Marc Silvestri (born March 29, 1959) is an American comic book artist, creator and publisher. He currently acts as the CEO for Top Cow Productions. Marc Silvestri was born on March 29, 1959 in Palm Beach, Florida. Silvestri first discovered comics through his cousin, who was an avid collector. It was during visits to his cousin's house that Silvestri would become familiar with artists such as Jack Kirby, Bernie Wrightson and John Buscema. Silvestri names Wrightson, Buscema and Frank Frazetta as his biggest influences.