Entirely self-taught, Leeanne has worked as a commissioned freelance artist for over eight years, creating concept art for tabletop games, and book covers. On January 12th, 2016, Leeanne began working on her original title, "Let's Play," a romantic-comedy, heavily influenced by her experience in gaming. Since its release, Let's Play has gained 1,000,000 weekly readers on LINE Webtoon.
Leeanne resides in Kansas City with her husband, two dogs, two cats, and over a hundred fish.
Bitter Root, which won the 2020 Eisner Award for Best Series, is being adapted as a live-action film by Legendary Pictures. Ryan Coogler (Black Panther), Zinzi Evans, and Sev Ohanian will produce the film.
Ryan eventually became a video game 3D artist for 16+ years, with 11 of those years as a senior artist at Sony Entertainment. A variety of his work as an artist/designer can be seen in video games like DC Universe (DCUO), Marvel MOBA games, and Television
shows/movies “ThunderCats”, “Ultimate Spiderman”, “Little Man”, “Pacific Rim 2”,
“Megaman”, and “Mech X4”.
In 2017 Ryan launched his creator-owned project, “Brothers Bond”, on LINE Webtoon which was nominated in 2018 for the Eisner Award for Best Webcomic.
Underworld” franchise. He appears in the film himself as a lycan, Raze,
and returned as the character in the Underworld prequel “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans”, which he will also be adapting into a comic book mini-series. Using Romeo and Juliet as an archetype, Grevioux based “Underworld” on his experiences with interracial dating and the tension that it often causes.
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 “Alivs Rex”, “Skull and Guns”, and “Uzan, The Mighty”.
Grevioux's comic writing credits include Marvel Comics’ “New Warriors”, “Spider-Man”, and “Young Avengers” and DC's “Cyborg”, “Batman”, and “JSA”. He sold the script for the film adaptation of his Darkstorm Studios graphic novel, “I, Frankenstein”, to Lakeshore Entertainment. In 2017 he released Brothers Bond with collaborator Ryan Benjmain for which he was nominated for the 2018 Eisner Award for Best Webcomic.
His animation work includes the Warner Bros. film, A Scanner Darkly, and Collection Agency Film's, Flatland: the Movie.
Previous work includes Semantic Lace and Galaxys for Hire for Devil's Due/First Comics.
In 2018, his first children’s book was published by Scholastic, titled The Sun is Kind of a Big Deal, the first in a 3-book series. You can find it in book stores and Scholastic fairs in schools.
Nick lives in Michigan, which has super big lakes surrounding it. He enjoys thinking about running, not actually running, and mostly doing nothing.
Thom Zahler is a northeast Ohio-based comic book artist and writer. He’s particularly known for his romantic comedy comics. In 2006, he debuted Love and Capes, the superhero romantic comedy about the adventures in love of an ordinary bookstore owner and her accountant boyfriend… who also happens to be the superhero The Crusader. And then in 2014 he introduced readers to Long Distance, a story about two young professionals who meet while stranded at an airport during a snowstorm and decide to date even though they both live in different states.
Currently, he is the writer and artist of the hit Warning Label comic on Line Webtoons, featuring a girl curse by her ex-boyfriend that every guy who asks her out gets the list of what they need to watch out for. And he just completed Time and Vine for IDW, about a magical time-traveling winery.
He is also a frequent writer and artist for IDW’s successful My Little Pony comics.
Zahler has written for the Disney XD cartoon, Spider-Man Web Warriors, where he wrote the first part of the season finale “Contest of Champions.” He is also a frequent contributor to the Topps’ Star Wars card sets. He recently wrote the pilot episode of the "Knights of the Zodiac" Netflix series, set to debut in 2018.
He continues to work as a cartoonist, illustrator and letterer for many companies across the country.
He is a graduate of the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art and of Lake Catholic High School.
He lives at his palatial estate, Zahlerdu, in Northeast Ohio. Okay, he doesn’t really call it “Zahlerdu” but if he did, it’d be because he liked Orson Wells’ “Citizen Kane” and not that Olivia Newton John disco-and-roller skating movie. It’s not really a palatial estate, either, but it is a nice place.
Her passion for storytelling, art, and animation led her to write and illustrate her own stories at a very young age. Even back then her stories centered around animals, particularly the adventures of her family's pets.
The small, Finnish towns she lived in, with their close proximity to fields and forests, provided Emilia with many opportunities to spend ample time in nature. These experiences have driven her creative process for stories about what might happen within nature when people aren't around to see it.
Emilia is also a big fan of mythology. While reading Finnish tales on one particular day, she suddenly got the idea to create "Fox Fires." Since Finnish mythology is somewhat lesser-known, even among Finns, she thought this could be a wonderful opportunity to bring it to the rest of the world and perhaps even get people more excited about it!
