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Axel Ink Publishing

We are

Axel Ink is a new comic book publishing company. We’re looking to innovate, experiment, create new worlds and tell some darn good stories. Come along for the ride.

Stay tuned. We’re in the back offices coming up with ideas, writing scripts, developing properties, etc.


Joe James
Creative Director/ Founder

JC Vaughn
Writer/Creator and Founder

Published work

Zombie Proof
Vampire, PA
Tactical Jack
Deliverance 313
(still in production)

Artists & Writers

Joe James
JC Vaughn
Gene Gonzales
David Hillman
Too many to name


with over 25 years of experience in the entertainment industry. He began regularly drawing comic books for DC Comics and the landmark independent comic book company, Milestone Media. Joe went on to become an editor and artist at Defiant Comics and later founded and became the executive editor of Broadway Comics and was instrumental in every aspect of the editorial and design of all the books produced by that company. After leaving comics, he worked in toy design for ToyBiz and he began to design displays and Point of Purchase products for several prominent New York ad agencies. Seeking a more artistically challenging career, Joe began to draw storyboards. Joe’s winning combination of uncanny insight and intense dedication makes him the top choice of many award-winning directors. Now he specializes in illustration, design and storyboards for some of the top directors in the world. He’s worked on many award winning commercials as well as an Academy Award winning short film. In what he laughingly calls his spare time, he can be found reading biographies or obsessing over action films.

J.C. Vaughn

Writer & Creator
For the last 20 years, J.C. Vaughn has served in varying capacities at Steve Geppi’s Gemstone Publishing, currently as Vice-President of Publishing. His bread and butter has been The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, but he’s also been active as a creator as well, working on both creator-owned originals and licensed properties.