Creator Bios

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Rick Silva
Dandelion Studios Publisher and Editor
Writer for Zephyr & Reginald: Minions for Hire, Stone, Perils of Picorna, and Kaeli & Rebecca

Rick Silva has been involved in small press publishing since his college days. He published and edited Kinships Magazine. Along with his wife Gynn, Rick is a partner in Dandelion Studios.  He publishes his own print zine, Caravan, and he is one of the featured contributors for the fiction webzine The Edge of Propinquity. Rick Silva grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, attended Cornell University, and currently teaches chemistry at a high school on Cape Cod, where he resides with his wife, their son,  and three cats.

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Find Rick online at:

Dandelionstudios.gather.com – Rick’s blog
Facebook.com/rsilva – Rick’s facebook
The Edge of Propinquity – Urban fantasy and horror fiction webzine that host’s Rick’s “Luminations” serial.

Gynn Stella
Dandelion Studios Publisher and Editor
Writer for Zephyr & Reginald: Minions for Hire and Knifeclaw Company
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Zephyr & Reginald: Minions for Hire and Knifeclaw Company

Originally from New Hampshire, Gynn received her degree from Massachusetts College of Art with a major in filmmaking. She currently lives and works on Cape Cod with her husband, Rick Silva, and they recently celebrated the adoption of their son, David. Together they make up Dandelion Studios. Gynn does all of the artwork for their comic Zephyr & Reginald: Minions for Hire as well as for her minicomics and her upcoming graphic novel, Knifeclaw Company.  Her artwork has appeared in Space & Time magazine, and she was selected to be published in the 2005 24-Hour Comics Day anthology. In addition to doing her artwork and working for a local computer repair company, Gynn is involved in animal rescue and volunteers for local animal and wildlife groups. She has three special-needs cats.

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Find Gynn online at:

Dandelionstudios.deviantart.com – Gynn’s Deviantart gallery
Zheshiwoying.blogspot.com – Gynn’s adoption blog

Katrina Joyner
Artist for Kaeli & Rebecca

Katrina Joyner’s artistic resume begins in 1989 and extends into areas such as Dandelion Studios’ Kaeli & Rebecca: Exiles, Black Wolf, Silver Fox (a novel), and her most recent book,  It’s Never Romantic to Wash the Dishes.  She also likes cheese.  Her favorite webcomics are Girl Genius and Red String. She’s also very very fond of Ouran High School Host Club. If you feed her pepperjack, she will draw for you.  And wear bells.  Because they tinkle.

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Find Kat online at:

Akashikonline.com and Heavenlybride.akashikonline.com – Katrina’s webcomics, Akashik and Heavenly Bride
Spearcarrier.deviantart.com – Katrina’s Deviantart gallery

Amy Kaczmarowski
Writer for Perils of Picorna

Amy is the most cold-adapted member of the Perils of Picorna team, and often walks to work in waist-high snow, uphill, both ways.  With beadwork, knitting, crochet, paper crafts, embroidery, and whatever new craft has caught her fancy all vying for her attention, she has more hobbies than she knows what to do with.  She thinks Latin grammatical rules should not be blindly applied to the English language.  And she’s a doctor.  (No, she doesn’t watch doctor shows. She does that for real all day long.  When she gets home from that long uphill snowy trek from work, she wants to crash on the couch and watch shows about lawyers.)  It’s a wonder she ever gets any slee– zzzzzz…

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Stephanie HocuttArtist for Perils of Picorna

Stephanie is a SCAD graduate who lives in Los Angeles, working as a freelancer on anything from sequential art to greeting cards.  She also works part time in a comic shop, so her bookshelves are overflowing with comicky goodness.  When she isn’t playing video games or eating spicy curry, she’s likes working on her own webcomic called August September, which is about a musical yeti and his boy.  Although she is prepared for the zombie apocalypse, she believes that the robot revolution is a far more pressing matter, and thwarts our would-be overlords whenever she can.

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Missy Pena
Artist for Perils of Picorna (issues 1-2)

Missy Pena is a California native and soon to be SCAD grad with a BFA in Sequential Art. Her artwork has appeared in Nickelodeon Magazine, and has been sold at various anime conventions across the nation. She loves drawing, digital coloring, pirates, and playing Dungeons and Dragons with her friends. Dandelion Studios’ Perils of Picorna is the first published comic she has worked on.

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Find Missy at:

Zinmay.deviantart.com – Missy’s Deviantart gallery.

Alice Veidt
Artist for Stone

Alice Veidt was born in Seattle, WA in 1984. She works with her husband, Vincent, in both illustration and animation.

Vincent Veidt
Colorist for Stone Issue 1

Vincent Veidt leads the life of a nomad; traveling from city to city, nation to nation, he refines his skills and philosophy with each stop. An accomplished animator, this is his first foray into the world of comics, and his first supportive role for the budding career of his wife.

Miranda White
Dandelion Studios Intern

A recent graduate of Hollins University, Miranda is an aspiring novelist and gleeful fangirl of anime, manga, and video games. She likes to tote herself as being fairly tech savvy, but your mileage may vary on whether or not she actually is. Having been inadvertently named after a cat, she is, unsurprisingly, a devoted cat person, and currently has two.

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Find Miranda at:

dmnsqwrtr.blogspot.com
twitter.com/dmnsqwrtr

Sian Thomas
Dandelion Studios Intern

When Sian isn’t making and serving coffee, or attempting to make words appear in a blank Word document using nothing but her mind,  she can usually be found saving the galaxy from a race of hyper advanced sentient machines. She has also been an avid reader since the age of three.

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