CREATORS

ADAM GLASS

The writer of AfterShock’s ROUGH RIDERS, THE NORMALS, THE LOLLIPOP KIDS (with his son, Aidan), and MARY SHELLEY, MONSTER HUNTER is a writer/Executive Producer of such TV shows as Supernatural, Cold Case, and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.

When Adam is not writing for television and films, he’s writing graphic novels. His other titles include the New York Timesbestsellers Deadpool: Suicide Kings (Marvel) and Suicide Squad (DC Comics). Other books Adam has worked on include Deadpool: Pulp, Luke Cage: Noir, Deadpool Team-Up,and Luke Cage: Originsfor Marveland DC Comics’ JLA Annualand the Flashpoint series Legion of Doom. He also recently completed work on the original graphic novel Brick (Oni Press).

ALBERTO PONTICELLI

The artist behind AfterShock’s SECOND SIGHT, Alberto Ponticelli was an Eisner Award nominee for DC Comics/Vertigo’s Unknown Soldier.

Based out of Milan, Italy, some of his other projects include Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E., Batman: The Dark Knight, Animal Man, Dial H, and FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics for DC Comics and Vertigo, Anthony Bourdain’s Hungry Ghosts for Berger Books, Goodnight Paradise at TKO Studios, and Godzilla: Gangsters and Goliaths for IDW Publishing. He has also been published in Heavy Metal and is the creator of the acclaimed Blatta, a graphic novel that won him several awards in Italy.

AMANDA CONNER AND JIMMY PALMIOTTI

The writers (and cover artist) of SUPERZERO, Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner have worked together on some of the best-known characters in comics, film, animation, and videogames, such as DC Comics’ Harley Quinn, Power Girl, and Starfireas well as creator-owned properties like The Pro(with Garth Ennis). Connor’s illustration work has also included Vampirella for Harris Comics, as well as Disney’s Gargoyles and Marvel’s Barbie line of comics.

Palmiotti is co-founder of companies including Event Comics, Black Bull Media, Marvel Knights, and the current Paper films, where he partners with Conner and Justin Gray. In addition to The Pro, other properties he has created or co-created include The New West, Monolith, 21 Down, The Resistance, Back To Brooklyn, Gatecrasher, Random Acts of Violence, Killing Time in America, Beautiful Killer, Ash, Cloudburst, Trigger Girl 6, Trailblazer, Ballerina,The Twilight Experiment,and the TV series and upcoming feature film, Painkiller Jane.

ANDY CLARKE

RELAY artist Andy Clarke began working in comics in 1998 on Sinister Dexterfor 2000AD and went on to make modest contributions to Judge Dredd (including a newspaper strip), worked on Nikolai Dante and Shimura with Robbie Morrison, and with Kek-W on Rose O’Rion. He co-created Thirteen with Mike Carey and teamed up with Andy Diggle for Snow/Tiger. Most recently, he has worked with some of the best writers on a small number of titles in the US: Aquaman, R.E.B.E.L.S., and Batman for DC, a Mystique/Logan Legacyone-shot for Marvel, and, at AfterShock, has contributed interiors to REPLICA and SHOCK, as well as covers for JIMMY’S BASTARDS and A WALK THROUGH HELL.

ARIELA KRISTANTINA

INSEXTS artist Ariela is from Jakarta, Indonesia and is now pursuing her career in comics in America. Ariela was involved in several anthologies before she got her first Marvel work: illustrating an issue of 2014’s Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy. Her other projects for Marvel include Wolverine and The X-Men. She’s recently worked with writer Justin Jordan on Deep State(BOOM! Studios) and with Brian Wood on Rebels(Dark Horse Comics).

BRIAN AZZARELLO

One of the top talents in comics and a six-time Eisner Award winner, FAITHLESS and AMERICAN MONSTER writer Brian Azzarello came to prominence with his multiple Eisner and Harvey Award-winning Vertigo/DC Comics collaboration with Eduardo Risso, 100 Bullets. His recent reboot of DC Comics’ Wonder Woman with artist Cliff Chiang has been considered the “definitive Wonder Woman run” according to pastemagazine.com, and Azzarello garnered national media attention for his collaboration with Frank Miller on The Dark Knight III: The Master Race and the more-recent DC Comics title Batman: Damned with artist Lee Bermejo.

