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INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS FOR 2022!
MEFCC 2022 was full of the biggest names in the Pop Culture industry and fans enjoyed their time checking out their exclusive work at the International Artist Alley and getting their favorite merchandise signed by them. Stay tuned for 2023's list of International Artists, we can't wait to share with you our plans :O!
COMIC BOOK CREATOR, ARTIST & AUTHOR (CABLE AND DEADPOOL)
Rob is behind two of the most beloved characters in comics - a mutant superhero and sometimes leader of X-force and one of the most riotously funny mercenaries also known as “Merc with a Mouth”.
VOICE ACTOR, DIRECTOR & MUSICIAN (DRAGON BALL Z, POKEMON & GOD OF WAR)
Since 1999 Sean has been the definitive English voice of Goku (as well as King Kai and Nail) from the internationally acclaimed anime Dragon Ball Z, as well as Dragon Ball Super, Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball GT and Dragon Ball video games for all English speaking countries.
LEINIL FRANCIS YU
MARVEL ARTIST (DC SUPERMAN: BIRTHRIGHT AND MARVEL'S SECRET INVASION)
Most famous for being part of the team that set two Guinness World Records- Fastest Production of a Comic Book, and Most Contributors to a Comic Book. Leinil Francis Yu is one of the most notable comic book artists in the world, with an impressive portfolio that includes marquee works such as Marvel’s Secret Invasion and DC’s Superman: Birthright.
AUTHOR & PRODUCER (LAPUTA: CASTLE IN THE SKY AND MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO)
Hirokatsu Kihara was formerly involved as a head of the production desk at Studio Ghibli, He worked closely with director Hayao Miyazaki on such hit titles as ”Laputa: Castle in the Sky”, “My Neighbor Totoro”, and “Kiki's Delivery Service”. He has authored many books relating to his experiences working in Studio Ghibli in the ‘80s and also owns a personal collection of art drafts.
CAM, TOWNSEND & ROB
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES VOICE ACTORS (LEONARDO, MICHELANGELO AND RAPHAEL)
Lending their voices to Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael for over a decade, the trio became voice acting legends, going on to feature in a variety of high profile films and games such as Akira, Mass Effect, Animaniacs, and many, many more.
COMIC ARTIST & DESIGNER (AVENGERS, FANTASTIC FOUR AND X-MEN)
Mark Brooks is an Inkpot Award winning comic illustrator, painter and designer known for his acclaimed cover artwork on titles such as X-Men and Avengers, as well as interior work on Marcel Comics’ Star Wars Hans Solo for which he was nominated for an Eisner Award.
MARVEL & DC ARTIST (SPIDERMAN, X-MEN AND DEADPOOL)
David Nakayama is a Honolulu-based freelance illustrator, concept artist, and art director. He's best known for his Marvel Comics cover art (SPIDER-MAN, X-MEN, DEADPOOL) and Hasbro packaging art, but also freelances for DC, WB, Capcom, Crystal Dynamics, NetMarble, Dark Horse, Dynamite, Valiant, Fantasy Flight Games, Upper Deck, ImagineFX, and many others.
COMIC ARTIST & WRITER (DEADPOOL AND AMAZING SPIDER-MAN)
Reilly Brown is a top selling comic artist and writer for DC comics, Marvel Comics and Line Webtoon. He's known for bringing a sense of character and personality to the projects that he works on, balancing a combination of light-hearted humor, with fast paced superhero action. Best known for his work on several DEADPOOL titles.
COMIC ARTIST & AUTHOR (MARVEL AND COFFIN COMICS)
Sorah Suhng has been a contributing artist to the comic book industry since 2007. She has been working primarily as a penciller and illustrator since 2016. Sorah's credits includes working on both mainstream and independent books from Marvel Comics, Coffin Comics, Image Comics, Valiant Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, Archie Comics, Vault Comics, and more.
COMIC ARTIST & COLOURIST (COFFIN COMICS, IDW PUBLISHING AND ZENESCOPE)
Sabine began her career in comics 10 years ago as a colorist and artist with JP Roth, and Rothic comics. She exclusively draws and colors Theory of Magic, published by Rothic and Ablaze publishing, available through Diamond Previews. Sabine’s art has been featured by, Marvel, DC, Rothic, Zenescope, Coffin Comics, Image Comics, IDW Publishing, Valiant Comics, Boom!, Dynamite, AWA Studios. Her colors are primarily featured by Rothic comics, J. Scott Campbell, and Frank Cho.
COMIC ARTIST & WATERCOLOURIST (DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS, TOME I AND TOME II)
Tony Moy is a mixed media artist who focuses on watercolor and Gouache living in downtown Chicago. He has published art in books from the X-files, Dungeons and Dragons, Tome I & II, Memory Collectors and among others. His inspiration comes from studying traditional and classic watercolorists combined with the modern influences of pop culture comics, anime and fantasy.
COVER ARTIST (MARVEL VOICES, DC AND IMAGE COMICS)
Creees Lee is a New York based comic and cover artist that has done work for Marvel, DC, Image, and many others publishing companies. He has recently had his first Marvel interior work published in the Marvel Voices :AAPI issue and Marauders Annual Issue #1.
DISNEY ARTIST (JOHNNY DEPP, MARY POPPINS AND CHUCK JONES CHARACTERS)
Mulligan’s work is represented in galleries internationally, and collected by everyone from Hugh Hefner (where his work was recently featured in Mr. Hefner‘s lifetime estate auction) and Johnny Depp to Dick VanDyke, Richard Sherman (half of the Oscar-winning song writing duo of Mary Poppins) and Roger Daltrey. An artist with a career long relationship with the Walt Disney Company, spanning over two decades, projects include Animazement, Light Magic and Haunted Mansion Holiday.
MARVEL AND DC ARTIST (DRAGON BALL, MARVEL AND DC)
Andy's illustrations can be found in many comics by doing a page or so in comics of a character in his Zen/ sumi-e painting style. He also has a long history working at comic conventions, art shows, and events. He both sits at a booth making paintings for the customers and gives workshops on art technique.