Bill Rude is a Los Angeles based writer and horror artist who works professionally as a director of animation, designer and effects expert. Horror work of his has been seen on TV's True Blood, Ghost Whisperer, the Science of Fear (where he even makes a personal appearance!), as well as a multitude of other less frightening TV shows and movies.

Rude has taught character animation at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), film production at the Minneapolis College of Art + Design (MCAD), and continues to create ridiculous costumes to attend unremarkable events.