BRAD KING passed away suddenly on May 23, 2011, at the age of 32. Employed as an analyst and programmer, Brad rediscovered his love of comics illustration with his artistic contributions to the Ink and Drink anthologies, "Beyond the Valley of the Sun" and "Cannibal Rampage," both with writer and best friend Nate Hessling. Brad was eagerly creating design sketches for his next collaboration with Nate, "Von Braun's Saucer," at the time of his passing. Brad attended the University of Missouri for his undergraduate studies and Oklahoma State for his master's degree. He is missed dearly.