The Doctor’s Wife, Afterword
Enrica is the founder and editor-in-chief at Red Stylo Media. She is the writer and creator of Azteca, a comic series and motion comic, 7th Voyage an original graphic novel slated for release in July 2013, as well as editor of The Poe Twisted Anthology and Shakespeare Shaken. Her screenplay The Freshmen was made into a short film, Frienemies, winner of a CINE Golden Eagle in 2011. Read more about her at enricajang.com.
Blake Armstrong is a writer and director that currently lives in Chicago, IL. His feature length screenplays have earned him some attention and awards from festivals like Slam Dance. “Isolation through Exploration” was his first story formatted for a graphic novel. When he isn’t writing, he works on set in the camera and lighting departments for various movies and television shows like Warner Brothers’ “Man of Steel” and National Geographic’s “Wicked Tuna”. If you can’t find him on set or writing, he’s most likely backpacking through a national park or brewing a batch of Scottish style ale.
Hailing from Maine, C. M. Beckett has conjured up fictions for as long as he can remember, but has only recently begun sharing them. With friend and creative partner, Dan Fleming, Beckett self-published four issues of the black & white, comics/prose anthology, Warrior27, recently collected in a 254-page edition that includes new and never-before-published pieces. Beckett has also written for the Pulse, contributed to the flash fiction sites 50 Years From Now and Elephant Words, had short stories published by Ape Entertainment, Dark Recesses Press, and Top Shelf Comics, and recently completed a year-long examination of Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons’s Watchmen. He does most of his writing in the dark, once everyone else is asleep. You can see more of his work at www.warrior27.com and www.readingwatchmen.com.
“Strait Man Frankenstein”
Daniel Betro a.k.a. MC Wolfman, is a hairy guy who draws stuff, was raised on pizza and cartoons on the mean streets of Poughkeepsie, NY. He took his love for doodling and turned it into a BFA in doodling at Columbus College of Art and Design. Currently hiding in a hole in Columbus, OH, doing freelance Illustration and Comics. Check out his work at MC-Wolfman.com
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
Susan & Jeffrey Bridges
Jeffrey and Susan Bridges are the executive producers of PendantAudio.com
and have written so many things that they’ve worn their fingers down to tiny nubs. They very much enjoy comics, movies, television and books, and they do not enjoy car repairs, dental work, or finding out that thing they microwaved is still cold in the middle. You can follow their writings and rantings (likely more of the latter) at writertypepeople.tumblr.com
Monsters and the Monsters Who Make Them
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
, 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, www.AlexCormack.com
Frankenstein on Mars
For almost 10 years, Aaron’s channeled his love for all things popular culture into the award-winning website and podcast, GeekintheCity.com. 2009 heralded the return of live radio dramas in Portland when Aaron began to write and star in A.Z., a series set in Portland’s dark future, after the zombies conquered the world and The Adventures of the Crimson Mist, a heart-felt love letter to pulp adventure during the golden age of radio. (www.geekinthecity.com/audio-projects/) Both were well-received but gave way to corporate radio buyouts. In 2011, Aaron self-published his first comic, La Brujeria, (www.geekinthecitycomics.com/). A whimsical take on Western European myth mixed with Latin American folklore, La Brujeria draws on Aaron’s Hispanic heritage, his love of mythology, and his adopted hometown of Portland. He currently writes for www.Newsarama.com while spending his days in the not-so-rainy home of Portland, OR along with his fantastic wife, and his embarrassingly cowardly greyhound.
Gary Fitzgerald is (among other things) a writer and illustrator. Gary’s most recent published work was drawing Red Plains (written by Caryn A Tate), which was initially released through Topshelf 2.0 before going to to be available through Graphicly, iTunes and other sources. The Red Plains Holiday issue – Christmas is Here – was singled out for praise from Tom Spurgeon at comicsreporter.com. Gary is currently writing and drawing a ‘fairy story’ set in Edinburgh. More can be seen at http://cheekyfish.blogspot.com
Jason Folkes is an artist who lives in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina with his wife Leah and a fat, happy cat Chippy. Jason is a proud member of both the Comics Experience website and the Alphabet Collective group. He is super honored to be involed with this project! You can see more of Jason’s work here: www.jasonfolkes.com
Penelope “Peng-Peng” Gaylord is an artist based in the Washington, DC area. She’s a cover artist for KaBoom’s “Adventure Time with Fionna and Cake” and “Adventure Time” comics. She’s also the regular inker on Boom Studios’ “Fanboys Vs. Zombies” comic series. She is a recently added member of Girls Drawin Girls – a group of professional female artists from around the world. Peng-Peng is 1/4 of the talented members of Identity Comics Studios.
