Samuel C. Williams
Samuel C. Williams is a cartoonist, comics editor and co-founder of Good Comics. After starting out self-publishing with his as-yet-unfinished series All At Sea he released
At War with Yourself (
Singing Dragon, 2016), a comic about his friend's experience with PTSD, as well as founding Good Comics with Paddy Johnston. More recently he has collected comics about his kids in the Good Zines title
He strongly believes Bartolo Colón is the GOAT.
Paddy Johnston is a cartoonist, comics scholar and a co-founder of Good Comics, along with Samuel C. Williams. After some wilderness years of self-publishing rubbish comics, Paddy eventually met Sam and founded Good Comics, based on a shared desire to nurture new talent and contribute to the UK comics scene in a positive and unique way. Paddy has a PhD in Comics (yes, really) and works in communications for a major publisher as well as running Good Comics. He also co-hosts two podcasts, writes about baseball, and plays guitar in a pop band.
Rozi Hathaway is a Bournemouth-based cartoonist and illustrator, specialising in dream-like narratives, imagination and nature. Part of the Cartoon Museum's Inking Woman exhibition in 2017 and winner of the Broken Frontier Breakout Talent Award 2016, Rozi has self-published numerous comics including
Moon. In 2017 Good Comics published a collection of her short comics in
Cosmos & Other Stories, and she has been a feature of the
Dead Singers Society and
Good Comics Reader anthologies since the beginning. Having worked unofficially with Good Comics for some time, Rozi was made an official member of the Good Comics team in 2018.
She also enjoys critiquing watching baseball films and learning to skateboard. But not at the same time.
Josh Hicks is a cartoonist and illustrator from Cardiff, best known for his ongoing sci-fi/wrestling comic series
Glorious Wrestling Alliance. Good Comics published his first collection
Human Garbage in 2017, a book which collects a number of his works from previous anthologies alongside new stories, ranging from autobiography to speculative fiction to detective noir, always with Josh’s trademark humour. Josh also appears in
The Good Comics Reader.
John Cei Douglas
John Cei Douglas is a London-based freelance illustrator whose comics have appeared in various UK anthologies alongside his self-published collections. He creates moving stories, sometimes autobiographical, about love, friendship and mental health. He appears in
The Good Comics Reader.
Eleanor Crewes is an author, illustrator and graphic novelist who enjoys mixing autobiography into her graphic storytelling. Her debut graphic novel
The Times I Knew I Was Gay was originally created in 2017 as a 2-part, handmade and self-published zine, which Eleanor would bike across London to various comic shops. As demand grew her zine developed into a larger book that she published in 2018 with Good Comics. After selling out the first edition, she expanded it into a fully-fledged memoir with Virago (UK) and Scribner (US) for publication in 2020.
Eleanor lives in North London and is currently working on a middle grade graphic novel called
Lilla, the Accidental Witch.
Elizabeth is a london-based artist who creates beautifully designed comics, zines, prints and t-shirts, usually but not exclusively themed around the animal kingdom. As well as creating fun artworks and gifts, Elizabeth is also a brilliant autobiographical cartoonist, whose diary comics online and in print have been making us at Good Comics laugh and cry for many years. We published her moving travelogue
New York: A Holiday to Remember in 2017 when we launched our Good Zines list. Elizabeth is also featured in
Dead Singers Society Voume 2.
Faye Spencer is a multidisciplinary artist whose work spans performance art, film, comics and more. Faye is drawn to the irrational, the unclean, the unkempt, the kitsch, the ugly, the gaudy, the grotesque and the carnivalesque, all of which are present in her debut comic
Tales from the Nonniverse #1, which was one of Good Comics’ first releases. She’s based in Preston and works as an artist and associate lecturer. Faye also appears in
The Good Comics Reader and
Dead Singers Society Volume 2.
Gareth A. Hopkins
Gareth A. Hopkins is an artist and illustrator from South-East England. He specialises in abstract comics, notably
The Intercorstal: 683 and
Found Forest Floor, and he's currently working on the short story collection
Explosive Sweet Freezer Razors. His book
Petrichor uses his intricate abstract style to interweave narratives of family, loss and the everyday, and was Good Comics’ first book of 2019. Gareth is also featured in
Dead Singers Society Volume 4.
James Howard is a cartoonist and illustrator who is well-known in the UK small press and webcomics scene. His first book with Good Comics, the
Chickenboy Zine (2016) collects a number of his full-page illustrations featuring his signature character, Chickenboy, and his nostalgia for optimism. James is also featured in all four volumes of
Dead Singers Society, and did the cover art for Volume 2.
