The Candian artist Rob Walton was doing a Masters' in Theology, but eventually turned to comics. He started out working in the Silver Snail comic book shop in Toronto and at Andromeda Distribution. His first comics work was the 'Dark Knight' parody 'Pork Knight' and the Barry Blair scripted 'Bloodlines', that appeared at Aircel and later Vortex.
At Vortex, he worked with Dean Motter on 'The Prisoner'. He began a collaboration with Matt Wagner to set up the 'Grendel Tales', that eventually appeared at Dark Horse. Walton did the 'Devil's Hammer' mini-series of 'Grendel Tales'. This was followed by the 'Ragmop' graphic novel.