Outcast by Kirkman & Azaceta
Tech Jacket Digital
The Walking Dead
Robert Kirkman is a New York Times bestselling author known for being the cultural zeitgeist of the comic book industry. He maintains one prerogative in every undertaking: quality. It is Kirkman's belief that good people who produce good writing and good ideas make comics people love. Kirkman was recently made partner at Image Comics, and continues to revive the industry with refreshing new characters. AMC is adapting his bestselling series, The Walking Dead, into a TV series (set to debut in October 2010), and his books are among the most popular on the iPhone and iPad's "Comics" app.
Multi award-winning writer Mark Millar is the writer of JUPITER'S LEGACY from Image Comics, which he co-created with artist Frank Quitely. Also at Image, his WANTED comic series was the industry's biggest-selling creator-owned book of the last ten years until he smashed his own record with Kick-Ass, each issue selling more than Spider-Man and X-Men from issue one with an unprecedented five printings every issue. Both properties were sold as movies before the first issue hit the stands and everything Millar has ever created is in various stages of theatrical development. Wanted starred Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy. Kick-Ass stars actor Nicolas Cage. In addition to WANTED and Kick-Ass, Millar has revamped the X-Men, launched a number one Spider-Man title, brought Captain America into the 21st Century and made Superman a communist.
East of West
Nick Dragotta is the artist and co-creator, along with writer Jonathan Hickman, of the breakout hit of 2013, EAST OF WEST. Dragotta and Hickman made name for their creative team previously on FF at Marvel Comics, where Dragotta also worked on the landmark run of X-Statix with Peter Milligan and many other of the top Marvel characters such as Captain America, Spider-Man, the X-Men and others.
Kurtis J Wiebe
Kurtis Wiebe is a Vancouver, Canada based author who’s been established in the world of comic writing since 2009. For his contribution to the critically acclaimed Green Wake, Kurtis was presented with the Outstanding Comic Book Writer Shuster Award. His other credits include Peter Panzerfaust, Debris, Grim Leaper, Intrepids and his upcoming title Rat Queens.
The Fade Out
Ed Brubaker has won the Best Writer Award in the Harveys and the Eisners five times since 2006. His work with Sean Phillips on Sleeper, Criminal, Incognito, and Fatale (from Image Comics), has been translated around the world to great acclaim. He was raised partly on Navy bases, and began school in Cuba, on the Naval base at Guantanamo Bay. He credits being forced to go to his mother's AA meetings throughout much of his childhood with planting the seed of writing in his brain, and his father's love of comics and movies for nurturing it. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife Melanie and their dog Watson, where he works in comics, film, and television. And he hates writing about himself in third person, but what's he gonna do?
J. Michael Straczynski
J. Michael Straczynski is the only writer whose work has received two Hugo Awards, two Emmys, the Eisner, the Inkpot, the Saturn Award, SFWA's Ray Bradbury Award, and been nominated for a British Academy Award. His body of work includes TV (Babylon 5, Twilight Zone, Jeremiah, and Sense8 coming 2014 from Netflix), movies (Changeling, Underworld Awakening, Thor, the comic and the movie), and such comics as The Amazing Spider-Man, Superman: Earth One, Midnight Nation, Rising Stars, and now the return of Joe's Comics with Ten Grand, Sidekick, and more to come.