Updated 1-15-2021


Markisan is an accomplished author, editor and podcaster based in Honolulu. He’s the writer of the comic book series, BY THE HORNS and VORACIOUS, and has written hundreds of features in print and on the web, covering subjects as diverse as EF5 tornadoes, death metal and Superman. Markisan has also edited dozens of books including The Anatomy of Zur-en-Arrh: Understanding Grant Morrison’s Batman for the Sequart Organization, and revitalized national publications such as Knowledge Quest for the American Library Association. His first short story, “TO MEGA THERION,” will be published in Outland Entertainment’s APEX: World of Dinosaurs Anthology this Winter.

Markisan loves spoiling his cat, Zoso, and talking heavy metal every month as a host on the METALHEADS Podcast.

Markisan in 2020

Awards & Honors

VORACIOUS: Appetite for Destruction named “One of the Best Comic Books of 2019” by Graphic Policy

MARKISAN named “One of the Best Comic Book Writers of 2017” by Graphic Policy

VORACIOUS: Feeding Time named “One of the Best Miniseries of 2017” by Graphic Policy

VORACIOUS: Feeding Time #3 named “Best Single Issue of 2017” by Graphic Policy

VORACIOUS named “One of the Best New Series of 2016” by Comics Alliance

Markisan Naso on Social Media

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Goodreads Author Profile

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By the Horns Facebook Page

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By the Horns Instagram Page

Comic Book Covers & Sample Pages

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BY THE HORNS #1 Main Cover



Promotional Quotes

“I highly, highly recommend this comic.”
Mark Waid, Award-Winning Writer of Avengers, Captain America, Daredevil

“The premise of VORACIOUS is so ridiculous, so weird, that it should not work. At all. But you know what? It DOES. And the result is a book that’s honest and completely original – a true wild ride that’s unlike anything else. I thoroughly enjoyed it, cover to cover.”
Michael Moreci, Writer of Star Wars Adventures, Wasted Space

“If you’re not familiar with the VORACIOUS series, you owe it to yourself to check it out! It’s beautifully written and drawn high concept sci-fi.”
Ed Luce, Award-Winning Writer/Artist and Creator of Wuvable Oaf

“This kind of writing, control, vision, talent and skill really do make Markisan one of those rising stars in this industry.”
—Steven Leitman, Reading with a Flight Ring

“Pound for pound, he was the best writer in comics in 2017, and I can’t wait to see what he has in store for us for 2018.”
—Alex K. Cossa, Graphic Policy

“One of the best writers in comics now.”
—Frank RodriguezThe Broken Infinite

“Markisan Naso has got to be one of the most exciting comic book writers to put pen to paper.”
—Alex K. Cossa, Graphic Policy

“Voracious is the breath of fresh air I have been looking for in comics. Its uniqueness makes it stand out among an ocean of comics this industry has become.”
—Rick MendozaGeekadores

“I absolutely love this book. The artwork is fantastic and it’s a fresh new take on the classic time travel story. Please don’t miss out on this book. Trust me, you won’t regret it.”
—Kathleen EadyBlind Box Comics

“The book is cleverly written by Markisan and Jason delivers such a complete visual feast for the eyes. I give Voracious: Feeding Time a 10/10! Please do not miss your chance to catch this amazing book.”
—Stacy LottTM Stash

“I’m grateful for more Voracious, one of 2016’s best and most interesting comics.”
—CA Staff, Comics Alliance

“Voracious is definitely a unique read. It is easy to get into and offers some great entertainment. This is creativity at its finest.”
—Byron HendricksFortress of Solitude

“This book has quickly become one of the best books of the year and possibly one of the best books I have ever read … period.”
—Frank RodriguezThe Broken Infinite

“Bring on course two, three, however many I can get, and do yourself the favor of getting your own taste of it.”
Brian Belanger, Geekorama

“This is a fantastic example of a creative team picking up its ball and running like hell with it. Great work, all around.”
—Steve Paugh, Comic Bastards

“You will see many things in this comic that you have never seen before, or are likely to ever see again.”
—Richard VasseurFirst Comics News

“Markisan Naso and Jason Muhr have created a story that after four issues has reminded me of why I love comics. A series you absolutely need to read.”
—Alex K. Cossa, Graphic Policy

“I highly recommend Voracious and feel it has something for everyone, a little something for even the more discernible pallet.”
Jake Barber, A Place to Hang Your Cape

“This, my friends, is the kind of sci-fi/action/adventure that you’ll want to be reading. It’s strong premise, excellent writing, characterization and story development, surrounded by gorgeous interiors, will make the top of your reading list.”
Steven Leitman, Reading with a Flight Ring

“If you haven’t read Voracious yet, you better get right on it. Incredible story with just as incredible illustration.”
Daniel Medicis, Sci-Clops

“This book is awesome, and everybody should check it out.”
Matt Connor, Ultimate Comics

“A highly imaginative story that is downright fun to read!”
Ed GarrettTM Stash

“You have an amazing beard!”
Checkout Girl, Whole Foods