HEROESCON 2012 GUEST LIST UPDATE :: ROGER LANGRIDGE! MIKE COSTA! COLLEEN COOVER! MATTHEW SOUTHWORTH! & MORE!
It’s a Mega-Monday HeroesCon Guest List Update! Here are some of the recent additions to our ever-growing list of guests who will join us for our 30th Anniversary!
Roger Langridge has been an anchor of Indie Island for years now, and we’re happy he’ll be back again with us this year! Roger’s probably best known for his work on books like The Muppet Show and Fred the Clown, but he’s also garnered acclaim for his writing on the all ages Thor: The Mighty Avenger and John Carter: A Princess of Mars, Marvel’s adaptation of the classic novel. Currently, he’s writing and illustrating the popular all ages title, Snarked, and is writing IDW’s brand new Popeye series. Make sure to stop by and welcome back one of our industry’s nicest folks.
We’re also happy to have the entire creative team from IDW’s brand new magic-based title, Smoke and Mirrors! Co-writer Jon Armstrong brings a bevy of magic experience to the book, as he’s a respected magician and a consulting imagineer for Disney. Stay tuned to the Heroes Blog as we get closer to HeroesCon. Mr. Armstrong may indeed be a part of a magic panel at the show! Co-creator/artist Ryan Browne will also be with us this year. In addition to Smoke and Mirrors, you might’ve seen Browne’s work on other titles like Image’s Monstro-City, and God Hates Astronauts and Blast Furnace, both of which he wrote and illustrated. Rounding out our Smoke and Mirrors attendees is co-creator/co-writer Mike Costa. Along with work on Monstro-City, Mike’s also been working on high profile books like G.I. Joe, Blackhawks and Transformers.
Writer/artist Colleen Coover also returns to HeroesCon this year! With work on titles like Tails of the Pet Avengers, X-men: First Class, Power Pack and Jim Henson’s Storyteller, she has become one of the industry’s best when it comes to all ages books. She’s also done work on books like Creepy Quarterly and Gingerbread Girl, the latter of which was co-created by fellow guest Paul Tobin. Paul has also garnered attention for his writing on numerous Marvel Adventures titles, as well as Spider-man & the Secret Wars, Spider-girl, and the recent Bionic Woman series.
In addition to being our guest at Free Comic Book Day this year, writer/artist Jay Potts will also be with us for HeroesCon! Jay’s the creative force behind World of Hurt, the internet’s #1 blaxploitation webcomic. World of Hurt is a really great webcomic, and you should definitely check it out if you haven’t already. Jay’s a spot-on writer and a really talented illustrator, too. Make sure to stop by and see him at FCBD and HeroesCon!
If you’re a regular customer at Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find, you probably know Bridgit Scheide as one of our retail staffers. In addition to that, she’s also been gaining a lot of attention in recent years for her comics! Along with earlier works like Kindle, Bridgit is the writer/artist of Brother Nash, and a contributer to anthologies like Death Curse. She’s also provided design work for some upcoming Atomic Robo stories.
Matthew Southworth is probably best known the artist of the popular crime noir series Stumptown, but he also illustrated the popular Spider-Man: The Grim Hunt storyline, along with books like Thunderbolts, Spider-girl and Infinity, Inc. It’s Matthew’s first time coming to HeroesCon, so make sure to welcome him this year.
Indie Island regular Shannon Smith also makes a return to HeroesCon this year. He’s the creator of books like #RockingSoHard, mini comics like Brush & Pen, Small Bible and Spaghetti Junktion. Shannon’s just one of our many great Indie Island guests this year, and we’ll have more guests to announce soon, so keep checking the Heroes Blog for weekly updates!