The Staff




AJ Herrera: Founder, Editor-In-Chief, Chief Executive Officer, Writer. AJ is the creator and writer of Zombie Kill Squad, Security, M.A.I.D.S, and many more to come. He is also the director and co-host of FP’s PanelCast.  Creator/Organizer/Promoter of the Inland Empire Comic Expo and IE Zombie Beauty Pageant.  Creator/Writer of Z.K.S. Zombie Kill Squad, M.A.I.D.s, Security, The Town, SubHuman, Cellblock Infinity.  Writer/Co-Producer of Forbidden Tales.



Justin White: Art Director, Chief Creative Officer, Artist. Justin heads the art department, and is lead designer of FP’s marketing and advertising projects.  He is the illustrator/artist of Zombie Kill Squad, and worships Arthur Adams.



Janelle Vendeville: Executive Director, Editor, Writer.  Janelle has been honored to help foster the development of Forbidden Panel first as a fan, then as a columnist, then as an editor and now as a co-owner. She is a typical suburban housewife who plays video games, writes horror stories, dreams about apocalyptic disasters, and looks forward to passing on the geek culture to her children who will have the tremendous opportunity to grow up with the FP family.






Andrea Emmes: Game News and Reviewer. Andrea is a game designer by trade and gamer geek by night, who also moonlights as a song writer and novelist. You can reach her via email at





Brandi Auset: Writer, Office Administrator. Brandi is a scripter of Zombie Kill Squad, clerical and administrative support, and the creator and writer of Homecoming, a new comic series due for release in 2013.  brandi@forbiddenpanel.comBrandi is currently on hiatus. Please contact




Bryan Kreusch: Writer, Editor, Inker, Letterer. Bryan offers his talents to Zombie Kill Squad, and is currently designing a ZKS role playing game. He is the co-host of the PanelCast, in addition to hosting the Geek Girls podcast.






Joseph Barrett: Artist, Sculptor. Joseph is a creator of the Zombie Kill Squad statues and sculptures, and also uses his talents to construct armor and costuming for Forbidden Panel characters and cosplayers. His work has been featured in national competitions, and he has designed custom ceramic pieces for several celebrities. Joseph also works as an artist on the webcomic, Security.







Lou Guevara: Writer, Artist. Lou is the owner of Rivet Comics, writer and artist for The Blackjack Slappers The Back Lots, and Riveting Tales. He also teaches art classes at the San Bernardino County Museum, The Rock Church, and the World Outreach Center after-school program. Lou joined Forbidden Panel in  2009.





Martin Bright: Columnist, Cosplayer. In 2010, Martin started to cover the world of comic books, and in 2012 he founded Brightboy Concepts an artwork consulting company. He has recently joined the FP family to review comics and conventions. If he’s not behind a computer, you can usually find him cosplaying at comic conventions and events all over the western U.S.




Owen Pierce: Artist/Illustrator. In addition to attaining his B.A. in illustration, Owen is currently creating and designing original artistic work for Forbidden Panel.






Richard Duron: Artist, Headhunter, Cosplayer, Co-Art Director, C0-Cosplay Director. Richard is a life-long geek with a passion for professional wrestling and comic books. He is a writer and the artist behind Krooked Smile Art, and has worked in independent film. He is currently producing his first comic title with FP.





Rosie Neuharth: Photographer/Model. Rosie shares her artistic eye and photographic skill with the Forbidden Panel team whenever it is needed. She is the face of Zombie Kill Squad‘s Kayla and enjoys cosplaying other comic characters like Judge Anderson, Supergirl, Batgirl, and Tank Girl. She hopes one day to get some of the stories in her head down on paper and add her writing skill to the talents she shares with the Forbidden Panel team.







Andrea LaBartunek: Press and Media Relations.  Andrea comes to Forbidden Panel with a wealth of information in comics, business and the geek culture. She will be at the conventions and events speaking with industry professionals and fans alike. For any and all questions in relation to Forbidden Panel, she is the one to contact.




945978_342252892586086_1512744073_nCameron S. Dortch: Artist, Writer, and Special Effects Makeup Artist. Cameron has enjoyed comics and has been insanely obsessed with horror films all his life. Drawing and experimenting with makeup since the first monster movie he ever saw. He is currently the main artist for the webcomic Security and an active member of the ZKS cosplayers group. He is also the main makeup artist for Forbidden Panel’s annual Inland Empire Zombie Beauty Pageant.  Cameron’s exceptional skill has helped both the 2011 and 2013 IE Zombie Beauty Queens to win their crown.  His passion can also be seen in various campaigns.



me Jason GrahamWriter.  Jason is a lifelong comic book and role playing game fan as well as horror and sci-fi writer. Jason is currently writing and creating his first title “Disciples of the Moon” and is beginning a second title very soon