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Beechen has written scripts for various cartoons, such as Teen Titans, The Wild Thornberrys, Rugrats, Pink Panther and Pals, The Batman, Edgar and Ellen and the Ben 10 franchise. He was also the story editor on Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi for Cartoon Network. He was an executive producer on The Adventures of Chuck and Friends.
Beechen has written for the Nickelodeon live-action series, Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide, and for the short-lived drama Savannah.
Beechen wrote several Rugrats, The Wild Thornberrys and Rocket Power comic strips for Nickelodeon Magazine.
Beechen's first credited published work was a graphic novel named Hench, with artist Manny Bello, was published by AiT/Planet Lar in 2004. He's also written scripts for Teen Titans Go! and Justice League Unlimited for DC Comics.
Currently, Beechen is under contract with DC. He wrote issues of DC's weekly mini-series Countdown to Final Crisis  and the mini-series Countdown to Adventure, featuring Animal Man, Starfire and Adam Strange, for DC. He is currently writing a Batgirl mini-series.
His follow up original graphic novel with Bello, Dugout, was released by AiT/Planet Lar in 2008. At the New York Comic Con, Wildstorm announced he would be writing a new series, Killapalooza, with Trevor Hairsine on art duties. Also at Wildstorm he took over writing Wildcats during the World's End storyline.
Agnes has worked with many of the major comic book publishers, most recently illustrating titles for "My Little Pony" (IDW) and "Lil' Vampi" (Dynamite). She has also done cover art for "Powerpuff Girls" (IDW) "Samurai Jack"(IDW), "Red Sonja" (Dynamite), "Soulfire" (Aspen), and "Unity" (Valiant). Agnes has worked with Marvel Comics, providing artwork for "Girl Comics" and "Spider-Ham", and is the creator of "You, Me, and Zombie" - an all ages zombie tale. You can read that story and see more of Agnes' work at her website http://www.agnesgarbowska.com
Andy Runton is the creator of the graphic novel series Owly, first published in 2005 by Top Shelf. Before he worked on Owly he was a graphic designer. His artwork is a reflection of his affection for wildlife. Andy currently resides in Atlanta, GA. In 2005, Runton won the Ignatz Award for Promising New Talent. His work was also nominated for "Best Publication for a Younger Audience" in Eisner Awards the same year, which he won in 2006.
Brandon Peterson has been a professional illustrator for over 20 years, working primarily as a penciller and inker, but often as a colorist, writer, editor, and art director.
He is currently working at Marvel Comics, as the artist on books like The Age of Ultron, AvX, Avengers, The Ultimates, Ultimate Vision, Ultimate Extinction, Ultimate X-Men, Astonishing X-Men, X-Men, and Uncanny X-Men.
Brandon was also VP of Special Projects and Art Director of the now defunct CrossGen Comics, where he created titles like Mystic and Chimera. He is also a veteran of Top Cow Productions, having worked on Codename: Strykeforce, Cyberforce, Ripclaw, Medieval Spawn/Witchblade, and his own book, Arcanum
After cartooning for a local newspaper, Blevins became a professional comic book artist in the early 1980s. During that time, Blevins drew Marvel Comics adaptations of films such as The Dark Crystal, Krull, andThe Last Starfighter. Blevins was a guest artist on a number of titles before becoming the regular artist of The Bozz Chronicles, which was published under Marvel's creator-owned Epic Comics imprint.
Blevins first regular job on a superhero comic was on the 1987 revival of Strange Tales. Strange Tales was an anthology that featured two ongoing features produced by two different creative teams — Cloak and Dagger drawn by Blevins, and Doctor Strange.
That same year, Blevins became the regular penciler on New Mutants. Blevins drew the majority of issues from #55 to #83. Blevins later became the regular artist on Sleepwalker.
Blevins then began to work primarily on comic books produced by DC Comics, especially Batman comics.
In 1996, Blevins moved into the field of television animation. He primarily drew storyboards for Warner Brothers-produced cartoons such as Superman, The New Batman/Superman Adventures, Batman Beyond, andthe Justice League. In 1996, Blevins won two Emmy Awards for his storyboard contributions to some of those shows.
Blevins stopped regularly drawing storyboards in 2005. He now does gallery art, primarily oil paintings, and boosts his income with freelance storyboard work.
Blevins's freelance work has appeared in Disney Magazine as well.
Brett currently works for DC Comics drawing Teen Titans. Some of his past works include art for Justice League of America, The Larfleeze Christmas Special, Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter, Backlash, Fantastic Four: Heroes Reborn, Thundercats Dogs of War and various others. He also, when the mood strikes, works as a paleoaritst, with artwork appearing on BBC news, Fox News and scientific papers. He currently resides in the Desert SouthWest, with his wife Jess and his dogs.
Brian Pulido's words and creations have been infecting the world of comics and beyond, creating a legacy of edgy characters and stories with a dark, sensibility that has influenced pop culture and made underground images mainstream.
Pulido’s experience ranges from award-winning comic book writing and publishing, to screenwriting, producing and directing. He founded Chaos! Comics and has published and written hundreds of comics including Lady Death, Evil Ernie and licensed comics including A Nightmare on Elm St., Chucky, Friday The 13th andTexas Chainsaw Massacre.
He is on The Hero Initiative’s fundraising board, has received the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Defender of Liberty Award and is the Chief Creative Officer for Mischief Maker Studios.
Pulido wrote and directed the feature film “The Graves”, starring Tony Todd (Candy Man) distributed by Syfy, Lionsgate, Netflix & Fear.net.
