A.L.Kaplan is a cartoonist and designer in the Wild West with a degree in psychology from UCSC and a focus on telling queer narratives in sci-fi/horror settings. He enjoys biking around the country and blasting doom metal to his plants and cats. You can find his comics work published in MAW (BOOM!, 2022) and The Storyteller: Tricksters (Archaia, 2021).Currently available for comics covers and interiors: alkcomics @ gmail dot com.
"Al Kaplan, who provides our art, uses a whole other bag of tricks to supply the narrative with an unnerving aspect. Off-kilter angles are presented, the comic book equivalent of dutch angles and unnerving closeups. These are counterbalanced by interesting establishing shots from a distance — a tree, a bar, the ocean from a cave — that gives the book the pacing of an avant-garde cinematic tone-poem, establishing rich humanity and cold distance of atmosphere. This mirrors the tragic distance with which society views sex crime, a reality at once undeniably human and personal but clinically inhumane."
- AIPT on MAW #1, 2021
"A.L. Kaplan's artwork is phenomenal, with a touch of P. Craig Russell in the style, but with a unique contrast of flowing lines and abrupt angles. I love how the figures move across the page, and the illustrations of Thor trying to act like a woman are to die for. "
"There’s so much going on in Full-Spectrum Therapy, with classic science-fiction and horror tropes giving Alan’s narrative a real spark. Imagine Archie and his gang as a pack of super queer teen delinquents, mix in a little real world science theory, and have your characters take on everything all at once. Oh, and aliens! Don’t forget aliens.”