Brandon Michael Barker

Brandon is an artist and writer living in West Lafayette, Indiana, a fact that he sincerely requests not be counted against his character. He’s a really nice guy. Really. He is owner of ManOrMonster? Studios and the creator of WARLORDS OF WOR. He likes weird toys, bad movies, cool comics and hair metal. He lives contentedly with his wife and his dog in a house with a yard that desperately requires some professional help.

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Gabriel Bautista

Gabriel draws CHARLEY <3′S ROBOTS, which can been seen in several issues of ELEPHANTMEN (Image Comics) and he also draws the webcomic JESUS CHRIST: IN THE NAME OF THE GUN. Additionally, Gabriel is an Eisner award-winning colorist (COMIC BOOK TATTOO, Image Comics); his color work can be seen in Will Eisner’s THE SPIRIT and ALLSTAR WESTERN (DC Comics). Check out his work at his comic-battling site ENTERVOID.COM.

Albert the Alien

Jeremy Bernstein

Jeremy Bernstein is a TV and video game writer having a blast exploring comics. His TV credits include TNT’s Leverage and his video game credits include both Dead Space 2 and Pretty in Pink. That’s right. Dead Space 2 and Pretty in Pink. A recovering research scientist, Jeremy wields Masters degrees in both Screenwriting and Biochemistry. He has been writing stories and designing games since he was eight years old. He’s much better at it now.

You can follow him on Twitter at @fajitas

Santa Claus: Private Eye

Yves “Balak” Bigerel

A 2006 graduate of the Gobelins Animation school in France, cartoonist Yves Bigerel works primarily as a storyboard artist and 2D animator. Currently, his focus is on comic books and digital comics; his groundbreaking About Digital Comics “manifesto” has influenced a generation of web artists and writers and (says Mark Waid) is required reading for anyone interested in digital storytelling. Currently, Bigerel is at work on a ongoing series, LASTMAN, with Bastien Vivès and Michael Sanlaville, to be published online and print in 2013. Visit Balak’s DeviantArt page and his Turbo Media site.

Cthulhu Calls  |  If You’re So Smart

Jennifer Blake

Born and raised in California, Jenn Blake studied to become a successful fashion designer. She spent 12 years in the profession but wished to take her art in a new direction, and thus she started work on comic/graphic novel characters and then decided to combine that genre of work with a love of hers: My Little Pony. IDW hired Jenn Blake to work as an illustrator on their new project – My Little Pony: The Return of Queen Chrysallis. Jenn now spends her days illustrating My Little Pony characters with her cat, Ash.

Albert the Alien

Christina Blanch

Christina Blanch is an educator who uses comic books as teaching tools. She has taught on college campuses, for online courses such as the “Gender Through Comic Books” SuperMOOC, and in the correctional system (a.k.a. prison). During her prison tenure, she heard many stories and learned many things most non-criminals would never know. Together, she and Chris Carr, a fellow correctional-facility instructor, concocted their first comic — about prison, of course. Christina lives in Indiana with her two children, one boyfriend, one dog, and two cats.

The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood

Joie Brown

Joie Brown is a visual storyteller and creator of the comics HEAVENLY KIBBLE GUARDIAN CORGI and PONYTHULU. She was raised in hot-and-humid Atlanta, escaped to the west coast in 2010, and graduated with an MFA in Illustration from the Academy of Art University in 2013. She now resides in hot-but-not-humid Los Angeles with her jolly, stump-legged corgi Rylee. More of her work can be viewed at her website.


Alex de Campi

Alex de Campi loves explosions and obscure film noir. She hates writing bios. She writes the comics SMOKE/ASHES and GRINDHOUSE for Dark Horse. She has directed a bunch of music videos for indie bands famous and not so famous. Rumours that she was the product of a secret Mi6 programme to create a race of genetically modified super-agents are, alas, entirely without foundation. The rumours that she snuck across the Russian border and spent many louche years in Hong Kong are completely true.

Chris Carr

Chris Carr has taught English composition and literature at three Midwestern universities. He also spent several years teaching inside correctional facilities. This is where he met Christina Blanch, as well as two necrophiliacs, a cannibal, and scores of pimps and murders. He also believes that holding a pipe (not pictured) and looking off into the distance will make him look pensive in photos. Chris lives in a part of rural Indiana that you’ll never visit, with his wife and two daughters.

