Past Faculty & Guests
Chris Samnee has drawn comics for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Vertigo and Oni Press. He is currently the artist on the monthly series Thor: The Mighty Avenger with writer Roger Langridge and the upcoming (in November) graphic novel Serenity: The Shepherd’s Tale with writers Joss and Zack Whedon. Chris lives in Portland, Oregon with his lovely wife, Laura and their happy cat, Scout. You can visit Chris online at www.chrissamnee.com.
Walter Simonson has worked on a lot of comics including the NY Times bestselling Alien graphic novel, Manhunter, The Metal Men, Thor, X-Factor, Fantastic Four, RoboCop vs. the Terminator, Star Slammers, The Rampaging Hulk, The X-Men vs. The Teen Titans, Orion, Wonder Woman, and Hawkgirl. He worked with writer Michael Moorcock drawing the mini-series Elric: The Making of a Sorcerer for DC Comics.
Dan Slott is a writer for Marvel Comics, and is currently writing The Amazing Spider-Man and The Mighty Avengers.
Dan has worked in the comic industry for close to two decades, writing primarily for Marvel and DC comics, as well as Acclaim, Top Cow, and Archie. He got his start as the writer for Marvel’s Ren & Stimpy book. That led to steady assignments on dozens of licensed property titles, including everything from Looney Tunes to Scooby Doo, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to Power Rangers, and from Sonic the Hedgehog to Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.
In 2001, he switched over to DC’s Adventures line, writing for Superman Adventures, Justice League Adventures, and as co-writer for the final volume of Batman Adventures. Work on those super hero titles for younger readers led Dan to more “mature” Batman work in 2003’s well received Arkham Asylum: Living Hell.
From there came a steady stream of Marvel gigs including relaunches for She-Hulk and The Thing, Avengers: The Initiative, as well as the mini-series GLA: Misassembled and Spider-Man/Human Torch.
José Villarrubia has done digitally manipulated illustrations for Veils, Promethea and The Sentry. As a colorist he is frequent collaborator of Jae Lee (Hellshock, Fantastic Four 1234, Captain America), Bill Sienkiewicz (Sentry/Hulk, X-Men Unlimited), J.H. Williams III (Promethea, Desolation Jones), Paul Pope (Solo, Project Superior, Batman: Year 100), Scott Hampton (Batman: Gotham County Limits), Kaare Andrews (Spider-Man/Doctor Octopus: Year One, Wolverine, Spider-Man: Reign), Ryan Sook (Spider-Man Unlimited, X-Factor) and Richard Corben (Cage, Ghost Rider, Conan the Cimmerian). He is currently coloring Conan the Cimmerian and Kull for Dark Horse Comics. He has won the Comicdom Award for best colorist for his work on X-Factor, has been nominated twice for the Eisner Award for best colorist and has been included in The Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibition.