Roderick De Jesus began his art career by reading How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way. Soon after, he moved on to the How to Draw series, eventually landing himself studying at the American Academy of Art where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art degree in Illustration. While life has expanded his world and range of influences, his work will always be inspired by the comic book medium. Originally from Crown Point, Indiana, he currently resides in the Chicago where he is pursuing a career as a freelance illustrator. Roderick’s work has been shown all over Chicago.