Nikki Cook is a cartoonist living in Brooklyn, New York. She has appeared in comics from such publishers as Vertigo, Image, Boom Studios, and Marvel. She has self-published for years, and was a founding member of Act-I-Vate, the webcomics collective. She is very tall and is descended from Norwegian prize fighters.

Silvio dB is a Brazilian comic book artist, concept artist and illustrator. He has worked on comics in Brazil and the USA, including Legend of Isis for Bluewater Productions. His method of work includes pencil, ink, inkwash and digital colors. You can see more of his work at www.silviodb.daportfolio.com.

Ben Dewey is an internationally published freelance artist living in Portland, Oregon. As a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art, he brings a traditional sensibility to comics informed by his training as a painter. Ben started drawing sequential graphic narratives in third grade and then developed an obsession with superhero comic art which continues to this day. He is currently a member of Periscope Studio where he works on projects for noteworthy clients like Marvel Publishing Inc., Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, and others. Ben loves and is inspired by his beautiful girlfriend Lindsey, guitars, cats, board games, roots music, hot cereal, coffee and science of all types. See more of his work at deweydraws. blogspot.com.

Ken Frederick is an artist whose work has been featured in DC Comics’ Zuda competition.  He is currently hard at work on several independent projects, and can be reached at ken@ kenfrederick.com.

Jesse Hamm‘s most high-profile comic to date is Good As Lily, a graphic novel written by Derek Kirk Kim and published by DC in 2007. Good As Lily was widely praised; New York Magazine cited the book as an example of “the best the exploding comics world has to offer.” Jesse is a member of Portland’s Periscope Studio. He is happily married, he is enthusiastically Christian, he maintains a blog (sirspamdalot.livejournal. com), and he is currently writing two graphic novels for his own amusement.

Aaron Houston is a graduate of the Kubert School, and works as a concept artist for a video-game company. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is currently developing a number of awesome comic book properties with writer Paul Allor. You can contact him at pencilmachine@yahoo.com, and see more of his work at pencilmachine.deviantart.com.

At the crossroad of Japanese, European and American traditions, JM Ken Niimura has developed a dynamic, vibrant and humorous style of his own. Active in the self-publishing field, he won several contests. The publication of I Kill Giants brought him to the attention of the American industry, earning him and writer Joe Kelly a nomination to both the Eisner and Eagle Awards. JM Ken Niimura now lives between Madrid and Montréal, flying off to Tokyo whenever he gets the chance.

Leandro Panganiban is a comic illustrator and concept artist based in the Cebu, Philippines. His projects include Animal Control: Special Creatures Unit with writer Rob Anderson, Reasonably Priced Comics to name a few. You can contact him at leandro.panganiban@gmail.com

Borja Peña, aka Borch Penya, is a freelance illustrator and comic artist based in Cantabria (northern Spain). Prior to making his debut in comic books in 2009, he worked primarily as an illustrator for several US and Spanish publishers and gaming companies. He fights every day against the blank page and hopes to die with his “pencil on”… but, this won’t happen until he’s 120 years old or so.

Carl Peterson is an artist and graphic designer living in San Francisco. He occasionally does coloring for MAD Magazine and Image Comics but this book contains his first comic book art (pencils and inks). He’d like to thank Paul for a great script and his girlfriend, Libby, for supporting his dreams of drawing funny books. You can find more of his art on his blog at carldraws.blogspot.com or his website at www.carldraws.com.

Juan Romera was born on August 26, 1977, in Bahía Blanca, Argentina. He developed an early interest in comics; even before learning to read, his father had to bring a comic home after each visit to the news stand. Around that time he began to draw, and he never stopped. For more info and drawings, check out www.juanromera.com.

Since bursting onto the scene at the dawn of the new millennium, Eisner-nominated painter Brett Weldele has been working nonstop. He has worked with Marvel, Top Shelf, Oni Press, Image, Graphitti Designs, AiT, Devil’s Due and Zenescope. His unique fusion of pen and ink and toner and paint has caught the eye of fans and critics alike. Projects have included the movie tie-insSouthland Tales: The Prequel Saga and Se7en:Wrath; as well as the bestselling graphic novel for Top Shelf, The Surrogates, adapted into a major motion picture from Touchstone Films starring Bruce Willis, and its followup, The Surrogates: Flesh and Bone. Recent releases The Light and Spontaneous continue to showcase Weldele’s love of atmosphere.

Matthew Wilson graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2002 began his career in coloring comics for Zylonol Studios. While at Zylonol Matt colored 40 issues of Y the Last Man along with numerous other projects. Since 2007 Matt has branched out from the studio and has colored comics for Image, Dark Horse, Boom! Studios, DC, and Marvel. He has worked onPhonogram Vol. 2, Thor: The Mighty Avenger, Wolverine, Moon Knight and Wonder Woman.