“Plastic Farm is a strange and unnerving comic book. Like photographs documenting a bear mauling or shark attack, it is physically uncomfortable to read and nearly impossible to put down…Rafer Roberts is scary and brilliant.”
-Punk Planet on Plastic Farm issues #6-8, circa 2006
Rafer Roberts has been making comics professionally for over two decades. He is the writer and co-creator of Modern Fantasy, published by Dark Horse Comics, and Grumble, published by Eric Powell’s Albatross Funnybooks. Rafer was the writer on A&A: The Adventures of Archer and Armstrong and Harbinger: Renegade for Valiant Comics. His work on X-O Manowar #38 received two Harvey Award nominations for the Special Award for Humor in Comics and Best Cartoonist. His artwork has appeared in the Eisner Award winning anthology Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream from Locust moon Press. His self-published work includes the long running Plastic Farm, Nightmare the Rat, and the Tumblr famous Thanos and Darkseid: Carpool Buddies of Doom which he co-created with Justin Jordan.
Rafer is always interested in hearing about writing gigs (or the occasional art commission) and can be contacted via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Punk Planet quote at the top of this page was one of the first real positive reviews I got in my early days of trying to “break in” to comics. After years of feeling like I was getting nowhere, this review was exactly what I needed to keep me going. I wish I still had the whole thing.