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Drew Edwards
Halloween Man

Award-winning comic book writer, horror film historian, music journalist, rock promoter, and showman extraordinaire; these are all guises of the creative force known as Drew Edwards.

Edwards is a Best of Austin Winner, Ringo Awards Nominee, and member of the Pen America Fellowship of Writers. Best known as the writer and creator of the long-running underground comic book series, Halloween Man, thousands tune in each week to hear him as a cast member of the horror movie podcast Castle of Horror. Known as “Howlin’” Drew Edwards to many musicians, he’s helped bridge the horror and comic culture worlds with Austin’s legendary music scene with Halloween Man Productions’ annual “Punk vs. Rockabilly” showcase during SXSW.. Drew currently lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, musician/activist Jamie Bahr, and a pair of lovable bunnies.

Drew is signing at the Cards Comics & Collectibles booth (#916) as follows:

Friday: 3pm-4pm

Saturday: 2pm-3pm

Sunday: 12pm-1pm

Drew Edwards panels and programming:

Horror Comics 101
Friday September 8, 2023 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm | Room: 338

Dive into the Dark World of Horror Comics and learn what works and what doesn’t when crafting gory stories for the printed page. Join Panelists: Drew Edwards (HalloweenMan), Dan Price (The Ghoul Agency), Lisa Burdige (Background Noise Comic), and John Hazard (Background Noise Comic, Frankenstein Superstar).

The Psyche of Superheroes
Saturday September 9, 2023 11:00 am to 11:45 am | Room: 338

How mental illness affects the creative process behind the Superhero’s journey. Bruce Banner has Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Depression have shaped the storylines of Batman and the Punisher for decades. Let’s not forget all of the neuroses of each member of the Doom Patrol. We’re all very aware of the connotations of mental illness when discussing the motives of villains in comics and movies, but what about our heroes? In this panel, Drew Edwards (HalloweenMan) and a talented group of creators discuss their personal stories and how they channel their pain and trauma into their creative process.

Bring on the Bad Guys
Saturday September 9, 2023 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm | Room: 338

A hero is only as compelling as his foe, right? But how do you keep your baddies from being one note? This helpful Q&A will help you create cutting-edge supervillains that never bore your readers! Join Panelists: Drew Edwards (HalloweenMan), Gene Selassie (The Ghoul Agency), Lisa Burdige (Background Noise Comic), and John Hazard (Background Noise Comic, Frankenstein Superstar).
Moderated by Brad and Lisa Gullickson of Comic Book Couples Counseling.

Surviving the World of Small Press
Sunday September 10, 2023 11:00 am to 11:45 am | Room: 338

Want to publish your own comics but have no idea where to start? Learn from Texas’ Titan of the Small Press, Drew Edwards, a creator with over two decades of comics under his belt. This helpful Q&A style panel will put you on the path to living out your four color dreams!

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