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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

Oct. 21, 2014

Marvel Comics creative director to give lecture at Northwest

By Jennifer Kirk, media relations assistant

Bill RosemannMarvel Comics Creative Director Bill Rosemann will appear Monday, Oct. 27, at Northwest Missouri State University as the next guest of its 2014-2015 Distinguished Lecture Series.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is suitable for all ages and interests. It begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts. 

“I’m very happy that he will be very appealing to so many students and people off campus, who have seen the Marvel movies or read the comic books,” said Kenton Wilcox, an instructor of English who is coordinating this year’s Distinguished Lecture Series. “His presentation has been well-received, received great reviews, and I think we’re in for a visit that is as entertaining as it will be inspirational.”

Throughout his 20-plus year comic career, Rosemann has worked on titles for famous characters such as Spiderman, Thor and Captain America. Rosemann previously held positions as a journalist, copywriter, script writer, blogger, marketing director, project manager and editor.

In 2012, Rosemann led a team to create a new character called the “Blue Ear.” The character was created in response to a mother who could not convince her son to wear his hearing aid to school. The young boy soon changed his mind, proving that superheroes have the ability to change and inspire lives.

Rosemann’s many experiences have led him to speak to others about how to “Be Your Own Hero.” Rosemann inspires his audiences by creating a connection between Marvel characters and their inner superhero potential.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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