|The creative talent behind some of DC’s most popular characters — artists and writers Jamal Campbell, Peter Tomasi, Marguerite Bennett, Evan Doc Shaner and Greg Capullo — were on hand to reveal behind-the-scenes details on their stories and how they applied their own unique voices to the heroes and villains that DC fans have come to know, love (and hate!) at their 2019 Fan Expo Canada Q&A panel in Toronto.|
Jamal Campbell is a freelance illustrator and comic book artist working out of Toronto, Canada.
Peter J. Tomasi is an American comic book editor and writer who is best known for his work for DC Comics. As an editor, he oversaw numerous comic books featuring the Justice League, including series starring various members of that team such as Batman, Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern and The Flash. As a writer, he has written titles featuring Batman-related characters, such as Batman and Robin and The Outsiders, and Green Lantern-related series such as “Blackest Night,” Brightest Day and Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors. He also wrote the screenplay for the animated feature film The Death of Superman.
Marguerite Bennett is an American comic book writer who has worked on Bombshells, Angela, Josie and the Pussycats, and her creator-owned books InSeXts and Animosity. Her work has been recognised for her depiction of female relationships, and her representation of LGBTQ stories and characters earned nominations for a GLAAD Media Award in 2016 and 2017.
Evan “Doc” Shaner is an illustrator and colorist who has worked for Oni Press, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Dynamite Entertainment and Archaia Entertainment.
Gregory “Greg” Capullo is an American comic book artist and penciller who is best known for his work on Quasar (1991–1992), X-Force (1992–1993), Angela (1994), Spawn (1993–2000, 2003–2004) and Batman (2011–2016). He also published his own creator-owned comic, The Creech, published through Image Comics. Apart from comics, Capullo has been involved in several projects such as pencilling for the Iced Earth albums The Dark Saga and Something Wicked This Way Comes, the Korn album Follow the Leader and the Disturbed album, Ten Thousand Fists. He was also part of the crew who worked on the animated sequences in the 2002 film The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys.
DC Comics, Inc. is an American comic book publisher — one of the largest and oldest American comic book companies — and produces material featuring numerous culturally iconic heroic characters including: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman, Shazam, Martian Manhunter, Nightwing, Green Arrow, Cyborg, Supergirl and Batgirl. Most of their material takes place in the fictional DC Universe, which also features teams such as the Justice League, the Teen Titans, the Justice Society of America, Justice League Dark and the Suicide Squad, and well-known villains such as Lex Luthor, Darkseid, Brainiac, The Joker, Catwoman, Doomsday, Cheetah, Professor Zoom, Sinestro, Black Manta, Harley Quinn, Black Adam and Deathstroke. The company has also published non-DC Universe-related material, including Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and many titles under their alternative imprint Vertigo. The initials “DC” came from the company’s popular series Detective Comics, which featured Batman’s debut and subsequently became part of the company’s name.
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