Creator Profile: Mark Shainblum
Bio:Mark Shainblum is an award-winning writer and editor of science fiction, fantasy and comic books. His signature comic book creation, Northguard – co-created with illustrator Gabriel Morrissette – was called "The most mature depiction ever of a Canadian national superhero,” by John Bell in his book Invaders from the North: How Canada Conquered the Comic Book Universe. Mark as also worked on the classic Canadian superhero series Captain Canuck, and he co-created the biting political satire series Angloman, which appeared in two bestselling books from Signature Editions, and later as a weekly comic strip in the Montreal Gazette. Mark recently co-edited the fantasy and science fiction anthology Tesseracts Nineteen: Superhero Universe with Claude Lalumière, to be published in Spring, 2016 by EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing. Born and raised in Montreal, Mark now lives in Ottawa with his wife and daughter.