Artist & Creator Guests
Andy Belanger works as a freelance cartoonist/illustrator based in Montreal. He does work in the mainstream comic market, plus a wide variety of work for the Canadian Film, Television and Video Game industries. In the mainstream comics market Andy has worked for such publishers as D.C. comics, Windstorm, TKO, IDW, Boom, Valiant, Dynamite and IMAGE comics! Recent works include the Sci Fi hit Southern Cross at Image comics with Becky Cloonan, Vampirella for Dynamite, The Simulationists, Mythopia, Rattlehead for Heavy Metal Magazine with Grant Morrison, Duncan Trussell and Donny Cates and Dan Fogler, the WWE comics line for Boom Studios and at TKO Andy just released Pound for Pound with Natalie Chaidez. Other works include Swamp Thing with Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire for D.C. comics and Friday the 13th for Wildstorm. Andy was Trailer Animator on FarCry 3 Blood Dragon for Ubi Soft. In Montreal Andy moonlights as a Pro Wrestler for IWS (the International Wrestling Syndicate) and wrestles under the name BOB “The Animal” Anger.
Swing by booths G1 and G12 to meet local creators, Jeff Burton, Sarah Leblanc and Justin Shauf throughout the weekend! Big Country Comics also offers exclusive variants, hard to find books, as well as being a CBCS Facilitator. They can verify signatures and submit them for Grading CBCS Yellow label authentication at the Expo!
Simon Bisley is a British comic book artist best known for his 1990s work on ABC Warriors, Lobo, and Slaine. His style, reliant on paints as well as inks, was strongly influenced by Frank Frazetta and Bill Sienkiewicz, and took inspiration from rock album covers and graffiti, as well as traditional comics art. While still a student, Bisley did a painting of a robot holding a baby that a friend passed to Pat Mills, and inspired Mills to relaunch the ABC Warriors strip in 2000AD, with Bisley as artist, in 1987. Other noteworthy contributions include regular contributions to Heavy Metal, and he has recently done covers for Factory from Titan Comics, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Bodycount from IDW Publishing, and Harley’s Little Black Book from DC Comics.