In addition to great creators from outside the Midwest, like legendary writer/artist Howard Chaykin, artist Bill Sienkiewicz, and of course, Stan “The Man” Lee, the great thing about returning to a Con year after year is running into all our friends who write, sketch, or paint incredible works for a living. Planet Comicon 2016 is no different.
Area creators at Planet Comicon this weekend with national success included Jason Aaron, who will have his own lines of fans getting his Star Wars series autographed, as well as artist Freddie Williams II, drawing sketches for fans and signing copies of his Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, and Disney artist Bryan Fyffe, selling his hand-framed, incredibly vibrant and diverse collection of prints. Bryan also has a Con exclusive–his variant cover edition of the latest Lady Death series.
Make sure you get a copy of Issue #1 of the awesome new series Barrens from writer C.W. Cooke and artist Bryan Timmins–the debut of the series is this weekend.
Authors Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore are scheduled to attend, along with trading card artists Nathen and Keven Reinke, and comic book creators Jai Nitz, Seth Peck, Phil Hester, and Greg Smallwood.
Make sure you visit the Elite Comics flight crew at the “Party on the Pillar” and pick up some great deals on what the Con is all about–comics.
Media guests include several returning celebrities: Star Trek’s George Takei, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Darryl “DMC” McDaniels from Run DMC, and Star Wars icons actor Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett).
Planet Comicon 2016 runs through Sunday at Bartle Hall in downtown Kansas City. See the show’s link at the bottom of borg.com for more information.