There are many places on Earth that are specifically designed to squelch the life from any creature that dares to intrude upon their treacherous domains. One such place is the sweltering heart of the blazing desert aptly named Death Valley. From this scorched , barren landscape strode a man. A man who survived this planet's brutal assault through his sheer force of will and unconquerable determination to keep his name off the list of the dead. This man was NOT Kevin West. Instead, Kevin grew up in Chicago where the temperatures are pretty tolerable and easy to adapt to. He studied art at the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana, (the temperatures are tolerable there as well). After a couple of advertising layout jobs, he decided to embark on the endless thrills of the freelancer. He has worked on a variety of projects over the years that have included video games, storyboards, designing various Christmas and Halloween products, illustrating children's books, theater posters and programs, character design, coloring books and comic books. Since 1991, Kevin has drawn comics for Marvel, DC, Wildstorm, Image, Malibu, Acclaim, and Disney, including long runs on Marvel’s 1990s series of Guardians of the Galaxy, Wildstorm’s A Nightmare on Elm Street in the 2000s, and most recently Heavy Metal’s Iron Maiden Legacy of the Beast. In 2013, Kevin completed almost two years of work on the pencils for the graphic novel, Angel Falling, with fellow RPCC guest Mark McKenna.