The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood


Chee is a Malaysian-based artist who has drawn comics like George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Transformers: Bumblebee, G.I. Joe: Cobra, Keith Giffen’s Tag and Steve Niles’ Wake the Dead. He has storyboarded commercials for brands like McDonald’s, KFC, Nestle and MasterChef. You can also find his illustrations in the Malaysian edition of Esquire. Follow his tweets.

Clown Party  |  The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood  |  Clown In The Mirror

Jeremy Colwell

Jeremy Colwell lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and two sons. Formally trained as a fine arts painter, he enjoys using those skills in his life-long goal of working in comics. His coloring and inking have been printed by many indie and mainstream publishers including DC (as part of Hi-Fi Studio), Dark Horse, IDW, Image, and Zenescope, as well as included in various gallery shows. He is active in the education system, using art, technology, and graphic literature to foster a love of reading and visual exploration in young people. Visit Jeremy’s website.

Dennis Culver

Dennis is a professional illustrator and cartoonist based in Oakland, CA. He is the artist of the upcoming graphic novel ODD SCHNOZZ AND THE ODD SQUAD, written by Jeffrey Burandt, and the artist on MonkeyBrain Comics’ EDISON REX. He is currently working on another graphic novel co-written with Chris Sebela, both to be published by Oni Press. Culver has also written and drawn “Timejam” for the Oni anthology JAM! TALES FROM THE WORLD OF ROLLER DERBY. Follow him on twitter @DennisCulver.

In the Pi of the Beholder

Eryk Donovan

Eryk works from his apartment in Hampton Roads, VA, where he lives with his wife and cats. He graduated class of 2013 from Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Sequential Art. Eryk is best known for his work on IN THE DARK and SUPER MARIO BROS 2.

The House In The Wall

Michael Dorman

Michael Dorman is a comic book artist hailing from Sacramento, California. No seriously, send a cab. Mike is not as witty as he thinks he is. He drew books for Bluewater Comics like Logan’s Run: Aftermath and Tales from the Dark Universe and works on Black Bat / Domino Lady: Danger Coast to Coast for Moonstone books. Mike has a simple motto, “make good comics.” He is also launching an online web anthology featuring a variety of writers. Follow Mike on Twitter @dorwaystudios and his site,

Santa Claus: Private Eye

Sean Dove

Sean Dove is a illustrator/designer living in Chicago, Illinois. In 2003 he graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, then spent several years working as the Art Director at Devil’s Due Publishing. In 2009 Sean began freelancing full-time and started his one-man design studio, And Thank You For Flying. He writes and illustrates the comic ‘Fried Rice’, and also screenprints posters and other goods.

He shares a work space with the other members of 4 Star Studios, where they produce the iPad app Double Feature Comics. He enjoys walking to work, the middle seat at the theater, and plaid shirts.

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Sean Forney

Sean is a professional illustrator/comic book artist whose work includes WARLORDS OF WOR mini-comic (ManOrMonster? Studios), New-Gen New Dawn #4 (APNG Entertainment), Lego, Inc, Grimm Fairy Tales, Grimm Fairy Tales: Myths and Legends, Grimm Fairy Tales Swimsuit Issue, Grimm Fairy Tales Annual 2012 (Zenescope). His pinup work can be seen in Moonstone’s Voltron: United and Drawn, Image’s Hack Slash: My First Maniac, and DC’s Transmetropolitan Art Book. He created Star Wars promotional material for LucasFilm/Disney/Blue Planet Gear for the 2009 and 2010 Star Wars Weekends at Disney Hollywood Studios and used to spend his days coloring Bakugan illustrations for the national toy line. See more of Sean’s work and request commissions at and on his Facebook page.

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Geoffo was in the “Best of IGN 2012″ Selection and won the Reader’s Choice Award at the Stumptown Comicfest (Portland) for his work on Vic Boone (215 Ink). He also graduated from an animation school, LISAA, for which he notably directed a short movie called Black Sun. His artistic formation helped him to develop an eclectic style which he will adapt according to the project he is working on. Sometimes it means to animate a triangle and a circle, most of the time things more figurative (hopefully).

