The Morrison Hotel anthology written by Leah Moore, in collaboration with the surviving members of the legendary rock band and drawn by artists from around the comic book world, will weave the band’s influence into some of the lore that led to their status as the architects of counterculture, influencing artists, poets, and outsiders for generations to come, set against the backdrop of the close of the free spirit of the 1960s into the tumultuous 1970s. A decade in which women, African Americans, Native Americans, gays, lesbians and other marginalized people continued their fight for equality, and many Americans joined the protest against the ongoing war in Vietnam.
LEAH MOORE is a writer, born in Northampton, England, in 1978.
Her career began in 2002 with scripts written for America's Best Comics (ABC).
Since 2003 she has also co-written comics and Graphic Novels with her husband, John Reppion, as Moore & Reppion.
Leah's published work includes scripts for DC Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, Heavy Metal Magazine, 2000 AD, Shelly Bond's Black Crown Publishing, and Z2 Comics. Her poetry and prose have been published in several anthologies, and she has written columns and articles for the likes of Comic Heroes Magazine, and The Big Issue.
2021 saw the publication of Morrison Hotel - a Graphic Novel based on the album of the same name by The Doors - which Leah wrote for Z2 Comics.
2022 will see the release of Mötley Crüe - The Dirt: Declassified, written by Leah and, again, released by Z2 Comics.
Leah is currently working on new projects for Z2 Comics, Liminal 11, and others.
John Pearson is a British Comic Award shortlisted illustrator and artist based in Leeds UK.
John has built a reputation as an inimitable talent through his varied portfolio producing bespoke illustrations for clients as diverse as Image Comics, Titan Comics, 2000 AD, Heavy Metal Magazine, 44Flood, Vice Press, WWE, Rue Morgue Magazine, The Ray Harryhausen Foundation, Nuclear Blast Records and Kendall Calling Festival amongst many others. He is also an award-shortlisted comic book artist, self-publishing – with co-creator Owen Michael Johnson - the critically-acclaimed series Beast Wagon which The Guardian described as a ‘twisted zoological fable’.
John fuses traditional drawing techniques, digital painting and collage to produce highly-detailed and darkly compelling images across a range of printed media. Combining elements of photorealism, popular culture, abstraction and psychedelia to create a unique style and versatility in approach that appeals to a wide spectrum of audiences.
John has exhibited in the UK and USA, organised extensive art experiences across the country, and produced live murals at high profile events both independently and as part of Leeds based art collectives.
Colleen Doran is an award-winning writer and artist who has illustrated hundreds of comics, graphic, novels and books including Amazing Fantastic Incredible Stan Lee and Neil Gaiman's New York Times Bestseller, Troll Bridge.