Normís early career included work in DCís New
Talent Showcase and First Comicsí American
Flagg, penciling a back-up story titled "Bob
Violence". He also drew for Tales of Terror,
a horror anthology published by Eclipse Comics.
Early work also includes writing, illustrating,
and lettering a Captain America story in Marvel
Fanfare. In 1986 Norm landed his first
monthly book, Whisper for First Comics.
Norm is best known for working on the Batman
for six solid years, during a very popular era for
the character. He had drawn Detective Comics
(with writer Alan Grant) from 1987Ė90, Batman
from 1990-92 (introducing the new Robin) and
starting a new Batman series for DC titled Shadow
of the Bat from 1992-93. During his tenure
on the character, he also did a few one-shots, two
of them being Batman: Holy Terror (an
Elseworlds story) and Batman: Birth of the
Demon, which he hand painted. Characters he
co-created with writer Alan Grant, included The
Ventriloquist, Anarky, and Zsasz. He also provided
pencils to a 10-page story in Superman 80-Page
Giant and later DC offered him the job of
penciling The Spectre monthly, which he
drew for a year.
After his run on the Spectre, Norm was invited to
help launch Malibu Comics. While at Malibu he
co-created the character of Prime as well
as creating and having the rights to his own
Among his many and varied projects he began
drawing Archie's New Look, published by Archie
Publications as well as two new titles, Archie
loves Betty and Archie loves Veronica.
Recently Norm illustrated DC Retroactive:
Batman - The '90s with Alan Grant, DC's
re-launch of the Batman Beyond comic book
with Adam Beechen as writer.
To read more about Norm or contact him, go to his
official website www.normbreyfogle.com
Patricia Briggs is the #1 New York Times best
selling author of the Mercy Thompson series and
has written twenty one novels to date; she is
currently writing novel number twenty two! Patty
began her career writing traditional fantasy
novels in 1993, and shifted gears in 2006 to write
urban fantasy. Moon Called was the first
of her signature series about Mercy Thompson. The
non-stop adventure left readers wanting more and
word of this exciting new urban fantasy series
about a shape-shifting mechanic spread quickly.
The series has continued to grow in popularity
with the release of each book. Patty also writes
the Alpha and Omega series, which are set
in the same world as the Mercy Thompson novels;
what began as a novella expanded into a full new
series, all of which debuted on the NY Times
bestsellers list as well.
Patty and her family reside in Eastern Washington
near Tri-Cities, home of Mercy Thompson - yes,
it's a real place! When not working on the next
book, she can be found playing truant out in her
horse pastures, playing with the newest babies.
For more information about Patricia Briggs and her
marvelous novels, visit the author on the web at www.patriciabriggs.com
or on Facebook.
Randy Emberlin is a comic book artist, though he
has spent the past 30 years working in a variety
of creative fields. Whether as an illustrator of
educational books or an animator on over 50
television commercials, he has made his presence
felt through his style and sensibilities.
Over the last 20 years he is probably best known
for his work as an inker in comics, with a resume
that includes long runs on Amazing Spider-Man,
Web of Spider-Man, GI Joe, Doctor
Strange, Alien Legion, Star Wars
Tales, Mr. T for British publisher
AP Comics, Ghost and the R.I.P.D.graphic
novel from the movie for Dark Horse, and Left
Behind for Wildstorm. Randy is currently
inking a 28 pg. chapter called "Matthew" in a 140
pg. Biblical graphic novel called The Twelve
for the Kingstone Media Group. He has worked with
a wide range of pencilers and has many distinctive
styles that fans are well acquainted with.
Randy's presentation of "The Dynamic Art of
Comics" is presented at numerous Portland OR
schools. Randy and his wife Judy also host 3
weeks of Summer Comic Book Art Camps for
students, ages 8-16 in their hometown of Portland,
Stefano Gaudiano was born in Italy in 1966 and
moved to the U.S. in 1981. He started
self-publishing comics while in high school, and
turned professional in 1987 with Kafka (originally
published by Renegade Press, and recently
re-issued through Image Comics).
Besides working on Gotham Central and Batman
Family for DC Comics, he can add the Amazing
Spider-Man and Captain America for
Marvel Comics. Stefano has also made a substantial
and impressive contribution to Daredevil
for Marvel, and worked on Valiant Entertainment's
His work has also appeared in newspapers, video
games and animation. Currently Stefano is inking
Charlie Adlard's pencils on The Walking Dead comic
book, and loving the job.
Stefano lives in Issaquah, Washington, with his
wife Kathy and daughters Milena and Sabina.
Aaron's first big break came in 1993 when he was
hired to draw Sludge for Malibu's new
Ultraverse comic line. One thing led to another
and soon Aaron had a full blown career in comics.
Aaron's career in commercial and comic art has
continued on for more than 20 years. In that time
Aaron has worked on a wide variety of characters
including: Spider-Man, The X-men,
The Hulk, The Avengers, Batman,
Plastic Man, Green Lantern, Superboy,
Xena, Star Trek, Gen 13, Mystic,
and the self published Atomic Toybox, just
to name a few.
Other noteworthy projects include: Detective
Comics, Sword of Sorcery (Amethyst
feature), Justice League International, Weird
Worlds, My Greatest Adventure
(Garbage Man feature), and Wonder Woman.
Aaron is currently penciling part of the new 52 Future's
End weekly series for DC comics. Aaron is
also illustrating his creator owned project, Power
Cubed for Dark Horse Comics. This will
initially be a 4-issue mini-series debuting early
Spring 2015. Watch Aaron's blog for frequent art
samples and updates on the project as it
Keep up with Aaron on www.aaronlopresti.com
and his Facebook page www.facebook.com/aaron.lopresti.5