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Please join us on Thursday, 10 December 2020 at 1000 to hear a roundtable discussion with members of the creative team behind the Medal of Honor graphic novel series.

The Association of the United States Army produces the Medal of Honor series to recognize recipients of the nation’s highest award for valor. A new paperback collects issues devoted to Dr. Mary Walker, a Civil War surgeon and the only woman to receive the Medal of Honor; Sgt. Henry Johnson, a member of the famed “Harlem Hellfighters” from World War I; 2nd Lt. Daniel Inouye, a World War II hero who went on to become a U.S. senator; and Cpl. Tibor Rubin, a Holocaust survivor who fought in Korea.

Thursday December 10, 2020, starting at 10:00 AM EST
LTG Guy Swan III, U.S. Army Retired
AUSA Vice President, Education
Chuck Dixon
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Chuck Dixon worked a variety of jobs from driving an ice cream truck to working graveyard at a 7-11 before trying his hand as a writer. After a brief sojourn in children’s books he turned to his childhood love of comic books. In his thirty years as a writer for Marvel, DC Comics and other publishers, Chuck built a reputation as a prolific and versatile freelancer working on a wide variety titles and genres from Conan the Barbarian to SpongeBob Squarepants. His graphic novel adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit continues to be an international bestseller translated into fifty languages. He is the co-creator (with Graham Nolan) of the Batman villain Bane, the first enduring member added to the Dark Knight’s rogues gallery in forty years. He was also one of the seminal writers responsible for the continuing popularity of Marvel Comics’ The Punisher. After making his name in comics, Chuck moved to prose in 2011 and has since written over twenty novels, mostly in the action-thriller genre with a few side-trips to horror, hardboiled noir and western. His Levon Cade novels are currently in production as a television series from Sylvester Stallone’s Balboa Productions. He currently lives in central Florida and, no, he does not miss the snow.
Christopher Ivy
Line Artist
Christopher Ivyʼs career in the comic industry started right after graduating from Parsons School of Design in New York City. HIs first job, days after graduating, was at Marvel Comics, working on staff for art directors John Romita and Don Perlin in the Marvel Bullpen. He soon picked up freelance work as penciler, inker and colorist--but he's most known for his inking runs on such titles as Daredevil, Cage, Avengers, Alpha Flight, Ghost Rider, Hulk, Marc Spector: Moon Knight, Marvel Comics Presents, Cloak & Dagger, Punisher, Wolverine, X-Men and Spider-Man, amongst others. Eventually his inking credits included work for virtually every other comics publisher and includes work on comic books for DC Comics (Sovereign Seven, Flash, JLA, Beast Boy, Young Justice, Titans, Wonder Girls and Superman), Image Comics (Shadowhawk, Supreme, Grifter, Image Swimsuit Issue #1, various Image Character trading cards),Valiant Comics (Bloodshot, H.A.R.D.Corps) and Dark Horse Comics (Aliens vs. Predator, Aliens vs. Predator vs. Terminator, Terminator-The Dark Years, Star Wars: Bounty Hunters-Kenix Kil, Planet of the Apes.)

Most recently, heʼs added critically-acclaimed runs at IDW (GI Joe-Cobra Civil War, with Javier Saltares) and Dynamite Entertainment (Army of Darkness, Cryptozoic Man— which was featured in the AMC series Comicbook Men) to his resume, as well as work for Kingstone Comics (The Kingstone Bible-Vol.3, The Apostle),Lions Forge (Dinosaucers.), and the Association of the US Army (AUSA Graphic Novel: Medal of Honor-Daniel Inouye)

Ivy hails from Kansas but, having parents in the military, has lived all over the US as well as abroad in the UK and Germany. He now resides in the northeast
PJ Holden
Line Artist
PJ Holden is a Belfast based comic artist. Working professionally for two decades, PJ is best known for his work on Judge Dredd for the British comic 2000ad. PJ has also drawn hundreds of pages of war stories, most of which written by Garth Ennis. So far, these works have included bomber flights over the Ruhr (“Happy Valley”) German vs Russian tank battles in Kursk (“World of Tanks: Operation Citadel”) and most recently the story of the Fairy Swordfish and it’s use in the battle of Taranto, its engagement with the Bismarck as well as the Channel Dash in “The Stringbags”. Most recently, PJ was the artist on “Medal of Honor: Henry Johnson.”
Karl Moline
Line Artist
Karl Moline has been a professional comic book artist working for all of the major comics publishers over the last twenty years. He is best known for his work on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and co-creating Fray with Joss Whedon, but has also worked on titles such as Superboy, Supergirl, Avengers Arena, Avengers Academy, Rogue, Route 666, Daredevil 2099, Loners, Seekers of the Weird, Hulk smash Avengers, B.P.R.D., and Spiderman Unlimited amongst others. He lives near Tampa Florida and likes cats and magic.
Peter Pantazis
Color Artist
Colorist/ Illustrator, has worked on projects for DC Entertainment, Marvel, Disney and many others. I am honored to be a part of the team that gets to put these stories together to be told.
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