Carla Speed McNeil is author, artist, and head goatroper of
Lightspeed Press, which exists to publish the ongoing book FINDER. She has also drawn HEDY LAMARR, written by Jim Ottaviani for his book DIGNIFYING SCIENCE, pencilled many an issue of SHANDA THE PANDA, written and drawn a
side-story called MYSTERY DATE, and a double-page splash in
TRANSMETROPOLITAN: FILTH OF THE CITY.
She is a technophobe in a house that contains seven-plus computers. She's continually amazed at how many stories she gets out of this contrast, and
at the fact that her phobia remains firmly in place.
Carla Speed McNeil lives with her husband Mike, far too many monitors, not enough movies, some very sharp kitchen knives, and a fish-eagle which
insists on stunning itself against the back windows from time to time. She was once compared favorably to Oppenheimer.