Petri Hänninen –
Finnish author of Sci-Fi stories, young adult novels and comics scripts. Credits include Moomin comics and a comic book adaptation of Shakespeare’s  Macbeth.

Stuart Richards –
Presently living in Scotland. This is his debut comic book story.

Sean Michael Wilson –
From Scotland, now living in Japan. Author of numerous books published by US, UK and Japanese publishers, including A Christmas Carol (Sunday Times ‘Best of 2008’) and The Book of Five Rings. He is also editor of the critically acclaimed AX: alternative manga.

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Lotte Grünseid –
Writing under a pseudonym, this Austrian author is best know for her mountaineering short stories and adventure travel articles. This is only her second comic script.

Michael Crouch –
Contributor to various web comics and anthologies, self-publishes the Storm Comics series and, available free on-line, the hugely successful Blackfriars, a 10-part homage to classic British comic Scream.  Writes a regular blog and continues to follow his love of comics despite the pressures of a nine-to-five.

Ian Douglas 
Children’s non-fiction and short story author. Tours schools with one-man-act The History Roadshow. His first Sci-Fi novel, The Infinity Trap, is due out later this year. His poetry has appeared at the V&A and he reviews for Left Lion as well as teaching creative writing.


Andy Luke 
Andy is the author of Absence: a comic about epilepsy, and was the host of The Invisible Artist, a TV documentary about Belfast’s comix heritage. He peers out from panels.

Lex Wilson 
Fiction and comics writer from across the pond. His stories have won the Eagle Award and have appeared in Asimov’s Science FictionOutlaw Territory II (Image Comics), FutureQuake, and elsewhere.

Dan Hill 
Dan is a comic book writer with a veritable feast of short story credits to his name from such imprints as Futurequake, Digital Webbing, Challenger Comics, Grayhaven Comics, Ape Entertainment, Accent UK and Viper Comics. He also has a column, Opening Contract, over at comic book blog The Weekly Crisis. Dan enjoys punk, combat photography, war comics and getting ink.

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Sean Fahey 
Bloody Yank and Founder of Black Jack Press, home of the critically acclaimed Western comic book anthology Tall Tales from the Badlands.  Sean’s work has also been featured in Digital Webbing Presents, 215 Ink’s Ignition, Magic Bullet and the Harvey nominated anthology District Comics from Fulcrum Press. He will soon be featured in Viper Comics’ Cryptophobia as well as several issues of Gray Haven Comics’ anthology The Gathering. No stranger to the killer skies, Sean’s first published work was as the co-writer of the Enemy Ace story Stille Nacht, in the DC Holiday Special.

Chris Colley 
From London via Lebanon then London again. Writes short stories and has had history-themed articles published in Your Family Tree magazine. Has worked in Whitehall, the City and on the West End stage. Previously co-wrote an Edinburgh Fringe revue and is currently working on a novel. This is his first comic book work.

Joe Gordon 
Joe has been a professional bookseller for twenty years. A reader, writer, reviewer and cat-tickler, he is also the editor of the Forbidden Planet Blog, which he set up some eight years ago.

Selina Lock 
Selina Lock is a mild mannered librarian from Leicester. In her alternative life in comics she edited The Girly Comic, is a comics writing tutor, helped organise the Caption comics convention and has written strips for various anthologies including Ink+Paper and Asteroid Belter: Newcastle Science Comic. Her short stories have appeared in Alt-ZombieThe Terror Scribes Anthology and The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders.  Her novella Green Eyed and Grim is available from Manleigh Books. She is one half of Factor Fiction alongside her partner Jay Eales. Her daily life is spent in service to the god Loki, who currently inhabits the body of a small, black, scruffy terrier

Steve Earles  
Steve’s work has appeared in Ireland’s Own, Zero Tolerance, Ireland’s Eye, Africa, Suffering Satellites, Nothern Lights, Bad Acid, Destructive Music, Film West, and live4metal. He is the  author of The Golden Labyrinth: The Films of Guillermo Del Toro, and co-author with Andy Black of The Dead Walk, a history of zombie cinema and media, both published by Noir Publishing.

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Faye Turner 
Cotswold bumpkin now residing in Central London, Faye is a Marketing specialist who has worked with organisations such as the Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Opera House and EMI Music Publishing. A keen composer and comedy sketch writer in her spare time, this is Faye’s first foray into the world of comic books.

Colm Regan 
Colm is a human rights educator now living and working in Gozo, malta. He is editor of 80:20 Development in an Unequal World and was co-editor (with Irish Times cartoonist Martyn Turner and Scott Sinclair) of Thin Black Lines and Thin Black Lines Rides again, two books about using cartoons in education.

Russell Wall and James Guy 
Wall and Guy work together as Digital Story Engine [DSE] creating comics and films for print and digital download.  The Stainless Steel Elephant introduces a planned series of graphic novels and multimedia projects starring Lizzie.  2014 sees the release of a major DSE documentary GRAPHIC NOVEL MAN: THE COMICS OF BRYAN TALBOT

Pippa Hennessy –
Pippa used to be a software developer but she’s better now. She has published poetry, short stories, essays and articles. This is her first comic book story.


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