Alberto Ponticelli is an Italian illustrator based out of Milan. He is an Eisner award nominee for his artwork on Vertigo’s Unknown Soldier. Other works of Alberto’s include Frankenstein, Dark Knight, Dial H, and FBP for DC Comcs; and Godzilla for IDW. He is also the creator of a Blatta, an Italian graphic novel which won him several awards in his home country.
Andy began working in comics in 1998 with Dan Abnett on Sinister Dexter for 2000AD. He has made modest contributions to Judge Dredd (including a newspaper strip), worked on Nikolai Dante and Shimura with Robbie Morrison and with Kek-W on Rose O’Rion. He co-created Thirteen with Mike Carey and teamed up with Andy Diggle for Snow/Tiger. Since 2005, he has been very fortunate to work with some of the best writers on a small number of titles in the US: Aquaman, R.E.B.E.L.S. and Batman for DC and a Mystique/Logan Legacy one-shot for Marvel. He’s also done the odd cover here and there…
“It’s great to be able to continue working with Mike — both he and Joe have set up a very warm and inviting atmosphere — feels good to be here! I always wanted to do something sci-fi again at some point — it was the genre I started out with on 2K and I’ve always been a fan. And getting the chance to work with Paul was just too good to miss.”
Ariela is a comic artist from Jakarta, Indonesia. She’s now pursuing her career in comics in America. Ariela was involved in several anthologies before she got her first Marvel book in 2014 as artist for The Logan Legacy 2. Her other works for Marvel include, Wolverine and The X-Men #6, She’s also working for BOOM! Studio with Justin Jordan for Deep State (#1-#8) and for Dark Horse with Brian Wood for Rebels #8.
“I was excited when I heard the news that Mike is starting AfterShock. I am sure that new publisher will always encourage creators to challenge themselves and to think outside the box. Having worked with Mike before, I am beyond trilled to work with him again.”
Garry Brown is a Scottish comic artist working and living in LA with his wife and four cats. He is the co-creator of Black Road at Image and has worked on Catwoman, Batman, Green Arrow, Iron Patriot, The Massive and more. he now brings his artistic talents to The Revisionist for AfterShock Comics.
Juan Doe is a professional illustrator with many years experience in the comic book industry. He has produced over 100 covers and his sequential highlights includes the Fantastic Four in Puerto Rico trilogy, The Legion of Monsters mini-series for Marvel and Joker’s Asylum: Scarecrow for DC. He is an avid traveler and splits his time between Tokyo and New York.
“It’s incredibly exciting to be a part of the AfterShock line of books, with their emphasis on story and with the opportunity to work with some of the best talent out there I look forward to producing work that’s in line with the level of quality everyone is pushing to achieve.”
Juan Gedeon was born in Argentina in 1987. He started doing storyboards, illustrations and animatics at age 18. After that, he did countless comic pitches for independent writers that never got picked up. Juan lived in Mexico for four years where he produced storyboards and layouts for an animated movie. After chomping at the bit for almost ten years, he drew Ghost Racers for Marvel Comics in 2015.
Born and raised in Italy, Leila is a self-taught artist who has seen her lifelong dream of working in American comics come true. After working for several years at European publishers like Soleil and Sergio Bonelli, Leila has made the exciting jump to AfterShock Comics, where she begins her new adventure on Paul Jenkins’ new series, ALTERS.
Marco is an Italian-born comic artist based in Sicily. Since 2002 he has worked as both penciller and inker for various European and American publishers including Paracute Press, Image Comics, Hasbro, Disney, Le Soleil and various Italian childrens’ magazines. In 2014 he started working for DC Comics (Harley Quinn) and Marvel Comics (Spider-Man and the X-Men, House of M and Guardians of the Galaxy)…now he brings his talents full-time to Ray Fawkes’ JACKPOT! for AfterShock Comics.
Oleg is a Ukrainian-born artist who got his start in comics after creating a humor strip for the digital newspaper Regionline. After that, he got involved in the creation of gaming projects such as Space Rangers and Metropolis.
Later, Oleg worked for the well-known Russian publishing house Bubble, on comic books like Red Fury, Inok, and Meteor. These days he illustrates for AfterShock Comics on their new series PESTILENCE!
Patrick is a veteran comic book illustrator with over 25 years of experience, working for such publishers as Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and Disney. His long list of credits include Untold Tales of Spider-Man, Spider-Girl, Thor, Captain Marvel, X-Men Gold, 52, The Atom, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman: 52 Aftermath The Four Horsemen, Catwoman, Barb Wire, plus The Avengers, Captain America Joins The Avengers and The X-Men for Disney’s Marvel Press. He is thrilled to be working with Adam Glass on Aftershock’s Rough Riders!
Phillip Hester has been writing and drawing comics for nearly three decades, beginning while still a student at the University of Iowa. After a period of toiling in the burgeoning world of black and white indie comics, he broke into the mainstream with a long run as artist of DC’s Swamp Thing with writer Mark Millar. At nearly the same time, he wrote and drew the Eisner Award nominated series The Wretch. In 2001, Phil drew Kevin Smith’s revival of DC’s Green Arrow. He wrote the original graphic novel The Coffin with artist Mike Huddleston, which was optioned for a feature film by James Cameron. At Image Comics, he created Firebreather with artist Andy Kuhn, which became an Emmy-winning television feature for Cartoon Network.
