Peter Chiykowski (he/him) is the creator of the award-winning webcomic Rock Paper Cynic, the crowdfunding sensation The Story Engine Deck of writing prompts, and six books of comics and short stories.

He has twice won the Aurora Award for “Best Graphic Novel” from the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association. His fiction, game writing, and poetry have appeared in the award-winning tabletop RPG EMBERWIND, the video game FRACTER (nominated for the IMGA Best Mobile Game Award, SXSW Game’s Voice Award), and publications like Best Canadian Poetry, Best Canadian Speculative WritingGlobe & Mail, Asimov’s Science Fiction and more.

His comics, memes, and social media shenanigans have been covered by Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, Entertainment Weekly, Buzzfeed, Newsweek, and The Huffington Post.

His latest project is The Story Engine: Lore Master’s Deck, a deck of lore-weaving prompts for writers and game masters. His latest book is The House of Untold Stories from Andrews-McMeel Publishing.

You can hire him as a freelance writer or illustrator for your next project or invite him as a guest or a convention guest or speaker for your next event.

Projects Peter has worked on include:

A deck of writing prompts. Learn more.
A tabletop RPG. Learn more.
A webcomic. Learn more.
A mobile game (as writer). Learn more.
Postcard fiction. Learn more.