Jared Cullum was born in 1985 in Johnson City, TN. He is a cartoonist, writer, and painter with a deep passion for connecting with people through visual storytelling. Between developing stories, he teaches traditional painting and anatomy and spends his days exploring the lessons of 19th-century painting for creators today. He has also written and painted stories for Boom/Archaia and Jim Henson Productions, working on such titles as Planet of the Apes, Labyrinth, Fraggle Rock, and Storyteller. He lives in Pittsburgh, PA.