Derek Yaniger is a toothless hillbilly. Born in the backwoods of Arkansas, he was raised on little more than pork rinds and corn squeezins. Derek still resides in the south, in Atlanta, Georgia.
These days, when he’s not runnin' shine with his pappy, he’s paintin' purty pictures for big bucks. Over the past 18 years he’s worked for such high-falootin' clients as Marvel Comics and Cartoon Network. Nowadays, Derek’s illustration style, reminiscent of cocktail napkin art of the 50’s, can be seen in such magazines as Atomic, Barracuda and Car Kulture Deluxe.