With the turbomedia, Geoffo extends once again his graphic range and developw new ways of working and drawing. Visit Geoffo’s website.

Tim Gibson

Tim spent his formative years working in Animation and Design at WETA, before packing his Wacom pen and convincing a New Zealand government arts funder (Creative New Zealand) to help him launch Moth City. He combines 3D sculpting, animation and graphic design in an attempt to hide his badly drawn feet. He lives on a windswept hill in Wellington with neither pets nor children and is is active on both twitter and facebook.

Moth City

David Hahn

David Hahn grew up in Albuquerque, NM and currently resides in western Montana. He is a founding member of Periscope Studio in Portland, Oregon, and is known for his past work on Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane, Marvel Adventures: The Fantastic Four, Fables, and Bite Club. He is currently penciling Batman ’66 Meets The Man From U.N.C.L.E. for DC Comics.  David enjoys good movies, coffee, firearms, and intelligent discourse.

Johnny Zombie Christmas

Cory Hamscher

Cory is an American comic artist from Indiana. He has worked on titles such as The Incredible Hulk, Marvel Adventures Spider-Man, Avengers Academy, Powerpack and X-Men Forever for Marvel, as well as G.I.JOE for Devil’s Due Publishing and Deathstroke for DC Comics. As a fan of all things cool, Cory jumped at the chance to work for ManOrMonster? Studios on their mini comic featuring Bog-Nar, The Mutant Muck Menace!

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Todd Harris

Storyboards, graphic design, concept paintings, comic book art — Todd Harris has worked on many of the most popular films, games, and commercials of the last decade. His credits include: X Men Origins: Wolverine, God of War II & III, In Time, Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, and the upcoming After Earth.

Prodigal  |  Arcanum

Erica Henderson

Erica Henderson had her first work published at 14 and has not stopped drawing since. She’s done work for comic publishers for IDW, Monkeybrain, Boom! and is currently drawing Marvel’s The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl.
You can find her at

The Best Thing

Clint Hilinski

Clint Hilinski has worked as an artist in comics for 17 years. In that time he has worked for DC, Dark Horse, Image, Devils Due, Avatar, and many others, on projects like the Justice League, Voltron, GI Joe, Lady Death, Xena, Youngblood, Kiss, and the Greatest American Hero. He is currently finishing his second creator owned project: The Pirate Queen.

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Val Hochberg

Val Hochberg was born in the freezing cold snows of Buffalo, NY but moved into the burning heat of the Phoenix deserts to pursue a comic career. She is the mastermind behind the ongoing apocalyptic webcomic “Mystery Babylon”, following the adventures of Kick Girl (a demon who doesn’t kick people as much as her name would lead you to believe). Her previous works include three graphic novel installations of the Kick Girl series which started back in 2007. Val has most recently produced sketch cards for Star Wars (Topps), DC Epic Battles & Adventure Time (Cryptozoic), and Women of Zorro (5finity Productions). Val loves really loves Star Wars, her Boosteriffic husband, and giggling. A lot.

Jason Horn

Jason Horn was born in Kentucky and raised on a farm. But instead of growing crops, he dreamed of getting to draw all day. After graduating from Nossi College of Art in Nashville, Tennessee, Jason became a graphic designer. When he wasn’t busy with design work, he started making comic books. His webcomic, Ninjasaur, started in 2007 and is currently seeking funding for a second volume on Kickstarter.


Karl Kesel

Karl Kesel loves his job far more than he has any right to. He has written, inked, and occasionally penciled: Superman, Superboy, Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Captain America and many others— although he has an inexplicable fondness for obscure characters no one else remembers except Mark Waid. In fact, it was Waid who gave Karl his first chance to write and draw a complete story, so in a way you can blame Waid for everything Karl’s done since. In 2011 Karl launched to showcase his creator-owned ideas, a plan that was derailed/delayed by the arrival of his joyful son Isaac and cute-as-a-bug daughter Eliza. Along with his amazing wife Myrna and their exuberant corgi Sprocket, Karl and family lives in Portland, Oregon. He really can’t complain about much.