He is the co-writer of Lady Death, a monthly series from Boundless Comics and the owner of Coffin Comics Shop, crafters of authentically limited Lady Death editions.
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Bryan Q. Miller is an American television and comic writer most notable for his work on the CW’s television series Smallville and DC’s comic book Batgirl.
Miller began work on Smallville as an unpaid intern during Season Five, a job he held for two seasons before being hired as a Writers’ Assistant in Season Seven. After completing the WB Writers’ Workshop, he was promoted to Staff Writer for Season Eight. Before the show ended, he served as the show’s Executive Story Editor.
Through his work on Smallville, Miller met acclaimed comic writer Geoff Johns, who introduced Miller to editors at DC Comics. Through these meetings, Miller landed a three-book arc for Teen Titans in 2009.
From October 2009 to July 2011, he wrote the re-launched Batgirl book, featuring Stephanie Brown as the cowl-wearing superhero. The series met critical acclaim. He went on to write the Smallville Season 11 comic book series.
He is among the authors contributing to Pirates of the Caribbean: Six Sea Chanties, a graphic novel anthology that will serve as a prequel to Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. It was expected to be published on April 19, 2011, though was held back due to the production not being satisfied with the final product. Its current fate is currently unknown.
Miller is currently writing a Kickstarter-funded graphic novel, titled Earthward, with Marcio Takara producing the artwork.
Chris Roberson’s writings include the novels Here, There & Everywhere, The Voyage of Night Shining White, Paragaea: A Planetary Romance, X-Men: The Return, Set the Seas on Fire, The Dragon’s Nine Sons, End of the Century, Iron Jaw and Hummingbird, Three Unbroken, and Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War II, and the comic book series Cinderella: From Fabletown With Love and I, Zombie. His short stories have appeared in such magazines as Asimov’s, Interzone, Postscripts, and Subterranean, and in anthologies such as Live Without a Net, FutureShocks, and Forbidden Planets.
Along with his business partner and spouse Allison Baker, he is the publisher of MonkeyBrain Books, an independent publishing house specializing in genre fiction and nonfiction genre studies, and he is the editor of anthology Adventure Vol. 1. He has been a finalist for the World Fantasy Award four times—once each for writing and editing, and twice for publishing—twice a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and four times for the Sidewise Award for Best Alternate History (winning the Short Form in 2004 with his story “O One” and the Long Form in 2008 with his novel The Dragon’s Nine Sons). Chris and Allison live in Austin, Texas with their daughter Georgia.
Christian Beranek is a writer, producer, musician and consultant. She has worked in comics with such companies as Zenescope, Markosia, Image, and IDW. From 2000 - 2008 she co-ran Silent Devil with her family. In 2008 she signed a producer deal with Disney to launch Kingdom Comics. In 2010 she helped launch the successful website The Webcomic Factory. Currently Beranek is focusing her time on creating her own graphic novels.
CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN is the award-winning, bestselling author of such novels as The Myth Hunters, Wildwood Road, The Boys Are Back in Town, The Ferryman, Strangewood, Of Saints and Shadows, and (with Tim Lebbon) The Map of Moments. He has also written books for teens and young adults, including Poison Ink, Soulless, and the thriller series Body of Evidence, honored by the New York Public Library and chosen as one of YALSA's Best Books for Young Readers. Upcoming teen novels include a new series of hardcover YA fantasy novels co-authored with Tim Lebbon and entitled The Secret Journeys of Jack London.
A lifelong fan of the "team-up," Golden frequently collaborates with other writers on books, comics, and scripts. In addition to his recent work with Tim Lebbon, he co-wrote the lavishly illustrated novel Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire with Mike Mignola. With Thomas E. Sniegoski, he is the co-author of multiple novels, as well as comic book miniseries such as Talent and The Sisterhood, both currently in development as feature films. With Amber Benson, Golden co-created the online animated series Ghosts of Albion and co-wrote the book series of the same name.
As an editor, he has worked on the short story anthologies The New Dead and British Invasion, among others, and has also written and co-written comic books, video games, screenplays, the online animated series Ghosts of Albion (with Amber Benson) and a network television pilot.
The author is also known for his many media tie-in works, including novels, comics, and video games, in the worlds of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Hellboy, Angel, and X-Men, among others.
Golden was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives with his family. His original novels have been published in fourteen languages in countries around the world. Please visit him atwww.christophergolden.com
Christopher Herndon has been feeding himself by way of the funnybook industry for over a decade. He is the co-creator of the acclaimed series Living With Zombies but has professionally drawn everything from extinct animals, to grotesque monsters, to sassy ladies, to gun toatin’ cowpokes, to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Most recently he has undertaken the gargantuan task of illustrating the Terra Tempo series. This has given him the great opportunity call on his love of science to educate and entertain those young and old about the real life monsters living in our Earth’s past. Smilodons, Mammoths, and Dinosaurs. Oh MY! His work may be found in numerous comic books, album covers, games, magazines, and natural history museums.
Chuck BB is the Eisner award winning artist & Co-Creator of the Black Metal graphic novel series published by Oni Press. He is also the creator of the comic strip Stone Cold Lazy published monthly in the pages of Decibel Magazine (Americas premiere and ONLY dedicated extreme music publication). He has been published by the likes of Marvel Comics & IDW Publishing. His only vices are brutal extreme metal and kitty cats.
