Taylor Dow is a cartoonist, teacher, and game designer from Sitka, Alaska. In 2021, he earned an MFA in Illustration and Visual Culture from Washington University in St Louis where he was graduate speaker and received the Rose O'Neill award for distinction in illustration.
Taylor's comics have appeared in Propublica, MIT technology review, The Stranger, and Seattle Weekly. He has two books published by Seattle's Cold Cube Press, Apocalypse Dad (2016) and How 2B King (2017). IN 2016, original pages from Apocalypse Dad appeared alongside work by Petter Bagge and Jim Woodring at the WSU Museum of Art. His comic Bird Knight is syndicated online.
In 2017, his illustration work on the tabletop role-playing game Fall of Magic earned him an Indie Groundbreaker award for Best Art. He was nominated for five ENNie awards at Gencon 2020 for art direction and illustration on BFF!, another tabletop RPG.
Taylor has been teaching since 2015. He has taught classes and camps at Gage Academy of Art, Centrum, SAM, BAM, and Maryland University. This spring, he will be returning to Washington University to teach undergraduate illustration and drawing. He is known for his collaborative world- building classes, which combine principles of game design with comics and cartooning.
He currently lives in Seattle, Washington, where he is directing and illustrating Bad Baby Lich Lords, a visually-driven card game that will be published in 2022.
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