Who I Am
Hey! I’m Zack! I love comics, art, writing, Steve Ditko, educating, and you!
I am the writer and creator of the, skeptically driven, webcomic Mystery Solved! Each arc of the popular series features the work of a different artist and can be found at: www.MysterySolvedComic.com.
I began my comics career in 2006 writing and co-creating The Contingent, a well received, independent, superhero series. Most recently, my webcomic, Mystery Solved! has become a regular feature in Skeptical Inquirer—the publication of the Center for Skeptical Inquiry. I have also have been featured various anthologies, including two volumes of Low Concept: An 11 O’Clock Comics Community Anthology and the Summit City Ink 24 Hour Comics Anthology, for which I also served as editor and art director. In addition to my creative work I served as the marketing director at Discount Comic Book Service, one of the nation’s largest comicbook retailers, from 2004 to 2011. In 2009 I founded and organized the Summit City Comic Con, which ran annually in Fort Wayne, Indiana until 2012; in 2012 I founded a new convention called Appleseed Comic Con with it’s inaugural year being in 2013. I am the editor-in-chief of the comics and review blog A Little Nonsense; I am also the founder of Summit City Ink, a collective of comic book artists and writers in the Fort Wayne area; in addition to all of that, I am the co-host of The Quad and The Distinguished Comic Book Podcast.
Several other comics projects are in varying stages of development and I will post about them here as they become ready.
I presently reside in my beloved Fort Wayne, Indiana with my wife, children and my dog, Speak.