NEIL KAPLAN (Creator and Writer) Best known as a voice actor whose work has included several seasons on various versions of the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, three seasons on Digimon, the quirky TokyoPig, as well as fan favorites Naruto, and Higglytown Heroes. To this day, however, he is best known around the world as the voice of iconic hero Optimus Prime on Transformers: Robots in Disguise.
His video game work includes John Woo’s Stranglehold, Bee Movie Game, Conan, Star Wars: Battlegrounds, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Justice League: Heroes, Spider-Man 3, Lord of the Rings, Medal of Honor, Command and Conquer 3, as well as the infinitely popular on line games World of Warcraft, and Everquest.
For several seasons Neil was the video caption voice for Barney. Besides his voice over work he has been a Big Brother, teaches at the Braille Institute of Los Angeles, he is the founder of “Audio Theater for the Troops” as well as the creator of the TV shows The Way it WASN’T! and Our Town U.S.A.
Oh, and at one point he was even the voice of Sunshine Bear of the Care Bears.
DEREK MAKI (Editor and co-writer) Originally from Massachusetts is the driving force behind COOLWATERS PRODUCTIONS LLC, a multi-media company.
His credits include Just Franklin, a TV series on which he serves as both producer and director and Instant Dads, an award winning film he wrote, directed and starred in can be seen currently at various film festivals.
As an actor Derek, can also be seen in the festival films Creature Story, The Closet, and My Cousin’s Keeper as well as the cult favorite Leprechaun 6: Back to tha Hood.
JAMES PASCOE (Inker) A gifted illustrator who broke into the comics biz back in the 1990s with the Malibu Ultraverse, his inks have been featured for Marvel, Dark Horse, Valiant and others since then.
His credits include the Eisner nominated limited series Empire for DC, as well as Azrael, Batman/Punisher, Adventures of Superman, Thor, Gambit, Aliens Vs. Predator, Magic The Gathering, L.E.G.I.O.N., Titans and LSH.
James is also writing his first creator owned series, Echoes Of The Damned, with artist Roger Robinson.
ROB GRANITO (Colors) An internationally known artist and illustrator whose talent has been showcased by numerous top publications in science fiction, fantasy, horror, and comics.
His artistic journey began doing design work for both MTV and VH1 as well as cover art and graphic art illustrations for fantasy novel publisher Padwolf Publications.
Rob's artwork has been showcased in cartoons, comic books, magazine, and novel covers for Warner Brothers, DC Comics, Disney Marvel and many other companies.
JAMES “J.K.” WOODWARD (Cover and Guest Artist) His art career started painting album covers for a German record producer. No albums were ever released, but Woodward did self-publish a comic book based on the concept.
His artwork on Michael Colbert's Crazy Mary caught the eye of IDW Publishing, who hired him to work on the 2005 miniseries CSI: NY - Bloody Murder. Eventually he connected with Peter David and became the primary artist on Fallen Angel.
J.K.’s work also includes IDW's Star Trek line, providing a color assist on Year Four, Issue 6, an issue of the second series of Alien Spotlight written by Keith R.A. DeCandido, an alternate cover for Peter David's Turnaround, Part II and the stunning X-Men Origins: Beast for Marvel Comics.
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