ALAN J. PORTER
Alan J. Porter is a writer of pop-culture reference books, high adventure fiction, and comics. He is the author of “BATMAN: The Unofficial Collectors Guide” (Schiffer Books), “BEFORE THEY WERE BEATLES: The Early Years 1956-1960” (Xlibris), “JAMES BOND: The History of the Illustrated 007,” and “STAR TREK: A Comics History” (both for Hermes Press). He is currently working on “THE JAMES BOND LEXICON,” to be published in 2015.
He has written short stories and novellas, featuring characters such as Allan Quatermain, Sherlock Holmes, and Houdini.
His comic book credits include “GOD SHOP” (Tokyopop), various Disney-Pixar’s “The World of CARS” series for BOOM! Studios, Marvel, and Disney, and now “FORGOTTEN CITY” for Kid Domino.
His technical book titles include “WIKI: Grow Your Own for Fun & Profit” (2010) and “The Content Pool” (2011), both published by XML Press.
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Paul Benjamin is a
NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of comics and video games. Benjamin’s most recent work includes dialogue writing for the Marvel Heroes MMO game and editing “Forgotten City,” now available on Comixology.
Benjamin’s comic book credits include Marvel titles such as “Amazing Spider-Man,” “Marvel Adventures Hulk,” and “Spider-Man Family,” as well as “Star Trek,” “Starcraft,” “World of Warcraft,” “The Muppets,” “Monsters, Inc.,” and more. His original manga series, “Pantheon High,” was a YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens nominee.
In the world of video games, Benjamin has written and/or produced games, including “Star Wars: The Old Republic,” “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” “G.I. Joe: the Rise of Cobra,” “The Incredible Hulk,” and more.
Jamie Hood is a lifelong resident of North Central Indiana, having left his home region to attend the Columbus College of Art & Design, where he studied illustration and design. A lifelong comic book fan, his areas of interest spread throughout science fiction and fantasy.
His career started in the RV industry, where he revolutionized the design of exterior graphics. He left that behind to take a position with Round 2, LLC. There he would help develop the Forever Fun line of collectible holiday products and later found an area of genuine interest guiding the company’s line up of science fiction model kits under the Polar Lights, AMT and MPC brands. He dabbles in comic book creation (collaborating most often as a colorist), but also strives to find time doing illustration work of his own.
He is happily married to his better half and has one daughter… and 9,000 bagged and boarded “preciouses.”
It starts with a mystery: How did someone born in a little mining town northwest of Quebec develop a lifelong fascination with comics? Well, Gabriel Morrissette doesn’t know the answer to that mystery, but he’s sure living it. Graduating from Montreal’s CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY in ANIMATION, he went back to his first true love, comics, working in American comic books. He started with the co-creation and art duties on NORTHGUARD with writer MARK SHAINBLUM. A character from that series, FLEUR DE LYS, was immortalized on a Canada postage stamp in 1995.
Gabriel went on to work for companies like DC COMICS, MARVEL, and VAILANT on diverse titles like TEAM TITANS, RAGMAN, CRY OF THE DEAD, SPIDER-MAN 2099 and the man of bronze DOC SAVAGE. (Drawing Doc’s adventures was Gabriel’s childhood dream). He was, at the same time, contributing in a totally different art style to Québec humour magazines like CROC, SAFARIR and ANORMAL.
When the American comic market shrank, in the late ’90s, he explored new venues like the socio-political superhero satire ANGLOMAN (also with MARK SHAINBLUM) and went into animation work (About time! He did study the stuff!!), working in the various jobs involved in that field – layout/posing to storyboarding. He has worked on such shows as THE SAVAGE DRAGON, ARTHUR, PAPYRUS, BOB MORANE (for the European market) and THE BOY on Canada’s YTV.
He also began working on the revamped version of DAISY DREAMER for the Canadian children’s magazine CHICKADEE, on which he has been working for the past 14 years (more than 150 000 copies printed a month except during summer). He enjoyed working in the field of children’s media and eventually hooked up with JACKFRUIT PRESS to put all those hours drawing caricatures of JEAN CHRETIEN in ANGLOMAN to good use. In the WARTS AND ALL series, featuring the Canadian prime ministers, he worked on PIERRE ELLIOT TRUDEAU (and the swingin’ sixties), JEAN CHRÉTIEN (the strangling prime minister, no kidding!) and JOHN G DIEFENBACKER (who’s even more fun to draw than CHRÉTIEN).
In the last few years, he’s worked for the French market for publishers SOLEIL and DELCOURT and contributed to MR COMICS REVOLUTION ON THE PLANET OF THE APES. Currently, he is working on new projects for various French publishers.
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