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Ilya
Author

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.

 

Typex
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Typex is an Amsterdam College for the Arts graduate. His work appears in many nationwide newspapers and magazines. He illustrates numerous children's books and has published some of his own. He is also author of numerous comic books.

 

Josh Appignanesi
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David B.
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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).

 

Josephine Bacon
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An author and the translator of more than 100 books on a variety of subjects, including cookery, wine and fungi. Josephine has written 14 cookery books, including Exotic Fruits & Vegetables, which won a Gourmand Prize in 2006 and An Introduction to the Mushrooms and Toadstools of Britain and Northern Europe. She won the Gourmand Prize for Translation, 2008, for A Sprig of Dill, by Sanda Nitesco.

 


She has been a contributor to the Penguin Encyclopedia of American Food, Food and Wine, The Connoisseur, Californian Living, American Way. Her most successful book to date is Jewish Cooking from Around the World.

 

Arne Bellstorf
Author

Arne Bellstorf was born in Dannenberg (Elbe). He moved to Hamburg in 2000, where he studied Illustration and Communication Design under Anke Feuchtenberger and Atak. He has self-published comics since 2002, and joined the team of Orang magazine in the same year.

In 2004, he founded the Kiki Post Verlag with Sascha Hommer. He graduated in 2005 with the comic project Acht, Neun, Zehn, published by Reproduct in Berlin. His work has additionally appeared in Strapazin, Moga Mobo, Panik Elektro, Comixene and Flitter. In June 2006, he began drawing for the Sunday comics section of the Berlin newspaper Tagespiegel.

 

Will Bingley
Author

Will Bingley is a significant rising talent in the world of comics. He began his career in the film industry, working as a scriptwriter and script-editor on several major studio productions before moving into TV and advertising work.

He is currently a regular arts commentator in the UK press, contributor to several anthologies and journals and is in the process of completing his second graphic novel.

 

Jose-Luis Bocquet
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An avid comic book fan, José-Louis Bocquet created his own fanzine at the age of thirteen. He entered the world of comics an editor for the French publisher Bédérama. In 1983 he joined Humanoïdes Associés as an editor before becoming director of their Humanoids list. 

Bocquet has worked with many of major French comics publishers, including Les Humanoïdes Associés, Dupuis, Albin Michel, Glénat, Emmanuel Proust éditions, Casterman, Actes Sud, Flammarion and La Sirène.

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

 

LF Bollee
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Laurent-Frederic Bollee is a journalist who has written over 40 graphic novels. Fascinated by Australia, he began working on Terra Australis in December 2007. He is also the author of XIII Mystery, a spin-off from the world-renowned XIII saga. Bollee lives in Versailles, France.

 

Kate Brown
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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).

 

David Camus
Author

Author, translator, editor and documentary filmmaker David Camus was born in Grasse, France in 1970. His literary career began in 2005 with his award-winning historical series, The Book of the Cross, which has since seen publication in seven languages. His many translations include his award-winning work on "Dreamcycle" by H. P. Lovecarft - his work in this area has been hailed as "definitive". He is currently retranslating all of Lovecraft's work into French and teaches Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Literature at the University of Paris III La Sorbonne Nouvelle. He lives in Paris, France, with his wife and two daughters.

 

Sylvain Coissard
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Paul Collicutt
Author

Paul Collicutt studied illustration at Brighton College of Art. He won the Parent's Gold Choice Award in America for This Train. The Murder Mile is his first graphic novel for adult readers. It combines his love of painting with his keen interest in track and field. Paul is club runner, a qualified athletics coach and Chairman of the Phoenix Athletics Club.

 

I.N.J. Culbard
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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.

 

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Rob Davis
Author

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.

 

Miguel de Cervantes
Author

The author of Don Quixote, widely considered to be a cornerstone of Western literature and regarded by many as both the first example of the modern novel and the most famous book of Spanish origin.

 

Glyn Dillon
Author

Glyn Dillon was born in 1971, the youngest of a family where both the father and the first born son were working artists. Glyn's had a wide ranging career, mainly working as a storyboard artist and concept designer for both film and television. He has also worked on and off in comics (including early work for Deadline, Vertigo - Shade the Changing Man and an episode of Sandman), illustration, toy design and animation.

 

Jeremie Dres
Author

Jeremie Dres lives and works in Paris. He graduated from the Ecole des Arts Decoratif in Strasbourg. Since 2007, he has worked in multimedia, graphic design and illustration. Along with his graphic novel projects, Jeremie works in digital art, installations and performance pieces.


