Jim Shooter, Angel Medina, Mike Grell Among Top Creators At Wizard World Chicago, October 15-17

Matt Hawkins, Dan Parent, Dan Didio, Kevin Maguire, Tone Rodriguez, Jeremy Clark, 100+ Others To Populate Artist Alley At Donald E. Stephens Convention Center; Artists, Writers To Share Tips At Creative Stage All Weekend
ROSEMONT, Ill. - Sept. 22, 2021 - PRLog -- Jim Shooter, the former editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics, Matt Hawkins, President/COO of Top Cow since 1998, Angel Medina, artist on The Incredible Hulk, Avengers and The Amazing Spider-Man, and Mike Grell, writer and artist on iconic strips and characters from Superboy to Tarzan to Batman, headline Artist Alley at Wizard World Chicago on October 15-17. The three will be joined by more than 100 others of international, national and local acclaim at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

Among the other notables on hand will be Dan Parent (Archie Comics), Dan Didio (DC Comics), Kevin Maguire (Justice League, Batman Confidential), Pat Broderick (Firestorm, Green Lantern), Georges Jeanty (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Stephane Roux (Harley Quinn, Zatanna), John Delaney (DC Adventures, Simpsons, Futurama), Tone Rodriguez (Simpsons, Futurama), Jeremy Clark (Broken Gargoyles, TMNT: The Last Ronin), Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology, Doctor Who Psychology), Meg Bonney (Everly), Greg Peters (Animaniacs) and Joe Wos (Mazetoons).

Shooter, the founder of valiant, Defiant and Broadway Comics, wrote Superboy, Legion of Super-Heroes, Superman and other titles. He will appear on Saturday only. Hawkins has created or written more than 30 new franchises for the publisher of titles such as Witchblade, Death Vigil and Aphrodite IX. Medina has worked on dozens of titles for Megaton, Marvel, Image and others. Grell has been in the industry for nearly a half-century, most famously revamping Green Arrow, writing and occasionally drawing a redesigned look for the hero.

Artist Alley at Wizard World also features the dedicated Creative Stage, where many artists and writers will share tips and techniques in fun, interactive sessions throughout the three days.

Chicagoland will again be well represented, with numerous local creators in Artist Alley. Among those are: Chris Ness (prints/paintings), Adam Michaels (watercolors and inks), Josh Dizon (fine art), Scott Welninsk (3D prints), Megan Rosenberg (prints, cross stitches), Patrick Olsen (pencil art, digital art), Amanda Mayer (metal jewelry), Vheto Gutierrez (illustrations) and Kris Voss (illustrations and comics).

Wizard World Chicago will also feature non-stop live entertainment, gaming, exclusive Q&A sessions with top celebrities, movie screenings hosted by stars and directors and more. Details to follow soon, along with programming and entertainment stage schedules.


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