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, illustrations and a series of surreal science-fiction novels. They have recently published several graphic novels.

Have a look at our Amazon Author Page here!


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       Exploitation is Part of a Healthy Diet - article by Robin Bougie

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TeknoSadisT Music available on Bandcamp Phantastique - Tales of Taboo Terror Graphic Novel Bestiary of Monstruum Fantastique Femonsters 14 Weird Worlds Graphic Novel Savage Bitch Graphic Novel Weird Sex Fantasy Graphic Novel New World Disorder Graphic Novel Kill of the Spyderwoman graphic novel

We are excited to announce that Antoinette's story Mother Dandelion is available for your delectation AND is a FINALIST in the Aurealis Awards 2022 for Best Horror Short Story!

It is featured in Spawn: Weird Horror Tales About Pregnancy, Birth and Babies.

Published by IFWG Publishing Australia.

Spawn Anthology

Spawn has been selected as one of
Aurealis Magazine’s "Reviewers’ Picks:
Best Speculative Fiction Books of 2021"!

The review listing states, “There’s a strangeness about this collection of short stories that’s compelling, almost morish, and draws on an awful sense of knowing pain. The tiny atrocities that Deborah Sheldon collected from the far stretches of Australia make this a wonderful addition to all manner of horror and weird fiction shelves.”

WINNER of the 2021 Australian Shadows Award for Best Edited Work!

Spawn Anthology - Winner of Shadows Award 2021

Mister Idealize Leaves the Building

Our book of surrealist art, comics, puzzles and activities for enquiring minds.

Published in 2021 by Shooting Star Press!

And available direct from the artists!

Mister Idealize Leaves the Building by SCAR

A harried office worker escapes into an absurdist surreal world and learns to follow his dreams.

Recommended reading for all disgruntled employees.

Our new artbook Mundo Monstruoso
(Monster World) has been published in Spain by
Fuzz T-Shirts!

Full of strange creatures from bizarre and violent worlds, weird pulp & sci-fi. Bilingual Edition.

Includes a prologue by Raúlo Cáceres!.

Monster World by SCAR Monster World by SCAR

We have been featured in French magazine


We are at the Festival of the Photocopier 2021, Sticky Zine Fair online.

SCAR at Sticky Zine Fair 2021

Zines by SCAR at fotp 2021.

SCAR zines at Sticky Zine Fair 2021 Thrugs by SCAR

Our art has been featured in Artbooks published by Printed in Blood, including The Thing,
Stranger Things, Ghostbusters
and the soon to be released Firefly!

The Thing Artbook Stranger Things Artbook Ghostbusters Artbook Firely Artbook

Our story The Slow was published in "Antipodean SF 250 - 21 Years of Spec-Fic Downside-Up" online magazine in 2019, and on 4 July 2020 was broadcast on The AntiSF Radio Show on 2NVR.

Listen to The Slow beautifully narrated by
Grace Chan.

Antipodean SF 250 bookcover Antipodean SF

We are excited to announce that our novel series
Weird Wild West is being published by
Bizarro Pulp Press!

Weird Wild West was written in collaboration with Ethan Somerville.

The wraparound cover to Parts 1 & 2 is by
Dave Heinrich.

The wraparound cover to Part 3 is by Steve Carter & Antoinette Rydyr.The books also include interior black and white illustrations by us!

Weird Wild West Part 1 & 2, novel by Carter Rydyr and Ethan Somerville Weird Wild West Part 3, novel by Carter Rydyr and Ethan Somerville Bizarro Pulp Press

Our comic Encounter with Gorgons was a Finalist in the Wyndham Writing Awards and published in their Anthology. View it in our new collection
The Weird Wild Art of SCAR.

Wyndham Writing Awards Anthology The Weird Wild Art of SCAR

Two of our homage illustrations for
Dillon Naylor's Batrisha, and
Andrez Bergen & Franz Kantor's Magpie. Batrisha Maggie Magpie


Steve Carter was interviewed by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia as part of their showcase of local creators at the MCA Zine Fair 2019!

Steve Carter interview at Museum of Contemporary Art Zine Fair 2019

Bill McCormick interviewed us as part of their Artist Spotlight for ICC Magazine #7 - Summer 2019 issue!

SCAR interview at ICC Magazine issue 7

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

Pikitia Press has published
Femosaur World #2 - the long awaited second issue featuring two sci-fi horror stories set on the Planet Nemesis and includes the stories
Clash of the Carnofems and
City of the Femosaur Goddess.

Femosaur World #2 Femosaur World #2

SCAR interview by Josh Griffiths

Josh Griffiths at Art Whore Cult interviewed us about life, the universe and everything in March 2018.

SCAR interview by Andrez Bergen

Andrez Bergen interviewed us for an article about the Renaissance of the Aussie Comix industry.

The article is called Is There Really An Aussie Indie Comics Explosion? San Diego Has The Proof... and it's published on Bleeding Cool.

Our full interview is also available along with other amazing Aussie Comic Creators.

Bleeding Cool article on Aussie Comix


20 years ago Spore Whores disgraced
comic readers' sensibilities!

