Raven c.s. McCracken (born June 6, 1962), is a writer and singer.
Raven has worked as a TV show host, written music and sang lead in various bands; he also modeled for the comic series Avatar produced by DC comics and designed computer games for Sierra On-line. He currently lives in Seattle, Washington.
Raven c.s. McCracken is perhaps best known for his creation: The World of Synnibarr (originally designed in the late 1970s, and published in book format in 1993.) For which he has sincerely apologized, except for the Flying Grizzlies.
He offers these explanations: Choose one.
A: “There was no INTERNET!”
B: “I had a spare decade lying around.”
C: “It takes a lot of paperwork to play god.”
D: “I was thrown in a small cage, sent forward in time via the astral plane, and forced to create Synnibarr for a bunch of inbred hillbilly …uh…Viking chess masters, yes!… No wait!… Myopic alien Viking vampire speed readers on steam-powered robot ninja dinosaur ghosts secretly protecting Area 51 and the Holy Grail, from the wicked hovercraft riding pan-dimensional hypoglycemic mutant werewolf conservative shaman strippers in mystic leather tube-tops! They made me do it! If I failed, they said that the fate of every extension cord in Indonesia was at stake!”
E: “All of the above.”