Afua Richardson

Afua Richardson is best known for her work in the award winning , and politically potent Top Cow mini series entitled ” Genius”. She has recently been noted as a “Woman of Marvel” with Covers for Captain Marvel and Captain America. But her long client list includes DC, Vertigo, and Image Comics and most recently […]

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Andrew C. Robinson

Andrew C. Robinson began his career in 1993 working for Dark Horse Comics on the title Dark Horse Presents. His first published work for DC Comics was in 1994 on the title Chain Gang War. He has also worked on Grayson, Justice League United, and the The Multiversity Guidebook for DC and Deathlok, Hail Hydra […]

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Bill McKay

Bill McKay is a comic artist/writer best know for his work on Zombie Tramp, Vampblade, Zombies vs Cheerleaders and Night of the ’80s Undead. He currently lives in Maryland and is working on the upcoming Night of the 80s Undead: Hardcore, the sequel to 2013’s horror/romance/comedy smash hit.

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Cary Nord

Cary Nord is the award-winning artist of comic books and graphic novels such as Daredevil, Conan The Barbarian and most recently X-O Manowar . Throughout his career Cary has drawn virtually every major character in comics, having worked on Superman, Wolverine, Mutant-X, JLA, Ghost Rider, Spider-Man, Thor, and Star Wars. He is currently working as […]

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CBCS

CBCS is proud to provide certification and grading services for collectors and hobbyist in the comic book industry. Our staff of friendly and dedicated employees offer 250 years of experience in the comic book market place, and look forward to assisting you at NCC 2016.

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CGC

Excited to welcome back CGC to the NC COMICON! Certified Guaranty Company, also known as CGC, is a Sarasota, Florida comic book grading service. CGC is an independent member of the Certified Collectibles Group of companies.

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Chad Bowers

Chad Bowers is a comics writer from South Carolina. His work includes the fan-favorite “X-Men ’92” for Marvel Comics, the YALSA- nominated “Down Set Fight!” for ONI Press (both co-written with Chris Sims), and he’s currently hard at work on the upcoming revival of Rob Liefeld’s “Youngblood” at Image!

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Chris Giarrusso

Chris Giarrusso is the writer and artist best known for creating the G-MAN superhero graphic novel series and THE G-MAN SUPER JOURNAL series, as well as creating the MINI MARVELS for Marvel Comics.

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Chris Sims

Chris Sims is a writer who recently relocated to Durham, NC and loves it here. With Chad Bowers, he’s the co-writer of X-Men ’92, Down Set Fight, a Damage Control story for Civil War II: Choosing Sides, and A Year of Marvels: Nick Fury. He also writes Dracula the Unconquered and Radical Guardian Skater X, and is well known […]

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Cully Hamner

Cully Hamner is an American comic book artist and writer, known for his work on such books as Green Lantern: Mosaic, Blue Beetle, Black Lightning: Year One, Detective Comics. He is also the co-creator and illustrator of the 2003 graphic novel Red, which was adapted into a 2010 feature film of the same name starring […]

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Dave Dwonch

Dave Dwonch has been a comics writer and artist producing indie titles for over a decade. In 2010 he founded Action Lab Entertainment with fellow indie mavericks, and as President and Creative Director for Action Lab he has helped produce several of their titles, including the Eisner nominated series Princeless. Recently he penned several titles, […]

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Dave Johnson

We are thrilled to welcome Dave Johnson, incomparable cover artist for Marvel, DC, Valiant, Darkhorse, and many more, to the 2016 show!

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DC Comics

PUBLISHER DC Comics is coming to the NC Comicon NOV 11-13, 2016 in Downtown Durham, NC! Official DC Comics booth! DC portfolio reviews by DC editors! DC official NC Comicon exclusive comic! DC official NC Comicon T-shirt! DC panels (Rebirth! Young Animal!) put on by DC comics! DC Comics is coming to North Carolina! Get […]

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Dustin Harbin

Dustin Harbin is a cartoonist working in Charlotte, North Carolina. He’s best known for his autobio webcomic DIARY COMICS, and for occasionally lettering comics including CASANOVA and Bryan Lee O’Malley’s SECONDS.

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Essential Sequential

Founded in 2009 by Jason Schachter, Essential Sequential is art dealing collective formed to facilitate the process of procuring original art from some of today’s top comic & animation artists. Essential Sequential currently has original comic & animation art from such industry legends as Tommy Lee Edwards, Sean Gordon Murphy, Tim Sale, Fiona Staples, Eric […]

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Gerard Way

Gerard Way is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and comic book writer who was the lead vocalist and co-founder of the band My Chemical Romance as well as creating a debut solo album Hesitant Alien that was released on September 30, 2014. He also wrote the comic mini-series The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys […]

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Jamie S. Rich

Jamie S. Rich is the group editor at Vertigo Comics, and former editor-in-chief of Oni Press. As a writer, he has collaborated with Michael Allred, Megan Levens, Chynna Clugston Flores, and Joëlle Jones, with whom he co-created LADY KILLER.

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Jason Latour

Jason Latour is a writer & artist. He is the co-creator & artist of the EISNER & HARVEY AWARD winning series SOUTHERN BASTARDS at Image Comics, as well as the co-creator & writer of SPIDER-GWEN at Marvel. In 2015 he won the NATIONAL CARTOONISTS SOCIETY’S RUEBEN AWARD FOR COMIC BOOK ART. Charlotte, North Carolina is […]

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Jeremy Whitley

Jeremy Whitley is the Eisner nominated and Glyph winning creator and writer of Princeless and Raven: The Pirate Princess. He is a frequent contributor to IDW titles including My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and Courage the Cowardly Dog. He has also worked for Marvel on Secret Wars: Secret Love and Civil War II: Choosing Sides.

