Collaboration

Mojave, written by Ryan Gattis and Kevin Staniec, is a hybrid: part prose, part play, part graphic novel merged into one; giving a full narrative experience in 2 hours of read time; it is about a woman who, in order to find her missing husband, must agree to kill him. It is set in the near future when the water runs out in the southwest desert regions of the United States.
 The book was edited by Bryce Carlson with assistance from Cristiana Wilcoxon. The Mojave Compound element was illustrated by Audrey Mina Kim.

Ryan Gattis is a writer & educator. His most recent book, All Involved: A Novel of the 1992 L.A. Riots, is grounded in 2.5 years of research & background spent with former Latino gang members, firefighters, nurses, & other L.A. citizens who lived through it. The novel is set to be translated into 13 languages and was called a “a high-octane speedball of a read” by The New York Times. Its film rights have been acquired by HBO. Gattis lives and writes in Los Angeles, where he is a member of the street art crew UGLARworks & a founding board member of 1888.

Kevin Staniec is an arts advocate, author, and publisher. He is the Executive Director of 1888, a regional catalyst for the preservation, presentation, and promotion of cultural heritage and literary arts. In 2002, Kevin co-founded ISM, a non-profit organization that published an internationally distributed culture magazine and produced art exhibitions and community programs. In 2013, Kevin co-founded Black Hill Press, a publishing collective dedicated to the novella. He is the author of several books including Begin and How to Be a Super Hero.

Bryce Carlson is Managing Editor of the award-winning publisher, BOOM! Studios, where he has overseen graphic novels with various authors such as Clive Barker, Mike Carey, and Mark Waid, along with licensed properties from The Philip K. Dick Estate, Disney Pixar, 20th Century Fox, The Jim Henson Company, Cartoon Network, MGM, Peanuts Worldwide, and Paws, Inc. Carlson is also the writer/creator of the Harvey Award-nominated original series Hit with Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated artist, Vanesa R. Del Rey. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and cat.

Cristiana Wilcoxon holds a degree in business administration with a marketing emphasis from Chapman University. She is a freelance writer and artist, with work appearing in publications such as The Huffington Post, 7DeadlyMag, and Foodbeast. She is the author of parody horoscope blog HorrorscopeToday and a member of the art collective Not An Exit.

Audrey Mina Kim is a contemporary artist and graphic designer. She studied Biology and Fine Art at the University at Albany, SUNY. Audrey applies her curiosity for the natural world with her desire to create something from nothing. She has curated and participated in multiple group shows, including a juried exhibition hosted by the 32nd District Agricultural Association, where she won first place in acrylics and second place in oil.