MorrisonCon features a hand-picked collection of the industry's most exciting comic personalities; creators who Grant Morrison and Ignition Sequence find inspirational.
Robert Kirkman's success and passionate advocacy for creator-owned comics led him to become the first person invited to become a partner at Image Comics since the company's inception twenty years ago and he formed his, Skybound imprint there. Kirkman is the creator/writer of the Eisner Award-winning The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all-ages Super Dinosaur, The Astounding Wolf-Man, and new title Thief of Thieves, among others. Kirkman topped the New York Times bestseller list for graphic novels in 2011 and most of 2012. He's the executive producer and writer of the domestic and international hit television show, AMC's The Walking Dead, and AMC is developing Thief of Thieves as a potential series. www.Skybound.com is your destination for all news and merchandise for Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead and all Skybound titles.
When thinking of the key artists of the most recent generation of comics creators, Darick Robertson is a name that springs as being the center of some of the most exciting titles in comics in his role as artist and co-creator on such influential and groundbreaking series such as THE BOYS and TRANSMETROPOLITAN. His next major comics endeavor teams him up with Grant Morrison on HAPPY!, coming this fall from Image Comics
Behind his mighty beard lies the creative brain of writer Jason Aaron. After bursting onto the scene with the Native American crime series SCALPED, Aaron has shown that he's force to be reckoned with through his architect defining runs on GHOST RIDER, PUNISHER MAX and one of the longest runs in recent history on WOLVERINE. With the recent launch of WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN, Aaron has helped to revitalize the X-Men line at Marvel while a key member of the AVENGERS VS. X-MEN creative brain trust.
Legendary comic book artist and Co-Publisher of DC Entertainment, Jim Lee has truly changed face of modern American comics. As former Editorial Director he oversaw WildStorm Studios and was also the artist for many of DC Comics' bestselling comic books and graphic novels, including ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER, BATMAN:HUSH, and SUPERMAN: FOR TOMORROW. He also serves as the Executive Creative Director for the DC Universe Online (DCUO) massively multiplayer action game from Sony Online Entertainment (SOE). As part of DC Comics-The New 52, Lee is drawing the smash hit JUSTICE LEAGUE.
Gerard Way began his artistic career after graduating from New York's School of Visual Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1999. He is the front man and a founding member of the heralded rock band MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE. Way is also the creator and author of the 2008 Eisner Award Winning graphic novel series, THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY, published by Dark Horse and recently optioned by Universal Pictures.
Comics futurist, author, artist and designer Jonathan Hickman detonated on the comics scene with THE NIGHTLY NEWS in 2006. Quickly becoming one of the most celebrated science fiction authors in the medium, Hickman followed with SECRET WARRIORS, TRANSHUMAN, PAX ROMANA and made history as an architect of the Marvel Universe on FANTASTIC FOUR and AVENGERS VS. X-MEN. Recently Hickman launched two new ongoing creator owned series, THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS and SECRET at Image Comics.
Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely have been called the Lennon and McCartney of comics and have metamorphized the modern comics era with their award-winning collaborations on ALL-STAR SUPERMAN, WE3, NEW X-MEN, the recently released lost classic FLEX MENTALLO, and the re-envisioning of two of America's greatest pop culture icons with BATMAN & ROBIN. Quitely's stunning visual overload has also graced album covers for indie rockers THE PHANTOM BAND and a promotional tarot card deck for singer/songwriter ROBBIE WILLIAMS. His future projects include the comic series MULTIVERSITY and JUPITER'S CHILDREN.
Multi-award winning artist whose hypnotically gorgeous artwork graces the pages of BATWOMAN, DESOLATION JONES, SEVEN SOLDIERS, CHASE, one of the most celebrated runs on DETECTIVE COMICS in the last two decades, and the stunning comics tour-de-force PROMETHEA. Williams is also the future cover artist of the forthcoming album by new wave pop supergroup BLONDIE as well as the upcoming album from THE SWORD, APOCRYPHON. The only thing more gorgeous than Williams' printed work is witnessing his original art pages with your own eyes.
Up and coming superstar artist, Chris Burnham rose to popularity through his work on THE AMORY WARS with Claudio Sanchez of COHEED AND CAMBRIA. Partnering with Joe Casey, Burnham tore up the comic world with the graphic novels NIXON'S PALS and OFFICER DOWNE. Collaborating with Grant Morrison on the New York Times Bestselling BATMAN, INCORPORATED, Burnham returns to the Batcave with the launch of BATMAN INCORPORATED VOLUME 2.
Rockstar author and cosmic visionary behind some of comics' greatest works, including ALL- STAR SUPERMAN, THE INVISIBLES, SEVEN SOLDIERS, NEW X-MEN, ARKHAM ASLYLUM, FLEX MENTALLO, and BATMAN & ROBIN as well as the national bestseller SUPERGODS, a philosophical analysis of superhero comics and personal memoir. Grant's up-coming works include his psychedelic revenge film SINATORO, the blockbuster DOMINION with Barry Sonnenfeld, and the forthcoming comic series BATMAN INCORPORATED, MULTIVERSITY and HAPPY!