third short story collection Once and Future Cities has
just been published by Elbonvale Press
and comes in at an astonishing 477 pages. Including 6
stories never before published. Check out his website at www.allenashley.com.
Having worked in most other forms of writing, Pumpkin Coach
marks the first time he has been adapted for
Asia Alfasi is a
small ferret type creature who spends her time between
university and mysterious goblin-infested caravan. Diet
consists of pringles and caramel Freddo's. Some observers
have claimed to notice signs of sanity but that remains
Aries is the pseudonym of a Spanish
comic designer/ illustrator who has been working in comics,
cartoons and illustration since 1974. First published in
the magazine El Cronopia and editorial in Antares
Mexico. In 1978, he was awarded first prize at the
Gijon's comic contest. Seek him out at www.bdsmaries.com
Joseph W Armour is not a
tracer!!! I am actually moving back onto the path of my
dream after a ten year hiatus. After trying my hand at
special makeup effects and horror film production, 2D and
3D animation and acting, it is now time to live my first
dream and passion: comics. It doesn't mean I won't stop
pursuing the world of horror production, I just want to
live all my dreams... and it's far past time to start
living this one again... even though I love the bloody
things! I can be reached at email@example.com,
or through my website: http://www.myspace.com/intothenight13
Ayre is your basic nerd with a side-order of
Baillie leaps out of bed every morning, burning
with the fire of youthful enthusiasm. He writes and draws
comics. If you haven't heard of him, you've been listening
in the wrong places.
Sara Beeves has written plays,
poetry, song lyrics, short stories, and more, since she was
4. As an adult I published poetry. I have always loved
reading of many types ranging from the classics of
literature to mythology and comics. I enjoy a variety of
genres in all my reading including comics and am versatile
in my writing style. When I began writing comics I was
fortunate enough to find the right artist whose
compatibility with me changed words into a comic. A child's
dreams are now unfolded.
Louis "Char Leigh"
Bernal is the proverbial "jack of all trades, master of
none." This writer/penciller/inker/letterer/graphic
designer/model photographer has done it all. He's designed
t-shirts and skateboard graphics for now defunct Seed
Skateboard Company. He's photographed models and pro
cheerleaders. The summer of 2004 saw the release of his
self-published graphic novel Evae de Terminustrae.
He's had work published under various publishers, such asWizard, Arcana Studios and Approbation
Comics. The Fall/Winter of 2005 will also see the
release of a new comic strip he's debuting in the new
teenage fashion magazine Bleech. Catch him on www.charleigh.com.
started making comics with Funtime Comics because
her friends did, and it became an increasing part of her
social life as she grew-up and began to tire of hiding in
corners at geek parties. Since then, she has published
seven small press titles under the name of Teacakes
Comics which are available from www.moonrocket.co.nz.
Debra makes comics for fun, not for profit. So far, she's
been too slack to learn to draw properly, and feels obliged
to apologies continually for this sad fact. After moving to
Bristol, Debra has been involved in establishing aFuntime Comics collective in Bristol with a focus on
comics, tea and sociability.
currently lives in Oxford, England, with a bunch of lovely
people who all enjoy nerdy things, and her pet Giant
African Land Snail: Hercules. Comics are very much one of
the primary loves of her life. She enjoys writing them
perhaps a bit more than drawing them...drawing can be the
wrong kind of stressful. She also enjoys soup, cheese and
lives in Edinburgh and continually manages to breathe in
and out, tell left from right, dress himself and various
other amazing feats. In between doing all of these truly
stunning acts he is a regular contributor to Comics Nexus and
writes stories and poems whilst apparently studying history
at Edinburgh University. This is part of a never-ending
quest to save his own sanity, which is not at all helped by
currently talking about himself in the third person. Oh,
Susan Champeny: is an
advertising artist by day and a comic book artist by night.
Her serious comic book career started 2 years ago when her
mother almost died of lung cancer, and she was spurred into
action by the realisation that her friends and relatives
could all die before they got to see her comic book work.
So far she has self-published a series of adult comics,
called ZoneS6X, and is working on participating in as many
anthologies as she can manage and still hold down a
full-time job. Champeny hooked up with Sara Beeves on
Mockaroni and Cheese for The Girly Comic, and it has been
so much fun, they are already planning other stories
together.Richy K Chandler is the
creative force behind Tempo Lush Comics, including Delicate
Axiom, Lucy the Octopus and Govinda the Meditating Rabbit.
