Jack Purcell graduated with a bachelors degree in Illustration from Massachusetts College of Art in 1996. He began his work both penciling and inking in various independent jobs with a variety of companies, in addition to freelance illustration for companies like Best Buy, New Jersey Fireworks and Digi magazine. Jack has taught workshops in comic book creation for the last 20 years in schools, libraries and museums and feels very old when he says that out loud.
He eventually focused on inking and has worked on various independent titles, Heavy Metal magazine, and a variety of titles for Marvel Comics and DC Comics. Titles include Gotham Underground, Teem Titans, Green Arrow, Detective Comics, Batman, Countdown, Batgirl and others. Jack considers it a dream come true to be working for the “big two”. He happily lives in western Massachusetts with his son, daughter,and WWE championship belt.
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Annet Artani, an established pop star in Greece, is quickly emerging as a significant new voice in the New York music scene.
After a brief initial foray in the U.S., during which she packed NYC clubs like the Bitter End, Arlene’s Grocery, and The Living Room, Annet auditioned to be a background singer for Britney Spears. Within a few days, she was performing with the teen idol, and was asked to join her world tour. She shared the stage with Britney in concert, and on the biggest TV shows in the world, including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, ‘Britney, Live in Las Vegas’ (HBO), The American Music Awards, and Italy's San Remo Festival. During their post-tour relationship, Annet and Britney co-wrote “Everytime”, which was included on Britney’s "In The Zone" CD, and skyrocketed to number one all over the world. “Everytime” received the MTV European Music Award for Best Song of 2004 and was named one of the Top Ten Songs of the Decade by AOL Music. It was subsequently released on Britney’s Greatest Hits album.
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In his own words:
I' have been illustrating since the age of 4 and the biggest mistake my mother did was encourage me as I drew on everything... EVERYTHING! No walls were safe, no books untouched. So I continued to draw as the years flew by to then find out there were these funny books called Comics. I had a new mission in life, to excel in that world and enjoying the process I learned a lot and met tons of cool people doing it.
Later on I was bitten by the bug to create my own branding, Onixan Productions in 1999. Met some folks to help along the way and have been doing it since. Important lesson I've learned throughout the years doing what I do is have FUN and everyone else will see it through your works.
Sacha Angel Diener, who also goes by the alias TheFirstAngel is a freelance illustrator from Switzerland who has a strong passion for all things Fantasy and Sci-fi. Featuring a mixture of fantasy and sci-fi art, his work showcases detailed character and environment design.
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Sacha Angel Diener
Co-Founder, Editor : Organize, maintain, and oversee content for Sub-Cultured.com (formerly IHOGeek.com), an e-magazine and online community. Establish production schedule and ensure timely contributions from a team of nine authors. Organize and host events including livestreams, interviews, and appearances at conventions. Manage social media campaigns and day-to-day activities, including community-outreach efforts, promotions, engaging in dialogues, and answering questions where appropriate. In collaboration with other team members, develop and evolve a media and promotion plan that consistently and effectively promotes the brand and encourages growth and new readers.
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Mike Deodato Jr.
One of Deodato's first works was a 1993 photo-realistic comic book adaptation of the television series Beauty and the Beast published by Innovation Publishing. Deodato became famous in the North American comic book industry for his work with writer William Messner-Loebs on Wonder Woman. After his Wonder Woman project he had a short stint as the penciller of The Mighty Thor, where he worked with writer Warren Ellis, and later drew Glory for Rob Liefeld's Extreme Studios at Image Comics and Maximum Press.
While his style in the mid-90s was highly reminiscent of Jim Lee, he has recently changed to a more simplified.