Rob Lopez writes and illustrates the sci-fi, horror and fantasy comic Forsaken Stars and an accompanying blog at forsakenstars.com. He has written over thirty short stories in the last few years, thirteen of them collected in Prelude to Spiral Legion. Other stories include “The Dark Lady,” “Vampire Lost” and more recently, “The Echo Girl,” a mind-bending thriller dealing with alternate realities. The stories usually come with concept and character art and sometimes art that stands on its own. Rob works with pencils, inks, and programs like Clip Studio Paint and GIMP 2 for the art and Microsoft Word and Kingsoft Office for android for the writing. A Central Valley native, Rob was born in Dinuba, raised in Orange Cove and has lived in Fresno since 2005.