The Creators

Darmon Richter is a British travel writer with a lifelong fascination for Russian history. He has crossed Siberia by train, camped in the forests of Saint Petersburg and explored Moscow from its rooftops to its secret underground rivers. In addition to working on Rasputina, Darmon writes The Bohemian Blog.

Diana Naneva – aka Functional Neighbour – is a Bulgarian freelance illustrator and self-taught comic book artist. When she isn’t painting, illustrating or experimenting in her sketchbook, Diana can often be found drifting through cities, or getting lost in Baltic birch forests with her camera.