Jason Canty graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 2002 and has since managed and scouted talent for 2 Independent comic companies for many years. After a few failed attempts to get friends published through other comic publishers, he decided to make good on his promise to start his own comic company. So in the Fall of 2006, Coupled with CFO Brendan Baranek Olmstead, COO Jerrold Farrington, and Editor in Chief Jason Farrington. AVP was born! Likes to brag that he worked at Atari inc for two months in 2003, one of the games was NeverWinter Nights: Hords of the Underdark. Jason can be often seen playing with Transformers in the background making “pew pew” and transformation sounds when hes not geeking out over the latest science news. He's a nerd.
Jason might be the brains behind this comic operation, but Sean is definetly the braun that enforces a smooth running business. Sean Canty recently moved back to Boston after ten years around the country and traveling for work. Midwest, Southwest, NYC. He's been there and done that. Sean hopes to meet the smart, fun, entertaining and freaky people across the nation. Sean acts as the Vice President and tries to look for new funding for the company, or hook up hotel arrangements when hes not on the hunt for “Hawt chicks” of the human species. He might even slip into a barnyard animal or two if the mood is right. Fathers: lock up your daughters when hes around.
Marcus Jones, artist and creator of Happiness is a Warm Gun (or HIAWG for short), was born and raised in the Bronx and grew up drawing comics as early as Kindergarden and exercising his over-active imagination. Learning mostly from books cartoons and comics and then a highschool internship at Marvel Comics. He aquired years of experience performing jobs in digital illustration jobs that included designing labels for clothing, style guide illustrations for big name properties like Transformers and G.I. Joe, creating logos and box art for toys such as nerf guns, layouts for comics and inking kids activity books. When not drawing or writing he's playing videogames or watching anime.
"Not much about me, I'm an engineer with video production experience and lots of computer know how. Most of my life is busy with my engineering life, starting a publishing company Angry Viking Press, and doing stuff around the house. I'm not much of a social bug, but I get out every now and then. I like to have fun, but its my own kind of fun. I like to have friends in different circles cause my ADD brain enjoys jumping from topic to topic."
Meet Jerrold and Jason, a set of twins conjoined at the head. Like most conjoined twins, they share bone, veins and arteries, and in this sense, they share a brain. But their mother believes that because they share a thalamus, each can actually see and feel what the other is doing. Cameras follow these little medical marvels to get an intimate look into their lives. Watch the Twins attempt to live as normal a life as possible. Also, their video game collection is better than yours...
Stephanie Barinka is a classically trained ninja who graduated from the Art Institute of Philadelphia. After slaying her masters in cold blood, Barinka-sensei has since lent her creative stylings for several productions at Universal Studios Theme Park, MTV, 4Kids Entertainment (Teenege Mutant Ninja Turtles), amongst many others. You can view her portfolio and animation samples at lightboxhero.com
Jaleel Beck graduated from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. Jaleel is the creative mind behind many of the illustrations, Graphic Designs, Digital Colors, and Logo Designs, for Angry Viking Press. Some of Jaleel's personal interests include the 90s, Cartoon Network, Anime, Downtempo, Chinese Food, Comics, Deep house, Drawing, Graffiti, IKEA, Modern art, Nighttime, Underground, Hip-Hop, Smirnoff, Weight Lifting, Twizzlers, and Street Fighter. Speaking of which, Jaleel also owns and operates FocusAttack.com, a site dedicated to all things Street Fighter and fighting game merchandise.
Mario Brazza was birthed in the murky depths of New Jersey, as a result of several radioactive chemical spills. Throughout the years, Mario has crushed the eyeballs of all who gaze upon his masterful creations. His latest creative endeavor is the video game Escape from Zombie U, which will soon infect all smartphones from the living. Until then, he lends his cunning coloring and motion graphics abilities to the stable of supervillians at Angry Viking Press. Contrary to popular belief, Mario HATES mushrooms.
Drake Fenwick, with His Brother Stu, is Co Creator of Supermegatopia (SMT) Crushed the Doomed Kitty Adventures, Meshworld, Buxom Gal, and god king of all that is evil and dark in the world…well, no not really. Actually, while Drake is a dark enough soul, he’s still a decent guy who loves three things: his hamster Josephine, Godzilla and any woman that will look at him. We’re not kidding. Stu Burke is Co. Creator Writer and web master of Supermegatopia. Contrary to popular belief, Stu doesn't really exist. You probably saw Venus. Their is no Stu... Move along nothing to see here.
