The Creative Team:
- Writer : Damian Wampler
Damian is a lifelong documentary photographer who originally hails from Newark, Delaware. Damian earned a bachelor’s degree in English and Anthropology from Boston University and boarded a place bound for Kyrgyzstan shortly after, where he taught English for two years as a Peace Corps volunteer. Later, he earned a Master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Russian, Eastern Europe and Central Asian Studies, and returned to the Kyrgyz republic as a Fulbright researcher. He returned to the United States to study digital photography at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He also wrote and produced a full-length play which premiered June, 2009.
Damian is the writer and creator of the Sevara graphic novel. He is currently a Foreign Service Officer in the U.S. State Department, and lives most of his days overseas with his wife, son, and toy poodle. His personal website is www.damianwampler.com
- Artist : Andre Siregar
Andre grew up in Bojonegoro, a small city in East Java, Indonesia. His parents were doctors, but his mother also has a love for drawing and painting. Andre went to college in Surabaya, where he met his wife, got married, and has 2 cute kids. After his marriage he opened a comic shop selling American comics from Marvel, DC, and others. A local artist visited his shop and told him that making comics is hundreds of times better than selling them. In 2009 the Indonesian Economy collapsed and he was forced to shut his shop. But from then on he started teaching himself to draw comics, and has become a professional artist.
- Colors : Anang Setyawan
Anang was born in Temanggung, a small village in the central Java Province of Indonesia. He grew up in Sumatera as the first child of a middle class family. He graduated from vocational high school and started working for a jewelry company, but soon realized that it was the wrong place for him (this is a true story!). He quit his job to follow his dream in visual art, and soon joined Papilon Studio and later House Of Imagi Studio in Semarang, Indonesia. He’s only been coloring since 2011.
- Bonus Art: Donny Hadiwidjaja
- Covers : Josh Chinsky
- Letters: Steve Wands