After earning a diploma at Wimbledon School of Art, Richy
graduated from Camberwell College of Arts with a degree in
Ceramics. He's gone on to have work published in Britain,
Germany and Japan, including cartoons, logo designs, comic
strips, CD covers and illustrations. When he's not working
on comics and artwork, he'll most likely be found writing
recording and performing eclectic pop music as Last
Precious Cookie. Richy has lived in the big coty of London
all his life, except in 2000-2001, when he lived in the
even bigger city of Tokyo. He currently lives in North
London with his lovely wife and son, on the top floor of a
little house. Some nights the entire top floor separates
from the rest of the house and flies off into space. Not
every night, though. Visit him at www.myspace.com/tempolush
Andrew Cheverton lives in the South
of England with his wife and two kids (who appreciate being
mentioned first, rather than last like in the previous
bio). He is currently working on full length comics with
Justine Shaw and Tim Keable to be published which are
published via Angry Candy. The Sea Monkeys are still
PeeT! Clack: Having an artistic bent
from an early age, PeeT! has honed his talent for using
various drawing implements to produce certain
things...Until now, at last he is poised to unleash his
plans for world domination through the amazing power of
comics. His credits so far include strips for CAOF
presents…, Violent! and Zarjaz. He
currently resides in Wiltshire with his wife, 2 sons, cat,
fish and a small piece of wood named Gerald.
Mike Collins: Big Bloke.
Draws small pictures. Officially, the nicest man in comics.
He's got a badge and everything...
Briony Coote loved
drawingfrom early childhood, but when she struck her teens
she seemed to lose her confidence and interest in drawing.
Then, when mistycomic.co.uk announced it was bringing out
the Misty Halloween
Special, she was immediately inspired, initially as
a writer, on strips such as Rhubarb. But the artistic
bug returned, and she has turned her hand to pastel,
pen-and-ink drawing, calligraphy and watercolour, and hopes
to add Photoshop to her skillset.
CrawfordAKA JC (how imaginative
is that?) has seriously hamstrung his creative output by
refusing to compromise on football and drinking. He has
been doing heaps of single-panel cartoons for various
magazines and greeting cards. After winning a comic-strip
competition in 2004, JC has returned to his first love:
having a few beers before drawing a comic strip.
Culbardis a freelance artist who
writes and draws comics, makes animated films and
commercials, develops TV shows and doesn't sleep. He
ilustrated The Portrait of Dorian Gray for SelfMadeHero and
is currently matching wits with Sherlock Holmes. http://www.strangeplanetstories.blogspot.com
Dalton has lived in ten different cities in four
different countries, the current combination being
Vancouver and Canada. When not drawing comics for his
he can often be found teaching primary school students
things like maths and English. He maintains a soft-spot for
the linguistic variety of London's East End, but less so
for its dodgy chicken and chip shops.
Demmans is a Canadian based writer who is a long
time fan of British comics. He has been published more than
100 times, ranging from single panel cartoons to multi
panel strips in newspapers, comics and magazines.
Dennis is a female cartoonist (yes, Jeremy is a
strange name for a woman isn't it?) living in Oxford, right
in the middle of England. Oxford is a town full of music
and people, two things she likes very much. She also likes
comics. She's been drawing since she could hold a pencil, a
comics fan since she started to read, and producing
mini-comics since she was shown how in 1989. She also runs
workshops, collects curious old nooks and adapts them to
her needs, takes photographs and makes extraordinary
Pinoy. By day he works as a Marketing Specialist for a
content provider, and by night he blazes away at his
drawing table as a comics creator. He's currently finishing
two graphic novels and running a comic strip calledGraphic Detail at www.jonasdiego.blogspot.com
every Monday and Thursday. He is trying to figure out what
he wants to be when he grows up, during his spare time. (www.jonasdiego.devianart.com,
wishes it was possible to take Maggie Chascarillo and/or
Enid Coleslaw out on a date. He's in his final year
studying illustration with animation in Manchester and
tries to entertain himself by shoehorning comic work into
his degree. He's a regular in the acclaimed Accent UK
anthologies and has put his own couple of mini-comics, Six
and two threes, and, Lottie, with more planned and in
numerous states of pre-production (i.e. scattered around
messily in various sketchbooks). he can be contacted
through his website www.bittersweetfatkid.co.uk.
And for the past few nights he's been watching old episodes
of Eerie Indiana to send him off into a blissful
Jay Eales is a born again Civil
Servant. His stories have appeared in the comics:Violent! and Zarjaz, and his prose inPerfect Timing 2, Missing Pieces andWalking In Eternity. He would be continuing to write
for the award-winning comics magazine Borderline if
only it were still being published. He looks forward to a
time when he can mutter at all the Johnny-Come-Latelies
making money out of online magazines in the future about
how he and his colleagues were just too far ahead of their
time. In recognition for his labours on The Girly
Comic, he gets to be called Production Editor. Either
that or King Staple.
