11174279_10206230753749694_2231052546775694261_oANIMAL was written by myself (Aaron Sullivan) as my first foray into scripting comics. I’ve since worked on several more scripts, but this one holds a special place in my heart. I’ve never published a comic before. I’ve never published any of my writing (I’ve never even had the nerve to try). This will be a first for me on many levels… Be gentle.

I am an Engineer from Mississippi by day, but I’m also a major comic book fan and have been reviewing titles for Comic Crusaders (Check out their website!). My interest in writing comics came from the realization that not all of my stories could be told effectively in prose. On any given weeknight (when I should be sleeping) I can be found scribbling ideas down into my notebook either in my office or at the local pub.

My author page can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/SullyWrites?ref=aymt

And my Twitter account can be found here: https://twitter.com/Sully_Writes


ShawnDecker

The current, ongoing artist for ANIMAL is Shawn Decker, illustrating everything from Strip #9 forward. Here’s what Shawn himself has to say about his work.

“I’ve been drawing since I could hold a crayon, and honed my drawing skills by doodling in the margins of my notebooks during class lectures (don’t tell any of my old teachers). I’ve always had a love for illustration, and have been drawing comic books for the past 15 years. I feel like my art is always a work in process, and I am always striving to improve my skillset.”
You can visit either of Shawn’s art galleries here:

 

 


 

arteyThe art for ANIMAL #1-9 will be coming to you all the way from Russia. A man by the name of Artiom “Artey” Zhukoff will be lending his considerable talents to the project in order to bring my clumsy words to life on the page. Below, you can find the bio he prepared for this project.

“Im drawing for 5 years. I was learning drawing skills in the private studio of famous sculptor Micheal Mlokhotskiy, The Strogonov Academy, in private studio of Andrew Fedorovitch, Moscow Architect Institute where we draw nude model. Now I live in Smolensk and have my personal studio where I teach students drawing skills. In 2013 we found Moscow Art Studio, where I did video tutorials about comics and drawing materials and found pro digital artists from game design industry to give us lectures and master classes. My goal is bringing the art in peoples live, to help them decide what they want in their live, become the mentor for my students and help them found happiness as being artists. My goal in comics is to become as skilled as in pencils and inks as in digital way, make more connections with American writers and help them realize their dreams. My dream is visit Comicon.”

 

Artey’s artist page can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/ZhukoffArtey?fref=ts

And his Twitter account can be found here: https://twitter.com/Redde67

Moscow Art Studio’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MoskovskaaStudiaRisunka