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Frank Cho is a multiple award winning Korean-American illustrator, recognized largely for his voluptuous heroines. He has done cover art for Uncanny X-Men, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Captain America, Red Sonja, Ms. Marvel, Black Panther, and Hellboy, just to name a few. As well as interior art for Savage Wolverine, Mighty Avengers, Shanna, the She-Devil and Liberty Meadows, among others. In 2011 he won an Emmy Award for the documentary, Creating Frank Cho’s World.
Gerhard is best known for his work on Cerebus with Dave Sim. A 300-issue series, it is a milestone in comic book publishing as the longest running creator-owned comic book series. Since completing Cerebus in 2004 he has been exploring other creative endeavours including doing commissioned work through his website, GerhardArt.com; contributing to the awesome Winsor McCay tribute book: Little Nemo, Dream Another Dream; doing a variant cover of The Walking Dead and most recently, illustrating a Grant Morrison story ‘Smile of the Absent Cat’ for Heavy Metal Magazine.
Mark Schultz loves a good story, always has. His lifelong interest in the sciences and natural history led him to create the award-winning Xenozoic Tales and co-create the undersea adventure SubHuman, as well as to write such non-fiction projects as The Stuff of Life, a Graphic Guide to Genetics and DNA. He has illustrated a collection of Robert E. Howard’s Conan of Cimmeria and the autobiography of Charles R. Knight, as well as his illustrated novella Storms at Sea. Currently, he is working on a new Xenozoic adventure.
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Jim Silke started his career in art as the Executive Art Director at Capitol Records where he did his best to put a beautiful model on every cover. He then created the magazines Cinema and Movies International, wrote novels (the Death Dealer series) and a history of Warner Bros. (Here’s Looking At You, Kid), and spent many memorable years as costume designer, writer and consultant for his best friend, the legendary film director Sam Peckinpah. Then, at age sixty, he entered the comic book field with Rascals In Paradise and Bettie Page, Queen of the Nile. Since then he’s written and illustrated books on the popular arts, Bettie Page, Queen of Hearts, Pin-Up, the Illegitimate Art, Nude and Jungle Girls etc.