Laughing Ogre Comics - High Street is proud to present two signings this Wednesday, June 9th!
First up is Sean McKeever!
After writing indie comics (such as the ensemble teen-drama The Waiting Place) for six years, Sean got his big break writing an issue of The Incredible Hulk for Marvel Comics in 2001. Since then, Sean has written hundreds of comics for Marvel, DC Comics and other publishers, including notable runs on Sentinel, Inhumans, Mystique, Marvel Adventures Spider-Man, Gravity, Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane, Birds of Prey and Teen Titans.
Best known for delivering introspective, character-driven work, Sean also wrote several weeks of the Funky Winkerbean syndicated comic strip, much of which has been reprinted in the celebrated collection, Lisa's story: the other shoe.
In 2005, Sean won the Eisner Award for Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition.
Sean will be in to sign copies of his newest Marvel book, Young Allies. Here's a preview: http://www.newsarama.com/php/multimedia/album.php?aid=35774
Sean will be signing from 10-1 and 5-8.
Second, but certainly not least, is Chris Sprouse!
Sprouse launched his career in mainstream comics in 1989, his first credited work being a Chemical King story in an issue of DC Comics' Secret Origins. He then did a Two-Face story for Batman Annual #14 and then moved on to the limited series Hammerlocke. Sprouse then took on the sci-fi series Legionnaires, featuring teenaged versions of the characters in the Legion of Super-Heroes series, and eventually moved on to a number of one-shot and fill-in issues before illustrating a Star Wars mini-series, Splinter of the Mind's Eye, for Dark Horse Comics.
He then worked for Extreme Studios as the regular penciller of New Men, and in 1997, Sprouse drew several issues of Supreme, scripted by Alan Moore for the same publisher. After Supreme ended, a year later he and Moore created Tom Strong for America's Best Comics, for which Sprouse won two Eisner Awards in 2000, for Best Single Issue and Best Serialized Story. Sprouse was also the penciller on the 2004 Ocean mini-series, written by Warren Ellis and published by DC Comics. In 2007, Ocean was optioned for film.
In 2006, he began pencilling Wildstorm's Midnighter ongoing series, a spin-off of The Authority.
He was also the artist on the first issue of Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne with Grant Morrison as writer.
Chris will be in signing copies of his newest DC book, Tom Strong and the Robots of Doom! Here's a preview: http://wildstorm.blog.dccomics.com/2010/04/28/tom-strong-and-the-robots-of-doom-1-the-preview/
Chris will be signing from 11-2 and 4-6.
Make sure that you stop by and meet these very talented creators!