After a star-studded lineup that included Billy Dee Williams, Denise Crosby and local Star Wars hero Angus MacInnes at last year’s show, guests are starting to be announced for this year’s Windsor ComiCon – the latest being Canadian illustrator and artist Michael Cho.
Cho is joining the 2018 lineup, which also includes early announcements such as comic book writer and artist Larry Hama and David Yost, known for his role as Billy Cranston in the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers television show and movie.
Having immigrated to Canada from South Korea at the age of 6, Cho found his passion through comics, which he attributes to quickly learning the English language and began drawing. Later, he studied contemporary art and graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design.
Cho then went on to create comic covers for Marvel, DC, Image and Boom while creating illustrations for publishers such Penguin Books, Random House, The New Yorker and The Wall Street Journal.
Cho has also published an art book of his drawings entitled Back Alleys and Urban Landscapes with Drawn & Quarterly and his first graphic novel, Shoplifter that was published by Pantheon, which debuted on the New York Times Best Seller list.
More recently, Cho won cover artist of the year at the prestigious 2017 Joe Shuster Awards, which was established in 2004 as Canada’s top comics honours.
Some of his awarded works include cover art for Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus TP Vol. 1, The Flash: Silver Age Omnibus Vol. 1 TP, Suicide Squad: The Silver Age Omnibus HC (DC), A-‐Force #3v, All-‐New Hawkeye #4v, All-‐New, All-‐Different Avengers #5v, Amazing Spider-‐Man #7v, Astonishing Ant-‐Man #5v, Captain Marvel #2v, Civil War II #1v, 2v, 3v, 4v, 5v, 6v, 7v, 8v, Daredevil #4v, Darth Vader #25v, Doctor Strange #5v, Howard the Duck #4v, Invincible Iron Man #6v, IvX #1v, Mighty Thor #4v, Occupy Avengers #1v, Scarlet Witch #3v, Spider-‐Gwen #5v, Spider-‐Man #1v, Totally Awesome Hulk #3v, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #5v, Uncanny Inhumans #5v and Vision #4v (Marvel). V = Variant Cover.
Windsor ComiCon is an all-‐ages event, featuring popular genres such as comics, sci-‐fi, horror, gaming, and anime / cosplay. The two-day event will take place inside The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor from September 29 to 30, 2018. For more information, visit: www.windsorcomicon.com.
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