Dylan Horrocks (Cartozia Tales #1) is the author of the groundbreaking graphic novel Hicksville, which takes place in a small town where everyone takes comics seriously. He has also written several webcomics, and many other stories. He also wrote "The Perfect Planet: Comics, Games, and World-Building," an essay that was one of the major inspirations for the Cartozia project. He lives in Maraetai, New Zealand.
Jon Lewis (Cartozia Tales #1) has been writing and drawing the seminal indy comic True Swamp on and off since the early 1990s. His sense of world-building, and the way that he makes his non-human characters feel both authentic and weird, makes him another inspiration for this project. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Adam Koford (Cartozia Tales #2) is a cartoonist and freelance illustrator who has worked for MAD, Make, Twitter, The Daily Show, Woot!, and BoingBoing. He's the creator of the long-running webcomic The Laugh-Out-Loud Cats and (at his day job) a story artist at Disney Interactive. He also illustrated every one of the 700 hoboes listed in John Hodgman's The Areas of My Expertise. He lives in Farmington, Utah.
James Kochalka (Cartozia Tales #2) is a prolific cartoonist best known for his American Elf autobiographical strip, which depicted his daily life from 1998 to 2012. He is also the author of many comics for kids, including the Johnny Boo series, Peanut Butter & Jeremy, and Dragon Puncher. He is also a rock superstar and the first Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont. He lives in Burlington, Vermont.
Kevin Cannon (Cartozia Tales #3) is the author of two brick-like Arctic-adventure graphic novels, Far Arden and Crater XV . He has also collaborated on such works as Evolution: the Story of Life on Earth (with Jay Hosler and Zander Cannon) and T-Minus: the Race to the Moon and Bone Sharps, Cowboys, and Thunder Lizards (both of those with Jim Ottaviani and Zander Cannon). When he's not watching hockey games, you will probably find him illustrating covers for indie weeklies or creating maps for local bike events. He lives in Minneapolis.
Evan Dahm (Cartozia Tales #3) has drawn and self-published more than 1,500 pages of comics set in the invented world called Overside, including the graphic novels Rice Boy, Order of Tales, and Vattu. He is also a founder of the publishing company Benign Kingdom. He is from Asheville, North Carolina, and he currently lives in Brooklyn.
Future guests will include Sam Alden, Jon Chad, Kelly Sue Deconnick, Meredith Gran, Jason Lutes, Corinne Mucha, Luke Pearson, Aaron Renier, Ben Towle, Maris Wicks, Chris Wright and more!