Creator Bios

Roger L. Phillips

Roger L. Phillips is a graphic artist, illustrator, and cartoonist living in Putnam County, NY. He worked as a graphic artist and illustrator in the advertising, software, and awards industries and has illustrated books for Scholastic and McGraw Hill. Roger also drew a daily comic strip called “The Gray Zone” for the Roswell Daily Record for 7 years and is the creator behind Close Encounters Studios. When not playing around with JB Weld and painting little maps for automatons he rides his motorcycles and cruises around in his classic British car.

Sara Carbone

Sara Carbone makes a living as a professional copywriter for the solar industry. She spent twenty years as an academic tutor and wrote and performed a one-woman musical dramedy that celebrates her Hispanic roots. A former actress/singer/songwriter, she now spends her time writing children’s books and a fantasy/sci-fi novel when not taking long walks with her kids or biking the North County Trailway. This is her first foray into the lovely world of crafting the weird and the fanciful.