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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 and Web of Spider-Man, as well as being one of the co-creators of the character, Carnage. Other Marvel titles he’s contributed to include GI Joe, Doctor Strange, Alien Legion, Star Wars Tales, Silver Surfer, and Rogue.

Dark Horse titles include Star Wars: Crimson Empire, Ghost, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the R.I.P.D. graphic novel from the movie for Dark Horse, and Left Behind for Wildstorm. He has worked with a wide range of pencilers and has many distinctive styles that fans are well acquainted with.

Not only is Randy a talented artist, he has taught numerous classes to young aspiring artists during the summers in his hometown of Portland Oregon.



James Lloyd is best known as the main artist on the Futurama comics title from the beginning in 2000 until the end of the run in 2017. Before that, in 1998, he was hired by Matt Groening's Bongo Comics imprint to work on the incredibly popular comic, The Simpsons. His stories can be also be found in various Simpsons titles including the ever-popular Simpsons Treehouse of Horror. Also, he has drawn both The Simpsons and Futurama comics it was only natural James work on the two series Futurama/Simpsons Infinitely Secret Crossover Crisis and Simpsons/Futurama Crossover Crisis II. James has also lent his talent to Boom! Studios, and Adventure Time.

Although Bongo has stopped releasing new issues, back issues are more collectible than ever. Thankfully Futurama comics have been reprinted in the form of trade paperbacks from Harper Collins and Abrams has released the Treehouse of Horror collection compendiums.

Since 2017 James has been involved with Langara College’s Graphic Novel and Comix program as an instructor. He’s also held workshops and mentorship programs throughout his over twenty years of drawing professionally. In 2019 he created the first public sequential art piece to be included in the Vancouver Mural Festival. He has also held presentations in hopes of inspiring those who love art and storytelling to take their own shot at comics.

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Jesikah Sundin is a multi-award winning dystopian punk lit, fairy tale, and historical fantasy romance writer from Seattle, Washington. Her works have been proclaimed The Dante Rossetti Grand Prize award winner for Young Adult Fiction, The Maxy Awards First in Category for Young Adult Fiction, Indie Excellence Finalist for Science Fiction, and Readers’ Favorite Honorable Mention for Mythology and Fairy Tales.

She earned her first byline at 17 with the Seattle Post-Intelligencer to cover The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment Program in Washington state, a world-wide interactive school science project founded by Al Gore in 1995. Afterward, she fielded various careers, including freelance non-fiction writing jobs, before publishing Legacy in 2014, her first work of fiction. Legacy kicked off The Biodome Chronicles, a four-book series in a near-future eco-dystopia Seattle that landed her several international writing awards.

Now with fifteen titles under her belt, Jesikah is best known for her relatable characters and the unique, rich worlds in her young adult eco-dystopia, The Biodome Chronicles, and in her mythpunk collection of historically inspired fairy tales, The Ealdspell Cycle. Her latest, Bound by Ravens, a fae romantasy heist adventure in the Starry Kingdoms of the Fae collection, released in July 2023.

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Chris Warner has worn many hats in his thirty-four years in the comic-book industry. A native of Portland, Oregon, Chris broke into comics in 1984 as a penciller, inker, and cover artist for Marvel Comics on titles such as Alien Legion, Moon Knight, and Doctor Strange.

Dark Horse Comics launched in 1986, giving Chris the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of the fledgling publisher. Chris wrote and drew Black Cross, the cover story of the initial Dark Horse title, Dark Horse Presents #1, and went on to draw a number of early Dark Horse comics, including The American, Predator, Terminator, and Aliens vs. Predator. By 1988, Chris added Dark Horse editorial duties to his resume, working on Akira, Dirty Pair, Terminator, and more. During this time, Chris was heavily involved in the development of the Dark Horse superhero universe, including the creation of Barb Wire, which became a feature film.

Chris left the Dark Horse staff in 1993 to pursue freelance work, drawing Team 7 for Image Comics and writing and again drawing Barb Wire for Dark Horse. Chris returned to the Dark Horse editorial staff in 1998, where he remains today, managing a wide array of comics (Aliens, Empowered, Predator, Conan), graphic novels (Grandville, Best Wishes) manga (Berserk, Gantz), and art and pop-culture books (Blast Off!, Drawing Down the Moon: The Art of Charles Vess) while writing and drawing in his spare time, writing Ghost, Barb Wire, and Predator and drawing covers for Predator, Aliens, and Star Wars.


Doug Wheatley is a critically acclaimed comic book artist. He is a Harvey Award and Joe Shuster Award nominee and won the Artist of the Year prize in Toulouse, France.

Doug recently illustrated the new Game of Thrones book: Fire and Blood by George RR Martin and his work appears on the covers of Avatar: Tsu'Tey's Path. He is currently working on several projects including a new Alien vs. Predator comic book series

His greatest body of work is on several Star Wars titles including Star Wars: Empire, Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: Republic and Star Wars: Dark Times as well as several one-shot comics such as The Bounty Hunters: Kenix Kil and Star Wars: Purge. He also worked as a concept artist on the live action Star Wars TV series, some of those designs have been used in the stand alone Star Wars movie Solo. Also for Dark Horse his titles include Aliens: Apocalypse- The Destroying Angels, Conan And Predator.

Doug has also worked on Marvel and DC Comics characters, on title’s such as Superman, Batman, Blade: The Vampire Hunter, Incredible Hulk, Punisher, and many more!


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