Park Cooper currently works as Editor-in-Chief of Septagon Studios, Inc. and Editor-in-Chief of the website www.mangalife.com. In addition, Senior Cooper was a Freelance Editor with Del Rey Manga, writer of Marvel Comics'/Dabel's/Desperado's HALF DEAD, manga adapter, columnist, writer of Tokyopop's recent pilot program project THE HIDDEN.
Dutch... He's a man of many things. Including a man of many Manly things. Creator of Cute Misty the Mouse, Dutch lends his artistic talents to penother types of Random often not able to fit in the normal CRUSHED universe.
You know that guy that's in all those movies... you see his face everywhere, but you don't know his name? That guy is Lonnie. Credits include being Drake's stunt double on the hit Canadian Teen drama Degrassi. He now works as an actor/comedian that's part of the comedy group Maryfornia. Check out the skits at this link here. Aside from being the Angry Viking Press West Coast underboss, Lonnie also contributes witty musings on the Twitter and the Tumblr as well.
Sanny Folkesson is a Swedish comic artist, known for his technical details and a very unique and appealing drawing style. Sanny is not only a furry artist but capable of doing a lot of different motives, having the skills a comic artist needs, being very flexible when it comes to different characters, backgrounds, colourations or other motives asked for. He works for Radio Comix which publishes Genus and Furrlough, both comics in which Sanny appears with his work. Sanny also appears sometimes as a guest artist at Sexyfur. His most famous characters are Catzie and Latex.
Erick resides in Pasadena, California. He has been writing professionally for twenty years since publishing his first short story, 'Random Access' in Aboriginal Science Fiction Magazine in 1990. He's written numerous articles for role-playing game magazines. He has also co-written two plays that were produce professionally by the 24th Street Theatre Company in Los Angeles, California, "The Nightengale and The Rose," an adaptation of the short story by the same name written by Oscar Wilde, and "Poe: Out of His Mind." In the comics field Erick wrote the stories and scripts for "Time Venturer" and "NeoBioform: Go," both of which were listed in the top twenty of the most popular stories to have appeared in Furrlough by Radio Comix. Erick als wrote the story and script for "Gagaku Berceuse" which was named the Best Horror story in "The Rising Stars of Manga" for 2007 by TokyoPop.
Shawntae Howard is the creator and artist of Extinctioners, a comic about anthropomorphic superheroes, published by Shanda Fantasy Arts. He has been a published independent comic book artist for over 10 years. He is also an art instructor, frequently seen running anatomy drawing panels at furry conventions, and is often mistaken for Max Blackrabbit. Shawntae's anthro avatar is a black panther, with glasses and white markings on his face, who goes by the name of Tamar. The majority of his artwork can currently be found on deviantART under the alias Ebonyleopard. Shawntae was a panelist at Anthrocon 2000 and was the artist Guest of Honor at Western Pennsylvania Furry Weekend in 2006. In January 2009, Shawntae's computer was reportedly subject to a large-scale hack which resulted in the deletion of his online galleries.
Gabe graduated from Rowan University with a Bachelor's Degree in the Arts. Since then, he's been a "jack of all trades". He worked on comic books (Otazine, Gold Digger), magazines (Cereal Geek, PSM), storyboards (Wendy's, Connect NYC), video games (Boy & His Blob, Cooking Mama), and album covers (Big Lo, Ceez). He also worked odd jobs ranging from Wedding DJ to Knife Salesman. Gabe expanded on graphic design to create marketing and advertising collateral for businesses around the world. One design won the 2011 Marcom Gold Award for Best Logo/Website. On occasion, he draws caricatures during conventions & birthday parties.
Jay Moyano is the international paramour that currently resides at Cordoba, Spain. Jay was once approached by a mysterious gypsy woman with a basket of exotic truffles, granting him the enhanced forsight of every hue on the color wheel. His colors have graced the pages of comic books from around the world, as well as outer space. His favorite cartoon character is Johnny Bravo, for obvious reasons.
