February 22, 2011 at 10:21 am By:

We’re happy to welcome Clay Mann to his first HeroesCon! Clay is a testament to hard work and perseverance. After sending absurd-sized postcards to the Marvel office, he was given his first shot at the big time on X-Men Unlimited. From there he has gone on to work on titles such as Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Dark Reign: Elektra, X-Men Legecy, and AGE of X.

Returning for her second HeroesCon is Ming Doyle. Ming first caught our eye over at Project Rooftop, redesigning the heck out of several classic superhero costumes while staying true to the spirit of each character. Ming just completed work on Tantalize: Kieren’s Story, a 190 page graphic novel written by young adult author Cynthia Leitich-Smith that is scheduled to be published by Candelwick Press this August. You can also check out her work weekly on the webcomic The Loneliest Astronauts.

Professor Shawn Crystal drops science on his students while also maintaining a healthy output of comics. He not only teaches sequential art at SCAD Atlanta, but has drawn several titles for Marvel featuring everyone’s favorite “Merc with a Mouth,” Deadpool. His latest work can be seen on the Marvel Digital comic, Wolverine/Deadpool: The Decoy. All this while raising two adorable kids with his lovely wife.  Way to go Shawn!

Please give a warm welcome to our friend Tom Fowler making the trek to Charlotte all the way from the Great White North. Tom’s amazing art can be found in the pages of  Mysterius the Unfathomable, Deadpool Team-Up, and MAD Magazine. As if comics weren’t enough to keep him busy, he has banded together with several other ne’er-do-well artists to form Voltron…I mean, Comic TWART. Check out their weekly character sketches.  It’s some sweet eye-candy, just like Tom.

Lamar Abrams is the creator of Remake from AdHouse Books.  AdHouse head honcho Chris Pitzer gave me a scoop that Lamar’s all new Remake Special will be available at HeroesCon 2011! Fans of video games, anime, and funny comics will REJOICE!


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