Dan Wickline is a published writer and photographer. Born in Norwalk, California, he currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife Debbie, dog Artemis and three cats: Tiger, Panther, and Crash. Dan has written for Image Comics, IDW Publishing, Humanoids Publishing, Zenescope Entertainment, Avatar Press, Cellar Door Publishing and Moonstone Books. Recently Dan has written the re-launch of ShadowHawk for Image Comics and the Sleepy Hollow and Lovecraft/Wonderland mini-series for Zenescope. He also has written the screenplay for Shelter Me, an episode of the Metal Hurlant Chronicles starring James Marsters and Michelle Ryan. If you would like more information about Dan Wickline, his work, or wish to contact him, please visit www.danwickline.com.
Daniel James Abraham (born November 1969) is a prolific American science fiction / fantasy author who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His short stories have appeared in numerous publications and anthologies. His collaboration with Ty Franck under the name James S. A. Corey,Leviathan Wakes, was nominated for the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Novel and the 2012 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. Hisnovelette "Flat Diane" was nominated for the Nebula Award. His novelette "The Cambist and Lord Iron: a Fairytale of Economics" was nominated for the Hugo Award and the World Fantasy Award.
Daniel has contributed to George R. R. Martin's Wild Card series, as well as having written the Wild Cards: Hard Call comic for Dynamite Entertainment. He has also adapted several George R. R. Martin works for comics including A Game of Thrones, Skin Trade, and Fevre Dream. He also writes urban fantasy under the name M. L. N. Hanover.
Abraham is a graduate of Clarion West Writers Workshop 1998.
Dennis Calero is the award winning and internationally recognized artist of Alex Ross: Masks, X-Men: Noir and Legion of Superheroes. He has also leant his talents to CCG Properties such as Magic andLegend of the Five Rings, as well as Dungeons & Dragons. His work includes X-Men: Mark of Cain, X-Factor, 28 Days Later: The Aftermath, Cowboys and Aliens, Dark Tower, Fallen Angel, Hawkgirl, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Supergirl , Magic The Gathering, Countdown to Final Crisis, Wolverine: First Class and JSA Classified. During his tenure on X-Factor the title was nominated for the Harvey Award for Best New Series .
Calero has also provided illustrations for role-playing games, beginning in 1996 for White Wolf. He has done interior artwork for Dungeons & Dragons books for the Forgotten Realms setting, such as Silver Marches,Faiths and Pantheons, and Races of Faer. Calero also co-founded Atomic Paintbrush, one of the first computer-coloring companies working in the comic-book field.
Currently, Dennis is the penciler and inker on "Army of Darkness" with writer Steve Niles, as well as a cover artist on numerous titles.
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Well known in American comics fandom since the 1960’s for his vast comic book collection and fanzine writing & cartooning, Rosa became internationally famous starting in 1987 when he began writing and drawing “Uncle $crooge” and “Donald Duck” comics for various licensed publishers in Europe. Just as they once were in America, Donald Duck comics (based on Carl Barks’ work) continue to be the best selling comic books in Europe and South America where the *weekly* Duck comics have been read by hundreds of millions of fans for over 60 years. This makes Rosa one of the world’s best known and most popular cartoonists, but still very easy to visit with at American shows where he can relax in “relative obscurity”. American comics fans are mostly familiar with his most famous and oft-reprinted work, the Eisner Award winning “Life and Times of $crooge McDuck” series.
Francis Manapul is an artist currently working for DC comics. In 2011 he was awarded the Joe Shuster Award for Outstanding Artist. He is best known for his work on Top Crow comic's Witchblade and Necromancer. Since then he has gone on to work on titles like Adventure Comics, and Superman Batman. Manapul is currently the writer/artist for the New 52's revamp of The Flash.
Gene Ha has worked since 1992 on books like Fables, Action Comics, Justice League, The Shade, and his upcoming book Mae. He is most celebrated for his collaboration with Alan Moore and Zander Cannon on Top 10 and its prequel The Forty-Niners. The books won three Eisner Awards, the highest honor in comics, and have been reprinted in countries such as Poland, France, Brazil and Japan. Phoenix Comicon 2014 will be his first trip to Arizona, a land he's wanted to visit since seeing Raising Arizona in high school. He lives outside Chicago in Berwyn, IL with his lovely wife Lisa and their rescue dog Fina. Find him online at http://www.geneha.com/
Greg Horn is currently the lead artist on Disney's MARVEL: WAR OF HEROES, a Top Ten mobile game app designed for APPLE IPHONE and NDROID. Horn was brought on to this high-profile DISNEY project to create 30 unique MARVEL COMICS character illustrations, most of which are highly sought-after rare cards. The game ranks in Apple iTunes store's top 5 apps for nearly a year straight, with more than 20 million downloads in just the past 3 months! Greg's other current work includes variant covers for two of Marvel Comic's best selling titles: AVENGERS #1 and THE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1! While best known in the comic world for his unforgettable visions of Marvel's female leads such as EMMA FROST, MS MARVEL, ELEKTRA, and SHE-HULK, he has also been assigned as variant cover artist on iconic event books such as DC COMICS' BLACKEST NIGHT.
One of the most prolific artists in the world, Horn has worked on 20 major advertising campaigns across the globe, and has illustrated covers for nearly 70 magazines. His video game work for industry heavy-hitters like EA SPORTS, CAPCOM, SONY, ROCKSTAR, UNIVERSAL STUDIOS, BLIZZARD, 2K GAMES, DIGITAL EXTREMES, 3D REALMS and HIP GAMES can all be viewed in his art galleries at www.greghornart.com.
