COMIC BOOK CREATORS & ARTISTS

All Comic book Creators and Artists are in the Lower Level Exhibitor Hall & Hall of Heroes (Hall 6).  Please see their bio listing for table location number and schedule, as some Comic Book Creators and Artists only attend for one day, or have limited autograph signing times.

 

LOWER LEVEL EXHIBITOR HALL & HALL OF HEROES HOURS

[Located Lower Level Halls 1-6]

FRIDAY 10AM-7PM

SATURDAY 10AM-7PM

SUNDAY 10AM-5PM

All guest appearances and panels are subject to cancellation or schedule change, due to professional or personal commitments, schedule changes, or emergencies. No guarantee of guest appearance or events/panels is made. Phoenix Fan Fusion membership refunds are not provided due to guest or panel cancellation.

Not all guests will be on-site all days of the event. Appearance day(s) will be posted on the website as soon as we have them.

*Some comic book creators may have a fee. Prices are generally posted at the guest’s table, but it doesn’t hurt to ask. Some guests have autograph pre-sales before the show and some only sell on-site. Phoenix Fan Fusion has no control over prices our guests charge. Autograph signing times and guest availability are determined by the guest. Phoenix Fan Fusion strives to publish autograph and photo op schedules at least two weeks prior to the event.  **Seating is not guaranteed at any specific event due to room capacity limits; we do not clear panel rooms between events.  A few workshops, charity fundraisers, or special events require a separate paid admission.

Adam Orndorf

Adam Orndorf

UNABLE TO ATTEND

Adam Orndorf is unable to attend Phoenix Fan Fusion.

Bob McLeod

Bob McLeod

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Comic Creator Bob McLeod attends Phoenix Fan Fusion!

Chris L Brown

Chris L Brown

UNABLE TO ATTEND

Chris Brown is unable to attend Phoenix Fan Fusion.

Dietrich Smith

Dietrich Smith

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Illustrator and designer Dietrich Smith is known for a variety of iconic characters such as Superman, Spider-Man, Shaft, Hercules, Battlestar Galactica, Wolverine and others.⁠

Howard Mackie

Howard Mackie

Appearing Friday and Saturday

Making his first appearance at Phoenix Fan Fusion is comic book creator and editor Howard Mackie, who first gained attention in 1990 when he and artist Javier Saltares launched a new Ghost Rider series for Marvel, revamping the character and introducing a new host, Danny Ketch.⁠

Jim Kruger

Jim Kruger

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

New York Times best-selling author Jim Krueger is an award-winning filmmaker, story/script doctor, copy-writer, video game developer and graphic novelist best known for the Earth X trilogy for Marvel Comics, which became the plot of the Eternals movie and helped develop the Moon Knight series for Disney+.

John Anthony Chihak Soltero

John Anthony Chihak Soltero

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

A Tucson native with a background in animation and graphic design, John has been creating and self publishing comic books for 16 years.

Latique Curry

Latique Curry

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Joining Fan Fusion is Arizona local artist Latique Curry, known for his concept art for Kore6Media, graphic novel illustrations, and portraits of celebrities and pop culture characters.⁠

Marat Mychaels

Marat Mychaels

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Joining us at Phoenix Fan Fusion is comic artist and creator Marat Mychaels! He started out as Image Comics first rookie working on the highly successful Extreme Studios Brigade series. Marat is known for his work with Marvel on X-Force: Shatterstar and Deadpool Corp, and with DC on Hawk and Dove and Grifter. More recently, he's been working on Blindside, Notti & Nyce, and Zen the Intergalactic Ninja.

Michael Golden

Michael Golden

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Comic book creator Michael Golden will be joining us for Fan Fusion!

Mike McKone

Mike McKone

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Comic Creator Mike McKone returns to Phoenix Fan Fusion, courtesy of The Hero Initiative.⁠

Ron Zabala

Ron Zabala

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Joining Fan Fusion is Arizona local Ron Zabala known as the writer and owner of Mount Olympus Comics, creator and writer of Patriotika, Samurai of Oz, Valkyrie Saviors and more!

