51 Indie Comics Writers
There are literally hundreds of Indie Comics writers out there in the world today. With advents of websites like Comixology and Kickstarter the accessibility of Comics Creators to Fans is easier now, more than ever.
I’ve put together this list of Comics Book creators, who I believe, you should keep an eye on – whether its on Social Media, by joining their Mailing list or picking up one of their issues. And let me know in the comments below if you dig any of the below creators and their work.
1. Charles Stickney
Charles Stickney is the Co-Publisher of Indie Comics Company, Scout Comics. Scout Comics is a creator owned Comic Book Company which publishes Indie Comic Books.
In addition to his publishing duties, Stickney has also written and released a few of his own comic book series. Notably Modern Fantasy comic book, White Ash (Scout Comics), as well as The Game and Adept.
You can follow all of Charles Stickney’s Indie Comics work by clicking here.
2. Rylend Grant
Rylend Grant is a Screenwriter and a Ringo Award Winning Comic Book Writer. His comic book series, Aberrant (Action Lab Entertainment) and Banjax (Action Lab Entertainment) are amongst some of his most well known work as a comic book writer.
Additionally, Grant co-hosts a Podcast with fellow Indie Comic Book writer David Avallone called “The Writers Block,” which is available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
You can follow all of Rylend Grant’s Indie Comics work by clicking here.
3. Steven Prince
Steven Prince is well-known amongst the webcomic community for unemployANT, which he both writes and draws. He has also managed and developed Toy Lines and Animation Projects including Puppy in My Pocket, Stink Blasters, and Power Buggz.
Additionally, Prince has released Intergalacdick, Monster Matador and The Third.
You can follow all of Steven Prince’s Indie Comics work by clicking here.
4. Clay Adams
As a public figure, Clay Adams is best known as a voice actor. Having lead vocal roles on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fast Forward, Yu-Gi-Oh Gx and Arc 5.
As an Indie Comic Book Writer, Adams has written Red Xmas (Scout Comics) and Electric Youth (From Beyond Comics).
You can follow all of Clay Adams’ Indie Comics work by clicking here.
5. David Pepose
David Pepose is a 3x Ringo Award Nominated Comics Writer. He has written about comic strip homicides, played with wedding crashing bank robbers and re-written the Wizard of Oz playbook.
Pepose’s work include Spencer & Locke (Action Lab Entertainment), Going to the Chapel (Action Lab Entertainment), The O.Z. (Self Released) and Scout’s Honor (Aftershock Comics).
You can follow all of David Pepose’s Indie Comics work by clicking here.
6. Aaron Sammut
Hailing from Brisbane, Australia, Aaron Sammut is a Graphic Designer by Day who recently released Maurice and the Metal via Kickstarter. A virtual homage to 1980s Heavy Metal, Maurice and the Metal is a story about a Metal Head who gets gifted special powers in the vein of Super Strength when he listens to Heavy Metal tunes.
You can follow all of Aaron Samut‘s Indie Comics work by clicking here.
7. Mario Candelaria
Mario Candelaria is a comic book creator and comedic writer with a knack for finding new and imaginative ways to bring an authentic feel into his work.
Recently, Candelaria has released his Tales from the Pandemic Vol 1 Anthology which you can purchase from Gumroad and was named a Winner in the Mad Cave Studios’ 2020 Talent Search Writers Category.
You can follow all of Mario Candelaria‘s Indie Comics work by clicking here.
8. Emmet O’Cuana
Originally an Irish immigrant who moved to Australia, Emmet O’Cuana has self released a veritable smorgasbord of Indie Comic Book short stories including the most recently released The Beating of Wings, with art by Jeferson Sadzinski.
When not writing about Comic Books, O’Cuana co-hosts the Hopscotch Friday Podcast with his wife, Stevie, and has appeared on the Deconstructing Comics Podcast more than a couple of times.
You can follow all of Emmet O’Cuana‘s Indie Comics work by clicking here.
9. Jason McNamara
Jason McNamara is a storyteller with experience in print, digital, and animation. He is also a professor at Pacific Northwest College of Art where he teaches scriptwriting.
McNamara is the creator (or co-creator) of numerous graphic novel titles, including The Rattler, The Cicada, SUCKER, Ghost-Band, Nocturnal Commissions, Short-Hand, The Martian Confederacy, First-Moon, Continuity and Less Than Hero.
You can follow all of Jason McNamara‘s Indie Comics work by clicking here.
10. Samuel George London
While mostly known, on a public front, as being the brain child behind the Comics for the Apocalypse Podcast, Samuel George London is no stranger to releasing his own slew of Comic Books.
