Dan Abdo

Cindy Seip

For the past 10 years, Dan Abdo and Jason Patterson have developed numerous animated campaigns, network TV and web series, and commercial work. They have set up properties at Twentieth Century Fox, Disney, and Nickelodeon and a feature animated film through Paramount Pictures. Abdo and Patterson have developed original content for a wide variety of platforms, including print (Nickelodeon Comics, The New Yorker), theater (Pilobolus), and digital. In their graphic novel, Barb the Last Berzerker (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers), Barb is one of the warriors sworn to protect the land of Bailiwick from the scourge of monsters that plagues it. But the evil Witch Head, using power from his magical sword, has tricked the Zerks and took them captive. Only Barb was able to escape – and she took the Shadow Blade with her. Now it’s up to her to free her fellow warriors so they can stop Witch Head from taking over Bailiwick. On the way, she’ll battle vampire goat fiends, snot goblins, and a giant with serious foot odor issues (which he’s very sensitive about). Luckily, she’s got her best friend, Porkchop the yeti, to help her. But the power of the Shadow Blade has a mind of its own, and it’s getting harder to keep it under control.