Originally set up in June 2013 as the personal blog WEBOFPETER.COM, the site quickly changed to GEEKSUSHI.COM and has since transitioned into a media site for comic book reviews, previews, and news. Always a work in progress, the site also dedicates coverage to comic book conventions, television, movies, and a wide variety of geek and pop culture.
Peter Rodriguez is from New Braunfels, TX. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Texas San Antonio with a degree in Political Science. He works in the Information Technology field as a System Administrator. He loves quality programming like The Wire, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, and absolutely despises reality television. He also considers himself a Seinfeld historian and was a Whovian long before it was considered cool. A lifelong Spider-Man fan, today he primarily reads and covers independent titles from publishers like Boom! Studios, Oni Press, and Image. He enjoys fish and oatmeal but only eats it because he has high cholesterol and is currently collecting original 1977 Star Wars toy figures and accessories.
Lauren Eyer originally hails from Dragonstone Island, but grew up in Harrisburg and Philadelphia, PA where she graduated with a degree in Fine Arts/painting and a minor in Art History from a very long list of schools. Now residing in Dallas, TX, Lauren currently works in the Esthetics field, specializing in organic skin care, makeup and eyebrow “badassery”. She adores comics (primarily indie books from Image and Boom! Studios), Legos (more Lord Business than Master Builder), Cosplay (for fun, not competition), PASTA!!, pie/vegan baking, 1960′s French film, Cartoon Network, unicorns, Guinness and champagne, Ewoks, black mini dresses and ballerina skirts, cross stitch and drawing. She does NOT, however, adore pants. At all.
Stephen has a fondness for cold weather, so he makes his home in Shoreview, Minnesota, which is a suburb of the twin cities. He is currently finishing up his degree in Elementary Education at Concordia University and is the proud father of two beautiful girls. Besides comics, he enjoys collecting vinyl (literally all and any types), classic lit (mostly the great American writers, and Steinbeck ;)), loves growing his beard to new proportions, and is an avid bicyclist.
Kara Palmer, Gaming Columnist, Comic Reviewer, Hipster Ariel
Kara was born and raised in Anderson, Indiana, though sources have confirmed she was previously of the Moon Kingdom. She attended BSU for Psychology afterward traveling to Nashville TN before landing in Phoenix, AZ. Currently she acts as account service manager for a realty company and day dreams of a life full of Rupees and 90’s Nickelodeon. Her nights are filled by video games (vault hunting is life), comics (BOOM!, Image, Batman), Disney movies, googling pictures of baby animals, Motion City Soundtrack, and training her three Battle Ferrets. She has an undying love for unique dresses and Doughnuts. All the Doughnuts. Bonus Fact: Kara can recite the Original PokéRap in its entirety!
Chris Partin, Comic Reviewer, Podcaster, Addict
Originally from Durham, North Carolina, Chris packed up the family and moved to Atlanta, GA only to discover he went too far south and moved one state north and now resides in Greenville, SC. By day, Chris is a Structural Designer at a local engineering company. By night, he is the co-host of BOOM! Addiction (www.boomaddiction.com) and the occasional guest co-host on the Valiant Futures podcast (hwww.culturalwormhole.com). Chris is a long time Spider-Man and Batman fan, but spends most of his time diving through the pages of BOOM! Studios and Image Comics titles. Chris is a big fan of a plate of chips and queso and will fight to the death in Thunderdome for the last chip on the plate! You have been warned!
Gary hails from up north in Toronto, Ontario where he is a contributing writer for SolarEngery.net and the EE Times. A content manager and communications strategist, he is currently attending the University of Toronto. Gary has also reviewed comics and television for Comic Addiction. He was nominated for the prestigious Aurora Award for the now defunct Canadian Science Fiction & Fantasy Resource Guide and his work has appeared in many leading technology publications past and present, including Computing Canada, Computer Dealer News, Network Computing and InformationWeek, as well as The Ottawa Citizen, Toronto Business Times, Strategy Magazine and the Winchester Press.
Paul Nolan, Comic Book Reviewer
Probably uniquely, Paul got hooked on the US form of comics while holidaying with his German exchange family in Denmark. Luckily there was a source of comics back in his hometown of Southampton, England, and the long boxes started filling. Currently working as a Sales and Logistics administrator for a fruit importer by day (and night, thanks to the joys of remote computing), Paul fits comics, gaming and Southampton Football Club around his family and dreams of winning the lottery so he can attempt to prise the Ultraverse from Marvel / Disney (so quite unlikely then). Excuse the extra use of the letter ‘u’ that may slip into the text, we do that over here (and profound apologies for the overuse of brackets).
Kyle Rowsey, Comic Book Reviewer, Cat-Person, Probably Anxious.
“He’s like Gatsby, but without all the problems” (The West Wing). Hailing from North Carolina, Kyle is one of the few good things to come out of the New 52. Searching for a distraction he wandered into a near-campus comic shop and found titles of some of his favorite characters from Batman: The Animated Series with a “#1” stamped on the front and then dove head-first into the medium (he doesn’t know how to swim). Along with writing for GeekSushi, Kyle is also a co-host of the forthcoming (later, rather than sooner) podcast Rarely Funny & Always Annoying with some of his best friends. Interests of his outside of comics include consuming any and all types of media, taking showers that are far too hot, pretending to know how to cook, supporting Arsenal, wearing sweaters, the Legend of Zelda, whiskey, sushi, and Legos.
A Vancouverite from beautiful British Columbia, Kayleigh fell into the stereotypical niches of active living, a mostly vegan lifestyle, drinking wine, and saying sorry to often. She enjoys both open water and indoor swimming, and when the weather is nice likes to bike. Her passion for comics started long ago with one old issue of Spider-man and has grown steadily ever since. Her collection now spans the entire alphabet from Adventure Time to Zantana. Attending school for Human Kinetics, she enjoys coaching swimming and triathlon as well as personal training, and has a passion for holistic nutrition as well as sharing new recipes with family and friends, Kayleigh spends most of her free time at comic and collectibles stores, reading comics, working on her website, watching Doctor Who, and yelling at her Dragon Age characters on both the PC and Xbox.