Ken Krekeler is from Detroit, Michigan, and majored in illustration at the College for Creative Studies. He graduated in 2009, the same year he released his first full-color graphic novel The Colodin Project. In January of 2011, he began his own publishing company, Kinetic Press. It was under this label that he released his second book, Dry Spell; a compact super powers story. In June of 2012 he began his own ongoing black-and-white comic book series Westward, a steampunk mystery comic book series exploring the nature of achievement and human happiness.