Since a young age Reid Psaltis has been both fascinated by animal life and been compelled to draw. Naturally, these interests became correlated, and the natural world has consistently been the subject of his work. Whether for pay or for pleasure he is easily contented drawing anything furred, scaled or feathered. He is a native of the Pacific Northwest, and until recently called Portland, Oregon home. He currently lives in the Monterey Bay area, taking time off from comics to complete a course of study in natural science illustration. His comics and illustrations have been featured on Top Shelf 2.0, Study Group Comics, Trip City, Scout Books “Good Ink” Series and other independent publishers.
Reid loves to draw animals, and it shows! His stark black and white brush drawings of animals are not only anatomically accurate, but extremely expressive and very impressive. While he can kill at drawing realistic animals, it’s clear his passion is in the weirder corners of the animal world, cryptozoology and imagined magic in the forest are his fortées. Reid also spends a lot of time investigating our relationship to all aspects of the natural world, and our odd animal behavior, for what stranger animal is there than the homo sapien?