ROBBIE ARMSTRONG - PRESIDENT, WRITER, ARTIST
Robbie Armstrong, with a Fine Arts degree from York University, began his professional career by having the short story "Johnny Bionic and the Eternal Flame" published in Slave Labor Graphic's "Love in Tights #3". Co-created with and written by John Dranski, the project marked the first and last appearance of the Rebel Without a Clue. Years later, Robbie was hired as lead inker at Dreamwave Productions. Inking for Image Superstar Pat Lee, he worked on books such as Dark Minds, Warlands, Fate of the Blade and Neon Cyber.
Through the success of it's own books, Dreamwave licensed properties through Hasbro such as Transformers, G.I. Joe/Transformers, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, all of which were worked on by Robbie (fulfilling many childhood dreams). It was during this time that he illustrated the Arcee Lithograph (later turned into a statue) and the Box Art for the relaunch of Transformers toys by Hasbro. As the success of THOSE books skyrocketed (the first mini-series, written by Chris Sarracini and based on the Transformers: Generation 1 characters, was the top-selling book on the sales charts for its entire run), Robbie also had the opportunity to work on X-Men, Fantastic Four, Spiderman, Punisher, Black Panther, Iron Man for Marvel Comics; Batman and Superman for DC Comics, Conan for Dark Horse Publishing, and Witchblade for Top Cow Productions.
After Dreamwave folded and closed it's doors permanently in January 2005, Robbie tried to maintain his presence in the industry with his creator-owned project American Nightmare, drawn by Noubar Kilislian. Publishers were not interested in this quirky tale of super-powered teens fighting zombies in the 50's, so Robbie turned to his other passion: computing.
By day, Robbie is a Computer Engineer recovering crashed hard drives and RAID arrays in a class-100 lab. By night he fights crime.
Just kidding - he is still creating. He wrote and drew the 26 page opus "Red Hill Billy: Red Hill Rising", and is ready to launch the project on Kickstarter.
SIG TORRE - PAINTER, COLORIST
KEITH MORRIS - GRAPHIC DESIGN
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STEVE TORRE - SOCIAL MEDIA
Bio to come!