Chandra Free is writer and illustrator of The God Machine graphic novel series and co-fonder/creator of Machina Corpse.
Born and bred into captivity of Orlando, Florida, Chandra (pronounced CHAN–drah, like Jackie CHAN) can now be found in her present-day home, blissfully away in the land of New York. It is here that she concocts her uniquely abstract and elongated art and comics. Intensely interested in the incorporation of psychology into her art, she focuses on the unconscious and human aspects of her characters. In addition to The God Machine, she has worked as a digital painter on the comic series Sullengrey by Ape Entertainment, a colorist on the comic series Mice Templar by Image, and as an illustrator on John Carpenter’s Tales For a Halloween Night Vol 5 by Storm King Comics and Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock by Archaia. She also provided digital paintings for the illustrated prose novel, Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes, has illustrated numerous album covers, provided illustrations to Miss FD’s music video, “Krampus Song,” and illustrated an ad for SYFY Channel’s campaign, “It’s a fan thing.” She has adapted as well as illustrated T.S. Eliot’s The Wasteland & The Boy Who Learned What Shivering Meant for the comics publication The Graphic Canon. She has also done commercial storyboards for 321 Launch, cinematic storyboards for the movie, The Monkey King and character designs for an animated pilot for Project Meatball. Chandra was also the art director of the guerrilla studio BLAM! Ventures.
She’s an avid Venture Brothers fan, MST3K junkie, retro video gamer, collector of arty-indy comics, infrequent participant of the “goth” scene, LGBTQA+ ally, and girl adventurer!