Marc Rene is a self-taught artist with a background in design. His mentors include noted artists Neal Adams (Batman), J.H. Williams III (Sandman with Neil Gaiman) and Steven T. Seagle from Man of Action Studios. Rene’s credits include design work for Cartoon Network, Disney, Creative Juices Design, the San Jose Sabercats, Public Speaking Los Angeles, the National Forensics Association, Fry’s Electronics, COGnitive Gaming, NACL eSports, and comedian Sammy Obeid. Rene is currently working on graphic novel projects, "Oak Island,” by Ben Pyle and "The Machine Stops," by Michael Lent. He attended graduate school at Illinois State University and was a collegiate national public speaking champion. In his spare time, Rene enjoys throwing down on the basketball court.