Brett HillesheimFounder | Editor in Chief | Show Host
Brett has been collecting comics for close to 30 years and is passionate about showcasing the amazing stories in Indie Comics and growing the indie community. A marketing and communications professional with a Masters of Nonprofit Management, he founded The Indie Comix Dispatch in 2020. Brett is also a member of the National Writers Union.
Brian J. LambertCreator in Residence
Brian Joseph Lambert is the award-winning, lead contributing writer at Wingless Entertainment. He specializes in bringing diversity to action/adventure, fantasy and sci-fi worlds. In 2019 he earned a Master's Degree in Entertainment Business and released JUSTICE- ISSUE #0 for Wingless Entertainment LTD and Konkret Comics LLC. He has also edited numerous independent works for creators in the community.
Quentin RushingShow Host | Indie Comic Reviewer
I grew up loving all things geek. I started reading and collecting comics when I was 8. My personal collection has roughly 8,000 books in it. When I’m not doing something geek-related I love spending time with my amazing wife and kids, gaming, and working on cross stitch projects.
Christopher MichaelShow Host | Indie Comic Reviewer
Chris has been reading and collecting comics for over 30 years. He is currently an indie comic creator (homebrewed heroes). His two favorite hobbies are creating comics and playing dungeons and dragons!
Hailing from Long Island, NY, Malachi Bailey is an avid reader and self-professed Blerd. Ever since he was a kid, he had been a huge fan of and an appreciation for comics books. This opened him to the world of science fiction and fantasy, a genre he still loves. Recently, he has been writing more Black Speculative fiction as the genre continues to grow and expand. The release of his first book, HER, will be the first of many. Also affiliated with Wingless Comics, his heroine has made the jump to comics!
Drew D. LenhartCreator in Residence
Drew has been writing, creating, and publishing comics since 2017 first starting with Future Sci-Fi Tales, which consisted of his own set of anthology stories. Since then he's released a number of anthology issues ( science fiction and horror), as well as a number of one-shot books and a new ongoing series. He currently lives in Indiana with his wife and daughters.
Alec SorbelloIndie Comic Reviewer
I have always been fascinated by the way people tell stories. Whether it's in comics, movies, or songs, it amazes me the way that people can make it all work. I’m happy to say I finally wrote a story of my own and it feels great to join a community of people who are doing the same thing. I'm excited about my opportunity to read other independent creator's work.
Ryan KenterComic Reviewer
My name is Ryan and I am a huge fan of comics and everything pop culture. I am an avid comic book reader and aspiring comic book writer
Tyanna WattsComic Reviewer & Contributor
Hello Lovely People, My name is Tyanna, better know as Ty or Blaque N' Kulture. I am a nerd and otaku culture expert, creative and photographer based out of Orlando, Florida. All my life I have loved the art of storytelling in all it's various forms, from T.V, movies and theater to my favorite forms of comic books and manga. My goal is always to create amazing, top notch creative content while working to uplift the voices of other black and POC creators; and with my creativity and the community's collective hard work, we can all enjoy the amazing world we've created and nerd out together!
Steve KuerbitzComic Reviewer
Steve Kuerbitz and is a comic book writer from Detroit. Steve loves comics, D&D, Magic: The Gathering, Science, and pretty much everything nerdy. If you would like to read more of Steve’s work please check out https://bitzbytesblog.com/
Lina SaintShow Host
Lina Saint is the CEO of Dope Girlz Comics and creator of the Afro Demon. She is an immigrant from Haiti but lived in New Jersey for the majority of her life. After watching shows filled with white, male heroes as a child, she decided to create her own Super Universe, filled with beautiful black superheroes, Badass women with badass attitudes and strong black men!!
Maxwell BristolShow Host
My name is Maxwell I am from Brooklyn New York by way of Guyana. I came here at the age of five. I have been living in Brooklyn ever since. I fell in love with comic books and animation at an early age. However, I didn't pursue my passion of being a comic book creator until 2020. when I started my Media company Bristol Media Group Inc. We are launching our first comic book and children's book this year. Better late than never. Finally found my passion and it feels great
Jason AlexanderComic Reviewer
As Owner/operator of FogBreaker Studios, Jason looks to write stories that entertain. While advocating for his fellow black creators and cult/abuse survivors, he uses his pen to describe his past and the world around him with a writing style that can paint any mood.
Cliff Johnson IIComic Reviewer
Odessa OdaComic Reviewer
I'm an indie rapper, writer, and founder of Flock Rebel, a lifestyle and clothing brand. I grew up in Southern California, reading, rapping, and writing every chance I got. The passion it takes to create inspires me. I'm always excited to discover great art, and I love sharing amazing things.
Peter HowarthComic Reviewer
Since I was a young child I enjoyed painting and drawing, it’s a wonderful means of self-expression. Equally, I have a long-standing interest in the sci-fi and horror genres. I post regularly on Instagram as gritstonearts. My current postings are from my first attempt at a slipstream-based graphic novel, First Person Revocation.
Dale BriggsComic Reviewer
Growing up in the 80s and 90s I grew up as an eclectic geek, a fact that still holds true today. If I am not adulting then I can readily be found doing something geek-related. When I am not doing something geek-related I enjoy spending time with my wonderful family and friends!
Protik RoyICD Portrait Artist
Protrik is a self-taught artist from Bangladesh. He has been the ICD Team Portrait provider since the beginning!
Mike ButlerComic Reviewer
Jeffrey JohnsonIndie Comic Reviewer
My name is Jeffrey Johnson, I’m a happily married first-time "Graphic Novelist" (that’s a thing right?). I’ve spent time in the past as a pre-school teacher, videographer, and currently, I pay the bills by working as a CrossFit coach. I’m a bit obsessed with fictional storytelling, which is why I love reading and reviewing yours while also crafting my own!
Anna HillesheimLGBTQ+ Comic Reviewer
Podcast listener, mythology knower, and reader extraordinaire! I also make handmade dice on Instagram as @aretmis.dice. [she/they]
Taylor MosbeyFeline Wrangler
Taylor is an honorary ICD Team Member!
April McGlothin-EllerKnower of Things
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Malhaniel Part 1Dual Chemist
Malhaniel is an honorary ICD Team Member
Malhaniel Part 2Dual Chemist
Malhaniel is an honorary ICD Team Member