Keven Gardner is the founder and President of 12-GAUGE COMICS, publisher of some of the most critically acclaimed independent comic books in the marketplace today. Seeing a hole in the marketplace for crime and action stories, Gardner set his eyes on developing and publishing comics to fill that niche, one he felt had been ignored for too long in the crowded world of super heroes. In 2004 Gardner created and launched 12-Gauge's flagship title, THE RIDE, which has become an avenue for some of the most respected talent in the comic book industry to flex their creative muscles. Following the successful launch of THE RIDE, Gardner and the 12-Gauge team packaged actress Rosario Dawson's THE O.C.T. and Jason Pearson's BODY BAGS for Image Comics (among other titles) before launching THE BOONDOCK SAINTS comic series under the 12-Gauge Comics banner in 2009. Current 12-Gauge titles include ANTI, developed with producer Gale Anne Hurd (AMC's THE WALKING DEAD, T2), superstar recording artist Trace Adkins LUKE MC BAIN, Mick Foley's R.P.M., the action-franchise I.C.E., and many more.