DAVID HINE

The writer of SECOND SIGHT is a British comic book writer and occasional artist who began his career at Marvel UK and 2000AD. After writing and drawing the graphic novel Strange Embrace, he scripted a number of books for Marvel and DC, including District X, the Harvey Award-nominated Daredevil: Redemption, Spider-Man: Noir,Batman,and The Spirit. For Image Comics, he has written Spawnand The Darknessand the creator-owned titles The Bulletproof Coffinand Storm Dogs. Hine’s 2014 adaptation of Victor Hugo’s The Man Who Laughs with artist Mark Stafford was nominated for Best Book in the British Comic Awards.

DONNY CATES

Donny Cates is a writer of comic books. You know him from such things as God Country and Redneck from Image Comics, Buzzkill, The Ghost Fleet and The Paybacks from Dark Horse Comics, Star Trek from IDW, Atomahawk, The Simulationists and Interceptor from Heavy Metal, Guardians of the Galaxy, Venom,Thanos Wins, and the upcoming Silver Surfer from Marvel Comics, and, of course… BABYTEETH from the fine folks at AfterShock (he’s also co-writer of the story for AfterShock’s RELAY). He lives in Austin, Texas, and on Twitter and he thanks you for your time.

FRANK J BARBIERE

THE REVISIONIST’s Frank J. Barbiere is a former English teacher who began gaining recognition in comics with his ongoing creator-owned Image Comics series Five Ghosts. With a passion for original ideas and strong, character-driven narrative, Frank continues to establish himself as one of the most exciting and original writers in the industry, working with nearly every major comic book publisher, among them DC Comics (Superboy, Lobo), Marvel Comics (Avengers World,New Avengers Annual), and Dynamite Entertainment (Solar: Man of the Atom). He has also created his own original series at BOOM! Studios (Black Market, Broken World) and Dark Horse Comics (The White Suits).

FRANK TIERI

PESTILENCE writer Frank Tieri is an award-winning creator working in comics, video games, animation, and television. Probably best known for his three-year run on Marvel Comics’ Wolverine, Frank has worked on many of the biggest franchises in comics, among them The Punisher,Deadpool, and Iron Manat Marvel, Batman, Suicide Squad, and JLAfor DC Comics, Red Sonjaat Dynamite Entertainment, The Darknessa t Top Cow Productions, and Jughead for Archie Comics. Tieri has also written video games (most notably for the Marvel vs Capcom franchise) and animation (Ultimate Spider-Man). He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, kids, dog, and like three million other people.

GARRY BROWN

THE REVISIONIST’s Garry Brown is a Scotland-born comic artist working in Los Angeles, where he lives with his wife and four cats. The co-creator of Black Road (Image Comics), he has worked on a variety of other projects as well, including Catwoman, Batman, and Green Arrow for DC Comics, Daredevil and Iron Patriot for Marvel Comics, and The Massive: Ninth Waveat Dark Horse Comics, among others. In addition to THE REVISIONIST, Brown also illustrates BABYTEETH for AfterShock Comics.

GARTH ENNIS

Belfast-born Garth Ennis is an award-winning comic book writer who brings his trademark black comedy to the AfterShock titles DREAMING EAGLES, JIMMY’S BASTARDS, OUT OF THE BLUE, and A WALK THROUGH HELL. After taking the reins of British comics’ most recognizable character, Judge Dredd, from legendary Dredd creator John Wagner, he went on to explode onto the American comic book market with credits that include HellblazerHitman, Punisher, Fury, Crossed, Battlefields,War Stories, The Pro, The Boys, and Preacher, with The Boys debuting on Amazon in 2019 alongside the fourth season of AMC’s Preacher series.

Ennis lives in New York City with his wife, Ruth.

