Steve Niles is a comic book author and novelist, known for works such as 30 Days of Night; Criminal Macabre; Simon Dark; Frankenstein Alive, Alive; Mystery Society; and Batman: Gotham County Line. He is credited among other contemporary writers with bringing horror comics back to prominence.

Bernie Wrightson (1948-2017) was an American artist known for his horror illustrations and comic books. He received training in art from reading comics, particularly those of EC, as well as through a correspondence course from the Famous Artists School. His first professional comic work appeared in House of Mystery #179 in 1968. He went on to work on a variety of mystery and anthology titles for both DC and its principal rival, Marvel. In 1971, with writer Len Wein, Wrightson co-created the muck creature Swamp Thing for DC. He also co-created Destiny, later to become famous in the work of Neil Gaiman. He worked on Spider-man, Batman, and The Punisher, and provided painted covers for the DC comics Nevermore and Toe Tags, among many others. Later works include Frankenstein Alive, Alive; Dead She Said; The Ghoul; and Doc Macabre (IDW Publishing); all co-created with horror author Steve Niles.