Phoenix Comicon is proud to announce Steve Rude, Dave Beaty, Mike DeBalfo, Shannon Eric Denton, Eric M.Esquivel, Tony Parker, Alfred Trujillo, Andy Bohn, Ben Glendenning, Brian Augustyn, Daniel Bradford, and Denny Riccelli will be joining us for 2013.
“ We certainly are not holding out on Comic Book guests this year. We have a ton of fantastic and talented people on hand for 2013.” Convention director Matt Solberg
Steve Rude is the co-creator of the groundbreaking Nexus comic series. Throughout his career he has won multiple awards including the Kirbyaward for best artist and many Eisner’s for artistic achievement.
Comic artist, writer and graphic designer Dave Beaty, who’s worked with BOOM Studios, Marvel and DC among others. He has produced numerous award winning illustrations.
Mike Debalfo began his career by illustrating covers for Zenescope entertainment in 2009. Debalfo continued drawing overs for the companies most popular series including Grimm Fairy tales, Wonderland, and Grimms Myths & legends. In 2012, he began working with Aspen Comics on Soulfire volume four.
Shannon Eric Denton is writer producer and artist who has worked with Cartoon Network, Warner Bros., NBC, Disney, Sony, Marvel Entertainment, Paramount, CBS, DC Comics and many many more. Denton has also worked in the games industry on titles such as God of War and Neo-Pets.
Comic book writer and journalist Eric M. Esquivel, has contributed to Boom! Studios, Bleeding Cool, Moonstone Books and many more.
Illustrator and storyteller Tony Parker, who works with Boom! Studios, Dark Horse Comics, DC, and most recently Aspen Comics. Other properties he’s worked on include the HERO Initiative covers, Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40K, Elephantmen, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Conan, Godzilla, Starship Troopers, and a myriad of pen and paper role playing games.
Comic book artist Alfred Trujillo has worked professionally in the comics industry since 2010. Zenescope, Big Dog Ink, Chameleon and Moonstone were the beginning. In 2012, Alfred gave up life behind a corporate desk and began his own company 183 DEGREE STUDIO writing and drawing his first creator owned book PROJECT: SHADOWS.
Andy Bohn has been a local creator since Phoenix Comicon 2010. In that time he focuses on creating, writing, and illustrating his own comic story, Elvatron Chronicles. Andy has also worked on various books such as Unite and Take Over: Stories Inspired by Songs of The Smiths, Mark of the Pterren and more.
Artist and writer Ben Glendenning has created SuperWorld, R.I.F.T. And more recently Tin Star Tex. Glendenning also created the series Skulljammer.
Daniel Bradford is a comic artist and co-creator of Robot 13, KING!, and disappointing monsters.
Comic book editor, writer, and creator of The Comic Book Insider, Bryan Augustyn, known as an editor for DC comics. He work on many of the most popular series including Batman, Flash, Justice League of America, and Wonder Woman. He has also worked as a writer for many other publishers including Marvel, Dark Horse, and Wildstorm.
Denny Riccelli is the creator of popular webcomics including Get That Chicken, Lollygagging, and Cousin Harold
Phoenix Comicon is the signature pop culture experience of the southwest. Comicon is presenting guests and programming for hobbyists by attracting the top segments of the comics, anime, sci-fi, film, tv, and gaming industries. Entering its eleventh year, Phoenix Comicon is expected to draw over 40,000 attendees to its May 23-26, 2013 convention held at the Phoenix Convention Center and Hyatt Regency in Downtown Phoenix. For more information, please go to http://www.phoenixcomicon.com.