“We love telling stories, as an art form, as a cultural expression, and as a way of passing on moral tales,” says Daniel, the founder of Tiger Crab Studios, who by day teaches public elementary school and has developed the story he tells us is a British comic book, centring on two very different characters – the vampire, Aston and Elisa, a hardened survivor against the odds, discarded, shunned and neglected by her family.
“We also love exploring different ways of telling stories, and are excited about how much life and diversity there is in comic books now,” he adds. “Comic books allow for a very special blend of pictures and words, art and writing, that we believe can communicate a story like nothing else, and we want to be part of that.”
Tiger Crab Studios is an independent creative studio focused on exploring different mediums of telling great stories and engaging in meaningful collaboration. Along with the Nevera Tales project, they’re also working on a Necromancer: The Fight For Life video game, a monster collecting RPG and Necromancer Duels card game.
“We also took inspiration from narrative styles used in Interview with a Vampire, and video games such as Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver, where the storyteller has a very different concept of reality to the audience, and what fresh ideas and notions this can give us regarding time and life. We wanted to explore different concepts of time. Specifically how a character who perceives time differently (being immortal) who would tell a story that spanned decades. ”
Daniel Bishop was born in New Zealand, raised in England and now lives in California who graduated with a BA in Philosophy and Creative Writing, and now teaches at a public elementary school. Raised on a healthy diet of video games, movies, books and comics, Daniel loves to create stories and learn new ways to tell them.
Marek Jarocki is a California-based artist and illustrator who, along with drawing, enjoys spending time with his son.
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.