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Shawn Martinbrough has illustrated for DC, Marvel, and Vertigo Comics. The bulk of Martinbrough’s work has been for Marvel Comics, Vertigo, and DC Comics which includes his critically acclaimed two year collaboration with novelist Greg Ruka on “Batman: Detective Comics” and work on “The Losers” which is now a major motion picture. His latest work includes “Luke Cage: Noir” and “How To Draw Noir Comics” is an instructional art book published by Random House. www.shawnmartinbrough.com
Ahmad Muhammad is a writer, artist, and director who is currently producing one of his stories, The Business, into an independent film. Muhammad, also known as AIM, is the creator of the multi-cultural cartoon titled “18th Ave”, which follows a boy named Loyal as he adjusts to a new town, dealing with a local bully named Stress, and tries to overcome his fear of rapping in front of a crowd. Currently, Muhammad is working on his second animation project; an action cartoon titled “Iron Heart”. www.18thaveonline.com
Greg Pak is an author and filmmaker who has worked on Planet Hulk, World War Hulk, and X-men: Phoenix Song for Marvel Comics. Pak is also an editor for AsianAmericanComics.com and AsianAmericanFilm.com. His latest work on the twelve-issue comic title series War Machine (starring Iron Man’s long time friend James Rhodes, who will be played by Don Cheadle in the live action Iron Man 2 film) is the winner of the Maximum Force Award from ComicCritque.com. www.pakbuzz.com
With titles like Uncanny X-men, Alien Legion, and X-Factor under his belt, Larry Stroman is recognized as a master artist. Working for over ten years with Marvel comics, Stroman has developed a style of visual storytelling and characterization that is unmistakable to comic book fans worldwide. Larry Stroman is the co-founder of Axis Comics where his work on the highly successful book Tribe still goes unparalleled. Stroman recently lent his artistry to Marvel comics’ Black Panther.
Trevor Von Eeden’s comics career started in 1976, as DC’s youngest, and first Black artist. He designed the costume and drew the adventures of their very first original Black superhero: Black Lightning! After that, he worked on Batman, since “The Batman Annual #8,” which came out in 1982. He also worked on the series “Thriller” in the mid-1980’s, which has garnered an appreciative fan base, one that exists even to this day. He has written and drawn his very first graphic novel, a 240-page story of the life of Jack Johnson, the first Black Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World. Von Eeden is currently working on his next book–The Story of Heru: the Original Hero!
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Comic Books in the Classroom: Learn how comic books and mythology can be used to promote creativity, traditional comic books and related media in the contemporary classroom to improve the skills of young scholars through critical thinking and creative writing. Myriad subjects, from grammar and syntax, math and science, civics and ethics, etc., can be tackled using comic books as an educational resource. and literacy: reading writing and counting. Panelists will look at the range of uses for
Kevin Grevioux is an American actor, screenwriter, and comic book writer.
Grevioux was born in Chicago, Illinois and spent most of his childhood in Minnesota, Boston, and New Jersey. He has been seen in such films as The Mask, Steel, Congo, Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes remake and the 2003 vampire vs. werewolf film, Underworld, starring actress Kate Beckinsale. He has also worked as a stuntman on occasion.
Underworld was Grevioux’s first produced writing credit. He came up with the original premise and wrote the original screenplay along with director Len Wiseman, launching the Underworld franchise. He appears in the film himself as the lycan Raze and will return as the character in the Underworld prequel Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, which he will also be adapting into a comic book mini-series. He also expressed an interest in telling more Underworld stories in comic form if this proves successful.
Using Romeo and Juliet as an archetype, Grevioux, a former microbiologist with a background in genetic engineering, actually based Underworld on his experiences with interracial dating and the tension that it often causes. He also brought a scientific element to the world of vampires and werewolves by basing vampirism and lycanthropy on a viral mutagen rather than the mysticism typically associated with these two mythic creatures.
Early 2006 saw Grevioux form two comic book imprints, Astounding Studios and DarkStorm Studios. Grevioux’s Astounding Studios imprint was to focus on All-Ages titles such as Valkyries, Guardian Heroes and The Hammer Kid. The Darkstorm Studios imprint was a more mature line, including the books Alius Rex, Thanatos and Uzan, The Mighty.
Grevioux has written for Marvel Comics’ New Warriors volume 4 and working with Mat Broome on Adam: Legend of the Blue Marvel. He also wrote ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction for Red 5 Comics.
L.A. Banks, the author of The Vampire Huntress Legends series, has written over 20 novels and contributed to eight novellas, thus far, in multiple genres under various pseudonyms. She mysteriously shape-shifts between the genres of romance, women’s fiction, crime/suspense thrillers, and of course, dark vampire huntress lore.
A graduate of The University of Pennsylvania Wharton undergraduate program with a Master’s in Fine Arts from Temple University, one never knows how or when this enigma will appear. her forms are many, her secrets of crossing genres vast, and she does this with her teenaged daughter and a dog from some remote, undisclosed lair in Philadelphia.
For more information, go to Vampire-Huntress.com.
Starting at the tender age of 17, Jamal Yaseem Igle has worked his way up the ranks from Intern at D.C. Comics to a successful penciling career. Over the years, Jamal has been editor, art director and animation storyboard artist for numerous companies such as Sony Animation and Scholastic Inc. He is currently an Exclusive Artist for DC Comics.
Jamal is the co-creator of the comic book series VENTURE, along with writer Jay Faerber, published by Image Comics. Jamal’s detailed pencils have graced books such as Countdown: The Search for Ray Palmer: Crime Society, Nightwing, and Firestorm The Nuclear Man. In addition Jamal is an active volunteer with the Museum of Comic and Cartoon art, as well as a guest lecturer on the subject of comics and animation. A former instructor of Comics and Sequential art at the Art Students league of New York, Jamal is working on issues of Countdown #21, Green lantern Corps #18 and Teen Titans #52, as well as the maxi-series Tangent: Superman’s Reign. His next project for DC will be announced very soon.
Jamal is married to his beautiful wife, Karine and father to a beautiful baby girl, Catherine.