Artist & Creator Guests
Adam Gorham is an comic artist based in Mississauga, Ontario. He's worked for numerous publishers, including IDW, Valiant, Archie, and most recently Marvel Comics on "Rocket" and "New Mutants: Dead Souls".
Hilary Jenkins is a painter by day and a comic colorist by night. The magic of color and light is her true passion. Hilary has painted in several books including, 'Peter Panzerfaust' and 'Splitting Image' by Shadowline as well as Eisner nominated series 'Grass Kings' and upcoming series 'Black Badge' by Boom! Studios.
James Silvani a comic book illustrator and merchandising artist. He is best known for his storytelling on Disney’s Darkwing Duck comics first with Boom! Studios and more recently with Joe Books. James has also illustrated interiors and covers for other Disney titles including DuckTales, Chip n’ Dale’s Rescue Rangers, The Incredibles and Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories. In addition he’s provided comic art for Animaniacs, Pinky & The Brain and TMNT.
James channelled his childhood passion for prehistoric creatures into writing and illustrating the book DRAW-A-SAURUS: Everything You Need To Know To Draw Your Favorite Dinosaurs (Watson Guptil/Random House)
In the last few years, he has also begun producing licensed fine art and silkscreens for Disney, Pixar, Lucasfilm and Dreamworks Animation. He lives on a rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean
John is a Vancouver-based TV & comic book writer, and creator of the 49 degrees north writers podcast. When not eating spicy curry and listening to punk rock he creates indie comic books, including ‘Scratcher' (with Juan Romera), 'Ultrabot Go Go Go’ (with Tom Sacchi & Jason Williams), and ‘Offbeats' (with Tom Sacchi & Giles Crawford).
Kari is a illustrator from eastern Canada. She began drawing at a young age which then turned into a career today. Kari has worked on short story comics for independent magazines in Canada and France and a tribute short for Mike Weiringo’s Tellos anthology. Kari also illustrated a few covers for Image comics (Wayward, Elephant) as well as constantly developing new projects. In addition, Kari occasionally illustrates children’s books for a local publisher in her hometown under her real name, Danica Brine.
Matt was just recently nominated for an Eisner award for the BOOM! Studios series Grass Kings, and is the New York Times Best-Selling writer and artist of the comics and graphic novels Dept. H, Mind MGMT, Revolver, 3 Story, Red Handed, Super Spy, 2 Sisters, and Pistolwhip, as well as Justice League of America (DC), Spider-Man (Marvel), XO: Manowar, Ninjak, Rai, and Divinity (Valiant). On top of this year's nomination, he has been nominated for 6 Eisner and 6 Harvey Awards (and won once). His work has been published in French, Spanish, Italian, German and Korean.
Nick Bradshaw is an Atlantic Canadian Artist based out of Moncton New Brunswick. He’s began working in comics with 2002s launch of Army of Darkness at Dynamite Comics. Since he’s moved on to projects with Marvel, DC, IDW on such Titles as Spider-man, X-men, Guardians of the Galaxy, Danger Girl, Justice League, Titans, Rocketeer and many more.
Sharlene is a colorist who's preferred medium is watercolor. Her work in the comic book industry includes Dept. H, Mind MGMT and Dark Horse Presents. She is currently coloring the limited series Black Hammer: Ghost Hunter.
Tyler Boss is an American cartoonist living in Brooklyn. His first book "4 Kids Walk into a Bank" was released in 2017 to the enjoyment of some, he assumes. His next book "What's the Furthest Place From Here?" releases in November of 2018 to the acclaim of everyone, he assumes. Tyler has done work for Vice, Converse, Remai Modern Musuem, IDW, Image Comics, Society of Illustrators, 30th Century Records, The Stranger, Marshal Project, Black Mask Studios, Tommy Boy Records, Yep Roc Records, Red Hot Organization and just this year, some work for Saskatoon's own Remai Modern!
Tyler Jenkins is an Eisner nominated creator that draws comics, makes music, and regularly builds fires in the yard. He is best known for his work on the titles: 'Grass Kings' (with Matt Kindt), 'Peter Panzerfaust' (with Kurtis Wiebe), 'Snow Blind' (with Ollie Masters) and 'Neverboy' (with Shaun Simon). Watch out for his upcoming series 'Black Badge', by the same team that brought you 'Grass Kings'!