JEFF LOVENESS

Emmy-nominated writer Jeff Loveness (Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Academy Awards, Emmy Awards, The Onion News Network, Rick & Morty) is the co-creator (alongside artist Juan Doe) of AfterShock’s WORLD READER. His previous comics work includes critically acclaimed runs on Groot and Nova for Marvel Comics and the BOOM! Studios series Judas. Loveness lives in Los Angeles, California, but is from Montgomery Creek—a town you’ve definitely never heard of… until now.

JOE PRUETT

AfterShock publisher, co-founder, and Chief Creative Officer Joe Pruett is an Eisner Award-winning comic book editor, publisher, and writer, nominated for numerous Eisner, Harvey, and Eagle awards for his work on Negative Burnat Caliber Comics. Among the AfterShock projects he has written are BLACK-EYED KIDS, THE ART OF JIM STARLIN, and (as a contributor) the SHOCK anthology. He is also known for his writing work at Marvel, where he wrote for X-Men Unlimited, Cable, and Magneto Rex. In addition to his X-Men writing work, Joe has written for virtually every other major comic publisher, including Image, Vertigo, and IDW.

JOHN LAYMAN

ELEANOR AND THE EGRET’s John Layman is the creator, writer, and letterer of the New York Times best selling, Harvey and multiple-Eisner Award-winning cannibal cop comedy series Chew. Since 1995, he’s been a comics writer, editor, letterer, designer, and production monkey. He’s written Cyclops, Detective Comics, Mars Attacks, Godzilla, Thundercats, Gambit, Scarface,Red Sonja, Marvel Zombies vs. Army of Darkness, House of M: Fantastic Four, the Marvel Identity Wars Annuals, Stephen Colbert’s Tek Jansen… and a whole lotta other stuff, including his recent Image Comics series Outer Darkness.

JUAN DOE

AMERICAN MONSTER, WORLD READER, and DARK ARK artist Juan Doe is a professional illustrator with many years’ experience in the comic book industry. Having produced over 100 covers, his sequential-art highlights include Marvel Comics’ Fantastic Four in Puerto Rico trilogy and The Legion of Monsters miniseries, as well as the Joker’s Asylum: Scarecrow for DC Comics. An avid traveler, Doe splits his time between Tokyo and New York.

JUSTIN JORDAN

BACKWAYS and STRAYER writer Justin Jordan broke into comics with The Strange Talent of Luther Strode. Since then, he’s written two more Strode series, as well as Dead Body Road, Death of Love, and Spread for Image Comics. He’s recently created the creator-owned series Deep State and John Flood for BOOM!; and rebooted Shadowmanfor Valiant and Team 7 for DC’s New 52. Among his other recent works areSideways, The Curse of Brimstone, and a two-year run onGreen Lantern: New Guardians at DC Comics, and Call of Duty: Zombies for Dark Horse Comics. He lives in very-rural Pennsylvania with a cat named Tom Waits. Who is a girl. And adorable.

LEILA LEIZ

Born and raised in Italy, Leila Leiz is a self-taught artist who worked for several years at European publishers including Soleil and Sergio Bonelli before fulfilling her lifelong dream of making the leap to American comics. Best known for her work on Paul Jenkins’ ALTERS for AfterShock, she has also worked on 451 Media’s NVRLND and was a contributor to AfterShock’s SHOCK anthology.

MARGUERITE BENNETT

ANIMOSITY writer Marguerite Bennett is originally from Richmond, Virginia, and currently splits her time between New York City and Los Angeles. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in 2013 and quickly went on to work for DC Comics, Marvel Comics, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite Entertainment, and IDW Publishing on projects ranging from Batman, DC Comics Bombshells, Batwoman, and A-Force to Angela: Asgard’s Assassin and FOX TV’s Sleepy Hollow. Her work can also be found in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from BOOM! And AfterShock Comics’ INEXTS and ANIMOSITY: EVOLUTION.

