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Robert Deas
Colourist

Robert started his professional comic and Manga career after coming second in the 2006 IMAF competition in the Print/Comic category.

His first published work was the self-penned, espionage tale November, which appeared in the Best New Manga 2. Since then he has gone on to produce the artwork for Macbeth (in SelfMadeHero's Manga Shakespeare series), The Golden Tiger & Nemesis for Rubicon Canada and an issue of Transformers: All Hail Megatron for IDW. An early career high saw him write and draw his very own strip, Spectrum Black, for the DFC.

Robert has also had his work exhibited in the Japanese Embassy and at the Urbis Centre in Manchester as part of their respective Manga exhibitions. Robert lives and works in Lincolnshire.

 

Toby RT
Penciller

 

Ilya
Illustrator

Ilya is a comic book writer and artist, whose work has been published by Marvel, DC and Dark Horse in the USA, Kodansha in Japan, and numerous independent companies worldwide.

His previous books include the Manga Drawing Kit (Thunder Bay Press); award-winning graphic novel series The End of the Century Club; It’s Dark in London for Serpent’s Tail; and Skidmarks, a charming kitchen-sink drama. Illustration clients include the BBC, Royal Academy of Arts, The Times and the Guardian newspapers, and most recently East End Life, for whom he crafts a regular strip.

Ilya edits the Mammoth Book of Best New Manga series. His first novel, The Clay Dreaming, is published by Myriad Editions.

 

Mustashrik
Illustrator

Mustashrik is an artist, designer and aspiring filmmaker. After completing an Art Foundation (Distinction), he went on to graduate in Graphic Design (BA Hons) at the University College for the Creative Arts, Epsom.

Mustashrik had a manga story published in NEO Magazine in 2005. He was published in the D&AD Student Design Awards Annual 2007, for his entry into the Book Cover Illustration category, and in The Mammoth Book of Best New Manga 2. His work has been exhibited at the Japanese Embassy, the Demo store in Carnaby Street and Mas Civiles Gallery in London.

Mustashrik works on high profile branding, character design and animation projects for clients in a range of creative sectors including music, fashion and design.

 

Moebius
Illustrator

Jean Henri Gaston Giraud (b. May 8, 1938) is a French comics legend. Giraud has earned worldwide fame, not only under his own name but also under the pseudonym Moebius

 

JAKe
Illustrator

An illustrator, graphic designer, comic artist, writer and animation director based in London. His iconic work for the Prodigy on the ‘Fat of The Land’ LP brought him to the attention of an international audience. His work for Lucasfilm on the Star Wars and Indiana Jones properties has been reproduced worldwide. His illustrations appear in bestselling The Mighty Book of Boosh as well as NME, Esquire and Time Out.

 

Dix
Illustrator

 

Jaromir99
Illustrator

Czech-born Jaromir99 is a accomplished singer, songwriter, and artist who is best known for his work with Jaroslav Rudis on the comics trilogy Alois Nebel. Alois Nebel was turned into an animated feature of the same title that premiered to great acclaim at the Venice Film Festival, and was selected as the Czech entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2011. It also won Best Animated Feature at the 2012 European Film Awards.

 

Philippe Nicloux
Illustrator

 

Nick Abadzis
Illustrator

 

Catherine Anyango
Illustrator

Catherine Anyango is an internationally exhibited artist with a special interest in the relationship of film and animation to illustration. She has collaborated with musicians The Real Tuesday Weld on live theatrical events around London, including the Victoria & Albert Museum and the National Film Theatre. Her work combines photography, drawing and animation.  Anyango is a tutor at the Royal College of Art, London.

 

David B.
Illustrator

David B. is a founding member of L’Association, the fiercely independent publisher, which is a major creative force of the French comics scene. His bestselling autobiographical work Epileptic is considered a masterpiece of the comics medium. His many prizes include the Prix de Cheverny (2007), the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Artist (2005) and the top prizes for Comics Writing (2002) and Best Comic Book (1998, 2004) at the Angouleme International Comics Festival. He received an Eisner Award nomination for “Best Reality-based Work” (2006).

 

Bryan Baugh
Illustrator

Bryan Baugh is the creator of Wulf and Batsy, a series of horror graphic novels. He also works as a storyboard artist in the animation industry. His recent credits include Transformers: Prime for Hasbro Animation, and Tigger and Pooh for Disney Television.

