The Team

Mike Scrase – Writer

Mike was born in Nijmagen, The Netherlands. He lives with his fiancée in Bristol, UK: the city where every day is Talk Like a Pirate Day. In the past he’s mainly written for comic anthologies like The Psychedelic Journal of Time Travel and Cats Committing Crimes.

He is a visually impaired writer with dark sensibilities, but not without a sense of humour. His work often includes themes of disability, mental health, holding authority to account, and challenging societal norms.

San Espina – Artist

San is an Argentinian born artist whose work is often in black & white: giving it a thrillingly underground edge. He’s been drawing independent comics for 20 years, and has worked on SiscoKid for Moonstone, and Ageless for Celiber, among other titles.

He lists his influences as Argentina locals Alberto Breccia and Lucas Nine, as well as Travis Chares, Moebius, and Juan Gimenes.

Ferran Delgado – Letterer

Ferran is a Portuguese letterer who has worked on both Marvel and DC comic books.

Vanessa Cardinali – Cover Artist

Vanessa is an Italian artist who illustrated Zip’s dramatically colourful alternate cover. Her backlog of work boasts titles published by Image Comics and she is known for her work on The Golem of Venice Beach in collaboration with Bill Sienkiewicz and Jae Lee.

Kickstarter Backers

Issue 1

Thank you to the backers who helped bring the first issue of Zip to life on Kickstarter!

Matthew Schofield –

Sophie Taylor – @s0phie_m8

Filip Rachůnek

Guy Warley – @warls

The DarkFox – PurpleFox Films

Bennett Cirelli

George and Albie Evans

The ghost of Bruce Springsteen

Pao Xyo – @paoxyo

Aviv Salinas of Cosmic Void – @Cosmic_Void_

Ian Dannehy – @iandeecomics

Katherine Fleming

Alex Roland of Your IT Now

Jon Fila of Dolorem – @doloremcomic

The Standing Man

Niki Scrase (and Scratch)!

Anthony D Stokes of Fire Ant Entertainment – @stokesthewriter

Jordan Collver – @JordanCollver


John Boreczky

David Sloan

Sadie Cocteau of The Gene Queens

Tom Rolfe – @tommyswaffleclub

Eddie Smith

Steve Thompson – @Kloob

Ryan McGrath

Julie Lindsey


Russell Hillman of Freaktown Comics – @AllHellIsMrSun


Joe Heath – Minty Pineapple Entertainments

Jon Sparkman

Sam Barnett – @sambarnett12

Christina Brooks

Rhi’s Mum & Dad

Timo Kokkila – @timo_kokkila

Alex Plischke

Andy X Jenkins

Matthew Blair of Cambrian Comics

Gary Phillips

Eunice Ermovick

Jennifer Drewett

Rhi Lewis

Ray Friesen of Don’t eat any bugs productions

Aleksander Nordgarden-Rødner

Emmanuel Filteau of Tales from The Interface – @inkorporate

Isabel Hatherell of Unseen Spectre Comix

Eliza Wolfson – @eliza_coli

Marcus w

Carla Harrison

Andrew Brown

James Goss

Andy Squibbs

Ashley Porciuncula

Rich Ragsdale – @RichRagsdale

Patrick Cross

Ravit Markus@RavitMarkus

Issue 2

Thank you the backers who helped bring our second issue to life on Kickstarter!

Winter Powell –

Darius Greasley

Rhi’s mum & dad


Daryl Wright

Deadstar PublishingFacebook: Deadstar.Publishing

John Boreczky

Russell Hillman – Freaktown Comics

Joe Heath

3824 PR

Jennifer Drewett

Jessica Vallentine

Sir Rhi Rhi the Lewismeister Esq

Bennett Cirelli

The Standing Man


The DarkFox

Gary Phillips

Katherine Fleming

Franz E. Schneider

Celestine de la Tour

Derek Devereaux Smith

brian cognazzo


Salvatore S Cucinotta

The Pigeon Pal

George and Albie Evans

Ami Lou Owen

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Kickstarter Video credits

Thanks to the help of the following production crew for helping to make the video for Zip’s Kickstarter campaign a reality.

Director of photography/Camera Operator/Script Supervision – Lel Burnett

Grip/Camera assistant – Michael Smith

Produced, performed, and edited by – Mike Scrase

Post production:

Original score composed by – Simon Broadbent

VFX artist – Dave Brain

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Zip is self-published by Mike Scrase, Bristol UK. © Mike Scrase 2023. ISSN 2976-8721 (print) 2976-8721 (online). No similarity between the names, characters and institutions depicted in Zip with any real life names, persons, or institutions is intended. Any such similarities are purely coincidental. Printed in the UK by Stuart Lloyd Gould.