Drew Posada believes that growing up poor is what lead him to become an artist - he didn't own games or sports equipment, so the only thing he and his brother could compete at was art. His only professional instruction came from his high school art teacher. After graduating, he became a freelance artist. Olivia de Berardinis and Hajime Sorayama's work inspired him to become a pin-up artist. He has also done work for Image Comics' studios Top Cow, Wildstorm, and Extreme.
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