About Us

Our Company

I wish there was some profound purpose or divine interaction that led to the creation of  Broken Icon in 2009, but there really isn’t. The truth is there was a local creator get together at a taco place my wife liked and she was pregnant. I know right! My pregnant wife dragged me to a taco joint where I met my future partner, actually she met him and then told me to talk to him, but hey a friendship was kindled and a company born. And a baby, but that came later.

So, thank you pregnant urges. Without you none of this is possible.

From those humble beginnings we have shaped Broken Icon Comics in to a pretty amazing independent comic publisher. Our mission was simple: bring books that break every barrier, take no prisoners and make you question whether you should actually print that. We are all about gripping and edgy work that sparks creative thought into anyone who reads them.

We have a niche with horror titles with deep characters and rad beasties from cover to cover. But we have recently seen an increase in science fiction, crime noir and supernaturalesque titles. What can I say, we like to be different.

We can be found in the digital world with DRIVETHRU and COMIXOLOGY as well as the print world via AMAZON, BARNES and NOBLES and our own STORE. You can even check out our upcoming schedule on the CONVENTION circuit and grab swag that way.

Contact Info:

Mailing  Address:
Broken Icon Comics
P.O. Box 4091
Marietta, OH 45750


Individual E-mail Addresses:

James Maddox – Chief Operating Officer james@brokeniconcomics.com

Eric Watkins – Director of Operations eric@brokeniconcomics.com

Rob Dumo. – Art Director rob@brokeniconcomics.com

Nicholas Wentland – Printing Coordinator nick@brokeniconcomics.com

Submission Guidelines


First and foremost, have your own creative team. We are NOT SOLICITING any titles in which we put the artist to your work. If your submitting then please have a creative team ready and submit to our Director of Operations, Eric Watkins as a Creator Owned Project (see below).

Send up to seven pages of sequential art. If you are interested in doing art for a particular series, be sure to mention it in the body of the email and make sure your sample reflects that style. Otherwise, choose the very best work that emphasizes your strengths as an artist.

We look for great focus characters on a page, but we also are interested greatly in the little things. Backgrounds and costuming details are often key to gaining our interest, so be sure not to skimp.

These are to be sent to Rob Dumo (see email address above).

Send up to seven pages of  before-and-after sequential art. In order for us to see how well you shine as an inker, we need to see pencils as well.As with all sample art, make sure it reflects your best work and emphasizes your talents.

These are to be submitted to Rob Dumo. (see email address above)

Send up to seven pages of colored sequential art and up to two pages of cover art. We are looking for artists that can really bring a panel to life,that has a distinct style and the ability to shift to differing stories and themes, so be sure to submit samples that are somewhat diverse.

These are to be submitted to Rob Dumo. (see email address above)

Creator Owned Titles
Please submit a completed issue along with a synopsis for the story. This must include how long the desired project is. Be sure that your ideas are your own and the title does NOT have interest owned by another party.

By sending us a submission you are acknowledging that you on your own fruition are sending us materials with no guarantee of response or return of materials. We are not soliciting submission but accepting them, there is a difference. If we like your submission, we will be in contact.

Send all creator owned submissions to Eric Watkins (see above) with the subject line “Submission.”

All mail submissions should be sent to this address:
Submission Editor
Broken Icon Comics
PO Box 4091
Marietta, OH 45750