Tom Ward

A strong DIY ethos and a little help from Kickstarter gave Liverpool-based writer Tom Ward what he needed to finally create his first comic.

Teaming up with artist Luke Parker, they began releasing their Victorian pulp adventure comic series Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman.

Stepping between historical facts and turn of the century folklore juxtaposed with American superhero comic conventions, Merrick was a cult success.

Since then Tom has gone from strength to strength, not only releasing the first Merrick trade paperback but also managing to successfully Kickstart projects such as the one-shot spin off Treves: A Restless Night and buddy comedy/medical drama, Doc Dino.

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Web: www.merrickcomic.co.uk
Twitter: @highbrowtrash