Rhode Montijo received his BFA in Illustration from California College of Arts and Crafts in 1996. Thanks to a grant from the Xeric Foundation, Rhode Montijo was able to release his comic 'Pablo's Inferno' to a wider audience. While his love lies in working on his self-published comic, recently Rhode Montijo has been paying the rent, working on Character Design and Storyboards for various multi-media projects. An example of this work can be seen on the weekly distributed web-cartoon 'Thugs on Film', which he does not write. Recently, he collaborated with an independent animation studio in producing an animated trailer for 'Pablo's Inferno', which can be seen at his convention appearances. In his rare spare time, he enjoys painting. One day, as crazy as it sounds, he would like to create children's books.