You guys came through and got us to 1500 likes on Facebook… So now it’s time for us to pony up! Our first guest announcement for Little Apple Comic Expo is the local comic luminary and close personal friend of the show, Ande Parks!
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 three Jonathan Kellerman novels to the graphic novel format for Random House. Parks is also working on his first prose novel. He is also inking Phil Hester again for DC.
Ande lives in Kansas with his wife and two children. He is fond of golf, tennis and bourbon.