4 Seconds  |  Johnny Zombie Christmas

Billy King

Billy King is a Concept Artist and Illustrator for the entertainment industry. Most of his career has been in video games, creating visuals for such games as Activision’s reboot of the Transformers franchise, Marvel’s Deadpool, and the vampire-western Darkwatch. Billy has also lent his digital brush to the comics world as the cover artist for Lion Forge’s Airwolf reboot as well Actionopolis’ line of digital comics. You can find Billy online at and follow him on instagram @imbillyking.

Barry Kitson

Barry Kitson began his professional career in the 1980’s, working first for Marvel UK on Spider-man and Transformers. He then worked for 2000AD drawing both Judge Dredd and Judge Anderson before hopping the pond to the USA to work for DC Comics for whom he drew many titles including The Adventures of Superman, Batman, Justice League of America Year One, Azrael, The Flash, The Brave & the Bold and The Legion of Super-heroes. Subsequently Barry’s work was seen at Marvel Comics where he has drawn The Amazing Spider-man, The Order, Fantastic Four: Secret Invasion, Iron Man: Public Identity, The Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four written by Jonathan Hickman, and The Mighty Thor. Recently Barry has worked with writer Bill Willingham on Fables and Fairest and the pair are currently developing the title ‘Restoration’ for Image comics to be published in the fall of 2014.


Peter Krause

Peter Krause, artist of the Eisner Award-nominated IRREDEEMABLE, comes to the drawing board with over twenty years of experience as a comics illustrator. Some of his past credits include POWER OF SHAZAM! and METROPOLIS: SPECIAL CRIMES UNIT for DC Comics. Peter has also worked as a storyboard artist for the past fifteen years. A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Peter lives in Minneapolis with his wife Lisa and their three sons Timothy, David and Nicholas. Visit Pete’s website.


Jonathan Larsen

Jonathan Larsen is a journalist and TV news producer. He has worked as a writer/producer on ABC’s “World News Now,” CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” MSNBC’s “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” and “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” At MSNBC he led the creation and launch of “Up w/ Chris Hayes” and continues to serve as executive producer of “Up w/ Steve Kornacki.” He also helped launch Air America Radio as executive producer of “Morning Sedition.” His previous comics work includes JG Jones’s series, “Rant,” and two Batman stories for DC’s “Legends of the Dark Knight.” Jonathan blogs about comics at and lives in New Jersey with his wife, Jennifer, and son, Jeremy.

The Endling

Christine Larsen

Bio coming soon!

Cecilia Latella

Cecilia Latella was born and lives in Italy. She has been drawing since her childhood. Thanks to the English translation of her graphic novel The Boar, in 2010 Cecilia was selected by Craig Thompson as an associate artist for a residency about graphic novels held at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Florida. After that, she realized various short comics for independent North American writers: Daddy (by Justin Heggs); By the Slice (by Giulie Speziani); Hexed (by Matt O’Keefe); a twenty-page preview of the graphic novel Community Service (by Dino Caruso); and more recently, Dr. Muscles # 5 (by Austin Tinius). She continues also to write her own stories, like In Absentia. Cecilia blogs at, and can be found on deviantArt as cabepfir.

The Endling

Kyle Latino

Kyle Latino has been drawing comics since 2009. His first self-published work was GIDEON’S TRIP, which embraced the then new digital format of the iPhone and iPod Touch with a unique scrolling format. You can find his printed work in OUTLAW TERRITORY Vol. 3. Kyle also runs various web comics on his web site,, such as SINKTOWN SLINK and DOWN IN THE HOLE.

Kyle lives with his wife in Louisville, Kentucky, right off of Route Zero.

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Eric Scot Lemons

Eric comes from a long line of men who curse the heavens for their ill fate. He is a writer from Washington State where he resides with his lovely wife and two radical sons, Bennett and Colson. Eric is currently co-writing WARLORDS OF WOR with Brandon Michael Barker. You can find him on Twitter waxing moronic at @ericscotlemons.

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Brian Level

Brian is a man-child from Cincinnati who barely crawled out of bed this morning. He only did it to hang out with his family and draw.

