Survive Entertainment had its early beginnings in 2003, with lots of stories, scribbles, notes and ideas being thrown around. Both Thomas and Angeline, the co-founders, have roots as gamers, so the first stories they came up with they wanted to turn into games. Turned out there was a slight bump in the road: neither of them knew anything about game programming or development. They had art (Angeline) and writing (Thomas) handled, just no programming... and they knew no one with the skill that wasn't already loaded with other projects. Networking issues aside, they continued to refine their stories and began writing them out.
The most developed story to-date is called Survive, from where Survive Entertainment gets its name. Survive is their first true brainchild, but is still a work in progress and has been in development since the group's formation in 2007. There is plenty of character design artwork and concept art available to view on their website.
Other major stories are in the woodwork, but the other defining tale of theirs is Kellie's Diary. What started as a video series quickly evolved into a graphic novel, and has been steadily created on since its debut in late 2012. Now with 3 entries to the story and much more to come, Kellie's Diary stands to be around for quite a while – as long as Kellie can stay alive, at least.
Many other stories and projects are either planned or in-progress.
Originally from Los Angeles, California, currently living in Austin, Texas. Tom's unique imagination runs at high speed, as if entire universes reside within it. He approaches storytelling based on what it would look like as a movie rather than how it should read in a book, which gives his stories an interesting flow - different than the norm but still gripping on the mind. He cites his main inspirations as The Matrix, Resident Evil, Doom, Mission Impossible, Stargate, 24, The X-Files, and The Walking Dead. His most recent hobby is building computers; no word yet if this will speed things along.
Artist by trade, writer on the side, rock star in the closet. Angeline has a wide spectrum of interests: music, art, cooking, computers/technology and gaming to name a few. She has been involved in digital art and graphic design since 2006. Graduating in 2013 with a BS in Computer Animation and Game Art, she has committed herself to digital art and uses that passion to help bring her projects to life. She helps maintain the visual appeal of storytelling through the use of 3D modelling and painting; her belief is that art tells stories just as well as words do.
Where to find Thomas Jenner online
Where to buy in print
The Downfall: Survive Chronicles #1
From the creators of Kellie's Diary...
The Downfall Is Coming.
This series chronicles the final moments of so-called "survivors" at the end of their current life and the beginning of another.
Do you remember the day you died?
Kellie's Diary: Decay of Innocence
This is the novel version of the best-selling horror and zombie graphic novel series, Kellie's Diary. It tells the story of a little girl trying to survive the end of the world, telling her story to her diary. It includes Parts 1-3, and three additional short stories... two of which have never before been released.
Kellie's Diary #3
A series of diary entries through the eyes of a young girl as she tries to survive the end of the world.
Kellie has found stability with her new home and family, and is coming to terms with the events of her past. Yet stability, like everything else, doesn't last forever.
Part 3 of the series.
Kellie's Diary #2
A series of diary entries through the eyes of a little girl as she tries to survive the end of the world. Part 2 of the series.
Kellie's Diary #1
A series of diary entries through the eyes of a little girl as she tries to survive the end of the world. Part 1 of the series.