Answering the loud and often petulant requests of our entire staff and pretty much all of our customers, this week we're super excited to announce the addition of Darwyn Cooke to our already vast HeroesCon 08 Guest List! Darwyn is probably the most requested guest by fans of HeroesCon, and this summer we aim to slake your thirst! I can't imagine that people aren't aware of this guys' work, but recent highlights include DC: The New Frontier, the JLA New Frontier special of a few weeks ago, and of course the new movie that just came out, called coincidentally "...The New Frontier." This is not even mentioning his multiple Eisner-award winning run with J. Bone on The Spirit relaunch, and older favorites like Catwoman: Selina's Big Score, Batman: Ego, his issue of Solo, and so forth. Whew!
I've seen Darwyn in action at last year's excellent Toronto Comics Art Festival, and I can tell you that he was SUPER approachable, loved to chat, and was a big hit not only with whoever he was talking to, but people in his line seemed to have a great time just listening to him talk. In short, a perfect HeroesCon guest!
But wait, there's more! Also brand new to our guest list today is our friend Laura Martin, the colorists' colorist whose work graces pretty much all the biggest books--Astonishing X-Men, Ultimates, Authority, Planetary, etc. Laura's also super-nice, and at last year's HeroesCon she had a complete coloring workstation set up with a second monitor turned out so fans could see what she was doing as she worked. Amazing!
Laura is joined by returning guests Kevin Sharpe (Legion of Superheroes, Marvel Adventures: Avengers), and Sean Shaw (Shi, Lady Death), as well as Alter Ego editor and former Editor-In-Chief of Marvel, Roy Thomas! Roy will only be able to attend the Saturday of the show (June 21), but we're always happy to have him.
Holy crap, that was a big update--stars galore! How are we ever going to fit all of you in the convention center?