Digital and Print
Enrica is the founder and editor-in-chief at Red Stylo Media. She is editor of The Poe Twisted Anthology, Shakespeare Shaken, and Unfashioned Creatures, a Frankenstein Anthology. Her comics writing credits include Azteca, a comic series and motion comic, The House of Montresor an original graphic novel, and Angel With a Bullet, a mini-collection of original comics inspired by the music of Tom Waits. Her screenplay The Freshmen was made into a short film, Frienemies, winner of a CINE Golden Eagle in 2011. Follow her at EnricaJang.com, or on Twitter @enricajang.
We Are the Champions
Paris Alleyne is a comic book illustrator and colourist from Toronto, Canada. He co-founded and currently leads an artist collective called From a Hat Studio. With a few independent titles he predominantly works on self-published works with new books coming out in 2014 and 2015, and is the art director/head artist working on a new book called Merge by Eric Cooper.
From the Tumblr of Joe Botsch: “My name is Joe, and I like to make stuff. Most of the stuff I make, I make with pens, ink, and markers. A lot of it has superheroes and stuff in it, but some of it doesn’t. I graduated from the Art Institute of Boston in 2009. I live in Brighton with my girlfriend, my pals, and my cat.” See his work at botsched.tumblr.com
S.S. Mercury, 80s Antoinette, New Transister
Theresa Bramblett is a Fine Artist, Illustrator, and designer from Miami, Florida. She commercially specializes in humorous illustration. Theresa attended arts focused schools as a twelve step program to help her manage an intense love affair with visual storytelling, and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation at the University of Central Florida. Her paintings have been exhibited in Orlando and Miami, Florida, as well as in Oak Park and Chicago, Illinois. Selected art works are available for sale or rent directly from the artist, and studio visits are by appointment only. Theresa Bramblett currently lives and works in Miami, Florida.Read and see more about here at theresabramblett.com and theresadawn.com.
Some-Bot-D to Love
In his own words: I live in sunny Southern California enjoying every second with and drawing inspiration from my three beautiful children, one awesome grandson, and the incredible people that I am lucky enough and have the privilege to call friends n’ family! I’ve had a love for all things comics, movies, and animation for 30 years! I decided to delve into the world of super-heroes when I picked up a pencil one afternoon and have never looked back! I’m honored to have worked with such companies as IDW, BlueWater Productions, and UpperDeck as well as a multitude of independent publishers. You can currently find me penciling away late into the night, focused on improving and I’m also enthusiastically expanding my artistic prowess to include 3-D Graphics! I owe so much of my recent re-commitment to my art and craft to the most amazing, gorgeous, inspiring, beautiful, affectionate, kind-hearted, passionate, and damn “fine as hell” Muse that a man could ever dream for!!!! Long live art and those of us crazy enough to live it!”
Crazy Little Somebody to Love
Mario Candelaria is a guy who works hard and plays even harder! Based out of suburban Philadelphia, Mario has been making waves in both the indie comic book and comedy scene with his familiar yet very irregular commentary on the little treasures life offers us. Find him on Twitter @TheOtherMarioC. Also read some of his free comics online: welcometotripcity.com/author/mario-candelaria/
Letters in the Sand
That strange tapping you hear coming from the untamed wilderness of Ontario, Canada? That’s the sound of Dino Caruso working on his next story! His previous stories have appeared in projects published by AAM/Markosia, Poseur Ink, Accent UK and Reading With Pictures (among others). He is a huge fan of Queen. Check him out on the web at carusocomics.com.
James M. Clark is a 26 year old writer of comics and short stories from Guelph, Ontario. He was once called an ambassador to Canada by a former Prime Minister, but that status was revoked when he asked if the PM’s first name was Optimus.
Bridgit Connell currently lives in the vast, rugged wilderness that is Charlotte, North Carolina. She writes and draws the comic Brother Nash, while also cranking out Marvel sketch cards for Rittenhouse and Upper Deck. She’s a part of the group Girls Drawin’ Girls, and you can check out her sketches for their weekly challenges on a somewhat regular basis.
