Support free speech and meet top creators from every aspect of the comics world! 2018 New York Comic Con has lots of great signings planned! Head over to Booth #2258 to meet a beloved creator, or discover a new favorite. For an in-depth look at who’s signing when, check out the bios below. CBLDF appreciates the support that comics professionals and comics fans give by taking the time to do these events, and we can’t wait to make this the best NYCC yet!
Here’s an NYCC 2018 floor map so you don’t get lost on your way to the booth!
Signings: Saturday 11am, Saturday 4pm
Jeffrey Brown is the best selling author and illustrator of the Jedi Academy series as well as the Darth Vader and Son series. When he was a kid, Jeffrey always dreamed of growing up to draw comics and make books for a living – and now he’s living that dream! Jeffrey has written a number of autobiographical books for adults, humorous graphic novels about cats, and parodies like Incredible Change-Bots. Currently, Jeffrey is working on a series that has been 40,000 years in the making: Lucy & Andy Neanderthal! Lucy and Andy are a brother and sister living in the stone age, which would be hard enough between hunting mammoths and avoiding cave bears – but they also have to make new friends, stay out of trouble, and survive their prehistoric sibling rivalry! Lucy & Andy Book two: The Stone Cold Age is out now!
Signings: Saturday 12pm
Pornsak Pichetshote was a Thai-American rising star editor at DC’s Vertigo imprint where he worked on such comics perennials as The Sandman and Swamp Thing. His books have been nominated for dozens of Eisner awards—be it the award-winning Daytripper, the New York Times bestseller The Unwritten, or critical darlings like Sweet Tooth and Unknown Soldier. He left Vertigo to become an executive in DC Entertainment’s media team, where he started and oversaw DC TV’s department. Infidel marks his first major comics work as a writer.
Signings: Saturday 1pm, Sunday 1pm
Chip Kidd is a contemporary American graphic designer, author, and editor. He is best recognized as a graphic designer for book covers. Being a huge admirer of comic books he not only wrote some of those for DC Comics but also designed their covers. Kidd wrote Batman: Death by Design and collaborated on Bat-Manga!: The Secret History of Batman in Japan. In 2003, he worked with cartoonist and editor, Art Spiegelman, on Jack Cole’s biography, titled Jack Cole and Plastic Man: Forms Stretched to Their Limits. Kidd has also created cover concepts for some of the most popular novelists and authors of the generation including Bret Easton Ellis, Dean Koontz, Frank Miller, Mark Beyer, Donna Tartt, and Alex Ross. The film adaptation of Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park novel featured Kidd’s concept art for the novel.
Signings: Saturday 2pm
Hayden is an award-winning comic artist whose work includes The Few (which he co-created with Sean Lewis), John Carter: The End, Cold War, and Wasted Space. He’s a lover of science-fiction and fantasy who has had the joy of illustrating for companies such as Marvel, Image, Dark Horse, Dynamite, AfterShock, Vault, and BOOM! Studios. He currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts, where he shares an apartment with his significant other, a couple of oddballs, and a cat.
Gabriel Ba & Fabio Moon
Signings: Saturday 3pm, Sunday 3pm
Multiple Eisner Award winners Fábio and Gabriel were born in São Paulo in June 5th, 1976 and have, in one way or another, been telling stories ever since. Now, they tell stories doing comic books and graphic novels (which are essentially the same thing).
They began self-publishing comics in 1993, and four the last 15 years have been published all over the world. They are best known for their work together on Daytripper, B.P.R.D., and De:Tales.
Signings: Saturday 5pm
R Sikoryak specializes in making comic adaptations of literary classics. Under the series title Masterpiece Comics, these include Crime and Punishment rendered in Bob Kane–era Batman style, entitled Dostoyevsky Comics, starring Raskol; and Waiting for Godot mixed with Beavis and Butt-Head, turned into Waiting to Go.
In recent years Sikoryak has current events with such titles as Unquotable Trump and Terms and Conditions which satirizes a Steve Jobs-esque character and the unintelligible acceptance terms iTunes is notorious for.
11am – Jeffrey Brown(Darth Vader and Son, Jedi Academy, Lucy and Andy, and Neanderthal)
12pm – Pornsak Pichetshote, Aaron Campbell, José Villarrubia (Infidel)
1pm – Chip Kidd (Bat-Manga!, The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame, Batman: Death by Design)
2pm – Hayden Sherman (The Few, John Carter: The End, Wasted Space)
3pm – Gabriel Ba & Fabio Moon (B.P.R.D., Casanova, Daytripper)
4pm – Jeffrey Brown(Darth Vader and Son, Jedi Academy, Lucy and Andy, and Neanderthal)
5pm – R. Sikoryak (Unquotable Trump, Masterpiece Comics)
1pm – Chip Kidd(Bat-Manga!, The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame, Batman: Death by Design)
3pm – Gabriel Bà & Fàbio Moon (Daytripper, B.P.R.D.)
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