Nick Furi is a comic nerd, marketing enthusiast, degree holder, hopeless romantic and enjoyer of all good things. When Nick isn’t reading comics and contributing to IMJ Comic Book Review and IMJ Odds & Ends with Nick Furi columns, he is doing one of 3 things: 1) Watching Netflix 2) Enjoying a tasty pint or 3) Writing poems, songs and stories that no one has heard or read. Note: He can possibly be found doing all of these things at once. Nick has been a regular commenter on IMJ and is excited to become a contributor.
P.S. Furi is pronounced Fury… So, yeah… He’s a superhero!
Simon J. O’Connor was born in Ireland but bred in France– and graduated from a Business School in Bordeaux. Simon is currently living in Paris. where he is only getting started with his adult life. When he is not wandering the Parisian streets looking for trouble (like the badass he is), Simon fills his life with a huge amount of books, comics, music & movies. He’s a huge fan of Arcade Fire & The Pixies… Fell in love with Russian authors (especially Tolstoï and Dostoïevsky) a long time ago, and has a profound love for Terrence Malick films. He also adores Monet and used to spend hours at the MoMA staring at Water Lilies when he was living in NYC.
When he’s not being a geek, he likes having crazy parties in classy apartments, and he never says no to a good adventure– ask him to run aimlessly across the globe with you, or to simply do something stupid and childish, and he’ll do it happily. After all, do you really think there will ever be enough madness in one’s life? Allons-y Alonso! As a helpless dreamer, he still believes he’ll finish (surely tomorrow, or the day after!) the collection of short stories he started writing a while ago. One of his dearest projects is to publish this book someday. Here’s to hope!
Besides his weekly comic book review for IMJ, look for Simon’s monthly column– Simon J. O’Connor’s All-New™!
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Lliana Bird has established herself as a diverse and eclectic presenter, having worked across a variety of entertainment mediums from Radio and TV, presenting documentaries, culture shows and music shows. Not only a talented presenter, Lliana also writes, produces and pitches her own shows for Radio and Television. She currently hosts the Saturday & Sunday 4pm – 8pm shows on Xfm 104.9 in London.
Besides her extremely popular work as a Radio Presenter for Xfm, Lliana has worked extensively for the BBC. Shew has now graciously agreed to lend her talent to the IMJ Podcasts and become “THE VOICE” of the Inveterate Media Junkies Network… As a new SURGE of activity begins with at least TWO entertainment related PODCASTS planned per month! IMJ is very lucky to have Lliana– and we hope to continue to utilize her fabulous talent even more as IMJ continues to grow!
Aaron Evans is an aspiring comic book and screenwriter from the frozen tundra known as Minneapolis, Minnesota. He currently studies English Writing and Literature at Bethel University. When he’s not reading thousands of short stories for class, studying Hebrew, or reviewing comic books for IMJ, you can find him doing some of these things: Hanging out with friends or family, reading a fistful of comics, writing scripts, watching Netflix or defending the earth from flesh eating monsters.
Some of his guilty pleasures include Legos and Thomas the Tank Engine. He is currently working on a couple projects that will hopefully see the light of day sometime soon. Aaron is excited and happy to review comics for IMJ.
And don’t forget to check out Aaron’s IMJ Daily Links™ column every weekday morning– where he steadfastly compiles links to the hottest Entertainment News… All in ONE Place!