Herbert "Herb" Trimpe is an American comic-book artist and occasional writer, best remembered for his work on The Incredible Hulk and credited with the co-creation of the X-Men's Wolverine in the early 1970s.
Trimpe joined Marvel Comics in 1967 and stayed until 1996. He was laid off when Marvel went bankrupt, went back to school for his master's degree, and taught art at a rural middle/high school for two years. He occasionally takes on comic-book projects.
Recognition for his work includes a nomination for the Shazam Award for Best Inker (Humor Division) in 1973, as well as Humanitarian of the Year Award at the San Diego comic convention in 2002, for his work as a chaplain at the World Trade Center site after 9/11. He lives in the Hudson Valley of New York.
Herb Trimpe has participated in an upcoming documentary film called Adventures Into Digital Comics. The film discusses, among other things, the crash of the comic book industry in the 90s and the emergence of webcomics.
Brian and Kristy Miller are no strangers to the Phoenix Comicon. As co-owners of Hi-Fi Colour Design that are an important part Arizona comic culture and the comic book industry as a whole. Employing artists who do work for many different publishers including DC, Marvel, Disney, Wizard, and Lucasfilm (Star Wars). Brian was a colorist working under several different pen names till 1998, when he started Hi-Fi Colour. The pair now run Hi-Fi together and continue to help comic book artists grow. With their first two books Hi-Fi Color for Comics and Master Digital Color they share some of what they have learned over the years with aspiring comic book artists.
Jon Samuel Lewis is an American writer best known for the acclaimed Grey Griffins series published by Scholastic’s Orchard Books. After selling nearly a million copies in the original trilogy, Lewis and his writing partner, Derek Benz teamed with Little Brown to produce the Grey Griffins Clockwork Chronicles .
He is also the author of CHAOS Novels , a young adult adventure series that combines supernatural, science fiction, and urban fantasy to create an exciting hybrid of non-stop adventure.
He currently resides in Arizona with his wife and children.
James O’Barr, is the award-winning creator of "The Crow," and writer of two hit series currently from IDW Publishing, entitled "Curare" and "Skinning the Wolves."
He likes to lament that he was born in a trailer in Detroit just in time to see Marilyn Monroe and John Kennedy die, but claims no responsibility for either. He spent his first seven years in an orphanage and foster care where he spent most of his time drawing.
When he was adopted he brought along his crayons and has been using them ever since.
While stationed in Berlin, in the late 70's he created The Crow as an attempt to deal with the death of his fiancé at the hands of a drunk driver. It took nearly ten years to finish and no publisher was interested in it ("too gloomy, too confusing...”) until, on a whim, Caliber published the first issue in 1989.
It is currently the best-selling independent graphic novel of all time at over 1 million copies sold.
In 1993 his book was adapted into the cult film of the same name starring Brandon Lee. He would like you to know that nearly all of the money made from the film was donated to children's charities and he had nothing to do with the subsequent 3 sequels or TV show, but he will be a consultant on the new Crow movie that goes into production in 2014.
He has worked for every major publisher. In Italy, 1995, he won the Academy Award of comics, the Yellow Kid award for best storyteller.
Recently returned from a record breaking signing tour for the Italian Edition of "The Crow," his most recent book is a the new sketchbook from Eva Ink Publishing "James O'Barr: Unconfined."
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Jenevieve Broomall is currently working as a freelance Cover Illustrator for clientele such as Big Dog Ink, Bluerainbow Online and Zenescope Entertainment. Her character design work has been primarily for Big Dog Ink's Legend of Oz Series.
Jenevieve has also worked with several independent companies such as Louisville local comic book creators Astounding Tales comics, the Louisville Cartoonist Society, and Derby City Comic Con.
Jim Cheung is a comic book artist best known for his work on series such as Scion from 2000 to 2004, New Avengers: Illuminati from 2005 to 2006 and Avengers: The Children's Crusade from 2010 to present. In 2005, he was named one of Marvel Comics “Young Guns” for his potential to be “a future superstar pencillier.” Cheung currently illustrates for the miniseries Avengers: The Children's Crusade.
Joe Corroney has been providing Lucasfilm with official Star Wars artwork for books, games, trading cards, comic books, posters and magazines since 1997. Other comic books he's illustrated include Star Trek, GI Joe, Fallen Angel, 24: Nightfall, Doctor WHO, Angel and Spike Vs. Dracula for IDW Publishing, Buckaroo Banzai, Kolchak The Night Stalkerand The Phantom for Moonstone Books and Crimson Dynamo for Marvel Comics. Currently, he's providing cover art for IDW's new True Blood series and BOOM! Studios' Farscape comic books, developing his creator owned comic book series, Death Avenger and continuing to create new Star Wars artwork for Lucasfilm.
Some of the other licenses and professional publishers he has illustrated for are DC Comics, Hasbro, The Lord of the Rings, Heroes, Wizards of the Coast, XBox, Dragon Magazine, Sony Picture's Men In Black, Xena: Warrior Princess,ThunderBirds: The Movie, IDG Entertainment, Rittenhouse Archives, Paizo Publishing, White Wolf Publishing, Cinemagraphix, Last Unicorn Games, West End Games, Image Comics, Blue Line Pro, and Microsoft's Age of Empirescollectible card game.
He was also the instructor for the Comic Book Illustration Course at the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio (from 1998 - 2008) and has also taught the Ohio State University's Summer Comic Book Workshop.