Her online portfolio is here!: bridgitalldigital.deviantart.com
For a brief moment in 1982, Alex Cormack was the youngest human being on Earth. Now he is an illustrator/animator living in Waltham MA. His work has been seen in such publications as The Poe Twisted Anthology, Azteca, The Chikara Web Comic, The Minimum Paige Anthology, Hellbound 2 Anthology, Image Comics’s Skull-kickers, and the upcoming Oxymoron Anthology from Comix Tribe. He is also getting married to the world famous artist, Ashley Cook, who helped color The Hamelin Murders and the short Dead Men’s Story.
Mr. Cormack encourages everyone to look up his website for more information, AlexCormack.com
Sam is a writer for Word of the Nerd (www.wordofthenerd.com), co-host of the DC Confidential Podcast, and a contributor to Comic Book Heroines. She has a Masters in History and works as an Archivist in Seattle, Washington. She’s also a volunteer for the Museum of Science Fiction (http://www.museumofsciencefiction.org), working on the Curatorial Committee to help the museum get off the ground. If you like inane comments or the occasional rant, you can follow Sam on Twitter @darling_sammy or check out her blog, The Maniacal Geek, where she writes about comic books, television, movies, and whatever else suits her fancy.
Dave Foland is a writer and cartoonist working out of Raleigh, NC. His written works include Pizzula (an illustrated manuscript about a vampire pizza) and the upcoming Mac Krill: Shrimp Detective. He also writes and illustrates his own comics about some ennui stricken layabouts called Feelings Couch. Sometimes he draws animals with human hands. It’s all pretty cool.
Dead Queen, Freddie Flag
Jason Folkes is an artist who lives in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, with his wife Leah. Jason has taken classes at the Comics Experience website in hopes of one day making comics full time. More of his work can be seen at jasonfolkes.com
I Want Out, Seeing One In Many Ways, Blissfully Going Down
A graduate of the Joe Kubert School of Comics and Graphic Art, Inc., contemporary figurative artist CGhirardo returned to his first love, comics. He does a monthly experimental webcomic, (paintedcomic.wordpress.com/), where he combines his studies of modern art with graphic storytelling. A fan of Queen, Ghirardo jumped at the chance to do artwork inspired by the songs “Another One Bites the Dust”, “One Vision”, and “Under Pressure” for Killer Queen. CGhirardo continues to show his paintings in group and solo exhibitions, is involved in numerous art projects, and has self-published his own graphic novels. During the day, Ghirardo prefers going to a cafe by himself, getting a tea and snack, and drawing, in his sketchbook, whatever comes to his mind.
Robert Grove a.k.a. Rahb Gee is alive and well, he can be found at RahbGee.com
Bicycle Bicycle Bicycle
Laura Guzzo is a freelance illustrator whose award-winning artwork has been featured in galleries across the east coast. In 2011, she was voted one of Philadelphia’s Top 5 Visual Artists. She draws inspiration from tarot cards and stained glass, as well as from 1950’s pin-up girls and the art nouveau movement. Laura currently works out of a studio in New Jersey. Her most recent projects include Roadkill Du Jour (Inverse Press), Shakespeare Shaken (Red Stylo Media), and PrinceLess (Action Lab Comics). To see more, visit: LauraGuzzoArt.com
Josh Hechinger is a Cancer who enjoys long walks, sandos, and really dire puns. He made his comics debut in Image’s Comic Book Tattoo anthology, and his graphic novel debut with The Grave Doug Freshley from Archaia. He lives $9.50 away from Philly. MorethanHardBread.blogspot.com
Mechabots: Princes of the Universe
Jon James dwells in Lansing, Michigan, where he writes weird sh!t he has to tell his mom she can’t read. You can see some of this weird sh!t at jonjameswrites.com (but seriously Mom, don’t). His days are spent accruing useless knowledge and imagining that one day the President will need someone with his exact specializations in Bizarro fiction, DocuMaker 10.2, a rudimentary understanding of whatever science news is trending at the time, and the elegant construction of sushi roles. He always regrets his bios.
Nikola Jovanovic is a freelance writer from Sabac, Serbia. He is also a teacher and a teacher of English by vocation. Among his published works are a book of poetry, Love and Something, and a novel – political thriller called The Protest. He has also published a few of his short stories, SF Novel Ojeisus and a Graphic SF Novel of the same name on his blog called ’My poetry and writings’. He also likes to draw, and you can see his drawings on his Deviantart profile. nikolabjovanovic.deviantart.com/
Som Bot-D to Love, Be My Clementine, and Dangerous Curves
Sara King sez ,“I’m a freelance animator who specializes in flash animation, illustration, and character design. I graduated from The Art Institute of Boston in May 2010 with a BFA in animation. I particularly enjoy drawing animals, people, and animal people. I am also experienced with 3D materials and mixed media. I draw inspiration from mythology, folklore, nature, music, and pop-culture. I also used my creative talents for managing and printing large format (digital) and have been an arts and crafts teacher’s assistant to 4-12 year-olds! I’m currently a character animator for the TV show Drawing with Mark.”
