Saturday, November 28, 2015 @ 8am
Mark Scott Ricketts
Comic Book Writer
Mark Ricketts (born December 9, 1955) is an American comic book writer, illustrator and cartoonist. He has worked for a variety of publishers including McGraw-Hill, Caliber Comics,Chaos! Comics, Mojo Press, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Moonstone (comics)and Image Comics. He won the 2000 Klasky Csupo screenwriting award for his teleplay “Whiskey Dickel, Int’l Cowgirl.”
Ricketts got his break in 1990, when Gary Reed of Caliber Comics agreed to publish his first book “Warpwalking”. Ricketts created many original comics under the Caliber banner, but dropped out of the comics scene in 1996 to pursue other interests. In 1999, longtime friend Brian Michael Bendis encouraged Ricketts to continue making comics and showed his work to Jim Valentino, then Image Comics publisher. In 2000, Image published the graphic novel Nowheresville– a mystery set in 1950s Greenwich Village that combinesBeat Generation culture with hard-boiled pulp crime fiction.
Ricketts created many original graphic novels at Image, including Dioramas which was optioned by Venture Studios. He also created a graphic novel for Dark Horse entitledLazarus Jack and wrote four issues of The Invincible Iron Man for the Avengers Disassembled event. Over the years, Ricketts has written stories illustrated by Mike Hawthorne, Sean Phillips, Tony Harris, Scott Kolins, Brian Michael Bendis, Eric Wight,Neil Gaiman, Micah Farritor, Mitch O’Connell, Leanne Buckley, Andy Kuhn, Phil Hester,Alex Ross, Mike Mignola, David Mack, Michael Lark, Terry LaBan, Guy Davis, Jim Calafiore, Jay Geldhof, Jill Thompson, Galen Showman, Andrew Robinson and Tim Bradstreet.