KQ Comics’s Music Producer for all our CDs is Rupert Bent III. He is a Grammy-nominated producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer and sound engineer with over 25 years in the reggae music industry, and his recording studio, Gypsy Music, in Kingston Jamaica.
Each product lists any additional musicians employed in the credits.
Project Direction, Writing & Editing
The Writing and Editing Teams are led by KQ Comics’s Project Director and owner of the parent company, KQC Enterprises, Jana Bent. Jana is a writer, who worked as a singer, dancer and choreographer and has either recorded or toured with various reggae artists, including, Shaggy, Damian Marley, The Wailers, Sean Paul, Bounty Killer and Spragga Benz.
Editing is done by Dr. Rebecca Tortello, Special Advisor to the Minister of Education on Early Childhood Development. Additional editing is done by the Dudley Grant Memorial Trust, pioneers and authorities in Early Childhood Development in Jamaica. Led by Mrs. Ceceile Minott, The Trust tests our products in schools, to gather edits and comments from teachers and children for incorporation into the books before we go to print.
Sales & Marketing
Cary Ragbeer is a US based Businessman with years of experience in sales and marketing as well as business operations. He is a director of the Tatiana McIntosh Foundation, a charity organization that helps underprivileged children achieve their educational goals. Visit www.taticaribbean.com for more details.
Additional marketing support is supplied by Interlinc Communications in Jamaica, and Signpost Inc., in Charlotte North Carolina.
Our primary Illustrator and art layout is Kingston based Sanjay Charlton, who is trained in the international standards for illustrations in children’s stories. Trinidadian, John Mendes did illustrations on our first book, “Shaggy Parrot and the Reggae Band” and Jamaican Rachel Wade-Moss did the art for the “Shaggy Parrot and The Reggae Band Colouring Book”. Printing is done by Precise Full Service Media.