Ken Meyer Jr.
Hi everyone. This is my story and I'm sticking by it.
As of this writing, I just finished moving cross country from San Diego to Fairfax, VA (very close to DC) with my wife Mona, our eight year old daughter, Riley, and our 2 year old baby girl, Avery Raina . It's been a long and winding road to get here, lemme tell ya! I was born an airforce brat in Isabella, Puerto Rico. I lost whatever brattish tendencies would have emerged, what with two brothers and two sisters following quickly after me.
We moved around quite a bit, living in 6 or 7 states (and the Philippines) until my mother and siblings and I ended up in Savannah, Georgia. My brother and I moved to Utah to live with our father late in high school and I went to college there, DJ'd at a radio station and had lots of pre-responsibility fun.
I then moved around a bit on my own, plowing through two cities in Utah, on to Albuquerque, Tucson, Las Vegas (where I worked on a secret project for a government contractor dealing with the Stealth fighter in the middle of the Nevada desert supposedly right across from Area 51), lived in the San Diego area for about 9 years (working for awhile on Everquest, a very popular online game, working on the expansions, Scars of Velious and Shadows of Luclin) and now reside in Fairfax, VA. This may just be where I end up staying. But, I have said that before.
I've been reading comics since I was a kid, and that is where I first started to learn how to draw, by first tracing from them in my grandmother's kitchen. I still read many comics, but they have drifted in subject matter from the superheroes of my youth to more alternative fare such as Cerebus, Strangers in Paradise, Kabuki, Preacher and others. A few artists who have really influenced me from comics include John Buscema, Barry Smith, Berni Wrightson, Dave Sim, Steve Rude, Dave McKean, Gil Kane and many others. Commercial artists that really amaze me include Rick Berry and Phil Hale (check out their incredible web site at: www.braid.com), Gary Kelley, Kazuhiko Sano, Brad Holland, David Grove and many others.
I've done work for Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Eclipse Comics, Image Comics, Caliber Press (where I did 5 issues of a continuing title, "Kilroy is Here"), Axcess magazine, and many mainstream companies (including, believe it or not, Penthouse publications). I've had work featured in five of the nine volumes of "Spectrum," a compilation of the best fantasy and science fiction art of the year and musician Tori Amos' '96/97 Tour's program book.
At the moment, I'm looking for work in the local area, doing various covers for comics, and the usual gaming work. Anyone interested, please email me! I have a graphic novel out there called "Gustav, P. I." that I hope you'll rush out and buy. If you like vampires, detectives and Gustav Klimt, this is the book for you! Check out the publisher's web site at: www.nbmpub.com.
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