Legends, Award Winners, And Fan Favorites: Creators At Comic Con Palm Springs
by Gary Catig
Previously, I wrote about panel spotlights for this week’s Comic Con Palm Springs, which will be held from August 25th to August 27th. Also at the convention, they have invited a solid group of comic creators to the show. As mentioned before, fans will have the opportunity to meet big names Rob Liefeld of Deadpool fame and legend Stan Lee. Also in attendance will be Humberto Ramos, who is currently the artist for Marvel’s Champions and fan favorite Katie Cook, who has worked on IDW’s My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and her creator-owned work Gronk: A Monster’s Story. In addition to these talented artists and writers, I wanted to spotlight a few other creators who will be tabling at the con.
*Skottie Young: Young is an award-winning writer, illustrator, and cartoonist. He won multiple Eisner awards for his work with the Oz book adaptations with L. Frank Baum. Additionally, he produces highly sought-after baby variant covers for Marvel as well as having written and illustrated Giant-Size Little Marvel and Rocket Raccoon series. At present, he is working on his creator owned series I Hate Fairyland from Image Comics. I Hate Fairyland chronicles the adventures of Gert, a forty-year old woman in a six-year old’s body who has been stuck in a magical world called Fairyland. He can be found at booth 925/1025 this weekend.
Joe Eisma: Eisma is best known as the co-creator and artist of the Eisner nominated series Morning Glories with writer Nick Spencer. He has provided artwork for different comic publishers including Archie, Valiant, and Boom. He has a new ongoing series coming out in October called The Archies with writers Alex Segura and Matt Rosenberg. The Archies follows your favorite Riverdale teens as they form a band and travel on tour to promote their music. He can be found in Artist Alley at booth B09.
Sina Grace: Grace is a Los Angeles based author and illustrator. He has worked on the autobiographical graphic novels Nothing Lasts Forever, Self-Obsessed, and Not My Bag. Also, he has provided the artwork for Shaun Steven Struble’s cult hit, The Li’l Depressed Boy. Currently he is the writer of Marvel’s Iceman, a new solo series featuring the founding member of the X-Men. He can be found in Artist Alley at booth A04.
More information about Comic Con Palm Springs can be found here.