 

Steve Bell
Illustrator

Steve Bell has been drawing comic strips for a living since 1977. He is a proponent of the short form, usually four frames, sometimes longer, and more often than not daily. He has been drawing four larger format political cartoons a week for The Guardian since 1990, but as yet has never produced a graphic novel, though the IF... strips, which have been running in The Guardian since 1981, could be considered a plotless graphic novel, running to over 3,400 pages with no end in sight, if looked at the wrong way. He is in it mainly for laughs, but many of his cartoons are not funny at all.

 

Matt Brooker
Illustrator

D'Israeli, AKA Matt Brooker, has collaborated with many of the best writers and artists, including Shane Oakley (Fatal Charm), Warren Ellis (Lazarus Churchyard), Ian Edginton (Kingdom of the Wicked, Scarlet Traces, Leviathan) and Paul Cornell (XTNCT). These days he mostly works for 2000 AD, drawing Lowlife (written by Rob Williams) and Stickleback (written by Ian Edginton). He has also self-published Timularo, a collection of his early work for Deadline. In between work he paints watercolours, eats too much chocolate and photographs his burgeoning toy Dalek collection.

 

 

Kate Brown
Illustrator

Kate Brown is an independent illustrator, taking influence from comics around the world, including Japan's strong manga aesthetic. She graduated with a distinction from England's only Sequential Illustration course, specialising in graphic novels.

Kate has worked on many stories, and been published multiple times, including stories in the Best New Manga series – a publication of cutting edge international manga – and has completed work for The Girly Comic.

As well as her illustration, Kate is also a writer with several major projects in development, currently collaborating with Paul Duffield. Her most recent publication is the graphic novel The Spider Moon (DFC, Random House).

 

I.N.J. Culbard
Illustrator

I.N.J. Culbard is an artist and writer. In 2006, he surpassed thousands of other writers and had his work published in Dark Horse Comics’ New Recruits anthology. He has since appeared in the anthology series Dark Horse Presents, the Judge Dredd Megazine and 2000 AD.

Culbard is an acclaimed animation director with considerable experience in directing commercials, developing projects for television, and producing and directing short films. His collaborator at SelfMadeHero is writer Ian Edginton.

 

Rob Davis
Illustrator

Rob Davis began self-publishing his own comic, the highly experimental SLANG, in 1989. From there Rob made the leap from experimental into traditional when he was employed by Fleetway to reinvent British comics’ icon Roy of the Rovers. After a time drawing Judge Dredd, he began working as an illustrator and cartoonist for newspapers (including the Guardian) and children’s book publishers (including Scholastic). In the last few years Rob has returned to comics, writing and drawing Doctor Who for Panini. He has recently produced a short story for Solpsistic Pop 3, and is currently adapting and illustrating Don Quixote for SelfMadeHero.

 

Robert Deas
Illustrator

Robert started his professional comic and Manga career after coming second in the 2006 IMAF competition in the Print/Comic category.

His first published work was the self-penned, espionage tale November, which appeared in the Best New Manga 2. Since then he has gone on to produce the artwork for Macbeth (in SelfMadeHero's Manga Shakespeare series), The Golden Tiger & Nemesis for Rubicon Canada and an issue of Transformers: All Hail Megatron for IDW. An early career high saw him write and draw his very own strip, Spectrum Black, for the DFC.

Robert has also had his work exhibited in the Japanese Embassy and at the Urbis Centre in Manchester as part of their respective Manga exhibitions. Robert lives and works in Lincolnshire.

 

André Diniz
Illustrator

 

Paul Duffield
Illustrator

Paul Duffield is an illustrator and animator who takes his influence from a fusion of manga and European comics. After graduating from a BA in animation at Kingston, he went on to win both Tokyopop's Rising Stars of Manga and the International Manga and Anime Festival grand prizes.

His projects include collaborations with Kate Brown, artist for A Midsummer Night's Dream, and a short story in Best New Manga 2. He is best known for his collaboration with Warren Ellis on Freak Angels (Avatar Press).

 

Alice Duke
Illustrator

Alice Duke is an up-and-coming illustrator from Liverpool. Alice illustrated Poe’s Tell-Tale Heart in SelfMadeHero’s graphic anthology Nevermore (2007). 

 

Jonathan Edwards
Illustrator

 

Merlin Evans
Illustrator

 

James Fletcher
Illustrator

James Fletcher is best known as an artist for Negative Burn (Image). For SelfMadeHero, James collaborated with Leah Moore and John Reppion to create The Black Cat for the graphic anthology Nevermore.

