Enterprises is an art studio and publisher of
comic books, comic related art and paraphernalia. Based in San
Toadstool line is dedicated to producing high-quality works
of art and illustration in a variety of genres.
Founded in 1998 by Kevin P. Croall
to promote and publish his DEFAULT FACTOR 12 comic book series,
Kevin has broadened the company standards to necessitate his growing
output of artistic ideas: poster art, sculptures and various other
illustration based enterprises. He sees comics as the greatest medium
to facilitate a story, likening them to pictorial literature.
"Like hieroglyphs or the wonderfully
visual complexity of Kanji, a visual representation can convey
essence of an artist's idea with the most profound clarity
as to what Mr Croall has done recently in the comic industry and
related entertainment field? Here is a list of established works
by Kevin P. Croall in print and on the web.
Default Factor 12 (3 issues, 30 pg B/W comics. 48 pg B/W
magazine size Companion book)
Krae - Tales of the Korthain Hold (Ashcan
Preview 24 pgs)
Toadstool Posters and Prints (12 full color signed and
numbered prints featuring original paintings from Krae,
Default, and original works)
Bronze Sculptures (Mountain King, Rush, and Goblins. Solid
bronze castings of characters for Toadstool comic series)
Demi's Strange Bedfellows (Issues #1 - #3, featured cover artist,
three 10 pg B/W comic stories)
SWELL (Graphic novel anthology. 3 short comic stories in B/W)
Arbor Productions: Conceptual art for
the Autumn Arbor universe.
Steam Driven (Conceptual art for comic maxi-series)
Funschool for Me! (CD-ROM educational computer games. 32 volumes:
Pre-school and Kindergarten)
www.funschool.com (web site maintenance
Sony Computer Entertainment of America: QA
on P2 console games including Sly Cooper, Getaway, Treasure
Planet, Wild Arms, Primal, and Ratchet and Clank.
Alternative Press Expo:
APE 1999 (Illustration appeared in convention
Editor on complete line of graphic novels including
Iron Wok Jan, Onegai Teacher, and Storm Riders. Editor of
over 50 published graphic novels.
Toadstool Enterprises does not normally accept unsolicited submissions.
Though we always appreciate new talent, and would love to comment
on new work, our primary goal is the production of Toadstool
related ideas. Consult the news/current area of this site for
any submission openings. We
are always happy to look at and comment on artwork--sometimes
it fits a current project we are considering, or perhaps a fine
back up story to an established Toadstool comic. Kevin is always
willing to review a fellow artist's work and has spent many
hours at conventions commenting on portfolios. As an artist
Kevin is familiar with the trails a new artist must face, and
has endured the flat and pre-scripted boring comments of industry
editors; he understands that breaking in can be both
difficult and frustrating. What he offers is friendly advice
and a positive
critique based on the artist's own vision and not the trends
of the industry.