Heather Schilling is a Michigan born illustrator who draws with a knife. For many years now her medium of choice has been scratchboard, a form of direct engraving. She uses both commercially produced and hand made boards to create various illustrations of the macabre.
With her boards she creates original characters from circus sideshows, a Halloween loving little girl, octosapians and zombies. She is best known for her graceful and sophisticated skeletons.