Amanda Conner started out in comics working small projects for Marvel and Archie while working as an illustrator for New York ad agencies Kornhauser, Calene, and Kidvertisers, working a number of launches and campaigns such as Arm & Hammer, PlaySchool, and Nickelodeon.
However, loving comic books and cartooning the most, Amanda found herself working for Marvel on their Barbie line (much of Amanda’s covers inspired designs for the line of Barbie toys), Disney line which included the Gargoyles books. At the same time she was illustrating Soul Searchers & Co. for Claypool Comics and worked on other Marvel projects, such as Excalibur for the X-Men line and Suburban Jersey She-Devils.
During an assignment for Crusade (Tomoe) she and Jimmy Palmiotti became a real team as penciler/inker.
Amanda then moved on to do what is probably one of her best known works. She did several years as a penciler on the hit series Vampirella for Harris Comics and drafted 24 issues. While illustrating Vampirella, Amanda worked with the top writers in the field, Grant Morrison, Mark Millar, and Warren Ellis.
Continuing to expand her horizons, Amanda illustrated the best-selling crossover Painkiller Jane vs. the Darkness, and went on to work on Painkiller Jane #0 (the origin book). She also wrote and illustrated a story for Kid Death and Fluffy.
Since then, Amanda has worked on many of the top titles in comics such as Lois Lane, Codename: Knockout, and Birds of Prey for DC Comics, X-Men Unlimited for Marvel, co-created Gatecrasher for Blackbull Comics, and The Pro, an Eisner nominated creator-owned book for Image Comics with Jimmy Palmiotti and Garth Ennis. Recently she worked on the highly publicized Before Watchmen: Silk series with Eisner winning creator Darwyn Cooke.
Amanda’s work can now be seen outside the comic book community in such places as ABC’s Nightline, The New York Times, MAD Magazine, the new sci-fi Stan Lee “So You Want to be a Superhero” series, character designs for the Los Angeles Avengers stadium football team and is featured in a Biography magazine commercial in A&E. Amanda does spot illustrations in “Revolver” magazine each month and has had a huge success with the Power Girl miniseries in previous years.
She continuously produces cover work for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and an assortment of independent titles specifically as the co-founder of PaperFilms with Jimmy Palmiotti.
With PaperFilms co-founder Jimmy Palmiotti, they are currently working on the highly received Harley Quinn series and other Harley Quinn related titles for DC Comics, in addition to several upcoming DC related projects. The new relaunch of Harley Quinn for DC in the Rebirth line garnered an estimated 250,000 copies ordered.
HARLEY QUINN, THE PRO, POWER GIRL
Amanda Conner will be appearing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at NCComicon Bull City.
AUTOGRAPHS & PHOTOS
Amanda Conner will be offering one free signature to any NCComicon attendee. There will be a $5 charge for any additional item signed. Any item that is being CGC witnessed will have a $20 charge. There is no limit to the number of signatures per guest. Signatures will be first come, first serve.