We are super excited to announce that the legendary Rick Leonardi will be joining us for Siouxpercon Retromania thanks to our friends at Brookings Books and Comics
Rick Leonardi is an American comic book illustrator. He was born in Philadelphia in 1957, and grew up in New England. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1979. His professional career began in 1980.
His work is characterized by his use of dynamic poses, panel composition, and shifting of the camera eye and perspective. He is largely self-trained, having intensively studied, reprinted and collected work from Hal Foster, Alex Raymond, Milton Caniff, and Will Eisner.
His well-known works include various issues of The Uncanny X-Men and The New Mutants, as well as runs on Cloak & Dagger, Spider-Man 2099, Nightwing, Batgirl, and Green Lantern Versus Aliens.
He is credited, along with fellow illustrator Mike Zeck, with designing the black-and-white costume to which Spider-Man switched during the miniseries Secret Wars, and with creating the costume for Spider-Man 2099.
He was penciler/inker for the original four issues of Watson and Holmes, which received and Eisner nomination for best new series in 2014.
Currently, Rick is finishing up an original graphic novel for the US Naval Institute press, and working with writer Ron Marz on at least three different indie projects.
Find Rick next to the Brookings Books and Comics Booth Friday September 30th to October 2nd at the Sioux Falls Convention Center during SiouxperCon Retromania.