New Jersey Comic Expo (www.newjerseycomicexpo.com) announces today that iconic comic book writer, Gail Simone will join the already astounding line up of comic creators, artists and guests this year and will be named the first-ever ‘Guest of Honor’.
A best-selling comics writer with a unique gift for blending humor and action, Gail Simone earned early acclaim with her work on BIRDS OF PREY and SECRET SIX for DC Comics. Her later work on titles BATGIRL and WONDER WOMAN cemented her reputation as one of comics’ most distinctive voices.
“We are thrilled that Gail will be joining us next week at New Jersey Comic Expo. With a long and illustrious career in the comic book business, Gail brings a high level of talent to the convention and we are proud to host her,” says Martha Donato, Founder and Executive Director of New Jersey Comic Expo.”
Known as the “most influential woman in the comic book industry” and an avid advocate for female empowerment, she joined Dynamite Entertainment (www.dynamite.com) in 2013 to write a new ongoing Red Sonja series.
“Long before she reinvigorated Red Sonja, Gail had made a name for herself – not only with her writing – but with her strong voice and role she has played in the comics business. We’re thrilled that Martha and the crew at NJCE have awarded her the “Guest of Honor” distinction this year,” says Nick Barrucci, CEO of Dynamite Entertainment. “To me, Gail represents ideals that are important to our organization: equality, fairness, quality and kindness. She was the perfect choice for Guest of Honor!” continues Donato.
New Jersey Comic Expo takes place on November 18 & 19, 2017 at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison, New Jersey. For additional information, or to purchase tickets to the show, please visit: www.newjerseycomicexpo.com