TORIL ORLESKY : fake gamer, real designer with a BFA in animation from the Rhode Island School of Design and the creator of Hotblood! and ZARCO, two serialized online comics about centaurs in the American Old West. I am also the editor of OUR BELOVED MONSTERS, an anthology of illustration, sequential art, and prose inspired by Hideo Kojima's Metal Gear Solid franchise.

I have worked variously for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harmonix Music Systems, Vertigo/DC, a number of independent presses, a cafe, and a helicopter hangar. Right now I'm in the production unit of a Bay Area publishing company.