Seven Guests - Victor Gischler, Raymond Benson, Mark Kidwell, RD Hall, Marcus Sakey, Jamie Freveletti and Onrie Kompan all coming to Chicago Comic Con!
|Crimespree will be giving away some free books including 100 copies of an anthology edited by Duane Swierczynski called DAMN NEAR DEAD!
Victor Gischler's novels include the Edgar-nominated Gun Monkeys, Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse and the recently released The Deputy. His work has been translated into German, Czech, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese and Turkish. He writes DEADPOOL CORPS and the new "no adjective" X-MEN for Marvel Comics. He's also penned a groovy zombie action screenplay,and the project is currently seeking funding. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Gischler loves black coffee, red wine, cold beer and hot wings.
Raymond Benson was picked by the heirs of Ian Fleming to take over writing of the James Bond novels The Man With the Red Tattoo, Never Dream of Dying, DoubleShot, High Time to Kill, The Facts of Death, and Zero Minus Ten, as well as the novelizations of the films Die Another Day, The World is Not Enough, and Tomorrow Never Dies. His Bond short stories have been published in Playboy and TV Guide magazines. He is also the author of The James Bond Bedside Companion (the latter was nominated for an Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Biographical/Critical Work in 1984). Raymond also has extensive experience directing stage plays, composing music, and designing and writing adventure computer games. He is married, has one son, and is based in the Chicago area.
Writer/Artist Mark Kidwell is the creator of the Fangoria Comics horror mini-series BUMP as well as the writer of Frazetta Comics’ DARK KINGDOM, FREEDOM and TYRANNOSAURUS REX. For IMAGE COMICS, he wrote the Vietnam/Zombie epic ’68 and wrote/illustrated the Lovecraftian one-shot CREATURE FROM THE DEPTHS. Currently expanding the DARK KINGDOM storyline into a four-issue mini-series along with several other writing projects for Frazetta Comics, Mark is also penciling/inking the horror graphic novel JACK THE LANTERN: WAR OF THE SOUL for Castle rain Entertainment. Mark is also the screenwriter for the upcoming film version of BUMP and author of the soon-to-be-released BUMP novel.
Wizard Magazine called R. D. Hall's American Wasteland: "The Best B-Movie Never made!" It was American Wasteland that brought R. D. notice from the producers of NBC's Heroes. R. D. was tapped as the man to kill Heroes Evolutions character Richard Drucker and write the back-story for Heroes bad girl Linda Tavara. He has since written popular Heroes characters Elle Bishop, Bob Bishop, Daphne Millbrook, and Matt Parkman. His latest Heroes work was recently published by Wildstorm/DC in Heroes Volume 2. Other comics work includes Frankenstein for Dead Dog Comics, Murky Depths (UK) and Horror Book for Image comics.
Marcus is the award winning author of THE AMATEURS, GOOD PEOPLE, AT THE CITY'S EDGE, and THE BLADE ITSELF
Jamie is the author of RUNNING DARK and RUNNING FROM THE DEVIL and makes her home in Chicago
Onrie is the author and creator of the YI SOON SHIN: Warrior and Defender series.
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