Peter Chiykowski is an award-winning cartoonist, musician, writer and editor. He’s mostly known for Rock, Paper, Cynic, his webcomic about celebrating the things that make the world an interesting place. His work won him the Aurora Award for Best Graphic Novel in 2014, and now The HMS Bad Idea, Peter’s first book of comics, is available in places that will take your money and give you stupid cartoons instead. The book debuted at the #1 new graphic novel anthology on the Amazon international bestseller list. Huzzah!
When he’s not making comics, Peter is usually writing new songs about grown-up things like having a crush on the National Security Agency or taking Netflix as a monogamous lover. His first album of music, Borken Telephone, is slated to hit Kickstarter in July 2015.
Peter’s weird short stories and poems have somehow sneaked their way into legitimate publications like Asimov’s Science Fiction, The New Quarterly and Best Canadian Poetry. His questionably fictitious non-fiction book Half-Cat: A Partial History was a staff-choiced Kickstarter phenomenon. Peter’s half-cat research has been reproduced in what is technically a TEDx talk but functionally a dumb joke and a presentation at Kickstarter headquarters in New York.
By day Peter writes and edits for international charity Free The Children, producing educational resources for thousands of schools and youth groups. He’s written charity-focused content for newspapers like the Seattle Times, San Francisco Herald, Vancouver Sun and Ottawa Citizen.
By night Peter wears too many hats, spends time with his fiancee and wrangles two unruly basset hounds.
You can reach him at p.chiykowski (at) gmail.com.