What are you kidding me? Brand new to the HeroesCon 2010 Guest List today is Pixar artist painter, cartoonist, and all around art stud Scott Morse, he of Magic Pickle, Noble Boy, Tiger! Tiger! Tiger!, Red Window, and a ton more. Like literally, a ton. And somewhere in the middle of all that he finds time to work on Pixar movies including Wall-E and Ratatouille. Gracious! This is Scott’s first time to HeroesCon, and he’s sure to be mobbed as much by other artists as by fans!
Also first-timing it this year is Nathan Fox, who just announced the collection of his Heavy Metal story Fluorescent Black! Nathan is another guy with a legion of drooling admirers–his lush wild style is insane, I could look at his stuff all day. Besides the new book, recently he worked on Dark Reign: Zodiac, Pigeons From Hell, and a bunch of others.
Another firstie this year is Ming Doyle, who has been making comics for a while but is really making a splash these days, from Girl Comics to Jennifer’s Body, Zombie Tales, and more. You guys you guys–her stuff is insane, do yourself a favor and get on her sketch list early, you will walk away crying tears of joy, this I swear..
Two non-new dudes just added to the list are Rick Spears and Ben Towle–Rick is the writer behind Teenagers From Mars, Black Metal, Pirates of Coney Island, and a bajillion others. Super nice to have him back–unlike Ben Towle, who is frankly a little hard to handle, what with his rages and his tantrums and his binge gambling. If you can catch him when he’s nice and calm though, he’s pretty awesome. This year will see the release of his new book Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean, which is about just what you think it is. Another feather in “Dangerous” Ben Towle’s cap, following the critical successes of Midnight Sun and Farewell, Georgia!
Whew! Man, this is going to be our biggest Indie Island ever–hope I can figure out where to stick all these people..