MK Reed

Cindy Seip

MK Reed is the Eisner Award-nominated author of Dinosaurs: Fossils and Feathers, as well as, Americus, Palefire, and The Cute Girl Network (with Greg Means and Joe Flood); all graphic novels and comic series on subjects ranging from humorous paleontology history, to romance, to young adult first amendment rights. Her latest series, The Castoffs, is about teen girl wizards who fight robots. Greg Means is co-author of The Cute Girl Network and is the editor/publisher of the Ignatz Award-winning anthology series Papercutter. Matt Wiegle is the artist of the webcomic Destructor (with Sean Collins) and drew the Romeo & Juliet adaption for Spark Notes. The original graphic novel Penny Nichols (Top Shelf Productions) is a hilarious and loving tribute to the chaos and camaraderie of DIY filmmaking, and the ways we find our future — and our family — in the unlikeliest of places. Stuck working mind-numbing temp jobs, our hero, Penny Nichols yearns to break free from the rut she’s found herself in. Then, by chance, she falls in with a group of misfits making a no-budget slasher movie called “Blood Wedding,” and everything goes sideways. Soon her days are overrun with gory props, failed Shakespearean actors, a horny cameraman, and a disappearing director. Her task is to hold it all together and somehow keep the production from coming apart at the seams. She’s probably the only one who can save this movie… but maybe it can save her, too. In his review for ComicBook Round Up, Lenny Schwartz wrote  “This story is simply amazing. […] The horror film setting is nicely researched and feels real. The characters are too. When you put that together with a strong story, you get one of the best books of the year. […] It’s a lovely and intelligent experience from start to end that entertains in a way that feels new. Bravo.”