DC Comics Artists Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner
FREE Public Presentation with Reception
Friday, Feb. 20, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Selby Lecture Hall
Ringling College of Art and Design is hosting a free public presentation by comics’ all-time power couple Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner in conjunction with Selby Gallery’s exhibition, The Great American Graphic Novel. The dynamic duo will talk about their work and the inside scoop on their profession. Light refreshments will be served at 6:00 pm followed by the presentation 6:30 – 7:30 pm in the Selby Lecture Hall located at the rear of the Selby Gallery.
Jimmy Palmiotti is a multi-award-winning writer and comic artist and the co-founder of Event Comics, Black Bull Media, Marvel Knights, and most recently Paperfilms, where he currently partners with Amanda Conner and Justin Gray. Together they have created and co-created: MONOLITH, 21 DOWN, THE RESISTANCE, and THE TWILIGHT EXPERIMENT for DC Comics as well as The New West, The Pro, Gatecrasher, Beautiful Killer, Ash, Cloudburst, Trigger Girl 6, Splatterman, Thrill Seeker, Trailblazer, Ballerina, and the TV series, Painkiller Jane. Palmiotti’s other comics work includes POWERGIRL and JONAH HEX for DC Comics, The Last Resort for IDW, Back to Brooklyn for Image Comics, Spartacus for Devils Due, and Time Bomb for Radical Comics.
Known as an editor for many projects and books and he has also co-scripted, withGarth Ennis, a Ghost Rider video game that ties in with the movie. Currently he has New West in development at New Regency films and writes ALL-STAR WESTERN for DC Comics’ the New 52.
Multi-talented Amanda Conner began her professional art career as an illustrator for New York City ad agencies. However, her love of comic books and cartooning soon led her to the comics world where she initially found work at companies such as Archie, Marvel and Claypool Comics. Since then she has worked on a number of high profile projects spanning a variety of genres. Her works include Vampirella, Painkiller Jane, as well as creator owned projects such as Gatecrasher (with co-creators Jimmy Palmiotti and Mark Waid) and The Pro (with co-creators Jimmy Palmiotti and Garth Ennis). Her work for DC Comics includes CODENAME KNOCKOUT, BIRDS OF PREY, TERRA, a well regarded run on POWER GIRL and BEFORE WATCHMEN: SILK SPECTRA.
Amanda, along with her artist/writer/husband Jimmy Palmiotti, and writer Justin Gray currently work together via PaperFilms, a multimedia entertainment studio engaged in screenwriting, art production and development.