Samuel Young was born in Bangkok, Thailand in 1972 and moved to Australia when he was three. He studied art at the University of New South Wales and went on to become first a writer and then an illustrator, finally combining the two skills as a comic artist. Using the name "Max Autohead", Young has created 'Zero Assassin' and 'Cyberswine'. He is also the editor of 'Issue One', an independent comic which has now expanded to a publishing imprint. He has won several awards as a comic writer.