Phoenix Comicon : The Talent Just Keeps Coming!

Mengel, Jason Gonzo, Jeff Pina, Michael Kessler,   Radi Lewis, Spencer Brinkerhoff, Val
Hochberg, Tom Hodges, Mike Norton, Ming Doyle, Jonathan Glapion, and Andy
Runton Join PHXCC 2013
Phoenix Comicon is proud to announce Eric Mengel, Jason
Gonzo, Jeff Pina, Michael Kessler,   Radi
Lewis, Spencer Brinkerhoff, Val Hochberg, Tom Hodges, Mike Norton, Ming Doyle,
Jonathan Glapion, and Andy Runton will be attending Phoenix Comicon 2013.
Eric Mengel is the
writer/artist/publisher of OCHO. OCHO is an alien missionary
sent to make Earth a better place. Eric and OCHO have been
staples of the Arizona comic book scene since 1995. OCHO is Eric’s
life’s work with regard to comics and has dedicated himself to making OCHO the
best comic book he can.  
Jason Gonzo is a
Chicano artist who currently resides in Mesa, AZ. Gonzo worked in-house as the
Senior Art Director for McFarlane Toys/Todd McFarlane Productions. After having
worked his way to Creative Director for an advertising agency, Gonzo left to
freelance full-time and shift his focus primarily to art, illustration and
completing his Comic Book project – La Mano del Destino.
Jeff Pina launched his first
comicbook Dr. Oblivion’s guide to Teenage Dating in late 2005 and has
been making comics since. Jeff does the art chores on
the weekly web comic Drunk-Robot with collaborator Brian Powell. He also has
two other self-published series Imaginatives and Monkey in Space.
Michael Kessler is
the owner and writer for Bleating Goat Comics out of Phoenix, AZ. Founded in
2010, Bleating Goat Comics has published three titles to date. In 2013 Bleating
Goat Comics will unveil its newest title Unearthed, an epic global exodus story
with an international ensemble cast.
Radi Lewis is making
his return to the Phoenix Comicon and he’s bringing the 3rd installment of his
hit series TechWatch right along with him. This indie writer currently has a
title that is distributed through Diamond Comics; he recently finished a comic
for Department of Public Works & Transportation in Arlington TX; and is
currently working on a mobile video game.
Spencer Brinkerhoff
debuted his art work in 2008 at the Star Wars Celebration in Japan and the San
Diego Comic Con, where his animated short was a finalist in the Star Wars Fan
movie challenge. He’s also created sketch cards for Lord of the Rings, Marvel,
Indiana Jones and The Clone Wars.
Hochberg is the artist and writer of the popular webcomic series Mystery  Babylon. The extreme post-apocalyptic
story features Kick Girl, a very unhappy demon, who is forced to travel with
the happy-go-lucky priest, Zero.
Tom Hodges is well known for his work on Star Wars comics,
but in 2012, Tom provided the artwork for a 40 page Graphic Novel/Digital
Comic/iBook to accompany the 5.1 surround sound release of RUSH’s landmark
album, “2112”. 2013 will see Tom’s long awaited return to his Hero
MIDKNIGHT (Red 5 Comics)
Mike Norton is an artist and writer.  Norton worked as a freelancer for several years
before launching his own web comic Battlepug in 2011. His recent works
includes the  the critically acclaimed
series, revival.
Ming Doyle is a freelance illustrator and comic book artist
known for her work on Women of Marvel’s Girl Comics and the comic series Mara.
Jonathan Glapion is an inker for DC and works on Batman,
Final Crisis Revelations and Outsiders.
Andy Runton is the creator of the Owly graphic novel series
and Owly and Wormy books. Owly  an award
winning children’s graphic novel that centers around the adventures of an
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.

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