Our mission at Scout Comics and Entertainment is to guide you through the vast world of multimedia, discovering exceptional talent and epic stories that will inspire you to explore with us.
We develop and publish creator-owned comics. By consistently bringing exciting new, talented voices and their Intellectual Property to market, we have established ourselves as a pipeline to major studios and producers for some the of best new characters, ripe for development in TV, Film, Digital, Mobile, VR, and video games.
Brendan Deneen – CEO
Brendan Deneen has been working in the publishing and film/TV industries for over two decades, including stints with William Morris, Scott Rudin Productions, Miramax, Dimension Films, St. Martin's Press, Tor Books, and Macmillan Entertainment (which he created and ran for almost a decade). Deneen has sold literary properties to dozens of movie studios, TV/cable networks, and streamers, and was the editor of the New York Times-bestselling WALKING DEAD series of prose novels, among dozens of other novels and works of non-fiction. Deneen is also the author of the novels THE NINTH CIRCLE, THE CHRYSALIS and the upcoming original Marvel novel MORBIUS: BLOOD TIES, as well as the bestselling NIGHT NIGHT GROOT picture book series. His graphic novel work includes the upcoming GREEN ARROW: STRANDED original graphic novel for DC, multiple volumes of FLASH GORDON, an original ISLAND OF MISFIT TOYS book, and SCATTERBRAIN. His short stories and essays have been published by St. Martin's Press, Reader's Digest Books, 13Thirty Press, and Necro Publications.
James Haick III - President
President James Haick III, is the writer/creator of Solar Flare, The Mall, Long Live Pro Wrestling, and Third Wave 99. He heads Scout’s marketing division, web store and new headquarters in Fort Myers, Florida. He has years of sales experience and continues to manage his own financial services practice in Bonita Springs, FL.
Don Handfield – CMO (Chief Media Officer)
Don is a filmmaker, producer, screenwriter, comic book creator, and novelist. He is the co-creator of History Channel's drama series Knightfall, one of the top cable drama launches of 2017. He produced The Founder starring Michael Keaton and Kill The Messenger starring two-time Academy Award nominated actor Jeremy Renner. Handfield wrote and directed the Saturn Award-winning film Touchback starring Kurt Russell and Christine Lahti. Handfield also wrote the novel, which received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly. Handfield co-wrote the comic book series The Rift, The Mall, Unikorn, Loot, and The Source.
Charlie Stickney – Co-Publisher
As Co-Publisher, Charlie emphasizes a creator-first approach, designed to empower writers and artists to help bring their vision to the marketplace. Stickney is the writer/co-creator of the the comic book series White Ash, The Game, Glarien and The Adept. In addition, Charlie has spent the last 20 plus years writing and producing animation, film and television.
After interning at Marvel Comics, Stickney moved to Los Angeles where he developed and ran the animated series Horrible Histories for Scholastic Entertainment, and Cosmic Quantum Ray for Mike Young Productions. Charlie has also produced content for Sony Pictures, ITV, Universal Pictures, Revolution Studios, and Hulu.
David Byrne – Co-Publisher
David began his Scout career as a production designer in 2019, bringing his film and business education and experience as an editor, writer, and retailer to the team. He has spent the better part of two decades in sales and owned and operated independent publisher W.i.N. Pictures, producing the hit comic Stake and such well received titles as Color Me Yellow, Daisy Gets a Brother, Shady Place, and The Couch.