Chandra Free is writer and illustrator of The God Machine graphic novel series.
Born and bred into captivity of Orlando, Florida, Chandra (pronounced CHAN–drah, like Jackie CHAN) can now be found in her present-day home, blissfully away in the land of New York. It is here that she concocts her uniquely abstract and elongated art and comics. Intensely interested in the incorporation of psychology into her art, she focuses on the unconscious and human aspects of her characters. In addition to The God Machine, she has worked as a digital painter on the comic series Sullengrey by Ape Entertainment, a colorist on the comic series Mice Templar by Image, and as an illustrator on Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock by Archaia. She also provided digital paintings for the illustrated prose novel, Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes, and has illustrated numerous album covers. She has adapted as well as illustrated T.S. Eliot’s The Wasteland & The Boy Who Learned What Shivering Meant for the comics publication The Graphic Canon. She has also done commercial storyboards for 321 Launch, cinematic storyboards for the movie, The Monkey King and character designs for an animated pilot for Project Meatball. Chandra was also the art director of the guerrilla studio BLAM! Ventures.
She’s an avid Venture Brothers fan, MST3K junkie, retro video gamer, collector of arty-indy comics, infrequent participant of the “goth” scene, LGBTQA+ ally, and girl adventurer!
Favourite Visual Artist
Schiele, Franz Von Stuck, Klimt, Mucha, CLAMP, Sean Murphy
Only Lovers Left Alive, The Royal Tenenbaums, Dr. Strangelove
Favourite TV Shows
The Venture Brothers, Hannibal, Star Trek TNG
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Depeche Mode, Seabound, Iris, Placebo, IAMX
Retro games! Lunar 2 (SegaCD), Secret of Mana, Mario Kart, Tetris(NES). etc.
Favourite Gaming Platform
SWITCH, 3DS, Sega Saturn, SNES
Tools of the Trade
Photoshop, Procreate, FireAlpaca, Cintiq 22HD, iPad Pro 12.9
fineART, subculture, indy comics, music, cartoons, macabre, psychology, coffee, wine, love, Atheism