Staff Bios for Northampton, MA

Brynn: Brynn is the only child of two ninja warriors.  You would think that would be very cool.  Unfortunately, her parents are from opposing Ninja clans currently involved in a 2000 year old feud over a chunk of moon rock that fell to Earth.  This makes family gatherings very tense.  When Brynn is not working at Modern Myths, she spends her time searching for the Moon Block that will finally allow her parents to celebrate Festivus under one roof.

Ellie was kidnapped by fairies in her youth, and returned from Arcadia shortly after, much shinier and full of rainbows.  Although she hails from the South, she loves Massachusetts for the snow.  She is an avid writer, artist, and costumer, and is passionate about comic books (especially anything with Kitty Pryde or Power Girl).  She’s currently working on publishing her thesis on the superheroines of Marvel and DC Comics, and intends to pursue comic book history and writing as a job.

Matt B. was born and raised in a Corn Belt university town, one with a really well-funded public library that had a ludicrously good comics collection and loads of Monty Python on VHS.  That’s probably were it all went wrong, when you get right down to it.

Since then he’s pursued an advanced degree, been employed by the government in a capacity that seems completely incongruous to most of his friends, traveled the Western world, and generally made a hash of things.  He moved to Massachusetts in 2007 and about once a week wakes up with the disturbingly convincing feeling that the last few years are the hallucinations of a brain in a jar.

Isaac: Ike was an advance scout for a race of alien warriors that planned to destroy the Earth in the year 1998.  Ike was late getting to the planet and the invasion armada was forced to bypass Earth for the much less desirable planet of Pluto.  Arriving in Pluto’s orbit in 2006, they made quick work of Pluto.  Now that you know the true story about Pluto not being a planet, make sure you thank Ike the next time you see him.

Michael: has been with Modern Myths since January of 2003.  He’s been gaming since 1980, and reading comics since 1986.  In the late 1990’s, he worked for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.  He hopes you are impressed that he has an MA in the History of Science, but realizes you probably aren’t.  He has come to realize that he has made a career of his coping mechanisms, and decided that he’s OK with that.