AUGUST 17, 2014 GUESTS:
Born curious and raised on a steady diet of comic books and Saturday afternoon double features sealed John's fate at an early age and the world was spared another lawyer. Star Wars flipped the switch and come hell or high water he was going to do that for a living. Many years and countless drawings later, John started at Bioware in 1995. Time flew by and millions of games sold later it was time for new challenges. He relocated to Vancouver in 2008 to work in film and television.
Currently illustrating THE FLASH for CW, John keeps busy doing feature, series and look development for diverse projects like "DEFIANCE, ONCE UPON A TIME, FALLING SKIES and CONTINUUM". During rare downtime, this proud father sips from Russell's Teapot and contemplates Shrodinger's Equation, all while visiting with a delightful legion of imaginary friends.
Ed Brisson is a Shuster Award nominated writer -- and sometimes letterer -- based out of Vancouver, BC. His work includes "COMEBACK, THE FIELD, ROBOCOP, SONS OF ANARCHY, SECRET AVENGERS, MURDER BOOK and SHELTERED" -- which is currently being developed as a feature film.
Simon Roy is a cartoonist and illustrator from Victoria, BC. He came onto the comics scene in 2009 with the critically acclaimed sci-fi comic "JAN'S ATOMIC HEART" (now reprinted as "JAN'S ATOMIC HEART AND OTHER STORIES"), and has been working on a wide range of projects since.
He's currently working on the Eisner Award nominated series "PROPHET" and drawing "THE FIELD" for Image Comics. His work can be found at http://www.robot-blood.blogspot.com
Diana Greenhalgh is a comic inker and illustrator whose work includes inks on Taran Killam's The Illegitimates, as well as other titles like X-Men Legacy and Nova.
She also illustrates for Upper Deck, Cryptozoic and Breygent. Diana has contributed original illustrations to over 20 officially licensed trading card sets to date, including DC, Marvel, and Dynamite properties. Her most recent sketch work includes the Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man official sets for Upper Deck, which will accompany the upcoming release for each movie.
Diana also specializes in pinup art under the moniker "Mecha", where she produces her own original illustrations, prints, trading cards, and other collectibles.
Ken Steacy decided at age eleven to become a professional comic book writer/artist, a dream he realized in 1974. Since then, he has worked in the industry as author, artist, art director, editor, and publisher, chronicling the exploits of Spider-Man, Harry Potter, and the Star Wars gang, to name but a few. In addition to creating his own intellectual property, he has also collaborated with other writers, including Harlan Ellison, Isaac Asimov, and Douglas Coupland. The recipient of an Eisner and an Inkpot award, Ken was inducted into the Joe Shuster Awards Hall of Fame in 2009, a lifetime achievement award honouring Canadian comic book creators for their contributions to the industry. He currently teaches in the Comics & Graphic Novels Program at Camosun College in Victoria.
JOAN THORNBORROW STEACY
Joan Thornborrow Steacy grew up in southern Ontario, and is a graduate of Sheridan College, The Ontario College of Art & Design, and The University of Victoria. A visual artist who has worked in a variety of disciplines, including sculpture, traditional illustration, and digital imaging, she is the author/illustrator of So, That's That!, a biography of her father who lived to be 100, and Aurora Borealice, the first in a series of four autobio/graphic novels, which had its debut at the Toronto Comic Art Festival in 2011, and was nominated for a Doug Wright Award. She is currently working on the second volume, and teaches in the Comics & Graphic Novels program at Camosun College in Victoria.
CBCSCOMICS grading for Signature Service will be available at the show.
Some Background Info: CBCS (Comic Book Certification Service): is is a new comic grading service founded by "Steve Borock" who was the President of comics slabbing and grading company CGC. He was also their primary grader. CBCS promises “quality grading, superior customer service & guaranteed turn around times”.
CBCS will also offer an Authorized Signature Service. They will have a presence at conventions and will have witnesses to authenticate signatures. They plan to attend a minimum of 40 conventions throughout the year.
We are happy to announce that the "CBCS Signature Service" will be available at the Vancouver Comic Show this August 17th.
For more info on CBCS Comics please visit their official website here: www.CBCSComics.com