Welcome to Folklore Illustration.

My name is Stephen Harper and I’m a dark-folk, mythical-occult illustrator, caricaturist, comic/cartoonist and mix media artist.

I specialise in folk inspired, surreal imaginative art with a leaning towards myths, legend, pop culture, film, music and horror, with a hint of the otherworldly, sinister and satire.


As a massive film and horror fan I’ve contributed reviews, interviews and artwork to numerous websites and magazines such as Popcorn Horror, The Slaughtered Bird, Attack From Planet B, Video Views, Tom Holland’s Terror Time, Creators Unite Magazine, Frisson Comics and Popcorn Horror magazine.

I’ve traded at various conventions and festivals throughout the UK such as: DeadCon, HorrorCon UK, Blackpool Comic Con, Stoke Con Trent and The Liverpool Horrorfest.

I’m a published artist and my work can be seen on the covers of the novels ‘Appalling Stories: 13 stories of social injustice’ & ‘Fresh Catch’ and covers for Popcorn Horror’s bi-monthly magazine.


I’m the published author of the dark poetry book ‘Autumn: The Melancholy & Mental Health‘.


I’m currently in pre-production on my new comic book ‘Paper Sun’ which will be released Halloween 2018.

If you wish to contact me regarding reviewing your project, interview, promotion or just discussion in general, please don’t hesitate to contact via

email: stephenpeterharper75@gmail.com
Twitter: @StephenFolklore
Instagram: Stephen_folklore