His work has been compared to that of Art Spiegelman (Maus), Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis) and Guy Delilse (Jerusalem: Chronicles of the Holy City).

 

Stella Duffy
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Stella Duffy has written twelve novels. over forty short stories, and eight plays. She is also a theatre performer and director. She lives in South London where it has been known to be dark, on occassion.

 

Chad Fifer
Author

Chad Fifer co-hosts the H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast and has contributed to many mythos-related projects in various media over the last 20 years. He is the author of the coming-of-age novel Children in Heat. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, two cats and a healthy fear of the ocean. He is the co-author of the upcoming graphic novel Deadbeats, from SelfMadeHero.

 

Jean-Pierre Filiu
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Professor Filiu is a world renowned expert on the Middle East. He teaches at SciencesPo in Paris.

 

Black Francis
Author

Black Francis is the frontman of the US rock band Pixies. His songs have inspired musicians from Thom Yorke to Kurt Cobain.

 

Josh Frank
Author

Josh Frank is a screenwriter, producer and director of theatre and film and author of the Pixies biography Fool the World. He is also the author of a biography of the musician Peter Ivers, In Heaven Everything is Fine. He wrote and directed the video for Pixies’ 2014 single “Greens and Blues”. And he built, owns, and operates the Blue Starlite Mini-Urban Drive-In Movie Theatre in Austin, Texas, the first Mini-Urban Drive-In Movie Theater in the world.

 

Neil Gaiman
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Neil Gaiman is old and mad. His hair is sparse, his words are wandering. He staggers, sometimes, and can be found in alleys after dark. He won the Newbury Medal and Carnegie Medal for The Graveyard Book, but pawned them to buy books. His Hugo awards were used to pay off gentlemen in dark suits who were asking inconvenient questions. He was married to American chanteuse Amanda Palmer until her death in the hall of mirrors. He seldom smiles.

 

Graeme Gordon
Author

The last we heard of him, he was living in London and finishing his second novel Barking Mad. We would like to hear from him.

 

Tony Grisoni
Author

Tony Grisoni is an award winning screenwriter and director (Kingsland). Queen of Hearts was his award-winning debut directed by John Amiel. He has worked closely with Michael Winterbottom (In This World), John Boorman, Julian Jarrold, James Marsh and Anand Tucker (Red Riding Trilogy) and Terry Gilliam (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Tideland). He also collaborates with artists including Oona Grimes, Dryden Goodwin and Brian Catling with whom he hosts the annual celebration of the absurd, Cabaret Melancholique.

 

Chris Hogg
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Stewart Home
Author

Stewart Home was born in South London in 1962. He is author of more than 20 books including 69 Things To Do with a Dead Princess (2002), Tainted Love (2005), Memphis Underground (2007) and Blood Rites of the Bourgeoisie (2010). He has a parrallel career in the art world, and held a retrospective exhibition at White Column, New York in 2011.

 

Mauricio Hora
Author

Maurício Hora is an internationally exhibited photographer and the inspiration for this story.
 

Alejandro Jodorowsky
Author

Alejandro Jodorowsky (b. 17 February 1929) is a Chilean filmmaker, playwright, composer and writer. Best known for his avant-garde films El Topo (1970), The Holy Mountain (1973) and Santa Sangre (1989). 

 

Reinhard Kleist
Author

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.

 

Chris Lackey
Author

The co-host of the H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast. An American filmaker and animator, Chris directed and co-wrote the animated feature film The Chosen One and was the associate producer of the films The Call of Cthulhu and The Whisperer in the Darkness. He is also the co-author of upcoming graphic novel Deadbeats from SelfMadeHero. Chris lives and works in England.

 

Abel Lanzac
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Abel Lanzac is the pseudonym of Antonin Baudry, a French diplomat who is currently the Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy and Permanent Representative of the French Universities in the United States. Previously he was an Advisor for International Economic and Cultural Affairs for former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin.
 
Baudry's career has been a hybrid of diplomatic and cultural enterprises. As Abel Lanzac, Baudry received the prize for best album at the Angouleme International Comics Festival with designer Christophe Blain in February 2013 for their graphic novel Quai D'Orsay (published in English as Weapons of Mass Diplomacy). 
 

Cally Law
Author

A guide to the great outdoors for little adventurers. Moomintroll (with a little help from his friends and family) shows us how to explore the world beyond our doorstep, inventing games, making toys, eating good food and having fun – Moomin-style! This handy manual features Tove Jansson’s strip cartoons, illustrations and words of wisdom from her Moomin novels, so there will always be something to do, even on rainy days.

