Good news! Both Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick will be appearing at New York Comic Con this year, all days (Thursday-Sunday). I hope you are all excited! Rarely do they go every day of the convention, so this will be a real treat for east coasters who don’t get a chance to see them that often!
Matt Fraction writes comic books out in the woods. He won the first-ever PEN USA Literary Award for Graphic Novels; he, or comics he’s a part of, have won Eisners, Harveys, and Eagles, which are like the Oscars, Emmys, and Golden Globes of comic books and all seem about as likely. He’s a New York Times-best-selling donkus of comics like SEX CRIMINALS (winner of the 2014 Will Eisner Award for Best New Series), SATELLITE SAM, ODY-C, HAWKEYE (winner of the 2014 Will Eisner Award for Best Single Issue), THE INVINCIBLE IRON MAN, THE MIGHTY THOR, THE UNCANNY X-MEN, FANTASTIC FOUR, and, oh, lordy, so many more. Also for SEX CRIMINALS, he was awarded a free nipple piercing. He wrote with David S. Goyer last year on season two of DA VINCI’S DEMONS, with more television writing to come.
Kelly Sue DeConnick began her comics career writing the English adaptations of Japanese comics for Tokyopop and VIZ. After 7 years and more than 10,000 pages on books like Slam Dunk, Blue Spring and Sexy Voice And Robo, she transitioned to American comics with 30 Days of Night: Eben And Stella (IDW). DeConnick was the first woman to helm an ongoing Avengers title (Avengers Assemble) at Marvel, and became the spiritual mother of the Carol Corps with her reinvention of Carol Danvers as Captain Marvel. DeConnick received a Best Writer Eisner nomination for her creator-owned debut, Pretty Deadly (Image), a macabre Western, co-created with artist Emma Ríos.