Ron Marz has been writing comics for more than two decades, starting his career with a lengthy run on Silver Surfer for Marvel. Since then, he has worked for virtually every major publisher and compiled a long list of credits, including stints on Thor forMarvel, Green Lantern and Superboy for DC Comics, Star Wars for Dark Horse Comics, and as a staff writer for CrossGen Comics. He also penned the historic Marvel vs. DC crossover.
Among Marz’s recent work is his lengthy run on Witchblade for Top Cow/Image, the Skylanders series for IDW, John Carter: Warlord of Mars for Dynamite, and The Protectors from Athlitacomics, working with NFL player Israel Idonije. He is also the Editor-in-Chief and Lead Writer for Ominous Press, which is relaunching this year.
Marz’s creator-owned series include the all-ages tale Dragon Prince at Top Cow; the historical adventure Samurai: Heaven and Earth, and the science-fiction story Pantheon City, at Dark Horse; and the vampire tale Shinku at Image. Marz and acclaimed artist Stjepan Sejic also have teamed for Ravine, a series of creator-owned fantasy graphic novels from Top Cow.
Lua Stardust is an alternative model, cosplayer and Internet personality from New Jersey. She began her love for cosplay & alternative modeling in 2012. Her love for comics, video games, horror & anime has allowed her to create some elaborate costume. Since 2012 Lua has attended many events & conventions all over the USA as a cosplay guest and judge. She is most known for her Gamora, Kida and Jessica Rabbit costumes.
A longtime comics pro, Mark has worked for many companies including Image, Dark Horse Comics, Chaos, DC Comics and Marvel Comics, mostly as an inker. Past projects from him include Thor, Daredevil, Batman, X-Men, Justice League, Avengers vs X-men, Convergence and Siege. Currently he is working on Invincible for Image Comics.
Stuart Moore is a writer, a book editor, and an award-winning comics editor. His recent comics writing includes Deadpool the Duck (Marvel), Batman: Noir Alley (DC/Turner Classic Movies), and EGOs (Image). Recent novels include three volumes of The Zodiac Legacy, a Disney series created and cowritten by Stan Lee, and Thanos: Death Sentence (Marvel).
Joseph Michael Linsner has been writing and drawing the adventures of his creation DAWN since her first appearance in Cry For Dawn #1 in 1989. An award winning illustrator, Linsner has painted covers for all the major comics companies, adding his personal touch to Wolverine, The Black Cat, Conan, Witchblade, and Vampirella among many others. His most recent work is on Harley Quinn written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner , Bettie Page covers for Dynamite, and the Sinful Suzi Gallery 2017.
Pro Wrestling’s Greatest Superhero and longest reigning World Cruiserweight Champion in History, Hurricane Helms is the last man to defeat The Rock on WWE Television and is also is contributor to the comic series Headlocked by creator Michael Kingston. A lifelong comic fan, Hurricane turned his love of comics and wrestling into a 15 yr TV career!
Bitten by a radioactive typewriter, Sholly Fisch has prowled the night, writing comics for over 30 years. His credits run the gamut from Superman to Star Wars to Scooby-Doo, and from Clive Barker’s Hellraiser to Looney Tunes. His comics for kids have won a Comics Buyer’s Guide Fan Award, and been nominated for an Eisner Award and two Diamond gem awards, while several of his stories for older readers were included in the #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novels Action Comics: Superman and the Men of Steel and Action Comics: Bulletproof. Currently, his stories appear in Scooby-Doo Team-Up, Teen Titans Go!, Looney Tunes, and Scooby-Doo Where Are You? from DC Comics, Mighty Mouse from Dynamite, Gumby from Papercutz, and Star Wars Adventures from IDW. But two of his coolest recent gigs are contributing sample script pages to the upcoming book Stan Lee’s How to Draw Comics (for which Sholly created the senses-shattering hero/sidekick team True Believer and Excelsior!) and writing one-panel gags about DC characters that will be printed on ice cream sandwiches in Italy. No, not on the wrappers – on the ice cream sandwiches themselves!
Kristina Deak-Linsner is an Artist, Creative Editor, Reference model & all-purpose Joe wrangler at Linsner Industries and Founder of lightisthenewdark art studios.
Kristina Deak-Linsner has brought her years of fine art experience in the west coast gallery scene over to the house that Dawn™ built. After beginning her comics career at Dynamic Forces in the late 90’s, she now uses her keen eye to help guide all Linsner products and projects such as: Sin Boldly, the Dawn•Vampirella crossover series, as well as Linsner’s annual Dawn sketchbooks (2011 to present) and Sinful Suzi Gallery (2017). The recent graphic novel Dawn •Vampirella brings her comics career full circle by working with Dynamite/Dynamic Forces once again.
In 28 years working in comics, Jim Calafiore has spent extended time at Valiant, DC and Marvel, notably on Peter David’s AQUAMAN, Judd Winnick’s EXILES, GOTHAM UNDERGROUND, RED LANTERNS with Charles Soule, various BATMAN books, and an extended run on the critically acclaimed SECRET SIX, with Gail Simone. They reunited for their creator-owned LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS. Volume 2 of the saga, SURVIVING MEGALOPOLIS, is available at stores now from Dark Horse.