Garen Ewing publishes comics
from King Rat Press, most notably producing The
Tempest in 1994 and currently The Rainbow
Orchid, an adventure story set in the nineteen-twenties
with dashes of Jules Verne, Rider Haggard and Conan Doyle
thrown into the mix (www.rainboworchid.co.uk).
In the 1980s he produced Cosmorama Magazine as well
as Realm of the Sorceress and the fanzine, Demon
Issue. He also plays bass guitar in a band, teaches
karate and acts in plays, but not all at the same
joceline fenton insists
on spelling her name without capital letters. When she's
not being avalanched by school work she draws comics and
redesigns her website: www.mild-tarantula.tk.
Although constantly distracted, she is working on her comic
Silverfish, in between daydreaming and scribbling.
Paul Ferry writes the letter O
clockwise, which is apparently quite unusual for a
right-handed person. He owns sixty four t-shirts, or so
he’s been told. Paul is best known for his writing/
acting with the Doctor Who fan video group Timebase (www.mediarats.com/Timebase/)
and sundry other projects. Paul puts the
‘civil’ into the Civil Service.
Aaron M. Fitzwater
was born on October 23, 1978. Three years later he wrote
his first book. Twenty-some years later he is still
writing. He is currently working on three projects:Pinball: a semi-autobiographical graphic novel
following his high-school relationship with a girl with
cancer; Kanesville: a comic series about one day in
a small town, and how the lives of twenty-four strangers
ultimately effect one another; and writing a massive 150
page anthology for www.shanethayer.com.
He has been known to blog about his pessimistic and mundane
life on his webpage, www.aaronfitzwater.com,
and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At present he lives in Columbus, Ohio with his partner
Angela and their cat Niko. Though they all wish they lived
someplace else. He hates writing about himself in the third
person, almost as much as he hates sharing his birthday
with Weird Al.
Toby Ford is a happily married,
dog owning, truck driving, burrito eating, 2D/3D video
artist in the week and an avid believer in retail therapy,
equestrianism, and rocking the set at the weekend in his
band "Hey Pablo!" for
which he provides "noises" as he was sadly born without the
singing gene, www.myspace.com/heypablo.
He is also officially the world's worst breakdancer and
world's biggest fan of "My Two Dads". In between preaching
the merits of defunct US sitcoms and spinning on your head,
he finds some time to draw comics (slowly). Always
interested in new projects, Toby can be reached at email@example.com
Peter Frain has been obsessed
with finding was to prolong the caffeine high which he
embarked on during a Transformers marathon sometime in
1988. He is often heard to wail "Goddam it, Jim! I'm a
writer not an artist!"
Karrie Fransman is
not going to write her biog in the third person 'cause we
all know we get to write these babies ourselves. I'm an
overworked, underpaid creative advertiser living in London.
I write, illustrate and publish all my own comics, which
are largely 'creative autobiographies' i.e. they start in
reality and then spiral into not-so-really. I'm pretty
excited about the role of comics as a non-elitist form of
communication and so I teach it at a homeless centre to
people of all education levels, nationalities and ages.
Oh... and I do enjoy a good chat so e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
or find me, and my comics, at any of the
Simon Fraser produced the excellent
cover art for The Girly Comic #1 and KissKiss
BangBang #1. He co-created the popular 2000AD
strip Nikolai Dante with Robbie Morrison. Early work
includes Lux & Alby with author Martin Millar,
with whom he produced Good Fairies of New York which
can be found in The Girly Comic #2. More recently,
he returned to chronicle further adventures of Dante, an
adaptation of Richard Matheson's classic novel The Legend
of Hill House and launching his own pet-projectLillie Mackenzie and the mines of
Charybdis as a frees webcomic as part of theAct-I-Vate group. The cover to The
Girly Comic #15 is derived from an early
incarnation of Lillie Mackenzie. His website is: www.simonfraser.net/and you
can read Lillie Mackenzie and many other spiffy free comics
Mayko Fry is a London-based artist
of Japanese origin. She particularly loves to draw figures
in stories and is currently making picture books for
readers of all ages. Her background is fine art painting
(BA), sequential illustrattion (MA), and French literature
(BA). Her interests are cats, stars and aromatherapy.
Zack Gardner was born a poor lad
in the sewers of York. He was raised by circus-folk and
taught to draw by a magical cat with opposable thumbs. He's
a nice guy, but he's been known to lie. To date, he's been
in a couple anthologies, self-published a slew (yes, a
slew) of his own work, and won the audacious Xeric Grant
for his book, Fauna.Right now, he's working on
getting married and hopefully another book. www.zackgardner.com
Goodbrey is a comic creator and new media lecturer
based out of St Albans, England. E-merl.com is where he
catalogues his experiments in fiction and the comics form.
