Planet Comicon Invites Academy Instructor

Planet Comicon Kansas City has recently announced that Bill Sienkiewicz will be one of their featured artists at this year's event. Not only has Sienkiewicz established an extensive career in the graphic novel, comic book, and illustration industry, he will also be instructing at the Illustration Academy Summer 2016 Workshop.

White Walker by Bill Sienkiewicz.

White Walker by Bill Sienkiewicz.

The Illustration Academy will also be attending Planet Comicon Kansas City this year as an exhibitor. Long time Academy instructor, George Pratt will also be joining The Illustration Academy at the event, providing demos, signings and illustration questions. 

Sienkiewicz is 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. 

Jimi Hendrix by Bill Sienkiewicz.

Jimi Hendrix by Bill Sienkiewicz.

He created groundbreaking movie promotional art for The Dark Knight, The Grinch, Unforgiven and the hit video game Resident Evil. Sienkiewicz' character design for the upcoming DreamWorks' film Alcatraz Versus The Evil Librarians has now opened doors for producing. Sienkiewicz is conceptualizing characters for LionsGate's supernatural Western The Man With No Name, which he will executive produce with Braxton Pope. He will also jointly produce, write and direct the film of his Stray Toasters with Jeff Renfroe.

About The Illustration Academy

The Illustration Academy's 2016 summer workshop is scheduled for June 13 - July 15. During the 5-week illustration bootcamp, students are exposed to an immersive educational environment that explores and maps out the secrets to the illustration industry. This year The Illustration Academy will be hosting a record number of professional illustrators. 

The Illustration Academy Instructor List 2016

Bill Sienkiewicz

Wesley Burt

George Pratt

Victo Ngaio

Jon Foster

Mark English

John English

Gary Kelley

C. F. Payne

Bill Carman

Edward Kinsella

Jeffrey Alan Love

Bill Koeb

Sterling Hundley

Francis Livingston

About Planet Comicon

Planet Comicon Kansas City is Kansas City’s largest and longest-running comic book convention and pop culture expo and will be held at Bartle Hall on Friday May 20-22. There is a roster of 25–30 guests, artists, and creators for the 2016 event. Planet Comicon Kansas City features creators from the worlds of comic books, animation, novels, video games, and other fan favorite media.

Planet Comicon’s Artists Alley will include more than 250 creators with up to 75 featured creators. The event includes three days of panels, performances, and Q&A sessions in multiple conference rooms and performance spaces.

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