Meet the Bastards

  • Luke Gallagher

    avatar

    Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Nerd Bastards.com, Luke Gallagher - the love child of Michael Chikilis and Mr. Clean - can be found in Boston, Massachusetts, where he hopes to find continued inspiration and resonance in life through diversified, ambiguous, ambitions. He also wishes to have intimate relations with Christina Hendricks (a man can dream). He has been a professional wrestler, student of Jiu Jitsu, attempted body builder, aspiring actor and hot wings competitor. While genetically programmed to live life as a jock, he couldn't (mentally) be more opposite. His impressive action figure/collectible, comic book and DVD/Bluray collections, along with his love for cupcakes stimulate his nerd riddled thirst. "I am here to chew bubblegum and write stupid shit. And I'm all out of bubblegum." - Luke Gallagher Follow Luke on Twitter @NerdBastards View Stories

  • Mark Poynter

    avatar

    At 45, Mark has newsstand bought comics older than most of the other writers at Nerdbastards in his collection. Growing up nerdy means that Mark remembers things like big floppy disks, bank accounts before ATMs, having VCR parties to record bootleg copies of Anime and BBC TV shows, and when U.S. television only had three channels and required bunny ears to get a clear picture. Years of sitting the nerd sidelines suddenly exploded when asked to write an introduction to an article on Nerdbastards. The rest they say in hushed whispers . . . is history. View Stories

  • Adam A. Donaldson

    avatar

    Adam A. Donaldson is a writer, journalist, filmmaker and promoter based in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. He cut his journalism chops at the University of Guelph, as a writer at the student newspaper The Ontarion where we served as Arts & Culture Editor and later Editor-in-Chief. Additionally, Adam has served as Managing Editor of Lucid Media and is currently Editor-at-Large for Press+1. He has also been a contributor to the Guelph Mercury, Guelph Tribune, Waterloo Region Record, thecannon.ca, Echo Weekly, Women’s Post, InformedVote.ca, New Theatre Review and End Type. Adam has also made several short films including “Spooky Kids”, “Environmental Science”, “Zombie Apocalypse” and “Ready/S.E.T./Dunk”, and works with Synn Studios, a multimedia production company in Guelph, as a writer and publicist. View Stories

  • Jeremy R! Hudson

    avatar

    Hailing from parts unknown (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.. it's in Canada!) jeremy r! hudson is a broadcaster, writer, artist and self styled new media renaissance man. Once described as the second last hope of the human race. Pop-culture, comic books, science fiction, video games and your sister are just a few of his many interests. When not trying to be a real life Buckaroo Banzai (wait, Buckaroo Banzai wasn't real?!?) he helps raise the next generation of nerds with his lovely and far too forgiving wife. He can be stalked via twitter, facebook and following him home at night. View Stories

  • Jason McAnelly

    avatar

    Jason is perhaps best known to everyone as “that one guy who did that thing,” but few people know of his struggles in life. After making a name for himself training zombies to make pasta, he wandered the earth in search of the sacred cheese. Though the cheese eluded him, he discovered a talent for writing and has been working on perfecting his skills ever since. He is currently working on a fantasy novel and tapping keys for the folks at NerdBastards. Eventually, he will be rich and famous and way cooler than you. View Stories

  • Rush Urbalejo

    avatar

    Rush Urbalejo is a lifelong fan of comic books, movies, and television, however, his true passion is writing. In addition to providing stories for Nerd Bastards, Rush is an assistant editor and contributor for Kabooooom Geeks. When he isn’t busy with his day job or writing about the latest geeky news, he spends time with his family and friends travelling. There aren’t many comic conventions in AZ or CA that you won’t find him in attendance, so feel free to say hello if you spot him! Follow Rush on Twitter @Rush1031 and join him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/rush.urbalejo. View Stories

  • James Rouse Iñiguez

    avatar

    Researcher. Musician. DJ. Performance artist. Snacktivist. Vice-Princess of Candyland. James Rouse Iñiguez may seem like your run of the mill hyphenate, but what makes him standout in a sea of Internet weirdos? An obvious and unhealthy obsession with Joss Whedon, duh! James has a bachelors degree in Film Theory and a Master’s Degree in Sexuality Studies, which means he’s very qualified to talk about really academic things like Cersei and Jamie’s relationship, or why Charmander has to burn things just to feel. A native San Franciscan, James plans to never leave the bubble because the real world is scary. You can follow his coffee infused shade-bombs on Twitter, @jimmyswear View Stories

  • Jake Johnston

    avatar

    Jake Johnston's parents bought him his first comic book in 1977 and he's never looked back. A childhood rife with comics and plenty of nerd culture lead to a love of art. After slinging paint for four years at the Kansas City Art Institute, he was lucky enough to manage the Tivoli art house movie theater for seven years. Jake moved to Massachusetts in 2001 and held several character-building jobs, including dog walker, custom picture framer, and stationery salesman. Eventually, he fulfilled his destiny and opened The Hall of Comics with two incredible partners. A dedicated vegan and animal rights supporter, he now lives with his equally talented wife, a healthy collection of comics, and hundreds of little plastic people in Milford, MA. View Stories

  • Nick DeLong

    avatar

    A level 30 professional nerd, Nick spends most of his days saving the world one software inspection at a time. When not fulfilling his role and New Brunswick's most appallingly decent bug detector, Nick can be found hyperventilating about his favorite games, browsing the comic racks for something that'll give him some more hipster cred, watching stupid TV shows, listening to obnoxiously old music, or hanging out with his family. For some rantings and ravings about the game industry and other almost interesting things, follow him on twitter @MGNickD View Stories

  • Nicole Canovas

    avatar

    Nicole Canovas is a very tiny 26 year old and a professional answerer of the question “What grade are you in?” She is very passionate about comics, movies, and video games, and is not ashamed to devote a whole day (or sometimes several) to any of the aforementioned pursuits. Along with writing for Nerd Bastards, Nicole is an artist under the name “Feral Doe”, and you can check out her work by following her on Twitter and/or Instagram, both under the name @feraldoe. She’s always up for new reading suggestions or a good debate or discussion on what her mother lovingly refers to as “all that nerd stuff you like.” View Stories

  • Tony Schaab

    avatar

    Tony Schaab is living the dream: author by day, DJ by night. Working as a DJ and Master of Ceremonies since 1999, he has performed MC/DJ work for the NFL, MTV, NBA, Wizard World Comic Con, PGA, IndyCar, and countless private events. He is the creator of TheGOREScore.com and is an award-winning author and best-selling review critic, with his book series “The G.O.R.E. Score: A Review Guide to All Things Zombie” being a 7-time #1 best-seller (Amazon Kindle, Pop Culture chart, 2012-2015). The coming year will see the release of his humorous “memoir” novel Confessions of a Wedding DJ and a full-length fiction novelization of the “classic” movie Plan 9 from Outer Space. Tony lives in Indianapolis with his wife, daughter, and two rambunctious dogs. Learn more about Tony at TonySchaab.com and chat him up on Twitter @TonySchaab. View Stories

  • Mike MacConnell

    avatar