O Comic Con 2017 is shaping up to be a fantastic event! To give you a sense of the show’s features, we’ll be highlighting our comics guests, cosplay guests, and featured artists as the event approaches. OCC 2017 will be jam-packed with things to see and do on the Arena Floor, the ExHall, and in all the panel rooms. We hope you’ll join us! Purchase advance tickets now at Brown Paper Tickets — and we’ll see YOU at the Mid-America Center July 7th, 8th, and 9th.
Ande Parks has worked as a comic book artist for close to twenty years, inking titles such as Daredevil, Ant-Man, Superman, Wonder Woman and Nightwing. Parks has worked for every major American comic book publisher. He is best known for his four year stint on Green Arrow, with frequent collaborator Phil Hester and writers Kevin Smith, Brad Meltzer and Judd Winick. Green Arrow was highly acclaimed as a series, and the book was named as one of 2003’s Best Books for Young Adults by the American Library Association’s Young Adult Library Service. Parks also worked with artist Tony Moore, on The Exterminators and Fear Agent. Parks’ bold style garnered him nominations in both the Harvey and Eagle awards.
In recent years, Parks has turned to writing. He has written three graphic novels for Oni Press: Union Station, Capote in Kansas and Ciudad. Capote in Kansas was named a Notable Book by the state of Kansas- the first graphic novel to be so honored. Ciudad, which was released in December of 2014, was developed with Joe and Anthony Russo, the directors of Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Parks has authored the Green Hornet and Lone Ranger franchises for Dynamite, and has written Daredevil for Marvel Comics. He has adapted two Jonathan Kellerman novels to the graphic novel format for Random House. Parks is currently inking Shade the Changing Girl and other titles for DC.
Ande lives in Kansas with his wife and two children. He is fond of golf, tennis and bourbon.