the creative works of SCAR : Steve Carter & Antoinette Rydyr

The strange and bizarre works of Steve Carter and Antoinette Rydyr (S.C.A.R.) incorporates anything from Sci Fi and horror fantasy to surrealism and weird satire. All of it has a strong element of the fantastic and a healthy dose of experimentalism. They create in a variety of mediums – prose fiction, illustration, comic books, screenplays and even music, which they produce with their experimental bands FistFunk Futurists and TeknoSadisT. Current projects include new comics, more audio experiments and prose stories. There are also a number of screenplays and novellas in the works.


Crime comic stories       Spawn of Dagon       TST02 Psychotisphere CD album by TeknoSadisT

Once Upon A Time in Australia 2 Before the Dreamtime bookcover detail       D.I.Y. Bookmarks with Black Background       What is Horror article
Comicpalooza 2 Comic Launch

The Fuglies has been re-published by Pikitia Press with full colour covers and will be launched at Comicpalooza 2 on Saturday 8 November 2014 from 1.00pm - 4.30pm at Queensberry Hotel, 593 Swanston Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053. See you there!

Savage Bitch Graphic Novel

We are proud to have contributed to Pinoy Komiks, a charity anthology to benefit the victims of typhoon Haiyan. The book will highlight indie comic artists and cartoonists from the Philippines and around the world.

Pinoy Komiks

Help us bring relief to the disaster struck areas in the Philippines, in the only way cartoonists know how - by making art. All profits from the sales of this book will be donated to rebuilding efforts in areas affected by typhoon Haiyan. The book will serve the additional purpose of introducing Filipino creators to the western world, as well as sharing messages of hope and compassion from cartoonists all over the world.

James Andre interviewed us a while ago and you can read it now: it's in two parts and illustrated!
We talked about influences and inspiration and much more. Thanks to Matt Emery for posting it on Pikitia Press Blogspot.

Part 1 of SCAR Interview on Pikitia Press blogspot Pikitia Press blogspot Part 2 of SCAR Interview on Pikitia Press blogspot

Aliens, Sex & Sociopaths: The Best of Surreal Grotesque is out now and includes our stories And the Devil Made Man and Wildthings. So get your hands on a copy now!

Aliens, Sex & Sociopaths: The Best of Surreal Grotesque

Our latest offering at Surreal Grotesque is our story called Dismorphia". It was a runner up in the Prompt Competition and it is featured in the Surreal Grotesque Podcast, Episode 7. Listen and learn!

Surreal Grotesque magazine

Our story, The Paradigm Shift won First Place in Surreal Grotesque magazine's “Last Man on Earth” writing competition! The story is featured in issue VIII - The Apocalypse Issue.

For bizarre art and writing check out the magazine, it's disturbingly fantastic! Some of our art will be featured soon.

Surreal Grotesque magazine issue 6

Thanks to Daniel Gonzales for running our story, And the Devil Made Man in issue 6 of Surreal Grotesque. This is the Halloween issue and it’s FREE so get it now!

A Night of Horror International Film Festival 2010

Curse of the Swampies

by Steve Carter, Antoinette Rydyr and Paul Elliott Wins Best Feature Film Screenplay at the A Night of Horror International Film Festival 2010!

Curse of the Swampies is based on the story, "Plague of the Swampies" written in 1993 - original concept and characters by Steve Carter and Antoinette Rydyr.

Fantastic Planet Science Fiction & Fantasy Film Festival 2013

Our sci-fi adventure story Womanimal was a Finalist in the Fantastic Planet Science Fiction & Fantasy Film Festival 2013!

A Night of Horror International Film Festival 2011

The Desert of Burning Sin

by Steve Carter & Antoinette Rydyr Awarded 3rd Prize Best Feature Film Screenplay at the
A Night of Horror International Film Festival 2011!

Our horror crime story Left Turn was a Finalist in the A Night of Horror International Film Festival 2012!

Special thanks to the organizers, judges, sponsors and supporters.

A series of our 50-Word Wonder micro fiction has been published in Antipodean SF online magazine and broadcast on AntipodeanSF Podcast/Radio Show. Antipodean SF

Triple J Unearthed logo

TeknoSadisT the experimental electronics project of Steve Carter & Antoinette Rydyr is now on Triple J Unearthed with 3 tracks to listen and download!

Psychotisphere CD album by TeknoSadisT       The Clap from Clap City CD by The Clap

Most of our albums by TeknoSadisT and FistFunk Futurists
are now available on Amazon to sample and download! More albums will become available soon.

And check out the fabulous album, "The Clap from Clap City" by The Clap. It was great fun doing the cover art for them.


Blackguard #5 the Science issue is out now with our story The Great Sci-Fi Con. Chocka full of awesome comics by a stellar cast including Stratu, Glenn Smith, Michael Amaral, ross Tesoriero, Chris Mikul, Shaun craike, Neale Blanden, Leigh Rigozzi, Ryan Vella, Bize, David Puckeridge, julie Doye, Krapeles, Giles Kilham, Brett Weekes and more!

Blackguard #5

Our sci-fi fantasty story Big Red is featured in the premiere issue of Oi Oi Oi! and will be distributed nationally. The first issue will hit the Australian news-stands on July 1st 2014. Publisher Nat Karmichael has gathered some of Australia's best talent including Anton Emdin, Rob Feldman, Tony Thorne, Glen Le Lievre, Bruce Mutard, Dillon Naylor, Josh Santospirito and Ryan McDonald-Smith.

Oi Oi Oi! #1

The latest issue of the annual comic Sleazy Slice #7 has finally been spawned and features our story, Menace of the Moon Matrons, a disturbing retro sci-fi foray into the bowels of the moon where monsters dwell and lascivious moon-nymphs have evil plans for a group of stranded astronauts.

Sleazy Slice #7

Canadian Artist, Editor and all round aficionado of sleaze,
Robin Bougie has pulled together another stupefying issue with contributions from Maxine Frant, Wes Crum, Hans Rickheit, John Howard, and the mysterious "Carl". You won't go home unhappy!!

We're excited to be published in THE MAGAZINE OF BIZARRO FICTION, the premier magazine of the bizarro genre published by Eraserhead Press.

Our comics will be regularly featured and the latest issue is out now. So what are you waiting for? Grab yourself a copy!

The Magazine of Bizarro Fiction #11

The latest issue features the novella "The Corpse Fucker Blues" by Ryan Harding A spotlight on author Edward Lee Short fiction by Garrett Cook, Robert Devereaux, Michael Allen Rose, and Scott Cole Comics by Andrew Goldfarb and S.C.A.R. Nonfiction articles by Alan M. Clark, Gabino Iglesias, Tiffany Scandal, Edward Morris and Spike Marlowe Bizarro book reviews and more!

THE RAPID EYE: A Literary and Arts Dream Journal, has arrived and we have a story in the premiere issue!

The collection is full of flash fiction, poetry, and visual artwork set in or inspired by nightly visions of wonder and terror. No dream is too strange, no subject is too taboo. Make your dream a reality...

The Rapid Eye #1

New Releases!


Monstruum #18

Featuring more monsters than you can poke a chainsaw at!