Project lead, writer and editor.
Under the pseudonom of Alex Davison, Peter trained and worked as an actor before attending the MA in Creative Writing at the University of Chichester. Peter’s fiction has been published in Firewords Quarterly and the Bath Flash Fiction Anthology. He has worked across a number of artforms and on a wide range of projects, programming festivals, delivering the programme of support and mentoring for an EU-funded artist studio, and participating in You, Me and Everyone in Portsmouth, the UK’s largest community crowd sourced literary artwork. He is a Trustee of the Literacy Hubs.
Katriona Chapman is an illustrator and comic artist/writer living in London. She’s also head of marketing for Avery Hill Publishing.
She started out as a children’s book illustrator and has worked with publishers all over the world. In 2015 she created a zine called Katzine and has published eight issues. She has two graphic novels out with Avery Hill Publishing – Follow Me In (2018) and Breakwater (2020.) She is currently working on a third.
Writer and Translator
Houmi Miura is a Japanese British female writer, theatre-maker and actor. She’s a graduate of the BBC Writersroom’s Northern Voices 2020 scheme.
She is also currently developing her solo show, IN THE BEGINNING WOMAN WAS THE SUN, supported by HOME, Eclipse, Unity Theatre and Arts Council England. She has provided writing development support to Red Production Company, written sketches for CBBC’s THE AMELIA GETHING COMPLEX and has recently written and performed a monologue for New Earth Theatre’s SIGNAL FIRES.She trained in an MA in Professional Acting at ALRA North and studied her BA in English Literature at The University of Manchester.
Houmi loves to playfully explore themes of identity within the everyday, through a fantastical lens.
As an actor, she has performed for theatres across the North including Royal Exchange, Stephen Joseph Theatre and York Theatre Royal. She has filmed for BBC One, Amazon, Netflix, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky. Houmi has provided voiceover for the TOTAL WAR gaming franchise and for the BFI award-winning VR short film TO MISS THE END, which has been showcased at Sundance Film Festival.
Website link to agent: https://www.wgmtalent.com/screen-writers/houmi-miura/
Voice Over Artist, Japanese language.
Haruka is a leading Japanese actress, based in London. She was the voice of Noodle in internationally acclaimed virtual pop band, Gorillaz! for seven years, joining for their first international tour. Since then, Haruka has become a highly sought after and successful voice over artist. Haruka was the presenter for award winning children’s BBC show, Officially Amazing (seven series). Her versatile career has seen her working as language coach to Oscar winning actress Alicia Vikander on the film Earthquake Bird, Sidse Babett Mnudsen on Channel 4 drama ‘The Accident’ and as dialect coach on the Netflix/Channel 4 show, ‘Giri/Haji’. As an actress Haruka has performed in plays at prominent venues including Bristol Old Vic (‘Bob’), Manchester Royal Exchange (‘Wit’) and Southwark Playhouse (‘Usagi Yojimbo’). Her film and television credits include ‘Killing Eve’, ‘Life’, ‘London Road’ and ‘Better Things’. Haruka is a prominent member of the annual London Matsuri festival.
Margates’ own Grant Perkins is a comic book artist and writer who has worked for WWE, Doctor Who, 2000ad, Titan Comics and much more.
He wrote and drew Doctor Who’s “Strax and the Time Shark” and recently finished up a run on WWE Kids Magazine where he writes and drew the colourful grapplers of the WWE.
He enjoys drinking coffee and long walks along the beach.
You can find him on the internet at www.TheGrantPerkins.com
Jem Milton (he/they) is a non-binary artist based in Glasgow. As well as illustrating and graphic recording they make an ongoing webcomic called ‘The Flying Ship’, a queer fantasy adventure story inspired by Russian and Slavic folklore.
Recent books include ‘Beyond This Place’ – a collection of comics based on the stories of Edinburgh Women, and ‘Polly Who?’, a collection of diary comics about love, queerness and polyamory.
Lucy Sullivan is the creator of acclaimed Graphic Novel Barking published by Unbound (2020) and supported by Lakes International Comic Art Festival and Arts Council England.
Lucy’s recent work includes Artwork on IND-XED with Fraser Campbell, Sweeney Todd & I with Dan Watters and Black Cat with John Reppion. She has created commissions for Black Hammer, Hey Amateur!, Killtopia #3, Colossive Cartographies, Tales From The Quarantine and her self-published zines.
Alongside comics Lucy mentors aspiring graphic novelists for LDComics and teaches Illustration & Animation at Kingston School of Art, London.
Her next comic Shelter, a Folk-Horror set in London 1969 will launch in 2022.
Mathilde Heu (b. 1993) is a Swiss artist and Illustrator based in London. Her work spans a wide range of practices including drawing, writing, installation, illustration and 2D animation.
Often of large scale and immersive by their nature, her installations and panorama-like drawings invite the audience to wander in landscapes or soundscapes that play with our senses and sense of scale.
“Heu is less interested in analogy, in drawing equivalences, than in those moments when we lose the sense of what we’re looking at, when we’re overwhelmed by what things could be.” “[She] trains in on the small, the close at hand, the contingent and the otherwise neglected” Kit Webb
He has produced various soundtracks/themes and soundscapes for XR experiences from his loft recording studio in the depths of Kent. As Head of Music Production at QXR Studios, Nick also works on the creation and production of content.
Nick has leant on his time at Magic Leap where he worked on the production of various mixed reality projects using spacial audio to add to the experience and to transport the audience to new worlds.
Nick has several projects being released this year, watch this space….
Selena studied at Croydon School of Art and Design from 1981 until 1985. Since the 1980s she has had a varied career, covering film and TV. One of Selena’s first jobs was to design the titles for the John Cleese movie ‘Clockwise’ and Ridley Scott’s fantasy epic ‘Legend’. She worked for two years on the 1988 movie ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit?’
She continued to work on animated films and commercials and became Art Director on the CITV show ’The New Adventures of Captain Pugwash’. Recent work includes ‘The Snowman and the Snowdog’ and creating the backgrounds for the Moshi Monster film.
Japanese & English - Japanese Translator
Tamayo is a qualified translator with a Masters degree, specialising in modern literature, educational and medical fields. Her translation experience includes work within the public sectors, particularly museums and schools, as well as private clients. Tamayo’s skills and interests include consecutive and simultaneous interpreting between English and Japanese, project management and transnational literature. Tamayo was recently awarded a translation prize in the Novice category with J-Net. She is a member of the Japanese Network of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (J-Net) and ITI Cymru Wales in the UK.
LinkedIn: Tamayo Hussey | LinkedIn
J-Net: Tamayo Hussey | J-NetJ-Net
Yuko Caroline Omura
Japanese & English - Japanese Translator
Following six years working as an interpreter, project manager, and international director at Japan-based international NGO Peace Boat, she now specialises in providing interpreting and translation to non-profit organisations and charities working in Japan, with a focus on issues such as sustainability, climate change and human rights.
Yuko was in Osaka on March 11th, 2011 when the Tohoku earthquake hit, and in June 2011, she volunteered in Ishinomaki city, Miyagi prefecture, as part of disaster relief activities organised by Peace Boat Disaster Relief Center (PBV).