Last Man Standing
Josie Pi Grant is an artist/illustrator currently residing in Savannah, GA. She has a passion for horror comics and comics as music illustration, as seen in her work with Sequility and the Underground Comix Show, as well as her work on Playlist, a Music Anthology. She also enjoys riding her bike and smoking cigars. See her work on josiepi.com or on Sequility at http://www.sequility.com/josie_grant
Kevin Gunstone has been writing comics for over seventeen years. He has writtem ongoing, miniseries, and short stories for Image Comics (The Agents,) Marvel (Mangaverse,) Antarctic Press (Various,) Games Workshop (Warhammer Comic,) Caliber (Negative Burn,) and Absence of Ink Press.
Trevor Murray Hanowski, aka “trianone”, is an Industrial Designer (Schick and Wilkinson Sword, Pitney-Bowes, Push Product Design) and former 3D Game Artist. Deciding to follow his true bliss, he is pursuing Digital Illustration and Sequential Art as a career. Having spent eight years in the Video Game industry working as Lead Artist, Concept Artist and Lighting Artist on 8 AAA titles, he has now decided to pursue the one passion he has had since he was two years old, drawing his Justice League action figures. He currently has two web-comics going live in 2013, and draws every single day. His inspiration is Jeffrey Catharine Jones, Adam Kubert and Berni Wrightson. http://www.behance.net/trianone and http://www.behance.net/trianone/wip
The Monster Demands a Mate
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. http://roplusmo.com
Forrest Helvie lives in Bristol, CT with his wife and two sons. He is an assistant professor of developmental English at Norwalk Community College in Connecticut, and he will receive his Ph.D. in English Literature & Criticism from Indiana University of Pennsylvania at the end of 2013. His professional interests are broad-ranging from Arthurian literature and 19th-century American literature, to pedagogy and comics studies. He has also presented at numerous conferences and contributed to a number of different publications related to these fields of study. Most recently, Forrest won the prestigious 2012 Lent Award in Comics Studies from the National Popular Culture Association.
S. J. Hock
The Fire Thief
S.J. Hock tells stories in any medium he can get his mitts on. He got a BA in Cinema from San Francisco State and writes a webcomic called The Historically Accurate Adventures of Jack & Voytek, which you can read at CommandoBear.com.
My Brother, My Self
Nick is a young freelance, independent artist with big plans and big dreams. He has released a self published comic, ‘The Beautiful People
‘ and currently works as an artist for the webcomic, ‘When Claws Were Cool
‘, though much of his attention is focused on releasing his own series ‘Goblin Taxi
‘. He currently lives in Wisconsin with his family where he pretends to live in the 80’s. See more of his work at nickthoffman.webs.com
“My name is Slobodan Jovanovic and I am a comic artist from town of Šabac in Serbia. During my time as an artist i have worked with writers like Darko Macan, Scot R. Schmidt and right now I am working with writer Kevin Gunstone on my biggest project yet, called Future Primitive for publisher Markosia.”
