Bryan J.L. Glass
Bryan J.L. Glass didn’t enter the universe of The Mice Templar until 2003. Mike had first met Bryan in 1989, when mutual friend Adam Hughes brought the pair together to play RPGs (Role-Playing Games)— this was the late 80s after all. Their resulting friendship led to their first collaboration in 1992 on a superhero parody title from small press publisher Comic Zone entitled Lycra-Woman & Spandex-Girl (later re-launched as Spandex Tights from Lost Cause Productions). Their creative partnership sparked again in 1996 when the duo launched Ship of Fools, the first six issues at Caliber Press, the latter four at Image Comics. Then came hard times, as the comic industry floundered amidst uncertain seas, and many industry insiders feared that the business of comics might not even survive into the new millennium. But following the resurgence of the industry, and Mike’s career with Powers and Bastard Samurai, the soon-tobe prolific creator offered his friend the opportunity in 2002 to return to their former collaboration on an old project they’d developed together, Quixote. Bryan transformed his original comic scripts into a prose novel that Mike would later illustrate. It was in March of 2003, however, when Mike asked Bryan to further develop his Mice Templar universe and come aboard as its scribe. The two were in NYC attending the phenomenal Robert McKee Story Writing Seminar, when the deal was struck. Bryan immediately took Mike’s various notes and original 6- issue outline and started fleshing out the world of the mice: their history, culture, mythology, the origin of the Templar Order as well as exactly how and why it fell. What soon emerged was a tapestry far too large to tell its story in a mere six issues, and thus began the process that has led to this first issue.
Note: These are just the times for this guests’ panels. For full panel descriptions, please visit our Programming page.
4:00pm – Opening Ceremonies (in the Civic Theater) – All guests
3:00pm – An Hour With Bryan J.L. Glass (in the Of Mice And Men Room #1) – Bryan J.L. Glass
4:00pm – Mad About Mice (in the Talk Show Room) – Bill Willingham, David Petersen, Bryan J.L. Glass and Mike Oeming
6:00pm – The Good Fortune Hour (in the Talk Show Room) – Mike Carey, Mark Finn, Bryan J. L. Glass and Chris Roberson
1:00pm – The Mythology Hour (in the Talk Show Room) – Mark Finn, Kurt Busiek, Mike Oeming and Bryan J. L. Glass
3:00pm – Hashtag Intervention (in the “Boring Room”) – Stephanie Cooke, Allison Baker, Anthony Del Col, Bryan J. L. Glass and Peter Krause
5:00pm – Closing Ceremonies (in the “Boring Room”) – All guests
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