Brian’s worked on projects from Image Comics, Valiant Entertainment, and Black Mask Studios among others. He’s currently assisting Michael Lark on Image’s hit-series Lazarus and tackling art duties on Challenger Comics’ The Brothers James. He will be doing much more really soon. You can keep up with his projects on Twitter where he goes by the imaginative name of @brian_level.

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Pat Lewis

Pat N. Lewis is a cartoonist and illustrator living in Pittsburgh, PA. His work has appeared in anthologies from BOOM! Studios (Zombie Tales), Fulcrum Books (Trickster), and Top Shelf Comics (Awesome 2: Awesomer). His first solo book, The Claws Come Out, was published by IDW Publishing. Currently, Pat is serializing his webcomic “Muscles Diablo in: Where Terror Lurks!” at To see more of his work, please visit

If You’re So Smart

Marissa Louise

Marissa Louise is a colorist based in Portland, OR. Currently, she colors for Stela, Dark Horse, Oni, Rose Press and Starburns She runs a non profit when she is not volunteering to teach children to make comics or build video games. If she’s not doing that, she’s probably helping sheer sheep or building fences at Muddy Heart Ranch.

Like Giants

Erik Lundy

Erik Lundy is a cartoonist, writer and comedian who has produced animation for the guys from Jackass and worked alongside folks from The Simpsons and Ren & Stimpy. As a standup, he’s performed at the Hollywood Improv, Ice House, Comedy Store, and various bowling alleys. He was once described as the bastard child of Woody Allen and Mark Twain. More of his goofiness can be found at

Recipe for Disaster

Jenn Manley Lee

Jenn Manley Lee resides in Portland Oregon with her husband Kip Manley and daughter Taran in a house full of books, art, cats and music, all of which she manages to trip over now and again. She appreciates good coffee, good wine, good food, good stories and good company, none of which seems in short supply, thankfully. She has spent time in Amherst, Massachusetts; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and a childhood in Long Branch, New Jersey, all of which have had varying influence on how she views and interpret the world. Even bigger influences are her various cultural heroes, Trina Schart Hyman, Tom Waits, Pamela Coleman Smith, Fritz Eichenberg, Boris Artzybasheff, Octavia Butler and Marina Warner to name a shifting few. You can find her work at and

The Endling


Mast has been working on the web since he was a little 16-year-old punk (recently on “Watchmen 3″, French webcomics “L’Affaire DSK”, “Gonzoo” and “La Synthèse des Auteurs BD”). He’s also one of the organizers of the Lille Comics Festival, the best comics convention in the whole universe. Visit Mast’s website.

Seanan McGuire

Seanan McGuire is the prolific New York Times best-selling author of the urban fantasy “October Daye” novels, the “InCryptid urban fantasies, and many other works from standalone books to short stories and poems. She also currently writes science-fiction novels such as the “Newsflesh” series under the pseudonym Mira Grant. Seanan currently resides in Northern California with her cats and records CDs of her original folk music when she isn’t publishing about four books a year.

The Best Thing

Zach Miller

Zach believes he was born and raised in Minnesota. This is incorrect. He was actually born and raised on the Moon. Zach once got Salmonella poisoning from eating sushi. He no longer eats sushi. Do not invite him out to eat sushi.

Terry Moore

Terry Moore has been writing and drawing comics since 1993, beginning with the highly lauded Strangers In Paradise, which won the Eisner Award in 1996, the National Cartoonists Society Award in 2003, and the GLAAD Award in 2008. His more recent works include the science-fiction series ECHO and the haunting, macabre Rachel Rising. More about Terry can be found at​

Michael Moreci

Michael Moreci is the co-creator and writer of the critically acclaimed Image Comics series Hoax Hunters, along with Steve Seeley. He also writes Skybreaker from Monkeybrain, Curse from Boom! Studios, and the self-published ReincarNATE. He lives in Chicago with his wife, son and dog. You can find him on Twitter at @michaelmoreci, or his website,

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Paul Mounts

Paul Mounts is a Harvey Award-nominated comic book colorist who’s worked for almost every major comic publisher in his over 20-year career. Past projects include Marvel’s The Ultimates, Supergirl in Wednesday Comics and an acclaimed run on Power Girl for DC, and Tellos for Image. He is currently working on Avengers Assembled and a 106+ Chapter run on Fantastic Four for Marvel, Jonathan Ross and Bryan Hitch’s America’s Got Powers for Image, and Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre for DC.

