Jeremy Ambler, a West Virginia native, is a young actor who has appeared in a number of feature films and television shows. He is best known for his role as a “Walker” on AMC’s well known series, The Walking Dead and will also be appearing in 2012′s Night Of The Living Dead Remake as “The Cowboy.”
Most Recently he landed the Role of George Robinson in the National Geographic Channel Docu-Drama 2013 Movie Killing Lincoln, based on The Book By Bill O Riley. Jeremy has also appeared in films, such as; The Road, Child of God, and The Crazies. In addition, he has been in HBO’s John Adams, The Three Stooges, American Reunion, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, The Dukes of Hazzard, and many others.
Darryl Banks is from Columbus, Ohio, and a graduate of the Columbus College of Art and Design with a bachelor’s degree. He began his comics career in 1989, working for various independent comic companies such as Innovation and Millennium Publishing.
Darryl worked on titles such as Doc Savage: Man of Bronze, The Wild Wild West and Justice Machine. In 1993 he started working with DC Comics on Legion of Superheroes and later on Green Lantern. Co-creating the Kyle Rayner Green Lantern, Parallax, and other characters was a great honor and challenge for Darryl’s costume design skills.
In addition to various other projects for DC, his work also includes Captain America and X-Men for Marvel, Tomb Raider: Epiphany from Top Cow, GI Joe Reloaded for Devil’s Due Publishing, Johnnie Zombie for Midgard Comics and covers to Moonstone’s Phantom series. In August 2011, Darryl Banks, Ron Marz and Terry Austin were reunited for the Green Lantern Retroactive 1990s issue for DC Comics.
Darryl also does concept art and toy design. Clients include Hawthorne Village collectibles, Hasbro, Mattel, Filsinger Games, and many others.
Kevin Galbraith is just a Psychology student and zombie fan, who happens to be a memorable part of the The Walking Dead on AMC. This Marietta, GA native who got his foot in the door doing background and extra work on the AMC’s The Walking Dead before working his way into stunt performing rolls.
In Season two Kevin took on the roll of the Swamp Walker. He was introduced when Carl wandered off into the woods and found a zombie stuck in the silt of the creek bed. After throwing some rocks at the Swamp Walker, who nearly killed Carl, the Swamp Walker got free and made off with a vengeance. Kevin had the pivotal role of killing Dale towards the end of Season two.
Kevin was retained for Season three and is someone to watch out for. Kevin never set out to be a performer but right now he finds himself immersed into the popular world of The Walking Dead.
Check out his FAN PAGE for all things zombie.
Lora Innes’s romantic, time-travel adventure comic about the Revolutionary War, The Dreamer (IDW Publishing), has been nominated for three Harvey Awards, a CYBILS Award, and is the recipient of the S.P.A.C.E. Prize.
The Dreamer Volume 1 is now in its second printing, and Volume 2 was released in November 2011. You can read the comic online at her WEBSITE where it updates weekly.
In addition to The Dreamer, Innes co-hosts the Paper Wings PODCAST, an educational show for aspiring comic creators.
Currently she is writing and producing three graphic novel tie-ins for the upcoming Civil War television mini-series, To Appomattox, starring Rob Lowe, Will Patton, William Peterson, and Richard Dreyfuss. The first of Innes’s books will release in conjunction with the show’s airing July 2013. You can check that out on its WEBSITE.
Tony Isabella was born on December 22, 1951, which makes him, among other things, older than Godzilla. He learned to read from comics at the age of four and never stopped reading them. He went from writing to comic-book letters pages to writing for comics fanzines and attending comics conventions.
In the fall of 1972, Isabella movied from Cleveland, Ohio to New York City to become an editorial assistant at Marvel Comics. He found himself working with Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Sol Brodsky, and many others. At Marvel, he wrote Ghost Rider, Captain America, Daredevil, and more. He also edited several comics magazines for the company.
He created Black Lightning at DC Comics, co-created Tigra for Marvel Comics, developed Jack Kirby’s Satan’s Six at Topps Comics, and has written for countless other titles from Amazing Spider-Man to Young Love. He is a columnist and contributing editor to Comics Buyer’s Guide.