Having successfully funded 7 Kickstarters, some of London’s most notable books include the Milford Green series of Graphic Novels, Project Hoax and most recently – Band of Warriors.
You can follow all of Samuel George London‘s Indie Comics work by clicking here.
11. Darren Close
Darren Close has been around the Australian comics scene for over 20 years, best known for his iconic KILLEROO comic book series – having published over two dozen books and selling thousands of copies in several countries.
He has just recently completed production work on the AUSTRALIA BURNS anthology book, a collection of art and stories in tribute to the brave firefighters and volunteers of the recent bushfire crisis – with all proceeds going to charity.
You can follow all of Darren Close‘s Indie Comics work by clicking here.
12. Curtis Clow
Curtis Clow is the writer/co-creator of the comics such as Beastlands, Slightly Exaggerated, The Wild Cosmos and The Dragon’s Kin. He’s worked with publishers like Scout Comics and In Hiatus Studios.
He also self publishes through his own imprint To Infinity Studios using crowdfunding. He’s done writing work on the video game Deadtime Defenders that was released on Steam by Ravenous Games and the game called Pauldron that is currently in development by Pentajoy.
You can follow all of Curtis Clow‘s Indie Comics work by clicking here.
13. Allison Conway
Living in Brooklyn, NY and a Graduate of Savannah College of Art, Allison Conway has an illustrative style that taps into her love for Horror and Humour.
Her most recent release, The Lab, is out through Top Shelf Productions.
You can follow all of Allison Conway‘s Indie Comics work by clicking here.
14. Sean Lewis
Sean Lewis is the co-creator and writer of Image Comics’ Saints, The Few, and Coyotes.
Additionally, his plays have won the Kennedy Center’s Rosa Parks Award, the National New Play Network’s Smith Prize, the Barrymore Award, the William Inge Fellowship, and more. His work has screened at the TriBeCa Film Festival and has been heard on NPR’S This American Life.
You can follow all of Sean Lewis‘ Indie Comics work by clicking here.
15. David Avallone
In 2014 he branched out into comic book writing, mostly with Dynamite Comics. With them, he’s written Legenderry: Vampirella, Twilight Zone: The Shadow, Bettie Page and Elvira: Mistress of the Dark.
You can follow all of David Avallone‘s Indie Comics work by clicking here.
16. David F. Walker
David F. Walker is an award-winning comic book writer, author, filmmaker, journalist, and educator. His work in comic books includes Shaft (Dynamite Entertainment), winner of the 2015 Glyph Award for Story of the Year, Luke Cage, Occupy Avengers, Power Man and Iron Fist, Nighthawk, Fury, Secret Wars: Battleworld (Marvel Comics), Cyborg (DC Comics), The Army of Dr. Moreau, Tarzan on the Planet of the Apes (Dark Horse/Boom), and Number 13 (Dark Horse Comics).
In 2015, he wrote the novel Shaft’s Revenge, the first new novel starring private detective John Shaft in nearly 40 years. He is also the creator of the critically-acclaimed YA series The Adventures of Darius Logan.
You can follow all of David Walker‘s Indie Comics work by clicking here.
17. Mark London
Based in Miami, Mark London is the CEO/COO of one of the hottest Indie Comic Book companies (Mad Cave Studios) to come out of USA in recent years.
In addition to running an unstoppable team of Comic Book Creating Talent, London is also a Comic Book writer of his own design. Having written Wolvenheart, Battlecats, Knights of the Golden Sun and Honor & Curse.
You can follow all of Mark London‘s Indie Comics work by clicking here.
18. Vera Greentea
Vera Greentea is the author of indie series Recipes for the Dead, OGN Nenetl, of the Forgotten Spirits, and one-shot To Stop Dreaming of Goddesses.
You can follow all of Vera Greentea‘s Indie Comics work by clicking here.
19. Pat Shand
Pat Shand writes comics (Destiny NY, Vampire Emmy, Clonsters) and novels (Iron Man, Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor). He runs Space Between Entertainment in New York, where he lives with his wife Amy and their army of cats.
You can follow all of Pat Shand‘s Indie Comics work by clicking here.
20. Mike Shea
Mike Shea is a professional writer and editor in Washington, DC. He’s the co-creator of Miskatonic High, a Lovecraftian horror comedy that comes out every other month on Kickstarter.
You can follow all of Mike Shea‘s Indie Comics work by clicking here.