Jens K Styve
Jens K Styve is a Norwegian cartoonist, who creates darkly funny comics both in long and short form. Good Comics are the UK distributor for his ongoing self-published autobio strip
Dunce. In Norway
Dunce is published by Egmont, in France by 404 Éditions and in Italy by Green Moon Comics. Jens lives with his family and his dog (Brego) in Tromsø, far north of Norway.
Kristen Haas Curtis
Kristen Haas Curtis is an American cartoonist living in Switzerland. Much of her work is autobiographical, but she also creates fantasy comics and literary adaptations. Good Comics published Kristen’s dreamy silent comic
Crushing in 2018, and are also the UK distributors for her book
Princess Wolf and her Life of Darkness, co-written with her six-year-old daughter Bee.
Peter Wilkins is a cartoonist and comics scholar from Vancouver, Canada. He devises and runs programs for at-risk and immigrant/refugee youth for the Training Group at Douglas College. He is an editor at
The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship. Peter is a uniquely expressive cartoonist whose work is largely autobiographical. Good Comics were honoured to be his first publisher when we put out
1982: The Year I Saw The Jam in 2017. The comic is a bittersweet chronicle of friendships, coming of age, and bad sound.
His most recent book is
I Know How This Ends (2020), a comic about a nurse whose mother has dementia, derived from interviews with Douglas College Health Sciences faculty.
Olivia Sullivan is an artist and moving image designer specialising in alternative storytelling through graphic narratives, animation and installations. She focuses on drawing visual poetry and psychogeographic stories. Good Comics published Olivia’s first book
SID in 2017. The book is part drug memoir, part exploration of the human brain, and is filled with deep meditations on religion and sin. Olivia also appears in
The Good Comics Reader.
Robin William Scott
Robin is a cartoonist based in Manchester. His ongoing autobiographical comic
Every Life I Ever Lived, which he posts regularly online, is a well-known and well-loved strip among the UK comics scene. Drawn in immaculate detail with a biro, Robin’s comics express the poetry of the everyday, and Good Comics were proud to publish the first collection of
Every Life I Ever Lived in 2016. Robin also appears in
The Good Comics Reader.
Sarah Crosby is an illustrator and small press comics creator from Nottingham. Sarah’s touching and funny slice-of-life collection
Stir Fry was one of the titles that launched our Good Zines list in 2017.
Ben Mitchell is a cartoonist and freelance illustrator from beautiful Newcastle by the sea in New South Wales, Australia. Though occasionally working on smaller titles for comics anthologies around the world, he has produced several long-form titles in the Storm Clouds series over the past five years. His work spotlights and celebrates the feelings associated coastal Australian bohemia, and Good Comics help share this feeling with the world. Though he has only visited the UK once and met Paddy, Sam and Rozi one and a half times, he believes Good Comics to be his family and sees Great Britain as a second home. Ben lives in a 2 bedroom apartment in Newcastle West with a real estate agent named Jeremy, and the unspeakable burden of one day moving all of his books into a new home.
Olivia Hicks is a creator, editor, and semi-scholar of comics. Her comics are queer, funny, and expressive as heck. As befits a student of comics history, she is a nasty freak for the materiality and aesthetics of old comics, and loves to explore analog textures in a digital environment. She sometimes collaborates with Emma Oosterhous on gay comics like Grand Slam Romance, available right here on the Good Comics website! When left to her own devices, she works on Sarararara, a webcomic about queerness, race, and classic Americana, the collected editions of which can also be found right here! Whizzo!!
Mohar Kalra is a cartoonist and creative technologist based in New York. His work explores the poetry in the everyday, and Good Comics published his first graphic novel,
Novelty in summer 2019. When he isn't making art, he likes yelling at Taxis from his bike.
Claire Spiller is an illustrator and comics creator from Bristol. Her work encompasses both fiction and non-fiction and is firmly planted within wildlife and the natural world, often raising awareness of environmental issues with a splash of fantasy. She self-published her first comic
Lost Light in 2017 and is part of the female comics collective Wine & Zine. Her most recent comic
RAZE, published by Good Comics in Spring 2020 (that time when the world broke for a bit), explores what happens when nature’s archaic gods witness the devastation our roads have had on wildlife.
Niki has been drawing haphazardly since childhood, but finally decided to take it seriously when she won the Laydeez Do Comics prize with a short story about moving between places. She co-published the collected
Grandmothers' Tales in 2019 alongside Maria Flower and Sophia Lu. In her billable time she does graphic design, and in her fun time she climbs.