If all that sounds a little dry, don't worry - he's sure
something horribly violent and amusing will happen is you
stick around long enough.
Arthur Goodman: Arthur has had
strips featured in Pulp Kitchen, Square Eyed
Stories and other small press publications. For more of
his work see: http://www.favouritecrayon.fsnet.co.uk/
David Goodman is a regular
contributor to Square Eyed Stories and the Liverpool
Comics Workshop's annual Comic Express. He was a
founder member and editor of Pulp Kitchen. His motto
is "Bahala Na!", whatever that means… See: www.bahala-na.co.uk ,www.squareeyedstories.co.uk
Andy Grant, like most writers,
lives in Surrey with some cats. His hobbies include chasing
Ping-Pong balls, climbing up the curtains, and - oh, no
wait, that's the cat's hobbies. I like monkeys. Everybody
likes monkeys. Except, perhaps, for bananas.
Kelvin Green is a 22-year-old
reformed philosopher, a Virgo, and an artist in need of
direction and validation. He's proud to have his first
published work in The Girly Comic, and hopes it'll
be the first step in a glittering, or at least a slightly
shiny, career. He currently lives in various places around
Norwich with someone who's far too good for him.
Paul Grimes is a lifelong fan of
sequential art who managed to find time to complete a
degree in computer studies in between stockpiling comics
and appeasing his computer collection. A member of the
Liverpool comics workshop of a night and an I.T. Training
Officer by day, in his spare time he raises sea monkeys and
Sarah Hadley is a razor-sharp
wit disguised as a 19-year-old film student who likes
pasta, cute girls, old movies, and classic rock'n'roll
music that wakes you up properly. Her short stories have
appeared in a half-dozen Doctor Who charity anthologies,
including Tales of the Solar System, Missing
Pieces and, with Nick Campbell, Walking in
Eternity. She currently resides in the United States,
which isn't her fault. Johanna Adeli is a
razor-sharp intellect disguised as a 39-year-old fictional
police officer who likes pasta, cute girls, and guns that
wake other people up properly. She previously starred inMan of Smoke and Dust, as told to Sarah Hadley and
Nick Campbell for the Walking in Eternity
collection. She currently resides in the Vienna sewer
system, which is entirely her own fault.
Hall would like to be known as a vegan, tattoed,
metalhead, goth, hippie, London-based Goddess, English
teacher and writer; but some of this is just wishful
Mags L Halliday was a punk. She
didn't do ballet. What more can she say? Well, her new
novel, Warring States, is due out in Nov 2004 and features
time-travelling spiritualists and Chinese revolutionaries.
More info at http://www.halliday47.freeserve.co.uk
Paul Harrison: By the time
you read this Paul Harrison will be over 35. In this great
length of time he has actually written and drawn some
comics! First a couple of 'real life' type things and thenThe Big3 for his own Fun Comics. In between this
massive work load he's managed to produce a couple ofBulldog strips, The Flatworm inViolent!, Punk Princess for Solar WInd,
strips in AccentUK's Zombies, Robots and Western
anthologies and Best New Manga volumes 1 and 3. Plus a few
other things along the way. There's a few new projects on
the way too, he'll probably mention them on his blog at http://paulhd.blogspot.com.
Paul does some other things, like read and stuff. His
skills as a biographer are unsurpassed.
Hartwell lives in fear of being asked to write his
biography for comics his writing has appeared in. This has
led to him changing his name to Carlos and pretending to be
his own twin brother, among many other spiffing wheezes.
One outlandish claim he makes is that he is the Chariman of
the Caption small press comics convention, held annually in
Oxford. But if you believe that...
Ryan Howe is the artist on Gun
Street Girl http://www.graphicsmash.comseries.phpname=gsg&view=
When he's not busy working on GSG, he can be found building
websites, booklets or magazines in his other life as a
Laura Howell ruined
her first schoolbook at the age of four by drawing all over
the inside cover, and has never missed a doodling
opportunity since. She recently decided to justify teh many
hours she could have spent doing something more productive
over the years by turning it into a full time career. When
not drawing Laura can usually be found reading about
mythology, being entertained by Japanese TV, or eating
peanut butter chocolate bars. But she's usually drawing.
Steve Ince works as a producer
for software games developer Revolution (www.revolution.co.uk),
on projects such as Beneath A Steel Sky and theBroken Sword series, among other projects. SinceThe Girly Comic #1, his weekly online cartoon stripJuniper Crescent (www.junipercrescent.com)
has really taken off, and spawned a spin-off The
Sapphire Claw. The Girly Comic #2 features an
exclusive new 'luxury-length' Juniper Crescent
Tim Keable is the one true
International Man of Mystery. Disappearing for large
periods of time on "secret missions" for Queen &
Country, he resurfaces clutching pages of beautiful art
bearing the codename "Keable", with little recollection as
to where he obtained them. Any memories he has of actually
producing them himself are simply false implants, put there
to lend credence to his cover identity.
