MARCH MADNESS EVENT
spotlighting INDEPENDENT CREATORS
SATURDAY, MARCH 6thÂ 10 AM - 7 PM
with MATT KINDT, BEN TOWLE,
MICHAEL WATKINS, and LYLE POLLARD!!!
Kicking off our March Madness event is a group coming to us from near and far! Matt Kindt will be winging his way in from Missouri to promote the Super Spy companion The Lost Dossier, Ben Towle will be shooting over from Winston-Salem with his new book Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean, and hero of many an Acme event Michael Watkins will be heading down from the Martinsville area with Carly's HeroesCon 2009 table neighbor Lyle Pollard!
Matt Kindt is the HarveyAward winning writer and artist of the graphic novels Revolver for Vertigo, 3Story for Dark Horse, Super Spy, 2 Sisters, and Pistolwhip from Top Shelf. He has been nominated for4 Eisner and 3 Harvey Awards. His shorter works can be found in the Amazing Adventures of the Escapist #4 from Dark Horse, Strange Tales #2 from Marvel, and the fourth Myspace/Dark Horse Presents anthology. Check out his website at Matt Kindt.com.
Iâ€™m a thirty-eight year old freelance artist living inWinston-Salem, North Carolina. Iâ€™m from a Navy family and consequentlygrew up in various locations throughout the U.S., but Iâ€™ve lived inNorth Carolina for most of my adult life and call it home.
I studied philosophy at Davidson College, but finding the job market for professional philosophers somewhat lacking, I joined a rock bandafter graduation, made a record for an indie label, and spent a coupleof years touring the Southeast in a Chevy van with a transmission thatwould occasionally, and without warning, burst into a cloud of smokyburnt transmission fluid.
In an effort to ward off practical pursuits for a few more years, Idecided to return to school to study â€œSequential Artâ€ (an unfortunateterm for cartooning and comic book art) at The Savannah College of Art and Design.
Since then Iâ€™ve been working as a freelance artistâ€¦
Ben's credits include the wonderful Midnight Sun, Farewell, Georgia and the very soon to be released Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean.
Michael Watkins is the founder and owner of Highburn Studios.Â Mike's been working around the comic industry for years, mostly pushing his creation GUARDIANS which he writes, illustrates, and colors. Over the years Mike has worked with some of the industries best talent, and has been fortunate enough to make some great friends along the way.
His credits include:Â Indiana Jones (Steve Scott/ Dark Horse,Lucasfilms), Outlaw Territory (Image Comics), Sonic The Hedgehog(Archie Comics), The Dark Knight (Steve Scott/ Warner Bros.),GuardiansÂ (Dakuwaka Publishing), Femme Noir (Ape Entertainment), WizardMagazine, E-Man (Digital Webbing), Iron Sirens (Digital Webbing),BloodRayne (Digital Webbing), Hero Complex (Dark Horse Strip SearchAnthology), Black Ice (Comic Mix), Scratch (Highburn Studios), The GirlNext Door (Midnight Horizon Comics), Tribulations (Midnight HorizonComics/Highburn Studios), Ruthless (Dimestore Productions/MidnightHorizon Comics), Expulse (Midnight Horizon Comics), Slayer (MidnightHorizon Comics), B.O.T.S. (Portal Productions), Dressed To Kill(Highburn Studios), and Legend of the Guitar Hero (Originew AnimationStudio).
Lyle Pollard is a talented penciller who has been drawing for longer than he is willing to admit, and would have probably had a much wealthier existence if he had played basketball or baseball or something. Fortunately for the comics community, he sucked at all sports, and he is now working on his creation TRIBULATIONS.
Lyle lives in Coats, NC (end of the world, and take a left) with his beautiful and supporting wife, Dana, their daughter Gwen, and Race Dog, who is cute, but can be a pain in the ass. Lyle is also proud of his futon on which the late, great Mike Watkins once slept.
Wait a minute, Mike's not dead....yet.