Multiple-Eisner Award-winning comics legend Ed Brubaker is the co-creator of the Captain America: Winter Soldier storyline. The equally prolific Sean Phillips, although hailing from the UK, has been one of the premier comics artists for every major American publisher for the past twenty-five years. These days, the pair dedicate their talents to their best-selling creator-owned works. They are best known for their masterful contributions to the crime fiction genre graphic novel - from period noir (THE FADE OUT) to Lovecraftian horror (FATALE) to contemporary psychological drama (KILL OR BE KILLED). Brubaker has also written for television, on HBO’s epic Westworld and with Nicolas Winding Refn on the contemporary LA noir Too Old to Die Young (Amazon Prime).
Hugo Canuto is an architect and visual artist from Salvador, Brazil. He seeks to express the relationship between art and mythology through his work in comic books and paintings, creating universes inspired by African and indigenous cultures in the graphic novel medium. His independently published work is meticulously researched for visual and cultural accuracy, in conversation with Afro-Brazilian and Latin American communities.
Jefferson Costa is an award-winning, critically acclaimed artist and animator from São Paulo, Brazil. His animation work has been featured on Cartoon Network and MTV. Costa has won multiple Troféu HQ Mix awards, the "Eisner" of Brazilian comics, for Best Anthology, Best Graphic Novel, Best Graphic Adaptation, and Best National Special Edition, including Best National Artist for 2020. His book ROSEIRA, MEDALHA, ENGENHO E OUTRAS HISTÓRIAS is a series of intersecting stories of the people of rural northeastern Brazil, told through a landscape of collective and individual memories. ROSEIRA won Best National Special Edition for 2020.
Matt Fraction is a multiple-Eisner Award winner, known for his prolific and defining runs on Marvel properties like Hawkeye, The Invincible Iron Man, and Uncanny X-Men. His creator-owned works, like SEX CRIMINALS, SOLID STATE, and ODY-C are renowned for being simultaneously irreverent and profound. His latest book with Terry Dodson, ADVENTUREMAN, harkens back to the swashbuckling pulp comics of the 1940s, with a decidedly modern take.
J. Gonzo is a Chicano artist, born and raised in Southern California, now working in Phoenix, AZ. Artwise, his formative years were shaped by the rigid tradition and Byzantine iconography of his Catholic school upbringing juxtaposed with the DIY aesthetic of the late 70s, Orange County Punk counterculture, and peppered with the bright, bold, Latino hues from his grandparents' house. Gonzo has spent the past 25-plus years using his creative skills at ad agencies, design studios, toy companies, and as a professional tattoo artist. He has turned his talents to creating the comic LA MANO DEL DESTINO, set in the Technicolor world of lucha libre in 1960s Mexico, which is now published through Top Cow and Image Comics. He is also the artist for the lauded biographic comic, La Voz de M.A.Y.O.: Tata Rambo (Top Cow/Image Comics).
Eric Peleias is a writer, comic artist, illustrator, and graphic designer from Brazil. One time winner and several times nominated for the Troféu HQMIX, the highest comics award in Brazil. Eric has worked with some of the best artists in the world, with enthusiastic reception from the public and critics alike for his independently published works in Portuguese. He also shares his talents as an instructor and mentor to upcoming comics creators.
Bill Sienkiewicz (pronounced sin-KEV-itch) is an Eisner-winning, Emmy-nominated artist best known for revamping the style of comic and graphic novel illustration from 1980 onward, most notably with Marvel Comic's Elektra: Assassin and his acclaimed graphic novel Stray Toasters, earning him an international reputation and cult status across media industries.
His work has graced the National Museum of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; galleries in Paris, Barcelona and Tuscany; and Spain's famed La Semana Negra Festival.
The Surducan Sisters are dynamic and acclaimed children's book illustrators from Romania whose work has been published and licensed internationally.
Maria Surducan has been working for over ten years as an illustrator and comic book author. She believes images are an imprecise way of translating reality, which, in a way, makes them more accurate than words. Her favourite subjects are Eastern European myths and folk tales and the different ways in which they can be reshaped for new generations. Her works received the 2020 Alfabéta Award from the Hungarian Comics Association, the 2021 Vladimir Colin SF-Fantasy Award as well as the 2021 Comic Art Europe grant and residency.
Ileana Surducan works in the media of illustration, comics, and ceramics. She enjoys telling stories where fantasy mixes into everyday life, and believes that art is a game in which a touch of humor is indispensable – after all, people need the courage to not take themselves too seriously. She has been publishing picture-books, graphic novels and comics anthologies for over 10 years. She enjoys creating stories with multiple levels of meaning, that can be enjoyed both by adults and children - becoming timeless and universal.