Amanda Kear (AKA Dr Bob): was born,
so her parents inform her, although her memories of that
whole time are a bit vague. She is now old enough to be
your mother. Many of the intervening years have been spent
reading comics and trying to scrap together enough material
for the latest issue of her Strontium Dog fanzine,
Carol Keaton lives in
Indiana, in the US, on the planet Earth. She is a
cartoonist and painter, but in her spare time, she works
full-time in a bookstore. She lives with two aging cats who
hate each other and with her boyfriend, whose nickname is
Keds is an 18 year-old A-Level
student living in Cambridge. He's been drawing
manga-influenced comics since he was about 12, and also has
his work published/distributed via www.sweatdrop.com. Keds
is not ashamed of blatantly plugging himself. Amongst other
things, he hates writing in third person. He hopes you
enjoy his artwork in 'The Cull' and thinks it would be cool
to work with Dr Bob on more shorts for Selina in the
Lee Kennedy is a longtime alternative
cartoonist/writer, still struggling away in her council
block garret having nervous breakdowns. Wealthy patron
types can contact her at email@example.com
or hunting discount junk food in LIDL, Clapham Junction.
Check out http://www.livejournal.com/users/crazycrone
for further insights.
Adrian "Ady" Kermode
sadly died at the ridicously young age of 45 in May 2009.
Ady published comics under the CHARAYDIS PRESS imprint, and
was te creator of DR SORROW, DEADMAN & HYDE, and the
writer of National Comics Award-winning PETRA ETCETERA.
DOCTOR LOVEMONKEY AND THE MISERY MACHINE appeared in THE
GIRLY COMIC #3/KISSKISS BANGBANG #2 flipbook, and DR SORROW
AND THE HAND OF GLORY was in KISSKISS BANGBANG
Cameron Kerr,artichokes and button
soup are often found on aisle three: one of which likes
doodling, the others are often found in a bowl of Tuppenny
Rice. Basket weaving supplies, stair lifts and
horse chestnuts are currently out of stock.
Barb Lien-Cooper writes the
critically acclaimed comic Gun Street Girl viewable
at the Graphic Smash website, and cowrites a column
on comics, the industry, and pop culture at www.silverbulletcomics.com/pb.
In the past, she's also been a founder of the websiteSequential Tart, and the managing editor of the 2004
Eisner Award-winning print magazine Comic Book
Artist. She and her husband own the creative studio
Wicker Man Studios www.wickermanstudios.com
Linn-Colehails from the dungeon
state of Gladstone Bagpuize this week, and is actively
seeking a route of escape. Routes contemplated are fevered
ramblings of the mind, warp speed imaginings and hurtling
around the country delivering important bits of computer
and reverse thread, elliptical transverse cogs and drugs.
If you like The Killer Frock of Doom, look out forGurkin Trifle Gets Steamy.
Selina Lock is the editor of The
Girly Comic, which I'm sure you are all aware of by
now. Still addicted to the ever-increasing number of CSI
shows, new favourites from across the pond are Bones, Lost
and the short-lived but much missed Wonderfalls. In real
life, she is the Science Librarian at the University of
Leicester, and has taken up Tribal Bellydancing.
Marvin (mpMann) Mann lives in the San
Francisco Bay Area with his wife, two children, one dog and
a mortgage. Currently plotting his return to comics after a
decade's absence, mpMann's credits include The Trouble
With Girls, Ape City, Flesh Gordon,Lizard Lady, Child's Play II, Real
Girls and TAP. Now add The Girly Comic
and the forthcoming Smut Peddler erotic anthology
(with the good folks at sequentialtart.com) to the list. Be
sure to look for more fun and excitement from mpMann in the
near future. http://home.attbi.com/~mannerless/index.html
Brian McCusker (aka Ricardo
Cabeza) is pretty much a regular ordinary guy who likes
to create and write and make up stories. It started early
for Brian, for even as a baby he was sent away by his
parents to this distant planet called Earth. Though he had
alien mutant DNA, he still grew up an average kid ina plain
little farm town in California. There he was exposed to
gamma rays, subjected to secret government serums and oh,
yeah... bitten by this radioactive spider. But other than
that, he has lived a rather uneventful existence. Brian now
lives near San Francisco with his family as he writes
stories and continues to wait for his superpowers to one
day, manifest.Jane McGuinness is an
illustration student studying in Kent, although he
migratory habits seem to grow every more complex. She loves
animals and birds, and places that she can pretend are her
own hidden worlds. Her hobbies include baking, playing the
piano and doodling things on the backs of envelopes that
seem to induce funny looks from others.