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Jody Houser

Jody Houser decided she wanted to be a writer when she was eight years old and never looked back. She has written Mother Panic for DC’s Young Animal; Faith and Shadowman 4001 for Valiant Comics; X-Files: Origins and Orphan Black for IDW; and The Cavalry and Max Ride for Marvel. She’s contributed to numerous anthologies […]

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Jon Rivera

Jonathan Rivera is a graduate from the School of Visual Arts in NYC, and has been creating comics, storyboarding, and working as a concept artist for television and commercials for over ten years. He is the creator and co-author of the highly-acclaimed graphic novels Heartbreak and Heartbreak: Just Friends. Born in New York, and raised […]

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Klaus Janson

We are proud to welcome comic book industry icon, Klaus Janson! Janson is a German-born American comic book artist, inker and writer, best known for Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and Daredevil for DC and Marvel respectively. Janson is currently teaching sequential storytelling at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and this […]

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Lee Child

Proud to welcome bestselling author and creator of the Jack Reacher novels, LEE CHILD! Lee will be debuting his new Jack Reacher novel ‘Night School’ at a special ticketed event on Friday night at NCC 2016 and signing novels for all attendees with a Saturday or weekend NCC pass at the beautiful Durham Hotel on Saturday between […]

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Mark Irwin

Mark Irwin has worked as an art director, editor, and illustrator for over 20 years. Lending his talents to Heavy Metal, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Disney, Nickelodeon, Capcom, and many more, Mark is now leading the charge for Insight Comics, a new imprint of Insight Editions, a leading publisher in the entertainment […]

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Marley Zarcone

MARLEY ZARCONE is an American comic artist based out of Kelowna, British Columbia. She has provided pencils and inks for titles including Effigy, Madame Xanadu, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Forgetless and is the current artist for Young Animal’s SHADE THE CHANGING GIRL!

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Mitch Gerads

NCC welcomes back Mitch Gerads, the DC Comics Exclusive Illustrator/co-creator of THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON with Tom King from Vertigo! (Also The PUNISHER, The ACTIVITY, Doctor WHO, and cereal boxes!) He lives in Arizona with his rad wife, Lauren, and their rad cat, Numchucks. When not illustrating comic books Mitch trims his beard and makes […]

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Nick Derington

Nick Derington is an illustrator, designer, animator and “maker of things” living in Austin, TX. He can’t be stopped with conventional weaponry.

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Ramón K Pérez

Stoked to bring in first time NC Comicon guest: Ramón K Pérez! Pérez is the multiple Eisner and Harvey Award winning cartoonist best known for his graphic novel adaptation of Jim Henson’s Tale Of Sand, and is currently embarking on his second graphic novel with Archaia, a modern day adaptation of the Bronte’s Sister’s classic […]

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Richard Case

Richard Case has been illustrating comics professionally for more than 25 years. His run on Doom Patrol with writer Grant Morrison twisted the minds of a whole generation of comics readers and helped launch the Vertigo imprint for DC Comics. He has also worked on other Vertigo mainstays such as Sandman, Preacher, Books of Magic […]

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Rico Renzi

Rico Renzi is a color artist and designer from Washington DC. His work has appeared in WIRED and Fast Company Magazines, and various publications from DC, Marvel, Fantagraphics, Image, Dark Horse, Scholastic, Boom Studios, Oni Press and IDW. He currently colors Spider-Gwen, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, and a bunch of covers every month in Charlotte, North […]

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Robert Venditti

Robert Venditti is the New York Times best-selling author of numerous comics and novels. His first work, the graphic novel The Surrogates, was adapted into a feature film. He current lives, writes, and grows his own vegetables in Atlanta.

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Sam Ellis

Sam Ellis currently produces cartoons for Action Lab ENT as President of their Animation Division. He is also working on three creator owned books with anticipated releases under the Action Lab banner in 2017. He has worked for a myriad of animation studios and publishers in a variety of positions from LA to Atlanta. Here are a few of the […]

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Sanford Greene

Sanford Greene has worked professionally in comic illustration and related industries for over 12 years. His clients include Marvel/Disney, DC Comics, SEGA, Nickelodeon, Hasbro, and Warner Brothers. Sanford is an artist for Marvel comics where his most recent work is on the poplar series Powerman and Iron Fist. He is also one of the cover […]

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Tamra Bonvillain

Tamra is the colorist on Doom Patrol, Rat Queens, Wayward, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Angel Catbird, Strayer, John Flood, Transference, and many more!   *note: Tamra will be doing panels ONLY at NCC 2016

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Tini Howard

Tini Howard is the writer of Power Rangers: Pink (BOOM! Studios), The Skeptics (Black Mask Studios), and the upcoming Magdalena series from Image/Top Cow Comics. Her previous work includes Barbie: Starlight, Poseidon IX, and a contribution to the hit Secret Loves of Geek Girls, from Dark Horse Comics. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, Blake, and her cat, Orlando.

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Tommy Lee Edwards

Beyond serving as senior director and co-owner of NC COMICON, Tommy Lee Edwards has made quite an impact on the comics industry by illustrating titles such as The Question, Marvel 1985, American Alien, and Turf.  Beyond illustrating countless books, magazines, and posters for Star Wars and Indiana Jones, TLE has designed movies and video games like Command & Conquer, James Bond, The Book of Eli, Harry Potter, and Batman Begins.  […]

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