Jeff A. Menges, (b.1965)
Born in a small seaside New Jersey town, Jeff Menges's teen years were shaped and warped by Star Wars, sword and sorcery novels, and Heavy Metal Magazine. At this early point, his fate and career paths were already sealed.
A long-time contributor to the gaming industry, Jeff was one of the original 25 artists who worked on the initial release of Magic; The Gathering. Today his illustration work continues to grace role-playing products, card games, books and magazines. More recent projects include compiling and editing books on legendary illustrators; Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac, Howard Pyle, and others. Jeff has now produced more than 20 books on Golden Age illustration and painters of the late nineteenth century, and maintains a blog on the subject called Vintage Illustration Explored Weekly.
In addition to his freelance work, Jeff has steady experience as an Art Director and Designer, and works with Dover Publications in New York. He currently lives on Long Island with his wife and two children.