 

Bryan Lee OMalley
Author

Bryan Lee O'Malley is one of the world's best-known graphic novelists. His multi-award-winning graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim was an international bestseller and was adapted into an acclaimed movie, Scott Pilgrim Vs The World. He lives in Los Angeles.

 

Pierre Oscar Levy
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A documentary director and winner of a Palm D’Or for his short film at the Cannes Film Festival. He is currently working on a film adaptation of the graphic novel Blue Pills.

 

H.P. Lovecraft
Author

The original author of At the Mountains of Madness. Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890–1937) was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island. A child prodigy, Lovecraft developed an early interest in chemistry and astronomy, although his sickly disposition and a history of night terrors prevented him from completing his schooling. Periods of nervous breakdown and depression followed, contributing to the cynical and unsettling world view displayed in his writing.

Initially a poet and prodigious letter writer, Lovecraft started writing fiction in his twenties. Although his work was not widely read during his lifetime, Lovecraft is now recognised as one of the 20th century’s most influential writers of the macabre.

 

Samy Malilla
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Samy lives on an island archipelago on Finland's southern seaboard. He is foodie, a Swedish speaker and an outdoors expert, spending most of the long summer nights, sleeping beneath the stars.

 

Javier Mariscal
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Javier Mariscal is an artist and designer, working in multiple fields including illustration, graphics, comicbooks, paintings, animation, interiors, product design, furniture and web design. In 1979, he created the Bar Cel Ona (bar, sky, wave) logo for his adoptive city of Barcelona, a powerful and accessible piece of graphic communication that won him instant acclaim. His polarity increased when his merchandise-friendly Cobi was chosen as the mascot of the 1992 barcelona Olympics. Twipsy, chosen as the mascot of the Hanvoer 2000 Expo, became the star of his own animated TV series. The Valencian-born designer opened Estudio Mariscal in barcelona in 1989, winning multiple commissions across a range of disciplines, and exploding to a full-time team of 40. Javier Mariscal was the subject of a major retrospective at London's Design Museum in 2009. 

An exhibition of his work, Mariscal A La Pedrera, opened in September 2010 at Pedera – one of Gaudi's most famous buildings – in Barcelona.

 

Leopold Maurer
Author

Leopold Maurer was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1969. He studied Sociology at Vienna University, before studying Painting and Graphic Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Since 1998 he has been a freelance artist, working on projects spanning animation, cartoons, comics and illustration. He is a member of the comic book group Mixer and lives and works in Tratmannsdorf in Vienna.

 

Patrick McEown
Author

Patrick is an Eisner Award-winning Canadian artist (Grendel: Warchild) who has worked with many leading figures including Mike Mignola, with whom he drew and co-created Dark Horse’s Zombie World mini-series.

 

Alan Moore
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Margaux Motin
Author

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).

 

Philippe Otie
Author

Philippe Ôtié is a French diplomat. This is his first graphic novel.

 

Frederik Peeters
Author

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.

 

Chris Petit
Author

Chris Petit is a writer and filmmaker who is based in London. He is a curator of various projects that may or may not exist, including The Perimeter Fence and The Museum of Loneliness. He has written or made films about air stewardesses, weather, J.G. Ballard, Rudy Wurlitzer, Kraftwerk, and CIA spymaster James Jesus Angleton. His feature films include Radio On. He is a frequent collaborator with Iain Sinclair and they have made several feature films together, including London Orbital. He once shook hands with Catherine Deneuve.

 

David Prudhomme
Author

David Prudhomme was born in 1969 and lives in Bordeaux, France. He is a graduate of the Arts School of Angoulême, and an award-winning graphic novelist.
 

Martin Rowson
Author

Martin Rowson is one of Britain's most-loved and best-known satirists. His distinctively left-wing, scathing cartoon style of satire means that his work is published regularly in the Guardian and the Daily Mirror, and has earned him the honorary title of London’s 'Cartoonist Laureate'.

Rowson has penned several novels, including Snatches, Stuff (Samuel Johnson Prize, longlisted) and The Dog Allusion: Gods, Pets and How to Be Human. His graphic novel credits include FUCK: The Human Odyssey (2008), The Waste Land (1994) and Gulliver's Travels (2012).

 

Alexei Sayle
Author

Alexei Sayle is a writer, presenter and comedian. He was one of the founders of modern stand-up comedy and towards the end of the 90s turned to writing full-time. He now has several acclaimed novels, two best-selling short story collections and a highly successful memoir, Stalin Ate my Homework, to his name.

