David Doub is the prolific man and mastermind behind Dusk Publishing. He resides in Texas, where the weather is hot but David’s comic book Dusk is hotter. He works to promote many other creators, bringing to life an assortment of comic books in various genres. He is the head writer of several works and Dusk Comics’ flagship vampire themed comic book and namesake Dusk. His personal goal is to create good comic book storylines that captivate the audience, making them come back for more.
David also organizes many events in his community, including Creative Women's Conference. He works with other leaders in his local creative community to foster new talents and create a support network for his local creative types.
Born in TX, raised all over the U.S. Halo uses her life experiences to create art and comics. Her greatest influences since childhood have been international pop culture, manga, animation, Rumiko Takahashi and Jim Davis. Her greatest dream is to be a unicorn.
Jonathan Crawford is a writer and actor working and creating in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Having finished his degree in Theatre Performance and finding it nearly impossible to find solid work in that field he took to writing down those absurd, yet amusing voices and characters that rattled around in his head. His lovely wife Eliamaria Crawford supports his insanity and is in fact "the best wife, like ever, like omg". He hopes to continue the pursuit of madness through writing and randomly bursting into song and dance. Hopefully one of these will let him sleep at night.
Jerry’s art can be described as very ‘manga’ with an American visual storytelling style. His first published work was with Antarctic Press's Gold Digger Annual. He later joined the creative team for Dusk Comics as a penciler and inker, and has worked on’ Dusk (Volumes 1, 2, & 3), ‘Mystery Masque’, and ‘Legend of Black Sarah’.
You can either find Jerry at his art table where he works hard to make his deadlines... or he's watching another Doctor Who marathon (don't judge).
Sean loves drawing comics. The suitcases full of superhero drawings sitting in his parents' house stand as a testament. After working on a couple issues of a Scottish fantasy story in high school that ultimately never got off the ground, he decided to attend college for a major in Illustration. Disappointment at the severe lack of comics drawing eventually led him to leave the program. He instead shifted his degree to New Media Design and focused on his own webcomic whenever he could escape doing class work. Professional web development has been paying the bills since graduation, but that need to do comics is still there. Biding its time. Waiting. Watching. And apparently working on drawing a demon car chase short story when there's a spare moment.
Joamette became involved in the comics industry soon after graduating from The Evergreen State College; working as a freelance artist, letterer, graphic designer, and layout editor for Dusk Comics. To date, her artwork can be found in DUSK Vol. 3, lettering in DUSK Vols 2 & 3 and The Trials and Tribulations of Miss Tilney. Her first work with a major publisher was the anthology piece “Margarite and Leopold” in Womanthology: Heroic. The six-page story was scripted by Gil and illustrated by Katie Shanahan.
Joamette also launched her webcomic Blackbirds in November of 2010. Two short months after, she founded the Olympia Comics Collective, a group for cartoonists, artists, and comics writers local to Olympia, WA, to network, collaborate, and promote the comics medium. Since its inception, the collective has published two anthologies with a third on the way. Coming from a Cuban-American/mixed race family and growing up in south Florida, her often features themes social inequality and self-empowerment.
Danielle was first introduced to comics as a little girl through Saturday morning cartoons. She was really into the X-Men animated series, and couldn't get enough of it so she started collecting Marvel comics like Uncanny X-Men and Generation X, she’s also a huge fan of Tim Burton. Danielle is a self-taught artist. She is the colorist for Dusk Comic's ‘Trials and Tribulations of Miss Tilney’ mini-series (and she also is the penciller for the flashback pages in Tilney) and the ongoing colorist for Drumfish Productions ‘Neverminds’. In the past I have also done colors for Dusk comic's ‘Legend of Black Sarah’, Daniel Karhunen's ‘Wolalina’ and ‘Snowmanilas’ and guest colors for Tribunal Publications's ‘Valor’, and countless other projects; including one she just wrapped up in collaboration with another artist for the NY Times.
Sarah has been working in comics since 2008 when she earned her Associates of Arts from Central Texas College. As a flatter she has worked on numerous comics including Husk, Wonder Woman. As an inker she worked on ‘A Bird in the Hat’ with Amy Stroffolino, and for the Womanthology project. Recently she began posting her webcomic Paragon Ketch online. She has also had her work published in various annuals by Antarctic Press. She worked on pencils, inks, and flatting for ‘The Trials and Tribulations of Miss Tilney.’
Johan has been reading comics and making his own since he was very little. It started with pure superhero stuff inspired by the Marvel titles and has gradually turned into more original and, as he puts it "artsy fartsy" content. Johan previously worked with David Doub on the short story ‘NightGate’ and the ongoing ‘DeadEnd’ project, and has now released ‘Fullmoon Stories’ through Dusk Comics which features all his own artwork and stories. He is currently working on what he describes as a “very existential and surreal tale” called ‘distance and time’. Johan feels that making comics has become an important part of his life; he thinks it is a perfect way to relax and channel emotions and ideas.
