James Asmus has been writing comics since 2008. After working for years as an award-winning playwright and performer in Chicago, he was hired by Marvel Comics and gone on to write Gambit, Generation Hope, Captain America and Bucky, as well as many different X-Men projects.
Recently, he also co-wrote The End Times of Bram & Ben for Image Comics and Thief of Thieves with Robert Kirkman for Skybound, as well as relaunched Valiant’s Quantum & Woody to great reviews.
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Darryl Banks is from Columbus, Ohio, and a graduate of the Columbus College of Art and Design with a bachelor’s degree. He began his comics career in 1989, working for various independent comic companies such as Innovation and Millennium Publishing.
Darryl worked on titles such as Doc Savage: Man of Bronze, The Wild Wild West and Justice Machine. In 1993 he started working with DC Comics on Legion of Superheroes and later on Green Lantern. Co-creating the Kyle Rayner Green Lantern, Parallax, and other characters was a great honor and challenge for Darryl’s costume design skills.
In addition to various other projects for DC, his work also includes Captain America and X-Men for Marvel, Tomb Raider: Epiphany from Top Cow, GI Joe Reloaded for Devil’s Due Publishing, Johnnie Zombie for Midgard Comics and covers to Moonstone’s Phantom series. In August 2011, Darryl Banks, Ron Marz and Terry Austin were reunited for the Green Lantern Retroactive 1990s issue for DC Comics.
Darryl also does concept art and toy design. Clients include Hawthorne Village collectibles, Hasbro, Mattel, Filsinger Games, and many others.
Jeremy Barlow is an Eisner Award nominated writer and editor whose graphic novel credits include R.I.P.D City of the Damned, Mass Effect: Homeworlds, Star Wars Rebellion and Metalocalypse/Dethklok. based in Portland, Oregon- he’s a member of the famed Periscope Studio.
While she started out in small press, she’s gone on to work for major publishers like IDW, Dark Horse and Image. Heather impressive credentials include My Little Pony: FIM, Peter Panzerfaust, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Godzilla Half Century War, and Number 13.
Jonathan Glapion began his comics career in 1998 at Image, where he contributed inks to such titles as Curse of the Spawn, Sam and Twitch and Universe. After spending several years at Marvel inking Elektra: The Hand, Gravity and Ultimate X-Men, he shifted his focus to their distinguished competition.
Since 2007 he has worked on a wide variety of DC titles, including Teen Titans, Green Lantern, Legion of Super-Heroes, Final Crisis: Reverlations and Batman and Robin. His celebrated work on Gotham City’s Dark Knight is now featured in the pages of the all-new Batman. He also currently inks Batgirl, written by Gail Simone.
Jonathan has won numerous awards including Ink well awards: 2010 “The Props Award”, 2013 “Most Adaptable Inker Award” and was nominated for the 2013 Harvey award for best inker.
Lora Innes’s romantic, time-travel adventure comic about the Revolutionary War, The Dreamer (IDW Publishing), has been nominated for four Harvey Awards, a CYBILS Award, and is the recipient of the S.P.A.C.E. Prize.
The Dreamer Volume 1 is now in its second printing, and Volume 2 was released in November 2011. You can read the comic online at her WEBSITE where it updates weekly.
In addition to The Dreamer, Innes co-hosts the Paper Wings PODCAST, an educational show for aspiring comic creators.
Currently she is writing and producing three graphic novel tie-ins for the upcoming Civil War television mini-series, To Appomattox, starring Rob Lowe, Will Patton, William Peterson, and Richard Dreyfuss. The first of Innes’s books will release in conjunction with the show’s airing July 2013.
Mark Kidwell is the co-creator/writer of the sold-out, ongoing Vietnam/zombie epic 68 from Image comics. His newest work can be seen in the second story arc, 68: SCARS, available in comics shops now and the upcoming JUNGLE JIM 2 mini-series set in the ’68 universe.
Mark is also the writer/illustrator/creator of the splatterpunk horror mini-series Bump and provided scripts for Frazetta Comics’ Dark Kingdom series as well as the Frazetta western, Freedom. His recent work with Jay Fotos and Jeff Zornow, Tyrannosaurus Rex from IMAGE COMICS, sold out in one day.
Other projects include: Writing/illustrating the Lovecraftian one-shot Creature from the Depths, the story 39 Spikes for IDW and Gene Simmons’ House of Horrors and penciling/inking the horror graphic novel, Jack Lantern: War of the Soul, for Castle rain Entertainment.
He has illustrated gaming manuals for Reaper Games and Hackmaster and has designed creature and makeup effects for Robert Kurtzman’s Precinct 13 studio on such projects as Dee Snider’s Strangeland 2, Jack Ketchum and Lucky McKee’s The Woman and the upcoming John Dies at the End by Don Coscarelli.
Mark is also the screenwriter for the upcoming film version of Bump, directed by SFX superstar Robert Kurtzman and author of the newly published Bump novel.
Pop Mhan got his start in comics when he joined Wildstorm Productions in San Diego in 1996. Since then, Pop has penciled Spyboy, a comic book written by Peter David and published by Dark Horse Comics. He’s also worked on Blank at Tokyopop, Batgirl and The Flash for DC Comics, Bionicle and World of Warcraft, Ghost Rider, Marvel Adventures: Spider-man for Marvel and Gears of War for Wildstorm/DC. Pop currently pencils He-Man and the Masters of the Universe for DC Comics.
Tommy’s credits include many film and television adaptations like The Warriors, science fiction icon, Farscape and the hit novel/HBO series, Game of Thrones. Other comic works include Irredemable and Tales from Wonderland.
Aside from interiors Tommy has wowed fans with his cover work on titles like the Jungle Book and Robyn Hood for Zenescope.
