Writer David Gallaher and artist Steve Ellis founded Bottled Lightning Studios in 2012. The pair publish digitally, and their starting line-up comprised five books - a mix of creator-owned properties and original projects.
Gallaher and Ellis first got together for High Moon, the first Zuda web comic, commissioned in 2010 by the defunct DC imprint. Box 13 for Red 5 Comics was also released in 2010, with a sequel series the following year. The Only Living Boy, a Kickstarter project, was the first book to be published by Bottled Lightning, and distributed by comiXology from 2012. Two further titles, The Extingushed and Marlowe: The Devil's Detective are announced as 'coming soon'.