Since our inception, American Mythology Productions sought out and assembled a bullpen of artists, writers, and creative contributors second to none to help develop the growing number of titles in development here. We're thrilled with the quality and scope of the talent you see below as we continue to develop our already impressive pool of talent expanding into our next phases of growth. Take a look below and you'll see why excitement is brewing around the AM offices.
CREATORS / CONTRIBUTORS
Michael Bornstein - American Mythology's Publisher, Michael Bornstein, is a lifelong comic book fan and collector. He believes in creating a company that celebrates comic books as modern mythology and delivers a wide range of entertaining stories. With a passion for comics of all types and genres, Michael has put together an all star team of creative storytellers to help bring this vision of a 21st century publisher to life. During the day, Michael is a prominent pediatrician in the great state of Texas.
Ken Haeser is a graduate of the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art. He has worked on such books as The Eyes of Asia from Digital Webbing, Jailbait from Asylum Films based on the movie and My Little Phony: A Brony Adventure from Dynamite. He is also the co-creator of the Ghastly and Comic Monster nominated comic, The Living Corpse and worked on character designs for The Amazing Adventures of The Living Corpse movie from Shoreline Entertainment and Anchor Bay..
He is currently working on the next Living Corpse mini series and doing covers for many of Dynamite's titles including Army of Darkness, Vampirella, Six Million Dollar Man, Flash Gordon, Turok, Solar, Magnus, Doctor Spektor, Chaos, Battlestar Glactica and many others.
Hailing from Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Matt Slay has been working in comics and commercial arts, in one form or another, for a decade. His painting has been put to use in Teenage Mutant Ninjas Turtles, Charnel House, Iron Man 3, Marvel Premiere, and for Tarzan’s 100th anniversary. He provided the artwork for the (now) sold out “Time Traveled Tales vol. 1” and is currently completing the artwork for: “Time Traveled Tales Vol. 2” as well as painting the anticipated graphic novel “Icarus” by Greg Wilson. Matt is a member of Comic Art House, is regular most east coast conventions, and can be contacted via: Facebook, Deviant Art, and email (listed below).
Melissa Shatto has been teaching, making, and exhibiting art throughout the world for many these long years. Since leaving her studies in drawing, painting, sculpture and costuming while at the Maryland Institute College of Art, she's served as gallery director, adjunct instructor, essayist, sculptor, muralist, set & costume designer, portraitist, and illustrator.
Mark Wheatley holds the Eisner, Inkpot, Mucker, Gem and Speakeasy awards and nominations for the Harvey award and the Ignatz award. His work has been repeatedly included in the annual Spectrum selection of fantastic art and has appeared in private gallery shows, The Norman Rockwell Museum, Toledo Museum of Art, Huntington Art Museum, Fitchburg Art Museum, James A. Michener Art Museum and theLibrary of Congress where several of his originals are in the LoC permanent collection. He has designed for Lady Gaga, created set pieces for The Black Eyed Peas, contributed designs to ABC’s Beauty and the Beast, the CBS Super Clyde and also for CBS The Millers. Several of his original graphic novels have been optioned for motion pictures with Blood of the Innocent currently in pre‑production. His graphic novel creations include Return of the Human, Ez Street, Lone Justice, Mars, Breathtaker, Black Hood, Prince Nightmare, Hammer of the Gods, Blood of the Innocent, Frankenstein Mobster, Miles the Monster, Skultar and Titanic Tales. His interpretations of established characters such as Tarzan, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Jonny Quest, Dr. Strange, The Flash, Captain Action, Argus and The Spider have brought them to life for a new generation of readers. He has written for TV, illustrated books, designed cutting-edge role-playing games, hosted a weekly radio program, and was an early innovator of the on-line daily comic strip form.
J.C. Vaughn, co-writer of Mighty Samson and creator of such great comics as Vampire, PA, the hit title Zombie-Proof, acclaimed series, Bedtime Stories for Impressionable Children, and the Associate Publisher for Gemstone Publishing
James Kuhoric, comic writer of mega-hit franchise titles as Battlestar Galactica, Army of Darkness, Freddy vs.Jason vs. Ash, and his current run on Six Million Dollar Man - Season Six. James is also the creator of the hit comic titles, Dead Irons and Legendary Talespinners.
S.A. Check is a sci-fi and fantasy author writing out of south-western PA. He earned his degree in English / Writing at Penn State University and has contributed to various print media. His short story Tangled Lines appeared in the charity anthology Hazard Yet Forward and he's the creator of Welcome to GreenGrass, a sci-fi/adventure mystery novel available now.
Holly G! grew up in NYC. After spending her high school years at Anglo-American,
she did a year at Bard for Film, a year at Parson’s School of Design for Storyboarding
and then finally graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a degree in Acting.
Navigating careers in Education, Fashion Design and Children’s Entertainment, Holly finally followed her bliss into comic books!
She has worked on many well known characters, some of which are Sabrina, the Teenage Witch,Cheryl Blossom, Josie & the Pussycats, Betty & Veronica and Cosmo Girl!
Currently residing in PA with her True Love, Husband Jim Balent, she is VP to his company,BroadSword Comics, as well as colourist on Tarot, Witch of the Black Rose and creator of her own projects, VampFire, School Bites, which is now a webcomic , Fears & Ears, a travel guide for the Goth & Geeky and Prince Pangur Ban the Fluffy: true life tails of her cat!
Andrew Mangum, began his career at Digital Webbing Presents as an inker in 2001. By 2006, he was fully illustrating for Zenescope Entertainment. Andrew’s known primarily for his dark and hyper-detailed art style, as well as his versatility as both an inker and illustrator. Andrew has worked on many titles for today’s top publishers in the comic book industry such as DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics and Image Comics, and some top indy-publishers like Zenescope Entertainment, Castle-Rain Entertainment and Arcana Comics, just to name a few. In addition to doing numerous illustrations for the comic book medium, Andrew had also contributed his artwork to many album covers and storyboards as well to other entertainment-related industries. Currently, Andrew is working on several projects. He recently finished illustrating a co-creator owned title called 'WILDER' with writer and co-creator, Mark Kidwell out now from Monsterverse Entertainment. Andrew, resides in Texas with his wife, two children and their pug.
Roy Young is a veteran Artist and Color Artist of the comic book world for over 20 years. His more popular coloring works include: SPAWN® CURSE OF SPAWN®. LADY DEATH ®, PURGATORY®, DEAD KING®, WILDER® Evil Ernie®, Lady Death /Medieval Witchblade®, Homicide®, Cremator®, Stone Cold Steve Austin®, Megadeth-Cryptic Writings®, and many more. Roy has also contributed his coloring work to other entertainment mediums as well, his artwork has been featured on the covers of many controversial and Informative Novels, his most well known are, The Fatima Series, Celestial Secrets: The Hidden History of the Fatima Incident©, Heavenly Lights: The Apparitions of Fatima and the UFO Phenomenon©, Fatima Revisited: The Apparition Phenomenon in Ufology, Psychology and Science©, We Caused the Roswell Crash©, The Arc of Millions of Years© Vol I, II, III, Close Encounters of the ADHD Kind©, Solar Revolution©, and HELLBOX. Roy is also the lead Singer HURSEPOWER. Up and coming All original Macbre Metal with a classic flavor and groove , from the heart of Hades .AKA- Phoenix Arizona. Their Debut Album..”Devils Train” is due to be out by August 2014. • Roy Also served as a Distinguished Police officer in the state of Arizona and is a veteran of the US MARINE CORP (Honorably discharged in 1988).