Charles King (1971) – Charles seeks to hone his artistic abilities in service to what the late writer John Gardner referred to as “an authentic junk mind.” Weaned on a steady diet of 1950’s Grade B horror and science-fiction movies, garage rock, and comic books, he developed an unrefined palette for trash culture. As an avid fan of old-time radio drama and pulp fiction traditions, his art is imbued with the visceral narrative quality spawned on the air-waves and newsstands of yesteryear. Likewise, he looks to the golden age of illustration as the standard-bearers of artistic excellence. The point he perceives as of his artistic goal as being Norman Rockwell by way of EC Comics. He is looking forward to an engaging and productive apprenticeship at Ani Art Academy Waichulis.