International Artists

Nicolas Wild

Nicolas Wild

Born in Alsace (East of France) in 1977, Nicolas Wild graduated in illustration from the art academy in Strasbourg (Arts Décos). In 2001, he spent a post graduate year in Boston, USA (School of the Museum of Fine Arts). He published his first graphic novel, Le Vœu de Marc (Marc’s vow), in 2005, and left shortly after for Afghanistan, where he worked for two years as an illustrator at Sayara Media, a communication agency based in Kabul, creating comic books,…

Lisa Mandel

Lisa Mandel

Lisa Mandel was born in 1977 in Marseille, South of France. Passionate about comics since a child, she made it her career just after finishing her studies at ‘Arts Déco’ in Strasbourg. Starting with children comics, joining in 2003 the French children magazine ‘Tchô!’, where she created her first series, Nini Patalo, which was adapted later to animation (2010). In 2005, on a 3 months trip to Argentina, she created the blog, Libre comme un poney sauvage (Free like a wild pony)…

Erwann Surcouf

Erwann Surcouf

Erwann Surcouf, born in 1976, is an illustrator for press and youth magazines and also a designer of book covers (novels by Philip Pullman, Allan Stratton, etc.) He is also a comic book author: two graphic novels with Amandine Laprun and Joseph Béhé, Erminio le Milanais (published by Vents d’Ouest) and Le Chant du Pluvier (Delcourt). The collective comic Chicou Chicou under the pseudonym Fern (on the web, then published by Delcourt), and the bédénovella Les Autres Gens (on the…

Hiroyuki Yamaga

It is our great pleasure to welcome on of the founders of legendary Anime studio Gainax, to this years MEFCC! Mr. Yamaga has been busy as the Executive Producer and Project Planner of EA’s Rock (a sentai parody) and directed Wagner’s Das Rheingold to huge success. In the past, Mr. Yamaga has worked on many aspects of anime production within GAINAX, serving as the Executive Producer on FLCL and the Neon Genesis Evangelion Death & Rebirth movie. He has also…

Mamoru Yokota

If you love Anime and want a beautiful and intricate sketch make sure you visit Mamoru-san on the Gainax booth!  Mr. Yokota has a great pedigree in the world of Anime with experience working in the industry for many years as a character designer, producer, and animation director.  He has worked on many popular titles such as Death Note, Macross F, Shin Mazinger Shougeki! Z Hen, D・N・A2, Kanon, Naruto Shippuden, and Space Battleship Yamato 2199. He’ll be sketching and signing…

Hahn Sung Woo ‘Hawooe’

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Mega-talented Hawooe will be at MEFCC meeting and sketching for fans as well as introducing his latest project in the region! Hahn Sung Woo otherwise known as ‘Hawooe’ is a Korean illustrator, concept artist and art director with over 15 years experience in his field. He got his first major project in 2000 as the Art Director for MIPS Soft Armageddon RTS and after that the demand for his unique art style and creative concepts started to grow stronger.  From…

Stanley Lau – Artgerm

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Artgerm is back! Multitalented Stanley Lau is heading back to stun fans with his unbelievable art!  Born and bred in Hong Kong, the multifaceted Stanley wears different hats as an illustrator, designer, concept artist, creative director and co-founder of Imaginary Friends Studios — a world acclaimed digital art studio that produces high quality artworks for the likes of Capcom, DC Comics, Marvel Comics and other giants in the entertainment and gaming industry. Formally trained in graphic design and advertising, Stanley’s…

Yishan Li

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One of the MEFCC’s most beloved artists Yishan Li is back to sketch and teach everyone how to draw like the pros! Yishan Li is a professional UK/Chinese manga artist currently living in London. She has been drawing manga since 1998 when she was in high school and has been published internationally including China, USA, France and the UK, and translated into tens of languages. At the moment she is working on a new comic Girl 1, written by Noel Clarke…

John Barber

John Barber

As IDW Publishing return for their third year at the Con, our guest in 2014 is none other than Transformers Guru – Mr. John Barber! John is a writer and senior editor at IDW Publishing, working on Transformers, G.I. Joe,  Dungeons & Dragons, and a bunch of other comics. Currently based in San Diego, California, John’s been a webcomics pioneer, a graphic designer, a freelance writer, and an editor at Marvel Comics, where he edited Wolverine, Stephen King’s Dark Tower,…

Long Vo

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He’s back! UDON and Capcom artist and founder of Hiptic Games, Long Vo is back for MEFCC 2014!  Long Vo is the founder and Creative Director of Hiptic Games, a mobile games studio based in the Bay Area, California, USA. Hiptic Games is the developer of the hit game GO Ninja! as well as the mobile hit game ShaqDown, starring Shaquille O’Neal. Both games were featured on the iTunes store and have collectively been downloaded over 4.5 million times. Last…

Jon Bolerjack

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Jon Bolerjack is a comic book inker and graphic artist. Jon’s career started as an assistant inker for Richard Friend at DC Comics/Wildstorm in 2005. Besides assisting Richard Friend, Jon also assisted other greats like Scott Williams (All Star Batman) and Mark Irwin (Blackest Night, Green Lantern). After assisting for a few years Jon became the main inker on the Wildstorm titles “Freddy Vs Jason Vs Ash” and “Mirror’s Edge”. Jon has also worked for Aspen Comics on “Mindfield”, “Soulfire”,…

