Brad Teare began his career illustrating for clients such as Fortune magazine and The New York Times. His illustration has appeared on the covers of books by James Michener, Anne Tyler, and Alice Walker. Teare started his comics career with the 1980s animated TV series The Incredible Hulk and The Amazing Spiderman. He later began writing and illustrating Cypher which was serialized in Heavy Metal magazine in 1992 and published as a graphic novel in 1997 (where The Subterranean made his first appearance). Teare’s work has been included in anthologies including The Big Book series from Paradox Press and Graphic Classics. Teare lives in a small town the Rocky Mountains.