The International School of Comics is operated under the guidance of one of the most widely imaginative comic book artists in Italy, Dino Caterini. Instructors at this institution are known to be some of the best in the industry providing students with their personal knowledge and expertise to becoming successful.
Annalisa Vicari is a valuable asset to the International School of Comics personnel. She is one of the most talented alumni of the International School of Comics in Florence. Her distinguished artistic sensitivity, creativity and style in drawing have allowed her to win the school travel abroad to Cuba at the end of three year program.
Jill Thompson is a comic book illustrator, creator, and graduate of the American Academy of Art in Chicago. As a multiple Eisner Award winning illustrator and the 2011 Reuben Award winner for Best Comic Book Artist, Jill has kept extremely busy professionally illustrating comic books the majority of her life. She has illustrated comic books and graphic novels for Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, Harper Collins, Marvel Comics, Sirius Entertainment, and Vertigo Comics.
An award-winning illustrator, Douglas Klauba has created cover artwork for books featuring such famous characters as Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Doc Savage, The Avenger, The Spider, Zorro and The Phantom, among others. His work is recognized for his dramatic use of lighting in a heroic-deco style influenced by pulp magazine art and retro movie poster illustration and has earned him acclaim from collectors and clients around the world.
Born and raised in the great metropolis of Chicago, Thomas Gianni attended the American Academy of Art where he studied under Fred Berger, Irving Shapiro, and Howard Mueller. He went on to earn his postbaccalaureate at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Visual Communication.
Dan Dougherty is an award-winning illustrator and author of dozens of published works – ranging from graphic novels and comic books to children's books and newspaper strips. His comic “Beardo” has won multiple Shel-Dorf Awards and has been a regular feature in the Southtown newspaper and on the largest online site for classic and modern comics – gocomics.com.
Ben Hunzeker has been coloring comics since 1999 starting with cover work on the Writers Bloc Anthology and Digital Webbing Presents. Since those early days his list of works have included working with Guru eFX and Hi*Fi Design on titles such as X-Men:Ronin, X-Men Unlimited and a wide range of other projects with Antarctic Press and Capstone Publishing.
A comic book industry veteran, Marshall got his start in 1994, in the middle of the the indy boom. Over the years he's been everything from an independent self-published writer to an associate publisher working on properties like G.I. Joe, Voltron, and Street Fighter. He’s done just about everything except draw a comic book, and worked for just about every publisher except the "big two." Primarily a father and letterer these days, he also dabbles in old-school paper & dice RPG game design.
Ali Cantarella is the creator of all-ages graphic novel " The Hasty Pastry", illustrator of children's book "Monkey and Dragon", and creator of multiple all ages coloring books centered on affirmations, positivity, and creative exploration. She is a full time freelance artist, wielding her pen for indie comics, corporate clients, and private commissions alike. When not sketching, she enjoys creating food as colorful as it is tasty, biking around her beautiful city, and leaving half-drank cups of tea on various surfaces around her apartment.