Program Participant, Martin Powell
Martin Powell has been a professional writer since 1986, having written hundreds of stories in numerous genres for Disney, Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, and Capstone Books, among others. Nominated for the prestigious Eisner Award for his work with Sherlock Holmes, he has written many of the most popular characters in the industry, including Superman, Batman, Popeye the Sailor, Frankenstein, and Tarzan of the Apes. Currently, as the author of more than a half dozen different Edgar Rice Burroughs online comic strips, and the critically acclaimed Jungle Tales of Tarzan, it is probable that Powell has written more Edgar Rice Burroughs characters than any other contemporary writer. His The Tall Tale of Paul Bunyan won the coveted Moonbeam Golden Award for Best Children's Graphic Novel of 2010, and Powell is the co-creator of The Halloween Legion, a recent nominee for the Stan Lee Excelsior Award.