Bursting onto the scene as co-creator/illustrator of goth romance comic Gloomcookie, Ted Naifeh is best known for Courtney Crumrin, the multi-volume horror-fantasy adventures of a tween witch and her warlock uncle. In 2014, Naifeh wrote and illustrated Princess Ugg, the adventure of a barbarian princess going to princess finishing school.
Ted also wrote and illustrated Polly and the Pirates, an all-ages adventure of a quiet, shy girl kidnapped into the role of Pirate Queen.
Ted’s current project is Night’s Dominion. Night’s Dominion combines sword and sorcery adventure with modern superhero tropes, telling the tale of a fiercely defiant thief in an ancient city rife with corruption and hopelessness. You might say that it’s a slight departure from the kid pirates and barbarian princess school, but it’s just as fantastic .
Among Ted’s other credits are How Loathsome, a decidedly adult story of life in the SF cultural underground, art for DC’s Ame-Comi story of Duela Dent, and contributions to other books ranging from Mouseguard to Batman ‘66 to Dark Horse’s Creepy.
Oh, and if you could pronounce his name correctly (it’s NAY(like hay)-fee), that would make him sooooo happy.
Want to meet this incredible artist? Then come to FACTS on the 21st and 22nd of October 2017, in Flanders Expo Ghent! Ted Naifeh will be present on both days in the Artist Alley.
Present at FACTS: 2017-2-October