Joe Harris is the creator and writer of myriad comics and graphic novels such as the hit Image Comics environmental sci-fi series, Great Pacific, and the fan-favorite, monthly paranormal investigations of Agents Mulder and Scully in The X-Files: Season 10 for IDW.
As a young creator at Marvel Comics, Joe launched the cult-classic Spider-Man spinoff, Slingers and the Bishop: The Last X-Man series. He has written for just about all major comics publishers and characters including DC Comics, Dark Horse and others.
Harris conceived, and co-wrote the screenplay for, the hit Sony Pictures horror film, Darkness Falls after his short film, Tooth Fairy was acquired by Revolution Studios and developed into a feature. He went on the co-write the politically-themed slasher movie and Fox release, The Tripper with David Arquette before returning to comics with a focus on creating original, creator-owned titles such as the Hitchcockian portrait of spontaneous human combustion, Spontaneous and the fantasy graphic novel, Wars In Toyland for Oni Press.
His supernatural thriller, Ghost Projekt was also published by Oni. Lauded by Ain’t It Cool News as “one of the finest” miniseries of the year, the tense tale of ghosts, gambits and Cold War secrets is currently being developed for television.
A native New Yorker, he lives in Manhattan.
Katie Cook is a comic book artist and writer that lives somewhere in that state that looks like a mitten. Her writing for the pop-culture phenomenon comic tie-in to My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is gaining her headlines this year... But it's her work for Star Wars, Marvel, the Jim Henson Company and more that have made her a popular name. Her weekly webcomic, Gronk: A Monster's Story, was nominated for the Harvey award for Best Online Comic last year. You can see more of Katie's work at www.katiecandraw.com and www.gronkcomic.com.
In 1987, Maguire was the artist on the re-launch of Justice League written by Keith Giffen and J. M. DeMatteis. The two writers and Maguire reunited in 2003 for the Formerly Known as the Justice League miniseries and its 2005 sequel, "I Can't Believe It's Not the Justice League" published in JLA Classified. Maguire's collaborations with Giffen and DeMatteis also include Defenders and Metal Men back-ups in the latest volume of Doom Patrol.
Maguire has frequently collaborated with writer Fabian Nicieza on series such as Adventures of Captain America, X-Men, andBatman Confidential. In 2007, he was the subject of Modern Masters #10 from TwoMorrows Publishing.
Maguire and George Pérez are alternating as artist of a revival of the Worlds' Finest series, which is written by Paul Levitz.
Konstantin Komardin is an award-winning Russian sequential artist, graphic artist and animator currently living in Moscow. This marks his first appearances in the United States, providing a rare opportunity to see some amazing originals never before offered in the US. Konstantin was born in Ekaterinburg, where he fell in love with sequential art as a child, and went on to attend the Academy of Book Design. And has worked with numerous publishing houses on book covers and interior illustrations, while also working with anthology magazines in the role of graphic artist.
Some of his published work includes the BD magazines "Veles," "Hacker," "Max Cooler," "Moulin Rouge," "Timof" which published his story "Siberian Dreams," and the renowned comics "Agent Z," "Sit-o-city," "Gate of Alice," and "Mechanics of Senses." Other works include the upcoming Judge Dredd project, and the Russian/Polish project "City Stories." Konstantin was awarded the Grand Prize for "The Site of Polis" at the Moscow Comics Festival in 2003.
A talented illustrator for print, Konstantin is also an award-winning animator as mentioned. His works include the concept designs on "Elka," "Man with the Wind in his Head" which appeared in the Suzdal Film Festival in 2008, "Tram," "Spindel" which was honored at the Moscow Short Film Festival in 2010, and "The Man in Penze Nez," which screened at both the Suzdal Film Festival and the Moscow International Film Festival in 2010.
Several shorts by Konstantin will he aired at the convention, so check your programming for time and place. Konstantin will be in artist alley sketching throughout the show.
For more information on Konstantin and his work be sure to visit him at his table in artist alley. For information on ordering sketches before the show, contact Renee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wein's first professional comics story was "Eye of the Beholder" in DC's Teen Titans #18 (Dec. 1968), where with co-writer and fellow future-pro Marv Wolfman he introduced the male character Starfire who was eventually renamed Red Star. Late the following year, Wein was publishing anthological mystery stories for DC's The House of Secrets and Marvel's Tower of Shadows and Chamber of Darkness. He additionally began writing for DC's romance comic Secret Hearts and the company's toy-line tie-in Hot Wheels; Skywald Publications' horror-comics magazines Nightmare and Psycho and its short-lived Western comic books; and Gold Key's Mod Wheels, Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery, the toyline tie-in Microbots, and the TV-series tie-ins Star Trek and The Twilight Zone.
Mark Bagley was born to a military family in Frankfurt, Germany. He had always wanted to break into the comic book business. At age 18, he joined the military so that he could qualify for the G.I. Bill and go to art school.
After his work in the military and art school, he continued trying to break into the comic industry but ended up working for Lockheed Martin making technical drawings.
Later in life, he fathered a child, a daughter named Angela, who is a teacher.
In 1983, Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter created the Marvel Try-out Book to draw new talent into the comic book industry. The contest involved a deconstructed comic book in which contestants could complete the comic and submit it to Marvel. The winner would be awarded a professional assignment with Marvel.
At 27 years old, Mark Bagley entered the contest and won first place for penciling. This led to a series of low profile penciling jobs including jobs for Marvel's New Universe line and backup stories in Captain America. A majority of his work during this time was for the first series of Marvel Universe Trading cards.
