Supanova Comics Guests!

Supanova Comics Guests!

The Walking Dead, Young Avengers, Kabuki, Star Wars, Ghost Rider, Wonder Woman, X-Men, what do all these things have in common? Some of the creative talents behind all of them are touring Australia as part of the Sydney – Perth Supanova leg in 2012!

The folks over at Supanova recently announced a huge list of stars appearing for the next circuit and among those are some exciting talents from the comics industry including;

Tony Moore – Artist on ‘The Walking Dead’, as well as co-creator of ‘Fear Agent’ at Dark Horse comics. More recently Tony has worked on Ghost Rider and Punisher.

Jim Cheung – Artist for ‘New Avengers: Illuminati’, ‘Young Avengers’, and ‘Avengers: The Children’s Crusade’. Jim was named in 2005 as a Marvel Young Gun along side previous Supanova guest David Finch.

David Mack – Creator, artist, and author of the Image Comics published series ‘Kabuki’, as well as the writer and cover artist for ‘Daredevil’ at Marvel comics. ‘Kabuki’ was first published in 1994 and is the story of an assassin struggling with her identity, set in Japan.

Tom Taylor – Tom has been a guest on the supanova route previously, he is the writer for the Star Wars series ‘Invasion’, as well as a story about Boba and Jango Fett called ‘Star Wars: Blood Ties’. When escaping the Star Wars universe Tom’s writing can be seen over at DC Comics in the book ‘The Authority’ amongst other titles.

Ashley Wood – Both Illustrator and designer, Ashley’s work has appeared in 2000AD, Hellspawn, Sam and Twitch, Ghost Rider, X-Men and Metal Gear Solid. Ashley has also released a number of creator-owned works including ‘World War Robot’, ‘Lore’ and ‘Popbot’.

Nicola Scott – Nicola has appeared at a number of supanova conventions in Sydney and it’s great to see she’s finally getting across to appear at the Perth show! Nicola’s work can be found in both ‘Birds of Prey’ and ‘Secret Six’ and more recently as part of the new DC 52 second wave books starring Huntress and Power Girl ‘Earth 2’.

David Yardin – Artist for Image, DC, Marvel, David’s works have appeared in a variety of books including ‘Aria’, ‘Wonder Woman Secret Files’, ‘X-Men’, and ‘Storm’. He is currently the regular cover artists for ‘X-Factor’.

Justin Randall – Justin is a lecturer for Curtin University in Western Australia in the field of digital illustration. Justin has worked on books including ’30 Days of Night’ and ‘Silent Hill’ as well as writing and illustrating his own graphic novel series ‘Changing Ways’.

Billy Tan – Another previous Supanova guest here, Billy is an artist who has worked in the industry since the 90’s where he started with Image Comics. Billy’s works have also appeared in the popular ‘Uncanny X-Men’ series.

Stewart McKenny – Stewart has worked as an artist for several publishes including Dark Horse, Marvel and DC, having worked on characters including Batman, Superman, Flash, Captain America, Boba Fett and General Grievous. One of the highlights of Stewarts works includes the Eisner Award nominated book ‘Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures’.

Jeffrey Cruz – Jeffrey’s art can be found on both magazine and DVD covers as well as the Ray Harryhausen/Bluewater Comics title ‘Sinbad: Rogue of Mars’. Jeffrey has also worked on the ‘Street Fighter II Turbo’ comic book for Udon comics.

There you have it, a great range of comic book talent heading our way so make sure you have your sketch books and items ready for autographs, you can check out more details on the upcoming convention over at

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.