Born and raised in Maryland, Matt Strackbein is now a freelance Art Director and Graphic Artist living in Colorado. He's designed professional action-sports apparel for national teams like The Canadian and US Ski Teams as well as for individual athletes like world champion skier Lindsey Vonn. He also writes reviews for comics, teaches how to make comics and self-publishes his own comic books. He's been published by Dark Horse Comics and currently colors and letters The Burning Metronome.