 

Carl Flint
Illustrator

 

Nicolas Fructus
Illustrator

 

Attila Futaki
Illustrator

Attila Futaki is a Hungarian artist who studied at the international School of Comics in Florence. His works include Spiral for Editions Carabas and the graphic novel of Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief for Disney Hyperion, which became a New York Times bestseller. He has recently completed the acclaimed seven-issue mini series Severed with Scott Snyder and Scott Tuft.

 

Leigh Gallagher
Illustrator

 

Leigh Gallagher is a professional comic book artist who has worked on many projects for DC Comics and 2000 AD, and was also the 2008 artist for the LEGO BIONICLE comic. He recently completed illustrating his fourth book of 2000 AD’s 17th-century zombie hunter DEFOE, written by Pat Mills.

 

Melinda Gebbie
Illustrator

Former underground cartoonist, professional pornographer, author, sculptress, lecturer and illustrator of Lost Girls, written by Alan Moore. Melinda now resides in Northampton for her sins.

 

Slava Harasymowicz
Illustrator

Sława Harasymowicz is a Royal College of Art graduate and a winner of V&A Illustration Awards and The Arts Foundation Award. She works across a variety of media and has exhibited in UK and abroad.

She has a keen interest in the format of graphic novels and narratives to explore themes of history and fiction.

Her illustration clients include the BBC, the Guardian Weekend Magazine, andPenguin Books. Her special-edition film posters were shown in international poster biennales and featured in many publications.

 

David Hartman
Illustrator

David Hartman is an illustrator who has worked in comics and the animation industry for almost a decade, from storyboard artist to Emmy-nominated director and everything in between. His credits include Transformers Prime, MTV’s Spiderman, Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles and much more. His illustration work for comic books and magazines includes Steve Niles’ Strange Cases, The Devil’s Rejects, The Nocturnals: Midnight Companion and more. David is currently working on several projects for Rob Zombie.

 

Anthony Hope-Smith
Illustrator

Anthony Hope-Smith studied graphic design and animation and now works as a professional illustrator. He has created visuals for advertising campaigns, video-game box art, book covers, children’s book illustration and storyboards. His love has always been comics. Anthony is currently illustrating Gonzo: A Graphic Biography of Hunter S. Thompson.

 

Warwick J Cadwell
Illustrator

 

Tove Jansson
Illustrator

The legendary creator of The Moomins, Tove Jansson (1914 – 2001), was born in 1914 in Helingsfors, Finland. Her mother was a charicaturist and the designer of many of Finland’s stamps, and her father was a sculptor. Tove studied painting in Finland, Sweden and France and later worked as a book illustrator, a designer and strip cartoonist, as well as being involved in theatre décor and making frescoes in public places. She drew her first Moomin in the 1930s, just for fun, to tease her little brother by drawing the ugliest creature she could think of. Moomin developed a nicer snout and character and in 1939 he became a character in a children’s story. The Finn Family Moomingtroll has been a hugely successful book, translated into many languages – many other Moomin stories followed.

In 1966 Tove Jansson was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal – an international award for the best children’s book of the year.

 

Reinhard Kleist
Illustrator

Reinhard Kleist was born near Cologne in 1970. After studying Graphic Design at Münster University of Applied Sciences he relocated to Berlin in 1996. There he works in a studio, which he shares with comics artists Fil, Mawil and Andreas Michalke.

Since 1994, Kleist has had numerous comics published. In 1996, his graphic novel Lovecraft was awarded the Max und Moritz prize at the Internationalen Comic-Salon, Erlangen. In 2004 and 2005, he received ICOM prizes for Scherbenmund and The Secrets of Coney Island. He has also illustrated books by China Mieville, H.C. Artmann and J.G. Ballard; record covers for Terrorgruppe and Bear Family Records; and, on a large scale, various house façades around Berlin.

Johnny Cash – I See a Darkness has been translated into several languages and, in 2007, it was awarded the Peng Munich Comics Prize, as well as the Frankfurt Book Fair Sondermann prize. In 2008, it also received the most prestigious German comics prize, the Max und Moritz.

 

Alain Korkos
Illustrator

Alain Korkos is a French writer and artist, based in Paris. He works for a number of French publishers, both as an author of novels and short stories, as well as an illustrator for publications aimed at children and teenagers.

