"John Allison (born 1976) is the writer and artist of the webcomics Bobbins (1998–2002), Scary Go Round (2002–2009) and Bad Machinery (2009–present). John described Scary Go Round as "a comic that I've been making since 2002. It started off as a comic about barmaids Tessa and Rachel, then it became more about Shelley Winters and her bizarre escapades. In recent times it is kind of a split between the Shelley Show and Tackleford Grammar School. It's always evolving." He is a member of the Dumbrella comics collective, and currently resides in Greater Manchester."