Sid has created original characters and art for some of the biggest names in genre entertainment including Crunchyroll, Marvel, Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment, and Top Cow Productions.
Maddox also has short stories in Spread from Image Comics, All We Ever Wanted Anthology, Colonial Comics Vol. 2, The 27 Anthology, Challenger Comics, & more…
He can be found at @jamescmaddox. Maddox is also one of the founders of the Tri-State Comic Con in Huntington, WV, and bass player in the rock band Qiet.
They’re currently working on their first published graphic novel, published by Dark Horse! Release date TBD.
Ray currently lives in Chicago. They work all day and night as a comic artist, writer, and colorist. They love the city, and in their free time they love making music playlists, watching One Piece, and playing video games (currently playing: No More Heroes).
You can follow him on Twitter @JustinBirch
In 2012, Sarah was granted the Walter B. Ford Award of Excellence Scholarship to attend the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan with a major in Entertainment Arts - Animation. She is currently undergoing her senior year and aspires to work as a visual developer for animated feature films. To further improve on her skills as a designer, Sarah is also branching into the school's Illustration Department.
In her art today, Sarah draws inspiration from music, theater, fashion, and art history as well as the cartoons and comics from her childhood that initially spawned her interest in the visual arts. Increasingly, Sarah also turns to her Filipino heritage and the influence of the Japanese culture when developing original work.
Their favorite past times are deconstructing masculinity and generational farmer trauma. If they don’t have a powerpoint on a topic already, they’re researching and debating with people way smarter than them.
T. Kurtzhals is represented by Charlie Olsen and Jessica Mileo at Inkwell Management
Best known for his work on several Deadpool titles, Reilly has also lent his talents to series such as Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point and Amazing Spider-Man among others, as well as creator-owned comics like Power Play and Outrage.
Reilly currently lives in West Orange with his wife and two children.
When not screaming at blank Word documents, Ryan enjoys tabletop roleplaying games, all things Star Wars, and cooking for his friends. To this day, he considers his early reviews of terrible fast food products for the OC Weekly to be his greatest creative triumph.
As VVBG, Archia and Michi enjoy telling complicated BL stories that focus on flawed characters in challenging situations, who overcome wild obstacles to earn their happy ending.
Their ongoing series include the neo-noir thriller Sharpe & Rabbit, the heist comedy Thick As Thieves, and the dark medieval romance Knight’s Choice. Of note, their work “End Simulation” was selected as one of the 2020 winners of the Webtoons Short Story Contest in the “Heart” category.
He has edited diverse comics from Ren & Stimpy to Barbie and has done intellectual property consultation on Hollywood franchises including Pirates of the Caribbean, James Cameron’s Avatar, Transformers and Halo, among many others. He developed the story world and created the characters for the 2021 animated series, Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten.
Suburban Dicks, Nicieza’s debut novel, was published by Penguin Putnam in 2021.
Morgan's passion is storytelling, and she loves to explore new ways to convey a message. She aspires to show aptitude in a broad range of styles and genres, and at all times, tell a great story.
Clients Morgan has worked with include DC comics, Boom! Studios, Image Comics, Webtoon, Pop Culture Classroom, Dink, Breckenridge Brewery, Onemedical, and more.
Paul’s graphic novel I Was the Cat, created with artist Benjamin Dewey, was nominated for an Eisner in 2015, and his first foray into horror, Colder, was also an Eisner nominee. Paul returned to horror this year with the breakout hit Bunny Mask, and is venturing into crime comics with A Calculated Man. His detective series Mystery Girl is currently optioned by Netflix, and his Plants vs. Zombies graphic novels have sold in the millions, and are a must-have for all school libraries.
Paul has also ventured into novels, such as Prepare To Die!, which won a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly, and The Genius Factor series for middle grade readers. The first book, How to Capture an Invisible Cat, debuted in 2016 from Bloomsbury Kids in the USA, the UK, and worldwide. The second book in the series, How To Outsmart A Billion Robot Bees, came out in 2017, and the third, How To Tame A Human Tornado, was released in 2018. Paul loves indoor climbing, eating cookies (indoor or outdoor) and—of course—riding his bike.
From there he went on to a long career at Marvel, where he worked on titles like The Amazing Spider-Man, Captain America and Marvel Zombies. He’s also written for DC, Archie Comics, Dark Horse, Boom! Studios, Dynamite Comics, and Valiant, where his run on Archer & Armstrong was nominated for a Harvey Award for Best Continuing Series.
Van Lente has continued writing non-fiction graphic novels, often with his artistic collaborator Ryan Dunlavey, including the bestselling Comic Book History of Comics and the middle grade series Action Presidents. Two entries in the series were nominated for the Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards. In 2021, the third volume won the Theodore Roosevelt Association's Theodore Roosevelt Children’s Book Prize.