A celebration of the best of DC Comics through the years, from the Golden Age to today. Join leading creators for a discussion of the DC Comics that inspired them! Moderated by long-time DC editor and writer Paul Kupperberg. – ROOM 2502 (Lower level)
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, Brave New World, Flinch, Ultimate Marvel Team-Up, Clerks: The Lost Scene, The Crow: Waking Nightmares, The Wretch, Aliens: Purge, and Green Arrow.
During his run on Green Arrow, he created the characters Mia Dearden and Onomatopoeia with writer Kevin Smith as well as Constantine Drakon with writer Judd Winick. Hester co-created Uncle Slam and Firedog with his Green Arrow collaborator, artist Ande Parks.
Phil worked with Robert Kirkman on Marvel’s Irredeemable Ant-Man and has written The Black Terror for Dynamite Entertainment, based on plot ideas by Alex Ross, as part of the Project Superpowers Universe. He also wrote DC’s Wonder Woman, based on the notes and outline by J. Michael Straczynski, after Straczynski left the title.
Phil is now writing on projects with Image Comics, Invincible Universe, and IDW’s T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents and penciling DC Comics’ Adventures Of Superman.
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.
Currently Rob is the Art Director, Designer, Illustrator for New Pulp Publisher Airship 27 and self-publisher of comics via his Redbud Studio Comics imprint. Rob will have copies of his latest Graphic Novel works: ROBYN OF SHERWOOD with writer Paul Storrie, and DAUGHTER OF DRACULA with writer Ron Fortier at this year’s Planet Comicon.
Tim is also known for his partnership with Jeff Loeb which has continued not just across publishers, but into other media as well. In addition to his ongoing work in comics, Sale was also artistic consultant on the Jeph Loeb-produced Heroes, T.V. show.
Tim has won awards 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.
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).
Commercial artist, cartoonist, and, of course, comic book artist 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. Neal is the co-founder of the graphic design studio Continuity Associates, and as a creators-rights advocate Neal helped secure a pension and recognition for Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
Neal was inducted into the Eisner Award’s Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1998, and the Harvey Awards’ Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1999.
James Robinson was born in the United Kingdom, but has lived in the U.S. since 1989 where he began working in comics initially for DC and Dark Horse Comics. Among his more known and regarded works are Grendel Tales: Four Devils, One Hell, sundry Legends of the Dark Knight arcs, Superman, Justice League of America and Earth 2. He is perhaps most well known for his award winning runs on both Starman and Leave It To Chance.
After a long working relationship with DC Comics, James made the switch to Marvel Comics where he is having a blast writing both the Invaders and the Fantastic Four. He also has multiple creator-owned series out or forthcoming, including The Saviors and Airboy for Image Comics and Grand Passion at Dynamite comics.
James resides in San Francisco with his dog Rex.
Comic book writer/artist Matt Kindt is the New York Times best-selling and Harvey Award–winning writer and artist of the comics and graphic novels MIND MGMT, Red Handed, Revolver, 3 Story, Super Spy, 2 Sisters, and Pistolwhip.
Matt has also been working with DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Valiant, and is working on Star Wars: Rebel Heist for Dark Horse.
Rick received the Eisner Award in 1996 with Paul Dini and Ty Templeton for his work on The Batman and Robin Adventures. He shared the Eisner Award again in 1999, with Templeton and Terry Beatty, for his work on Batman: The Gotham Adventures.
Artist Brian Hurtt is known for his work with co-creator Cullen Bunn on the graphic novel series The Sixth Gun, and The Damned, and on the DC Comics series Hard Time with the late, great Steve Gerber.