Be My Clementine
Ashley is a writer based out of Atlanta with a penchant for all things nerdy and has done a whole other host of weirdness from podcasting with Steampunk Boba Fett and DJ Doctor Q to performing in drag to editing an online steampunk newspaper to getting her own IMDb credit for working on a web series with her friends. Most of her current work is non-fictional between her work at Nerdophiles.com and her freelance PR work (she has to put that journalism/public relations degree to work somehow), but Be My Clementine is her first comic book and the next step in eventual world domination. She’s slowly working on her first book, but for now, you can find her at her blog (lieselhindmann.wordpress.com).
The Queen’s Secret
Amara Leipzig is a Chicago-based cartoonist and bookmaker from Los Angeles. Drawing from personal experience and their fascination with physics, Amara’s characters navigate through worlds filled with ruins, mysterious pools, emanating rays, and barren landscapes. They have been self-publishing and exhibiting in the Mid West for the past five years. They self-publish the on-going comic series The Ruins and post their art on www.amaraleipzig.com and amaraleipzig.tumblr.com.
David Ryan Lompe
David Ryan Lompe is an illustrator with a BFA in Studio Art. His day job is as a framer/engraver at a Custom Frame Shop, and he makes hand-made tobacco pipes on the weekends with his father when he isn’t illustrating. David is currently working on a comic series with a friend from college while living within the desolate wastelands of Missouri. Follow David Ryan on Facebook to keep up-to-date on his most recent artistic endeavors or visit him on his website: dryanlompe.daportfolio.com
James McGee has loved stories all his life, and has wanted to tell them since he was in the 8th grade. His work has been featured in Shakespeare Shaken, Super Flash Fiction, and Fireside. James lives in West Virginia with his wife, Laura, and an ever-growing army of cats.
Brockton McKinney lives in an iron-clad bunker far below the earth’s surface, where he makes sentient robots and occasionally writes comic books. He is the writer of Action Lab Entertainment’s critically acclaimed series Ehmm Theory, the upcoming miniseries Jon Bodyhunter: Intergalactic Motherfu#$er, and is a contributor to the Torsobear: Yarns from Toyburg anthology. He almost always hits his deadlines, the exception being when he is asked to write his own bio.
A.I.Miller, born in 1987 in Fort Worth, Texas, is a figurative painter, digital artist, writer and comic artist. His passion is for exploring the vast poetic possibilities of narrative sequential art, which he studied while earning his MFA at MICA. The subject of his work ranges from non-fiction and autobiography to philosophical cyberpunk fables. He is currently living in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his wife and a very fluffy Bichon. There, he has an active studio practice, and is working on several projects including the science fiction serial, Bicephalous Cyborg. Read more about his work at aimiller.com
Mira Mortal is an independent comic writer-artist who enjoys her different roles on various creative teams. Sometimes a colorist, an inker, a writer, and/or an editor, she is driven by a desire to bring stories to life, one panel at a time. Currently the writer-artist on a weekly horror webcomic called I.D. at mortaldream.com, collaborator on the Kickstarter-funded graphic novella entitled SPLIT with artist John “JAR” Rodriguez, colorist for Headlocks and Headaches by writer-artist Dean Stahl, and other unannounced projects.
We Are the Champions
Trevor Mueller works at an advertising agency by day, and writes comics by night. His latest project is Albert The Alien, appearing on Mark Waid’s THRILLBENT site. He has also self-published several other works including the all-ages stories Junkyard Chase. He 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.
He is also the writer / artist / creator of several award-winning webcomic series (trevoramueller.com), and regularly reviews movies, video games, and comics.
Trevor gives lectures and presentations throughout the country at conventions and schools on several topics, including the power of combining creativity and literacy.
Trevor currently lives in Chicago with his wife, Beth, and his cat, Waffles.
