Marvel editor and comic book historian

Guest Bio

Writer, editor, and color-artist Renee Witterstaetter is the author of "Nick Cardy: The Artist at War," "Excess: The Art of Michael Golden," "Tex: The Art or Mark Texeira," the children's book "Kerry and the Scary Things," "Dying for Action: The Life and Films of Jackie Chan," "Nick Cardy: Wit-Lash," among many others. She is also the colorist on hundreds of comics, including "The Avengers," "Spider-Man," "Captain America," "Jurassic Park" and more.

Renee began the comic phase of her career working on such titles as "Guardians of the Galaxy," “Superman," "Silver Surfer," "Conan The Barbarian," "The Punisher" special projects and "Conan Saga.” She then went on to spearhead the reintroduction of Marvel’s "She-Hulk.”

She later moved to Topps Comics where she became the editor on "X-Files," "Jurassic Park," "Xena" and "Hercules," and was the co-creator (with Jackie Chan and artist Michael Golden) of the successful "Spartan X" series, which is set to be made into a trade paperback featuring new material.

Film work was a natural progression for Renee after following the storytelling immersion in comics, and she has since worked on dozens of music videos for Madonna, Seal, Ben Harper and Usher, as well as the feature movies "Rush Hour Two," "Red Dragon," "To Ease The Lose," "Swimming With The Virgin" and others.

In addition to ongoing film work, Renee is the President of Little Eva Ink Publishing and Eva Ink Artist Group, which represents artists and writers in comics, storyboards, fine art painting and more. She is also one of the producers of the "Creator Chronicles" DVD series with Woodcrest Productions, featuring interviews with major industry creators such as George Perez, Bill Sienkiewicz, Michael Golden, Joe Jusko, Matt Wagner, Joe Sinnott and many more.

Current projects include new books "Michael Golden, Dangerous Curves," "Santa Confidential" with Hagar the Horrible artist Chris Browne, "Mark Texeira: Tempest," "James O'Barr: Uncoffined" and the soon to be released "James O'Barr: Tears in the Rain."

Renee will be available to autograph the thousands of comics she has worked on in her career, film DVD's and her newest books available at all the shows.

In her not-so-abundant free time, she lectures on storytelling, fishes, dances, travels and is also curating several major art exhibits featuring U.S. and European talent.