Jim Blanchard is a graphic artist, illustrator and former zine publisher. He was born in Houston, Texas in 1965. He received his bachelor of fine arts degree during the mid-1980's at the University of Oklahoma, during which he also published the fairly influential '80s art and music zine Blatch. Since moving to Seattle, WA in 1988, he has designed band posters, record and CD covers, done magazine illustrations, inked Peter Bagge’s Hate comic series, and served as art director for Fantagraphics Books. He's one of the more infamous "low-brow culture" artists of the last two decades.