Batman, Hush, Superman:For Tomorrow
Maestro and Magician Jim Lee, is a world-renowned comic book artist, writer, editor and publisher. Known for his incredibly detailed and dynamic artistic style, Lee is one of the most revered and respected artists in American comics. A veritable legend in the industry, he has received numerous accolades and recognition for his work, including the Harvey Special Award for New Talent in 1990, the Inkpot Award in 1992, and the Wizard Fan Award in 1996, 2002 and 2003.
Lee is currently the Co-Publisher of DC Entertainment (DCE) alongside Dan DiDio. Lee served as Editorial Director, where he oversaw WildStorm Studios and was also the artist for many of DC Comics' bestselling comic books and graphic novels, including ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER, BATMAN: HUSH, and SUPERMAN: FOR TOMORROW.
Jason David Frank
Power Rangers. World Karate Hall of Fame
Jason David Frank played Tommy Oliver in the long-running television show POWER RANGERS. He appeared in the most episodes as the most different rangers (MMPR Green Ranger, MMPR White Ranger, Red Zeo, Red Turbo, Black Dino Thunder) in the show's 26-year history. He’s a highly accomplished martial artist with an 8th degree black belt in Karate, purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Master of Muay Thai, and inductee of the World Karate Hall of Fame. He created his own martial arts system, "Toso Kune Do" and owns Rising Sun Karate with two schools in Texas and one in California. He became the first to portray the superhero Bloodshot, a former soldier that can regenerate, in the digital series NINJAK VS. THE VALIANT UNIVERSE for Valiant Entertainment. The JDF Spoken Truth series on his YouTube channel features poetry written and recorded by him including visuals to match his spoken words.
Jim Henson's Cartoonist, The Muppets, Fraggle Rock, Nancy
Guy Gilchrist will always be known as "Jim Henson's Cartoonist ", having created THE MUPPETS comic strip (KFS) for newspapers around the world 1981-86, and having a leading role in Jim's creative team on MUPPET BABIES, FRAGGLE ROCK and other Henson creations. He also has headed publishing and/or licensing for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Tom and Jerry, Looney Tunes, Tiny Toons, Pink Panther, and Disney. Gilchrist is the author of 50+ children's books, three-time United Nations Children's Book Award Winner, two-time Silver Reuben Award winner (National Cartoonists Society) and his Muppets work was permanently enshrined in the Smithsonian Institute in 1984, the same year First Lady Nancy Reagan declared Guy "a national treasure ". For 23 years, he also wrote and drew the NANCY comic strip (UFS)(Universal).
V For Vendetta, Kickback
DAVID LLOYD is the illustrator and co-creator of V FOR VENDETTA.
His work has featured in the HELLBLAZER series, ALIENS, GLOBAL FREQUENCY, and WAR STORIES. He's also the author of the acclaimed crime graphic novel, KICKBACK , which is now available in digital form from Amazon. His current, and entire, occupation is publishing the cyberspace comics art magazine, ACES WEEKLY at www.acesweekly.co.uk Samples of David's work and information on his past and present projects can be found via www.lforlloyd.com, on Deviantart.com, and on his Facebook page.
Jonah Hex, Buckaroo Banzai, The Punisher
NYC native, painter, and illustrator Mark Texeira was granted the Presidential Scholarship at the School of Visual Arts. His career began in the early 80s at DC Comics on such titles as: HOUSE OF MYSTERY, THE SWAMP THING (movie adaptation), WARLORD, and several minicomics sold with the toys for Mattel’s MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE. His Marvel Comics credits include: BUCKAROO BANZAI, PSI-FORCE, THE PUNISHER, GHOST RIDER, WOLVERINE, DARKMAN, and SABRETOOTH. Tex is credited in the last four Marvel Studios movies for co-creating with Christopher Priest the fierce female warriors the Dora Milaje in BLACK PANTHER. Recently he has worked on the JONAH HEX/YOSEMITE SAM SPECIAL and the DEATHSTROKE/YOGI BEAR SPECIAL for DC, and for Insight Comics the graphic novel A MILLION WAYS TO DIE HARD with Frank Tieri, based on the film franchise. Tex can be found painting and hanging art at his old digs the Art Students League in NY.
Shi, Sgt. Rock, A Child Is Born
Billy Tucci is an award-winning cartoonist best known for his modern-day samurai fable, SHI. Through Billy’s Crusade Fine Arts, the multi-Eisner Award-nominated SHI has been printed in five languages and has sold more than 3 million comic books. He is also known for DC Comics’ SGT. ROCK, HARLEY’S LITTLE BLACK BOOK, and the Eisner Award Nominated story “Batman – Trick For The Scarecrow.” His earnest graphic novel retelling of the Christmas story, A CHILD IS BORN, has quietly turned into an international blockbuster after winning the Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award. 2018 sees the release of the all-new SHI-RETURN OF THE WARRIOR graphic novel, along with two new creator owned projects, ZOMBIE-SAMA!, APPALACHIAN APOCALYPSE, and several mainstream projects to be announced.