“The Fire Thief” and “Rosie the Reanimator”
Xander Kent is an independent artist, specializing in illustration & graphic design. Having also earned his degree from SFSU, he has started a webcomic & media production house, We Doomed . Under this banner he collaborates Jackson & Sam Hock to produce two weekly webcomics, 6th Circle & The Historically Accurate Adventures of Jack & Voytek, respectively. His work has been seen in The San Francisco Chronicle, and has been published in the Halo: Evolutions Anthology Vol. 1 by Tor Books. View his cave-paintings here – RedGrimRune.com
Frankenstein On Mars
Jess L’Heureux is a freelance illustrator who recently graduated with her BFA in Illustration. She has a very eclectic taste in comics, if it’s a comic she’ll probably read it regardless of what it’s about. She is heavily inspired by the supernatural and many of her personal pieces and comics reflect this. She works at a local animal shelter (which also gives Jess its fair share of inspiration), though she hopes to one day be able to draw comics for a living! You can view her work on her website at – http://www.greycircleillustration.com/
The Family Curse
Seva Khibkin is an artist, designer and developer in the Boston area. His degree is from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. He has worked on a number of projects, and enjoys collaborating with other artists in the Boston area.
“Test Subject” and “The Doctor’s Wife”
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.”
Come Together, Extreme Makeover: Resurrection Edition
Ashley Lanni has been making art since receiving her first set of crayons in the 80’s. Most of her days are happily spent drawing and painting awesome nerdy art for the entertainment of the people that understand her the most. Read more about her comic Aspire
on Facebook at Facebook.com/AspireComics
The Doctor’s Wife
Abede Lovelace is a professional storyteller and an NYC native. He has been working in comics for 10 years. His first big step was becoming an assistant for the great inker Mark Morales, a partnership, which still continues today. He has worked on various titles during this time both independent and mainstream; as well as in tv and film as a storyboard artist. His collaboration with writer Shaun Noel resulted in the creation of mini series City of Walls; a gritty coming of age tale in an urban scifi, industrial, super- complex.
Damien Lucchese is a freelance writer, production consultant and web developer. He has worked for Marvel Comics. He has worked at both Marvel and Image comics, and continues to pursue writing and other creator opportunities.
“Rosie the Reanimator”
Jackson McBrayor spends most evenings telling stand-up comedy, spouting stories of crowd-surfing in his wheelchair and other hilarious exploits. He earned his BA from San Francisco State University in Cinema, and works as a freelance editor when he’s not writing. You can see the fruits of his labor at www.WeDoomed.com
Monsters and the Monsters Who Make Them
Assistant Editor, Writer
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 (http://www.superflashfiction.com/) and Fireside (http://firesidemag.com/). James lives in West Virginia with his wife, Laura, and an ever-growing army of cats.
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 which will (hopefully) be self-published some time in the spring. Read more about his work at www.aimiller.com
Anthony Moretta is a Brooklyn born and bred writer, filmmaker and attorney. His writing has appeared in Out of the Gutter Online, where he also reviews movies, and he’s the writer and director of Travels, an independent film project. He’s the co-founder and contributing editor of Goodbye Like A Bullet, a blog dedicated to 1970s crime flicks, and is currently developing an original comic book series called Stringer. Has been told he’s kind of punchy – his style, not his person.
Assistant Editor, Artist
Shaun Noel is a graduate of the State University of Geneseo. He has had various jobs in the comic industry including a summer internship at DC Comics and Wizard Magazine’s online site. A mild mannered worker ant by day, Shaun spends his nights dreaming up stories of heroic deeds and flowing capes. He is currently writing the adventures of Arianna, Jin and Daniel in his dystopian comic book City of Walls
. This collaboration with Abede Lovelace is available at CityofWalls.com
and at every New York Comic con.
Blake Packard is an illustration graduate from Northern Illinois University and is currently a product development manager designing sculpture and decorative art. Blake’s greatest influences are his love of classic cartoons, pulp magazines, and fantasy illustrations. He has painted murals for the Make a Wish Foundation and local businesses, one mural over 70 feet long. He currently has a painting published in the most recent issue of Heavy Metal Magazine. Based on his many influences, his choice of media is traditional painting using oils and watercolor. website:www.blakepackard.com
Maritsa Patrinos is a comics artist from the Washington D.C. area, transplanted to Brooklyn. Visit her site and see more art at MaritsaPatrinos.com.