Trevor Mueller

Trevor Mueller works at an advertising agency by day, and writes comics by night. He is the creator of several award-winning webcomic series (visit, and regularly reviews movies, video games, and comics.

Trevor has also self-published several other works including the all-ages stories ALBERT THE ALIEN and JUNKYARD CHASE, and has contributed stories to several anthologies, including HOPE: THE HERO INITIATIVE from Ronin Studios and READING WITH PICTURES from the non-profit of the same name.

Albert the Alien

Jason Muhr

Jason Muhr is a Chicago area freelance artist and graphic designer whose obsession with comic books should have died out when he discovered girls, but instead has grown into both a career and a castle made of long boxes. Jason is the co-creator (along with Markisan Naso) and artist of the Action Lab Entertainment book, Voracious. More of Jason’s work can be found on his website and his inane rambling can be found here. Jason lives with his wife Ashley, and their cat/gremlin Rigby.

Like Giants

Paul OConnor

Paul O’Connor is a video game designer with credits including the original Oddworld series, Robert Ludlum’s Bourne Conspiracy, and the vampire-western Darkwatch, which he co-created. As co-founder of Appy Entertainment, Paul unleashed games like FaceFighter, SpellCraft School of Magic, and Trucks & Skulls on unwitting mobile gamers around the world. Now, after winning Thrillbent’s 2014 Comic-Con story contest, Paul has applied his online expertise to his original comics creation, 4 Seconds. You can find Paul online at his comic book and pop culture blog, Longbox Graveyard (

4 Seconds

Troy Peteri

Bitten by a radioactive drifter, Troy Peteri (spelled Peter-eye, pronounced like Petri Dish, stupid ancestors) was gifted with the proportional speed and strength of a freelancer who sits at his desk approximately 33 hours daily. Since that fateful day he has lettered many comics, and written a few. He hopes to rearrange the last part of that sentence in the very near future. He has worked on everything from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN to WITCHBLADE, and surely something obscure that started with X, Y, or Z, but that’s neither here nor there. He should probably have his own website one of these days. And do more sit-ups.

Like Giants  |  4 Seconds  |  The Best Thing  |  Santa Claus: Private Eye  |  The House In The Wall

Tom Peyer

Tom Peyer, best known for DC Comics’ Legion of Super-Heroes and Hourman, has written nearly every major comic book character for nearly every major publisher. He lives in Syracuse, NY.

Clown Party  |  Clown In The Mirror

Ron Randall

Ron Randall has been drawing comic books and graphic novels for over twenty-five years. He has worked for all the major comics publishers in the United States, including Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Image and Dark Horse on properties as varied as Spider-Man, Supergirl, and Star Wars. Trekker is his own creation and labor of love, which he is currently returning to by posting all the existing stories and continuing with all-new tales at Ron is a founding member of Periscope Studio, the largest collective of professional cartoonists in the country.

Jeremy Rock

Jeremy is an illustrator who began his professional career at Avatar Press, where he worked on such titles as NARCOPOLIS, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and THRESHOLD. He then worked for BOOM! Studios, where he drew short stories for ZOMBIE TALES, and illustrated COLD SPACE. Visit Jeremy’s website.

The Eighth Seal  |  Luther

John Rogers

John Rogers’ 16-year career is built on successes in numerous media. He’s written and produced a wide range of television series including COSBY and JACKIE CHAN ADVENTURES; most recently he co-created the hit caper series LEVERAGE for TNT. His film work includes over twenty scripts and rewrites including THE CORE and TRANSFORMERS. John has also worked in role-playing games and comics; his relaunch of BLUE BEETLE with Keith Giffen was critically acclaimed and a fan favorite. He’s currently running the fifth season of LEVERAGE and is developing several online projects. In case the entertainment business falls through, John has a Physics degree to fall back on. Visit John’s blog.