Crazy Little Somebody To Love
Assistant Editor, Artist
Mark Mullaney is an Emmy-nominated animator and artist from Boston, Massachussetts. See more of his work at landofthedisinterested.tumblr.com.
Chris Murrin is an editor for FX Networks in Los Angeles, CA. Over the past decade, comic stories written by Chris have appeared in several anthologies. He also edits comics, working on titles from Archblue Comics, LawDog Comics, and Atomic Tiki Studio, including upcoming volumes of Athena Voltaire. You can follow him on Twitter at @ChrisMurrin.
Juan Navarro is a Writer/Artist from Miami, Florida, Editor at Creature Entertainment, Creator of webcomics Zombie Years and VIGIL, and Assistant Director at CS Gallery. Born and raised in Hialeah (“agua, fango y factoría”) Florida, Juan Navarro has been writing for roughly ten years, making comic books for fifteen, and drawing and painting for over two decades. Fueled by a steady diet of comic books and Heavy Metal, Juan attended several Magnet programs in Miami including the Norland Middle School Arts Program and the Design and Architecture Senior High School. He graduated from the Performing and Visual Arts Center (PAVAC) at Miami Northwestern Senior High School and went on to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the New World School of the Arts at the University of Florida. He is the creator and artist of the web comic series Zombie Years since 2008, a founding member of Graphicsmash.com, and a founding illustrator for Steampunk Magazine. He was also a co-director of the CS Gallery in North Miami and the Art Director for the Oliva Cigar Company. He has lived and worked in Chicago, Savannah, San Francisco and, of course, his hometown Miami Florida.
Writer and Artist
Sarah O’Donnell is a UI/UX developer by day and comic author and illustrator by night. She was recently published in the successfully kickstarted Hana Doki Kira comic anthology in 2013 and is beyond stoked to contribute to Killer Queen in 2014. She also spearheaded and illustrated the fan-made Monster Hunter Beginner’s Guide, which was featured on Giant Bomb and Hyper magazine. Currently she is knee-deep into researching material for her upcoming new wave sci-fi serial comic. You can follow her antics on Twitter (@everydayfoxlife) and at everydayfoxlife.tumblr.com/.
Be My Clementine
Jarrod L. Perez (or TOONZi, as he signs his work) is the founder/owner of Milqtoast Comics, a company branded with high quality comics created by himself with stimulating and playful illustrations and stories, touching anywhere from stoner adventures in strange lands to random humorous social commentaries by engaging colorful characters. Picking up a comic by Jarrod is the formula for intellectual and thought provoking comedy at its best. He also plays bass and sings in his own band, as well as an occasional bass player for Dirk Strangely and his Hatchetmen.
R. Robert Pollak
A graduate of Pratt Institute, drawing illustrations with a cartoon flair since the mid-1970′s. Studied with David Edward Byrd (Godspell, Follies). Painting studies in Pietra Santa, Italy. Designed major displays/windows as a Visual Merchandiser on Fifth Avenue for over a decade. Oversaw corporate publications as art director for five years at the JC Penney Company’s world headquarters. Teaching art and many other subjects for the NYC DOE for more than twenty-five years.
Many pen/ink illustrations have been published in an assortment of magazines/newspapers. Starting with the SoHo Weekly News and Saks Fifth Avenue, to more recently The Shawangunk Journal, The Ellenville Public Library and Museum, and historic Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.
In 2009, with assistance from John S. Lucas, started a new Katy Keene Fan Club on FB. Administered and created art for that group up to 2011. A highlight was the limited edition Pin-Up Parade comic book. It was an artistic homage to Bill Woggon’s 1945 creation.
Mermaids, Vixens, and Wenches, A Pin-Up Gallery was created in 2011. It featured postcard collections and an independent pin-up comic that debuted in 2012. During that same year several b/w illustrations for Red Stylo Media’s Shakespeare Shaken Anthology were published. Following that project a year later with a short story for Unfashioned Creatures, A Frankenstein Anthology.
Pollak created Ellen’s Adventures at the Shadowland, a weekly seasonal comic strip for an upstate New York newspaper, the Shawangunk Journal. It incorporates the local theatre, festivals, history and landmarks in the Ulster County area. It begins its third year in 2015.
She lives in New Jersey with her husband, A.J.
