JIM STERANKO has cut a ferocious path through the entertainment arts, with a dozen successful careers to his credit: author, magician, illustrator, escape artist, historian. He is cited as one of the prime architects of Marvel Comics and the co-creator of NICK FURY, AGENT OF S.H.I.E.L.D. He also wrote and drew CAPTAIN AMERICA, THE HULK, SUPERMAN, and THE X-MEN (for which he designed the classic title logo); generated more than 150 original storytelling devices and techniques that changed the direction of the comics’ medium; and evolved a devoted cult of followers who have nicknamed him The Innovator. WIZARD magazine credits Steranko as the 5th Most Influential Artist in the history of the form.
He has painted a multitude of movie posters, record albums, and book covers; and in 1975, created RED TIDE, the First Modern Graphic Novel. As the editor-publisher of the international newsstand entertainment magazine PREVUE, he conducted hundreds of superstar interviews and penned more than three million words. He numbers among his friends and associates writers Mickey Spillane, Arthur C. Clarke, and Ray Bradbury; the animation giants Ralph Bakshi and Shamus Culhane; and directors Federico Fellini, John Huston, and Orson Welles.
As a musician, he gigged with Bill Haley in the early days of rock 'n' roll; as a pop-culture icon, he has appeared at more than 350 international events and exhibited his work worldwide, including at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC and the Louvre in Paris; and his two volumes of THE HISTORY OF COMICS have sold more than 100,000 copies each. As an escape artist, his death-defying performances inspired the character Mister Miracle and, according to Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon, he was the man upon which the protagonist of THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER & KLAY was based; and more—photographer, ad agency art director, sideshow fire-eater, male model, typographer, designer...the list goes on.
As a filmmaker, he collaborated with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas—for whom he created the look of Indiana Jones—and Francis Ford Coppola on some of their most popular films. He served as Creative Consultant for the History Channel's two-hour documentary COMIC-BOOK SUPERHEROES—UNMASKED; shook up Twitter with his innovative TNT technique (visit his live Sunday-night sessions by typing in iamsteranko); and is currently prepping AN EVENING WITH STERANKO for theatrical venues across the country.
His recent CAPTAIN AMERICA covers topped Marvel sales charts; the IDW SHIELD ARTIST’S EDITION sold out before publication (and won an Eisner Award); and the 2017 OVERSTREET PRICE GUIDE—with his Batman cover—had record-breaking sales. His covers on the record-setting ACTION 1000 and CAPTAIN AMERICA 700 have polled as fan favorites. His next is a Batman cover for DETECTIVE 1000.And he's still the best-dressed man in comics.
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I have been legally blind since birth but that has never kept me from achieving the goals that I set for myself. Art has always been my talent and I have worked very hard to get where I am today. For the majority of artists, they concept their creation stand back from the canvas and begin creating but this is not the case for me. My whole world exists only an inch or two from the paper as I peer through a magnifying glass to create. This is my comfort zone and it locks me into my own world to bring to life my thoughts and inspirations. Come join me on this journey and explore Low Vision Studio, maybe one of my creations will motivate you to accomplish your goals and over come the barriers that stand in your way.
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BRIAN KEENE writes novels, comic books, short fiction, and occasional journalism for money. He is the author of over forty books, mostly in the horror, crime, and dark fantasy genres.
Keene also hosts the popular podcast The Horror Show with Brian Keene, which airs weekly on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, and elsewhere via the Project Entertainment Network.
Keene’s 2003 novel, The Rising, is often credited (along with Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead comic and Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later film) with inspiring pop culture’s current interest in zombies.
Keene’s works have been translated into German, Spanish, Polish, Italian, French, Taiwanese, and many more.
In addition to his own original work, Keene has written for media properties such as Doctor Who, The X-Files, Hellboy, Masters of the Universe, Silverwood, and Alien.
Several of Keene’s novels have been developed for film, including Ghoul, The Naughty List, The Ties That Bind, and Fast Zombies Suck. Several more are in-development or under option. Keene also served as Executive Producer for I’m Dreaming of a White Doomsday.
