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Comicpalooza's popular comic book program returns with industry guests, informative panels, exhibitors, and for the first time in 2017, a Publisher's Pavilion, featured some of today's most progressive comic book publishers.


Comicpalooza Publishers Pavilion


Skybound Web

Skybound Entertainment, is a multiplatform entertainment company that produces comic book titles such as The Walking Dead, Invincible, Outcast, as well being responsible for such television hits including The Walking Dead, Fear The Walking Dead and Outcast. Skybound also creates a wide range of merchandise, including tabletop card games Superfight and Red Flags, apparel, board games, and action figures. More info at LINK


Valiant Web

Valiant Entertainment is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns the largest independent superhero universe in comics. With more than 81 million issues sold and a library of over 2,000 characters,  including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Faith, Archer & Armstrong, and many more, Valiant is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium. More info at LINK


Top Cow Web

Top Cow, founded in 1992, spun off from Image Comics with its first book, Cyberforce. Additional titles include Lara Croft Tomb Raider, Witchblade, The Darkness, and Wanted, as well as several more scientific-based books, such as Think Tank, Postal and Wildfire. More info at LINK



Zenescope was founded in 2005, and has quickly grown into one of the top comic book publishers in the world as they publish and develop both original and licensed material and has worked with dozens of clients that include Discovery, History Channel, CBS, and Lionsgate TV. More info at LINK


451 Comics

451 Media Group is a technology-focused intellectual property (IP) development & entertainment company. We work with highly accomplished talent and cutting edge technology to build, produce and own a portfolio of exclusive brands, merchandisable & licensable characters, and technology patents to exploit across all media platforms worldwide.  451 Media Group was co-founded by Michael Bay, Anthony Gentile, John Gentile and Douglas Nunes. More info at LINK

Red 5

Red 5 Comics is a Houston based independent publisher that is celebrating its 10th Anniversary!  Over that time they have been nominated for three Eisner Awards, were named Diamond's New Publisher of the Year, and were the first publisher on Comixology.  Red 5 has also optioned comic titles with X-Men director Bryan Singer and the creators of "The Fast and the Furious".  They continue to publish comics that are fun!

Aspen Comics

Aspen MLT, Inc. is an entertainment publishing company founded in January 2003 by superstar comic artist Michael Turner. Priding itself on producing entertainment properties of the highest quality visual and storytelling elements, Aspen MLT, Inc. quickly carved its mark on the comic book industry.


2017 Artists

Chad Hardin

All 3 Days
Harley Quinn

Ben Templesmith

30 Days of Night, Star Wars, Doctor Who

Tony Harris

Starman, Iron Man, Ex Machina, Star Wars: C3P0

David Finch

Batman, Wonder Woman, The New Avengers, Ultimate X-men, Cyberforce

Gene Ha

Fables, Action Comics, Mae

Peter Gross

Lucifer, American Jesus/Chosen

Kevin Maguire

Justice League, the Defenders, X-men

Steve Leialoha

Fables, Sandman, Dr. Strange, Iron Man

Phillip Sevy

Tomb Raider, Tithe, Paradox, The House

Brent Peeples

Batman, Love is Love

Tyler Jenkins

Peter Panzerfaust, Grass Kings

David Baron

Stained, Green Arrow, Planetary, The Authority, Detective Comics

Natasha Alterici

Heathen, Dinosaur Project, Gotham Academy: Yearbook, Grayson Annual

Arthur Suydam, The Zombie King

Cover Artist - The Walking Dead, Marvel Zombies, Deadpool

Sam De La Rosa

Spider-Man, Venom, Batman, Green Lantern, Star Trek, Star Wars

Doug Hazlewood

Death of Superman, Animal Man, the Flash, Wonder Woman

2017 Writers

J.M. DeMatteis

Scooby Apocalypse, Justice League, Spider-Man, Captain America

James Robinson

Starman, Earth 2, Superman, Grendel Tales, Fantastic Four

Ben Templesmith

30 Days of Night, Star Wars, Doctor Who

Gene Ha

Fables, Action Comics, Mae

Peter Gross

Lucifer, American Jesus/Chosen

Kurtis Wiebe

Rat Queens, Bounty

Donny Cates

Redneck, God Country, Star Trek

Andy Schmidt

Captain America, Civil War, The Avengers, Annihilation, Founder - Comics Experience

Zack Kaplan

Eclipse Comic Book

Phillip Sevy

Tomb Raider, Tithe, Paradox, The House