Image Expo

Wednesday

Feb 21st

at

Leftbank Annex

Portland, OR
buy tickets

Past Guests

Howard Chaykin

Howard Chaykin is a longtime veteran of the comic book business, serving as an artist and writer for nearly every publisher of comics in the past four decades... and counting. He took the '90s off to work on mostly unwatchable television, so he missed the money and dreck that was comics in that execrable decade. He is responsible, some might say culpable, for introducing a number of previously unexplored themes to comic books. If you're not hip to what that's supposed to mean, there's always Wikipedia.

Howard Chaykin

Nick Dragotta

Nick Dragotta is the artist and co-creator, along with writer Jonathan Hickman, of the breakout hit of 2013, EAST OF WEST. Dragotta and Hickman made name for their creative team previously on FF at Marvel Comics, where Dragotta also worked on the landmark run of X-Statix with Peter Milligan and many other of the top Marvel characters such as Captain America, Spider-Man, the X-Men and others.

Nick Dragotta

Ron Wimberly

Ronald Wimberly is a designer based in New York City. He works primarily in narrative. He's worked with The New Yorker, Dargaud, DC Comics, Marvel, Image, and Darkhorse, as well as Benetton, Nike, Criterion, and many others. He's exhibited in New York, Tokyo, and Paris, and has worked in conjunction with the French embassy in the United States in a cultural exchange program.

Ron Wimberly

Babs Tarr

Babs Tarr began her career working as a freelance illustrator and 2D designer in San Francisco before breaking into comics as the artist on Batgirl for DC, which allowed her to achieve her dream of drawing badass ladies and creating things with her friends.

Babs Tarr

Brenden Fletcher

Brenden Fletcher is a writer, most well known for his work on DC Comics titles including the New York Times best-selling Batgirl of Burnside, the YA mystery-adventure series Gotham Academy, and Entertainment Weekly's "Best New Series" of 2015, Black Canary. He contributed to the Eisner and Harvey Award winning Wednesday Comics anthology and is currently preparing to launch a Mighty Morphin Power Rangers miniseries for BOOM Studios this spring.

Brenden Fletcher

Cameron Stewart

Cameron Stewart is an Eisner and Shuster Award winner, as well as an Eagle, Harvey, and Stoker Award nominee. Currently, he is best known as co-writer and co-artist of the popular, New York Times best-selling revamp of DC Comics' Batgirl, and as the illustrator of Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club 2, the comic book sequel to the original novel. He has also written and/or illustrated works such as BPRD, Assassin's Creed, Batman & Robin, Seaguy, The Other Side, and many more.

Cameron Stewart

Ed Brubaker

Ed Brubaker has won the Best Writer Award in the Harveys and the Eisners five times since 2006. His work with Sean Phillips on CRIMINAL, Incognito, FATALE, and THE FADE OUT has been translated around the world to great acclaim. He was raised partly on Navy bases, and credits being forced to go to his mother's AA meetings throughout much of his childhood with planting the seed of writing in his brain, and his father's love of comics and movies for nurturing it. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife Melanie and their dog Roscoe, where he works in comics, film, and television.

Ed Brubaker

Jonathan Hickman

Jonathan Hickman's THE NIGHTLY NEWS was accepted as a blind submission in 2006 and he hasn't looked back since, having masterminded several superhero comics and co-creating books like EAST OF WEST, THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS, and THE DYING & THE DEAD. Known for his intricate plots and explosive payoffs, Hickman also masterminds the Marvel Comics Universe.

Jonathan Hickman

Rick Remender

Rick Remender is the writer/co-creator of comics such as Fear Agent, LOW, DEADLY CLASS, TOKYO GHOST, and BLACK SCIENCE. For Marvel he has written titles such as Uncanny Avengers, Captain America, Uncanny X-Force and Venom. He's written video games such as Bulletstorm and Dead Space, worked on films such as The Iron Giant, Anastasia, and Titan A.E. He and his wife reside in Los Angeles raising two beautiful human monkeys.

Rick Remender

Alison Sampson

Alison Sampson is a comic artist and architect based in London, UK. As well as having drawn GENESIS with Nathan Edmondson for Image Comics, she has worked with DC Vertigo, Dark Horse, IDW ,and Boom Studios, amongst others. Winner of the BCA Emerging Talent award in 2014, in part for her work on GENESIS, she created and runs the 200+-artist online collaborative design project Think of A City, and is drawing another creator-owned comic, to be announced.

Alison Sampson

Joe Harris

Joe Harris is the writer of the sci-fi environmental adventure series, GREAT PACIFIC and SNOWFALL for Image Comics, as well as other original series and graphic novels such as Ghost Projekt, Spontaneous and Wars in Toyland for Oni Press. Since 2013, he's penned the fan-favorite, hit monthly continuation of the paranormal investigations of Agents Mulder and Scully in The X-Files: Seasons 10 and 11, along with the apocalyptic adventures of profiler Frank Black in Millenium, for IDW. A horror screenwriter and filmmaker, he lives in Manhattan.

Joe Harris

Leila del Duca

Leila del Duca is a comic book artist and illustrator living in Portland, Oregon. She has worked on various projects, including the webcomic Escape From Terra, and was Art Director for the Denver-based anthology Cellar Door. Leila worked on the teen superhero comic The Pantheon Project and a zombie western for Fried Comics called Deadskins. For fun, she makes music of the vaudeville, gypsy, 8th grade band, folk sort and likes to bike and hike around the mountains of Montana. She co-creates SHUTTER with Joe Keatinge.

Leila Del Duca