The AiPT Team
Patrick is a writer, web designer, and leetsauce level 100 monk who has been blogging and managing websites in some fashion since he was 11. His interests include pro wrestling, World of Warcraft and comic books, so start lining up, ladies. He also apparently really likes writing in the third person.
Russ has been writing for leisure in some shape or form since he was in third grade; making crudely fashioned novellas about abominable snowmen, murderous penguins, generic Phantom of the Opera ripoffs, and time travelers inexplicably wearing motorcycle helmets to sell to his fellow students when every other boy his age was presumably catching frogs, kissing girls and being normal. He enjoys self-deprecating humor, roaring like a savage primate for no good reason, reading about various cultures’ creation myths, and origami (of his own penis).
David used to write for his movie site Cine Discretion whilst writing a movie review column in college as well as a short stint writing for the Cape Codder newspaper. When the paper business went under David vowed to find a job in video and now currently works at a software company. Paper was overrated. Staving off insanity, David directed, wrote and starred in a bunch of short films. Dave currently creates training videos using sparkly animations but one of his true loves is writing about movies, comics, books and other nerd debauchery.
John just jumped into reading comic books this year and since first starting with the on-going New 52 Detective Comics series he has become hooked. He took his quickly growing passion for the medium to pen and paper and began writing his personal blog, Bounding Into Comics. When he doesn’t have his nose stuck in a comic, he is usually at Washington Capitals hockey game or buried in tedious policy papers as he works towards his Master’s Degree in Public Policy at George Mason University.
Patrick Hellen is large collection of adjectives, in the shape of a lanky, bearded, and bespectacled fellow. He's been a lumberjack, a restaurant writer, a published author, a sales guy, a book seller, a church janitor, a tour guide, a community director, a Dad, and apparently a comic and game reviewer. He reads nearly constantly, tells loud boisterous stories for as many people as will listen, eats food like it's his last day on earth, and still collects comic books and video games. Until he decides to sit down and write another book, you'll have to find his inane ramblings on Twitter at @PatrickCH.
After reading the final chapter of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, a wide-eyed eight-year-old named Gregory Paul Silber decided to become a writer. Now in his twenties, Greg still loves X-Men, Dr. Seuss, and ice cream as much as ever, while also enjoying Big Boy things like sushi, rock music, and philosophy. His affection for Batman has only grown with age, and though Greg has accepted the fact that he’ll (probably) never be a superhero, he still dreams of a future in which he can actually make a decent living from doing what he already does: writing, reading, and writing about what he’s read. Follow him on Twitter @GregSilber.
Jordan has been writing for a long time now, starting off with bad fan fiction and then moving up movie reviews on his spare time since high school. Jumping into the comic book world with DC 52 reboot and Marvel Now, he has upgraded and moved towards writing short, catchy reaction comic book reviews. He currently hopes to become a video game programmer sometime in the future and continue to improve his writing. You can check out his personal blog at The Information Geek.
Lisa is a full time social community manager, part time artist, travel enthusiast and self-proclaimed foodie. Favorite past times include cooking, eating, posing for pictures while eating and busting an impromptu dance move. Her preferred comics generally include animals or food. We are not exactly sure what she has against people.
A technical writer by day, theater nerd by night, Alyssa fills her copious free time with as much geek stuff as possible. She especially loves female-driven comics, tv comedies, YA literature, and excellent grammar. She is an active cosplayer, and a proud member of the Carol Corps. Hit her up on twitter and instagram @alyjack, especially if you like pictures of adorable, overweight cats.
Anthony is an up-and-coming writer, achieving success and aspiring to do so even while still being a student in college. Studying Creative Writing as his major, Anthony thoroughly enjoys any good fantasy story, normally analyzing and delving into the creative universe being offered in full. Warcraft's lore and universe has intrigued him since his early days of childhood and teenage years, while also offering him a story he can truly and completely immerse himself in.
Kat likes: Binge-watching shows and movies. Music. Overdosing on coffee. Tattoos. Running. Spending copious amounts of time on Goodreads. Geeking out. Gaming. Fantasizing about comic book characters. Reading every genre known to man. And lately, being obsessed with anime and manga. For reasons.
In an effort to better understand the universe, quantum mechanics, and the opposite sex, Kyle began reading comics. After years of failed research and growing a beard he began to question whether comic books held the answers to the unanswered questions of life. Lazy, Kyle fudged the results and claimed his findings a success; comics are fun. He now works a 9-5 nonprofit job unrelated to comics that he hates and writes and talks about comics late at night in his basement. He also hosts the Pages and Panels podcast.
Mark is an expert on all things horror, comics, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. His unique perspective is a welcome addition any time he decides to grace AiPT with his thoughts. You can read more by Mark on his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle comic book review site, TMNT Entity.
Along with being a music teacher and a huge University of Kentucky fan, Nick Nafpliotis is an avid comic book reader and a fan of all things geeky. For more of Nick's insights and snarky commentary on things both geek and non-geek related, check out his website, RamblingBeachCat.com. You can also follow him on Twitter where brings shame to his family on a daily basis.
Robert first began writing when he was in the third grade with a short reworking of Jurassic Park, aptly titled Cretaceous Park (it was very creative). A native of Omaha, Nebraska and a graduate from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln (Go Huskers!), his first experience with comics was the exquisite Age of Reptiles: Tribal Warfare by Ricardo Delgado. This title took his love for dinosaurs and added to it a love for graphic storytelling. During his time in college, Robert worked on several short films and began to write reviews for comics. You can check out his personal blog at https://robreedwrites.wordpress.com/.
A young man just trying to find his place on the world wide web. He writes weekly reviews of X-Men and indie comics and thinks Twitter is thebomb.com.
Todd loves writing, gaming, anime and Doctor Who. His love of gaming has brought much joy and questionable choices, like using the money he received as a gift for graduating high school on a Panasonic 3DO and naming one of his daughters after a character from Final Fantasy VII. He also hopes to finish his first novel sometime before Aeris gets old enough to realize how she got her name. His other daughter was most certainly not named after someone from the Dark Crystal. You can find him improperly using the dance emote in Destiny by his PSN name: Outofline1.
Tyler Sewell didn't merely adopt DC comics. He was born in it, molded by it. He didn't see the light of other publishers until he was a man. Tyler is a student at Sonoma State and avid DC fan devoted to the Bat family.
Chris isn’t a fan of having to write witty “about me” blurbs, such as the one you’re reading right now. He’d prefer his picture just tell you everything you need to know about him, but what is this, Tinder? Chris is now worried that Tinder joke he made will become dated and he’ll have to rewrite this once it does. Oh well, best not to worry about that right now. If all this has successfully piqued your interest in learning more about Chris, check out some of his short films.