Ben Slabak is a writer/creator based in Sydney, Australia. Since 2014 he has written several original comic book series and graphic novels, including the hit six-issue sci-fi series Exilium published by Alterna Comics. The collected Exilium graphic novel has since gone on to become Australia's all-time highest crowdfunded graphic novel. Scout Comics is publishing two new titles by Ben, The Mapmaker, and Mechanix. Both titles are part of Scout's all-ages imprint, Scoot!.