Mad Cave Studios Finds its New Team of Creators!

Mad Cave Studios’ 2nd Annual Talent Search Concludes!

With a commitment to producing quality stories from a diverse background of creators, the Mad Cave Studios Talent Search is designed to discover talent that will help contribute to a growing list of titles. After digging through all of your amazing submissions, the editorial team at Mad Cave led the search for fresh voices and secured a talented group of three artists and four writers!

We received a wealth of submissions from many talented creators and regrettably could only select a few to help usher in the next phase of Mad Cave. The Mad Cave Studios Talent Search has created a supportive community of dedicated comic book lovers that leaves us feeling excited for the future of the medium, and we want to thank each creator who put everything they have into their respective submission.

However, each of the winners selected for the Mad Cave Studios Talent Search, showcases an undeniable talent that brings a variety of fresh styles and techniques to the Cave. We feel that each creator selected embodies our goal of creating a fun, diverse, and unique library of titles.

Now, enough talk! Lets meet the winners of this year’s Mad Cave Studios Talent Search!


Liezl Buenaventura


Liezl Buenaventura is a comic colorist and aspiring writer residing in Manila, Philippines with her husband and son. When she was seven years old, she picked up Casper the Friendly Ghost, promptly fell in love with the medium of comics, and hasn't looked back since.
David Hazan


David is a lifelong writer, but a relatively recent convert to the world of comics. He has a penchant for diverse storytelling and a particular affinity for the medium's Jewish roots.
Jarred Luján


Jarred is a Mexican-American writer from Texas. He rides bikes, cooks food, and listens to hip-hop too loudly.
Stephen Sonneveld


Stephen Sonneveld is thrilled to be collaborating on this Mad Cave book! Winner of the Kennedy Center Outstanding Playwright Award, Stephen's work has appeared in media as diverse as MAD, Bleacher Report, Comixology in his acclaimed original strip "Greye of Scotland Yard," and for five seasons and counting of the scripted radio program, "The Don't Call Me Sweetheart! Show."


Shane Volk


My name is Shane Connery Volk. I am a musician and artist living in Calgary Alberta Canada. Art is my life!
Xavier Tárrega


Xavier Tárrega is born in Barcelona, graduated in Fine Arts, illustrator, cartoonist and when time allows him, painter and engraver. He loves telling stories with his hands.
Orlando Caicedo


Colombian born illustrator who has previously worked as a storyboard artist on shows for Adult Swim, FX, and Fox networks. He has been a featured artist on Webtoon since 2016 and is currently freelancing from sunny California.



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