Kory Merritt started cartooning and illustrating while attending SUNY Brockport college, New York (U.S). His weekly comic strip, Brockport Chronicled, won the John Locher Memorial Award in 2007. His feature, Lost Side of Suburbia, which appears on GoComics, was largely influenced by folk tales Kory learned as a counselor at Camp Kenan in Barker, New York. Kory currently teaches Art in Hammondsport, New York.
...[a] hair-raising tribute to the life-changing power of stories...Merritt shows both a knack for evocative phrasing...and a deft hand at crafting flamboyantly icky monsters in creepy settings. (Kirkus Reviews (starred review))