Dean is a life-long comics fan from the suburbs of Detroit, MI and is now a Lansing, MI resident, reaching his life’s goal to pencil comics. He has worked for Insomnia Publications in the UK, Angry Gnome Comics and has major contributions to the CGS Anthologies. Dean is a proud gamer and pro-wrestling fanatic.
His biggest influences are John Byrne, Will Eisner, Jack Kirby, Neal Adams, and Dale Keown. Always trying to tell fun and interesting stories, Dean works to perfect his use of interesting camera angles, unique characterizations and expressions. Dean does his own webcomic at HeadlocksandHeadaches.com and posts much of his other artwork at DeanStahlArt.deviantart.com and on Facebook: facebook.com/DeanStahlArt
Don’t Stop Me Now
Brad Sun is the Creative Director of Sun Bros Studios, a comics publishing company he founded with his brother Wesley in December 2011. Since then, he has written and illustrated three books: Chinatown, Apocalypse Man, and Monkey Fist. For more information about these books and Brad, visit sunbrosstudios.com.
Noel Tuazon is a Toronto based illustrator currently working full time at Nelvana Studios doing storyboard revisions. He hates travelling, loves cold weather and, when time allows, draws comics. Graphic novels he’s illustrated include Joshua Hale Fialkov’s ‘Elk’s Run’ and ‘Tumor’, Eric Hobbs’ ‘The Broadcast’ and Brian Buccellato’s six-issue ‘Foster’ series. His works has already appeared in several anthologies including the zombie-themed, ‘Fleshrot’, ‘Outlaw Territory’ (Image) and, most recently, ‘Once Upon A Time Machine’ (Dark Horse). Samples of his work can be viewed at the site, Ribs, Inc. Also see his latest graphic novel, Family Ties from NBM Publishing.
Matt Walters of Fun Button Press has a big heart, a short temper, and a fondness for cheese, Welsh Corgis, and cult films. He lives in southeastern Michigan with his fiancee. @FunButtonPress on Twitter and Instagram.
Kenneth’s credits include the script for My Brother, Myself currently in Red Stylo’s Unfashioned Creatures, a Frankenstein Anthology. He’s also had scripts in Death Rattle (Kitchen Sink Press), Trailer Park of Terror (Imperium Comics) and When Drive-Ins Attack! (Tin Star Press.)
He currently has a prose story in Grey Matter Press’s horror anthology Dark Visions 2. Other prose stories have appeared in Song Story Press’s Dark Side of the Moon, Steamy Screams (Blood Bound Books), and You Can’t Kill Me, I’m Already Dead: A Vampire Anthology from Zombiework Publications. Online he’s got stories in Dark Moon Books’ Dark Eclipse ezine and in Horror Garage.
Kenneth is a member of the Horror Writers Association. A list of his works is available at: wlinkedin.com/pub/kenneth-whitfield/1b/17b/98b
Mechabots: Princes of the Universe
Drawing comics most of his life, Kelly Williams, through hard work and determination, has managed to stay mostly under the radar and unheard of. Having contributed to numerous anthologies over the years from publishers like Grayhaven and Alterna, as well as a growing stack of pinups for various comics, this rather short guy stays pretty busy.
After contributing art for a couple installments of Caryn A. Tate’s fantastic western comic series, Red Plains(part of the TopShelf’s 2.0 web comics collection), and losing his day job due to company buy outs and what he can only describe as something to do with androids posing as raccoons, Kelly rose from the ashes and said “I should probably draw more comics”.
And so it was.
2014 will see the release of two graphic novels drawn by Kelly. The Cabinet, written by Christian Sager, (a historical fiction horror story set primarily in the Arctic) and Metaphase, written by Chip Reece, (the story of a boy with Down Syndrome who is trying to live up to his super hero father). Also there will be more anthologies contributions and the semi-weekly web comic EGO TRIPP with Ross Thibodeax (sundaystrips.com/ego-tripp/). A busy year, some might say. You can find Kelly and get updates and new ramblings at treebeerdstuff.com and facebook.com/KellyWilliamsComics. On the twitters : @treebeerd
Clíodhna is an Animator and illustrator with a first name that few people outside of Ireland can pronounce or spell. Her parents named her after a lifeboat on the Aran Islands where she was born for which she feels slightly jibbed as boats are usually named after people not the other way round. She studied animation in Dublin and comics in New York. She currently lives and works in London. Her work can be viewed at ztoical.com
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KILLER QUEEN, A Comic Anthology
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