Writer/Creator: MARK LANDRY
Mark Landry, the writer/creator of Bloodthirsty: One Nation Under Water, grew up in Louisiana. After graduating from LSU, he moved to Los Angeles to study storytelling at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. He’s had the honor of working at both Lucasfilm and the Donner company. Since graduating from USC, he has co-written screenplays for Nickelodeon, The Disney Channel and others. He co-created the Teen Beach Movie franchise, which is one of the most watched cable TV movies in history… though it has a slightly different genre than Bloodthirsty. 😉
Project Mentor: GEORGES JEANTY
Georges Jeanty is an Eisner Award winning, New York Times Bestselling Comic Book Artist best known for his work on Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Seasons Eight and Nine, and Serenity: Leaves in the Wind, published by Dark Horse Comics.
I had been a fan of his miniseries, The American Way, which dealt with issues of race in a 1960s government-run superhero team. He has been an invaluable resource and an endless font of knowledge and encouragement throughout this project. Bloodthirsty would not be the same without his guidance. Visit: kabalounge.com
I read tons of comics, and this is the kind of comic book story I really want to read. – Georges Jeanty
Artist (Interiors 1-3/Covers 1-5): ASHLEY WITTER
Ashley has worked with Yen Press (for which she illustrated Interview with the Vampire: Claudia’s Story). She has a degree in Animation and Conceptual Development, and has worked on the webcomics Reign of Adeodatus and Scorch, and contributed to a comics anthology called Gothology: The Eternal Sad by DAPshow. She grew up in Madison, Wisconsin and currently lives in the north-west suburbs of Chicagoland. www.ashleywitter.com
Artist (Interiors 4&5): RICHARD PACE
Richard stumbled upon The Fantastic Art of Frank Frazetta at an impressionable age and was doomed to draw for a living thereafter. He studied Illustration at Sheridan College, where the instructors tried to dissuade him from a career in comics to no avail. In addition to drawing comics for companies like DC, Dark Horse, Marvel, and others, he’s worked as an artist in book publishing, gaming, TV, and film. Occasionally, Richard teaches drawing at various Ontario colleges. richardpace.daportfolio.com
Issue 1 Cover Artist: NICK RUNGE
Visit this incredible painter’s website at: www.nickrungeart.com.
Issues 4 & 5 Cover Artist: JOEL CARPENTER
Joel Carpenter is a traditionally trained artist with a passion for comics and storytelling. His background includes traditional art from portraits and landscapes to print-making and sculpture. Having gained a degree in Illustration, he began a career as a visual artist, creating book illustrations and storyboards for films and commercials. Since then he has expanded his experience into other areas of commercial art, including games, concept art, comics, graphic design and teaching illustration, working for companies such as Headstrong Games, Rockabox, Channel 4, and Harley-Davidson.
As a comic artist, he has focused on creating hand drawn comics in a dynamic and distinctive style of pencils, inks and digitally painted illustrations. His work is linked by an interest in people, observation of life and a desire to tell stories which are often hidden, or ignored. You can see Joel’s work at: https://joelcarpenter.carbonmade.com/
Dialogue Editor: JOHN HAZNERS
John Hazners is the dialogue editor of Bloodthirsty: One Nation Under Water. He has worked damn hard to help Mark figure out what his characters need to be saying and how they need to be saying it. John has studied mathematics, sociology, and physics, and has his Master’s in Education. In addition to editing, he has worked in audio recording and various aspects of film and video production in Chicago. In his spare time he loves asking strangers about their ideas.
Asst. Story Editor: CHRIS FORTIER