Austin Harrison Is an IP creator and digital media and graphic arts entrepreneur. Austin has been involved in digital media and marketing for 20 years, including being hired in 1997 by a co-founder of NetRatings as the digital marketing lead to develop the creative advertisements and marketing plan for the company’s initial panel recruitment. (NetRatings went public in 1999, and Nielsen acquired the remaining 60% of the company in 2007 for $362 Million.) Austin was also hired by Hasbro in 2007 to develop the characters and story for the “Transformers” TV series when the franchise was re-booted with a film released in 2007. Austin was the founder and CEO of online animation company MediaTrip, which received critical acclaim for its digital animation (including an Entertainment Weekly A+ rating and “Internet Phenom of the Year” and listing on Fortune Magazine’s Best Entertainment sites of the Year). Austin is currently the CEO of Noble Transmission, a comic book entertainment company for the digital age. Noble Transmission’s first series (co-created by Austin), “Wild Blue Yonder” Book #1, was released in 2013 to critical acclaim and sales success. The “Wild Blue Yonder” graphic novel was Amazon’s “Best of the Month” in the top ten of all comic books and graphic novels for May of 2015. Austin has also developed Noble Transmission’s partnership with G–BASE (actor/producer Gerard Butler and Alan Siegel’s production company) on the “Wild Blue Yonder” franchise. Austin recently co-created and is developing an original transmedia franchise for an Academy Award winner to be announced. Austin started his studies at Emory University and graduated from the University of Southern California in 1995.
Mike Raicht is a writer whose creator-owned work includes his graphic novel “The Stuff of Legend” which was picked up by Villard, an imprint of Random House and launched #2 on the New York Times Paperpack Graphic Novel list. Disney recently acquired the feature film rights to the novel. Mike is also a former Marvel Comics editor (X-Men line). He has written stories for multiple publishers including Marvel Entertainment (Spider-Man, Hulk, X-Men, MAX Zombie), DC Comics (Batman, Superman), IDW (GI Joe, Godzilla), Dynamite (Dark Shadows, Army of Darkness, Raise the Dead II) and BOOM! Studios (Finding Nemo).
Zach Howard is a comic book illustrator who has been nominated for an Eisner Award for Best Single Issue in 2010 and has been nominated for a Scream Award. Zach has worked for Marvel, DC, IDW, Image, Dark Horse, Boom, and Simon & Schuster with notable works including Batman, Spiderman, Aliens: Almost human, The Hulk, Shaun of the Dead, and The Cape.