I-CON — Guests of Honor


 ANDY FISH andytfish.com

Andy Fish is a graphic novelist (Dracula’s Army: The Dead Travel Fast, Werewolves of Wisconsin), comic book artist, illustrator (Sports Illustrated, The New Yorker and The Boston Globe), painter, and educator known for his graphic novels and his acclaimed series of hardcover books from London Publisher Chartwell Books on how to illustrate in certain styles. He recently finished the Batman-inspired online comic The Death Ray of Hugo Strange.

VERONICA FISH veronicafish.com

Veronica Fish is best known for joining the reboot of Archie for issues #5–10 and has drawn Silk  and Howard the Duck  for Marvel. She is also the artist on  Pirates of Mars by JJKahrs and The Wendy Project by Melissa Osbourne. She is currently dawing Spider-Woman for Marvel Comics and SLAM! for Boom! Studios. Her paintings have been shown in galleries around the world, and she’s done a lot of neat things like character design, storybourding for film & TV, apparel design, and editorial illustration. She lives with her husband Andy Fish.

ALÉ GARZA facebook.com/AleGarzaStudios

Alé Garza began working in comics at the age of 19 for Wildstorm Studios, where he created titles, Ninja Boy, and Skye Runner.

He’s also had runs on Deadpool, Superman/Batman, Gen-13, Teen Titans, Batgirl, and Supergirl for DC Comics. Other notable work includes cover artist for Dejah Thoris, and Vampirella, and numerous Zenescope titles.

He currently worked on New York Times best seller Get Jiro: Blood and Sushi with Anthony Bourdain for Vertigo comics, and is planning Ninja Boy 2 for release!

BOB HALL bobhall.com/

Bob co-created The West Coast Avengers and Squadron Supreme and drew the Spiderman/SNLTeam-Up. He was an editor at Marvel in 1978.

For Valiant/Acclaim Comics, he wrote and penciled Shadowman, wrote Timewalker and created the “comic book-noir” series Armed and Dangerous.

 PHIL HESTER twitter.com/philhester

Eisner-nominee Phil Hester has been writing and drawing comics since the dawn of time. He has drawn Kevin Smith’s Green Arrow, Mark Millar’s Swamp Thing, Warren Ellis’ Shipwreck, Robert Kirkman’s Ant-Man, as well as runs on Nightwing, The Flash: Season Zero, Teen Titans, and many more. He currently draws Batman Beyond for DC and Shipwreck for Aftershock.

Phil has written Wonder Woman, The Darkness, Deathstroke, and his co-creations The Coffin with artist Mike Huddleston, and Firebreather with Andy Kuhn, which became an Emmy-winning feature on Cartoon Network. He currently writes Blood Blister for Aftershock and Future Quest Presents: Birdman for DC.

RICK HOBERG rickhobergstoryartist.com

Rick has drawn some of your favorite comic book characters characters, especially from Star Wars/Episode 4, which is great with the new movie out the weekend of our con! Make sure you take in both!

He has also animated some of our favorite cartoons from our youth and even more recently with Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Ultimate Spider-Man, War of the Worlds: Goliath, and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.HRick Hoberg has also done some live action film work as well on movies such as Cyborg, and TV miniseries like Stephen King’s IT……YES….that IT!

More info on early commission requests fro rick on our Facebook page!

FRED VAN LENTE fredvanlente.com


Fred Van Lente is the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning writer of comics like Archer & Armstrong (Harvey Award nominee, Best Series), Action Philosophers! (American Library Association Best Graphic Novel for Teens), and Cowboys & Aliens (with Andrew Foley) that was the basis for the feature film.

His many other titles include Weird Detective, The Comic Book History of Comics, GI Joe, The Incredible Hercules (with Greg Pak), Taskmaster, Marvel Zombies and The Amazing Spider-Man.

Fred loves hearing from readers at fred.vanlente@gmail.com.