Rory Walker is one of the seven wonders of the modern world. He’s hugely prolific as an artist, engaging in all sorts of things all at the same time. He’s generally happiest when out in the woods, chopping wood, making fires, drinking bourbon and twanging a flamenco guitar. He’s pretty good at swimming, likes making home-brews, regularly sports a beard, and can see every object he’s ever seen in his mind’s eye at any angle. This sometimes drives him nuts (see earlier mention of escaping to the woods).
Mychailo ‘Mike’ Kazybrid has worked professionally as artist/writer in the comic book industry for almost 37 years, this mainly on licensed characters and titles such as Wallace & Gromit (The Sun newspaper), Shaun the Sheep, Duckula, Dangermouse, The Tick, and Rattus Holmes cartoon books for UNESCO, to mention but a very small few. Work has equally included six years producing daily cartoon strips for provincial newpapers such as Bradford Telegraph & Argus, and later with The Manchester Evening News, also four years in broadcast television. He has developed characters for Restaurants such as Frankie & Benny’s, Garfunkels, Blubeckers and Chiquito’s. His recently created characters, Plastic Grannies appear on http://facebook.com/PlasticGrannies
Kev Hopgood is a children’s illustrator and comic book artist. He works for a wide variety of publishers in the UK,US and Europe. Past clients include Marvel comics, for whom he co-created the character War Machine which appeared in the latest Iron Man movie. He’s also worked in the educational and ELT fields for publishers such as Oxford University Press, Barrington Stoke & Franklin Watts
Algesiras studied art in the EESI (Visual Arts school in Angouleme, France) then worked 2 years in animation studios. She started working as a comics artist & writer and published her first book in 1999, “Candelabres” (Delcourt), followed with 3 other books of the same series (colorist: Nadine Thomas). She also adapted Pierre Bordage’s bestseller Sci-Fi novel “Warriors of Silence” (les Guerriers du Silence) with Philippe Ogaki on art & colors (4 books, published by Delcourt between 2005 and 2008). In 2009 Algesiras started a new series as a writer with Aurore Demilly on art & colors, “Elinor Jones”, published by Soleil (2 books, a 3rd one to be published in 2012). She also worked on several collective books as a writer and/or artist, also published in France by Soleil and Delcourt.
Yishan Li is a professional manga/comic creator currently living in Shanghai. Her published works include Contes du Boudoir Hante vol.1-3(Delcourt, France, 2008-2010), CutieB vol.1-2 (Dargaud, France, 2008-2009), 500 Manga Creatures( HarperCollins, 2008), Manga females clip art (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2009), Shojo art studio (Random House, 2009), The Clique (Yen Press, USA 2010) and most recently Will Supervillains be on the Final? (Del Rey, USA, 2011). She was also the artist for the monthly manga serial The Advantures of CG in the popular American teen magazine CosmoGirl.