Luke Molver was born in Durban, South Africa, at a very early age.

From childhood, he was always pretty convinced that reality was a poor substitute for imagination, and decided that telling stories with pictures would be far preferable to ever getting any sort of real job.

Luke studied Graphic Design, obtaining his BTech Honours degree. He soon realized however, that he did not like Graphic Design at all, and would rather papercut his eyeballs than waste another day in a life already tragically misspent between the crushing cogs of the advertising & design industries.

So, after a few oddjobs washing hands in the abattoir and making feet for children’s shoes, he set about building himself a modest reputation as a freelance illustrator, which would enable him to keep his own hours, command his own rates, and work naked from home.

Luke has been published numerous times in visual media over the years, including Mamba Comix, the Laugh It Off annuals, the Velocity Graphic Anthology and Graflit: Graveyard Literature in South Africa. He is also author and artist of the award-winning graphic novels Shaka Rising its sequel, King Shaka, available at all good online booksellers.

He continues to self-publish his own personal comic books, including his sci-fi series Nero and his southern gothic horror tale Sunday’s Slave.

Under various nom-de-plumes (for he has the death sentence on 12 systems), Luke also dabbles in experimental filmmaking, horrorcore rap and synthwave production.

Feel free to drop him a mail here if you have any questions or just wanna say howdy… and if you dig his stuff, he’d always appreciate you buying a piece of art.

He doesn’t usually talk about himself in the third-person.

INSTAGRAM: @lukemolver

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