Alan O.W. Barnes

I tell stories about monsters.

When I was a kid I loved the classic monster stories like those about Frankenstein and Dracula, or the mythological stories about Egyptian, Greek, and Roman monsters like the Minotaur and the Kraken . I also loved the stories about modern mythological monsters like the Teen Titan’s Cyborg (Wolfman and Perez’s take on Frankenstein) or Raven (based on a daughter of the devil archetype). Frank Miller’s Elektra held a special place in my heart because she was a woman who chose to become a monster.

I got interested in music and comics in high school, I’ve done work circling both topics for years including teaching music at music schools, and teaching art at art schools. I’ve written, played, and recorded music for stage and screen. I’ve designed, drawn, photographed, and video recorded images for a ton of clients.

For years I have been teaching other people how to write, draw, compose, play, print their stories.

This year I will release the first of my original stories.

Watch out for the Damnation Girls, Volume 1: Black Land.


Mangrooves Book 1: Flight of the Fenghuang


May 16, 2018