Gary Erskine is an illustrator and comic book artist with over twenty years in the industry working with characters like Spiderman, Dan Dare and Captain America. He has also contributed to the Star Wars, Star Trek, Judge Dredd and Terminator licenses and has collaborated with high profile writers such as Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Wanted) and Grant Morrison (Batman: Arkham Asylum, Superman). He also provides concept design and storyboards for games, film and television as well as material for Universities and Industry. He has been creating and delivering workshops for schools and libraries for 15 years; encouraging people to create art in all forms.
Dr Mhairi Stewart is a molecular biologist working in the field of Malaria research and a University teacher at the University of Glasgow. As a STEM ambassador she has been involved in creating and delivering public engagement activities for all ages including Higher Biology workshops, science based art classes, narrative non-fiction writing competitions and science week visits for over 4 years. She has also presented public talks and workshops in the Glasgow Science Centre on a wide variety of subjects from ‘Dirt’ (as part of the Wellcome Trust’s 75th anniversary celebrations) to ‘Brain Invaders’ a hands-on laboratory workshop diagnosing tropical disease in patient ‘samples’. Her aim is to enthuse children and the public with a love for science and design. Mhairi additionally writes graphic fiction and short stories and contributes to creative writing, sequential narrative and comic book workshops.