Authocracy is a creative studio and publishing house for the digital age – an organisation of world-builders who, quite simply, live to create; bringing new frontiers of the human imagination to life.
Our team is international and diverse. Its shared mission is to bring stories to the public which are polished to the same exacting standard of the best of their peers in the industry, but whose subject matter would otherwise be deemed too ‘outside the mainstream’, ‘heady’, or simply different to be comfortably embraced by the old guard of book publishing.
We believe that artists know art better than business people. It’s as simple as that.
Avid historian and lover of good storytelling, Joseph had wanted to become a writer and publisher from a young age. From writing and illustrating his own books on the playground to running a start-up publishing company, he is always keeping a keen eye on the future.
New England-based author L. Farnsworth Colson’s passion for storytelling began in grade school, where he would daydream about following in the footsteps of Joss Whedon as a TV show runner after seeing the director’s shows Buffy and Firefly.
An avid artist and fantasy/ sci-fi fan from southern England, Ben Mills has a deep fascination with history, language, anthropology and archaeology. These interests heavily inspire his work and often themes he incorporates into his storytelling.
From World design to digital art and music composition, Ben is a world builder in the broadest possible sense.
Illustration generalist and graphic designer from South Africa, and all-round fan of prominent fantasy & sci-fi media, Brandon Ellis has always aimed to make a career out of his hobby in art with the aim of developing an adaptable skill set that could morph to fit the topic & narrative as needed. His dream has always been to work as a generalist, able to work in multiple different media, formats and workflows, from illustration to design, to 2D animation.
Social Media Manager
Marge is a passionate geek and Authocrat eager to help build a future where artists are well-compensated for their labor and can create their works free from boardroom interventionism and suffocating contracts. A generalist par excellence, she oversees daily operations as well as social media: telling our story and ensuring its success day after day.