2018 Guests and Highlights
Ming was born in Boston in the Fall of 1984 to an Irish American sailor and a Chinese Canadian librarian. In the Fall of 1991 she saw a million ducks and predicted the Harry Potter franchise's formula for success with startling accuracy.
Her formative years were spent at the nation's oldest co-educational institution and oldest continuously running boarding school, with a brief layover in the People's Republic of China for some noodles. In 2007 she earned her BFA from Cornell University with a dual concentration in painting and drawing.
She is currently working on art all night and every day and would probably love an espresso..
Erica Henderson is a comics artist and two time Eisner award winner. She is best known for her work on Jughead for Archie Comics and Marvel's The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl. She recently finished a thirty-seven issue run on Squirrel Girl and continues to draw the covers. She is currently working on Secret Book Club for Penguin Random House and a mysterious MYSTERY PROJECT. She lives in Somerville, MA.
Marjorie Liu is an attorney and New York Times Bestselling author of over seventeen novels. Her comic book work includes Han Solo, Black Widow, X-23, and Astonishing X-Men, which was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for its "outstanding representation of the LGBT Community". Her current project is Monstress, a dark steampunk fantasy that Entertainment Weekly named the "Best New Original Series of 2015." Monstress won multiple Eisner awards in 2018 including Best Continuing Series and Best Writer. It received rave reviews from Kirkus, School Library Journal and Neil Gaiman. Liu has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, MTV, and has been profiled on NPR’s All Things Considered, the New Yorker Radio Hour, the Hollywood Reporter, and USA Today. She is a frequent lecturer and guest speaker, and teaches a course on comic book writing at MIT. She lives in Cambridge, MA.
Kristen Gudsnuk is the creator of the comic series Henchgirl, as well as the artist for the upcoming series Modern Fantasy, both published by Dark Horse Comics. She is also the creator of the middle grade graphic novel Making Friends, published by Scholastic Books and out August of 2018.
Australian born and now US-based artist and writer, Jason Badower has been working in comics for over 20 years and movies and television for almost a decade.
His covers for DC Comics include: THE FLASH, ARROW, SUPERGIRL, CAPTAIN ATOM, GOTHAM CITY GARAGE and KRYPTON. Jason wrote a WONDER WOMAN story that featured her officiating a gay wedding that was covered in EW and the HUFFINGTON POST.
He has provided artwork for over two dozen movies such as SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE, JUSTICE LEAGUE, LOGAN, THE MARTIAN, KICK ASS 2 and OLDBOY. Jason has drawn for even more tv shows including: GAME OF THRONES, THE WALKING DEAD, HEROES, TRUE BLOOD, POWERLESS, LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, SANTA CLARITA DIET, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and CASTLE.