Scott Godlewski

Scott Godlewski

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Comic Creator Scott Godlewski attends Phoenix Fan Fusion

Steve Englehart

Steve Englehart

UNABLE TO ATTEND.

Steve Englehart is unable to attend.

Tom Hodges

Tom Hodges

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Tom Hodges has been working in comics for over 15 years. While primarily known for his work in a Galaxy far, far away with , he has been working on building his own Comic Universe, Antiis Comics, with his wife Terri. Currently, he’s reworking this into a web comic format.

Arthur Suydam

Arthur Suydam

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Arthur Suydam is an award-winning creator and Marvel artist, known for his work on Marvel Zombies. Suydam’s own projects are numerous and include Mudwogs and Mudwogs II, and The Adventures of Cholly & Flytrap, Center City, released through Radical Entertainment, The Day it Rained Eggs , Love Me, Love My Demon and many more.⁠

Bob Wiacek

Bob Wiacek

UNABLE TO ATTEND

Bob Wiacek is unable to attend.

Dave Beaty

Dave Beaty

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

DC Comics artist Dave Beaty attends Phoenix Fan Fusion.

Eric Henson

Eric Henson

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Eric Henson is a comic book artist & writer best known for his cover illustrations on titles such as “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” & “TMNT: The Last Ronin" (IDW).

J Gonzo

J Gonzo

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Arizona Local comic creator J Gonzo is making his return to Phoenix Fan Fusion! Witness the strange and startling saga of betrayal and revenge with Gonzo's comic book project titled La Mano del Destino.⁠

Gonzo has spent the past 25-plus years using his creative skills at ad agencies, toy and comic companies, design studios, freelancing, and handling art duties on La Voz de MAYO: Tata Rambo for Top Cow/Image Comics.⁠

Jim Starlin

Jim Starlin

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

The Creator of Thanos comes to Phoenix! ⁠
Joining Fan Fusion is American comics artist and writer Jim Starlin, best known for co-creating the Marvel characters Thanos, Drax the Destroyer, and Shang Chi, Master of Kung Fu. ⁠

John Giang

John Giang

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

John Giang is an acclaimed Cover and Concept Artist. John has done work for DC Comics, Marvel Studios, IDW, Boom Studios, Paramount, Disney, Lucasfilm, Legendary, Lego, and Hasbro.

Livio Ramondelli

Livio Ramondelli

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Comic Creator Livio Ramondelli returns to Phoenix Fan Fusion

Mark Kidwell

Mark Kidwell

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Illustrator, comic book creator-writer and artist, and special film FX designer Mark Kidwell is returning to Fan Fusion!⁠

Mike DeBalfo

Mike DeBalfo

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Phoenix favorite Mike DeBalfo returns to Fan Fusion!
Known for his illustration and cover artwork on titles including Lady Death, Zombies vs Cheerleaders, Girmm Fairy Tales of Terror and Shahrazad.

Nathan Szerdy

Nathan Szerdy

UNABLE TO ATTEND

Nathan Szerdy is unable to attend Fan Fusion.

Ryan Cody

Ryan Cody

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Ryan Cody is a comic book artist and colorist. Current and past projects include; coloring Justice League Versus The Legion of Super-Heroes for DC Comics, coloring Family Tree at Image Comics, and drawing Doc Unknown for Dark Horse Comics and The Phantom at Dynamite Entertainment. ⁠

Scott Hanna

Scott Hanna

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Comic Creator Scott Hanna returns to Phoenix Fan Fusion!

The Janimal

The Janimal

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

We welcome The Janimal back to Phoenix Fan Fusion! The Janimal is the president of the Northern Arizona Cartoonist Association - NAZCA where he helps kids learn to draw!⁠

Tony Parker

Tony Parker

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Comic Creator Tony Parker returns to Phoenix Fan Fusion!