Over the past 30 years, his prolific work has included the series Lila et Lin, children’s novels such as Akoutiles-Yeux-clairs or La maladie bleue, and illustrated albums for adults. He previously worked with David Zane Mairowitz on the graphic novel Introducing Camus, part of the best-selling Icon Books series.

 

Li Kunwu
Illustrator

Li Kunwu has had over 30 comics works published as a State Artist in China
 

Chie Kutsuwada
Illustrator

Chie Kutsuwada is a member of UMISEN-YAMASEN, a collective of young, London-based Japanese Manga artists. Chie's work is often cute, cool, funny but always unique and original. She has contributed to many exhibitions in London including group exhibitions at the Waterloo Gallery, The London Institute Gallery, Chambers Gallery and Unit 2 Gallery. Her first solo exhibition was in 2003 at London's Window Gallery.

In 2005 Chie won the Royal College of Art Society and Thames & Hudson Art Book Prize and the Printmakers Council Award. In 2007 she was chosen as a runner-up in London's Embassy of Japan – Manga Jiman national manga competition.

Chie draws digitally using a graphics tablet and had an extended piece of manga published in Best New Manga 2 in 2007. Her recent work includes full-length manga for NBM and Kodansha Nippon.

 

Alexis Lemoine
Illustrator

 

Sonia Leong
Illustrator

Sonia Leong is a UK-based manga artist and works as a professional illustrator specialising in the anime/manga style. She is a founding member of Sweatdrop Studios, the leading UK comic collaborative. She has printed several comics, exhibited artwork in prestigious venues (London County Hall, London Cartoon Museum, Japanese Embassy), provided product demonstrations (on behalf of Copic, Letraset and Wacom) and regularly presents workshops on manga creation.

Her artwork has featured in several manga-related publications, events, websites and magazines internationally. Sonia's competition achievements include Winner in NEO Magazine's 2005 Manga Competition, Joint Judge for the Character Design category of the International Manga and Anime Festival 2005, and 2nd Place Winner of Tokyopop's first UK Rising Stars of Manga competition. Her work appears in the film Popcorn and Channel 4's The IT Crowd.

 

Nana Li
Illustrator

Nana Li is a UK-based illustrator and comic artist, with a degree in engineering. Her prime source of inspiration has always been manga or manga-influenced art, although she also finds a lot of inspiration in game, movies, fashion, culture, concept and classical art.

Nana runs workshops on manga and comic creation for libraries, schools and events in general in the UK. Her work has been published in the Mammoth Book of Best New Manga 2 and was one of the winning entries in NEO Magazine's competition in 2007. She is the grand prize winner of Tokyopop's Rising Stars of Manga UK.

Among some of her favourite comics are Sanctuary, Naruto, Bleach, and Rin!.

 

Garry Marshall
Illustrator

Garry Marshall has worked as an independent director, illustrator and animator since the early 1990s. In early 2006, Garry established the animation studio Super Umani, designing, producing and directing projects for television. He still draws every day.

 

John McCrea
Illustrator

John McCrea is a Northern Irish artist who has collaborated with Garth Ennis, Alan Grant, Mark Millar, Warren Ellis and Ron Zimmerman to name just a few. He works mainly for Marvel and DC Comics.
 

Dave McKean
Illustrator

 

Mick McMahon
Illustrator

 

Chantal Montellier
Illustrator

Chantal Montellier is one of Frances’s leading bande dessinée artists. A painter and teacher who abandoned her career in the ‘Beaux Arts’ to become a cartoonist and illustrator, Chantal's work has appeared in a range of leading French newspapers and magazines including Le Monde, L'Humanité, France Nouvelle, L'Unite.

She has written very successful graphic novels, most recently Tchernobyl, Mon Amour and Sorcières Mes Soeurs (Actes Sud). She takes pride in her capacity to challenge people, and some of her work is very explicit. Her exhibitions include shows at the Beaubourg (Paris), and a retrospective at the Centre National de la Bande Dessinée et de l'Image, Angoulême. Her work has been featured on national and international radio and television.

 

Margaux Motin
Illustrator

Margaux Motin is an illustrator and blogger living in Paris, France. She studied Visual Communication in Paris and began her career as an illustrator with a monthly column in the magazine Muteen. From there, she began to work for Nova, and eventually began to regularly draw for Elle France, Cosmopolitan France and Fluide Glamour magazine, as well as drawing for advertising and on her blog. She illustrated the covers for the French editions of Bridget Jones’ Diary. She has recently illustrated a graphic novel called Bad Twinz, working with fellow writer and artist Pacco. But I Really Wanted to be an Anthropologist, originally titled J’aurais adoré être Ethnologue was her first published book, and has become a bestseller in France (selling over 82,000 copies).

