Shannon Wheeler, creator of Too Much Coffee Man, lived in Austin, Texas from '89-'99 during which time he wrote, drew and stapled 12,000 TMCM mini comics before self-publishing his own full sized comic books. One of the only people to have self published full color comics, he now lives in Portland, Oregon where he publishes Too Much Coffee Man magazine. Shannon will appear at STAPLE! courtesy of sponsor Austin Books.
Barbara Lien-Cooper, writer of GUN STREET GIRL at www.graphicsmash.com and one of the original founders of Sequential Tart, is currently co-columnist at www.silverbulletcomicbooks.com and managing editrix of the 2004 Eisner award-winning print magazine COMIC BOOK ARTIST. Named by Mark Millar as one of the three most promising new talents in the next wave of comics writing, Barbara will be exhibiting her works at STAPLE! and joining Lea Hernandez and Aaron Romo on the STAPLE! Webcomics Panel.