Inspiration for Golem & Odd comes from all over the place — '30s pulps, '40s noir, '70s and '80s sci-fi, astronomy, geology, myths, mysticism, Saturday morning cartoons — but a few influences are so important we'd be remiss not to mention them by name: Mike Mignola, China Miéville, Octavia E. Butler, Jeff Vandermeer, Ursula Le Guin, Robert Holdstock, Rebecca Solnit and H.P. Lovecraft.
J.E. grew up in Tarzana, CA, a suburb of Los Angeles that was once the ranch of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Growing in such fertile literary soil, it was impossible for him not to become a sci-fi geek. He currently lives and works in Berlin.
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Chaim was born in Texas the year E.T., Blade Runner and The Thing were released. He grew up on 80s cartoons and abridged classic literature with pictures. Now that he's fully grown he reads comic books and plays D&D. He too lives and works in Berlin.
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