About Hasslein Books
Hasslein Books, co-founded by Paul C. Giachetti and Rich Handley, publishes unauthorized genre-based reference books. Many new titles are coming your way soon—"LIKE" us on Facebook and Twitter to stay informed regarding all Hasslein projects. (Headshot illustrations courtesy Pat Carbajal.)
Meet Our Founders
Rich Handley (Editor, Co-founder)
- Timeline of the Planet of the Apes: The Definitive Chronology (2008)
- Lexicon of the Planet of the Apes: The Comprehensive Encyclopedia (2010)
- A Matter of Time: The Back to the Future Lexicon (2012)
- Back in Time: The Back to the Future Chronology (2013)
- A Little Mad Sometimes: The Unauthorized Psycho Timeline and Encyclopedia (2013)
- All Hasslein Books titles
Rich Handley edits all Hasslein Books titles, and also writes several himself. A former columnist for Star Trek Communicator magazine, he has written or co-written three licensed Star Wars fiction titles—"Crimson Bounty" (West End Games' Star Wars Adventure Journal #14), "Lady Luck" (Dark Horse Comics' Star Wars Tales #3) and "Lando Calrissian: Idiot's Array" (StarWars.com)—as well as the short story "Grateful, The Dead," published in the horror anthology Breaking Boundaries. A writer for Planet of the Apes fanzine Simian Scrolls, Rich contributed to Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes (Archaia Publishing), an illustrated novel by Drew Gaska; helped Ed Gross update his popular reference book Planet of the Apes Revisited; and currently writes a monthly review column for Pop Culture Zoo. Rich has written for such genre publications and Web sites as Star Wars Insider, Star Wars Galaxy Collector, Star Wars Gamer, Star Wars Fact Files, Cinefantastique, Toons: The Animation Magazine, Dungeon/Polyhedron, Star Trek Magazine, Sci-Fi Invasion!, Cinescape.com and TrekWeb.com, as well as several trade publications. Formerly the managing editor of Advanced Imaging, he is currently an editor at RFID Journal and a frequent writer for Bleeding Cool Magazine. Visit Rich on Facebook.
The Hasslein Family
Alan J. Porter
- The James Bond Lexicon: 007 in Movies, Novels and Comics (2013)
- The Lexicon Affair: The Guide to The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (Upcoming)
Alan J. Porter has been a regular writer on various aspects of popular culture and technology for more than fifteen years, with magazine articles published in Europe, Australia, Canada and the United States. He is the author of Batman: The Unofficial Collectors Guide (Schiffer Books), Before They Were Beatles: The Early Years 1956-1960 (Xlibris), James Bond: The History of the Illustrated 007(Hermes Press) and Star Trek: A Comic Book History (also from Hermes Press). In addition, Alan has contributed to more than 10 other book titles. His comic book credits include God Shop (Tokyopop) and Disney/Pixar's The World of Cars series for BOOM! Studios, plus several corporate comic projects. His technical book titles include Wiki: Grow Your Own for Fun & Profit (2010) and The Content Pool (2011), both published by XML Press. He is also an editor-at-large at RevolutionSF.com
James McFadden has written more than a dozen articles for the United Kingdom's Official Star Wars Fact File, as well as the article "The Forgotten War" for StarWars.com. In addition, James has contributed to a number of fan Web sites. His first book, Fighting for Freedom: The Unauthorized G.I. Joe Chronology, is coming soon from Hasslein Books.
Greg Mitchell is a screenwriter and novelist living in Northeast Arkansas, and is the author of The Strange Man (The Coming Evil). His short stories have seen publication in The Midnight Diner, as well as in the upcoming Bigfoot Among Us anthology, from Coscom Entertainment. Greg offered contributions to the Star Wars mythos through Lucasfilm's What's the Story campaign at StarWars.com, and served as a writer for HalloweenComics.com, where he created original tie-in material for the Halloween license based on the classic John Carpenter film. He is currently writing Back in Time: The Unauthorized Back to the Future Chronology for Hasslein Books—and he still wonders what the heck a gigawatt is.
