Colin Maxwell is person behind Maximized. Colin has worked in photography and design for over 20 years, and specialises in video editing and animation. He has worked in education for over 15 years, working both in the classroom and online.

In 2013 he began producing comic books along with illustrator Michael Philp. Their first comic book 'King Robert the Bruce and the Wars of Independence' was published in 2014, coinciding with the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn.

Colin's stories have been published in several anthologies including Bite Me, Swift at 350, Time & Space: An H.G. Wells Comics Anthology and Scrieve Issue 1 (anthology of Scots language comics).

Colin was winner of the Dundee Comics Prize 2017, annual awards for short story writing.


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Michael Philp

Michael is an artist and illustrator who worked on the King Robert the Bruce comic and The Big Comic Con. Michael studied Digital Arts at the University of Abertay. He has produced work for Maximized Comics, Card Shark Comics and Cops and Monsters. He is a regular exhibitor at Comic Cons and events around the country.


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Ian Kennedy

Ian provided the cover for ElectroMagnetic episode 2. With over 70 years in the comics industry, Ian has contributed to countless publications including Commando, 2000AD, Eagle and Battle Picture Weekly.

The Art of Ian Kennedy

Graeme Neil Reid

Graeme provided the cover for Raid on the Forth. An established artist, Graeme has provided artwork for 2000AD, Commando and numerous other publications.

Graeme's Website

Paul Tonner (Heavy Voodoo)

Paul provided the cover for Tales of Bruce and Wallace, and artwork for several Kickstarter rewards. A comic creator in his own right, Paul is a SICBA nominated artist an writer.

Paul's Website

John Grieve

John provided the back-up story in ElectroMagnetic Episode 2. A well-known face around Scotland's comic cons, John publishes humorous comics and is well known for his charicatures of popular characters.

John's Website

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