Graphic artist and creator of the dark comic book series "The Crow," which came about as a way of dealing with the sudden death of his fiancee Beverly in 1978.
He was fascinated by Renaissance sculpture as a child.
His comic book "The Crow" was adapted into a film starring
He grew up in the foster care system. He married in 2000 and settled with his wife in Texas.
He was a member of the metal band Trust Obey, which was signed to Nothing, the record label owned by Trent Reznor.