Like every other artist out there, I've been drawing since I can remember, it's apparently just in us from birth. I became interested in comic books and the fantasy genre in high school while playing role playing games with my buddies. I searched for anything with art by some of the early game artists like Larry Elmore, Keith Parkinson, Clyde Caldwell and of course the legendary Frank Frazetta. Got close to graduation and realized I needed a direction to my life and figured why not? I received a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from Kent State University in 1995 and from there have been working on numerous freelance jobs and personal projects over the past 19 years, including the "Return of the Vigilantes" novel which, incidentally, was worked on with those same buddies from my high school years.
Other projects include: independent comic books - Shattered Realm #1, Chang Fury Prologue, Devilface, TEAR Collector, and the upcoming Stray; games - Fireside Games' The Wizard's Tower & The Dark Titan (expansions for Castle Panic), Fantasy Flight Games' Diskwars and Legends & Lairs, and Dragon War for RAK Graphics.
2015 convention appearances:
Con on the Cob: Oct. 15-18 Brecksville, OH
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deviantART page - http://erickemphfer.deviantart.com/