The ACP Staff

Editor in Chief: Chalkey Horenstein is out to prove that video games, as well as television and movies, can be just as literary as literature. As a journalist and editor, his work has also appeared in The Record (Detroit, MI), The Artful Dodge (Wooster, OH), The Westford Eagle (Westford, MA), Real Change (Seattle, WA), Die Jerusalёmmer (Germany), Day Old Stubble (the internet), Nugget Bridge (the internet), Overthinking It (the internet), Fear Of A Ghost Planet (the internet), Retroware TV (the internet), The Good Men Project (the internet),  and Spare Change News (Boston, MA). He is a simple man that enjoys simple things, like morning jogs and fresh out of the dryer pajamas.


Games Section Editor: Justin Tokarski is currently at Michigan State University studying the ways of philosophy and slam poetry. His career future involves living in a cardboard box in downtown Detroit and asking people to listen to his latest work. Nah, just kidding. He’ll be fine.



Television/Movies Section Editor: Nathan Comstock
 holds a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre from the College of Wooster, where he won several prizes for writing things. He hopes one day to write things for a living, though “what sort of things?” is an important question he is still trying to answer. When not writing or watching TV, he enjoys singing at karaoke bars and sometimes performing with fellow ACP writer Jonah Comstock in the band Pirate Not Included.



Podcast Section Editor: Marten Dollinger is a Film Maker and Light-weight Educator in Cleveland, Ohio. Currently living a neo-bohemian lifestyle in Lakewood, he finds the time time to Write, Direct, and Edit for Shoot It Already Films, work multiple jobs of varying interest, and pursue a Masters of Education for School Counseling at Cleveland State University on top of his duties to the ACP. He developed his love of film as well as his writing abilities at the College of Wooster where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theater with a Minor in Philosophy and served as Arts and Entertainment Editor for the Wooster Voice. He is also proud to be the pirate who is not included in Nathan and Jonah’s band.


Book Section Editor: Gillian Daniels lives in Boston. She graduated in 2010 with a B.A. in English and a hankering for blogging. She likes web comics, literary magazines, films, and writing fiction.





Chief Copy Editor: Emily Davis has a Bachelor of Arts in English from The College of Wooster, and is often seen with a red pen in one hand and a mocha in the other.  She loves children’s literature, neon colors, and late-night dance parties.  She’s also pop flying.




Humor Columnist: Melissa Swanepoel is a published short story author and a credited film producer. She is obsessed with words, languages, and story. She would make a great stand-up comic if she could only stop laughing at her own jokes. She is not from your country…unless that country is South Africa, in which case she is.Currently accepting applications for next child-actor stalker.



Editorial Assistant: Alex Ehrhardt has a B.A. in Philosophy from the college of Wooster, which he graduated in 2012.  He currently lives in Boston, where he is an aspiring poet.  He is probably listening to Nick Cave and reading either comic books or dry ethical texts at this very moment.




mugshot taraStaff Writer: Tara Kelly is a 2012 graduate from Framingham State University. She enjoys watching anything that involves Leo DiCaprio’s dazzling smile and gorgeous eyes – but occasionally watches other movies, too. Oh, and she’s a writer from Ashland, Massachusetts.




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Staff Writer: B. Lana Guggenheim likes ice cream, puppies, and social justice-ing all over your media. She is often found sewing cosplays or re-enacting medieval things. To lure out the Lana from her dimly-lit computer-y abode, small fluffy objects, chocolate, and pictures of turtles eating things are recommended bait.




Assistant To The Editor: Jonah Comstock is journalist for Mobi-Health News with a Masters of Science in journalism from Columbia University. Philosophy is his second love, though, and it was as a Philosophy-English double major that he got his Bachelor’s from the College of Wooster. He’s fascinated by Kierkegaard, time travel, and anything that relates to free will and predestination. He owns all of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine on DVD and is currently developing an embarrassing love of romantic comedies, good and bad.




And because we always want to give credit where it’s due, here’s a list of freelance and guest writers who have helped us in the past: Karl SmithGrace HansenAlex FriedmanBill DalzellThomas DwyerEmily CorwinIzzy MaffetoneSean BouyackZachary ColeEdward UtterChandra AsarTristan VrolijkAlex G. JonesSaker AlexanderFay HughesAndy TisdelDave NortonSara GoodwinGenevieve Pecharka, B. Lana Guggenheim, Lauren ShuffletonEvan Latt, Allison Novak, Jed Blue, and Tara Kelly.

Logo art designed by Bridget Kraynik. Layout aesthetics designed by Gabby Snyder.