Writer/artist, Poorcraft, Templar, Arizona
C. Spike Trotman was born in DC, grew up in MD, and lives in IL. She runs a teeny-tiny publishing company, Iron Circus Comics, and is responsible for Poorcraft, The Sleep of Reason, and Smut Peddler, along with the webcomic Templar, Arizona.
A Kickstarter early adopter, her projects have raised over $200,000 in funding and earned multiple awards. Her achievements are just a few of many like it in the independent publishing world, a world reinvigorated by webcomics, diversifying audiences, increased access and crowdfunding. In case you couldn't tell, she's a big fan of where things are going in comics.