Another great addition to an already impressive list of specials guests for this year's Hub City Comic Convention, comic book artist and bona fide Texan Sam De La Rosa is coming to Lubbock.

Here's a bit about De La Rosa:

A native Texan, Sam had his first comic book credit appear in DC Comics' Action Comics #534. He provided finished art over layouts by Keith Pollard for Green Lantern #160 and then became the regular finishing artist starting on World's Finest #285, with layouts by Silver-Age Great, Rich Buckler. That same year, Sam caught the attention of Marvel Comics when Bob Layton and Mark Gruenwald asked him to finish a few pages of (Bob's) layouts on Hercules Prince of Power Mini Series, Issue #4 in 1982. His work on Hercules led to years of regular jobs for Marvel providing inks and finished art on various Spider-Man titles, Venom Lethal Protector, Venom Separation Anxiety, Captain America, Black Panther, Squadron Supreme, Iron Man, What-If, Dr. Strange, Daredevil, The Thing, Spider Woman, Indiana Jones, Star Wars, and many more. On Marvel’s Epic line Sam was fortunate to ink over pencils by Alan Weiss/Val Mayerik on Steel Grip Starkey, and Jim Starlin personally selected Sam to ink several hundred of his Dreadstar pages. Returning to DC Comics, he inked All Star Squadron, Captain Atom, 22 issues of Firestorm and DC’s last two Star Trek Annuals, in 1995.

Sam worked for Dark Horse on the very first Predator comic (1989), Disney Comics’ Roger Rabbit, First Comics’ Sable and The Badger, Eclipse Comics inking over Eric Shanower and Sam Kieth, Acclaim Comics inking the great Dick Giordano on Sliders, Red Circle-Archie Publications embellishing over Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko, Malibu Comics, Ocean Comics’ Popeye, Noble Comics’ Justice Machine, Comico Comics inking Elementals over future Eisner Award Winner Bill Willingham, Lone Star Comics, Antarctic Press on their flagship title Areala Warrior Nun, Image Comics on Supreme and Vanguard, Fleetway/Quality inking about 100 Covers primarily on Judge Dredd, and still other companies. His work continues to be published by many comic book companies in various Omnibus, TPBs, Hardcover Editions/Collections, DVDs, and a sampling at Marvel.com.

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So far, Hub City Comic Convention has announced that WWE Hall of Famer Lita, along with Lori Petty of Tank Girl and Orange Is the New Black. Anime voice actors Kristen McGuireElise Baughman, and Tiffany Volmer will be there, as well as storied voice actor Neil Kaplan, are also coming this year. We can't wait to see what else is in store.

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