BookFeud: Graphic Novel and Comic Edition
Join writers Ted Anderson, Erik Burnham, and Ron Marz as they face off as contestants in this comic & graphic novel trivia gameshow mashup with rapid fire booktalks. Doesn’t matter who gets the most points, the audience wins big with a list of book recommendations.
Erik BurnhamWriter + Artist
Erik Burnham is a Minnesotan writer and artist that first broke into comics by way of the Nick Landime feature from Shooting Star Comics.
This led first to other anthologies and then work for IDW Publishing, up to and including his critically acclaimed work on the GHOSTBUSTERS line of comic books and, later, the official Tobin’s Spirit Guide.
Erik’s been fortunate to work with many companies in the last few years, including Cryptozoic, Dynamite, IDW, Insight Editions, Marvel, and Panini on properties such as Ghostbusters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Back to the Future, Galaxy Quest, Scarlet Spider, New Warriors, Red Sonja and KISS — with more on the way. (Which is good news, because he loves his work.)
Erik still lives in Minnesota; any rumors about this being because he’s completely afraid of the forty-nine other states (and Canada) remain unverified at this time.
Kathleen JamesYouth Services & Project Manager
Kathleen James is the Youth Services & Project Manager at the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), where she has worked for 19.75 years. She is the brains behind Twin Cities Teen Lit Con and the coMIXgraphiCON add-on. TLC 2021, May 1st at Edina High School!
Ron Marz has been writing comics for three decades, starting his career with a
lengthy run on Silver Surfer for Marvel. Since then, he has worked for virtually
every major publisher and compiled a long list of credits, including stints on Thor
for Marvel, Green Lantern and Superboy for DC, Star Wars for Dark Horse,
and the historic Marvel vs. DC crossover.
Among Marz’s more recent work is his acclaimed run on Witchblade for Top
Cow/Image, the Skylanders series for IDW, Turok and John Carter: Warlord of
Mars for Dynamite, and Fathom for Aspen. He is the Editor-in-Chief and Lead
Writer for the revived Ominous Press, penning Dread Gods, Demi-God, Beasts of
the Black Hand, and Harken’s Raiders.
Marz’s creator-owned series include the all-ages tale Dragon Prince at Top Cow;
the historical adventure Samurai: Heaven and Earth at Dark Horse; and the
vampire tale Shinku at Image. Marz has also written video games, including
multiple Skylanders titles, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2, Spider-Man 2, and
His website is www.ronmarz.com.
Ted AndersonWriter + Librarian
Ted Anderson is a writer and librarian. He has written fiction and nonfiction comics for publishers such as BOOM!, IDW Publishing, Aftershock Comics, and Graphic Universe. When not comic-ing, he enjoys taking books off of shelves, reading them, and then not putting them back. He lives in Minneapolis with no regrets.