MARCH MADNESS EVENT
spotlighting INDEPENDENT CREATORSÂ
SATURDAY, MARCH 13thÂ 10 AM - 7 PM
with CHRIS SCHWEIZER, SEAN McKEEVER,
and LEN WALLACE!!!
Keeping our Independent March Madness rolling straight on into the next week is a second, equally talented bunch of guys! Chris Schweizer joins us for his first North Carolina signing promoting his new book Crogan's March, Sean McKeever makes his third trip to the store hot on the heels of the release of his critically-acclaimed and long-anticipated definitive edition of The Waiting Place, and Love Buzz writer Len Wallace gets the red carpet treatment to put a face to the name that's had Acme chattering since before Christmas!
From Curious Old Library.com:
Cartoonist Chris Schweizer was born in Tuscon, AZ to parents who are
both classical musicians. He is 29 years old, and lives on the
outskirts of Atlanta with his wife Liz and his daughter Penelope. He
received his BFA in Graphic Design from Murray State University in 2004, and his MFA in Sequential Art at the Atlanta branch of the Savannah College of Art and Design. His comics have been published by Oni Press, Top Shelf Productions, Image Comics, Evil Twin Comics, and Nickelodeon Magazine, among others.
Crogan's Vengeance, the first volume in his Crogan Adventures series, has received an Eisner Award nomination and a Young Adult Library Service Association (Yalsa) Award nomination, and was named the Dollar Bin's Graphic Novel of the Year for 2008. It also made the Texas Library Association's Maverick Reading List, 2010, and has been nominated for a 2009 CYBILS Award.
Crogan's March, the second book in the series, has been named one of Book Expo America's "Librarians' Hot Fall Graphic Novels."
In addition to his comic work, he teaches as a full professor of Sequential Art and Animation at SCAD-Atlanta.
Chris has, at various points, been a hotel manager, a movie theater projectionist, a guard at a mental institution, a martial arts instructor, a set builder, a process server, a window-painter, a church music leader, a life-drawing model, a bartender, a car wash atendant, a bagboy, a delivery boy, a choirboy, a lawn boy, a sixth-grade social studies teacher, a janitor, a speakeasy proprieter, a video store clerk, a puppeteer for a children's television show, a muralist, and a lineworker at a pancake mix factory.
From Sean McKeever.com:
After writing indie comics (such as the ensemble teen-drama The Waiting Place) for six years, Sean got his big break writing an issue of The Incredible Hulk for Marvel Comics in 2001. Since then, Sean has written hundreds of comics for Marvel, DC Comics and other publishers, including notable runs on Sentinel, Inhumans, Mystique, Marvel Adventures Spider-Man, Gravity, Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane, Birds of Prey and Teen Titans.
Best known for delivering introspective, character-driven work, Sean also wrote several weeks of the Funky Winkerbean syndicated comic strip, much of which has been reprinted in the celebrated collection, Lisa's story: the other shoe.
In 2005, Sean won the Eisner Award for Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition.
He hopes to one day write fiction for other media as well, but if he spent the rest of his life writing comics, he'd be perfectly content.
It's probably best if you check out Matt's extensive interview with the writer of Love Buzz, his first graphic novel from Oni Press! Visit him online at Len Wallace's Wasted Space.