Dave Wilkins' first encounter with fantasy art was Frazetta's Death Dealer; that was the first spark. With a steady diet of Marvel Comics, Godzilla movies, and inspiration from iconic artists like Simon Bisley and Frank Miller, the path was set. Working odd jobs over the years, and drawing in his spare time, Dave's first professional work didn't come until his late 20's. Working as a bouncer in Southern California, he took a second job at Kinkos to have access to a computer. After hours and during lunch breaks, he taught himself Photoshop, scanned drawings, and learned to color and render. Opportunity struck when a rep from Midway Entertainment saw Dave's work up on the monitors. A month later, he was working in the gaming industry. He currently works as an art director in video games. In his "spare time," he works with DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, IDW, Marvel, Heavy Metal Magazine, Warner Brothers Entertainment, and Capcom.