Paul is a co-founder of The Seattle Review of Books. He has written for The Progressive, Newsweek, Re/Code, the Utne Reader, the Los Angeles Times, the Seattle Times, the New York Observer, and many North American alternative weeklies. Paul has worked in the book business for two decades, starting as a bookseller (originally at Borders Books and Music, then at Boston's grand old Brattle Bookshop and Seattle's own Elliott Bay Book Company) and then becoming a literary critic. Formerly the books editor for The Stranger, Paul is now a fellow at Civic Ventures, a public policy incubator based out of Seattle.
This slope-shouldered industry veteran was a long-running writer on DC's Legion of Super-Heroes,
a founding editor at their Vertigo imprint, and the proud writer of their worst-selling, award-losing series Hourman
He has since written enough major characters to fill one of those hyper-populated super-hero posters where you don't know who to look at first.
Today he happily writes and edits AHOY Comics from his Ditkoesque office in Downtown Syracuse, NY.
A recipient of the 2011 Inkpot Award for outstanding achievement in Comic Art, industry veteran Jamal Igle is the writer/artist/creator of Molly Danger
for Action Lab Entertainment; the co-creator of Venture
with writer Jay Faerber; the artist of the series Black
from Black Mask Studios; and the penciler of AHOY Comics' THE WRONG EARTH
Jamal's detailed pencils have graced books as varied as The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass,
the all-ages action miniseries Race Against Time,
and mainstream hits such as G.I.Joe, Iron Man, Spider- Man
and Green Lantern.
Jamal has penciled popular runs on Firestorm the Nuclear Man, Nightwing, Tangent: Superman's Reign, Superman, Supergirl,
for DC Comics; Noble Causes
for Image Comics; New Warriors
for Marvel Comics; and The Wrong Earth
He's acted on the small screen, done voiceovers for commercials, packaged books for Scholastic, and drawn storyboards for Roughnecks: Starship Trooper Chronicles
and Max Steel: MX1
for Sony Animation. Jamal is also a popular guest lecturer on the subjects of comics and animation.
Juan Castro, an inker and illustrator from Tijuana, Mexico, has been in the comics industry for over 10 years. He has worked on such titles as Transformers, GI Joe, Halo: Escalation, Arrow, Aquaman, Grayson, Batgirl, Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman, and many more. He has been nominated for three Inkwell Awards.
Gary Erskine is a comic book artist currently living in Glasgow, Scotland, with his wife, Mhairi. He has been illustrating for more than twenty years, working with various companies including DC and Marvel Comics, Dark Horse, Madefire, and IDW. He has also worked on licensed properties such as Doctor Who, Star Wars, Star Trek, Terminator, Judge Dredd, Dan Dare, and Captain America. His current work includes writing and publishing Roller Grrrls, which he created with Anna Malady. You can follow Roller Grrrls by visiting the Facebook page or hub www.rollergrrrls.com. Keep in touch with current events and tour dates by visiting his blog, www.garyerskine.tumblr.com.