“That guy that made those games, said those things, and was in that movie” -Edmund McMillen
Legendary and award-winning indie game creator Edmund McMillen, has been creating hit games for 15 years. Starting as a teen making comics, his ludography includes 58 games to date. His career was documented in the 2012 film Indie Game: The Movie. He is best known for the video games Super Meat Boy, The End is Nigh and the booming game The Binding of Isaac which has sold around 11 million copies across the world.
In 2018, McMillen and Maestro Media teamed up to bring his franchise The Binding of Isaac to the world of tabletop gaming, raising in the Kickstarter campaign nearly $3M in funding. In 2021 with the expansion of The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls Requiem, they raised nearly $7M in funding in just 30 days, becoming one of the top Kickstarter campaigns of all time.
McMillen puts his heart and soul into creating games. In his own words “I am telling bits and pieces of who I am and try to stay true to the things I’ve experienced, I am as honest as possible, I'll produce a unique experience because it is a piece of my unique life”.
He is very active in social media where he loves sharing updates about his latest projects and doing live sessions for his loving and engaged community of followers.
McMillen lives happily in Santa Cruz, California with his wife Danielle and their daughters Peach and XXX..
Award-winning indie game creator Steve Gabry, has been creating hit games for 11 years. As the founder of Portable Moose (2015), Steve’s most known for his solo creation of the dark adventure game, Sally Face (2016-2019). He wears many hats, including artist, musician, writer, and game designer and often pulls inspiration from his dreams.
Steve’s career also includes co-founding Wither Studios (2010, game dev), creative director of Crowman & Wolfboy (2013, mobile platformer), artist/designer on Immure (2019, psychological horror) and artist/designer on Touched by an Outer God (2020, action horror FPS).
Outside of creating games, Steve loves all things horror and metal. He’s regularly seeking out what weird things life has to offer.
Maestro Media and Steve Gabry are collaborating on multiple Sally Face projects, the first being Sally Face: Strange Nightmares - a tabletop game set in the world of Sally Face. The second is Sally Face: Strange Boxes a subscription box filled with Merch and Puzzles to solve monthly. It acts as a prequel to the board game and video game. Both projects launch in 2023.
Alex Clark is a comedian, animator, Youtuber, & former-juggler (seriously), GQ model (not serious, but there's potential). We'll let him explain how this interesting list of hobbies came to be:
"I grew up watching Aladdin over and over again, I LOVED that movie. I thought I wanted to be an animator, but after a few art classes drawing nude models for 3-hours I thought "this is weird I'm 11" and realized my true passion wasn't animation - but what I really loved was watching Robin Williams play the Genie. This began my life long passion for comedy. I started out performing in Boston, MA. I would watch juggling street performers entertain crowds all weekend and head home with piles of money. This seemed like a far better option than my many comedian friends who were scraping by on non-paying comedy club gigs. So I grabbed a set of juggling clubs and learned to juggle. Eventually, I traveled world wide performing on street corners like one in Christchurch, New Zealand (I realize this sounds ridiculous)."
With Maestro Media, Alex Clark designed, with his co-creator Zach Craley, Sugar Heist. He also drew all of the art for the game. It was launched as a Kickstarter during the height of the pandemic in July 2020.
Peach Momoko is a Variant Cover Artist and accomplished Illustrator from Japan. She was a 2020 Marvel Stormbreaker, considered one of the next generation of elite artists by Marvel Comics. She is the 2021 EISNER and RINGO winner for Best Cover Artist. for her work on Marvel's "Demon Days."
She has also worked at both Boom! Comics (Wynd 1-5) and IDW (Usagi Yojimbo 1-6).
For Maestro Media you can find Peach's work almost everywhere! She has card art in The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls Requiem Alt Art deck and the upcoming Sally Face: Strange Nightmares: Nightmare Deck. She has a 2-player mat (available now!) for The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls and will be featured as an artist in Strange Boxes. She also is a contributor to the Maestro Media Holiday Creator's Collection.
Agnes Garbowska works as an artist for major comic book publishers such as DC Comics, Marvel Comics, and IDW Publishing. She contributed to the New York Times Best Selling, Ringo Award, and Diamond Gem Award winner DC Superhero Girls series, as well as the Teen Titans Go! series for DC Comics.
For IDW Publishing, her work is showcased in titles including My Little Pony, Care Bears, and Jem and the Holograms.
At Marvel Comics, she has provided artwork for Girl Comics and Spider-Ham 25th Anniversary Special, as well as cover art for Marvel’s Super Hero Adventures.
For Maestro Media Agnes has provided numerous pieces of art. Her work can be found in The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls Requiem Alt Art deck and in the upcoming Sally Face: Strange Nightmares: Nightmare Deck as well as a featured artist in the upcoming Strange Boxes. She also is a contributor to the Maestro Media Holiday Creator's Collection.
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Adi Granov is a Bosnian born illustrator based in the UK. His most notable works include designing the Iron Man Armour for the Iron Man movies, and the Black Panther costume for the Black Panther movie, as well as many other concepts for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
He has also illustrated hundreds of covers for Marvel Comics, has designed numerous statues and collectibles for a variety of companies, and has created multiple concert posters for the Grammy award-winning rock band Tool.
You can find Adi's work in past and upcoming Maestro Media Holiday Creator's Collections.
Mark Brooks is an Inkpot Award-winning comic illustrator, painter, and designer known for his acclaimed cover artwork on titles such as X-Men and Avengers as well as interior work on Marvel Comics’ Star Wars Han Solo for which he was nominated for an Eisner Award.
He is currently the cover artist on Fantastic Four and recently concluded a successful run as the cover artist for DC Comics’ iconic Batman series, Detective Comics. His work can also be found on various other projects for video games and toy packaging for such companies as Hasbro, Lucasfilm, Disney, Capcom, and Sega on properties including Transformers, Robotech, and Street Fighter.
You can find Mark's work in past and upcoming Maestro Media Holiday Creator's Collections.