Comic book storyteller Josef Rother is a regular contributor to
HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE where his tales explore the fantastic
and the uncanny.
He has worked with artists as diverse as David Lloyd and Donna Barr.
In 2012, Heavy Metal published NIGHTMARES ON THE TOWN,
collecting some of Josef’s best stories.
With artist Eckart Breitschuh, Josef created the fantasy series ARGSTEIN,
taking his readers deep into a dark forest populated by the creatures of German
folklore. Critics described ARGSTEIN as "Hellboy in Lederhosen!"
His FATHER DRACULA series chronicles the exploits of the
notorious vampire lord after his conversion to Catholicism. These days,
Dracula only drinks the communion wine, the transsubstantiated
Blood of Christ and very nourishing to vampires.
As a translator, Josef has put German words into the
mouths of almost every DC and MARVEL superhero,
including Alan Moore's SWAMP THING.
Josef only ever wears black and is never seen without
his distinctive (and black) pirate bandana.