Joseph is the founder of Familiar Games, a new company dedicated to bringing elegant and thematically rich board games to the market. Joseph has drawn his inspiration from memories of childhood gaming, travels overseas, and an ever expanding game collection. He received a bachelor's degree in music therapy from Prescott College, where he began to explore game design. Joseph currently lives in Athens, GA, with his wife Marlene and dog Adele.
Charles Butler is an illustrator and banjo player based in Nashville, TN. Charles was drawn into the world of comics at an early age by the lyrical linework of such artists as Jim Lee, Barry Windsor-Smith and Brian Bolland. He has turned that inspiration into a visual arts career which spans commercial art, storyboarding, watercolor portraiture, and, of course, game art. For the past several months, Charles has been working with his brother Joseph to create the roughly 100 original pieces of artwork which will give life to the world of Mageling.
Marlene is a visual artist and art teacher living in Athens, GA. She has been running an eBay store for the past 15 years which focuses on vintage and unusual funky items. Marlene will be will be assisting with marketing, play testing, reviews and product fulfillment.