21. Brian Hawkins
Brian Hawkins is an Assistant Editor at Mad Cave Studios, Comic Book Writer, author with North Star Editions, freelance writer and educator.
His comic book releases include: Devil’s Dominion (Black Box Comics), Black Cotton (Scout Comics) and The Immortal Gatsby (Pendulum Heart).
You can follow all of Brian Hawkin‘s Indie Comics work by clicking here.
22. Jay Sandlin
Jay Sandlin is a Comic Book Writer, Prose Writer and Podcaster. Jay attributes his success in Comic Books to the chance Mad Cave Studios took on him.
His comic book releases include: Over the Ropes (Mad Cave Studios), Hellfighter Quin (Mad Cave Studios) and HH Holmes (Zenescope).
You can follow all of Jay Sandlin‘s Indie Comics work by clicking here.
23. Alex Schumacher
Alex Schumacher is an author/illustrator who has worked with the likes of Arcana Studios, Viper Comics, and DreamWorks TV. His first collection of literary magazine comics, Defiling the Literati, was released in 2017 to rave reviews. That same year Alex was also nominated for a ‘Best of the Net’ award for his graphic narrative collaboration with underground poet John Bennett.
Alex continues to produce the weekly webcomic Decades of (in)Experience (est. 2015) for Antix Press and the monthly misadventures of Mr. Butterchips (est. 2016) for Drunk Monkeys. A collection of the latter was released by SLG Publishing in July 2020.
You can follow all of Alex Schumacher‘s Indie Comics work by clicking here.
24. Ahmed Alameen
Ahmed Alameen is a Comic Book writer and Colorist, who previously became a National Bestseller thanks to his book Psychs.
Alameen is best known in the Comic Book world for his Indie Comic entitled The Epics of Enkiddu. A superhero take featuring an Autistic protagonist. The Epics of Enkiddu was inspired by one of the oldest stories known to man, The Epics of Gilgamesh.
You can follow all of Ahmed Alameen’s Indie Comics work by clicking here.
25. Matthew Erman
Matthew Erman‘s work on Comics first came to a head with Long Lost, a Graphic Novel he wrote and co-created with artist Lisa Sterle. Since then, Erman has continued to enjoy a range of explosive Comic Book Projects.
Comic Book projects to his credits include: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (BOOM! Studios), Care Bears: Unlock the Magic (IDW), Power Rangers: Sins of the Future (BOOM! Studios) and Terminal Punks (Mad Cave Studios).
You can follow all of Matthew Erman‘s Indie Comics work by clicking here.
26. Chris Mole
Chris Mole is a Comic Book Writer and Musician based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. His published Comic Books include: Brigantia, Hadopelagic, The Black Rubric, Professor Elemental and a slew of Short Stories which can be found in various Anthologies.
You can follow all of Chris Mole’s Indie Comic Book work by clicking here.
27. Jordan Thomas
Jordan Thomas is a Comic Book Writer and avid Comic Book enthusiast. His Comics work include Frank at Home on the Farm (Scout Comics) and the soon to be funded on Kickstarter Weird Work.
You can follow all of Jordan Thomas‘ Indie Comics work by clicking here.
28. Madeleine Holly-Rosing
Madeleine Holly-Rosing is Best Known in the Comics Industry for Boston Metaphysical Society which she wrote and co-created with artist Emily Hu. Boston Metaphysical Society has received Numerous Award Nominations from the likes of Geekie Awards, Steampunk Chronicles and Steampunk Rat.
You can follow all of Madeleine Holly-Rosing‘s Indie Comics work by clicking here.
29. Brian Wickman
Brian Wickman is a Comic Book writer and Librarian living in Baltimore, Maryland USA. A fan of Death Metal as much as Comics, Wickman has released the following comics: Grit (Scout Comics) and Big White.
You can follow all of Brian Wickman‘s Indie Comics work by clicking here.
30. Omar Morales
Omar Morales is a Comic Book writer originally from Oakland, California. Crediting comic books as one of the main sources for helping him learn English at a tender young age, Morales is best known for CruZader.
A comic book which earned the Guiness World Record for Largest Comic Book published in 2014. According to his website CruZader is permanently on display at Jay & Silent Bob’s Secret Stash in Red Bank, New Jersey.
You can follow all of Omar Morales‘ Indie Comics work by clicking here.
31. Jason Brubaker
Jason Brubaker began his career as an artist in 1996 being represented by Famous Frames, a storyboarding agency in Los Angeles, where he drew hundreds of commercial storyboards for film and television. Some of his credits include Blade, Pitch Black and Van Helsing.
