Creators: Must-See Creativity Panel | San Antonio Comic-Con




Saturday, August 2nd
3:30 – 4:15PM
ROOM 212

As an artist, writer, actor, musician or creator, there is nothing more challenging than the development of the creative process. Is art birthed from the spontaneous or is it a result of a carefully crafted rhythm and structure? In this panel, esteemed creators Genese Davis (The Holder’s Dominion;; The Gamer In YouRob Prior (Spawn; Deep Space 9; Evil Ernie; Heavy MetalAaron de Orive (Writer and Producer – Cloak and Dagger Studios) and Erik Reeves (Hoodratz In Space; Peacekeeper; Throwd comic series) will describe how to overcome creative obstacles and share their keys to unleashing creativity.


Genese Davis

Genese Davis is an American author, host, columnist and media personality. She is the author of The Holder’s Dominion, a next-generation video game thriller heralded as a breakthrough novel by Publishers Weekly. Davis is the founder of The Gamer in You and was recently awarded IGR Woman of the Year. She is a featured columnist at and appears internationally for entertainment and literary events all over the world. She lives in Irvine, CA, where she advocates for her other passion, animal rescue. To learn more,

Rob Prior

Using his numerous skills as an illustrator, screenwriter, storyboard artist and more, Rob Prior’s career spans over twenty years of gaming, comic, film, and television experience. He has also been recognized as one of the top intellectual property creators from his peers for creating incredibly detailed worlds, characters and stories. As a comic book artist, Rob has worked with Marvel, D.C., Todd McFarlane, Kevin Eastman and Image Comics, to name a few, with his most notable credits on, “Spawn“, “Terminator“,  “Deep Space 9“, “Evil Ernie“, “Melting Pot”, “Lady Death“, and “Heavy Metal“. This year Rob will be the lead illustrator on Image Comic’s latest “Blood Merchant” graphic novel. To learn more, visit

Aaron de Orive

A graduate of the University of Texas film program, Aaron de Orive began his professional writing career in the video game industry, serving as a lead or senior writer on Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided, Tabula Rasa, Anarchy Online, and Star Wars: The Old Republic. He is also the creator of the fantasy role-playing game SHARD: World of the False Dawn. De Orive’s first novel, Blade Singer, is now available in paperback and e-book. De Orive lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, daughter, and two very spoiled terriers.

Erik Reeves

Erik Reeves is an experienced concept artist who has worked in various entertainment industries including work for video game companies such as THQ, Activision and Blizzard. In addition, Reeves has worked as a penciler, inker and writer on several independent comics for companies such as Image Comics, Antarctic Press, and Viper comics. He is currently working as a Sketch Card artist for Marvel and Upperdeck Entertainment while publishing his work, Hoodratz In Space comic series.




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