BrianCRoll-ID_web(Writer/Artist of The Circle; CW Fan Talk; New York Yankees Magazine; NECA/WizKids)

Artist, Writer, Creator, Fan. Brian C. Roll was born and raised in New Jersey. He holds a Bachelors of Fine Art from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, with a concentration in Computer Animation.

An interest in art developed as soon as he figured out that crayons served a better purpose being put to paper than put in his mouth. Inspired by cartoons and movies early on, he was never without his trusty drawing pad and had his first installation art exhibit when he placed his Star Wars action figures in the family Nativity display.ArrowMyCity-12x18printweb

Years later, art and the creative process are still his biggest passion. For over 13 years he served as the Creative Director for NECA/WizKids HeroClix. His work has been seen on packaging in the toy industry, Yankees Magazine, Nocking Point Wines and CW Fan Talk, among others. He is in the process of painting the art for his illustrated novel, The Circle, which was funded through Kickstarter.

He can be found online at, on Twitter @OdysseyArtTorch, on Facebook at and on Deviant Art at