He also created a comic titled reMIND which won the Xeric Award in 2010 and was placed on the Great Graphic Novels for Teens list 2012 (GGNT). With the success of his comic publishing he was able to quit his full-time job at Dreamworks Animation in December of 2014 to fully pursue publishing his own comics.
My personal recommendation would be to check out PHOBOS – which is available through the Macroverse App.
You can follow all of Jason Brubaker‘s Indie Comics by clicking here.
32. Quentin D. Young
Quentin D. Young is an Australian Indie Comics writer who works under his business name Truth/Dare Media. Although, early days for Truth/Dare, Young is already establishing his business as a Creator of Fantastical Science Fiction.
Having recently released an All Ages Digital Comic called The Wizard of O2, Young is gearing up to release a Graphic Novel entitled Dreamstormer.
You can follow all of Quentin D. Young‘s Indie Comic Book work by clicking here.
33. Ben Slabak
IT Professional by day and comics writer by night, Ben Slabak has spent over 25 Years in the Content Creation space. From founding his own video game development company and publishing company Spectrum Pacific Publishing to establishing his own Comic Book creation platform Cloud 9 Comix.
Best known for his sci-fi comic book series Exilium, Slabak has recently got into bed with Scout Comics to release his YA friendly comic book series The Mapmaker.
You can follow all of Ben Slabak‘s Indie Comic Book work by clicking here.
34. Jarred Lujan
Jarred Lujan was born and raised three miles from Mexico, in the small border town of Del Rio, Texas. He moved at the age of 18 to attend Angelo State University, where he graduated Cum Laude with two Bachelor of Arts degrees: one in Philosophy, the other in Political Science. He was a winner of the 2019 Mad Cave Studios Talent Search.
As a result, Lujan is best known for his Comic Book series: Dry Foot.
You can follow all of Jarred Lujan‘s Indie Comic Book work by clicking here.
35. Christof Bogacs
Christof Bogacs is a comic book writer, content writer and narrative designer. To date, he has worked with the following companies: Image Comics, Dark Horse, Gestalt Comics, A Wave Blue World, and Comics2Movies.
As far as 2021 is concerned, Bogacs is best known for his YA comic book series: Volume (Scout Comics).
You can follow all of Christof Bogac‘s Indie Comic Book work by clicking here.
36. Stonie Williams
Stonie Williams grew up in the back of a comic book shop in Tulsa and played guitar as a teenager. Both comics and music nurtured a passion for storytelling.
You can follow all of Stonie Williams‘ Indie Comics work by clicking here.
37. Andrew Clemson
Andrew Clemson is a writer from the UK best known for Sci-Fi comedy Star Bastard from Scout Comics and the smash hit adventure series Damsel from D.I.S.T.R.E.S.S. He thinks Adam Sandler’s Big Daddy is a cinematic masterpiece for the ages and shall not be convinced otherwise.
You can follow all of Andrew Clemson‘s Indie Comics work by clicking here.
38. Cullen Bunn
Cullen Bunn is a writer known for his comics, short stories and novels. He is best known for his work on comic books such as Uncanny X-Men, X-Men: Blue, Magneto and various Deadpool miniseries for Marvel Comics. As well as his creator-owned series The Damned and The Sixth Gun for Oni Press and Harrow County for Dark Horse Comics.
Not to mention his middle reader horror novel Crooked Hills, and his short story work collection Creeping Stones & Other Stories.
You can follow all of Cullen Bunn‘s Indie Comics work by clicking here.
39. Bob Salley
Bob Salley was raised in Philadelphia and was an avid reader of all mediums. At age 13, Bob fell in love with comics and turned that passion into his profession. After graduation, Bob attended University of Pittsburg and received his BA in English.
In 2008, Salley started writing his first comic Salvagers. Bob continues to write critically acclaimed comics such as Shelter Division, Ogre, and Broken Gargoyles. He also uses his talent to write a series of children’s books titled Eventide Fairies.
You can follow all of Bob Salley‘s Indie Comics work by clicking here.
40. Ryan K Lindsay
Ryan K Lindsay is an award winning Australian comic writer who has worked for a variety of publishers. He has released Eternal and Beautiful Canvas through Black Mask Studios, and Headspace through Monkeybrain Comics/IDW.
You can follow all of Ryan K Lindsay‘s Indie Comics work by clicking here.
41. Jess Cate
Jess Cate splits her free time between gaming, reading comics and writing. She is best known as the creator of Australian web comic Heart of Millyera, and the co-founder of the Adelaide Ladies Comic Club.
