Thomas Estrada – With almost no formal training, Thomas Estrada broke into the California animation scene 20 years ago on the DreamWorks inaugural animated film, The Prince of Egypt followed by The Road to El Dorado. Thomas then joined Disney Feature Animation to work on The Tigger Movie, Emperor’s New Groove, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Treasure Planet, and Home On the Range. Returning to DreamWorks, Thomas worked on Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, Shark Tale, and Over the Hedge. Thomas then moved into the video game industry working on various titles such as God of War II, Gears of War II, Saints Row II and Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. From there Thomas rejoined Disney Interactive’s Avalanche Software in SLC where he animated on multiple titles such as Toy Story 3, Cars 2, the entire run of Disney Infinity 1, 2 and 3 and Cars 3. Today Thomas continues his career as a freelance animator and illustrator.
Kevin Eastman is an American comic book artist and writer, best known as the co-creator alongside Peter Laird of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Eastman is also the editor and publisher of the magazine Heavy Metal.
Ryan Cady is a writer of comics and horror fiction based in Southern California. A member of the 2017 DC Comics Talent Development Workshop, he has written for such properties as The X-Files and Magdalena, with work published by Image/Top Cow, Archie, Boom!, and more. His early reviews of terrible fast food products for the OC Weekly remain his greatest creative triumph.
McLeod began his career working in the production department of Marvel Comics in 1973 on a recommendation from Neal Adams. He began penciling and inking for Marvel’s Crazy Magazine, doing several movie satires and the “Teen Hulk” strip. He was a member of The Crusty Bunkers inkers while working at Adams’ Continuity Studios, and became an inker at Marvel and DC Comics on many series, including The Incredible Hulk, Conan the Barbarian, Legion of Super Heroes, Detective Comics, Wonder Woman, and The New Titans, as well as penciling Star Wars and several Spider-Man fill-ins for Marvel.
A veteran of the initial Image Comics launch, Matt started his career in comic book publishing in 1993 and has been working with Image as a creator, writer and executive for over 20 years. President/COO of Top Cow since 1998, Matt has created and written over 30 new franchises for Top Cow and Image including Think Tank, The Tithe, Necromancer, VICE, Lady Pendragon, Aphrodite IX, Tales of Honor as well as handling the company’s business affairs.
Shelby Robertson is an American comic book illustrator, known for his distinctive style pinup renditions of attractive fictional female characters. His detailed rendering of heavily muscled figures has been compared to that of Frank Frazetta and Michael Turner. He describes his style as “part Marvel, part DC, and part old school Image”
Kaitlund never doubted what she would be when she grew up. She always wanted to be an artist. The horses, chickens, dogs, cats, and many other animals she grew up with became her main inspiration, but her favorite creature to draw lived only in her imagination. Dragons took shape on countless pages. She took all of the painting and illustration classes she could and achieved an AAS in Animation in 2014. She primarily focused on anatomy and animals in fantasy illustration.
Doug Wagner is an American comic book writer whose Image Comics include PLASTIC (co-created with Daniel Hillyard), THE HARD PLACE (with Nic Rummel), GUN CANDY (with Brian Stelfreeze), and THE RIDE (with too many to list). He’s also written titles such as I.C.E., World of Warcraft: Bloodsworn, Legends of the Dark Knight, and Witchblade/Red Sonja. Doug can be found hiding out in Park City, Utah where he spends his days creating madness, frolicking down the slopes with his lovely wife, and reveling cuddle time with the sweetest kitty in the world. You can follow his exploits at @Doug_Wagner on that social media thingy.
Phillip Sevy is a comic artist who graduated from SCAD with his MFA in Sequential Art in 2012. Sevy is a teacher and cartoonist, in addition to a finalist in the 2013 Top Cow Talent Hunt competition. Currently, he’s working on THE TITHE for Top Cow Productions.
Chad Hardin grew up in Las Vegas Nevada. Moved to Cedar City Utah where he attended SUU and later completed his Bachelor’s in Art with an Illustration Concentration. After graduation he went to work in the video game industry. In 2005 he quit his full time job as an in-house illustrator in order to pursue drawing comics. Today he resides in Enoch UT with his wife and four kids and is working on an MFA in Illustration at AAU.
Chad is currently working with DC on the Harley Quinn Series, and is also known for his work on Blue Beetle, Zatanna, Dr. Fate, The Spirit, Reign in Hell, Amazing Spiderman Family, Warlord & much more.
Chris Has always loved comic books and telling fun stories. Salt City Strangers came about because with the convergence of an old comic idea, his desire to draw Utah locations, and a fascination with local urban legends. A Utah native, Chris loves the state’s culture with all its quirks and strangeness.
Chris received his MBA from Westminster College in 2012 and is also working for his alma mater in the Division of New Learning.
Freelance illustrator and sketchcard artist – had recently worked on Upper Deck’s: Marvel: Guardian’s of the Galaxy vol 2. She has also completed the illustrations for the successfully funded Worry Wave children’s book along with author Lynn Nunemacher and Dan Wickline’s Mysterious Monkey of the Monarch Apartments. Other successful bodies of work include the full length comics of Mark of the Pterren with author Melissa Stacy; the mini-series Nine Months by author Mike Bowman; mini-comic One of a Kind by Jenny Brundage.
Steven is an Indy comic book artist, best known for penciling and inking the variant cover for Comix Tribe’s Sink #2. He would like to remind people he also did one of the variant covers for Sink #1. He’s been in the indy comic scene for years and past credits include work for Bluewater Productions (penciled and inked Fame: Tyler Perry) and Red Anvil Comics (with pin ups and sequential art appearing in various books, including Shadowflame, War of Independents and Unit 5). Upcoming work includes a variant cover for Rick & Morty (which debuts at Wasatch Comicon) and a variant cover for Stabbity Bunny.
Vinny DiGirolamo is a retired Navy pilot, engineer, author, philosopher and artist who
once again picked up his brushes and pencils two years ago and decided to push the
limits of inherited talents in art. He works in acrylics, oils, pencil and digital art. He
gravitates toward fantasy art and is mostly a self-taught artist influenced by the late
Fantasy Artist and pioneer, Frank Frazetta.