Joseph Schmalke is a comics creator, writer, and illustrator residing in Westbrook, Maine. Joe is the author/artist on several successfully crowdfunded horror comics— including THE ELECTRIC BLACK, MURDER HOBO, THE CALAMITOUS BLACK DEVILS, THE INFERNAL PACT, and CHERRY BLACKBIRD. A lifelong lover of comic books and horror movies, he has worked behind the scenes in film and tv, but has always focused on making the type of books that he loves to read— full of dark humor and dark themes. You can find his work featured on variant covers for Image comics, Boom! studios, Vault comics and Scout comics. You will also find his artwork on Exclusive Marvel and FYE t-shirts, Super 7 /Killer Bootlegs’ card art, and A Sound of Thunder’s IT WAS METAL graphic novel anthology.