Loaded Barrel Studios was founded by filmmakers Jared Barel and Jordan Barel way back in 2007 when we released our very first self-published comic BRIELLE AND THE HORROR #1. Truthfully, we never fully intended on becoming a bonafide publishing studio. We just had an idea for a story that we thought would make a cool comic book. Who would have guessed that we would have ended up selling 1,000 copies of BRIELLE #1 out of the Artist’s Alley at New York Comic Con?
Today, Loaded Barrel Studios is a full blown graphic novel studio and publisher behind the award winning book GREY and the fan-favorite BRIELLE AND THE HORROR. L.B.S. is also a film production company bringing to life music videos, commercials, trailers, documentaries, and feature films. Check out our FILM Page for more.
WHAT IS A LIVE-ACTION GRAPHIC NOVEL?
“Live-Action Graphic Novel” is the phrase that we use to describe Jared Barel’s unique art stylings in which every panel on every page of Jared’s comics are set up and shot like a film on digital stills with live actors, props, costumes, etc. and then converted into the “comic” art that you see in the book through a fusion of traditional and digital illustration, photo manipulation, and computer generated imaging to create a visual experience unlike any other.
WHO IS LOADED BARREL STUDIOS?
Loaded Barrel Studios is just about as “indie” as it gets. The owners of L.B.S. are also the content creators, producers, and publishers of the the work... though, stay on the look out for new properties and contributors as we continue to expand. Until then, here’s a little bit about our team:
Writer • Artist • Director • Producer • Letterer • Designer
B.F.A. from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University
M.F.A. from The School of Visual Arts M.F.A. Design Program
Jared is an accomplished filmmaker having directed, edited, and produced an assortment of major label and indy music videos, short films, documentaries, and commercials including some killer trailers for BRIELLE AND THE HORROR and GREY. Most recently Jared wrote, directed, edited, and produced a short fan film ROBIN that you can view HERE.
Jared is also a screenwriter having written, amongst other works, the screenplay adaptations of GREY and BRIELLE AND THE HORROR with Jordan Barel.
Jared is available for commissions for illustration, animation, and film work. You can see more of Jared's film, design, and illustration work as well as learn more about him at his website www.jaredbarel.com. And be sure to follow him on instagram for the latest on all of his character illustrations and film releases @loadedbarrelstudios.
Writer • Producer • Business and Legal Affairs
B.A. from Rutgers College
J.D. from New York Law School
Jordan is Writer, Producer, and Lawyer for Loaded Barrel Studios. Jordan’s impressive resume includes New Line Cinema, AMC, Verve Talent Agency, and creative development with actor and comedian Paul Scheer. Jordan was just recently named in Variety’s Hollywood Movers and Shakers List.
Jordan's first original screenplay THE PURIST was a finalist in THE INTERNATIONAL WRITE MOVIES Competition and AAA CREATIVE SCREENWRITING Contest.