In 1990, Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz created a team of teenage superheroes called the New Warriors. Given the positive fan reaction, Marvel created a new series based on these heroes and assigned Bagley and Fabian Nicieza to the title.
Though not an instant success, the title rose in fame to become one of Marvel’s more successful titles in the 1990s.
A couple of years into the New Warriors run, New Warriors editor Danny Fingeroth became responsible for the Spider-Man line of titles. At the same time, Erik Larsen vacated his spot as penciler on Spider-Man’s flagship title Spider-Man illustrated by Mark BagleyThe Amazing Spider-Man.
Fingeroth decided to take a chance on Bagley, who was a relatively inexperienced artist to be assigned what is arguably Marvel’s flagship title. After a rough start, Bagley hit his stride on The Amazing Spider-Man and eventually grew to be considered the definitive Venom illustrated by Mark BagleySpider-Man artist of the mid-1990s. His artwork was used extensively for licensed material, appearing on everything from plates and cups to credit cards.
Bagley also holds the distinction of being the artist on Marvel’s first web-based comic book, featuring Spider-Man, which appeared on Marvel’s official website.
After working on Spider-Man for several years, Bagley began to feel burnt out on Spider-Man. Needing a change, he next collaborated with writer Kurt Busiek on a new team of superheroes, the Thunderbolts. The concept behind the Thunderbolts was that of a team of super villains who posed as superheroes in order to gain the public’s trust. As the title progressed, some of the villains began to realize they enjoyed the role of a hero and no longer wanted to be villains.
The title enjoyed modest success and though its sales did decline over time, the decline was so slow and the fan base was so dedicated that the title continued to be published even after Bagley left the title in 2001 (at issue #50).
Bill Jemas, publisher at Marvel in the year 2000, was looking to relaunch Marvel’s primary franchises in a way that would make them accessible to younger readers. Designed as a six-issue mini series, Ultimate Spider-Man would be a title that began the Spider-Man mythos from the beginning set in modern times. Marvel wanted Bagley on the title from the beginning, but, still being burnt out from his earlier run, he resisted.
Eventually though, he (reluctantly) agreed and was assigned Ultimate Spider-Man with writer Brian Michael Bendis. The title was an instant hit and soon turned from a limited series to an ongoing series by Bendis and Bagley.
They went on to enjoy the longest continuous run of any creative team on a mainstream Marvel superhero comic beating the record set by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby with Ultimate Spider-Man #103 (published in December 2006). He eventually left the title after #111 was published in July 2007.
Bagley collaborated again with Bendis on the latter's second story arc of Mighty Avengers. That was his last work for Marvel before he becomes exclusive to DC Comics.
It was reported in January 2011, that starting with issue 156 of Ultimate Spider-Man, Bagley will reunite with longtime collaborator and writer Brian Michael Bendis for an eight issue story arc entitled 'Death of Spider-Man' which will prelude in February and kicks in with the actual storyline in March and will conclude in July 2011.
A New York Times Bestselling author, Michael A. Stackpole is best known for his work as a science fiction and fantasy author and game designer. He is also an advocate for digital publishing.
Originally from Vermont, where we was awarded a BA in History at the University of Vermont, Stackpole now resides in Scottsdale.
Stackpole has written numerous Star Wars novels, including books in the X-Wing and The New Jedi Order series. He's also worked on the BattleTech series for over 20 years.
He has recently been awarded with Lifetime Achievement Awards from The University of Maryland Eastern Shore and the Lille Arts Festival. with gallery shows of his work in Spain, New York, Maryland and Moscow.
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Mike Baron broke into comics with an illustrated text piece in the 1974 debut issue of Marvel Comics's Comix Book. In 1981, he published his first formal comics script with Nexus, the science fiction title he co-created with illustrator Steve Rude; the series garnered numerous honors, including Eisners for both creators. A prolific creator, Baron is responsible for The Badger, Ginger Fox, Spyke, Feud, and many other comic book titles.
Baron has also written numerous mainstream characters, most notably DC's The Flash and Batman, Marvel's The Punisher, and several Star Wars adaptations for Dark Horse. He has been nominated for Best Writer in the Kirby, Harvey and Eisner Awards, and has won two Eisners for his work on Nexus
British born comic book artist Mike McKone is perhaps best known for his work on Teen Titans and Fantastic Four. Interested in comics from an early age, particularly Fantastic Four, McKone got his start in the industry after showing his portfolio to an editor for DC in London in 1988.
This launched his career with DC and he worked on many notable titles including Justice League of America, Justice League International, Green Lantern and Superman. He's also completed art for Marvel titles Amazing Spider-Man, Punisher: War Zone, Thor, and X-Men. Currently, McKone is working on the Avengers Academy series.
NEN is a concept artist, illustrator, and low brow artist who occasionally dabbles in comics. Specializing in integrating violence, gore, and horror with the beautiful and the surreal, NEN pulls a rarely spoken vision of the human condition from the fluidity of water, the subtlety of second glances, and her ability to pair painstaking attention to detail with the freedom of frenzied motion.
Currently, NEN works as a character/costume designer and promotional illustrator for various clients. Her characters are uniquely charismatic and her figures twist and twine in rare and unseemly ways. NEN may be a painter and a designer, but her talent lies in making characters breathe.
NEN has worked on the card game SHINOBI CLANS by POSTHUMAN STUDIOS, Project Paradigm by Eschaton Media, and has published pinups and covers in many collections, anthologies, and comics. NEN is working on a graphic novel called ISCARIOT, various paintings for publication in books slated for release in 2014, and paintings for a low brow showing in the works.
