Well, it looks like we're the next hot date on the con circuit: now that NYCC's all done, people are writing and calling left and right to get on this year's Heroes Convention 2008 Guest List! I'm looking at a long list of announcements I'll be making throughout next week, but FIRST we want to welcome some old friends and some new ones to the list!
It wouldn't be HeroesCon without our old friends Nick Cardy and Irwin Hasen! These are two of our very favorite people, and we're really excited to welcome them back this year. Although introductions are hardly necessary for these two living legends, for those of you unfamiliar with their work: Nick Cardy got his start at the famed Eisner/Iger Studio, but came into his own working on iconic titles in the 50's and 60's like Aquaman and Teen Titans. Irwin Hasen's career stretches all the way back to the Golden Age of comics, on titles like Green Lantern and All Star Comics. He's probably best known as the co-creator of Wildcat, as well as the long-time writer/artist of the Dondi newspaper strip.
Another friend returning to HeroesCon this summer is Colleen Doran, the creator of the acclaimed space opera A Distant Soil, as well as the artist of books including Orbiter (with Warren Ellis) and Book of Lost Souls (with J. Michael Straczynski). This is like a tenth of her list of credits, though--she's had a pretty rich and varied career.
But wait there's more! Also returning to this year's HeroesCon are artists Roy Richardson (Captain America, Iron Man) and June Brigman (Power Pack, Supergirl). Roy and June last attended in 2005, I think, so we're excited to have them back this year!
And lastly in this first-of-many Guest List update, we're welcoming to brand nubes to the show: Dennis Hopeless and Kevin Mellon, who are respectively the writer and artist behind the GearHead series from Arcana, as well as the upcoming Cupid graphic novel from AIT/PlanetLar. Dennis is also co-writing Stormchaser with Phil Hester, and Kevin is the artist of Thirteen Steps. Welcome to your first HeroesCon, guys!
More updates are pending--a TON of them!