Martin Millar is an author,
playwright, Arsenal supporter and quite possibly the number
one fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Author ofLux the Poet, Ruby and the Stone Age Diet,Dreams of Sex and Stage Diving, the Tank Girl
film novelization, the Thraxas series, Love and
Peace with Melody Paradise, Milk, Sulphate and Alby
Starvation, Suzy, Led Zeppelin and Me, theLux & Alby comic (with Simon Fraser) and The
Good Fairies of New York, from which the Girly
Comic strip derives.
Mitzi Once a great and mighty hero,
Mitz was fatally poisoned by low-level cellphone radiation
and now walks the earth as gamma-fuelled undead, seething
with hate for all life (except rats). Many have fallen
victim to his +2 mace. His only fear is a ghostly cat which
haunted his childhood that follows him to this day. He also
likes girls' panties.
Rich Molinelli is the name. I
was born in Long Island, New York. Since I can remember
back, I have always wanted to be in comics. I remember
reading my first Batman comic back when I had chicken pox.
I have a bachelor's degree in Visual Communications. I am a
penciller and a colorist. I can color almost anything I put
my mind to. I love this business and I will do anything to
to make it in this business, well, not anything! ; ) My
style I would say borders on cartoony/anime and my coloring
is a Warner Bros/anime style. Pencilling comics and covers
are my dream, so if you need something done, all you have
to do is ask. I have been printed in books like SHIFT #
1, Myriad #3 and now The Girly Comic. I
also had a few pin-ups printed in Invincible andLions, Tigers and Bears from Image Comics. My
eventual goal is to have my own creator-owned series
published and eventually have a nice run on Batman and
Superman for the love of my life, my girlfriend
Samantha. So long from Mrs Molinelli's baby boy and Have A
self-confessed art-hermit with a penchant for anonymity.
Moto spends her weekdays at work dreaming about her comic,
and her weekends
working on her comic and dreaming about paid work. She
wears silver clothes
far more than is sensible, and wonders why MoonBase Alpha
is 5 years late
and we're not all dressed in plastic and metal and living
See her latest work, SpaceGirl, at www.motodraconis.co.uk
Bevis Musson isn't ever sure of
where he is, where he's been or where he's going. One thing
he does know, however, is that if anyone is to playWonder Woman on film it should be him. He does the
art for Oddcases (www.opi8.com) and writes and
draws the Queen Of Diamonds (www.gayleague.com) and
generally thinks that spending time drawing is a far better
waste of time than actually working. And by the way, it's
'BEV-is', not 'Beavis'. He gets quite upset if you get it
Richard Nelson decided at
twenty he wanted to be a comic book writer. At thirty, he
woke up after a ten-year drinking binge and realized he
hadn't fulfilled that goal and got busy writing. Three
years later in 2005, he finds himself knee-deep in writing
projects including a six-issue pirate serial, The
Adventures of The Molly Be Damned for Myriad
(Approbation Comics); a comedic short, You Break It, You
Buy It, and a three part feature Asar for The
Warmageddon Magazine (Digital Webbing); and of course A
Fairy Tale Ending for The Girly Comic. He also
letters comics, which serves as a wonderful excuse when
he's late with script deadlines. Richard has sworn off
Jagermeister, but still enjoys an occasional Glenlivit. He
lives in Seattle, Washington USA and is awaiting the dayThe Girly Comic can be found on retailer shelves
'over there'. Richard can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Douglas Noblewas born in the
heart of a collapsing star, and his long quest to become
fictional reached its triumphant conclusion in this very
biography. His comic Strip for Me and it's
companion website www.strip-for-me.com
have helped lay the foundations for an intergalactic peace
which will last for a thousand years. Ironically, it will
be one of Noble's own descendants who will undo this peace,
thrusting the universe once more into the darkness of chaos
and confusion. In the meantime though, you really should
check out that website.
Papaconstantinou suffers from various
delusions, of grandeur and such. He has various writing projects
underway at different stages of completion (mostly in the "deep
thought" phase), and completed the Nanowrimo 2006 challenge with words
to spare, but still needs to finish the novel. He has a website (www.nixsight.net),
and a Dalmatian, and very curly hair indeed.
