Patrick Hickey Jr

Patrick Hickey Jr.

Co-Founder, Editor-In-Chief, Writer, Creator, Condrey, The Job and KROOM

Patrick Hickey Jr. is a full-time Lecturer of English and Assistant Director of the Journalism program at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, NY and is the Chairman of the City University of New York Journalism Discipline Council.

Away from academia, Hickey is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of ReviewFix.com and a Senior Writer at Old School Gamer Magazine. Over the course of his 15 years as a journalist, he’s been published in The New York Times, New York Daily News and over 35 other publications online and in-print.

He’s also a former News Editor at NBC Local Integrated Media and National Video Games Writer at Examiner.com and had his work mentioned in National Ad campaigns by Disney, Nintendo and EA Sports.

Hickey is the author of The Minds Behind the Games book series from McFarland and Company (which currently sit at the libraries at Harvard, NYU, Stanford, UVLA, Yale and over 100 more universities worldwide)and three series from Legacy, Condrey, The Job and KROOM. He is also an accomplished voice-actor, starring in The Padre video game series from Feardemic, as well as several other indie games currently available on Steam.

For more info on Pat, head to PatrickHickeyJr.com


John Svedese

John Svedese

Co-Founder, Chief Creative Officer, Writer and Artist, Athos, Artist, KROOM

John Svedese has been honing his skills in comic book illustration for nearly thirty years. Originally an aspiring cartoonist, John has blended his love for cartoons and comic books combining his two passions. John is also an accomplished podcaster. Running multiple shows at once with television quality episodes, John’s sense of design is unmatched in the industry.


Kieran X. Quinn

Kieran X. Quinn

Artist, Condrey, The Job, The Legend of the Night Owl

Kieran X. Quinn is an upstate born and Brooklyn based Artist/Illustrator.

Pencil and Ink are his fortes, but the challenge of working with different mediums are what drives him as an artist.

His creative prowess has led him to work on many projects from costuming, to model making, and ultimately comic book illustration.

For art and inquiry check out his Instagram @KXQuinn and at KXQuinn.com.


Afrim Gjonbalaj

Afrim Gjonbalaj

Creator, Writer, The Legend of the Night Owl

Afrim Gjonbalaj is a native New Yorker of Albanian descent, born and raised in Brooklyn. Afrim grew up reading comics, dreaming of time travel, science fiction while watching every Martial Arts, Horror and Anime film he could find on bootleg VHS tapes at corner stores and bodegas.

As an Actor Afrim received his B.A. in Theater with a concentration in Acting from Buffalo State College in 2006 as a member of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP). He studied at The Labyrinth Theater Company Masterclass (2008) and also trained at Moving Voice Institute (2005 Vancouver & 2015 Toronto). As a member of SAG-AFTRA/AEA Afrim has been seen on Ramy (Hulu), Daredevil (Netflix), The Blacklist: Redemption (NBC) and on stage as Amir Kapoor in Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar at Road Less Traveled Productions in Buffalo, NY.

As a Martial Artist, Afrim is currently a 2nd degree black belt in Shotokan Karate and a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu under Shihan Gene Dunn. As a writer Afrim absolutely hates writing bios but loves writing comics.

For more information visit – www.afrimgjonbalaj.com


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