Fred Harper’s life goal at the age of 14 was to be a caricature artist in a carnival or amusement park. Fred achieved this lofty goal by age 19 as a summer job at Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, OH. Time to make new goals! Fred graduated with a BFA in painting at Columbus College of Art and Design and painted hundreds of murals for “The Limited Express” until he got his pencil in the door at Marvel comics. He painted posters, pin-ups, and covers as well as drew interiors for titles such as “Conan”, “Spiderman”, and “Doctor Strange”.