Lecture Tour: "The Art of Writing Comic Books and Graphic Novels"

Official Press Release

Comic book writers Russell Lissau (BATMAN ALLIES SECRET FILES & ORIGINS, THE BATMAN STRIKES) and Joshua Elder (MAIL ORDER NINJA) will talk about creating comic books, breaking into the highly competitive funnybook business and all things caped and cowled. They'll have free goodies, previews of upcoming comics and copies of published books for sale. Get one autographed! Get two!


*Dreamland Comics (105 W. Rockland Road, Libertyville): 7 p.m. Feb. 14 (Celebrate the release of THE BATMAN STRIKES! #30 with Russell and friends at this in-store appearance!)

*Cook Memorial Library (413 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville): 7 p.m. Feb. 19 (Russell only)

*Skokie Public Library (5215 Oakton St.): 2 p.m. March 3.

*Fremont Public Library (1170 N. Midlothian Road, Mundelein): 7 p.m. March 5.

*Arlington Heights Memorial Library (500 N. Dunton Ave.): 7 p.m. March 13.

*Ela Area Public Library (275 Mohawk Trail, Lake Zurich): 7 p.m. April 12.

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Russell Lissau debuted as a comic book writer in 2005 with the lead story in DC Comics' BATMAN ALLIES SECRET FILES AND ORIGINS. Next up are a string of action-packed stories for DC's THE BATMAN STRIKES, starting with issue #30 in February 2007. By day, Russell is a reporter for the Daily Herald in suburban Chicago. He also has written for the Miami Herald, Chicago magazine, Wizard magazine, The Advocate, www.comicbookresources.com and many other print and online publications.

Joshua Elder is the writer and creator of MAIL ORDER NINJA, a nationally syndicated comic strip and graphic novel series from Tokyopop/HarperCollins. A graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in film, Joshua spent two summers as editorial intern at DC Comics, had a brief stint as an associate editor at Wizard magazine and currently writes graphic-novel reviews for the Chicago Sun-Times. He's also working on an issue of THE BATMAN STRIKES and the second of two graphic novels for Platinum Studios. He resides in Chicago.

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