An American author, artist, editor, and comic book writer, he is particularly known for his work on the graphic novel-format magazine, Witzend. His novels include Drifter's Detour (2007) and Dancing Partners (2010).
Early in his career, he worked as a technical writer for the Ziff Davis publishing firm. He also served in the military during the early 1960s.
He worked at Admaster Prints, a Manhattan art agency.
He was born in Belle Fourche, South Dakota.
Fred Astaire is a character in Pearson's 2010 novel, Dancing Partners.