Ken decided at age eleven to become a professional comic book author/illustrator, a dream he realized in 1974. Since then, he has worked in the industry as writer, artist, art director, editor, and publisher, and in addition to creating his own intellectual property he has chronicled the exploits of Astro Boy, Iron Man, Harry Potter, and the Star Wars gang.
Ken has also collaborated with other writers, including Douglas Coupland, Harlan Ellison, and Trina Robbins. With author Margaret Atwood he recently completed War Bears, a 3-issue miniseries from Dark Horse Comics, which will be published as a hardcover anthology in the spring of 2019.
The recipient of an Eisner and an Inkpot award, in 2009 Ken was inducted into the Joe Shuster Canadian Comic Book Hall of Fame, a lifetime achievement award for contributions to the industry. He currently teaches Comics & Graphic Novels at Camosun College in Victoria BC, a visual storytelling program he co-created with his wife, author/illustrator Joan Steacy.