The Creators

Jason Thompson (the author and the webcomic artist) is dedicated to manga and roleplaying in all its forms, but mostly tabletop. His favorite games include D&D 3rd and 4th edition, KULT and The Dying Earth. His favorite RPG characters have included: an alcoholic horror writer, a wimpy vampire physician, an elven snake shaman, a monk who lives symbiotically with a colony of green slime, a South Indian wizard, an Aztec cyborg, a tiefling ninja, a weeaboo European swordsman, and various obvious analogues of himself. He started out in the manga industry working as an editor for VIZ at the age of 20, and spent his twenties editing manga such as Dragon Ball Z, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Shaman King, Fullmetal Alchemist, Bastard!!, Uzumaki, One Piece, Naruto and The Drifting Classroom before leaving VIZ to write the Eisner-nominated “Manga: The Complete Guide”. He now writes about manga for various websites and magazines and draws his own comics at


Victor Hao (the book illustrator) is a force to be reckoned with in animation, CG, comic art and Final Fantasy Online. He met Jason Thompson through a classmate at the Academy of Art in San Francisco and since then they often feel sympathetic pains when the other one is injured. His website is at