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2013 Book Festival Author
Gary Carlson

Gary Carlson wrote and published the independent comic book Megaton during the 1980s, which helped usher in the do-it-yourself black and white comics boom of that decade. Megaton is remembered as a training ground for many important artists who had their first works published there. Erik Larsen, Rob Liefeld, Angel Medina, and Butch Guice are among those whose first professional assignments were for Carlson. Megaton was also the first home to a number of Image Comics characters, including Larsen's Savage Dragon, Liefeld's Youngblood, and Larsen and Carlson's Vanguard.

In the 1990s, Carlson wrote Berzerker (for Caliber Press) and co-created the retro anthology series Big Bang Comics with Chris Ecker. Carlson has written various Vanguard mini-series, back-ups, and one shots for Image Comics. Also for Image, he scripted Mars Attacks Image; wrote Supreme and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, volume 3; and continued editing and co-writing for Big Bang Comics. With Erik Larsen, he co-wrote Aquaman and Nova.

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