Norm Rapmund is an inker who made a name for himself during the early years of Image Comics on such titles as Brigade, Supreme and Bloodstrike. From there, Norm moved to Marvel where he worked on several titles including WOLVERINE, FANTASTIC FOUR & ROGUE. He later became known for his work with penciller Ian Churchill on COVEN, LIONHEART, SUPERMAN/BATMAN, SUPERGIRL and TITANS.
Norm has continued to make his mark on a variety of DC titles including 52, INFINITE CRISIS, a 3-year run on BOOSTER GOLD and TIME MASTERS: VANISHING POINT. Currently, you'll find Norm on 2 titles of DC's New 52. TEEN TITANS and THE FURY OF FIRESTORM.
Paige Braddock knew at the age of 7 that she wanted to be a cartoonist. Early in her career she worked as an illustrator for several newspapers, including The Chicago Tribune and The Atlanta Constitution. In 1991, she began crafting her long-standing comic, "Jane's World," the first gay-themed work to receive online distribution by a national media syndicate. She launched her own publishing company, Girl Twirl Comics, in 2001 to make the strip available in comic shops and bookstores.
In 2006, “Jane’s World” received an Eisner Award nomination for best humor book. Now distributed by Universal Press Syndicate, daily installments of “Jane’s World” appear on GoComics website. There are currently 10 volumes of “Jane’s World” in print.
Paige also co-created the graphic novel series The Martian Confederacy with writer Jason McNamara. Paige’s other comic features include “Stinky Cecil” and “Rabbit Stew.”
By day she is the Creative Director at Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates. She has illustrated several Peanuts-themed children's books, including a pop-up book released by Simon and Schuster, and several books featuring the Peanuts characters published by Running Press.
Phillip Hester has been writing and drawing comics for over two decades, beginning while still a student at the University of Iowa. He established himself in the world of indie comics with the Eisner Award nominated series The Wretch, and broke into the mainstream with a long run as artist of DC’s Swamp Thing with writer Mark Millar. He also drew Kevin Smith’s revival of Green Arrow with long time inker Ande Parks, also for DC. He wrote The Coffin with artist Mike Huddleston which was optioned by James Cameron, and Firebreather with artist Andy Kuhn, which became an Emmy-winning television feature for Cartoon Network.
His work, as both artist and writer, has been featured in hundreds of publications from nearly every major American publisher. Phil currently writes Invincible Universe for Robert Kirkman's Skybound Entertainment, and T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents for IDW. Phil lives in rural Iowa with his wife and two children.
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Rachel Autumn Deering was born and raised in the backwoods of Kentucky, far from the influence of pop culture. She cites her love of Hammer horror films and monster magazines from the 70s as the biggest influences on her writing. She has written comics and prose for such companies as Blizzard Entertainment, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, and many more.
Renee Witterstaetter is the author of "Excess: The Art of Michael Golden," "Tex: The Art of Mark Texeira," the critically acclaimed "Nick Cardy: The Artist at War," "Dying for Action: The Life and Films of Jackie Chan," "Kerry and the Scary Things," "Nick Cardy: Wit-Lash," and much more.
Renee began the comic phase of her career working on such titles as Superman at DC Comics and Silver Surfer, Conan The Barbarian and Conan Saga at Marvel, then going on to spearhead the reintroduction of She-Hulk at Marvel to boot. She then moved over to Topps Comics where she was the editor on X-Files, Jurassic Park, Xena and Hercules and the co-creator—with artist Michael Golden-- of the successful series, Spartan X.
Her newest books include "Santa Confidential," by Hagar the Horrible artist Chris Browne and the sketchbook "James O'Barr: Uncoffined."
In addition, Renee has also been the colorist on hundreds of comics from the Avengers to Spider-man to Captain America among many, many more. Film work was a natural progression for Renee after this storytelling immersion in comics, and she has since worked on dozens of music videos for Madonna, Seal, Ben Harper and Usher, as well as the feature movies Crime Story, Rush Hour Two, Red Dragon , and To ease the lose, among others.
A member of the Society of Illustrators in Manhattan, in addition to on-going film work, she is the President of Little Eva Ink Publishing and Little Eva Ink Toys. Renee is also currently working in artist management via Eva Ink Artist Group, and is the co-producer of the DVD series highlighting creative in many fields.
In her not so abundant free time, she fishes, dances and is also curating several major art exhibits in the United States and in Europe, and lectured in places as diverse as Spain, China and Russia.
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SHANNON ERIC DENTON is a veteran storyteller and artist with credits at Cartoon Network, Warner Bros., Jerry Bruckheimer Films, NBC, Disney, Sony, ToyBiz, Marvel Entertainment, FoxKids, Paramount, CBS, Dimension Films, DC Comics, and Nickelodeon.
He was a storyboard artist on the OSCAR NOMINATED feature "Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius" and directed the original commercial animations for the movie. He has written for Cartoon Network and worked in live action on shows like LAS VEGAS, and his projects have been featured in ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY and PUBLISHERS WEEKLY.
Shannon is featured in a section of the book Toon Art: The Graphic Art of Digital Cartooning and contributed to the cover art. In 2001, he won Comic Shop News's Readers Choice Red Kryptonite Award for Favorite New Creator.
Shannon is co-founder of the online website KOMIKWERKS, which has partnered with AOL and comics legend Stan Lee. Komikwerks has also launched a new line of illustrated children's action books under the ACTIONOPOLIS imprint.
