Born in Queens and raised on Long Island, Jim moved to L.A. after graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
He earned some of his earliest writing credits with several episodes of the Rick Springfield syndicated series, "HIGH TIDE." Around the same time his action screenplay, "THE HARDLINE," was optioned by Pandora Cinema.
From there, he became a Creator and Co-Producer of the live-action, "MOWGLI: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THE JUNGLE BOOK," for the Fox Kids Network, which was followed by the syndicated family drama, "BORN FREE," where he served as Writer and Story Editor.
Next up, he wrote and Co-Produced the Touchstone Television movie, "THE EXTREME TEAM," for Warren Miller Pictures and Mandalay Entertainment, starring Chris Pratt, Eric Mabius, and Clarence Williams III.
Expanding into animation, Jim wrote for two seasons of “GORMITI: THE LORDS OF NATURE RETURN,” which aired on The Cartoon Network, “THE ADVENTURES OF CHUCK AND FRIENDS” for The Hub, “LOLIROCK” for Marathon Media and Netflix, “KUU KUU HARAJUKU” for Nickelodeon and Australia’s Network Ten, and "THE STINKY & DIRTY SHOW" for Amazon Prime Video.
He's still a Mets and Knicks fan, and most of his schedule is arranged around walking his dog.
James Hereth / Creator
Rhonda Smiley / Creator
Rhonda is a writer and producer living in Glendale, California with a two-legged saint and a four-legged nut. Or a four-legged saint and a two-legged nut depending on the day.
After graduating from Concordia University in her native Montreal, Canada with a BFA in Film Production, she started as an assistant to filmmaker (and Academy Award winner) Zoran Perisic while freelancing as a story analyst for several production companies.
As she pursued writing, she co-founded Hyper Image, providing animation, special effects, and post production for movies and series, including STARSHIP TROOPERS: THE ROUGHNECK CHRONICLES, LIBERTY'S KIDS, STRAWBERRYS SHORTCAKE, and the Emmy nominated, OUR FRIEND, MARTIN.
During that time, she went on to write and story edit for many series, including NINJA TURTLES: THE NEXT MUTATION, TARZAN: THE EPIC ADVENTURES, BORN FREE, RESCUE HEROES, and the Rick Springfield show, HIGH TIDE.
She also wrote and produced the sci-fi animated movie RACE which aired on the Showtime Network.
Her first novel, ASPER, is written for young adults who have a penchant for the darker side of fantasy.
Kev hopgood / Artist
Kev started his comics career in the mid-1980s, working as a penciller on the Marvel UK strip ZOIDS.
Work for various titles followed, including ACTION FORCE, DOCTOR WHO and 2000 AD, where he co-created the series NIGHT ZERO.
He went on to a three year stint as penciller for IRON MAN for Marvel in the US. During his tenure he co-created the character WAR MACHINE, who has spawned numerous spin-offs and made major appearances in the Iron Man movies.
Kev currently divides his time between working in comics and the wider world of children's illustration. Past and current clients include Marvel Comics, Games Workshop, Oxford University Press, DC Thompson, BBC Worldwide, Macmillan, 2000 AD, Franklin Watts, Pearson, Barrington Stoke, Real Reads, Cambridge University Press, Eaglemoss, Usbourne and Badger Publishing.
He works from a studio in Crystal Palace and lives in Bromley with his wife, three children and two cats.
During his time in college, Charlie Kirchoff learned he had a talent for filling in empty spaces, and logically pursued a career as a comic book colorist.
He's been working professionally in the industry since 2003 when he got his first job coloring segments of Humanoids Publishing’s METAL HURLANT. He was lucky enough to land that job just as he was finishing up his BFA at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Since then he has worked for several publishers including Dark Horse, IDW, Image, and others.
Charlie's work can be found in numerous titles, such as DOCTOR WHO, JUDGE DREDD CLASSICS, MARVEL UNIVERSE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, and DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY.
In addition, he also publishes a series of online video courses teaching the art of digital comic book coloring, called learn2color.