His work, as both artist and writer, has been featured in hundreds of comics from nearly every major American publisher, and includes runs on such titles as The Darkness, Wonder Woman, Ant-Man, Ultimate Marvel Team-Up, Nightwing, Invincible Universe, Batman Beyond, The Flash: Season Zero, and his current Image project Mythic with artist John McCrea. Phil lives in rural Iowa with his family.
”Even as a kid I was drawn to the weird comics, the new publishers, the underdogs, and challengers of the status quo. That’s carried through to my professional career. Every artist worth his or her salt is always looking for the ideal avenue to deliver their work in its purest form. That simply can’t happen in a corporate comics environment. But at AfterShock it’s expected. It’s the minimum. I don’t think you’ll see a single title from this publisher that isn’t an idea the creators have been dying to do for years, but simply couldn’t be handled by the current comics establishment.”
”I’m sick of reboots and ‘synergy’ and structured editorial retreats and corporate edicts deciding the direction of my imagination. I want to read and make comics that come from the heart. I want my books to be fever dreams, not warmed over takes on half-century-old ‘properties.’ There are only a handful of publishers where creators call the shots, so any time a new one is born it’s a cause for celebration. AfterShock is one of those few, essential publishers and I’m proud to be a part of it.”
Rafael de Latorre is a brazilian artist and has worked with editorial/advertising illustration since 2006. His first comic book was Fade Out: Painless Suicide, nominated to the HQMix award in Brazil. He also worked on Lost Kids: Seeking Samarkand and 321: Fast Comics.
“I remember I was very excited when my friend Maiolo told me about Mike Marts and AfterShock. It’s one of those things that you know that will result in amazing new projects. Imagine my reaction when I got invited to draw one of their upcoming titles and that Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner would be the writers, with Marcelo Maiolo on the colors. Still pinching myself.”
Sam Kieth is a native Californian who broke into the comic book business by co-creating and illustrating The Sandman for D.C. Comics. and illustrated dozens of award-winning Wolverine covers for Marvel Comics Presents. In 1993, Kieth creating his own character, The Maxx, for Image Comics, which sold over a million-and-a-half copies. In 1995 Kieth adapted the comic into an animated series for MTV, which was honored with an Annecy award for Best Animated series in 1995. In addition to writing and drawing a series of Batman books, including: Secrets and Arkham Asylum:Madness for DC Comics. Kieth also throws up free paintings on his blog of bonsai trees and asian woman in his free time. Hey, everyone needs hobby.
Simon Coleby lives and works on the east coast of England. He began his professional career as a comic-book artist for Marvel UK, in 1987. In the intervening years, he has produced work for 2000AD, illustrating stories such as Judge Dredd, Rogue Trooper, Low Life and Jaegir. Simon has also worked for Marvel and DC Comics, producing art for Punisher 2099, Batman Eternal, The Authority and Royals: Masters of War, among other titles.
An artist, born in 1986 in Poland. In 2004 Steve Niles ask him to draw one of his novel in 30 Days of Night Annual 2004. Since than Szymon worked with many publishers, mostly working on comics. In 2009 start creating art for DC Comics (Green Lantern, The Dark Knight, Penguin: Pain and Prejudice) and was ask by Todd McFarlane to take over art duties for Image Comics flagship title Spawn. He works digital and traditional.
Tim is one of those “slash” people…a writer-slash-artist. He has drawn a number of different comic book series including G.I Joe, Halloween, WildC.A.T.S. and Exsanguine. His writing work includes NY Times bestselling Hack/Slash, Grayson, Batman Eternal and the critically acclaimed Revival. He resides in Chicago, Illinois and works at Four Star Studios where he is never far from his 80s action figure collection.
Tony’s career began in 1989 and soon rose to prominence with the launch of DC Comics’ Starman in 1994. Co-created with James Robinson, Starman led the two creators to critical acclaim and eventually an Eisner Award. After four and a half years on Starman, Harris left to pursue other projects, such as Wildstorm’s Ex Machina, which he co-created and penciled with Brian K. Vaughan, and Image Comics’ War Heroes with Mark Millar. In April 2010, Tony and B. Clay Moore collaborated on JSA Liberty Files: The Whistling Skull. He also launched a new series with Steve Niles titled Chin Music and a new creator-owned series, Roundeye: For Love. Other notable projects during this period were Spiderman: With Great Power and an arc in the ongoing Iron Man series, both for Marvel.
During a break from comics Tony went on to produce a myriad of litho paintings for Disney including Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion and Maleficent. Other works include key frame animation and story boards for Chevrolet commercials, illustrations for Cartoon Network, product design and illustration for Universal’s The Mummy and various other film and television work. Recently Harris reunited with James Robinson for C-3PO: The Phantom Limb.