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Urban Artists & Storytellers

 
 
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EPOCH Studios is an exclusive indie publisher and an indie content curator with a bias toward the Fantasy and Science-Fiction genre. Our mission is to both create and highlight contemporary classics within the independent arm of the entertainment industry.

 

Our Creed

We are urban artists. We are storytellers.

We are creatives, paving our path in the entertainment industry. We are passionate writers, digital artists, gamers, and purveyors of fantasy-fiction. We are devoted subscribers to the media of today, equipped with opinions and solutions. We are the intellectual progenies of our artistic forefathers, forever expanding our imagination through art and science. We are crusaders, forging our names in the annals of a new renaissance. Our mission: to groom exclusive stories into classics of the new age. Our vision: to create a universe of new worlds and characters, each more thrilling than the last. We have come to etch our mark in the stone; to usher in an era of innovation. We are the dawn of a new EPOCH.

 
 
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Coming Together

Unite™ is an initiative with the goal of strengthening the indie author and artist community by rallying resources, highlighting works and creating a standard of quality. As the indie community continues to grow, Unite's beacon will strengthen, signaling those in search of noteworthy talent.

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our team

 
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Julian

Founder + director

Julian Brooks is an author driven by a vision grown from the imagination of his childhood. Though an assertive visual artist, words have always proven fulfilling instruments of story-crafting. Like many authors, his origins reside with various stories conveyed through books, video games, film, and music. Chicago, his home, has sculpted an artist appreciative of numerous art forms. His wife, children, and German Shepherd are the fire that drives him. His love for fantasy and consciousness of others like him were the foundation of what has become EPOCH Studios. His mission is to build a universe with his peers of fellow creators.

 
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Damien

Project Manager

Chicago runs through Damien's veins, and for him, home is where the heart is. But, he currently lives in a cozy little space in Delaware, not so unlike the holes in the walls of Hobbiton. He is a man of faith above all things. Storytelling was a grace afforded to him in addition to his spiritual calling. God is the true author. Before traversing the fantasy worlds in his vast imagination, Damien has to have a cup of his creative elixir—more commonly known as coffee. It prepares him for the never-ending dialogue between him and his characters, great journeys and fierce war. There's a story in everything, and he can tell it to you with riveting flair. His passion originates in books and video games, from Lord of the Rings to Final Fantasy. To hear his stories is to be mesmerized. Watch a fantasy blossom inside your mind. 

 

PIERRE

WRITER + OF EPICS

Pierre Gilson can be described as a writer of all trades. Writing stories for narrative and visual media are only some of his talents. He is a Creative Writing Major, and soon-to-be film student. His inspirations come from his faith; he is a God-fearer and proud of it. Stories that touch the heart of the human experience, social issues, myth, and theology push him to present his truth. Whether it is in novels, comics, animation, film, or editorials, he is all about bringing out the core. He is a California resident, but a Delaware-born citizen. His goal is for his stories to impact the world in a positive way, shedding light on a world that continues to see the darker side of things.

 
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Kyle

The Storyteller

Since childhood, the imagination of Kyle May has been consumed by grand epics and dark mythologies. It's no mystery that when he came of age he threw himself into shaping and constructing works of great fantasy. Born and raised just outside of Chicago, the adventure of living so near to a cultural hub shows in his writing, whether it be in the diversity of his inspirations, from comics to novels, eastern influences and western folklore. The life lessons taken from his devotion to fiction are woven through his pen to form a captivating narrative. His stories will enchant even the most skeptic reader.

 
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Courtney

The Dreamer

Through drawn and written form, Courtney May has always relished the art of storytelling. Growing up in a small suburb outside of Chicago never stopped her from dreaming of faraway lands. A deep knowledge of the popular YA genre as well as inspiration drawn from the anime industry guides her in her quest to create strange new worlds, the likes of which have yet to be seen.

 
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Donna

MBA + Lead Business Consultant

Donna Brooks is a life-long writer of personal journals dating back to when she was 10 years old. She is an avid reader of romance novels by her favorite authors, Beverly Jenkins, Francis Ray, Brenda Jackson, Gwynne Forster, and others, for the last three decades.  For EPOCH Studios, Donna consults with the Director on business matters and is the lead contributing editor and publisher on the Arcan: The Missing Nexus project. She came to believe in the Arcan project as she watched her son develop the story and characters from an early age. Donna's involvement in the Arcan project has inspired her to help create the home that all such authors and storytellers will find at EPOCH Studios.

 

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