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Georgia Lee

Georgia Lee is currently a writer and producer on SyFy’s acclaimed space opera “The Expanse”.

Georgia got her start when Martin Scorsese saw her first short film and invited her to apprentice on “Gangs of New York.” Georgia then wrote and directed her first feature “Red Doors” which won awards at the Tribeca Film Festival, Cinevegas, and Outfest.

Georgia has sold five television pilots to CBS, NBC, Fox 21, and ABC Family. She loves writing about strong women in heightened worlds of mystery, sci-fi, and fantasy. She worked for management consulting firm McKinsey & Company before pursuing her passion in film and television. Recovering victim of Tiger Parents.  Oldest of three sisters.  Lapsed atheist.  Sometimes she believes.

Georgia Lee in the writers room for The Expanse.

Marc Sumerak

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Eisner and Harvey Award nominated writer Marc Sumerak has spent the last 15+ years contributing to the legends of a number of today’s most popular characters, including The Avengers, Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, The X-Men, and many more.

Sumerak is best known for his writing work on Power Pack, as well as co-writing the award-nominated Franklin Richards: Son of a Genius series. He has also had memorable runs on the Marvel Adventures line of titles and has contributed to countless other Marvel publications as both writer and editor. His first creator-owned graphic novel, All-Ghouls School, was released in 2011 by IDW.

A seasoned lecturer, Sumerak frequently travels to schools, libraries, and conventions to teach up-and-coming creators the craft of making comic books. He also contuinues to write for a number of high profile clients in comics, books, advertising, and video games.

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Patrick Rieger

Patrick Rieger’s recent writing credits include Justice League Action (Cartoon Network), Niko and the Sword of Light (Amazon), Mission Force One (Disney Jr.), Thunderbirds Are Go (ITV), Slugterra (Disney XD), and Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac (Netflix). In addition to teaching this class, he currently serves as co-head writer on an upcoming project for Warner Brothers Animation. He lives in Los Angeles with his family, and has spent the last few years building up an immunity to iocane powder.

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Stephen Pakula

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A 15-year veteran of the comics and entertainment publishing industries, Stephen has had major roles in just about all aspects of the business; from editorial and design, to sales and marketing, all the way through to production and distribution, his years of experience make him the perfect mentor for anyone that wants to be a writer, editor or artist in the comics industry (and for manga creators too!). As a mentor, Stephen will diligently work one-on-one with you, offering personalized guidance to help you achieve your creative goals.

Molly Lazer

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From 2004 until 2008, Molly was an assistant and then associate editor at Marvel Comics, where she assisted on comic books such as Fantastic Four, Captain America, and New Avengers and was the editor of cult favorite comic books Spider-Girl and Thunderbolts. These days, after receiving a M.S.Ed. in Reading, Writing, and Literacy, she can be found teaching high school, acting, and directing plays outside of Philadelphia or hanging out at Rosemont College, where she is a MFA candidate in Creative Writing. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in various literary magazines including Gingerbread House, Rose Red Review, Mirror Dance, Scapegoat Review, Medical Literary Messenger, and scissors & spackle. See more at

Kevin LaCoste

Kevin LaCoste

Kevin LaCoste is a comic book writer, and an active part of our Creators Workshop community, posting scripts, joining in discussions, and offering critiques. He is also a graduate of the Introduction to Comic Book Writing course. In his day job, he’s a programmer and entrepreneur, with a jealousy-inducing mobile lifestyle, often based in Bali and other beautiful and exotic locales.