These comics creators are expanding the kinds of stories comics tell and are creating exciting new visual worlds for those stories to inhabit.
Due to the ongoing impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, StoryFest 2020 is going virtual. From September 15 - September 29, we will premiere 13 live and pre-recorded author events, featuring authors slated to appear in person at StoryFest 2020. These events will feature top authors and creators in genre fiction, comics, young adult fiction, and middle grade fiction. And in cross-genre panels, they will explore the big ideas at the heart of telling stories in today's world.
About our Panelists
Sina Grace is a writer and illustrator living in Los Angeles, California. He’s been known for his groundbreaking work on the GLAAD award nominated Iceman series at Marvel Comics, and has worked for Image, DC, Dark Horse, Boom Studios, and more. His current series are Ghosted in LA, Read Only Memories, and the upcoming slice of life series Getting it Together, coming this October from Image Comics.
Rob Guillory is an Eisner Award-winning American comic book artist.Born, raised and currently based in Lafayette, Louisiana, Guillory is most known for his eight-year run on Image Comics’ CHEW. The book went on to achieve much success, winning two Harvey Awards (including Best New Talent for Guillory), two Eisner Awards, and has been translated into a dozen or so languages. Guillory is currently writer/artist on his hit creator-owned series FARMHAND from Image Comics. He is currently developing FARMHAND for TV at AMC Studios.
My name is Sara Richard and I am an Eisner and Ringo Award nominated fine artist and illustrator as well as a writer of short stories. I am most known for illustrating comic book covers for companies such as IDW Publishing, Oni Press, Marvel, Dynamite Comics, Action Lab Ent.; with other illustration work for DC Collectables, StormKing, The Witch House in Salem, MA., and Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles. My art can also be seen at the Historic Oakland Cemetery’s Visitor Center in Atlanta and has been printed in British VOGUE, Vanity Fair, and The World of Interiors magazine to name a few. My inspirations come from Victorian funerary and mourning customs, Art Nouveau and Art Deco as well as the history and eerie ambiance of Salem. Why Salem? Other than my mind being on permanent vacation inside a late Victorian-era New England autumn, I am the 10th Great GrandDaughter of one of the victims of the Witch Trials, Margaret Scott. My goal as an artist is to explore my fascination with what might lie beyond the veil. To curb that intrigue with a beautiful twist, to find that beauty in bones, emotion in an old skull, to capture the movement of a ghost on the windand to draw upon the aesthetics of the past. History and art have always gone hand in hand for me be it in the world ofpainters and authors of the mid to late 1800s to the Deco age of the 1920’s. I am as fascinated with painting wildlife and exploring their symbolism as I am with painting gorgeous women as I am with painting gorgeous women who have since passed.The artistry of the Victorians especially in their mourning customs really resonates and inspires me. Their absolute commitment to memorial and bravery facing their mortality is such a foreign attitude today. I’d like to bring light to that historical mindset translated through my art.