Friday, January 25, 2008

HEROESCON :: Giant Guest List Update!

As predicted, the season is beginning where the HeroesCon 08 Guest List is going to swell to a size never reached before IN ALL OF RECORDED HISTORY! Ahem. I only say this because in making this GIANT update (8 people), in addition to the 4 on Tuesday, I decided to go back and count how many people we've added since the beginning of the month. THIRTY-THREE! That's an average of 1 1/3 persons every day! At this rate we're going to have hundreds of thirds of persons hanging around the Charlotte Convention Center by June! So not to minimize any of these fine stalwarts, but there's not the space to give them all the bio they deserve. Although I will point out that we've got, within this update, a big Marvel writer, 2 up-and-coming Dark Horse cartoonists, 4 illustrators known for their work with kids' properties, and a tough colorist! With no further ado, and in alphabetical order:

JACOB CHABOT is the author of The Mighty Skullboy Army for Dark Horse Comics!

CHRISTOS GAGE is the writer behind Avengers: The Initiative, House of M: Avengers, World War Hulk: X-Men, and a bunch of others, besides his work for TV, film, etc.!

CHRIS GIARRUSSO is the cartoonist behind the Mini Marvels strips in Marvel Comics, plus the Comic Bits strip in Image Comics!

STEPHANIE GLADDEN has done about all the kids' licensed titles you can imagine, including Powerpuff Girls, Looney Tunes, and The Simpsons!

CHRIS GRINE is the cartoonist behind Dark Horse's Chickenhare books!

CHARLIE KIRCHOFF is the current colorist on Doctor Who and Doctor Who Classics, and the upcoming Aliens Vs. Predator: Civilized Beasts!

GREG SCHIGIEL has worked on the Spongebob Squarepants strip and others within the pages of Nickelodeon Magazine!

BRIAN SMITH is the former Character Art Manager at Nickelodeon, and the current illustrator of Penguin's The Adventures of Loudboy, plus the Alfred strip in MAD KIDS!

Phew! That makes 33, not counting the 4 or 5 already waiting to be announced next week--I'll give you a hint: if you love MICE or the occasional string of filthy-mouthed CURSES, you're bound to be happy next week. How I kid! You can find links to all of these creators' websites and more on our Guest List page!

1 comment:

Andy Mansell said...

WOW-- Can we do another KIDS and comics panel group? this is really getting exciting!!!