Creator Guests

NOTICE: All guests listed are confirmed at the time of their posting.  However, guests may cancel due to personal or professional conflicts. All ticket sales are final.

* First appearance at Planet Comicon




Jason Aaron, writer known for his work on titles such as The Other Side, Scalped, Ghost Rider, Wolverine and PunisherMAX, will be at Planet Comicon 2014. Jason has worked for DC, Marvel, Image, Top Cow and Wildstorm Comics. He is currently writing for Marvel’s Thor: God of Thunder , and Wolverine and the X-Men.


Green_lantern_76NEAL ADAMS

Neal Adams is returning to Kansas City for Planet Comicon 2014! Known for helping to create some of the definitive modern imagery of characters such as Superman, Batman, and Green Arrow, and groups such as The Avengers and The X-Men.


GothamAdventures14_200pxTERRY BEATTY

Terry Beatty draws the Sunday edition of the globally syndicated comic strip The Phantom. He is also known for a career of work including Return to Perdition and Ms. Tree with Max Allan Collins, Mars Attacks Popeye, The Batman Strikes!, Batman Adventures, and Wild Dog.



newfrontierDARWYN COOKE*

Darwyn Cooke is an Eisner Award-winning writer, artist, and animator. He is known for his work on comic books including Catwoman, DC: The New Frontier, The Spirit and Richard Stark’s Parker: The Hunter.


105021_20070911140149_largeANNA-MARIA COOL

Anna-Maria Cool is known for her illustration work on the Barbie and Barbie Fashion comics, and the comic-book adaptation of the film Hook published by Marvel Comics. Anna-Maria has contributed to the legend of the kingdom of OZ with her images in two Oz novels, The Hidden Prince of Oz and Toto of Oz


ds9-MaquisROB DAVIS

Rob Davis has penciled books from Malibu, Marvel, DC, and others and is best known for his work on the Star Trek books from Malibu and DC Comics working on Star Trek, Star Trek The Next Generation, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.


loki_agent_of_asgard_1_coverJENNY FRISON*

Jenny Frison is a comic cover artist and a member of Four Star Studio. She creates covers for many books including Revival, Red Sonja, Ghost, Loki, and Hack/Slash.


The Black Country by Alex GrecianALEX GRECIAN

Alex Grecian is the author of the bestselling historical thrillers The Yard and The Black Country which take place in the early days of the creation of Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad. He is writing the third book in the series, tentatively titled The Devil’s Workshop.

He also created and wrote the critically acclaimed Image Comics series Proof, which stars a sasquatch who works for a secret government organization. Alex is a member of Bad Karma, a creative collective that also features Jeremy Haun, B. Clay Moore, and Seth Peck


287335_20131024073658_largePHIL HESTER

Comic book artist and writer Phil Hester’s credits include quite a variety of subjects, as well as talents.  He has penciled comics including Swamp Thing, Adventures of Superman, and Green Arrow.  He’s also writing comics such as  Image Comics’ Invincible Universe, and IDW’s T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents.


The_Avengers_1_Hastings_store_exclusiveGREG HORN

Greg Horn has been working the past year with Marvel Comics as cover artist on many of their debut releases including Wolverine, Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers. He just finished a blockbuster project with The Walt Disney Company on their Top 10 Apple iTunes game app, MARVEL: War of Heroes.


sameoldstory_PAUL KUPPERBERG*

Paul Kupperberg is the author of more than two dozen books, countless short stories and articles, and more than 700 comic book stories.

Paul is the author of the comic book themed mystery novel, The Same Old, as well as the Archie Comics’ Betty & Veronica Valentine’s Day Mad Libs, and the young adult novel, Kevin, featuring the first openly gay character in Archie Comics’ history which spun from the 2012 Eisner Award and 2013 Harvey Award nominated monthly Life With Archie: The Married Life magazine, which featured the bestselling marriage of Kevin Keller and Dr. Clay Walker.



Brian Pulido is the founder Chaos! Comics. Brian has published / written Lady Death, Evil Ernie, A Nightmare on Elm St., Chucky, Friday The 13th, Texas Chainsaw Massacre and many more. He is on The Hero Initiative’s fundraising board and has received the CBLDF Defender of Liberty Award. He wrote / directed The Graves starring Tony Todd.



Andrew Robinson has produced covers DC titles like Superman, Action, Batman and The Outsiders, and The Secret Six. He has also produced variant covers for IDW’s Angel After The Fall. Andrew is creator of Dusty Star published by Image Comics.


fantastic-four-james-robinson-195x300JAMES ROBINSON*

James Robinson writer best-known for his work at DC Comics on Starman and The Shade, is coming to Kansas City for Planet Comicon in 2014. Robinson is also known for his screenplay treatment for The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and for the movie Comic Book Villains.



Greg Rucka is the author of twenty novels, the latest of which, BRAVO, will be released this July, as well as more comic books than any sane person can count. In addition to critically acclaimed runs on such mainstream titles as Detective Comics, Wonder Woman, The Punisher, and Wolverine, he’s the creator of several series, including Queen & Country, Whiteout (with Steve Lieber), and Stumptown (with Matthew Southworth).  


Capt-America-ColorTIM SALE

Tim Sale is known for titles such as Batman: The Long Halloween, Superman for all Seasons as well as Spider-man Blue. Tim is currently working on finishing Captain America White.


Batman_10_Full-665x1024SCOTT SNYDER

Scott Snyder is the Eisner Award-winning writer of American Vampire, Batman, and Superman Unchained. One of our most popular guests of Planet Comicon 2013, we’re delighted to welcome Scott back to Kansas City!


