Harvey and Eagle Award-nominated comic creator, writer, and editor, Dwight L. MacPherson, has been one of the most prolific writing professionals in the comic industry. A longtime advocate of webcomics, digital media, and the use of comics in the classroom, Dwight’s work has been published by DC Comics, Image Comics, IDW Publishing, and several others.
Dwight is represented by Mark Gottlieb of Trident Media Group
VP, Administration, and Editor: Rebecca MacPherson
Vice President, Administration, and Editor-Rebecca MacPherson
An independent producer of TV, Film, and Theatre Production, Rebecca MacPherson got her start in the entertainment industry 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. She is a recipient of a Commendation Award from the city of Los Angeles for her work through Operation Read— an organization dedicated to providing reading opportunities for children.
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).
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.
Education Coordinator and Comics Evangelist: Tim Smyth
Education Coordinator: Tim Smyth
Tim Smyth (@historycomics) has been a social studies teacher for over 15 years, holds a MS Reading Specialist degree, and integrates comics and graphic novels into his classroom. He has developed curriculum and teacher guides for multiple comics and graphic novels, has been published by PBS and other outlets, and travels the country giving comics in education workshops at comic cons, state and national education conferences, and universities.
Education Coordinator: James Caudill
Education Coordinator: James Caudill
James Caudill became a teacher with only one goal in mind: to bring his love of history into the classroom. Along the way, he learned comics were an effective way to teach history. He accomplishes that now on 2 fronts. By day, he serves students as a middle school social studies teacher in Western Kentucky. By night, he is an education coordinator for Hocus Pocus Comics, working tirelessly to provide awesome ways to use comics in your classroom. To learn more about using comics in your classroom, you can follow him on Twitter @teachcaudill.
Publishing Operations & Video Manager: Peter Steiner
Peter Steiner is a 3d Animator & Visual FX Compositor with 20 years, with additional experience in 3d printing (prototyping, prop-making, & manufacturing), game design, multimedia broadcast & presentation, and graphic design. He often relaxes with wood and metalworking, casting jewelry, and dabbling in electronics & quadcopters.
It’s important to be a “collector of skills.” It continues my drive to constantly be learning and testing myself. Knowledge of a diverse array of things has profoundly changed how I think, and work through problems that I encounter. One must have the abilities to thrive in the apocalypse… Be it zombies, aliens, or monsters!