It's an artist explosion at East Side Mags! We've got much talent coming in you'd think it was New York Comic Con! Come meet a group of amazing artists:
Anthony Marques is a freelance comic book artist and writer and a graduate of The Kubert School in Dover, NJ. Freelance assignments include working for The Kubert School Studio, Telegraphics, MADA Design, Crayola, Six Flags, M&M's, EPICS, Hoax Hunters (Image), IDW, Dynamite, Dark Horse, and various pin up work. Anthony has also worked as an assistant editor for DC Comics. He is currently a Kubert School instructor!
A(nother) graduate of the famous Kubert School, Fernando Ruiz has worked in comics and commercial illustration for over twenty years. Much of his work has appeared in the various publications of Archie Comics. He has been the regular penciller on Archie, Archie & Friends, Archie's Weird Mysteries, and the Eisner-nominated magazine series Life With Archie. He has also drawn other Archie characters such as Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Betty & Veronica, and Jughead. His work has also appeared in comics published by Dark Horse Comics and Image Comics. In addition to his comic book work, Fernando has worked for a number of corporate clients such as Simon & Schuster, Ogilvy Commonhealth Worldwide, and JCPR drawing storyboards, toy designs, white board illustrations, and many other projects. In 2012, he published the first issue of his independent comic anthology, EPICS. In 2013, he illustrated the children's book, RABBIDS: Laugh Your Rabbids Off! Most recently, he has illustrated the popular, best-selling crossover Archie Vs Predator!
In 1995, Fernando returned to the Kubert School as an instructer. He has been teaching at there regularly for twenty years. He is a regular guest at many comic book conventions every year.
Dan Parent is an American comic book artist and writer best known for his work for Archie Comics. A(nother) graduate of The Kubert School, Parent began working for Archie immediately after graduation. His writing of the Love Showdown series from 1994 received widespread attention. Parent has also illustrated Felix the Cat, Barbie, Disney Adventures, and a variety of other titles.
We will also be promoting Dan and Fernando's Kickstarter for Die, Kitty, Die! You can check it out here.
Soo Lee is a comic book writer and artist living in NYC. She is the artist for Fight Like A Girl (Action Lab Entertainment). She has done covers, illustrations, storyboards but is best known for her efforts on Liquid City (Image) and Dim Sum Warriors.
All of our guests will be sketching for customers and signing copies of their work! Come meet an amazing and super-talented panel of artists - right in time for the holidays!