Jason Latour is a comic book artist, writer, and colorist based in Charlotte, NC. His credits include Wolverine, Punisher, BPRD, Noche Roja, Scalped, Expatriate, Loose Ends, and Winter Soldier. You can find more news and art at jasonlatour.com.
Mike Mignola is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning creator of Hellboy, the Amazing Screw-On Head, and BPRD. His comics career began in the early 1980s as an inker at Marvel. His work has been adapted in movies, animation, and video games. In 2007, he co-created Baltimore, an illustrated novel, with Christopher Golden. This December, he returns to drawing comics full-time, with Hellboy in Hell (Dark Horse Comics)!
Julie Sokolow is a musician, writer, and filmmaker raised in suburban New Jersey and currently residing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. At nineteen, she released an introspective, lo-fi album, Something About Violins, through Western Vinyl that achieved acclaim from Pitchfork, Wire, and The Washington Post. As a Chancellor’s Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh, Sokolow focused on writing and film and was awarded two Brackenridge Fellowships and an honorary BPhil degree towards the development of her screenplay, The Subvertebrates, a dark comedy set in suburbia. Recently, she’s embarked on filmmaking and from 2010 to 2011, she was a finalist in Ridley Scott’s Life in a Day contest, won best director at the Sprocket Guild’s Film Festival, won a Creative Capital Flight School Fellowship, and received a Pittsburgh Filmmakers First Works Grant and Heinz Endowment for various film work. Sokolow is the founder and director of Healthy Artists, an organization that produces an original documentary series in which artists discuss their lives, their work, how they’ve struggled with the current, broken health care system. Currently, she is shooting a psychological feature-length documentary entitled Aspie Seeks Love, made possible by a Creative Development Grant from The Pittsburgh Foundation. Sokolow’s work often addresses consumerism and escapism in American society and explores the friction between the individual and societal norms.
Artnoose is a writer, zine-maker, DIY-punk, and letterpress artist, best known for her bi-monthly, autobiographical zine, Ker-Bloom! which began in 1996. She currently resides in Pittsburgh and is part of the Cyberpunk Apocalypse writers co-op. You can order issues of Ker-Bloom! on her Etsy shop (etsy.com/shop/artnoose) and see more of her art on Flickr.
Cecil Castellucci is the highly acclaimed author of the young adult novels Boy Proof, The Queen of Cool, Beige, Rose Sees Red, and First Day on Earth, as well as the graphic novels The PLAIN Janes and Janes in Love, and the hybrid graphic novel The Year of the Beasts (with the incomparable Nate Powell). Before that, she was in the indie rock band, Nerdy Girl. To learn more about Cecil's background, check out episode 32 of the Other People with Brad Listi podcast.