Stephanie Phillips. Sure she’s originally from Florida – but since she’s been living & working in Buffalo for over a year now we’re claiming her as “Buffalo’s own Stephanie Phillips!” Phillips is an American writer known for her comics and graphic novels such as the acclaimed BUTCHER OF PARIS, DESCENDENT, DEVIL WITHIN, and KICKING ICE. She just published her first DC Comics story featuring WILDCAT and works regularly with publishers including AfterShock Comics, Dark Horse, Top Cow/Image Comics, Black Mask Studios and more. Her writing was featured in the most recent issue of HEAVY METAL magazine, in collaboration with renowned street artist Swoon. In addition to her comic writing Phillips works teaching writing courses at the University at Buffalo, is a former Muay Thai fighter and a hockey player. Stephanie Phillips will be at Nickel City Con all three days May 15-17 so come out and meet one of comics (and Buffalo’s) rising stars!