Extreme Makeover: Resurrection Edition
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 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. It was an artistic homage to Bill Woggon’s 1945 creation. Mermaids, Vixens, and Wenches, A Pin-Up Gallery was created in 2011. It features postcard collections and an independent pin-up comic that debuted in 2012. Also in 2012, rendered several b/w pieces for Red Stylo Media’s Shakespeare Shaken anthology. Created Ellen’s Adventures at the Shadowland , a weekly comic strip for an upstate New York newspaper. It incorporates the local theatre and landmarks in the Ulster County area.
James W. Powell
James W. Powell is a professional writer/editor whose comic work has appeared in the Dark Horse anthology Once Upon a Time Machine, and the Eisner-nominated Postcard: True Stories That Never Happened. He recently edited Kill All Monsters, a graphic novel set for publication the summer of 2013. James lives in Denver with his wife and son.
Extreme Makeover: Resurrection Edition
Ryan L. Schrodt made his professional writing debut in Mark Millar’s CLiNT Magazine in 2011 and has not stopped making comics since. Also in 2011, he released a collection of short comics, Matinee Eclectica. Upcoming work includes the one-shot King of Cool (Comic Aid Press), the graphic novella How the Krampus Saved Christmas, a Supreme story drawn by Rob Liefeld, and contributions to various anthologies. He also writes and “draws” the weekly webcomic Dear Dinosaur for www.twoforonecomics.com. When he’s not making comics, he is fanatically supporting the Vancouver Canucks and trying to eat as many different grilled animals as possible. For more about Ryan’s adventures in comics, check out his website www.schrodtcomics.com.
My Brother, My Self
Erica Schultz is the writer and co-creator of the original comic book series, M3. Growing up, Erica would steal whatever her older brother came home with from the comic store, and fell in love with such titles as X-Men, Batman, and Spider-Man, to name a few. She’s worked in the comic industry for more than three years, and has provided artistic and editor support on the mini-series Batman Odyssey, New Avengers 16.1, Blood, and The Astonishing X-Men motion comic “Gifted.” Erica has also written a four-issue Judo Girl mini series and a Venus & Valkyrie one-shot for Bluewater Comics. More recently, she has been working with Red Stylo Press, providing editorial, design, and lettering support for their various titles. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, A.J.
Sarah Stern is a Sequential Art MA graduate student at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). She works with ink, paint, and digital mediums with a focus on fantasy and humor.
Jason Strutz is an illustrator and artist for the comic series The Order of Dagonet
, written by Jeremy Whitley. He lives with his wife/editor in Carrboro, NC. See more of his work at StrutzIllustration.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.
Last Man Standing
Monica Valentinelli is a writer, game designer, and consultant. She was recently named Brand Manager and writer for the upcoming Firefly RPG from Margaret Weis Productions. Her stories have appeared in anthologies like “Extreme Zombies” and “New Hero Volume 1.” Unfashioned Creatures will feature her debut comic. For more information about new and existing works, visit her website at: http://www.mlvwrites.com.
Emiliyan and Stanimir Valev
“We are two brothers-Emiliyan Valev (24years old) and Stanimir Valev (27years old). We are comic creators from Bulgaria. We have a unique vision and an experience in working on big international projects. We create characters, worlds, stories. We’ll take you on a journey. Come and share our visions! http://eandspresent.blogspot.com”
My Brother, My Self
Kenneth Whitfield’s credits include scripts in ‘Death Rattle’, ‘Trailer Park of Terror’ and ‘When Drive-Ins Attack’ comic anthologies. (Stories about drunks, demons and zombies…) He’s had prose stories published in ‘DemonMinds’, ‘Undead Dixie’, and ‘Steamy Screams’ horror print anthologies. (Stories about drunks, demons, zombies and vampires…) He’s also been seen online in ‘Horror Garage’, ‘Gore Magazine’ and ‘Dark Eclipse’ ezines. (Stories about drunks, demons, zombies, vampires and war … hmm… there may be a pattern developing…)
From his website: Blake Wilkie has been working as a professional artist in comics and gaming illustration for over 20 years, and he has worked under notable companies such as; Upper Deck (on a Disney license game), Image Comics, Arcana Studios, Zenoscope Entertainment, West End Games, Pinnacle Games, Dungeons & Dragons Licensed Games, Pathfinder Licensed Games, plus many small press/ indy publishers in both fields.