Authors & Illustrators

Allison Alexander

Author of Super Sick: Making Peace with Chronic Illness

Allison is an earthbending bard from Hoth who loves other-worldly stories. After studying English and Publishing at university, she found her home in books, and now she writes and edits full time.

In her book Super Sick, Allison explores living with a chronic illness and how pop culture’s representation of disability perpetuates the stigmas associated with it. In her newsletter, INVISIBLE INK, she discusses writing and media from a disabled perspective. During chill time, Allison can be found in Hyrule, Middle-earth, or a galaxy far, far away, probably in the company of her husband and imaginary pet owl.

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Shelly Campbell

Author of Under the Lesser Moon (The Marked Son, Book 1)

At a young age, Shelly Campbell wanted to be an air show pilot or a pirate, possibly a dragon and definitely a writer and artist. She’s piloted a Cessna 172 through spins and stalls, and sailed up the east coast on a tall ship barque—mostly without projectile vomiting. In the end, Shelly found writing fantasy and drawing dragons to be so much easier on the stomach.

Shelly‘s tales are speculative fiction, tending toward literary with dollops of oddity. She enjoys the challenge of exploring new techniques and subject matter, and strives to embed inspiring stories in her writing and art.

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GMB Chomichuk

Illustrator of What Will Not Last

GMB Chomichuk is an award-winning writer and illustrator whose work has appeared in film, television, books, comics and graphic novels. His most recent work with HighWater Press, Will I See?, was a collaboration with writer David A. Robertson and singer/songwriter Iskwē. He writes and/or illustrates occult suspense stories like Midnight City, science fiction works like Red Earth, or inspirational all-ages adventure stories like Cassie and TonkHe is the host of Super Pulp Science a podcast about how genre gets made. His newest full length graphic novel Apocrypha: The Legend of Babymetal was featured on The Hollywood Reporter, The Nerdist, and Billboard Magazine.

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Steven Kaul

Illustrator of What Will Not Last

If you were to ask him when he was younger what he wanted to do when he grew up, he’d hit you with “I want to draw Spider-Man,” or “I want to be a starship Captain.” Having already gotten the latter out of the way, he decided to attend the Fine Arts program at the University of Manitoba, from which he graduated in 2013. It was a degree that taught him a great deal about art, most of which he does not use today.

Running mostly on a plethora of self-taught skills focusing on digital creation, Steven, with writing partner Lyndon Radchenka, has embarked on the process of making his first comic since the sixth grade.

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Lyndon Radchenka

Author of What Will Not Last and Infinite Universe

Lyndon Radchenka is a writer and comic book letterer from Winnipeg, Manitoba. He grew up on Saturday morning cartoons and thinks 1997’s Batman & Robin was “a fun movie.” Lyndon received an English degree from the University of Manitoba in 2015 and a law degree from the University of Calgary in 2019.

Despite enjoying the “classics” of Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Dumas, Lyndon was drawn back to comics. Lyndon became active in the comic convention scene in 2013, and was quickly enchanted by the passion and support of the indie comics community.

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Zach Schuster

Illustrator of What Will Not Last

Zach Schuster is an illustrator from Calgary, Alberta, who graduated from the Alberta College of Art + Design in 2018. Zach draws weird comics, a lot of wizards, and the occasional robot. His wide variety of subject matter stems from when his taste was tragically and irrevocably changed as a child by a wild hodgepodge of crappy late 90’s and early 2000’s stuff like Young Justice comics, games like Earthbound, and the box office bomb Treasure Planet. In his spare time, he makes video games with his code-monkey buddies, designs board games, and plays the occasional gig with his more talented musician friends.

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Christopher Smith

Illustrator of What Will Not Last

Christopher Smith is an artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba, he graduated from the University of Manitoba School of Art program in 2013 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours. Chris likes designing monsters, running D&D, and making computer games. Chris is currently working on a comic with Lyndon about a dying world watched over by a dying god titled The Eye in the Mist.

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