About Silver Phoenix Entertainment
From deep inside the seedy underbelly of the independent comics scene comes the Silver Phoenix Crew…
a rag-tag band of bloodthirsty, pencil-wielding maniacs lead by the Shatneresque visionary, Charles D. Moisant. Moisant’s mission – to lead a crusade in the name of righteous storytelling and to present pugnacious parables to the graphic gourmand.
Publisher Charles D. Moisant
Moisant is a long-time fixture on the comic book scene. Once dubbed "the craziest man in comics", Charles has done it all - from doing caricatures at Hawthorne Racetrack to publishing independent comics to performing as his alter-ego "Dr. Wayne Zarvin the 3rd", the mad scientist at the real Mystery Manor in Omaha. He was even beaten over the head with a bible by a priest on the Chicago based television program "The Mike Kurban Psychic Variety Show."
A few of his past comic book projects include the super hero series "Kremin" and
"Bob Rumba's Stand-Up Comix", based on the adventures of the real-life comedian
and is friends Emo Philips and Judy Tenuta.
Charles currently operates out of Silver Phoenix World Headquarters at a secret location in the greater Chicagoland area, preparing for a D-Day style, full frontal assault on the comic industry.
Silver Phoenix Entertainment Contributors
Andrew Mitchell Kudelka
has been an illustrator in the graphic design, comic and fantasy fields since
the mid 80s. Eventually he settled into the video game
industry and has been involved there since 2000. He is currently
housed at EA Chicago (Fight Night Round 3 and soon to be released
Def Jam 3).
Andrew's Fave List:
Favorite film directors include: Wim Wenders, Akira Korusawa, Zhang Yimou & Pedro Almodovar. Some favorite authors: Paolo Coelho, Carlos Castaneda, Umberto Eco, Stanislaw Lem & Jorge Luis Borges. Some favorite musicians: Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash, Bono, Brian Eno, David Bowie, Underworld, Kevin Yost, Mozart & Bernard Herman. Some favorite comic creators: Dave Sim, Alan Moore, Frank Miller, Daniel Clowes & Art Spiegelman.
Blair Gauntt is a graphics designer and figurative abstract painter. A fan of comics for many years, he has only recently begun to color, letter and write stories for Mystery Manor Haunted Theatre. If his recent work with us is any indication as to things to come, we're expecting great work from him!
Rich Dana is a writer, artist, and middle-aged comic geek. He is co-owner of FERAL! - Iowa City, Iowa's epicenter for outsider art, underground comix and kustom kulture.
Joe Ambroson has always been terrible at talking about himself.
It's dated back to his younger days in Iowa, through his time
at Grinnell College (where he majored in English) and continues
today as he works and lives in Chicago. You'd think being almost
30 and getting his first shot at writing a comic book would help,
wouldn't you? Sadly, no. He's just a rather introverted chap,
but he's a good guy once you get to know him. He's been nursing
his growing addiction to comics by working in a law firm and he
really enjoys baseball.
Cynthia Martin has worked in comics and animation since 1983.
Her credits include Star Wars, Spiderman and Wonder Woman for
Marvel Comics and DC Comics, in addition to work as a storyboard
artist for Sony Children's Entertainment and the Krislin Company.
Current projects include books for ABDO Publications and the graphic
Chris Burnham is a professional comic artist/writer/illustrator/animator from Chicago, IL by way of Pittsburgh, PA. He's the creator, writer and artist of Suicide Shift and is tickled pink to see his adventures of a fat, bald, monster hunter finally see print! He has stories in upcoming issues of The Elephantmen and Fear Agent, both from Image Comics, and is currently hard at work on the project that's going to set his career afire, and original graphic novel written by Joe Casey called Nixon's Pals. It's got a chick with nipples for eyes and faces on her boobs, fer crissake!
His previous comics work includes Boston Blackie and Kolchak the Night Stalker for Moonstone Books, Anthologica for Ten Ton Studios, and Comiculture for Mad Science Media. He is a founding member of Ten Ton Studios, home to comicdoms up-and-comingest purveyors of vitamin Radical. Check him out online at chrisburnham.com and tentonstudios.com.
Michael "Doc" Reidy Born in Montreal Quebec in '55. He's the 'old man' of the staff. Roamed the streets and alleys of Chicago as a kid, joined the military, hitchhiked, found a beautiful wife (she found him), settled-in, had three kids, bought a house so forth and so on. He has made a living in the art field over the last twenty years and still loves the comics medium.
After winning a “Stop Smoking” poster design contest in 3rd grade, Todd was hooked on Art and Illustration. Many years and many paintings & drawings later, He is, drawing a comic book titled “Whispers From The Void” for Charles at Silver Phoenix Entertainment. You probably know him for his Pinup Art, having done work for Playboy, Eros Comics, Glamourcon, Benchwarmer Trading Cards etc. But, he am not a stranger to the world of sequential art. “Visions Of Curves” and “Eye Candy” both published by Eros Comics included his short stories and character designs. Also a 24 page self-published one shot titled “Cleopatra Of The Nile” is out there somewhere as well as a short lived comic strip titled “Bentley The Butler”. Todd is now looking forward to breathing life into the characters and creatures in “Whispers From The Void” and seeing where their world takes me.
John Leach has been keeping his day job for the last 17 years at a major law firm (cannot be named due to antsy administrators) and has been scribbling down his stories, verses and random unsavory thoughts on napkins, paperbags and children's placemats at Denny's during his frequent stretches of alcohol fueled dementia and his occasional moments of clarity.
After disapearing for 20 years, somewhere between Los Angeles, Chicago and a madman's dream, John googled the name "Charles Moisant", a former classmate from animation class in college, and discovered that his old schoolroom chum was alive, breathing, and publishing comic books. With Charles's generous help, John can now hold a pen again, hold his bladder, and has discovered the importance of wearing pants. Though John's prose in Mystery Manor is drenched in disturbing and lurid subject matter, his screenplays, children's books and musicals he's written over the years are also disturbing and lurid. If anyone has a buck fifty to invest in a musical he will gladly accept your donations.
John currently resides on the North side of Chicago with his girlfriend, dead beat brother, insane dog and the anguished spirit of his recently deceased cat Peckerwood. If anyone can find an exorcist to purge the spirit of his dead cat as well as his dead beat brother please call 1-800-555-help!