Card Shark Comics

Hailing from Scotland, Dave Cook spent the best part of a decade as an award-winning games journalist before setting up his comics studio Card Shark Comics, which works with artists around the world to produce inventive comic books across multiple genres.

He has created and written four comic series so far - the award-nominated Dark Souls-inspired fantasy saga Vessels, the post-apocalyptic road trip series Bust and rapture-themed civil war short series Feather.

His love for Japanese action video games was the seed that gave birth to his fourth series – the cyberpunk themed Killtopia - which set Kickstarter alight in February 2018 when it made over £16,000 against a £4,000 goal. The first issue features bonus art by Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan/Happy!), Caspar Wijngaard (Limbo/Angelic), Tom Foster (2000AD), and Gary Erskine (Image, Marvel, DC).

The runaway success of Killtopia secured the series a publishing deal with Glasgow's BHP Comics, who will distribute and promote the series globally from launch on 24 September 2018.

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Twitter: @davescook