Jad Ziade is a writer of prose fiction and comic books. He was born in Beirut, Lebanon during the Lebanese Civil War and fled the country with his family in 1987. He now lives in Portland, Oregon. He is the writer of the acclaimed graphic novel series POISON THE CURE and the author of the novel DAMASCUS. He enjoys reading, flipping through old illustration books, and fantasizing about Dungeons & Dragons characters he no longer has the time to play.