Five Eisner Winners Including Hall of Famer Marv Wolfman, DC Relaunch Artists Among 210+ Top Creators!10 Eisner Award Winners and Nominees, Seven DCnU Artists To Attend Wizard World Austin Comic Con, November 11-13Five Eisner Winners Including Hall of Famer Marv Wolfman, DC Relaunch Artists Among 210+ Top Creators At Austin Comic Con
A total of 10 Will Eisner Comics Industry Awards winners and nominees and seven artists from the DC relaunch DCnU are among the more than 210 comic creators scheduled to attend Wizard World Austin Comic Con, part of North America's largest pop-culture tour, Nov. 11-13 at the Austin Convention Center. Eisner Hall of Famer Marv Wolfman (DCU Online, Crisis on Infinite Earths) joins winners Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra, Assassin), Kevin Maguire (Justice League, Batman Confidential) and Rob Guillory (Chew).
The six Eisner nominees scheduled to attend are Jo Chen ('superman, Buffy), Matthew Sturges (Jack of Fables, JSA All-Stars), David Mack (Kabuki, Daredevil), Eliza Frye (The Lady's Murder, Lucky House), David Marquez (Fantastic Four: Season One, Pilot Season: The Asset) and Billy Tucci ('sgt. Rock, 'shi).
DCnU creators include Greg Capullo (Thor, Asgard's Avenger), Patrick Gleason (Batman & Robin, Brightest Day), Yanick Paquette ('swamp Thing, Batman, 'superman), Tyler Kirkham (Green Lantern: New Guardians, Amazing Spider-Man), Nathan Edmondson (Grifter, Who Is Jake Ellis), Freddie Williams II (Captain Atom, JSA All-Stars, Batman) and John Tyler Christopher (VoodoO').
The creators will be on hand to meet fans, sign autographs and sketch. Many Greater Austin-based artists will be in attendance as well.
The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards are considered the Oscars of the comic book industry. Established in 1987, they are named for renowned cartoonist Will Eisner (creator of The Spirit and several award-winning graphic novels).
Other superstar creators scheduled to attend include Michael Golden (Batman, 'spider-Man), Greg Horn ('spider-Man: Turn off the Dark, X-Force), Clayburn Moore (The CS Moore Studio Ltd.), Phil Ortiz (The Simpsons, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe), Stphane Roux (Zatanna, 'star Wars), Mark Texeira (Wolverine, 'spider-Man) and dozens of others.
Austin Comic Con will also feature popular celebrities such as Hayden Panettiere, Adam Baldwin, James Marsters, Juliet Landau, Charisma Carpenter, Diora Baird, Julia Benson, Michael Biehn, Alaina Huffman and Kevin Sorbo.
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