Donnie Sturges

Donnie SturgesDonnie Sturges, a young loner on a crusade to champion the cause of the innocent, the helpless, the powerless… in a world of criminals who operate above the law. When he’s not fighting crime, you’ll find him trying to be creative. Formerly a web comic writer and creator for The Draconia Chronicles and Psycho Dreamatic, as well as a film and board game reviewer for sites like CHUD and the now defunct Guy.com, Donnie keeps his creative passions alive as a producer, actor, and writer. He’s currently serving as an independent film and series producer for Darkstone Entertainment, while also providing his acting chops for several Darkstone projects, like The Lovecraft Chronicles and the upcoming 7th Guest series. His main outlet for the artistic demons screaming in his head is the up-and-coming web comic The Adventures of Baby Skeletor, which is an ongoing series based on the life of an infantile sorcerer Donnie has been forced to document ever since he found the tiny bonehead left on his doorstep.

 

Tangent Artists

In a world… where brother fought brother, elf fought dwarf, narwhal fought robot, teacup piglet fought guy with a horse mask, one webcomic company rose above the sea of internet memes to form a single unit—a unit that called themselves… The Avengers. But as it turns out “The Avengers” was already taken, so they renamed themselves: Tangent Artists. Thus was the creation of two comic series: The macabre comedy, Skeleton Crew and the Swords & Sorcery & Sarcasm series, CRIT! They recently expanded into gaming books with their best-selling Guild Guides starting with The Handbook for Saucy Bards.

 

Rob Balder

 

Rob Balder Rob Balder is the author of Erfworld, a sweeping fantasy webseries in illustrated prose and comic pages. It is currently penciled by the exquisitely talented Xin Ye, inked and colored by Eisner nominee Lauri Ahonen.

Erfworld tells the ongoing story of Parson Gotti, a fat gamer guy from Ohio who is magically summoned into a swords-and-sorcery setting. Parson is forced to command an army of cute and comical monsters in a gamelike war that is all too real. If he wants to stay alive, he must learn how the rules work—and how to break them.

The series has attracted a thriving community of fans who contribute art, comics, and fanfic. Working with the author, readers have built a wiki of more than 10,000 articles about the universe. And with five successful Kickstarters and a patronage program topping $1600 pledged per update, Erfworld is one of the great crowdfunding success stories in independent fiction.

As a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Rob serves on the Self-Publishing Committee and curates the SFWA Kickstarter page. He lives in Richmond, VA.