San Diego artists share spotlight at Comic-Con

Posted at 9:55 PM, Jul 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-22 22:11:14-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Alongside the celebrities and the major names in comics, local artists and writers from San Diego have carved out their own space at Comic-Con.

Writer Terry Mayo shared a booth last year but came back in 2018 with his own.

He says he’s only been writing comics for six years.

“It kind of snowballed really quick,” he said.

His latest comic is set in a post-apocalyptic landscape based on San Diego.

Down the aisle in the “Small Press” section of the exhibition hall are the guys from “The Curseborn Saga.”

Started by two brothers from San Diego, the franchise has started gaining an international following.

“We always wanted to go to Japan, but a lot of the following came from Mexico and the Philippines,” said writer Elnath D. Shanks, the pen name for Trevor Barber.

They began working on the project in 2010, creating their own world, religion, philosophy and characters.

This is their third year with a booth at Comic-Con.

“I feel like we’re so lucky. It’s just in our backyard,” said Barber.