Mad Cave Is Poised For A Big 2019!
After an overwhelming amount of submissions from around the globe, the Mad Cave Studios talent search is officially a wrap! We want to thank all of the creative talent, artists and writers, that sent in their portfolios and submission. When we started this MAD talent search we were not expecting the hundreds of entries we received, but we should have never underestimated all of you Cave Dwellers out there!
Unfortunately, Mad Cave could not choose a million winners so we had to narrow it down to four artists and four writers. Each one of the winners selected showcases undeniable talent that brings a variety of fresh styles and techniques to the Cave. We feel that every winner selected from the Mad Cave Studios talent search personifies our ethos of bringing fun, variety, and madness to comics.
So, without further ado, allow us to introduce the winners of the 2018 Mad Cave Studios talent search:
When Jay Sandlin decided he wanted a new life, he wrote one into existence. Then he kept writing. A lot. From making comics with crayons on a kitchen table, all the way to writing for Mad Cave Studios. He’s a small business owner, holds an M.A. in History, and is the co-host of one of the top iTunes podcasts, #WhoWouldWin.
David Galiano’s love for comics comes from his father, who would buy them for him in hopes of fostering a love for reading. Though he always wanted to work in comics, he spent most of his life working to help others; First as a firefighter, and recently as a nurse in a psychiatric hospital. David lives in Palm Bay, Florida with his fiancé, son, and dog, Alfred Pennyworth.
Anthony Cleveland is a comic book writer and creator. Previous to Mad Cave Comics, he has self-published a one shot comic and several horror shorts. Anthony currently lives in Indiana and works as a Coroner Deputy for his county.
Elias Shockey is an avid snowboarder and boxing enthusiast. He’s been a comic book fan since the first time he laid eyes on The Amazing Spider-Man #377 at the age of 5. This love affair with comics eventually turned into a passion for writing during college. He also enjoys working on personal projects of his own that usually involve alternate realities, and genre defying aspects.
Stonie grew up in the back of a comic book shop in Tulsa and played guitar as a teenager. Both comics and music nurtured a passion for storytelling. Now he looks to create his own stories. Stonie lives in rural northeast Oklahoma with his wife and 5 kids.
Carlos Angeli is a self-taught artist who discovered his passion for drawing at an early age. At 25 he graduated as a Graphic Designer. A meeting with comic book artist Enrique Breccia helped him decide to pursue comics and illustration. Since then, his work has been featured by Alterna Comics, American Gothic Press, FutureQuake Press, Dark Oz, and more.
Vinícius Carreiro worked for years illustrating school books and educational software, but never gave up his childhood dream of drawing comics. After becoming a full-time comic artist, he worked with authors like Becca Lee Gardner, Jared Luján, and Alex Thompson. Blood & Judgment, Seven Deadly Finns, and Akira are his main influences.
Daniel Jimeno was born in 1986 in the beautiful Costa del Sol, Spain with a love for art. He graduated from UGR with a major in Art History and has continued to cultivate his passion for art in his private cave. Don’t tell anyone, but he is secretly a guitarist and writer.
Jeff Sadzinski is a comic book artist from Curitiba, Brazil. His interest in sequential art first came from watching cartoons as a child. His main references are Eduardo Risso, Joe Madureira, James Harren and Mateus Santolouco. He enjoys listening to podcasts about art and the paranormal.
With the amazing combination of talent that each of these creatives bring to the table, Mad Cave Studios is poised to have an exciting 2019. So, Cave Dwellers, stay tuned for more announcements regarding all of the MADNESS that will be coming out of the cave next year. Until then, don’t forget…