Rob Liefeld, the creator of comic book characters Deadpool, Domino, and Cable, will speak at the Biola Media Conference on April 29, 2017, at Fox Studios. Liefeld recently announced that his much-anticipated graphic novel “Deadpool: Bad Blood” will release on May 17, 2017, which introduces the new and highly anticipated character of Thumper along with many others new characters in the series.

“The Biola Media Conference was an incredible experience,” said film and television producer, DeVon Franklin, a keynote speaker at the conference in 2013. “It was truly an honor to be able to share the power of building a thriving career in Hollywood, without compromising your faith.”

At Biola University's Biola Media Conference — the largest national event for Christians working in the entertainment industry —  Liefeld will share his remarkable journey, how his faith has played an active role in his career and new projects he is working on.

Liefeld’s career began at a young age when both Marvel and DC Comics hired him out of high school. After 25 years in the industry, Liefeld’s comic book creations, such as Deadpool and Cable, have expanded into multimedia platforms including cartoons, video games and motion pictures. He has become known as the “future of the comics industry."

His most popular comic books are Deadpool, Cable, Domino, X-Force, and Youngblood. Liefeld is currently working with film producers Akiva Goldsman and Graham King following a recent movie deal for his Extreme Studios comic characters.

Limited press passes are available upon request. Email Jenna Loumagne, manager of media relations, for a media pass application.

“The Biola Media Conference draws artists from around the world who are trying to step through the open doors that new technology has opened,” said Jack Hafer, professor of cinema and media arts at Biola. “Thousands of new jobs are filled this year that didn’t even exist two years ago thanks to Netflix, Amazon, and now Apple and Google searching for original programming to secure their customer base. We’ve booked amazing talent to help you understand how to navigate these new waters.”

For more information or to register online, visit General Admission is $149. Cost for Biola students and alumni is $40. High school and non-Biola college student admission is $75. Lunch and a coffee bar are included.

The Biola Media Conference, sponsored by Biola University’s Cinema and Media Arts department, is a place for students and professionals to encourage quality media-making from a Christian perspective.

Biola University is a leading Christ-centered university in Southern California that offers a premier, nationally ranked education and has been named one of the nation's “up and coming” universities by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1908, Biola is committed to the mission of biblically centered education, scholarship and service — equipping men and women in mind and character to impact the world for the Lord Jesus Christ. With more than 6,300 students at its Los Angeles-area campus and around the world, the university offers more than 150 academic programs through its six schools, ranging from the B.A. to the Ph.D. For more information, visit