J. D. King is an artist who has done surreal and innovative art for promotional campaigns (Absolut Vodka, Sony, Atlantic Records), and for newspapers like The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. He has also worked for magazines like Newsweek and Time. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, he did a comic strip called 'Beastniks' for Drawn & Quarterly. Comix by King have also been published in Last Gasp's Weirdo and Kitchen Sink's Twist. King has also been active as an actor and musician.