You can follow all of Jess Cate‘s Indie Comics work by clicking here.
42. Joe Glass
Joe Glass is an Indie Comics writer from the deepest, darkest South Wales Valleys in the UK. He is mostly known for his ComiXology Originals, LGBTQ+ superhero series, The Pride and Acceptable Losses.
Glass has worked in the past as comics news reporter and critic and has previously worked with Bleeding Cool, Gay Times, WhatCulture and more. Joe remains a staunch advocate of LGBTQ+ representation in media.
You can follow all of Joe Glass‘ Indie Comics work by clicking here.
43. Glenn Matchett
Glenn Matchett is an Indie Comics writer and sometimes editor from Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is mostly known for his anthology works but constantly hopes to make a living out of the crazy world of comics.
Matchett’s one shot Sparks: The Way I Was is on sale at Comixology.
You can follow all of Glenn Matchett‘s Indie Comics work by clicking here.
44. Rob Pilkington
Rob Pilkington is a writer based in Los Angeles. His screenwriting has been recognized in the Academy’s Nicholl Fellowship semifinals, the 2021 Killer Shorts semifinals, and Hollywood’s survey of the best unproduced genre screenplays, the Blood List.
You can follow all of Rob Pilkington‘s Indie Comics work by clicking here.
45. Anthony Cleveland
Anthony Cleveland is an Indie Comics writer and creator. Previous to Mad Cave Comics, he has self-published a one shot comic and several horror shorts.
You can follow all of Anthony Cleveland‘s Indie Comics work by clicking here.
46. Kat Calamia
Kat Calamia has been working in the comic book industry as a critic for over a decade with her YouTube channel, Comic Uno. She’s been writing for Newsarama since 2017 and also currently writes for DC Comics’ DC Universe – bylines include IGN, Fandom, and TV Guide.
Calamia writes her own comics with her titles Like Father, Like Daughter and They Call Her…The Dancer. Calamia has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and minor in Journalism through Marymount Manhattan and a MFA in Writing and Producing Television from LIU Brooklyn.
You can follow all of Kat Calamia‘s Indie Comics work by clicking here.
47. Rich Douek
Rich Douek lives in Montclair NJ, where he works as a professional comic book writer, and copywriter. He is the Bram Stoker Award-nominated author of Sea of Sorrows, Road of Bones, Gutter Magic, and Wailing Blade.
In addition to his own creations, Douek has contributed to Superman: Red and Blue, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Universe, and the New York Times-featured anthology All We Ever Wanted, among others.
You can follow all of Rich Douek‘s Comics work by clicking here.
48. Frank Gogol
Frank Gogol is a San Francisco-based comic book writer. He is the writer of Dead End Kids (2019), GRIEF (2018), No Heroine (2020), and Dead End Kids: The Suburban Job (2021) — all from Source Point Press — as well as his work on the Power Rangers franchise.
Gogol’s first book, GRIEF, was nominated for the Ringo Award for Best Anthology in 2019. Gogol and his second book, Dead End Kids, were named Best Writer and Best New Series of 2019, respectively, by the Independent Creator Awards.
You can follow all of Frank Gogol‘s Indie Comics work by clicking here.
49. Gary Proudley
Gary Proudley has been part of the Australian comics scene for more than a decade – as a writer, reader, customer and retailer.
Proudley has been assistant editor on a number of Gestalt titles, including the multiple award-winning series The Deep, and his own writing credits include Proud Heart: The Love of Achilles and Talgard.
You can follow all of Gary Proudley‘s Indie Comics work by clicking here.
50. Brad Daniels
Brad Daniels has been a fixture of the Australian comics scene since the early nineties. Groovy Gravy, the anthology series he edited and publishes, is Australia’s longest running independent comic being in continual publication with 23 issues from 1993 until today.
Daniels has also written for Australian Mad Magazine and worked on many different titles from the Superhero Spoof The Protectorate to the Steampunk satirical adventure The Monocle.
You can follow all of Brad Daniels‘ Comics work by clicking here.
51. Kieran Jack
Kieran Jack is a cartoon and Indie Comics artist whose passion for art and illustration began when he was a child. Prior to fully embracing his comic career, Kieran was an amateur artist. This experience helped him to create Halftone Productions and its signature comic series Talking Bread.
Since then, Jack has gone on to work on new comic book projects and to collaborate with other companies and creators on their projects. Kieran also appears regularly at comic and gaming conventions.
You can follow all of Kieran Jack‘s Indie Comics work by clicking here.