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gbtwittericonBrendan McGinley
lives in New York City, because the food here is delicious.

He interned at Marvel, DC, and Late Night with Conan O’Brien before joining the staff of Wizard magazine in 2003. In 2007 he began publishing Dose, a black-and-white humor anthology. He next undertook the historical epic Hannibal Goes to Rome, which was picked up by Image Comics’ Shadowline studios following its run at DC’s Zuda competition. That same year witnessed the superhero conspiracy Invisible, Inc., and Heist, the story of the world’s greatest supervillain (co-created with Josh Elder). In 2009, he launched Citizen X, a western set in a world where Carthage defeated Rome, and cobbled together the Grassroots anthology (co-edited with Chris Lawson). In 2010 he wrote and illustrated the anti-romantic comedy She’s Famous Now, and the dark comedy Reaping Profit, and became a regular contributor to AOL’s men’s site Asylum. Since then he has written and illustrated for Cracked, Maxim, National Lampoon, Moviefone, The Gutters, and MTV Clutch.

In 2012 he joined CBS as the editor of Man Cave Daily. Upcoming creator-owned projects include the superhero romance Star-X, and the paranoid horror Black Ambulances with co-plotter Steven Grant.

ARTISTS

Mauro Vargas

was born in San Carlos de Bariloche. At the age of 17 he studied filmmaking in La Plata and then Buenos Aires, where he now alternates his passion for filmmaking and comics. He has worked as an assistant and inker for professional pencilers, drawn children’s stories, storyboards and illustration for “A4 manos” studio in La Plata (including numerous uncredited works). He is the regular artist for Hannibal Goes to Rome and a contributor to DOSE, both since 2007.

Andres Ponce

never stops drawing. He has worked on Star Wars for Dark Horse, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Mirage Studios, and both Heist and Double Falsehood here at Bankshot.

Andrés Carranza

hails from La Plata, Argentina. At a very young age, he manifested a certain kind of artistic aptitude (in the form of numerous doodles on the walls of his childhood home, which his mother futilely tried to erase by chasing the young boy with a broom). Despite her efforts, he graduated from La Plata’s Fine Arts School with a degree in Artistic Drawing. He then joined La Plata’s Fine Arts Faculty, specializing in Painting.

In 2006, he started drawing and inking at Pampa Studios. For Atlantic Studios, he drew the comic books Calvary City Limits and Facet. Since 2008, he’s illustrated Arcturus, The Hawk, and The Figment. In 2009 he drew the second issue of the comic Salem`s Daughterfor Zenescope comics. Nowadays he works for the USA market as a comic book penciler, inker and colorist.

Rocio Zucchi

was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and began drawing at a very young age. When she was 13, she met Fernando Heinz Furukawa (now her fiance) who helped her develop her artistic abilities. Rocio began her career as a collaborator on local books and magazines such as Time:5. She also collaborated on the “Street Fighter Tribute” and “Darkstalkers Tribute” books by Udon Studios. She is now one of the key members of Altercomics Studios. Her newest work penciling, inking and coloring for Tokyopop’s Warcraft and Starcraft books, most notably World of Warcraft: Death Knight.

Tomás Aira

was born and lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has studied art and comic techniques since childhood, studied Advertising and Graphic Design and began self publishing at the short age of 16, moving to profesional illustration work at 22. He works includes the graphic novel 78kmph published in Argentina, Creep, a Starcraft short story for Tokyopop, Night & Fog, a horror thriller published by Studio 407, and the popular webcomic Marilith, besides numerous other collaborations. He is a key member of Altercomics Studios, and works the whole spectrum of comic illustration, doing storyboarding, layouts, pencilling, inking and digital colors.

Franco Riesco

was born in González Moreno, Argentina. Franco has worked as a colourist in various styles and genres, from children’s books to pin-ups to superhero comics. He works with different techniques, always trying to be a better artist.


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