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Friday, February 19 • 5:15pm - 6:00pm
Creator-Owned Comics

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Many artists and writers dream of creating their own comic books. But what does it take to actually publish your own comic book? These guys have done it and will share their insights into the industry and how to make creator-owned comics.

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Derec Donovan

Artist, Adventures of Superman, X-Men, JLA, Bionic Bombshell: One and Done Shot
Derec (Aucoin) Donovan is a published comic book penciler, inker, colorist, and writer. His career started in 1994 working on L.E.G.I.O.N. for DC Comics, and during the past 19 years Derec has worked for every major publisher in comics. He has worked on virtually every recognizable character in comics. Derec’s imagination has brought to life Batman, Venom, Green Lantern, Avengers, X-Men, JLA, JSA, Superman, and a host of other... Read More →
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Thomas Florimonte

Artist, Ka-Blam Digital Printing
Thomas Florimonte broke into the comic biz way back in the early '90's. In that 20 plus years, he's racked long list of comic creator credits (inking, coloring, etc.) and has worked for just about every major publisher out there: Marvel, Malibu, Chaos!... And he's still plugging away with his own creator owned projects from INFERNO Studios’ line of Kid Hero comics: Zomboy: Kid Hero, Lil Na’ & SoSo, Vinny: Things that go WOOF... Read More →
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Barry Gregory

Writer, Plublisher, Ka-Blam Digital Printing, John Aman Amazing Man
Barry Gregory is the writer, colorist, editor, and publisher of the hit independent comic John Aman Amazing Man. For the past twenty years he has worked every slot of the comic book assembly line – writer, penciler, inker, letterer, colorist – for publishers large and small. He's written plays, scripts, and stories, and once spent three years as the managing editor of a major comics publisher, an experience that still causes him... Read More →
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Mark Texeira

Comic Book Artist, Jonah Hex, Punisher War Journal, Psi-Force, Sabretooth
Mark “Tex” Texeira has been a comic book artist and illustrator for the last 30 years. Mark Texeira was born and raised in New York City. He attended Manhattan's High School of Art and Design and was granted a Presidential Scholarship at the School of Visual Arts, where he attended for two years before dropping out to pursue a freelance commercial art career. During this period, Texeira took classes at the Art... Read More →