Richard Pruitt
Owner/Editor In Chief/Podcaster/Never Nude

I am Richard and I have a problem. A problem with entertaining people. I have been in the comedy world for over 10 years. I started out as an improv actor making fun and light of everything. Doing that felt rewarding, but I have to admit, I wanted more. I couldn’t get the taste of performing out of my mouth. Does that not sound a little creepy? I decided to start doing my own stand up show. I love to make fun of my family and anything that will make a normal person say what the fuck. The journey still continues, in 2009, I had a dream to create my own online magazine. This is the beautiful corner of craziness in front of you. I have been through hell in my life but being stopped is something that I will not let happen. I am a fighter and hope to make people realize it is ok to smile and think from time to time. It also helps being a nerd.

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Sharon Isom
Assistant To The Editor In Chief/Assistant Editor/ Podcaster/Dislikes A Goofy Movie

Once upon a time, Sharon was invited to attend a comic convention. She had always wanted to go to a comic-con but thought it was out of her reach. While at this convention, she met Richard who asked her if she could write. She scoffed. Of course she was capable of writing. But then he clarified and asked if she would be willing to a writer for TBK Magazine. She agreed. Little did she know that she was signing on to become a podcaster, assistant editor of the magazine, Vice President of a publishing company, best mensch, and a sister. Her whole world would expand for the better after that trip in 2016. She would be forever grateful. The magazine would be her safe haven and the staff would become a part of her family. And still to this day, Richard has not fulfilled his promise of singing the cow song to Sharon.

Sharon was born in mid 1980’s and raised in Northeastern Arkansas. She has been married to her childhood sweetheart, Jesse, since 2004. They have two amazing sons. Outside of her official TBK responsibilities, she works as a nurse.

She loves theater, costumes, cosplay, and Halloween. She is addicted to Chapstick and will ALWAYS have at least one with her at all times. She despises spiral staircase, escalators, and people that do not understand how four way stops work.

Ashlee Pruitt
Editor/Podcaster/Christmas Tree Cake Aficionado

I was always the weird child. I liked books, quilting, cooking, and crafts way before it was cool. My appreciation for nerd culture was instilled at a young age and has only grown through the years. I have been an proofreader for TBK for some time, so it is only natural progression to share my opinions now. Hopefully in a fun way to some like minded people.

Madd Manda
Music Editor/Podcaster/Not A Fan of Back Beats

Chicago native and Saint Xavier University alum (class of 2007), Amanda Walsh is an aspiring journalist with a strong passion for music and longtime love of writing. While in college, she spent her time volunteering as a radio DJ, working as the station’s Music Director, and serving as a regular contributing writer for the campus newspaper where she combined her love for music and writing. Between attending multiple concerts a month all over the city, interviewing various bands both in and out of the studio, and introducing her friends and show listeners to new artists (both local and national acts), it was during this time that Amanda really discovered her niche. Whether listening alone with her headphones or experiencing it live in person, music has always been Amanda’s safe haven and more like a religion, with concerts feeling more like going to church. Today the number of artist interviews under her belt continues to grow, as she strives to break new and up and coming artists before other outlets. She also continues to attend as many concerts as her bank account will allow.

Brodie Man
VP Of Random F*ckery/Podcaster

I suppose my story begins(as most do) on the day of my birth. I mean, i’d like to sit here and tell you about the ticker tape parade that was thrown in my honor, or that my being vaginally farted into the world signaled a time of unbridled peace and love throughout the galaxy, but i will do my best to try and be humble about my epic origins. Truth is my real origin is as ordinary as apple pie. I was hobbled together from various body parts of criminals on death row who opted to be organ donors. I suppose you could say I’m the Bizarro six million dollar man (but judging by my appearance you couldn’t tell they spent more than a few shillings on me).

Stick Figure Dan
Resident Ass

Stick Figure Dan is the resident loud foul mouthed prick of TBK Magazine. He is a loud mouth who will say anything at any given moment. He hates the world and everything in it. Dan came into the society as a writer in 2007 and hasn’t looked back since. He likes to write open letters to famous people, putting them in their place.

Rebekah Paige
Lifestyle Editor/Thinks Dicks Are Weird

Rebekah Paige is a very shy transwoman who also loves the spotlight. Confused? So is she. Beks is a 34 year old standup comic who is starting a brand new journey in a world that she already knows. She has a heart of gold and a mouth full of opinions. She is the type of girl you want to bring home to mom so mom can have a drinking buddy. You never going what is going in or coming out of her mouth.

Peony Ann
One Who Writes Poetry

I am a mostly misunderstood child of the corn, born and raised in rural Illinois turned self-proclaimed writer with random, yet passionate opinions and views. It seems that I am self-taught because I was a stoner slack ass in high school who thought it’d be better to fuck around and see what kind of trouble I could make rather than to concentrate on a formal education. Who uses algebra in a corn field anyway?

Chelsea Hays
Dancing Nerd/Resident Captain

My Name is Chelsea Hays. I am a Grad Student, superhero buff and future journalist turned superhero. I have a Bachelors of Science degree in Graphic Communication from Arkansas State University. I am usually really shy and quite until you mention superheroes or anything in the nerd culture and I will jump right into the conversation. I have a passion for cosplaying, reading comic books, photography and design. My list of favorite comic book heroes include The Flash, Wonder Woman, Rogue and Captain America, even though my all time favorite character is of course Harley Quinn. That is just a little bit about me.

