As I try to work my way down through my pile of guest list confirmations (it's huge), not to mention the tons of e-mails I still need to return (even huger), I am starting finally to if not catch up, then at least start to pull abreast of the influx of guests. Just added to our HeroesCon Guest List this week are the following studbolts:
JOHN BEATTY is one of the best artists and inkers in comics, period. He is probably most well-known for his stint inking the legendary Mike Zeck on acclaimed runs on Punisher and Captain America, plus work on Secret Wars, Batman, and a zillion others.
JEREMY DALE is an illustrator best known for his work on the popular GI Joe comics for Hasbro, with writer Larry Hama. He's also had art in Popgun and Wildguard, and is currently working on upcoming books from the Big Two.
SHANNON GALLANT also has worked on GI Joe comics, in this case the upcoming IDW movie prequels featuring Duke and Destro; as well as Monsters Vs. Aliens and Mack Bolan: Executioner.
CASEY JONES is practically a member of the staff, so helpful is he every year in putting on the show. But fortunately, since we don't pay him, he's a fan-favorite comics artist as well, most recently on New Warriors and Marvel Adventures: Avengers.
DANIEL WAY has become a member of our little HeroesCon family over the last few years, as well as one of the hottest writers at Marvel Comics. He's probably most closely associated with Wolverine, as the writer of the longrunning Wolverine: Origins, as well as the upcoming Dark Wolverine series tying into the current Dark Avengers kerfuffle. And this isn't even mentioning his work on Ghost Rider!
Okay, look for MORE additions to the list next week, to be followed by another Indie Island update around the beginning of March! The "march" to HeroesCon 2009 is indeed on!