S.C. Ringgenberg- Author
S.C. “Steve” Ringgenberg matriculated through the Creative Writing program at the University of Arizona and has been a freelance writer for more than thirty years. In that time he has interviewed over 200 people, including comics professionals from every facet of the industry including Frank Miller, Joe Kubert, Harvey Kurtzman, Todd MacFarlane, Archie Goodwin, Gil Kane, Jerry Robinson, and illustrators like Frank Frazetta, Robert McCall, Ken Kelly, Jeff Jones, William Stout, plus film industry personalities such as Syd Mead, Stan Winston, Tony Todd, Brinke Stevens, and others. A lifelong space buff, he even interviewed two Apollo astronauts, Pete Conrad and Alan Bean. Among his many published works, he has written comics scripts and articles for DC, Marvel, Bongo Comics, Heavy Metal, and Dark Horse. He also authored six young adult mystery novels for Simon and Shuster, co-wrote the book Al Williamson: Hidden Lands. Additionally, he contributed articles and interviews to Russ Cochran’s Complete EC Library. From 1999 until 2011, he wrote the Dossier column for Heavy Metal magazine.
Currently, he is writing biographies of the E.C. Comics artists for Fantagraphics, and several of his interviews with EC contributors are included in the book: The Comics Journal Library: The EC Artists (Vol. 8). He has also contributed a number of articles and interviews to the Creepy and Eerie Archives collections over the years. His most recent work includes writing articles and biographies for the 2013 and 2014 editions of the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide and various articles for Gemstone Publishing and TwoMorrows Publishing. He wrote a biography of African-American cartoonist Matt Baker for The Lost Art of Matt Baker: Volume One. His first short story collection, Zombie Gundown and Other Tales, is now available from Pro Se Productions and he is currently writing a novel featuring his Synwulfe, Bounty Hunter® character, that initially appeared in Heavy Metal. When he’s not writing, he likes to read comics, listen to the Blues, attend the Burning Man festival, and travels the world, plotting global domination.
Flesh-eating zombies invade a biker bar! Is it an isolated incident, or a ghastly foretaste of a nation-wide plague of zombies? Harry Black and his girlfriend Irena have to survive the first zombie onslaught in order to find out while society crashes and burns all around them. Synwulfe, one of the most feared bounty hunters in the solar system, battles an army of homicidal mutant warriors to rescue an armored vehicle full of alluring and beautiful women. But their great beauty conceals a deadly secret. After saving the women from a hideous death, will Synwulfe become their next victim? The starship U.N.S. Tsiolkovsky voyages to Rigel 5 on what the crew thinks will be a standard search and rescue mission. But the tables quickly turn when the rescue party becomes trapped and is being picked off one by one by a terrifying alien force unlike anything they’ve ever encountered. Three Tales of terror and adventure by Author S. C. Ringgenberger await those who dare in Zombie Gundown and Other Tales from Pro Se Productions!
The following pictures are of the real Red Onion Lounge, as featured in THE NAME OF THE BOOK. Featured in the images are the author, the real life model for Harry, New York Mike, the real life model for New Jersey Nick, and Jana Leitner, the real life model for Irena.