Edd Sowder
Writer/Hater Of Dell

Most people know Edd as the overactive and imaginative husband of novelist Kindra Sowder, or as the person the boss at TBK brings on the show that cusses a shit ton. He is a self-admitted asshole most of the time.  Little is known of his writing prowess as he keeps it quietly to himself most of the time by helping other, far better authors with his editing skills on their novels… that being said, nothing read in the posts TBK allows him to have are edited professionally.

Edd is not an idiot by any means but he has stayed in Holiday Inn Expresses at times. He prefers the country life and escapes to his family farm from time to time in Tennessee where he admits to having little to no cell phone coverage and loving it. He lives in South Carolina where he is chained to his desk most days and into the wee hours of the morning. Every now and again, he is able to fidget the lock enough to break loose and run amok amongst the common folk.

James Master
Writer/Pun Enthusiast

A natural born reader, James tackled the works of Stephen King and Michael Crichton when he was in the sixth grade. His influential young mind, now twisted by the science fiction and horror genre, James did what any respectable young man would. He began crafting stories. Instead of playing in recess, James would write stories about dinosaurs and serial killers.

He hasn’t stopped writing or reading which is where his path crossed with Burning Willow Press, LLC. Ironically enough, you can find James’s first published work, “The Dark Forest,” in the anthology “Crossroads in the Dark II: Urban Legends” published by Burning Willow Press.

His first book, “The Book of Roland” published Feb. 25, 2017, is a 2017 Summer Indie Book Award nominee. It is the first of seven in the Soul Eater Chronicles and it is centered around a katana wielding, gunslinging, pop culture referencing monk named Timothy as he fights the incarnations of the Seven Deadly Sins. His next book, “The Book of Mark”, is scheduled to come out early 2018.

James graduated from Indiana University South Bend with a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Minor in Film Studies in 2015. By day, James works as a mild-mannered reporter for The Pilot News as well as an editor for the weekly paper The News-Mirror. By night, he works for BWP reading submissions or writing his own works.

KE Blackham
Writer With Amazing Dreams

Hello, my name is KE Blackham.

I grew up with Utah after a diagnosis of Autism. I really struggled in my first year of school, often being taken out of my class to work with multiple para’s and teachers, who all very much adored me. But, everything else was hard. Kids got into fights with me, sometimes making fun of me. I had no friends and the only thing I had was my made up worlds.

When I got my hands on Sarah J. Maas’s books I got inspired to write at the young age of 17. I decided that my drawings needed to have their own story. I put pen to paper and started to write. I started on my first draft of “Starchild Rising,” and instantly fell in love with Aeoliah, one of my main characters and continued her journey on paper. So far she has blossomed into this character I love.

Now let's see exactly how far my writing journey will take me!

Amy Albert
Writer/Cool Mom

Amy Albert recently moved to LA from NYC. She's been a comedian for about 12 years and has toured the US and the UK with her one woman show, Delilah Dix-America's Showgirl. She started out at UCB in New York but made her home at The PIT where she was on a house improv team, a long form musical improv team, and taught improv and characters. Assistance the Series has been featured in festivals and screenings across the country, and Amy is super, duper proud of it! In addition, she wrote The Secret Life of Otters, a web series about a couple of comedians that move to LA from NYC and are super awkward and end up insulting everyone all the time. Like two Larry David’s but one isn't Jewish and both aren't bald. She currently performs with iO West's Headliner Sketch team, The Mutiny, runs a character show every month at The Clubhouse, and has a super sweet 15 pound Yorkie named Dave, who she feeds off the table literally every meal and feels almost no guilt about it. She wrote this herself in the 3rd person and expects your judgment about that. www.laughatamy.com

Emerson Braddock
Writer/Favorite Singer is Reba

Hello people! I am Emerson and I am a geek. I enjoy making people laugh and don’t mind being the butt of the joke. Though I usually make others the butt of jokes. Well, enough about butts. I have two kids who are my whole world and are commonly referred to as Luke and Leia. My love life is laughable and I don’t see an end to that any time soon. So if you think I’m pathetic, just keep reading what I write cause it gets worse. You may end up feeling better about yourself.

Kristi Morgan
Writer/Looked For Love In All The Wrong Places

Hi, my names Kristi, I didn’t come into this whole fandom world until I was older. I have always loved Supernatural, The Walking Dead, The Flash, Harry Potter. But it wasn’t until my daughter started dating this weird nerd boy who was always talking about Doctor Who and Comic Cons till I caved in and started watching Doctor Who and now I’m hooked. And as for Comic Cons have been to three now and no plans of stopping. He is also the reason for this bio I am currently writing. I always hated writing in school and never thought I was any good at it, well I guess it turns out I am good at it as long as it’s about things I like.

Cindy Stodola
Artist/Bad Ass Chick

Cindy Stodola, is native to Bakersfield, CA. She's been working the comic series Blue Fox Is Blue for the past four years.

"Macho" Phill
Video/Sexy Bald Bastard

Who is the Macho PHiLL ?I am the tower of power, too sweet to be sour. Funky like a monkey. Sky's the limit and space is the place! I’m too hot to handle and too cold to hold! And I am… the cream… yeah… I the cream of the crop. And there is no-one that does it better than the Macho Man PHiLL! On balance, off balance, doesn't matter. I'm better than you are, yeah and I'm taking over TBK! Sunday Night Slams the Podcast to be on! I'm on my way and nothing is gonna stop me. Nothing's gonna stop me! DIG IT!

AnneMarie Cillars

I provide relationship and sex advice for nearly fifteen years. I have a talent for being able to view issues from multiple standpoints to provide an unbiased, honest opinion. I am sex positive, kink positive, and a member of the LGBT community. As a bonus, I am professionaly trained to provide medically sound sex education. Send your questions or advice requests to annemarie.tbk@gmail.com

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