Bart Sears

Bart Sears

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Bart Sears has been drawing comics professionally for over three decades, working for DC, Marvel, Valiant, CrossGen, Image, Dark Horse and a number of independent publishers. A few of the many titles he’s worked on include Valiant’s "XO Manowar" and "Turok," Marvel’s "Captain America and Falcon" and "Blade," and DC’s "Justice League Europe" and "Legends of the Dark Knight."⁠

Brian Pulido

Brian Pulido

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Lady Death creator and Coffin Comics Publisher Brian Pulido is returning to the realm of Fan Fusion!⁠

Derek Riggs

Derek Riggs

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Where my metalheads at?! Rocking out at Phoenix Fan Fusion is Derek Riggs, creator of Eddie the Head, the mascot of the iconic band Iron Maiden. Starting with their 1980 debut album, Derek Riggs created many of the band's famous album covers throughout the 80’s and into the 90’s.⁠

Fabian Nicieza

Fabian Nicieza

UNABLE TO ATTEND

Fabian Nicieza is unable to attend Phoenix Fan Fusion.

Jay Fotos

Jay Fotos

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Joining Phoenix Fan Fusion is award-winning comics veteran Jay Fotos, best known for his work on Spawn, Godzilla, Wynonna Earp, and his creator-owned Gorgon, Rising Rebels and '68 horror series.⁠

Joe Rubinstein

Joe Rubinstein

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Awe Snap!! Joining our stellar comic creator lineup, we welcome artist and inker Joe Rubinstein, most associated with inking The Infinity Gauntlet, The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe, and the 1982 four-issue Wolverine miniseries.⁠

John Romita Jr

John Romita Jr

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Joining our comic creator line-up is the great John Romita Jr known for his work on The Amazing Spider-Man, Superman, Uncanny X-Men, Iron Man, Daredevil, and more!⁠

Lorenzo Sperlonga

Lorenzo Sperlonga

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Known for his cover art in Heavy Metal Magazine, internationally acclaimed pin up artist Lorenzo Sperlonga has explored all the intriguing facets of this popular genre. ⁠

Megan Withey

Megan Withey

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

American Fantasy and Pop Culture Watercolor Artist Megan Withey comes to Phoenix Fan Fusion.

Mike MacLean

Mike MacLean

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Mike MacLean will be at Phoenix Fan Fusion. Best known for his work on Lady Death, Zack the Zombie Exterminator, and La Muerta. Mike has also written for SyFy films including Sharktopus, Piranhaconda, and Dinocroc vs. Supergator.⁠

Raven Gregory

Raven Gregory

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

We're excited to welcome creator and writer Raven Gregory to Fan Fusion! Known for his work on the best-selling Wonderland Trilogy series and numerous other Grimm Fairy Tales spin-offs, don't miss his latest creator owned series: Widow's Web.

Ryan Kincaid

Ryan Kincaid

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Ryan Kincaid is best known for his work as a cover artist. His work has ranged just about every publisher out there. Currently doing variants for DC comics, coffin comics, Aspen, IDW, Image, and more.

Scott Williams

Scott Williams

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Veteran comic book artist/inker Scott Williams joins Phoenix Fan Fusion! Scott is best known for his work on Uncanny X-Men, X-Men, Batman: Hush, the Action and Detective #1000 milestone issues, and so many more.

Todd McFarlane

Todd McFarlane

Appearing Friday only (Live panel talk only, no autograph signing)

Todd McFarlane Celebrates SPAWN’S 30th Anniversary!⁠

Travis Hanson

Travis Hanson

Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Eisner-nominated, fantasy illustrator Travis Hanson is drawing his way to Phoenix Fan Fusion! For the last 15 years, he has worked in comics, children’s art, RPG fantasy, and games. ⁠
His art has graced our program guide cover and aisles signs.⁠