He owned and operated a comic-book store for over a decade in the 1970s and 1980s. Working with Bob Ingersoll, he published two novels: Captain America: Liberty’s Torch and Star Trek: The Case of the Colonist’s Corpse. He has assisted Tom Batiuk on the Crankshaft and Funky Winkerbean comic strips. He also wrote the bestselling and critically-acclaimed 1000 Comic Books You Must Read. His most recent comics writing was the Grim Ghost for Atlas Comics.
Tony Isabella’s Bloggy Thing, his daily column of news, views, and reviews can be seen at his BLOG.
He lives in Medina, Ohio with his wife Barbara. Their two children, Eddie and Kelly, are, respectively, a graduate of and a student at Ohio State University.
Writer/Artist Mark Kidwell is the co-creator/writer of the sold-out, ongoing Vietnam/zombie epic “’68” from Image comics. His newest work can be seen in the second story arc, “’68: SCARS”, available in comics shops now and the upcoming “JUNGLE JIM 2” mini-series set in the ’68 universe.
Mark is also the writer/illustrator/creator of the splatterpunk horror mini-series BUMP and provided scripts for Frazetta Comics’ DARK KINGDOM series as well as the Frazetta western, FREEDOM. His recent work with Jay Fotos and Jeff Zornow, TYRANNOSAURUS REX from IMAGE COMICS, sold out in one day.
Other projects include: Writing/illustrating the Lovecraftian one-shot CREATURE FROM THE DEPTHS, the story “39 Spikes” for IDW and Gene Simmons’ House of Horrors and penciling/inking the horror graphic nove,l JACK THE LANTERN: WAR OF THE SOUL, for Castle rain Entertainment.
He has illustrated gaming manuals for REAPER GAMES and HACKMASTER and has designed creature and makeup effects for Robert Kurtzman’s PRECINCT 13 studio on such projects as Dee Snider’s STRANGELAND 2, Jack Ketchum and Lucky McKee’s THE WOMAN and the upcoming JOHN DIES AT THE END by Don Coscarelli.
Mark is also the screenwriter for the upcoming film version of BUMP, directed by SFX superstar Robert Kurtzman and author of the newly published BUMP novel.
Chad Lambert is a five-time Howard E. Day Memorial Award finalist and two-time Champion City Award nominee for his work in small press comics, including Possum At Large, Kill the Revisionist, and Return to Point Pleasant. Ray Bradbury refers to Return to Point Pleasant as “superb and frightening! Bravo!”
Chad also appeared in the feature-length documentary Eyes of the Mothman, which explores the Appalachian folklore of paranormal activity in West Virginia.
Chad is also one of the writers of the Megamind and Kung Fu Panda comics from Ape Entertainment and DreamWorks Animation, as well as BloodRayne for Digital Webbing Press. He also recently completed a comic book biography of Saturday Night Live for Bluewater.
Chad recently was featured in Dark Horse Presents and will be featured in a Discovery Channel program, Monsters of West Virginia this spring.
With his independent book’s popularity, James has steadily moved up comic ranks with numerous titles such as Angel, Star Trek and the Grim Fairy Tales.
The most regarded of James’s work is from his DC titles. His stories in Harley Quinn, Green Arrow and the acclaimed Batman Confidential #49 have captivated readers.
Tommy Patterson is a Kentucky native who has used his amazing skill and details to take the comic industry by storm.
Tommy has worked on titles such as The Warriors movie adaptation and Irredeemable. He also had extremely successful runs on the comic adaption of pop culture favorite Farscape and also Zenescope’s Tales from Wonderland. Recently Tommy has been the driving force behind Dynamite’s Game of Thrones comic adaptation, based on the George RR Martin epic series. Tommy also has artwork featured on numerous titles including Zenescope’s Jungle Book and Robin Hood.
You can follow Tommy on TWITTER.
Steve Scott is a comic artist whose work could fill volumes. From notable illustrations in nearly every large publishing house, Scott has made his living drawing some of the most iconic characters in the comic book industry. His ever-growing lists of credits span a range of different media, from comics to video game art to trading cards. Needless to say, Steve Scott is a very busy man.
Many of Steve’s successes have come with his work on Batman (DC), Batman Confidential (DC), The Creeper (DC), Hulk: Broken Worlds (Marvel), She-Hulk (Marvel), JLA (DC) and Indiana Jones (Dark Horse).
On top of that, Scott has branched out to do concept art for the video game The Bane of Yoto for Leviathan Games and completed two series of Marvel trading cards for Upperdeck, Avengers Assemble and The Beginning.
