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Andrew Charipar

Co-Creator, Co-Writer and Illustrator

Andrew is a comic book creator who lives in Jacksonville, FL with his wife, children and dog Charlie.  In 1992, Andrew graduated from the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville and then entered the work force. He spent the next 10 years taking care of his wife and children and working on comics in his spare time.                

In 2006, Andrew published his first graphic novel, TALES FROM THE CORNERSTONE: THE MIDNIGHT SHIFT.  2 years later, he followed it up with his second graphic novel, TALES OF THE CORNERSTONE VOLUME TWO: OVERTIME.

Since then, Andrew has contributed to the SENTINELS ANTHOLOGY Volume One from Drumfish Studios (With Ryan McLelland and Rich Bernatovech) and contributed to Volume Two. He co-created and illustrate the first AGENTS OF C.O.L.T. graphic novel from PKD Media with Shawn Pryor and illustrated several issues of the comic series GLOB WORLD from Action Lab Entertainment.  


Ayla Charipar

Co-Creator

Ayla is the daughter of Andrew and Jennifer Charipar.  She followed in her parents footsteps and graduated from the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in 2013 as a Print Making major. After being accepted to several art colleges in New York and Boston, she chose to stay closer to home for the first few years and attend the Florida State College of Jacksonville to first acquire her Associates Degree before making the long trek up north. Ayla is currently working toward her bachelors degree in Business administration.

Artistically, Ayla has contributed pin-up art to the second Cornerstone graphic novel, the comic series M.I.M.E.S. by Wayne Cordova and Harold Jennett II and to the Sketch Blog Illustrious Bits.  Ayla also created a line of 'artistic print' t-shirts.

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Michael CHARIPAR

Co-Creator and Co-Writer

If his sister got all the Art Genes from their parents, Michael got the Brains.  The oldest child of Andrew and Jennifer Charipar graduated from the Arlington Country Day School in Jacksonville, FL as the 2012 Class Salutatorian. He was also the President of his 2012 Class National Honor Society.  Michael recently received his associates degree from the University of North Florida.

As a fan of movies, TV, manga, comics and video games, Michael has been extremely critical in his most recent project with his father and sister, suggesting plot lines and themes and helping to create many of the main characters in their graphic novel HERO. Michael is co-writing the stories with his father.

Michael is currently helping his father plan the opening their own comic book store in Jacksonville, FL called Misfit Corner Comics.

 


Bob Bretall

Editor

Bob has been reading comics every month since August 1970 when he picked up a copy of Amazing Spider-Man #88 off a spinner rack at a local store.  In the years since he has managed to read over 100,000 comic books and set the 2015 Guinness World Record for World's Largest Comic Book Collection.  A life-long comics fan, he has done in excess of 400 hours of podcasts about comics and currently runs the web-site ComicSpectrum.com where he reviews and blogs about comics.  He still reads 100+ comics every month.  Having lived a life filled with comics he has been thrilled to help apply his comics IQ behind the scenes editing HERO.