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Norm Breyfogle

Patty Briggs

Randy Emberlin

Stefano Gaudiano

Aaron Lopresti

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 character, Metaphysique.

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, Oregon.


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 X-O Manowar.

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 progresses.

Keep up with Aaron on www.aaronlopresti.com and his Facebook page www.facebook.com/aaron.lopresti.5

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