Horror Roundtable 13 – For the Love of Comics
When: October 19, 2013
Time: 7:30pm EST (use the Time Zone Converter to find your local time)
For the Love of Comics
Are comics more popular now than ever before? Let’s explore the industry, the names to watch out for and the publishers fighting the good fight. And let’s look at how a writer might go about having their story turned into a comic or graphic novel; how do they find an artist, and then where/how do they get the final product published. Is there money in comics or is it more for the love? And why is it that horror stories work so well in comic format? We will look at it all.
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Taylor Grant has been a professional storyteller for most of his adult life. His work has been seen on network television, the big screen, the stage, comics, the web, newspapers, national magazines, anthologies, and heard on the radio.
Taylor is the Editor in Chief of Evil Jester Comics (EJC), where he oversees all aspects of the comics and business. EJC’s first project is an anthology called Evil Jester Presents, featuring comic book adaptations of stories by bestselling authors Jonathan Maberry, Jack Ketchum, William F. Nolan, and Joe McKinney.
The former Executive Editor at Stan Lee Media, Taylor worked closely with legendary comic book creator Stan Lee to co-develop award-winning entertainment for the Web.
Taylor is an Active Member of the Horror Writers Association, and has shared pages with some of the most critically acclaimed and bestselling authors in the horror industry, including Graham Masterton, Ramsey Campbell, Joe R. Lansdale, F. Paul Wilson, Rick Hautala, Simon Clark, Mike Resnick, Ed Gorman, Steve Rasnic Tem, Tom Piccirilli, Scott Nicholson, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Stephen Graham Jones, Ray Garton, Gary Braunbeck, and Lisa Morton.
Charles Day is the Horror Writer Association’s Mentor Program Chairperson, Co-Chair for the NY/LI Chapter, and a member of the HWA Library committee. He is also a member of the New England Horror Writers Association, the American Library Association and the Young Adult Library Services Association.
As an author, he’s written the first book in the ADVENTURES OF KYLE McGERRT trilogy, a YA western horror/heroic fantasy, THE HUNT FOR THE GHOULISH BARTENDER (Blood Bound Books.)
He is also the Bram Stoker Award® nominated author of THE LEGEND OF THE PUMPKIN THIEF (Noble YA Publishers LLC.,) and penned a mystery novelette THE PLAN (Naked Snake Press,) He co-edited his first anthology TALES OF TERROR & MAYHEM FROM DEEP WITHIN THE BOX (Evil Jester Press) compiled with 23 terrifying stories by amazingly talented authors, including the first ever story about how the evil Jester became so damn evil, titled “The Gift,” which is also being adapted into a short story in a comic book with Evil Jester Comics.
His forthcoming works for 2013 include his first adult horror novel, DEEP WITHIN (Alter Press, Fall 2013) a comic book series based on the ADVENTURES OF KYLE McGERRT trilogy, and his first middle-grade series, THE UNDERDWELLERS is near completion.
On the publishing business side of things, Charles is the Co-Owner with Taylor Grant and have partnered Gran-Day Media that houses the successful imprints Evil Jester Press, Hidden Thoughts Press (mental wellness collections,) Evil Jester Comics, and the newly acquired Twinstar Media.
He’s also an artist and illustrator who is passionate about creating the many characters he’s brought to life in his published or soon to be published works. You can find out more about his upcoming writing projects, check out his illustrations and art, or find out what he’s cooking up next with that evil dude-in-the-box, the evil Jester, by visiting his Facebook page or blog:
Greg Chapman is a horror author and artist from Australia. He has had four novellas published: Torment, The Noctuary (Damnation Books, 2011), Vaudeville (Dark Prints Press, 2012) and The Last Night of October (Bad Moon Books, 2013).
His short fiction has also appeared in Midnight Echo magazine, Eclecticism, Trembles, Morpheus Tales, Bete Noire and the anthologies A Killer Among Demons, Sex, Drugs & Horror, Frightmares and…
His most notable illustrative work is the Bram Stoker Award®-winning graphic novel, Witch-Hunts: A Graphic History of the Burning Times, written by Rocky Wood and Lisa Morton, published by McFarland & Company in 2012. He also illustrated the comic series Allure of the Ancients, written by Mark Farrugia, for Midnight Echo Magazine.
You can find Greg on the web at htpp://darkscrybe.com.
Mike Dubisch is a dark fantasy illustrator with his roots in golden age horror comics and pulp sci-fi. Mike began his illustration career contributing to Science Fiction Age and Realms of Fantasy magazines, as well as small press horror anthology comics Gore-Shriek, Cry For Dawn, and Raw Media Mags. His art has been used in toy design and illustration for Star Wars and Dungeons and Dragons, covers for Aliens VS Predator comics, and graphic adaptations of The Boxcar Children and other children’s literature. Mike also creates fine art, prints, and experimental films exploring H. P.Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. Other projects include interior art for Classics Mutilated from IDW, cover and interior art for All-Monster-Action from Swallowdown Press and Blackhole Rainbows from FST Pulp. Mike lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, Carolyn, and three daughters where he teaches online at the Academy of Art University. Follow Mike on Facebook and visit www.Dubisch.com.
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