 

Catherine Muller
Illustrator

Catherine Muler, also known as Cathy Muller, Catel Muller or simply Catel, studied at the School of Applied Arts in Strasbourg, where she graduated in 1990. She specialized in children's illustrations, working mainly with the publishers Nathan, Epigones and Hachette.

In 1996, she created her first stories that featured the characters 'Bop et Flop' in cooperation with Paul Martin for the monthly magazine 'Images Doc' (Bayard Presse).

Since 1999, she has illustrated the series 'Marion & Charles', based on two novel characters by Fanny Jolly. In 2000, she began the series 'Lucie' with writer Véronique Grisseaux in Les Humanoïdes Associés' Tohu Bohu series (continued by Casterman after 2003). Together with scriptwriter Sophie Dieuaide, she started 'Les Papooses', also for Casterman in 2003. In the following year, she wrote the more adult World War I comic 'Le Sang des Valentines' for Christian De Metter.

Catel won the Prix Essentiel and RTL Grand Prix at the Angouleme Festival for KIKI

 

Shane Ivan Oakley
Illustrator

Shane Ivan Oakley began his career contributing to the alternative comics review Deadline in the 1980s (where he created Fatal Charm with D’Israeli). Oakley is probably best known for his co-creation of the Wildstorm mini-series Albion, with Alan Moore, Leah Moore and John Reppion, which ran from 2005 until 2006. In 2007, he illustrated an adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher written by Dan Whitehead and published in SelfMadeHero’s Nevermore anthology. He recently collaborated with Alan Grant on a four part mini-series called Channel Evil.

 

Ryuta Osada
Illustrator

Ryuta Osada is a Japanese-born manga artist who lives in London and Tokyo. He has a background not in only in manga art, but also in teaching. Educated in Japan, Ryuta read History at Nihon University before gaining qualifications to teach History and Sociology.

After moving to England in 1994 to study English language, he took an Art Foundation diploma and followed that with an honours degree in Graphic Design at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design. In 2006 he joined the prestigious Central St. Martins' Graphic Design and Illustration course.

His recent publications include Creating Manga from Design to Page (Crowood). For SelfMadeHero, Ryuta has illustrated Othello and A Tale of Two Cities.

 

Paul Peart-Smith
Illustrator

Paul Peart-Smith has been drawing comics for a very long time and has barely scratched the surface. He began his career in 2000AD and has since worked as a designer, illustrator and concept artist, as well as creating webcomics.

 

Frederik Peeters
Illustrator

His David Lynch-esque Pachyderme was nominated for the Grand Prix at the Angoulême International Comics Festival 2010. Praise for Peeters' Blue Pills: “There is something very moving about the way in which simple black and white illustration is used to convey a psychological situation that is far from black and white” Roger Sabin, the Observer.

 

Woodrow Phoenix
Illustrator

 

Warren Pleece
Illustrator

Warren Pleece started drawing comics with his writer brother, Gary, in their self-published magazine Velocity in the late 1980s, inspired by a love of film noir and kitchen-sink drama. He has since worked for 2000AD, Dark Horse, and Vertigo comics. His most recent works include the graphic novels Life Sucks, Incognegro, The Great Unwashed and Montague Terrace.

 

Steve Pugh
Illustrator

Steve Pugh is a British comic artist and writer of some twenty years experience. He has worked for DC Comics, Marvel, Dark Horse and 2000AD. He is probably best known for working with Jaime Delano (Animal Man, Hellblazer) and Garth Ennis (Preacher: Saint of Killers).

 

Erik Rangel
Illustrator

Eric Rangel is a professional comics book artist who lives and works in Denver, Colorado.

 

Adrian Salmon
Illustrator

 

Natalie Sandells
Illustrator

Nathalie Sandells is a professional penciller/inker based in the UK (Moonface Press, Brain Scan Studios, Accent UK).

 

Mark Stafford
Illustrator

Mark Stafford is cartoonist in residence at the Cartoon Museum. He is currently working with Bryan Talbot on the second Cherubs! graphic novel, painting dead hillbillies, and writing about cinema for Electric Sheep magazine.

