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Eric Battle

In Eric Battle's career as an Illustrator, he has he covered the span of editorial, fashion, children's book and advertising. As a comic book artist, he's drawn for some of the top companies in the industry: Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, and Harris Publishing. 

Eric has also worked with bestselling Science Fiction authors, George R. R. Martin and Daniel Abraham on,  Wildcards- The Hard Call, and with bestselling novelist, L. A. Banks, on her Vampire Huntress Legends novel series.

For Marvel, Eric most recently illustrated the mini series, Timestorm 2009-2099.

Looking towards the future, Eric hopes to broaden his scope even further in upcoming projects- Stay Tuned!

Dennis Calero

Dennis Calero is the Harvey award nominated artist of Supergirl and the Legion of Superheroes, X-Factor, Masters of Horror and X Men : Noir.

Gene Colan

Gene Colan's official career in comics began in 1944 at Fiction House drawing Wings Comics. Soon after he worked for National (DC) and Timely (Marvel) Comics with Stan Lee. Gene has been associated with both companies from 1946 to the present day and has also freelanced for numerous independent publishers.

Gene's work at Marvel included Menace, Mystic, and Journey into Mystery before heading over to DC for a while to do Sea Devils and Hopalong Cassidy. Returning to Marvel Comics in the 60s, Gene worked on Silver Surfer, Iron Man, Sub-Mariner, Captain America and Dr. Strange. Especially notable were his long runs on Tomb of Dracula (with Marv Wolfman) and Daredevil and his incredible collaboration with Steve Gerber on Howard the Duck. In the 80s, Gene did some more work over at DC including Night Force (again with Marv Wolfman) and the notable series Nathaniel Dusk, as it was one of the first times a book went to press with colors done directly over the pencils (no inking involved).

Gene has taught at both the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and the Fashion Institute of Technology. Gene has enjoyed showings at the prestigious Bess Cutler Gallery in Soho, New York City and Manchester's Elm Street Arts Gallery where he lectured on Comics, Cinema, and Continuity Art.

Gene has made a lasting impression in comics that will last for many years to come. Not only is he closely associated with popular characters like Daredevil, Batman, Captain America, Dracula, Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Howard the Duck, Wonder Woman, Sub-Mariner and many others, he's also worked just about every genre comics have ever touched on: Romance, War, Crime/Detective, Western, Sci-Fi, Horror, Humor, and of course Superheroes. Gene's also responsible for the innovative use of "finished pencils" as artwork, being one of a select few artists today who's work is produced directly from pencils.


ChrisCross (aka Christopher Williams) is an illustrator/concept designer/writer who has worked in the comics industry for over 16 years with Marvel, DC, Top Cow Productions, Big City Comics (now defunct), Image Comics, IDW Publishing, Milestone Media and is known internationally for his work with Humanoids Publishing in Europe. He has produced work for Burrell Advertising on such clients as Toyota , Tyson Chicken and AllState Insurance.

He is currently working in his own intellectual properties and hopes to inculcate the world with his passion for storytelling, conceptualizing and weaving dreams.

Ken Lashley

Ken Lashley has been working in the comic field for over 15 years . Ken's first work came on the Excalibur comic for Marvel, from there he went on to pencil such titles as Spider-Man, Punisher,Doc Samson and Age of Apocalypse. Ken has done a multitude of work outside the comic business for companies such as Lucasfilm, Hasbro , Mattel and Foxsports . Ken was nominated for a Emmy for the work he did for Foxsports.
Ken was the artist on the new Black Panther relaunch and his six issue run has been very well received by the comic book fans, so much so that the first three issues sold out and went to a second printing.

Leonardo Manco

Leonardo Manco started his career in the world of comics in 1989, working for publishers in Argentina and Italy. In 1991, he started with Marvel working on several books including Hellstorm (Prince of Lies), Druid, Captain America, Wolverine, Werewolf by Night and most recently War Machine. For DC he has worked on Batman (Gotham Knights) and Hellblazer. He resides in his homeland of Argentina.

Shawn Martinbrough

Shawn Martinbrough’s client list includes Coca Cola/POWERade, Playboy, Vibe,
Bad Boy Entertainment, Penguin Books and McGraw-Hill. The bulk of Shawn’s work has been done for Marvel Comics, Vertigo and DC Comics which includes his critically acclaimed two year collaboration with bestselling author Greg Rucka on the flagship Batman title, Detective Comics.

His art instruction book How to Draw Noir Comics: The Art and Technique of Visual Storytelling is published by Random House.

Shawn’s current graphic novel project for Marvel Comics is the mini series Luke Cage Noir. Set in 1930’s Harlem, the crime thriller features the classic African American superhero Luke Cage.

Khoi Pham

Khoi Pham is a penciler for Marvel.  He is currently working with Dan Slott on Mighty Avengers and worked previously with Brian Bendis on Mighty Avengers: Secret Invasion.  His other published work includes Incredible Hercules, X-Factor, What If? Spider-Man: The Other, 1602 Fantastic Four, and Marvel Comics Presents.  He is also featured in Image's Wonderlost and Image’s Outlaw Territory.  Khoi is a founding member of Ten Ton Studios.

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