MARK WAID

New York Times bestselling author Mark Waid has worked for nearly every major and minor publisher in comics during his thirty-year-plus career. His best-known works include Kingdom Come(with artist Alex Ross) and Superman: Birthright, as well as long, well-regarded runs on The Flash, Daredevil, Archie, Captain America, and Fantastic Four, as well as his series (with co-creator Peter Krause), IRREDEEMABLE. You can sometimes find him on Twitter @MarkWaid, but he’s busy with recent work that includes Doctor Strange, Avengers: No Road Home, and AfterShock’s CAPTAIN KID.

OLEG OKUNEV

PESTILENCE artist Oleg Okunev is a Ukrainian-born artist who got his start in comics after creating a humor strip for the digital newspaper Regionline. After that, he was involved in the creation of gaming projects such as Space Rangers and Metropolis. Later, Oleg worked for the well-regarded Russian publishing house Bubble on comic books including Red Fury, Inok, and Meteor. In addition to his work on multiple volumes of PESTILENCE for AfterShock, American audiences can also find Okunev’s work in Marvel Comics’ AVENGERS: WAKANDA FOREVER.

PAT OLLIFFE

ROUGH RIDERS artist Pat Olliffe is a comic-book veteran with over 25 years of experience, working for publishers including Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and Disney. His long list of credits includes Untold Tales of Spider-Man, Spider-Girl,Thor, Captain Marvel, X-Men Gold, 52, The Atom,Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman: 52 Aftermath The Four Horsemen,Catwoman, and Barb Wire, plus The Avengers, Captain America Joins The Avengersand The X-Menfor Disney’s Marvel Press. He is thrilled to be working with Adam Glass on AfterShock’s Rough Riders!

PAUL JENKINS

Paul Jenkins has been creating, writing, and building franchises for over twenty years in graphic novels, films, and video games. With six Platinum-selling video games, a Number One MTV Music Video, an Eisner Award, five Wizard Fan Awards, and multiple bestselling graphic novels, Jenkins’ work has appeared on the New York Timesbestseller list, been nominated for two BAFTA Awards, and he’s the winner of a Prism Award. Jenkins’ extensive comics credits include Batman and Hellblazer for DC Comics; Inhumans, Spider-Man,The Incredible Hulk, Wolverine: Origin, and The Sentry for Marvel Comics; Spawn for Image Comics, and REPLICA, ALTERS, and BEYONDERS for AfterShock Comics.

PHILLIP HESTER

Phillip Hester has been writing and drawing comics for nearly three decades, beginning while a student at the University of Iowa. Starting in black-and-white indie comics, he broke into the mainstream on DC’s Swamp Thing with writer Mark Millar. At nearly the same time, he wrote and drew the Eisner Award-nominated series The Wretch. In 2001, Phil drew Kevin Smith’s revival of DC’s Green Arrow. At Image Comics, he created Firebreather (later an Emmy-winning television feature) with artist Andy Kuhn. Hester’s work–from nearly every major American publisher–includes runs on such titles as The Darkness, Wonder Woman, Ant-Man, Ultimate Marvel Team-Up, Nightwing, Invincible Universe, The Coffin, Mythic, and the recent SHIPWRECK, BLOOD BLISTER, and STRONGHOLD for AfterShock Comics. Phil lives in rural Iowa with his family.

RAFAEL DE LATORRE

Rafael de Latorre is a Brazilian artist who has worked in editorial/advertising illustration for more than a decade. His first comic book was Fade Out: Painless Suicide, nominated for the HQMix award in Brazil. He also worked on Lost Kids: Seeking Samarkand and 321: Fast Comics before joining the roster of creators at AfterShock Comics, beginning with Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner’s SUPERZERO and going on to THE LOST CITY EXPLORERS, and ANIMOSITY.

RAY FAWKES

The writer of AfterShock Comics’ JACKPOT!, Ray Fawkes is a Toronto-based author and illustrator. He is an Eisner, Harvey, Shuster, and Doug Wright Award nominee for his work on various graphic novels and comic book titles, and is a YALSA award winner for his Possessions series. Fawkes’ work for DC and Marvel Comics includes such titles as Batman: EternalConstantine, Justice League Dark, and Wolverines, and he is the creator of the critically acclaimed graphic novels One Soul and The People Inside.

