The 2017 Salt Lake Comic Con preps for big guests

09/14/2017 - SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) We are now only one week away from the 2017 Salt Lake Comic Con. To talk about who will be at this years event, Chris Provost from Salt Lake Comic Con joined Good Morning Utah with Brian Carlson.

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Jeffery Scott Campbell is an American comic book artist. He was initially known professionally as Jeffery Scott, but is best known as J. Scott Campbell. He rose to fame as an artist for Wildstorm Comics, though he has since done work for Marvel Comics (most notably as a cover artist on The Amazing Spider-Man), and the video game industry.

Josef "Joe" Rubinstein started his artist career in the early 1970s as a teenager. Primarily working as an inker, his artwork has been published by every major U.S. comics publishers including Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and Dark Horse Comics.

Gus Vazquez is an illustrator who has worked in nearly every field including comic books, trading cards, storyboarding for music videos, commercials, animation and film, logo design, character and toy design, and more. He started his career in comic books working as an assistant to comic book artists Adam Pollina on X-Force, and Kevin McGuire on Trinity Angels.

His series "Kraven's Last Hunt," took Spider-man to a whole new level and has been voted by readers as the "Greatest Spider-Man story ever told." His subsequent work on the Punisher with "Circle of Blood," cemented him as one of the THE artists for the character, while the series "Secret Wars," set comic book readership on their ears, and heralded Zeck's creation of the black and white Spider-Man costume, still around as the attire of the super-villain, Venom. His work on Captain American also stands out as some of the most influential in the industry, and iconic images of this and other characters such as Superman and Batman, are etched in comic history.

Jeff Miracola has been creating fantasy art for more than 23 years. He's illustrated for properties such as Dungeons & Dragons, World of Warcraft, Mars Attacks, Star Wars, Planescape, Earthdawn, Shadowrun, and Magic: the Gathering, for which he created more than 110 paintings.

Mark Poole is a worldwide award winning and displaying artist working primarily in oils. Mark made a career in the illustration industry for over 25 years working on projects including  Magic the Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons, The History Channel, and Cirque du Soliel.

Join creators from across fantasy and science fiction at Salt Lake Comic Con 2017  for an afternoon of gaming and partying to benefit Worldbuilders, a nonprofit founded by Patrick Rothfuss that helps raise funds to combat poverty in developing countries. Play games with authors, game designers, and special guests.
Worldbuilders is a charity founded by author Pat Rothfuss in order to use the collective power of readers, fellow authors, and book lovers to make the world a better place. We raise money for other charities who we believe do the best work in their field: Heifer International, Mercy Corps, and First Book. These charities' missions and values are exactly what we have in mind when we think, "Where can this money do the most good?"

Heifer plays the long game, bringing education, materials, and a passing-the-gift philosophy that ensures generations of self-sufficiency down the road. Mercy Corps jumps into action as crises arise, bringing food, clothing, shelter, and education to people caught in dire situations like natural disasters and war. First Book promotes literacy around the world by providing books for educators and administrators, bringing much-needed educational materials to disadvantaged youth.

Tad Williams is a California-based fantasy superstar. His genre-creating (and genre-busting) books have sold tens of millions worldwide. His considerable output of epic fantasy and epic science-fiction series, fantastical stories of all kinds, urban fantasy novels, comics, scripts, etc., have strongly influenced a generation of writers. Tad always has several secret projects on the go. 2016 will see the debut of a number of them; March 2017 brings 'The Witchwood Crown', the first volume in the long-awaited return to the world of the 'Memory, Sorrow & Thorn' novels.

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