Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was a writer and physician. Born in Edinburgh in Scotland, he began writing short stories while studying medicine. His first work featuring his famous literary creation, (the detective Sherlock Holmes), A Study in Scarlet, was published in 1886. Relentlessly curious about a vast range of subjects, his interests were reflected in the vast array of knowledge that Sherlock Holmes exhibited in his stories. Conan Doyle died at the age of 71 and is buried in Hampshire.
Milton Knight is a graduate of the BOCES Cultural Arts Center. His work has appeared in many magazines, including Heavy Metal, High Times, and National Lampoon, as well as an extended series of fiction adaptations for Graphic Classics. His own comics titles include Hugo, Midnight the Rebel Skunk, and Slug and Ginger.
Nick Miller has studied the history of the Nobby for the last decade and tells the story in an accessible way. He lives in Barrow in Furness.
Rick Geary is one of the most celebrated and widely recognized artists working in comics today. He started his career at The National Lampoon where he drew for 13 years. His graphic novels include adaptations for CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED and the nine-volume series A TREASURY OF VICTORIAN MURDER for NBM Publishing. A new series A TREASURY OF 20th CENTURY MURDER began in 2008 with "The Lindbergh Child" and was followed by 2009's "The Famous Players" and 2010's "The Ax-Man of New Orleans," all of which were Junior Library Guild selections. The series has sold over 120,000 copies. He lives and works in Carrizozo, New Mexico.
Roger Langridge is a comic book writer and cartoonist probably best known for his work on Marvel's Thor: The Mighty Avenger (with Chris Samnee); his web strip and self-published series Fred the Clown; Boom! Studios' The Muppet Show Comic Book; Jim Henson's Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow; and his Eisner-winning series, Snarked!, an original adventure inspired by the works of Lewis Carroll. He has also worked on Doctor Who, Popeye, Mandrake the Magician, John Carter of Mars and Rocky and Bullwinkle. Most recently, he has written a short run of Eric Powell's The Goon and drawn Bill and Ted Are Doomed for Dark Horse. He continues to self-publish his own once-yearly comic book, Zoot!, and produce autobiographical strips for the web.