RYAN PARROTT

Ryan Parrott was born in Bakersfield, California, before growing up in Las Vegas. A graduate of Chapman University, Ryan had short films screen at both the Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals, eventually leading to a career in film and television. He has written IDW Publishing’s Star Trek and Star Trek: Star fleet Academy and the New York Times best seller Batman: Gates of Gotham for DC Comics. A writer for the NBC television series Revolution, Parrott co-wrote the TV series’ finale (in comics form), Revolution: Endgame. At AfterShock Comics, he’s the writer of the titles OBERON and VOLITION.

SAM KIETH

ELEANOR AND THE EGRET artist Sam Kieth is a native Californian who started in the comic book business illustrating The Sandman for DC Comics and dozens of award-winning Wolverine covers for Marvel Comics Presents. In 1993, Kieth created his own character, The Maxx, at Image Comics, a series which sold over a million-and-a-half copies. In 1995, the comic was adapted into an award-winning animated series for MTV. In addition to writing and drawing multiple Batman projects for DC, including Batman: Secrets and Arkham Asylum: Madness, he also throws up free paintings of bonsai trees and Asian women on his blog in his free time. Hey, everyone needs a hobby.

SIMON COLEBY

DREAMING EAGLES artist Simon Coleby lives and works on the east coast of England. He began his professional career as a comic book artist for Marvel UK in 1987. In the decades since, he has produced work for 2000 AD, illustrating series such as Judge Dredd, Rogue Trooper, Low Life, and Jaegir. Simon has also worked for Marvel Comics and DC Comics, producing art for Punisher 2099, Batman Eternal, The Authorityand Royals: Masters of War, among other titles.

SZYMON KUDRANSKI

In 2004, Poland-born BLACK EYED KIDS artist Szymon Kudranski was asked by Steve Niles to draw one of the stories in the 30 Days of Night Annual. Since then, Szymon has worked with many publishers on a variety of comics and non-comics projects. In 2009, he started working for DC Comics on titles including Green Lantern, Batman: The Dark Knight, and Penguin: Pain and Prejudice. Soon after, Kudranski was invited by Image Comics co-founder Todd McFarlane to take over art duties for Ithe company’s flagship title, Spawn.

TIM SEELEY

BRILLIANT TRASH and DARK RED writer Tim Seeley is one of those “slash” people…a writer-slash-artist. He has drawn a number of different comic book series including G.I. Joe, Halloween, WildC.A.T.S.and Exsanguine. His writing work includes the New York Timesbestselling Hack/Slash, Grayson, Batman: Eternal, the new Bloodshotseries, the video game Drifters, and the critically acclaimed Revival. Despite being named Managing Editor of Heavy Metal magazine in 2019, he continues to reside in Chicago, Illinois, where he is never far from his ‘80s action-figure collection.

TOM PEYER

CAPTAIN KID writer Tom Peyer was a long-running writer on DC Comics' Legion of Super-Heroes, a founding editor at the Vertigo imprint, and the proud writer of their “worst-selling, award-losing series” Hourman. He has since written enough major characters to fill one of those hyper-populated super-hero posters where you don't know who to look at first. When he should be working as Editor-in-Chief and writer (The Wrong Earth, High Heaven, and Hashtag: Danger) at AHOY Comics, he collects old and out-of-context comic book panels and posts them on tompeyer.tumblr.com from his Ditkoesque office in Downtown Syracuse, NY.

WARREN ELLIS

SHIPWRECK writer Warren Ellis is the award-winning writer of graphic novels including Transmetropolitan,Fell, Ministry of Space, and Planetary, and the author of the New York Times best selling Gun Machine and the novel Crooked Little Vein. The movie Redand its sequel are based on his graphic novel (with artist Cully Hamner) of the same name, and the movie Iron Man 3is based on his Marvel Comics graphic novel Iron Man: Extremis. He’s also written extensively for Vice,Wired UK and Reuterson technological and cultural matters, and is the literary editor of Edictmagazine. A documentary about his work, Captured Ghosts, was released in 2012. Warren lives outside London, on the southeast coast of England, in case he needs to make a quick getaway. Photo by Ellen J Rogers.