Shannon is currently writing and producing on the animated series WORLD OF QUEST for Warner Bros. as well as working for publishers TOKYOPOP, Desperado Publishing, AiT/Planet Lar, IDW, BOOM Studios, and Image Comics on his creator owned titles.
Shannon was also nominated for the 27th as well as 28th Annual ComicBuyersGuide Fan Awards for Best Editor.
His book GRAVESLINGER was nominated for a 2010 Harvey Award.
Ted McKeever's first published work appeared in 1986, when Vortex Comics published the first 5 parts of his unfinished series Transit, establishing his trademark style. This was followed in 1987-1988 by his 12-part series Eddy Current (Mad Dog Graphics), a 12-hour book centering on an escapee from an asylum -- obsessed with the exploits of the superhero "The Amazing Broccoli." Eddy Current was nominated for the Eisner Awards for Best Single-Issue (#1), Best Black-and-White Series, Best New Series, and Best Artist (for McKeever) for 1988.
These seminal works are quintessential McKeever: darkly humorous, showing an "ordinary" person caught up in extra-ordinary events.
His 5-parter Plastic Forks (Epic 1990) explored the world of animal experimentation, albeit in a surreal and comical way.
Metropol (Epic 1991-1992) is an epic story of the fight between angels and demons, but set in a modern industrial landscape. An apocalyptic work in which non-entity Jasper Notochord becomes involved in a surreal fight between the forces of good and evil.
McKeever then followed with a number of works exploring alternative realities within the world of DC Comics. He produced an Elseworlds trilogy: Superman's Metropolis, Batman: Nosferatu and Wonder Woman: The Blue Amazon, with Randy & Jean-Marc Lofficier,
Though his artistic style is darkly distorted and far less clean than many of his contemporaries, he went on to produce alternate interpretations of some of Marvel's most popular characters, such as Spider-Man, Wolverine and Dr. Strange.
As well as with Randy & Jean-Marc Lofficier, McKeever has collaborated with an array of renowned creators such as Peter Milligan, Dave Gibbons and writer/singer Lydia Lunch.
His most recent works, META 4 (2011), Mondo (2012) and his most successful and acclaimed series since Metropol, Miniature Jesus (2013), have been released exclusively from Image/Shadow-line. Who will also be publishing his forthcoming 6-Issue series The Superannuated Man out in June 2014.
Todd Nauck is a well known artist of the comic book industry and works regularly for Marvel and DC Comics with credits including Amazing Spider-Man, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, Teen Titans Go, and Young Justice, as well as countless others. Nauck is the artist of the best selling comic book of the last decade, Amazing Spider-Man #583: the Spider-Man/Barack Obama Team-Up. His art has also been prominently featured on ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition as well as on episodes of ESPN’s NFL Sunday Countdown and SportsCenter.
Todd Nauck is currently the artist of Walking Dead creator, Robert Kirkman's series, Invincible Universe and Guarding the Globe for his Skybound imprint at Image Comics.
Tony Moore is an American comic book artist, whose work consists mainly of genre pieces, most notably in horror and science fiction, with titles such as The Walking Dead, Fear Agent, and The Exterminators.
Moore was born in Lexington, Kentucky and was raised in the small town of Cynthiana, Kentucky. His single mother raised him and his younger brother with a good deal of help from her parents, who nurtured his love of drawing from a very early age.
In 7th grade History class, Moore met Robert Kirkman, who would later become a long-time partner in creating comics. Together, Moore and Kirkman launched the Funk-O-Tron small press publishing label in 2000, and its flagship title, Battle Pope. Moore studied drawing, painting, and printmaking at the University of Louisville while working on Battle Pope, though he left his studies before obtaining his degree to pursue his career as a comic book illustrator, when he and Kirkman were asked to produce work for the Mattel-licensed Masters of the Universe property. Shortly afterward, they launched Brit and The Walking Dead at Image Comics. Although Moore ceased regular interior artist duties onThe Walking Dead with #6, he continued to contribute to the title as cover artist through issue #24, and also illustrated the covers for the first four collected volumes of the series. Moore was nominated for two Eisner Awards for his work on The Walking Dead, (2004: "Best New Series", and 2005: Best Cover Artist.
Moore has since moved on to his own co-created properties, The Exterminators with Simon Oliver at DC/Vertigo, and Fear Agent with Rick Remender at Dark Horse Comics, and has contributed covers to numerous titles, including Claudio Sanchez's The Amory Wars and Rob Zombie's Spookshow International. He has also contributed to Marvel Comics' titles Ghost Rider (with Jason Aaron), and Punisher (with Rick Remender).
Wendy Pini is the co-creator, writer, artist and colorist for America's longest-running fantasy graphic novel series "Elfquest." She has worked for every major comics company, has written and painted two "Beauty and the Beast" graphic novels based on the original TV series, and has birthed a critically acclaimed 400-page dark, futuristic reimagining of Edgar Allan Poe's "Masque of the Red Death," currently in development as a Broadway-style musical thriller.
Richard Pini is the co-creator, sometimes-writer, and full-time editor for "Elfquest." He has also published books on the art of Alex Schomburg ("Chroma") and Wendy Pini ("Law and Chaos" and the upcoming "Line of Beauty"). A graduate of MIT in astronomy, and a planetarium writer, lecturer, and teacher, he has written outside of comics on the wonders of the heavens and on the challenges of running a successful two-person company for over 35 years.