Robert Tinnell is a working writer/director who has never given up his status as rabid fanboy. In addition to filming his own Super 8mm horror films as a young teen, he also published the horror fanzine Demons of the Mind. As an adult, Tinnell has written and directed several films, including the fan favorite Frankenstein and Me (1996). In 2004, The Black Forest, a horror graphic novel was co-written by Tinnell and featuring the classic moments, was released by Image Comics to great acclaim. Tinnell resides with his long-suffering wife Shannon Colaianni Tinnell and kids within comfortable driving distance of beer, sushi, a comic book store, and trout fishing.