Val Mayerik (pencils and inks) has been a successful commercial illustrator for forty years and working in all fields of illustration from advertising to comic books to film pre-production. He attended Youngstown State University in Ohio majoring in art and theater. Val then moved on to New York City to work for Marvel Comics and to establish himself as an illustrator.
Val worked for Marvel Comics for more than twenty years working on Conan the Barbarian, Spiderman, and was co-creator of Howard the Duck.
He then moved on to advertising working as a storyboard and concept artist for many large agencies such as Wieden and Kennedy, Liquid, and McCann Ericson, to name a few. His clients have included Nike, Microsoft, Coca Cola, Miller Beer, Sony, Southern Comfort, New Zealand Travel, Coors, Heineken, and Delta airlines. He has also worked for Modern Curriculum Press doing educational and historical illustration for high school text books.
In the past ten years, he has turned his attention to gallery work, focusing mostly on the Western Art genre. He is an avid horseman and polo player.