Jean-François (JF) Boivin collaborated on Echoes of the Jedi—the fourth adventure of the Dawn of Defiance campaign for the Star Wars Roleplaying Game—with Abel G. Peña. He is a founding member of the Star Wars Fanboy Association, and contributes comics reviews for TheForce.Net. Boivin was listed in the acknowledgements for Ann Margaret Lewis' The Essential Guide to Alien Species, as well as Ryder Windham's Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force. Since 2009, he has worked at Telus as a client business analyst.
A native Toledoan, Jim Beard was introduced to comic books at an early age by his father, who passed on to him a love for the medium and the pulp characters that preceded it. After decades of reading, collecting and dissecting comics, Jim became a published writer when he sold a story to DC Comics in 2002. Since that time, he's written Star Wars and Ghostbusters comic stories, and has contributed articles and essays to several volumes of comic book history. Recently, he edited a book of essays about the 1966 Batman TV series, titled Gotham City 14 Miles: 14 Essays on Why the 1960s Batman TV Series Matters. Currently, Jim provides regular content for Marvel.com, the official Marvel Comics Web site; is a regular columnist for Toledo Free Press; and is also writing a book about the comics industry during the decade that made him the huge fan he is today—the 1970s.
- 2002—HAWKMAN SECRET FILES(DC Comics)—all profile pages
- 2003—JLA/JSA SECRET FILES(DC Comics)—"Stormchasers" (story) and 5 profiles
- 2003—STAR WARS TALES #15 (Dark Horse)—"Falling Star" (story), chosen from among three decades of SW stories to appear in the 2008 hardcover collection, LUKE SKYWALKER, LAST HOPE FOR THE GALAXY
- 2008—ALL-STAR COMPANION VOL. 3 (TwoMorrows)—"The One That Got Away" (text piece)
- 2008—FLASH COMPANION(TwoMorrows)—nine text pieces
- 2008—HAWKMAN COMPANION (TwoMorrows)—six text pieces
- 2009—ALL-STAR COMPANION VOL. 4 (TwoMorrows)—"All-Star Funny Stuff" (text piece)
- 2010—GHOSTBUSTERS: CON-VOLUTION(IDW Publishing)—one-shot co-written with Keith Dallas
- 2010—GOTHAM CITY 14 MILES (Sequart)—editor and essayist
- 2005 to present—Marvel.com—writer
- 2005 to present—Toledo Free Press—writer
Toledo, Ohio, native Becky Beard has worked as a musician, as an actor and as a dancer. She is a contributor to Gotham City 14 Miles: 14 Essays on Why the 1960s Batman TV Series Matters and Toledo Free Press, and is currently working on an adaptation of Manly Wade Wellman's tales of John the Balladeer for Sequential Pulp Comics. Becky's love of monsters was instilled in her at an early age by a father who would shamble after her á la Kharis (from Universal Studios' 1940s Mummy series ), much to her terror and delight.
Joseph F. Berenato
Hailing from Hammonton, N.J., Joseph F. Berenato has been a fan of the fantastic for as long as he can remember. Thanks, in no small part, to his mother's influence—or brainwashing, depending on one's point of view—Joe began, by age three, a life-long love affair with comic books, monster movies and science fiction. A 2000 graduate of Rowan University, with a B.A. degree in English, Joe spent four years as the entertainment editor of The Hammonton Gazette, before returning to his roots at his family's blueberry farm. Recently, Joe was a contributor to Gotham City 14 Miles: 14 Essays on Why the 1960s Batman TV Series Matters. In his spare time, he serves as an administrator, art director and content contributor at CriticalMess.Net, under the guise of Coffee Joe.
David A. McIntee
British writer David McIntee has written many spin-off novels based on the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who, as well as novels based on Final Destination and Space: 1999. He has also written a non-fiction book about Star Trek: Voyager, and another about the Alien and Predator movie franchises. David has penned several audio plays, and also contributed to various magazines, including Dreamwatch, SFX, Star Trek Communicator, Titan's Star Trek Magazine, Death Ray and The Official Star Wars Fact Files. He has aso published Star Trek fiction: "On the Spot," a short story in the Star Trek: The Next Generation anthology The Sky's The Limit. He currently writes for the United Kingdom's Asian-entertainment magazine, Neo.
