LETS MEET THE COMIC OF THE YEAR AWARDS JUDGES!
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Jim is based in Massachusetts and is best known for his work on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics from Mirage Studios. He was an Artist and Writer on the series for more than 20 years. He has drawn more issues of Turtles than any other creator. He created the villain the Rat King who first appeared in I, Monster of the Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Series. He also created the series Planet Racers with Peter Laird as well as Paleo: Tales of the Late Cretaceuos.
After the sale of the Turtles to Viacom in 2009, Jim started working on his new Indie properties Dragonfly and The Box City Wallops. Look for Jim’s newest project Dragonfly and Hellride coming to Kickstarter this month! Keep up with Jim and all his work through his website JimLawsonArt.
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Ben is a comic creator from Portland, ME. He self-published his first graphic novel in 2008 called Nathan the Caveman. After that he illustrated the award winning Lost Trail book, a comic adaptation of Lost on a Mountain in Maine. In 2015 He successfully Kickstarted his next graphic Novel The Aggregate, the worlds first Split Decision Comic. It was nominated for a Ringo Award for Best Graphic Novel, the only self-published nominee in that category.
Currently Ben is the artist on Kevin Eastmans Drawing Blood series. He was also the artist on Target R the Raphael Macro series book from IDW. Ben has also worked on properties such as Savage Dragon, Batman, Bloodshot and more! Keep an eye out for the Kickstarter for The Aggregate Book 2 Launching March 1. Keep up with Ben and his work at Bishart
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Michael is a writer and producer based in Los Angeles. He has written comics including the Marvel and Dabel Brothers Publishing Prey: Origin of the Species and The Machine Stops from Alterna Comics. He Co-wrote On Thin Ice, which was based on the life of Hugh Rowland from the series Ice road Truckers. In 2007 Michael wrote Christmas Letters from Hell: All The News We Hate From The People We Love which ended up being the number 1 Holiday Humor book of the year.
Michael has produced on a number of award winning films including Hard Scrambled, Witches’ Night, 2021, If You’re Serious, and the soon to be released To Your Last Death which is an animated Horror Film starring Morena Baccarin and William Shatner. To keep up with the latest news from To Your Last Death including when to catch it in theatre’s, check out their website ToYourLastDeath.
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Robin is based in the UK and is one half of the power duo that is The Etherington Brothers. Along with his Brother Lorenzo, Robin has created Long Gone Don, Von Doogan, Baggae, Monkey Nuts and Freaky and Fearless. They have worked for Disney, Dreamworks, Aardman, The BBC and many book publishers. They have worked on properties including Star Wars, Transformers, How to Train your Dragon, and Kung Fu Panda.
Their blog is a go to for many creators. They have countless tutorials to help creators become better artists by providing countless tips and tricks. To check out the blog and keep up with news and appearance info make sure to visit Robin on Blogspot.
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Charlie is a comic artist based in the UK. He is best know for his historic run as the artist on Robert Kirkmans The Walking Dead comic. He has been drawing the series since 2004. Beyond drawing thousands of zombies Charlie has also worked on properties including Judge Dredd, Batman, The Thunderbolts, Mars Attacks, and The X-Files to name a few.
Charlie has also worked on the series Savage with Co-Guest Judge Pat Mills. To keep up with Charlie and his work stay in touch with him on his site CharlieAdlard.
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Pat is the Godfather of British Comics. He has worked on countless titles and has created some of the biggest characters in comics including Judge Dredd. He also created the Sci-Fi comic magazine 2000AD in 1977. 2000AD has featured some of the best talent in comics including Pat, Alan Moore, and Dave Gibbons amongst others. Pat has written some of your favorite characters ranging from Batman to Slaine, Morbius to Punisher, thousands of pages of epic greatness.
Some non comic work includes writing two Doctor Who audio plays in 2008 and 2009. He also recently released his memoirs Be Pure! Be Vigilant! Behave! 2000 AD and Judge Dredd: The Secret History. If you would like to follow Pat and keep up to date with his current work please visit the Millverse.