Jeremy Burks was born in Ohio and is currently based in Austin, Texas. Most of his childhood was spent lost in his imagination, reading and drawing constantly. His formative influences were days spent exploring the scrap yard where his father worked and summers roaming the Dayton Art Institute. He was in turn obsessed with: mythology, magic, historical piracy, horror and mystery novels, fantasy, science fiction, comic books, heavy metal, hip-hop and punk rock. He graduated from Antioch College in 2001 with a degree in film production.