Born in Dallas, Texas, Barron Storey is a visionary artist who studied at the Art Center School in Los Angeles and at the School of Visual Arts in New York. His award-winning artworks have appeared on the covers and pages of Time, National Geographic, Saturday Review, and Reader’s Digest, among many others, and are among the collections of the National Air and Space Museum, the American Museum of Natural History, and the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution.
A gifted and influential teacher, Barron has taught aspiring artists at the School of Visual Arts, Pratt Institute, and currently, at the California College of the Arts, and San Jose State University. Multi-talented, he is also a musician and a playwright who encourages diverse approaches to personal expression. Several noted graphic novelists have been among his students, including Peter Kuper, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Daniel Clowes.
Barron’s illustrations for Neil Gaiman’s Endless Nights, powerful vignettes on the subject of despair. Since 1976, Barron has created more than one hundred forty-five visual journals. Life After Black is the second to be published.