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JasonShot2015JC De La Torre

JC De La Torre is writer and creator of the IDW comics space and sorcery mini-series, Star Mage.

De La Torre has written two novels, Ancient Rising and Rise of the Ancients – Annuna, as well as Nightmares from Eberus – A Speculative Fiction collection. He has also released to e-book the novellas for Continuum Force and the Serial Vampire series.

He is also co-host of the Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror podcast Transmissions From Atlantis and is a voice actor for the audio drama Doctor Geek’s Laboratory of Applied Geekdom.

De La Torre is a columnist/blogger for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers blog site Previously, he served as a featured columnist for Bleacher Report on Tampa Bay sports,  an editor and featured columnist for SB Nation Tampa Bay covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Lightning and Florida Gators, wrote for’s Blog Blitz and contributed to Pewter Report, one of the top magazines on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

JC has a passionate love for Doctor Who, sports writing, speculative fiction writing, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Alternate Realities, and the Occult. His scripting will include all of these sub-genres as well as other interesting excursions.

JC’s work features action, adventure, horror, Sci-Fi, a bit of the supernatural and essentially something for everyone. JC is married to his lovely wife, Rita, and their family consists of their Yorkshire Terrier, LeStat, and their two cats Artemis and Marius.

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Ray Dillon (Issue One)

The illustrator of StarMage #1. He’s an artist and writer in comics, film, video games, trading cards and anything else he can get into. He’s married to the beautiful and talented Renae De Liz, also a professional artist. Ray’s credits include contributions to KickStarter funded works of Renae’s like Peter Pan,Womanthology and the recently funded Treadwater. He has also worked with HBO on Game of Thrones’ comics and contributed to NY Times best selling graphic novel The Last Unicorn.

ARTIST: Comics, Film, Games, Cards, Kid’s Books, Novel Covers. CLIENTS: StarMage, Game of Thrones, Borderlands 2: Origins (2k Games, IDW), Ridley Scott’s “Prophets of Science Fiction” & “Meteorite Men” on The Science Channel, Magnolia Pictures, R.L. Stine, Cemetery Dance, Marvel, DC, IDW, Image, Dark Horse, Archie, Science Channel, Warner Bros., Topps, Upperdeck, New Line, Scary Bits Films UK.


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Franco Cespedes (Issue Two-Six)

An illustrator from Costa Rica, Franco is an accomplished artist with numerous credits in the indie comics world including Black Jack Press’ Rustlers, Badlands and his own creator owned projects, Asusto and El Hallazgo.

In 2006, Franco formed his own animation company, Quinema Animation Studio, dedicated to digital advertising and animation developing original content for entertainment. He worked there as art director and senior animator. In 2010 he developed the animation series Chotico Costa Rica, which was broadcast on Costa Rican National Television and received rave reviews.

Franco has a beautiful command of colors as well as a brilliant technique that makes him the perfect choice to work for Transmissions From Atlantis Comics.