Bobby Ray Akers Jr.
|(Writer/Co-Artist – The Vengeance of Sleepy Hollow; FROSTY: ‘Twas The Night Before The Apocalypse, Model – Ginger-Stein: Rise of The Undead, Editor – PLAYZOM Magazine)|
|Bobby Ray Akers Jr. grew up consumed with a passion for all things horror. In 2004 he began to make his dream of working in this genre a reality by networking across the country through the horror convention circuit. In 2008, Akers co-produced and was a puppeteer for the horror anthology “Monsterpiece Theatre,” and directed and executive produced the short film “Christmas Stalking,” for Dead of Night Films and Fly Vision Entertainment. In 2011, Akers handled Special FX for director Pascal Beauboeuf’s short film “Surprise, Surprise” and modeled the character of FBI Agent Rob Parker in Dennis Willman’s “Ginger-Stein” illustrated novel series.|
Akers’ new passion is publishing. His involvement in the “Ginger-Stein” project led to him teaming up with Willman to co-write and co-illustrate “The Vengeance of Sleepy Hollow,” a new multimedia re-imagining of the classic tale. The first book “Origins” was released from Dead of Night Entertainment and Iron Dead Studios September 14, 2012. In September 2013, a Prestige Edition was published and is now available online through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The team recently completed work on the first installment in his FROSTY anthology, “Twas the Night Before the Apocalypse.”
Akers’ Dead of Night Entertainment is a multimedia studio that produces trading cards, collectible figures, illustrated novels, storybooks, and properties that can be turned into franchise films. Bobby is currently working on “FROSTY: Expanded Universe: The Guide to Robots, Aliens & Babes” and the Frosty Expanded Universe Trading Card Series 1.