6000 Wilson Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64123

Celebrate Banned Books by meeting local artists and writers who work in the comics and manga industry!

From super-heroes to shojo, eight Kansas City-based comics professionals discuss past and current projects, tell tales and take your questions from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

JASON AARON is currently writing the Vietnam War mini series The Other Side and the ongoing crime series Scalped, both for Vertigo Comics. In 2002, as a winner of the Marvel Comics Talent Search, he made his writing debut in the pages of Wolverine. Jason lives in Prairie Village.

HECTOR CASANOVA made his comics debut working on The Lurkers with Steve Niles (IDW), soon to be a feature film. His illustrations run in newspapers and magazines all over the country. He lives, works, and operates the Green Door Gallery in downtown Kansas City, MO.

KELLY SUE DeCONNICK adapts Japanese manga into English. Her credits include Kare First Love, Black Cat, Girl Got Game and MeruPuri. She is also co-writing 30 Days of Night: Eben & Stella with Steve Niles. Kelly Sue lives in Midtown, Kansas City.

MATT FRACTION wrote The Five Fists of Science for Steven Sanders to draw. Now he writes Casanova for Image Comics, and Punisher War Journal and The Immortal Iron Fist for Marvel Comics. He lives in Midtown.

B. CLAY MOORE is the co-creator and writer of the acclaimed Hawaiian Dick, Battle Hymn and The Expatriate for Image Comics and The Leading Man for Oni Press, among others. Both Hawaiian Dick and The Leading Man have been optioned for development as feature films. He recently spent a year as the Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator for Image Comics. Clay lives in Shawnee.

TONY MOORE has been in the comics business since 1999, when he started work on Battle Pope. Since then, he's lent his hand to Masters of the Universe, Brit, the Eisner-nominated The Walking Dead and most-recently, Fear Agent (Image) and The Exterminators (DC/Vertigo). Tony lives in KC, K.

ANDE PARKS has been inking comics for over a decade, working on titles such as Green Arrow, Nightwing, and the upcoming Ant-Man. He has also written two acclaimed graphic novels, Union Station and Capote In Kansas. Ande lives in Baldwin City.

STEVEN SANDERS made the art for The Five Fists of Science, and the covers for a bunch of role playing games. He likes to draw robots, explosions, and people smoking. His upcoming work is ALL-EXPLODING-SMOKING-ROBOT COMICS. He lives in Waldo.

Added by kellysue on September 14, 2006