Congratulations are in order! Heather Antos, our own course instructor and co-host of the Make Comics podcast, has been promoted to senior editor at Valiant Entertainment! All of us at Comics Experience are proud of and excited for her new opportunity… and it’s safe to say she’s quite happy as well!
“If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the past year with Valiant Entertainment, it’s that we have some of the most passionate fanbases, full stop,” Heather says.
“I’m so thrilled to be able to continue to develop stories for this universe alongside colleague Lysa Hawkins. Together we have decades of experience working on top stories with the biggest talent the world has to offer. Together, this team is unstoppable.”
Understandably, she has to remain mum on some of the projects she’s working on. But not everything! She has some wonderful new titles in the works for those of you looking for some mysterious chills and thrills.
Heather says, “The two projects that I can speak about that I’m most excited for are the brand-new true crime thriller called The Final Witness (Ray Fawkes, Jeremy Haun, Nick Filardi, Clayton Cowles) and the horror comic Shadowman (Cullen Bunn, Jon Davis-Hunt, Jordie Bellaire, Clayton Cowles) [pictured, art by Rahzzah].
Both projects each are reaching into brand new genres for this iteration of the company, and these are creators and teams I thought I could only dream of collaborating with. And both are going to forever impact the Valiant universe is some terrifying ways… They are truly an honor to be a part of.”
The Valiant universe offers up plenty of rich and wonderful reads, and no doubt Heather’s work combined with these showstopping teams will leave a major mark. We’re looking forward to picking up their forays into some brand new genres, especially since their pioneering superhero work is already such a blast.
Secret Weapons was my Valiant gateway drug. I love street level books that tend to focus on the ‘outside’ characters. It’s an extremely relatable story of those seen as ‘freaks’ even within their community of psiots, and thus the rejected of an already disenfranchised community,” Heather says.
“Coming together to overcome extreme circumstances, Eric Heissurer and Raul Allen, and Patricia Martin crafted one of the most heart-wrenching and heartwarming stories in modern comics. Plus… Nikki has pink hair and talks to birds! One day I’ll get my comic where she talks to a penguin…”