Fanboy Expo’s Knoxville Comic Con
Comic & Art Industry Pros!
The following Comic Industry Pros will be appearing at Fanboy Expo’s Totally Awesome Weekend. Most Comic Artists and Writers will generally sign autographs for FREE if it is on your own items, however some may charge. Most of them also have comic or other merchandise available for purchase. Sketches are also available, but prices vary depending on the artist and the artwork desired. SPECIAL ARTIST SIGNINGS WILL BE ANNOUNCED!
Roy Thomas was the first Editor-in-Chief of Marvel comics after Stan Lee. Roy is also responsible for well over 100 comic book creations including: Iron Fist, Defenders, Morbius, Red Sonja, Vision, Ultron, Nighthawk, Ghost Rider (Johnny Blaze). Roy also created the American version of Conan the Barbarian and was a co-creater in Wolverine. In addition, Roy was responsible for Marvel obtaining the rights and writing the Star Wars comic adaptation for Marvel comics.
Dave Dorman is best known for his works in HEAVY METAL Magazine in addition to his works with almost every major comic company as well as numerous game, toy, and film companies. These include Marvel, DC, and Dark Horse comics, Hasbro Toys, 20th Century Fox, and LucasFilm. Dorman‘s relationship with Lucasfilm began 25 years ago with both of it’s famous properties, Indiana Jones and Star Wars. He is the winner of both the Eisner award and the prestigious INK POT award, given for lifetime achievement in the comics and illustration field.
Timothy Zahn is a science fiction novelist best known for the Star Wars Thrawn Trilogy, which began an explosion of Expanded Universe material. Zahn followed that up with The Hand of Thrawn Duology as well as contributing to many comic books, short stories and games. A truly great addition for Star Wars fans!
Guy Gilchrist has set his hand to such notable cartoons as The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Looney Tunes, Tom & Jerry, Tiny Toons, Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock,The Pink Panther, Minnie Mouse, and was instrumental in the creation of The Muppet Babies!
Mike Grell is a comic artist and his best known work is from Green Arrow, The Warlord and many more!
Tim Jacobus is best known for being the cover artist and illustrator for more than 100 of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books. Tim is a rare treat on the convention circuit and will be signing autographs and doing sketches.
Tony Miello is the creator of the comic strip “GAPO the Clown” and has worked for many companies on licensed properties such as Marvel Entertainment, DC Comics and LucasFilm.
*Please note all guest are subject to change without notice.