Caroline Parkinson was born in 1981 and
graduated from Loughborough University with a BA in Illustration. She
has animated, written and directed a short film "The Cloud Factory",
which has been shown at Brief Encounters Film Festival, Nottingham, and
the Burning Man Festival, Arizona. She has also self-published several
short comics, the latest of which, Journey, can be bought in Gosh!
opposite the British Museum. She would be delighted to show you her
Peaty has failed to shake off significant childhood
obsessions relating to football, Batman, Twin Peaks and girls. Any one
of these on their own could be considered as reasonable grounds for
divorce, but so far his wife has seen fit to overlook his foibles and
concentrate on his good point - he does the cooking!
is still recuperating from turning 30. Both individually and together,
he and his co-conspirator Bevis Musson have been slaving away on a
number of new projects, including several new Oddcases stories, fans
will be pleased to hear.
Editor of a small-press, madcap humour magazine set in the Victorian era. It
features prose, articles, comic strips and nonsense verse. I guess it's
more or less a continuation of the same sort of warped rubbish that got
me into trouble at school. At the time, I promised my betters that I
would stop distributing my rag. But now here I am years later still
doing it, only under a different title and with more pages. So
apparently I haven't kept my promise to them. I like to dress in black.
I live in a tall building, which is inconvenient for me, since I only
like low buildings. When the noise from the surface world below gets to
be too much, I think of sending down water balloons but have yet to
actually act on this impulse. I have ambitions of one day owning a
cat-- preferably one that greets me with affection when I come home at
night rather than the snooty, indifferent kind that authoritatively
meows out orders for milk as soon as you're in the door.
Graeme Reid is a
freelance illustrator. His comics work includes strips for Meanwhile,Negative Burn and Zarjaz.
for examples of his work.
Robbins/Sean MacRoibin: Having illustrated a bundle of
MacRoibin writings discovered after the author's suicide (details at www.geocities.com/rhubarb108),
pen-pal Robbins published in leaflet form as Leaflit
- adding to the mix an accumulation of earlier collaborations from the
yellowing, late-eighties pages of Fantasy Advertiser
and others. More recently published in CAOF, Albedo
One and Topaz, Robbins has worked as
lowly letterer (most notably for Dark Horse and Caliber) and is
occasionally to be found in muscular, euphemism-free review of small
press productions at www.bugpowder.com.
Curiously, in a break from protocol, he finishes this 'bio' with no
mention of a penchant for illeism.
Rubins is the artist half of the "Dark Sisters", the
creative duo behind the widely-acclaimed independent mini-series DARK.
Her solo work is currently featured in the independent manga anthology Snapshots,
and she is working on various comics projects, both solo and with other
writers. To look at more of her work past and present go to www.kazmantra.co.uk.DARK also has a website - www.darkplace.co.uk
with updates about this series and the creators' other projects.
should do comics, but mostly doesn't, finding it much easier to read
comics of all sorts, particularly seventies girls' comics from the UK.
Hanging around comic doers is also cool, easy and fun.
Segar has lived in London and Liverpool and spent many years
travelling The Great Gromboolian Plain, where she learnt the ancient
art of shi-ismi, or writing about oneself in the third person. She
lives with a multitude of strange and wondrous creatures including a
platoon of Glam Rock Space Marines, a procession of Wild Things and a
man named Paul. In between holding down three jobs and writing the odd
comic, she is taking an MA in Science Fiction Studies (this is actually
true). She owns many hats, many ocarinas, many rejection letters and a
bustle signed by Terry Pratchett.
old Justine Shaw spends most of her time writing
computer code for websites, and fixing computers. In the area of comics
she has illustrated or inked several short stories, and created her own
online comic strip at www.nowheregirl.com,
which she plans to finish before Mister Dead jumps her. She lives near
San Francisco, California, with several perpetually ill house-plants.
Shewry's four colour roots are still buried deep in
Pembrokeshire, though he has been living in London for five years. He
is daily engaged in a battle with computer game addiction that, along
with his wage slave status, scuppers the overwhelming majority of his
story ideas! If you would like to help save him from his vices, you can
contact him at: email@example.com
Sly was born at an early age in the West Country. Sly has
been hooked on all things cartoon and comicky since receiving a signed
Rolf Harris cartoon at the tender age of 6 - something which still has
pride of place on his ever-so-cluttered mantelpiece. This love of comic
books was intensified whilst in his early twenties, living in America
and dressing up in all-in-one spandex costumes at the weekends. Sly's
single panel gag cartoons can be seen in various publications, and two
of his cartoon strips - Adam and A
Snail's Pace - can be found every month in numerous community
magazines, both in the UK and overseas.
has enjoyed this brief interlude drawing normal humans and their
kitchens, and is now going back to what he does best: namely, spending
rather too much time trying to crowbar giant cyborg hamsters of doom
into stories that don't strictly need them. More scribblings
sporadically appear at www.twigletzone.co.uk
Stokes is very much a British institution. His art has graced
the pages of most publishers over the years, and he remains very much
in demand to this day. His work on Marvel's UK only Black Knight
serial, guest-starring Captain Britain is still talked of in hushed
tones, despite it never having been released in collected form.
