Jay B. Kalagayan (MeSseD creator, writer and publisher) has been a writer of plays, cartoon strips, reviews, articles, humorous event calendars, promotional materials, fundraising appeals and grants. A Xavier University graduate from Erie, PA, Jay has made Cincinnati home since 1992. Mainly a theatre rat, Jay is founder of Know Theatre of Cincinnati, and one of the founders of the Cincinnati Fringe Festival. He is currently working development at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, a two time Tony Award winning theatre. His major influences are his wife Jan and daughters Meggie and Fi. His comic book influences are works by Warren Ellis, Neil Gaiman, John Ostrander, Mike Baron & Steve Rude, Keith Giffen, Matt Wagner, Matt Fraction and Brian K. Vaughn just to name a few.