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2018 SPECIAL GUESTS!
We are very happy to have legendary Comic Book Writer and Novelist, RON FORTIER.
Ron is a Comics and pulps writer/editor best known for his work on the Green Hornet comic series and Terminator – Burning Earth with Alex Ross. He won the Pulp Factory Award for Best Pulp Short Story of 2011 for “Vengeance Is Mine,” which appeared in Moonstone’s The Avenger – Justice Inc. and in 2012 for “The Ghoul,” from the anthology Monster Aces. He is the Managing Editor of Airship 27 Productions, a New Pulp Fiction publisher and writes the continuing adventures of both his own character, Brother Bones – the Undead Avenger and the classic pulp hero, Captain Hazzard – Champion of Justice. Feel free to check out Ron’s selection of incredible work at www.airship27.com
We are very happy to welcome comic book phenomenon—
TONE RODRIGUEZ —
TONE RODRIGUEZ, is a graphic artist and L.A. native now residing in Phoenix, Arizona. He started drawing comic books in 1999 with Violent Messiahs for Image Comics, other books followed for Cross-Gen, DarkHorse & Platinum Ent; drawing Snake Plisskin, Conan & KISS4K respectively. In 2004, he started being a regular contributor to Bongo Comic’s line of Springfield’s Favorite Family, The Simpson’s with books like Radio-active Man, TreeHouse of Horror, Summer Specials and Futurama comics. In addition to his comic work you can find several examples of Tone’s artwork on television shows like Liv & Maddie, Dog with a Blog and Pair of Kings for Disney, as well as on Showtime’s Dexter where he helped bring The Dark Defender to life and on NBC’s The Office creating the Adventures of Jimmy Halpert comic. He’s currently working on the Vampire book titled Blood and Dust and is crafting his biography currently titled “What the Hell Happened to Me?!?” or “Damn It!” Not sure witch one he will use yet.
We are very excited to welcome CBR (ComicBookResources) Journalist, HAYDEN MEARS, to ComicFest 2018!
Hayden is an award-winning, internationally published entertainment journalist. Formerly a film and television critic for Starburst Magazine, WeGotThisCovered, and PopMatters, Mears now writes features for Comic Book Resources.
His work has won him scholarships and accolades aplenty, making him a prominent figure in comic book journalism.
Hayden will be joining our programming line-up as a moderator and guest.
MORE GUEST ANNOUNCEMENTS TO COME! 🙂
A huge thank you to our 2017 guests who we were very honored to have. The fans had a great time with all of them and we personally enjoyed seeing fans getting their books signed and picking up artwork and comics form our guests.
STEVEN E GORDON
BARRY McCLAIN, Jr.
The COMIC FEST 2017 ARTISTS OF THE YEAR were Artem Shukaev and Joe Oliver! Their amazing artwork graced our banners and t-shirts for 2017!