Matthew J. Elliott
Matthew is probably best-known as a writer/performer on RiffTrax.com, the online comedy experience from the makers of cult sci-fi TV series Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K to the initiated). He is the author of Sherlock Holmes on the Air and the editor of several collections of H P Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard collections for Wordsworth Editions. His short story Art in the Blood can be found in The Mammoth Book of Best British Mysteries 8. Other short fiction and articles have appeared in the pages of SHERLOCK, Total DVD, The Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine and Scarlet Street. To date, Matthew has written more than 200 plays for U.S. radio, including episodes of The Twilight Zone, Vincent Price Presents, Wrath of the Titans, The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Classic Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Allan Quatermain, Logan's Run, Raffles the Gentleman Thief, The Father Brown Mysteries, Kincaid the Strangeseeker, The Adventures of Harry Nile, The Perry Mason Radio Dramas, Fangoria's Dreadtime Stories and the Audie Award-nominated New Adventures of Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer. He is the creator of The Hilary Caine Mysteries, which first aired in 2005. He also writes comic books for Bluewater. Matthew does nothing in his spare time, because he doesn't have any.
Robert Ring is a contributing editor to Hasslein Books and, much like the other members of Hasslein, is a sci-fi film aficionado. Robert got his start writing film reviews for Classic-Horror.com and eventually created his own Website, The Sci-Fi Block , which he continues to update with reviews of newly released science fiction movies. Perhaps most importantly, he is the author of Sci-Fi Movie Freak, a discussion of more than a hundred of the most important science fiction films from the early 1900s to 2010. Robert is also an active writer in the competitive gaming scene, specifically that of StarCraft II. On that side of his life, he is a writer for Evil Geniuses, the premier professional gaming team of North America, and is the author of The Year in StarCraft II: 2011 , an almanac-like recap of the year in which the e-sport exploded in popularity. When he's not watching sci-fi films or MStarCraft II tournaments, Robert can be found reading Walt Whitman, Swamp Thing or Invincible; watching Battlestar Galactica or The Venture Bros.; or playing just about any video game.
COVER AND INTERIOR ILLUSTRATOR:
- All Hasslein Books titles
Pat Carbajal, the cover and interior illustrator for Hasslein Books' various titles, started as a political cartoonist for national newspapers in Argentina, then worked on realistic portraits for financial newspaper Ambito Financiero. He started producing art for the American market in 2007, with covers for Adamant Entertainment's Tales of Fu Man Chu and Foe Factory: Modern. In 2009, Pat painted the cover for Bluewater Productions' Female Force: Sarah Palin, followed by biographical comics on Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, Al Gore, Ted Kennedy and Colin Powell, in the Political Power series. Rock stars were next, including Bob Dylan, Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix, in Rock and Roll Comics: The Sixties, as well as Ozzy Osborne, AC/DC and Guns n' Roses, in Rock and Roll Comics: Rock Heroes. The first graphic novel illustrated by Pat was Bluewater's Allan Quatermain, written by Clay and Susan Griffith. Together with the Griffiths, he created "The Raven" for Bluewater's horror comic, Vincent Price Presents, in which he debuted as a writer.
Matt Orsman draws pictures. He's been working as a professional cartoonist and designer since 1986, and his graphic design has contributed to the successful completion of three major motion pictures: the first Transformers and Iron Man films, and Get Smart. His work was actually seen ON SCREEN in all three films—and, in the case of Get Smart, it graced the key art (read: movie poster), too!
Matt is also the producing director of CathARTic Art and Film Events, LLC, an organization that puts on workshops, screenings, forums and art shows based on film genres, such as horror, sci-fi, Westerns and film noir.
Steve Cafarelli is a professional web developer and designer, musician, and writer who maintains Hasslein Books' Web site. Full biography coming soon.