Artist & Creator Guests
Living in Watson, Saskatchewan, Colin Work's self published book, BLACKTHORNE, takes place in the city he was born and raised in. Calgary, Alberta. He started drawing at a young age, and writing merely out of need and necessity. Colin has done work, predominately art based, on a hand full of Canadian Indie titles but is currently focusing on BLACKTHORNE.
James Zintel is a cartoonist/illustrator based out of Saskatoon. His most recent work includes the children’s book Saskatchewan A to Z , being the first creator spotlighted in the Renegade Arts & Entertainment Voices program with his comic Shump and working with the Saskatachewan Rush of the National Lacrosse League.
3 years ago teacher Jeff Burton embarked on a little adventure in launching The Adventures of Auroraman, a superhero comic book set in Humboldt, Saskatchewan! The classically fun superhero stories have been gaining a following ever since, even branching out this year with the Audio Adventures of Auroraman podcast!
Jordie Bellaire is an Eisner-Winning colorist and writer best known for her work on Vision, Batman, They're Not Like Us, Redlands and Buffy The Vampire Slayer. *Buffy the Vampire Slayer cover art by Marc Aspinall *Batman line art by Mikel Janin
Mark (“TEX”) Texeira is best known for his work on Ghost Rider, Black Panther, and Vampirella, . For nearly 40 years, Texeira’s dynamic drawings have been featured in hundreds of books and comics, as well as record albums, magazines, and advertisements. Beloved by his legion of fans, Mark Texeira is welcome everywhere he goes. He gives each fan an autograph with a unique drawing, making a lasting impression with his charm and energy. His enthusiasm has no bounds, and he possesses a great sense of humor and an intense curiosity. His transparency expresses his respect and passion for his audience, his work, and his art.
Texeira has earned movie credits for his work on Black Panther, Ghost Rider, and Jonah Hex. Most recently, he dedicated himself to 66 pages of illustrations for the book A Million Ways to Die, which he worked on with Frank Tieri, released in 2018. Fans can also find his cherished work on the comic and collectibles website Dynamic Forces.
Having studied at the High School of Art and Design in Manhattan and the School of Visual Arts, he began his career doing illustrations for He-Man and War Zone, followed by his work in DC Comics, where he illustrated titles such as Jonah Hex, Swamp Thing, and Stormwatch. Mark Texeira is famous for his astonishing oil paintings, his creative illustrations, and his talent for storytelling that takes you to new heights.
His years of study with his mentors Max Ginsburg, Irwin Greenberg, and David Leffel, among others, are a testament to his oil painting abilities. Texeira's extensive run includes books, comics, and countless paintings shown in movies and more.
With his influential and charismatic personality, he continues conquering the world of art. His philosophy motivates him to wander around the world in search of the meaning of life and to capture it in his drawings.
During his time with Marvel, Mark displayed his drawing talents in Psi-Force, Punisher War Journal, Ghost Rider, Legacy of Evil, Wolverine, Sabretooth, Spider-Man: Black Panther (Marvel Knights), Moon Knight, Hercules, Cyclops, Stalker, and more. Collectors can also enjoy Texeira’s illustrations in Upper Deck’s Marvel trading card series.
For Image, he illustrated series like The Darkness: Wanted Dead, Tomb Raider: Scarface's Treasure, and Union # 1.
Michael Walsh is an Eisner and Shuster nominated Canadian comic-book creator, based out of Hamilton, Ontario. In 2013 Michael co-created the IMAGE comic book series COMEBACK, soon to be a major motion picture. Since then he has worked primarily with MARVEL COMICS on properties such as Star Wars, Spider-Man, The Avengers, and the X-Men. His publishers also include DARK HORSE, VALIANT, Archie Comics, TITAN, DC Comics, BOOM and IDW. Michael is currently drawing the Dark Horse x DC Comics crossover event Black Hammer/Justice league.