Renowned International Comic Artists Attend Comic Con Africa 2022 > NAG

Press release

Get ready for action and adventure as some of the most talented international illustrators, artists and content creators take you deeper into the multiverse of media at Comic Con Africa from September 22-25 at the Johannesburg Expo Centre. They will be joined by an incredible line-up of African artists who will showcase their talent at the continent’s largest multi-genre pop culture and gaming festival.

Artist Alley – the heart of the festival, will host not only these leading local and international artists, but also over 100 other artists and creatives showcasing their work throughout the four days of Comic Con Africa. Festival-goers will have a unique opportunity to engage with these artists in the inner sanctum of Hall 6 (Pop-Culture Hall), and they will also be treated to signed works for sale – from printed posters to T-shirts and even painted canvases by complex way. shoes.

In the known and unknown realms that exist between the pages of each comic, the independent artists who create these original comics, fan art, novels, drawings, paintings and digital art, will fire guests’ imaginations with new, classic, rare and collectible works available at the show.

Sharing the incredible platform with all festival-goers, the Artist Alley Spotlight Stage will illuminate the worlds these artists bring to life through engaging interviews, live drawing sessions, panel discussions and live challenges, showcasing the range of world-class talent at Comic Con Africa this year. Artis Alley is made possible thanks to partners like ArtChimp.

“We were so excited to bring this phenomenal mix of international and African talent to the festival.

You will be able to see and meet the best of African talent and comic talent that many grew up reading. It will be a remarkable and not to be missed experience,” said Carla Massmann, Director of Comic Con Africa Show.

Stimulating imaginative and versatile readers, established and aspiring collectors, fans, as well as those who only fight alongside a single superhero, for four days, international illustrators will familiarize guests with lines, shades and shapes that make up their favorite fantasy worlds.

These artists are:

Andrew Griffith – United States
Andrew is best known for his work with IDW Publishing as the creator of properties such as Transformers, GI Joe and Star Wars. He has worked on several projects that have made The New York Times bestseller lists and also contributed to the Eisner Award-winning Love is Love compilation.

Chris Campana – United States
Chris has worked on Gi-Joe, DeathDealer, TMNT, Red Sonja, Lady Death, Vampirella, Pathfinder, Tellos and Blind Justice. He has also provided covers for Aftershock Comics, Behemoth, and numerous independent publishers. Chris is a multiple Ringo Award-nominated writer and artist for his work on the hit indie comic The Adventures of Parker Reef.

Daniel Govar – United States
Daniel, former host for SYFY, lists Marvel, Sony, DC, Valiant, Dynamite, Amazon, Heavy Metal, Topps, Simon and Shuster and Naamco/Bandai among his clients. His impressive resume includes Star Wars, The Avengers, Captain America, Wolverine, Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, Punisher, Grimm, Thanos, and Lord of the Rings. He illustrates in everything from watercolor, pencil, ink and traditional mediums to digital.

Livio Ramonelli – United States
Livio’s art credits include illustrating Transformers for IDW Publishing. He also created the original sci-fi series The Kill Lock, currently published by the same studio. His illustrations have been featured in DC Comics, Boom! Studios, Dynamite, Heavy Metal and Legendary Comics. Livio has contributed storyboards and concept art for attractions such as The Attack on Titan 4-D roller coaster at Universal Studios Japan.

Steve Ellis – United States
Steve has won critical acclaim and Harvey Awards for his work, including High Moon (Best Online Comic) and The Only Living Boy (Best Inker/Best Cover/Best Artist Nomination) with co-creator David Gallaher as well as his work on AMC’s Breaking Bad. : The high cost of living game. He has also created numerous game illustrations and comics for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image, Blizzard Entertainment, Wizards of the Coast and many others.

Tony Moy – United States
Tony is a mixed media comics and fantasy artist specializing in watercolor. It has been published in several books, including Batman/The Maxx (DC/IDW) Variant Covers, X-files (IDW), and Dungeons and Dragons. His current project is a watercolor webcomic The 4Forty2nd. He travels to comic conventions and art shows around the world to share his art and process.

Zach Howard – United States
Zach includes Marvel, Disney, DC, Warner Bros., Image, IDW, Boom, Simon & Schuster and Steve Jackson Games as employers. It’s been nominated for an Eisner Award, multiple Indie Awards, and received an Amazon Book of the Month pick for Wild Blue Yonder.

African and South African artistssome of whom have been making waves on the international stage for many years, illustrating and shaping either or both the Marvel and DC universes, will stand alongside their international counterparts to make every band fan’s dreams come true. drawn.

These artists include:

Bill Masuku – Zimbabwe
Nommo Award-nominated cartoonist and comic book writer Bill is the creator of Razor-Man, Welcome to Dead World and Captain South Africa. He is also the author of the Misfortunism series and was featured as an Up-and-coming Artist at DC Comics’ Global DC Fandom Event.

Loyiso Mkize – South Africa
Loyiso studied graphic design, which led him to become chief illustrator for Supa Strikas, a local football comic distributed in over 38 countries. Loyiso has exhibited his work at the Cape Town Art Fair; FNB Joburg Art Fair, Senegal, Miami Basel and New York with a total of 5 solo exhibitions. He was recently commissioned by Motown Records to immortalize music legend Marvin Gaye, for the Motown Records offices located in the iconic Capitol Tower in Hollywood.

Jason Masters – South Africa
After a career in commercial advertising, Jason worked as a professional comic artist for DC, Marvel and Dynamite Comics. Masters’ early work includes Human Target and Red, for DC publisher Wildstorm Studios. He went on to work on various Batman titles including Legends of the Dark Knight, Batman Incorporated, Batwoman, and Nightwing. For Marvel he worked on Guardians of the Galaxy, Wolverines and X-Men. In 2015, he worked with comics legend, Warrren Ellis, as an ongoing series artist on Dynamite’s highly publicized relaunch of the James Bond comic, the first all-new 007 comic book series in over 20 years.

Karl Mostert – South Africa
Local boy Karl has illustrated several domestic and international comic book projects, including various DC comics such as DCeased: Unkillables, Tales from the Dark Multiverse: Dark Nights Metal, and Batman: Urban Legends.

And finally, local talent who has been invited back to Comic Con Africa to inspire more generations of comic book enthusiasts, future creators and imaginative collectors.Sean Izaakse – South Africa – will engage audiences and show how local talent continues to make its mark on the international stage. Sean’s illustration work includes Pathfinder (Dynamite Entertainment), The Thunderbolts, Avengers, Deadpool, The Uncanny Avengers, Champions and most recently Marvel’s epic Avengers No Road Home series.

For more information on each of these incredible artists, click here.

Angela C. Hale