Comic Book Writers & Artists
- Leonardo Faierman
- Marqueeda LaStar
- JN Monk
- Bill Morrison
- Mog Park
- Ethen Beavers
Award-winning cartoonist and illustrator Bill Morrison began his career in The Motor City as a technical illustrator. When The Simpsons creator Matt Groening founded Bongo Comics, Bill was hired on as art director and realized his cartoonist dreams when he drew the very first Simpsons comic. He quickly took on the role of Creative Director, editing Bongo’s entire output, and writing and drawing stories and covers as time permitted. Bill also worked with Groening on early character designs for the TV show Futurama and served as the series art director. In addition to his work on The Simpsons and Futurama, Bill has written and drawn his own comic book series; the four-time Eisner Award-nominated Roswell, Little Green Man and co-created two other comic book series, Heroes Anonymous and Lady Robotika (the latter with Jane Wiedlin of the legendary all-girl rock band, The Go-Go’s). Presently,
Mog Park is an up and coming traditional artist, from Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She found herself working shortly after with Tokyo Pop on a few projects. Although none were ever published, she acquired a wealth of knowledge that allowed her to attain other assignments that eventually led to working on HBO's Game of Thrones series. You can find her work on the Blu Ray editions of Game of Thrones Season 3, 4, 5 and 6. She is now preparing to work on Season 7.
Ethen Beavers lives in Central California and has been working in Children's Books, Comics and Animation for over ten years. He works traditionally and digitally on a variety of projects in many different styles and thematic tones. His credits include Star Wars, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Indiana Jones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Ben 10, Justice League Unlimited, Teen Titans Go, Legion Of Superheroes, Dexter's Laboratory, and Samurai Jack. He also illustrated several DC Superfriends Little Golden Books, as well as the New York Times Bestselling series NERDS
Born in Buenos Aires but left at 2 years old. That was a weird day at school when I learned I¹d never become president. Had to settle for astronaut dreams. In the past I¹ve published some poetry, made some music, and slowly became a professional creative procrastinator with a fistful of unpaid bills. 31 years of age now, paper-pusher extraordinaire, a sleeper-agent waiting for the time to strike. I¹ve been wanting to write comics for over 20 years. Currently writing his original comic Snowdaze.
Marqueeda LaStar as a youth was fascinated with the comic book world, specifically the X-Men and its array of super-powered mutants. It was the geeky world of comics that inspired LaStar to get her degree in molecular biotechnology and genetics, with a minor in digital media at California State University Polytechnic Pomona.Her world came full circle a few years ago, when she discovered a website that spoke to her interests as an artistic, queer woman with a love for science and punk music. She followed it and, in time, she became the social community manager and curator of Black Girl Nerds.
JN Monk is a writer/editor whose own comic work includes an all-ages superhero comic, a sci-fi/fantasy comic anthology, and a YA graphic novel. A comic, media lover & Head writer/editor for StarTeamGO with immense local and state pride. Though he is originally from Ohio, him and his team currently call the Twin Cities their home. StarTeamGo is a team of storytellers that make an ongoing all-ages superhero comic for Hiveworks called StarHammer. JN Monk writes & edits the scripts for the comic, but is also works with all team members to make sure everything's a smashing success.