Jasper Bark is a novelist, children's author and script writer specialising in comics and graphic novels. He's written four novels for Abaddon: A Fistful of Strontium (2005, with Steve Lyons), Sniper Elite: Spear of Destiny (2006), The Afterblight Chronicles: Dawn Over Doomsday (2008) and Tomes of the Dead: Way of the Barefoot Zombie (2009). His all-ages book, Inventions, Leonardo Da Vinci, has been translated into five different languages, and his Battle Cries series of graphic novels are used in schools throughout to improve literacy for 12 to 16 year old readers. He's written comics for just about every publisher in the British comics industry, from 2000 AD to The Beano, and an increasing number of American and international publishers. Prior to this, he worked as a film journalist and cable TV presenter by day and a stand-up poet and playwright by night. In 1993 he released an anthology of poetry and a spoken word album, both called Bark Bites. In 1999 he was awarded a Fringe First at the Edinburgh International Festival.