Darko Macan is a comics artist who was born in 1966 in Croatia. He studied history and archeology at university and began his career working for Croatian comics before he broke into the US comic book market. He has written over 40 science fiction and fantasy short stories, two science fiction novels, and three children's books, including Star Wars: X-Wing: The Phantom Affair, The Sandman Presents: The Corinthian and Hellblazer. Under the pen name of Cecile Quintal, he has also written essays about comics. He is also editor-in-chief of Q Strip comics magazine.