angel as well as Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa series from MAW Productions as well as contributed art for Topps, Harbro, Action Lab's Princeless, and Mail Order Ninja.
Anakin was born into a family of comic book artists. His mom and dad, Janet and Martheus Wade, produce Action Lab's Shinobi: Ninja Princess series. He got into art innocently enough. When he was 4, he wanted to do art with his mom and dad. So mom drew and inked a few sketch cards, and he watercolored them. That was in 2013. Anakin and his mom have so far made over 200 sketch cards.
Ray Fromme is an illustrator and a kid at heart. With a a passion for art that began with a love for giant monsters, he started doing shows in 2010 and is always ready to branch out to new experiences, meet new people and make great memories. Knowing he can learn different techniques and try different mediums, he considers himself forever a student of art.
Alejandro was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. His influences include: Stephen King, Anne Rice, Frank Miller, Chris Claremont and James O'Barr. He has written seven novels and transitioned into writing comic books. In 2018, he wrote and published his comic book, M1, under his publishing company Independent Thinker Comics. Due to the popularity of issues 1 and 2, there was a second and third printing of those issues.
I Can Draw
Eric Nyamor is a freelance illustrator and author from Nashville, TN. He's been creating fun mashup and crossover illustrations for over 5 years. His work consists of many characters you may remember from childhood. Eric is also the illustrator and author of I Can Draw, a children's book that shows his progress as an illustrator.
Jake is an aspiring comic artist who has loved to create geek related art since he was a wee lad. He has done many unique commissions and has prints, stickers and sketch covers & cards. He is currently working on his own unique expanded comic universe starting with the Story of Creation.
Peter Melonas - Fancifull Art
Since early childhood, Peter was tutored on how to put paint on canvas. It was his Father who filed his fascination with all aspects of the Arts. Peter still prefers the much loved labor of the pen stroke, the use of dark and light for creating illusion and depth on the flat surface of the paper and the following satisfaction upon completion.
Quinn is a comic book creator, visual artist and performer with the Memphop group Iron Mic Coalition. His visual mediums include digital art, paint and his first love, comic art. He is the creator of Project: Wildfire; illustrated the first two issues of Heroes International; co-creator of upcoming comic S.O.T.I.M: Son of the Iron Mic; and cover artist of Menthe: The Anger of Angels. He contributed to the Ringo Award Winning, Planned Parenthood benefit anthology Mine: A celebration of Liberty and Freedom for All with writer Hannibal Tabu.
Mark James started MemphisWrestlingHistory.com in 2003 with a decisive goal of making sure the history and story of Memphis Wrestling was not forgotten. By 2006, Mark began releasing books documenting Memphis Wrestling, then expanded to helping former Memphis Wrestlers release their own autobiographies. In 2012 Mark started doing books on other wrestling territories, including the Mid-Atlantic (Jim Crockett Promotions), Houston, Atlanta, the Mid-West (AWA), Detroit, Florida and Louisville. Mark's 45 books along with t-shirts, posters, etc will be available!
Stoned Ninja Creatives
Comic creators Gabe DeRanzo, Greg Cravens, and Josh Lindsey are NOT re-hashing your uncle's "Underground Comix"! They are NOT rolling out the same old spandex super-stories! Their Stoned Ninja fights for freedoms you hear about in the news, against evil-doers, both in the shadows and in the light. It's time for the new strain of hero these guys have for you!
Assistant inker at HackShack Studios; Assisted Art Thibert on DC Comics inks for : Catwoman, Detective Comics, Teen Titans, & Batman Arkham Knight; Artist on Nightmost for DoJo Kun Comics and Soulless; Cover Artist for Novels by Metahuman Press; Artist & Creator The Event: Children from the Atom
Shane is a cartoonist & illustrator from Memphis. He was the editorial illustrator for the Commercial Appeal from 2005-2012 and Asst. Professor of Comics, Digital Painting and Illustration at Memphis College of Art from 2006-2018. He is currently doing freelance animation work as a background artist and character designer and is hard at work on his first personal comic project.
Jason is a comic artist from Atlanta. His recent graphic novel A.A.I Wars was published by Caliber Comics in March. His other work has been publised by Image Comics, Devils Due, Arcana Comics & HorrorHound Magazine. He also illustrated sketch cards for Topps, Upper Deck, Breygent and Unstoppable
COSPLAY GUESTS & FAN GROUPS
501st Legion Mid South Garrison
The Legion is an all-volunteer organization formed for the express purpose of bringing together costume enthusiasts under a collective identity within which to operate. The Legion seeks to promote interest in Star Wars through the building and wearing of quality costumes, and to facilitate the use of these costumes for Star Wars-related events as well as contributions to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work.
Mandalorian Mercs - Bes'uliik Clan
The Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club is an international STAR WARS™ costuming organization dedicated to celebrating the STAR WARS™ universe through the creation, display, and wearing of quality character costumes that represent the Mandalorian characters and culture from the STAR WARS™ sagas.
The MMCC unites individuals with a common love for STAR WARS™ and the Mandalorian culture/characters while encouraging self-improvement, personal growth, family involvement, and fellowship with peers.
The MMCC promotes interest in STAR WARS™ and facilitates the use of these costumes for STAR WARS™-related events as well as contributing to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work.
The Aliens Legacy
Do you like to dress up in costume, collect props and talk about everything ALIENS?
Angel Of Azarath
Angel of Azarath is a Memphis-based cosplayer. She’s been cosplaying for 7 years and has traveled across the nation for her craft. Angel has competed and won several awards for her costumes at national conventions and currently works part time with a costuming company based out of Nashville called Howl FX. Her most popular cosplays have been her various versions of Raven from Teen Titans, her Tracer and Brigitte from Overwatch, and her Sypha Belnades from the Netflix anime Castlevania.
DeSoto County Spiderman
Desoto County Spider-Man is a kid’s performer and cosplayer. He attends kid’s birthday parties, festivals, sporting and charity events. He also hosts his own charity event each year called “Desoto County Spider-Man’s Birthday Bash” where the kids in the community come to celebrate “Spider-Man’s Birthday” but the focus is to collect toys to be donated to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. He is very active in his community and has a passion for the work he does. “If you have the power to make even one child smile, you have the responsibility to do so.”
The Retro in Millington, TN features 4000sq feet of vintage and new pinball machines, arcade games, pool tables, skeeball and more! A family friendly spot that also hosts birthday parties and events! The Retro is bringing pinball machines and arcade games to MCX this year for you to play for FREE!
Drixian Imagination Photography
Drixian offers a range of cosplay photography from private photoshoots to green screen photography with customizable backgrounds. MCX has partnered with them this year to offer a FREE photo for every attendee! Make sure you stop by their booth to claim your photo! Want a private photoshoot? Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pain't It Cool Body Art
Amanda from Pain't it Cool does amazing work! Face painting, henna, temporary glitter tattoos, body painting and more! She's also available for birthday parties, church, school and corporate events, picnics, family reunions, baby showers, dog weddings, moon landings... you name it, she will pain't it cool!
Eric's Secret Stash
Come by and check out the man, the myth and the legend. The Stash has the finest selection of toys, figures and statues in the mid-south. He knows his business, charges fair prices and is a staple on the southern convention scene. If he ain't got it, you don't need it. Or, so he says. Eric also has great appreciation for well done cosplay, Guinness & Notre Dame football so say hello at MCX!
A & J Comics
Comics and collectibles!
Guests and vendors are subject to change or cancellation. All changes will be posted to this page as they become available. Guests are scheduled to appear Saturday and Sunday unless otherwise listed.