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the team

(click on their photos to visit their personal social media pages)

Kevin's Bardstone Credits:
 
  • "Poe: Macabre Master" Series - Creator/Writer/Artist
  • "Crimson Shadows" Issues 1 & 2 - Inker and Ltd Cover Artist
  • "Wretched Realms" - Ltd Cover Artist

kevin e meinert

Kevin has been working in the comic industry, and on the convention scene for over 10 years.  He is currently writing and illustrating his comic "Poe Macabre Master" through Bardstone Publishing.   Kevin is also the inker for Scott Zambelli's "Crimson Shadows" issues 1 & 2 published by Bardstone.   He has self-published his books "Creatures and Creators", "A Christmas Carol", and "Wonderful Images of Oz".  Over the years he has had the privilege to provide licensed artwork for many properties including Terminator 2,  Hammer Horror, Transformers, Vampirella, Witchblade, Night of the Living Dead, Warlord of Mars, and many more.   In 2020 Kevin produced artwork for limited edition card series of both Dawn, and Red Sonja for Dynamite Entertainment. You can visit his website by clicking on Kevin's profile photo.

brett r pinson

Brett is a seasoned veteran of the comic world. He's the owner of Boomtown Press/BP Creations and Creator of a number of series, including; Adventures of Carl, The Expendables, and Boomtown Scabs. He has also worked on a number of other projects including, "Crimson Shadows" Issues 1 & 2, "Poe: Macabre Master" Issue #2 and more! You can visit his website by clicking on Brett's profile photo.

Brett's Bardstone Credits:
 
  • "Poe: Macabre Master" Issue 2 - Writer
  • "Crimson Shadows" Issues 1 & 2 - Letterer and Ltd Cover Artist (Issue 1)
  • Video Production for Bardstone's Kickstarter Launch Trailers
  • Creator/Writer/Artist of Boomtown Press/BP Creations titles: "Boomtown Scabs", "Adventures of Carl", and "The Expendables"

scott zambelli

Creator/Writer/Colorist for CS2's interiors and artist for the CS2 Unlimited Edition Cover, as well as one of the CS2 Limited Covers.  Scott has worked for a number of major companies over the years such as Lucasfilm/ACME Archives, Topps Trading Cards, etc... creating licensed artwork for well known brands such as; Star Wars, Transformers, Red Sonja, Vampirella, Hammer Horror, and more. Scott is the Creator of series; "Immanuel: God with Us", "Crimson Shadows", "Wretched Realms", and the upcoming,"The Essentialed". You can visit his website by clicking on Scott's profile photo.

Scott's Bardstone Credits:
 
  • "Crimson Shadows" Series - Creator/Writer/Artist
  • "Wretched Realms" Series - Creator/Writer/Artist
  • "Immanuel: God with Us" Series - Creator/Writer/Artist
  • "The Essentialed" Series - Creator/Writer/Artist
  • "Poe: Macabre Master" Issue #1 - Limited Cover Artist

guest artists

sergio cariello

Born in Brazil, Sergio has known since he was 5 years old that he wanted to draw comics. At 11, he had his first comic strip published in Local newspapers-Frederico, the Detective. At Caliber Press he penciled, inked and lettered the HP Lovecraft's Dagon, with writer Steven Jones. At Marvel, Sergio drew Daredevil, Conan, Thor, Captain America, Disney's Quasimodo, Spider-man, the Avengers and others. He also drew Batman, Superman, New Gods, Young Heroes in Love, Superboy, Steel, Guy Gardner, Hawkman, Man called X, The Flash, Deathstroke, Wonderwoman, Green Arrow, Azrael and others for DC.

Sergio taught 7 yrs at the Joe Kubert School. Member of the National Cartoonists Society since 1995. Worked with Chuck Dixon and Beau Smith in the Wildcat mini-series. Dark Horse (Beau's and mine Badlander), Image (Spawn), Sojourn, Lady Death, Scion, Crux, and other Crossgen titles, Iron Ghost with Chuck and ATP) and many others.  Sergio worked on Will Eisner nominee  the Lone Ranger(Dynamic Forces), Son of Samson with writer Gary Martin for Zondervan, the Bestseller New Picture Bible for David C Cook , The Action Bible. He is currently working on various gigs here and there. You can visit his website by clicking on Sergio's profile photo.

Sergio's Bardstone Credits:
  • "Wretched Realms" Issue #1 Cover Artist for the Unlimited Cover (Inks) and ULTRA Limited Metal Cover.

jay e fife

Special Guest Artist for one of the Limited Edition Covers for  "Poe: Macabre Master" Issue 2 as well as "Crimson Shadows" Issue 2. Sean is currently working on comic covers for Bardstone Publishing, Counterpoint Comics, Coffin Comics, Aftershock, Totally Rad Comics, Marvel Premier Sketch cards from Upper Deck, covers and interiors for Omega Morphosis, Spicy Pulp‘s Dude Bro (Heavy Metal/Virus) and various comics, along with a couple projects soon to be announced! He is also working away on the next issue of Scarlet Huntress and the new Kickstarter: Scarlet’s Field Guide to Cryptids & other Creatures! You can visit his website by clicking on Sean's profile photo.

Jay's Bardstone Credits:
  • "Poe: Macabre Master" Issue #2 interior art for "Annabel Lee" Short Story

sean forney

Special Guest Artist for one of the Limited Edition Covers for  "Poe: Macabre Master" Issue 2 as well as "Crimson Shadows" Issue 2. Sean is currently working on comic covers for Bardstone Publishing, Counterpoint Comics, Coffin Comics, Aftershock, Totally Rad Comics, Marvel Premier Sketch cards from Upper Deck, covers and interiors for Omega Morphosis, Spicy Pulp‘s Dude Bro (Heavy Metal/Virus) and various comics, along with a couple projects soon to be announced! He is also working away on the next issue of Scarlet Huntress and the new Kickstarter: Scarlet’s Field Guide to Cryptids & other Creatures! You can visit his website by clicking on Sean's profile photo.

Sean's Bardstone Credits:
  • "Poe: Macabre Master" Issue #2 Cover Artist for the Limited Cover and ULTRA Limited Metal Cover.
  • "Crimson Shadows" Issue #2 Cover Artist for the Limited Cover.

dale gruber

Special Guest Artist for the ULTRA Limited Edition Cover for "Crimson Shadows" Issue 2. Dale worked in the comic industry for many years before starting a successful business with his wife and soul mate, Carey. That business is named, "Package from Santa" and they have been featured by Entrepreneurs Magazine who spoke to them about their great company. You can visit their "Package from Santa" website by clicking on Dale's profile photo.

Dale's Bardstone Credits:
  • "Crimson Shadows" Issue #2 Cover Artist for the ULTRA Limited Metal Cover.

shara lima

Color Flatter for Bardstone's "Wretched Realms" and "Crimson Shadows" Interiors.  Shara is a color flatter from Fortaleza, Brazil. You can visit her website and see her portfolio by clicking on Shara's profile photo.

Shara's Bardstone Credits:
  • "Crimson Shadows" Issue #2 Color Flatter
  • "Wretched Realms" Issue #1 Color Flatter

j travis smith

Penciler for CS2's interiors as well as the Penciler for issue number 1's interiors too. Travis is an artist for Action Lab, IDW, and Dungeons and Dragons and more.  You can visit his website by clicking on Travis' profile photo.

Travis' Bardstone Credits:
  • "Crimson Shadows" Issues #1 & 2 Pencils and Cover Artist for Issue #1's Limited Cover and ULTRA Limited Foil Cover.