Phoenix Comicon guests: Tucci, Corroney, Jusko and more

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Phoenix Comicon organizers updated me on a whole bunch of comics-related guests this weekend:

  • Billy Tucci, the writer, filmmaker and illustrator best known for his title character Shi.
  • Joe Corroney, an official Star Wars artist known for his work on Lucasfilm books, games, trading cards, comic books, posters and magazines.
  • Joe Jusko, a cover illustrator who has worked with nearly every major comic book publisher, best known for his depictions of the Hulk and the Punisher for Marvel Comics.
  • Mark Texeira, a classically trained painter turned comic artist with contributing work in Jonah Hex, Spider-Man: Legacy of Evil and Wolverine.
  • Michael Golden, the artist with classic titles like The Micronauts, Rogue and Bucky O’Hare to his name.
  • Stan Sakai, the creator and nearly-sole artist of Usagi Yojimbo.
  • The Eisner Award winner David Lapham, known for his work on his comic book Stray Bullets and Avatar Press’ Crossed: Family Values.
  • Billy Martinez, the publisher, artist, and creator celebrated for Princess Cassandra Du Charme in Wildflower and his most recent series, Kickass Girl.
  • Renee Witterstaetter, a regular comic book industry celebrity with projects such as Superman, Silver Surfer, Conan the Barbarian and She-Hulk under her belt.

Con organizers say that they’ve also taken attendee feedback to heart and made a number of improvements, including expanded exhibitor hall and registration space that ensures all lines are inside air-conditioned buildings, a streamlined registration system, and a longer preview day.

Phoenix Comicon takes place over Memorial Day Weekend at the downtown Phoenix Convention Center.

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