Aleister Gilgrim grew up with a strong fascination for horror culture, graffiti, old manga, comic art, Frankenstein monsters and terrible unicorns. Graduating from Chapman University, Aleister has worked in print comics, as a professional tattoo artist, a branding manager, VP of Creative Development, painter, freelance illustrator, clothing designer and concept artist/character designer. His first original graphic novel, The Cemeterians was published through SLG and he has worked with Tokyopop, SK Media (Korea), SLG, Rockett, All Hallows and others.
Currently, Aleister is a freelance illustrator, character designer and concept designer for Disney Publishing's "Disney English" Project; beginning work on a new series of gallery pieces, getting back into making comics for fun and profit.
Aleister has lived in the US, Russia and Japan and now lives in Pasadena with his partner, April December, their son, Salem Ezra Grey and their cat, Wednesday.