Now it's back to corrupt a new generation!

Published by Bloody Gore Comix:


Spore Whores comic by SCAR

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 was featured in the Surreal Grotesque Podcast, Episode 7.

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.

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.

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

Our albums by FistFunk Futurists
are now available on Indie Selection
to sample and download!

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

We've got a fantastic new video on YouTube. Thanks to Pete Correy for compiling it and providing the music.


Bigger, bloodier and gorier! "Bloody Gore Comix Anthology 2" is out and we've got a couple of comics in there! Blood Bath of the Blood Bitches and Feasting the Dead.

Bloody Gore Comix Anthology 2

Over 150 pages of grotesque comics from creators all over the world including Alex Horley, Mike Bauman, S.C.A.R., Frederic-Vivianne Auln, Julien Dallaire-Charest, Adam Geyer, Gorepump, Jack Mulkern, Oleg Green, Patrick Halpin, Putrid Matt, Mariusz Dawid Szalinski, Doug Randazzo, Raúlo Cáceres, Daniel Lee Reisinger, Ron Thouin, Ranarchy, Shredsquid, Tim Tyler and Steph Dumais!

Our comic Ordeal of the Five Beasts is featured in "Reverie", the popular Aussie comic anthology from the 1980's has returned and has been repackaged for the 21st Century!

Reverie 1

Over 140 pages of Aussie comics by Michael Dutkiewicz, Ben Sullivan, SCAR, Dave Dye, Roger Stitson, George Hall, Gary Dellar, Fil Barlowe, Peter Player and a host of others!

Bizarro Pulp Press has published a new anthology called
More Bizarro Than Bizarro and our story, Malari's Arc complete with illustrations, is included.

Available on Amazon!

Meet the Authors: S.C.A.R. Studios

Grotesqueries - the Creations of SCAR

The official Table of Contents.

More Bizarro Than Bizarro

Bizarro Pulp Press has also published an anthology called
Surreal Worlds and
our story, Pain Pig's Pilgrimage complete with illustrations, is included.

Have a look at the complete list of who made the cut.

Available on Amazon!

Surreal Worlds

From beyond the boundaries of the imagination and the universe… An anthology of surrealistic compositions created by some of the finest names in genre fiction. A showcase of international talent undaunted by the conventions of language and common narrative structures. Here is timelessness. Here is Surreal Worlds.

Our cover art for
Grim Deeds new album
Only the Beast.
Check it out on Bandcamp!

Grim Deeds - If the Shoe Fits

Our cover art for
Grim Deeds album
If the Shoe Fits.
Check it out on Bandcamp!

Grim Deeds - If the Shoe Fits

Our comic Encounter with Gorgons is featured in "Absurd #2" a new comic by George Hartman.

Absurd #2 comic by George Hartman

Our comic Catastrofia - The Felion Deity is featured in "Cat Jesus" a new comic by George Hartman!

Cat Jesus comic by George Hartman

Our comic story Hybridos: The Lost Planet is featured in "Absurd!" a one-shot comic anthology by George Hartman.

Absurd! comic by George Hartman

It features 24 plus pages of art and writing from Aaron Hazouri, Sabrina James-Riley, Alana Krantz, Elizabeth Lander, JJ Robinson, Fred Schoeneborn, Brittany Thomas, David Tulloch, and Marvel Comics alumni Rick Parker, who designed the snappy logo.


Femonsters #16

Weird, Wonderful and Fantastical Femme Fatales and Bizarre Evolutions!

Issue 8 of Oi Oi Oi! includes our satirical story Ms Idealize Goes Back in Time.

Thanks to Nat Karmichael for another wonderful publication. Includes stories by Andrez Bergen, Frantz Kantor, Stuart Walsh, Paul Bradford, Austen Mengler, Dave Dye, Alisha Jade, Justin Towers and Owen Heitmann.

Available at all good newsagents!

Oi Oi Oi! #8

The premiere issue of Oi Oi Oi! won a Golden Stapler Award - February 2015 for Best Collaborative Zine 2014. Congratulations to Nat Karmichael and the team!

Our sci-fi fantasty story Big Red is featured in issue 1 along with work from Australia's best talent including Anton Emdin, Rob Feldman, Tony Thorne, Glen Le Lievre, Bruce Mutard, Dillon Naylor, Josh Santospirito and Ryan McDonald-Smith.

Out Now!

Sleazy Slice #8 has finally been vomited and features our story, Myth-Illogical Misfits, where cyclops brutes battle minotaurs for the right to breed meanwhile an Amazon force retaliates.

Sleazy Slice #8

This final issue is the biggest ever (72 big pages!) and features lots of comics and filthy illustrations from Canadian Artist, Editor and all round aficionado of sleaze,
Robin Bougie along with Maxine Frank, Aaron Lange, Dexter Cockburn, the mysterious "Carl" and awesome cover illustrated by Joseph Bergin the 3rd! This is the comix anthology that squats on your eyeballs and POOPS ON YOUR BRAIN!

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!

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

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