Leigh Alexander is a critic, writer and speaker on the art, business and culture of video games. She has written for Gamasutra, Edge, Kotaku andPolygon, as well as for Time, The Atlantic, The Guardian, the Columbia Journalism Review and many others. She is the author of two ebooks,Breathing Machine and Clipping Through, on tech and identity, and is co-founder of Agency, a design consultancy that helps game developers gain perspective and achieve goals.

Emily Carroll's comics have appeared in several anthologies, such as The Anthology Project V2, Explorer: The Mystery Boxes, kuš! #9, Little Heart,Creepy #9 (Dark Horse), Fairy Tale Comics (First Second), The Witching Hour (Vertigo), and others. Her first book, Through the Woods, a collection of short horror stories, was published by Margaret K McElderry Books in July 2014, and by Faber and Faber in the UK. She co-created the game The Yawhg with designer Damian Sommer, and her artwork can also be found in the gameGone Home.

This book's designer, Oscar Strik, is a linguist, writer, and games critic from the Netherlands. He has written for Five out of Ten, The Ontological Geek,Nightmare Mode, and others. He writes about games, play, and language on his blog, Sub Specie.

Mona (Audiobook Version) by Leigh Alexander and Emily Carroll

Part urban horror story, part tribute to Silent Hill 2, Leigh Alexander's MONA is about a troubled young writer and the appetites eating away at her. People are scary. Illustrations by the award-winning Emily Carroll (Through The Woods, The Yawhg).


"Memorable fiction is hard to come by, and Leigh Alexander's MONA - wonderfully illustrated by video game artist Emily Carroll - is a 'tribute to Silent Hill 2' that's simultaneously gloriously compact, and a lot more than that description implies. Plus you get a bonus audiobook of the story, read by Leigh, since we're bundling the Deluxe Edition of the package here!" – Simon Carless