New York Comic Con 2021 has come to its end, and from all indications it was a rousing success. One of the aspects of NYCC that I really enjoy is the diverse selection of creators who are guests at the convention.
Here are a few more highlights from NYCC, featuring some more of the literally hundreds of comic book creators who were at the convention, both on the main floor and in Artist Alley…
Brazil-born, Chile-based artist Geraldo Borges has been working in comic books since 2007. Among his numerous credits are Legion of Super-Heroes for DC Comics, X-Men Black: Apocalypse for Marvel, and Pathfinder for Dynamite. Borges is also the founder of the art academy Quadriños Estudio Chile, and the ArtistGO agency, representing some of the finest comic book artists from Latin America, with his partner Claudio Alvarez. I’ve really enjoyed Borges’ work, and it was a pleasure to meet him.
Eisner and Ringo Award-nominated artist Sara Richard lives in New Hampshire. Her beautiful, macabre art nouveau and art deco inspired work very deftly balances the cute and the creepy. Richards has done work for IDW, Oni Press, Marvel, Dynamite and Action Lab. Her newest book The Dead Hand Book: Stories From Gravesend Cemetary will be coming out later this month from Simon & Schuster and Source Point Press.
A graduate of the School of Visual Arts, Keith Williams is a prolific inker / embellisher who has worked over a diverse selection of pencilers on numerous series for Marvel, DC and Dark Horse since the mid 1980s. Paired with penciler George Olesen, he was the inker on The Phantom newspaper comic strip from 1994 to 2005. Williams is also a genuinely good guy. He’s currently available for commission work.
Digital Pimp is a webcomic collective comprised of Joe Dunn, Phil Chan, Irvsher Fabor and Kevin Gleason. Their work has been collected in print in the books Joe Loves Crappy Movies, Matriculated: First Semester, Tales from the Pimp and Turtle Vs. Bunny. They also have a really cool, funny line of t-shirts available.
Once again, this was just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the creators who were at NYCC 2021. It was a great convention, and I’m definitely looking forward to next year’s show.
A huge “thank you” to Michele Witchipoo for allowing me to use her NYCC photos.