The artist Rebecca Guay was born and raised in northern Massachusetts. Guay began her career in illustration in 1992 after graduating from Pratt Institute with a major in illustration, working extensively in comics, doing both black-and-white and painted work, on titles such as Marvel's '2099 Unlimited' and 'Conan', and DC's 'Swamp Thing'.
Under DC's Vertigo imprint, Rebecca Guay was the regular artist on 'Black Orchid' for over a year. Her painted work has also graced various trading card series, such as the Topps' Star Wars Galaxy II, Aliens/Predator, and the Endless Gallery for DC. Her other work includes book covers for publisher Simon and Schuster and also for Scholastic Books. Guay also did a lot of work on the card game 'Magic: The Gathering' (she painted over sixty cards), two of the Magic graphic novels, and her work appeared in two of the 'Magic: The Gathering' calendars.