Will Brooker - Author
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Will Brooker, Professor in Film and Cultural Studies, earned the title 'Dr Batman' for his PhD on the cultural history of the caped crusader. He is the author/editor of nine books, including Batman Unmasked (2000) and Hunting the Dark Knight (2012), and is acknowledged as an international academic expert, public speaker and media consultant on popular narratives and their audiences. In January 2013 he was appointed to Cinema Journal, the major publication in the discipline of film, television and media, as its first British Editor.
Suze Shore - Artist
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Suze Shore is a freelance illustrator and background painter living and working in Ottawa, Canada. She has formal training in fine arts and illustration, and likes to talk about herself using autobiographical comics.
Her work with Dr. Will Brooker began with the chance posting of some Batgirl fanart to an online forum, which led to some amazing character design opportunities and has culminated in the pencil/inking of MSCSI Issues 1 to 4.
Suze currently lives in Ottawa dividing her time between work at an animation studio, freelance projects, and whatever person work she can fit in between. There is probably also a video game or two in there somewhere.
Sarah Zaidan - Artist
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Sarah Zaidan holds a B.F.A. in Sequential Art from the Savannah College of Art and Design, an M.A. in Illustration and a Ph.D. that claims to be in the History of Art, Design and Architecture, but is actually in superheroes, both from Kingston University London.
Her Ph.D thesis, The Adventures of MetaMan: The Superhero as a Representation of Modern Western Masculinity (1940-2010,) first put her in contact with Dr. Will Brooker, who became her thesis supervisor and eventual collaborator. After developing the interactive memory boxes with Dr. Brooker for Anniversaries of Alice in 2012, she brought her penchant for recreating traditional art media through digital platforms to My So-Called Secret Identity in 2013. A long-time enthusiast of superheroes and collage, Sarah is thrilled to be part of a project that incorporates two of her favorite things!
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