Keene also oversees Maelstrom, his own small press publishing imprint specializing in collectible limited editions, via Thunderstorm Books.
Keene’s work has been praised in such diverse places as The New York Times, The History Channel, The Howard Stern Show, CNN.com, Publisher’s Weekly, Media Bistro, Fangoria Magazine, and Rue Morgue Magazine.
He has won numerous awards and honors, including the 2016 Imadjinn Award for Best Fantasy Novel, the 2015 Imaginarium Film Festival Awards for Best Screenplay, Best Short Film Genre, and Best Short Film Overall, the 2014 World Horror Grandmaster Award, 2001 Bram Stoker Award for Nonfiction, 2003 Bram Stoker Award for First Novel, 2004 Shocker Award for Book of the Year, and Honors from United States Army International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan and Whiteman A.F.B. (home of the B-2 Stealth Bomber) 509th Logistics Fuels Flight.
A prolific public speaker, Keene has delivered talks at conventions, college campuses, theaters, and inside Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, VA.
Keene serves on the Board of Directors for the Scares That Care 501c charity organization.
The father of two sons, Keene lives in rural Pennsylvania.
Stephen Kozeniewski (pronounced "causin' ooze key") is a Splatterpunk Award-nominated author of horror and science fiction. His work was featured in the Independent Horror Book Award-winning anthology CLICKERS FOREVER. He has also won two ridiculously prestigious horror convention Gross-Out Contests.
Wesley Southard is the author of the novel The Betrayed, the novellas Closing Costs and One For The Road, and has had short stories appear in numerous outlets such as Cover of Darkness Magazine, Eulogies II: Tales from the Cellar, Grindhouse, Dark Bits, Blood Reign Lit Magazine, The Book of Blasphemous Words, and Clickers Forever: A Tribute to J.F. Gonzalez. When not watching numerous hours of ice hockey, he spends his free time reading and drinking copious amounts of green soda. He is also a graduate of the Atlanta Institute of Music, and he currently lives in South Central Pennsylvania with his wife and their cavalcade of animals. Visit him online atwww.wesleysouthard.wordpress.com.
Somer Canon is a minivan revving suburban mother who avoids her neighbors for fear of being found out as a weirdo. She's the author of Killer Chronicles and The Hag Witch of Tripp Creek and when she’s not peering out of her windows, she’s consuming books, movies, and video games that sate her need for blood, gore, and things that disturb her mother.
Robert Ford, from York, Pennsylvania, is the author of the novels The Compound, No Lipstick in Avalon, and the upcoming Penny for Your Thoughts, co-written with Matt Hayward.
He also has written the novellas Ring of Fire, The Last Firefly of
Summer, Samson and Denial, and Bordertown, as well as the short story
collection The God Beneath my Garden. In addition, he has written the screenplays Bluebottle Summer, and The Pink Room.
Kelli Owen is the author of more than a dozen books ranging from thrillers to psychologial horror. Her work includes the novels TEETH and FLOATERS, novellas WILTED LILIES and WAITING OUT WINTER, the collection BLACK BUBBLES and even an adult horror-themed coloring book THE ATROCIOUS ALPHABET. Born and raised in Wisconsin, she now lives in York, Pennsylvania. Visit her website at kelliowen.com for more information.
Mary SanGiovanni is an award-winning American horror and thriller writer of over a dozen books, including The Hollower trilogy, Thrall, The Kathy Ryan series, and others, as well as numerous short stories and non-fiction. Her work as been translated internationally. She has a Masters degree in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, Pittsburgh, and is currently a member of The Authors Guild, The International Thriller Writers, and Penn Writers. She is a co-host on the popular podcast The Horror Show with Brian Keene, and hosts her own podcast on cosmic horror, Cosmic Shenanigans. She has the distinction of being one of the first women to speak about writing at the CIA Headquarters in Langley, VA, and offers talks and workshops on writing around the country. Born and raised in New Jersey, she currently resides in Pennsylvania.