Denis Tiani (b. 1947) grew up in Dearborn Michigan, reading comic books and watching monster movies. He studied printmaking at Wayne State University and The Center For Creative Studies in Detroit. He also studied philosophy and the teachings of Rudolf Steiner at the Waldorf institute in Detroit. His first illustrations were published at Arkham House and Harry Morris’s Nyctalops around 1970. His drawings and satiric writings are still being published in a series of booklets called Dept. 99.