Beyond these accomplishments, Steve was the only artist hired to illustrate works that would appear in a special features segment of The Dark Knight film. Steve also had his artwork featured on the Justice League Doom DVD, where a digital copy of JLA #43 was a special feature.
This Marshall University graduate started his professional writing career in 1985 with a backup story in the Scout comic. Following that, Beau worked on titles such as The Dogs of Danger and The Swords of Texas before creating a familiar looking character named Beau LaDuke.
Beau then jumped to DC, starting with Green Lantern Quarterly #8 and following up with Guy Gardner. Beau’s career continued to grow as he worked on titles such as Spawn, Batman v Wildcat and Catwoman v Wildcat.
From there Beau released his created title, Wynonna Earp, which was released through IDW. Beau also writes a regular column for Comics Bulletin called “Busted Knuckles”.
Duane Swierczynski is the author of several crime thrillers, including the Edgar-nominated and Anthony Award-winning Expiration Date, as well the Charlie Hardie series (Fun & Games, Hell & Gone, Point & Shoot), which has been nominated for Anthony, Shamus, Macavity and Barry awards and optioned for TV.
He currently writes Birds of Prey for DC Comics, Godzilla and the forthcoming Judge Dredd for IDW Comics, Bloodshot for Valiant Comics, and has written about the Punisher, Cable, the Immortal Iron Fist, Werewolf By Night, Black Widow and Deadpool for Marvel Comics.
Duane has also collaborated with CSI creator Anthony E. Zuiker on a series of bestselling “digi-novel” thrillers which include Level 26: Dark Origins, Dark Prophecy and Dark Revelations. In a previous life, he worked as an editor and writer for Details, Men’s Health and Philadelphia magazines, and was the editor-in-chief of the Philadelphia City Paper.
Robert Tinnell is a writer/director/producer with experience in a variety of media. Tinnell’s initial claim to fame was as producer on the notorious cult class SURF NAZIS MUST DIE and as a producer of music videos, including the class MTV Award-winner, STRAIGHT UP by Paula Abdul.
As time passed, he became better known for his work as a director and screenwriter on feature films including KIDS OF THE ROUND TABLE, FRANKENSTEIN AND ME and BELIEVE, as well as the upcoming productions of SACRIFICE, THE LIVING AND THE DEAD, and THE MOTHMAN CHRONICLES.
Tinnell has been equally successful creating commercial and image campaigns for a variety of clients (among them Kawasaki, Clearasil, Pierpont, Fairmont Federal Credit Union, Total Gym), garnering both awards and critical acclaim, including work that was featured on the cover of Adweek. His WV-based production company, Allegheny Image Factory, produces a variety of commercials, image films, documentaries, television shows and feature films. His documentary, TRADITION OF SERVICE, recently played on WV PBS.
Outside of the film industry, Tinnell is a well-respected graphic novelist, known for such works as THE BLACK FOREST, THE WICKED WEST, SIGHT UNSEEN, FLESH AND BLOOD, and the Eisner Award-nominated FEAST OF THE SEVEN FISHES. He is currently in post-production on a feature-length documentary on kids and horror movies called THAT $#!+ WILL ROT YOUR BRAIN featuring Joe Dante, Zacherle, and Billy Bob Thornton among a host of others while also shooting the WV-centered Civil War web-series 1863.
Billy Tucci is a veteran soldier and comic creator extraordinaire, best known for the creation of Crusade Fine Arts and Shi.
Billy’s created title Shi took the comic industry by storm. Shi #1 stood on top of Wizard Magazine for a record two years and has been featured on numerous TV shows and in numerous publications.
Billy has also showed his military background and love for his country in titles like Sgt. Rock: Lost Battalion, Shi: Through the Ashes, and Star Spangled War Stories, to name a few.
Be sure to check him out on twitter.
Robert Venditti is one of the most underrated writers of the past decade. He has written three New York Times best sellers including The Homeland Directive, The Surrogates and and adaptation of Rick Riordan’s best selling Percey Jackson and the Olympians.
His first installment of his acclaimed graphic novel, The Surrogates, was adapted into a feature film starring Bruce Willis and Ving Rhames in 2009. Robert was recently slated to write the ongoing series, X-O Manowar for the resurgent Valiant Entertainment.