Antoinette Rydyr is an artist and writer working in the genres of science-fiction, fantasy and horror usually bent into a surrealist and satirical angle. She works with fellow creator, Steve Carter and together they are known as SCAR. They have produced comics and cartoons, graphic novels, award-winning screenplays, prose fiction and novels.
Antoinette’s art and fiction has appeared on Grim Deeds album covers and in various Printed in Blood artbook projects including “The Thing ArtBook”, “Stranger Things ArtBook”, “Ghostbusters ArtBook” and “Firefly Artbook”.
Her surrealist and bizarre stories have been published in “Surreal Grotesque”, “Antipodean SF 250 – 21 Years of Spec-Fic Downside-Up”, “Surreal Worlds” and “More Bizarro Than Bizarro” anthologies by Bizarro Pulp Press USA, and the “Spawn Anthology” published by IFWG Publishing. In 2018 their debut steampunk western novel, “WEIRD WILD WEST” Parts 1 & 2 was published by Bizarro Pulp Press, USA and “WEIRD WILD WEST” Part 3 was published in 2019.
As the creative team SCAR they have also written screenplays including “CURSE OF THE SWAMPIES”, a psychosexual horror science fiction film which won “Best Feature Film Screenplay” at the A Night of Horror International Film Festival 2010, and “LEFT TURN”, a crime thriller which was a Finalist at the A Night of Horror International Film Festival, 2012.
Antoinette has published comics and graphic novels, including the science-fiction fantasy anthology called “FANTASTIQUE”, the dystopian future series “NEW WORLD DISORDER” and the out-of-this-world comic anthology “WEIRD WORLDS – SUBVERSIVE SCIENCE FICTION STORIES”.
Her puzzling picture book “MISTER IDEALIZE LEAVES THE BUILDING” is being published by Shooting Star Press. View more of her surreal delights at https://www.weirdwildart.com/
The strange and bizarre works of Steve Carter incorporates anything from sci-fi and horror fantasy to surrealism and weird satire. All of it has a strong element of the fantastic and a healthy dose of experimentalism. He works with fellow creator, Antoinette Rydyr and together formed the creative team SCAR. He has produced graphic novels, illustrations, screenplays and esoteric electronic music with his band TeknoSadist, which can be sampled on Bandcamp.
Prior to teaming up, Steve created and published “CHARNEL HOUSE”, a horror science-fiction anthology comic and was instrumental in creating Australia’s first newsstand available and most controversial horror comic, “PHANTASTIQUE”, which was banned in several states of Australia. In 2017 this infamous comic book was resurrected as “PHANTASTIQUE – TALES OF TABOO TERROR”, ingloriously presented in graphic novel form and in full bloody colour!
Some of SCAR’s dark and horrific material was published by Eros/Fantagraphics in the 1990s including the science fantasy “FEMOSAUR WORLD”, the horrific “SPORE WHORES” series and the psychosexual “KILL OF THE SPYDERWOMAN”. Although it represents only one aspect of their work, SCAR have a reputation for the extreme and are no strangers to the issues of censorship. All three issues of their horror comic book series “SPORE WHORES” were banned in Australia. And now, 20 years later they have been re-released by Bloody Gore Comix in Canada. And the long awaited “FEMOSAUR WORLD #2” was published in 2017 by Pikitia Press.
Steve’s prodigious output has been collected in comic series including “BESTIARY OF MONSTRUUM” – a collection of fantastic beasts and strange monsters, “FEMONSTERS” – a collection of fantastical fem fatales, which won the Golden Stapler Award for Best Collaborative Zine 2011, and the jungle adventure “SAVAGE BITCH” which collects the entire comic series which was originally published nationally in Picture Magazine.
Recently, Steve’s pulp apocalyptic world of monstrous mutations and mythological hybrid beasts were collected for “MUNDO MONSTRUOSO” and published in Spain. Although his work polarises viewers his art cannot be ignored and introduces readers to other worlds of possibilities. Experience it at https://www.weirdwildart.com/
Pete Correy is a creator of comics and music, usually with a humour twist and tongue firmly planted in cheek.
Having written and drawn his own comics since 1992 he has had strips published in COUSIN I.T. and RECOVERY MAGAZINES, as well as several appearances in the Wellington comics anthology “BRISTLE”.
He has published his six-volume comedy drama graphic novel series “AIRBURY ACADEMY”, a hilarious account of life at an exclusive girls’ boarding school, is available from online booksellers.
Following this is “THE SNARLEY”, a satirical graphic novel about the lives of three reporters working in the dwindling print media industry.
Pete has produced book layouts, colouring work, and co-writing one-pagers and the odd zine or two, (odd being the operative word) and provided graphic design work on “WEIRD WORLDS”, “PHANTASTIQUE”, “MISTER IDEALIZE” and the soon to be released “ALIEN EDEN”.
He was last seen waiting for a bus in Cricklewood. Check out his ruminations at https://nonesuch-pete.blogspot.com/
These are collaborations of the above creators.
LEGION COMICS – John Lawry
John was born in Wodonga Australia, and studied Art at the National Gallery School (VCA) and Victoria College (Deakin University). He has had many successful solo and group exhibitions, and has led study groups on tours in France, Italy and Spain. John runs painting classes at his studio in Malvern. In addition to his Fine Art painting, he paints murals and trompe l’oeil work for clients throughout Australia and Asia
John has been producing co0mic books from the 1970’s onwards. He started the current books series of books in the 2010’s and created the publishing company “Legion Comics” in 2015 He has produced a number of books, many of the books feature the main character Shine of the Moon.
OZCOMICS – Darren Close (Ozone Studios)
Meroaw and Batwing Tensei are talented artists from Victoria, Australia who’ve combined their artistry and writing skills to create Dragon Laska. Together they’ve been drawing for over a decade, honing their skills and developing their unique styles. Meroaw’s detailed rendering and Tensei’s crisp line art mesh perfectly to create detailed collaborative artworks, while Tensei’s rhythmic dialogue tells the stories of Meroaw’s in-depth worldbuilding perfectly.
FACADE – Peter Lane
REVERIE PUBLICATIONS – Gary Dellar, George Hall, Ben Sullivan, Peter Lawson and more!
Gary is bringing a large range of publications highlighting numerous creators (artists and writers), with some surprise guests to appear!