Beyond the Bunker is Dan Thompson (writer) and Steve Penfold (artist). Dan and Steve formed the company back in 2010 with the aim of producing comics that combine the high production values of mainstream books with the interesting ideas of small press. That’s a fancy way of saying they want to tell kick ass stories about the Moon.
Dan Thompson is an English writer and comedian. His work includes the award winning short films A Comedy of Edits and The Devil’s Fork, as well as his critically acclaimed 2009 live show Pecker and Foof Save The World.
Dan started Beyond The Bunker with Steve Penfold in early 2010 as a way of publishing interesting yet accessible comics, aimed solidly at a mainstream audience. The first of these books is Moon, an action-comedy about a detective with a moon for a head. It was released in March 2011 and has since gone on to garner praise from Bizarre Magazine, Major Spoilers and many other publications. He has also written several comics under the Unseen Shadows imprint .
Dan lives in Greenwich with his wife and a lot of Due South DVDs. He also thinks you look lovely with your hair like that.
Steve Penfold is an English artist specialising in Comic book, illustration, concept design and story boarding – all of which he has experience in. In comics, he has worked as Penciller, concept designer and inker on artwork on Caelum Priory (with Thomas Boosz) and Zookeeper (with co-founder Ben Morgan), for the original Beyond the Bunker, outside of Beyond the Bunker comics, Steve has been lead artist in Barry Nugent’s Unseen Shadows, pencilling and inking the central title, Fallen Heroes, an adaptation of Barry’s novel of the same name as well as pencilling and inking The Reverend: Wrath of God (written by Cy Dethan). But central to Beyond the Bunker and Steve’s work is Moon, a comedy title written by Dan Thompson and pencilled, inked, lettered and finished by Steve. It continues to sell at increasing rates, with Moon 2 coming very soon, something very much demanded by the ever-increasing fan base of the title.
Professionally as an artist – his clients have included Lucasarts, Weird and Wonderful, Darrin Grimwood (for Destroy All Robots), Andy Day (CBeebies), First Technicare, London Bridge Experience, Saatchi and Saatchi (Art Director) Production (Box) (with Dan), Codeye, Blackstone Films, Pink Pigeon and independent performers and creative projects.