William Black is a native of the Midwest. He’s a natural artist who spent his childhood near the shores of Lake Michigan north of Chicago and could be found bringing his fascination with construction machinery and industry to life on the pages of the always present sketch book. He was magnetically drawn to the logistics and engineering processes as they unfolded before him in the late 60s.
As a voracious reader, William fell in love with science and technology, and by natural progression – science fiction. The Apollo moon landings and the dreams of mankind exploring and colonizing space, drove his artwork and interests. As a high school student he began writing short fiction and illustrating those stories with his own artwork. He entered contests, garnered recognition and ultimately a partial scholarship to Columbia College, Chicago, for his work.
Unable to move forward at Columbia, William forged ahead with his passion for art and writing. With a career in the printing industry, he still found time to develop his skills and in time found venue for his work.
With personal interests and themes varying across time, science fiction was always the core foundation. In a period of Avant-garde and gothic art influenced by rock culture and fantasy RPG’s, coinciding with a period of interest in fringe-sciences, Williams art could be found in numerous art exhibitions and publications in the ‘80’s and ‘90’s, also finding audience in many of Chicago’s popular nightclubs.
Ryan Bliss aka Digital Blasphemy is an American born CG Artist that has been fortunate enough to turn a hobby into a full time occupation with Digital Blasphemy. Under this guise Ryan’s web page www.digitalblasphemy.com established in the late 90’s has emerged as one of the top destinations for 3d art on the web. Currently hosting some 18,000 current paid subscribers.