Not much is known about Satanasov. Three rebels died obtaining the information about him. Rumors say Satanasov was an off-the-books assasin for the Armenian mafia. Other rumors suggest he is a master at making artisan cheese. His job at Ubisoft is only a coverup. Satanasov was discovered drawing the webcomic Chisuji. He eventually transitioned into the martial arts epic Dragon Last. An animation is currently in the works. In between the murders...
Sal L. Donaire is a natural born artist born and raised in Spain. After his first steps as an infant, Sal wandered the Earth planting his drawings in the ground, where they grow to become bountiful apple trees. A fateful encounter with a KKK imperial grand wizard forced Sal to choke him out in a crime of passion. Forcing to live the rest of his life by the court's ultimatum: draw comics until the end of time, or face execution by lethal botox injections. Sal chose the latter, which was convenient since Sal draws comics anyway. Voted "Best Hair" in high school for 5 years in a row. Surprisingly winning a year after graduating. Sal also makes a living off the prize money off competitive Sudoku tournaments. Don't ever ask him what the "L" stands for in his middle name. He will fucking kill you!
An exceptionally talented artist, R.L Murphy began shaping his abilities at an early age. Inspired by his favorite comics, and cartoons, Murphy began working in the Manga style in the early nineties. His raw talent, combined with an education in visual art has attributed to his development of into one of the most popular fan- artists in the Washington DC area. Murphy’s work can be found on the web, in a comic book store, and on several cocktail napkins, in seedy bars in the Washington metropolitan area.
Primarily self-taught in all of his skills, Bryan Randall recently finished a comic book mini-series called Swipe: Again. Its latest edition was published early in 2013 by Angry Viking Press, LLC. Bryan's published work in comics is mainly art, but he's also written scripts for his own books. Now exploring the business end of the spectrum, along with the art in Post Deluge Studios. Aside from the experience, Bryan plans to continue to develop his current skills, and build new ones, as well as creating new pieces for his portfolio.
Ben Reynolds currently lives in California. Shortly after Graduating from the Art Institute of Washington, Ben Reynolds began perusing a career as an independent COMIC BOOK ARTIST, ANIMATOR and ILLUSTRATOR. He is the creator of the original web-comic series KERSLASH and has created original works for independent comic publisher ANGRY VIKING PRESS. Ben has also done commission work for the MARYLAND-NATIONAL CAPITOL PARK AND PLANNING COMMISSION as a set designer for the summer stage production of "Teen Super Hero Squad". Ben has had original artwork featured at THE PATTERSON GALLERY in Baltimore and currently has work on display at the CAFE MOCHA GALLERY. Kerslash also won Best Animation at the 2011 Soul4Reel Film Festival.
Jason “crybringer” Robinson is: Creator, artist, author of “The Demon Mages“, 2-issue miniseries published by Angry Viking Press LLC., plus self-published collections and works online. -Contractor on “Skullgirls/Skullgirls Encore“; Story Mode line artist on Filia, Painwheel, Big Band, Eliza & Beowulf, plus assorted concepts and in-game assets. Promotional artist on “Curses N’ Chaos” by Tribute Games, “Shantae: Risky’s Revenge” by Wayforward Technologies. Contributor to doujinshi projects including Utagemusic.net, and “Little Hands” (benefit work for the 2011 Tohoku tsunami disaster.) Based in the Washington D.C./Baltimore region. Your favorite artist’s favorite artist.
Ken Singshow is a Japanese comic artist and writer, best known for his creation of the Andorozon characters and comic series. He is also published in children's book field and illustrations in Japan.Inspired by classic Warner Bros. cartoons, works of Don Bluth, and yes even Fred Perry's Gold Digger, he started to draw in U.S. cartoon style. He is a samurai descendent living peacefully in Japan, but visits U.S. conventions whenever possible. He is a close friends with fellow Japanese Sci-fi/furry artist Karabiner and offten hangs with Team Shuffle at Comike (Comic Market). One of the few Japanese that likes American style over Anime.His creative partner is Shawntae Howard, and also acquainted with the likes of Eric Schwartz and Max Blackrabbit.
Diepod is Diepod, not much is known about him at the moment, other than he sounds like Crybringer online (but not in person), and is a big fan of Beast Wars Megatron (Ohh YeSSSssssss!) . He does a lot of Mugen Sprite edits and is making his own characters. Currently working on Jason Canty's "Sengoku Valkyrie".