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.
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.
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.
Adrian Ropp has worked in the entertainment industry for more than two decades. Over the years, his art has appeared in animated films and television shows, comic books and video games. Perhaps his most well-known project is the hit video game series, Disney Infinity, for which he served as Lead Story Artist. He has created and directed new adventures for all the Disney greats: Mickey Mouse, Cars, Toy Story, Monsters Inc, Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy and Star Wars. His work can currently be seen in the new comic book incarnations of Underdog, Rocky and Bullwinkle, Casper the Friendly Ghost and Pink Panther. The Underdog Free Comic Book Day issue was one of the most sought after comics of 2017! In addition, he has an ongoing newspaper comic strip, “Chim Chum and the Portly Samurai,” which was recently adapted into a new comic book series by American Mythology Productions, a leading comic book publisher.
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.
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”
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.
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.
Eddie deAngelini is a long time comic book fan and collector. His love of comics began at a young age and continues to this day and his webcomic Collectors is loosely based on his own life, marriage and comic collecting obsession. The comic can be found at CollectorsComic.com as well as in three collected print volumes. He is a long time comic book fan and collector as well as the co-owner and manager of the historic comic book shop Hi De Ho Comics in Santa Monica, California.
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.