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UNCHartED: Graphic Novel Panel – The Business of Art

Graphic Novel Facebook Event

Here from the professionals as they engage in a dialogue about the evolution of comics and graphic novels as an art form.


Sergio Cariello has been illustrating comics since 1992. At DC he worked on Superman, Wonder woman, Batman, Green Arrow, Azrael and others. He also drew for Marvel on iconic characters such as Captain America, Thor, Spider-Man, Spider-Girl, Hulk, Avengers and Conan. Mr. Cariello taught several courses at the Joe Kubert School over 7 years. Penciled and inked Eisner nominated The Lone Ranger series, also Awarded Best Western Comic Book of the Year by True West Magazine’s Best of the West 2009 Source Book.

Jimmy Palmiotti.  Writer, Editor and Creator.  Multi Award winning character creator with a wide range of experience in advertising, production, consulting, editorial, film writing, development and production, media presentation and video game development. Just a few of his clients include Nike, Nickelodeon, Universal pictures, Disney, Warner Brothers, DreamWorks, Lion’s Gate, Vidmark, Starz, Fox Atomic, Alliance films, New Line, Spike TV, MTV, 2kgames, Midway, Radical games, Activision and THQ games.  Co-founder of such companies as Event Comics, Black Bull Media, Marvel Knights, a division of marvel comics, and the current Paperfilms, where he is partners with Amanda Conner and Justin Gray.

Amanda Conner started out in comics working on small projects for Marvel and Archie.  She had been working as an illustrator for New York ad agencies Kornhauser and Calene and Kidvertisers. She worked on a number of launches and campaigns such as Arm & Hammer, PlaySchool and Nickelodeon, to name a few.

Amanda found herself working for Marvel on their Barbie line (many of Amanda’s covers were made into designs for the line of Barbie toys), Disney line which included the Gargoyles books.  At the same time she was illustrating Soul Searchers & Co. for Claypool Comics and worked on other Marvel projects, such as Excalibur for the X-Men line and Suburban Jersey Ninja She-Devils.

Connor has worked on many of the top titles in comics such as Lois Lane, Codename: Knockout, Terra and Birds of Prey for D.C. Comics Vertigo line, X-Men Unlimited for Marvel, co-created Gatecrasher for BlackBull Comics, and The Pro, a creator owned book for image with Jimmy Palmiotti and Garth Ennis.

John Allison has been working as a professional illustrator and designer since 1997, designing everything from tee-shirts and billboards, to storyboards and character concepts for animation and independent film. Allison studied comic art and sequential storytelling at The Kubert School based in Dover, New Jersey. In addition to working as a free-lance illustrator and graphic designer, Allison is currently doing pencils and inks for writer AJ Scherkenbach’s up-coming mini-series “Sweet Lullaby.” Allison also handles all of the artwork for his own series entitled “Botched” which he also writes.

Trevor Denham’s love of art began with horror and sci-fi comics.  As a child, he devoured all of the works by EC, Warren, and Heavy Metal. He earned a BFA in Illustration from Ringling College of Art & Design.  Following school, he illustrated for Mad Monster, Monsterpalooza, Shadowland, and Diabolique magazines. Since then, he has also created storyboards and design concepts for independent features.  When he’s not conjuring demons, Trevor can be found hard at work recreating monsters of the golden era or working on his pet project, an illustrated sci-fi story.

Delectable bites.  This event is included with Museum admission.  MFA admission is only $5 after 5p.m.

Partner: Emerald City Comics

Event Details

April 17, 2014

6:30–8 pm

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