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Meet the Creative Team of The Rift™
The talented people listed below are the skilled men and women whose hard work and determination got The Rift and several other titles off the ground and into the hands of you, the fans. So scroll on down and get to know us a little better. A few of us have posted some non-GI work just to add a little variety to the mix. Enjoy! If you see something you like feel free to write us directly via the contact info in our "contacts" section!

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A. J. LoVuolo

Titles: Writer, Creative Director, Editor
Hometown
: Boston, MA
Influences: Lucas, Speilberg, Stan Lee, Jimmy Palmiotti, & Go Nagai
Movies: Star Wars, Superman, Batman Begins, Spirited Away, Halloween, Terminator
TV: Star Trek, Justice League, Smallville, and Family Guy
Music: A few modern artists and most 80's/90's Artists
Quote: "No piece of art is ever finished, it is merely abandoned for the next dream."
Tell us a little about your involvement with The Rift.
I'm the writer/creator and it's been my job to try to find the best talent that self-publishing money can buy. By Issue #5 I've had the chance to work with a handful of some of the industry's definite rising stars as well as pros like Paul Gulacy, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Amanda Conner!

What do you hope and envision for the future of this The Rift™?
I hope that all of our collective work pays off and that fans can see the level of heart and soul that each team has put into this title. Our hard work and the audience's patience with the our "boutique" publishing schedule should be worth the wait.

Enrique A. Savory Jr.

Title: Penciler / Inker
Hometown: Brockton,MA
Influences: Jim Lee, Marc Silvestri, David Finch, Adam Hughes, Terry Dodson, Claudio Castellini, Travis Charest
Movies: Legend, Fight Club, Matrix Trilogy, Beverly Hills Cop 1&2, Terminator 2, Aliens, The Crow, Ghost in the Shell, Akira, Replacement Killers, Face Off, Platoon
TV: All my favotite shows got cancelled....so Damn!

Credits: The Rift™, Totem

Erik Korsgaard
Title: Colorist
Hunting
Grounds: NJ Turnpike.
Age: TV-MA

Influences: Joe Kubert, Sean Phillips, Dreamwave Colorists
Movies: Blade Runner, THX-1138, Highlander
TV: Cop Rocks, Arli$$
Music:  The Pogues, Bob Mould
Quote: "May I refer you to the tattoo?"
Website: coloringportfolio.blogspot.com

Robert Richardson

Titles: Inker
Hometown: Tampa, Florida
Influences: My list would take up the space in this web site
Movies: All Genres
TV: Watch a little of everything
Music: All kinds
Quote: "Write fast. Draw hard. Ink swift."
Current Projects: The Rift™

Bill Tortolini

Title:
Lettering Master
Hometown
: Lynn, Massachusetts
Influences: McFarlane, P. Lee, Lucas, J. M. Strazynski (sp?)
Movies: Star Wars, Matrix, Fast and the Furious, LOTR
TV: Enterprise, Smallville, The Practice, Justice Leauge
Music: Pearl Jam, Linkin Park, Garbage, Kid Rock, Metallica

Credits: The Rift™, Marshal™, Battlestar Galactica, Army of Darkness, The Hedge Knight, Star Trek, Transformers.
Tell us a little about your involvement with The Rift™.
The Rift gave me my first experiences with lettering a full comic book. By exploring the evolution of the book; it has broadened my own ideas and visions of the comic medium.

What do you hope and envision for the future of this The Rift™?
My goal and hopes for this title is for the public to get the chance to fully see all the pieces of this puzzle, and get the full brunt of what the creator has intended for them. There is a multitude of years and possibly a decade of work that have been put into the creation of the Rift, and the viewers have yet to see 85% of it. As for the letters I hope to continue adding to the story, without ever distracting from the art. My goal as a letterist is to keep the story flowing, without ever pulling the reader out of the setting.
..Past Creative Teams of The Rift™
Robert Q. Atkins

Title: Artist
Hometown
: Jacksonville, IL
Influences: Lenil Yu, Jimmy Cheung, Carlos Pacheo, Steve McNiven, Joe Quesada
Movies: Matrix, Star Wars, Any Kung-Fu movie, Last Samarai
TV: Smallville...if i ever had a chance to watch it.

Credits: The Rift™, New X-Men, G.I. Joe. Forgotten Relams

Learn More in Rob's Artist Spotlight!

Matt Dalton
Matt Dalton
Title: Inker
Hometown
: Raleigh, NC

Influences: John Buscema, Mike Wieringo, Ed McGuinness, Disney and Bruce Timm.
Movies: Any Schwarzeneggar flick.
TV: Family Guy.
Music: A little of just about everything.
Quote: "The more I know, the more I know the little I know."
Credits: The Pack

Danimation
dandojo.com

Title: Digital Painter
Hunting Ground
: NY

Influences Joe MAD!, Tom Rhodes, Jhonen Vasquez, Liquid,
Movies: The Crow, Batman, Predator, Aliens 2, Clockwork Orange.
TV: Invader Zim, Battle bots, Adult Swim.
Music: Everthing except for country and popstars.
Quote: "From the day we are born to the day we die, we are told what is right and wrong. True artists question what is right and wrong."
Current Projects: Marvel Age Spider-Man, Voltron #0

Tell us a little about your involvement with The Rift.
The expierence that I've gotten from working on the Rift has definitely enlightened me as to how things work in the industry and how I needed to adapt my skills in order to become a better colorist. I know a lot more now then I did before I started to work on this project.

