Kurt Amacker
(Writer - Dead Souls; Immortal: 60; Tad Caldwell and the Monster Kid)
Kurt AmackerKurt Amacker rose from the nether realms of New Orleans in 1980. The place hasn’t been quite right since. He graduated from Loyola University in 2002 and had a stint with the Marine Corps that ended honorably in 2004. During that time, he began writing his first comic book miniseries—a bit of supernatural-noir-pulp called Dead Souls. He followed that with the urban fantasy mini-epic Immortal: 60, and Tad Caldwell and the Monster Kid—an original graphic novel that hearkens back to the family adventure films of the 1980s. Amacker has also co-written the official comic book miniseries for the Finnish Gothic rock band, The 69 Eyes, after meeting the band in 2009. Entitled The 69 Eyes: Helsinki Vampires, the series will run as three prestige format graphic novels, with the first two available at Wizard World. Most recently, Amacker has written the forthcoming graphic novel The Curse of Venus Aversa for the British extreme metal band, Cradle of Filth, which will ship in the Spring. Amacker’s writing has garnered praise from Alan Moore, Victor Gischler, Hart Fisher, and Dani Filth of Cradle of Filth. He lives in New Orleans with his wife, Sabrina, and their two cats. When not writing comics, he coordinates the yearly Fangtasia vampire ball in New Orleans, with Jyrki 69 of the 69 Eyes. He promises that only some of the rumors are true. You can read more at www.kurtamacker.com, www.facebook.com/kurtamackercomics, and www.seraphemera.org.
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