“This is the way.”
Emily Swallow joins Big Lick Comic Con!
Emily is greatly known for her roles as Amara on The CW’s Supernatural, Lisa Tepes on the Netflix series Castlevania, Natalie Pierce on SEAL Team, and most recently the Armorer on the hit Star Wars series on Disney+ The Mandalorian. Meet her and more as we celebrate creativity this summer – Big Lick Comic Con is Aug 7-8 presented by Bank of Botetourt! Tickets on sale soon – stay tuned!
Big Lick Comic Con welcomes Phil Ortiz!
Over his more than 30 years as a professional artist, Ortiz has worked on everything from daily newspaper comics like Bugs Bunny to layouts and character design for animated cartoons including The Simpsons where he had a hand in the look of about 200 characters including favorites such as Flanders, Otto, Herman, Lou and Eddie, Ralph, and Apu.
Ortiz has won five certificates of achievement for his work in TV animation and has been drawing for The Simpsons comic books for many years. He won three of these Awards for work on Jim Henson’s Muppet Babies animated series. He has also worked on Disney’s illustrated books and for Hanna-Barbera, Warner Bros. Animation, Ruby Spears, and many other animation studios in his long career.
Mr. Ortiz is known for his “Simpsonize” sketches he will do for patrons at his table! Be sure to visit him for a one of a kind piece with YOU as a member of the Simpsons!
Sam de la Rosa’s work on Venom Lethal Protector #1-6 is the basis for the worldwide successful billion-dollar grossing Venom movie.
Since 1982 Sam drew finished art/ink art for Marvel, DC, Disney, Image, and Dark Horse among others. His credits include Spider-Man, Venom, Carnage (MAXIMUM CARNAGE storyline), Black Panther, The Avengers, Star Wars, Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America, and more.
He worked on Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Firestorm, and others for DC Comics. In 1989 at Dark Horse he worked on the first Predator comicbook. Sam’s favorite work was always on Spider-Man, Venom, Carnage, and the Symbiotes!
We are so excited to bring him to Roanoke for both days of our event where he will be available for commissions, sketches, print sales and more!