About

Toren “MacBin” Atkinson thickets@uniserve.com 604.737.4283

THE BIO

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GENERAL BIO (124 words, 767 characters)
Toren Atkinson was raised on a ‘beefalo’ farm in Chilliwack BC and is the lead singer for the H.P. Lovecraft-inspired rock band The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets. He is the co-author and illustrator for the award-winning roleplaying game Spaceship Zero. Toren has worked as an illustrator for games like Call of Cthulhu and Dungeons & Dragons and in the animation industry he has done art for various Marvel projects and storyboarded for Rocket Monkeys (Teletoon). As an actor he’s appeared in Stargate: Atlantis and provided voices for video games like Sword of the Stars and Fort Zombie. Toren is one of the creators and hosts of the popular Caustic Soda podcast. Current projects include ‘funny animal’ superhero property World Wildlife Federation of Justice.

http://www.thickets.net/toren/

ILLUSTRATION BIO (151 words, 919 characters)
Toren “MacBin” Atkinson is the lead singer for the H.P. Lovecraft tribute band The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, (as played on the video game Rock Band 2) . As a comic artist his work can be found in graphic novel anthologies such as “Acts of Violence” from New Reliable Press and “Exploded View” from Cloudscape Comics. His other illustration credits include Call of Cthulhu d20, The Book of Fiends, and Delta Green. Toren also co-designed and illustrated the award winning tabletop roleplaying game Spaceship Zero and in the world of animation has provided art for various Marvel projects and storyboarded for Rocket Monkeys and Winston Steinburger. As an actor, Toren has provided on-screen and voice talent to such properties as Stargate: Atlantis, Sword of the Stars (VG), Fort Zombie (VG), and Penny Arcade’s Cardboard Tube Samurai. Toren is one of the creators and hosts of the popular Caustic Soda podcast.

http://www.thickets.net/toren/

MUSICIAN/ACTOR BIO (152 words, 918 characters)
Toren Atkinson is the lead singer for the H.P. Lovecraft tribute band The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, as played on the video game Rock Band 2 for XBox and Playstation, and On the Rain Slick Precipice of Darkness ( Hothead Games). As a member of the band he has toured across North America and played with the likes of GWAR, They Might Be Giants, Freezepop, Jonathan Coulton and countless others. Toren also co-designed and illustrated the award winning tabletop roleplaying game Spaceship Zero, and provided on-screen and voice acting talent to such properties as Stargate: Atlantis, Sword of the Stars (VG), Fort Zombie (VG), and Penny Arcade’s Cardboard Tube Samurai. He is one of the creators and cohosts of the Caustic Soda podcast. Toren is an accomplished illustrator, with credits in tabletop games like Dungeons & Dragons and Call of Cthulhu, and design work for video games like [PROTOTYPE] by Radical.

http://www.thickets.net/toren/

METHOD OF CONTACT

Email: thickets@uniserve.com
Phone: 604.737.4283

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