The long-awaited second annual graphic novel week is here! Each day we’ll be interviewing a different graphic novel writer, artist or team.
Alex Woolfson and Adam DeKraker
Alex Woolfson is the writer and Adam DeKraker is the artist for the queer superhero graphic novel, The Young Protectors:
Kyle–a closeted, teen superhero who can control fire–has finally summoned up the courage to enter a local gay bar. It’s his very first step towards accepting himself. Unfortunately for him, his very next step out of the bar places him face-to-face with The Annihilator, “the most dangerous supervillain in the world.”
And the price that The Annihilator demands to keep Kyle’s secret will lead Kyle down a path fraught with danger, adventure and unexpected romance. It’s a path that will force Kyle to question what it really means to be a hero and will ultimately thrust him and his young teammates into an epic conflict against vastly superior foes.
Bio – Alex Woolfson:
Alex Woolfson grew up loving science-fiction and action movies, but never got to see what he really wanted to see—kick-ass genre stories with real heroes who just happened to like other guys. After Alex started a successful career as a filmmaker in the Bay Area, he soon realized the best way to make the “big-budget” adventure stories he craved would be as full-color comics. Inspired by the sci-fi thrillers he loved as a kid, he teamed up with illustrator Winona Nelson to create the science-fiction graphic novel, Artifice.
He currently lives in the Bay Area where he is writing scripts for his latest story with gay action heroes, the superhero webcomic The Young Protectors.
You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr:
Bio – Adam DeKraker:
Throughout his career, Adam has illustrated comics and designed products featuring a wide array of popular characters and licensed properties, including Superman, Batman, The Teen Titans, Spider-Man, Spongebob Squarepants, The Hulk, Harry Potter, The X-Men, The Fantastic Four, Catwoman, The Justice League, Star Wars, Jimmy Neutron, Wolverine, The Legion of Super-Heroes, WildC.A.T.S., Rugrats, Smallville, and Danny Phantom, among many others.
Adam is currently the artist for The Young Protectors, a weekly superhero webcomic written by Alex Woolfson.
In addition to comic book illustration and product design, his body of work includes character design and development, storyboarding, film production, and magazine & trading card illustration.
Some of his clients include DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Nickelodeon, Time Out New York, Disney Adventures, Topps, Lonestar Press, Kurt S. Adler, Digital Film Academy, Newspeak TV, Green Ronin Press, and Upper Deck Company.
Some of Adam’s pencilling credits include: Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes, The Titans, Adventures of Superman, Marvel Zombies: Evil Evolution, Amazing Spider-Man Family, Justice League: No Smoke Without Fire, Spider-Man: Unlimited, Birds of Prey, JSA: All Stars, Justice League: Trick or… Trick?!, Secret Files, Star Wars: Legacy, Superboy, Legionnaires, and JSA 80 Page Giant among many others.
Adam’s inking credits include Smallville, Countdown To Adventure, Catwoman, Batman, Batgirl, Spongebob Squarepants, Rugrats, Jimmy Neutron, and Danny Phantom.
Adam lives in Brooklyn, NY.
We’re inviting some great Queer graphic novelists and web comic creators for this week.
8 AM Pacific
Jaime Camille and Margot Jane, Kindred Skies
8 AM Pacific
Tommy Roddy, Pride High
It’s gonna be a great week!