Dave Cook is a comic writer, former game journalist, author and PR consultant in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2014, he founded independent comic production house Card Shark Comics under which wrote and published post-apocalyptic comic series Bust, dark fantasy series Vessels, six-part serial Feather for UK anthology Comichaus and cyberpunk series Killtopia, which in 2018 won a Creative Edinburgh Award for Creativity.
Dave has written game reviews and features for online and print publications, including Vice and BuzzFeed. His previous work includes writing for GamesTM, The Escapist, as well as SquareGo, Ready Up, The List and The Skinny. He wrote a weekly gaming column in The Scotsman which has earned him a Games Media Award in 2008, 2010 and one in 2011 for best regional newspaper writer.
He takes us through his journey from becoming a videogame journalist to crowdfunding a comic book series through Kickstarter. With his relentless trial and error approach he embraces failure to fuel his way to success. Join me in understanding how Dave's mastery of marketing and communication lead his career to a hard fought break in the coming book industry.
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