Illustration Academy Presents at Planet Comicon!

In collaboration with BC Applied Arts, The Illustration Academy is attending Planet Comicon the weekend of May 20-22. In addition to hosting guests such as Stan Lee and film director Kevin Smith, Planet Comicon has invited two Illustration Academy instructors as their honorable guests. Both George Pratt and Bill Sienkiewicz, who are instructing at The Illustration Academy this summer, will be attending one of the largest show in the midwest region.

The Illustration Academy and BC Applied Arts have a number of exciting and entertaining events scheduled for the weekend. Our booth is #1929 and we highly encourage artists to stop by and visit with our founder, John English and acclaimed graphic novel artist, George Pratt. George Pratt will be signing prints throughout the week for free and Bill Sienkiewicz will be making an appearance at our booth for a print signing on Saturday.


About: Join graphic novelist George Pratt and acclaimed illustrator John English for Cosplay Figure Drawing with The Illustration Academy! Several of Planet Comicon’s outstanding cosplayers will be modeling at this special event. Pratt has received the Eisner Award for Best Painted Graphic Novel and is consistently included in Spectrum and Society of Illustrators Annuals. George Pratt, along with iconic comic book artist Bill Sienkiewicz will be instructing at The Illustration Academy Summer Workshop 2016.
When: Friday, May 20, 5-7 pm
Where: The Cantina - Room 2501D (Lower Level)


About: Eisner Award winning artists Bill Sienkiewicz and George Pratt discuss comics and illustration, their influences, inspirations, and motivations. It will cover the careers of both artists, their beginnings, mistakes, failures, and successes. Sienkiewicz is an Emmy-nominated artist, best known for revamping the style of graphic novel illustration from 1980 onward. Pratt received the Eisner Award for Best Painter and received a Spectrum Gold Medal.
When: Saturday May 21, 12:30-1:30 pm
Where: Room 2502 (Lower Level)

Bill Sienkiewicz Poster Signing

About:  Eisner Award winning artist Bill Sienkiewicz will be signing posters at The Illustration Academy booth shortly after his panel with The Illustration Academy and George Pratt. Sienkiewicz is an Emmy-nominated artist, best known for revamping the style of graphic novel illustration from 1980 onward. He created groundbreaking movie promotional art for The Dark Knight, The Grinch, Unforgiven and the hit video game Resident Evil.
When: Saturday, May 21, 1:45 pm
Where: Booth #1929, The Illustration Academy

About The Illustration Academy

We believe the best illustrators are a product of great ambition paired with diligent teaching and mentoring. Our career-focused approach to education is pretty simple: connect aspiring artists with the best illustrators in the game. During our 5-week bootcamp, students are exposed to an immersive educational environment that explores and maps out the secrets to the illustration industry. Our responsibility and mission is to shorten the gap that exists between the student and the working professional. The 2016 Illustration Academy is scheduled for June 13 - July 15. There is still space for new students, so sign up while you still can!

About BC Applied Arts

Bethany College Applied Arts (BCAA) is an online Bachelor of Arts program where the artists who are redefining our industry are redefining arts education to make it more affordable, accessible and applicable to a real world career. 

BCAA's online platform creates a global community fused with unmatched industry information, diversity, and insight. BCAA is designed to deliver a phenomenal learning experience to artists anywhere in the world. Artists may still enroll for fall semester classes, so sign up while you still can.

About Planet Comicon Kansas City

The 2016 Planet Comicon Kansas City is the region’s largest premier comic book and pop culture convention with a 17-year history. The 2016 show will be held at Bartle Hall in downtown Kansas City, Friday May 20 - Sunday May 22. Passes are still available to attend.

Timmy Trabon