JP Roth is a writer, artist and entrepreneur who has been freelance writing for the last 10 years. On the initial launch of her flagship series Ancient Dreams, she immediately became a “Con favorite”. Ancient Dreams was a book intended to reawaken the nearly forgotten deities of Greece and Rome. “The gods are only as strong as their followers”, says Roth and she intends to shake up the world by bringing them to attention.
All of her subsequent series are heavily based in all realms of Lore. As a Mythology major, JP Roth sticks very strictly to actual mythos, with her stories intertwined.
JP Roth launched her own model of comics, “They’re not comics, they are Rothic Novels”. She hit the scene as a self published author, and the most notable aspect of her fan base, is their loyalty. JP Roth has sold out of every comic launched within the first day of it’s announcement.
Currently her collective fan base stands at 50,000, including the artists in her employ, her fan base reaches well over 300,000. The notable artists that have contributed to her work are: J Scott Campbell, Eric (E. Bas) Basaldua, Ale Garza, Nei Ruffino, Dawn McTeigue, Mike Krome and Sabine Rich.
Her current series include: Ancient Dreams, Southern Nightgown, Theory of Magick and REM 8. Coming soon, the highly anticipated new series, Kiss.
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Nicholas Brendon was born Nicholas Brendon Schultz on April 12, 1971, in Los Angeles, three minutes after his identical twin brother, Kelly Donovan.
As a child, he aspired to become a professional baseball player, but he “lost the passion for it” at 20. Instead, he decided to pursue acting in an attempt to overcome his stuttering problem, which had first become apparent at age seven or eight, and had made him so fearful of speaking or interacting with strangers that he did not begin dating until 21 or 22. Brendon comments, “Every day I still have to remind myself to slow down and concentrate. Constant repetition of tongue-twisters was like lifting weights for me, but patience and persistence have paid off.”
He gave up acting after two years because he “couldn’t stand the politics in Hollywood.” Brendon returned to school to study medicine, which didn’t work out; he also tried his hand at a variety of odd jobs, including plumber’s assistant, veterinary janitor, day care counselor, waiter, and production assistant for the television show Dave’s World.
At the age of 25, Brendon decided to return to acting. He signed with a manager and obtained the role of Xander Harris on Buffy the Vampire Slayer three months later. He appeared in all but one of the 144 episodes in the series, and even shared the screen with his twin, Kelly Donovan, when his character was split in two in the fifth-season episode The Replacement.
After the series ended in 2003, Brendon joined the cast of the Fox television pilot The Pool at Maddy Breakers. The series was not picked up by the network. In 2004, he co-starred in his first ABC Family movie, Celeste in the City. The following year, he returned to Fox as part of the cast of Kitchen Confidential, based on the book by chef Anthony Bourdain. Thirteen episodes were made, but the series was canceled on December 9 of the same year after the fourth episode aired, due to low ratings.
In 2006, he voiced Huntsboy #89 for season 2 of the animated series American Dragon: Jake Long. That same year, he reunited with his former Buffy the Vampire Slayer co-star Charisma Carpenter in the ABC Family TV movie Relative Chaos.
From July 26 through August 30, 2006, Brendon co-starred with Noah Wyle in the play Lobster Alice at the Blank Theatre Company in Los Angeles. He subsequently appeared in the Blank Theatre’s annual Young Playwrights Festival and its productions of The SantaLand Diaries (November 20 – December 20, 2009), and Why Torture Is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them.
In 2007, Brendon began appearing on the TV series Criminal Minds in the recurring role of FBI technical analyst Kevin Lynch. He has appeared in episodes in each season since, through the tenth season.
On September 29, 2010, he premiered his web comic Very Bad Koalas, co-created with animation director/producer Steve Loter. The comic follows the journey of two sheltered and innocent koalas experiencing a variety of people and places while on the run from the law in a 1958 Cadillac El Dorado.
On October 28, 2010, Brendon began a four-episode arc on ABC‘s Private Practice playing Lee McHenry, a mentally disturbed man who assaults Charlotte King.
On 2014, Brendon was part of a summit for writers of Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics, which included Joss Whedon, Jane Espenson, Drew Greenberg, Andrew Chambliss and the then-incoming Buffy writer Christos Gage. He is currently involved with the show’s canonical comic book series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten, on stories centering on his character.
It was announced on August 27, 2014, that Brendon will star in the new Untitled Web Series About a Space Traveler Who Can Also Travel Through Time feature film along with Sylvester McCoy, Robert Picardo, Mayim Bialik, Chase Masterson, Rosearik Rikki Simons, Travis Richey, Eric Loya, and Carrie Keranen.