Ken Boesem was born in Quesnel, British Columbia in 1971. Blessed with opposable thumbs and a fevered imagination, he took to drawing as soon as a mark-making utensil came within reach.
After completing high school, he attended Kelowna's Okanagan University College where he acquired a BA in English and a Fine Arts Diploma in Graphic Design in 1998.
After moving to Vancouver, and working as a freelance illustrator/designer and substitute high school teacher, he decided to renew his passion for graphic narrative.
His graphic art has previously seen the light of day in everything from locally serialized comic strips to a short film for Canada's premier arts channel, Bravo! Television.
He has been written up in publications as diverse as the Quesnel Cariboo Observer and Maclean's, Canada's weekly national newsmagazine. His work has also been featured or reviewed in Broken Pencil and Discorder magazines, on CiTR radio and in Xtra West, which publishes his bi-weekly comic strip "The Village" about life in Vancouver's West End.
"1918" is his first published work in the U.S.