Z2 Comics is the premier producer of top quality music-based comics and graphic novels - ranging from fantasy and sci-fi musician-character narratives to artistic interpretations of important moments in music history to stories inspired and/or written by the most important musical talents in the world. Z2 is where music + comics collide.
"Real Books For People Who Give A Damn." Street Noise's self-description says it all. Graphic non-fiction/memoirs that push the boundaries of the genre forward. The list focuses on books that reflect a radical, feminist, queer, and inclusive social vision. The catalogue can be found here.
Silver Sprocket (USA)
Silver Sprocket is a San Francisco-based radical indie publisher, art-crew, gallery, and comic shop striving to build a better world without forgetting to have a good time. Combining whimsy and social justice, Silver Sprocket is fiercely pro-creator, with complete transparency in all business and publishing practices. Fans of Fantagraphics and Drawn & Quarterly (who don't take themselves too seriously) will fall in love with Silver Sprocket.
Pipoca & Nanquim (P&N) was founded in 2017, growing out of the biggest comics YouTube channel in Brazil to become a major publisher. The founders of the channel were experienced editors who saw the need to bring amazing comics from all over the world to Brazil. P&N filled this gap by licensing books by creators like Alan Moore, Chris Claremont, Ozamu Tezuka, Moebius, Chabouté, Paolo Serpieri, Junji Ito, Milo Manara, and dozens of others. P&N is continuously recognized by the comics press for its work, with the unprecedented feat of winning HQMix awards for Best Comics Publisher in Brazil 4 years in a row. In 2019, P&N capitalized on its success by publishing original material by renowned Brazilian authors, winning more awards, acclaim, and enthusiastic fans.
Hi-Fructose Magazine (USA)
The premiere "new contemporary" art journal, Hi-Fructose focuses squarely on the art which transcends genre and trend, delivering readers thorough coverage and content that is informative and original. Hi-Fructose showcases an amalgamation of emerging as well as distinguished artists, with a spotlight on awe-inspiring spectacles from round the world.
Hotel de las ideas (Argentina)
Hotel de las ideas started as a collective of cartoonists and writers publishing fanzines that caught the eye of many comics readers. This led to opening a successful bookstore, and eventually branching into publishing, with impressive results. Their award-winning authors include Sole Otero (who just won the 2023 Angoulême Audience Prize and the Premio FNAC), Juan Sáenz Valiente, Lucas Varela, Carlos Nine, and Lauri Fernández.
Fieldmouse Press is a nonprofit publisher of comics and literature, based in Grass Valley, California, commited to expanding the reach and appreciation of the comics arts. Fieldmouse Press began in 2019, with the online literary magazine SOLRAD. Since 2021, it has been publishing comics that advance the medium through the elevation of new and underrepresented voices. They believe that comics should be a place for every story and every person.
Bubble éditions is a publisher empowered by the members of Bubble (a famous online comic book marketplace and community in France). Creator-centric, bubble éditions offers authors a fair and transparent relationship. Its mission is to support the emergence of breakout young talents, French and foreign, by taking a chance on their first books and supporting their career onward and upward.
Berith and Brimstone is a London-based laboratory for esoteric innovation founded by Andrea Aste and Neil Kelso, embracing magic in all its forms. Aste and Kelso explore the shadowy places between art, books, theatre, immersive technologies, and the occult. Inclusive collaboration is at the heart of Berith and Brimstone’s work - ancient rituals meet new technologies, and facts flirt with fiction. Exciting things happen when different worlds and different voices are brought together. Their most ambitious project to date, Oracolarium, blends myriad traditions of divination with augmented reality for an oracle deck unlike any other.
Beehive Books (USA)
“A House of Quixotic Publishing.”
Beehive Books is a boutique company committed to producing book-art editions of distinctive literary and pictorial works with singular design sensibilities, the highest production values, and a special emphasis on comics and graphic art. Beehive’s books and artworks crackle and seethe with true, unmistakable magic.
Beehive’s audience is a select group, with idiosyncratic and highly discerning taste. Lovers of the weird and unique - collectors, code-breakers, archivists, infonauts, futurists, scholars, fellow-travelers, and literary adventurists - are drawn to their distinctive creations.
A publishing company based in London that helps aspiring creators reach their potential and is a home to geniuses that the mainstream has yet to recognize. Tillie Walden's first graphic novel was with Avery Hill. Their canon ranges from the deeply personal to the wildly fantastic, including autobiographical, psychogeographical mappings; eco-anarchist wizards; and a bad canine named Greasy (to name just a few).