 

Yana Stajno
Illustrator

Yana Stajno is a Zimbabwe-born, London-based writer, painter and acupuncturist. Her plays have been produced on stage and radio. Her short story 10 Plastic Roses is published in the Bristol Short Story Prize 2010. Timeshare, a comic novel is a runner-up in the Bridge House Publishing debut novel prize. She is working on a second novel, a thriller this time, and some graphic novellas.

 

Carol Swain
Illustrator

Carol Swain was born in London but raised in Wales. After art school she began creating
comics. She has published two graphic novels, Invasion of the Mind Sappers and Foodboy.
She illustrated partner Bruce Pailey’s book Giraffes in my Hair. In 2009 Crossing the Empty
Quarter, an anthology of her stories, came out. She is working on a third graphic novel
entitled Gast.

 

Will Sweeney
Illustrator

Will Sweeney is an Emmy award-winning animator (Spawn II, 1999), Annie award nominated storyboard artist (The Big Guy, 2001) and 4Kids Entertainment Storyboarder (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, 2004). He has also worked for DC Comics as a Penciller (Action Pack & Secret Saturdays, 2008/09)
 

Ben Templesmith
Illustrator

 

Matt Timson
Illustrator

Matt Timson began drawing comics as a hobby after his previous hobby (drawing) became his real job. He worked on various small press titles before joining Moore and Reppion on Deadeye, which appeared in the first two volumes of Popgun (image). He has since drawn for Top Cow (Impaler, The Darkness and various covers) and Com.X (45 and Blue Spear). Matt has been solidly engaged in book illustration since 2010. He is looking for a new hobby)

 

Stuart Tipples
Illustrator

Stuart Tipples is a comics artist who lives and works in Wales. He is one half of the independent comics publishing phenomenon 'Monkeys with Machineguns'.
 

Judith Vanistendael
Illustrator

Judith Vanistendael creates comics 'that have to do with life as it really is'. She is the mother of two children and has lived in Brussels since she was five. Vanistendael studied at the Hochschule der Kunste in Berlin, earned an academic degree in art sciences from the Univeristy of Ghent, did postgraduate studies on Latin America, and followed the comc strip course at the Sint Lukas art school in Brussels. Her semi-autobiographical work Dance by the Light of the Moon was nominated twice for the prestigious Angouleme Grand Prize.

 

Emma Vieceli
Illustrator

Emma Vieceli is a key member of the UK manga collective Sweatdrop Studios. She is a keen promoter of the UK manga and anime scene, and enjoys offering workshops and seminars on creating manga as well as being a freelance illustrator and manga ka.

Her professional experience ranges from 'How to draw manga' books through corporate character designs to artwork for tabletop RPG card games. She is producing her own manga series, Dragon Heir, and has appeared in a number of group anthologies. Her articles and artwork have appeared in several magazines and she was one of the winners of the first Tokyopop Rising Stars of Manga UK and Ireland competition.

 

Patrick Warren
Illustrator

Patrick Warren graduated with a degree in animation from the University of Westminster. He was a winner of Tokyopop’s first UK Rising Stars of Manga competition in 2006. His interest in Japan began when he was eight and he had started doodling manga by the time he was 15.

Patrick’s influences include manga artists such as Hiroaki Samura, Tite Kubo, Oh! Great and Western artists such as Frank Miller and his own father.

 

Chris Webster
Illustrator

Chris Webster studied Fine Art at Grimsby and Camberwell in the 1980s, then wrote and
self-published comics, also working on comics for British and Japanese comic publishers. He
wrote Rockdrill for the UK's Deadline Magazine and appeared in Kodansha’s manga Comic
Morning in Japan. He is best known for his self-published work, including Neversedge (1989),
Malus (1995) and Wormwood (2001). Chris Webster has also worked as a storyboard artist
and illustrated poetry for Carcanet Press.

 

Faye Yong
Illustrator

Faye Yong, a former pianist, left Malaysia to pursue an illustration degree in the UK. Faye has a weakness for shoujo manga and anything with a happy ending, and is on a lifelong quest to improve her artistic and storytelling skills.

Her main influences and inspirations include Japanese manga, fashion and fabulous-looking people. She works primarily with Photoshop, Manga Studio, Illustrator and her Intuos tablet. Faye placed third in the hotly contested Rising Stars of Manga UK and Ireland 3 in 2008 and won the People's Choice Award in the same year.

 

Oscar Zarate
Illustrator

An Argentine comic book artist and illustrator, who lives in London. He is best known as the artist for Alan Moore's graphic novel A Small Killing.