Joseph Schmalke is the artist and writer of the Calamitous Black Devils and the Infernal Pact and the upcoming Whore of Babylon. He has also worked on the book Oxymoron: Killing Time ;segment: the Final Solution for Comixtribe. He graduated magna cum laude with a BFA from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and currently resides in Westbrook, Maine with his wife and daughters.
His work has appeared in art shows throughout the New England area. A lifelong lover of comic books and horror, he got his start working as a tattoo artist in New Orleans. He has worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer for almost twenty years, creating comic strips, concert posters and album covers (among other things).