 

Robert Sellers
Author

Author of biographies of Sting, Tom Cruise and The Pythons: Always Look on the Bright Side of Life. His film books include Very Naughty Boys and The Battle for Bond which Film Review called ‘easily the best movie book of the year’. His Hellraising books include: Hellraisers Bad Boy Drive, Hollywood Hellraisers and An A-Z of Hellraisers (Preface). Robert is regular contributor to Empire, Total Film and the Independent.

His most recent book Don’t Let the Bastards Grind you Down (Random House) is released in May 2011. A former stand-up comedian, Robert lives in the UK

 

Iain Sinclair
Author

Iain Sinclair, who has lived and wored in what used to be East London for more than 40 years, relishes the opportunity to collaborate with graphic artists like Dave McKean or film essayists like Chris Petit and Andrew Kotting. He actively seeks out the dissolution of fixed forms: document morphing into fiction, catalogue into poetry, text into performance. Examples would include; Ghost Milk, Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire, Slow Chocolate Autopsy and the film Asylum.

 

Peter Sis
Author

Peter Sis is a Czechoslovakian-born illustrator, author and film-maker. He has won the New York Times Book Review 'Best Illustrated Book of the Year' seven times, and is a MacArthur Fellow (2003).

 

Barbara Stok
Author

Barbara Stok is well known for her candid autobiographical graphic novels. In 2009, she was awarded the Stripschapprijs for her oeuvre, one of the most prestigious prizes for comic books in the Netherlands. In addition to her work for newspapers and magazines, she has eight books to her name.

 

Jorg Tittel
Author

 

Fernando Trueba
Author

 

Fernando Trueba is multi-award-winning writer, director and producer, with a career spanning more than three decades in film, television, documentaries, theatre and music. Belle Epoque, starring Penelope Cruz, won both the Oscar and BAFTA for Foreign Language Film.

Trueba's Latin jazz documentary Calle 54 saw the birth of his collaboration and friendship with Javier Mariscal. In the concert film Blanco Y Negro he brought together Cuban-born musician Bebo Valdes and Spanish flamenco star Diego "El Cigala", winning the Latin Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music video.

His documentary filmed in Brazil, El Milagro De Candeal, won two Goya awards. El Ano de Las Luces, won a Goya as well as the Silver Bear in the Berlin Film Festival; The Mad Monkey (1989) also won five Goyas. Trueba's last film El Baile De La Victoria (The Dancer and the Thief) was Spain's submission to the 2010 Academy Awards, and received 10 Goya nominations. 

 

Trueba's published works include his dictionary of Cinema. He began his career as the film critic of leading Spanish newspaper El Pais.

 

Judith Vanistendael
Author

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.

 

Oscar Zarate
Author

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.

 

Richard Appignanesi
Adaptor

Richard Appignanesi graduated with a doctorate in classical art history. He was a founder and co-director of the Writers & Readers Publishing Cooperative and Icon Books, where he originated the internationally acclaimed Introducing series. His own best-selling titles written for that series include Freud, Postmodernism and Existentialism.

He is the author of the fiction trilogy Italia Perversa (Stalin's Orphans, The Mosque and Destroying America) and the novel Yukio Mishima's Report to the Emperor. He has served as a curator of art exhibitions, university lecturer and conference organiser for the British Council. He is currently associate editor of the art and culture journal Third Text and reviews editor of the policy and futures studies journal Futures. What do Existentialists Believe? in the new Granta series, 2006, is his most recent book.

 

David Berner
Adaptor

David is the proprietor and editor-in-chief of the comics website Broken Voice Comics, and the author of the graphic novel Shades, a tale of action and adventure spanning 5,000 years of British history.

 

I.N.J. Culbard
Adaptor & 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.

 

I.N.J. Culbard
Adaptor

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
Adaptor

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.

 

Jamie Delano
Adaptor

Jamie Delano is a legendary British comics writer. He is best known as the first writer for the critically acclaimed Hellblazer (DC's Vertigo line) starring John Constantine. During an illustrious career, Delano, at the request of Alan Moore, developed Constantine's character in Moore's Swamp Thing run. Delano collaborated with artist Steve Pugh on Poe's short The Pit and the Pendulum for SelfMadeHero.

 

Ben Dickson
Adaptor

Benjamin Dickson is the author of the graphic novels Falling Sky, Slumdroid (with Tony Suleri) and the forthcoming Kestrels (with Mick McMahon). As well as writing comics, he also works part-time as a community artist, primarily with sufferers of anxiety, depression and social isolation. He lives in Bristol.