Ramiro Roman, (AKA "skincube", everywhere else) is a Los Angeles based horror artist. He draws comics, weird stuff, and on occasion dumb internet memes. Ramiro went to art school briefly, but hated it. VHS covers, EC Comics, horror manga, and movies taught him most of what he knows.
Ramiro's work has appeared in the pages of the The Secret Flesh published by, Clive Barker's Seraphim Inc., Tape Magazine, and Videoworld comics. He has also done album covers, and art for various Youtubers.
He is currently working on a new horror comic anthology titled, Dark Zone.
Maki Naro is an award-winning illustrator who, since 2010, has been consistently producing a body of work which he would classify as, “fan art for science." Appearing online in publications such as The Nib, Fusion, and Popular Science, his comics guide readers through a variety of complex topics, often with implications that extend beyond the technical and into social and cultural issues. His comic, Vaccines Work, which highlights the importance of vaccinating against diseases such as measles, mumps, and rubella, has reached millions viewers, and continues to be one of The Nib's most popular comics.
Once upon a time, Maki was a finalist on the hit Penny Arcade reality web series, Strip Search. He has since squandered his fame and fortune drawing really bad pictures of Totoro. In October 2016, Maki was awarded the Philly Geek Award for Comic Creator of the Year
Irene Koh is an illustrator, professional artist, wanderer, karaoke superstar, and red mean enthusiast. Her latest venture has been drawing for Legend of Korra graphic novels.
Born in Seoul, South Korea - Koh has lived in Tokyo, New England, and San Francisco. She now happily identifies as a godless, taco-breathing Los Angeleno, though for the time being she has returned to the Bay Area.
Koh received her BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her current clients consist of Dark Horse, DC, Marvel, IDW, Oni Press, and Stela.
Dominic Racho is a comic book artist native from Cebu, an island in the Philippines. After taking up Architecture in college, his ongoing passion for comic book continues, he created a few popular comic strip "From Junquera with Love", which still runs today for over 2 decades in a local news paper in his country. His first international indie comic book work which he also co-created is "Tommy Zombie" from Slackjaw comics. In 2013 launched his own comic book projects under "Inkbleed Studios" which he manages. In his spare time,
Dominic enjoys a good happy hour with friends and family, A father of four children on which his eldest son is also a comic book artist.
Allen Jude Summa is an illustrator specializing in fantasy and horror art. He creates art in a wide variety of styles, media, and genres, dependent upon which personality is in control. He does so with little to no adult supervision. His company, Leadbelly Productions, creates comic books along with children’s properties and toy designs.
His work has appeared in over 50 publications throughout the U.S. and worldwide. Such publications include magazines – Easy Riders, Cemetery Dance, Space and Time, Star Wars, Eldritch Tales, and many more. He is a co-writer and illustrator of the horror comic The Book of Lost Souls. He has created art for Bela Lugosi Enterprises and exhibited in Scranton, PA; Baltimore, MD; Nashville, TN; Philadelphia, PA; Bristol, RI; Washington, D.C.; Norfolk, VA; Allentown, PA; New York City, NY; and London, England.
Allen has worked with Sega, Atari, Tengen, THQ, E. Costello Art, and many more.
Lou Manna has been a professional artist for the past 25 years. He began his career as an assistant to comic book artist Jim Janes on DC Comics' popular series The Legion of Super Heroes. Later, Lou went on to assist artist Rich Buckler, working with him on Marvel and DC Comics titles such as All Star Squadron, World’s Finest, and What If’s. After about two years of assisting, Lou was ready to make a break and he began to get regular assignments at DC Comics working for a few years on DC's mystery line of books The House of Secrets, The Unexpected, and The House of Mystery.
This led to Lou getting a call from Marvel Comics where he went on to draw a few Spider Man books, and later the popular X-Men Character, Rogue. He worked on several projects until Lou eventually left the comic field and entered the corporate world when he accepted a position as the Creative Service Director of the Chase Manhattan Bank, where he was responsible for the look of the creative service department and the increasing high-end work in both their advertising and media center.
Entering a new stage in his creative life, Lou has accepted several new projects that appeal to his interest and has found several areas in which he can produce high-end professional quality art. Storyboards, Posters, Concepts, Comic Books, Spot Illustrations, Toy Designs, Characters and other work all are in the range of Lou's ability. He hopes his next 25 years will bring him new and exciting projects to keep him busy for years to come.