Zooniverse #3 (1986)
Fil Barlow was born in Adelaide, Australia, in 1963. His first comic, 'Zeroy', was already printed in a Sunday paper when he was twelve years old. He studied art in Melbourne and started his comic 'Zooniverse' in 1986, published in the United States. From 1987 until 1989, he worked on the children's animation series 'Alf', 'Cops' and 'Captain Nintendo'. Back in Australia he returned to comics, and published 'Rex Vectar' in 1991, a series which ran until 1994.
In 1996 Fil Barlow and Helen Maier returned to America and formed Artopia, an animation production house based in LA. Through this company, Fil Barlow has been working as a lead character designer for such shows as 'Extreme Ghostbusters', the animated 'Godzilla', the 3D series 'Starship Troopers: Roughneck Chronicles', 'Max Steel', 'Heavy Gear' and Adam Sandler's feature 'Eight Crazy Nights', as well as Production Designer on 'Tutenstein'. He also designed 90 creatures and characters for the X-FILES game 'Resist or Serve'.