Tom Taylor, Writer

Tom Taylor is a multi-award-winning comic book writer, screen writer and playwright. He is well known for his many Star Wars series, including the all-ages Star Wars: Adventures graphic novellas, Luke Skywalker & the Treasure of the Dragonsnakes and The Will of Darth Vader, as well as the long-running Star Wars: Invasion series and the Stan Lee Excelsior Award-Winning Star Wars: Blood Ties.

Taylor also writes for DC Comics. He is currently the writer of the Injustice series, writing such household names as Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, and he has written many other books for DC, including penning The Authority series and the ‘The Brainiac/Sinestro Corps War’.

Taylor has many other comics out through Gestalt, including the adaptation of his award-winning play The Example (with illustration by Colin Wilson) and ‘Rombies’ – a zombies in ancient Rome epic.

Tom’s theatre writing has been studied at Melbourne University and the University of Southern California and his plays have been produced across four continents.

The Example was optioned and filmed by Staple Fiction in 2011 and his award-winning short musical A4 2 A3 (written with Simon Barlow) has screened in film festivals across North America.

He is currently working on several unannounced film, television and comic book projects.

James Brouwer, Illustrator

Brisbane based artist James Brouwer has been providing concept design and illustration for animation, games, comics and toys for over a decade. During this time, he’s worked for companies including The Disney Channel, Sega, THQ and Hasbro.

As a comics artist, James has worked for DC Comics, and with writer Tom Taylor on the critically acclaimed graphic novel series ‘The Deep’ for Gestalt Comics. This series dives into the adventures of a multi-ethnic family of underwater explorers (and a trained fish). Both volumes of ‘The Deep’ (‘Here Be Dragons’ and ‘The Vanishing Island’) have won the award for “Best Illustrated Book/Graphic Novel” at the Aurealis Awards.

James is currently working as Art Director on ‘The Deep’ animated series in production at DHX, the studio responsible for Slugterra, Max Steel and Storm Hawks, as well as illustrating the next two graphic novels in the series.