THE TEAM

Mad Cave is an independent publisher founded in 2014 focused on creating world wide entertainment in the horror, sci-fi, action-adventure, crime, noir, and fantasy space. Mad Cave works with international creators to develop masterfully illustrated art with a focus on character-driven storytelling.

LAURA CHACÓN

FOUNDER

Laura has been the voice of reason since the beginning. Without her support, Mad Cave wouldn’t be where it is today.
Mark London - Mad Cave Studios

Mark London

CEO and Chief Creative Officer

Everything he does at Mad Cave is the result of a commitment he made to his amazing wife to pursue his passion and follow his dreams. Always read the best comics first.

MARK IRWIN

VP OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Mark Irwin, a graduate of the Joe Kubert School, is now the Vice President of Mad Cave Studios. A true comic book rock and roller, Mark has written and/or edited books about The Beatles, David Bowie, Rush, Motorhead, and more.
Chris Fernandez

Chris Fernandez

Publisher

Chris Fernandez is the Publisher at Mad Cave and has also edited titles including Stargazer, Dry Foot, Nottingham, and Battlecats. Outside of comics, he likes to spend his time playing soccer, reading up on current interests, and exercising with his partner and two brindle pups; Zuko and Han.
Allison Pond

ALLISON POND

Marketing Director

As a creative and conscientious brand builder, I find joy through fostering unique hyper-engaged communities via digital and physical experiences.

CECILIA MEDINA

Chief Financial Officer

With over 25 years of experience managing various companies, Cecilia has brought her experience over to help keep Mad Cave on track.
Manuel Castellanos

Manuel Castellanos

Sales and Retailer Relations

Lover of film, comics, & pop culture in general. A devout Star Wars fan with enough knowledge to win any trivia. Podcaster hosting 2 shows: one on film and the other on Star Wars (obviously).

Chris Sanchez

Editor

Known as the “Encyclopedia” in the office, Chris Sanchez is a lifelong comic book reader who has taken that knowledge to work with incredible creators and create the next wave of Mad Cave books.

Chas! Pangburn

Chas! Pangburn

Senior Editor

Chas! Pangburn is an award-winning editor, writer, and letterer. He’s been fortunate to collaborate with publishers across the industry, but he found a forever home in Mad Cave. In his free time, an angry corgi bosses him around for long walks throughout Cincinnati, Ohio.

Giovanna T. Orozco

Production Manager

Six years ago her passion for films, novels, comics and music brought her to the Cave.

MAYA LOPEZ

MARKETING MANAGER

Creative marketing specialist with a passion for creating genuine, human experiences in digital spaces. Loves exploring new places, watching anime, and taking long walks to cute coffee shops.
BRIAN HAWKINS

BRIAN HAWKINS

Editor

Editor at Mad Cave Studios, Writer at Black Box Comics, author with North Star Editions, freelance writer, educator, and Knower of Self.

Miguel Angel Zapata

Miguel Angel Zapata

Design Director

Graphic designer, comicbook letterer and illustrator. Specialized in editorial design for comics books and novels.

Diana Bermudez

Diana Bermudez

Graphic Designer

Being part of the Mad cave group is a great learning opportunity, every day you learn something new about comics, this is really fascinating for the growth of my career as a designer.

David Reyes

David Reyes

Graphic Designer

David Reyes is a Bogotá graphic designer passionate about branding, lettering and vector illustration, Happy to be in Mad Cave Studio a group of people committed and passionate about the world of comics.

Adriana T Orozco

Interactive Media Designer

Adriana loves to learn about the comics world, but it was her passion for movies, books and storytelling that brought her to the Mad Cave Team.

Nicolas Zea Arias

Audiovisual Producer

I’m Nicolas Zea, audiovisual creator, VFX and motion designer, delighted to work with Mad Cave Studios and its great team passionate about comics.

Pedro Herrera

Retail Relationship Manager

As a lifelong fan of all things comic book and nerd, working in an environment like the one here at Mad Cave is nothing less than a dream come true.
Frank Silva

Frank Silva

Executive Assistant

At the office, Frank wears many hats and helps out in different ways including outreach and research. When not working, he’s either reading comics, or studying for a Marketing degree. He’s thrilled to be at Mad Cave, pursuing his childhood dream of working in the comic industry.

Stephanie Hidalgo

Office Administrator

Stephanie Hidalgo has a degree in forensic science, is a lifelong comic enthusiast, Spider-mans biggest fan, and cat lover. She works in the Miami studio and is happy to be part of the Mad Cave family.

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