Here is the first official press release for Phoenix Comicon 2014, coming to the Phoenix Convention Center and Hyatt Regency in Downtown Phoenix on June 5-8, 2014:
Adam Beechen, Paige Braddock, Joe Corroney, Phil Hester, Brian and Kristy Miller, Todd Nauck, Brian Pulido and Andy Runton to Join PHXCC 2014
Phoenix Comicon is proud to announce that comic book artists Adam Beechen, Paige Braddock, Joe Corroney, Phil Hester, Brian and Kristy Miller, Todd Nauck, Brian Pulido and Andy Runton will be attending Comicon 2014.
“At Phoenix Comicon, we can never have enough comics guests and we are very excited about the large number that will be here for 2014,” says Convention Director Matt Sorberg.
Beechen has written scripts for various cartoons, such as Teen Titans, Rugrats, The Batman and Pink Panther and Pals. For comics, Beechen has wrote several Rugrats and Rocket Power comic strips for Nickelodeon Magazine and scripts for Teen Titans Go! And Justice League Unlimited for DC Comics.
Paige Braddock is a comic book artist and creator best known for the long-standing comic, “Jane’s World.” In 2006, “Jane’s World” received an Eisner Award nomination for best humor book. Now distributed by Universal Press Syndicate, daily installments of “Jane’s World” appear on GoComics website.
There are currently 10 volumes of “Jane’s World” in print. Paige also co-created the graphic novel series The Martian Confederacy. Currently, Braddock is the Creative Director at Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates.
Joe Corroney is an illustrator who is best known for providing Lucasfilm Ltd. With official Star Wars artwork for related books, games, trading cards and magazines since 1996. He has also developed his creator owned comic book series, Death Avenger. Currently, he is creating new Star Wars artwork for Lucasfilm and Star Wars Insider.
Phil Hester is an American comic book artist, penciller and writer best known his work on The Wretch and Green Arrow.
His pencilling credits also include Swamp Thing, Brave New World, Flinch, Ultimate Marvel Team-Up, Clerks: The Lost Scene and Aliens: Purge. For his work on The Wretch, Hester was nominated for an Eisner Award for Best New Series in 1997. Hester is currently writing the new adventures of Golden Age hero The Black Terror.
Brian and Kristy Miller are best known for their work on Hi-Fi Color for Comics and Master Digital Color. Brian is a comic book colorist, founder of Hi-Fi colour design. Kristy is the VP of Development at Hi-Fi color design. Both Brian and Kristy are co-authors of Hi-Fi Color for Comics and Master Digital Color (Impact Books.)
Todd Nauck is an American comic book artist and writer best known for his work on Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, Young Justice and his own creation, Wildguard.
While working for DC Comics, Nauck helped launch the Young Justice series and drew 53 issues of the 55 issue run of the series. Nauck’s art was featured in the eighth season finale of the reality television show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in 2011.
Brian Pulido is a creator, writer and producer of comic books and films and is best known for his work on comics Lady Death and A Nightmare on Elm Street. For his film work, Pulido created, produced and wrote the story for ADV Films’ animated feature, Lady Death: The Movie. He wrote, produced and directed the short horror film, There’s Something Out There. He also wrote and directed the film The Graves, which was released in 2009. His current comics work for Texas Chain Saw Massacre was nominated as Best Screen-to-Comic Adaptation on the TV Scream Awards from Avatar Press.
Andy Runton is the creator of the graphic novel series, Owly.
First published in 2005, the reflection on wildlife series, Owly would helo Runton win the Ignatz Award for Promising New Tablet, also in 2005. His work was also nominated for “Best Publication for a Younger Audience” in Esiner Awards in 2006, which he would win.
Phoenix Comicon is the signature pop culture experience of the southwest. Comicon is presenting guests and programming for hobbyists by attracting the top segments of the comics, anime, sci-fi, film, tv, and gaming industries. Entering its twelfth year, Phoenix Comicon is expected to draw over 65,000 attendees to its June 5-8, 2014 convention held at the Phoenix Convention Center and Hyatt Regency in Downtown Phoenix.
For more information, please go to http://www.phoenixcomicon.com.