Palle Schmidt

Palle Schmidt is based in Copenhagen, Denmark where he writes and draws for a living. His work in English includes the crime noir graphic novel The Devil’s Concubine (IDW Publishing) and art for the supernatural hit Thomas Alsop (BOOM! Studios) which was dubbed Best Mini-Series of 2014 by USA Today. He teaches comics at

Brent Schoonover

Hailing from the epicenter of culture known as South Beloit, Il, Brent was on a one-way trip to normalcy until the fateful day he laid eyes upon his first comic book. He immediately grabbed hold of a pencil and never let go, dedicating himself to creating scores of characters and scenarios with a zeal that would make lesser men quake in dread. Now located in Minnesota, he draws upon a fertile imagination marinated in comics, old cartoons, classic horror movies, pro wrestling and face-melting metal. Previous comic projects include Hoax Hunters and The Activity for Image Comics, the critically acclaimed original graphic novel, Mr. Murder is Dead from Archaia, and the sci-fi noir tale, Integer City from Dark Horse Comics.

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Rob Schwager

Born and raised in Chicago and currently residing in Florida, Rob Schwager is the second child of hard working European immigrant parents. Often left in the care of relatives while his parents worked, Rob’s daily life consisted of an escapist’s steady diet of comic books, endless hours of cartoons and movies, MAD magazine and ABC television Afterschool Specials. Always drawing and doodling to keep himself occupied, subject matter such as superheroes, hot rods, monsters, and submarines, were fodder to his mind and his pencil.

After discovering punk rock during the early 80′s, Rob designed album covers, t-shirts and flyers for various punk bands in Chicago. This led to abundant work as a silkscreen concert poster artist, supplying hand crafted promotional posters to bands and venues across the country.

In the late 80′s / early 90′s, Rob fulfilled a childhood dream and became an artist working on mainstream comic books. He’s spent the last 25+ years of his life working on such classic icons as Spiderman, Superman, Batman, and the X-men. His color work has helped shape comic book pop-culture as we know it today. For the past 8 years, Rob has been exhibiting his fine art and nose art – faux bomber panels in numerous galleries and group shows all across the US.

Just like the comic book stories that occupied him as a youth, Rob views the shrinking world and the society around him as an ever-growing battle between good and evil. He creates imagery that encompasses his own journey of faith while enabling him to take a break from the turmoil of day-to-day life and reconnect with the dreamer and cartoon & comic book fanatic he was as a child.

The Best Thing  |  Santa Claus: Private Eye

Tom Scioli

Tom Scioli is the creator of American Barbarian, Satan’s Soldier, Final Frontier, Mystery Object, and the Xeric-winning Myth of 8-Opus. He’s the co-creator of the Eisner-nominated series, Godland. He is currently co-writing and drawing Transformers vs. G.I.Joe. He’s done artwork for Captain America, X-Men, Deadpool, Planet of the Apes, The Incredibles, Elephantmen, Freedom Force, and The Fantastic Four.

Steve Seeley

Steve Seeley is an artist and a comic book writer. He currently co-writes Hoax Hunters with Moreci for Image Comics. He lives in Chicago with his girlfriend Jenny and their two cats, Demon Warrior and Ookla. When he’s not painting or writing stuff, he’s most likely buying things on eBay.

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Chris Sheridan

Chris Sheridan is a writer, illustrator & graphic designer living in the Great Northwest. Born east of the Rockies & west of the Atlantic, there was an arduous journey to the Pacific. Fueled by comic books at a young age he traveled the path from film, animation & illustration back to his first love, comics.

Robt Snyder

Robt was born in Dallas, Texas. Met his wife at South Garland High School, they had two daughters and moved to Rochester, New York. When he’s not working, he’s in his season seats at Frontier Field, visiting neighboring zoos or searching for authentic Mexican restaurants. Visit Robt’s DeviantArt page and his Google+ page.


Chris Sotomayor

Born and raised in the Bronx, Chris was nearly arrested for breaking & entering when trying to gain access to the Marvel Comics offices after hours. After a brief period of reform, he now has the reputation of being one of the fastest color artists in the business. Chris has been a mainstay at Marvel Comics since 1996, working on titles like Captain America, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, and pretty much everything else there at one point or another. You can follow his current work on Marvel’s Cyclops, DC’s Birds Of Prey, and of course, Empire. Chris also teaches a course on digital coloring for comics. Stay in school. Don’t do drugs.


