TEAM - BIO

Michael Mendheim

Role:  Creator / Co-Writer / Graphic Design 

 

Michael has worked as an Executive Producer and  Creative Director in the videogame industry for over twenty years. Some of his projects include the #1 hit, Mutant League Football (which spawned a syndicated animated series and toy line), The Army Men series, Mutant League Hockey, BatleTanx, Def Jam: Icon, Crimecraft and Robocalypse.  The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse is Michael’s first graphic novel, and also winner of the 2012 ghastly Award for best original graphic novel and best artist.  Michael is co-founder of Digital Dreams Entertainment LLC, a media company specializing in the development of casual games and software applications for corporate advertising across mobile and social platforms. 

 

You can reach out to Michael at: 

 

www.michaelmendheim.com

Twitter: @mmendheim

facebook:  Michael Mendheim

Simon Bisley 

Role: Artist / Illustrator (Pencils / Inks)   

 

Simon is an acclaimed Eisner and Eagle Award-winning British science ficiton, fantasy, horror

painter and comic book artist. Bisley first became well known in England for his rough-edged Frank Frazetta-style painted artwork in the pages of the premiere British anthology series 2000 AD, on such titles as Judge Dredd, ABC Warriors, Slaine. He also became a regularly contributor to Heavy Metal Magazine. Bisley's style, reliant on paints, acrylics, inks and multiple-mediums, was strongly influenced by Frank Frazetta. He also took inspiration from rock album covers, graffiti and traditional comics art. In America Bisley grew to fame as the artist of the Batman/Judge Dredd: Judgment on Gotham crossover (for he which he won the Eisner Award for Best Artist), a number of Lobo miniseries (with his take on the character considered to be definitive), Hellblazer, Doom Patrol, The Demon, Swamp Thing, Sandman and others.

Sean Jaffe

Role: Co-Writer

 

R.M. Sean Jaffe is a novelist, screenwriter and game designer, who has written for such various companies as Warner Brothers, Fringe Majority, Hendrick’s Gin, White Wolf, Vogster Entertainment, and Griptonite Games.  His work has been featured in several games including White Wolf’s World of Darkness, Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters, CrimeCraft, and most recently Eschaton Media’s newest release, Dystopia Rising. He lives in Jersey City with his wife and an affable if poorly-behaved dog. He maintains an un-ironic love of comics, games, heavy metal, and 80’s toys, which is directly at odds with his fear and apprehension about pastel colors.  

Mike Kennedy

Role: Co-Writer

 

Mike spent the last two decades writing and producing original video games for Electronic Arts, Namco, Activision, 3DO, Vogster Entertainment, and Meteor Entertainment, defining properties such as HAWKEN, DEAD TO RIGHTS, DEF JAM: ICON, UNBOUND SAGA,

and the ARMY MEN series. He has also written numerous comics and graphic novels for Dark Horse, DC, MTV, and Fox, including properties such as STAR WARS, SUPERMAN, ALIEN VS PREDATOR, and AEON FLUX. He recently founded the publishing company Magnetic Press, producing hardcover graphic novels by a worldwide roster of talent, including J.D. Morvan and Bengal’s NAJA, Dave Dorman’s WASTED LANDS OMNIBUS, and Morvan and Huang-Jia Wei’s ZAYA.  

 

Explore more of Mike's background here:

www.neurobellum.com

www.magnetic-press.com
www.sequentialink.com

Chad Fidler

Role: Main Colorist

 

 Chad Fidler has been professionally Designing, Creating, Digital Coloring and Illustrating for the last 16 years. In addition to 4 Horsemen, he has colored for such clients as Marvel (Wolverine, Avengers, Pet Avengers, Ultimate Spider-Man & Iron Man), Top Cow (Darkness,

Witchblade & Hunter-Killer) and Ape Entertainment (Athena Voltaire).  Chad Fidler - Husband, Father, Artist, Brewer, Spook House Chairman.

 

Michael “Rusty” Drake

Role: Colorist

 

Rusty has been in the video games industry for the past 15 years and

has contributed to such titles as Army Men-Sarge's Heroes, Demon

Stone, Tomb Raider-Legends, Eragon, and Spiderwick. And has done

coloring for such comics as Little Gloomy, Kid Gravity, Danger Club and

Blue Shift. Rusty spends his time slowly drifting off into madness in the

sunshine state with his wife, five children, and cat. There is a goldfish

too, but that sucker's going belly up any day now.

 

Explore more of Rusty's work here:

http://drakeimages.blogspot.com

 

Ivan Khivrenko (Иван  Хивренко)

Role: Cover and Additional Art

 

Ivan was invited to work as an artist in Kiev’s branch of Massachusetts-based Boston Animation. Participated in company’s projects M&M’s: The Lost Formulas, Darkened Skye, Shaman. In 2001 joined GSC Game World, and worked on American Conquest, Cossacks: European Wars, Alexander, Heroes of Annihilated Empires, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl. During 2006-2007 lived in Slovenia and worked in ZootFly on Panzer Elite Action, WW3, Ghostbusters, Wake Up titles. Having returned from Slovenia, creates book covers for various Russian publishing houses (Eksmo, AST, Domino, Zvezda) and works as a freelancer in videogames industry. Among other titles, contributed to Xenus: Boiling Point, You Are Empty, Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason, Metro 2033 and CrimeCraft.

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