David Lloyd

David Lloyd

We almost can’t believe it ourselves!  Legendary illustrator and co-creator of one of the world’s most popular graphic novels & iconic characters – V for Vendetta – is coming to the MEFCC! We’re delighted to welcome David who has also worked on the Hellblazer series, Aliens, Global Frequency, War Stories, and many other projects with his acclaimed crime graphic novel, Kickback, is now available as an app with all kinds of extras including a commentary. He is currently helping to manage…

Joe Ng

The UDON boys are back and this year we welcome superstar artist Joe Ng! A valued member of the UDON crew, Joe Ng has beautifully illustrated some of the biggest fan-favourite series in the comics industry! Whether lending his pencil to The Transformers, GI Joe, or UDON’s Street Fighter graphic novels, Joe has brought a high level of draughtsmanship and skill to all of his comics outings. Now, Joe Ng has produced the best work of his career on the sensational Street Fighter Origins: Akuma, UDON’s…

Mary Samele

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Special Effects Makeup Artist Mary Samele is going to be wowing fans with her artistry at MEFCC 2014! Mary Samele is an Italian movie makeup artist who started her makeup career in 2006. She has competed in several competitions, won awards for her makeup and has walked the “red carpet” at Los Angeles, Cannes, Venece, Rome film festivals and more. Born in Italy where she has studied at the Academy of Art and currently holds three degrees, Visual Arts from…

Des Taylor

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Des will be bringing his much sought after, unique ‘retro-pin up-animated’ style to MEFCC 2014 Des Taylor is a Pop Artist, Designer, Comic Book Illustrator and founder of his own online print and comic art company, DESPOP. Des’s clients have included Michael Jackson, Theo Fennell, Chameleon Visual, Hamleys, LAPerla, DC Entertainment and ITV Studios America. Known for his distinct animated style and retro pin-up girl art, Des is currently releasing his Digital “Romcom” comic The TROUBLE WITH KATIE ROGERS (optioned…

Mike Maydak

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Winner of the 2007 Al Smith Award, Mike Maydak puts his unique spin on some of pop culture’s most popular characters!  Artist Mike Maydak fuses an impasto impressionism with a graphic comic flair, creating new interpretations of pop culture icons and classic subject matter. Maydak’s work has been published and featured in a variety of avenues, including comic books, magazines, art books, and television. Artist Mike Maydak started in the sequential art business. Creator of 1782: The Year of Blood,…

Yaya Han

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Beautiful, talented and an ambassador for cosplay the world over, Yaya Han is making her first appearance in the Middle East! Yaya Han is a costume designer, model and cosplay entertainer with over a decade of experience. After discovering cosplay at Anime Expo in 1999, she quickly absorbed the heart and soul of costume design and creation. To this day Yaya has made 250+ costumes in the genres of anime/manga, comic books, video games, sci-fi and her own original designs….

Jacky Dosai

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Global supporter of everything cosplay, Jacky Dosai is making his way to the Middle East for the first time to share his passion for the industry and help it bloom even further in the region! One of the premiere cosplayers and founding editor of CosMode Magazine, Jacky began his cosplaying career in 1995. Hosting cosplay dance parties and organizing a cosplay band, it didn’t take long for him to be recognized and become the official cosplayer for a number of…

Madeleine “Zhiana” Rose

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Australia based cosplayer, gamer, party-goer and tea addict is on her way back to were she was raised – Dubai! Madeleine “Zhiana” Rose has been an established Australian cosplay model since 2010. She has competed in several competitions and won awards for her costumes. She is currently a host presenter with weekly show Geek Bomb where she covers everything from technology, interviews to game reviews.  She was born in Australia but raised in Dubai, returning to her homeland only to…

Jamie Tyndall

Jamie Tyndall

Jamie Tyndall, will be showing his depictions of strong female characters and striking cover art at this years MEFCC! Jamie is a Canadian Comic Book artist and is the penciler, inker, and sometimes colorist of his very detailed work. While still fairly new to comics, he has already made an impression with his covers for Zenescope Entertainment, exclusive/variant covers for Top Cow and Notti & Nyce, and commissions for private collectors. Jamie is well known for his parody covers of comic…

Rahsan Ekedal

Rahsan Ekedal

Harvey Award nominated artist and co-creator of the critically acclaimed science fiction thriller – Think Tank – from Top Cow! Rahsan is known for illustrating the Harvey Award-nominated graphic novel Echoes, an original horror noir written by Joshua Hale Fialkov. Rahsan has drawn for Top Cow, Dark Horse, Vertigo, Boom! Studios and more, on titles such as Pilot Season: The Test, The Crazies, Solomon Kane, Creepy, The Cleaners, and Warhammer, among many others. He has also worked on film and…

Humberto Ramos

Humberto Ramos

Humberto Ramos is one of the most popular comic artists in the world today! Starting his career in 1993, Humberto went on to work on Flash spin-off Impulse in 1995 and then became a co-creator of the Image Comics imprint Cliffhanger that allowed him to explore and publish creator owned titles outside of the usual superhero genre. At the same time he started doing covers for Marvel’s Peter Parker – Spiderman comic and eventually returned to focus strongly on the…