 

Ian Edginton
Adaptor

Ian Edginton, one of Britain’s best-known writers, has had a tremendous impact on the world of comics. In his illustrious career he has worked for Lucasfilm, Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox to adapt Star Wars, Star Trek, Alien, Predator and Terminator properties, as well as with the H.G. Wells estate to adapt War of the Worlds for Dark Horse. He owes his success to good collaborations with other artists from the industry, most famously D’Israeli (Scarlet Traces) and Steve Yeowell (The Red Seas). In 2007, his graphic novel Scarlet Traces: The Great Game was nominated for Best Limited Series and Best Writer at the prestigious Eisner Awards. He is collaborating with artist I.N.J. Culbard on the Sherlock Holmes series for SelfMadeHero.

 

Chad Fifer
Adaptor

Chad Fifer co-hosts the H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast and has contributed to many mythos-related projects in various media over the last 20 years. He is the author of the coming-of-age novel Children in Heat. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, two cats and a healthy fear of the ocean. He is the co-author of the upcoming graphic novel Deadbeats, from SelfMadeHero.

 

David Hine
Adaptor

David Hine has been working in comics since the early 1980s. After his graphic novel Strange Embrace was published in the USA he was hired by Marvel to write several series, including District X, Daredevil: Redemption, Silent War and Spider-Man Noir. He also wrote Spawn for 3 years, created Poison Candy for Tokyopop and The Bulletproof Coffin with Shaky Kane for Image. Recent work includes The FVZA for Radical and numerous books for DC including Detective Comics, Azrael and The Spirit.

 

Laura Howell
Adaptor & Illustrator

Laura Howell is a professional comic artist-writer and illustrator based in the UK. She is a regular contributor to The Beano and TOXIC, as well as various books and magazines worldwide.

 

Andrzej Klimowski
Adaptor & Illustrator

Klimowski has exhibited internationally, with work collected by museums in Europe and the United States. His acclaimed career has seen him designing film and theatre posters, as well as directing short, animated films in Warsaw plus designing covers for Penguin, Faber & Faber, Everyman Library and Oberon Books.

His graphic novels include The Depository The Secret and Horace Dorlan. Klimowski is Professor of Illustration at the Royal College of Art, London. He has adapted The Master and Margarita and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde for SelfMadeHero.

 

Chris Lackey
Adaptor

The co-host of the H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast. An American filmaker and animator, Chris directed and co-wrote the animated feature film The Chosen One and was the associate producer of the films The Call of Cthulhu and The Whisperer in the Darkness. He is also the co-author of upcoming graphic novel Deadbeats from SelfMadeHero. Chris lives and works in England.

 

Christian Lacroix (LAX)
Adaptor & Illustrator

Christian Lacroix, better known as LAX, studied fine arts in Saint-Etienne. He made his comics debut in the magazine L'Automobile in 1975, and began drawing short stories for magazines like Métal Hurlant, Fluide Glacial, Ère Comprimée and Circus. His first album, 'Ennui Mortel', was published by Glénat in 1982 (with text by Aubrun). He then teamed up with Patrick Cothias to make the historical series 'La Marquise des Lumières' at Vents d'Ouest from 1986 to 1989.

In 1987, Lax wrote and illustrated 'Des Maux pour le Dire', about his handicapped brother. Since 1990, he has created several albums in the collection Aire Libre (Dupuis). With scriptwriter Frank Giroud he made critical stories like 'Les Oubliés d'Annam', 'La Fille aux Ibis' and 'Azrayen', about wars in the French colonies. On his own, he created the romantic 'Sarane' and with text by his son Bertois and drew 'Soleil cou Coupé'. In the late 1990s, he began working on 'Le Choucas', a satirical detective series based on the French "romans noirs" of the 1950s and 1960s. A spin-off series was created in 2006, called 'Les Tribulations du Choucas'.

 

Dan Lockwood
Adaptor

Dan Lockwood is a freelance editor and writer, who studied Sanskrit and Greek at the University of Edinburgh before starting work in publishing. He is a huge fan of horror and science-fiction on the page and screen. For SelfMadeHero, Dan has previously edited The Trial and The Master and Margarita. He lives and works in north London. He is editor and a contributor to the Lovecraft Anthology series for SelfMadeHero.

