THE CCXP have the biggest Artists’ Alley from the Southern Hemisphere and, to reinforce the team, the festival has just announced four more comic artists. Mike Mckone, Mikel Janín, Gerardo Zaffino and David Roman are the new names confirmed for the space, which already has great prominent artists in Brazil and abroad, as Neal Adams and Mike Deodato, among others. In its 6th edition, the event is part of the official celebrations for the 80th anniversary of the Batman and it happens between December 5th and 8th, at the Sao Paulo Expo.
Mikel Janín participates for the first time in the festival and arrives to celebrate the 80 years of the Bat Man. Coming from Spain, Janín left his career as an architect in 2010 to continue his work in the comic book industry. Under an exclusive contract with DC since 2011, the artist worked as a draftsman, painter and cover artist in titles such as Trinity War, Batman Eternal, Grayson and Dark Justice League, among others. Best known for his long and impressive trajectory in Batman magazine, which is punctuated by the historic marriage of Batman and Catwoman in the 50th edition of the series, he is the current designer of the character’s monthly magazine.
Mike McKone has a vast list of credits in the world of comics. Born in England, the first work published by the comic artist was for the DC Comics series, Justice League of America. In the following years, he illustrated almost all of the main characters of the publisher and its competitor, Marvel, including long periods in the titles New Titans, Amazing Spider Man and Fantastic Four. His recent projects include the graphic novel by Avengers: Endless War and Justice League United.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Gerardo Zaffino started working on covers for IDW and then took his unique style to Marvel and Vertigo. Currently, his work can be found in the editions of Conan and on the covers of Cosmic Ghost Rider, King Thor and many other titles from major U.S. publishers.
Closing the team of new guests is David Roman, designer of one of the biggest pop phenomena today, Rick and Morty. Roman studied in Spain and Italy, where he began his professional career as a mural and fresco artist, with an emphasis on photorealism. As a fan of comics, it was only a matter of time before he applied all his skills to the ninth art. His first published magazine was Xtreme Champion Tournament. The artist also created a surprising leather cover for the trendy Aftershock Comics title, Babyteeth, which was revealed at the San Diego Comic Con 2017. Currently, Roman is responsible for the covers of Rick and Morty, in Star Wars it’s from walking Dead, among others. The artist was also hired by Cartoon Network to bring the arts of Steven Universe Trading Cards.
The announcement of the new guests coincides with the news of the cancellation of the presence Alex Maleev, John Romita Jr., Keith Giffen and Lee Bermejo, who had to cancel their participation in the festival for personal reasons, but promised to be with Brazilian fans in the next occasion. For more information, just access www.ccxp.com.br.