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Stuart Moore has been a writer, a book editor, and an award-winning comics editor. His recent writing includes EGOs, a new series from Image Comics; Zodiac, created by Stan Lee, forthcoming from Disney; Mandala, a graphic novel from Dark Horse; and Civil War, the first in a new line of prose novels from Marvel Comics. His other writing includes Web of Spider-Man, Namor: The First Mutant, and Wolverine Noir (all Marvel Comics), the original graphic novel Shadrach Stone (Penny-Farthing Press), and Star Trek Captain’s Log: Pike (IDW). Among his other credits are the multicultural super hero team The 99 (Teshkeel); Firestorm and Detective Comics (DC); the original science-fiction series Earthlight (Tokyopop) and PARA (Penny-Farthing Press); the prose novels American Meat and Reality Bites (Games Workshop); and John Carter: The Movie Novelization (Disney). He also currently edits novels for Marvel Comics on a freelance basis.


Before turning to writing, Stuart was a book editor at St. Martin’s Press, publishing a wide variety of science fiction and pop culture books. More recently he served as editor of the Virgin Comics / SciFi Channel comics line, and of the bestselling Marvel Knights imprint, where his credits included Brian Michael Bendis’s Alias and Daredevil and the Garth Ennis/Steve Dillon Punisher. At DC Comics, Stuart was a founding editor of the acclaimed Vertigo imprint, where he won the Will Eisner award for Best Editor 1996 and the Don Thompson Award for Favorite Editor 1999. His editorial credits there include Preacher, The Invisibles, Swamp Thing, Hellblazer, The Books of Magic, Transmetropolitan, and too many others to mention.


Stuart is one of the few comics industry professionals who thoroughly understands both sides of the editor’s desk. His eye for talent and deep connections in the comics industry give him a unique ability to match up talent to a particular project, and his own writing experience makes him a versatile partner for your comics/graphic novel project. Drink you under the table, too.

Marie Javins began her comic book career at Marvel Comics in 1988, where she became an acclaimed comic book editor specializing in creator-owned projects. Marie has worked with dozens of respected creators including Jean "Moebius" Giraud, Sergio Aragones, and Alex Ross. She published a great deal of Warren Ellis’s early work, including Hellstorm and Dr. Strange, and was the primary American editor on Katsuhiro Otomo’s legendary Akira. Marie has also worked as a paperback editions editor and colorist of various X-Men comics.


Marie is also an award-winning travel journalist and writer who has lived in ten countries, visited all continents and traveled through more than 100 countries, dozens of them on two separate year-long solo expeditions by surface transport for MariesWorldTour.com. She is the author of several books, including Stalking the Wild Dik-Dik; 3-D World Atlas & Tour; and Iron Man: Extremis.


Recently Marie has served as editor in chief of Teshkeel Media Group, publishers of the multicultural super hero comic THE 99. She also worked with writer/artist Steve Pugh to produce the Hotwire series for Radical, edits prose novels for Marvel Entertainment, and teaches aspiring comic book artists how to color at New York’s School of Visual Arts. She brings to Botfriend a keen editorial eye, an extensive talent Rolodex, and a thorough knowledge of modern comics production techniques. Marie does not drink, so she’s the one you should call after hours.

Bebe the Kitten is no help at all, really.