Born in the United States in 1973. Doug Kovacs grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, playing with Star Wars figures, then GI-Joe, and later graduating to Dungeons and Dragons and other RPGs (which he continues to play to this day). He drew his way through High School, avoiding involvement in most things but art class, where he cultivated a love for all forms of painting and drawing. At 16 he thought he invented cubism, but then realized he was wrong. In 1996 he received a BA from Columbia College Chicago, however over four years of school it was never mentioned that the internet and digital media might completely change the world. Then they did. Since then he has adjusted , and has worked on many projects including 3rd and 4th Edition D&D, collectable trading card illustration and concept art for miniatures games. He has been working on a series of metal plate paintings depicting Green Men since 1999. Doug may be best known for having worked with Goodman Games in developing Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG. Since its publication, he has painted numerous covers as well as illustrating even more maps for the game and participated in an uncounted number of DCC games as player and judge. Doug currently lives In the city of Chicago where he still studies Art , works on conjuring up an art/gaming book called the Hobonomicon , and continues to produce images that he believes would never have come into existence without the application of his own personal gumption.