Born in Thibidoux, Louisiana, in 1983, Gavin Michelli grew up in and around Baton Rouge. After he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a focus in painting and drawing from the LSU School of Art in 2006, he took a brain-full of nerdy know-how and set out in to the world of freelance artwork. Since then, he has worked for a myriad of clients, using every style and medium imaginable. Most of his work comes from comic books, where he colors sequential pages and provides painted covers and pin-ups.