Born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1972, Derek Thompson is best known for his monster art. He attended the Otis Parsons Art Institute. Upon graduation, he had already been published by Dark Horse Comics, drawing 'Predator: Bad Blood'. Thompson eventually settled in San Francisco and worked as a concept artist and storyboard artist for Industrial Light and Magic. He eventually became a freelancer, and joined Maverick Studios. He cooperated on films like 'Thirteen Ghosts' and 'Unbreakable'. He also made abstract painting and returned to comics. In 2001, he self-published 'Bindu.'