Mark Masztal broke into the comics field in 1989. He was co-creator and artist of the Caliber Press series 'Swords of Shar-Pei', together with Tom Sniegoski. After a few mini-series he inked a couple of 'DeadWorlds' and worked on some anthology titles. Masztal and Sniegoski then went to Dark Moon comics and eventually Crusade Comics, where they continued 'Shar-Pei' and created another series called 'Dogs-o-War' (1996-97). He is now full-time graphic designer and illustrator for a large ad agency in Western Mass.