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Roman Dirge

About Roman Dirge

American artist and comic book writer who is the creator of the Lenore comic book series and wrote for the animated television series Invader ZIM.

Early life

He worked as a full-time magician after he was told by art teachers that he would never be an artist due to his crude humor.


He is the author of many books including The Monsters In My Tummy and Something At The Window Is Scratching.

Family of Roman Dirge

He was involved as a pedestrian in a hit and run accident in 2013 with his girlfriend and although he hurt his leg, he soon recovered.

Close associates of Roman Dirge

He wrote for Jhonen Vasquez s animated TV show Invader ZIM.

Chrissie Zullo

About Chrissie Zullo

Comic book artist who rose to widespread acclaim for her cover design for DC s Vertigo Comics series Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love between 2009-2010. She also designed the covers for the entirety of the limited series Cinderella: Fables are Forever in 2012. 

Early life

She studied art design in college. She later attended San Diego Comic Con, where she was discovered by a DC Comics editor in 2008. 


She has provided artwork for the popular series Fables: The Wolf Among Us. She worked on her first sequential interior design for Madame Xanadu.

Family of Chrissie Zullo

While originally born in Montreal, Canada, she has lived in Florida, North Carolina, and Connecticut. 

Close associates of Chrissie Zullo

She has cited James Jean as a major influence on her own art career. 

Joann Sfar

About Joann Sfar

Franco-Belgian comic book artist and filmmaker who directed the animated film, The Rabbi s Cat. His work was influenced by Will Eisner, Hugo Pratt, John Buscema, Chaim Soutine, and Marc Chagall.

Early life

He received a 1998 Award for First Comic Book at the Angoulême International Comics Festival. He did most of his work for publisher L Association.


His best known works included “Grand Vampire,” “Les Potamoks,” and “Donjon,” the latter of which developed an international cult following.

Family of Joann Sfar

He was born in southern France to an Ashkenazi Jewish mother and a Sephardic Jewish father.

Close associates of Joann Sfar

He directed the film, “Gainsbourg: Vie Heroique,” which starred Doug Jones.

Adi Granov

About Adi Granov

Comic book artist who has worked for Marvel Comics. He illustrated Iron Man: Extremis and did keyframe artwork for the 2008 film Iron Man. He has more than 110,000 followers on his adigranov Instagram account.

Early life

He worked for Nintendo Software Technology, creating Bionic Commando and Wave Race: Blue Storm.


He did concept work for the films The Avengers and The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Family of Adi Granov

He fled to Bosnia with his mom and sister when he was 16 to avoid the Bosnian War.

Close associates of Adi Granov

He and Mark Brooks are both comic book artists who have illustrated for Marvel comics. 

Masashi Kishimoto

About Masashi Kishimoto

Japanese manga artist who created the acclaimed Naruto series. His other manga works include Karakuri and Bench.

Early life

He became disinterested in manga and anime in high school, focusing instead on playing baseball and basketball; however, after he saw an Akira poster, he set out to emulate the artist s style. For his first manga publication, Karakuri, he received a 1995 award for his artistic promise.


He authored three graphic novels based on his Naruto manga series and also wrote scripts of the Naruto-based anime films Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie and The Last: Naruto the Movie.

Family of Masashi Kishimoto

His twin brother, Seishi, also had a career as a manga artist. The brothers were born in Nagi, Okayama, Japan.

Close associates of Masashi Kishimoto

His work in the field of Japanese manga is almost as popular as the work of Shigeru Miyamoto, designer of Nintendo games.

Hirohiko Araki

About Hirohiko Araki

Known for his bestselling JoJo s Bizarre Adventure manga series, he also worked on the Baoh, Oingo Boingo Brothers Adventure, and Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan Japanese cartoon series. 

Early life

During his childhood, he repeatedly read the Ai to Makoto manga series. He created his first original manga, Poker Under Arms, in 1980.


Following the 2011 Japanese tsunami, he created art depicting the many historic Hiraizumi monuments that were damaged in the natural disaster.

Family of Hirohiko Araki

He grew up in Sendai, Japan, as the older brother of identical twin girls.

Close associates of Hirohiko Araki

As a child, he was fascinated and inspired by the work of French painter Paul Gaugin.