Meet the Creators

Dara Naraghi – Writer

Dara Naraghi was born in Iran and educated in the United States. An Ohio State University alum, he works in the information technology field, but his passion is for the comics medium. His debut graphic novel, Lifelike, garnered many positive reviews from the likes of award-winning novelist Cory Doctorow, and cartoonists Sam Kieth and Derf. Persia Blues has been praised by Publishers Weekly and the Midwest Book Review, and has been nominated for the “Great Graphic Novels for Teens” award by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). His other notable graphic novels include the Terminator Salvation official movie prequel, and Witch & Wizard: Battle for Shadowland (both New York Times Bestsellers), as well as works for Image Comics, IDW Publishing, Dark Horse, and DC Comics. Dara is also a founding member of the comic book writers/artists collective known as PANEL, with whom he has produced 20 volumes of their comics anthology. Dara lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife, daughter, and the world’s coolest hound dog and craziest corgi. Visit him online at his personal website here.


Brent Bowman – Artist

Brent Bowman is a graduate of the Columbus College of Art And Design with a degree in Illustration. A lifelong comics fan, Brent has been drawing since he was old enough to pick up a pencil. His work has appeared in publications by Image Comics and Caliber Press, as well as the collectible card game Age of Empires. He’s a contributing member of PANEL, a local comics collective that publishes two anthologies a year. Brent has been nominated for the small press SPACE prize in 2008, 2010 and 2011 for both his PANEL work and his own original self published comics. He lives in Columbus Ohio with his wife and two boys. Check out more of Brent’s artwork here.


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