Death: At Death's Door by Jill ThompsonJILL THOMPSON*

Jill Thompson has garnered acclaim for her work on comics including Wonder Woman, Swamp Thing, Black Orchid and the classic Sandman with Neil Gaiman. She co-created and illustrated the dark-satire Finals and wrote and illustrated Death: At Death’s Door. In 1997, Jill’s first children’s book, The Scary Godmother was released to critical acclaim. Subsequent books in the series include Scary Godmother-The Revenge of Jimmy, Scary Godmother-The Mystery Date and Scary Godmother-The Boo Flu.


942646_10200424328504694_1567093733_nMIKE WORLEY

Mike Worley has done work ranging from Archie to Ren & Stimpy to The Simpsons to Marvel’s Midnight Sons.  A caricature artist and storyboard artist, Mike’s talents are as diverse as his subject material.  He has worked for Marvel, Image and Bongo Comics.  Mike is currently studying animation.


Who You’ll Find in Artists Alley

0 – 9

501st Legion

515 Comics

A – C

Jason Aaron

Carter Allen

Alzado Company

Bill Amend

Benjamin D Meier

Jason Arnett

BACA – Bikers Against Child Abuse

Bald Guy Studios

Jeff Balke

Terry Beatty

Ben Bender

Jerry Bennett

Black Raven Comics

Boho Pony Swag, The

Brandi Miller Art

Brick by Brick Design

Bri Pi Art

Ryan Browne

Elizabeth Bunce

Cullen Bunn

Rick Burchett

Captain Benjamina’s Salvage Emporium

Tommy Castillo

C.B. Cebulski

Michael Champion

Kevan P Chandler

Completist Publications

CW Cooke

Darwyn Cooke

Anna Maria Cool

Shane Crash

Custom Papertoys

D – F

Diablo Productions

Kevin Dilmore

Doctor Fantastic

Dorky Dino

Scott Drummond

Gerry Duggan

Jeffrey Edwards

Ellie Ann

Equinox Comics

Brian Essig-Peppard

Evermore Art

Jim Ferguson

Matthew Fletcher

Tom Floyd

Jenny Frison

FrogLynn’s Finery

Chris “Oz” Fulton

Funhouse 57

Brian Fyffe

G – I

Rudy Garcia

Caleb Goellner

Brian Gordon

Fredd Gorham

Grand Comics Database

Alex Grecian

Chris Grine

Jimmy Grist

Jordan Gunderson

Harren Press

Tony Harris

Patrick Hart

Jeremy Haun

Matthew Hawkins

Henry Cesneros Studio

Hero Initiative

Phil Hester

Levi Hoffmeier

Honeysuckle Rose Creations

Dennis Hopeless

Greg Horn

Brian Hurtt

Hyperbooster Studio

J – L

Dave Johnson

Kansas Karnage

Mike Keener

Keil Illustration

Mike Kennedy

Cameron Kieffer

Kim’s Chaotic Creations

Matt Kindt

Onrie Kompan

Leeanne Krecic

Jordan Kroeger

Paul Kupperberg

Jason Latour

Laura Siadak – Fallenlights

Ed Lavallee

Literati Press

Ant Lucia

M – N

Mad Cat Studios

Mandalorian Mercs

Anthony Mathenia

Tim Mayer

SA McClung

Jim Mehsling

Kevin Mellon

Mental Escape

Holly Messinger

Jason Metcalf

Rick Mittlestedt

Jeremy Mohler

Buster Moody

Moonbeam McClain

B. Clay Moore

Tony Moore

Jeffrey Moy

Philip Moy

Musetap Studios


Darren Neely

Yen Nguyen

Nightwatch Radio

Jai Nitz

Thaddeus Nowak

O – R

Once Upon a Doodle

One Squared Studios

Orlando Pagan

Ande Parks

Seth Peck

Brent Peeples


Jeff Porter

Psi Phi Studios

Brian Pulido

Radiant Grey

Rebel Legion

Red Calaveras

Reinke Arts

Rick Remender

Shelby Robertson

Andrew Robinson

James Robinson

Bianca Roman-Stumpff

Don Rosa

Greg Rucka

S – T

Scott Sackett

Tim Sale

Samantha Nowak Illustration

Steven Sanders

Rob Schamberger

Scotch & Hairdye

Dan Scott

Sew-It-All Creations

Shane Crash

Greg Smallwood

Dan Smith

Todd Aaron Smith

Gordon Smuder

Scott Snyder

Stache Publishing

Rick Stasi

Steven K Smith Props

Kyle Strahm

Iryna Stroganova

Strong Ave Studio


Todd Tevlin

Thank You Walt Disney

John Ira Thomas

Jill Thompson

Three Trees Studios

Frank Tieri

Traveling the Vortex

U – Z

Aaron Walther

Bryan Ward

Dayton Ward

Eric Weathers

Ryan Wheaton

Freddie Williams II

Kelly Williams

Shena Wolf

Jonathan Woodard

Darryl Woods

Mike Worley

Skottie Young


Bad Karma


All guests listed are confirmed at the time of their posting.  However, guests may cancel due to personal or professional conflicts.  All ticket sales are final.

Blair Butler – Unfortunately Blair Butler has had to cancel her appearance at Planet Comicon due to a scheduling conflict.

Mark Chiarello – Unfortunately Mark Chiarello has had to cancel his appearance at Planet Comicon due to scheduling conflicts beyond his control.

Dan Panosian – Unfortunately, Dan Panosian has had to cancel his appearance at Planet Comicon due to a personal situation beyond his control.

Rick Remender – Unfortunately Rick Remender has had to cancel his appearance at Planet Comicon due to personal reasons.

Stan Sakai – Unfortunately Stan Sakai has had to cancel his appearance at Planet Comicon 2014 due to personal reasons.

* First appearance at Planet Comicon

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