Comic creator, writer, and editor Dwight L. MacPherson has been one of the most prolific writing professionals for more than 10 years. A longtime advocate of webcomics and digital media, his steampunk webcomic, Sidewise (DC Comics), won the June 2009 Zuda competition. He has also seen his creator-owned properties published by Image Comics, IDW Publishing, and many others.
VP, Administration, and Editor: Rebecca MacPherson
Vice President, Administration, and Editor-Rebecca MacPherson
Rebecca MacPherson has over seven years of TV/Film and Theatre Production experience from her tenure at both Tribune Studios and 20th Century Fox Studios. An NAACP Award for Best Local Producer nominee and 2005 GLAAD Outstanding Los Angeles Theatre winner for the LA production of L.Trey Wilson's Stage Directions, she worked with Academy Award actor, Denzel Washington, as Production Secretary on his directorial debut, Antwone Fisher for Fox Searchlight Films.
Editor-in-Chief: Amy Sturgis
Editor-in-Chief- Amy H. Sturgis, Ph.D
Amy H. Sturgis holds a Ph.D. in intellectual history from Vanderbilt University, teaches at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and specializes in Science Fiction/Fantasy and Native American Studies. The author of four books and over fifty essays, and the editor of six books, Sturgis has won awards for her scholarship (The Imperishable Flame Award for J.R.R. Tolkien Scholarship), journalism (Best Magazine Review/Criticism/Column Award from the Los Angeles Press Club), and podcasting (The Sofanaut Award from listeners of the Hugo Award-winning StarShipSofa).
Bruce Brown is the creator and writer of Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom, now a motion picture. He is also the co-writer (with Dwight L. MacPherson) of Howard Lovecraft and the Undersea Kingdom, which has been released to video. Several of Brown’s properties have been published by Image Comics and Arcana Comics. He has multiple properties currently in production as well as a spin-off to the wildly successful Howard Lovecraft series.
Production Consultant: David Hartman
David Hartman is a 19-year veteran of television animation, the multi-talented Hartman has worked as an Emmy Award-nominated director, producer, illustrator and character designer throughout his career. Hartman's directorial credits include the live-action horror film "PHANTASM 5: RAVAGER" and animated series "TRANSFORMERS PRIME", "My Friends Tigger & Pooh", "Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles", "Astro Boy", "Jackie Chan Adventures", "Godzilla" and many more. Additionally, Hartman directed two animated music videos for rock musician Rob Zombie. Hartman's other credits include visual effects supervisor for the cult film "Bubba Ho-Tep", animator and vfx artist for "John Dies at the End" and production consultant for Showtime's "Masters of Horror" series. In addition to his television animation work, Hartman is an award winning illustrator whose artwork graces numerous comic books, magazines and music albums covers. For more information on David Hartman: www.sideshowmonkey.com.
Publishing Operations Manager: Simon Robins
Publishing Operations Manager - Simon Robins
Originally from a fine art photography background, Simon shifted career direction to graphic design and has worked in this field for nearly 20 years. Comics and animation were always a passion and it was this passion that led to working in the comics industry. In addition to his duties at Hocus Pocus Comics, Simon is currently working as a colourist, letterer, and writer on the upcoming comic book series, ObliviOdyssey. Simon enjoys destroying eardrums in a thrash/grind metal band when he's not making comics.