What do you hope and envision for the future of this The Rift™?
Like I said before, I envision better colors for number future colors and perhaps I'll dive into the penciling business aspect as well. Hell, Colors are not the only thing that I can do! :)

Austin Janowsky

Title: Inker
Location:
Florida
Influences:
Cam Smith, Sandra Hope, Paul Neary, Alan Davis, Gary Frank, Jim Lee
Movies: All Horror, but Halloween is my favorite.
TV: Reality based, also SCI Miami
Music: A little of just about everything. but mostly 80's alternative
Quote: "I'm telling you man you're money. You're so f'n money!" - Swingers, 1998
Credits: The Rift, Issues #4 - 5, Bubba The Redneck Werewolf, Prodigy, The Wannabee, Hero Happy Hour, DC Comics Licensing

Tell us a little about your involvement with The Rift.
I inking a page for Issue #4 and in the process of inking Issue #5

What do you hope and envision for the future of this The Rift™?
Movie baby, lights, camera, money!

John Nguyen

Title: Penciler
Hometown
: Southern California
Influences: Too many to list
Movies: Too many to list
TV: Too many to list
Music: Too many to list
Credits: Perfect Limit

Tell us a little about your involvement with The Rift.
The Rift team has been very supportive of my work. Being able to do Issues #2 and #3 has been a great privilege and honor for me.

What do you hope and envision for the future of this The Rift™?
I hope to see the Rift grow as a comic. It will be nice to see the story in its entirety. I also would love to see my unpublished pinups hit the market someday as they expressed some of my more detailed and passionate works!

Jack Purcell
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Title: Inker
Hometown: Northampton, MA
Influences: John Dell, Danny Miki, Mick Gray, many others
Movies: Chasing Amy, Dawn of the Dead, Spider-man(s)
TV: WWE RAW, Cops, Cheaters, and Reality shows
Music: U2
Quote: "Dream out loud."

Credits: DC's 52, Gotham Underground, Green Arrow

Tell us a little about your involvement with The Rift.
I got to ink covers for the first two issues, and who knows maybe some future pages?!

What do you hope and envision for the future of this The Rift™?
Continued growth

Crystal Reid (aka M3th)
methodusartem.com

Title: Colorist
Hometown
: Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
Influences: Joe Mad, Arnold Tseng, Rene Magritte
Movies: Run Lola Run, Starship Troopers, The Fifth Element
TV: The Simpsons, Survivor
Music: techno/trance
Quote: "That which does not kill us, makes us stranger."
Credits: The Punisher, Street Fighter

Tell us a little about your involvement with The Rift.
Working on the Rift was a lot of fun. I had a lot of support behind me, which I continue to receive. Communication was excellent, and it was just a good experience all round.

What do you hope and envision for the future of this The Rift™?
I hope to see the book do well and evolve over time.

Brennan Rudd

Title: Penciler
Hometown
: Wawanesa, MB, Canada
Influences: Giovanni Civardi, Keron Grant, Capcom Artists
Movies: The Big Lubowski, Half Baked, The Crow: Salvation
TV: Family Guy, Simpsons, Late Night with Conan O' Brien
Music: Snoop Dogg, Outkast
Tell us a little about your involvement with The Rift.
The best experience I’ve had so far with this book is when I got my copy of Rift #1 and saw my cover on it. That was great cause I had never seen any of my stuff printed before. I can’t wait to see my work on Issue Four now!

What do you hope and envision for the future of this The Rift™?
I hope to see the fan base grow and for the book to get more exposure and bring in continually growing sales. I hope to see The Rift become a household name amongst the comic book community.

Jaime Snell
Title: Inker
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio

Influences: Joe Mad, Author Adams, Barry Winsor Smith, Masami Ohbari and Go Nagai
Movies: WAY too many...but some come to mind. All Star Wars,
American Beauty, Dude, Where's My Car, and Empire Records
TV: Friends, Will and Grace and Adult Swim
Music: : Everyday Sunday, Denison Marrs, Weezer, Jimmy Eat World, & Coldplay
Quote: "Happiness is like peeing your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel its warmth."

Tell us a little about your involvement with The Rift.
This book has a great creative team from writer to colorist. We all get along, we work well together everyone gets along great. We work as a well oiled and working piece of machinery.

What do you hope and envision for the future of this The Rift™?
To see it gain more and more momentum. To have it go from a small starter book that a lot have struggled and worked hard to get it off the ground to a main book in every comic readers hands. To give it what it deserves.

Matt Wendt

Hometown: Wasilla Alaska
Place of Residence: Chicago City, MN
Influences: Commander Mark Kistler, Mark Bagley, and Doug Mahnke.
Movies: Chasing Amy, Fight Club, and Transformers.
TV: Who's Line is it Anyway, Ren and Stimpy, and Batman The Animated Series.
Music: Dillinger Four, Alkaline Trio, Beastie Boys, & Strung Out.
Quote: 'Prepare to Whimper a little bit fools!'

Credits: Void





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