 

Dwight L. MacPherson
Adaptor

 

David Zane Mairowitz
Adaptor

David Zane Mairowitz is an author, playwright, radio director and translator. A professional freelance writer for 40 years, he has published numerous books, including the successful Introducing Kafka (with Robert Crumb), Introducing Camus, and Wilhelm Reich for Beginners.

His theatrical plays include a critically acclaimed version of Kafka’s The Trial. His articles have appeared in Harper's, Vogue, Plays and Players, The Village Voice, The Progressive and The Sunday Times. His short stories have appeared in literary magazines, including Partisan Review, New Directions and the prestigious Penguin Modern Stories. For the past 25 years he has produced radio dramas and documentaries for the BBC and in over 20 European countries, winning numerous international radio prizes.

 

John Matthews
Adaptor

John Matthews is a No.1 New York Times bestselling author, because of his smash hit children's title Pirates (2007), which spent 22 weeks at No.1. In addition, Matthews is a BAFTA-winning producer. The author of more than one hundred books on King Arthur and related subjects and editor of the definitive modern edition of the full Le Morte DArthur (Cassell / Barnes & Noble), he is the world authority on Arthurian legend.
 

Leah Moore
Adaptor

Leah Moore has collaborated with John Reppion on many projects, including The Trial of Sherlock HolmesThe Complete Dracula (Dynamite Entertainment), Albion and Wild Girl (Wildstorm). In addition to her writing, Leah enjoys drawing and painting and has provided illustrations for various articles and stories.

 

Adam Prosser
Adaptor

Adam Prosser is a computer animator and webcomics pioneer based in Toronto. For SelfMadeHero he adapted Poe's short The Masque of the Red Death.

 

John Reppion
Adaptor

John Reppion has collaborated with Leah Moore on many projects, including The Trial of Sherlock Holmes, The Complete Dracula (Dynamite Entertainment), Albion and Wild Girl (Wildstorm). John’s interests in fortean phenomena, esoterica, folklore, philosophy and weird history have led to his writing articles for magazines and periodicals such as Fortean Times, Paranormal Magazine, Darklore, The Anomalist and Strange Attractor Journal.

 

Danusia Schejbal
Adaptor & Illustrator

Born in London, Schejbal was awarded a British Council Scholarship to study Stage Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland, and later studied Fashion and Textiles at Ealing School of Art, London. From 1976 to 1981, she designed sets and costumes for various theatres in Poland. Her career has subsequently seen her as a designer for the Cherub Theatre Company (1981 Sunday Telegraph Award for best production at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for Macbeth).

Schejbal has exhibited her critically acclaimed paintings in exhibitions across Europe. She collaborated with Andrzej Klimoski on The Master and Margarita, illustrating the Passion story and the magical stories within the novel.

 

Jeremy Slater
Adaptor

Jeremy Slater is a Hollywood screenwriter. For SelfMadeHero, Slater does a Hollywood-noir rewrite of Poe's The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar, in which the custodian of an uncorrupted corpse negotiates book deals and talkshow appearances.

 

Simon Spurrier
Adaptor

Simon Spurrier is an award-winning writer of crime novels and graphic novel fiction. He has wored for the likes of 2000AD, Avatar and Marvel, scripting such disparate strips as Judge Dredd, Silver surfer, Crossed and Numbercruncher. His most recent crime novel, A Serpent Uncoiled, was published by Hodder Headline in 2011. He lives between London and Bristol in a perpetual haze of irritation and ennui.

 

Dan Whitehead
Adaptor

Dan Whitehead is a creative writer and editor who has worked for Lucasfilm, New Line Cinema, Viacom and Warner Bros. For SelfMadeHero, Dan adapted The Fall of the House of Usher and The Raven, as well as editing the anthology of Poe's shorts Nevermore.

 

David Camus
Foreword

Author, translator, editor and documentary filmmaker David Camus was born in Grasse, France in 1970. His literary career began in 2005 with his award-winning historical series, The Book of the Cross, which has since seen publication in seven languages. His many translations include his award-winning work on "Dreamcycle" by H. P. Lovecarft - his work in this area has been hailed as "definitive". He is currently retranslating all of Lovecraft's work into French and teaches Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Literature at the University of Paris III La Sorbonne Nouvelle. He lives in Paris, France, with his wife and two daughters.

 

David Camus
Foreword

David Camus started his literary career with a historical series, Book of the Cross, which was translated into seven languages. David has published essays, short stories and articles in a wide variety of reviews, anthologies and other publications. He lives in Paris with his wife and two daughters.

 

Christopher Sprigman
Foreword