Amanda and Jimmy

Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti

Amanda Conner started her career working as an ad agency illustrator, but her intense love for comic books and cartooning led her to Archie Comics, and then Marvel Comics, where she illustrated their Barbie line, and then Disney’s Gargoyles.

After several years of Vampirella for Harris Comics, working with top writers in the field like Grant Morrison, Mark Millar and Warren Ellis, Amanda has worked on many of the top titles in comics, such as Powergirl, Lois Lane, Terra and Birds of Prey for DC Comics, and The Pro, a creator-owned book for Image Comics, with Jimmy Palmiotti and Garth Ennis.

Amanda’s current writing and illustration work can be seen in Harley Quinn and Starfire, both monthly for DC Comics, as well as a variety of cover work for all the major publishing companies.

Jimmy Palmiotti is a Brooklyn-born, multi-award winning character creator with a wide range of experience in advertising, production, consulting, editorial, screenwriting, development and production, media presentation and video game development. Just a few of his clients include Nike, Nickelodeon, Universal Pictures, Disney, Marvel, Warner Brothers, DreamWorks, Lion’s Gate, Vidmark, Starz, Fox, Alliance Films, New Line, Spike TV, MTV, 2kgames, Midway, Radical Games, Activision and THQ games.

He is co-founder of such companies as Event Comics, Black Bull Media, Marvel Knights, and the current Paperfilms, where he partners with Amanda Conner, his wife, and Justin Gray. He has created and co-created numerous universes, comics, video games, TV series and characters including: The New West, Monolith, 21 Down, The Resistance, The Pro, Back To Brooklyn, Gatecrasher, Random Acts of Violence, Killing Time in America, Beautiful Killer, Ash, Cloudburst, Trigger Girl 6, Trailblazer, Ballerina, The Twilight Experiment, and the TV series and upcoming feature film, Painkiller Jane.

His current work includes: Harley Quinn, Powergirl, and Starfire for DC Comics, The Con Job for Boom!, Forager for Jet City Comics and he currently has four feature films in development: Painkiller Jane, Random Acts of Violence, The Monolith, and Killing Time In America. 

“Both Joe Pruett and Mike Marts are good friends and when you work in any business, it’s always the best-case scenario to have those you enjoy working with along for the ride. Mike was one of the first people to give me a shot at writing many years ago with Deadpool at Marvel Comics and Joe and I have been talking for years about how we could work together on a project, so this all made a great deal of sense to us. When Amanda and I got the call about AfterShock and spoke to everyone involved, Amanda and I jumped at the chance to create something personal and fun that we thought would fit with their publishing plan. We are really excited and cannot wait to share what we have in store and super happy to have the team at AfterShock as partners in this initial launch.”