Craig W. Chenery is a British-born author and screenwriter, with a particular interest in the zombie, horror, comedy, pop culture, Star Wars and special effects genres. Chenery is also an artist, songwriter, improvisor and voice-over actor.
Craig W. Chenery is the author of "Blood Splatter: A Guide to Cinematic Zombie Violence, Gore and Special Effects". Blood Splatter is a study of the zombie genre as defined by gore and special effects. Chenery interviewed genre professionals, including Greg Nicotero, Tom Savini, John Russo and Lloyd Kaufman of Troma Entertainment.
Chenery is the co-author of the "Butch G. Cat" series of children's novels children's book series. The first two books in the series were released in late 2012 and book three was released September 2013. The project has since been canceled due to creative differences outside of his control.
In 2014, Chenery released "The Comicon and Convention Survival Guide". The second edition followed in October 2015. In 2017, he finished his first novel "Don't Make Me Come Down There". He has also contributed stories and articles to numerous horror and Steampunk anthologies.
Chenery is also a member of The Gentleman's Club Comedy Improv troupe. The troupe is Arizona's only long form three-man monoscene Improv Troupe and were nominated for Arizona's Best Comedy or Improv Troupe two years running.
In 2012, Chenery was invited to present at Phoenix Comicon on the evolution of special effects in zombie cinema. In 2013, Phoenix Comicon invited Chenery to present new panels, including A Visual History of Zombie Cinema and a ten-year retrospect of cult classic, Shaun of the Dead. Chenery was also a guest judge at the Zombie Beauty Pageant. Chenery has been a staple presenter at the event, and continues to present.
He was also a guest at the Rapture Horror Expo in October 2012 and 2013. In 2015, Chenery was a guest author at Fearcon VI.
In July 2014 Chenery was interviewed for the Friday the 13th Part 3 in Memoriam / Documentary Project due for release in October 2014.
In January 2017, Chenery debuted his latest project called "Comicones". Comicones is an art design project that presents a playful look at pop culture characters, including Disney, Star Wars, DC Comics, Marvel Comic, Doctor Who and many more. He has also included celebrities including Michael Jackson and Weird Al Yankovic. In Chenery's words "Comicones is a celebration of equality, but also of uniqueness".
Chenery's work has been positively reviewed by numerous print publications including Fangoria Magazine, Rue Morgue Magazine, Gore Noir Magazine, Ultra Violent Magazine, Z Magazine, Stiff Magazine, and genre websites such as Dread Central and Bloody Disgusting.2013 – Dead Letter Awards. "Blood Splatter: A Guide to Cinematic Zombie Violence, Gore and Special Effects" – Best Horror Reference Book. Winner.
2011 – Arizona Republic Arizona's Best, "The Gentleman's Club" – Best Improv or Comedy Troupe. Nominee
2010 – Arizona Republic Arizona's Best, "The Gentleman's Club" – Best Improv or Comedy Troupe. Nominee
Chenery is an active proponent of anti-bullying and children's charities and in 2014 joined the 501st Legion.