Kyle Baker is the greatest cartoonist of all time™. He has bestowed his gifts upon such fortunate institutions as DISNEY, WARNER BROTHERS FEATURE ANIMATION, HBO, DREAMWORKS, CARTOON NETWORK, MARVEL COMICS, DC COMICS, SAATCHI AND SAATCHI, WATSON-GUPTILL, RCA/BMG, RANDOM HOUSE, NICKELODEON MAGAZINE, RUGRATS, SCHOLASTIC GOOSEBUMPS and others
I started working for Spirou Magazine of les Editions Dupuis at the age of 20, drawing hundreds of cartoons and creating ‘Cosmic Patrouille’, a parody of American super-heroes. I drew a set of Batman illustrations in the Bruce Timm style and some Superman pages for DC comics. I also drew a ‘Tale of Tellos’ for Image Comics and ‘The Crossovers’ for Crossgen Comics. I drew 7 volumes of ‘Basket Dunk’, a funny series about kids crazy about basketball for Bamboo Editions, a French publisher. I also wrote, drew and coloured 2 volumes of ‘Cosmic Patrouille’ for them. I’m actually working on the second volume of a more personal and serious story for Bamboo (Grand Angle collection) called ‘Une Bien Belle Nuance de Rouge’ and inking the series ‘Les Profs’.
Phil Hester has been making comics for over two decades, beginning while still a student at the University of Iowa. He spent many years on the indie comics scene, culminating in his Eisner Award-nominated series The Wretch. Phil broke into the mainstream as penciller of Mark Millar’s Swamp Thing run at DC. He also drew Kevin Smith’s revival of Green Arrow with long time inker Ande Parks. He created The Coffin with artist Mike Huddleston, and Firebreather with artist Andy Kuhn, now a television feature for Cartoon Network. Phil lives in rural Iowa with his wife and two children.
John McCrea has been drawing comics for 24 years; during that time, he has worked for every Western mainstream publisher including the big two: Marvel and DC. He has drawn Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Hulk, Spider Man, Daredevil, Wolverine, Star Wars, Judge Dredd and the Simpsons amongst others. On the side he has worked as an illustrator in book, record and magazine publishing and design and story boarding for movies. On the other side, he teaches in schools and colleges and has an ongoing class in comic art through Hi8us, a sister company to Maverick Television. He has also worked with charitable organisations and local authorities producing comics spotlighting issues such as drug abuse, homelessness, safe sex and proper foot care!
James Hudnall burst onto the comics scene in 1986 with Espers, Which David Lloyd illustrated. He went on to produce many acclaimed comics for Marvel, DC, Image, Malibu, Viz such as The Psycho, Sinking, Lex Luthor: The Unauthorized Biography, Streets, The Age of Heroes, Devastator. Last year (2011) his graphic novel Aftermath made its English language debut from Humanoids. James is excited about digital comics having produced one in 2000 with spanish artist Rafa Fonteriz which is the early version of Aftermath. It can be seen on his site thehud.com. In addition to Blue Cat, which he is producing for Acesweekly, James is finishing his self published crime series 2 To the Chest for 2013.