Have you ever wondered how comics creators get their ideas? How hard is it to break into the publishing field? Come and join a panel discussion with guests Matt Forbeck, Rich Koslowski, John Jackson Miller, and Steve Sullivan at Falls Library Comic Fest on Saturday, October 28 at noon. The program will be moderated by Kifflie Scott. Bring your questions!
Matt Forbeck is an award-winning and New York Times-bestselling author and game designer with over thirty novels and countless games published to date. His latest work includes the Star Wars: Rogue One junior novel, Dungeonology, Captain America: The Ultimate Guide to the First Avenger, Halo: New Blood, the Magic: The Gathering comics, The Marvel Encyclopedia, and the upcoming Shotguns & Sorcery tabletop roleplaying game based on his novels. He lives in Beloit, WI, with his wife and five children, including a set of quadruplets. For more about him and his work, visit Forbeck.com.
Menomonee Falls High School graduate Rich Koslowski is an award winning creator who has worked in animation, children’s books, comic books and graphic novels. Rich’s art on the graphic novel BB Wolf and the Three L.P.s won the Glyph Award for Best Artist. He also won the prestigious Igantz Award for Best Graphic Novel for Three Fingers, which he wrote and illustrated. Rich has worked on many properties including Sonic the Hedgehog, Scooby Doo, and The Simpsons as well the 2015 Ghastly Award-winning comic book series Archie vs. Predator. Learn more about Rich at RichKoslowski.com.
John Jackson Miller
New York Times bestselling author John Jackson Miller has spent a lifetime immersed in science fiction. His Star Wars novels from Del Rey include Star Wars: A New Dawn, Kenobi, Knight Errant, Lost Tribe of the Sith, and the Knights of the Old Republic comics, available from Marvel as Star Wars Legends: The Old Republic. For Star Trek’s 50th anniversary in 2016, he wrote the monthly Star Trek novel trilogy, Prey from Pocket Books. His work appears in Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View and Star Wars: Canto Bight available from Del Rey later in 2017.
He has also worked in the Halo universe, with stories appearing in the Halo: Fractures prose anthology, the Halo: Tales from Slipspace graphic novel, and the Halo: Rise of Atriox comics series. His work also appears in Planet of the Apes: Tales from the Forbidden Zone from Titan Books. He has also written for his own universe in Overdraft: The Orion Offensive.
His other comics work includes Iron Man, Simpsons, Conan, and Mass Effect. He writes about comics history on his Comichron website (http://www.comichron.com). His fiction website is http://www.farawaypress.com.
Stephen D. Sullivan
Stephen D. Sullivan has created more cool comics, books, stories, and games than you can wiggle a web at. Characters he’s worked on include the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Fantastic 4, Speed Racer, Solar: Man of the Atom, Darkwing Duck, Elektra, Astro Boy, The Simpsons, and many more. His novelization of the movie Iron Man was nominated for a Scribe award. Steve has also written more than 40 novels, and helped create games such as CHILL, Star Wars, and Dungeons & Dragons. He lives with his wife in Southeastern Wisconsin. You can find out more about Steve, his work, and his Award-Winning adaptation of Manos the Hands of Fate (the worst movie ever made) at www.StephenDSullivan.com.