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Steve Scott is a comic artist whose work could fill volumes. From notable illustrations in nearly every large publishing house, Scott has made his living drawing some of the most iconic characters in the comic book industry. His ever-growing lists of credits span a range of different media, from comics to video game art to trading cards. Needless to say, Steve Scott is a very busy man.
Many of Steve’s successes have come with his work on Batman (DC), Batman Confidential (DC), The Creeper (DC), Hulk: Broken Worlds (Marvel), She-Hulk (Marvel), JLA (DC) and Indiana Jones (Dark Horse).
On top of that, Scott has branched out to do concept art for the video game The Bane of Yoto for Leviathan Games and completed two series of Marvel trading cards for Upperdeck, Avengers Assemble and The Beginning.
Beyond these accomplishments, Steve was the only artist hired to illustrate works that would appear in a special features segment of The Dark Knight film. Steve also had his artwork featured on the Justice League Doom DVD, where a digital copy of JLA #43 was a special feature. Currently Steve is working on Blue Nemesis with writer, James Maddox.
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Born in St. Michaels, Maryland and having grown up in Easton, Maryland, Matt learned early that the best way to eat anything is with a mallet. Chesapeake folks understand this. His approaches to art are not that far behind. Utilizing not only brushes but quills, sponges, sandpaper, salt, razor blades, his fingernails, the souls of his enemies and empty Tic-Tac boxes. Matt has a wonderful time sparing the general populace by working from his studio home somewhere on a mountain top in Virginia. He occasionally screams out of the third story window that he “was right” and that “nobody listened.”
Matt Slay has been in production art for a decade most recently illustrating the Sci-Fi/Fantasy anthology Time Traveled Tales with authors Timothy Zahn, Aaron Alston, Michael Stackpole, and 14 others. Before that he generated Covers for IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Image Comics, The CBLDF, Upper Deck’s Marvel Premiere, Marvel Beginnings series 2, Iron Man 3, Marvel Masterpieces and others; as well as Cryptozoic’s Tarzan 100th Anniversary sets. He has also worked on Charnel House with Wes Huffor and Broken Voice Comics and produced countless designs for Record/Album covers, Logos, Book jackets as well as posters, patches and T-shirts for any number of companies. From time to time, he’s been known to dabble in video game character design for companies such as Flamero on projects such Naystar: The Beginning and Journey Through Naystar.
Matt studied Illustration and Design at VCU, The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, and completed his Bachelor’s in Illustration at Radford University and later completed his Masters Degree with endorsements in Art History and Art Psychology. He now puts that experience to use as a freelance illustrator bouncing back and forth between comics/comic books, advertising and marketing.
This Marshall University graduate started his professional writing career in 1985 with a backup story in the Scout comic. Following that, Beau worked on titles such as The Dogs of Danger and The Swords of Texas before creating a familiar looking character named Beau LaDuke.
Beau then jumped to DC, starting with Green Lantern Quarterly #8 and following up with Guy Gardner. Beau’s career continued to grow as he worked on titles such as Spawn, Batman v Wildcat and Catwoman v Wildcat.
From there Beau released his created title, Wynonna Earp, through IDW. Beau also writes a regular column for Comics Bulletin called BUSTED KNUCKLES.
From Marvel, Indiana Jones, Mars Attacks, Transformers to Star Wars. He also has done a couple of posters for LFL and Acme Archives: Celebrations V and the 30th Anniversary of ESB.
He has also worked for IDW publishing doing various covers for IDW’s Godzilla #1 and various characters for the Transformers Beastwars Source Book.
A former hairdresser, Gail Simone began her professional writing career writing Simpsons Comics for Bongo, Killer Princesses for Oni Press, and quickly followed that up with a very successful (but brief) run on Deadpool for Marvel Comics.
She then went to DC, writing defining runs on books like Bird of Prey, Secret Six, Action Comics, and Wonder Woman. During this time, she worked on animation for Tomb Raider, Brave and the Bold, Justice League Unlimited and the Wonder Woman animated film.
After several years as a DC exclusive creator, she now works for many publishers, including Tomb Raider for Dark Horse, based on the hugely successful game relaunch, and Red Sonja, for Dynamite.
Gail continues to work for DC, with her hugely successful Batgirl run, and her cult favorite title, The Movement.
She lives in Oregon with her family and dogs.
Duane Swierczynski is the author of several crime thrillers, including the Edgar-nominated and Anthony Award-winning Expiration Date, as well the Charlie Hardie series (Fun & Games, Hell & Gone, Point & Shoot), which has been nominated for Anthony, Shamus, Macavity and Barry awards and optioned for TV.
He currently writes Birds of Prey for DC Comics, Godzilla, Judge Dredd for IDW Comics and recently wrapped up a successful run of Bloodshot for Valiant Comics. He has also written Punisher, Cable, the Immortal Iron Fist, Werewolf By Night, Black Widow and Deadpool for Marvel Comics.
Duane has also collaborated with CSI creator Anthony E. Zuiker on a series of bestselling “digi-novel” thrillers which include Level 26: Dark Origins, Dark Prophecy and Dark Revelations. In a previous life, he worked as an editor and writer for Details, Men’s Health and Philadelphia magazines, and was the editor-in-chief of the Philadelphia City Paper.
Billy Tucci is a veteran soldier and comic creator extraordinaire, best known for the creation of CRUSADE FINE ARTS and Shi.
Billy’s created title Shi took the comic industry by storm. Shi #1 stood on top of Wizard Magazine for a record two years and has been featured on numerous TV shows and in numerous publications.
Billy has also showed his military background and love for his country in titles like Sgt. Rock: Lost Battalion, Shi: Through the Ashes and Star Spangled War Stories, to name a few. Billy recently finished Roll Hard for Adventurist Media.
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