Michael Spicer

After giving up on art for several years, Mike was asked by a friend if he could color a comic cover. Not having any idea how to do that, he said sure! After watching a DVD he’d bought a few years previously, he did the cover, the regular colorist dropped out, and Mike took over the book. Since then he hasn’t stopped working.

Since 2007 Mike has worked on several indie titles. He has colored for publishers like Zenescope, Titan, Image, 215ink, and a few uncredited things for IDW and Marvel. Mike is currently working on four graphic novels to be released in early 2014, and excited to have a new opportunity with Thrillbent!

The Eighth Seal

Geoffrey Thorne

Novelist, screen and comics writer, Geoff Thorne has written professionally in every literary arena except opera. His television credits include: Law & Order: CI, Leverage, Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, and Ben 10: Omniverse. GENRE 19 is his partnership with artist Todd Harris; PRODIGAL: EGG OF FIRST LIGHT is their first tale under that banner.


Becky Tinker

Becky Tinker is a writer living and working in Los Angeles, California. In 2010 she graduated from Emerson College in Boston and promptly migrated to California where she began working in the entertainment industry. She currently works in television while writing and reading far too many comics for her own good. You can find her on Twitter at @becksandtherest.


Paul Tucker

Paul Tucker works for an advertising agency by day, and as a comic book artist by… earlier in the day. Each morning at 5am, Paul exercises his demons with graphite and ink before ‘taking a break’ to go to his day job. His work can be found at Follow him on Twitter: @paul_tucker

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James Tynion IV

James Tynion IV got his start in the pages of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s acclaimed run on Batman at DC Comics in early 2012, where he co-wrote the backup stories for the best-selling Court of Owls and Death of the Family storylines. He has since written stories for Detective Comics, as well as writing the ongoing series Talon, and Red Hood and the Outlaws. He lives and writes in New York City, and is consistently amazed that people are actually letting him work on comic books professionally. He alternates between taking in the most grisly horror media he can get his hands on, and trying not to get choked up while listening to musical theater soundtracks. You can find him on Twitter @JamesTheFourth, or on his Tumblr.

The House In The Wall  |  The Eighth Seal

Mark Waid

A New York Times bestselling author, Mark has written thousands of comic books and graphic novels in his 28-year career. His award-winning graphic novel with artist Alex Ross, KINGDOM COME, is one of the best-selling comics collections of all time. Currently, he writes DAREDEVIL for Marvel Comics, IRREDEEMABLE for BOOM! Studios, and ROCKETEER: CARGO OF DOOM for IDW. Mark maintains a process blog at that is full of advice and discussion for experienced print-comics professionals and aspiring digital-comics creators.

Like Giants  |  Empire  |  In the Pi of the Beholder  |  Luther  |  Cthulhu Calls

Nolan Woodard

In 2006 Nolan gave up a lucrative career as a retoucher for Nike, Starbucks, and EA to teach at SCAD-Atlanta in their Sequential Art department. Over the past two years he has also cultivated a career as a colorist working for BOOM! Studios, Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics, Marvel Comics, and Oni Press. If two simultaneous careers don’t keep him busy enough, doing sketch cards for TOPPS’ STAR WARS lines and being a husband and new dad surely does. Nolan might be a shade nuts. Credited works include IRREDEEMABLE, INCORRUPTIBLE, PLANET OF THE APES, FARSCAPE: SCORPIUS, LADY DEADPOOL, FANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES, and 28 DAYS LATER. Visit Nolan’s website.

In the Pi of the Beholder  |  Clown Party  |  Insufferable

Patrick Yurick

Patrick has been working as an art educator in Southern California for the last six years, and has degrees in graphic design and art education. He was raised north of the wall in a township called “New Hampshire” by art educators, doctors and landscape architects; currently he is working on several comics, most notably his own Head Comics at (where a tattoo on his arm is more popular than he is). Patrick has also has been on the ground floor of the MOOC movement and loves to talk about it.

See more of Patrick’s work at and follow him on Twitter @patrickyurick.

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