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About Hasslein Books

Hasslein Publishing, a New York-based publisher of reference guides by geeks, for geeks, is named after Doctor Otto Hasslein, a time-travel expert portrayed by actor Eric Braeden in the film Escape from the Planet of the Apes. The company, co-founded by Paul C. Giachetti and Rich Handley, publishes unauthorized genre-based reference books. Many new titles are coming your way soon—"LIKE" us on Facebook and Twitter to stay informed regarding all Hasslein projects.

Meet Our Founders

Rich HandleyRich Handley (Editor, Co-founder)

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Rich Handley is the author or co-author of Planet of the Apes: Tales from the Forbidden Zone, Watching Time: The Watchmen Chronology, Timeline of the Planet of the Apes, Lexicon of the Planet of the Apes, Back in Time: The Back to the Future Chronology, and A Matter of Time: The Back to the Future Lexicon. He also helped to write the novel Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes.

Rich has co-edited five essay anthologies to date for Sequart—The Sacred Scrolls: Comics on the Planet of the Apes; Bright Eyes, Ape City: Examining the Planet of the Apes Mythos; A Long Time Ago: Exploring the Star Wars Cinematic Universe; A Galaxy Far, Far Away: Exploring Star Wars Comics; and A More Civilized Age: Exploring the Star Wars Expanded Universe—and is currently working on a pair of books for that publisher about Battlestar Galactica. He has contributed essays to IDWs Star Trek and Star Wars comic-strip reprint hardcovers; Eaglemoss's Star Trek: The Graphic Novel Collection; BOOM! Studios' Planet of the Apes Archive series; Sequart's New Life and New Civilizations: Exploring Star Trek Comics and The Cyberpunk Nexus: Exploring the Blade Runner Universe; and ATB Publishing's Outside In Boldly Goes.

In addition, Rich has contributed to many magazines and websites, including StarTrek.com, StarWars.com, HeroCollector.com, BlastoffComics.com, 13thDimension.com, Star Trek Communicator, Star Trek Magazine, Movie Magic, Dungeon/Polyhedron, Cinefantastique, Cinescape, and Lucasfilm's various Star Warslicensees. By day, he is the managing editor of RFIDJournal.com. Visit Rich's Amazon Author Page at www.amazon.com/author/handleyrich.

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Alan J. PorterPaul C. Giachetti (Art Director, Co-founder)

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Paul Giachetti designs and lays out Hasslein's various reference books. A graphic artist with more than 20 years' experience in the graphics field, he began his career working for smaller printing companies, such as RMS Printing and Agrecolor Inc., where he honed his desktop publishing skills, learned the nuances of four-color printing and gained experience troubleshooting jobs and computers. Later, he advanced beyond working for mom-and-pop-owned print shops and stepped into the larger publishing field, obtaining a job with PTN Publishing (now known as Cygnus Business Media) and learning the finer points of magazine production, ad creation and media design as the art director for Advanced Imaging and Locksmith Ledger International magazines. After a decade-long stint at Cygnus, Paul joined the team at Executive Business Media, where he now designs magazines dedicated to the military, campus hospitality and recreation industries. In addition, he does freelance work for such businesses as Bridge Holidays and Cirjon Photography, contributes digital images to Bigstock.com, and maintains a blog at paulanoma.blogspot.com. As if that wasn't enough, he decided to write his debut book about his own favorite franchise, Red Dwarf, in between other projects for Hasslein Books, giving him yet another excuse to re-watch the series. Visit Paul on Facebook.

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Steve CafarelliSteve Cafarelli

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Steve Cafarelli is a professional web developer and designer, musician, and writer who maintains Hasslein Books' Web site. Full biography coming soon.

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Pat CarbajalPat Carbajal

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Pat Carbajal, the cover and interior illustrator for Hasslein Books' various titles, started as a political cartoonist for national newspapers in Argentina, then worked on realistic portraits for financial newspaper Ambito Financiero. He started producing art for the American market in 2007, with covers for Adamant Entertainment's Tales of Fu Man Chu and Foe Factory: Modern. In 2009, Pat painted the cover for Bluewater Productions' Female Force: Sarah Palin, followed by biographical comics on Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, Al Gore, Ted Kennedy and Colin Powell, in the Political Power series. Rock stars were next, including Bob Dylan, Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix, in Rock and Roll Comics: The Sixties, as well as Ozzy Osborne, AC/DC and Guns n' Roses, in Rock and Roll Comics: Rock Heroes. The first graphic novel illustrated by Pat was Bluewater's Allan Quatermain, written by Clay and Susan Griffith. Together with the Griffiths, he created "The Raven" for Bluewater's horror comic, Vincent Price Presents, in which he debuted as a writer.

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Greg MitchellGreg Mitchell

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Greg Mitchell is a screenwriter and novelist living in Northeast Arkansas, and is the author of The Strange Man (The Coming Evil). His short stories have seen publication in The Midnight Diner, as well as in the upcoming Bigfoot Among Us anthology, from Coscom Entertainment. Greg offered contributions to the Star Wars mythos through Lucasfilm's What's the Story campaign at StarWars.com, and served as a writer for HalloweenComics.com, where he created original tie-in material for the Halloween license based on the classic John Carpenter film. He is currently writing Back in Time: The Unauthorized Back to the Future Chronology for Hasslein Books—and he still wonders what the heck a gigawatt is.

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