Pia Sulkin was born in London roughly twenty-three and a half
years ago. About nineteen years later she discovered that some places
didn't have rivers running through them, but instead sit next to a much
bigger expanse of water known as "the sea". She moved to one of these
places, and stayed there until a university told her she could put some
letters after her name. She then moved back to foggy London town,
clutching her shiny letters, but a year later she realised that she
missed the smell of salt and seaweed, and moved back to the coast. In
the intervening years she discovered computers, and learned how to use
them to make pretty pictures that move. Some of her work can be viewed
when she gets around to updating it. She also discovered she could draw
a bit, and even write reasonably well, and decided that it was about
time that she tried to write a comic - how difficult could it really be?
Taylor's Gestation Matrix crash-landed in Tottenham, North
London. Equipped with a HND in Graphic Design and Imagemaking from West
Herts College, Watford, roads opened up to him after a stint drawing
for Michael Jackson's Fan Club Magazine. Clients have included Pizza
Hut, Quiet Storm, Ladbrokes,First Leisure Nightclubs, Whitbread
Pubs, Ann Summers, EMAP
Magazines, Warner Cinemas and various
trendy bars, shops and companies across the country and Planet Earth.
Currently finishing off three comic books: Mimi and the
Cozmik Girl, Hoodrat and Apprentice,
he keeps himself occupied collecting Batman
memorabilia, watching Brasil football videos and keeping track of
Anakin Skywalker's journey to the Dark Side of the Force in Star
Wars. An avid Spurs fan, he naturally hates Arsenal with a
Bart A. Thompson
is the founder of Approbation Comics. A writer on
the rise, he is creator of ChiSai, Vampires
Unlimited, The Metamutoids, Chaos Campus: Sorority
Girls vs Zombies, and co-creator of the upcoming Arcana
Studios series, Blood, Shells and Roses.
Another credit includes being scripter of the first two issues of Lethal
Instinct from Alias Enterprises, and is
scheduled to be writer of the second miniseries. Two more ChiSai
stories (Conception and Duality)
are scheduled for release later in the year from Approbation Comics.
Thompson is new to comics, but not new to writing. "Chelle"
started with poetry, but is trying her hand at writing comics, with her
first attempt being the plot of the Chaos Campus
mini story Gothis Makeover. She plans to continue
as a comic book writer, with her creator-owned Animalia: The
Adventures of MiKayla (working title) coming mid 2006 from Approbation
Traquino adores British independent comics (he can't bring
himself to call it small press, it's a Macho thing). His work can be
found in numerous titles. Check out www.edtraquino.com
for his folio and details. EVIL EYES was released
in May 2005. This excites him a lot, possibly too much.
Wiley needs little introduction being co-creator of Sleaze
Castle and the award winning Petra Etcetera.
He is the creator of the wonderfully strange Surreal School
Stories, and has produced a brand new episode exclusively forThe Girly Comic.
Williams lives in the North East of England, where he juggles
a dull day job, Rasputin impressionism and a serious DVD habit. He has
been writing for half his life now, which is a depressingly long time.
He has had short stories published in several collections, and is
currently working on some new projects for TV broadcast.
Williams lives in darkest Lancashire. She likes cats and
cooking with wine and sometimes she even puts it in the food. She
worked with war veterans and their families in a previous life and 'War
Wounds' was inspired by their experiences. She spends a lot of time
avoiding her boyfriends' twisted obsession with getting her to run
Paul Calvin Wilson is the editor of Lighthouse Media
One, which publishes Lighthouse and Nocturne.
He writes, and edits.
Windett is a full time professional comic book artist. He is
perhaps best known for his work with animated characters from Fox and
Warner Bros. and his art on Korky the Cat in The Dandy.
Worrow is primarily a cartoonist and publishes the downright
rude comic Toonedelic Times and its spin off, Rat
Arsed and Shit Faced. This is his first project as writer for
another artist and intends to continue with more scripts. For any
information regarding Toonedelic publications please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zappia aka Zappia del TORO. Half French,
Half Italian, Peter Zappia is a Short Filmmaker from Watford. Currently
working on several projects for Cozmik Cartoons,nycbp.com
and Foggy Goggle bar in Boston. Pete shows his wit
with his first comic sketch previewed for the Girly Comic,
THE DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH. Like every Italian he loves his
coffee and finds nothing more warming than having a pop at the national
team now and then. Having one of his films shown at the Curzon in
London, Pete is looking to follow that up with some more shorts early
next year, whilst finishing the Diamond In The Rough